Charters and Documents Relating To the City of Glasgow 1175-1649 Part 1. Originally published by Scottish Burgh Records Society, Glasgow, 1897.
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462 [138b]. OBLIGATION by SIR GEORGE ELPHINGSTOUN of Blythiswode, knight, provost of Glasgow, Robert Rowat and William Andersoun, bailies, John Or, treasurer, and whole council, granting them to have received from Mathow Trumble, another of the bailies, the sum of £400 Scots, which sum he had borrowed in name of the council from John Buchannan, servitor to his Majesty, "for outredding of our common effaires committit to our commissioneris direct to his Majestie for our liberties to Londoun;" which sum the granters of the obligation undertook to repay at Whitsunday, 1607. Glasgow, 7 June 1606. Recorded in the books of council and session, 2 June 1607. There is endorsed on this obligation an acknowledgment by Mathow Trumble of having received payment of the sum contained in it, dated 15 February 1612.
463 [138c]. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his great seal, ratifying charters to Richard Donaldsoun and others, of two back tenements, with yard, on the north side of Drygaitt (between the tenements and yard of the rector of Cardros and the chaplainry of St. James and the Malyndinor Burn). Paying yearly 33s. 4d., and 2s. of augmentation. Edinburgh, 27 June 1606.
464 [139a]. ACT of PARLIAMENT passed 9th July, 1606, whereby on a narrative of the subversion of the ancient policy of the kingdom which had been effected by the indirect abolition of the estate of bishops, by the annexation of the temporality of benefices to the crown by the act of annexation in July, 1587, that act was rescinded, to the effect those persons who were then provided, or might thereafter be provided to bishopricks, might freely and peaceably possess the honours and privileges competent to them or their estate, and all the lands and other properties which belonged to these bishopricks, and freely dispone on the two parts and thirds temporality and spirituality thereof, but always under burden of maintaining the ministers serving the cure of the kirks of the bishopricks, out of the readiest of the thirds according to the assignations made, or to be made, thereanent. And it was by the act declared that, as it was the king's intention only to restore the bishoprics which were benefices of cure, he, with the advice of parliament, ratified and confirmed all erections and other securities of lands, teinds, and others not being bishoprics disponed by him during the parliament of July, 1587, or subsequently, in accordance with the acts of that parliament. Further, the king, with advice of the estates, ordained all possessors of the lands or teinds of bishoprics by virtue of writs granted since the act of annexation, to have their securities and rights thereto renewed in valid form by the bishops, possessors of the said benefices, on payment to them of grassum, entries, and compositions of renewal of such feus. The act then set forth a number of exceptions from the operation of this act, and provided that, in respect the feuars of the barony of Glasgow were numerous, and, for the most part, so poor as not to be able to pay the cost of renewing these infeftments, they were by the act relieved from the obligation of renewing such feus as had been taken without diminution of the rental and conversion of victual and other duties in silver, and should obtain a ratification from John, Archbishop of Glasgow, of their feus and rights before Alhallowmas next following. And the feus so set were declared to be valid and effectual to the feuars and their heirs and assignees duly entered by the archbishop or his successors as their immediate superior, and paying to him and his successors their feu maills and other duties, without prejudice to the letters of gift and pensions granted to the Duke of Lennox, Sir George, Sir James, and Sir Archibald Erskine, furth of the fruits of the archbishopric, to be enjoyed by the duke during his lifetime only. (1606, c. 2.)
465 [141a]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL referring to recent tumults which had taken place in the city of Glasgow and in which the magistrates had been invaded and pursued of their lives, and ordaining proclamation to be made charging the whole inhabitants to lay aside their armour and conduct themselves as modest, quiet, and peaceable citizens, and to abstain from all convocations without the license of the magistrates, under pain of being dealt with as factious and seditious persons. Edinburgh, 31 July 1606.
466 [141b]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL ordaining the wards of the lairds of Mynto, elder and younger, to be changed from the castle of Dunbarton to the town of Stirling, where they were to remain under caution to keep the king's peace, the former in £5,000 and the latter in 5,000 merks. The ward of Sir George Elphinstoun of Blythswood and James Forret were also ordered to be changed from the castle of Glasgow to Stirling under similar cautions, the former in 5,000 merks and the latter in £1,000. The 26th of August was appointed for the meeting of the council at Stirling "to tak tryell in this commotion of Glasgow." The council having heard the report made by John, Earl of Wigtoun, John, Master of Montrose, and Levingstoun of Kilsyth, touching the means they had taken for pacifying the trouble and commotion between the lairds of Mynto, elder and younger, and Sir George Elphingstoun, by warding the principal parties on either side, approved of the same. Edinburgh, 9 August 1606.
467 [141c]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL charging certain inhabitants of Glasgow to answer for the late troubles fallen out in that city, and also charging certain of the inhabitants to enter in ward in the towns of Perth and Dundee for their factious and seditious conduct. Edinburgh, 9 August 1606.
468 [141d]. ACT of CAUTION by Sir Archibald Stewart of Fynnert, Stewart for Sir Matthew Stewart of Mynto, £5,000, and for Sir Walter Stewart his son, 5,000 merks, that on being freed furth of their present ward in Dunbarton Castle, they will repair to the burgh of Stirling, and remain there till relieved, and, in the meantime, will keep the king's peace. Edinburgh, 9 August 1606.
469 [141e]. ACT of CAUTION by William Anderson, bailie, Thomas Mure, bailie, and Umphra Cunyngame, burgess of Glasgow, for Sir George Elphinstoun of Blythswood, 5,000 merks, and for James Forrett of Burrowfield, £1,000, that on being freed furth of their present ward in the castle of Glasgow, they will repair to the burgh of Linlithgow, and remain there till relieved, and, in the meantime, will keep the king's peace. Edinburgh, 9 August 1606.
470 [141f]. (1) ACT of CAUTION, James Dunlop of that ilk, for Alexander Stewart in Glasgow, £200, to enter in ward in the town of Dundee, and there remain till relieved, in the meantime keeping the king's peace. Glasgow, 9 August 1606.
[141g]. (2) ACT of CAUTION, John Or, merchant, burgess of Edinburgh, for William Symmer, merchant, burgess of Glasgow, and Andrew Symmer his son, either of them in 300 merks, to enter in ward in the burgh of Dundee, and their remain till freed. Glasgow, 9 August 1606.
[141h]. (3) ACT of CAUTION, Walter Stewart, brother of Mathew Stewart of Barscube, for Alexander Cauldwell, deacon of the skinners of Glasgow, £200, to enter in ward in the burgh of Perth, and remain there till freed. 9 August 1606.
471 [141i]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL containing a narrative of a complaint by the Provost, Bailies, and Council of the city of Glasgow, against Sir Matthew Stewart of Minto, Sir Walter Stewart his son, and a number of the citizens and craftsmen of Glasgow, for organised riot in opposition to certain changes promoted by the complainers in the matter of the election of the magistrates of the city, with findings by the Privy Council thereon. Edinburgh, 27 August 1606.
472 [141j]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL containing a narrative of a complaint by Sir Walter Stewart of Arthourlie against Sir George Elphingstone of Blythswood, provost of Glasgow, and others for assault, with finding by the Lords thereon assoilzying the defenders from the complaint. Edinburgh, 27 August 1606.
473 [141k]. PROCLAMATION by the PRIVY COUNCIL charging the inhabitants of the City of Glasgow to reverence and obey their Magistrates and to make no new trouble within the City. Linlithgow, 28 August 1606.
474 [142a]. LETTER by KING JAMES VI., addressed to the privy council of Scotland, in which he criticised their proceedings relative to the tumults in Glasgow, and ordered the lairds of Mynto, elder and younger, to be retained in ward till his farther pleasure was intimated; such of the other persons imprisoned as found sufficient security for their future good conduct and obedience to the magistrates he ordered to be set at liberty. If, however, the return to Glasgow of any of the persons so released might occasion new disorder, or cause discontent to the greatest part of the citizens, he ordered such persons to be relegated to places where the cost of keeping them might be less than in Linlithgow, and where they might be confined so as not to be able to repair to or near the city without special license. Hampton Court, 1 October 1606.
475 [142b]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL, on complaint by James Stewart, merchant, burgess of Glasgow, suspending, by reason of the non-appearance of the provost and bailies of the City of Glasgow to answer the complaint, the proceedings against the complainer under which he had been imprisoned in Perth for having disturbed the peace of the city. Linlithgow, 23 October 1606.
476 [142c]. (1) ACT of CAUTION by Gabriel Listoun, barker, burgess of Glasgow, for Adam Neill, cordiner, burgess there, et vice versa, £200 each, to behave themselves dutifully hereafter to the magistrates of the city. Linlithgow, 24 October 1606.
(2) ACT of CAUTION by Robert Naper of Blakyairdis, for Gabriell Corbett of Hardgray, et vice versa, for £500 each, not to repair to the city without license of the Privy Council. Linlithgow, 24 October 1606.
477 [144a]. ACTS of the PRIVY COUNCIL setting forth an action by Archibald Fauldis, dean of guild, and various merchants, burgesses of Glasgow, for themselves and other merchants of the burgh, against William Stirling and Mr. John Ross as customers within the Water of Clyde, for having charged the pursuers to pay to them 2s. for the custom of each boll of salt, water met, imported by them into the said Water, and 12d. for the custom of each boll of victual brought by them from England, together also with other extraordinary customs and duties for the rest of their merchandise and goods brought home by them. In this action the Council decerned the pursuers to be liable only for 12d. for each boll of salt, according to the measure of Leith, discharged the custom imposed on victual from England, and required the defenders only to take caution for payment of the custom of all goods coming out of England till the Union be concluded. Edinburgh, 15 August, 27 November, and 12 December 1606.
478 [144b]. ACT of CONVENTION of BURGHS, on complaint of George Bryson and George Hall, burgesses of Renfrew, against Glasgow, for troubling them in buying merchandise in their own burgh and harbour, and for unlawing them and their sureties. Glasgow ordained to answer their complaint at the next convention. Dunbarton, 3 July 1607.
479 [146a]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL setting forth a complaint by Robert Mure, son of Thomas Mure, burgess of Glasgow, and Alexander Dunlop, merchant there, in which it was alleged that while they were returning from Dumbarton to Glasgow in August 1607, Archibald Cuningham, bailie of Dumbarton, convoked the whole inhabitants of the burgh, including various persons named, all armed with jacks, corslets, steelbonnets, picks, lances, halberts, swords, and other weapons, and followed the complainers, whom they overtook at the town of Kilpatrick, when they set upon and would have slain them had they not been freed by the providence of God and help of the country people. The defenders for not appearing were appointed to be denounced rebels. Falkland, 3 September 1607.
480 [146b]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL remitting complaints of Robert Rowatt and Mathew Turnbull, bailies of Glasgow, on the one part, and William Nesbit tailor, there, on the other, for decision to Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, and John, Archbishop of Glasgow, or in the Duke's absence to the Archbishop alone; and ordaining both parties to fulfil whatever decree should be pronounced. Edinburgh, 24 September 1607.
481 [146c]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL appointing proclamation to be made for the co-operation of Scottish fencibles with forces from Ireland in a new expedition to the north and west Isles for reducing the same to His Majesty's obedience. The inhabitants within the burgh of Glasgow to meet at Islay on 1 June 1608. Edinburgh, 10 March 1608.
482 [146d]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL appointing proclamation to be made to the western shires to be in readiness for service against the rebellious and traitorous subjects of Ireland,—the inhabitants of Glasgow to provide themselves with arms according to their rank, and to be in readiness to act in his Majesty's service for defending the country when required. Edinburgh, 25 April 1608.
484 [146f]. COMPLAINTS to the PRIVY COUNCIL by (1) Ninian Gilhagie, merchant burgess of Glasgow, and James Gilhagie, in Kendiehill, his brother, against Andrew Angus, merchant, burgess of Glasgow; (2) Andrew Angus against James Gilhagie; both for assault and oppression. Cases remitted to the magistrates of the city as ordinary judges. Edinburgh, 17 May 1608.
485 [146g]. COMMISSION by the CONVENTION of ESTATES to Sir Matthew Stewart, of Minto, and Stewart, of Castlemilk, for the city of Glasgow, to fix the prices of boots and shoes twice a year in the city. Edinburgh, 20 May 1608.
486 [146h]. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under the great seal, granting to John, archbishop of Glasgow, in liferent, the archbishopric of Glasgow and benefice of the same, with lands, churches, patronages, &c., and with the privilege of regality within all the bounds of the same, which the said John had resigned; as also the parsonage and vicarage of the parish church and parish of Glasgow, with manses, teinds, &c., which Mr. David Wemyss, parson and vicar of the same, with the consent of the dean and chapter of Glasgow, had resigned. Farther, the king, for the service rendered to him by the archbishop, in private and public transactions, of new gave to him the subjects above written, particularly with the patronage of the churches, parsonages and vicarages of Ancrum, Askirk, Stobo and Eddiliston, Kilbride and Torrens; and suppressed the parsonage and vicarage of Glasgow, and united the same indissolubly to the archbishopric. Greenwich, 24 May 1608.
487 [146i]. COMMISSION by the PRIVY COUNCIL to inter alia the burgh of Glasgow to direct their commissioners to convene at Edinburgh and to set down acts and ordinances for advancement of the trade of navigation, and for correcting the abuses thereof, and to do all other things that may tend to the advancement of sailing and traffic in time coming, their proceedings to be reported to the Privy Council for their approval within a month after completion. Edinburgh, 30 June 1608.
488 [149a]. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS on complaint by Renfrew against Glasgow that the latter burgh admitted as burgesses persons who resided in Kilmalcolm, and had made no residence in Glasgow since their admission as burgesses. Complaint continued till next convention. Selkirk, 7 July 1608.
489 [149b]. TACK by JOHN, Archbishop of Glasgow, to James, Master of Blantyre, during his life and the life of his heir male, and thereafter for the space of twice nineteen years to the heir male of the longest liver of these two, of the teind sheaves and other teinds of the parsonage of Glasgow, together with the teind herring and other teind fish of the water of Clyde, pertaining to the vicarage thereof, for the annual rent of 300 merks Scots; the lessees relieving the archbishop of the reparation of kirks and other impositions; and he relieving them of the minister's stipend and the furnishing of the elements of bread and wine for the communion, in consideration of receiving 15 chalders victual now reserved to him out of the teind sheaves of the burgh acres, St. Tenewis croft, Broomelaw croft, Paleowne croft, Ramishorne, Medowflatt, Swanisyett, Crubbis, Deansyd, Provandsyde, Langcroft, Dowhill, Egilishamescroft, Cropnestok, Kinclayth, Heucroft, Roundcroft, certain yards adjacent to the city, Partick Mylne, and Garroch. Edinburgh, 29 December 1608 and Glasgow, 1609.
490 [149c]. PETITION of Mr. ROBERT M'GILL, servitor to Sir George Elphingston, for suspension of horning raised by the provost and bailies of Glasgow against him. This petition prays for relaxation on the ground that all the differences between the magistrates and Sir George had been amicably submitted to James, Earl of Aoercorn, and the archbishop of Glasgow, and the wrong alleged against Mr. Robert was understood to be comprehended in the submission. On this petition the chancellor granted suspension till the last day of March, 1609. Edinburgh, 14 March 1609.
491 [149d]. COMPLAINT by WILLIAM STERLING, merchant, burgess of Glasgow, setting forth that he and John Ross, merchant, there, had by tack, dated 10th February, 1608, obtained from Robert Arnot, Barnard and Robert Lindsay, James Neisbit, and the remanent tacksmen of the king's customs, the inward customs of all merchandise arriving within the Clyde and "lossit" within the river between the Cloich Stane and the bridge of Glasgow, for three years after 1st November, 1607; but that the merchants, owners of the goods, and the skippers and mariners of ships and vessels bringing in the same, frequently concealed a part of the goods, and broke bulk before giving up their entry, and so and otherwise defrauded him of the custom to which he was entitled. He therefore craved the privy council to prohibit all such action as would defeat his rights, and to sanction such measures as would secure them, and asked letters of charge to the effect indicated. The privy council granted his application. Edinburgh, 20 March 1609.
492 [149e]. ACT of PARLIAMENT, dated 24th June, 1609, restoring the archbishops and bishops of the realm to their former authority and dignity, privileges, and jurisdictions, and specially to the jurisdiction of commissariats and administration of justice in all spiritual and ecclesiastical causes between persons dwelling within the bounds of their prelacies and bishoprics. This act was declared to be under reservation of the heritable right of the commissariat within the bounds of Argyle, belonging to Archibald, then Earl of Argyle. (1609, c. 8.)
492 [149f]. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS ordaining Glasgow to appear at the next convention to answer to the complaint made by Renfrew against it to the convention held at Dunbarton in 1607 [No. 478], and to the other complaint mentioned in the convention held at Selkirk, in 1608 [No. 488], and to the complaint of Rutherglen [No. 149]. Cupar, 5 July 1609.
493 [149g]. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his great seal, granting in feu farm to James Hammiltoun, merchant, burgess of Glasgow, the dwelling, built and waste, with close, well, and yard (between the manses and yards of the vicars of the choir on the west and north, the dwelling and yard sometime of the chancellor of Glasgow on the east, and the cemetery on the south); which property sometime belonged to the precentor of Glasgow. Paying yearly 10s., with 8d. of augmentation. Edinburgh, 23 August 1609.
494 [149h]. LETTER from KING JAMES VI. to the CLERK REGISTER prescribing the costume to be worn by judges, magistrates, churchmen, and other public persons. By this letter the provost, bailies, and some of the principals of their council of inter alia the town of Glasgow to wear gowns of red scarlet cloth, with furrings agreeable to same, upon Sundays and other solemn days, such as the riding days of Parliament, the 5 of August, the 5 of November, or other days of solemnity. All commissioners from burghs to the Parliament were also appointed to ride to the Parliament House in their scarlet gowns, unless those of the meaner sort of burghs who were appointed to ride in their black gowns as they sit in the councils. Royston, 16 January 1610.
495 [149i]. Acts of the general assembly of the kirk, held at Glasgow in June, 1610, whereby it was agreed:—(1) that the calling of general assemblies belonged to the king, by virtue of his royal prerogative, and consequently that the meeting at Aberdeen in 1605 was null and void, but that an assembly should be held annually; (2) that synods should be held in every diocese twice a year, and that the archbishop or bishop of the diocese should preside; (3) that no sentence of excommunication or absolution should be passed without the knowledge of the bishop; (4) that presentations should be directed to the archbishop or bishop, and that if he found the presentee qualified, he should take the assistance of the ministers of the district, and perfect the act of ordination; (5) that the bishop should suspend or deprive ministers with the advice and co-operation of the other ministers of the bounds; (6) that on admission to a kirk the minister should take the oath of obedience to the king and the ordinary; (7) that bishops should visit their dioceses themselves, or by a substitute when the bounds were too extended; (8) that weekly exercises of doctrine should be held by ministers at their accustomed meetings, the bishop or deputy being moderator; (9) that in all things bishops should be subject to the general assembly, and when found culpable might, with the king's consent, be deprived; (10) that no one should be eligible as a bishop who was under forty years of age, and had not taught as a minister for ten years; and (11) that no minister should, in the pulpit or public exercise, argue against or disobey the acts of this assembly, under pain of deprivation, or discuss in the pulpit the party or unparty of ministers.
496 [149j]. ACT of CONVENTION of BURGHS anent complaints by Renfrew and Rutherglen, mentioned in the act at Cupar on 5th July, 1609 [No. 492]. With consent of parties, consideration delayed till next convention, when all parties ordained to appear sufficiently instructed. Crail, 4 July 1610.
497 [149k]. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS anent the ranking of the burghs. Decision continued till next general convention, and each burgh not already ranked, then to send its commissioner sufficiently instructed for the decision of the question. Crail, 5 July 1610.
498 [152a]. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS anent the priority and ranking of the burghs mentioned in the act of convention of 5th July, 1610 [No. 497]. Decision continued till next general convention, and each burgh, and specially, inter alios, Glasgow, &c., ordained to come sufficiently instructed. Stirling, 3 July 1611.
499 [153a]. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS anent complaint by Renfrew against Glasgow for molesting burgesses in buying merchandise in the burgh and harbour of Renfrew, and for admitting burgesses at Kilmacolm. With consent of parties the complaint was continued till next convention. Anent the complaint by Rutherglen against Glasgow for exacting custom at the bridge, Glasgow was assoilzied from that custom in respect of a decree given by the lords thereanent, and produced by Glasgow. And anent the bridge custom on Rutherglen, that burgh was ordained to pay yearly to Glasgow £3 for their impost thereof during the endurance of the same. Stirling, 3 July 1611.
501 [153c]. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS anent complaint of Glasgow against Ayr for suffering James Muirhead, in Hamilton, their burgess, to use the trade of merchandise though not resident in the burgh. Complaint continued till next convention. Stirling, 5 July 1611.
502 [153d]. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS on complaint of Glasgow against Stirling as to the weight and insufficiency of their bread. Complaint continued till next convention. Every burgh ordained to report to next convention their diligence in taking order with their bakers and bread markets for serving the lieges with sufficient stuff and of competent prices and weight, according to the laws of Scotland and the privilege of burgh. Stirling, 5 July 1611.
503 [153e]. CHARTER by John, Archbishop of Glasgow, with consent of the dean and chapter, to Sir George Elphinstoun of Blythswood, his heirs male and assignees whomsoever, of the six-pound land of old extent of Gorbals and Bridgend; one-half of the five merk lands of Woodside, extending to 33s. 4d. of old extent; the wood or new park of Partick, with its lands; the 13s. 4d. lands of Nether Newtoun; and the 13s. 4d. lands of old extent of Meikle Cowcaldanis, with part of the moss of Meikle Govan, belonging thereto in the barony and regality of Glasgow, and sheriffdom of Lanark; which lands Sir George and his predecessors had possessed beyond the memory of man, as well by ancient as by new infeftments granted by the king after the act of annexation, in which the king had erected them into the free barony of Blythswood, exempting them from the jurisdiction of the bailie of the barony and regality of Glasgow, and conferring liberty on the inhabitants thereof, and of the lands and town of Bridgend, to exercise all kinds of merchandise and trade. Moreover, the archbishop, for the good service of Sir George, and for the better preservation of the liberty of the regality, constituted Sir George and his heirs hereditary bailies and justiciars of the said lands. Paying to the archbishop for Gorbals and Bridgend, £6, with eight bolls of meal in the mill of Partick; for Woodside, 33s. 4d., six firlots of malt, six firlots of horse-corn, and the accustomed multures to the said mill; for the said wood, 20s.; for Nether Newton, four bolls of meal, four bolls of malt, with three firlots of meal to the said mill; for Meikle Cowcaldanis, as for Nether Newton, and two shillings of augmentation—in all, £8 5s. 4d. money; and doubling the feu-farm on the entry of heirs; and for the said office one silver penny at the hill of Blythswood in name of blench farm, with faithful administration in the same. The archbishop, moreover, willed that one sasine taken at Gorbals should stand for all. Edinburgh, 25 November 1607.
504 [155a]. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his great seal, granting to Mr. Thomas Huchesoun, lawful son of the late Thomas Huchesoun of Lambhill, an acre and two rigs of land in Provandsyde (between the lands of the chaplainry of St. Kentigern and Glasgowburne), sometime belonging to the sub-deans of Glasgow. Paying yearly 13s. 4d., with 6s. 8d. of augmentation. Edinburgh, 18 April 1612.
505 [156a]. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS anent the priority and ranking of burghs. Decision continued till next convention, when each burgh was required to come sufficiently instructed. Meanwhile Glasgow, Stirling, Linlithgow, and St. Andrews were ordered not to "sitt doun in this present conventione quhill they be called and placed." Arbroath, 7 July 1612.
506 [156b]. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS finding diligence produced by Glasgow for depriving forty-eight outland burgesses to be insufficient diligence, because it had not proceeded upon citation. New diligence ordered to be used by the burgh before next convention, under a penalty of £100. Arbroath, 8 July 1612.
507 [157a]. ASSIGNATION by JOHN, ARCHBISHOP of GLASGOW, narrating that Walter, Lord of Blantyre, is owing to him one chalder teind meal as in full of fifteen chalders teind meal, assigned by the said lord, as principal tacksman of the parsonage of Glasgow, for sustentation of the ministry thereof, which teind is in arrear for crops 1607 to 1612 inclusive; and because Mr. Robert Scott serves the cure as one of the present ministers of the kirk of Glasgow, therefore the archbishop, in part satisfaction of his stipend, assigned to him the said chalder teind meal for said crops, and so yearly, in time coming, during the lifetime of Mr. David Weymis, minister. Glasgow, 7 October 1612.
508 [157b]. ACT of PARLIAMENT setting forth the remit made by parliament in 1597 to the king to consult with the general assembly of the kirk as to the authority which archbishops and bishops should have in the policy and discipline of the kirk; the various conferences which had taken place under that remit, and the conclusion arrived at in the general assembly held at Glasgow in June, 1610; and ratifying the acts and conclusions agreed upon in the latter assembly, with an explanation by the estates of some of these acts. (1612, c. 1.) 12 October, 1612.
510 [158b]. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his great seal, granting in feu farm to David Chirnesyd, burgess of Glasgow, a tenement of land on the south side of the Gallowgait, which sometime belonged to Sir Martin Reid, one of the chaplains of the New Church of Glasgow, as part of the patrimony of the sub-deanery. Paying yearly 7 merks, with 6s. 8d. of augmentation. Edinburgh, 21 January 1613.
511 [158c]. DISPOSITION by ROBERT CHYRNSYDE, as heir to Archibald Chyrnsyde, of Over Possil, with consent of Lord Blantyre and David Chyrnsyde, uncle of the said Robert Cyrnsyde, curators to him, in favour of the provost, bailies, council, and community of the burgh and city of Glasgow, of a piece of ground beside the wall where the West Port stood, with the wall and stones thereof, measuring in length three roods, and in breadth twenty-four feet, in the middle whereof the said wall stood. Glasgow, 8 May 1613.
513 [159a]. ACT of CONVENTION of BURGHS ordaining Glasgow to produce to next convention a more formal decree and execution thereof anent the discharge of their non-resident burgesses. Dunbar, 7 July 1613.
514 [160a]. SEAL of CAUSE by the provost, bailies and council of Glasgow, whereby on the supplication of the Skinners' Craft, they ratified and approved the following articles:— (1) The Craft to have power to elect a deacon annually, who should choose one half of the quartermasters and one of the two boxmasters—the other half of the quartermasters and the other boxmaster being chosen by the craft. (2) No person to work any kind of Skinner work within the city until he was made a burgess and examined by three or four masters of the craft as to his ability, under the penalty of ten pounds. (3) None within the city to pull skins under the penalty of ten pounds. (4) No person to be received freeman with the craft unless he was an apprentice within the burgh and served the years mentioned in the Letter of Guildry, viz., nine years—seven as an apprentice, and two for meat and fee. (5) A stranger marrying a burgess' daughter, and having served the above term as apprentice to be admitted a freeman on payment of twenty merks of upset. (6) A stranger marrying a burgess' daughter to be admitted on payment of forty merks of upset. (7) Any craftsman taking an apprentice for fewer years than those above written to lose his freedom of the burgh. (8) A stranger who was not an apprentice nor married to a burgess' daughter, but was free with the town, to be admitted for payment of sixty pounds of upset. (9) Persons admitted freemen, not to have an apprentice for the space of two years nor thereafter until it had been certified by the provost, bailies, and council that they could sustain an apprentice. (10) None to receive another's servant or apprentice, unless he was freed by the deacon. (11) The deacon, with some of the masters of the craft, to search all Skinner work made or sold in the burgh on market days or outside booths, and any found insufficient to be escheat and distributed to the poor. (12) No person to pull or dry shornling skins for transport furth of the realm. (13) The deacon, masters of craft, and his brethren to have power to make acts and statutes among themselves. (14) The deacon, with another person annually elected by the provost, bailies and council, to have power to search all skins ill-wrought, holed, or cut in the neck or jugger, and where such skins were found a penalty of two shillings each was to be paid. (15) Any member of the craft disobeying the deacon or his officer in any of the points aforesaid, or in the execution of their office, to pay a new upset, and forty shillings to the bailies for each conviction. (16) A half of the said penalties to belong to the bailies and the other half to the craft; and their own officer, with concurrence of one of the town's officers, to have power to poind for the same, and on default of payment to close the disobeyer's booth windows till payment was made; and (17) The deacons and masters of the craft, if they were negligent and omitted to try the faults above written at convenient times, to pay a fine of ten pounds to the provost and bailies of the burgh, Glasgow, 21 August 1613.
515 [160b]. CHARTER by JAMES VI. nominating John, archbishop of Glasgow, James, bishop of Orkney, William, bishop of Galloway, and ten other persons, of whom the archbishop should always be one, to visit the university of Glasgow, investigate its foundation, and reform abuses. Royston, 9 December 1613.
516 [163a]. ACT of CONVENTION of BURGHS anent act of 7th July, 1613 [No. 513], setting forth that the commissioners for Glasgow had produced an act depriving certain outland burgesses. The convention accepted such production for diligence for this time, and ordained farther diligence to be used against the persons deprived in causing them to desist from all further trading. Kirkcaldy, 6 July 1614.
517 [167a]. DISPOSITION by JOHN, ARCHBISHOP of GLASGOW, to Mr. Robert Scot, minister at Glasgow, of the right granted by Mr. David Wemis, minister of said town, to the archbishop of four acres of glebe land; which right was now transferred to Scot "for his better attendance upon the chairge of the ministrie heir, til it sal pleis God we haif better occasioun and meanis to help his present provisioun." Glasgow, 1 July 1615.
518 [167b]. ACT of CONVENTION of BURGHS setting forth, in terms of their act of 6th July, 1614, that the commissioner of Glasgow declared that the deprived burgesses of that burgh had desisted from usurping the liberties of royal burghs. This declaration was accepted for diligence. St. Andrews, 4 July 1615.
519 [167c]. ACT of CONVENTION of BURGHS concerning the election of magistrates, setting forth that having considered certain acts produced bearing the forms within each burgh anent the election of magistrates, and having found that in the time of election the whole number of persons having power to vote did not convene for that effect, partly because of their absence on voyages furth of the realm, and partly by reason of their absence attending to their own affairs, or being visited by death. It was accordingly ordained that if any of the electors were absent from an election, the magistrates and council present should elect any qualified person who had previously been a councillor of the burgh to supply the place of the councillor absent from such election. Likewise, in the event of any of the deacons of craft being absent from such election, the deacon of the craft for the preceding year should be nominated to supply his place—the persons so appointed to have as great power to vote in such elections as the ordinary electors, if present, would have. Further, in consideration of the great confusion in the election of the deacons of crafts within some burghs, occasioned by the election proceeding on several days, and in divers seasons of the year, to the great hindrance of the common affairs of such burghs, it was ordained that the election of the deacons in all the burghs should proceed on a day within ten days preceding or following each feast of Michaelmas, under a penalty of £100, to be paid to the burghs by the contraveners. St. Andrews, 6 July 1615.
520 [169a]. ACT of CONVENTION of BURGHS relative to their act of 6th July, 1615, which had not been well observed at Michaelmas last. The convention ratified that act, and ordained the same to be put to execution, and to be intimated by the commissioners then present to their respective burghs. Each burgh, and specially St. Andrews and Glasgow, was also ordered to produce to the next convention the form of the election of their magistrates, council, and deacons of craft at Michaelmas next, and to proceed in regard to such elections in conformity with the acts of parliament and burghs. Perth, 4 July 1616.
521 [171a]. ACT of PARLIAMENT, dated 28th June, 1617, prescribing the mode in which archbishops and bishops should be elected—the archbishop of Glasgow by the three bishops of his diocese, viz., those of Galloway, Argyle, and the Isles, together with the ordinary chapter; and providing for the restitution of deans and chapters (cc. 1, 2); providing for the plantation of kirks (c. 3); limiting the power of archbishops, bishops, and other prelates to set in tack any portion of their patrimony for a longer period than nineteen years, and of inferior beneficed persons to set any part of their benefices for a longer period than their own lifetime and five years afterwards, and directing all such tacks to be registered in the lord clerk register's books (c. 4); ratifying the act 1606, c. 2, anent the dilapidation of rents of prelaces, with an addition (c. 5); and providing of necessaries for the ministration of sacraments (c. 6).
522 [173a]. ACT of CONVENTION of BURGHS in regard to a supplication by Dunbarton craving license to impetrate of the king a gift of a yearly impost on every unfreeman's fishing and coper (dealers') boats, fishing and coping within and on this side of the Cloch, in Clyde, and Lewes lying within the Cloch. Glasgow and Renfrew opposed on the ground that these burghs would be prejudiced. The matter was continued till next convention. Dunbarton, 5 July 1617.
523 [177a]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL ordaining the provosts of burghs, aldermen, bailies, and councillors, to wear black gowns, lined with some grave kind of furrings, in their council assemblies and meetings, and in conventions of burghs; and the provosts, bailies, treasurers, and deans of guild of Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee, St. Andrews, Glasgow, Stirling, and Aberdeen, to wear gowns of red scarlet cloth, with furrings agreeable to the same, on Sundays and other solemn days, on the riding days of parliament, on 5th August, 5th September, and other solemnities. The provost of Edinburgh was also ordained to wear a great golden chain with his scarlet robe at the aforesaid times. Edinburgh, 18 November 1619.
524 [179a]. ACT of PARLIAMENT, dated 4th August, 1621, ratifying the five articles of the general assembly of the kirk, held in August, 1618, and ordaining that (1) the sacrament should be celebrated reverendly by worshippers on their knees; (2) the holy communion should be administered to sick persons, who so desired, in their houses; (3) regulating the time and place for baptising infants; (4) requiring children to be examined as to religious knowledge; and (5) appointing the anniversaries of Christ's birth, passion, resurrection, ascension, and the sending down of the Holy Ghost to be commemorated [1621, c. 1].
525 [181a]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL setting forth that seven representatives of Edinburgh, two for Perth, one for each of Dundee, Aberdeen, Glasgow (Gabriel Cunningham), Stirling, Dumfries, and Linlithgow, were convened for discussion anent the manufactures of Scotland. Edinburgh, 12 July 1623.
526 [181b]. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his great seal, whereby he granted to Robert, lord Boyd, inter alia, the patronage of the sub-deanrie of Glasgow, and of the churches of Cadder and Monkland, annexed thereto; which benefice, Mr. Patrick Walkingschaw, minister, with consent of James, archbishop of Glasgow, dean and chapter thereof, resigned; and which patronage the king united to the barony of Medros, in the county of Lanark, also included in the charter. Whitehall, 17 March 1624.
527 [181c]. TRANSUMPT, dated 2 November 1654, of a Letter of Mortification granted by Mr. William Struthers, minister at Edinburgh, whereby he disponed and mortified to the principals, regents, and masters of the Colleges of Edinburgh and Glasgow, equally betwixt them, an annualrent of 600 merks yearly, upliftable furth of Sir Walter Stewart of Mynto's lands of Daldowie, to which Struthers had right from Sir Walter in respect of a debt of 6,000 merks due by Sir Walter to him, to be applied as should be set down afterwards in his latter will and testament; and whereby also the said two Colleges have right to dispose upon the principal sum of 6,000 merks whereupon the said annualrent is redeemable, equally between them, provided they obtain the advice and consent of the provosts, bailies, and councils of Edinburgh and Glasgow for their respective interests. Letter of Mortification, dated 18 December 1624.
528 [181d]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL, containing letter from James, archbishop of Glasgow, and lord Kilsyth, to lord Carnegie, dated 28th April, 1625, reporting that on 25th April they rode from Glasgow to Ayr, accompanied by the provost and three other citizens, to give them instruction and advice anent the hiring of ships; that on the 26th they called to them the provost, bailies, and some honest men of Ayr, and, after full consideration and advice, had hired two ships of 150 and 50 tons respectively, and placed them under the command of John Osborne, younger, to follow the service continually, for five weeks after embarking, of searching through all the Isles where the rebels were, and to pursue them to the death. They had also commissioned the provost and bailies of Glasgow, Ayr, and Irvine, to press such persons as would not serve willingly on board these ships, and had ordered powder and lead to be purchased according to the usual prices at Glasgow, where alone these articles could be got in these parts. Lord Carnegie was accordingly requested to forward to Glasgow in haste the funds necessary for defraying the cost of this expedition. In compliance with this requisition, Sir James Baillie, one of the receivers of the king's rents, was ordered to furnish and advance the amount required. Edinburgh, 28 April 1625.
529 [181e]. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his great seal, whereby he granted de novo to Alexander Ogilvie, residenter in the town of Leith, the orchyard and tenements lying contiguous, in the city of Glasgow, in the Stabillgrene (between the lands and yards of the archbishop's palace, or castle, on the south, and the yards of the vicars of the choir on the east and north); which property John Andro, grandson and heir of John Andro, clerk of the privy council, resigned. Paying yearly £5, according to Sir Mark Jamesoun's foundation; 42s. 10d. to the vicar pensioner; 8s. to the rector of Glasgow primus; 5s. to the regents, or masters of the pedagogy; 4s. 2d. to the poor of St. Nicholas Hospital; making £8 in all. Edinburgh, 14 July 1625.
530 [182a]. WARRANT by the PRIVY COUNCIL to James, archbishop of Glasgow, to deliver the ship called "The Sprus Maydene," taken by the rebels of Clan Eane, and afterwards recovered from them, to Hermane Henric, skipper of the said ship, after payment of such expenditure as might be modified by the archbishop. Edinburgh, 20 August 1625.
531 [182b.] CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his great seal, whereby he granted to James Elphingstoun, of Wodesyde, and Katharine Bisset, his spouse, a built tenement of land, with small yard and well, lying outwith the Stablegrein-port (between the lands and yards of the archbishop's palace or castle, and the yards of the vicars of the choir); which property Alexander Ogilvie, residenter in Leith, resigned. Paying as in No. 529. Edinburgh, 28 October 1625.
532 [182c]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL, setting forth an offer by the provost, bailies, and council of Glasgow to pay £815 12s. 6d. as extraordinary taxation and four terms' payment of ordinary taxation. The offer was accepted. Edinburgh, 23 August 1626.
533 [182d]. COMMISSION by the Burgesses and Community of the burgh and city of Glasgow in favour of Patrick Bell, James Stewart, senior, and William Neilsoun, junior, as bailies of the said burgh and city. Glasgow, 7 October 1626.
534 [182e]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL setting forth the appearance before them of commissioners for the burghs of Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, Ayr, Montrose, Crail, Anstruther Easter, Anstruther Wester, Dysart, Kinghorn, and Burntisland, in obedience to an act requiring these burghs to inform the council as to the number of serviceable ships within their harbours, and what charges and expenditure are required for them. These burghs declared that a ship of 300 tons would require 100 sailors, a ship of 200 tons 60 men, and a ship of 100 tons 50 men, and that 8d. sterling should be allowed each man for his entertainment, over and above his hire. Edinburgh, 2 November 1626.
535 [183a]. LETTER from JOHN, ARCHBISHOP OF ST. ANDREWS, to the provost of Glasgow, referring to a claim made against the archbishop "at the instance of som barnis of William Wemis upon a contract that past betwix me and Mr. David at my coming to Glasgow." The letter states that all these matters were ended by a second agreement, after Lord Blantyre and the archbishop composed their questions about the parsonage, and that thereafter he (the archbishop) paid David Wemis 12 chalders yearly; and expresses the desire that all legal claims should be amicably settled, "for I love not to haif my name called in the tolbuithe." Edinburgh, 19 November 1627.
536 [183b]. DISPOSITION by HEW GIBSOUN, with consent of his spouse, in favour of the provost, bailies, council, and community of the burgh of Glasgow, of the yard called the Provost Yard of the New Kirk of the burgh, lying upon the south side of the Trongate, bounded by the common passage called the Alley on the west and the said New Kirk and yard on the north. Glasgow, 19 December 1627.
537 [189a]. LETTER from the provost and town council of Glasgow to the Earl of Traquair, Lord High Commissioner to the Scots Parliament, deprecating his displeasure at the form observed by them in the election of the magistrates at Michaelmas last, excusing themselves that the condition of the late Archbishop of Glasgow was such that they could not present the leets to him as formerly without offence; that they had no intention of usurping any rights or taking advantage of the time, but only conceived they took the most peaceable method. Signed by Gabriel Conynghame and 23 others. Glasgow, 4 December 1629.
538 [193a]. DISPOSITION by ARCHIBALD FLEMING, merchant, burgess of Glasgow, in favour of the provost, bailies, and councillors of the burgh, of two booths or houses (one laigh and one high) in the steeple of the new or Tron Kirk, which houses had been feued to Archibald Faulls on 22 February, 1594, for a yearly feu-duty of £8 Scots, in consideration of his good and faithful service and labour in attending, without fee or recompense, for three years, to the re-edifying of the Tron Church. 31 May 1631.
539 [194a]. CHARTER by KING CHARLES I., under his great seal, translating Patrick, bishop of Ross, to the bishopric of Glasgow, and giving to him the benefice thereof, with lands and pertinents, and privilege of regality, also the parsonage and vicarage of the church and parish of Glasgow, with manses, teinds, &c. Whitehall, 16 April 1633.
540 [196a]. AGREEMENT between JAMES, MARQUIS of HAMILTON, collectorgeneral of the extents granted to the King in the parliament held at Edinburgh on 28th June, 1633, with consent of the lords of exchequer, and Gabriel Cwninghame and Patrick Bell, merchants, burgesses, commissioners from the provost, bailies, and remanent of the city of Glasgow, "anent ane favourable compositioun to be grantit to the citie of Glasgow of the foresaidis extents." The commissioners of Glasgow offered to pay, at Whitsunday, 1634, the sum of 20,000 merks Scots (£1, 111 2s. 2d. sterling) for the two of ten granted furth of the annuals of the terms of Martinmas, 1633, Whitsunday and Martinmas, 1634 and 1635, and Whitsunday, 1636; also £9,000 Scots (£750 sterling) for the taxation of the sixteenth penny granted furth of the annuals of the terms of Martinmas, 1634, Whitsunday and Martinmas, 1635, and so forth during the whole years and terms of said taxation. None were to get the benefit of the agreement except inhabitants, actual burgesses, merchants, and craftsmen, who were liable to watch, ward, and extent, and had been in use for several years to be extented within the city; the rector, principal, dean of faculty, and four regents of the college, with the consistory and members thereof; and the relicts, children, and servants of such persons. Honorary burgesses, and those not making their actual residence with their families, were excluded. The offer was accepted, and an act of exchequer passed to that effect. Edinburgh, 13 December 1633.
541 [196b]. MEMORIAL, titled "Information for Glasgow," containing information as to the Tron and Blackfriars churches, and suggestions for an arrangement regarding churches similar to what was carried into effect by the disposition, contract, and charter, Nos. cvii., cviii., cix., and cx. 6 May 1634.
542 [198a]. DISPOSITION by DUNCAN LINDSAY, indweller in Leith, with consent of Elizabeth Tullo, his wife, in favour of the provost, bailies, council, and community of the burgh of Glasgow, of a great tenement of land, with garden, yard, and pertinents, lying on the south side of the Drygait, sometime pertaining to the Earl of Eglinton; acquired by the city for a Correction House. Glasgow, 8 and 30 June 1635.
543 [198b]. REGISTERED CONTRACT and AGREEMENT between the Magistrates and Council of Glasgow and Mr. Zacharias Boyd, Minister at the Barony kirk of Glasgow, which contains an obligation for payment to the said Mr. Zachary of the sum of 3,000 merks and annualrents, and mentions that the said Mr. Zachary had mortified the said sum for the glory of God and education of two students of theology, such as shall please the provost, bailies, and council to choose, and therefore the Council obliged themselves and their successors, after the said Mr. Zachary's death, to employ the said sum upon good security, and the annualrent thereof to be forthcoming for the maintenance of the said two students, of the most godly and fitting for the place, so far as they shall be able to discern, and that within the College of this burgh, and to be divided equally betwixt them; And the said Students to be presented by the magistrates and council and successors, as patrons, to the principal or any other professor of theology, and to remain in the College two years or longer, as the said patrons think fit, not exceeding four years. And it is agreed that they be sons of burgesses of this burgh; and those of the name of Boyd being a burgess' son thereof, and being ready and worthy, to be preferred thereto; And the magistrates and council are bound to the right employing of the said sum by advice of the Dean of Guild and Deacon Convener for the time, who shall be in that matter sine qua non. Contract dated 23 June 1635, and registered in the books of Council and Session 17 March 1636.
544 [198c]. CHARTER by KING CHARLES I., ratifying the election of his servitor and chaplain, Walter Quhytfuird, D.D., sub-dean of Glasgow, to the bishopric of Brechin; with the special privilege of retaining, in commendam, the sub-deanery of Glasgow, and on condition that he provide fit ministers for serving the cure belonging to the said sub-deanery. Bagshott, 15 September 1635.
545 [198d]. DISPOSITION by ROBERT WINING, son of Robert Wining, cordiner, burgess of Glasgow, to the provost, bailies, council, and community of the burgh of Glasgow, of a tenement, with the yard, barn, and pertinents, on the west side of the High Street, leading from the Metropolitan Kirk to the Market Cross; being the side of the old Meal Market. Glasgow, 25 November 1635.
547 [198a]. LETTER from the ARCHBISHOP OF ST. ANDREWS, the BISHOP OF EDINBURGH, and others, to the provost, bailies, and council of Glasgow, mentioning that they had got a Commission from the King, with command to call before them the archbishop, the provost, bailies, and council (or their commissioners), and the ministers of the parish and city of Glasgow, "to heir and sie sufficient stipendis modifyit and appoyntit for thair service, and to determine be quhome thair stipendis salbe payit, and to liberat the archebishope from payment of any mor nor may be ane competent provisioun for ane minister to supplie the place of the parsoune of Glasgow." The magistrates and council were, therefore, required to send their representatives to Edinburgh on 18th March to hear and see the determination of the commissioners. Edinburgh, 12 March, 1636.
548 [198b]. LETTER from the COMMISSIONERS mentioned in No. 547 to the provost, bailies, and council of Glasgow, stating that a meeting had been held, but in regard the bailie and clerk, representing the magistrates and council, had not authority to arrange terms, the commissioners thought that, till further order be taken, the magistrates and council should relieve the archbishop of the five chalders paid to Mr. John Bell, at least for the year 1635. Edinburgh, 23 March 1636.
550 [201a]. LETTER from the COMMISSIONERS mentioned in No. 547 to the provost, bailies, and council of Glasgow, desiring the latter to send some of their number to Edinburgh on 17th June, with sufficient power to settle. Edinburgh, 1 June 1636. Another letter from archbishop of St. Andrews, dated 9th June, mentions that the date of meeting had been postponed till 10th July, 1636.
551 [201b]. LETTER from the ARCHBISHOP OF ST. ANDREWS and the EARL OF TRAQUAIR to the provost, bailies, and council of Glasgow, representing that Gabriel Cunyngham, late provost, had for the past two or three years attended the meetings of the commissioners for surrender of teinds very carefully; and "reason requyring that his chargis in the attendance be refounded to him, or he satisfied therefor by thes for quhom he is employed," they requested the magistrates and council "to tak some order for his satisfactioun, specially seing other burghs have defrayed the chargis of such of their number as wer employed in that commissioun." Edinburgh, 3 August 1636.
552 [202a]. BOND granted by ELIZABETH BOGLE, relict of Andrew Galloway, maltman, burgess of Glasgow, with consent of Robert Bogle and others, proprietors and liferenters of that yard lying next to the Gallowgate burn and bridge thereof, in which there is a spring well that runs out continually, unprofitable always to the granters; by which writ, in consideration of the town council having granted to the said Elizabeth Bogle a new charter and infeftment of half an acre of land in the Gallowmuir, possessed by her and her predecessors for many years, the said parties granted their full power, liberty, and license to the provost, bailies, and council, to the weal of the whole community and inhabitants of the burgh, to set in pipes and conduits for conveying water to any place in the burgh they please for serving the inhabitants. 24 September 1636.
556 [204a]. LETTER from KING CHARLES I., addressed "to our trusty and wellbeloved, the provest, baillies, and councell of our citie of Glasgow," in the following terms:—"Charles R. Trustie and wellbeloved, wee greet yow well. Wee being informed that the right reverend father in God, Patrick, archbishop of Glasco, our right trusty and wellbeloved councellour, is ouerburdened in mantenance of moe of your ministerie than in reason he is tyed unto, or by law oblidged, or (in regard of the meannesse of his bishoprick) he is able to do. It is our will and pleasure that you tak such reasonable and conscionable course therin to disburthen him as yow will expect our roiall favour in what concerneth yow, whereof, as we ar confident to be assured, we will account it as good and acceptable service done to us. Wee bid yow farewell. From our Court at Newmarket, 18th October, 1636."
557 [204b]. MEMORIAL, titled "Information for the Toun of Glasgow contra the Archbischop of Glasgow," in which it is stated that he (the archbischope) "oppones againes the charter of Glasgow, and alledges that he hes the citie of Glasgow erected in ane regalitie to him, and that thairfor he is prejudged be this gift in the right of the toune, pertaining to him as his citie, and to the burrow akeris as his lands." The claims and objections of the bishop are answered by references to previous charters and usages, and it is maintained that his rights are not prejudiced. The date on the back appears to have been originally 1636, but has been altered to 1637. If the correct date is the former year, it is probable that the bond (cxi., pp. 395–7), dated 6 December 1636, settled the questions which had arisen.
558 [205a]. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL, on supplication by the magistrates of Glasgow, setting forth that they were daily troubled by a number of officers residing in the sheriffdom of Lanark and Renfrew, and the bailiaries of Kyle and Cunningham, for receiving into their ward such prisoners and rebels as these officers brought to Glasgow, and craving relief. The council found the supplication to be reasonable, and ordained that Glasgow should not be required to receive in ward any prisoners or rebels other than those for whose entertainment the burgh might be guaranteed. Edinburgh, 14 March 1637.
559 [207a]. CHARTER by KING CHARLES I., under his great seal, confirming a charter dated 28 October 1635, whereby Edward Hammiltoun of Balgray granted to Mr. Thomas Law, minister of the gospel at Inschinnane, and Jean Hammiltoun, his spouse, daughter of Sir Robert Hammiltoun of Goslington, the 40s. land of old extent of Ballarnock, part of the lands of Provand, in the regality of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 19 June 1637.
560 [207b]. LETTER from the ARCHBISHOP OF ST. ANDREWS to the provost, bailies, and council of Glasgow, mentioning that he had seen a letter directed by the King to the commissioners of surrender of teinds for calling the council before that body and requiring them to recompense Gabriel Cunningham for attending the commission. The archbishop had asked Cunningham to delay delivery of the letter, and he now advised the council "to carrie that business calmly, and in a private way to give him that content quhich you think ressonable and may doe without your publick hurt." Edinburgh, 24 June 1637.
561 [207c]. DISPOSITION by THOMAS BROWN, merchant, burgess of Glasgow, to the provost, bailies, council, and community of the burgh of Glasgow, of a ruinous and waste tenement of land, on which there is now a barn built, with a yard at the back of the same, and half-an-acre of land at the back of the yard, lying next adjacent to the West Port. 21 November 1637.
562 [207d]. TACK by the PROVOST, BAILIES, and COUNCILLORS of the Burgh of Glasgow to Robert Fleming, Patrick Bell, and James Bell, merchants, of the tenement, with lands, well, and pertinents thereof, acquired by Disposition dated 8 and 30 June, 1635 [No. 542], lying on the east side of the Drygate (excepting the two high fore vaults and back galleries at the back of the vaults, beside the entry of the great tenement reserved for a correction house), for the period of seventeen years; and for the encouragement of the lessees to set up a manufactory, whereby a number of the poorer sort of people may be employed, the tack-duty was fixed at twelve pennies Scots yearly; but if they suffered the manufactory to decay, the tack was declared to be null. 25 April 1638.
563 [209a]. PROTESTATION in PARLIAMENT by PATRICK BELL, provost of Glasgow, and Commissioner for the burgh, that his riding this day, and the calling of the roll of the burghs in the order in which it was called this day, should not prejudice the burgh and its rank and place, according to custom and the old rolls of parliament and convention of estates. Edinburgh, 31 August 1639.
564 [215a]. DEED of MORTIFICATION by GEORGE HUTCHESONE of Lambhill, whereby he mortified and disponed a tenement of land on the north side of the Trongait, bewest the old West Port, to be edified and made a perfect hospital for entertainment of poor, aged and decrepid men to be placed therein, for entertainment of whom he assigned to the patrons of the hospital 20,000 merks, to the effect that the annual rent thereof might be bestowed within the hospital on as many aged and decrepid men as the annual rent could afford, each man having four shillings Scots a day, and a gown of convenient colour every year, with elding sufficient in the hospital, summer and winter, for their convenient residence therein. He further gave directions as to the building of the hospital, and nominated and constituted the provost, bailies, dean of guild, and deacon-convener, with the ordinary ministers of Glasgow, and their successors in office, patrons of the hospital. He further declared the benefits of the mortification to be for old decrepid men, being merchants, craftsmen, or any other trade without distinction, above fifty years of age, who had been honest of life and conversation, and were known to be destitute of all help and support at the time of their entry. The founder estimated that the 20,000 merks assigned by him would yield an annual rent of 1600 merks, whereof if eleven aged men were appointed, £800 Scots would yield each four shillings a day, and the remaining 400 merks would be available for their clothes and elding. He also recommended that one of their number should read prayers morning and evening, besides their resort to the common prayers and preaching in the Laigh Tron Kirk. Glasgow, 16 December 1639.
565 [215b]. ACT of the COLLEGE of Glasgow, subscribed by their clerk and whole members of the College, setting forth that Mr. Michael Wilsone was born and bred in Glasgow and lived long, and died in Eastburn, in the County of Sussex in England; that by his testament he had left to the use of the College of Glasgow £500 sterling, to be paid to the provost of the burgh and to the principal of the College; that several accidents had made the obtaining payment of the said sum desperate, when by the influence of the Earl of Stirling and Sir James Carmichael, of that Ilk, security was obtained for the payment of the said sum to the College; and that it was then appointed that out of the first and readiest of the annual rents of the said sum two bursars should be maintained in all time thereafter, one to be presented by the Earl and the other by Sir James and their respective heirs. The act then condescended that besides these two bursars two other bursars should be maintained out of the said legacy, who should be Masters of Arts and Students of Divinity, and so better entertained than the ordinary bursars, and according to the entertainment of the second order of bursars in the College, providing always that if the ordinary board of the second rank of bursars exceed £80 yearly, or during so much space of the year as they remained at the College table, they should supply the same upon their own expenses. The act further appointed the two bursars to be presented by the provost of Glasgow, with advice of the bailies and council, to the principal and masters of the College for reception and admission, if after due trial and examination they were found capable and worthy. If not so found capable and worthy, others were appointed to be presented in like manner. The said two bursars were appointed to be chosen of such of the said Michael Wilsone's kindred as should stand in need of a bursar's place, and failing them, of such burgess' sons of the City of Glasgow as the principal and masters of the College found to be most capable and worthy scholars, and whose parents were not able to maintain them. In the event of any of Wilsone's kindred, who were qualified and not able to maintain themselves, being desirous to pass the ordinary course of philosophy and other inferior studies in the College, they were appointed to be preferred to the places of bursars and to be entertained as the rest of the ordinary bursars till they passed their course of philosophy. And by the said act the College further set aside 9,000 merks addebted to the College by other persons therein specified for the use above set forth. The act further sets forth that the Town Council of Glasgow had approved of the said articles and conditions by their act dated 28 February 1640. The College act is dated 2 March 1640.
566 [215c]. ACT of PARLIAMENT setting forth that the office of bishops and archbishops, and all other prelates, and the civil power and places of kirkmen, were condemned by the assemblies of the kirk, and that the commissioners of the kirk craved the recission of all acts of parliament which granted to kirkmen the privilege of "riding and voicing" in parliament as prejudicial to the liberties of the kirk and incompatible with its spiritual nature, &c.; the estates (1) revived and renewed the act 1592, c. 8, subject to the declaration of the general assembly on 17th August, 1639, and the other declarations therein set forth; and (2) annulled, inter alia, the acts 1597, c. 231, 1606, c. 2, 1609, c. 6, 1612, c. 1, the ratification of the acts of assembly at Glasgow of 1610, 1617, c. 1, 1621, c. 2, ratifying acts of assembly at Perth, and all other acts derogating to the privileges of the kirk and its provincial assemblies and kirk sessions, and in so far as they favoured episcopacy [1640, c. 20]. Edinburgh, 6 June 1640.
567 [215d]. ACT of PARLIAMENT setting forth, inter alia, that the last two years' rent of the bishopric of Glasgow had not been uplifted, but had been restrained in the hands of the tenants and collectors; payments out of them to be made to the procurator, clerk, and agent for the church [1640, c. 22]. Edinburgh, 8 June 1640.
568 [217a]. CONTRACT between the provost, bailies, and councillors of the burgh of Glasgow, and Thomas Hutchesone of Lambhill, brother and heir to George Hutchesone of Lambhill, whereby on the narrative of the said George Hutcheson's Mortification, dated 16 December 1639 [No. 215a], the said provost, bailies, and councillors accepted the patronage of the said hospital and management of the affairs thereof, and engaged to do diligence and improve the same in manner therein expressed, and the said Thomas Hutchesone ratified the said Mortification. Glasgow, 27 June 1640.
569 [217b]. MORTIFICATION by THOMAS HUTCHESONE of Lambhill, whereby he mortified and disponed to the hospital founded by his brother, a barn without the West Port, upon the west end of the tenement disponed in the mortification, dated 16 December 1639 [No. 215a], for enlarging the wall and building the said hospital, but nevertheless to be made a separate house for educating and harbouring twelve boys, indigent orphans or others of the like condition and quality, in meat, drink, and clothes, elding and other necessaries, with one master to teach and oversee them, and women to make their meat ready, wash their clothes, and keep them and the house clean, and exercise all other service therein. All of these boys are appointed to be entertained in the house, and to be furnished with necessary books, paper, pens, ink, and other things needful, at the discretion of the patrons and others to be appointed to them. The master and the women servants are appointed to be chosen by the patrons, and to have the fees specified in the deed. The boys are appointed to be all sons of burgesses of the burgh, and who either want parents, or whose parents are not able to sustain them; and the name of Hutchesone or Herbertsone are to be preferred. The age of the orphans at their entry is appointed to be seven years or thereby, or less if the boys be capable for instruction in letters. The deed further prescribes the time during which the boys shall be kept in the hospital, and how they shall afterwards be disposed of, and assigns to the provost, bailies, and councillors of the burgh and their successors in office the principal sums therein specified, amounting to 20,200 merks, mortified to the effect foresaid. Glasgow, 9 March 1641.
571 [217d]. DEED of MORTIFICATION by Master Thomas Hutchesone of Lambhill, whereby he mortified to the College 3,500 merks, the annualrent of 2,000 merks whereof he appointed to be applied for the maintenance of a qualified student being Master of Arts, and a burgess' son of the name of Hutchesoun or Herbertsone, whom failing a burgess' son of any other name, whom failing any other qualified young student being a Master of Arts, who shall be received Bibliothecarius, who shall perform in his gown and serve, as is specified in the Mortification, and at his entry shall be obliged to commemorate the foundation in the terms of an oath therein set forth. The presentation to the Mortification is appointed to be made by the said Thomas Hutchesoune during his life, and after his death by the Council of Glasgow, who are to be answerable for the trust. The bursar to remain in the office four years only, and he is always to be found qualified by the Rector, Principal, and Dean of Faculty and Regents, to whom the presentation shall be directed. The remaining £1,000, with all accretions of annualrent thereof, were appointed to be applied towards the rebuilding of the south quarter of the College then ruinous. Glasgow, 13 May 1641.
572 [217e]. MORTIFICATION by Margaret Grahame, relict of John Boyd of Kirkdyke in Kilmarnock, setting forth that she having dedicated 2,500 merks, to be bestowed upon the most spiritual and best uses, whereby God might be best honoured, as Mr. David Dicksone, Minister at Glasgow, and John Stewart, late provost of Ayr, should think expedient, therefore the said Mr. David Dicksone and John Stewart appointed that, the money being delivered to the Collector of the College of Glasgow, and lent or laid upon land by him, with the advice of the provost and bailies of Glasgow, the rent of £1,000 should be yearly employed in buying so many as the annualrent may reach unto of the choicest books which the College had not before, and that the said Margaret's name, or two first letters thereof, be yearly stamped upon the covering of every book in gold letters, and that upon some clean part of the first page of the book certain specified words should be inscribed by which account might be had how the money was bestowed, and how the books were preserved from year to year. The annualrent of the remainder of the said 2,500 merks was appointed to be given as a yearly reward to a student of Theology upon the conditions following:—that he by the help of the ministers of Glasgow for the time, and their influence with other brethren and presbyteries far and near, collect the rarest passages of God's providence, justice, and mercy fallen furth in the memory of famous persons living and witnessed by them in the fairest way which may evidence the truth of the matter; which passages being gathered by him and revised by the professors of divinity, so much thereof as is found worthy to remain in the public register of the said College shall be written in a fair paper book by or upon the charges of the said student in a fair hand; and as the yearly reward to be payable to him, the half in the beginning of the year, and half at the fair of Glasgow, after he has perfected so much as the said professors have appointed for that year's work. As also the said Mr. David Dickson and John Stewart appointed the care and oversight, the right employment of the foresaid funds, with the presentation of the said student, to belong unto and be at the disposal of the provost and bailies of Glasgow, with advice of the principal and other professors of divinity in the College. The Mortification contains some irritancies in case of not right management, and is dated 28 April and 28 May 1641.
573 [217f]. MORTIFICATION by THOMAS HUTCHESONE of Lambhill, of 10,000 merks for additional help to the orphans provided for by the mortification dated 9 March 1641 [No. 217b], to which this additional mortification is affixed. Glasgow, 3 July 1641.
574 [217g]. DISPOSITION by the COLLEGE of Glasgow to Thomas Hutchesone of Lambhill, for the use and commodity of the hospital, of three roods of land or thereby, in the Langcroft, at the north end of the hospital then being erected. 7 July 1641.
575 [217h]. DISPOSITION by THOMAS HUTCHESONE of Lambhill to Hutcheson's Hospital and patrons thereof, of a yearly feu-duty of twenty merks, upliftable furth of a tenement and yard pertaining to David Paul, upon the south side of the high street, called St. Enoch's Gait. 13 July 1641.
576 [217i]. MORTIFICATION by THOMAS HUTCHESONE of Lambhill, brother and heir to the said George Hutchesone, relative to the mortification by the said George Hutchesone, whereby for better help and supply to the eleven foundationers he added thereto and mortified the sum of 10,500 merks resting to him by the persons therein named, and assigned the same to the provost, bailies, and councillors of Glasgow, and their successors, patrons foresaid. Glasgow, 14 July 1641.
577 [217k]. PROTESTATION in PARLIAMENT by PATRICK BELL, provost and commissioner for Glasgow, that the ordering of parliament appointing burghs to sit as they are called by the roll of burghs, may be restricted to this present parliament; and that in respect the roll of burghs is only set down by the present clerk of the burghs without warrant and for the most part contrary to other rolls and former clerks, and in direct prejudice of the place due to Glasgow. Edinburgh, 20 July 1641.
578 [219a]. RATIFICATION by JANET, BESSIE, and HELEN HUTCHESONES, three sisters and heirs-portioners of Thomas Hutchesone of Lambhill, of the several mortifications granted by him. Glasgow, 15 October 1641.
579 [220a]. CHARTER by KING CHARLES I., narrating that the nobles and others appointed to inquire into the state of the university of Glasgow reported that the least sum they required annually was £226 9s. 3d. beyond the present rental; therefore, the king granted and mortified to the said university and members thereof the lands of the bishopric of Candida Casa, with the abbacy of Tungland, the priory of Quhithorne, the abbacy of Glenluce, and others annexed to the said bishopric; with the teinds and other duties of the churches and parishes of the said benefices (except the deanery of the chapel royal of Stirling); but under burden of stipends to the ministers of said churches. Halyruidhous, 11 November 1641.
580 [220b]. ACT of the PARLIAMENT of KING CHARLES I., ratifying the Act 1567, c. 13, and ordaining that where there are any prebends, altarages, and other foundations of that nature, founded and situated within royal burghs, the present bailies and council of the burgh where the same are founded, who had been formerly the patrons, shall be in all time coming the only undoubted superiors, by whom and by no others the vassals and tenants be entered. 1641, c. 108. Edinburgh, 16 November 1641.
581 [232a]. DOUBLE of a CONTRACT between the College and Town anent the appointment of a second professor in theology, and the calling of Mr. Robert Baillie, minister at Kilwinning, thereto; containing provision for the exercise of his ministry within the town. Dated 28 March 1642.
582 [232b]. A WRIT, without date, under the hand of Southesk, Weyms, Kinghorne, Giffen, Erskin of Dun, Jo. Smith, and Pat. Leslie, showing that they being appointed by the king for representing the estate of the Cathedral churches where bishops dwelt and served the cure, found that the Archbishop of Glasgow had his residence in the Castle of Glasgow and served the cure in the great church as ordinary minister during the time of his residence, and that now his place should be supplied, and that the fabric of that great church should be upholden as most needful for the honour of the country and accommodation of the people. Therefore they thought fit that a minister should be provided out of the burgh to 1000 lib. yearly stipend, and the fabric to be upholden with 1000 lib. yearly. Date, probably about 1641 or 1642.
583 [232c]. SUSPENSION at the suit of Mr. David Dickson, professor of divinity, and the janitor of the college, of a charge at the instance of the provost and town council of Glasgow to make payment of a tax imposed upon certain houses, booths, and ground annuals lying within the burgh and belonging to the suspenders. 31 May 1642.
584 [232d]. ACT of the CONVENTION of ROYAL BURGHS annulling a mutual Bond betwixt the merchants of Glasgow, whereby they associate themselves and bind themselves not to repair to the wool market of Ayr, as being very prejudicial to the said burgh by enhancing the whole wool to themselves. Dundee, July 1642.
585 . CHARTER by KING CHARLES I., under his great seal, whereby, calling to memory that on 17th November, 1641, he had mortified to the burgh of Glasgow the teinds aftermentioned, for sustentation of the minister at the cathedral church thereof, in place of the archbishop of Glasgow, then abolished, and for the sustentation of the fabric of the said church, and for help of the schools and hospitals, —the king granted and mortified to his said burgh, the provost, bailies, council, and community thereof, and their successors, for the uses foresaid, the teinds, great and small, of the parsonage and vicarage of Glasgow, lately united to the said archbishopric, whole teinds of the parsonage and vicarage (integras decimas rectorie et vicarie) pertaining to the spirituality of the said archbishopric, and specially the teinds of the churches of Drymen, Dryffisdaill, Cambusnethaine, and Traquair. Reserving the right of the king to appoint the minister at the said cathedral church. And providing that the said provost, bailies, and council sustain the said minister, and that they pay to the minister of the Barony Church 6 chalders of victual; to the minister of the New Kirk in the Trongait 5 chalders of victual, in relief of the temporality of the said archbishopric; and that whenever the said teinds are so large as to meet the foresaid purposes, with readers and helpers, then the residue shall be paid to the king. And the king dissolved the said teinds from the said archbishopric, and united the same to the said burgh. Edinburgh, 18 February 1648.