21 January 1630.
The bailleis and counsell, convenit for the tyme, ordanes Gabriell
Cunynghame, thair proueist and commissioner electit anent the plantatioun of Stornuay, to vndertak for this burghe the plantatioun of the said
Stornouay effeirant to thair awin pairt and corresponding to the stent
roll with Edinburgh and vther burrowes quha hapnis to vndertak the lyk
burding gif thai do the samyn allanerlie, and to considder and deliberat
weill anent the tounes weill thairanent.
27 January 1630.
Sklatting the Blackfrier kirk.
The bailleis and counsall of the said burgh agreit with George and
Johne Aisdaillis, sklaitteris, quha hes vndertane and vndertakis be this
present to sklait the Blakfriar Kirk for threttie twa pundis the ruid,
they furnisching sklaytis vpoun thair awin chargis, warkmanshipe, and
making of the panis, and they to enter thairto within fourtein dayes
nixt efter they be chairget thairto, and ordanes the thesaurer to give
to thame twa hundrethe markis in pairt payment of the said wark.
Stiple, Trongait kirk.
The bailleis and counsall, all in ane voice, hes thocht it meit and hes
condischendit as ane commoun weill of the said burgh that the stiple of
the Trongait Kirk sall be hightit in the most best and commodious forme
can be devysit be the best craftismen, with all diligence possible.
6 March, 1630.
Ordanes the thesaurer to pay to Patrik Wilsoun tuentie pund for
furneising of candill to the New Kirk, conforme to the auld act this last
winter, and als fourtie schilling for ringing of the bell to the dean of
The proueist reportit his diligens at the last particular conventioun
of burrowes, haldin at Edinburgh the xxj day of Januar last by past, concerning Stornuay and vtheris contenit in the bill, and als about Edinburghis priviledges in Leithe; and ordanes him to haue ane warrand for
tuentie ane pund half ane merk deburset be him for the suspensioun
about Sampsounes captioun contra Duncan Sample and decisioun thairof,
and for the copie of Edinburghis signatour, and als for fourtie ane dayes
absens his chairges four scoir tua pund.
20 March 1630.
Warrand, thrie kirkis.
[The treasurer to have a warrant for £15 6s. 8d. paid by him "for wricht craft wrocht
in the thrie kirkis."]
24 April 1630.
Warrand, Kingis armes.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for the sowme of ane
hundrethe pundis money debursit be him to James Colquhoun in pairt
of payment of the working of the Kingis armes in ane stane, gilting and
Well in Tronegait.
Ordanes the new woll in the Trongait to be sklaittit in the best
forme, and tua pumpes maid thairto and clengit with all diligens.
8 May 1630.
Ordanes William Neilsoun, elder, and John Bornes to aggrie with
the maist meitt craftismen to poynt the Metrapolitane Kirk and to enter
Ordanes the thesaurer to by alsmekill rid kairsay claithe as to be
coitt, breikis, and hois to ilk ane of the tounes officeris present in office,
and to gif in his compt thairof the nixt counsell day.
15 May 1630.
The proueist, bailyeis and counsell hes thocht it expedient that ane
trustie youthe be maid ane poist for this burghe for ane yeir to cum.
26 June 1630.
Warrand, Blakfreir Kirk.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue a warrand for tuentie tua merk
deburset be him to Matho Colquhoun for four treis of aik to the Blakfreir
17 July 1630.
Ordanes the thesaurer to give to maister William Wallace, maister
of the Grammer Schule, tuentie merk to beir his chairges to ryde to
Edinburgh about the grammer to be imposet vpoun the cuntrie.
Tolbuithe cok, etc.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for threttie pund deburset
be him to Vallentyne Ginking for gilting the cok and als the thrissell,
crowne, and scheptour abone the Kingis armes, and to gilt the tounes
arms abone thee enterie to the gevill of the tolbuithe and to cullour the
. . . post of the Blakfreir stipell.
24 July 1630.
The bailyeis and counsell hes gevin libertie and licens to John
Colquhoun of Kenmuir to won alsmony lymstanes in the lyme craig at
the Channown mos as he can with ane mell quhill Mertimes nixtocum,
and to won and away tak the samyn to his awin vse for tuentie merkis
money payet be him in hand; quhilk was gevin to John Craufurd,
brussour, to help to by him cloithis at his laureatioun.
18 September 1630.
Ordanis the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for the sowme of threttie
twa pundis money debursit be him to ane Inglis minister for his help and
Warrand, commoune loch.
Ordanis the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of three
scoir four pundis v s. ij d. debursit be him for the wyning and leiding
of certane stonis for mending of the commoun loche.
The provest, bailleis, and counsall, having dew consideratioun that
it has bein in vse within this burcht thes divers yeiris bygane that not
onlie the new electit magistratis, suche as provest and bailleis, war maid
frie of his Majesteis taxatiouns, bot lykwayis the provest and bailleis
quha war in office the yeir preceiding, aganst all reason and equitie, for
remeid quhairof the saidis provest, bailleis, and counsall hes statute and
ordanit that onlie the new electit magistratis efter Michaelmes that yeir
the tyme of thair office sall be frie of the said taxatioun, and the provest
and bailleis the yeir preceiding to be taxit and subject in payment thairof
as the rest of the inhabitantis within this burcht, but ony exceptioun,
yeirlie in tyme cuming sua oft as the stent occuris.
25 September 1630.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for fourtie merk gevin be
him to maister Henrie Drummond, minister, quha is blind, for his
The provest, bailleis, and counsall of the said brugh, vpoun
petitioun maid to tham be the principall and regentis of the College of
Glasgow for help and supplie to the building of ane new wark within
the said College, haue condiscendit and agreit to giue to the building of
the said wark ane thowsand markis money quhen the wark is in building
and as the samyin gois on, and ane vther thowsand markis money to by
buikis to thair librarie quhen ever they by thair buikis to mak ane
librarie to the said college be advyse of the provest and bailleis of the
said brucht for the tyme.
5 October 1630.
[By desire of the archbishop, the bailies and council admitted Gabriell Conynghame
prevost for the ensuing year.]
[From a leet of six merchants and two craftsmen, the archbishop elected George Barclay
and Walter Stirling, merchants, and Thomas Morsoun, couper, bailies for the ensuing year.]
8 October 1630.
[The provost and old and new bailies elected thirteen merchants and twelve craftsmen
to be councillors for the ensuing year.]
13 October 1630.
Deane of gild, etc.
[John Bornes, elected dean of guild; John Andersoun, deacon convener; Thomas Gray,
visitor; Ninian Gilhagie, treasurer; William Andersoun, master of work; and Gilbert
Merschell, procurator fiscal.]
16 October 1630.
Maister of the grammer scoll.
The prouest, bailyeis, and counsell, vnderstanding that maister
William Wallace, maister of the Grammer Scole of the said burghe, hes
thir diuers yeiris bypast sen his entrie thairto exercet his office faithfullie
and treulie in training of all scholleris putt vnder his chairge, and that
now the space and yeiris of the contract and appoyntment maid betuix
the proueist, bailyeis, and counsell of the said burghe for the tyme with
him at his enterie to said Grammar Schole is expyret, and he being send
for to the counsell this day, at thair ernist requeist and desyre he is
content and maist willing to continow in the said service; thairfor they
be the tennour of this present act continowes the said maister William
in his said office as maister of the Grammer Schole of the said burghe in
tym cuming sua lang as he dois his deutie in his said office and is hable
to dischairge the samyn as of befoir, the saidis proueist, bailyeis, and
counsell, and thair successouris, and he, keipan, observan, and fulfillane
to vtheris the haill heidis, claussis, tennour, and contentis of the foirsaid contract and appoyntment maid betuix the saidis proueist, bailyeis,
and counsell of the said burghe for the tyme and him, in all poyntis,
efter the forme and tennour thairof, siclyke and als frielie in all respectis
as gif the samyn war renewet and war of new subscribit betuix tham and
The proueist, bailyeis, and counsell admittit John Young, couper, in
place of Thomas Kilmairis, for making the graves, and ordanes him to
haue the half of the haill feis and causualiteis of the deid bell with
William Bogle as the said Thomas haid of befoir.
13 November 1630.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for the sowme of thriescoir tuelff pund deburset be him for mairtis to the ministerris.
20 November 1630.
Statutis for this present yeir.
Ordanes the stane of ruche tallown to be sauld for fourtie sax
[shillings] aucht penneis, and the troyes stane of weill maid candill for
four merk; and the breid, aill, and beir to be sauld of the fynes,
quantitie, and pryces as was sett doun the last yeir.