Baillie John McMorran

? - 1595

Magistrate. A magistrate in Edinburgh and one of its wealthiest citizens in the late 16th C. McMorran is perhaps best remembered for the manner of his death. He attended a riot at the High School of Edinburgh, where the pupils had barricaded themselves in a class-room because the authorities had refused to grant them extra holidays. McMorran was shot and killed by a certain William Sinclair, one of the school-boys. His house remains in Riddle's Court off Edinburgh's Lawnmarket.

Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better