The History of Leith

June 12, 2012

A remarkable order in council

Not content with the power already given them
over their vassals in Leith, the magistrates of Edinburgh,
after letting the petty customs and ” haven
siller” of Leith for the sum of one hundred and
ten merks in 1485, passed a remarkable order in
council:—” That no merchant of Edinburgh presume
to take into partnership any indweller of the
town of Leith, under pain of forty pounds to the
Kirk wark, and to be deprived of the freedom (of
the city) for ane zeare.”

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