7 January 1660.
Hendrie Glen, maister of Hutchesounes Hospitall, is warrandit heirby to
wrytt to Pearth for ane plaisterer there to com heir for plaistering of the said
11 January 1660.
Intimatioune was made that the excys was yit conteinowed to be payit as
formerlie fra the last day of December last bypast to the first day of March
nixt, and therfor it is concludit be the saids magistrats and counsell that the
compts of the malt that was given out of the mylnes fra the said last day of
December last to the eight day of January instant be brought in to the clarks
chamber, and the monye that should have bein payit for that weik to be
delayed for ane tyme, but ordaines the collectors at the mylnes to collect and
receave in the haill excys of malt grund at the saids mylnes fra Moonday
morning last to Saturnday at evin next as formerlie, and therafter accordingly
during the tyme of the act of parliament.
21 January 1660.
The deane of gild and deacon conveinar made report that they had sightit
the tounes foott mantle, conforme to the ordour. Therafter it is concludit that
the samyne should ly still with John Millar, tailyeour, wher it now is; and
ordaines the maister of work to caus mak ane meikle buist or litle kist for
keeping therof, be sight and advyce of the said deane of gild.
Commissioner to Edinburgh.
[Bailie Campbell chosen commissioner to the particular convention of burghs at
Edinburgh on the last Tuesday of January.]
Gray and Jape.
It is concludit that Alexander M'Kinnie pay out of the monyes he is
awand for the excys of acquavytie, to Adame Gray, for his supplie and his sex
childerin, twentie four punds, and to James Jape, hat maker, to helpe him
and his thrie bairnes againe to Holland, twelfe punds Scotis, for friething the
toune of their burdin heirafter; and the twelfe punds is ordained to be given
to Frederik Hammilton to be given to the said James at his away goeing.
4 February 1660.
Old mylne of Partick.; Walk mylne and manufactorie.
The deane of gild made report that he and the deacon conveinar, conforme to the counsellis ordours, had made search and tryell of the worth of
the old mylne of Partick to the toune, in respect of the great dewtie the
toune payes therfor yearly; and, having tryed almost the haill former taksmen
of the mylnes, they find that the haill malt broune in Partick and Goveane
is scars worth ane furlot moulter per weik, but that the said mylne was
werie stedable to the toune in tyme of ane drouth and frost. As also, they
made report that the weavers wer willing to tak the hous of manufactorie
for seavine years, for thriescoir punds per annum; and that the litsters wer
willing to tak the walk mylne for ane hundreth punds Scotis, per annum,
the said space, and they to be bund to keep it the said space of seavine years,
but the toune to be frie to remove them at ony tyme they intend to mak ane
vther wse they pleas of the said mylne.
Anent the vacant place of the ministry.
The provest and the deane of gild ar heirby commissionat to meit with
any wther twa of the ministry or sessioune to conclud anent the filling of the
vacant place of the ministrie within this burght and giveing of ane call to
ane sext minister.
Gilespie, Wter Hie Kirk.
In answer to the desyre given in be Mr. Patrik Gilespic anent ane sait
to the colledge in the Wter Hie Kirk, it is resolved that when the facultie
sall requyre the samyne that ane answer sall be given therto.
Lyme to be provydit with sand, skellit bell.
Recommends to Baillie Colquhoune and the maister of work to caus
provyd for ten chalder of lymme for the wse of the Hie Kirk, and the deane of
gild to provyd for sand fra Cardrois. And recomends also to the said deane
of gild to caus cast of new the skellit bell.
Nicoll, weiklie intelligence.
Recommends to the provest and bailleis what sall be given to John
Nicoll for giving of weiklie intelligence this long tyme bygaine.
7 February 1660.
[Bailie Campbell, commissioner to the convention, reported his diligence in Edinburgh,
and the treasurer was ordained to have warrants for £30 sterling "deburst to the burroues
agent as ane pairt of the tounes pairt of the commissioners charges who ar chosen to goe
to London," and for £100 Scots "deburst lykwayes to the said James Campbell for his
charges, debursments and hors hyre."]
18 February 1660.
It is concludit that the walkmylne be sett to the litsters conforme to the
deane of gilds report.
Report made be the deane of gild and deacon conveinar anent the
libertie grantit be them to Johne Bomanno for outputting of ane stair on
the eist syd of his candlehous was allowed and aprovine, and it is rememberit
that the said Johne hes payit thairfoir fyftine pund quhilk is to be imployed
wpone ane calsay to be built or layd betwixt the Grammer Schoole Wynd
and the heid of the tounes rigs, quherwpon the candle houssis ar buildit; and
it is concludit that non geat libertie to put out the lyk staires there quhill
they give satisfactioune to the toune therfoir.
To plant tries about the Grein.
Recommends to Baillie Campbell and the deane of gild to caus plant
some tries about the Grein, and to consider wpone the overtour made be
Williame Cunyng anent the cutting of ane trie in the Hie Kirk yaird, and he
to plant twelfe therefor elswhere.
Commissioners to meit with the facultie.
Commissionats Baillie Colquhoune, the deane of gild, Johne Walkinshaw
and Mr. Archibald Grahame, to meit with such as ar commissionat from the
facultie of the college, and to conferre with them anent what is best to be
done for rectifeing of the present debait betwixt the toune and Mr. Gilespic
anent the bibliothicar, and to report theranent the nixt meiting.
In answer to the supplicatioune given in be Jonet Younger, craveand
libertie for setting downe tries at her dwelling hous in Briggait, for drying of
her litted clothe, grants the samyne to her, but the deane of gild and his
bretherine ar to designe the bounds.
2 March 1660.
Forsuameikle as Baillie Colquhoune and the deane of gild did mak
report that they now and divers tymes of befor had spokine with Thomas
Lockhart, apothecar, and wthers of the chirurgianes, anent the electing of the
said Thomas deacon of their calling, contrair the tenour of the letter of
deaconheid laitlie grantit be the toune to that calling, and that conforme to
the counselles ordour given be them thairanent, and that so far as the said
baillie and deane of gild could gather of them, the said Thomas Lockhart and
theis adhearand with him seimes altogither to slight and viliefie the forsaid
gift grantit be the toune to that calling and to adheare to their old right;
and now the saids magistrats and counsell taking to their consideratioune
the great regrait made be sundrie of the chirurgianes in this burgh that the
said Thomas Lockheart, now pretendit deacon of that calling, was not
laufullie choysen, he being ane apothecar but not ane chirurgiane, and so
contrair to that lait letter of deaconheid grantit be the toune to that calling,
and how that some of them, for better effectuating of their sinistruous ends,
had vitiat and interlyned their book most vnjustlie, and how that the said
Thomas after warning compeared in counsell and being interrogat anent the
vitiating of their said book, he grantit the same, quherwpon he was requyred
to produce ane act sett doune by the calling warranding the vitiating and
interlyning of the said book befor the samyne was done, with certificatioune if
he failyied the magistrats and counsel wold declair his place to be vacking;
as also the said magistrats and counsell, considering that divers dayes and
dyetis wer grantit to the said Thomas for that effect, and after long tyme and
patience had theranent be the saids magistrats and counsell, declaratioune
was made that their was no such act, and how that then the saids magistrats
and counsell had declared the said Thomas his place to be vacant, yit they
being verie tender therintill and how that after many advysments they had
requyred the said Thomas Lockheart yit to exhibit and produce the haill
wryts and papers their calling had anent the electioune of their deacon, befor
the said Baillie Colquhoune and deane of gild, to the effect they might mak
their report theranent; and the said James Colquhoune, baillie, and James
Barnes, deane of gild, having made their report theranent as saidis, and how
that they had gottin no satisfactioune according to the counsellis demand, the
saids magistrats and counsellis therfor, after so great paines and tyme spent
and the counsellis lang forbearance in that mater, and no satisfactioune given
be the said Thomas and his complices, doe heirby declair the aforsaid Thomas
Lockhart, as pretendit deacone of the said calling, to be vacant, in respect he
was not laufullie choysen conforme to the said letter of deaconheid grantit be
the toune to that calling, and does heirby liberat and mak frie the bretherin of
that calling fra giveing to him any obedience as becometh ane deacon in tyme
coming, and appoynts the baillies and deane of gild to intemat the samyne to him.
After sundrie conferences had with the members of the colledge anent
the bibleothecar, it is now resolvit and concludit wpon be the saids magistrats
and counsell that they will stand and adhear to the last agriement with the
colledge sett doune theranent.
Overtours anent the planting of ane vacant place in the ministerie and ane sext minister.
Report being made be the provest and deane of gild anent their meiting
with theis appoyntit be the ministers and sessioune anent the filling of
vmquhill Mr. George Young his place in the ministerie, and anent ane sext
minister, and after all overtours sett doune and made of befoir war all red and
considered, the counsell resolves to stand and adheare vnto theis overtours
and non wthers, viz.:—First, that the sessioune sall give ane present call to
Mr. James Fergusoune for supplieing the vacant place in the wast quarter
congregatioune, and that all vtmost endeavours be performed and effectuated
by them for his transportatioune and planting in that place. Secundlie, that
this being effectuated and brought to pas, the magistrats and counsell sall
obleis them and their successoures in office to secure ane stipend, equall to
the stipend of ony of the ministers alreddie planted, and for ane sext congregatioune newlie to be erectit. Thridly, that this congregatioune sall be
planted be Mr. Johne Livingstoune, or ony wther godlie and faithfull gospell
preacher whom the sessioune of Glasgow sall call for that effect, and that this
congregatioune sall be modelled out of the present fyve, as that minister with
the concurance of the rest of the ministers and magistrats sall think most
convenient. Fourthlie, that this stipend and plantatioune of ane sext congregatioune sall not be ane ty and obligatioune wpon the magistrats and counsell
of Glasgow and their successours to perpetuat the same, and that the
ministers and sessioune sall not infer ane perpetuatioune therof, if the decay
of people and manefast povertie be cleirly evidenced by the magistrats and
counsell of Glasgow for the tyme being heirafter.
Provest to ryd to Morgan.
It is concluded that the provest ryd to Major Generall Morgan and to
tak with him whomsoever he pleases.
19 March 1660.
Banck anent the doyts.
The counsell being informed that the toune and cuntry is lyk to be
abused be the frequent inbringing and passing of French doyts, quhilks ar
alredie dischearged be the lawes of the natioune, ordaines therfor ane bank
to be sent throw the toune with touk of drum for inhibiting and discharging
of all persones quhatsomever from inbringing and passing of all sort of such
bais copper coyne but such as is allowed be the lawes of the natioune and
coyned within the samyne, and that wnder the paines conteaned in the lawes
and actis sett doune theranent, and that they sall be haldin and bund to mak wp
all skaith and los any people quhatsomever sall susteane throw their defaults.
The provest made report anent his last diligence in Edinburgh with
Generall Majour Morgane, and producit ane letter direct to the toune for
furnishing of coal and candle to the guards, and ordaines his and James
Hammiltounes charges who was with him to be payit.
The desyre made be the relict of the deceast Mr. George Young, minister,
with hir waik and sad conditioune, was recommendit be the haill counsell to
the provest and baillies, and therafter it was concludit be them all that the
sowme awand be Johne Thomesoune, restand of excys monye be his band, sall
be bestowed wpon hir, and appoynts the provest and baillies to sie the samyne
made effectual to hir.
26 March 1660.
Anent the manufactory and walkmylne.
It is concluded and condeschendit vnto that the manufactory be sett to
the weavers, and the walkmylne to the litsters, on the condition that the
deane of gild and deacon conveinar hes agried with them theranent, and
recommends to them yit to doe quhat is farder to be done therintill.
Anent Mr. James Fergusoune, minister.
The saids magistrats and counsell, taking to their consideratioune how
that the sessioune hes hitherto slighted the toun anent the calling of Mr.
James Fergusoune, now minister at Kilwinning, for the filling of wmquhill
Mr. George Youngs place, so that now the toune of Edinburgh is seeking
him, and therby hes not acceptit of the offer made be the saids magistrats and counsell, conforme to their act of counsell made wpon the xxiiij
day of September last bypast, and hes therby (by all appeirance) made
that mater ineffectual, the saids provest, bailleis and counsell, therfor,
doe heirby reschind, cas and annull their foirsaid act of counsall of the
dait abovewryttin and all their offers made therintill, and yit they heirby
declare that they adheare to their last act sett doune theranent wpon
the secund day of March instant.
30 March 1660.
Anent Fergusoune, minister.
Forsuameikle as it hes bein the earnest requeist and desyre of the saids
magistratis and counsell to have Mr. James Fergusoune, now minister at
Kilwinning, to be transportit from thence and placed within this burgh, as
ane of the ordinar actwall ministers therof, to serve the cuir in the Laigh
Kirk of the samyne, in Trongait, now vacant throw the deceas of Mr. George
Young, minister thairat; and to the effect that the sessioune with tham
might give ane joynt call for that end, and that the ministers and sessioune
effectuating the samyne, the saids magistrats and counsell, be their act of the
dait the secund day of March instant, condeschendit that the saids ministers
and sessioune getting the said Mr. James transportit and heir placed, in
maner as said is, to setle ane sext minister with ane sext congregatioune, and
to pay that sext minister als much steipand as to ony wther of their ordinar
ministers, or as they made payment to the said deceast Mr. George Young,
alwayes wpon the conditiounes conteined in the said act of counsell of the
dait forsaid; and now seing that, after much travell and paines had, the
sessioune hes, be their act of the dait the said penult of March instant,
condeschendit to call the said Mr. James Fergusoune to the afoirsaid vacant
place of ministrie within this burgh last occupyed be the said deceast Mr.
George Young; therfor, how soone the saids ministers and sessioune of this
burgh sall performe and obteane the said Mr. James transportit fra his
present charge and setled heir in the forsaid vacant place last occupyed be
the said deceast Mr. George Young, the saids provest, baillies and counsell,
doe heirby bind and obleis them and their successoures not only to secuir the
said sext minister in ane sufficient stipend, according to the rest of the
ordinar ministers, out of the first and reddiest of there teynds not made vse of
wtherwayes, and in what theis sall not be sufficient to mak wp the said
steipand, in maner as said is, to pay the remander therof be the thesaurers
of this burgh out of their commoune good, so that the stipand forsaid to be
payit to the said sext minister may be made equivalent to the stipends of
their said ordinar ministers, but also binds and obleissis tham and their
successours in office that (the said Mr. James being once heir setled amongs
ws) they sall goe furthwith cheirfullie alongs in calling in of Mr. Johne
Livingstoune, now minister at (blank), and failyieing of him, ony wther able
and godlie man, agrieable to the Church of Scotland whom the said sessioune
sall pitch to be the said sext minister; provyding alwayes that, seing the
saids magistrats and counsell payes the stipend to the said sext minister so
to be placed, that they and their successours sall have power to present to
the said sext ministers place quhensoever that place sall vaik, and that this
thair present concessioune to the said sext minister sall not be ane perpetuatioune therof if the decay of people and povertie of the burgh be cleirly
evidenced by the magistrats and counsell for the tyme; and, least it be
objected that this present act should be reschindit and annulled heirafter,
the saids magistrats and counsell doe heirby declaire that the sessioune,
getting the said Mr. James Fergusoune transported and satled heir in maner
as said is, it sall be nowayes leasome to tham nor thair successours at ony
tyme heirafter to, ony maner of way, alter, change, innovat or mak null this
present act, but that the samyne sall stand wnalterable in all tyme coming,
reserving quhat is above reserved; and if the said Mr. James Fergusoune be
not reallie placed heir as said is then this act is to be null and of non availl as
if it had never bein made.
In ansuer to the supplicatioune given in be Peter Clark, tailyeour, he is
electit and chosyn to have the charge of the kyes of the Vter Hie Kirk, of
the saits therin and quhat belonges thairto.
21 April 1660.
Tries lent to the merchand hospitall.
It is condeschendit vnto that the toune sall lend for the wse of the
Merchand Hospitall such tries as may be spared and is lying in the Hie
Kirk, the measour, lenth and breadth, being takin, and the collector of thair
hospitall obleisand himselfe and his successours for the delyvery thairof to the
toune of the same quantity, lenth and bread, or then to pryce thairof at the
lyk pryces the tries payes now.
Weavers, litsters, tackis subscryvet.
There was subscryvet the contracts made betwixt the toune and the
weavers and litsters anent the tounes setting to them of the manufactorie
30 April 1660.
Letter to Argyll.
Ordaines the clark to wryt ane letter to Argyll, in name of the saids
magistrats and counsell, showing his lordschip that seeing he is awand them
above seavin yeares annualrent of twentie fyve thousand marks, and that
his commissioners ar only willing to pay one year thairof, and desyres not
only ane discharge of that year but ane continowatioune of the principall
sowme, quhilk was never at no tyme of befor requyred, that they could not
with ane saiff conscience grant the same, but wer willing to accept of ane
yeares annualrent and give ane discharge accordingly, and with all to show
his lordschip that if lawes wer patent they wer bund in conscience to seek in
theis sowmes with the bygaine annualrents for the weill of their ministers
and poor, for whois guid theis saids sowmes ar mortified.
The provest, baillies and counsell forsaid, taking to their consideratioune
that forsuameikle as in the contract sett doune betwixt them and the deacon
of weavers and his maisters of craft, anent their setting to them of their hous
or manufactorie and wthers belonging thairto therin mentionat, it is provydit
therby that it should not be leasome to them to sett the said hous or
manufactorie and wthers forsaid to any persone or persones, without the
speciall advyce and consent of the saids magistratis and counsell first had
and obteaned therto, quhilk the saids weavers alledges to be contrair the
commouning; as also seeing it is ther earnest requeist and desyre that their
removeall fra the said hous or manufactorie, yaird and wthers forsaid, shall not
be quhill the terme of Witsonday in the last year of the said tack, as being
the ordinar tyme for flitting of tennents fra lands, conforme to the wse of
burgh, altho they be obleist to remove at Maij day at the ish of the said
tack; and the saids magistratis and counsell being most willing to give them
satisfactioune in both of theis particulares, it is therfor heirby declared that
(notwithstanding of the forsaid claus conteaned in the said contract anent the
setting of the said hous or manufactorie, yaird and wthers forsaid belonging
therto) it sall be leasome to the said deacon of weavers, maisteres of craft,
and their successores in office to sett the samyne in haill or in pairt to any
persone or persones who sall not prove prejudiciall to any of the trads within
the said burgh; and in ansuer to their desyre anent their removing fra the
saids lands at the ish of the said tack, the saids deacone of weavers, maisters
of craft, and thair tennents, removeing themselfes fra the forsaid yaird at
Candlemes presislie the last year of thair tak, and fra the houssis at Witsonday
therafter the said year, they sall be fred of thair obleisment anent thair
removing therfra at Maij day the samyne year as is conteaned in the samyne
5 May 1660.
Mr. James Fergusoune, minister.
Their being producit a paper conteaning ane act sett doune be the
sessioune for giving now ane call to Mr. James Fergusoune, minister at
Kilwinning, after the same was red and considered be the saids magistrats
and counsell, it was declared be them that they doe cordiallie and vnanimously joyne with the sessioune therintill, and the counsell recommendis
to the magistrats to mack choyse of any of their number they please to
goe alongs with theis appoyntit be the sessioune to ryd wast for giving of
the said call, and to choys twa of the parishoners also to ryd with them
for that effect.
15 May 1660.
Commissioun, King, minister, burrowes.
The magestrats and counsell, taking to their consideratioune that sundrie
things may occur at ane instant anent the proclamatioune emittit be the
parliament of England in proclaiming his Majestie their laufull King, as
also anent the call appoyntit to be given to Mr. James Fergusoune, and
that the counsell cannot be conveined at all necessarie occasiounes for giveing
their best advyce and judgment therintill, the counsell therfor, in consideratioune therof, doe recommend the care of all theis things to the provest,
baillies, deane of gild and deacon conveinar, to doe therin in all things as they
sall think most fitting for the guid and credit of the toune, as also anent the
chusing of ane commissioner to the meiting of the burrowes against the
twentie nyne of this instant.
19 May 1660.
Colquhoune, baillie, and Allane to Wrwine.
Appoynts Baillie Colquhoune and Thomas Allane to ryd to Wrwine to
attend the presbetry there anent the call given to Mr. James Fergusoune.
Recommendatioune anent Nicoll and Roe.
Recommends to the magistrats to send east to John Nicoll and William
Roe quhat they think convenient for directing heir the newes and the
diurnalles, and that the samyne be sent east with John Walkinshaw the
tounes commissioner to the burrowes.
26 May 1660.
Baillie Colquhoune and Thomas Allane ar yit appoyntit to attend the
presbetry at Wrwine nixt, anent the call given to Mr. James Fergusoune, and
the provest is also appoyntit to goe with them at that tyme if he can
The provest having drawine wp certane instructiounes to be given to
the commissioner who goes east to attend the nixt enshewing conventioune of
burrowes, according to the counselles former ordour given theranent, quhilks
instructiounes did conteane reasones for recalling of the commissioune given
to William Thomesoune, clark of Edinburgh, as also anent the taking of the
excys; quhilk being red war allowed and approvine and the clark ordained to
Warrand, twa poor merchands.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of threttie
shillings starling deburst be him according to the magistratis ordours to twa
poor merchands in Divilling who had their schip and guidis cast away.
Johne Walkinshaw, who was formerlie choysen to attend the nixt meiting
of the burrowes, having declaired that he could not conveniently win, for
many reasonable caussis knowne to the magistratis and counsell, they did of
new againe elect James Campbell, baillie, to be commissioner for that effect,
and appoyntis the clark to subscryve and seall ane commissioune to him with
the former instructione drawine wp quhilk should have beine formerlie given
to the said John Walkinshaw.
Anent adres to his Majestie.; Warrand, Walkinshaw.
It was vnanimously concludit and agried wpon that ane addres and
supplicatioune should be made to the Kings most excellent Majestie, in
name of this burgh, and the provest having red some instructiounes alreddie
scrolled and drawne wp be him, they wer allowed and approvine in counsell;
and what lettres and wther papers quhatsomever ar to be drawne wp theranent,
as also the electioune of the persone who sall mak the addres in the tounes
name to his Majestie, is all referrit to the provest himselfe, and he is appoyntit
to be soll actour therintill; and quhatever papers ar sent wp the clark is to
have ane double therof to keep for the tounes vse; and ordaines Johne
Walkinshaw to pay out of the monyes he receaves fra the collectors at the
mylne twentie pundis starling to be imployed about that busines and to
deburse for the exchange therof in gold.
Bryce, coalheughs, Gorballis.
The forsaids provest, baillies and counsell of the said burgh, being conveined, and Patrick Bryce, their taksman of their coalhewghs in Gorballes,
having informed them that severall tymes, throw scarsitie of water, he cannot
gett his coalles loaded at the Broomelaw, for the quhilk caus he hes bein
necessitat to crave licence of the right worshipfull Sir George Maxwell of
Nather Pollok, knight, to lead his coalles fra the saids heughes throw the said
Sir George his land for loading of them neir to Meikle Goveane (whilk is no
commoune way;) and now the said Sir George refuisis to grant that former
licence and libertie, fearing theis who occupyes the saids heughes may clame
right therto heirafter be vertew of that licence and tollerance grantit be the
said Sir George to the aforsaid Patrick; quhilk being weill weighted and
considered be the saids provest, bailleis and counsell, they doe heirby declair
that what licence and libertie the said Sir George hes formerlie grantit to the
said Patrick Bryce for leiding of his coalles throw his lands as said is was of
his awine frie will, and that nather they, their successoures nor their taksmen
of their saids heughes in Gorballes, could or should clame any right or
priviledge heirafter but what the said Sir George wold grant of his awine
guid will as he hes done formerly if necessity requyre the same.
[Agreed that "the tounes quarrell laitlie win be Johne Clark" should be set to him
for fifteen years free of rent, in consideration of the expense he had incurred in opening
it, "he being obleist to serve the inhabitantis with staines out of the said quarrell conforme to the qualitie, quantitie and pryces, as hes bein sett doune formerlie thairanent."]
4 June 1660.
Baillie Campbell made his report of his diligence at the last particular
conventioune of burrowes and anent the taking of the excyse, and declared
that there was none at Leith for setting thereof.
[Granted a warrant for £54, which was "sent east to Johne Nicoll and William Roe
for wrytting and sending intelligence to the toune."]
Recommendis to the deane of gild and deacon conveinar to meit their
twa houssis and to show their respective brethrin that the toune is chargit
for sex moneths cess to be advanced shortlie, and that the toune will be
awand to the burrowes the equivalent of twa months cess, and to advyce
with them how the samyne sall be payit, becaus the toune doeth not sie or
know any wther way but by stenting the inhabitantis; and to report.
Boatis, water, Dumbartane.
Recommends to James Hammiltoune to ryd to Dumbartane and to
intimat and show to the captaine of the castill there the ordour brought
home be Baillie Campbell for not stopping of boatis comes wp the water
5 June 1660.
Common good sett.
[Common good set for a year as follows:—Mills, 8,900 merks; ladles, 3,200 merks;
meal market and pecks, 800 merks; tron, 920 merks; bridge, 1,680 merks; grass of St.
Mungo's little kirk yard, a dollar.]
It was concludit not to sett nor roup the tynd fisch as formerlie, in
regaird of the great discuragment of theis who brings in the killing, in
respect ther wes takine frome them sex of there best killing in name of
tynd out of every boat, quhilk is now dischargit to be exacted heirafter, and
dry killing and dry ling and all small fisches to be frie of tynd heirafter, but
that ilk boat that brings in fresh killing, ling or skait, pay in name of tynd
xiii s. iiii d. ilk tyme, and the herring and wthers to pay as of befor, and the
water baillie to collect the same quhill farder advysment.
16 June 1660.
In answer to the supplicatioune given in be the commissioner of the
burgh of Craill, craving helpe for repairing againe of their herbrie that was
brokin out throw storme, it is condeschendit that ane contributioune be
gathered for that effect and to be brought in with that of Barrowstounes.
18 June 1660.
Proclamatioune anent the Kings Majesties gratious returne.
Forsuameikle as their is ane congratulatioune to be keeped this secund
tyme for the happie returne of our dread Soveragne, the Kings Majestie, and
restauratioune to his throne and dignitie, approves of the proclamatioune
drawine wp by the clark for that effect for onputting of baill fyres and wsing
the remanent solemnities requisit in the lyk, and ordaines twa hodgheitis of
wyne to be provydit for the wse of the sojouris now in toune; and the deane
of gild, Frederik Hammiltoune, Robert Rae and Johne Barnes, to provyd all
wther things necessar for the said solemnitie.
25 June 1660.
Commissioune to the tounes agent.
Appoynts the clark to subscryve ane commissioune to be sent to the
tounes agent now at court, giveing him power to act all things there in
relatioune to this burgh, conforme to the instructiounes sent to him for that
It is condeschendit to and agried that the maister of wark pay the post
ten shillings starling in recompens of all bygane service dew to him be the
toune, and to pay him twelfe shillings Scotis weiklie therafter for carieing of
the tounes letters.
6 July 1660.
The provest did nominat Mr. Archibald Graham to be his assessour in
the general conventioune of burrowes enshewing, quherwnto the counsell did
Fair of Glasgow.
The fair of Glasgow being to be proclamed, and Sir George Maxwell
desyring to joyne with the magistratis and counsell for that effect, and he
having producit the commissioune he hes of the Duck of Lennox friendis,
quhilk being red in presens of the haill counsell, and finding nothing
therintill any wayes relaiting to the burgh of Glasgow, the saids magistratis
and counsell did wnanimouslie condeschend not to awine the said Sir George
therintill, but to goe on and proclame their fair, as of befor, in the Kings
name, the Dukis name, and the magistratis name.
30 July 1660.
[Report made that the excise had been taken for this quarter for £500 sterling.]
13 August 1660.
Warrand, Laigh Kirk.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to Mr. Johne Andersoune his twentie
pundis that was dew to be payit to him at Lambes last for ane yeir preceiding
for his taking wp of the psalmes in the Laigh Kirk.
M'Kinnie, anent the examining the people in the wast quarter.
Ane desyre being preferrit be the ministers of this burgh, to the magistratis and counsell therof, desyring that ane young man might be made choys
off to examine the people dwelling within this burgh in the wast quarter,
and that for the better furthering of the celebratioune of the Lords Supper,
quhilk hes bein now so long a tyme delayed, and that ther may be somthing
payit to the said young man sua to be choysen out of the vacand stipend for
his paines; and Mr. Hugh Blair, ane of the ordinar ministers of this burgh, in
name of the rest, having presentit ane lytt, conteaning twa persones, to the
saidis magistratis and counsell, to the effect they might chuse one of them for
the effect abovewryttin, they did mak choys of Mr. Norman M'Kinnie, sone
laufull to Alexander M'Kinnie, merchand, burges of this burgh, to examine
the people in the said wast quarter; and they will tak his paines into consideratioune.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of fyve
pundis starling deburst be him to George Scheyne, servitour to the burrowes
clark, for wrytting of some actis of the burrowes to the toune, of thrie generall
conventiounes and nyn particular; and appoyntis their commissioners to caus
extract and bring home the samyne yearlie heirafter and pay the said George
yearlie for his paines conforme as of befor.
In ansuer to the supplicatioune given in be James Corss, mathematician,
shewing that he was borne within this burgh and educat therintill, and
having studied the knouledge of the mathematicks and obteined ane competent knouledge therin and wther sciences therto belonging, being naturallie
adictit therto from his infancie, and that he resolves to tak wp ane schoole
heir for teaching of theis artes and sciences in the vulgar native tongue,
quhilk hes not bein done formerlie in this kingdome for want of incuragmentis therto, and the tyes of birth and educatioune pressis him to mak
the first proposelles therof to this his native toune, the saids provest,
baillies and counsell, therfor, having weill weighted and considered the said
supplicatioune, they heirby grant licence and libertie to the said James Corss
to tak wp ane schoole within this burgh for teaching of the mathematickis
therintill, conforme to the tenour of his petitioune, and promissis heirby to
grant to him their best incuragmentis for that effect.
31 August 1660.
Provest to the committee of estaitis.
There was ane letter producit showing that the provest was nominat be
the Kings Majestie himselfe to be one of the committee of estaitis. The
remanent magistratis and counsell therfor appointis him to ryd east to attend
their meiting with the first conveniences; and for this effect appointis John
Ker to advance to him twentie pundis starling out of the monyes he receavit
fra the collectours at the mylnes for the defraying of his charges to ane compt.
6 September 1660.
Recommendis to the deane of gild and maister of wark to sight the
calsay that gois to Cumlachie, and to caus mend the twa meikle holes that is
said to be brokin therin.
20 September 1660.
Baillie Pollok made report that he had gottin in from James Porter the
thrie great bybilles belongs to the kirkes and that they wer now lying in
the clarks chamber, quhilk diligence of his was allowed and approvin be
Act, burrowes, bearing sundrie to be incapable to bear office within burgh.
There was producit ane act of burrowes, daitit the fyftine day of this
instant, conteaning therin ingrossit ane coppie of ane letter directit from the
chancellour to the said meiting of burrowes anent the electing of the office
bearers within ilk burgh, and be quhilk act it is ordained that in the inshewing election of magistratis, counsellours, and all wther office bearers within
burgh, that no persone or persones who contryved or subscryvet the remonstrance or associatiounes, or concured in the prosecutioune of ony cours for
promoving the ends therof, or protested against any publict judicatories their
determinatioune, or ony wtherwayes disaffected to his Majesties government,
or indeavoured by factioune or seditioune to the disturbance of his Majesties
peace, or desertit any charge of his Majesties armies, without ony laufull
warrand, that non such be admittit to any place of magistracy, counsell, or
ony office of deaconrie within any burgh; and ordaining also the said act to
be speidilie communicat to ilk burgh that non pretend ignorance therof, and
ilk burgh to mak their report therof at the nixt conventioune of burrowes.
And the saids magistratis and counsell conveined, after dew consideratioune
had therof, thought it most fitting and convenient that all dew obedience be
given to the said act; and becaus the electioune of the deacones of craftis
within this burgh is to be shortlie, it is therfor earnestlie recommendit be the
counsell to the thrie baillies to meit and tak ane list of the haill severall
deacones of trads and wther maisters of craft within the said burgh, and to
send for such of the craftis men as they think best to be informed be, and to
lay asyd out of every craft all persones they conceave to fall wnder the
compas of the said act, that non of them nather be votted or have electioune
in the respective trads for the electing of ony office bearer in the samyne.
2 October 1660.
John Bell, provest, made report that conforme to ane memorandum
given him to speik with the Laird of Lockerbie and the Earle of Hartfeild
servant anent their tynd tak dewtie awand to the toune, that he had spokin
to them both theranent and had promised to give him satisfactioun shortlie;
and that he had delt with the Committee of Estaitis anent the payment of
the expenssis the toune had deburst in apprehending of Mr. Patrik Gilespie
and Mr. Simpson, and had obteaned ane warrand for payment therof but that
it could not be now presently gottin payit quhill some fyn fall into the
Election of provost.
Being the first Tuesday after Michaelmas, and so the ordinarie day for
electing of the magistrates of this burgh for the year enshewing, there was
producit ane letter direct from the right noble the Earle of Glencairne, now
heigh chancellour of Scotland, wherin his lordschip desyres that, to the effect
the toune may shaw their wonted affectioune to his Majesties service, theis
magistratis that wer most wnjustlie thrust from their places in anno 1648
may be made wse of as magistratis for the year enshewing; and it being votted
quhither obedience should be given to the said letter or not, it was condeschendit
that obedience should be given therto; and wnderstanding that Coline
Campbell, elder, was then provest the forsaid year 1648, and that Johne
Andersoune, elder, vmquhill James Trane, and William Neilsoune, war the
thrie baillies then with him, and wer all thrust from their charge, the saidis
magistratis and counsell did send for the above named Coline Campbell and
shew him the said letter and their willingnes to give obedience therto; and
wnderstanding that the said Johne Andersoune was provest sen syne and so
could not beir office as ane baillie for the year enshewing, and that the said
James Trane was depairted this lyfe, they sent also thrie of their number to
the abovenamed Williame Neilsoune and requyred him to be pleased to com
to receave his charge, to wit, to bear office as ane baillie for the year enshewing,
who declared he was now com to ane great age and was become so waik and
infirme in bodie that he was nowayes able now for that charge, and entreatit
earuestlie that he wold be excused, quhilk was sufficiently knoune to be trew
be the saids magistrats and counsell; and the said Coline Campbell, elder,
being com to the saids magistrats and counsell (after sending for him as said
is) declared his loathsomnes to receave the said charge in respect of his age,
yit was persuadit therto be the earnest requeist of all theis present. And for
their better keeping of commoune wse and ordour observit in the electioune of
the provest, as formerlie, the said Coline was lyttit with the rest of the merchand
rank, and Johne Bell, now present provost, being layd asyd as having borne
office theis twa yeares bygaine, and the said Coline with the rest of the
merchand rank being divydit in thrie lytis, to the effect that thrie persones
might be choysen out therof to be presentit at the Castill of Glasgow to the
Duk of Lennox his grace, or his commissioner, to the effect that ane of them
might be named to bear office as provest of the said burgh for the year
enshewing, out of the quhilks thrie lytis theis thrie persones wer choysen,
viz., the said Coline Campbell, elder, James Campbell and James Pollok,
merchands, twa of the last baillies; and the said lytt being sent wp to the said
castill with James Colquboune, baillie, John Walkinshaw, Frederik Hammiltoune and William Yair, their commoune clerk deput, to have bein presentit
to the Duk of Lennox his grace, or his commissioner, to the effect forsaid, and
they having come to the said castill yett and finding it closit, after thrie
knockis given be the said James Colquhoune and no opening made nor
answer given, nather be the Duk of Lennox nor his commissioner, nor be no
wthers in their names, the said James Colquhoun, ane of the present baillies,
for himselfe and in name of the rest of the magistratis and counsell, askit
instrumentis therwpon in the hands of the said William Yair, notar publict,
and therafter the saids persones returned againe to the counselhous quhair
the remanent of the saids magistratis and counsell wer sitting, and after
report made be them that nather the said Duk of Lennox nor his commissioner
wer at the said castill for receaving of the said lytt, to the effect above
wryttin, then the saidis magistratis and counsell be vertew of the power
grantit to them be the act of parliament (the saids thrie persones above
named being removed) did vott quhilk of the saidis thrie persones should
beir office as provest for the year enshewing, and therafter, be pluralitie of
votis, the said Coline Campbell, elder, was choysen to be provest of this
burgh for the year enshewing, who being present did accept and gave his
oath as wse is.
[The new elected provost, and the late provost and his three bailies, chose John
Walkinshaw and James Barnes, merchants, and John Ker, craftsman, to be bailies for the
year to come.]
5 October 1660.
[The magistrates of this and the two preceding years elected thirteen merchants and
twelve craftsmen to be councillors.]
6 October 1660.
Commodities from the Heilands.
Recommends to the provest and baillies to consider on the supplicatiounes
given in be severall of the inhabitantis anent the commodities brought to this
burgh from the Heilandis be water.
The forsaids provest, baillies and counsell of the said burgh, being conveined, and forsuameikle as be act of the right honorabill the committee of
estaitis, daitit at Edinburgh the threttin day of September last, the magistrats of the said burgh of Glasgow ar therby warrandit to call for George
Porterfeild, somtyme provest therof, and all wther persones heavers of ane
contributioune was gathered within the samyne wnder the name of charitie
for the distressed protestantis in Polland, Bohemia, and was not given
accordinglie, and to receave from them the samyne to be imployed for pius
wses, as the said burgh should think fitt; and now seeing the said George hes
reallie delyverit the sowme of four scoir seavintine pundis ten shillinges, in
reddie monye, and hes also subscryvit ane assignatioune in favours of the
magistrats and their successores in office, conteaning the sowm of four scoir
pundis starling that was borrowit as a pairt of the said contributioune be
Johne Grahame, merchand, burges of this burgh, and is payable wpon
demand, conforme to his tickit grantit therwpon, and in and to the annualrent obleist to be payit for the said four scoir punds starling during the
not payment therof, and is delyvered all to James Barnis, now ane of the
present baillies, who is appoyntit to receave the same, therfor the saidis
provest, baillies and counsell, does by thir presentes exoner and simpliciter
discharge the said George Porterfeild of the said contributioune.
10 October 1660.
[Office-bearers elected as follows:—Frederick Hammiltoune, dean of guild; Manasses
Lyll, deacon-convener; Ninian Anderson, visitor of maltmen; John Moodie, treasurer;
John M'Kewne, water bailie; Henry Craig, master of work; John Barnes and Thomas
Gilkersoune, bailies of Gorbals (the latter being chosen from the leet presented by the
20 October 1660.
Pulpit and kirk to be pewed.
Be pluralitie of votis, it is condeschendit that the pulpit in the Laigh Kirk
be made, and that the wast end of the said kirk be pewed in ane comelie and
decent forme as wther kirkis abrod, and that with the best conveniencie.
Appoynts the provest, baillies, with the deane of gild, deacon conveiner,
and such as they pleas to tak with them to meit with some of the college to
resolve anent their demandis.
Anent the divisioune of ane contribution.
Anent the contributioune was gottin in from George Porterfeild, be
warrand of the committee of estaitis, it is concludit that sex hundreth markis
therof be given to Borrowstounes and four hundreth markis to the burgh of
Craill, in satisfactioune of the helpe and supplie they wer seeking of the
toune, and the rest therof to be laid by for the wse of the colledge.
Tallow and candle.
[Ordained that tallow be sold not dearer than 46s. Scots the stone, and well made
candle than 54s. the stone.]
Recommends to the baillies to tak wp the names of all persones, men or
weomen, who keepes Scotis schooles within the toune, by quhat warrand, and
to report the nixt meiting.
In answer to the supplicatioune given in be William Cockburne, goldsmith in Edinburgh, desyring libertie of the magistratis and counsell to com
to this burgh and setle himselfe ther for exerceising of his calling, the saidis
magistratis and counsell did grant the samyne and to com and mak his
residence therin for exerceising of his calling and to enjoy his friedome during
there will and pleasour.
23 October 1660.
It is condeschendit that seing Collonell Clarks regiment, now lying in
toune, is to remove presentlie, and that there ar manye debtis awand be them
to the inhabitantis, and the magistratis and counsell being most willing to
helpe them therto, that ane hundreth poundes starling be advanced to them
out of the excys monye for that effect wpon thair band, and ordaines ane
warrand to be given to Robert Rae for that effect.
Be pluralitie of votis, it is agried wnto and condeschendit that ane
thousand punds Scotis be given to the college to helpe to put on the roof
on the foir wark they are building, theis who wer appoyntit to treat with
them anent the bibleothecar having first receavit satisfactioune theranent.
[James Pollok reported that he had, on behalf of the town, taken the excise for eleven
weeks (blank) days for payment of £300 sterling.]
27 October 1660.
Pollok to Edinburgh.
Appoyntis James Pollok to goe east to Edinburgh and to receave fra the
officiares of Collonell Clarkis regiment and to uplift fra them the haill monye
he can get that is awand be the severall companies to the inhabitantis,
conforme to the severall comptis to be sent east with him for that effect,
and grantis him heirby full power and commissioune to subscryve to them
sufficient discharges wpon recept therof, als amplie as if the magistratis war
ther present themselfes to grant the samyne, and what monyes he receaves
he is heirby warrandit to committ the same in the hands of William Mitchell,
merchand in Edinburgh, for the tounes wse quhill they have to doe to pay
ther debtis there.
Ordaines ane bank to be sent throw the toune to charge the inhabitants
to pay quhat monyes they ar awand for assistance since the threttin of
September last bypast to theis havand right therto, and not to suffer the
magistratis to be trubled therwith, wtherwayes to pay the double.
In answer to the supplicatioune given in be Peter Clark, bedell in the
Vter Hie Kirk, it is statut and ordained that he get his full pairt of the nixt
Yuill waiges with the rest of the wther thrie bedelles, and that William Bogill,
his predicessour, get no pairt therof nor yit goe in ther company the tyme of
the seeking in and collecting of the samyne.
Appoyntis the magistratis, with James Colquhoune, William and Gabriell
Cumyngs, Robert Rae, Androw Moodie and William Boyd, to meit and divyd the
toune in eight pairtis, and to give in such names as out of everie quarter they
think such persones convenient for setting of the watch, and it is heirby concludit
that ane watch be keepit nightlie, seing the regiment is removed, and to begine
the same night.
10 November 1660.
Tallow and candle.
[On the supplication of the fleshers, the council advanced the price of rough tallow
from 46s. to 48s. the stone, and candle from 54s. to 56s. the stone.]
Adame and Frissall.
In ansuer to the supplicatioune given in be James Adame, grantis him
licence to tak wp ane schoole in this burgh, provyding he tak it wp in the
Saltmercat; and grantis licence to James Frissall to tak wp ane wther.
Supplicatioune, deane of gild in name of the merchands anent the hospitall.
In ansuer to the supplicatioune given in be Frederik Hammiltoune,
deane of gild, for himselfe and in name of the rest of the merchand rank,
shewing that they being of lait at the hearing of the compt of the merchand
hospitall, and finding that ane guid pairt of the stok of the said hospitall hes
bein waired out in the building therof, and that the voluntar contributioun
gathered throw the merchands hes not ansuered according to the expectatioune therof, and now the steiple of the said hospitall is to be raised,
quhilk will prove far moir profitable to the toune than to the hospitall, and
to lett it ly as it does now, being brought to such ane height as it is, it will be
a shame and disgrace both to the toune and hospitall; quhilk being at lenth
considered be the saids magistratis and counsell, they declared themselfes all
most willing for the helpe and advancement of the said work, but considering
the tounes burdin they did all condeschend and agrie that what is restand in
John Kers awine hand of his last excyse compt, and what is restand in Robert
Andersounes hand of his last compt he made of the excyse, as also what
glenings can be gottin belonging to the toune as quhat is restand undeburst
of the buket monye and the hous in Evandaill, should be all takin in and
applyed for advancement of the said work, but wpon this conditioune that
when the craftis sall have to doe therafter for the building of their hospitall
they may have the lyk favour conferred on them.
Recommends to the bailleis to setle with the post.
17 November 1660.
Johne Jamesoune, younger, is readmittit conjunct drummer with his
father as it was of befor.
Tyndis, indigent people.
Ordaines the monye that was gottin fra theis who had the tak of ther
tyndis subscryvet, be takin and given to the magistratis to be distribut be
them to honest and indigent people in the toune as they sall think most
convenient, according to their rank and degrie.
1 December 1660.
Wrytis sent to Edinburgh.
Appoyntis such of the tounes eldest wryts, with the tounes last great
signatour, be sent east with Johne Bell, the tounes commissioner to the nixt
enshewing parliament, with what farder wrytis he thinks fitting, and ane
inventar to be made therof.
Commissioner to Lanerk.
Recommends to the magistratis to mak choys of ane commissioner to be
sent to Lanerk anent the choysing of the commissioner of the shyre, and the
clark to subscryve his commissioune accordinglie.
24 December 1660.
It being fund that (blank) Douglas was formerlie appoyntit to remove
himselfe aff the toune, quhilk he hes not obayed as yit, and is brunt on the
cheik and is knowne to be ane idle vagabound without ony laufull calling, he
is therfor heirby ordained to remove aff the toune and all his, and that within
ten dayes, and not to returne therto heirafter, wnder the paine of scurging
him throw the toune and benishing of this burgh.
Warrand, mathematician, correspondent.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of ane
hundreth markis Scottis, deburst be him to James Cors, mathematician, for
his better incurragment and helpe; and for ten dollors deburst be him to
Baillie Walkinshaw to be given to the man in Edinburgh who keeps correspondance with the toune.
Bell, anent his ryding in parliament.
Johne Bell, the tounes commissioner to the enshewing parliament, having
showine that there was somthing agitat, be his procurment, befor the burrowes
anent this burghs ranking and place in ryding at the said parliament, and
that he being desyred to submitt the mater to the burrowes, answered that
he had no such commissioune, and therfor was desyred to com afterwards
sufficientlie instructit theranent; and after consideratioune had therof be the
saids magistratis and counsell, they did remitt that mater to the said Johne
Bell himselfe, and to theis of this burgh should happin to be with him at
Edinburgh, at the ryding of the said parliament, being confident they will
doe their best therintill for the guid and credit of this burgh.