The History of Leith

February 20, 2013

William Trotter and James Barnes bailies in tyme of pest anno 1645

22 Febr. 1648.—William Trotter and
umqll James barnes who were bailies in anno
1646 gave in yis day to or sessione ane great
silver coupe for ye use of or Kirk.
The sessione desyred . . . to go to
Wm. Trotter and to ye freindes and aires of
ye said James barnes arid render ym Thanks
for ye same.
(Note.—The church possesses two handsome old
silver cups with the following inscription round the lip
of each—”Dilexi Jehova Decorum Donras Tuae South
Leith.” Round the foot of the one mentioned in this
minute the following words are engraved — “Givin
to the Sout Kirk of Leith be William Trotter and
James Barnes bailies in tyme of pest anno 1645.”
These cups are still passed from hand to hand on
Communion Sundays. Bailie William Trotter belonged
to the Mortonhall family.)

source-South leith Records

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