The History of Leith

October 9, 2012

The abode of John Lowrie

One of the oldest houses In the West Port was the abode of
John Lowrie, a substantial citizen, above whose
door was the legend—SOLI DEO. H.G. 1565, and a
shield charged with a pot of lilies, the emblems of
the Virgin Mary. ” John Lowrie’s initials,” says
Wilson, ” are repeated in ornamental characters on
the eastern crowstep, separated by what appears
to be designed for a baker’s peel, and probably
indicating that its owner belonged to the ancient
fraternity of Baxters.”

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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