The Shame of Stealing a Dress in 1686 #History #Scotland

prestonpans-crime

Lord Fountainhall reports:

24 June, 1686:
‘A poor woman stealls some money and cloadis, from one Dobson hir mistris, and endeavoring to escape in a ship at Prestonpans, is apprehended and incarcerat in Edinburgh Tolbuith, wher for shame shee hangs hirselfe.’ (Lauder, Historical Notices, II, 741.)

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~ by drmarkjardine on November 25, 2016.

2 Responses to “The Shame of Stealing a Dress in 1686 #History #Scotland”

  1. I am always amazed at the range and variety of Covenanting tales recorded by Dr Mark Jardine. Thank you.

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