The History of Leith

October 12, 2013

Broadside entitled ‘Trial & Sentence’

This report begins: ‘Of Two Men and Two Women before the High Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh, on Wednesday the 5th of this month, November, 1823, for the barbarous Murder of Mr John M’Clure in July last, as he was returning from Ochiltree Sacrament to Ayr, when JAMES ANDERSON and DAVID GLEN were found Guilty, and sentenced to be Executed at Ayr, on Friday the 12th of December next, and their bodies to be given for dissection, with the conversation which took place between them and their visitors after their sentence.’ The sheet was published by William Carse of Glasgow in 1823. for more click here

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