14 January 1632.
Magisteris of Grammer Schole.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for four scoir markes money
gevin be him to maisteris John Hammiltoun and James Alderstoun, magisteris of the Grammer Schole, becaus of the paines takin be thame in suppleing
the ministeris at necessar occasiounes within this burghe.
10 March 1632.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for allevin pund vj s. viij d.
debursit be him for mending of the commoun loft in the great Kirk.
Ordanes the thesaurer to give to Patrik Wilsoun for furneising candill
in the New Kirk, this last winter, tuentie pund, and fourtie schilling for
ringing the bell to the dean of gild for ane yeir, vsit and wont.
24 March 1632.
Tolbuithe, irne chymnayes.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for fourtye pund ten penneis
for the pryce of twa irne cbymnayes bocht and ressauit be William Andersoun,
maister of wark, fra Gabriell Conynghame, proueist, about ane yeir syne,
extending to xvij stane (blank) pund wecht, at xlv s. the stane, quhilkis ar
putt in the heichest hous of the Tolbuithe.
11 April 1632.
Common grass set.
[The common grass set for the present year as follows:—The grass set last year to
John Colquhoune (except part of Kowlairs and Channelmos heid) with the grass in Kowlairs, last occupied by Adam Tod, set to John Colquhoun, for 72 marks; the grass of the
hill which Peter and John Ferriers and James Bischope last occupied, set to Adam Tod,
tailor, for 50 marks; the grass of the Sheep Craigs set to William Wilsone, younger, for
10 merks; and the "gres of the Somerhill with the gres of the lone adjacent thairto quhilk
passis to the Blakfauld" set to John Andersone, bailie, for 27s. 8d.]
14 April 1632.
The proueist, bailyeis and counsell hes elected and nominat James
Steuart, bailyie, commissioner to the particular convention of burrowes
appointed to be haldin at Edinburgh the xxiij day of Apryle instant anent
the mater of the fisching betuix this natioun and Ingland and vtheris
mentionat in the missive direct thereanent.
Pumpes of the well, Trongait Kirk bell.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for saxtein pund for vphalding
of the pumpes of the well at the croce, reulling of the same, opining and
steiking of the same, daylie, for the yeir of God jm vjc threttie ane yeiris, as
the proueist and bailyeis aggreit with him to pay him the said sowme yeirlie
during his said service and vphalding the saidis pumpes as said is; and also
ordanes the thesaurer to give to him ane dolour for sawing the bell in the
Trongait Kirk and making the steill saw.
21 April 1632.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for thriescoir auchtein punds
gevin be him to William Duncan for the kok to the Trongait stilpill, gloib
and four thanes, weyand xxxviij pund wecht, and for dressing the brodis of
12 May 1632.
Ordanes the thesaurer to giue to William Allane at Nethamfute, for
supplie to big a brig over Netham watter, fourtie pundis money.
19 May 1632.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for fourtie pund, gevin be
him to Mungo Huitschaw for gilting of the cok, glob, and thaines of the
stipill in the Trongait, as the proueist and the deacone of gild agreit with
The proueist, bailyeis and counsell hes electit and nominat William
Robesoun, merchant, and John Ferrier, maltman, to carie the cullouris at the
muster this yeir, 1632.
22 May 1632.
Set of common good.
[The sucken multures and knaveship of the mills, with the sucken of Gorbells, set of
a year for 5900 merks to the toun, and 52 bolls malt to the archbishop for Partik mill;
the ladles set for £1106 13s. 4d.; the tron for 605 merks; and the custom of the bridge for
26 May 1632.
Ordanis the thesaurer to give to maister James Ros, minister of Levingstoun, tuentie pundis money to help the building of ane brig over Blackburne
9 June 1632.
The proveist, bailyeis and counsell ordanis the thesaurer to haif ane
warrand for the soume followeing, depursit be him for the helping of the
water, fra the begineinge of this yeir, quhilk wes wpon the xxiiij day of Maij
last, to this day at nycht, extending to the soume of ane hundereth tuentie
nyne pundis ane schilling aucht pennyes.
23 June 1632.
Ordanes the provest, bailleis, deane of gild, deacon convener, with vther
twa honest men quhom the provest will mak choys of, to meit with the laird
of Silvertounhill, and to agrie with him in the best maner they can for the
Ordanis the thesaurer to haif ane warrand for [£197 8s. 4d.] debursit be
him for the wark of the water fra the fourtin day of Junij instant to this day
[Elected the dean of guild and deacon convener commissioners to the general convention of burghs to be held at Montrois on 3 July next.]
The provest, bailleis and counsall hes gevin licens and libertie to maister
Gabriell Forrester to burne his lyme stones lyand within thair commoun land
at the heid of the Channel Mos, betuixt and the first day of May nixttocum,
and he to win na mae in thair lyme craig, and quhat he sufferis to ly efter
the said day he not to haif libertie to transport thame thairefter.
30 June 1632.
New mylne work, Tolbuithe, Partik brig.
[Ordained the treasurer to have warrants for (1) 20 merks "to give to John Cors for
his service bigane, for fourtein dayes service, himselff, his man and hors, to the Falkirk
about the new mylne work;" (2) 80 merks "deburset be him to Patrik Colquhoun for
making of thrie tabillis to the Tolbuithe and all work belonging thairto;" and (3) 40 merks
"deburset be him to William Patirsoun, masoun, for working and repairing of Partik
21 July 1632.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for tuelff pund xl d., deburset
be him for the act of lawborrowes of the proueist, bailyeis and counsall, xxx
persounes, to the heritouris of Robiestoun; and the act put in the schottill of
11 August 1632.
Outputting ane sogour.
Ordanes the thesaurer to give to maister John Maxuell and Walter
Douglas fourtie merk for thair chairges to Edinburgh quhen capitane Walter
Steuart summont thame befoir the secreit counsell for outputting ane sogour.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for ten dolouris deburset be
him to ten Dutchmen, quha war newlie spoilyeit and reft be the pirattis, for
thair supplie to help thame hame.
18 August 1632.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for fiftie punds quhilk he
hes gevin to Thomas Scott, baxter, for building the stane dyke betuix his
landis and the tounes commoun vennel, at command of the magistratis.
1 September 1632.
John Andersoun, bailyie, gatt ane chartour subscrivit of ane aiker of
land or thairby nixt to Pirreis Boig, payand thairfoir tuelff schilling be yeir
to be contenit in the rentall.
4 September 1632.
The proueist, bailyeis and counsell, ordanes the thesaurer to give to
the commissioneris of Dysert ane hundrethe pund for thair supplie to the
building of thair herbrie.
8 September 1632.
Ordanes the thesaurer to give to the collectour of the Colledge
pund to be employet for help of the present work presentlie building.
22 September 1632.
Ordanes the thesaurer to haif ane warrand for the sowme of allevin
dollouris, extending to the sowme of threttie ane pundis auchtin schillingis,
debursit be him for the consultatioun anent Silvertounhillis loche.
Ordanis the thesaurer to haif ane warrand for the sowme of fourscoir
four pundis xv s. iiij d., debursit be him in compleit payment of the haill
expenssis wairit and bestowit vpoun the helping of the water this yeir
bygane, except Johne Bairdis compt, quhilk is not as yit gevin in, for the
creillis and swme small tymmer.
Johne Symesone gat ane chartour subscrivit of four aikeris of land in
Gallowmure, he payand yeirlie thairfoir conforme to the rest of the land thair,
quha hes payit to the thesaurer fourtie markis money in hand.
2 October 1632.
[At the request of the archbishop, the bailies and council admitted Gabriell Cunynghame, last provost, to be provost for the year to come.
From a leet of six merchants and three craftsmen, named by the provost, bailies and
council, the archbishop elected George Barclay and John Barnis, merchants, and Johne
Andersone, cordiner, to be bailies.]
5 October 1632.
[The provost and old and new bailies elected thirteen merchants and twelve craftsmen
to be councillors.]
6 October 1632.
[Elected Gabriell Conynghame, provost, to be commissioner to the particular convention of burghs at Edinburgh on 12th inst.]
10 October 1632.
Election of dean of guild, etc.
[Elected Henrie Glen, dean of guild; Niniane Andersone, deacon convener; Niniane
Gilhagie, visitor of maltmen and mealmen; Niniane Patersone, treasurer; James Padie,
master of work, and eight merchants and eight craftsmen to be stent masters.]
10 November 1632.
Ordanis the thesaurer to haif ane warrand for the sowme of fourtie fyve
pundis money debursit be him to Walter Stirling for ane hogheid of wyne
furnishit be him for the serving of the tabillis at the ministratioun of the
14 November 1632.
Ordanes the thesaurer to give to maisteris John Hammiltoun and
James Alderstoun, magisteris of the grammer schole, ilk ane of thame
fourtie merk for thair supplie to help the tounes ministeris in preatching as
29 December 1632.
[The provost was appointed commissioner to the particular convention at Edinburgh
on 8th inst.]