History of Leith, Edinburgh

November 20, 2013

The searchers

16th May 1700.—Bethea Andersone Serve-rris to Mr Alexr. Losby and Mary Andersone ier Sister from whom the Searchers caused plaids to be taken, being found vagening on ye -ibbath day in ye tyme of Sermon and they having no excuse which ye Session could sustain
• were both rebuked and exorted to sauctifie tie Sabbath in tyme comeing and were referrd to ye Magistrates for what concernes ye civil hnr.
(Note.—The searchers frequently appropriated the ilaids or shawls of women found breaking the Sabbath

source-South Leith Records

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