The History of Leith

February 2, 2013

Constables

26 June 1701.—The Session being informed
that Andrew Garioch sone to William Garioch
sware severall tymes God Damn him if he would
not doe so and so to some person and being
reproved by Robert Andersone one of ye present
deacons of ye Session and a present Constable
he took hold of his gravatt with one hand and
haveing his kane in ye other hand threatened to
beat him three severall tymes saying what are
you a Constable, show your badge. Appoints
ye said Andrew to be summoned to ye Session.
(Note.—Constables were appointed for Leith by
the Magistrates and the Session as feudal superiors of
St. Anthony’s made an appointment for that district.
The constables are mentioned in the Records for the
previous century and are now represented by the High
Constables. Their duties were numerous and included
the apprehension of offenders.)

source-South Leith Records

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