6 January 1573-4.
Villa, Cuninghame, collectour.
In presens of [the council] the euidenttis of the kirk being in the
keiping of Andro Stevinsoun, delinerit to him be freir Jhonnstoun, presentit before the counsale, and deliuerit to Robert Cvninghame, collectour,
to be keipit amangis the vther euidenttis of the kirk, and put in register
with the rest.
For collecting of the almous at the kirk durris.
It being knauin to the baillies, counsale, dene of gild, and thesaurer
foresaid that the personis appoynttit to the gaddering of the almous
for the pure at the kirk duris commonlie fallis in questioun for the eist
kirk dur, because it is thocht mait almous to be gotten thair nor at the
vther dur, for remeid quhairof, and for the stancheing of sic troublis as
hes done apperis, thay ordane the dene of gild in all tymes cuming gyf his
directioun to his gyld officer vnto the personis that sall be namyt to
gadder the said almous, that sic ane of thame as he sall name collect
the almous vpoun the Sounday at the said eist kirk dur, and the vther at
the samyn dur the vther tua dayis of thair oulk, and he that gadderit
the Sounday befoir to be at the west dur the said tua oulk dayis.
The baillies and counsall foirsaidis ordanis James Ros, thesaurer,
to clois and big vp in ferme wall the bak yet of the tovne wall at the
College, mend the calsay and passage of the clous at the College yett.
The bailies and counsall ordanis proclamatioun to be maid in Leyth,
discharging the aquavite sellaris in Leyth, vnder the paine of escheitt of
Thomas Weyr is maid burges at the requeist of George Douglas,
capitane of the castell of Edinburgh, and the dewtie gevin gratis at the
said capitanis requeist.
20 January 1573-4.
It is appoyntitt in presens of the baillies and counsall foirsaid, betuix
James Ros, thesaurer, and John Galbrayth, Thomas Mawchline, and
Jhonn Wylie, quarriouris that with all diligence possebill the said
quarriouris sall begyn and wyn at Grantoun Craig tua thousand pece
stanes betuix ten jege and thrie jege, and to be wyn betuix and
Witsonday nixt, for the quhilkis the saidis quarriouris sall haif for enery
hunder ouerheid fyve pundis, quhairof presentlie in hand to ane compte
fyve pundis, and the saidis quarreouris sall furneis to the said wark sax
warkmen quhill the said wark be enditt, and the said thesaurer sall cause
lay bak the saidis stanes for thair handis and for euery tua hundreth
quhen thay ar won compleit payment according to the ordour aboue
5 February 1573-4.
The baillies and counsall foirsaid respecting the previlege and
fredome grantit to the frie burgessis of this burgh, and in speciall to
the sellaris of seidis quha ar havely hurtt be the vnfriemen occupeand thair
libertie quha beris na bourding with the gude tovne, quhairfoir thay
discharge all vnfriemen of selling of seidis vpon the hie streitis of this
burgh, saif only vpon the thrie previlegitt mereat dayes, viz: Mononday,
Wadnisday, and Fryday vnder the pane of confiscatioun of thair seidis
that salbe apprehenditt with thame, and this ordinance to indure during
the saidis provest, baillies, and counsallis willis.
12 February 1573-4.
[The bailies and council] grantis, consentis, and ordanis that ane
extent of fyve hundreth pundis be sett, liftit, and raisitt yeirlie during
the counsallis willis for payment of the ministeris and redaris thair
fies and dewties; and Dauid Kynloch, [etc.] dekynnis, for thame selves
and takand the bourding vpoun thame for the remanent craftis, consentis
to the fyft pairt thairof during thair willis, as said is.
19 February 1573–4.
[The bailies, councillors, and dean of guild] nominatis the personis
following collectouris for the ministeris charge during thair wills, viz.:
for the north west, Jhonne Harwood, Eduard Hoip, Robert Cunynghame;
for the north eist, James Adameson, Henry Chairteris. Thomas Vaus;
for the southeist, Robert Kar, Patrik Cranstoun, Eduard Jhonnstoun;
for the southeist, Jhonne Sym. James Forman, George Lufe.
for the southwest, Jhonne Sym, James Forman, George Lufe.
The baillies and counsall foirsaid dischargis Jhonne Ramsay als
Capitane Ramsay. fermorar, of the dewty of the yeir past, of the sovme
of xx lib., and that in respect of the troublis and his tynsall the tyme
of the assege of the castell.
26 February 1573–4.
[The bailies, dean of guild, and council] statutis and ordanis that
fra this day furth that all quarttis, pynttis, choppynnis, muchkynis, and
vtheris mesouris, be of the auld and greit mesour commonlie vsit throughout all the pairttis of this toun, alsuell in merchanttis, craftismannis, and
nychtbouris houssis as in the common tavernis and ailhoussis, and that
euery mesour haue the townys merk vpoun the lyp, at the vter syde,
with the craftismanis markis, makaris thairof, besyde the samyn for
the fynes of his stuf, and within the lyp ane plouk tua inche beneth
the samyn, and that thir stouppis and mesouris be set to the pipis,
puntionis, or barrellis quhair thay sall be brocht for drink, vnder the
pane of fyve pundis for the first falt, x lib. for the secund falt, the
exscheting of the pece, be it pipe, puntion, or barrell, braiking of thair
stouppis. dalying thairof to the pure, and tynsale of thair fredome for
the thrid falt, but fauouris.
The baillies and counsale foresaid ordanis the stentouris to be
convenit with thame selffis vpoun Tuisday nixt, for setting of the
3 March 1573–4.
Villa, Hender. soun, Sieynis aikeris.
The baillies, counsall, and dekynnis settis in tak and assedatioun
thair aikeris at the Grayfreir poirt callit the Sieynis aikeris for the
lyftyme of Beatrix Blacader, nun, payand hir yeirlie aucht bollis beir,
sax bollis quheit, and efter hir deceis for all the yeris and termes of
sevinteen yeris nixt and immediatlie following, payand thairfoir yeirlie
to the gude tovne the sovme of tuenty ane pundis, as at lenth is
contenit in his assedatioun maid to him thairvpoun.
17 March 1573–4.
Villa, Regent, Flandaris.
The baillies and counsale foresaid, vnderstanding oure schippis to
be arreistit and troublit in Flanderis be the Prince of Orrenge and his
companeis, for remeid quhairof thay ordane Alexander Vddert, baillie,
James Ros, thesaurer, and maister Jhonne Prestoun of the counsale to
pas to my Lord Regenttis Grace for obtenyng of his writingis to the
said Prince in fauouris of the nychtbouris troublit, and for stay of troublis
in tymes cuming.
The prouest, baillies, and counsale ordanis ane generall wappinschawin to be proclamyt to the xxv day of Maii nixt, and that the
hale nychtbouris be furnyst with hagbut, culvering, pyk, speir, and all
vther lang wappinis and sufficient armour, ilk persoun vnder the pane
of v lib. but fauouris; and this to be proclamyt be sound of tabroun
throuchout all the pairttis of the toun.
31 March 1574.
Villa, the saurer, schore.
The baillies and counsale ordanis James Ros, thesaurer, to hyre
boittis for bringing of stanys fra Grantoun to the schore of Leyth.