Category Archives: Police

Captain James Stewart, Superintendent of Edinburgh City Police 1828 to 1842

Captain Stewart was in charge when James McLevy was recruited into the night watch and also recognised his potential when he offered to resign in 1833 after a brief illness, promoting him instead. Without Captain Stewart we would not have … Continue reading

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Thomas Linton, Superintendent of Edinburgh City Police 1851 to 1878

Thomas Linton joined the police force early in life and rose through the ranks to become Chief Superintendent in April1851 after the death of Richard Moxey that year. The Forbes MacKenzie Act of 1853 introduced major reforms to drinking in … Continue reading

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