The History of Leith

July 10, 2012

The earliest notice of Broughton

The earliest notice of Broughton is in the charter
of David I. to Holyrood, circa A.D. 1143-7,
wherein he grants to the monks, ” Hereth, et
Broctunam cum suis rectis divisis,” &c. ; thus, with
its lands, it belonged to the Church till the Reformation,
when it was vested in the State. According
to the stent roll of the abbey, the Barony of
Broughton was most ample in extent, and, among
many other lands, included those of “Lochflatt,
Pleasance, St. Leonards, Hillhousefield, Bonnytoun,
and Pilrig,” &c.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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