24 February 1528–9.
It is statute and ordanit that na maner of persoun regratouris man nor
woman within this burgh regraitt nor sell wylde fowlis nor tayme nor vther
stufe fra this hour furth vnder the payne of banesing of the towne, and quhair
thai can be apprehendit other be the officeris or any vther mediat persoun thai
sall be banist this towne and thair wylde meitt and tayme that thai haif
escheitt to the officeris, and that all maner of persouns that takis wylde meitt,
or land men that bringis wylde meitt or tame, to this towne, sall be frie to sell
thame daylie at the cors on quhat pryce thai and the byare can agrie thairvpon,
and that na vther persoun occupie nor vse the samyn vnder the payne
foresaid.—(The same statute 24 Januarij 1527.—Tr.)
28 February 1528–9.
Lowsing of twa
The quhilk day, the baillies and counsale decernis and ordanis Mungo
Tennent, thesaurer of this yeir bygane, till content pay and delyuer till Jhone
Purves, thesaurer, the sowm of twa hundreth merkis restand in his hands of the
commoun guid of the said last yeir he wes thesaurer, and dischairges him
thairof be this present writt now and for euir; and als ordanis the said Jhone
Purves thesaurer till content and pay incontinent till Michaell M'Quhen for
the commoun buith quhilk he hes in wedsett of the guid towne, for redemptioun
of the samyn, the sowm of fiftie pundis, and to William Rynd for ane vther
buith quhilk he hes in wedsett thre scoir punds, and to resaue ower thair
rycht of the said twa buithis with all lettres and euidents maid to thame
thairvpoun, quhilk sowmes beand payit be the said Jhone Purves thesaurer sall
be thankfully allowet to him in his compts, kepand this writt and precept for
his discharge and warrand.—(In the lowse leiffes.—Tr.)
to Friars Preachers.]
(Ane act quhairin mentioun is maid of ane vj s. viij d. annuell awand to the
Freiris Predicatouris furth of the landis of William Lyndsay, burges, lyand at
the nether end of the Flesche Merkat on the sowth syde of the Kingis streitt.—
In the lowse leiffes.—Tr.)
13 April 1529.
Decimo tertio die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini jm vc xxixno, indictione
secunda, pontificatus domini nostri Clementis Pape septimi anno vjto, in mei
notarij publici et testium subscriptorum presentia, personaliter constitutus
Johannes Mauchane qui ex suo propria confessione confessus est prout sequitur
in vulgari—[On the thirteenth day of the month of April, in the year of our Lord
one thousand five hundred and twenty-nine, in the second indiction, in the sixth
year of the pontificate of our lord Pope Clement the Seventh, in presence of me,
notary-public, and witnesses subscribing, compeared personally John Mauchane,
who, of his own proper confession, confesses as follows in the common tongue]:—
Johne Mauchane grantis him wele content and thankfulle pait be the
deliuerans of George Mayn of the some of iijxx vj libris xj s. iiij d.
vsuale money of Scotland, in the name and behalf of the Erle of
Muray, for certane silkis and vther merchandice coft and ressauit be
the said Erls facttouris fra the said Johne Mauchane within the tovne
of Edinburgh, and herefor quitclames and dischargis the said George
his airis executouris and assignais and als the said Erle his aires
executouris and assignais for now and euirmar, but fraud and gile:
And in takin hereof the said John Mauchane hes deliuerit till the said
George the said Erles obligatione, quhilk contenit the said some, and als
the said Johne discharge all actis maid befor the provest and baillies of
the said burgh till him be the said George of the said sovme, [and] consentis
that the samyn be of nane avale, force, nor effect in tyme cuming, bot the
saymn tilbe put furth. Super quibus dictus Georgeus petiit instrumenta;
Acta erant hec in taberna Nicholaij Carnecros hora xj ante merediem,
Testibus Patricio Linlithgow, Johanne Lakprevik, et Willelmo Ogilvy.
[Upon which the said George asked instruments. These things were done in the
tavern of Nicholas Carnecros, in the eleventh hour before noon. Witnesses, Patrick
Linlithgow, John Laprevik, and William Ogilvy.]
24 September 1529.
(The lyke statute [12 Maij 1502] that nane of certane townes suspect of pest
repair heir nor be harbereit.—Tr.)
8 October 1529.
It is statute and ordanit be the provest ballies and counsall that na
broustar na dry tapstar within this burgh tak apone hand to sell ony derrar aill
fra Monunday furth at nixt cummys na xvi d. the galloun, and at it be gud
and sufficient aill of the price forsaid commonlie tilbe sauld till all the Kingis
liges, vnder the pane of viij s. for the first falt, the secund falt deling of thair
aill, and the third falt to bring thar caldrone or kettellis to the cros and ding
thame throw with ane puncione and spane thame fra the operatione for yer
Item, it is statute and ordanit be the prouest ballies and counsall that all
baxtaris within this burgh baik thar breid gud and sufficient stuff weill bakin
and dryit, and at the ij d. laif wey xviij vncis, and the brovne breid efferand
tharto, vnder the pane of ane wnlaw the first falt, and fra thine furth deling of
thar breid. And at na hukstar within this toune tap nor sell ony quhite breid
in for buthis fra Monunday furth vnder the pane of eschaeting of the breid and
bannasing of thaim the toune; and at ilk baxtar haif bot ane buth to sell his
breid in allanerlie, and his awin merk apone his breid.
Item, it is statute and ordanit be the prouest ballies and counsall that all
maner of parsonis candilmakaris within this burgh that thai mak thair candill
that thai sell till our Souerane Lordis legis of gud and sufficient stuff baith
weyk and tallone and sufficient werkmanschip, and at thai sell the pund thairof
commonlie for vj d. the rag weyk and v d. the lib. the hardis weyk, at thai haif
thair ballandis and wechtis baith les and mar, and be redy till sell the samyne
in pundis and half pundis in houssis and vtouth gif thai pas apone the hie
gait, vnder the pane of viij s. for the first falt, and the secund falt eschaet of
thair stuff, and the third falt spanyng of thar operatione; and quhen thai pas
throw the tovne that thai be honestlie tursit vnder the panis forsaid; and at na
candilmaker melt thair tallone on the foirgait vnder the said panis.
Item, it is statute and ordanit be the prouest ballies and counsall that all
maner of stabillar within this burgh haif thair stabilis weill and sufficient furnest
with hek and mangear, with sufficient lokis for the durris for sure keiping
of the horsis that stabillis with thame, and sall sell thar best corne that wilbe
meill till all our Souerane Lordis legis for vj d. the pek, and the secundar for
v d. the pek, and at thai sell the stane of hay for iiij d. the stane, under the
pane of viij s. for the first falt, the secund falt escheat of the stuff, and the thrid
falt spanyng fra thair operatione; and at thai tak na stabill fee fra the personis
that lugis with thame, thai byand thar corn and hay fra the said stabillaris;
and at na maner of personis except stabillaris by nor sell ony aittis or hay to
sell and regrait to the Kingis liegis vnder the pane of eschaeting of the
stuff and bannasing of the toune.
Pultre and wyld foule.
Item, it is statute and ordanit be the prouest ballies and counsall for the
commoune weill of this burgh and all our Souerane Lordis liegis reparand
tharto, that all maner of personis that sellis pultrye duelland within this burgh
or vtouth reparand tharto with syk stuff to sell in tyme cummyn that thai
bring thar stuff forsaid, pultre and wyld meit, opinlie to sell at the merkat
cors, and nocht to be haldin in covert under cloikis or gounis nor yit in thar
housis, bot commonlie tilbe sauld till all thair Souerane Lordis liegis; and euery
day heirfor to be ane merkat day at the merkat corse and nane vther place;
and at thai begin thar merkat betuix viij and ix houris befor none and sa continew
quhill xij houris, and at twa howris efternone and to continew quhill v
houris at evin in winter and quhill vij houris in somer; and the strangeris bring
and syk stuff to the merkat and out duellaris till haif the merkat dalie siklyke;
and at na nychtbowr man or woman by fra the strangeris priualie or oppinlie
to sell or regrait agane ony maner of wyld foull or tayme, nor at nane pas
out of the toune to by ony wyld foull or tayme to regrait agane be the space of
vj milis, vnder the pane of bannasing of the toune and eschaet of thar stuff that
beis fund with thame; and at nane of the saidis regratoris he sene in the merkat
amangis byaris and sellaris of wylde or tayme vnder the saidis paynes.
Item, it is statute and ordanit be the prouest ballies and counsall that na
maner of persone man nor woman regrait nor by ony fische to tap nor sell agane
to the nychtbouris of the toune nor to our Souerane Lordis liegis quhill xij
houris be struikin, and fra ane hour efter none quhill vj houris at evin, vnder
the pane of bannasing of the toune; and at na syk personis pas out the toune
to the portis or vnder placis to by ony fysche to regrat agane vnder the said
Item, that na maner of parsone man nor woman regratouris of fische, eggis,
butter, cheis, frute or vther syk stuff hald ony maner of burdis or cramis to sell
syklike stuf apone the hie gait nor vnder staris bot in thar awin house fra this
tyme furth vnder the pane of bannasing of the tovne, and at nane of the saidis
regratouris be sene in the merkat amangis byaris or sellaris on to the tyme of the
saidis houris of xij at none and quhill vj houris at evin be past vnder the pane
of bannasing, and at na regratour by ony butter or cheis bot on the merkat day
and nocht quhill xij hours be strakin at none, vnder the pane of bannasing.
The statute to haue wappinnis redy in buthis.
Item, because in tymes past thar has bene slauchteris and murthoraris
committit within the tovne in defalt of the officiaris and nochtbouris that rysis
nocht to resist and pvnis the samyne, to the gret sclander and diffamatioune of
the toune makand it to be fre to all syk mischeiffis. Heirfor it is statute and
ordanit that euery merchand and craftisman haiffand thair foir buthis that
thai haif in thair said buthis ane ax or twa or thre efter as thai haif seruandis,
and to cum incontinent to the provest or ballies reddy to fortefy and manteine
thar ouer men and justice; and quha that has nocht the said wappinnis fra
Monunday furth nixt to cum and is nocht reddy to cum to thair ouer men
incontinent as said is, to pay to the commone werkis of the tovne xl s. for the
first falt, and for the secund falt gif he be ane man of substans to pay x li. to
the commone werkis of the tovne, and for the thrid falt tyne his fre-
dome. And gif he be ane man that has nocht substans and may nocht pay the
said wnlawis, to tyne his fredome for yeir and day and forther induring the
That na broustaris nor regratouris be tholit.
Item, it is statut and ordanit be the prouest ballies and counsall that na
maner of broustaris nor regratouris be tholit within this tovne bot thai that ar
kend honest and substancious personis, fra Monunday furtht nixt to cum, bot
thai that sall be admittit be the provest ballies and counsall, vnder the pane of
bannasing of the toune.
The Meill Market.
Item, it is statute and ordanit be the prouest ballies and counsall that na
maner of personis man nor woman that bringis ony meill to this merket within
this tovne stryk vp the samyne quhill ix houris befor none, and at na persone
house the samyne within houssis quhill iiij efter none be strykin ilk day, vnder
the pane of eschaet tharof, and at na metteris of meill mak ony metting tharof
within this toune bot at the awnaris of the said meill met the samyne thar self
till all our Souerane Lordis liges, vnder the pane of bannasing, and at na personis
sonis man nor woman regrait nor by meill to sell the samyn agane in smallis
vnder the said panis of bannasing.
10 October 1529.
It is statut and ordainit be the prouest ballies and counsall, forsamekle
as thar has bene gret bikkyrringis betuix barnis and followis in tymes past, and
diuers thar throw hurt in perrell of thar lyffis, and gif sik thingis be vsit thar
man diuers barnis and innocentis be slane and diuisione arys amangis nychtbouris
tharthrow, heirfor we charge straitlie and commandis in our Souerane
Lord the Kingis name, the prouest and ballies of this burgh, that na sic bikkyrrangis
be vsit in tymes to cum; certifing that and ony persone be fund bikkyrrand
that thar faderis and masteris sall ansuer and be accusit for thar deidis,
and gif thai be vagabondis thai to be scurgit and bannist the toune.
It [is] statut and ordainit be the prouest ballies and counsall of this toune,
forsamekle as it wes statut that na maner of persone man nor woman regraite
nor by ony fysche to tap nor sell agane to the nychtbouris of this toune nor
nane vthir our Souerane Lordis liegis quhill xij houris be strikin, and fra ane
hour efter none quhill vj houris at evin, vnder the pane of bannasing, nochtwithstanding
Margret Clapane has contempnandlie brokin the said statut and
coft osteris this day to regrait agane, in contrar the said statutis maid therapone,
quharfor the prouest ballies and counsall bannasis the saidis Margret Clapane
this toune indurand thar willis, and nocht to cum tharintill in the mein quhill
vnder the pane of bannasing for all the dayes of hir lyff, and till removf within
xxiiij houris vnder the said pane.
bying of wyld
The quhilk day, it was statut and ordanit be the prouest ballies and counsall
of this tovne that na maner of parsone man nor woman duelland within
this tovne by fra ony strangearis priuatlie or oppinlie to sell or regrat agane
ony maner of wyld foule or tayme, vnder the pane of bannasing of the tovne
and eschaite of thar stufe that beys fundin with thame, nochtwithstanding
William Cawder has contempnantlie brokin the said statutis, and coft certane
pluveris and vther wild meit incontrare the said statutis, quharfor the saidis
prouest and ballies banisis the said William this toune enduring thar willis,
and nocht to cum tharintill vnder the pane of bannasing for all the dayes of
his lyff, and till remouf within xxiiij houris.
banist for euer.
Jonet Broune for hir demeretis is bannist this toune for all the dayes of
hir lyf, and neuir to cum tharintill wnder the pane of deid, and to remouf incontinent
vnder the said pane.
The quhilk day, in presens of the prouest, Robert Henrysone is becuming
souirte for Agnis Turnour that scho sall obserf and keip the statuttis of the
toune, and at scho shall by na aittis to tap nor regrat agane till our Souerane
Lordis liegis in tyme to cum, efter the forme of the said statutis, vnder the pane
of xx li.
15 October 1529.
The quhilk day, forsamekle as it wes statut and ordanit be the prouest
ballies and counsall that na maner of personis man nor woman suld by aittis
or hay to sell and regrait agane to the Kingis liegis bot allanerlye stabillaris,
vnder the pane of eschaet of the stuf and bannasing of the tovne, as the
statutis maid tharapone proportis, quhilkis war opinly proclamit at the merket
cors, neuertheles Agnes Turnour, Alisone Home, Jonet Bell, Male Peirsone
and Cristiane Reynaldsoun has contempnandlie brokin the said statutis, and
coft corn and aittis in greit to regrait agane, quharfor the saidis provest ballies
and counsall bannesis the saidis Agnes Turnour, Alisone Home, Jonet Bell,
Male Peirsone, and Cristiane Reynaldsone this tovne indurand the provest
ballies and counsallis will, and nocht to cum in the tovne in the meyntyme
vnder the payne of bannasing for euer quhill thai obtene licens, and to devoyd
within xxiiij houris.
Gelis Murray and Christiane Blacat, spanit fra bying of aittis.
The quhilk day, the provest ballies and counsall ordanis that Gelis
Murray and Cristiane Blacat decist and cess fra all maner of bying or selling
of aittis or halding of stabillis to regrait the samyne in tyme to cum, bot
spanis thame fra the said occupatione for all the dayis of thar lyf, vnder the
pane of bannasyng.
Allane Blair convict.
The quhilk day, forsamekle as it was statute and ordanit that na persoune
suld cum furth of Sanctandrois nor na vther suspect placis to this
tovne vnder the pain of deid, nochtwithstanding Alane Blair has contempnandly
dissobayit the samyn and cummyn to this toune furth of the said toune of Sanctandrois,
and has incurrit the said panis, quharfor the provest ballies and counsall
has dispensit with his lyf, and has bannist him this toune for all the dayis of his
lyf, and nocht to cum within the samyn in the meyntyme vnder the pane of
17 October 1529.
The quhilk day, in presens of the provest, Alexander Spens is becummyn
souerte for [Elizabeth Fullertown] that scho sall obserf and keip the statutis
of this tovn and nocht to by fische to regrait agane quhill the houris be strykin
that is contenit in the statutis, vnder the pane of xx li., quharfor the provest
and ballies relaxis hir that was bannist the tovn for brekin of the statutis, and
admittis hir to cum till hir awin hous as scho was obefor.
Anent the pestilens.
It is statut and ordanit, forsamekill as the prouest ballies and counsall of
this tovne are suirlie aduertiste that the pestilens is spred in diuers tonis and
pairtis beyound the waltir, quharthrow it is gret dangeir to resaif ony personis
duelland in ony pairtis beyond the said waltir of Fortht, that tharfor we command
and charge in our Souerane Lordis behalf, the prouest ballies and counsall of
this toune, that na maner of parsone duelland beyond the said waltir bring ony
merchandice or repair within this burgh, nor that nane maner of parsone
duelland in this toune resset ony sik personis or thar gudis, wnder the pane of
pvnisione of thar personis and bannysing of this tovne for euir; Certifying all
thame of Dunde, Sanct Johnestoune, Cowper, and all vther the tovnis of the
northt syde, that we will nocht that thai cum to this nixt fair of Hellomes, nor
that thai bruk the fredome tharof for this yeir, excepand alwayis the fair of
nolt and sheip.
Relaxatione Margret Clapane.
The quhilk day, forsamekill as Margret Clapane was banist this toune of
befor for the breking of the statutis in the bying of fische to regrait agane, and
remanit furtht of the toune at the tounis wyll, quharfor the prouest ballies and
counsall relaxsis the said Margret, and admittis her till cum till her awand hous
within this toune; and scho oblices hir to obsarf and keip the statutis of the
toune and nocht to faill tharintill, wnder the pane of bannasing for euer.
Oblis Besse Peny.
The quhilk day, Besse Penne oblissis hir neuir to by butter nor cheis nor
othir stuff to regrait agane in tyme to cum, and to obserf and keip the statutis
of the tovne wnder the pane of bannasing for euer.
20 October 1529.
Curia vicecomitatis Burgi de Edinburgh, tenta coram balliuis ejusdem, in
Pretorio dicti burgi, xxmo Octobris anno ImVc xxixo. [In the
Sheriff-Court of the Burgh of Edinburgh, held before the bailies of the
same, in the Tolbooth of the said burgh, on the twentieth of October, in
the year one thousand five hundred and twenty-nine.]
|Johne Henrisone.||George Bird.||Williame Richmond.|
|Robert Cuming.||David Lausone.||Roule Donaldsone.|
|Henry Russaule.||Robert Henrisone.||George Crag.|
|George Yettis.||Henry Heriot.|
[John Dougall banist.]
Johne Dougall indytit and accusit for the airt and pairt of the thiftuis
steling and conceling fra Walter Scot furth of his maling in the Dene, in
harvist at last wes, of xxij schavis of bere, for the quhilk cause he was bannist this
tovne induring the prouest and ballies will, and nocht to cum tharintill quhill
he optene licence, vnder the pane of bannesing for euer, quit of the twa stowkis
of aitis quhar thai war standand on the feld, and for the thifte fra the said
Waltir of ane stouk of peis and ane vther of aitis, and for the thiftis fra Thome
Home and his nichtbonris of ane boll of here, and for the thift of ane furlot of
aitis quhilk was dicht in Richert Joysis barn.
The quhilk day, forsamekle as Cristiane Reynaldsoun was bannist the
toune for bying and regrating of aittis and breking of the statutis of the
tovne, and now the provest and bailies movit of pite has relaxit the said
Cristiane to the fredome of the tovne, and William Elphinstone is becummyn
souerte and cautioun that scho sail obserf and keip the statutis and nocht to fait
in tyme tocum, vnder the pane of xxti lib.
sell aittis or
It is statut and ordanit be the provest bailies and counsall that na
maner of personis, stabillaris and sellaris of meill, man or woman, within this
burgh, tap or sell aittis or meill bot with ane sufficient lele mesour pek and
ferlot, and at the samyn be brynt with the commoun merkyn irne of the tovne,
vnder the payne of breking of the lvme, and ane vnlaw of viij s. for the first fait,
and the secund fait spanyng, and at thai cum to the Tolbuth with thar pekkis
and furlottis to merk the samyn.
for aittis and
It is statute and ordanit be the provest bailies and counsall that in tyme
to cum thar be ane dalie merket of aittis haldin apone the hill vnder the wall
foment Alexander Andersonis land; and tharfor chargis that na stabillar nor
vther tak upone hand till by aittis quhill thai be present and sett dovne in the
said merket, vnder the pain of ane vnlaw to be tane of thani that dois in the
contrar, but fauouris; and all personis that bringis ony aittis to this toune to sell,
that thai present and sell the samyn in the said merket and nane vther place
within this toune.
21 October 1529.
The quhilk day, in presens of the prouest and bailies Thorn Schort is becuming souerte for Alisone Home his moder, that scho sail keip the statutis of
the toune and nocht to by aittis to sell agane wnder the pane of xx lib., quharfor scho wes relaxt till the fredome of this toune efter scho wes bennest the
samyne for breking of the said statutis.
The quhilk day, in presens of the prouest, Gilbert Skeill is becummyn
souerte and cautioun for his wif, that scho sail obey and vnderly the statutis of
the toune and nocht to intromet nor by aittis nor hay till sell and regrait agane to
the Kingis liegis vnder the payne of xx lib., quharforthe said Gilbertis wif was
relaxit agane to the fredom of the toune as scho was obefor or scho was bannist
the samyn for brekin of the saidis statutis.
23 October 1529.
The quhilk day, in presens of the prouest baillie Mongo Tennent and
counsale, James Cadder seruitour till our Souerane Lord is becumming souerte
for Male Peirsone, that scho sall obserue and kep the statutis in tyme to cum
that scho sall nocht by aittis or hay till regrait the samyn till our Souerane
Lordis legis, efter the forme of the statutis mad tharapone, vnder the pane of
x li., quharfor the said provest bailie and counsale relaxis hir fra the said
bannessing and admittis hir till hir priuilege, and to cum till hir avne house
The quhilk day, forsamekle as this contagius seiknes of pestilens is spred
in sindry pairtis beyond the watter, and diuerse personis men women and boys
reparis and ar ressett within this toune to the greit apperand perell and scaith,
quharfor we charge straitlie and commandis in our Souerane Lord the Kingis
naim, provest and bailies of this burgh, that na maner of person man nor
woman induellar of this toune tak apone hand to house harbery or ressett ony
maner of personis within thar houssis quhat pairt that euer thai cum fra, bot
at thai cum and revele the samyn to the officiaris of the tovne, vnder pain of
bannasing of the samyn.
The quhilk day, fforsamekle as it wes clerlie wnderstand that William
Bartone had brokin the statutis of the toune byand wyld foulis till regrait agane
to the Kingis liegis, quharfor the prouest bailies and counsall dischargis the
said William and spanis him his wyf and seruandis fra all maner of selling of
wyld foulis or tayme, cvnyngis, or vther syk lyk stuff in tyme to cum, and at he
vse na syk selling vnder the pane of bannasing for euer.
bring the pekis
The quhilk day, the prouest and bailies ordanis the officiaris till pas ilk
ane of thame throw thar awin quarter and charge all parsonis that vsis mettis,
pck, forlot, that thai bring thar mettis to the Tolbutht the morne tilbe brynt,
wnder the pane of breking of thar messouris, and ane wnlaw tilbe tane of thame
|Jane Reid.||Alisone Yong.|| Anne Yeid.||Jonot Smyth.|
|Besse Kar.||Wm. Andersone.||Male Maluf.||Margret Cwnynghame.|
|James Foster.||Dem Cokeren.||Dem Wile.|
The prouest ballies and counsall commandis and chargis that nane 0f thir
parsonis abone writtin by ony maner of meill in tyme to cum in the markat
nothir efter none no forrow none nor na tyme of the day nor nycht to regrait
agane, wnder the pane of bannasing of the toune for yeir and day, but fawouris.
Margeret Scheid alias Jamiesone, Johne Coppar alias Morson, ar banist
this tovne for thar demeriteis, and nocht to cum heirintill vnder the pane of
burning of thar cheikis and bannasing thame for euer.
13 November 1529.
Statute anent the regratouris of fische.
The quhilk day, the provest bailies and counsall statutis and ordanis that
na maner of regratour of fysche, man nor woman, by ony fische to sell agane
apone Wednisday quhill efter none; and dischargis thame of ony bying of
fysche apone Fryday nothir forow none nor efter nor yit apone Satterday quhill
efter none, vnder the pane of bannasing; and at nane of the said regratouris sell
thar hering nor fische neir the outlandis men that bringis the fische to the
toune bot on the tothir syde of the gait foment; and at the said regratouris be
nocht fund in the merket amangis byaris and sellaris vnder the panis forsaid.
Dauid Cristeson banist.
Dauid Cristeson is banist this tovne because he is ane young stark fallow
and beggis and will nocht wirk for his leving.
singis with the
The quhilk day, Irichman that singis with the las and beggis throu the
toune is banist this toune becaus he is ane sterk young fallow and will nocht
werk, under the pane of burning of his cheik.
Jonet Heriot is ordanit be the prouest bailies and counsall till decis and
ces fra all baging in tyme to cum, bot that scho werk for hir leving, vnder the
pane of banasing.
23 November 1529.
The quhilk day, the provest bailies and counsall dischargis Anne Broune
that scho cum nocht in the meill market nor met meill tharintill in tyme to
cum, vnder the payne of bannasing of the toune.
The quhilk day, the provest bailies and counsall has bannist Andro
Gibsoun this tovne for euer, for his bying of the Kingis money apone ane hyear
prys na it is strykin for and selling and regrating agane of the samyn, rasing
the derth of money.
and his wif
The quhilk day, Pate Lorne and his wif is dischargit be the provest
bailies and counsall fra all maner of bying or selling of buttir fresche or salt in
tyme to cum, vnder the payne of bannasing of the tovne.
Anent bringing aill from
It is statute and ordanit be the prouest bailies and counsall that na maner
of persone induellar within this burgh, man nor woman, bring ony aill furth of
Leith till tap sell or drink in thar houssis fra Monunday furth nixt tocum
quhill twa monethis be gane thareftar, vnder the pane of eschaet of the aill that
cummys in the contrar, but fauouris.
The quhilk day, forsamekill as Luk Jamesoun has brokin the statutes of
the tovne in bying of herring in the merkat to sell and regrait agane, for the
quhilk cause he is banist this toune induring the tounis will.
banist for yeir
The quhilk day, Dauid Scot is banist this tovne for his demeriteis for yeir
and day and breking of the statutis, and nocht to cum tharintill quhill he
The qukilk day, forsamekill as it is wnderstand be the prouest that Issobell Merarche has brokin the statutis of the toune in bying of aittis and selling
of thame agane in contrar the said statutis, for the quhilk scho hes incurit the
pannis of bannasing of the tovne, nochtwithstanding because it wes the first falt
the prouest has dispensit with hir at this tyme, and has tane William Lyndesay
souirte that scho sall keip the statutis of the tovne in tyme to cum, vnder the
pane of x li., but fauoris.
The quhilk day, forsainekill as it wes vnderstand that the seiknes of pestilens is richt vehement and perseweris still in Sanctandrois, and the spredin tharof
was maist he conuersatione of nichtbouris trastand it had bene the het seiknes,
and in defalt that the personis that war infekkit wald nocht releif the samyn,
quharfor we charge stratlie and commandis in our Souerane Lord the Kingis
name, provest [and] bailies of this burgh, that all maner of persones within this
burgh that has ony persone, man woman or barne, seik within thar houssis, that
thai hald thame be tharself and reweill the samyne to the prouest and officiaris
of the tovne, vnder the pane of bannasing of thame the toune for euer.
banist for all
the dayes of
The quhilk day, forsamekill as Dauid Scot wes bennest twys off befor for
breking of the statutis of the toune, and contemplie disobait the samyn and
come within the toune without licens, for the quhilk caus he wes curgit and
he is new banist for all the dayes of his lyf, and nocht to cum tharin in the
meyntyme wnder the pane of deid.
Robert Andersone curgit and
banist for euer.
The quhilk day, forsarnekill as Robert Andersone grantit with his awin
confessione that he staw x s. fra Andro Lausone fleschour, for the quhilk cause
he wass curgit and banist this tone for all the dayes of his [lyf], and nocht to
cum tharintill in the meynetyme vnder the pane of deid.
That nane pas
water of Forth
The quhilk day, the prouest bailies and counsall statutis and ordanis in
our Souerane lord the Kingis name, and tharis, that na maner of persone induellar of this burgh pas beyond the waiter of Forthe without speciall licence
of the prouest, vnder the pane of bannasing for yeir and day; and als that na
maner of persone induellar within this burgh nor vtheris by ony maner of
clath, wou nor lyning nor yarne nor wther siklik stuf, beyond the waiter of Forthe
to bring to this tovne, wnder the said pane of bannasing; and inlykwyse that
na maner of persone man nor woman duelland within this burgh resset house
nor harbery ony maner of persone duelland beyond the waiter of Forthe without
leif of the prouest of the toune, vnder the said pane of bannasing.
15 December 1529.
The quhilk day, the prouest bailies and counsall statutis and ordanis that na
maner of wxtar man nor woman within this burgh tap nor sell buttir nor chese
nor eggis in thar housis nor vthout fra this tyme furth, bot thai that cummis to
the prouest and gettis leif fra him tharto; and to find souerte that thai sall keip
the statutis of the toune in tyme to cum, wnder the pane of bannasing.
The quhilk day, the provest ballies and counsall statutis and ordanis that
the lang fage of quheit breid sauld be vnfriemen on the merket dais be guid
and sufficient stuf weill bakin and dryit, and at thai keip the wecht and pais of
the ij d. laif and iiij penny laif of quheit breid of the wecht of Leith; and als
ordanis that the fowattis of Mussilburgh and vtheris sauld be vnfremen apone
the merket dayis be weill bakin and dryit gude and sufficient stuf, and at thai
keip the pais of the ij d. laif and iiii d. laif of quheit breid of the wecht of
Leith, vnder the pane of eschaet of the samyne; and at na hukstar sell nor
tap ony of the saidis fagis nor fowattis within thar housis in tyme to cum, vnder
the said payne; and als ordanis that quhat persone that baikis ony aitt laiffis
that thai be gude stuff and fresche, and at the penny laif tharof wey the penny
laif wecht and thrid part wecht of quheit breid, vnder the said pane; and at the
dekin and masteris of the baxtaris tak Thome Arnot officiar, or ony vthir officiar
thai pleise with thaim dalie quhane thai lyk to put this act till executione.
The desyre of
The quhilk day, the prouest baillies and counsall has considerit the desyre
of Thome Mureleis till cum in to his awin house of the mure with his self wyf
and barnis and guddis, vnclengeit, the prouest ballies and counsall has consentit
tharto, he beand oblist apone his lyf heretage and gudis that na scaith nor
infectione sall cum within his house nor throw the wnclengeing of his gudis in
tyme to cum, and to remane be himself xv dayis efter his hame cummyn.
Statute of the
The quhilk day, it is statut and ordanit, forsamekle as the provest ballies
and counsall of this toune ar aduertist that the statutis of the aill is nocht kepit,
bot the samyn sauld for xx d. and ij s. the gallone, quharfor we command and
charge in our Souerane Lord the Kingis name, prouest and ballies of this burgh,
that na maner of persone tap nor sell ony derrar aill fra this hour furth na for
xvj d. the gallone, according to the first statute maid therapone, certifying thaim
that the prouest will pas with the ballies in propir persone, and quhar he findis
ony breking of the said statute thai salbe spanit and put fra ony brewing or
tapping of aill quhill the nixt terme of Michaelmes, and banist the toune gif
22 December 1529.
Plegts of the
The quhilk day, in presens of the prouest, Johne M'Gichane is becuming
souertie his land and guidis that he sall obserue and keip the statut maid apone
wxtaris anent the bying and selling of buttir cheise and eggis and all vther sicklik
stuf, efter the forme of the said statut, and nocht to falye tharintill vnder the
pane of xx li.
The samyn day, Mastir Thomas Marioribank is becuming inlikwise souertie
for Besse Yallowleys that scho sall obserue and keip the said statut in all thingis
efter the forme of the samyn, vnder the pane of xx li.