Sentence Examples


  • JOHN PORTEOUS (d.
  • 1736), captain of the city guard of Edinburgh, whose name is associated with the celebrated riots of 1736, was the son of Stephen Porteous, an Edinburgh tailor.
  • Porteous, who was said to have fired at the people with his own hand, was brought to trial and sentenced to death.
  • The incident of the Porteous riots was used by Sir Walter Scott in The Heart of Midlothian.
  • In British Museum) containing The Life and Death of Captain John Porteous, and other papers relating to the subject; W.
 

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