The History of Leith

September 17, 2012

Herein resided Sir William Drury

Herein resided Sir William Drury during the siege
of the Castle in 1573, and thither, on its surrender,
was brought its gallant defender before death, with
his brother Sir James Kirkaldy and others ; and it
was here that in later years the great Argyle is said to
have passed his last hours
in peaceful sleep before
his execution. So Robert
Gourlay’s old house had
a terrible history.

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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