29 July 1569.
The baillies and counsale ordanis Frances Lyntoun to delyver to
Jhonn Carnis, redar, the sovme of xix merkis restand awin be him of the
annuell of his duelling hous in pairt of payment of the said Jhonns
stepend restand awin to him.
10 August 1569.
The counsale ordanis the baillies to put all sic personis in waird as ar
decernit be decrete befoir the tovnis commissaris to pay the annuellis of
thair landis to the hospital and ministrie, thair to remane vpoun thair
awin expenssis ay and quhill the said decreit be satefeit, and that becaus
it is provin this day befoir thame be George Gourlay, officer, that he hes
chairgit the said personis and thay refusit.
12 August 1569.
In presens of the prouest baillies and counsale, Robert Cvnynghame,
merchand, accepttis vpoun him the office of collectorie for the ministrie
induring thair willis, and gevis his aith for deligence in his office.
7 September 1569.
Villa, passage North Loch.
The baillies and counsale, vnderstanding that James Nycholsone,
writer, and vtheris nychtbouris quhilkis hes thair landis boundit to the
North Loch of this burgh, hes bigit yairdis, and ar of mynde to big hard to
the said loch; quhairthrouch nocht onlie sall the Kingis lieges be deberrit
of the auld and commoun commoditie of the loch foirsaid, bot in case the
toun at ony tyme heirefter salhappin to be invadit be inimeis the auld
commoun passages euer reseruit for the defence of the said toun salbe
destroyit, quhairfor thay ordane Adam Foullertoun and William L itili,
baillies, [and six others,] to pas this efter none and vesye the hale yaird
dikis bigit to the said loch, inquyre the names of the heritouris thairof, to
the effect reformatioun may be maid, the auld commoun passages restorit,
and report to the counsale the nixt counsale day.
16 September 1569.
The counsale ordanis the foure baillies to convene the dekynnis for
inbringing of the pikis resauit be thame, lent be my lord regentis grace to
the gude toun, and to put in the samyn in the townys mvnitoun hous
quhair thay war of before.
21 September 1569.
The baillies and counsale, vnderstanding that thair is diuers schippis
arrivit in the raid laitlie cumin furth of Danskin quhilkis ar suspect of the
pest, quhairfor thay ordane officeris to pas incontinent and charge the
merchanttis, maisteris, marineris and kippage, to pas with thair schippis
and guddis to Inchekeyth, Sanct Colmes Inche, and vther places thairabout, and thair lose the guddis being thairintill and remane thairwith
vnder the pane of deid.
23 September 1569.
The baillies and counsale, being convenit for electing of the new
counsale for the yeir to cum, comperit Walter Wauhane, dekyn of the
tailyouris, with certane vtheris deaconis, togither with James Young and
Dauid Kinloch, prolocutouris for the hale craftis, and desyrit to be hard
to resoun for the saidis craftis cpncernyng the tua craftisman that suld be
vpoun the counsale for the said yeir, quhilk wes grantit, and efter lang
resonyng it was desyrit be the saidis prolocutouris that the said Dauid
Kinloch, baxter, and sic vtheris as thai wald joyne to him, to quhome it
was ansuerit that nane sic as of thair occupatioun, sic as baxteris,
fleschouris, maltmen, quhilkis had the handling of mennis sustentatioun,
had bene vpoun the counsale of the toun in ony tyme bypast, nather
aucht nor suld be, becaus thai mycht woit and persuade to thair awin
particular commoditie, to the greit hurt of the kingis liegis, and siclyke
that na cordineris, nor littistaris, nor vtheris of sic rude occupatioun, aucht
to be vpoun the counsale, nouther wald thay admit nor resave ony sic;
and thairfoir ordanit the saidis dekynnis and thair prolocutouris to geve in
ane new tiket of sic vtheris occupatiounis as had bene vpoun the counsale
of befoir, with certificatioun and thai failyeit thai wald chuse sic as thai
thocht expedient incontinent but langer delay; and the saidis prolocutouris protestit for licence to avyse with thair brethrene and suld report
ansuer, quha being remouit and raenterit thai gaif in ane new tikket out of
the quhilk was chosin James Norwell and William Harlaw, saidler,
counsallouris for the said yeir tocum.
7 October 1569.
The baillies and counsale ordanis proclamatioun to be maid chairging
that personis excommunicat remove thame selves of this toun within
fourtie aucht houris nixt heirefter, vnder the hiest pane can be laid to
14 October 1569.
In presens of the baillies and counsale, Dauid Forester, baillie,
producit my lord Regentis grace writing, delyverit to him be Adam
Wauchop, seruand to maister James Makgill, in jugement, of the quhilk the
tennour followis:—Baillies counsall and dekynnis of Edinburgh, we
greit yow weill. Forsamekill as we vnderstanding that at Michaelmes last
ye have electit and chosin the laird of Grainge, capitane of the castell, to
be your provest for the yeir to cum, quhilk office he is nocht able to
indure, having the charge of the said castell and keping of sic men as ar
within the samyn sua that it apperis till ws he doing his dewitie thair
ye salbe disappontit of your principal officer, the causis of your commoun
weill oursene for him, and our Soueranis liegis within your said toun nocht
ordorit as thai aucht and suld gif ane vther having les ado war in his
place; quhairfoir we think guid that he be dischairgit for this yeir, and
James Adamsoun, or sic vther able and qualefeit merchant of your awin
toun, electit and put in his place for the said yeir. This we desir yow
to do, and your ansuer. Quhilk wryting being red and considerit, the
baillies, counsall, thesaurer, dene of gild, and haill dekynnis being convenit, efter lang resonyng, wotis and concludis that thai have fund na cans
quhy the said laird of Grainge suld be deposit of his said office of provestrie for the yeir tocum, and thairfoir ordanis ane wryting to be send to
my lord Regentis grace declaring that for the greit effectioun that thai
knaw the laird of Grainge beris to our Souerane and his grace thay have
chosin him thair provest, and sen his electioun hes fund na caus quhy he
suld be depryvit, nouther culd thai consent to his depriuatioun, beand a
man of sic honour and fame, without offence committit, and thairfoir
exhorting his grace that he war nocht offendit becaus it is thair mynde
to continew him. And to depesche this wryting with diligence be Hectour
Trolhop, masour, to Kelsow quhair his grace is for this present.
21 October 1569.
[Ale, " gud and sufficient drink," not to be sold dearer than fourpence the
pint. The fourpence loaf of bread baked by baxters within burgh to weigh
20 ounces, and that baked by baxters without burgh to weigh 24 ounces.]
26 October 1569.
The bailies and counsale ordanis Jhonn Legait, maister of the foull
mvre, to be clengit and brocht hame according to the ordour, and dischairgis his wagis fra this furth.
16 November 1569.
Villa, thesaurer, custome ox.
The baillies and counsale ordanis Thomas Henrisoun, thesaurer, to
geve to Hectour Trolhop the sovme of ten li. for the provest ox at
Ahaloumes fair gevin to him be the said provest, allowand thairintill the
customis gottin in the noult mercat the tyme of the said fair, and
decernis fra this furth the said ox to pertene to the provest for the
tyme, to be vsit at his plesour, and ordanis na mair to be gevin for the
said ox in all tyme cuming nor sall happin to be gottin of the customes
of the said fair.
2 December 1569.
[The bailies and council,] ansuerand to the supplicatioun gewin in
befoir thame be Walter Wawane for himself and remanent decanes in
fauouris of the candilmakeris, bering that the saidis candilmakeris of ald
had grantit to thame be the gude toun and prouest and baillies for the
tyme, as thair gift vnder the seill of caus beiris, ane dekin quha had votit
with the remanent decanes in the caussis of the commoun weill, quhill of
lait, for ane offence committit be vmquhill Johne Young, candilmaker,
thair said dekyne was dischargit, and now sen the said Johnis deces thair
hes bene na offence committit be thame, quhairfor thai desyrit Johne
Clavye, candilmaker, to be authorisit dekyne to haue voit as said is;
to the quhilk the baillies and counsall foirsaid dissentit be reasoun that it
wes assignit to the saidis dekynnis of befoir to haue brocht with thame
sic authentik actis furth of the towne buikis, gif siclyk wer, as mycht be
ony testificatioun gif ever thair wes ane dekyne of the candilmakeris of
befoir and brocht nane, aud forther alledgit thair wes never sic ane thing
as ane dekyne of candilmakeris of befoir, and Walter Wawane protestit
16 December 1569.
[The bailies, council] and haill dekynnis, efter lang aduysement and
consideratioun takin quhow that, be the oursicht and gentilnes vsit towart
the inhabitantis of Leyth sen the superioritie thairof cam in the tovnis
handis, the saidis inhabitantis vsit and exercit all kynde of fredome and
libertie in wenting of wynis, sailing as friemen and making of opin
merchandris, to the greit hurt of the libertie and commoun weill of this
burgh, thairfoir thay ordanit for this present, quhill farther ordour be
takin, that the baillies and officeris pas to the said toun of Leyth,
command and charge all wyne ventaris within the same to desist and ceis
fra selling or venting wynis fra this tyme furth, vnder the pane of
escheiting of the samyn.
30 December 1569.
The baillies and counsell, persaving that it hes plesit God of his
mercefull gudnes to deliuer this toun of the pest, thay ordane that all sic
as ar in the Senys be put to the clene mvre, thair to remane conforme to
the ordour, and thairefter brocht into the toun, and that money be
provydit for thankfull and compleit payment to the officeris of the mvre
for thair panys and seruice.