4 July 1576.
Jhoun Wilky, skynner; Forester, seruand.
In presens of [the baillies and council] Jhonn Forester, officiar, being
accusit for making of proclamatioun vpoun the schoir of Leith, at the command of Jhonn Wilky, dekyn of the skynnaris, and vtheris his colleigis,
discharging the careing away of calf-lether, haifing na command of the
provest and baillies thairto, for the quhilk cause the said Jhonn Wilkie,
alleging him to be ignorant of the ordour, come in the tovnis will thairfoir,
and obleist him neuir to commyt the lyke in tymes cuming, vnder quhat
pecunial payne it sall pleis thame to impute to him in cais he do the lyke
in tymes cuming; and the said Jhonn Forester dischargit of his office and
ordanit to remane in waird quhill forther ordour be taikin.
13 July 1576.
[The bailies, council, and deacons of crafts,] efter lang resoning vpoun
the bering of the handsenyies, concludis all in ane voce that the samyn
salbe in this present mustouris delyuerit at the discretioun of the baillies
to twa merchantis and twa craftismen, quhilkis sall rander the same agane
to the saidis baillies this nycht at evin efter the mustouris be done, and
the companyes baith of merchantis yonkeris and craftismen to be orderit
and rankit at the commandiment of the saidis baillies and nane vtheris
vnder quhat payne itt sal pleis the baillies putt to thame that dois in the
Protestatio, Abircrummy, Murdow.
Robert Abircrummy, saidlar, dekyn of the smythis and Jhone Murdow
dekyn of the tailyeouris, protestit that thay and the remanent dekynnis
suld haif voce in disponing of the saidis handsenyies at all tymes
and dissassentit to the ordour abouewrittin and askit instrumentis.
20 July 1576.
In presens of the baillies and counsall the haill dekynnis ratefeis and
approvis the ordour taikin of befoir for bering of the handsenyies, and
John Murdow and Robert Abircrummy disassentis as of befoir and askit
Sandelandis iu waird.
Patrik Sandelandis, tailyeour, being chargit be the baillies to delyuer
the handsenyie quhilk he had in keping, to be disponed be the baillies
conforme to the act abouewrittin, dissassented, saying, nane sall beir
that hansenyie with my kyndnes, for the quhilkis wourdis and proude
speking to maister Michaell Chesholme baillie in jugement, the said
Patrik is commandit in waird.
26 July 1576.
Villa, Abircrumby, craftis.;Protestatio, Chisholme.
Robert Abircrumby, Cuthbert Thomsoun, and vtheris of the craftis
being requyrit be James Ros, thesaurer, with the remanent auditouris,
to subscriue his compttis, refusit till do the samyn, and in speciall in that
pairt of the saidis compttis bering certaue soumes debursit at the conventioun
of burrois to quhilk thay wer nocht privye, and maister Michaell Chisholme,
baillie, askit instrumentis of thair refusall, and protestit that in tymes
cuming na ma craftismen be vpoun the townys compttis bot conforme to the
Act of Parliament, quhilk is that tua of the counsale for the yeir allanerlie,
and the remanent baillies and counsale admyttis the saidis protestatioun,
and ordanis the vther auditouris, merchanttis, of sufficient nomber to
subscriue the saidis compttis, and the samyn to be allowit, and Chisholme
and Ros askis instrumentis.
27 July 1576.
Charge, baillies, Cowper, tailyeour.
Jhonne Cowper, tailyeour, being callit and accusit for nocht keiping
of ordour in rank with the remanent nychtbouris, confessit he accumpaneit
with the prouest and nane vtheris; quhilk being considerit be the baillies
and counsale to tend to vprore and contempt of the proclamatioun maid
and actis of counsale commanding all nychtbouris to be rankit be thair
baillies in thair awin places, quhilk refusit be the said Cowper, for his
offence thay adiuge him the vnlaw of fyve lib. and ordanis him remane in
waird quhill the samyn be payit.
[The bailies and council] ordanis the tovnis yetlingis lyand vpon the
kirk of feild steipill, with thair fourniture, to be sent to Andrew Sclater,
and ordanis him to delyuer the samyn agane, or the just availl thairof,
quhen he salbe requyrit.
29 August 1576.
The baillies and counsale ordanis proclamatioun to be maid that na
outlandis persoun be resauit in seruice within this burgh that bringis nocht
with thame the testimoniale of the minister of the toun or schire quhair thay
haue duelt, witnessing thair lyfes and conversatioun to haue bene godlie,
without the quhilk gyf ony servuand be resauit, the resaver to pay xx li.
to the pure.