The History of Leith

July 17, 2012

People of Restalrig

William Nisbet of Dirleton was entailed in the
lands of Restalrig in 1725, and after the attainder
and execution of her husband, Arthur Lord Balmerino,
in 1746, his widow—Elizabeth, daughter
of a Captain Chalmers—constantly resided in the
village, and there she died on the 5th January, 1767.
Sir James Campbell of Aberuchill, many years a
Commissioner of the Customs, who died there i3th
May, 1754, and was buried in the churchyard ; and
in 1764, Lady Katharine’Gordon, eldest daughter
of the Earl of Aboyne, whose demise there is
recorded in the first volume of the Edinburgh
Advertiser.

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