The History of Leith

February 17, 2013

Unusual collections

17 Jiiilii 1634.—Collectit out of ye sands
quarter for ye relief of ye poore of Orknay ane
hundreth threttie thrie pounds—for ye Kirkgait
quarter thrie score seventoune pounds sixe
shillings—Collectit fora ye Hill quarter ane
hundreth markes 19s—Collectit frome ye lies
quarter ane hundreth nyntene punds sevine and
fourtie shillings—Suma is fowre huiidret pounds.
(Note. —Instances occur of unusual collections like
this one and they were probably made by order of the
General Assembly or the Privy Council. In this case
some special calamity must have befallen the people of
Orkney, e.g. a shipwreck, as the collection would not
be made for the ordinary poor there.)

source-South Leith Records

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