25 February 1665.
Generall survey of the toune.
The magistratis and counsell, taking to their consideratioune the great
incres of strangers and uncouth beggers within this burgh, and the great
numbers of orray weomen and servantis that desertis service and takis
chambers, and they being most carfull and willing that the same be
tymeouslie remeidit, it is ordained that ane generall survey be takin throw
the haill toune be the severall partes and quarters therof, as the samyne is
heirafter divydet, viz., baillie Herbertsoune and John Walkinshaw ar to tak
ane survey of the Saltmarcat and Gallowgait, on both sydis; Walter Neilsoune,
James Colhoune, and such as they pleas to tak with them, ar to tak ane
survey of the haill boundis above the Gramer Shool, on both sydis, Wyndheidis,
Rottin Raw, Stable Grein and Drygait; the deane of gild and Niniane
Andersoune to tak a survey of the haill Briggait, on both syds; baillie Ker
and Dowhill, elder, to survey the haill Trongait; baillie Pollok and William
Gray ar to survey the midle quarter quhilk is fra the Croce to the Gramer
Shoole, on both sydis; Androw Moodie and Peter Gemmill ar to survey the
Stockwelgait, on both sydis, and Shittwynd (fn. 1) ; John Caldwall and John
Watsoune, thesaurer, to survey the haill thrie wyndis (fn. 2) ; and John Miller, baillie
of Gorballes, with his constables, ar to survey the haill Gorballes. And all
of them ar to report there dilligence at the next meeting of the counsell.
4 March 1665.
Appoyntis the provest and baillies to speik with the principall and
regentis of the college anent the great wrongs and abuses done by the
collegianes to the Gramer Shoole.
Theis persones who wer formerlie appoyntit for survey of the toune made
their report and gave in their rolles (except Androw Moodie and John
Cauldwall); quhilkis rolles ar given to baillie Pollok, and the baillies and
utheris ar appoyntit to sie all such removed aff the toune who ar ordained be
the said surveyers.
Recomends to the deane of gild deacon conveiner and Robert Rae to
setle and agrie with the provest and Johne Marschell anent the buying in of
the burne crookis from them.
Brigs to be mendit.
Recomends to the deane of gild to caus mend and repair Partick brig, as
also the tounes great brige, of the hurt it hes gott in the tyme of this lait
8 March 1665.
It is concluded that the provest goe east to Edinburgh, at his awne
convenient tyme, and to tak with him the lait Argyles thrie bandis to the effect
they may be produced in dew tyme, conforme to the proclamatioune; and he
is to goe about all effectuall meines that the toune may get their awine.
It is concluded that Glasgow raice be keeped in maner and as is set
doune and conteined in the Diurnall, and recomends to the provest to caus
provyd what is necessar to be made for the effect.
25 March 1665.
The provest gave in the comptis of his debursmentis and charges, the
first anent Dumbartane busines and the uther anent Argyllis bandis, be the
quhilk it is fund that the said provest had deburst to advocatis and their men,
at thrie severall consultatiounes, and to clarkis the tyme of this last sessioune,
and for expenssis of witnesses and monye given to baillie Pollok, to the seamen
and to the clark that booked them, £626 12s. 4d.; and for his awine charges
and horssis hyre, the said twa last tymes, being the first tyme twa moneth
and the last tyme fyftine dayes, £510; extending in haill to [£1136 12s. 4d.]
Ordaines ane bank to be sent throw the toune, about the end of Aprill
next to come, to command all theis to remove aff the toune who ar oppoyntit
be theis who did survey the same, and that no maner of person set ony houssis
to ony of that rank, under the paine of ten pundis ilk persone unforgiven.
Recomends to William Boyd to tak ane view of the fabrik of the Hie
kirk and to consider what is most necessar to be done for helping the defectis
therof, and to mak report theranent nixt meiting.
Smith, beddell in the Laigh kirk.
The beddelship of the Laigh Kirk in Trongait is conferred wpon and
given to James Smith, merchand, and he is not onlie to be carfull anent the
ringing of the belles but also he is to walk throw the kirk in tyme of divyne
service, with ane whyt staff in his hand, as wont to be of old, for the crubbing
of bairnes and utheris that makis disturbance in the kirk, and for impeiding
of all abusess therein.
Act in favouris of Johne Robesoune for payment of £600.
In anser to the supplicatioune given in be Johne Robesoune, sone laufull
to umquhill Williame Robesoune, mechand, burges of this burgh, whois
parentis and predicessouris have bein for a long tyme in guid reputatioune
and conditioune within the samyne, craving some supplie to helpe him to
some honest conditioune of lyfe, the said magistratis and counsell, taking
the same to their consideratioune, and wnderstanding that umquhill Jonet
Dick, his guiddam, was ever alledging the toune was awand her some
monye shoe lent, they have therfor concluded that there sall be payit for
the use of the said Johne Robesoune the sowme of sex hundredth pundis
Scotis for the effect forsaid, and that to be and stand in full satisfactioune of the said alledgit debt; and ordaines Johne Andersoune of
Douhill, elder, to pay the same to him out of the monyes he receavit from
the collectoris at the mylnes.
22 April 1665.
Cruikis of mylndame bought.
The deane of gild being formerlie appoyntit to buy in the cruikis of
Mylnedame for the use of the toune, he made his report this day that he
had setled with the awneris theranent, and the toune was to pay ane
thousand twa hundreth markis therfor; and the said magistratis and
counsell ordaines the securities to be drawine wp accordinglie.
Burne crookis bought.; Spens.; Kinclaith.
Ordaines Johne Andersoune, elder, of Douhill, to have ane warrand
for the sowme of twa hundreth markis deburst be him to Johne Marschell,
merchand, for the pryce of that halfe aiker of land callit the burne crookis
bought be the toune from him; and for fyve pund starling he deburst to
David Spens, clark of Rutherglen, to helpe him to mak wp the excyse tak
dewtie he has to pay for the parochin of Goveane; and the said David
is nocht to be hard thereanent heirafter. As also he is ordained to pay
to Johne Barnes for his twa aiker of land he hes in Kinclaith, according
as the rest of the land there was bought, if he please to accept the samyne,
and also to pay to Mathew Wilsoune nyne scoir ten pundis for the land sold
be him to the toune.
Hie kirk to be repaired.
Ordaines William Boyd to caus mend the glass windowes of the Hie
kirk, and to give in his compt therwpon; and to caus provyd lymn for
poynting the said kirk.
Call to Stirling.
It is appoyntit that ane call be given to maister William Stirling,
now minister at Drymmen, to come heir and to serve as ane of the ordinarie
ministers of this burgh.
Anent the planting of ministers.
Recomends to the provest to speik the bischope anent the planting of
ane minister in the Uter Hie Kirk, and to pay his stipend and the minister
of the Barrony kirk, and to pay the fyve chalder victuall the bischopes
wer in use to pay of old to the minister of the kirk in Trongait, the toune
quyting to his lordship their right thei have to the tyndis of the barronry.
Calsayes to be mendit.
Ordaines the maister of wark to caus mend the calsay outwith the
Stablegrein port and the calsay outwith the Gallowgait port; and the
deane of gild to caus mend the calsay outwith the Wast port.
Bank for bringing in of armes.
Ordaines ane bank to be sent throw the toune be touk of drum to
charge the haill inhabitantis, in his Majesties name and theiris, to bring
in their haill armes and to delyver the same to the magistratis to be keeped
in the tolbuith, with certificatioune to all who neglectis to doe the samyne
sall be looked wpon as disaffected to the present government and sua
Shoole in Gorballes.
In anser to the supplicatioune given in be the tounes fewers and
tennentis in Gorballis, grantis to them that old hous neir the tounes barne
their last occuped be (blank) to be ane schoole for instructing and training
wp of their bairnes, and that during the tounes will and pleasour
Land at fleshmercat.
Recomends to the deane of gild and Robert Rae to buy in umquhile
Robert Watsones land at the fleshmercat als commodiouslie as they can.
Warrand, poor people in prisone.
Ordaines the theasurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of fyve
pund starling deburst be him to John Rowat for meit and drink furnished
be him, at command of the magistratis, to divers poor people wer put in
Ordaines the theasurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of twa
hundreth pundis Scotis, deburst be him to William Boyd in pairt payment
of the building of the brig at Linnings haugh; and for ane hundreth
pundis, deburst to the goldsmith in pairt payment of the coups he is
making to the toune for the raice.
29 April 1665.
St. Rollokis kirk yaird.
Ordaines ane tak to be drawine wp and subscribed in favouris of
James Farie for setting to him of St. Rollokis kirk yaird and the grass
therof, for nyntine yeares, for payment of xxx s. Scotis yearlie; reserving
to the toune libertie for buriing in the said kirk yaird all maner of
persones thei pleas, conforme to old use and wont; and this to be insert in
the tounes rentall. (fn. 3)
Forsuameikle as at the last meiting it was ordained that a call should
be given to maister William Stirling to come heir and serve as ane of the
ordinarie ministers of this burgh, it is therfor ordained this day that ane
presentatioune be drawine up in his favouris for that effect, and to ane
thousand pund of stipend, and four scoir pundis of hous maill, yearlie,
as the rest of the tounes ministers getis; and he to preach in any kirk
according as he sall be enjoyned by the present magistratis and their
successoris in office; and ordaines the clark to draw up the said presentatioune according as utheris the lyk, and to subscryve the same in their
names; and appoyntis James Pollok, baillie, and Peter Gemmill to ryd
to the said maister William on Moonday next airlie and to present to him
the said presentatioune.
Barrony men, tynds.
Appoyntis the provest [and four others] to convein befor them theis
in the barronrie who keeps wp the thrid pairt of their tynds, and does
heirby grant to them full power and commissioune to end and clois with
them theranent, that the monye may be gottin in in dew tyme against
the term; and appoyntis maister Robert Goveane to acquant the said
barronry men for that effect.
Brig, Comlachie burne.
It is concluded that ane brig be builded at the foot of Comlachie
burne, neir to the foot of the burne at Duncane Aikines well.
Licence to provest to win stones.
Appoyntis the deane of gild [and two others] to sight and visit that
pairt where the provest desyres to win some stones for building of ane
dyk, and to grant him licence for that effect if it be nocht prejudicial to
6 May 1665.
After consideratioune had of the bad payment made of that allocatioune made be the laird of Silvertounehill, for making wp of the twa
chalder victuall he is to pay to the toune yearlie, for the better keeping of
compt with him it is concluded he get the said allocatioune bak agane, and
quhat Mr. Robert Goveane hes receavit be vertew thairof he is heirby
ordained to give it to him bak againe.
Act anent Hamiltoune dean of gild
The provest, baillies and counsell being conveined. Anent the act
of remitt grantit be the lordis of his Majesties most honorabill privie
counsell, beiring dait att Edinburgh the thrid day of Maij 1665, anent
ane petititioune presentit be John Listoune and John Wood, tanners,
within this burgh, schewing that quhair the petitioners having bought the
number of nyne hundreth salt hydis or thairby, for the sowme of nyne
thousand markis, from James Bogle, merchand in Glasgow, there did fall
out ane difference betwixt the petitioners and the said James with quhat
weightis the same should be weighted at the delyverie, the petitioners
alledging that, conforme to their bargane, the said hydis were to be
delyvered by the commoune tron weightis, conforme to the commoune
custome and use as hes bein practised theis hundreth yeares bygaine, and
the said James Bogle, sellar of the said hydis, aledging they wer to be
delyvered be his awine weightis, and the petitioners refuising to receave
them, so the said James having made his applicatioune to the deane of
gild of the said burgh of Glasgow, his awine confident friend and copairtner, if not in this particular bargane yit in manye utheris, the said
deane of gild, upon ane complent preferrit to him be the said James
Bogle, having called the supplicantis befor him, by himselfe, without
calling ane counsell by his bretherin, brevi manu and at his awine hand,
against the constant practique within burgh, without any probatioune, in
ane arbitrarie way, ordained the applicantis furthwith to be committit to
prisone, except thei wold receave the said hydis with the said James Bogle
his weightis; and that notwithstanding the supplicantis their appealling
to their priviledges as burgessis, and that thei wer content to ansuer the
said James in ane legall way, which was all that could be demanded in
such a caice, the deane of gild not being altogither judge compitent in
such a mater. And the supplicantis being imprisoned, conforme to his
command, and having purchesed suspensioune, wpon just and relevant
ground, as the letters producit beares, and being at libertie, yit notwithstanding, by the said deane of gild his ordour, thinking himselfe not
abundantlie satisfeit with quhat he hes done alredie, his officirs doe attend,
both day and night, the supplicantis their dwelling houseis, to their great
prejudices and discredit, so that they ar forced to flie the toune: Humblie
therfor desyring some way might be taken that they may be in securitie
and have reparatioune for their being wrongouslie imprisoned, as the said
petitioune beares, the lordis of his Majesties privie counsell having hard
and considered the said petitioune, did remit the cognitioune therof to the
provest and baillies of Glasgow, with power to them to heir both parties
and to determine therin as they sall think just and reasonable, as the said
act of remitt mair fullie proportis. Quhilk being this day, in the morning, exhibit and producit be the said John Listoune and John Wood,
befor the provest and baillies of this burgh, and they having sent for
Frederik Hammiltoune, deane of gild therof, who after heiring of the
same declaired, as he had his office of the provest, baillies and counsell
of Glasgow, so he was willing to have the mater tryed befor them, as was
this day reportit in counsell be the said provest and baillies; and againe
the said act of remitt being at length red in presens of the said provest,
baillies, and counsell, both parties being present, and at length hard to
speik for themselfes and therafter removed; after matur advyce and
deliberatioune had in the said mater, and reasoning to and againe, be
pluraltie of votis, it was fund that the said Frederik Hammiltoune, deane
of gild, had malversit in his office first in keeping of ane court be himselfe
without ane quorum of his bretherin, quhilk is contrair to the gildrie, and
lykwayes in imprisoning of the said Johne Listoune at his awine hand,
without concurrence of the magistratis, quhilk is lykwayes cleir contrair
to the said gildrie; and therafter the forsaid provest, baillies and counsell,
taking to their consideratioune the said faultis did, by the lyk pluraltie of
votis, suspend the said deane of gild fra his charge as deane of gild of this
burgh during their further pleasour.
12 May 1665.
Act contra Selkrig.
Forsuameikle as Williame Selkrig, wrytter, had takin on him at his
awine hand, not acquanting the magistratis and counsell for obteining of any warrand of them to found ane laigh chope quhilk he intends
to build under his foir hinging stair, and quhich hes bein discharged to be
so done be severall actis of counsell, and seing that place quherin he
intendis to build his said chop is ane comodious walk to people to repair
in, in tyme of raine and foull wether, it is therfor heirby declared be the
said provest, baillies and counsell, that it sall be nowayes leasome to the
said Williame, or ony of his sucessouris, to build the said chop in that
place, but that the same remaine as it was for ane comodious walk
Pollok to supplie the dean of gild's vacancie.
It is concluded that in respect Frederik Hammiltoune, deane of gild,
is suspendit fra his charge during the counselles will and pleasour, for
the caussis conteined in the act set doune theranent, and seeing necessar
it is that that place be supplied be some fitt persone during the vacancie,
to preceid in that court as deane of gild, and to doe everie thing incumbent
theranent, as the said Frederik might have done before he was suspendit,
and that without ony kynd of brek or prejudice to the letter of gildrie;
and for choysing ane mane to that purpois thei did put out ane lyt of theis
thrie persones, viz.:—James Pollok, ane of the present baillies of this
burgh, James Campbell and Johne Barnes, lait deane of gild, that ane of
them may be choysen to the effect forsaid. Be pluralitie of votis the said
James Pollok was made choyse of to the effect above wryttin, who being
present did accept and gave his oath as use is.
27 May 1665.
29 Maij 1665.
It is statut and ordained that seing Moonday nixt is the twentie nyne
of Maij, and so appoyntit to be keepit as ane solemme day in commemoratioune of his Majesties birth and restauratioune, it is concludit therfor
that the same be keepit in all the solemnities, conforme to the act of
3 June 1665.
Williame Andersoune, provest, is electit and choysen commissioner
to the nixt generall conventioun of burrowes to be holdin at Aberdein,
and ordaines the clark to give him his commissioune, sealled and subscrivit, conforme to the missive direct theranent; and the deacon conveiner
is choysen to be his assessour; and the provest is hereby warrandit to tak
any young men with him he pleases.
Auditours, Douhill, elder, his comptes.
Recomends to the provest, baillies, [and five others] to heire Douhill,
elder, his compt of excyse, and the said auditoris ar appoyntit to allow to
him, in the first end therof, quhat the toune is awand to him for seck
bestowed wpon divers friendis.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of twa
hundreth pundis deburst be him, farder, to Williame Boyd in pairt payment of the building the brig at the end of Linnings haugh, and quhilk
makis him wp four hundreth pundis.
6 June 1665.
[Common good set for a year as follows:—mills, 7900 merks; ladles,
£1433 6s. 8d.; meal market and pecks, 800 merks; tron, 810 merks; bridge,
Gras of the twa greines sett.
After lawfull rouping the grass of the Old Grein and Linnings haugh,
being the New Grein, for this present cropt, was sett to Johne Herbertsoune, wrytter, for payment of eight scoir ten markis Scotis; quhilk eight
scoir ten markis is to be payit in hand to the thesaurer; and their is
reservit to the inhabitantis libertie to wash and dry their clothes, but
nocht to bleitch them theron, as thei wer in use to doe on the Old Grein.
St. Mungowes yaird.
After lawfull rouping the gras of St. Mungowes Little kirk yaird, this
cropt, was set to John Andersoune of Douhill, conforme to old use and
wont, for payment of ane rex dollour quhilk was presentlie given to the
10 June 1665.
Gorballes and Linnings haugh.
It is concludit that fyftie pund starling be payit to the archbishop
to confirme the tounes right of the landis of Gorballes and Linnings haugh,
and to get ane new chartour de novo damus; and Johne Cauldwall to
deburs the monye and the clark to give warrand for that effect. (fn. 4)
24 June 1665.
Walkinshaw to Aberdein and utheris.
In respect the provest hes wryttin that he cannot win to Aberdein,
it is therfor concludit that Johne Walkinshaw goe thither, and have the
commissioune for himselfe, and Walter Neilsoune to be assessour, for
attending the general meiting of the burrowes there in the tounes name;
and Peter Gemmill is ordained to ryd with them.
Warrand thesaurer for diurnalles.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to Robert Mein, the post, fiftie ane
pundis xij s. for diurnalles and newes furnished be him to the toune, fra
the second of October last to the xxij of Junij instant.
Appoyntis James Colqoune and Williame Boyd to ryd to the foord of
Carron wpon Twesday nixt, and to be there against ten houres, conforme
to the desyre of ane letter direct from some gentlemen in the shyre of
Stirling and burgh therof anent the helping of Carrone brigg.
15 July 1665.
Commissioner, burrowes and estaitis.
The provest is electit commissioner to the particular conventioune of
burrowes at Edinburgh the twentie eight of this instant; as also to the
conventioune of estaitis to be holdin ther the second of August nixt; and
ordaines the clerk to seall and subscryve commissounes to him for that
Cathcart lon heid.
Recomends to baillie Pollok and baillie of Gorballes to caus mend
the holl at Cathcart loane heid in Gorballes.
Agriement, ane brig.
Report being made be baillie Pollok anent his agriement with Johne
Clark, measoune, for the building of ane brig at Duncane Aikines well,
for the sowme of thrie hundreth markis, the same was allowed and
Monye lent to Gemmill.
It is concluded that twa hundreth punds be lent out of the excyse
monye to Johne Gemmill, merchand, in respect he is knowne to be ane
verie honest man and hes lost his stok be sea venter; and ordaines Dowhill
to deburs the monye, receave the band, and compt therfor at making of his
The magistratis and counsell, taking to their consideratioune the
lamentable estait of Margaret Monteith, who is now distractit, and that
shoe was borne within this burgh of honest parentis, and the wyfe of ane
honest man, it is therfor concluded that there be payit her ilk day, be the
maister of wark, during her distractioune, sex shilling Scotis.
29 August 1665.
Recommends to theis who wer formerlie appoyntit to clois with the
barrony men anent their tynds to convein them, with the first conveniencie,
be small numbers, and to clos with them theranent.
Recommends to theis who wer formerlie appoyntit to setle with
Robert Campbell anent Silvercraigs to meit and convein among themselfes,
and to think upon the best and easiest meanes to put the toune in possessioune of the said landis, and that ather be imploying of Robert Campbell,
younger, therintill, or utherwayes as they sall think most meit for the
2 September 1665.
Ordaines the maister of wark to caus mend, beat and repair the
whoill portis, and to mak them all fixit, with dilligence, and ordaines ane
bank to be sent throw the toune be touk of drume to command the whoill
inhabitantis to clois their clos footis and ends of their yairds, that no
repair be made therby, now in this dangerous tyme, for fear of the plague
of pestilence, and that betwixt and this day eight dayes, under the paine
of ane hundreth pundis and farder punishing of their persones be sight
of the magistratis.
Ordaines ane dispositioune to be made and subscryvit in favouris of
Robert M'Cuir, merchand, of sua meikle of that peice land the toune
bocht fra John Marschell as the toune hes nocht made use of, in recompence to him of quhat the toune hes takin aff his land in Mylnehill.
23 September 1665.
Act anent unlawes.
It is unanimouslie concludit be the saids magistratis and counsell, for
many guid reasones and consideratiounes moving them, that sua lang as it
sall pleas the toune to have ane denner on the day of the electioune of
the magistratis, that the toune thesaurer pay the expenssis therof; and
to mak this wp againe to the toune it is concludit and ordained that the
haill unlawes be brought in to the use of the toune, and that the samyne be
collectit be the clark, or ony of his servantis he pleases to appoynt for that
effect, and that compt be made therof once in the year, and quhat is
gottin to be delyvered to the thesaurer to mak up the said expenssis of the
denner; and this is to be without prejudice to any of the baillies heirafter, to bestow such pairt of the said unlawes, as thei think convenient,
wpon any poor indigent persone or persones, and to give bak to such
persone or persones such quantitie of the unlawes takin from them as
thei sall think convenient; and the superplus therof to be delyvered to
the theasurer as is abovewryttin.
Lands at back of fleshmercat.
Appoyntis baillie Pollok and Robert Rae to clois the bargane anent
the buying in, for the tounes use, theis old lands at the fleshmercat quhilk
somtyme perteined to umquhill Robert Watsone, fleshour, and to mak
ther report theranent.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of ten rex
dollouris deburst be him to John Rowat, keeper of the tolbuith, for meit
and drink furnished to divers poor people was put in the tolbuith, at command of the baillies, and wer not able to mentein themselfes.
3 October 1665.
The provest, baillies and counsell, being conveined, as wpon the
ordinarie day for the electioune of the magistratis, for the year enshewing,
compeired Mr. Gilbert Strachan, servitour to the right reverend father in
God, Alexander, archbishop of Glasgow, and producit ane letter direct be
his lordship to the magistratis and counsell quherin he noninatis
William Andersoune, who was provest this last year, to be provest for the
year enshewing; after reading quherof the said William Andersoune,
being present, did accept and receave the said charge in and wpon him
for a year to come, and gave his oath de fideli administratione theranent
as use is.
[From leets presented by the provost and former bailies, the archbishop chose
John Walkinshaw and Peter Gemmill, merchants, and John Miller, tailor, to be
bailies for the year ensuing.]
6 October 1665.
[The magistrates of the last and two preceding years, with persons added to
make up the full number as formerly, elected thirteen merchants and twelve
craftsmen to be on the town council for the ensuing year.]
7 October 1665.
Act in favouris of the sojouris.
There being ane letter producit in counsell from Sir James Turnour,
shewing that of lait it pleased the toune to confer some litle thing
monethlie wpon the first thrie companies come heir to be quartered, to
be bestowed wpon sojouris who had wyfes, and that for the keeping of
honest mens houssis frie of the burdine of maried persones, and that the
lord Lithgowes company hes gott nothing of that kynd since thei come
first heir, and therfor, at desyre of the said Sir James, it is concluded that
the said four companies sall get for this moneth, and in tyme coming
during their lying heir and the counselles will, four pund starling
monethlie for the caus forsaid, to be bestowed wpon maried sojouris.
11 October 1665.
Deane of gild, etc.
[From leets made up as formerly, the following were elected:—James
Pollok, dean of guild; Walter Neilsoune, deacon convener; James Padie,
treasurer; John Caldwall, water bailie; John Miller, visitor of maltmen; James
Birscat, master of work.]
14 October 1665.
Land at flesh; mercat.
Appoyntis the provest, baillies, deane of gild and deacon conveiner,
and such as they please to tak with them of the counsell, to visit theis
landis at the fleshmercat quhilk the toune intends to buy, and how
steddable they may prove to the toune, and to report.
[Tron stone of rough tallow to be sold for 48s.; and the troy stone of wellmade candle for 56 s.
Bailie of Gorbals.
John Herbertsone elected bailie of Gorbals.
Mr. John Herbertsonne continued procurator fiscal.]
Recommends to the deane of gild to caus provyd some mein to furnish
coalles to the guardis.
Charter, Gorbals, Linningshaugh.
[A warrand given for £5 to Mr. Andrew Burnet, town's agent, "for his
paines in passing the tounes new chartour of confirmatioune of Gorballis and
Warrand, new cock in the Hie Kirk.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of thrie
scoir eightine pundis eightine shilling deburst for the new cock put
upon the heigh steiple of the Hie Kirk, weightand twentie ane pund
weight of copper, and for gold binkis and guilding therof, and uther
expenssis in puting wp the same, conforme to the particular compt therof
given in be the maister of work.
21 October 1665.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of four
scoir fourtine pundis xv s. iiij d. deburst be him to Robert Campbell,
younger, for his charges in goeing to Silvercraigs and there taking
possessioune of the samyne in the tounes name.
28 October 1665.
The statut anent the wheit breid was set doune, and it is ordained
to be sold, conforme to the statut, for alevine pund the boll of wheit, quhilk
is ten unces and thre drop for twelfe penneis Scotis, and sua accordinglie
to be sold les or mair. And ordaines the whoill baxters to baik sufficient
Land at fleshmercat.
It is concluded that the old land at the fleshmercat be bought for twa
thousand eight hundreth markis.
Duk Hammiltoune to be payit.
It is concludit that duk Hammiltoune be payit of that quhilk he
is seeking of ane old stent, in anno 1633, and the clark to give ordour and
warrand to the thesaurer therfor, after the compt is casten wp. It is ane
hundreth thrie scoir sex pund xiij s. iiij d.
It is concludit the litsters get a new tak of the walk mylne, conforme
to the former, and the same dewtie, for so many yeares they pleas, keeping
the conditiounes in the old tak.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for thrie hundreth markis
monye, for building the new brig over Cumlachie, at that well callit
Duncane Aikines well.
Recomends to the deane of gild, deacon conveiner and Robert Rae, to
buy in for the tounes use the whoill landis in Kinclaith yit unbought.
Minister, barrony kirk.
Ordaines John Cauldwall to have ane warrand for the sowme of
eightine hundreth pundis deburst be him, out of the moneys he receavit
fra the collectouris at the mylnes, to the minister of the barrony kirk, for
his steipend the croptis 1664 and 1665 instant.
The contract betwixt the toune and the minister of the barrony kirk
4 November 1665.
Appoyntis Robert Rae and Johne Cauldwall to call in for, and give
in to the counsell table, the haill monye is lying in any mans hands quhatsomever, formerlie collectit for buying of armes or in name of bukit monye.
Recommends to the baillies [and six others] to caus wairne in the
barrony men that is adebit any teithes to the toune, and to setle with them
theranent, and the majour pairt to be ane quorum, and baillie Walkinshaw to convein them.
Tak set to Hall.
It is concludit that Johne Hall get ane tak set to him of the litle
yard at the bak of the meill mercat, and that during the tounes pleasour,
for payment of ane small tak dewtie.
Rige bocht fra the commissar.
Recommends to the deane of gild and deacon conveiner to speik the
man who occupyes the rig was bought fra the commissar, if he will
quat his tak therof; and if the toune mak it ane commoune vennell to
consider how the nighburis sall be made fensible, and to report.
Warrand, guard hous.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for [£494 11s. 6d.]
deburst for the expenses upon the guard hous made in Trongait and
materialles bocht therto.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for [£148] deburst be
him to Jonet Reid, spous to William Hammiltoune, for the tounes denner
at the last electioune of the magistratis.
11 November 1665.
Visitatioune of Goveane kirk.
Notice being given to the magistratis that wpon Moonday nixt ther
is ane visitatioune to be of the kirk of Goveane, anent some repairing
therof, and in respect of the tounes intrest, as now heritouris of Gorballes,
appoyntis Johne Walkinshaw, baillie, and Johne Herbertsoune, present
baillie of Gorballes, to attend the said meiting, and to mak their report
Ordaines Dowhill, younger, to have ane warrand for [£701 Scots]
deburst be him, out of the excyse, for defraying of the commissioners
charges the tyme he was heir laitly with his train.
9 December 1665.
Report anent Goveane kirk.
Baillie Walkinshaw and Johne Herbertsoune made report that thei
did attend the meiting at Goveane, conforme to the counsell ordouris, and
that thei had condeschendit for the toune, as heritouris of Gorballes, to
mend and repair Goveane kirk, conforme to ane act set doune therwpon.
The said baillies and counsell, taking to their consideratioune how
the toune hes bein slightit be John Brodbreidge, in not performing his
ingadgment in relatioune to the perfecting the knock in Briggait, it is
concluded that he be seased wpon by the magistratis and compellit to
performe theis his ingadgmentis; and as for the chymnes he wes to mak
ther, for sundrie guid reasones it is concludit that the samyne chymnes
be made and put wp in the stiple of the tolbuith.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for [£197 16s. 8d.]
deburst be him for threttie five halfe barrellis herring was sent to Edinburgh to the tounes advocatis and utheris, and for packing therof, and for
halfe barrelles to some of them.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of twentie
pundis Scotis, deburst be him to Johne Clark, measoune, for mending a
holl that fell out in the gavill of the Subdeanes Mylne and building a
litle brig at Cathcart Lone heid.
30 December 1665.
Ordaines the bischops chamberlain to be ansuered in quhat is dew
be the toune for the fewdewtie of Gorballes, 1664, and quhat is awand out
of Partick mylne, new mylne, Linnings haugh, or utheris, the said cropt.
Pollok to Puckie and Puckie mylnes.
Ordaines the deane of gild to have ane commissioune to repair to
Puckie and Puckie mylnes, to setle ane sufficient chamberland ther for
wplifting the rentis therof, and to doe his best to get in all bygane yeares
restand awand unpayit, and to give discharges wpon recept therof, and
he to be comptable conforme to his intromissioune.
Appoyntis baillie Gemmill to joyne with the deane of gild and
deacon conveiner for sighting of the rig bocht fra commissar Flemyng to
be ane vennell, and to setle with the present tennent theranent, but
mainlie to consider befor ony use be made therof how the nighbouris sall be
made fensible, that no prejudice come to them therby.
Ordaines Johne Andersoune, younger of Dowhill, to have ane
warrand for the sowmes following, deburst be him out of the monye
receavit fra the collectouris at the mylnes, viz., to the provest fyftie pund
starling for defraying his debursementis and charges in Edinburgh, being
to repair therto for puting ane clois to the debait betwixt this burgh and
Dumbartane. Item, for the sowme of ten pund starling deburst be him
to Niniane and Williame Gilhagies, sones laufull to Johne Gilhagie,
maltman, to help them to transport themselfes bak againe to England,
and for their better advance to ane honest lyfe quhen thei come ther,
their parentis being nowayes able to helpe them. Item, for the sowme
of four scoir pund Scotis, deburst for the transportatioune of Harie Andersone, sone naturall to umquhill Harie Andersoune, merchand, to
Barbados for his lyfliehood.
Ordaines ane new chartour to be made and subscrivit in favouris of
David Birscatt, tailyeour, of ane peice waist grund he and his predecessouris hes had, past memorie of man, neir the foot of the Old Wynd,
with warrandice fra the tounes fact and deid allenerlie, for payment of
twa penneis Scotis yearlie if requyred.