The History of Leith

April 25, 2012

Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig-1398

Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig, a man of heartless,
greedy, and rapacious character, began to
contest the citizens’ claim or right of superiority
over Leith, and obliged them to take a concession
of it from him by purchase or charter, dated the-
3ist of May, 1398 ; and to this document we havereferred
in a preceding chapter. Prior to this, says
Maitland, the course of traffic was restricted by
him ” to the use of a narrow and inconvenient lane,
a little beneath the Tolbooth Wynd, now called the
Burgess Close.”

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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