Old and New Edinburgh

Old and New Edinburgh

Volume IV

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Heriot's Hospital.] HERIOT'S WIVES. 565 followed him to London, and transferred his double business from his Krame by St. Giles's, to somewhere in Cornhill, opposite the Exchange, where his business became so great that on one occasion, by royal proclamation, all the mayors of England, and in the flower of her days, leaving Xeriot once more a childless widower. He felt her death keenly, and a scrap of paper has been preserved, on which he traced, two months after, the brief, but signi6- cant sentence, never meant for the public--"shc justices of the peace, were required to assist him in procuring workmen at the current rate of wages. Here, amid his prosperity, his wife died, without children. Five years afterwards he married Alison, one of the nineteen children of James Primrose, who for forty years was clerk to the Privy Council, and ancestor of the Earls of Rosebery ; but Alison, who brought him a dowry of A333, died soon after cannof be foo mrifch Zimenfed, zdo cuZd not k foo mufch Zmed" Her death occurred on the 16th April, 1612. He nom devoted himself entirely to the prose- ' cution of his greatly extended business, and in devising plans for the investment of his property at his decease j and having no relations for whom he felt any regard, save two natural daughters, and friends to whom he left legacies, his mind became filled
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