History of Leith, Edinburgh

Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Broadside entitled ‘Minerva of Leith!’

Friday, April 25th, 2014

This report begins: ‘A Full and Particular Account of the Loss of the Brig Minerva of Leith, belonging to Messrs Stenhouse, bound from Dublin to Glasgow, with Grain, which violently Struck on the Horse Island, off Ardrossan, Ayrshire, on Tuesday Morning, 18th December 1821’. This account was sourced from the ‘Ayr Advertiser’. for more click here

Broadside entitled ‘A Leith Smack Lost’

Friday, April 25th, 2014

This report begins: ‘A Full and Particular Account of the COMET, a fine Smack belonging to the London and Edinburgh Shipping Company of Leith, on her passage from London, on the morning of Tuesday last, on Yarmouth Sands; with the Wonderful preservation of the Passengers and Crew, and their astonishing Sufferings and extraordinary escape, when the Vessel sunk in deep water.’ A woodcut of a sailing ship adorns the top of the sheet. for more click here

Broadside entitled ‘Fire’

Friday, April 25th, 2014

This report begins: ‘An account of that dreadful and destructive Fire that took place in Leith this morning, when the entensive Steam Mills on the Shore were burned to the ground, besides a number of houses and property amounting to about £30,000, besides a number of persons severely hurt. The particulars correctly given by an eye witness.’ Printed by Forbes & Co., Printers, Edinburgh. for more click here

Broadside entitled ‘Dreadful Accident at Edinburgh’

Friday, April 25th, 2014

This report begins: ‘Account of the dreadful accident which took place on Saturday at Picardy Place Edinburgh, at the sale of Lord Eldin’s splendid collection of pictures, when the floor of the Auction Room gave way, and 150 Persons were buried in the ruins.’ for more click here

Broadside entitled ‘Fatal Duel’

Friday, April 25th, 2014

This report of a duel begins: ‘Just published, an Account of that Melancholy and Fatal DUEL, that took place between the Right Honourable the Earl of Eglinton and Captain Gorbon, concerning a Lady of high respectibility, when dreadful to relate his Lordship was shot though the heart.’ The story was sourced from the ‘Greenock Intelligencer’. The broadside also contains an account of a ‘Libel for Sedition’. It was published by Ale(xa)nder Dunbar of Edinburgh, and is not dated. for more click here

Broadside entitled ‘Hue and Cry, Atrocious Murder and Robbery’

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

AT Five o’clock this Evening WILLIAM BEGBIE, Porter to the British Linen Company at Leith, was Stabbed and Murdered in Tweedale’s Close, leading to the British Linen Company’s Office at Edinburgh, and Robbed of a Sealed Parcel, in a Yellow Canvas Bag, containing the following particulars, viz. for more click here

Broadside entitled ‘Horrid Depravity!’

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

A melancholy Account of the Death of two Children, who were poisoned by a Man who went about selling Candy, at Portobello, near Edinburgh, on Tuesday last, in whose Possession was found valuable Articles,which he obtained from the Children in ex- change for his Candy. for more click here

Broadside report of George IV’s sailing to England from Queensferry in 1822

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

An account of his Majesty’s Embarkation for England, at the Queensferry, on Thursday the 29th day of August, 1822
Also his Majesty’s Farewell Adress. for more click here

Broadside entitled ‘Fire’

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

An account of that dreadful and destructive Fire that took place in Leith this morning, when the entensive Steam Mills on the Shore were burned to the ground, besides a number of other houses and property amounting to about £30,000, besides a number of persons severely hurt.? The particulars correctly given by an eye witness. for more click here

Broadside regarding the execution of John Stewart

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Of John Stewart, who was executed within the Flood-Mark at Leith, upon the 4th January 1711, for the Crime of Piracy and Robbery. for more click here

Some Text