The History of Leith

May 14, 2012

Hilbert Stalfurde and the crew of the Kait of Lynne

In 1555, Hilbert Stalfurde and the crew of the
Kait of Lynne, an English ship, were tried for piracy
and oppression, “in reiving and spoiling furth of a
hulk of the toun of Stateyne (Stettin), then lying in
the harbour of Leith,” a cable of ninety fathoms,
three or four pistolettes, and other property, for which
they were all hanged as pirates within the flood-mark.

Source-Old and New Edinburgh

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