The History of Leith

March 7, 2013

A bairn unbaptised

” l0th January, 1605 :—The which day the Session
of the Kirk ordained Janet Merling, and Margaret
Cook, her mother, to make their public repentance
next Sabbath forenoon publicly, for concealing
a bairn unbaptised in her house for the space of
twenty weeks, and calling the said bairn Janet.”

source-Old and New Edinburgh

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