The History of Leith

May 8, 2012

Exorbitant in their charges

Nicoll records that in 1650 the ferrymen at Leith
and Burntisland (taking advantage probably of the
confusion of affairs) became so exorbitant in their
charges that complaints were made to the Deputy
Governor of Leith, who ordered that the fare for a
man and horse should be only one shilling sterling,
and for a single person one groat, ” quhairas it
was tripled of befoir.”

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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