5 January 1656.
Principall of the college.
Appoynts John Grahme, the dean of gild and dekin conveinar, to meit
with the principall of the college anent the bibliothicar and all vther things
relating to the towne and college.
Warrand, ministers stipends.
Ordeins Johne Miller to have ane warrand for the sowme of sevin
hundred and four scoir of pundis debursit be him to the ministers for compleiting of the stipands the last Mertimes, conforme to the coumpt therof
given in be James Barnes.
It is concluded and aggreid that the proveist, bailleis, dean of gild, deakin
conveinar, Colein Campbell, Johne Grahme and James Pollock, to meit at all
occatiouns anent the maters relating to Hutchesouns Hospitall, according to
the fundatioun therof.
12 January 1656.
Apoyntis the dean of gild and deikin conveinar to ryd eist to Edinburgh
or Leith and thair to tak the excyse of beir, aill and acquavytie, vpone the
best conditiones they can for the townes weill.
Recomendis to the dean of gild, and vthers whome he sall choyse with
him, to have ane care of the chope mens placing of thair cramis and standis.
14 January 1656.
It is condischendit vnto and agreit that the aughtein hundreth merkis
awand be the towne to the Lord Blantyre be sent eist with the dean of gild
and dekin conveinar for the townes awin haisyard and be delyverit be them
to the said Lord Blantyre; vpone ane sufficient discharge, conteining ample
obleisment of warrandeice for releiving of the towne at the handis of Johne
Cumyng wha hes arreistit the samyne, and of all vther arreistments quhatsumevir made thairof in the townes handis, and the said Lord Blantyre
delyvering to them ane perfyt ratificatioun of his right of the tyndis made
in favouris of the towne.
19 January 1656.
The saids magistrats and counsell, taking to thair consideratioun the
foulnes and clattines of the commoune calsay, quhilk wald be eisilie mendit
give evrie nychtbour and foir frunt wald tak pains to clat the calsay weiklie
foiranent themselfis, therfoir it is enactit, statut and ordenit, be the saids
proveist, bailleis and counsell, that evrie indwaler in foir frunt, in evrie
place through the haill towne, sall dight and clat the calsayis foiranent
themselfis, weiklie, betuixt the guter and the crowne of the calsay, and that
weiklie, vnder the pain of fourtie schillings Scottis to be exactit of ilk contraveinar; and siclyk that na maner of persowne lay fulyie on the calsayis whill
first they have horssis redie to tak away the samyne, vnder the pain of ten
pundis wnforgivin; and ordeins this to be intimat through the haill towne be
towck of drume.
26 January 1656.
Appoyntis Baillie Walkingschaw, James Pollock and James Bell, to
speick with Doctour Souter anent his burgeschipe and help of the poore
whai standis in neid of his calling.
28 January 1656.
Collectioun at the mylnes.
For the better releiving of the towne of the excyse, to be takin for the
townes behove, and for the better payment making of the townes ces, it is
concluded, inactit and ordained that ilk mask malt sall pay at the mylnes
conforme to twelf schillings for ilk furlot, and the samyn to be vpliftit be the
collectouris befoir ony be permittit to be takin out of the mylnes; and that the
samyn be exactit of all men of all qualiteis without exceptioune or exemptioune.
It is concludit that evrie collectour at evrie mylne sall have of allowance,
weiklie, fyve pund Scottis, and to be changit fra mylne to mylne weiklie.
Appoyntis Baillie Warkingschaw, James Pollock, James Barnes and
Androw Conynghame, to seik out and mak choyse of four men to survay
the haill towne anent quhat malt is browne thairin daylie, and to give them
instructiounes thairanent as they sall think fitt, and to agrie with them quhat
they sall have for thair paines; and to settill with Gawine Dunlopes men
anent the ingetting of thair roles; and to send out ane mane to warne the
schyre to tak its awin excyse.
It is appoyntit ane bank be sent through the towne to inhibit and
discharge all maner of persounes to bring in or brew any malt but sick as is
grund at the townes mylnes, vnder the pain of crying doune of thair fridomes
and removing them of the towne, both inbringer and brewar.
2 February 1656.
Takeris of excys.
Compeirit James Stirling and the said Walter Neilsoune, qwha having
takin the excyse of towne and schyre, according to ordouris given them, they
frilie demittit the same in the townes favouris, and thairfoir the foirsaids
proveist, bailleis and counsell [bound themselves to relieve them and their
cautioners] of the haill tak dewtie conteinit in the tack set downe thairanent,
and of all truble, dainger, coist, skaith and expenssis, they or ony of thairis
sall incur thairby.
Appoyntis the dean of gild, [and five others,] to meit on Tysday nixt in
the heigh gallerie, as being the place appoyntit for the office of excyse, to sett
the excyse of the schyre to thais who sall cum and tak the samyn.
Appoyntis Doctour Sutour to be admittit and recavit burges of this
brughe for service done and to be done be him.
Poor man in hospitall.
Appoyntis the maister of work to pay to the poore mane in the hospitall
beyond the brig, weiklie, twa schilling starling.
Efter report made be James Trane and James Barnes, ordeins the
thesaurer to pay to James Mudie threttie fyve merkis in compleit payment
to him of that quhilk he hes gottin alredie for the charging of the thrie
paroschis and sumonding thais of the barrounie parosche with the sumondis
9 February 1656.
Warrand, Colquhoun, Gorballs charter.
Ordeins William Colquhoune to pay out of the first and reddiest of the
Gorball rentis the sowmes fallowing for the townes chartour of confirmatioune therof, to wit, threttie pund starling payit for the compositioune of it,
twentie thrie rex dollours to the Dwikes agent, thrie till his mane, fyve to
Gawin Burnet, and 35s. 4d. spent, extending in haill to four hundreth fyftie
ane pundis 13s. 4d.
To repair furmes in the Kirkis.
Appoyntis the maister of work to caus repair twa of the foir furmes in
the commoune laft in the Hie Kirk, and also twa of the foir furmes on the
eist end of the New Kirk, to the effect they may be keepit for the vse of old
and young men of qualitie and not for evrie commoune mane as they are now,
and appoyntis ane of the towne officers to attend vpone them ilk Saboth day.
16 February 1656.
Warrand, Gray, minister.
Ordeins the thesaurer to pay to the relict of vmquhill Mr. Androw Gray
his present half yeiris steipand, vpone ane sufficient discharge.
Ordeins ane banck to be sent through the towne to warn all maner of
persounes to cum on Tysday cum aught days, being the 26 of this instant, to
the tolbuith, to the heigh gallerie, thair to take the arable landis of the
Gorballis; and appoyntis the proveist, bailleis, dean of gild, dekin conveinar,
James Pollock and Johne Grahame, to meit and attend the setting thairof.
The foirsaids proveist, bailleis and counsell, taking to thair consideratioune how that Sir John Scott of Scottistarvet had mortified the landis of
Puckie and Puckie Mylne for puting and binding of prenteissis to craftis within
this brughe, conforme to the contract past and sett downe betuixt the towne
and him thairanent, and seing it will be verie trubelsume to the saids magistratis and counsell of this brugh to subscryve all indentouris to be set downe
thairanent when prenteissis ar to be bund of that natour, thairfoir it is herby
concluded, statute and ordained, that the deikine of that craft to whom any of
thais prenteissis desyris to be bund prenteis sall indent for the prenteis in
name of the towne, and to subscryve the said indentour with the maister
wha sall tak the prenteis, in all thingis according as the towne is lyable
be the said contract; and the foirsaid proveist, bailleis and counsell, does
heirby bind and obleis them and thair successouris in office to warrand,
freith and skaithles keep, all thais dikenes, thais present and in tyme
cumying, wha sall subscryve the saidis indentouris according as is above
writtin, and of all coist, skaith, dainger and expenssis, they can incur
thairthrough at all handis quhatsumevir.
21 February 1656.
Ordainis the dean of gild and dekin conveinar to goe eist to Edinburgh, in
name of the towne, to answer befoir the counsell of stait anent the paper given
be Collonell Aschfeild to the towne.
25 February 1656.
Petitioun presentit to the generall.
The petitioune that hes bein presentit to the generall, in name of the
towne, be James Pollock and vthers, wha was thair eist in Edinbrugh anent
the souldiers not grinding thair malt at the townis mylnes, and freithing of
the tolbuith of the gairdis, and that the magistrats and the towne quartermaisteris might have pover of the quarteringis as of befoir, and that the
officers of the regmentis in towne doe not meddill with the affairis thairof, was
this day awnit and approvin be the saids proveist, bailleis and counsell; and
appoyntis Baillie Andersoune, James Bell, James Campbell and Fradrick
Hammiltoune, to goe and present the lettre to Collonell Aschfeild direct be
the generall to him.
Appoyntis the maister of wark to tak downe the grammer schoole with
all dilligence, and to agrie with some mane to tak the sklaitis af the samyn
als saiflie as may be.
8 March 1656.
Colleg bulding, bibliothecarius.
The saidis magistratis and counsell, for maney respectis they have
to the colledge and for help of advancement of the present building thairintill, it is concluded be them to paye thairto ane hundreth pund starling
the best way and how sone the towne sall be in ane capacitie to pay
the samyn; and farder it is concluded that the bibleothicarius sall be
presentit be the towne and colledge conforme to ane writt to be drawne
To met the landis of Gorballis.
Appoyntis James Pollock, James Barnes, Androw Mudie and Patrick
Park, to tak on them to caus mett and missoure the landis of Gorballis, and
to choyse out mettsters for that effect.
Warrand, minister at Govan.
Ordaines Williame Colqwhoune to pay to the minister at Govane what
the towne is awand him of his steipandis conforme to the commissaris feiris.
Grant to James Stirling.
The foirsaidis provest, bailleis and counsell, taking to thair consideratioun the manifauld courtaseis confered be James Stirling, chamberlane of
Muckdock, vpon this citie, and vpone expectatioune of the conteinwance
of his farder favour and guid will thairto heirefter, they have allreddie
admittit and resavit the said James burges and gildbrother within this
burghe, and hes also this day subscrivit to him ane new right and chartour of half ane aiker of land quhilk of old belongit to vmquhill Johne
Stirling of Skait, lyand within the territorie of this brughe, neir Skellingsmyre; as also they doe heirby sett to him ane tack of the tyndis of
the said half aiker of land, and that during the haill space and yeiris yet
to rine of the last nyntein yeiris tack sett to the heritouris of the landis of
Garingaidhill, Hartisfeild, and vtheris.
15 March 1656.
The townes grait chartour.
Appoyntis the dean of gild and dekin conveinar to meit and try out the
townes great chartour anent the liberteis grautit to the towne thairin.
Ordaines the maister of wark to provyd timber and dailis for ane gaird
hows to be builded.
22 March 1656.
Red at the Blackfriar Kirk.
Appoyntis the deane of gild and his brethrein to sight the red laid out
be the Colledge about the Blackfreir Kirk, and to deall with the principall
and regentis that the samyn may be removed.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of ten pund
stirling quhilk was debursit in Edinburgh to ane freind for dooing the towne
ane guid turne.
Hous and yaird in Gorball.
Recommendis to the dein of gild and James Pollock to sett the yaird in
Gorballis belonging to the Lepor Hospitall thair.
29 March 1656.
To speik the colonell.
Appoyntis Bailleis Andersoune and Neilsoune to goe to the collonell and
to speik him anent the building of the gaird hous.
Minister, Baronie Kirk.; Quarrell.
Appoyntis Baillie Walkingschaw, Johne Grahame, and the dekin conveinar,
to speik yit with the minister of the Barrownie Kirk anent the overtour proponit for paying of him his steipand. As also to speik the principall anent
the mending of the gait to the quarrell.
Hous and yaird in Gorballis.
Remittis yit to the dein of gild and James Pollock to sett the hows and
gaird in Gorballis that belongis to the hospitall thair.
Ordaines the maister of wark to caus cullour the tounes haill commoune
1 April 1656.
To speik the collonell.
Appoyntis Johne Grahme, James Bell and Thomas Allane, to mak thair
redres yit to the collonell anent the gaird.
The foirsaids provest, bailleis and counsell, taking to thair consideratioun
how that oft heirtofoir they have admonisched the baxters of this brughe to
baik guid and sufficient breid heir, as is done els wher in weill governed
ceiteis, and that they wald never amend, to the great discredit of this brughe;
and seing thair ar twa honest men baxters cume from Edinbrughe and hes
offerit thair service to the towne and wndertackes to baik als sufficient wheit
breid as is baikin in Edinbrugh, it is thairfoir wnanimuslie condischendit
wpone and agried be the saidis provest, bailleis and counsell, that that mater
be brought to sume guid perfectioune, and for that effect appoyntis Baillie
Walkinschaw, James Bell, the dean of gild and dekin conveinar, to settill
with thoes men the best commodious way they can for the townes credit, and
Ordaines the haill officers to provyd thair halbertis and to weir the
samyn at all occasiouns and not to be sein walking on the streit without
them, wnder the pain of deposing all sutche who contraveines from thair office.
5 April 1656.
Lettre from Edinbrugh.
Recommendis to Baillie Neilsoune to communicat the lettre came from
Edinburghe to the ministers anent the contrabutioune cravit for supplie of
thais who had thair landis brunt thair.
To speik the collonell.
Appoyntis thais yit who wer formerlie appoyntit to speik the collonell
anent the freithing of the tolbuith of the gairdis and building ane gaird hous,
to speik him yit thairanent.
Pollok to Edinburgh.
Appoyntis James Pollock to raid eist to Edinburgh or Leith with the
excyse and the townis writis quhilkis ar to be produced thair.
Recommendis to the maister of wark not only to try out and agrie with
ane meassoune for building of ane Grammer Schoole, but also recommendis to
him the maner and forme how it sall be builded.
The saids provest, bailleis and counsell, taking to thair consideratioune
the great hurt and prejudice this brughe hes sustined at severall tymes
heirtofoir through the occasioun of suddent fyre, and that the want of ledders
to be in reddines at sutch tymes has producit sade and wofull effectis, and
thairfoir they, for preveining the lyk in tyme cumyng, does heirby enact,
statute and ordaine, the heritouris of everie clos of landis within this brughe
to mak and have in reddines ane sufficient leddir, and to hing the samyn in
ane convenient boundis within themselfis, to the effect the samyn may be in
reddines at all occasiouns, and that betwixt and Witsonday nixtocum, wnder
the pain of twentie pundis ilk persoune, wnforgivin, by and attour they sall
be subject to doe the samyn; and for the better taking tryall that obediance
be given heirto, divers honest men ar to be nominat and appoyntit in evrie
quarter for taking noteice heirof.
12 April 1656.
Appoyntis the maister of wark, with all convenient dilligence, to provyd
sklaitis for the sklaiting of the foir toofall of the Hie Kirk, and that with all
Recommendis to the dein of gild and James Pollok to sight thais treis
cravit be Patrick Bryce growing about the yaird of Gorballis.
Be pluralitie of voitis, it is concluded that the chopmens standis sall
stand above the cros, as of befoir, till farder advysement.
19 April 1656.
Redding of the calsayis, Sircueit Court.
The foirsaids magistratis and counsall, taking to thair consideratioun that
the judgis is to be heir at the Sircueit Court, and seing nessessar it is that the
streits be red and maid clein of all midings and the lyk, the persounes thairfoir
war made choyse of to have the cair of evrie streit for the clainging thairof,
and does heirby commit to them the full power, according as the magistratis
have, ather to poynd or to ward all maner of persounes qwho refussis to obey
them thairintill anent thair removing of thair middings of fulyie or the lyk af
the streits, or in reding or clainging the meikill gwitter at the Wast Port, to
wit, for the Trongait, Patrick Park, George Broome; for the Gallowgait, James
Pollock, Androw Connynghame; for the Saltmercat, Thomas Scott and James
Duncane; for the Briggait and Stockwall, the dein of gild, Johne Millar,
tailyour, Androw Mudie; for that boundis above the crose to the Blackfreir
Kirk, Thomas Allane, Johne Haill; and from that to the Wyne Heid, and
thairabout, Robert Hammiltoune and Walter Neilsoune.
Vmquhile John Wilsones land.
Recommendis to the dein of gild and dekin conveinar to speik with the
relict of vmquhill Johne Wilsoune and the apprysars of his lands in Trongait
anent the buying thairof for the townis wse.
Places appoyntit for crames, salt tubis and pigis.
For the better keeping of the calsay red about the cros, ordaines the
piges to stand behind the kreilis hard by the kockstoole, and the salt boynes
to stand about Dowhills yett and downewards, and the fruit standis rownd
about the gaird hous.
Seing the morne is appoyntit for collecting ane contributioun for supplie
of thais wha sufferit by fyre in Edinbrughe, in October and November, 1654,
appoyntis Baillie Andersoune and the dein of gild to attend the Laighe Kirk;
Baillie Walkingschaw and Robert Hamiltowne, the Blackfreir Kirk; Baillie Neilsoune, the dekin conveinar, Patrick Park and Johne Hall, the twa Hie Kirkes.
Appoyntis the papers cravit be Scotistarbet to be sent eist to him for the
rawing of the sex prenteissis to four. (fn. 1)
Contract anent the bibleothecar subscryvit.
The contract betwixt the towne and the colledge anent the presenting of
the bibliothecar, per vices, was subscryved be the saids magistratis and
counsall; and grantis ane presentatioun of that place to Mr. Robert Baillie,
sone lauchfull to Mr. Robert Baillie, ane of the professouris in the said
colledge, for the space of four yeiris furth and fra Martimes last, and presents
him to the haill benefeit belonging thairto, conforme to the tennour of the
said contract, and willis and desyris the principall and regentis of said
colledge to admit and resave him thairto.
26 April 1656.
Report, bridge, gibbet burne.
Report was made by thos qwho sighted the qwarrall that they had agried
with Johne Clark, meassoune, anent the biging of the brig at the Gibbit
Burne, and he is to cume in the townes will thairanent, bot the towne is to
fill vpe the endis of the brig.
Recomendis to the dein of gild and dekin conveinar to provyd ane seat
in the Hie Kirk for James Stirling.
Wynes offerit be Power.
Hew Power made offir to the towne of thrie tunes and ane hogisyard of
French wyne, ane bute of seck, and aughtein bollis of salt, for threttie fyve
pund starling the twne of French wyne and 34 the seck. And appoyntis
the dekin conveinar and James Campbell to taist the same and to report.
The persounes efternamit war nominat, electit and chosin to be constabillis within the towne and liberteis thairof, in the severall quarters
thairof, as is heireftir devydit, to wit, John Weir, maltmane, and Johne
Patersoune, weiver, at the Wynd Heid; at Mr. James Durumes quarter,
James Mitchell, cordoner, and Gawin Wilsoune, maltmane; betwixt that to
the cros, in Mr. Johne Carstairis quarter, Williame Stirling, maltmane, and
Johne Fergusone, cordoner; in vmquhill Mr. Androw Grayis quarter, Williame
Lang, merchand, and Johne Lindsay, litster; for the Trongait, Robert Millar,
Gawin Listoun, merchandis; for the Stockwale and wyndis, Arthour Watsoune,
maltmane, and David Scott, merchand.
Gutter at the Wast Port.
For the better cleinging and halding clein of the guiter outwith and
about the Wast Port, ordaines Georg Broome to hyre sume men and caus cast
the samyn at the wast end and sutch placis thairof as ar neidfull, to the effect
the water may rune the bettir away; and to caus once to cleinge the said strane
or guiter fra vmquhill Patrick Bellis hows in Trongait to the wast end thairof;
and he to be payit be the towne thairfoir conforme as he sall give in ane
10 May 1656.
Well at the vennell.
Appoyntis Johne Hall and Charles Gray to have ane kair and to goe
about, by all meins, to advance the wark of the wale at the vennall, with all
convenient dilligence, and to hyre men for that effect, and to deburs for thair
wadgis and to rasave sume money from the thesaurer for that end, vpone thair
note of recept, and to give in thair coumpts ilk weik.
Warrand, well, Camlachie.
Ordaines the thesaurer to deburse twentie pundis to help to build ane
walle at the mouth of Camlachie, for the eis of the nychtbouris in Saltmercat.
Recommendatioune anent buldingis.
The counsall recommendis to the dein of gild and his brethrein to sie the
townes act put to dew executioune, sett downe laitlie efter the fyre, and that
they do not suffer any nyctbour to build farder out nor ane vther vpone no
grund or pretext quhatsumevir, ather of old winskewis or ony vther thing of
that kynd yit standing.
Ordains the bailleis to subscryve ane discharge to Scotistarbet for thrie
scoir pundis quhilk is to be debursit for the prenteis put to Robert Findlay.
17 May 1656.
Appoynts James Bell yit to writt to Edinbrugh anent the baxters qwha
war to cume heir, and the clark also to writt to them in the townes name
according as the provest and bailleis sall give directioune.
Pollok to Lanark.
Appoyntis James Pollok to ryde to Lanark to attend the meiting thair,
in name of the towne, conforme to the desyre of the towne of Lanarkis lettere.
The haill candilmakers being present, the counsallis act of the dait the 28
of October, 1654, set downe anent the building of candill houssis, was red in
presens of them all, and new intimatioun thairof made to them and certificatioun also maid to them, in presens of the haill magistratis and counsall,
that give they failyeit to obtempore the same with all dilligence, the said act
sould be put against them to executioune with all reigour:
Anent the bying of ane Rige fra Craige.
Recommendis to the dein of gild and dekin conveinar to speik to Johne
Craig, in Newtoune, anent the geting in ane rig of his land for the making of
ane way to the new mylne.
Ordaines Johne Johnstoune to clos vpe his office hous on the burne, output be him in his landis at the Gallowgate Brig, as also ordains all vtheris hous
of officis on the said burne to be closed vpe; and according to the desyre of
the said Johne Johnestounes bill ordains the magistrats to send for the haill
tanners qwha hes thair bark holis on the burne or neir the burne, and caus
them inact themselfis that they sall nather steip thair hydis in the burne nor
wasche thair shair thairintill nor cast no vther thing in the burne that may
be prejudiciall thairto or hurtfull to the people that makes vse thairof.
Chartour subscrivit, Paull.
Thair was ane few chartour subscrivit in favouris of Claud Paull of ane
hous and yard in Gorballis belonging to the Lepor Hospitall thair, for payment of twelf punds be yeir.
24 May 1656.
Anent the bying of ane rig at the new mylne.
Appoynts the provest, dekin conveinar and James Pollok, to speik with
Colein Campbell and Johne Craig, or ony of them that can be best agried
with, for buying in of ane rig of land to be ane passage to the new mylne.
M'Calla, base speachis.
The saids magistrats and counsall, taking to thair consideratioune the
base speachis vtered be Johne M'Calla, tailyour, against the constabillis, they
ordaine his burges tickat to be brought in and ryvin and his freedome to be
cryd doune, and himself to remain in ward whill that be done.
Butter to be weyit.
The foirsaids magistrats and counsall, taking to thair consideratioune the
great fraud and desait vsit be thais quha bringis in the pundis of butter to
the towne to be sold, in abstracking ane great quantitie of the just weight,
viz., sum twa, thrie, or four wnces af evrie pund weight, ordains thairfoir the
maister of wark to provyd ane back with brodis, to the effect the samyn
may be hung with ane cleik on the pillarie, and to provyd ane pund and
ane half pund weightis, to the effect that the said butter may be weighted
and tryd at all occatiounes, and quhat is light to be confiscat for the wse
of the poore.
Appoyntis the tounes dennar on the first Tysday of Junij nixt to be
made reddie in Thomas Glenis hous, and the dein of gild to have ane cair
thairof and of thais quha sould be invited thairto.
31 May 1656.
Minister, Baronie Kirk.
Appoyntis Baillie Walkingschaw, Johne Grahme and Walter Neilsoune,
to meit and end with the minister of the Barrownie Kirk.
3 June 1656.
Common good set.
[Common good set for a year as follows:—Mills, 11,550 merks; ladles, 4,050 merks;
meal market and pecks, 800 merks; tron, 650 merks; bridge, 1,400 merks; grass of Little
St. Mungos kirkyard, a dollar, "given to the officers."]
5 June 1656.
Anent Mr. Robert M'Quard.
The foirsaids provest, bailleis and counsell, being conveinit, declaris
themselfis to be wnanimuslie content with Mr. Robert M'Quard to be ane
helper to Mr. Patrick Gillespie in the ministrie in the eist quarter within this
No daillis to be stackit on the calsay.
It is inactit, statute and ordained that no maner of persoune stack any
daillis on the calsay but sutche as ar to build thairwith presentlie, and that
all sutche as are alredie stackit thairone be removet be the auners thairof,
with all dilligence.
7 June 1656.
Warrand, Barronie minister.
Appoyntis the thesaurer to pay to the minister of the Barronie Kirk four
or fyve hundreth punds to ane coumpt, be sight of Johne Grahme, and thir
presentis, with the said minister his discharge, to be his warrand.
Scott, rash speachis.
It is condischendit vpone and agried that Thomas Scot, for his last
speachis in counsell, vterit vnadvysidlie against Baillie Walkingschaw, sall
be chargit to goe to ward, and thair remane quhill he be sencibill of his
fault and misdemaner, bot the said Thomas being removit in tyme of the
said condischendencie and called in again confessit reallie his great fault and
raschnes ingenouslie and so was pretermittit.
Calsay, lone new mylne.
Ordaines the lone to the new mylne of Partick to be calsayit with
Appoyntis Baillie Walkingschaw, Johne Grahme, and James Pollok, to
goe and speik to the collonell anent the illegall quarterings in toune and
anent the Grein.
14 June 1656.
Appoyntis the dein of gild and dekin conveinar, or ony ane of them, with
the maister of wark, to choyse ane meassoune for building of the Grammer
21 June 1656.
Baxteris, mylne dame.
In respect that the dekin of the baxters, and vtheris of that calling, hes,
in contempt of the toune, heighted thair dame to the tounes prejudice, being
discharged publictlie to doe the same, thairfor the said dekin and all that was
with him at the building thairof ar vnlawit, ilk ane of them, in fyftie pundis,
and for preveining of farder trubbill thairanent, appoyntis the dein of gild, the
dekin conveinar, with Johne Hall, to goe out this efternoone and tack sume
workmen with them and ding doune againe so muche of the said dame as is
Well at the vennell.
For divers guid reasouns and respectis, it is concluded that the water in
the walle at the vennall sall be drawin and wroght conforme to the wark as
the wale in the Trongait is, and better and more commodious, give it can be
had, but efter the same maner; and appoyntis the dein of gild and dekine
conveinar and Johne Hall to advyse with craftismen thairintill and settill with
9 July 1656.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the soume of fourtie fyve
punds 18s. for the dennar that was made in Thomas Campbells hous that
day that Mr. Robert M'Quaird was admittit minister.
12 July 1656.
The provest, Baillie Neilsoune, the dein of gild, dekin conveinar, maister
of wark, being formerlie appoyntit be the counsall to sight the baxteris mylne
dame, and they having mett thairat with Thomas Scott, John Scott, thair
dekin for the tyme, John Buchanan, James Robisoune, and they having callit
sume of the eldest men thairabout took now the height of the said dame, and
efter thair report the saids provest, baillie, dein of gild, deacon conveinar,
maister of wark, in name of the toune, and the saids baxters, in name of the
calling and heretouris of the mylne, did amicablie condischend and aggrie that
the height of the said dame in all tyme cumyng sall be of the height according
to ane missour layed in the clarkis chalmer, quhairof the double is given to
the baxteris, and is about twentie four inschis, extending to (blank) and the
foirsaid height was misourit.
It is condischended and agried that Mr. James Durhame be payit for the
victwall dew to him for his steipand, according as the rest of the ministeris ar,
quhilk is twa pairt meill and thrid pairt beir.
9 August 1656.
Be pluralitie of voitis, it is concluded that sume littill thing be raisit on
the wastmost gavill of the Grammer Schoole, now in building, for the hinging
of ane bell thairin quhen the toune sall think it convenient.
Appoyntis the mane quha sall be electit commissionar to the parliament
for the wasterne burrowis to be spokin to anent the tounes particular relaiting
to the tyndis of Cambusnethane.
Appoyntis ane trie in the kirk yaird to be cutt doune, at the deceist
James Bellis burriall place.
In ansuer to the desyre given in be the chirurgiouns, craving ane lettre
of dekinheid or seall of caus, it is condischendit that they sall have it, bot
appoyntis Baillie Walkingschaw, the deane of gild and dekin conveinar, to meit
and consider on the artakles they crave to be containit thairintill, and to mak
report thairanent this day aught dayis.
Thair was subscryvit in favours of Johne Millar, tailyour, ane chartour of
ane aiker of land in Garnegade, conforme to auld vse and wont in the lyk,
quha hes payit to the thesaurer thairfoir ten merkis.
16 August 1656.
Appoyntis Waltir Neilsoune, dekin conveinar, to caus sklait the south
toofall of the Hie Kirk, with all dilligence, and to provyd all materiallis
neidfull for that effect, and James being present is desyred to be assisting to
him, quha promeist to doe the samyn, and the toune is to considder him for
Be pluralitie of voitis, it is thoght convenient that the rowinous brunt
hous at the Laigh Kirk in Trongait, quhilk belongit to vmquhill Johne
Wilsoune, be boght in and applyit for inlairging of the said kirk with the
best conveniencie, and the deane of gild and dekin conveinar, quha was vpone
that mater befoir, to effectwat the samyn; and ordanis ane loft to be builded
in the said Laigh Kirk quhen and quhair the toune thinkis it most convenient.
Appoyntis the electioune of the commissionar to be in the height gallarie.
Warrand, Barnis, portratour.
Ordainis James Barnis to pay to James Colquhoune the soume of thrie
hundreth merkis, in compleit payment to him for the making and vpputing
of the portratour of vmquhill Mr. Thomas Hutchesoune.
Lettre of dekinheid to chirurgianis and barbouris.
The supplicatioune given in be Johne Hall, present dekin of chirurgianis
and barbouris within this brughe, for himself and in thair namis, was grantit,
and the lettre of dekinheid wnderwrittin was ordainit to be drawin vpe
accordinglie to them, of the quhilk the tenour fallowis:—To all and sundrie
quhome it effeiris, to quhois knowledge thir present lettres sall cum, we, Johne
Andersoune, provest, Johne Andersoune, Johne Walkingschaw and Williame
Neilsoune, bailleis, of the brughe of Glasgow, senatouris and counselleris of
the samyn, greiting in God everlasting. Wit your vniversiteis and all vtheris
quhome it may concerne, that ther compeirit befoir ws, sittand in our counsell
hous, Johne Hall, present headis man or dekine of the chirurgianis and barbouris within the samyn, for himself and in name and behalf of the saids
chirurgianis and barbouris, and did oft divers and sundrie tymis present to ws
and our counsell, gatherit togither, thair bill and supplicatioune vnderwrittin,
off the quhilk the tenour fallowis:—Wnto the right honourabill the provest,
bailleis and counsall of Glasgow, the humbill petitioune of your servandis and
comburgessis, the chirurgianis and barbouris, residenteris within the said citie,
and humblie scheweth that quhair thes fyftie seaven yeiris past, since the patent
grantit to ws of the dait the penult day of November, jm vc [ninety (fn. 2) ] nine
yeiris, by the deceist King James, to your awin and your predicessoris knowledge, we have bein in vse yeirlie to elect ane deacon as visitour and oversiear
of the rest of the members of our calling, as vthers calling have bein in vse
be vertew of any patent letter of dekinheid or seall of caus conferit vpone
them heirtofoir by any authoritie, and that it is incumbent to ws to have ane
lettre of dekinrie of your honowris, as vtheris of this incorporatioune have
grantit to them by your predicessoris, for ane joynt and hermoneus correspondence of brotherhood as brother citizens willing to simpatheise with the
rest of the bodie of the citie, wherintill we sall be concernit to the extent of
our power, with the lyk priviledgis and liberteis as that your authoritie may
be interponit thairto, and we authorized thairby to vse such power, observe
such courssis and custumes as vther callings have grantit to them by thair
lettre of deaconheid or seale of caus, that we convein at the ordinarie tyme as
vther callings doe, yeirlie befoir Michaellmes, in our ordinarie place of meiting,
in all tyme cumying, and thair be pluralitie of voitis, as wse is, elect and mack
choyse of ane of our number to be visitour or deacon for ane yeir thairefter to
cum, quho sall be ane of the most fite and qualified and worthiest of the said
calling, ane chirurgiane and burges of the brughe, and he being sworne de
fideli administratione may appoynt meitings for conveining the calling, caus
quartermaisters be electit, the one half of his awin mominatioune and the
vther half by the calling itself, quho sall be authoreized to imped any persoune
quhatsumevir, by concurse of your honouris, to presume to exerceis any
poynt of the arte of chirurgianrie or barbourie, or sett out any signis for
ather of them, till he be tryed and admittit be the said calling in maner
of tryall as schall be prescryvit, being first admittit burges of the toune.
Nixt, that ane burges sone serveing his prenteischipe fyve yeiris as ane
prenteis and twa yeiris for meit and fie, pay [fortie] (fn. 3) merkis Scottis at his
admissioune for his vpsett, and anie strainger entering with the said calling,
first being burges, to pay for his admissioun four scoir merkis for the vse of
the poore of the calling. Thridlie, that no free mane vsurpe the haveing of
any mae prenteissis nor one during the saids seavin yeiris without expres
warrand from the visitour and quarter maisteris. Fourtlie, that the said
calling may fayne any vsurper that exerceissis the saids artis, without thair
admissioune, tollerance and licentiatioune, in the soume of ten punds Scottis
toties quoties, appropriating the one half to the bailleis of the citie and the
vther half to the box of the calling. Fyftlie, that the visitour for the tyme
appoynt dyets of four heid courtis or meitings of the calling, and oftner pro
re nata, and caus poynd the absentis in half ane merk each tyme for the vse
of the poore. Sextlie, that no friemane mak vse of ane vnfrie mane wnder
his tollerance, wnder the paine of ane new vpsett; nather tack ane vther
freamanis prenteis without his former masters leave askit and grantit, vnder
the lyke pain. Seavintlie, that no freamane presume to tack ane vther freamanis cuir af his hand wntill he be honestlie satisfied and payit for his bygaine painis, and that at the sight of the bailleis with advyce of the visitour
incaice the patient find himself grived by the chirurgiane, vnder the paine of
ane new vpsett, excepting alwayis libertie to the visitour and quarter masters
to tack patientis from ane friemane not fund qualified for the cuiring of them
and to put them to ane more qualified persoune as sall be thoght expedient efter
exact tryall. Eightlie, that if any member of the calling, of quhatsumevir
qualitie, contempner of the visitour and his quartermasters in any of the
poyntis afoirsaid, or of thair officer in executioune of thair office, quho is to be
the last entrant frea men of the calling and is to remaine till ane vther enter,
pay ane new vpsett according to that he payit at his entrie to be qualified be
the recordis of the calling. Nyntlie, that no brother within the said calling
presume to meddill with any mae poyntis of chirurgianrie nor thais they ar
fund qualified of at thair admissioune and conforme as they ar booked, vnder
the paine of the soumes abovewrittin respective as ane new vpsett. And,
lastlie, that the said visitour or deakin may judge betwixt maister and prenteis,
at the bailleis sight, in caice any differ of importance aryse, and betwixt
brother and brother of the calling in particularis allenerlie relaiting thairto,
and give ordour to poynd absentis from courtis and buriallis, being warned for
that effect, and for not payment of quarter coumptis. May it therfore pleas
your honowris, the premissis being considderit, to grant ane lettre of deaconrie
or seall of caus to the said calling, wnder the seall of the brughe, and that in
regaird of our being so long a standing pairt of the craftis of this citie and
contributers yeirlie in a constant proportioune for the supplie of the poore of
thair hospitall, to caus extend the same, conforme to the laudabill custume
observit, to ws and our successoris, chirurgianis and barbouris, burgessis of
this citie, and to grant to ws the priviledges and liberties afoirsaid grantit to
vtheris callings, as is above expresit in all poyntis, for removeing of the disordouris that may aryse. And your lordschipes ansuer [etc.] Quhilkis articles
and statutis above writtin, being oft tymis red, hard, wnderstand and maturlie
advysit be ws, the saids provest, bailleis and counsell of this brughe of Glasgow, and we finding the samyn to tend to the weill of the people als weill
within as without the brughe, and to the benefeit of the said airte and craft of
chirurgianis and barbouris, wee thairfore, be thir presents, grant, ratifie,
approve and confirme the samyn, for ws and our successours, in the haill headis,
articles and claussis contained in the said supplicatioune above writtin, to the
said Johne Hall, present deacon of the said chirurgianis and barbouris, and
thair present brethrein of that arte and craft, and to thair successouris, chirurgianis and barbouris, burgessis of this brughe, in perpetwall memorie in all
tyme cumyng, promiseand faithfullie to fortifie and defend them thairanent
be ws and our successouris and office bearers for the tyme; and thir premissis
to all and sundrie quhome it effeiris we mak manifest and knowin. In witnes
of the quhilk, and for the mair verificatioune of the samyn, we have subscryvit
thir presentis, togither with our clark depute of court, our commoune seall is
heirto appendit, at Glasgow, the [sexteenth] day of August ane thousand sex
hundreth fyftie sex yeiris.
23 August 1656.
Merchandize in Gorballis inheibite.
It is vnanimuslie declarit and dischargit that none in the Gorballis be
permittit to sell any merchand wares thair, and especiallie (blank) Love quha
hes begune of lait to sell salt and irone, and ordaines hir to be dischargit
Appoyntis the provest and bailleis to give instruction to the commissar,
or he goe away, in maters relaiting to the toune, and anent the tyndis of
Ordaines Baillie Walkingschaw and the dekin conveinar to meit with
James Colquhoune, and to grie with him anent the macking of the ingyne for
casting of watter on land that is in fyre, as they have in Edinbrugh; and
appoyntis thair moneyis colectit for the bucketis to be imployed for payment
thairof; and appoyntis the thesaurer to pay to James Colquhoune twentie
thrie pundis fourtein schillings for his chargis the last tyme he went to Edinbrugh to sie the said ingyne.
It is vnanimuslie concluded that the haill money gottin or to be gottin
be the provest and bailleis as justicis of peace within the toune, sall be all
imployit in puting of burgessis sones to craftis, and to bestow one them as
the magistratis quha is justices of peace thinks fitt.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to the minister of the Barrounie parosch,
efter Johne Grahme hes coumptit with him, quhat sall be fund restand awand
to him of his aught chaldir of victwall that sould have bein payit to him for
the crope 1655, and he to subscryve ane sufficient discharge thairvpone
beiring the recept of aught chaldir victwall for that caus.
[Appointed the treasurer to pay to Mr. John Andersoune £60 for his last "yeiris
fiall in tacking the psalmes vpe in the Laigh Kirk and twa yeiris befoir that in the
[Appointed the treasurer to pay to the executors of "umquhill Mr. Androw Gray £580
that was awand to him of his steipand, and that conforme to the decreit obtenit against
13 September 1656.
Recommendis to the deane of gild and dekin conveiner to sight the clothis
appoyntit for the communioune tabillis.
Rentall book, warrand.
Thair was publictlie red be Williame Yair ane rentall book drawin
vpe be him, containing thairin the tackis of the landis of Eister and Waster
Commouns sett be the toune, the coill heughe, the manufactorie, the smiddie
in Briggait, the hospitall in Gorballis and rentall thairof, the natoure of the
tounis right of the tyndis of the speiritwalitie of the archbischoprick of
Glasgow, containing ane particular rentall of the tynd tack dewteis of the
landis of Garingade, Hartisfeild, Skillingsmyre, Gallowmuiris, Borrowfeild, and
quhat is not sett and sett thairof, with the rentall of the tyndis of Flymingtoune, with the tynd of the persoune land and few dewteis thairof, with thais
landis in the Barrownie parosch allocat to the ministers, with the rentall of the
tyndis of Drymen, quhairof the maist pairt ar sett in tackis, and how long,
and the numer of the landis not sett in tackis, with the present conditioune
of the tyndis of the parosch of Drysdaill, as also ane doubill of the haill
tackis sett be the lord Blantyre and his predicessouris of a pairt of the
tyndis of the personadge of Glasgow befoir he made bargane with the
toune, as also the number, natoure and qualitie of the haill bursareis of
theologie and philosofie in the colledge at the tounis gift and presentatioune. Quhilk was all weill allowed and approvin; and ordaines the
thesaurer to have ane warrand for the soume of ane hundreth punds debursit be him to the said Williame Yair for his painis and for four pundis
debursit to his mane for writting thairof.
20 September 1656.
The deane of gild and dekin conveinar made report of the insufficiencie
of the clothis appoyntit for the comunioune tabillis in the Wtter Hie Kirk,
and ordaines the maister of wark to provyd new onis thairfoir.
27 September 1656.
To speik the principall.
Appoyntis yit Baillie Andersoune, with Mr. Johne Sprewle, to speik the
principall of the college anent the subdeanrie.
Laidillis dischargit in Gorballis.
Efter guid consideratioune had be the said provest, bailleis and counsell, for guid caussis knowin to them, they heirby inhibite and discharge
all laidillis of victwall, or any vther thing wnder that kynd or notioune,
to be gatherit or tackin vpe within the landis of Gorballis be no maner
of persoune quhatsumevir or be any persoune or persounes dwelling thair
Love, merchandize in Gorballs.
Efter mature advyce and deliberatioune hade be the foirsaids provest,
bailleis and counsall, of the informatioune given to them anent the wrong
done be (blank) Love, relict of the deceist Mathow Line, and vtheris dwelling
within the landis of Gorballis, for selling and toping of salt thair, and vther
merchand commoditeis, quhilk nowayis oght to be done, tending greatlie to
the hurt and prejudice of this brughe and libertie thairof; and considdering
that the said (blank) Love was dischargit of befoir to doe the samyn and ane
tyme grantit to hir for selling of that quhilk schoe had then amongst hir
handis, and being informed that schoe yit conteinowes thairin thoghe the
tyme appointit be of ane long tyme bygaine, thairfore it is heirby enactit,
statute and ordanit that no maner of persoune dwelling within the saids
landis of Gorballis sall be sufferit or permittit heireftir to sell any salt, small
or great, iron or no commoditeis of the lyk kynd heirefter; and give any
persoune thair contraveinis or does in the contrarie ordaines the baillies of the
Gorballis to tack the samyn fra them; and in the mein tyme appoyntis James
Pollok, ane of the present bailleis of Gorballis, to tack fra the said (blank)
Love the haill salt schoe hes, ather great or small, and nether suffer hir to tope
or sell any salt farder thairintill.
Subdeans mylne and meilmercat.
Report being made be the provest and bailleis anent the insufficiencie of
the meill mylne at the Drygait foot, ordaines the samyn to be repairit with
all dilligence; and farder give thair can be anie eisie remidie be fund out for
the keeping and holding the seckis dry in the meill mercat for this enschewing
winter, it not being tyme to repair now the said mercat as it ought to be, and
that with all dilligence.
Ordaines ane proclamatioune to be sent thrugh the toune, be touck of
drume, discharging all maner of vaigabounes or idle persounes, vnder the
paine of benischment of them of this brugh in all tyme thairefter.
30 September 1656.
Electioune of the magistrats.
[From a leet of three persons chosen to be presented to the Duke of Lennox, or his
commissioner, "Sir George Maxuell of Nather Pollok, knight, cled with ane commissioune
grantit to him be the Dutches of Lennox, quha is tutrix to the young duik, hir sone,"
nominated John Andersone to be continued provost for the year to come.
[Thomas Allane and Androw Cunynghame, merchants, and John Hall, craftsman,
3 October 1656.
[Thirteen merchants and twelve craftsmen elected councillors.]
4 October 1656.
Recommendis to the Bailleis Allane and Hall, and the maister of wark,
to provyd the wyne, breid and tickettis, against the tyme of the communioune.
8 October 1656.
Election of office-bearers.
[John Bell, dean of guild; Walter Neilsoune, deacon-convener; John Listoune,
treasurer; Alexander M'Kinnie, water bailie; Patrick Bryce, visitor of maltmen and
mealmen; Adame Ritchie, master of work.]
11 October 1656.
Warrand, comunioune, ticketis.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the soume of aught scoir
pundis debursit be him for ane hogsheid of wyne to the comunioune, and for
the soume of threttie punds twelf schillings debursit be him for ticketis, and
xxx s. for ane stampe to stampe them with.
Grantis licence to (blank) to mack candill for serving of the brughe for
ane yeir to cume, at the requeist and desyre of Mr. Johne Carstairis, he keeping
the actis sett doune anent the building of candill houssis from dwelling houssis.
18 October 1656.
Johne Heriot is appoyntit to be reponit againe to his place as colectour
at the mylnis, becaus he was deposit vpone sum sinistrious informatioun.
Grahames place vaickand.
Johne Grahmis place as ane of the ordinar counsellouris of this brugh is
declarit vackand, becaus he compeirit not, being twyse laufullie warnit for
that effect, conforme to the act sett downe thairanent.
20 October 1656.
Tallow, candill, breid and aill.
[Ordained that prices be not higher than the following:—Tallow, 46s. 8d. the
stone; candle, 4 merks the stone; "and the weill baickin quheit breid to be sold
be the tabill, the wheit being now betwixt 7 and 8 punds the boll. And conteinous
yit the pryce of the aill in respect the marcats ar not settillit thrugh want of watter to
Campbell to Edinbrugh.
James Campbell is appoyntit to ryd eist anent the aithis cravit fra the
merchands at the entrie of ther schipes.
25 October 1656.
Grammer schole steiple.
Recommendis to the deane of gild and David Scott, lait maister of wark,
the cair of the compleiting of the Grammer Schole steiple.
1 November 1656.
Andersoune, the printer.
Ordainis ane lettre to be writt and direct to [Androw] Andersoune, printar
in Edinbrughe, to signifie to him, in the tounis name, that give he be willing to
cume and mack his residence within this brughe and exerceis his calling
thairintill that the toune will be willing to pay him yeirlie, during his lyftyme
or abode, the soume of ane hundreth merkis Scottis money, that they wont of
old to pay to his deceist father.
Kirk yaird dyk, Laigh Kirk.
Appoyntis the bailleis to caus speik to thes quha hes not built vpe ther
pairtis of the church yaird dyk, for performing thairof; as also to speik to
Mathow Hammiltoune anent the building of ane dyk at his middingsted
adjacent to the entrie of the Laigh Kirk.
Fleschours and candilmackers.
It is concluded vpone, in counsell, that the haill fleschours and candilmackers be put in ward quhill they act themselfis to sell thair haill tallow
and candill according to the tounis statutis.
Non to build whill first they acquent thair nightbouris thairwith.
The saids provest, bailleis and counsall of the said brugh, being in
counsell conveinit in thair consell hous, and haveing tackin to thair consideratioune the complaint and regrait made be Johne Bell, deane of gild,
for himself and in name of his brethrein, anent the great wrang and abuse
done and committit be divers persounis, and eivin almost be all persounis
within this brughe quha buildis land, becaus they doe not first acquent thair
nightbouris and heritouris of the landis nixt adjacent to thes landis builded,
quhairthrughe sundrie buildis that quhich the deane of gild and his brethrein
ar forcit to caus them tack doune againe that quhich they have builded, to
the great trubill and vexatioune of the deane of gild and his brethrein, the
domage of the builders and hurt and detriment of the heritouris of the
landis nixt adjacent; and thairfore the saids provest, bailleis and counsell,
doe heirby inact, statute and ordaine, that na maner of persoune presume
nor tack vpone hand to build any landis within this brughe or territorie
thairof quhill first they doe acquent the heritouris of the nixt adjacent
landis on all pairtis and informe them of thair designe and quhat they are
of intentioune to build and how far out, that no man be prejudged, and
that vnder the paine of twentie pundis money to be exactit af ilk persoune
contraveinar be the deane of gild and his brethrein for the tyme, to be
dispossit vpone be advyce of the magistratis and counsall; and that, by
and attour, the persoune contraveinar sall be subject to tack doune quhat
is builded be them contrarie to this act if it sall be fund be the deane of
gild and his brethrein for the tyme; and, to the effect that no persoune may
pretend ignorance heirof, ordainis this present act to be intimat thrugh the
toune be touck of drume.
8 November 1656.
Hammiltounis dyk, Laigh Kirk.
It is concludit that, in respect of the filthiness of the entrie to the Laigh
Kirk be the magistratis to thair ordinarie sait, in respect of Mathow Hammiltounis middingsted, quhilk hes bein long requyrit to be reformit, that ane
dyk or syd wall be buildit betwixt the said entrie and the midingsted, and
that the toune beir equall chargis with the said Mathow thairin for the better
eschowing of the scandell and offence may be tackin thairby heirefter.
Monethlie contrabutioune for the poore to be revisit.
It was concludit be the saidis magistratis and counsall that the old stent
roll sett doune anent the poores monethlie contrabutioune be now alterit and
changeit, in respect of the great outcry made anent the inequalitie thairof,
and that many and divers may be now eikit thairto that war not of befoir
thairin, the saids magistratis and counsall hes thairfore nominat and electit
thes persounis to be warnit to convein for regulating thairof, and Baillie Hall
to be preces in the said meiting, to wit, [here follow names]. And it is
statute and ordainit that thes stent maisters above namit sall, efter they have
concludit, be stentit be the saids magistrats and counsall, and the said Baillie
Hall to convein them for that effect quhenever he thynkis meit.
15 November 1656.
Appoyntis the deane of gild and dekin conveinar to meit with Lockirbie
anent the tyndis of Drysdaill.
It is concludit to conteinow James Andersoune as ane of the bailleis of
the Gorballis for ane yeir to cume.
Ordainis the thesaurer to pay to the ministers ther stipends and hous
maillis for the terme of Martimes lastbypast.
22 November 1656.
Stooles and chyris out of kirks.
The saids provest, bailleis and counsall, tacking to ther consideratioune
the great abuse laitlie begune and creipt in be the setting of so many chyris,
stoolis, and vther fixit saitis in all the churchis within this brughe, be all
maner of persounes promiscuislie, without any warrand, it is therfore concludit and ordained that the deane of gild and dekin conveinar caus remove
againe the samyn with all dilligence, and that none be sufferit to be sett or
put thairin heirefter bot be speciall warrand of the magistratis and counsall.
29 November 1656.
Warrand, Hutchesounis Hospitall.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to Robert Findlay, cordoner, to help to
buy bed clothis to him and vthers necessars, he being to enter into Hutchesounis Hospitall, the soume of ten pundis.
Young, tabill cloth.
For ane grein tabill cloth boght be the toune from Johne Young,
merchand, it is appoyntit he gett ane tack subscryvit of the tynd of his aiker
of land in Gallowmuir during the yeiris yit to rine of the rest of the tackis
sett alredie of the tyndis of the saids landis, and he is dischargeit of all bygain
tynd tack dewtie thairof, and is to pay ten schillings yeirlie during the space
of (blank) yeiris yit to cum, conforme as the heritouris of the lyk landis payis.
The saids magistratis and counsall, tacking to ther consideratioune the
great trubill the maister of wark is daylie put to through occatioune of the
twa new wallis newlie buildit in Trongait and at the vennall, and the great
chargis the toun is daylie drawin to be halding of the samyn right, they have
thairfore accordit and agreid with Johne Scott, mylne wright, to rewle and
governe the saids twa wallis for ane yeir to cum, and to pay him fyftie merkis
for his painis, he acting himself to vphald the said wark during the said space
in cogis and rungis and to pay twa merkis for ilk day ony of the saids wallis
lyis iydle thrughe his default, the toune vphalding all ganging greth quhen
ather it weirs or breckis.
Hie Kirk seatts.
Appoyntis the deikin conveinar to caus repaire sume furmis in the loftis
in the Hie Kirk, that honest men and vthers young men in the toune may
sitt thairin as becumeth, and the saids seattis being made to be attendit be
sume of the officeris for that effect, and to mack report thairanent.
6 December 1656.
[Ordained the treasurer to have a warrant for £36 disbursed to "Johne Clark,
maissoune, for his wedgis in threttie sex dayes working at the Grammer Schoole, and for
twelf punds for vther bywork wroght also be him thairat, sutche as macking of mooles
and the lyke."]
13 December 1656.
Fulyie not to be sold to straingers.
It is statute and ordainit that no maner of persoun presume nor tack
vpone hand to sell any fulyie heirefter bot sutche as labouris land belonging
to the toune and Gorballs, wnder sutch vnlayis and penalteis as it sall pleas
the magistratis to inflict vpone them, quhill the first day of Julii, yeirlie; and
this to stand during the counsells will allenerlie, and the samyn to be intimate
be tuck of drume.
Warrand, herrings, acquavytie.
[Ordained the treasurer to have a warrant for £72 "for herrings boght and sent eist
to the townis advocatis and vtheris thair pentioneris and for nyne punds twa schillings
debursit for acquavytie sent to ane freind."
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to the executouris of the deceist Mr.
Androw Gray, minister, ane hundreth and fyftie pundis Scottis in compleit
payment of his stipend for the terme of Martimes last and all termis preceiding,
vpone ane sufficient discharge.
Aill and beir.
[Ordained that ale be sold not dearer than 2s. the pint, and beer 2s. 4d. the pint.]
20 December 1656.
Baillie Hall, maister of wark, and John Clark, maissoune, ar appoyntit
to veiseit Partick bridge and to provyd staines for repairing thairof tymouslie.
Ther being producit at the counsell tabill certan breid baickine be
the baxteris of this brughe quhilk was fund altogether wnsufficient, and
the saids magistratis and counsell being heighlie ofendit that efter so
many admonitiounis given to the toune baxteris, and ther breid being
fund baith wnsufficient in baiking and in stufe, they doe ordein the haill
breid that was producit to be given to the poore, and evrie persoune
fra quhome the samyn was tackin to pay ane wnlaw of fyve pundis;
and doe heirby inact, statute and ordaine that quhatsumever baxter sall
be fund with wnsufficient breid, ather in stufe or baiking, sall pay ane
wnlaw of ten pundis to be given equallie to the merchands and craftis
hospitalls, how oft and swa oft as they sall contravein heirefter, by and
besyd the confiscatioune of the breid.
27 December 1656.
Appoyntis Baillie Allane to yit meit and convein thes quha war appoyntit
to satle the Barrounrie tyndis, and to sett doune the proportioune of thes
quha hes submittit, and to give in the names of thes quha hes to gried, to the
effect they may be summoned.
Appoyntis ane lettre to be sent to the laird of Auchunbreck anent the
moneyis awand be Argyle.