18 January 1594–5.
In presens of William Conynghame and Robert Rowatt, bailleis,
Andro Baillie [and fourteen others,] counsaleouris, being present for
remeid to be putt to the greitt derthe of the meill, partele throw the
regraitting and foirstalling of sik persounes quha hes circuit thame selffis
and duellis rownd about the mele mercate sted, presentle in the Blakfreir
kirkyarde, and thai to pas throw the cuntrey and byis the victuall quhilk
haldis wpe the derth; and thairfor thinkis that the meil marcat wald be
alterit and putt to sum vther place for ane certane space, referrand this
alwayes to the provest and remanent counsale and deikines.
Robert Rowat, baillie, Hectour Steuarte, and Thomeis Muir ar
appointit be the bailleis and counsall to speik the Principall at the requeist
of James Forrett and his mother in favouris of thame concerning the
actioune betuixt thame, and to reporte thair ansuer wpoun Weddinsdaye
nixt efter the preiching.
Item, to remember about the college compt, to vrge the same and to
advys betuix and the nixt conventioune.
31 January 1594–5.
Parker, burgess, gratis.
Andro Parker, cordiner, is maid burges and freman of the burgh and
citie of Glasgw, and hes gevin his ayth of fidelitie as effeirit, quhais fynes
ar remittit to him be the bailleis and counsale at the desyre of Patrik
Leinzeis, cordiner, for his travellis labouris and expenssis maid be him in
the townes effaires in Edinburgh, in transporting letteres of the townes
thairto and ansueris agane thairof, debursing of syluer in the townes
effaires that wes necessar gevin instantly, and for continewing thairin in
Commoun procuratour, new kirk yardes.
The bailleis and counsale, onderstanding that thai have sundry
actiounes to persew againes the occupearis of the new kirk yairdes, bothe
for byirvnes and remoiving fra the same, conforme to the warnyng, and
for vtheris superplus landis of the commounetie that ar tane furthe
thairof be nychtbouris of the toune by and attour the boundis of thair
infeftmentis, and for penalties of breking of thair mercheis, quhilk mon
be preserwit be sum speciall man as procuratour in that parte for the
towneschip, withe all diligence to stand and defend in the same, be advyis
of the provest bailleis and counsale, tharfor thai have electit and choisin
Dauid Hall to be procuratour in that parte, and to continew thairinto
quhill Witsoundaye nixtocum, for the quhilk he salbe satisfeitt be sicht
of the provest, bailleis, and counsale according to his diligence, and
ordanes the said Dauid to be warnit to Tyisdaye nixtocum for acceptatioune of the said office.
7 February 1594–5.
Commoune procuratour, new kirk yardes.
Anent the actioune of remoiving persewitt be Dauid Hall, commoune
procuratour, aganes the tennentis of the new kirk yardes, comperit
Mergrat Watsoune and allegeit hir and hir vmquhill husband to have few
of the twa yardes, and as to the thrid yarde scho, with John Herbertsone
of quhome scho hes tak, desyrit ane terme to gif in reasones, quhilk wes
grantit, and thairto assignit the xiiij day of Februar.
Robert Young, baxter, is decernit to paye xiij s. iiij d. for the dewty
of the yarde occupeit be him in the new kirk yardes this xxvj yeris bigane.
8 February 1594–5.
New kirk yardes.
In presens of [the bailies and council,] Robert Young, baxter, being
persewitt and decernit at the commoune procuratouris instance to that
effect for xxvj merkis money for the dewty of ane yarde in the new kirk
yarde thir xxvj yeris bygane, is decernit, be compositioune, to paye to the
commoune procuratour tuenty merkis money betuix and Witsoundaye for
releiff of ane parte of the tua hunder merkis awand to William Flemyng
and James Flemingis barnes.
And siclyik, Jonett Reid, being persewitt for xij libris for the dewty of
the yairde occupeitt be hir, is decernit, be compositioune of the bailleis and
counsale, to paye to Dauid Hall, commoune procuratour, viij libris to the
The bailleis and counsale, respectand the service maid be John
Buchquhane in the new kirk, with his scholleris, in singing and reiding
thairin, and of the greit derthe presentle in the cuntrey, quhairby he maye
nocht be sufficientlie furnisit be his stipend, thairfor hes ordanit Walter
Bowez, thesaurer, to paye to him the sovme of xx merkis money quhilk
salbe allowitt to him in his comptis, and that for his better support this
yeir, but ony preparative in tyme cuming of the lyik.
14 February 1594–5.
Dauid Wilsonne [and ten others] all fund in the wrang for trubling of
the woll in the Stokwoll gaite with cartis and carris, and thairfor ordanit
Hectour Steuarte [and four others] to visie the same, quhairthrow thai
maye repair the said woll. And Dauid Wilsonne and Williame Lowthiane
souerteyis for the persounes decernit.
19 February 1594–5.
Communitas, Liddell, lymman.
It is appointit betuix the provest, bailleis, and counsale, on the ane
parte, and Johnne Liddell, lymman, on the vther parte, anentis the setting
downe of the price of the lyme that he wynes on the commountie to be sauld
to the burgessis and inhabitantis of the towne, the said Johne hes consentit
with the provest, bailleis, and counsale to tak for every chalder xxxiiij s.
viij d., quhilk makis ilk boll xxvj d. allanerly, and that for the spaice of
ane yeir nixtocum efter the date heirof, and the mesour thairof to be
conforme to the stand of the towne to be gevin to him be the maister of work
and markitt with the townes mark.
22 February 1594–5.
Kinloch, burges, gratis.
William Kinloch, littister, is maid burges and frieman of the burgh
and citie of Glasgw, and hes gevin his ayth of fidelite as efferitt, quhais
fynes ar remittit to him gratis be the provest, bailleis, and counsale,
conforme to the warrand subscryvitt be the provest and bailleis of the date
the xvij daye off Februar 1592, inrespect of his cunnyng craft and
remanyng in the towne eftir his heir cumyng, and Williame Sympsone is
cautioune for the said William for repaying of xx merkis gevin to him
be the towne in caice of his non remanyng in the towne, and the said
William to releve his cautioner, quhilk act and warrandice the said
William Sympsoune hes in his awin handis.
1 March 1594–5.
James Roxburgh, allegeing him to be borne in Lowdoun, being tane
and apprehendit and putt in prissoune for the tuilyeing, fechting, and
drinking in the nicht in ane John Riches hous, and suspect of theft and
pyikrey, and ane vagabound, haveand na occupatioune nor craft, is be his
awin consent decernit to be banist and absent himself furth of burgh and
barony, and gif he beis apprehendit heireftir within the same, but ane
maister quhomewith he is feitt fra terme to terme in honest service, in that
caice he is content to be hangit to the deid, but ane assyis, and to departe
out of the towne incontinent.
It is statute and ordanit that thair be na deirer aill sauld nor xiiij d.
the pynt, onder the paine of fyve li. sa oft as thai contraveine the same, and
ordanes the drum to pas throw the towne to that effect.
8 March 1594–5.
The bailleis and counsale ordanit Robert Rowatt, baillie, and James
Bell to pas to Edinburgh to the conventioune of burrowis to be haldin the
xj daye of Merche instant, and to the parliament to be haldin the xvij
daye of Merche, and ordanit ane commissione to be gevin to thame, and
ordanit the thesaurer to paye to thame thair waidgeis, viz., to the baillie
dayele xxvj s. viij d. and to the said James xx s. money ilk daye sa lang
as thai remaine afeild.
22 March 1594–5.
Statute of the waitche.
In presens of [the provost, baillies, and council.] It is statute and
ordanit, for staincheing of nycht walkeris misvseand the towne, that na
persounes may repair peceablie to do thair lesum bissines in the same,
that thair be ane prevey waitche keipitt in the towne, viz., be aucht persounes nychtlie, tua at the Wyndheid, tua at the Blakfreris, tua at the
Croce, and tua at the Nether Barrasyett, and to gang wpe and downe the
streittis of the towne; with power to thame to tak and apprehend the nycht
walkeris and bring thame to the tolbuyth, and that ane of the officeris
nychtlie aboute pas with thame, and ilk baillie within thair quarter have
power to cheis ane maister of the aucht within thair quarter, and to caus
chairge thair persounes, and gif thai being chairgeitt absent thame fra
keiping thairof ilk persoune sall paye xx s. of wnlaw, to be payitt to the
maister of waitche and his companey that nicht that thai faillie; with
power to the waitch to sers houssis suspect, and gif thai refuis to oppin the
durris to brek the same, and thai ather to gang togidder or ellis sindry as
thai think best, and the watche to begyn on Maununday nixt at ix houris
atteyne, and remane quhill thre houris in the mornyng, or langer as salbe
thocht guid, and the waitcheis to put thame selffis in armour sufficientlie,
and gif ony of the waitcheis disobeyis the command of the maister of
waitche to paye of vnlaw xx s., to be payitt and bestowitt on the companey,
and farder as the provest, bailleis, and counsall sall appoynt.
29 March 1595.
It is condiscendit that thair salbe ane of the counsale send to Lanerk
to sie gif thai will insist in the actioune about the laidle with ane missive
to be namit this daye aucht dayes.
Item, ane lettir to Dimbartane and ane to Renfrew about the gadge,
to meitt in this towne the xxiiij of Aprile, conforme to John Boydes letter.
The bailleis and counsale hes appointit John Andersone, William
Symmer, and James Temple to serche furthe vnfremenis guidis, and to
reporte thame to the bailleis, that the same maye be fensit and arreistit
within the towne.
Donald M'Kynne is decernit to paye to the collectouris of the New
Kirk xiij s. iiij d. for his extent, als James Woddrope to paye ten s. and
Normant M'Kyne to paye xl s. for his extent, and that incontinent.
8 April 1595.
Jonett Williamesoune is decernit to delyver to James Traquair ane
hagbutte, he delyverand to hir ane pistolat quhilk pertenis to hir, with
xl d. expenssis, to be payitt within xv dayes.
30 April 1595.
The bailleis and counsale ordanes ane letter to be send to Lynlythgow
for the firlot, 1 pint and half pint, with diligence, conforme to the generall
act of burrowis.
James Bell is appoyntit to ryd to Lanerk and to bring thair ansuer
concernyng the caus of the neiffull of woll before the haill burrowis, and
ordanit the thesaurer to gif him four li. for his expenssis.
Thomas Pettigrew and Henry Spreull, deikin of the cowperis, ar
appointit to be visitouris for ane yeir nixtocum to mark the hogheidis and
6 May 1595.
[The bailies and council] ordanit the thesaurer to gif and paye to
Robert Chirnesyde, baillie, for his expenssis maid on the gift obtenyng to
the provest and balleis for vptaking of the penalteis, the sovme of xx li.,
and als to paye to himselff for his awin expenssis and travellis in remanyng
in Edinburgh viij dayes to that effect the sovme of ten li. money.
24 May 1595.
The provest, bailleis, counsale and deikins, immediatle efter the
sichting and viseing of the new bigging of ane lytle hous on the east syde
of the south syde of the brig over Clyde, all in ane voce fand the bigging
thairof to be greitimlie hurtfull and preiudiciall to the towne and libertie
thairoff for mony respecttis, first that the brig end and land stalis thairof
suld be frie, and gif the samyn wer biggit na frie passage sufficient mycht
be had thairto nor waye, and thai in possessioune (fn. 1) to the bigging
past memor of man, and in tyme of weir mycht end as (fn. 1) , and
wtheris mony ma wayes, and thairfor thai ordanit and concluditt to caus
discharge the said worke bothe be the officeris of the towne and be the
officeris of the barony, and to caus tak the same downe, and incaice thai
will nocht staye nor obey the arreistment and command the provest bailleis
and counsale with deikines to cast downe the same thame selffis.
28 May 1595.
It is statute and ordanit that thair salbe coft sa meikle greyn clayth
as to be ane counpter clayth to cover the counsalehous buirde.
7 June 1595.
It is ordanit that William Stobo, officer, be send to Lanerk for summouneing of the proveist, bailleis, and counsale thairof, to compeir in the
conventioune of burrois, and to that effect hes appoyntit Wadinsdaye
Arthour Allan is ordanit to produce the act betuix him and the towne
concernying the bell bringing hame, and thairto appointit Weddinsdaye
nixt efter the preiching.
The provest, bailleis, and counsale ordanes Dauid Hall, commoune
procuratour, to paye to Williame Fleyming and Margrat Fleyming, his
spous, the sovme of ane hundreth markis money for redemptioune of thair
pairt of the New Kirk quhilk wes goittin of the New Kirk yardes of
byrovne dewties and entres syluer fra Andro Kilpatrik, Robert Young and
Jonet Reid, relict of vmquhill James Wallace.
10 June 1595.
Act of deikines.
Christopher Allexander, mercheant, is becum cautioune for Johnne
Hamiltoune, deikin of the hammirmen, [and others are become caution
for each of the following crafts, viz.:—Cordineris, tailyeouris, baxteris,
cowperis, fleschouris, wobsteris, wrichtis, masounes, bonnet makeris, and
skinneris], that the saidis deikines sall compeir againe befor the provest,
bailleis, and counsale, to ansuer for accusatiounes laid to thair charge for
contraventioune of thair craftis, and vtherwayes, wpone xxiiij houris
warnyng, and als to gif wpe every ane of thair craftis respectiue that salhappin to be insolent and trubleris of the quiyetnes of the towne, ilk persoune onder the paine of fyve hunderth li., and ilk ane of thame ar
decernit to releve thair cautioneris.
It is statute and ordanit be the provest, bailleis, counsale and deikines,
respectand the apperand multitude of the incumeris to be frie in the towne,
and that be reasonabilnes of thair fynes that hes beine in tymes bygane, it
is statute and ordanit that ilk outtintownes burges sall paye for thair fynes
in tyme cumyng na les nor the sovme of xx li. to be payitt to the thesaurer,
always the priuilegeis of burges barnes to be obseruit and keipit, conforme
to the aith maid thairanent of befoir, and ordanes the same to be roipitt
wpoun the Symmerhill quha will gif maist thairfor yeirle wpone sic conditiounes as salbe sett downe.
[The casualties of the bridge set for £48, and the casualties of the ladle for £400; the
eister and wester mills set for three years for £500 yearly.]
[From a leet of six, Johnne Bornes chosen treasurer; from a leet of five, Thomas Glen
chosen maister of work. Minstrels:—Archibald Boreland, Archibald Glen.
13 June 1595.
William Glen, baxter, is content that incaice he transport ony staines
throw the greyn to St. Tinewis brig in tyme cumyng, or truble the passage
vtherwayes nor ane futte rod, to paye ten li. in tyme cuming.
St. Tinewis well.
The baillies ordanes the maister of work to repair the brig at St.
Tinewis well besyde the Greyn to be ane futte rod in tyme cumying.
14 June 1595.
Rowane, burges gratis.
In presens of [the bailleis and council.] James Rowane, skinner, is
maid burges and freman of the burgh and citie of Glasgw, and hes gevin
his ayth of fidelitie as efferitt, quhais fynes ar remittit be the bailleis and
counsale to Robert Chirnesyde, baillie, for purchessing of the gift of the
privie seale concernying the penalteis of the Kirk, and als for buiking and
delyvering of the decreit betuix the bischope of Glasgw and the towne,
quhilk vmquhill George Elphinstoune gat furth of the counsale hous.
Johnne Clerk, cordiner, being accusit for the taking of ane penny for
ilk beist passand enlangis the brig, bothe east and west, out of fair tymes
thir xij yeiris bygane, quhilk propirlie apperteines to the towne be vertew
of the gift grantit to the towne for wphalding of the brig, and for defrauding of the same fra the towne to that vse, being vnknawin to the towne
quhill now, quha comperand grantit he wptuik the same thir xij yeris
bygane, as haveand tak thairof be Mathow Boyde and John Hammiltoune
for ten merkis yeirlie; and thairfor thai have dischargeitt him in taking
ony farder thairof in tyme cumyng out of fair tyme, and to decist and ceis
thairfra, bot to suffer the townes taxman to wptak the same in tyme
cumyng, and as to byganes continewit his persewing for the same to new
Wrang, carteris, wrangis done to the brig.
Robert Brovne [and four others,] carteris, ar decernit in the wrang,
the said Robert Brovne and John Philp in laying of staines of cartis wpoun
the brig, and siclyik thai and the remanent ar fund all in the wrang for
leiding of staines wpoun karris dayelie inlangis the brig, and is decernit
to paye ilk ane of thame xx s. of penaltie, and to remane in warde during
the bailleis will, and to absteyne in tyme cumyng onder the payne of ten li.
Memorandum. The decreitt betuix the bischope of Glasgw and the
towne is putt in the almery to be keippitt in tyme cumyng.
The bailleis and counsale ordanes the haill deikines and certane honest
men of the mercheantis to conveine with the bailleis in counsale hous wpone
Weddinsdaye eftir the preiching concernyng the hospitall.
18 June 1595.
Compeirit Williame Fleyming and producit ane few chartour maid
be the provest, bailleis, and counsale to Sir John Steuarte of Mynto,
knycht, his airis and assignais of ane peice land of the commounetie
extending to the Balgraye dyikis on the north to the greitt hill on the
south, the hie gate to the Bischoppis brigis on the west and to the lytill
commoune mos on the east partis.
Dunbar, burges, gratis.
Johnne Duncan, smyth, is maid burges and freman of the burgh and
citie of Glasgw, and hes gevin his ayth of fidelite as efferit as ane burges
barne, quhais fynes ar remittit to him gratis be the bailleis and counsale
the requeist of Williame Watterstoune, deikin, for his travellis and
paynes susteinit be him in bringing of the glaid tydens of the Princeis
birth and bruseing of his hors thairthrow, conforme to the warrand.
19 June 1595.
In presens of the bailleis and counsale, Robert Adame and James
Tempill ar appointit commissioneris to the conventioune of burrois to be
haldin at Perth the xxvj day of Junii instant, and thairfor ordanit ane
commissioune to be gevin to thame, and the thesaurer to gif ilk ane of thame
xxvj s. viij d. ilk daye during thair remanyng afeild.
28 June 1595.
Hallis, burgessis gratis.
James Hall, elder, James Hall, younger, breither, ar maid burgesses
and fremen . . . quhais fynes ar remittit to the provest for his tua
burgessis, and that for this yeir quhilk hes bein in vse thairof of befoir.
It is condiscendit that sex of the craftis and sex of the mercheantis
sall conveine with tua ministeris in the Blakfreiris wpoun Frydaye nixtocum efter the preiching, to confer anent the hospitell, and for the mercheantis Alexander Baillie [and five others] and James Steuarte, baillie,
and for the craftis James Craufurde [and five others] with Robert Rowat,
baille, or ellis John Andersone in his absence.
The provest, bailleis, counsale, and dekines, all in ane voice, hes
ratefeitt and appreivit the appoyntment maid betuix thame on the ane
parte and Arthour Allan on the vther pairt anent the hame bringing of
the bell to the Hie Kirk, of the date the first of October, and wes content
to paye him for the same bell sa sone as he brocht hir hame.
1 July 1595.
Thomas Walker is fund in the wrang, be his awin confessioune, for
breking of the lok of the porte of Bothuell, and thairfor hes fund Thomas
Cook cautioune for him that he sall enter on Maunoundaye on the Croce of
Glasgw to confes his falt and ask the bailleis of Hammiltoune forgifnes,
onder the paine of xx li. in caice he failley thairintill.
12 July 1595.
Robert Adame and James Tempill, last commissioneris to the
burrouis, comperit and producit and reportit thair ansuer.
19 July 1595.
Presentatioune, Mr. Alexander Rowatt.
In presens of the provest, bailleis, and counsale, comperit maister
Patrik Scharpe, principall, maister Dauid Weymis, maister John Cowper,
and maister John Bell, ministeris, and presentit maister Alexander Rowatt
to be admittit and appoyntit the ferd minister to the towne and perrochun,
quhome the provest, bailleis, and counsale allowitt and wes content with.
The provest, bailleis, and counsale present, hes grantit to the said
maister Allexander Rowatt, minister, the sovme of xx li. money yeirle to
paye his hous maill during his service of the ministrey in Glasgw and
within the perochin thairof sa lang as he remainis minister thairin, and
ordanes the thesaurer and thair successouris to paye the same yeirlie to him.
Comperit Robert Adame and James Tempill, last commissioneris of
burrovis, and grantit that thai gef [in the] supplicatioune to the conventioune of burrovis concernyng the deyne of gyll at the desyre of the
burrowis to suite and desyre ane deyne of gyll.
26 July 1595.
Commissioneris of burrovis, thesaurer.
The bailleis and counsale abone writtin ordanes John Bornes,
thesaurer, to content and pay to Robert Adame and James Tempill, commissioneris to the burrovis, nyn li. for the ajent and clerkis fie debursit be
thame, togidder with ten merkis restand of thair expenssis superexpendit
at the said conventioune. Item, thai have delyverit the letteres and
wrettis againe delyverit be the towne to thame before the said
2 August 1595.
Extent of the bell.
The provest, bailleis, and counsale ordanit ane extent of sevin hunder
li. to be taxt wpoun the haill inhabitantis of this towne, both provest,
bailleis, officeris, kirk men, men of law, noteris, pursivanes, wedowis, and
both frie and onfre; and for performyng thairof hes appointit thir
persounes following:—[here follow names of persons appointed and their
districts;] and to convein on Thuirsday in the mornyng, and thai to be
warnit to that effect.
30 September 1595.
The conventioune for cheising of the lytis for the bailleis for the yeir
to cum, conforme to auld vse and wont, within the counsale hous, be the
provest and thrie of the auld bailleis and remanent counsallouris, being
convenit, thai have ordanit to requeist my lord fewar for nameing of thrie
of the lytis to be bailleis this yeir to cum, and continewit the presenting
of the lytis to Settirdaye nixt or soner at his hame cumyng.
Lytis lytit to be bailleis be the provest, auld bailleis, and counsale,
to be bailleis for this present yeir, requeistand and desyrand my lord
fewar to cheis and nominat thrie of thame to be bailleis for this yeir to
cum allanerly, thinkand thame to be ane sufficient number to that effect:
[follow eight names, including the four "auld bailleis;"] and hes ordanit
Thomas Pettigrew, Dauid Hall, James Braidwode, to accompany the
clerk to present the lyittis and gett ansuer.
It is condiscendit be the provest, bailleis, and counsale that it salbe
lesum to all persounes to bring in all kynd of victuallis, both breid,
flesche, fische, and all vther viveris, to the mercatt and towne ony daye
of the oulk, both mercat dayes and vtheris, and naine to mak impediment
in selling thairoff.
3 October 1595.
Comperit Walter, commendatour of Blantyre, lorde of Glasgw, and
electit Sir Matthow Stewarte of Mynto, knycht, provest for this present
yeir to cum.
And siclyck, comperitt Dauid Hall, Thomas Pettigrew and James
Braidwod, and presentit the lytis to my lord pryour of Blantyre lord of
Glasgow, contenand aucht persounes, of the quhilkis thai desyrit him to
nominat thrie to be bailleis for this yeir to cum conforme to the ordinance
of the counsale, and gif his lordschip wald nominat ony ma nor thrie
protestit that the same suld nocht preiuge the libertie of thair towne. The
said lord, ansuerand, thocht it was als meikill necessar to have four this
yeir as thir tua yeiris bygane, and thairfor for this present yeir wald
elect na fewar nor four, promeseand nocht to preiuge thair libertie in ony
yeir to cum, bot efter reasoning sa mony as aucht to be electit in tyme
cumyng at the optioune of the provest bailleis and counsale, and thairfor
nominat and electit thir four persounes following to be bailleis for this
present yeir, viz., Williame Conynghame, Hectour Stewart, Johnne
Andersoune, Thomas Muir. And thairfor thai ordanit the provest and
bailleis commissioun to be writtin, and appointit Weddinsdaye nixt for
sealing thairof and accepting of thair office.
8 October 1595.
The provest and bailleis all present, except Hectour Stewarte, baillie,
absent, accepit thair comissiounes and gef thair aithes.
And incontinent thairefter the provest and bailleis, auld and new,
cheasit thair counsale as followis for this present yeir: Consilium pro
presenti anno 1595:—Robert Chirneside, James Steuarte, Robert Rowatt,
auld bailleis; James Lyoune [and twenty one others; and in addition]
Johnne Bornes, thesaurer, Thomas Glen, maister of work, extraordineris.
And ordaines thame to be warnit to Frydaye nixt for acceptatioune.
Keyis kepeares for this present yeir: [follow names of keepers of the
keys of the foir dur, the hingand lok of the coffer, the foir almery, greit
coffer (two keys), lytill kist, lytill almery, lytill kist, lytill box, and foir
almery]. And thay ar ordanit quhen thai ar chargeit to compeir and
produce thair keyis that thai sall compeir in proper persounes to produce
thame, onder the paine of xl s. ilk falt, except thai be furth of the towne.
10 October 1595.
[Eight officers elected; William Smyth elected water serjeant; eight liners appointed;
and David Hall elected common procurator.]
11 October 1595.
The bailleis and counsale, be reasoune that the hervist is nocht endit
bot present in hand and can nocht be knawin how the priceis of the
victuallis ar sa deir, sua that the priceis of the victuallis and vtheris
vyvers contenit in statutes can nocht be liquidat reasonable, thairfor hes
continewit the statutes setting downe to the [blank] daye of [blank]
14 October 1595.
The watter seriand is warnit to gif wpe the names of the lipper againe
Frydaye nixt, and siclyik is ordanit to warne the contraveneris of the
statutes in bying of hering at the watter and topping the same over
againe, and thai to ansuer Frydaye nixt.
John Tempiltoune, poynder, is ordanit to poynd ilk beist that cumis
in the kirk yarde to paye iiij d. ilk futte, and gif he sufferis ony to be
thairintill he to paye xvj s. for ilk falt.
21 October 1595.
It is statute and ordanit be the bailleis and counsale that thair be
na aill sauld deirer in tymes cuming nor xvj d. the pynt.
25 October 1595.
Gardner, burges, gratis.
John Gardner, servitour to William Conynghame, baillie, is maid
burges and freman . . . quhais fynes in respect of his departing to
Danskin is remittit to him gratis be the bailleis and counsale and requeist
of William Conynghame, baille.
8 November 1595.
Statute of the stoipis.
The baillies and counsale ordanes the drum to pas throw the towne
commandand and chargeand all the inhabitantis of the towne to bring
and present all thair bynd of stoippis, greit and small, as quartis, pyntis,
choipines, and mutskines, to the tolbuyth wpoun the xiij, xiiij, xv and
xvj dayes of November instant, to be of new missourit and merkit onder
the pane of xl s. toties quoties, viz., all the inhabitantis of the Stokwoll,
Lyndsyes Wyndes, and west syde of the towne fra the Croce to the Stokwell, with the south syde of the Troynegate, and all outwith the West
Port the first daye, and the nixt daye all the inhabitantis of the north
syde of the Troynegate upe to the Stable Greyn and Rattounraw, the thrid
daye the haill inhabitantis fra the east syde of the Hie Kirk, with Drygate
and [north] syde of the Gallowgate to St. Mongois Kirk; and the ferd day
the haill inhabitantis of the south syde of the Gallowgate and the east
syde of the towne fra the croce to the brig inwith and outwith; and incace
thai present nocht the same to be markit as said is gif thai be apprehendit
to be escheitt and to paye the vnlaw foirsaid als oft as thai contraveine.
[Item, it is condiscendit be the bailleis and counsale to have the waitche of the towne
new rasit againe in this maner, viz. [a bailie and two officers named for each of the following
districts] (1) fra the brig on the east syde to George Lyones borne beyond the Gallowgate
burne; (2) fra the brig on the west syde Stokwell and Lyndsyes Wynd south syde of the
Troynegate and Greynheid; (3) the northsyde of the Troynegate and west syde of the Hiegate
to the Stable greyne; (4) fra Lytill St. Mongois kirk to maister John Cowperis hous; and to
begyn on Maunundaye nixt.]
11 November 1595.
Comperit Margrat Reid, being apprehendit for theft, grantis hir to
have stowin fra Walter Grayis wyiff ane cloik, and fra John Hall thrie
barrowis, ane covering of John Galbraythes, ane meikle tub fra
Christopher Allexander, and confessis hir to be ane commone pyikear,
and thairfor is becum actit of hir confessioune to be banisit both burgh
and barony, and gif scho be apprehendit thairintill is content to be
drownit, but ane assyis.
2 December 1595.
Sympsoune, burges, gratis.
Williame Sympsone in Gowth is maid burges and freman . . . .
quhais fynes ar remittit be the bailleis and counsale conforme to the
ordinance to Archibald Eglintoune, for making of ane calsaye fornentis
the New Kirk dur sua that na fuillie ly thairupone for stopping of the
passage in tyme cumyng.
6 December 1595.
The bailleis and counsale ordanes the drum and skellat to pass throw
the towne commanding and chargeing all and sindry toppeares and
sellares of corne, meill, malt, salt, quheit, flour and vtheris, that thai
bring and present all thair firlottis, pekis, half pekis, and ferd pekis to
the tolbuyth to be missourit be the maister of work and of new merkit
upoun sic dayes as salbe appointit by the drum or skellat, onder the pane
of five li. ilk persone that vseis ony thairefter vnmarkit and justit as said
is; and in respect of the greit derth of the victuall ordanes the customer
to present the haill missouris and pekis that he hes allreddy maid to the
effect foirsaid, and siclyik to caus mak half pekis and ferd pekis for
serving of the meill mercat, onder the said paine, and the same to be
The provest, bailleis, counsale, ministeris, elderis and dekines ordanit
the drum to pas throw the towne commanding and chargeing all and
sindry puir beggares that hes nocht remanit nor duelt within this towne
be the space of five yeir bygane, conforme to act of parliament, to remove
and discharge thame selffis furth of the libertie of the towne and boundis
thairof within xlviij houris nixtocum, onder the pane of scurgeing thame
throw the toune and burning thame wpoun the cheik and vtheris panes
as salbe thocht be the magistratis, and that nane of thame nor the outland and cuntrey beggares, or yit remaining in the suburbes tak wpoun
hand to be fund resortand or beggand within the said towne fra that daye
furth under the said paine, and als that na induellar within the towne
resave or ludge ony stranger beggar onder the paine of baneisment furth
of the towne yeir and daye, and for executioune heirof has appointit thir
persones, viz., Robert Broune, mercheant, [blank]; and John Tempiltone,
poyndar, for to assist thame, for the quhilk thai sal have oulkle xxj s. to
be payit for thair travellis.
13 December 1595.
Statute, meil mercat.
The bailleis and counsale, respectand the extreme derth of the
victuale and abuse of the meilmen and maltmen, in passing furth of the
towne to foirstall the victuallis cummand or that wald cum to the mercat,
thairfore for remeid thairof hes statute and ordanit that na meilmen nor
maltmen induellaris within the towne pas of the towne and by ony
victuale out of the same nor yit within the towne, to by ony fra landwart
folkis to tope over agane in tyme cumyng, nor yit cum to the mercat sted
in mercat tyme of daye to preiuge our Souerane lordis liegeis without thai
have meill of thair awin corne making to sell, onder the pane of ten li.
ilk falt onforgevin, and this to be procleamit in the mercatt placeis, and
that na victuall be sauld in greit bot to serve fra ane mercat daye to ane
vther onder the said pane.
20 December 1595.
The baillies and counsale grantit to Johne Buchqvhane xx li. for his
support for this yeir, in respect of the greit derth conforme to the warrand,
provyding the same be na preparative in tyme cumyng, and ordanit the
thesaurer to paye the same to him.
Boyd, Allan, thesaurer.
And als ordanit John Boyde to pay to Arthur Allan, thesaurer in the
lxxxxiij yeir, xxxiij s. iiij d., in compleit payment of the sovme of fyve
li. for the maill of the Belhous, and remittit the vther half inrespect the
steiple wes tane downe.