Leith, St. John's

   LEITH, ST. JOHN'S, lately a quoad sacra parish, in the parish of South Leith, county of Edinburgh, 1½ mile (N. by E.) from Edinburgh; containing 3428 inhabitants. This parish was separated for ecclesiastical purposes by act of the General Assembly in 1834; it was about three-quarters of a mile in length, and one-quarter of a mile in breadth, and entirely occupied by the buildings of the town. The stipend of the minister is £250, of which £200 are secured by bond of the managers, on the part of the congregation, who are the patrons, and the remainder is variable according to the state of the funds. The church, erected by subscription in 1773, is a neat structure containing 1000 sittings, of which sixty are free. There is a place of worship for a congregation denominated Separatists. A school is supported by the Kirk Session; and there are numerous Sabbath schools, in which about 500 children receive instruction.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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