19 January 1520–1.
The quhilk day, the provest baillies counsall and communitie consentis and
grantis till gif thari commoun seill to the contract to be maid be the toune
to my Lord Hammyltoun efter the forme of the act maid be the lordis thairvpoun.
5 February 1520–1.
The quhill day, the provest baillies counsall communitie and dekynis of
craftis grantis and consentis that the hundreth pundis promittit be the toun to
my Lord Erle of Errol for the office of Constabularie deputt be tane of the
commoun guidis becaus it concernis the commoun weill, and ordanis ane
precept to be maid and direct to the thesaurare for payment to be maid thairof
27 February 1520–1.
Seal of Cause to Websters.
[The provost, bailies, and council granted a seal of cause to the websters, of
this date, in the same terms as that dated 31 January 1475–6 [antea p. 331], with
the following exceptions,viz., (1) The payment of "twa merkis" appointed by the
former seal of cause to be made by each man admitted to "occupy the craft as for
mastere," was changed to thired shillings; and (2) the following clause was inserted
immediately before the last sentence of the former seal of cause.]
And now becaus the communite of the wobstaris walkis wardis extentis
and beris all vther commoun chargis within this tovnne, and the outland
wobstaris duelland vtouth the fredome of this toune takis werk of the nichtbouris
and wynnyng tharof and beris na chargis within this tovne; tharfor
that lik out-wobstar to landwart cummand within this toune and takend the
stuf tharof till weif sall pay ilk oulk ane penny, quhilk is bot small valour, to
vphald the diuine seruice at the said altar situat within the said College Kirk
of Sanct Geill, to be ingatherit be the dekin and kirkmasteris of the said craft
for the tyme to the vphaldin of diuine seruice at the said altar.
13 May 1521.
The provest baillies and counsale statutes and ordanis that all maner of
beggares, men and wemen, that ar habill persouns to wirk and lawbour for
thair leving, devoyde and red this towne and boundis thairof within thre dayes
heirafter, vnder the payne of birning of thair cheiks and banesing of the towne
for all the dayes of thair lyfe; and als that all maner of personis indwellares in
this towne clenge all fifth of saiges and vther filth befor thair lugeings within
thre dayes heirafter, vnder the paynis of viij s. to be tane of thame that fallis
heirintill but favour, with certificatioun that the provest and baillies will putt
this act and statute till executioun incontinent heirafter.
27 May 1521.
The quhilk day, Bessye Symourtoun recentlie tane with certane infectit
geir of this contagious seiknes of pestilence, hydand the samyn vnder treis at
Williame Foularis clos fute, for the quhilk caus scho wes decernit to be brint
on the cheik and banist this toun endurand the provest and baillies will.
5 June 1521.
The quhilk day, the provest baillies and counsall renuncis and dischairgis
the gift that thai had gevin till Sir Michaell Dysert of Sanct Duthas altare of
before situat within the College Kirke of Sanct Geill, and all that followit thairvpoun,
and the samyn till be of nane availl force nor effect in tyme cumming.
The samyn day, Besse Broun is for her demerittis banist the fredome of
Edinburgh and Serefdome of the samyn, be the authoritie of the provest and
baillies and of Edward Kincaid seref deputt of the said serefdome, induring
thair will, and nocht tocum thairintill in the meynquhill vnder the pane of
birnyng of hir on baith hir chekis.
16 July 1521.
Decimo septimo die mensis Julii, anno Domini etc. xxi, hora 3a post merediem,
indictione ix, pontificatus Leonis Pape decimi anno ix°, personaliter accessit
honestus vir Robertus Gray, filius et heres quondam Alexandri Gray burgensis
burgi de Edinburg, ad personalem presenciam Roberti Logane prepositi dicti
burgi, et ibidem dictus Robertus Gray protestatus est prout sequitur in vulgari:—[On the seventeenth day of the month of July in the year of God etc. 21, the third
hour after noon, the ninth indiction, in the ninth year of the pontificate of Pope
Leo the Tenth, an honest man, Robert Gray, son and heir of the deceased Alexander
Gray, burgess of Edinburgh, went to the presence of Robert Logan, provost of the
said burgh, and the said Robert Gray protested as follows, in the common tongue.]
I Robert Gray, in presens of you notar publict, sais and declaris to Marion
Brovn spous till Hew Douglas that this ground apon the quhilk scho intendis
to big pertenis to me heretablie, as I haif schawin till hir diuers tymes. For
the quhilk I requyr hir to mak na biggin therapon, and gif scho dois the contrar
heirof that the said biggin pertene to me without refoundin of ony expensis,
and heirapon I ask instrumentis. And attour the said Robert allegit that the
said land quhilk the said Marion intendis to big was awand till him v merkis
of annuell yerlie sen the field of Floudon, and protestit that he mycht haif payment
thairof and remeid quhen and quhar it efferit, et petiit instrumentum:
Testibus Roberto Logane de Coitfield preposito, Adam Stewart, Waltero Chepman,
Eduardo Litill, Francisco Touris, Johanne Irland, Johanne Con, Johanne
Tait, Waltero Lokart, et Willelmo Brown, and this was done befor the said
land upon the hie street.
Pro villa et
Scole de Leith,
regis et ville.
xx° die mensis Julii anno Domini etc. xxi, hora xii, indictione ix, pontificatus
Leonis Pape decimi anno ix°, In presens of the provest ballies and consall,
the lard of Congilton comperit, and in the name of the lardis of Bass and
Wauchton desyrit at the provest ballies and consall to declair to him how thai
wald behaif thame tuiching the resisting of the Kingis rebellis and brokin men
that was to cum to the tovn to my lord of Angus, and declarit that the saidis
lardis and himself war redy till obey the Kingis lettres and fulfill the samyn in
all poynctis, and therapon askit instrumentis.
The quhilk day, the provest ballies and consall ansuerit and said to the
said lard of Congilton in the tovnis naim that quhat tyme and how son the
baronis cummys to this tovne of Edinburgh that thai sall vse thair counsall in
the resisting of the Kingis rebellis and brokin men the best way thai kan for
defence of the Kingis grace his castell and tovn, and therapon the provest askit
instrumentis, and this was done in the Tolbuth befor witnes, Maister Robert
Galbrath, Adam Stewart, Adam Otterburn, Vincent Strathauchin, with other
xx° die Julii hora 3° post merediem indictione vt supra: The maister of
the gramer scule of Leith callit schir [blank] allegit and said that hiddertillis
he was redy at all tymes efter his power till resist aganis the Inglismen
and the Kingis rebelles, and as yit offerit him redy till resist the Kingis rebelles
and brokin men and Inglismen at his vtter power, and protestit for remeid and
help, et petiit instrumentum. Testibus vt supra.
xx° die mensis Julii anno etc. xxi hora xii. The provest baillies counsall
and communite offerit thame redy till resist the Kingis rebellis and tratouris
with thare bodiis at thare vtter power, for saifte of the Kingis person his castell
and toun, sua that the baronis wald assist to thame efter the forme of the Kingis
lettres direct to thame therapon, et desuper prepositus petiit instrumentum. Testibus
Johanne Creichton, Henrico Creichton, et domino Thoma Maxwell.
de Lestalrig et
xx° die mensis Julii anno etc. xxi° hora v post merediem. The lard of
Lestalrig and the lard of Cragmillar, ilkane of thaim for thaim self, offerit thaim
redy till resist the Kingis rebellis at thair power, for saifte of teh Kingis persoun
castell and toun, efter the forme of the Kingis lettres direct to thaim thairapon,
and to concur with the toun, and thairfor protestit that quhat danger cum thairthrow
na thing mycht be imput to thaim becaus thai offerit thaim redy till
fulfill the King and the lordis commandis, et desuper petierunt instrumenta. Acta
super montem castri. Testibus, domino preposito ville, magistro Adam Otterburn,
Jacobo Preston, Johanne Irland, et Georgeo Home, Alexander Spens,
Schir Alexander Touris of Innerleith protestit siklik.
The quhilk day, the provest ballies and consall offerit thame redy till resist
the Kingis rebelles with thair bodiis and gudis at thair vtter, for safte of
the Kingis person his castell and toun, et petiit instrumentum. Testibus prescriptis.
Pro villa et
nostri regis et
xx Julii hora quarta post merediem. The lard of Wauchton for him and
the lard of Bass protestit that sen thai war commandit be the Kingis lettres
till cum to this toun till resist the Kingis rebelles, and at thair collegis baronis
of the cuntre war nocht redy as thai war, and as the lordis promittit to thaim,
as thai allegit, that therfor na perell mycht be imput to them, et dominus
Wauchton petiit instrumeotum. Testibus, preposito balliuis et communitate.
The provest baillies and consall requyrit thelard of Wauchton and the
lard of Bass that thai and thair folkis suld remane still in the tovn, aud quhat
part thai wald tak anent the resisting of the Kingis rebellis the tovne suld tak
the samyn and pas with thaim, et prepositus petiit instrumentum. Testibus, magistro
Roberto Galbrath et Vincentio Strathachin.
The lard of Wauchton in his naim and the lard of Bass offerit thame till
do within the toune as thai war requyrit to be the Kingis lettres and out of the
toune thai suld do syklyk as vtheris baronis wald do, et petiit instrumentum.
Testibus vt supra. Acta in pretorio.
21 July 1521.
burne et aliis
xxi die mensis Julii anno etc. xxi hora vii post merediem indictione ix
pontificatus Leonis Pape decimi anno ix°. In presens of me notar publict and
thir witnes vnderwrittin thir personis viz. Master Adam Otterburn, Nichol
Carncors, Eduard Kincaid, James Preston, Johanne Dauidson for him and
Francis Spottiswod his gud son, Richart Cristeson dekin for him and in the
naim and behalf of his craft of fleschouris, and Johne Stevinson fleschour, ilkane
be thame self offerit thame redy with thar bodiis till manteine and obey our
Souerane Lord the King in the defending of his person castell and tovn of Edinburgh,
and offerit thaim with thair bodiis till defend the samyn in the resisting
of rebellis and tratouris, and disassentit ony maner of way to the takin doun of
the ii heidis of the chalmerlane and his brother of the Tolbuth end, and protestit
ilk ane be thaim self that quhat danger damage or scath cum thair throw in
tym to cum that na danger nor scath mycht be imput to thaim nor thair heretage
in tym to cum, et petierunt instrumenta pro se. Acta erant hec prope
archum inferiorem. (These things were done near the Netherbow.) Testibus
Vincencio Strathauchin, notario publico, Johanne Smyth notario, Henrico
Tulleis, Jacobo Dykson, Roberto Cowan, Johanne Dykson, Jacobo Strang,
Thoma Blakbeid, Thoma Wauchop.