The History of Leith

November 20, 2013

John 19th Earl of Crawford

16 January 1701.—James Forest and James Robertsone searched afternoon and reported to the Committee that they saw ye Earle of Crauffoord and two servants riding towards ye sands in tyme of sermon. The Committee overtures that some be appointed to speak to ye said Earle; Read and approven, and appoints Bayllie Douglas, Bayllie Whyte, Alexr. Crauffoord to speak to him and to tell him if the like be found again, the Session will be oblidged to dilate him to ye presbitry.
(Note.—The reference is to John 19th Earl of Crawford, who became a steady supporter of the Union of the Parliaments in 1707.)

South Leith Records

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