The History of Leith

August 13, 2012

Superiors of Calton hill

The Lords Balmerino were superiors of Calton hill
until the Common Council purchased the superiority
from the last lord of that loyal and noble
family, who presented the old Calton buryingground
to his vassals as a place of sepulchre, and
it is said, offered them the whole hill for £40.

Source-Old and New Edinburgh

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