28 February 1514–15.
Gathering of extent.
The president baillies and counsall ordanis the baillies that considering the
president hes tane vpoun him to get in the greit extent of certane personis that
wes hieast extentit sic as wemen of guid and vtheris, and has done the samyn,
that thairfore the said baillies gadder in the laif of the extent that is awand yit
thair extent within xij dayis, and do all exact diligence thairfore according to
thair office, with intimatioun that gif thai do nocht the toun will decerne thame
to pay the samyn of thair awin purs.
22 March 1514–15.
The president baillies and counsall with ane pairt of communitie of the
toun hes decernit and ordanit xx li. to be tane to be imployit to the townis commoun workis of the escheit of Guilliame de la Mayne, Frenchman, extending
in the heill to xlviij li., and alswa the president baillies and counsall supersedis
the laif of the said escheit vpoun the said xx li. vpoun the said Guilliamis guid
26 March 1515.
The quhilk day, the president baillies and counsall fyndis and deliueris that
James Maccalzeane hes failyeit aganis the commoun proffeit of this toun in
bying of Lord Borthuikis woll efter it wes deuysit and concludit be the wisdomes
of the toun that the samyn sould be bocht for the commoun proffitt thairof, to
the eschewing of inconvenientis in tyme tocum, and that iugement follow
thairvpoun siclyke as it wes be the bying thair of be Guilliame de la Mayne,
and thairfore ordanis the said woll to be sauld for the maist availl, and the
proffit and excrescence thairof that cummis aboue the soumes that the said
lord sould haue thairfore to be applyit to the commoun weks and wallin of
20 June 1515.
The president baillies counsall and communitie fyndis and decernis forsamekill as it wes decretitt abefoir that James Maccalzeane failyeit aganis the
commoun proffit of the toun and command thairof in bying of my Lord
Borthuikis woll, and that thairfore the said woll was ordanit to have bene
sauld to the maist availl as at amir lenth is contenit in the said decreit, and
attour it wes ordanit that the said James of his awin grant saould haue
deliuerit the key to the officeris of the toun of the loft quahir the said woll
was laid into within the toun of Edinburgh that the excrescence thairof aboue
the princiapll soume mycht dum to the commoun proffit of this toun, and now
becaus it is vnderstand be the towne that the said James hes dispoint vpoun
the said woll contrare to the decreit and command of the toun, that thairfore
the said president baillies and counsall and communitie decrenis and ordainis
the said James to pay to the commoun werkis of the toun for the commoun
weill thairof the soume of ane hundreth and twentye markis for the excrescent
of the said woll, becaus thair was samekill profferit in judgement for the said
excrescence be dyuers nychtbouris in judgement.
11 August 1515.
The president baillies and counsall fyndis decernis and deliueris that
Hanckyne Thomesoun hes tynt and borkyn his fredome, and ordanis the samyn
to be tane fra him and his burgesry becaus he hes hourtit his aith aganis the
fredome of this toun in intrometting with strangearis and conversand with
thame baith in bying and selling small and greit contrare the statutis of the
toun; and attour thai straitlie commandis and chairgris the said Hannikyne
that he haif na mair intrometting with the said strangearis and vnfremen
nowthre in bying nor sellin in tyme tocum vnder the pane of banesing of
the toun bot gif it be for fremen of the toun.
14 August 1515.
hourting of the
The president baillies and counsall commandis and chairgis that Jhone
Depetit, Hannestane Warper and his marrow sell na maner of guidis nor yit
till hald thair loft and buith oppin on the day lycht quhill Fryday at next
cummis, vnder the pane of escheit of thair guidis; and ordanis thame to compeir
befoir thame the said day till vnderly the law and ane assys for thair
hourting of the prevelege of this toun; and als that Hannekyne and his
marrow till vnderly the law for the violence done to nychtbouris that bocht
thair prenneis, and thair in presens foirsaid the said Flemyng is alledgit and
sayit that the bill gevin vpoun thame was nocht of veritie.
Thomas Fouler in presens of the president baillies and counsall protestit
that considdering the Flemynis and strangearis occupyit the fredome of the
toun aganis the commoun weill of the samyn that the statutis maid thair-vpoun
mycht be put to executioun as efferis.
4 September 1515.
Courts held by
(Art and pairt of steilling and conceilling of kye, birning of a hous, commoun
theft, commoun owtputting and inbringing in reasonable maner betuix Scotland and
Ingland (hec conuicta) ar pvnist be deid.— Tr.)
12 September 1515.
(Stouthreif, invasioun be way of murthure, airt and pairt for breking houssis
and brekin of the kings persoun, commoun theft, ar pvnist to deid. Thir courts
haldin as justice courts be the towne.—Tr.)
James Wardlaw, smyth, convict be ane assyse for the cruell hurting of
Robert Roger in the heid and drawin of his bluid within my Lord Gouernouris
chalmer and palace of pece, for the quhilk caus he was adiugeit to be had to
the trone and thair strikkin throw the hand and banist this towne for all the
dayis of his lyfe, and nocht to cum thairintill vnder the payne of deid.
5 October 1515.
It is statute and ordanit be the president baillies and counsale, for the vniuersale
weill of this guid towne and of the nychtbouris resortand and repairand
thairto, that thir persouns vnderwritten, viz., Margaret Bischop, Willesouns wyfe,
the cordiner Bairnisfather's wyfe, Jhone Merschell, Johne Wyli's wyfe, Frissale's
dochter, Henry Young's wyfe, Thomesoun's wyfe, Cristiane Calderwod, Alisone
Young nor nane vtheris nychtboures within this burgh tak vpoun hand to bye
ony maner of meill to sell or regraitt agane quhill the hour of thre efternone be
strikken, vnder the pane of escheting of the stufe that thai bye before the said
iij houris, and failyeing of the said meill gif it beis priuatly had away that sic
pvnition mycht be imputt to thair personis to the rigour as sall be sene expedient
be the president and baillies.
Item, that na straynger or owtdwellare brigand meill to the mercat to
sell mak ony mercate thairof quhill the hour of xj before none be strikkin, vnder
the payne of escheting of the samyn, and to be delt to the pure folkis, but
It is devysit statute and ordanit be the saidis president baillies and counsale
that thair be bot thre ports oppin daylie, viz. the West port, the Netherbow and
the Kirk of Field and na ma. And ilk port to haif twa porteris daylie quhill my
Lord Gouernouris hame coming. (fn. 1) And at thir porteris suffer na maner of
persoun on hors nor fute to enter within this towne without the president or
ane of the bailies knaw of thair cuming and gif thame licence. And the saidis
personis be convoyit to thair lugeings be ane of the saidis porteris, swa that gif
ony inconvenient happinis that thair hoste mycht ansuer for thame as efferis.
It is statute and ordanit that ane quarter of the towne watche ilk nicht, ilk
man for thair awin heid, with a baillie, quhill my Lord Gouernouris hamecuming,
and that all the nychtbouris of the towne be reddy boddin for weir in
thair best array at a jow of the commoun bell for the defence of the towne, to
pas with the president and baillies quhair the case occurris.
16 October 1515.
Quo die Dominus Patricius Hammyltoun de Kincavill miles electus
est prepositus pro anno futuro, Jacobus Barroun thesaurius for this yeir, [On
which day Sir Patrick Hammylton of Kincavill, Kuight, is elected Provost for the
ensuing year, James Barroun, Treasure for this year], with this condition that gif it
sall happin the toun to hald the commoun mylnis and proffeittis thairof and the
wild aventouris into thair awin handis vnset this yeir intocum the said thesaurare
sall haue his auld fie viz. x merkis, and his seruand that sall be vnder him
x merkis, and gif the toun haldis bot the mylnis or wyld aventouris ane of
thame into thair awin handis, for his servand bot v merkis.
17 October 1515.
Quo die Dauid Mailvill communiter electus est prepositus cum consilio
et avisamento domini nostri Gubernatoris pro anno presenti, non obstante electione
prius facta hesterno die.
[On which day David Mailvill is commonly elected Provost, with the consent
and advice of our Lord Governor for the present year, notwithstanding the former
election made yesterday.]
15 November 1515.
to the provest
keiping of the
The provest and baillies of our burgh of Edinburgh: Forsamekill as we ar
aduerteist that thair is diuers of our letteres cum to yow in breaking of your
statvtes and guid reull of our toun and commoun weill thairof, it is our will
that yowr statutes be keipit vniversalie till all yowr nychtbouris without ony
exceptioun, nochtwithstanding ony of our letteres direct to cum in the contrare.
Subscriuet with our hand at Edinburgh the fourtene day of November 1515.
(Sequitur subscriptio dominorum consilii apud Edinburgh 15 Novembris 1515
The Lordis ordanis the provest and baillies and counsall of Edinburgh to
put thair actis and statutis maid be thame for the commoun weill to dew
execution efter the forme of the samyn, and na particular persoun be exceptit
thairfra, nochtwithstanding letteres gevin or to be gevin in the contrair.
Erle of Arrane.
Erle of Levenox.
Erle of Cassillis.
Erle of Huntlye.
Erle of Ergyll.
Erle of Atholl.
28 November 1515.
(Regratouris of pultrie, bayth wyld fowle and tame, in bying and selling thairof
and nocht sufferand to cum to the kings merkatt and thair to be sawld be the
bringares thairof to this towne, and throw thair regraiting cawsing exorbitand derth
thairof to all our Souerane Lordis lieges, contrair and in brekking the guide rewle Regratouris.
and statutes of this towne, being convict ar adiugeit in amerciament of court sic as,
22 December 1515.
(Small theft or pykrie pvnist be being had to the trone and thair his lug to be
takket thairto, and banist for yeir and day, vnder the payne to be banist for
(Ane minor and of less aige airt and pairt with ane commoun theif adiugeit to
be scurgeit to the gallows, and thair his lug takkit to the bcame, and banist this
towne and four myle about for all the dayes of his lyfe, and neuir to cum thairin
vnder the payne of deid.—Tr.)