9 January 1686.
Lands joyned in to the Grein.
The magistrats and counsell, takeing to their consideration that there
are severall lands imparked within the New Grein for which they never
gott in any right frae the persones to whom the samen belonged, therefor
appoints the clerk to call for the saids persones who hes not allreadie
given rights, and to wryte dispositiones be them in favoures of the toune
and get the samen subscrivit by them, and the toune infeft and secured in
the saids lands, for doing wherof the saids magistrats and counsell
declares that they shall satisfie the clerk to his oune contentment.
Gratifieing the touns friends.
Appoints the proveist, baillies and dean of gild to gratifie such of
the tounes freinds as they shall think fitt, by sending them what wynes
they think convenient on the tounes accompt, and to cause pay the samen
25 February 1686.
Act allowing clerk to choise deput.
The magistrats and counsell, takeing to their consideration that
George Andersone is necessitat sometymes to be off the toune anent the
tounes affaires and utheris, and that he had appointed John Marshell to
exerce in his absence since James Muires deceass, whilk they heirby allow
and approve of, and appoints him to nominat the said John Marshell, or
any uther he pleases, to exerce for him when he is absent out of the
toune in the office of clerkship.
Calsey and utheris to be mended.
Appoints the calsey to be mended betuixt and Camlachie, as also
the stone dyck in Gorballis belonging to the toune to be repaired, and
that pairt therof whilk is fallen to be rebuilded, and the little house in
Gorballis called the washing house to be taken downe, and the stones
therof to be made use of for helping the said dyck; as also the teind
barne to be helped and repaired; and the windowes of the tolbooth to be
helped and mended, and appoints Francis Stevinsone to doe the samen.
Ordaines John Ritchie to have ane warrand for four hundreth pund
Scots payed be him out of the excyse to Mr. Archibald Inglis as parson,
in pairt payment of the teind tack dewtie the toune is lyable in payment
to the archbishop the cropt 1686.
Ease given doune of the dewtie of the Greenes.
The magistrats and counsell, takeing to consideration the loss
sustained be umquhill John Howie, skinner, and his relict, as tackisman
of the Greenes the tyme of the lait rebellion, in summer last, they quat and
give doune to his said relict the soume of fyve hundreth and sex pund
threttein shilling four pennies.
10 April 1686.
Warrand, Ritchie, rebellion.
Ordaines John Ritchie to pay to George Johnstoun, dean of gild, the
soume of three hundreth pund Scots depursed be him the tyme of the lait
rebellion, by and attoure what was allowed and payed him formerlie upon
that accompt, of whilk he declares he can give noe accompt but that he
depursed the same.
Warrand, thesaurer, rebellion, guard.
Ordaines Robert M'Millan, thesaurer, to pay to Alexander Ros . . .
[£237 15 s. 8 d.] for his furnishing and outreiking ane militia horse for
the toune that was wanting, with ane man and furniture, the tyme of the
lait rebellion in summer last, and for the pryce of the said horse whilk
was lost in the service the said tyme, and for ane yearis mantenance of
ane other militia horse he furnished, that was resting him, and for severall
horse hyres furnished be him in the tounes affaires. . . . [Also] to
pay to the said Alexander Ross, in name of the fewars and tennents in
Gorballis, [£47 1 s.] for coall and candle furnished to the dragounes that
keeped ane guard in Gorballis fra the twentie fourth of November 1684 till
the twentie ane day of Apryll, 1685; and to the lord Ross troupe the tyme
they keeped guard there.
26 June 1686.
Ordour from the privy councill, and the bishopes letter concerning the provest.
The magistrats and toune counsell having conveened, in obedience to
ane ordour of the lords of his Majesties most honourable privy councill,
daitted at Edinburgh the twentie fyfth day of Junij instant, mentioning
that the saids lords of his Majesties privie councill, in persewance of his
Majesties letter daited at Whitehall the nyntein day of March last, and
the saids lords their sentence of the dait foresaid, turneing out John
Johnstoune of the magistracie of Glasgow, (fn. 1) doe therby ordaine John
Barnes, lait proveist therof, to be presentlie installed proveist of that
burgh, and to officiat as such therin untill the next election, conforme to
use of that toune in caices of vacancies, and recomends to his grace the
lord archbishop of Glasgow to wryte to the present magistrats and counsell
of Glasgow to install the said John Barnes their proveist accordinglie, as
the said ordour subscrivit be Sir William Patersone, clerk to the counsell,
bearis, conforme to which ordour and recomendation his grace the said
archbishop did direct ane letter to the baillies and toune counsell of
the said burgh, daited at Edinburgh the said twentie fyfth of this instant,
wherof the tennor followes:—Worthie freinds,—His Majestie and his
privie counsell ordoring the removeall of John Johnstoune of Clachrie
from his office as being proveist of Glasgow, and that John Barnes, lait
proveist, according as is usewall in caices of vacancies, be admitted againe
to the said office untill the nixt election, these are therefor requyreing yow
to receave the said John Barnes as proveist of your counsell and the toune
of Glasgow; which ordour is heirby intimatted to yow by your affectionat
freind to serve yow, sic subscribitur: Alexander, Glascuen. In obedience
and conforme to the said ordour of his Majesties privie counsell and archbishopes letter, the saids magistrats and toune counsell did send John
Crawfurd and Alexander Ross, lait baillies, two of their number, with
George Andersone, clerk, for the said John Barnes, lait proveist, who
came and did accept of the office as proveist of the said burgh untill the
nixt election and gave his oath de fideli administratione as use is, and
swore the oath and test and subscrivit the samen.
29 June 1686.
Proclamatioune for roupeing meill.
Ordaines a proclamation to be sent throw the toune the morrow, and
ane other the next weik, for roupeing the meill quhich was gottine for the
expence the toune was at the tyme of the lait rebellion upon the fyftein
day of July nixt, and ane other proclamatioune to be sent throw for that
same purpose the nixt week.
Act given be the maltmen anent the excyse.
There was ane act produced and given in be the maltman calling
anent the excyse, of the daitt of thir presentis, mentioning that the most
pairt of their trade being conveened, in ordour to the giveing ane answer
to ane proposall put to them be John Barnes, present proveist, it was, by
pluralitie of votts, condescended to that the two merks formerlie imposed
on the excyse of ilk mask malt, and uplifted be the toune beside the Kings
pairt, shall be yet uplifted be the toune for defraying of their present
debts and cessis, fra the first of July nixt to the first of November nixt,
provyded there be ane imposition on the wynes after the said first of
November, and that all byganes frae the first of Maij till the first of
July nixt shall never be craved nor exacted, and that countrey men set
doune their malt in the mercat as formerlie. And ordaines the said act
to be presented to the saids magistrats and counsell be John Stirling, lait
visitor, John Cuming and John Waddrow, elder, as the said act subscrivit
be Robert Allane, their clerk, bearis. Whilk being taken to the saids
proveist, baillies and counsell their consideration, they declare that the
bygane excyse frae the first of Maij till now that is allreadie broune shall
not be exacted, and inacts and statutes that the countrey men set doune
their malt sold within the toune as formerlie, and recomends to the magistrats to discharge the milleris to let any out of the mylnes belonging to
them except they have ane warrand frae the visitor that the samen was set
doune in the mercat, the maltmen allwayes uplifting the saids two merks
frae the brewaris and paying in the samen for the tounes use. And as
to the rest of the overtures, ordaines the dean of gild and conveiner to
convein the haill merchands and crafts in their respective houses for
giveing their advyce theranent, or what farder they think fitt to be done
anent the said excyse, and to report the samen to the saids magistrats
Milner at the new mylne of Partick, 1686.
Anent the petition given in to the magistrats and toune counsell of
the said burgh be John Hutchisone, sone to George Hutchisone, mylner
at new mylne of Partick, mentioning that quher his said father and his
predicessouris have bein kyndlie tennents and mylneris at the said mylne
these many yearis bygaine and served honestlie therat, and his father
being now become infirme through old age the said John hes served and
does serve as mylner at the said mylne for his father, and does keep the
samen in good ordour and furnishes all things necessar therto, supplicating therefor the saids magistrats and toune counsell to take the premissis
to their consideratioun, and not onlie allow him to serve as mylner at
the said mylne with his father, during his lifetyme, that he may keep
the same in good caice and condition, bot also to grant him ane act in his
favoures to be mylner at the said mylne after his fatheris deceass; whilk
supplicatioun being taken to the saids proveist and baillies and counsell
their consideration, and after advyce had be them theranent, they allow
the said John Hutchisone to serve with his said father as mylner at the
said mylne during his lifetyme, and likewise nominats and appoints him
to be mylner at the said mylne after his fatheris deceass, and to uplift the
dues and casualities belonging to the samen, he keeping the said mylne
in ane good condition, and observing and fulfilling all acts made or to be
made anent the mylner therof. And thir presents onlie to continow
during the will of the magistrats or their successouris in office.
5 July 1686.
Proveist Johnstoune craved pardone.
Compeared John Johnstoune of Clachrie, lait proveist of the said
burgh, who in obedience to ane decreit and ordinance of the lords of his
Majesties most honourabill privy councill, did, before the saids magistratis
and toune counsell, crave pardone for his cryme and injurie done to his
grace the archbishop of St. Andrews, in the termes contained in the saids
lords of privy councill their decreit pronunced against him theranent,
daited the twentie fyfth day of June last; wherupon the said proveist
Johnstoune tooke instruments.
William Andersones petition, royall burrowes.
The proveist, baillies and counsell, being conveened anent the petition
given in to the royall burrowes be William Andersone, in July 1685, with
the saids burrowes their recomendation in the end therof, desireing this
burgh to satisfie and pay him of the fyne with the annuelrent therof and
expenses whilk his father was put to and exacted frae him, as being ane of
the commissioneris for the royall burrowes in anno 16 yeiris;
whilk being taken to the saids proveist, baillies and counsell their consideration, with the povertie of this burgh, through the great burdines
they lye under by debt and decay of trade, wherby they are not able and
in ane condition to answer the desire of the said petition, and therefor
they doe unanimouslie recomend the same back againe to the saids royall
burrowes, to the effect they may be pleased to pay the soumes craved be
the said petition to be casten on proportionallie amongst the respective
burrowes and to grant dilligence to cause such of the burrowes pay their
proportiones accordinglie who shall refuise to doe the same. (fn. 2)
24 July 1686.
Anent wheat bread.
The magistrats declared they had sighted the wheat bread baiken be
the baxteris within the toune, and that they fand the samen to be verie
unsufficient, and the deacon compearing and pleading for them, who
promised they should make sufficient bread in tyme comeing, wherupon
their fynes were quatt; and in caice they shall transgress and make
unsufficient bread in tyme comeing, it is heirby statute and ordained that
the bread shall be taken frae the contraveeneris and distribute to the
poor without being forgiven.
Ease given to William Cumings relict.
The magistrats and toune counsell, takeing to their consideratioun ane
supplication given in be Jonnet Miller, relict of William Cuming in
Gorballis, anent the loss they sustained by ane accidentall fyre, haveing not
onlie therby their haill houses and pleneshing burnt, bot likewise the haill
victuall that grew upon twentie two acres of land, and some of the former
yearis cropt, they quat and give doune to her the rent payable be them to
the toune for the crop 1684 yearis, whilk is sevin bollis victuall or therby
and fourtein bollis sevin peckis and ane halfe peck victuall payable be
them to Hutchisones hospitall the said cropt.
30 August 1686.
Highway toward Bishopbridges.; To warne the fewaris and tennents.
Appoynts the baillies to cause convein and warne the fewaris and
tennents of the comone, and James Johnstoune to convein the fewaris and
tennents of Provand, with all dilligence, to meet for repairing the highway frae the toune head toward the Bishopbridges so fare as the tounes
bounds goes, and where it shall be found needfull to be repaired, and to
bring all necessaris with them for that effect.
Wynes sent to some freinds.
The proveist declaired that since his last admission to be proveist he
had sent two hodgesheads wyne to his grace the due of Hamiltone, and
other two to the archbishop of Glasgow, with ane barrell of sack, and that
he had taken ane other hodgeshead to himselfe with ane barrell of sack.
25 September 1686.
The chancellouris letter concerning the election of magistrats.
There was ane letter produced and red, signed be the earle of Pearth,
lord high chancellour, in name of his Majesties privie councill, and directed
for the proveist and baillies of the burgh of Glasgow, or any ane of them,
to be communicat to the toune counsell therof, of the quhich the tennor
followes:—Affectionat freinds—Whereas his sacred Majestie hes by his
royall letter, daited at the court of Windsor the twelth day of September
instant, signified that all electiones in royall burrowes be suspended untill
his royall pleasure be knowne theranent, you are therefor, in persuance
therof, heirby expreslie prohibited and discharged, as yow will answer at
your perrill, to elect any new magistrats or counsell within your burgh for
this year, and yow and the present counsell are by his Majesties authoritie
hereby authorized to continow and exerce as magistrats and counsell untill
his Majestie shall signifie his furder pleasure. Signed at command and
in name of his Majesties privy councill, your affectionat friend, sic
subscribitur: Perth, cancell. I.P.D. Daited at Edinburgh the 16th of
September 1686. Quherunto the saids magistrats and counsell consented,
with all humilitie and submission.
9 November 1686.
Pryce of bread.
[The 12 d. loaf to weigh 13 oz. 2 drop; rough tallow to be sold for 48 s.
the stone, and candle for 54 s. 8 d. the stone.]
18 November 1686.
Magistrats elected by warrand frae the privy councill.
Conveened within the toune counsell house of the said burgh his
grace the archbishop of Glasgow, in obedience to the recomendation of
the lords of his Majesties most honourabill privie councill, for seing the
saids lords their act in persewance of his Majesties royall commands
nominating and appointing the magistrats, toune counsellours and
deacones of crafts within this burgh of Glasgow and liberties therof, for
the year ensuing, regularlie and effectuallie put in execution, of the
whilk act the tennor followes:—Edinburgh the ellevinth day of November
1686. Forasmuch as the Kings most excellent Majestie hath, by a
letter direct under his royall hand to the privy councill of this ancient
kingdome, daited at the court of Whitehall the twentieth second day of
October last bypast, signified his royall pleasure concerning the nomination of the magistrats and other councellouris and deacones of trades for
this burgh of Glasgow aftermentiouned, as being such whom his Majesty
judges most loyall and ready to promote his service, and most foreward to
support the good and interest of the said burgh, therefore the lords of his
Majesties privy councill, in pursuance of his Majesties commands aforesaid, doe hereby nominat and appoint John Barnes to be proveist of the
said burgh of Glasgow, captaine John Andersone, James Hamiltone and
John Wallace to be baillies, Robert Campbell to be dean of gild, William
Wallace, deacon conveener, and James Hutchison to be thesaurer, [here
follow names of 12 merchants and 12 craftsmen as councillors; with the
name of a deacon for each of the smiths, cordiners, tailors, weavers,
skinners, wrights, coopers, baxters, masons, bonnetmakers and fleshers, a
visitor of the gardeners and a visitor of the victual]; who are hereby
authorized to continow in their respective offices aforesaid within the said
burgh and liberties therof for the ensuing year. And appoints the saids
magistrats, counsellouris, deacons and visitors to be admitted and
receaved in their respective offices aforesaid once upon the eighteinth
day of November instant. And recommends to the lord archbishop of
Glasgow to be that day present to the end he may see his Majesties royall
pleasure and these presents regularlie and effectuallie put in execution.
Extracted by me Sir William Paterson, clerk of his Majesties privy
councill. Sic subscribitur: Will. Paterson, clericus secreti concilij. Conforme to the whilk act and recommendation, his grace the said archbishop
did see the saids haill persons, proveist, baillies, dean of gild, deacon conveener, thesaurer and counsellouris, contained and named in the said act,
compeir and accept of their saids respective offices for the year ensuing,
who gave their oathes de fideli administratione therintill, and swore the
oath and test and subscryved the samen except [three who were absent or
unwell. The deacons and visitors who were present acted likewise. The
absentees subsequently accepted and were sworn].
19 November 1686.
[George Grahame, bailie of Gorbals; James Robisone, water bailie.]