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Change Of Name

Date 6 September 2023

Event ID 1162429

Category Change

Type Change Of Name


Although traditionally known as "Muschet's Cairn," and referenced as such by the Ordnance Survey Name Book and Sir Walter Scott in his 1818 novel "The Heart of Midlothian", the name commemorated Nicol Muschet, who was convicted of the murder of Margaret Hall, his wife. The cairn was originally raised by the people of Edinburgh for Margaret Hall and to mark their horror over this brutal event

Information from HES (S I Hamilton) 6 September 2023

Name Book 1862; J Grant 1882

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