The History of Leith

August 13, 2012

Concerning an execution at Calton Hill

Concerning an execution at Calton Hill in September,
1554, we have the following items in the City
Accounts :—•

“Item, the . . day of … 1554, for taking of
ane gret gibet furth of the Nether Tolbooth, and
b,eiring it to the hecht of the Dow Craig* to haif
hangit hommill [beardless] Jok on, and bringing it
again to Sanct Paullis Wark, xijd.”
” Item, for cords to bynd and hang him with,
viijd.”

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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