contender for the close with most pseudonyms, as it
has also been known through the ages as Edward Nisbet's
Close, James Nisbet's Close, Patrick
Nisbet's Close, Alexander Lindsay's Close and Lindsay's
current name is attributed to Thomas Saintserf (1581-1663)
who was appointed burgh minister in 1610, and was later
to become Bishop of Brechin, Galloway, and Orkney.
Dundas (aka Lord Melville) was born here in 1742, and
Robert Burns visited the residence of Louis Cauvin
for French lessons during 1786 and 1787.