28 May 1636. (fn. 1)
Conventioun, clothes to officeris.
The proveist, bailyeis, and counsell, vnderstanding that the commissioneris of burrowis ar to meit within this burgh in Julij nixt, thai
haif thairfor ordainet the maister of work to take als much reid claith as
wilbe ane stand of cloithes to ilk ane of the officeris, inrespect that thai
ar commoun servandis within this burgh, and that for the greater honour
and credit to the samein.
4 June 1636.
Patrik Bell, proveist, and Colein Campbell, bailyie, ar electit commissioneris to the generall conventioun of burrowis to be haldin within
this burgh and to begin the fyft of Julij nixt . . . as also, John
Andersone, younger, is electit assessour. And farder the saidis proveist,
bailyeis, and counell apoyntis and ordaines James Hamiltoun, [and eight
others,] to provyde and forsie for convenient ludgeing within this burgh
to the commissioneris of burrowis quha ar to meit heir the tyme foirsaid,
and to sie tham weill servet at thair fowr houris drink duireing thair
aboid heir in the most cumeli forme for the credit of the toun.
7 June 1636.
[The mills set for a year for 7750 merks; the duties of the ladle for 2570 merks; the
custom of the tron for 450 merks; the custom of the pecks for 580 merks; and the custom of
the bridge for 665 merks.]
2 July 1636.
Ordaines the proveist, [and six others,] to ryd to Edinburgh anent
the mater of the ministeris stipend, and anent the improbatioun raiset
be the Bischop against the toun.
10 August 1636.
Signatour, Blackfreir Kirk.
The proveist producit the signatour of the Blackfreir Kirk, all past
and exped vpon the expenssis and moyen of maister Alexander Lyndsay,
servitour to the arcbischop of Glasgow, and thairfor the saidis proveist,
bailyeis, and counsell, all in ane voyce, ordaines the nixt intrant thesaurer
to pay to the said maister Alexander for his debursingis in the passing
the said signatour, and for ane honest and honorabill reward for his
paines, the sowme of fowr hundreth pundis money.
18 August 1636.
Ordaines the tressourer to mak warrand for the sowme of ane
hundreth thrie scoir auchtein pundis 6 pennis, deburset be him for the
haill charges and expenssis wairit and bestowit vpon the commissioneris
of burrowis quhen they wer heir in July last.
Anent ane new signatour.
The proveist, bailyeis, and counsell ordanis ane signatour to be
gottin past be the King, vnder his Hienes great seall, in favouris of the
toun, in the most best forme can be devyset, conteineing ane certane
dewtie to be payet to his Majestie.
27 August 1636.
Warrand anent the new bell.
Ordaines the tressourer to haif ane warrand for the sowme of fowr
scoir ten pundis nyne schillingis, deburset be him in full and compleit
payment of the new bell in the Tronegait stiple, quhilk, with ane
hundreth sax dollouris and threttie thrie schillingis producet be the
proveist and bailyies of the last yeiris vnlawis, compleitis the haill pryce
thairof and expenssis wairit in hame bringing of the samein.
31 August 1636.
Anent Walter Duncane.
Ordaines ane contract to be sett down betuixt the toun and Walter
Duncane, reider at the Blackfreir Kirk, quhairin thei sall be bund to pay
him ane hundreth pundis of stipend yeirly.
Anent ane lettere direct to Harie Alexander.
The proveist, bailyeis, and counsell allowes and approves the lettere
derect to maister Alexander Gotray, clerk to the burrowis, at the command of the commissioneris thairof, to Henrie Alexander, the burrowis
agent at court, in favouris of this burgh, quhairof the copy wes read to
tham be the proveist, and thei doe heirby promeise give the said Henrie
doe tham ane guid anent the mater thairin conteinet not to prove ingrat.
Supplie for Dennie brig.
Ordaines the treassourer, present or to cum, to give to the mending
and beiting to the decayed brige of Dennie ower Carron Water the sowme
of xl li. money, to be payit quhen the work is half compleit.
24 September 1636.
Act of report.
The proveist maid his report of his diligence at the last particular
conventioun of burrowes that wes in Edinburgh, and anent Dumbartan,
and anent the tounis new signatour, quhilk thei all ratifiet and alowit, as
also thei did ratifie, aprove, and allowe the lettere sent be the proveist to
the Kingis thesaureris man anent the passing of the said signatour.
Warrand, Dumbartane, signatour.
Ordaines the treassourer to haif ane warrand for the sowmes
following, debursit be him for the toun as is eftirmentionat, first for the
sowme of threttie pundis xvj s. debursit to the Kingis advocat and his
man for his compeirance against Dumbartane, and for xxxiij li. xij s.
given to the said advocat for advyseing and correcking the tounis
signatour, and for lvj s. given to his man; item, for the sowme of xxxix
li. iiij s. given also to the said advocat for docking the said signatour,
and for fyve pundis xij s. given to his man, and for xxij li. viij s. given
to John Nicoll for wryting of the said signatour thryse ower, and for v li.
xij s. given to his sone, and for xxxvij s. vj d. given to his tua boyis.
. . .
1 October 1636.
Warrand, tolbuith, tounes armes.
Ordaines the thesaurer to haif ane warrand for the sowme of fowrtie
pundis money debursit to John Boyd, maissoun, for his attendeing the
warke of the Tolbuith this last summer, and for hewing and puteing the
tounis armes vpon the Meall mercat and the Correctioun Hous.
4 October 1636.
[At the desire of the archbishop, the bailies and council admitted Colein Campbell
elder, merchant, provost for the ensuing year.]
[From a leet of six merchants and three craftsmen, the archbishop nominated two of the
former and one of the latter, viz., John Barnes, James Bell, and William Neilsone, bailies.]
7 October 1636.
[The provost and the present and late bailies elected thirteen merchants and twelve
craftsmen to be on the council for the ensuing year.]
12 October 1636.
Deane of gild, etc.
[James Hamiltoun elected dean of guild; Ninian Gilhagie, deacon convener; William
Wilsone, visitor; William Robiesone, treasurer; William Hinschaw, master of work; Colein
Campbell, younger, water bailie.]
22 October 1636.
[Ordained that no higher prices than the following be charged :—ale, 1s. 8d. the pint;
beer, 2s.; the wheat loaf of 12 oz., 1s.; the "single bund" of 11 oz., 1s.; tallow, 46s. 8d. the
stone; candle, 4 merks the stone. Ratified "all the remanent auld actis and statutis."]
26 November 1636.
Bell, ministeris stipends.
Ordanes ane commissione to be sent to Patrik Bell to petitioun the
lordis of counsall anent the lettere direct fra his Majestie to this burghe
anent the ministerris stipendis.
30 November 1636.
Walter Stirling is electit commissionar to go to Edinburgh to concur with Patrik Bell for passing of the new infeftment.
31 December 1636.
New signatour producit.
Patrik Bell producit the tounes new infeftment and precept, and
delatit his proceidingis thairanent, quhilk war allowit and approvin with
great thankis; and ordaines the proveist, baillies, deane of gild, deacone
conveinar, Gabriell Conynghame, and such as they sall think, to meit on
Wandsday to receave the said Patrik Bell, Walter Stirling, and Johne
Andersone thair comptis.