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30/11/2005

The Records of South Leith Parish Church

CH2/621/58 Writs: Precept by John Logane, laird of Restalrig, charging Simon Logane, bailie of Leith, to infeft Isabella and Jonet Lindissay, sisters and heirs of deceased Elizabeth Lindissay, spouse of Fergus Mekle, indweller in Leith, in four lands in town of Leith, on south side thereof, in barony of Restalrig, sheriffdom of Edinburgh, between land of deceased Patrick Logane of Cotefield on north, of deceased John Culross on south, David Broune on west and Margaret Lindissay on east Open

CH2/621/59 Writs: Great seal charter of mortmain confirming, 18 July 1493, by Robert (Ballantyne), abbot of monastery of Holy Rood near Edinburgh, for maintenance of two chaplains in chapel of St Ninian, newly erected by said abbot at the end of the bridge of Leith, on north part of water thereof, in regality of Broughton, sheriffdom of Edinburgh, of annualrent of 40s from tenement of Alexander Broun and Margaret Lindssay, his spouse, in town of Leith, on south side of water thereof, in lands of St Leonard’s, annualrent of 20s over piece of land of Donald Wrichte, on said bridge, and another annualrent of 20s over land of William Pendreich on town of Leith on north side of the water thereof 1493-1494 Open

CH2/621/61 Writs: Instrument of sasine following on precept of clare constat, 19 May 1529, by Robert, abbot of monastery of Holyrood near Edinburgh, in favour of sir Andrew Bernard, chaplain, prebend of collegiate church of BVM of Restalrig, as heir of deceased Jonet Spensar, spouse of deceased Thomas Bernard, indweller in town of Leith, on north part of water thereof, of two and a half acres of land and houses thereon, in territory of Hilhousfeild, in regality and barony of Brouchton, sheriffdom of Edinburgh, between acres of Margaret Spensar, sister of said deceased Jonet, on south, of deceased James Dune now belonging to John Kincaid on north, and common of Lie Grene on east, and a piece on west 20 May 1529 Open

CH2/621/62 Writs: Instrument of sasine following on precept of clare constat, 20 January, 1545/6, by Robert, perpetual commendator of monastery of Holyrood near Edinburgh, Alexander, abbot of monastery of Cambuskynnith, coadjutor and administrator, in favour of Andrew Dummo, son and heir of deceased John Dummo, indweller in town of Leith, in 3 acres of land of Hilhousefeild in territory of Hilhousfeild between the common way, lands of James Dawsone, James Gardynar and Andrew Robertsone on south, lands formerly belonging to sir Andrew Bernard now to John Kincaid on north, lands of deceased Archibald Galloway on west, and common of Lie Grene on east, and also a burnt land in said town of Leith, on north of water thereof in vennel of St Nicholas, on west of said passage, between passage of said vennel on east, land of deceased George Dicksonse on west, in regality and barony of Broughton, sheriffdom of Edinburgh 1545-1546 Open

CH2/621/65 Writs: Instrument of sasine propnis manibus by Robert Bertoun, son of deceased John Bartoun, indweller in town of Leith, owner of tenement in said town of south side of water thereof, in barony of Restalrig, sheriffdom of Edinburgh, between lands of deceased John Lambe on south, of deceased John Culros on north, and the common ways on east and west parts, and there gave sasine of a long house called the lang tofall, in said tenement, in favour of William Birny, indweller in town of Leith, and Helen Acheson, his spouse 29 Jul 1557 Open

CH2/621/78 Precept of sasine by Sir James Bellenden of Brochtoun, kt., and baron of barony thereof, in favour of Jehanne Luiff, spouse of Robert Ogill, shoemaker, burgess of Edinburgh, as heir of deceased John Luiff, indweller in Leith, south of water threof, and Christina Dowglas, her parents, in three acres of land in Hilhousfeild, formerly pertaining to deceased John Dummo, sailor, indweller in Leith 29 Jun 1605 Open

CH2/621/81 Precept under quarter seal in favour of Mr William Chalmer, HM treasurer clerk, and Geillis (Egida) Auchmowtie, his spouse, of teinds of land and acres called Lie Hilhousfeild lying next town of Leith on north part thereof, between lands of Bonytoun on west, Lie Linkis on north, and east parts, and water of Leith on south, in parish of St Cuthbert, barony and regality of Brochtoun, sheriffdom of Edinburgh 18 Jun 1624 Open

CH2/716/229 Charter by William, Lord Creichtoun, kt., chancellor of Scotland, with consent of James of Creichtoune, laird of Frendraucht, kt., his son and heir, to God, Blessed Mary, Saint Anthony and all the saints, in general, and to master of hospital of Saint Anthony of Leith, for souls of James, king of Scots, granter’s own and that of Agnes, his spouse, of lands in town of Leith, on east side of water thereof, in barony of Restalryk, sheriffdom of Edinburgh, between lands of deceased John of Petindrecht on east, high street on west, lands of John of Wynton, rector of Penicuke on south, and the common shore on the north. A chaplain is to be maintained for celebrating at altar of BVM on north part of church of Saint Anthony, for safety of King James, granter and his spouse 1448 Open

CH2/716/236 Charter by Gilbert Logane, burgess of Edinburgh, to Andrew Lamb, indweller in Leith, and Elizabeth Logane, his spouse, of 2 acres belonging to hospital of collegiate church of Holy Trinity near Edinburgh, in barony of Restalrig, between lands of Restalrig on east and north, lands of deceased Robert Logane of Coitfeild on west and lands pertaining to rectory of Restalrig on south. To be held a me, de provost of collegiate church and master of hospital 10 May 1554 Open

CH2/716/248 Precept of clare constat by Sir John Arnot of Berswick, kt., provost of burgh of Edinburgh, in favour of James Lamb, as heir of deceased Gilbert Lamb, sailor, indweller in Leith, his brother, in 2 acres of land belonging to hospital of collegiate church of Holy Trinity, in barony of Restalrig between lands of laird of Restalrig on east and north, lands of deceased Robert Logane of Coitfield on west, and lands once pertaining to rector of Restalrig on south 21 Jul 1615 Open

CH2/716/372 Additional print of documents for the prosecutors in libel, before presbytery of Edinburgh, at instance of the Rev. Dr. Stevenson and others, against the Rev. Henry Duff, one of the ministers of South Leith 1855 Open

These are a small example of the records held by the National Artchives of Scotland for South Leith Parish Church. The Archives are very extensive and cover all facets of the history of Scotland and are of great use to the family historian.

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