The History of Leith

March 17, 2012

From the Records 1909-Murder of Lord Carlyle

2nd Octobris 1608.–The Qlk day publik
Intimaoune wes made of the excommiicaoune
of Williame Earle of Anguss for papistrie And
of excomunicaoune of Williame Steward for
the slauchter of wmqll. James dowglas Lord
Carlill according to the ordinance of the
Presbytrie Septeb., 27, 1608.
(Note.—William Stewart slew Lord Carlyle as he
was walking along the High Street of Edinburgh.
Lord Carlyle’s tomb may still be seen in the nave of
Holyrood Abbey.)

source-South Leith Church

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