Extracts From the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh, 1528-1557. Originally published by Scottish Burgh Records Society, Edinburgh, 1871.
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The quhilk day, the baillies and counsale consentis that the schip callit the Portingall Bark pertenand to the towne be sawld to thame that will gif the maist penny thairfore to the maist availl.—(Amangs the lowse leiffes.—Tr.)
The quhilk day, the baillies and counsale and communitie, with consent of ane noble and mychtie lord Kobert Lord Maxuell provest of the said burgh, gevis and grantis to Sir Jhone Tyndale, chaiplen, the seruice and alterage of St Anne alter foundit [be] vmquhile a reuerend father in God Thomas bischop of Aberdene in our Lady hospitale of St Paule besyde the Trinity College, with all and sundry landis, rents, possessiouns, offerands, annuell fermes and dewteis, and specially the land of Betschele with thair pertinents, to be bruiket and joysit be him for all the dayes of his lyfe.—(In the lowse leiffes.—Tr.)
Secundo die mensis Octobris anno Domini JM vc xxviii, hora 3a post merediem, indictione 2a, pontificatus Clementis Pape septimi anno quinto, personaliter accessit honorabilis vir, Johannes Mauchane, vnus balliuorum burgi de Edinburgh ad Hospitale et locum sancti Pauli prope Collegium sancte Trinitatis, et ibidem dictus balliuus, nomine prepositi, balliuorum, consulum, et communitati dicti burgi, patronorum seruicii et capellanie fundate per quondam Thomam episcopum Aberdonensem, dedit et deliberauit dictum seruicium et capellaniam discreto viro, domino Johanni Tyndale, capellano, per deliberationem sibi domino Johanni libri calicis et vestimentorum summe altaris dicti loci, ac clauorum eiusdem, ac eundem dominum Johannem in huiusmodi seruicium et capellaniam, cum omnibus et singulis terris annuis redditibus, emolumentis, firmis, proficuis, et pertinentiis earundem, inuestiuit et instituit, vt moris est in talibus fieri consuete, et adeo libere sicut predecessores sui eundem seruicium et capellaniam possidebunt et gaudebunt temporibus transactis, secundum tenorem fundacionis eiusdem desuper confecte, et petiit instrumentum: Testibus, Eduardo Litill, Johanne Mariorybankis, Alexandro Adamson, Jacobo Barbour, Johanne Brovne, et Willelmo Adamson.
[On the second day of the month of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and twenty-eight, at the third hour after noon, in the second indiction, and in the fifth year of the pontificate of Pope clement the Seventh, personally appeared an honourable man, John Mauchane, one of the bailies of the Burgh of Edinburgh, at the Hospital and place of St Paul, near the College of the Holy Trinity, and there the said bailie, in name of the provost, bailies, councillors, and community of the said Burgh, patrons of the service and chaplainry founded by the late Thomas, Bishop of Aberdeen, gave and delivered the said service and chaplainry to a discreet man, Sir John Tyndale, chaplain, by delivery to the said Sir John, of the book, chalice, and vestments of the high altar of the said place, and keys of the same, and invested and instituted the said Sir John in the same service and chaplainry, with all and sundry lands, annualrents, emoluments, fermes, profits, and pertinents of the same, as use is to be done in like cases, and as freely as his predecessors possessed and enjoyed the same service and chaplainry in times past, according to the tenor of the foundation of the same made thereupon, and asked instruments: Witnesses, Edward Litill, John Marjorybankis, Alexander Adamson, James Barbour, John Browne, and William Adamson.]
(In the lowse leiffes, at the heid court after Michaelmes 6 Octobris 1528, is contenit:—assessores consilij Mr Adam Otterburn, Mr Franciscus Bothwell, Mr Jacobus Lindsay, Mr Jacobus Fowles, four in nummer.)
It is diuisit and ordanit be the baillies and counsale, forswamekill as this present fair of Alhallomes sall begyn at this toun on Mononday nixttocum and to continew quhill Mononday viij dayes thairafter at evin, quhairfore we chairge straitly and commandis in our Souerane Lord the Kingis name, prouest and baillies of this burgh, that na maner of personis cummand to this toune or passand fra the samyn in the tyme of the said fair nane molest nor trubill ane vther for awld feid nor for new vnder the payne of law, and at nane beir wappouns in the tyme of the said fair except the officeris of the burgh, capitane of the castell and his folkis; and als commandis and chairges that na schereff gluiffes be tayne within this towne fra na maner of persoun fra this present fair during the tyme thairof bot as wes tayne or the fair begynnith.—(In the lowse leiffes.—Tr.)