16 January 1595–6.
Communitas, Maxvellis, Birkmyir.
Anent the actione persewit be Dauid Hall, commoune procuratour,
aganes Williame Spreull, Robert and Robert Maxvellis, induellaris in
Glasgw, for contraventione of ane act and statute maid be the provest,
bailleis, and counsale, wpoun the thrid day of Julij 1592, quhairby thai
contravenit the same in passing furth of the tovne with wapines, gwnes,
and vtheris, and taking parte with maister Gabriell Maxvell in defending
and invading him with wapines aganes George Birkmyir and his spous,
vpoun the landis within the parochin of Inchynnan, as the complaynt
beris, the saidis thrie persones denyit the haill complaynt in passing with
the said master Gabriell in assisting him with thair gownes or wapines
to the said Inchynnan, and to preif the same the provest and baillies
assignit Tysday nixt the xx day of Januar.
23 January 1595–6.
The haill carteris ar fund in the wrang for contraventioune of the
statutes of the towne in spilling of the Greyn.
24 January 1595–6.
Harbertsone, burges, gratis
Archibald Herbertsone, mercheant, is maid burges and frieman . .
. . as the secund burges promesit to Donald Conynghame of Aikinbar,
conforme to the contract for dispositioune of Lytill St. Mungois Kirk be
the said Donaldis speciall missive.
27 January 1595–6.
Williame Sympill, Robert Sympill, and George Campbell, are fund
in the wrang and amerciament of court for the trublance done be thame
in the towne.
Johne Montgomery of Scottistone, John Montgomery, Gawand Montgomery and Mathow Montgomery ar lyikwyis fund in the wrang for the
trublance done betuix thame to the towne.
And thairefter the said Robert Sympill of Fulwode, for him, his
freindis, dependeris, partakeris, assisteris, and all that he may latt, hes
fund Andro Baillie and Robert Steuarte, cautioneris, coniunctlie and
seueralle, that thai sall mak na trublance within the territorie of the
towne be waye of deid, onder the pane of ane thowsand pundis money
conforme to the ordour of burgh, and the said Robert Sympill of Fulwode
is decernit to releve and skaythles keip his cautiouneris of the premissis,
and the sindry souerteis ar becum cautioune for the entre of the said John
and his compliceis compleanit on the tent day of Februar and als for thair
comperance to persew conforme to vse of burgh.
1 February 1595–6.
Act, Montgomery, Scottistoune.
In presens of the provest, Johne Spreull of Ladymuir and James Montgomery, burges of Glasgw, are becum cautioneris, coniunctlie and
seueralle, for John Montgomery, Scottistoune, that he sall with ressonabill
diligence pas to the Duikis grace to Edinburgh, conforme to his missive,
onder the pane of tua thowsand pundis money, to obey the said Duikis
grace will, and siclyik thai ar suerteis for the said John his assisteris and
partakeris, lyik as Fulwod hes done, that thair salbe na trublance done be
thame within the territorie of Glasgw quhill the tent day of Februar
instant, onder the pane of a thowsand li., and for his entre that daye onder
pane conforme to vse of burgh, and the said John is decernit to releve his
cautiouner of the premissis.
6 March 1595–6.
Communitas, Blakburne. Communitas.
Maister Johnne Blakburne, maister of the grammer schole, hes referrit
him self to the jugement and declaratioune of the provest, bailleis, and
counsale gif thai will tak fra him for thair consent and assent to the fewing
of the foir schole hous and yarde ane hundreth merkis of entres and sa
mekill mair as thai sall mortifie, or gif thai will gif him for his consent as
chaiplane to few the same to ony vther sa meikill mair as thai wald gif nor
tua hundreth merkis quhilk thai have offerrit him for his consent, and to
paye yeirle fyve merkis yeirlie dewtey, and how on ather syde thai will
declair he is content to fulfill the same, and hes subscryvit thir presentis
with his hand, and that thai declair the terme of payment on ather side,
and for declaratioune of thair ordinance hes appointed the xiij daye of
12 March 1595–6.
Blakburne, schole hous.
The provest, bailleis, and counsale, present, convenand for geving of
thair declaratioun and declaring of thair will tuiching the offer concernyng
maister John Blakburne, conforme to the former act maid thairvpone the
sext of Merche instant, subscryvit be his hand, be thair declaratioun and
pronunceing of thair will ordanes the thesaurer to pay to the said maister
Johne Blakburne the sovme of tua hundreth ten merkis money for his consent geving and subscriptioune to ane few chartour to be maid to sic persounes as the provest bailleis and counsale suld appoint for setting and
fewing of the foir scholehous and yarde, contenit in the said act betuix and
Witsondaye nixtocum, and this thair pronunciatioune thai have declarit
in presens of the said maister Johne; and the said few chartour to containe
fyve merkis yeirlie dewtey contenit in the last act. And to that effect thai
ordane the said foirhous and yarde to be roipit, and to visey quha will bid
maist thairfor, and to that effect ordanes the drum to pas throw the towne
wpoun sic dayes as they think expedient to that effect.
10 April 1596.
The provest, bailleis, and counsale ordanes the penny custome of the
Troine to be observit conforme to the statutes of befoir, that is ane half
penny for ilk stane wecht, and the customeris vptakeris of the mair to be
accusit thairfor, and ane ordenance to be set doune for observing thairof in
Item, considering the act of parliament for forbidding of flesche fra
the first of Merche to the first of Maij, ordanes the officeris to pas and
inhibite all persounes, sellares of flesche, both fresche and salte, nocht to
sell nane thairof in tyme cumyng onder the panes contenit in the said act,
and to admoneis the landward flescheouris nocht to bring to the mercat in
The provest, bailleis, and counsale hes, at supplicatioune of the inhabitantis of the Stokwoll gaite quha ar gretumly chairgeit be biggin of
thair calsaye be greit sowmes, desyring support of the towneschip thairto,
hes gevin and grantit to the help of the said calsaye in Stokwell gate and
to Thomas Glen, maister of work and collectour thairof, four persounes to
be admittit burgessis and maid frie at the requeist of the said Thomas Glen
of his awin suitting, quhen he inbring the same, and als ordanes the nychtbouris that refuis to pay thair dewty for the said calsay to be poyndit be
the officeris, and to mak payement thairof to the said Thomas Glen sa far
as thair tenementis and houssis extendis to.
Stewarte for scholehous and yarde.
In presens of the proveist, bailleis and counsale, efter thrie sindrie
dayes roiping of the foirhous of the scholehous and yarde on the baksyde
thairof, be passing of the drum thrie seuerall dayes of befoir offering the
same to thame that wald bid maist thairfor, and the last quhairof wes the
thrid of Aprill and now continewit to this daye, and becaus nane offerit
mair nor Hector Steuarte, baillie, quha offerit four hundreth four-scoir
ten merkis, it being oppinly procleamit sindry tymes, thairfor the same is
ordanit to be gevin to him for the same and fyve merkis be yeir conforme
to the first act, and chartour to be maid to him thairof.
23 April 1596.
James Pawtoune, merchant, is maid burges and frieman of the burgh
and citie of Glasgw, and hes gevin his ayth of fidelitie as efferit, quhais
fynes ar remittit gratis be the bailleis and counsale to Allaster M'Caslan,
chyrurgeane, for his service done be him in curing of sindry puir anes in
the towne, and for his service to be done in tyme cuming, and is ordanit to
scat and lott and to have his armour, onder the pane of ten li.
27 April 1596.
Robert Watsoune, fleschour, is fund in the wrang for selling of meill
out of the mercat place and contraventoune of the statutes.
John Gilmour is decernit to pay to Williame Smyth, watter seriand,
xxv s. money, for fyve termes annuell restand preciding the date heirof
pertenyng to the puir leprois hospitall beyond the brig, to be payit
1 May 1596.
The bed of the bak almoushous, last occupeit be Archibald Muir and
Johne Fultoune, grantit to Archibald Hommill during his lyiftyme.
22 May 1596.
Chirnesyde, commissar, consistoriall.
The bailleis and counsale ordanit tua burgessis to be admittit gratis to
the commissar for reparatioune of the consistoriall place, considering the
same to be rwinus, and the hous to appertein to thame selffis, and for the
weill of the tovne, and the same to be socht out be him selff.
1 June 1596.
The causualiteis of the brig ar sett to Dauid Hall quhill Whitsoundaye
nixtocum in anno 1597 for the sovme of ane hundreth and fyiftein merkis.
The causualiteis of the mercat callit the ladle ar sett [for same period
for] aucht hundreth and thretty merkis money.
The causualiteis of the tua mylnes, viz., Archibald Lyounes mylne
and the eister tovne mylne in Thomas Brovne handis quhill outrynning of
his thrie yeris thairof, for the yerle payment of five hundreth li. money.
From a leet of eight, Marcus Knox chosen treasurer; from a leet of
five, Thomas Pettigrew chosen master of work. Menstrallis continewit:
Archibald Boreland, Archibald Glen. Clerk: Mr. Henry Gibsoune standis
conforme to his gift.
4 June 1596.
The haill carteris ar vnlawit and fund in the wrang for spilling of the
Greyn in passing out of the boundis limitat to thame, and dome gevin
5 June 1596.
Thomas Pettigrew is appointit commissioner to the conventioune of
burrowis to be haldin at Abirdeyne the first daye of Julij.
Maister of work, passage.
The bailleis ordanes the passage to the mylnedame at Colynes port
over the burne to be reparit be the present maister of work, Thomas
It is condiscendit be the bailleis and counsale that the provest,
bailleis, and counsale and deikines sall convein togidder wpoun the
[blank] day of [blank] instant at fyve houris in the morning, and suld
pas, accompaneit with sum spaidis, to pas to the mercheing of the loynes
about the tovne, and first begyn at the Stable Greyn betuix Brwmehill
and the Persounes Craft, and nixt about the Brwmehill, Garnegad, St.
Mongois Trie and remanent haill loynes, ilk daye fra daye to daye quhill
perfyting and reparaling of all loynes, and to begyn first on Tyisdaye
nixt at four houris in the mornyng at the Croce, and thaireftir Weddinsdaye and Thuirsdaye ilk daye in the mornyng.
8 June 1596.
Duncan Sympill, Dauid Andro, and James Montgomery ar decernit
to remove fra the tua laiche buythes and yarde in the New Kirk, ilkane
sa far as they occupey, perteining to the towne, as they quha wer laufulle
warnit to remove at the commone procuratouris instance and schew nor
allegeit na reasonabill caus in the contrair, and thairfor wes ordanit to
red the same incontinent.
Crychtoune, burges, gratis.
Johnne Chrychtoune, maltman, is maid burges and frieman . . .
quhais fynes ar remittit to Thomas Pettigrew for the rest of the waidgeis
awand to him and the remanent sulderis that passit to Strabogy, conforme to ane ordinance and act sett dovne be the bailleis and counsale
thairof the [blank] day of [blank] last beris.
17 July 1596.
Comperit Thomas Pettigrew, last commissioner of the burrowis
haldin at Abirdeyne the first of Julij instant, and producit the extract
of the actis of burrowis with his ansueris and informatiounes.
James Bradwod and Thomas Pettigrew ar appointit commissioneris
to the conventione of the sevin burrowis to be haldin at Edinburgh, the
xx daye of Julij instant, concernyng the deyne of gyld.
6 August 1596.
Govan, burges, gratis.
John Govan, mercheant, porter of the college, is maid burges and
frie man of the burgh and citie of Glasgw, and hes gevin his ayth of
fidelitie as efferit, quhais fynes ar remittit to him gratis at requeist of the
maisteris of the college.
Statute, watter seriand.
It is statute and ordanit be the bailleis and counsale that the watter
seriand sall charge the haill boittis cumand to the Brwmelaw to cum to
the brig of Glasgw, and thair to mak mercat at the said brig, and to
discharge ony mercat to be maid at the Brwmelaw, bot to fens the same
fra doing thairof onder the pane of ten li., and that becaus thai may cum
vp the watter.
5 October 1596.
The haill bailleis and counsale condiscendit to requeist my Lord
Duikis grace to elect and nominat only thrie bailleis for this present yeir,
becaus the ferd wes choisin the last tua yeris for extraordinar caussis.
[Eight persons, including the four "auld bailleis" nominated as a leet.]
And ordanit the haill auld bailleis and counsale to convein on Frydaye
to my Lord Duikis grace for presenting of the lyittis to him.
13 October 1596.
Efter the electioune of the lyttis and presenting of thame be the clerk
to my Lord Duik of Levenox having power be the Kingis grace to the
nominatioune of the bailleis, and first being desyrit to nominat ane
provest for the yeir to cum, and nixt for nominatioune of thrie of the
lytis to be bailleis, hes nominat and presentit:—Provest, Sir Mathow
Stewart of Mynto, knycht, to be provest; and for bailleis, at the townes
requeist, nominat thrie, viz.:—Bailleis, Williame Conynghame, Hectour
Steuart, Robert Rowatt.
Steuart, Andersoune, Muir, bailleis.
The bailleis and haill counsale ar becum actit and obleist to warrand
releve and skaythles keip Hectour Steuarte, Johne Andersone, Thomas
Muir, bailleis, as thai quha gef thair obligatioune as cautioneris for the
towne of Dunbartan for rasing of the suspensioune concernyng the harbry
at Cumray persewit be the towne of Irvine.
15 October 1596.
The provest, new and auld bailleis, electit and chesit thir persones
vnderwrittin to be counsalouris for this yeir to cum: Consilium pro
presenti anno, Thomas Muir, auld baillie [and twenty-six others.]
Thomas Pettigrew, maister of work, Marcus Knox, thesaurer.
16 October 1596.
It is condiscendit that gif ony persone nameit to be counsalour, being
personaly warnit to compeir to accept his office the first daye appointit to
that effect, befor the passing away of the provost, bailleis, and remanent
counsale, and being in the towne, sall nocht be reput nor haldin in ane
counsalour for that yeir he is chosin.
Water seriand, etc.
[William Smith elected water seriand; nine liners and seven keepers of keys appointed;
David Hall elected common procurator.]
Extent for soldiers.
The provest, bailleis, and counsale, vnderstanding thame vrgeit
vnder the pane of hornyng for payment of ane extent of four hundreth
and xl. li. for paying of the sudderis ordanit to pas to Kintyre with
Crowner Steuart at the Kingis grace command, hes appoyntit thir persounes following for making of the same and setting of it downe: [Follow
the names.] And ordanit to be warnit to convein on Tysdaye nixt at
viij houris in the mornyng, onder the pane of xl s. ilk persoune, and sum
of the bailleis to be present with thame.
23 October 1596.
In presens of the provest, bailleis and counsale, Agnes Brovne, ane
of the cumpany of the Egipsianes, being tane and put in the stokis, and
becaus na thing wes tane with hir wes releivitt.
Johne Donald, elder and younger, ar fund in the wrang be the
proveist, bailleis and counsale for foirstalling of the towne in sending to
Air, and thair making blok for salt fra Charlis Campbell that wes
frauchtit to Clyde, and to advys with the penaltie that salbe done thairfore the penult of October instant.
Thir persounes following ar appointit to convein with sum of the
ministeris on Weddinsdaye nixt, efter the preiching, concernyng the
reidar of the Hie Kirk, viz., William Conynghame, Robert Rowat,
bailleis, Thomas Muir, Johne Andersoune.
30 October 1596.
John Diksone and Johne Sellar appoyntit collectouris of the suddertis
stent, and to begyn on Tysdaye nixt.
4 November 1596.
Allane, Hie Kirk bell.
In presens of the bailleis and counsale, compt and reknyng being
maid with Arthour Allan, concernyng the price of the Hie Kirk bell, thair
is fund payit to him of the price of the haill bell extending to jm tua li.
iiij d., and expenssis in hamebringing thairof, quhairof he hes resavit
thir sovmes, viz., the rest of the auld bell mettall ixxx xviij li.
ix s.; item fra the barony ixxx li; item, fra the collectouris
vc iiijxx li. and sua restis awand him de claro l li. xj s.
23 November 1596.
Johne Muir, deikin, as cautioner for the entre of the remanent
fleschouris, being warnit to this daye for contraveining of the statutes,
is becum in the provest and bailleis will for himself and remanent
27 November 1596.
The provest, bailleis, and counsale hes condiscendit to pas throw the
towne wpoun Weddinsdaye nixt efter the preiching, for the aill, and to
poynd ilk persoune for fyve li. conforme to the statutes for the secund
falt, and hes appoyntit William Neilsone and James Tailyeour collectouris for vpgaddering of the vnlawis to be distributit to the puir be the
provest and bailleis sycht.
5 December 1596.
King, burges, gratis.
James King, wrycht, is maid burges and freman . . . quhais
fynes ar remittit to him gratis be the bailleis and counsall for his service
in the Hie Kirk, and hes fund Thomas Pettigrew cautioune for his service
to be maid at the hungin of the bell and he to releve him.
21 December 1596.
Hepburne, burges, gratis.
Gawand Hepburne, mercheant, is maid burges and frieman, . . .
quhais fynes is remittit to Johne Buchquhan be the provest, bailleis, and
counsale, for his support inrespect of the greit derth of the yeir, conforme
to the ordinance sett dovne wpoun the xviij day of September last.
24 December 1596.
The provest, bailleis, counsale and deikines, convenand for advysing
with ane missive bill direct fra my lord thesaurer, desyring commissioneris
to be send to him and declair quhat offer and conditiounes the towne will
mak to his Maiestie incace he culd be movit to plant the Sessioune and
College of Justice in this towne, quha voitit all in ane voce that thai ar
nocht able in money for contributioune, bot offerrit thair service, and
thairfor hes appoyntit Robert Adam and Henry Spreull commissioneris
to ryde to Lynlythgw or Stirueling with the ansuer thairof on the townes
expenssis, and ane commissione to be maid to that effect.