21 January 1543–4.
(Syndrie acts anent the pest, daitit 24 Septembris 1538, ibid. [i.e. in a convict
buik] j and immediatlie thairafter writtin, daittit 21 Januarii 1543.—Tr.)
23 January 1543–4.
It is statute and ordanit be the provest baillies and counsale, that nane of
the nychtboures of this burgh in tyme cuming send ower ony of thair guids to
the port of Brynt Iland to be laidin thair, vnder the payne of tynsale of thair
fredome; and in swa far as certane of the nychtboures hes ellis send ower thair
guids and thairwith laidin Jhone Aichinsouns schip in the said port, ordanis
the said nychtboures to gar lose thair guids forth of the said schip agane, vnder
the payne of tynsale of thair fredome, becaus it is vnderstand cleirlie to the
saidis provest baillies and counsale that sic laidning in that poirt is expres in
contrair thair commoun weill, in hurt of thair fredome, and greitt skayth to the
customes and payment thairof.—(In a convict bulk end.—Tr.)
31 January 1543–4.
The provest baillies and counsale havand consideratioun of the greitt
frawde be the taverneris and vthers be thair wrang mesures and mettage, and
for eschewing thairof in tyme cuming, hes statute and ordanit that all nychtbures within this burgh in tyme cuming fra this day furth haif stowppis of
mesour with tawponis in the hals, merket with the townis merk as vse is in
vther pairts, quhilk mark is devysit and gevin to Jhone Maxtoun to be kepit
and vsit be him in tyme to cum as he will ansuer to the guid towne, and that
nane tak vpoun hand to mak or feynyie the said mark and stowpis for breking
of guid ordour fra thyne furth, vnder the payne of spayning fra the occupatioun,
bot that ilk nychtbour cum to the said Jhonis buith at the heid of Halkerstouns
wynd quhen thai haif neid, and gett the same done be him and na vthers, as he
will ansuer thairfore, and als that all taverneris within this burgh in tyme cuming
sett the said stowppis of mesour to the pvnscheoun heid, and fill the same
thairat, swa that na wyne be resauit be inmetting with taverneris stowppis, and
that ilk nychtbour caus mak his stowppis in this maner be the said Jhone
Maxtoun, vnder the payne of escheitt of thair stopis thai are fund in vtherwayes,
to be applyitt to the baillies vse that apprehendis the same, and vnder payne of
xl s. to be taikin of the tavernares gif thai failyie for thair pairt.—(In ane convict
25 February 1543–4.
To be Bawld
It is statute and ordanit be the provest baillies and counsale, that in tyme
cuming that thair be na clarett nor quhyte wyne be sawld darrer than xvj d.
the pynt, als that the Komany wyne be sawld na darrer than for ij s. the pynt,
and that the saidis wynis be nocht sawld priuatly bot commonly till all our
Souerane Lordeis lieges, vnder the payne of escheitt of all the wynis being in the
taverne quhair sic wynis ar sawld or in hiddillis.—(In the convict buik end.—Tr.)