9 February 1503–4.
Item, the dene of gild with ane baillie to se that na preistis pas to gadder
almous with thair pece bot ane day in the yeir for ilk altare.
14 February 1503–4.
[Chaiplenry of St Eleyes altar.]
Is declairit that Elizabeth Wod, the spous of umquhill Allane Windeyettes,
producet the infeftment of the chaiplenry at St Eloyes altare and
the sowm thairof; anent the patronage, to be tailyeand the said donatioun
after herself to Margaret M'Crerik her dochters airis of hir body quhilkis
failyeand to Wods airis, the presentatioun to be within xv dayes after it vaik,
quhilk gif thai slip than to pertene to the towne hac vice, and gif thai failyie
of aventur and beis nocht levand to pertene to the toune for euirmair.
2 March 1503–4.
The quhilk day, it was declarit be Willie Couper, maker of the mettis, that
be auld consuetude the half watter bol of quheit and ry contenis xlviij pynttis;
sua cummis the watter chalder of homyll corne to xviij bollis.
Item, the half watter boll of beyre and malt sould contene [blank sua
cummis it now to the messour of lxxvij pynttis.
For eschewing of pleyis before the toun.
The quhilk day, the provest baillies and counsale hes statute and ordanit
for the eschewing of greit multitude of pleyis before the counsale of the toun,
and stanching of goleinyeis in tyme to cum, that quhat persoun that tynis thair
actiou and beis foundin in the wrang sall pay ane vnlaw of viij s.
2 April 1504.
The quhilk day it is statute and ordanit be the provest baillies and counsale
[blank] consauit be thame that thair is certane nychtbouris fremen within
this burgh that displessis God in thair aith, and hurtis the commoun proffeitt of
fremen in leing till vnfremen, baith Lumbardis and vtheris, of certane merchandice,
bayth woll hide skyne and claith and vtheris siclyke, with thair money vnder
the colour of thair awin, and swa hourtis the said commoun proffett, and that
hairvpoun due inquisitioun be tane of famous persounis to the nummer of
xij or xiij personis efter the nixt law dayis efter Pasche nixttocum, and qua
beis convict heirvpoun to be depriuit of thair burgesry for evir.
That na guidis be sauld to strangearis custome fre.
Item, it is statute that na freman within this burgh sel ony maner of
guidis or merchandice to strangearis and vnfremen in tyme tocum custome fre,
bot that the custumaris of the toun may haif thair customes and dewiteis thairof
that efferis but demand or impediment.
18 April 1504.
[Absentees from dirges and soul masses.]
(Ane statute with consent of the prebenders of St Geilis kirk anent the dergis,
sawle mas feists, and vthers, that the absents for the tyme sall haif na fie nor waiges
for the draiges and sawle mes bot the persouns present except the seik and the
superexorsistene attour the waiges to be distribute at the sicht of the patronis, provest
and baillies counsale and vtheris, gif thair be.—Tr.)
(Ane vther statute that ane collectour be chosin to gadder the falts of the prebenders
failyeand and absent fra thair seruice, and the speciall paynes and vnlawes
is declarit. Thir on the lowse leiffis.—Tr.)
31 May 1504.
Furnissing of warklomes to the schoir of Leyth.
The quhilk day, the provest baillies and counsall hes ordenit Patrik
Richertsoun, thesaurere, to furneis for the clenging and mending of the havin
vj pikkis and mattokis, and gavelokis to sufficient number, for the outtaking of
the greit stanis in the hevin and redding of the channell betuix the byknys,
and that he furneis the wyndes hairfor dewlie as efferis, and to gett plaittis
for the channell and lowsing thairof.
Pryce aill selling.
It is statute that na darrare aill be sauld fra this day furth darrare than
for xvj d. the galone, vnder the panys contenit in the statuttis.
2 August 1504.
The provest baillies and counsall ordanis Thomas Bartilmo to pay to the
thesaurare of the toun and the fermoraris of the mylnis iij pekkis of quheit,
in recompans for the setting of the bak watter and skayth sustenit that tyme,
and he to cum on Sounday with ane walx candill, in sark alane, and ask the
provest forgevenis for his contemptioun.
10 September 1504.
Clayth and yairne selling.
It is statute and ordanit be the prouest baillies and counsale that na
maner of persoun dwelland within this towne take vpon hand to sett furth or
sell outwith thair houseis opinlie in the merket ony maner of clayth woll or
lynning, or ony yairne, for the space of xv dayes, vnder pane of escheitt of the
9 October 1504.
(It is statute (at lenth) that nane enter bot at the ports, nor nane to enter
cummand fra suspect places but licence, nor na sic be resset.—Tr.)
Item, that the baillies lymmit sic persouns portares that sall be of sic
guid rewle and gyding to keip the said portis, nother to tak wageis for the
inlatting of infect persouns nor guids nor yitt of the pure folks that cumis to
the markett, vnder the paynis as the baillies will ansuer to the Kings Hienes
thairvpoun, and vnder payne to the porters of banesing for euir or of the deid
as sall be thocht expedient to the juges; and als that na maner of persoun
that hes bene putt furth to the watter to clenge thame and thair guids, that
nane sic be resauit in the toune agane without a speciall deliuerance in writt
maid thairvpon of the provest and counsale, that thairthrow it may be
vnderstand the gude reule, and brekares thairof to be pvnist to the rigour but
Item, It is statute and ordanit anent the clengeing of infectit guids in
speciall, that thair be ane or twa persouns of euery close quhair infectioun is
or happenis to be, honest and of guid fame, to pas with a baillie to serche seik
and se the clengeing of the said infectit guids at the watter, and at thai byde
furth a certane space quhill the saidis guids be purgeit and clengeit be fyre
and watter, and weill dryit be the space of viij or x dayis; and after thai cum
agane to remayne in thair hous for the space of v or vj dayes, proydand alway
that thair houssis be first singit and fyrit with hather or thai enter thairvnto,
after the forme of the awld statutes, vnder the paynis contanit in thame.
It is statute and ordanit that gif it sall happin ony of the burearis to
cum outwith thair awin place ordanit for thame amongs ony repair, or in the
toun or ony pairt thairof, and may be notit vpon thame, thai sall be banist for
all the dayes of thair lyffs exceptand allanerlie bot quhen thai ar commandit
to eird the creatour of God.
And inlykewyis that na persoun inclusit in the commoun place cum furth
but licence of the baillies vnder the said paynis
Persouns putt furth.
It is statute and ordainit in our Souerane Lordis name, provest and baillies
of the burgh of Edinburgh, that na maner of persouns, riche nor puir, that ar
putt furth to the water for the wescheing and clengeing of thair claythis, or
sall be putt furth induring the tyme of this pestilence cum neir the ports for
ony caus thai haif ado, other for almous or ony vther rand, without thai haif
a signe into thair hand of a stafe and a clayth borne thairvpon, that haill folks
may ken thame, vnder the payne to men that cumis of banesing of the toune
and fredome of it for euir, and to wemen vnaen the pane of byring of thair
cheiks, quhilkis sall be execue vpoun thame be thame that handillis the
11 October 1504.
We chairge straitlie and commands in our Souerane Lordis name the
provest and baillies of this burgh, that all nychtbouris dwelland within the
samyn that hes ony seruands, bayth craftismen and vthers, that thai diligentlie
consider the vse and the rewle of thair seruands in all maner of gyding, playing,
nychtwalking and vtheris, and at thai bald thame of guid rewle as thai will
ansuer for thair said seruands, or ellis, cum and reveill thair misgyding to
the provest and baillies, that remeid may be had thairvpon as efferis, for the
guid rewle and honesty of the towne.