The History of Leith

October 12, 2013

Broadside entitled ‘Atrocious Case of Murder and Theft’

his crime report begins: ‘A Particular Account of the Trial and Sentence of MARGARET BOAG, at Edinburgh, on Monday 19th January 1824, charged with murdering Elizabeth Low, an Old Woman of 75 years of age, at Dunning in Perthshire, on the 18th February 1818; or with Theft and Reset of Theft, in stealing from her House a Quantity of Webs of Linen and Sheeting, and various other Articles, who was found Guilty of Theft, and Sentenced to be Transported beyond Seas for Life.’ It was published by James Dougherty of Edinburgh in 1824, priced at one penny. for more click here

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