Tour Scotland Video John Leishman Gravestone Dean Cemetery Edinburgh
Tour Scotland video of the John Leishman gravestone on ancestry visit to Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland. Writer to the Signet, born 1801, died 1861, and of his wife Hannah Elizabeth Weatherley. Solicitors in Scotland were previously known as " writers "; Writers to the Signet were the solicitors entitled to supervise use of the King's Signet, the private seal of the early Kings of Scots. Records of that use date back to 1369. In 1532, the Writers to the Signet were included as Members in the newly established College of Justice, along with the Faculty of Advocates and the Clerks of the Court of Session. The Society was established in 1594, when the King's Secretary, as Keeper of the Signet, gave commissions to a Deputy Keeper and 18 other writers.
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