Major Johnston of Edinburgh’s Town Guard takes Prisoners to the Bass Rock #History #Scotland

Bass Rock

‘August 16th 1681
I Robert Johnstoun major to ye good toune of Ed[inbu]r[gh] grant me to have receaved fra ye hands of Mr John vans goodman of ye tolbooth of Edr the persones of John Spreull & W[illia]m Lin prisoners within ye s[ai]d Tolbooth who ar ordered to be transported from ye s[ai]d tolbooth to the Bass and that conforme to ane order of his Maties privie counsell granted for that efect Sic Sub Robt Johnstoune’ (Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, VIII, 114.)

~ by drmarkjardine on August 16, 2019.

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