The History of Leith

October 22, 2013

The Poor

July lith 1609.—Ressavit of pure silver frae William Sinclair … 1 lib 13s. 4d. for the repairing frae Thomas Harley, 4 lib. 4s. Visitors for the next day David Jamesone Younger and William Bickartoune for the repairing William Gibson.
(Note.—Lib is pounds. The money referred to is Scots money, value only one-twelfth part of sterling money. The visitors collected for the poor and for the fabric of the church. The Kirk Session had the duty of providing for the poor.)

source-The Record of the Session,South Leith

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