26 February 1680.
Warrands, brunt hous, archbishop.
Ordaines John Braidie to pay to Robert M'Cuir fyve hundreth
markis, allowed to him be the toune for his incurradgment to build his
brunt hous in Trongait that was brunt by the lait fyre; as lykwayes to
pay to the deane of gild the sowme of seavine hundreth and eightine
pundis Scotis, deburst be him for his awine charges and expenssis, and
of those that wer with him, in attending on the archbishops at Edinburgh and to St. Androwes quhen they war translaited. (fn. 1)
Robesoune's land, leane.
The proveist made report that the land in Saltmercat belonging to
umquhill Edward Robesoune was bought for the use of the toune for
building of ane leane, and that the pryce therof was four thousand twa
hundreth markis, to be payit against Whitsunday nixt, conforme to the
dispositioune grantit be Bedlay, John Robesoune, sone to the said
Edward, and sundrie utheris wadsetters and the relict. (fn. 2)
It is concluded that the gavill in Saltmercat betwixt Douhillis and
Kirkis land be builded on the tounes expenssis, for the better furthering
of Douhill to build his hous there, these concerned in the said Kirkis
land giving bond ather to build within twa yeares or then pay bak the
monye that is agried on for building the gavill.
27 March 1680.
Pertiners of the soaperies band.
The thesaurer made report that he had receavit bond from the
pertiners of the soaparie for the sextine hundreth and eightie pundis
they wer restand to the toune, beiring annuellrent fra Candlemes last
and payable at Lambes nixt, quhilk was approvine.
Discharge to Howie, Grein, rebellion.
The magistratis and counsell having considered the conditioune of
John Howie, the taksman of the Grein the last year, and how the samyne
was almost all eatin and destroyed the tyme of the lait rebellioune, and
having sein his comptis of quhat he had receavit, being only twa hundreth
pundis, except some litle moir that he had deburst for servantis fies, and
that he had given band and cawtione for ane thousand markis quhilk was
the pryce therof, quherby there will be £466 13s. 4d. yit restand, off the
quhilk rest they heirby discharge him and all utheris quhom it effeires,
wpon the consideratioune forsaid, and ordaines the clark to give him
wp his band to be cancelled and destroyed, and quhilk twa hundreth
pundis receavit as said is he payit in to John Robesoune, then thesaurer,
for quhilk he compted.
Glen, water serjant.
James Glen is admitted to be one of the tounes water serjands in
place of William Lang, who is not able to goe about the samyne, in
respect of his infirmities and old age, and also to the haill casualities
1 May 1680.
Taksmen of the Craigs, discharge merchand hospitall.
It being presented that the tennentis in the Craigs, belonging to the
merchand hospitall, had susteined great los the last year the tyme of the
lait rebellion, by getting their cornes and stra destroyed and eatin, and
that of necessitie the merchand hous most quat to the said tennentis
or taksmen considerably of their rent, quherby they will not be in a
conditioune to get their poor supplied; quhilk being takin to the said
magistratis and counsell their consideratioune, they, in lew of the said los,
discharges the said hospitall of four hundreth and fyftie pundis they
rest to the toune, borrowit out of the excyse, and ordaines John Bradie
to give wp the note to the deane of gild that is in his handis for the said
sowme, to be destroyed, and thir presentis sall be a warrand to the said
John Bradie to get the said sowme allowed to him at his compt making.
Ordaines John Johnstoune to have ane warrand for fourtie pundis
twelf shilling Scots payit be him to the proveist, and quhilk he deburst
for menteining of sundrie distressed persones in the tolbuith.
Licence to Rankine, a cutler.
Anent the petitioune given in be David Rankine in Hammiltoune,
desyring libertie to sett wp and use his trade here as a cutler in making
knyfes, whingers, razours and utheris belonging to that trade, being considered, they have given and grantit and heirby gives and grantis him
libertie to set wp during their will and pleasour.
Craufurdis fyn remitted.
Compeired William Craufurd, who had bein formerly fyned for
baiking of insufficient breid, and produced sufficient and weill baiken
wheit breid, and promised to mak guid breid in tyme coming, quherwith
the magistratis and counsell wer satisfeit, and therfor remittis to the
baillies to give him bak his fyne except some litle thing takin out of it
Anent the supplicatioune given in be the candlemakers, desyring
libertie of a peice grund to build litle houssis on for melting their crakings in some uther place than at the gibbet brig, betwixt and the Cowcadens, quhilk being considered they refuised their desyre, and the
counsell adheares to their former act, and recommendis to these in the
former act to sie that they rynd no crakings in the Candlerig, and that
they build their houssis as they ar appoyntit for that effect betwixt and
Mertimes nixt, or then be discharged the libertie of making any candle
Call and prsentatioune Mr. Adame Gordoune.
The proveist, baillies and counsell of the said burgh being conveined,
and taking to their consideratioune their calling and presenting of ane
able and qualified persone for serving the cuir as ane of this burghs
ordinary ministers, now vacant throw the transportatioune of Mr. William
Stirling, lait minister there, from this place to Ancrum, they all with
ane unanimous consent, being assured and weill informed of the qualificatioune, guid lyfe and conversatioune of Mr. Adame Gordoune, present
minister of the new kirk of Munckland, hes called, nominat and presentit,
and heirby callis nominatis and presentis the said Mr. Adam Gordoune
to be ane of the ordinarie ministers of this burgh, in place of the said
Mr. William Stirling, and to the ordinary stipend payable yearly to
any of the ministers within the said burgh serving the cure there, quhilk
is yearly ane thousand pundis monye of stipend and four scoir pundis of
hous maill, the said ane thousand pundis to be payit fra Mertimes last
and the said hous maill fra Witsonday nixt to come; and willis and
desyres the most reverend father in God, Arthour by the mercie of God
archbishop of Glasgow, to try and examine the litratour, qualificatioune,
guid lyfe and conversatioune of the said Mr. Adame, and being fund
qualifeit to admitt and receave him to be ane of the ordinary ministers
of the said burgh of Glasgow, and to authorize him with his grace
testimoniell of admission therto, and to give him collatioune and institution as use is, and to the stipend forsaid, and ordaines the clark to give
to the said Mr. Adame ane extract of the said call and presentatioune,
quhilk sall be als sufficient, being subscrivit be him, as subscrivit be the
said magistratis and counsell themselfes.
7 June 1680.
Grund to build on in new vennell.
It being reported that Allane Marschell, Johne Maxwell, James
Shaw, wrightis, and James Blair, merchand, had measored aff grund on
the north syd of the new vennell or wynd above the croce, tending to
the Candle Streit, for building of houssis there, quhilk was approvin be
the counsell, and for their incurradgment ordaines ilk ane of them to
gett twentie pundis Scotis, they building thrie stories hie, and sklaiting
the same, and payand twa shilling Scotis of fewdewtie for ilk elne of foir
front, and ordaines their rightis to be drawne up accordingly.
Johne Johnstoune is appoyntit to pay to Alexander Agnew, out of
the excyse, ane hundreth markis for helping to repair his hous he had
brunt in Lochryen in winter last; and to pay to Mr. Patrick Bell fyve
pundis starling to helpe to keep him at the colledge; and to pay to
Daniell Purdoune, baxter, ten dollouris for his present necessitie; and
to the proveist nyne pundis starling that was spent wpon the twentie nyne
of Maij last.
In answer to the supplicatioune given in befor them be Robert
Sanders, stationer, cravand libertie to build beneth his hinging stair
of his tenement at the Grayfrier Wynd, and to come als far as the staps
of the stair that enters therto ar towards the wynd, for the better accomodatioune and ease of his laigh cellar there, and to build wp the voyd with
stone for that effect; after heiring therof, and consideratioune had theranent, sundrie of the magistratis and counsell having sightit the samyne
formerly, quhilk they reportit this day, and finding that the same will
not prove trublesome ather to nighbouris or to the wydnes of the streit
there, there being a stair there alreddie, they having therwpon, and
wpon sundrie uther consideratiounes, given and grantit and heirby gives
and grantis libertie and licence to the said Robert to build with stone
under his said foir hinging stair of his said hous, he coming no farder
out therwith then the staps of the stair entring therto now ar.
Common good set.
[Mills, 9,600 merks; ladles, 3,600 merks; mealmarket and pecks, 850 merks;
tron, 950 merks; bridge, 1,260 merks.]
2 July 1680.
Monye, Douhill, for building.
The magistratis and counsell remittis to the committee who is
appoyntit to consider what is to be given to these who ar to build, for
their incurradgment, to ordour what Dowhill should have for building
his land in Saltmercat, and in the meane tyme ordaines the notes to be
given wp for the sowmes his sones ar restand to the toune, extending to
fyftine hundreth seavine pundis Scotis, and ordaines the thesaurer to
have a warrand for the same in respect he is to be charged therwith, the
notis being takin for quhat he borrowed fra James Colhoune out of the
It being compleined on be the minnisters that sundrie persones keeps
Scotis schooles who does not frequent the kirk, nor lives ordourly, and a
great pairt of them cited having appeired, Robert Mayne, William
M'Nab and Duncan Hunter, being fund of them that appeired that they
had no ordour nor lived regularly, they wer discharged to keep schoolis
and to remove aff the toune, and the remanent who keeps schooles wer
appoyntit to get testificatis ather fra the archbishop or their ordinary
minnisters of their deportment, or then to have no libertie for keeping
Place for meiting or sessioune hous at the Laigh Kirk.
In answer to the desyre given in be the ministers of the toune,
craving the magistratis and counsell to appoynt some fitt place for the
ministers to reteir to befor sermon, in or about the Tron Church, and
for being a convenient place lykwayes for keeping of sessiounes, they
remitt the same to the deane of gild and deacon conveiner to appoynt
some place most convenient for that effect.
Bryce, heughs in Gorballis.
Anent the petition given in be Patrik Bryce concerning the coall
pitis in Muir of Gorballis, remittis to the deane of gild and deacon conveiner to meit with the said Patrick, and ordaines him in the mein tyme
to set doun twa new pitis in quhat place of the Gorball landis sall be
thought most convenient in Gorballis, that the toune be not disappoynted
of coallis, and to commoune with him and give him quhat he craves for
his incurradgment to kep the said heughs, that the toune may be furnished, and to report.
24 July 1680.
Ordaines John Robesoune to have ane warrand for the sowme of
seavine hundreth seavintie nyne pundis Scotis, payit be him for French
wyne and some uther small things, furnished be the toune to the archbishop of Glasgow and some uther persones this last year.
Appoyntis the proveist and baillie Johnstone to repair to Lanark on
Twesday nixt to attend the meiting of the shyre for regulating of the new
Act, taksmen of the meilmercat and laidles.
In answer to the supplicatioune given in to them be the taksmen of
the meilmercat and laidles, for that in sundrie places, as in the Gorballis
and uther pairtis, divers persones, both burgessis and utheris, hes sett up
mercatis for selling of meill and uther victuall out of their garnallis they
have made there, in great quantities of victuall bought be them, in sundrie
pairtes of this kingdome, to sell over againe, quhilk victuall they doe
not present to the publict mercat of this burgh as they aught, and therby
not only prejudging the liberties of this burgh, but also greatly damnifieing the said taksmen for want of the ladle of ilk sek and payment
for the use of their pekis and uther measouris, conforme to old use and
wont, as the said petition beires; after reading therof and consideratioune had theranent, and manie of the said magistratis and counsell
knowing the samyne to be of veritie, they heirby statut and ordaine that
the said taksmen sall be payit be the said importers and sellers of the
said victuall of their haill dewes for the said laidles and pekis, als weill
of all victuall weighted as measoured, and inhibitis and discharges any
such mercatis to be keeped heirafter within the Gorballis, or to mak
any garnallis there or ony uther place quhatsomever, within the priviledges belonging to this burgh, ilk persone under the paine of ane
hundreth pundis Scotis monye attour the los of their friedoome, and recommendis to the magistratis to sie this act put to all dew and finall
Ordaines Johne Johnstoune to have ane warrand for the sowme of
seavine hundreth tua pundis for sek furnished be the toune to the
archbishop, noblemen and utheris, this last year, and for ane hundreth
and fyftie pundis deburst to the proveist for paying of ane chamber maill
at Edinburgh; . . . as also for the sowme of £10 16s. Scotis
allowed to the said John Johnstoune for his expenssis and hors hyre
in ryding to Irwing and Air, and for twentie four pundis sextine shilling
for his hors hyre and expenssis in goeing to St. Androwes, and for alevine
pundis nyne shilling for his hors hyre and expenssis in convoying the
archbishop to Edinburgh, and for threttie thrie pundis ane shilling for
his expenssis and hors hyre in goeing to Lanerk and in attending the
meiting of the shyre there.
Hutchesoune, warrands, thesaurer.
The magistratis and counsell having considered the conditioune
of Jonet Hutchesoune, naturall daughter to umquhill George Hutchesoune, they have appoyntit her four pundis starling to be payit yearly
to her during her lyfetime, shoe remayning here, and if shoe returne to
Holland and remayne ther, from quhence shoe come, ordaines fyve pundis
starling to be yearly payit to her during her said lyftyme; and in respect shoe hes engadged to return to Holland and remayne there, ordaines
the thesaurer to pay to her fyve pundis starling to be payit to her
for this year, and sua to be payit yearly therafter.
28 August 1680.
The magistratis and counsell having considered the petition given
in be James and Thomas Rankine in Greinock, concerning their lether
seased on be the toune, it is concluded they gett bak the tounes halfe
of the said lether, they paying in fyftie pundis starling to the toune, and
remittis to themselfes to think wpon the fittest way to get ane ordour
for getting bak the uther halfe belonging to the King. (fn. 3)
Act, Bryce, anent colhewghs.
The deane of gild made report that he and the deacon conveiner,
as they wer appoyntit, had mett with Patrick Bryce concerning the
sett doune of a new heugh in Gorballis, for furnishing the toune with
coallis, and that they thought fitt and had condeschended, wpon his
ingadging to wphold the said work a goeing work, that the toune should
give him a new tak, and for his incurradgment he should get wp his
bandis of sex hundreth marks he is owing to the toune and discharge
him therof, as also of fourtie eight pundis restand of the cropt of the
Grein in anno (blank) and of ten pundis starling restand of the gras
therof, cropt 1679, and to give him wp his bandis grantit for the samyne,
and for his farder incurradgment the toune should advance and pay to
him fyve hundreth markis farder in hand, all whilkis was condeschended
to and approvin of be the said magistratis and counsell and a tak
ordained to be drawine wp accordingly; and appoyntis the deane of gild
and deacon conveiner yet to speik to him and appoynt him, quhat coallis
he leadis with his awine hors, to condeschend on the number of hutches
ilk gang and that they be just measour.
18 September 1680.
To agrie with the bischop for tynd.
Appoyntis the proveist, and quhom he pleases to tak with him, to
meit with the archbischop of Glasgow and try if they can settle and
agrie with him for the tyndis of some landis within the parsonadge of
Glasgow, now bought in be the toune, quherof the tynd was formerly
drawine, and to report.
Place for docking of ships.
Appoyntis the deane of gild, deacon conveiner, with James Colhoune,
to tak advyce of Sir George Maxwell of Newark for buying of timber
for making of some convenient place at Newport Glasgow quher they
sall think fitt, and to report, for docking of ships.
2 October 1680.
Few rightis, new vennell, [Bells Wynd]; Gorballyaird.
There was thrie few rightis subscrivit be the toune off severall peices
of that new vennell or streit made of the landis above the croce, bought
fra umquhill James Bell and the aires of umquhill Walter M'Allaster,
quherof one to James Blair, merchand, of sextine elnes in lenth in
front, ane uther to Allane Marschell, wright, of (blank) elnes, and the
thrid to John Maxwell, wright, conteining these (blank), all in foir front,
for building of stone houssis theron and to be sklaited, for quhilk ilk
ane of them is to pay twa shilling of fewdewtie, for ilk elne in foir
front, yearly. As also there was a tak of the Gorball yaird subscrivit
to John Shirrelaw, as it was possest be Alexander Pollok.
Tak subscrivit to Bryce.
There was a tak subscrivit in favouris of Patrick Bryce of the
colheughs in Gorballis, for the space of (blank), and for his incurradgment he is discharged of all he is restand to the toune, and allowed fyve
hundreth markis be the toune to him for his incurradgment to hold wp
the work, to be payit to him be the thesaurer.
Toune, bischop, parsone for Glasgow.
Appoyntis the proveist to give the archbischop thankis in taking
the toune alongs with him in condeschending to get some fitt minister
to be parsone of Glasgow, and to tell him to be pleased to present Mr.
Ros in Pearth, and the toune will concurr with him in it, or ony uther
he sall please to mak choyse of.
Act, Gabriell Fairies childerin.
Anent the supplicatioune given in befor them be James and Jonet
Fairies, lawfull children to the deceast Gabriell Fairie, younger,
maltman in Glasgow, mentioning that about a year syne the said
Gabriell, the supplicantis father, they being verie young, having takine
occasioune to live them and pas aff the countrie in a ship to the West
Indians, in his passage was cast away, and having neglectit, befor his
departour, to admitt himselfe burges and gild brother of this burgh, as
only lawfull sone to umquhill Gabriell Fairie, elder, maltman, burges
and gildbrother therof, guidschir to the said childerin, throw his said
neglect they are now depryved of the benefeit of entring by their said
father, and therfor cravand the said magistratis and counsell to grant
to them the benefeit yet of entring, as if their said father had bein
entred burges and gild brother, they paying (as they ar most willing to
pay) the ordinarie dewes as burgessis bairnes payes, as the said supplicatioune beires; quhilk being callit and red, and the said magistratis
and counsell taking the samyne to their consideratioune, and finding
the samyne to have bein meerly neglected by their said father befor his
removeall aff the cuntrie, and that the said poor childerin aught not to
be furstrat of that benefeit, and that the desyre of the said supplicatioune
is in itselfe reasonable, they have statut and ordained and heirby statutis
and ordaines that the saidis James and Jonet Fairies sall have the
benefeit of entring as burgessis and gild brother bairnes, throw right
of their said guidschir, and recommends to the deane of gild and his
brethern to receave and admitt the said James Fairie conforme, and the
husband of the said Jonet, if shoe happin to marie, as burgessis and
gildbrother, they paying the ordinarie dewes as uther burgessis and
gildbrother bairnes payes for their fynes.
5 October 1680.
Election of Magistrates.
[The archbishop continued John Bell as provost, and from leets presented to
him appointed Hugh Nisbet and John Johnstoune, merchants, and Duncan Campbell, craftsman, to be bailies for the ensuing year.]
8 October 1680.
[The magistrates of this and the two preceding years, with seven persons to
supply vacancies, chose thirteen merchants and twelve craftsmen to be councillors
for the ensuing year.]
13 October 1680.
Dean of gild, etc.
[Ninian Andersoune, dean of guild; James Fairie, deacon convener; William
Spadie, treasurer; John Cumyng, visitor of maltmen; James Corbett, water
bailie; Archibald Sheilles, bailie of Gorbals; George Campbell, master of work;
John Gillespie, visitor of gardeners; John Grahame, procurator fiscal.]
Campbell to supplie the deane of gildis place.
The magistratis and counsell taking to their consideratioune that
Niniane Andersoune, who is this day choysen deane of gild, is seiklie and
not able to officiat for present, therfor they heirby nominat and appoynt
Robert Campbell, last deane of gild, to exerce the said office as deane of
gild during his unweilnes; and in caice the said Ninian Andersoune
depairt this lyfe (as God forbid) they heirby appoynt and ordaine the said
Robert Campbell to exerce the said office therafter as deane of gild, for the
enshewing year, als amplie in all respectis as any deane of gild heirtofoir
exerced the samyne.
23 October 1680.
Gilmouris hous to be bought in.
It is concluded that the hous, peice grund at the bak therof, and
yaird adjacent therto, belonging to James Gilmour, called Og, be bought
in for the use of the toune, that therby they may be payit of the bygaine
grund annuallis, and that at the best advantage for the toune as the
proveist sall agrie.
Breid, tallow, candle.
[The 12 d. loaf to weigh 12 oz. 7 drops; rough tallow to be sold for 50s. the
stone; and well made candles for 58s. the stone.]
Act against the candlemakers.
The magistratis and counsell being conveined, and taking to their
consideratioune the frequent supplicatiounes given in to them be the
candlemakers, quherby they crave ane uther place to be allowed to them
to melt their crackings in nor that quhilk is allowed to them at the
gibbett brig be former actis of counsell, they heirby discharge them to
trouble the counsell any moir with such petitiones concerning that affair,
under the paine of ane hundreth pundis, toties quoties, they contravein.
Quartering of sojouris.
Appointis the proveist, baillies, deane of gild and deacon conveiner
to meit and consider on the best and most commodious way of quartering
the souldiers within the toune, and to ordour the same accordingly, and
30 October 1680.
Recommendis to the deane of gild and deacon conveiner to sight
quhat is necessarie to be repaired of the tynd barne in Gorballis and
caus doe the samyne.
John Raltoune is electit and choysen to be the tounes quartermaister,
for quartering the sojouris that ar or sall be in toune, and appointis the
proveist and baillie Nisbit to speik to the Generall, and to recommend to
him that the said John Raltoune be not abused be the officers or souldiers.
Brunt and ruinous landis to be rebuilded.
Ordaines the proveist to repair to Edinburgh anent the tounes
affaires, and to advyse what cours is most fitting to be takin anent these
landis in the foir street laitly brunt and utherwayes ruinous, and what
cours sall be takin theranent for rebuilding therof against these who
refussis to build the same.
Act, straingers names, streitis.
Recommendis to the baillies to tak strick cours with these inhabitentis that gives not wp a list of these straingers they quarter nightly,
unto the guard; as also with these that dightis not the streitis, conforme
to former proclamatiounes emittit for that effect.
4 December 1680.
Heritouris of brunt landis.
Appointis Robert Cors and John Goveane to sett doune a list
of the haill heritouris of the brunt landis within the toune and on the
foir streit, and ordaines them to be charged to rebuild the same conforme
to the act of parliament.
21 December 1680.
Appoyntis the deane of gild and conveiner to caus helpe the old
bukitis, and to mak ane hundreth and fyftie new ones, as also to caus
mak some short ledders.
Ordaines John Robesoune to have ane warrand for the sowme of
thrie hundreth sextie pundis nyn shilling Scotis, payed be him for the
expenssis and hors hyres of these that went to the buriell of Kilburnie
his ladie, and to the buriell of the ladie Blackhall. (fn. 4)
Appoyntis the deane [and two others] to sight the spout was made for
quenching of fyre, and sie if it can be made yit use of in caice of neid.
Letter from the colledge.
There was a letter producit, direct be the principall of the colledge
of Glasgow to the proveist, whilk was red, quherof the tenour fallowes:
My lord,—All the maisteris of the colledge doe verie thankfullie acknouledge your lordshipis willing assistance to repres the disordouris of our
colledge, particularly to stay the insolencie of these who wer laitly our
schollers, but ar now no moir. What cours or method your lordship sall
tak in it, whither by your selfe or by the joynt concurrance of your
counsell, quhilk semeth to be the fairest way, sall be most acceptable to
my lord, your verie humble servant, Sic subscribitur, A. E. Wright.
Quhilk being takin to the said proveist, baillies and counsell their consideratioune, and finding the desyre therof most reasonable, they appoynt
the proveist and baillies to be assistant and give their concurrance to
the said maisteris of the colledge for suppressing any abuses sall happin
be done be these schollers in the colledge, and to desyre the maisteris to
give them wp a list of the said schollers, whither burgessis or straingers,
and where the straingers ar buirded, that they may be bund to keep
the peace or then to remove them aff the toune, and to tak such uther
cours as is most fitting theranent.
29 December 1680.
Ordaines William Spadie, thesaurer, to have ane warrand for the
sowme of threttie eight pundis xij s. Scotis, payit to John Cors, in name
of Thomas Comlay, for sending of printed papers, besyd the ordinary
gazetis and newes paperis, to the toune these twa yeares bypast.