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Old and New Edinburgh Vol. III


4 OLD AND NEW EDINBURGH. [Canongate. the kingdom to teach the making of cloths of various kinds, a colony of them settled in the Canongate, under John Sutherland, and a Fleming named Jacob Van Headen, where they ?daily exercised in their art of making, dressing, sand litting of stuffs,? giving great ? light and knowledge Among the inhabitants of the Canongate was a George Heriot, who died in the following year, 1610, aged seventy. He was the father of the founder of that famous and magnificent hospital, which is perhaps the greatest ornament of either Old or New Edinburgh. HADDINGTON?S ENTRY. of their calling to the country people.? Notwithstanding that these industrious and inoffensive men hid royal letters investing them with special privileges, they were-as too often happens in those cases where the enterprise of foreigners appears to clash with the interests of natives-much molested and harassed by the magistrates of the Canongate, with a view of forcing them to become burgesses and free men in the regular way; but an appeal to the Privy Council affirmed their exemption. In 1639, we learn from Spalding that George, second Marquis of Huntly, who in his youth had commanded the Scottish Guard of Louis XIII. was residing at his old family mansion in the Canongate, wherein, about the month of November, two of his daughters were married ?with great solemnities ?-the Lady Anne, who was ? ane precise Puritan,? to the Lord Drummond; and Lady Henrietta, who was a Roman Catholic, to Lord Seton, son of the Earl of Winton. These ladies
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