The History of Leith

September 17, 2012

La Motte

On the 7th of January, 1582, Moyse tells us in
his Memoirs, ” there came a French ambassador
through England, named La Motte (Fenelon), he
was lodged in Gourlay’s house near Tolbooth, and
had an audience of his Majesty; with him there
also came another ambassador from England,
named Mr. Davidson, who got an audience also
that same day in the king’s chamber of presence.”
This was probably a kinsman of De la Motte,
the French ambassador, who was slain at Flodden.
He left Edinburgh on the roth of February.

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