The History of Leith

May 16, 2012

Logan’s lands

Logan’s lands, in part, with the patronage of South
Leith, were afterwards bestowed upon James
Elphinstone, Lord Balmerino; but the name still
lingered in Restalrig, as in 1613 we find that
John Logan a portioner there, was fined ,£1,000
for hearing mass at the Netherbow with James of
Jerusalem.
Logan was forfeited in 1609, but his lands had
been lost to him before his death, as Nether Gogar
was purchased from him in 1596, by Andrew Logan
of Coalfield, Restalrig in 1604 by Balmerino, who
was interred, in 1612, in the vaulted mausoleum beside
the church ; ” and the English army/ says
Scotstarvit, “on their coming to Scotland, in 1650,
expecting to have found treasures in that place,
hearing that lead coffins were there, raised up his
body and threw it on the streets, because they
could get no advantage or money, when they expected
so much.”

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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