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1403, October 3. Election of officers of the guild, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 2.] 1
1406–7, March 17. A woman made sister of the guild, [Ib. fol. 25.] 2
1407, November 15. Various persons made guild brethren, [Ib. fol. 25.] 2
1416, October Officers of the guild, [Ib. fol., 3.] 2
1418, October The dusane called "duodecim consules et limitatores," [Ib. fol. 3.] 2
1426, October The dusane called "duodene et limitatores terrarum burgi,"[Ib. fol. 3.] 3
1428, December 31. Table of tolls exigible from ships and boats entering the port and harbour of Leith, [Inventory of Writs, 1653, No. 94.] 3
1431, October 1. Unlaw for absence from the meetings of the dusane, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.3.] 4
1431–2, March 16. Closing of the common vennell, [See note to ordinance of 24th February 1436,—Ib. fol. 181.] 4
1436, December 18. Distribution and buying of victual coming in at Leith, [Ib. fol. 132] 4
1436–7, February 24, Closing of the common vennell,[Ib. fol. 181.] 5
1437–8, January 22. Frauchtsmen of ships to condition in charter party, that no goods be spakit, [Ib. fol. 136.] 5
1439, June 1. Regrating of victuals coming in at Leith, [Ib. fol. 132.] 6
1442. November 24. Anent watching the town and closing the gates, [Ib. fol. 181.] 6
1442, December 4. Custom of boats coming into Leith granted for a year, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 94.] 6
1443, April 9. When baxters may bake and sell mayne bread, [Ib. fol. 80.] 7
1445, September 25. Grant by King James II. during pleasure, of the tolls exigible from ships and boats entering the port and harbour of Leith, [Inventory of Writs, 1653, No. 95. Inventory of City Charters, Vol. Iv., fol. 4.] 7
1450, December 1. Dues on admission of burgesses, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 25.] 8
1450–1, January 12. Obligation by the skinners in favour of the altar of St Christopher in the kirt of St Giles,[Ib. fol. 38.] 9
1450, Statues anent the keeping of swine, the price of ale, the selling of merchandise by weight, and the tanning of leather by cordiners,[Ib.fol. 181.] 12
1451, May 12. A barber made burgess and guild brother, [Ib. fol. 25.] 12
— — 18. A dyer made burgress, [Ib. fol. 25.] 13
— June 14. Unlaws for wrongously occupying the freedom. A second son made burgess,[Ib. fol. 25.] 13
— November 9. Exemption from custom of salt, skins, &c., [Original Charter in the Archives of the City. Inventory of City Charters, Vol. I., fol. 27.] 13
1452, Election of office-bearers, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 1.] 14
1453, October 30. A burges made in right of his mother's brother, [Ib. fol. 25.] 14
Sett of customs and water mett of Leith, [Ib. fol. 97.] 14
1454, November 4. Tolls exigible from ships and boats coming into Leith made perpetual, [Original Charter in the Archives of the City. Guthrie's Inventory, fol.7, No.4.Inventory of City Charters, Vol. IV., p.5.] 14
1456, September 13. Burgesses or freemen of the craft of baxters, how to be made, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 35.] 14
— — — Annual granted for repair of St Vbert's altar in St Giles, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 35.] 15
1456, October 6. Electing of magistrates, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.1.] 15
1457, November 10. Setting of the common rents, [Ib. fol.96.] 15
1458, Election of office-bearers, [Ib. fol.1.] 18
1459, October 3. A guild brother made gratis, [Ib. fol. 25.] 19
1461, Setting of Leith customs, [Ib. fol.97.] 19
1462, October 7. A guild brother made in right of his wife, [Ib. fol.25.] 19
— — Election of office-bearers, [Ib. fol.1.] 19
1462, Distribution and buying of victuals coming into Leith, [C.R. Vol. I., fols. 2, 35, 78.] 19
1463, Election of office-bearers, [C.R. Adv. fol.1.] 20
— October 7. Various persons made brethren of the guild, [Ib. fol.25.] 20
— December 13. Feeing of a miller to the mills, [Ib.fol.94.] 20
Rental and set of a tenement pertaining to the town, [Ib. fol.97.] 21
1466, September 13. Burgesses or freemen of the craft of baxters, how to be made, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.42.] 14
Setting of the mills, [Ib. fol.97.] 22
1467, March The common clerk, [Ib. fol.1.] 23
1468–9. February 15. Table of the customs and anchorage of ships pertaining to the town, [Ib. fol. 94.] 23
1468, March 20. Letter of advice to the Burgh of Aberdeen, as to a doubtful legal question, [From the Council Records of the Burgh of Aberdeen.] 24
1471, November 16. Table of customs and duties at Leith, [Original Charter in the Archives of the City. Inventory of City Charters, Vol. IV., fol.7.] 25
1472, July 3. Anent complaints of farmers of mills, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.s. 36, 78.] 26
Several persons made burgesses, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.25.] 26
— October 6. Election of office-bearers, [Ib. fol.1.] 26
1473–4, February 15. Two persons made burgesses, [Ib. fol.25.] 26
1473–4, February 18. Seal of cause in favour of the hatmakers, [Transcript the Archives of the City. Inventory of Writsm, 1847, Vol. I., p. 1.] 29
1474, October 5 Election of office-bearers, [C.R. Adv. fol. 1.] 28
— December 2. Seal of cause to the skinners, [Original Seal of Cause in the possession of the Incorporation of slcinners.] 28
1475, October 15, Grant of the Aisle and Chapel of St John the Baptist to the wrights and masons, [Reg. Mag. Sig., Lib. 22, No. 62.] 30
— — — Seal of cause to the wrights and masons, [Ib. Lib. 22, No. 62.] 31
1745–6, January 31. Seal of cause to the websters, [Original Seal of Cause in the possession of the Incorporation of Websters.] 33
1477, October 3. Ratification by King James III. of ordinances by the magistrates as to places at which the markets should be held, [Original Ratification in the Archives of the City. Inventory of City Charters, Vol. I., fol. 16.] 34
1477–8, January 29. Burgess and guild brother made in right of his wife, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 25.] 36
1478–9, February Aneut market days for victual, regratters, and keeping of the town's statutes, [Ib. fol. 80.] 36
— — Common good to be accounted for, [Ib. fol. 94.] 36
— — Burgh mails to be ingathered, [Ib. fol. 94.] 36
— — Anent stallengers occupying the freedom of the town, [Ib. fol. 94.] 36
Anet the provost's fee, [Ib. fol.s. 1, 94.] 37
1479, December 18. Ordinance against mealmen, [Ib. fol.s. 1, 94.] 37
— — The common clerk, [Ib. fol. 1.] 37
1479–80, January 5. Election of frauchtsmen, [Ib. fol. 1.] 37
— — Anent selling and distribution of victual coming into leith, [Ib. fol. 132. C.R. Vol. I., fol.s. 34, 75.] 37
1480, November 10. Setting of the lands and annual rents of the town, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 96.] 38
1481, October 17. Ordinance anent stallengers, [Ib. fol. 26.] 40
Anent the provost's fee, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 76.] 40
1482, November 10. Baxters buying flour to pay multure; and merchants not to sell flour in small but in great, [Ib. fol.s. 31, 77.] 40
— — Unfree craftsmen. Who shall occupy freedom, [Ib. fol. 31.] 41
— — Setting of the mills, petty customs, wild adventures, and rents of the burgh, [Ib. 31.] 41
— — 16. Table of duties and customs exigible at Leith, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.s. 23, 24. Original Charter in the Archives of the City. Reg. Mag. Sig., Lib. 10, No. 97. Inventory of City Charters, Vol. I., fol. 39; Vol. IV., fol. 8.] 43
1483, May 2. Seal of cause to the hammermen, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 48. 47
1484, October 5. Anent meetings of council; unlaws for absence, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 1.] 50
— — Election of commissioners to Parliament and to the Court of Four Burghs, [Ib. fol. 1.] 50
— — Election of a master of works, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.s. 19, 20, 78.] 50
1485, November 7. No merchant to be in patnership with a man of Leith, [Ib. fol. 98. C.R. Vol. I., fol.s. 19, 20, 78.] 50
— — Town's rents not to be set except to famous men, inhabitants of the burgh, [Ib.] 50
— — Common rents of the town not be set to any man in Leith, [Ib.] 50
— — Anent reft goods, [Ib.] 51
— — Anent setting of the common mills, [Ib. 51
— — 10. Setting of the mills customs, and rents of the burgh, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 20.] 51
1486, October 3. Crames or boards with merchandise not to be exposed upon the streets, except on market days or free fairs, [C.R. Adv. Lib.,fol. 181.] 52
1487, August 8. President elected, [Ib.fol. 1.] 52
— — 15. Feeing the common piper, [Ib.fol. 1.] 52
— November 10. Of customs pertaining to Edinburgh,[Balfour's Practicks, p. 84.] 53
— — 16. Meal-market. Against regratting meal, [C.R. Vol.I.,fol.77.] 53
1488, April 11. Seal of cause to the fleshers, [Ib.fol. 51.] 54
1489, August 26. Seal of cause to the Coopers, [Reg. Mag. Sig., lib. 22, No. 62.] 57
1490 June 25. Assedation of the Boroughmuir, [C.R. adv. Lib.fol. 94.] 58
— February 1. Against swyne being on the streets or throughfares, [Ib. fol. 181.] 58
Anent holding water courts in Leith, [Ib. fol.132.] 59
Anent victuals and timber coming into Leith, [Ib. fol.132.] 59
Out marrows discharged. No burgess to be in Partnership with indwellers in Leith. No Leither to buy victual or timber in great, except from freemen of Edinburgh, [Ib. fol.132.] 60
1491, August 28. Persons put to the horn for slaughter, [Ib. fol. 95.] 60
— January 17. Assise of wheat and malt, [Ib. fol. 80.] 61
— — statute anent the masons of St Giles, [Ib. fol. 2.] 61
1492, April 12. Assise of bread and malt, [Ib. fol. 80.] 62
— — 19. Proclamation as to price of ale, [Ib. fol. 80.] 62
— — Keepers of the common seal,[Ib. fol. 2.] 62
— May 24. Bailies and others charged to pay sums due by them to the common good, [Ib. fol. 95.] 62
— October 6. Peremptory Court of twenty-one days to be observed, [Ib. fol. 95.] 63
— — 12. Escheats to be recovered by the bailies, and paid over to the treasurer, [C.R. Vol. I.,fol.s. 32,75. C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 2.] 64
1492, October 19. Treasurer to intromit with rents and profits of the town, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 2.] 64
— — Meetings of the dusane; Penalty for being late, [Ib. fol. 2.] 64
— November 10. Baxters to pay multure in respect of imported flour, and not to sell flour in small but in great, [Ib. fol. 81.] 65
— — — Craftsmen and indwellers not to occupy the freedom of the town except they be free burgesses, [Ib. fol. 25.] 65
— — 22. Poinding for not setting furth fires, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 32.] 65
— December 12. Statute anent stallengers, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 26.] 65
1493, April 26. Abbot of Narent, [Ib. fol. 3.] 66
— — Setting of the mills, petty customs, and wild adventures of the burgh, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 19.] 66
1494, July 18. Anent the frauchting of ships, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 137.] 66
— October 20. Anent the sale of poultry. Fleshers not to powder flesh for sale, [Ib. fol. 82.] 67
— — 23. Tax of browsters for the common wells, [Ib. fol.149.] 67
— November 8. Anent weapons in buiths, [Ib. fol. 184.] 68
— — Treasurer's accounts, when to be given in, [Ib. fol. 3.] 68
1494–5, January 2. Town rents to be paid, [Ib.fol. 102.] 69
1495–6, February 24. Assise of wheat. Persons convicted for buying French flour, and selling and regratting it, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 36.] 69
1496, November 10. Entry of ships how to be made. Unentered goods to be escheat. Setting of common rents and mills, [Ib. fol. 2.] 70
1496–7, March 8. Order of setting of the mills and common rents, [Ib. fol.s. 2, 75. C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 97.] 70
1497, September 22. Ane grandgore act, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 33.] C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 204.] 71
1497–8, February 22. Freighting of ships, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 136.] 72
— — 27. Encroachment on street in Leith to be removed, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 34.] 72
1498, March 28. Precautions against the pest, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.209.] 72
— August 10. Anent having weapons in buiths, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 32.] 73
— November 10. Freighting of ships, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 98.C.R. Vol. I., fol. 75.] 73
— — 17. Pest. Harbouring infected persons. Watching town. Against bringing in English cloth. Against bairns vagand. Against nightwalkers. Anent taverns and schools, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.209.] 74
1498–9. January 8. Fifty browster wives convicted, [Ib. fol. 170.] 75
— — 11. Sixty browster wives convicted, [Ib.] 75
— February 6. Pest. Anent bringing merchandise into the town, [Ib. fol.209.] 75
1499, April 26. Anent burials, [Ib. fol.112.] 75
— — 27. Price of beer, [Ib.fol. 83.] 75
— — Pest. Anent harbouring persons from Haddington or Kelso. Anent passing to Peebles, [Ib. fol.209.] 76
— June 8. Against dogs and swyne being found in street. Against bairns vagand. Against keeping schools. Against keeping booths open or holding markets. Anent victuals in Leith, [Ib. fol.210.] 76
— November 27. Penes mundationem ville. Clengers, [Ib. fol. 204.] 76
1499–1500. Feb. 19. Clengeing. Regulations for clengers, [Ib. fol. 210.] 77
— — 26. Pest. Anent servants. Against bringing in goods and harbouring persons from suspect places. Against going to or coming from Leith without license, [Ib.] 78
Anent frauchting of ships, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 35.] 78
Anent the bedrents of the hospital in St Mary's Wynd, [Ib.] 79
1500, April. Assize of wheat and malt, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 80.] 79
— August 20. Seal of cause to the walkers, [Original Seal of Cause in the possession of the Incorporation of Walkers.] 80
1500, August 26. Seal of cause to tailors, [Maitland's History of Edinburgh, p. 301.] 82
— October 11. Pest. Anent carrying goods to ships in Leith, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 211.] 84
— — 14. Clenging of infected goods. Anent sick or dead persons. Watching of town, [Ib.] 84
— — 16. Against neighbours of certain towns coming to Alhallow fair, [Ib.] 86
— — 20. Persons convicted for disprysing and invading Bailie Todrig, [Ib. fol. 169.] 86
— November 10. Act of the court of Four Burghs against craftsmen using merchandise, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 28.] 86
— December 4. Statute against skinners using merchandise, [Ib.] 87
— — 8. Merchants made burgesses, [Register of Burgesses, &c., Vol. I., fol. 8.] 87
1500–1, January 8. Charge by King James IV. to put the act of the court of Four Burghs against craftsmen using merchandise to execution, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 28.] 88
— — 21. Anent frauchting of ships to Flanders, [Ib. fol. 29.] 89
— — 28. Anent meetings of the guild court, [Ib. fol. 29.] 89
— March 19. Contract for building the tower of the old Tolbooth, [Ib. fol. 36] 89
1501, April 22. Anent passing to Leith with the water bailie [Ib. fol. 29, 37.] 90
— — 30. Anent the down-casting of houses at St Paul's Hospital, [Ib. fol. 37.] 90
— July 30. Notarial instrument taken on behalf of the Earl of Erroll, as High Constable of Scotland,[John Foular's prot. Book, Vol. I., fol. 11.] 91
— August 14. Notarial instrument for Thomas Constane, containing assignation of household furnishings and utensils, [Ib. fol. 12.] 91
1500–1, November 20. Prebendaries required to observe their due service in the church of St Giles, [John Foular's Prot. Book, Vol. I., fol. 19.] 92
1501–2, January 25. Contract of espousals between King James IV. and the Princess Margaret of England, [lb. Vol. III., fol. 1.] 93
— February 23. Privilege of Edinburgh anent merchandise brought home by strangers, [Balfour's Practicks, p. 51.] 95
1502, April 22. Anent freighting of ships, [CR. Vol. I., fol. 29.] 95
— May 12. Pest. Against persons coming from suspect places, [C.B. Adv. Lib. fol. 212.] 95
— August 18. The gatheriug in of the extent [C.B. Vol. I., fol. 29.] 95
— — 20. Pest. Against communing with infected persons, passing on the hie-gait at night, and harbouring suspect persons. [C.B. Adv. Lib. fol. 210, 211.] 96
— November 9. Pest. Against setting of lands except to persons of honesty and fame, [Ib. fol. 212.] 96
December 31. One Harvy convicted and banished for ryving of the acts of the town, [C.B. Vol. I., fol. 30.] 96
1502–3, January 3. Tokens to be given to certain poor failed fol.ks sustained by alms. Beggars without such tokens to be banished, [C.B. Adv. Lib., fol. 212.] 97
— — 13. Persons convicted for flyting and scaldrie, [Ib. fol. 170.] 97
— — — A vagabond and others convicted and banished, [lb. fol. 170.] 97
1503, April 4. Persons convicted for regraiting meal, [C.B. Vol. I., fol. 30.] 97
Baxters convicted for baking cakes under weight, [lb. fol.30.] 97
— September 2. The town denouncing a rebel, and putting him to the horn for slaughter, [Ib. fol. 30.] 98
1503–4, February 9. Priests to gather alms only one day in the year for each altar, [C.B. Adv. Lib. fol. 110.] 98
1503–4, February 14. Anent the chaplainry of St Eloyes altar, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 110.] 98
March 2. Contents of water-measures, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 37.] 98
Act for eschewing of pleas before the counsale of the town, [Ib. fol. 37.] 98
1504, April 2. Act against the colouring of unfreemen's goods, [Ib. fol. 30.] 99
Act that no goods be sold to strangers custom free, [/Ib. fol. 30.] 99
18. Acts anent, absentees from dirges and soul-masses, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 110.] 99
May 31. Acts anent furnishing of implements for cleansing the haven of Leith, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 30.] 99
Act anent price of ale, [Ib. fol. 30.] 99
August 2. Mills. Thomas Bartilmo fined and ordained to ask forgiveness for his comtempt, [Ib. fol. 30.] 100
September 10. Against selling of certain merchandise in the market for fifteen days, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 213.] 100
— October 9. Statutes anent the pest; ports keeping; persons put forth to clenge; clenging; burials; enclosed persons, &c., [Ib. fol. 213.] 100
October 11. Neighbours to be answerable for ruling their servants, [Ib. fol. 213.] 101
1505, July 1. Seal of caue to the surgeons and barbers, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 50.] 101
4. Persons visited with pest to keep their houses, and to reveal their sickness,[C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 204.] 104
Statute for the clenging of the calsay, [Ib. fol. 181.] 105
— October 3. Statutes anent the pest; to reveal sickness; harbouring strangers; inter-communing; weddis; vaga-bonds; melting of tallow on the high gait; dichting or shaking of skins on the high gait; and setting of lands to vagabonds, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.. 204–5.] 106
1505, October 3. Assise of wheat and malt. Price of ale. Baxters, [Ib. fol. 81.] 107
1505–6, January 17. Notarial instrument on behalf of John Francis, in re gard to the conservatoiy of the privileges of Scots mer chants, [John Fouter s Prot. Book, Vol. L, fol. 169.] 108
1506, May 10. Letters by King James IV. discharging paking and pelying in Leith and Canongait, [C.R. Vol I., fol.. 24] 109
— September 25. Continuation of day for choosing officers, [Ib. fol.. 25.] 110
— — 26. swine found in the high streets or vennels to be slaughtered, [C.B. Adv. Lib. fol. 182.] 110
— October 6. Price of wheat and ale. Against regraiters of fowl and fish. Proclamation against buying malt in Leith, [Ib. fol. 81.] 110
1506–7, February 20. Anent preparations for celebrating the birth of the Prince, [C.R. Vol I., fol. 25.] 111
1507, April 21. Anent the price of ale, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 81.] 111
— October 6. Regraiters not to buy till neighbours are served. Market hours fixed. All victuals to be sold in open market, [fol.. 82.] 112
1507–8, March 23. Act anent the admission of burgesses and guild brethren, [Register of Burgesses, &c., I., fol. 115.] 113
1508, March 29. Act against the colouring of unfreemen's goods, [Ib. fol. 114; C.R. Vol L, fol. 25.] 113
— April 10. Contract for clenging the haven of Leith, [C.R. Vol. I. fol.] 113
— May 5. Statute anent the fleshers, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 39.] 114
— — Fish market to be held beside the dyke of the Trinity College, [Ib. fol. 39, 82.] 114
1508, June 8. Notarial Instrument taken on behalf of William Ker, as to salt bought in Walsand, [Vincent Strathauchin's Protocol, Vol. I., fol.5.] 114
— July 18. Against certain unfreemen, and freemen unincorporated, occupying the flesher craft,[C.R. Vol. I., fol.25.] 116
— September 9. Bailies and officers to punish breakers of the statute as to ale,[Ib.] 117
— — 30. Contract for roofing of hospital in St Mary's Wynd, [Ib. fol.26.] 117
— October 30. Statute anent stablers, candlemakers, furriers, and walkers,[C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 39.] 117
— November 29. Anent the measures of victuals,[C.R. Vol. I., fol. 26,49.] 118
Anent craftsmen being on the council of the town,[Ib.] 118
— December 3. Order anent the buying of wines, [Ib. fol.26.] 119
— — 6. Letters of marque to John Bartoun and Robert Bar toun,[Ib. fol.27.] 119
1509, May 15. The crafts of websters, walkers, and shearers to be incorporated under one banner,[Ib. fol.27.] 122
— July 19. Notarial Instrument on behalf of Andrew Bertoun,
— September 27. Contract for the cleansing of the calsay, [C.R. Adv. Lib. .fol.182] 124
1509–10, January 2. Letter by King James IV. as to letting a house and booth to Maister Stephane, apothecary,[Inventory of City Charters, Vol. I., fol.85.] Original letter in the archives of the city.] 125
— — 26. Notarial Instrument on the lining of a tenement in the Cowgate, [John Foular's Protocol, Vol. I., fol.224.] 126
1509–10, February 4. Seal of cause to the cordiners, [Original Seal of Cause in thepossession of the Incorporation of Cordiners.] 127
1510, April 30.s Act oblinging the tenants of the Boroughmuir to build upon their lands, [C.R. Vol. I., fol..10] 127
— July 12, Agreement betwixt the farmers of the Common Mills and the masters of the baxters craft as to grinding at the mills.[C.R. Adv. lib. fol.. 101.] 129
1510–11, February 27. Nottarial Instrument as to the celebration of mass in St Giles' Church, [John Foular's protocol, Vol. I., fol.. 247] 130
1511, April 24. Sasine in lands in the common muir given to the provestand bailies of the burgh and others,[Ib. fol.3.] 131
— May 3. Constable court held before the provest and bailies, [C.R. Vol. I., fol..3] 133
— — Statute anent weights, [ib] 133
— — June 19. Pioneers at the port and havin of leith admitted and sworn,[C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.. 102] 134
— — —, Petty custom of cord and canvas,[Ib. fol.. 102] 134
— August 10. The Walker statutes produced before the bailies and counsel, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 3.] 134
— — 28 bigging of two lands in the Buthraw, [Ib. ] 135
— September 30. Certain persons denounced rebels for not compearing to answer to a charge of slaughter,[lIb. ] 135
— October 8. Seriands to wait upon bailies for the statutes in the fishmarket and other places,[Ib. ] 135
1511–12, january 4. Ravelston quarry to Robert Cynyngham,[Ib. ] 136
1512, July 23. Lawburrows by David Layng for his spouse,[John Foular's Protocol, Vol. II., end of volume. ] 136
1512, October 14. Statutes anent the pest. The town divided into three parts, [C.R. Adv.Lib.fol.. 206–7.] 136
Farmers of the mills and wild adventures, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.. 4.] 139
1512–13, January 17. Letter by King James IV. anent the pest, [C.R. Adv. Lib.fol.. 205.] 139
1513, June 15. Persons dwelling in the Dene or other infected places not to enter the town, [Ib. fol.. 207.] 141
— August 19. Flodden. President and bailies chosen to have full jurisdiction after the passage of the provest and others to the Kingâ__s army. Nightly watch to be kept, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.. 4.] 141
— — 25. Anent fruit sellers and persons vagand on the hiegait at night, [Ib.] 142
— — — All persons remaining at home from the army to have thair names put in the watch book, [Ib.] 142
— — 29. Statute anent the pestilence, [Ib.] 143
— September 5. All persons coming from the army to return; and all Sensible persons to pass to the army, [lb.] 143
— —10. Proclamation made when the rumour arises regarding the battle of Flodden, [Ib.] 143
— —13. Banishment for disturbance and drawing of blood, [C.R. Adv. Lib.fol.. 169.] 144
— —30. A priest made burgess, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.. 5.] 144
— October 4. Swine to be kept in band. No fruit to be sold on the hie streets, [C.R. Adv. Lib.fol.. 207–8.] 144
— December 4. Nightly watch of twenty-four persons to be had, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.. 5.] 144
— —6. Seal of cause to cordiners, [C.R. Vol. VIII., fol.. 71.] 145
1513–14, January 27. Expenses of Unicorne Herald to Flanders for the common weal of merchandise, [Ib. Vol. I., fol.. 5.] 145
1513–14, March 17. Extent to be gathered for the walling of the town, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.. 5.] 146
1514, May 24. Extent for the defence of the town and resisting the enemies of England, to be immediately gathered, [Ib.] 146
— July 28. Anent the masters of the baxter craft grinding at the mills, [Ib.] 146
— — 29. Goods bought by an indweller of Leith, against the privileges of the burgh, [Ib.] 147
— August 21. Anent the down-getting of the custom in France, [Ib.] 147
— October 2. Notarial instrument on the purchase of goods,[John Foular's Protocol, Vol. II., fol. 4.] 148
— — 4. Division of the town. Town to be closed about. Barrels and pipes to be removed from the hiegait, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.208.] 149
— — 6. Cleansing of the hiegait,[Ib. fol.183.] 150
— — 7. Thomas Paterson to ask forgiveness for disobedience to a bailie, [Ib. fol. 169.] 151
— — 14. Head dykes to be built up,[Ib. fol.208.] 151
— — 23. Thomas Paterson banished,[Ib. fol.169.] 151
— — 24. Alexander Levington quit of slaughter done in his own defence,[C.R. Vol. I., fol.6.] 152
— — 26. Unfree fleshers to sell their goods on free market days, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 39.] 152
— — 27, Answer to the Secretary anent the custom of his goods, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.6.] 152
— November 6. No person to come in or pass furth of the town, except at the common ports,[C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.208.] 153
— — Candlemakers and stablers breaking statutes convicted, [Ib. fol.169.] 153
— December 21. Anent wine selling in Leith,[C.R. Vol. I., fol.6.] 153
— — 28. Act ordaining certain goods to be escheat to the town, [Ib.] 153
1514, December 28. Unlaw for buying victual from Frenchmen in the port of Leith, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 7.] 154
1514–5, February 28. Anent the gathering in of the extent, [Ib.] 154
— March 22. Part of proceeds of escheat goods employed on the town's common works, [Ib.] 154
1515, March 26. Wool bought by James Maccalzeane to be sold, and profit applied to the common works and walling of the town, [Ib.] 154
— June 20. James Maccalzeane ordained to pay 120 marks for profit on sale of the wool, [Ib.] 155
— August 11. A burgess deprived of his fredome for intromitting with strangers, [Ib.] 155
— — 14. Persons to underly assise for hurting the privileges of the town, [Ib.] 156
— — Protestation that statutes against Flemings and strangers be put to execution, [Ib. fol. 8.] 156
— September 4, 12. Justice courts held by the town; punishments of death, stricking through the hand, and banishment, inflicted, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 169.] 156
— October 5. Act against regraiters of meal, and against strangers selling before the market hour, [Ib. fol. 82.] 156
— — Anent keeping the ports; admitting of strangers; watching and defence of the town, [Ib. fol. 183.] 157
— — 16. Provost and treasurer elected, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 8.] 157
— — 17. Another provost elected with consent of the Lord Governor, [Ib.] 158
— November 15. Letter of the Lords of Council to the provost and bailies anent the keeping of the town's statutes, [Ib.] 158
— — 28. Regraiters punished, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 169.] 158
1515, December 22. Punishment for theft; ear nailed to the gallows, [Ib.] 159
1516, April 2. Frenchmen convicted of dealing with unfreemen, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.8.] 159
— — 3. Anent the buildings on the burrowmuir,[Ib.] 159
— — 18. Inquest to be held concerning the tenandries of the burrowmuir,[Ib. fol.9.] 160
— May 22. Notarial instrument on behalf of Francis Touris, referring to delivery of certain writs and goods, [John Foular's Prot. Book, Vol.II., fol.27.] 161
— August 7. Act anent the sailing of merchants; office of searcher, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.9.] 163
— — 22. Porter at the West Port punished for oppression,[Ib.] 163
— September 5. Act against burgesses colouring the sailing of chapmenmen,[Ib.] 163
— — 6. Dues to be paid King's metters for cloth exported, [Ib.] 163
— October 3. Anent the convening of the council,[Ib.] 164
— December 12. Anent the price of ale, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.82.] 164
1516–7, January 5. Notarial instrument on behalf of the Sisters of St Katherine of Senis, referring to the foundation and mortification of St John's Kirk of the burrowmuir, [John Foular's Prot. Book, Vol. II., fol.14.] 164
— — 24. The flesh stock rowme to be sold, and the price to be applied to the walling of the town, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.9.] 165
— — The grammar school in St Mary's Wynd disponed to the town, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.123.] 165
— February 6. Wheat bought in the market to be met with common firlots, so that farmers of petty customs may get their duties, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.10.] 166
1517, May 27. Act anent drawing water at draw-wells within the burgh, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.183.] 166
1517, June 30. Nortarial instrument on behalf of Sir Thomas Halkerston, of the College Kirk of Crichton, referring to a sale of goods, [Vincent Strathauchin's Prot, Book, Vol. I., fol. 109.] 166
— July 4. Notarial instrument on behalf of Robert Glen, reforring to contract, whereby he set his office of searcher of skins to others,[Ib.fol.110.] 167
— —7. Decree of the Lords of Council as to privileges of Edinburgh in Leith, [Act. Dom. Con., Vol. XXX., fol. 65.] 168
— September 5. Seal of cause to candlemakers, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 53.] 170
— —20. Anent the price of claret, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 82.] 172
— November 16. Burgesses to reside and hold stob and staik in burgh, [Ib.fol.25.] 172
—December 18. Regraiters ordained not to sell meal till Pasche in consequence of dearth,[Ib.fol. 82.] 172
1517–8, February 3. Notarial instrument anent the election of a depute common clerk, [Vincent Strathauchin's Prot. Book, Vol. I., fol. 121; Foular's Prot. Book, Vol. II., fol 33. 173
1518, April 17. Dispensation from the office Littlejohn, [John Foular's Prot. Book, Vol.II.,fol.56.] 176
—May 4. Anent the abbot of Narent, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 3.] 176
— September 22. Act anent the post, ordering cleansing of house, &c., [Ib. fol.212.] 176
—October 8. Act anent good rule in the College Kirk of St Giles, [Ib. fol. 182.] 177
— — — Causeway to be cleaneed. No fulyie or rubbish to be laid near the town walls, [Ib. fol. 183.] 177
— — — Bread sold by unfreemen to weigh more than bread baked within burgh, [Ib. fol. 42.] 178
1518, October 22. Escheating of wine and dealing thereof to the poor, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 82.] 178
— November 16. Decree of the Lords of Council against Robert Bertoun and others, indwellers in Leith, [Acta Dom. Com., Vol. XXXI., fol. 184.] 178
— December 10. Seal of cause to merchants, [Official Transumpt in the Archives of the City. Inventory of City Charters, Vol. I., fol. 88.] 181
— — Privileges granted to the fraternity of merchants, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 100.] 186
1518–9, January 5. The manner of freighting ships to Flanders, [Ib. fol. 136.] 186
— February 7. The manner of freighting ships to Deip in France, [Ib.] 187
— — 18 The manner of freighting ships to Flanders, [Ib.] 187
1519, June 7. Anent the biggings in the burrowmure, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 10.] 187
— — 8. Inquest at the instance of the town against persons having interest in the acres of the Burrowmure, and protests of certane feuars thereanent, [Ib.] 188
— August 27. Pest. No person from suspect places to enter town; persons on the high street at night to carry lanterns and not to bear weapons, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 208.] 190
— — — Anent the buying of meal, [Ib. 83.] 190
— September 8. Signet letters anent false placks, [Original Letters in the Archives of the City. Inventory of City Charters, Vol. I., fol. 93.] 190
— November 10. Anent the action betwixt the Earl of Arran and the town, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 11.] 192
— — 19. Decree anent privileges of Edinburgh against Leith, [Balfour's Practicks, p. 51.] 192
1519, November 20. Archibald Douglas, provost, to be refunded expenses borne by him in the action moved by the Earl of Arran against the town, [CM. Vol. I.,fol. 11.] 193
— — 22. Water bailie to wait upon all ships entering the port of Leith,[lb.] 193
1519–20, January 10. No children to be sent to any other school but the principal grammar school, [Ib.] 193
— February 21. Letters of the Lord Governor commanding that none of the name of Douglas or Hamilton should be provost, [Ib.] 194
— — — 28. Tax to defray expense of downgetting of the custom in France,[lb. fol. 12.] 194
— — — Anent the staple in Flanders, [Ib.] 195
1520, March 30. Anent the choosing of a provost, [Ib.] 195
— April 3. Pestilence. Barns on the Burrowmure to be removed, [Ib.] 196
— — 26. Four men with halberts to pass with the provost for stanching disturbances, [Ib.] 196
— May 10. Supplication of the baxters, [Ib.] 196
— — — 19. Booths of the Tolbooth laid in wadset, [76. fol. 13.] 196
— — 23. Margarit Atkynson to desist from selling wax in Leith, [Ib.] 197
— June 9. Anent the price of wine and ale, [Ib.] 197
— — — 14. Symon Ker not to buy more wool than he can work in his own house, [Ib.] 197
— — 27. Anent the fees to be paid to the common pynours, [Ib.] 197
— August 9. Act touching the order of the grinding by the baxters in the common mills to be put to execution, [Ib.] 198
— — — Unlaw exacted for selling wine in Leith, [Ib.] 198
1520, September 22. Seal of cause ratifying contract betwixt the walkers and shearers and the bonnetmakers, [Original Seal of Cause in the possession of the Incorporation of Bonnetmakers] 198
— October 6. Anent the selling of oats and horse corn, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 13.] 201
— — — Grant of 100 merks to provost for sustentation of four servants, with halberts, to attend him for year to come, [Ib. 14.] 201
— — 18. Anent the buying of wyne coming to Leith, [Ib.] 201
— — 23. Notarial instrument on behalf of Henry Lille, referring to assignation by him of certane goods, [John Foular's Protocol Book, Vol. III., fol. 56.] 202
— December 5. Ground of Greenside granted to the Carmelite friars, [C.R. Vol. I., fol.. 14.] 203
1520–1, January 19. Common seal given to contract betwixt the town and Lord Hamiltone, [Ib.] 203
— February 5. Earl of Errol to be paid one hundred pounds out of common good for office of constabulary, [Ib.] 203
— — 27. Seal of cause to websters, [Original Seal of Cause in the possession of the Incorporation of Websters.] 203
1521, May 13. Beggars, able to work, to leave the town; filth to be removed, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 183.] 204
— — 27. Bessye, Symontoun to be burned on the cheik and banished,for hiding infected gear, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 14.] 204
— June 5. Gift formerly given to an altar in St Giles' Kirk renounced, [Ib.] 204
— — Besse Broun banished for her demerits, [Ib.] 204
— July 16. Notarial instrument on behalf of Robert Gray, containing protest against building on his ground, [John Foular's Prot. Book, Vol. III., fol. 93.] 204
1521 July, 20. Notarial instruments on behalf of various persons, anent resistance to be given to the King's rebels and broken men, [Ib.] 205
— — 21. Notarial instrument on behalf of the flesher craft, [Ib. fol.. 94.] 207
— February 7. Water bailie elected by the common voice, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 14.] 208
— March 21. Anent the common weal of the Kirk, [Ib. fol. 15.] 208
1522, May 2. Persons unlawed for selling wine, [Ib.] 208
— June 14. Lands to be apprised for the common weal of the town, [Ib.] 208
1522–3, January 9. Act for keeping good rule betwixt the farmers of the the common mills and the baxters of the burgh, [Ib.] 209
— — 14. Unlaw for refusing to serve the bailies when warned, [Ib.] 210
— — 24. Notarial instrument anent the breakers of fredom within the town of Leith, [Vincent Strathauchin's Prof. Book, Vol. I., fol. 182.] 210
— — — Decree, the community of the town of Edinburgh against the town of Leith, [Act Dom. Con., Vol. XXXIII., fol. 125.] 210
— February 27. Anent the bying of merchandise in Leith, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 15.] 213
— March 20. Seal of cause to baxters, [Print of Seal of cause and other documents granted to the Incorporation of Bakers, 1825.] 214
— — 21. Act ratifying certain statutes made by the baxters anent the common mills, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 15.] 215
1523, June 3. Parish clerkship resigned in favour of Sir Robert Hopper, [Ib. fol.. 16.] 216
1523, July 30. Horses of carriage to be furnished to the King's army, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 16.] 216
— — Multures to be paid by the baxters to the farmers of the mills, [Ib.] 217
— — Ordinance anent the baking of bread, [Ib.] 217
— December 5. Ordinance anent the price of ale, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 82.] 217
1523–4, January 9. Helene Bayne banished for regraiting; all regraiters to be banished and goods escheit, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 170.] 217
1524, August 9. Licence to fleshers to kill in their own houses, and sell in the market on market days, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 46.] 217
— — 13. Search to be made for unfremen of the flesher craft who sell in their own houses, and justice administered, [Ib.] 218
— — 18. Robert Lord Maxwell, at command of the king elected provost, in room Mr Francis Bothuell, [Ib. fol. 16.] 218
— — 19. Act ordaining all the neighbours to pass with the provost to make the king service; and to be ready for war at all times at the ringing of the bell, [Ib. fol. 17.] 219
— September 6. Actions to be brought before the provost and bailies and not before the consistorial court, [Ib.] 219
— October 29. Anent the water bailie of Edinburgh, [Balfour's Practicks, p.52.] 220
1524–5, January 24. Anent the skinner's places and stands in the market, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 17.] 220
— February 4. Old acts made betwixt the baxters and the farmers of the mills to be put to execution, [Ib.] 220
— — 20. Allowance to farmers of the mills for expenses upon the standing graith, [Ib.] 221
— — 25. Act of Parliament anent firing of guns from the Castle, [A. P. S. Vol. II., fol.290, § 11.] 221
1524–5, March 4. William Andersoun accused of colouring unfremen's [C.R. Vol. I. fol.17.] 221
1525, — 28. No man to be received in ships to sail in merchandice without licence, [Ib. fol. 18.] 221
— — — Anent selling merchandise in the hie-gait, [Ib.] 222
— October 11. Sasine of the Rude of the Greenside given to the Carmelite friars, [Ib. fol. 17.] 222
— — 20. All ships to be freighted in the Tolbooth, [Ib.] 222
— — 21. Anent the farmer of the petty customs and wild adventures of Leith, [Ib.] 223
— — 26. Anent the selling of wine, [Ib. fol.18.] 223
— December 1. Accounting with the farmers of the common mills, [Ib.] 223
— — — James Jhonestoun to pay custom of wool to the treasurer, [Ib.] 224
— — — Assignation of an altarage at St Eloyis altar, [Ib.] 224
Gait dichting and duties thereof set to Alexander Pennecuik for this year, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol.98.] 224
1525–6, January 27. Remission by the King to the town for insurrection, [Original Remission in the Archives of the City. Inventory of City Charters, Vol. I., fol. 85, 97.] 224
— February 27. Act ordaining no neighbour to purchase any lordships for defence of causes depending before the town, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 18.] 227
— March 6. Act ordaining John Forster to pay custom on goods brought from Flanders, [Ib.] 227
1526, May 4. Candlemakers to be stented with the fleshers as formerly, [Ib. fol. 19.] 227
— July 14. Act ordaining payment of the town's annual to the Trinity College; treasurer to poind yearly a land behind the kirk for an annual owing to the town, [Ib.] 227
1526, November 24. Acts of Parliament anent the market days for selling bread and flesh; execution of justice against a pirate; oppression committed by maltmakers of Leith, [A.P.S. Vol. II. fol. 314, 5, § 2, 3, 6, 8.] 228
Beir hill of Leith and profit thereof set to Jhone Dalmahoy, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 99.] 229
1526-7, February 28. Notarial instrument on behalf of James Forstar, referring to donation of the graith of a ship, [John Foular's Prot. Book, Vol. III., fol. 299.] 229
— March 5. Notarial instrument on behalf of Edward Thomson, referring to discharge of legacy of clothes and furnishings. [Ib. fol. 298.] 230
1527, May 4. Notarial instrument on behalf of Thomas Ramsay, refering to privileges granted him to his house in Forester's Wynd, [Ib. fol. 308.] 230
— July 20. Notarial instrument, referring to sale of hull of ship to certain indwellers in Leith, [Vincent Strathauchin's Prot. Book, Vol. II., fol. 55.] 231
— August 2. Act ordaining payment of customes by unfreemen, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 51.] 231
— — Gait dichting and duties thereof set to Alexander Pennecuik, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 99.] 232
1527–8, January 22. Act anent lepers, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 204, 212.] 232
— — 24. Pint stoup measure to be adjusted, [Ib. fol. 162.] 232
— February 1. Decreit decerning the skinners and furriers to be put in possession of an annual, [Ib. fol. 110.] 232
— — — Act fixing the weight of bread, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 73.] 233
— — 22. Waste land to be filled up and causewayed, [C.R. Adv. Lib. fol. 101.] 233
— — 28. Act ordaining treasurer to pay for redemption of two of the town's booths held in wadset; and to pay twenty pounds for a silver chandler, [C.R. Vol. I., fol. 34, 73.] 233

APPENDIX.

Tables of Tolls and Customs:— PAGE
The duties of this burgh of auld, 235
Noua Custuma, 237
The petie Customes of Leyth, 243
List of the Alderman or Provosts, Presidents, Bailies, and other Office-Bearers of the City, from a.D. 1296 to a.d. 1528, 245
List of the Governors, Keepers, and Constables of the Castle of Edinburgh, from a.D. 1107 to a.D. 1527, 285
List of the Sheriffs and Sheriffs-Depute of the Shire of Edinburgh, from a.D. 1143 to a.D. 1528, 293
List of the Parliaments and General Councils of Scotland, the Provincial Councils, &c, of the Scottish Clergy, and the Conventions of the Royal Burghs of Scotland, held at Edinburgh, from a.d, 1130–50 to A.D. 1528, 299
Abstract of Charters and other Documents relating to the City of Edinburgh, from a.D. 1124–27 to A.D. 1528, 313