The History of Leith

March 16, 2012

From the Record-excessive dronkin

8th Marcij 1605.—The qlk day compeired
Thomas dowgall and being accused for excessive
dronkines excused himselff that he haid beine
in Edr. and fasted al the day and at the nether
bow ineit wt a gentill man quho gave him a
drink of rosasolis (i.e. brandy) qlk tuik him be
the hart and ran in his haid that he wist not
qt he did Heirfoir he acted himselff de novo
that giff ever he beis netted excessive dronkin
heirefter he sail pay the penaltie conteined in
the former and particular act maid agans him
vltimo Maij 1599.

source-South Leith Church

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