The Assassin Andrew Gullane is Executed in Edinburgh, 1683 #History #Scotland

One of the assassins of Archbishop Sharp was discovered in hiding near Edinburgh and executed.

On 14 June, 1683, he was warded into Edinburgh Tolbooth:
‘You are upon sight heirof to receive the body of Andrew gullian ane of the murthers of the late Archbishope of Stantandrosse (sic) [in 1679] and to keep him closse prissoner in the tolbuith of Edr in irons ffor doeing which this shall be yor warrand’ (Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, VIII, 152.)

A month later, under 13 July, 1683:
‘Androw Guillen execute at the [mercat] cross of Edr by sentence of the Lords of Justiciary as being accessory to the late Bishop of St andrews death’ (Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, VIII, 153.)

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~ by drmarkjardine on July 13, 2018.

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