The History of Leith

June 26, 2012

Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig

Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig, a man of heartless,
greedy, and rapacious character, began to
contest the citizens’ claim or right of superiority
I over Leith, and obliged them to take a concession!
of it from him by purchase or charter, dated the-
1 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.”
As we have related

source-Old and New Edinburgh

Some Text