The History of Leith

March 9, 2012

Records held for South Leith in the National Archives of Scotland-CH2/716 series

Charter by William, Lord Creichtoun, kt., chancellor of Scotland, with consent of James of Creichtoune, laird of Frendraucht, kt., his son and heir, to God, Blessed Mary, Saint Anthony and all the saints, in general, and to master of hospital of Saint Anthony of Leith, for souls of James, king of Scots, granter’s own and that of Agnes, his spouse, of lands in town of Leith, on east side of water thereof, in barony of Restalryk, sheriffdom of Edinburgh, between lands of deceased John of Petindrecht on east, high street on west, lands of John of Wynton, rector of Penicuke on south, and the common shore on the north.
A chaplain is to be maintained for celebrating at altar of BVM on north part of church of Saint Anthony, for safety of King James, granter and his spouse

Charter by Elizabeth Lauder, daughter and one of heirs of deceased George Lauder, to master and convent of place of Saint Anthony near Leith, of annualrent of 4s scots from land in burgh of Edinburgh under the castle, between land of David Quhithed on east and land of William Rind on west, in return for money given granter by sir Alexander Craufurd

Charter by Mr. John Dingwall, apostolic protonotary, chancellor of Aberdeen and provost of collegiate church of Holy Trinity near Edinburgh, and sir Thomas Watsoun, master of hospital of said college and prebendary thereof, to Gilbert Logan, burgess of Edinburgh, of 2 acres of land formerly set in tack to deceased Thomas Leyis, and before that occupied by said hospital, in barony of Restalrig, sheriffdom of Edinburgh, between lands of Restalrig on east and north, lands of Robert Logane of Coitfeild on west, and lands of rectory of Restalrig on south

Charter by Mr. John Bertoun, son of Alexander Bertoun, burgess of Edinburgh, with consent of said Alexander and Elizabeth Diksoun, granter’s mother, to Andrew Balfour, indweller in Leyth, and Janet Lumlie, his spouse, of 2½ acres formerly occupied by deceased John Smyth, now by said Andrew, in barony of Restalrig, between lands of deceased Robert Logane of Coitfeild on east, and west, laird of Restalrig on south, and links on north

Letters of reversion by Andrew Balfour, indweller in Leyth, and Janet Lumlie, his spouse, to Mr. John Bertoun, Alexander Bertoun, his father, and Elizabeth Diksoun, his mother, of 2½ acres specified in charter, 29 April 1546, under redemption of £50 scots to be paid ‘upoun ane day betuix the sone rising and ganging to of that ilk in the new kirk of Our Lady in Leyth’, upon high altar thereof

Charter by Gilbert Logane, burgess of Edinburgh, to Andrew Lamb, indweller in Leith, and Elizabeth Logane, his spouse, of 2 acres belonging to hospital of collegiate church of Holy Trinity near Edinburgh, in barony of Restalrig, between lands of Restalrig on east and north, lands of deceased Robert Logane of Coitfeild on west and lands pertaining to rectory of Restalrig on south.
To be held a me, de provost of collegiate church and master of hospital

Attested copy instrument narrating sasine propriis manibus in favour of Andrew Lamb as heir of deceased Alexander Lamb, his father, indweller in Leith, in waste land in Leith, between lands of deceased John Despensar, now of John and Andrew Burne, on east, waste land of deceased Gilbert Logane on west, and common streets on south and north

Instrument of sasine following on precept of clare constat, 21 November 1582, by John Logane of Coitfeild, baron of barony of Restalrig, in favour of Mr. John Balfour, indweller and one of bailies of Leyth, as heir of deceased Andrew Balfour, indweller there, his brother, in two acres as in charter, 14 February 1530/1

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