Petition from the inhabitants of South Leith, addressed to General Monk, praying him to restore to them the use of the Parish Chruch, Circa 1655; Illustrated with a series of Extracts from the Kirk-Session Records of that Parish

David Laing (Author)


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Original documents
Location(s):
South Leith Parish Church; Leith; Edinburgh; Scotland; UK
Period(s):
Seventeenth century

Abstract


David Laing presents a petition from the inhabitants of Leith to General Monk that he suggests should be dated to c.1655-56. The petition is asking if General could remove his soldiers from the parishioners' church so they could use it for worship. Laing also includes several entries from the Kirk-Session Records of the Church of St. Mary's in South Leith to illustrate the difficulties the parishioners faced over the six years they were prevented from entering their church.

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Published
30-11-1852
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Laing, D. (1852). Petition from the inhabitants of South Leith, addressed to General Monk, praying him to restore to them the use of the Parish Chruch, Circa 1655; Illustrated with a series of Extracts from the Kirk-Session Records of that Parish. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 1, 158-168. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/3943
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