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September 24th 1584

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Plague kills

“From this day the pest, continued to 24th August 1585 quharin, at the plesore of God, departed this lyff, fourteen hundred and twenty seven persons, young and auld thereby.” 
Perth Session records

The pest was, of course, another name for the plague. In this particular visitation about a quarter of the total population of Perth must have died.

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