5 October 1594. (fn. 1)
[Lord Blantyre, lord feuar of Glasgow, appointed Sir Mathow Steuarte of Mynto,
knight, to be provost.]
[From a leet of eight persons named by the bailies and counsal, with a request that
"thai may have only twa or thrie bailleis," "my lorde feware nominat and presenttit
Robert Chirneside, Williame Conynghame, James Steuarte, Robert Rowatt, the four auld
bailleis the last yeir to be bailleis this yeir to cum."]
Counsale be the prouest and baillies for this present yeir, 1594: Robert
Steuarte [and twenty-seven others]. And ordanes to conveine on Weddinsdaye nixt efter the preiching, and the counsale to be warnit thairto to
9 October 1594.
Water serjeand, etc.
[From a leet of three, Williame Smyth chosen water serjeand; seven officers and ten
keepers of keys appointed.]
It is thocht nether expedient nor necessar that thair be na commoune
procuratour for this yeir to cum, bot the bailleis and vtheris of the counsale
aye to declair the faltis thai knaw.
[Nine liners, including Archibald Faulis, master of work, appointed.]
[Statutes passed in terms similar to those enacted at the head courts in October in
previous years. Ale to be sold not dearer than 10d. the pint; the stone of candle to be sold
for 37s. 4d.]
19 October 1594.
Towne delt in quarteris.
It is condiscendit be the bailleis and counsale that the towne salbe
deltt in quarteris, viz., in four quarteris, and ilk baillie to exerce the
statutes of the towne for thair awin partis of ilk ane of thair awin quarteris
this yeir, and to that effect hes cassin loittis and hes fallin thir partis eftir
specifeitt conforme to thair tikat as followis, viz., Williame Conynghame,
the Greynheid with the eastsyde of the towne and southsyde of the Gallowgate quhill it cum beyond the Gallowgate burne to St. Mongois Kirk on
the southesyde; Robert Chirnesyde, the haill southsyde of the Troynegate
and west syde of the gate fra the Crois to the Stokwoll, with the Stokwoll,
and haill wynds with the remanent to St. Tinewis Kirk; James Steuarte,
the haill northsyde of the Gallowgate, with the north syde beyond the
Gallowgate burne and east syde fra the croce to the Wyndheid, the haill
Drygaite and without and west syde of the towne to the kirk abone the
Wyndheid; Robert Rowatt, fra the Stabill Greyn, the haill west syde of
the gaite Rattounraw quhill it cum to the new hous biggit be Johnne Loch
outwithe the West Porte.
Lipper gevin wpe and present:—Alexander Walker present and
ordanit to be putt of the towne; Jonet Grahame in the hospitall alreddy;
Thomas Gylkasoune ordanit to keip his awin hous queytt; Johnne Browne,
younger, and his brother, ordanes thame to keip the hous, vtherwyis to pas
to the hospitell. [Other seven similar cases disposed of.]
25 October 1594.
Johne Brain, mariner, is maid burges and frie man of the burgh and
citie of Glasgw, and hes gevin his ayth of fidelitie as efferit, quhais fynes
is remittit to him gratis be the bailleis and counsale for the pryce of his
drwm brocht hame be him and coft be the towne, the said Johnne bringand
hame tua new heidis to the said drwm, quhilk he oblissis him to do in
setisfactoune of his haill burges fynes, and dome gevin thairvpoun.
29 November 1594.
James Fyndlaye is decernit to enter in service with Johnne Cochreane
as he quha conducit him in service, he payand him fyve merkis vj s. viij d.
with ane pair of schonie and ane new sark incaice he serve him, and Patrik
Walker souerty thairfore, with [blank] for expensis.
3 December 1594.
The bailleis and counsale hes ordanit and appointit James Bell,
Thomas Glen, and William Symmer to be collectouris for ingaddering of
the extent of the mercheantis to iiijc lib., and to be ingadderit with all
diligence, and thairfor ordanes thame to be chargit for ingaddering and
collecting thairof incontinent. And als ordanes the deakines to ingadder
thair extent conforme to the stent rollis, and the quarter to be diminisit
of the last roll, makand thame that wes xl s. to be xxx s., and he that wes
xx s. to be xv s., and sua furth efferand to thair partis.
7 December 1594.
In presens of the bailleis and counsale. The quhilk day, it is statute
and ordanit that na kaik baxteris tak wpone hand to be fund in the meill
mercatt wpoun the mercatt dayes, quhilk is Maunundaye and Frydaye,
quhill allevin houris of the daye be strwkin, and than to by na mair nor 1
firlot of meill ilk mercatt daye, and that onder the paine of xx s. the first
falt, the secund falt xl s., and the third falt banising the towne; and als
it is statute and ordanit that ane of the counsale and ane of the officeris ilk
Maunundaye and Fryday, being mercatt dayes, to remane thair daye
about in the meill mercatt as the bailleis sall gif thame informatioune
befoir noine, and to begyn the nixt Maununday, and that onder the paine
of fyve lib. ilk persoune that failyeis being chargit thairto, and to continew quhill farder occasioune, and first to enter Andro Baillie and
William Stobo with him.