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Preface. Page
1557, March 31. Money to be expended in bigging the Newhaven, [C.R. Vol. II. fol. 95.] 1
April 2. Answer to Queen's letter as to craftsmen, [Ib.] 1
9. Forms to be provided for Magdalene Chapel, [Ib.] 1
14. Extent for expenses of Queen's marriage, [Ib.] 2
18. Landward fleshers to have liberty to sell flesh above Tolbooth, [Ib. fol. 97 Inventory of City Charters, Vol. I. fol. 21.] 4
June 5. Act discharging Thomas Makcalyeane, assessor, to be deleted, [C.R. Vol. II. fol. 98.] 5
18. Proclamation of weaponschawing, [Ib. fol. 98.] 5
25. Proclamation as to price of flesh; halberts to officers, [Ib. fol. 99.] 6
July 24. St Rowkis chapel to be inspected, [Ib.] 7
31. Newhaven to be inspected, [Ib.] 7
August 11. Works at Newhaven and St Rokis chapel, [Ib. fol. 100.] 7
13 Payment for spears use of inhabitants, [Ib.] 8
14. Act as to weaponschawing, [Ib.] 8
17. Locks and keys for clerks' chamber; proclamation of weaponschawing; a bedrelship of St Mary's Wynd granted, [Ib. fol. 101.] 9
September 17. Men. furnished to army, conform to Queen's writing, [Ib. fol. 102.] 9
1557, September 18. Craftsmen consent to be stented; clerk's expenses to Hamilton for artillery; signet to Queen's letters, [C.R. Vol. II. fol. 103.] 10
Annual acts as to bread, &c.; acts as to regraters, beggars, and weapons in booths, [Ib. fol. 105–6.] 11
November 5. Grant of a benefice of St Andrew's altar; town walls, &c., to be repaired; wine escheat and given to serjeants, [Ib. fol. 109.] 12
12. Grant of burgesships, [Ib. fol. 110.] 13
23. Meetings oof council, [Ib. fol. 113.] 13
26. Taxes of sons of burgesses, [Ib.] 13
December 10. Gift to the Queen and her servitors, [Ib. fol. 114.] 14
15. Absentees from musters unlawed, [Ib.] 14
29. Town to be fortified, [Ib.] 15
1557–8, January 19. President chosen to act in Provost's absence, [Ib.] 15
21. Licence for obtaining alms for repair of Magdalene bridge, [Ib. fol. 116.] 16
February 9. Payment to chirurgeon for mending a leg; clothmarket restored to former site above Tolbooth, [Ib. fol. 117–8] 16
11. A candlemaker ordered not to melt tallow near lord president's house; market of hides and skins, [Ib. fol. 118.] 17
March 6. Lime for town walls; powder and bullets for artillery, [Ib. fol. 119.] 18
1558, April 16. Payment of taxes by merchants or free burgesses, [Ib. fol. 121.] 18
May 9. Proceedings taken for defence of burgh, [Ib. fol. 122–3.] 19
11. Concerning extenters and gentlemen heritors, [Ib. fol. 123.] 20
21. Gunners to be hired; close-foots to be built up; ports; preparations for defence; artillery to be bought, [Ib. fol. 124–5.] 20
27. Town's evidents and writings and silverwork of St Giles' kirk to be removed to castle; as to men to be furnished by crafts, [Ib. fol. 125.] 22
1558, May 30. Ordinance for defence of the town [C.R. Vol. II. fol. 125.] 22
June 5. Hiring servants in time of war; merchants and craftsmen to be consulted as to number of men they may furnish; men to be furnished by merchants, [Ib. fol. 126.] 23
10. Roll of mason craftsmen to be given in; complaint by skinner craft as to unfreemen of St Johnston; men to be furnished by crafts, [Ib. fol. 131–2.] 24
17. Privileges obtained by Edinburgh against Leith, [Balfour's Practicks, p. 51.] 25
23. On complaint of bonnet makers, unfreemen not to sell bonnets except on market and fair days, [C.R. Vol. II. fol. 132.] 25
Celebration of Queen's marriage, [Ib.] 26
December 15. Gift of wine and wax to the Queen, [C.R. Vol. III. fol. 1.] 26
29. Passage and causeway of Cowgait to be repaired, [Ib. fol. 2.] 26
1558–9, January 7. Gift of bedrelship; jewels in kirk of St Giles, [Ib.] 27
February 3. Triumph and banquet to the Queen; licence to procurator-fiscal to vent and have wine in his house free of stent [Ib. fol. 4, 5.] 28
12. Price of wine; letters of Queen giving licence to a merchant of Flanders as to selling his goods, [Ib. fol. 5, 6.] 29
13. Charge by Queen to liberate merchant from ward, [Ib. fol. 7.] 29
14. Letter from Queen as to the merchant's goods, [Ib. fol. 7.] 30
March 8. Weight of kirk jewels, [Ib. fol. 3.] 30
24. Persons appointed for attending to matters between the town and Leith, [Ib. fol. 9.] 30
1559, April 12. Gifts of chaplainries in St Giles' Kirk, [Ib. fol. 10, 11.] 31
20. Complaint against Lord Seyton for putting a bailie and the common clerk in ward, [Ib. fol. 11.] 31
22. Message by Lord Seyton to the bailies, [Ib. fol. 12.] 33
1559, April 26. A prisoner set at liberty, [C.R. Vol. III., fol. 12.] 34
28. At desire of the Queen, actions between the town and Leith to be suspended; proposal to erect three shops at kirk gavil to be rejected, [Ib. fol. 13.] 34
May 10. Stents of Inverkeithing and Kinghorn, [Ib.] 36
14. Letter from Queen as to keeping rule and defending religious places, [Ib. fol. 14.] 36
20. Artillery to be ready and watch kept; gift of a bedrelship, [Ib.] 37
24. Imprisonment of bailie; provost to write to Queen thereanent, [Ib. fol. 14, 15.] 37
26. Against unfreemen occupying the liberty of burgesses, [Ib. fol. 15.] 39
28. Letter from Queen as to defence of town, [Ib.] 39
June 3. Watchman casting stones at Blackfriars and Greyfriars windows, [Ib. fol. 16.] 40
14. Protest by dean of guild as to safe keeping of jewels and ornaments, [Ib.] 40
16. Watch and keepers of the ports; commission against Archbishop of St Andrews, [Ib. fol. 17.] 41
21. Gifts of beadmanships; keepers of St Giles krik; playing "sweis" at weapponschaw; mending canseways; gathering alms through town, [Ib. fol. 17, 18.] 41
27. Custody of jewelsand vestments; names of persons to whom gear and vestments given in keeping, Ib. fol. 18.] 42
29. Commission to treat with the congregation; preservation of St Giles' kirk; protest against deacon of hammermen, [Ib. fol. 19.] 44
July 12. Removal of stalls of choir; mending of walls and ports; proposition of the lords of the congregation, [Ib. fol. 19, 20.] 45
29. Negotiations between commissioners for the Queen Regent and brethren of the congregation; protest by provost, [Ib. fol. 20, 21.] 46
1559, August 2. Repairing of town wall and ports; payments for watching kirk, etc., [C.R. Vol. III. fol. 21.] 49
4. Payment of prebendaries; mending ports; acts as to beggars, [Ib. fol. 21, 22.] 49
14. Nightly watch to be kept, [Ib. fol. 22.] 50
18. Gifts of a bedrelship; coal and candle furnished to lords of session; act as to beggars and the poor, [Ib.] 51
September 4. Repair of wells; removal of skin market, [Ib.] 51
14. Convening lords of session; answer to Queen's writing to be destroyed, [Ib.] 52
20. Commissioners to lords of secret council; election of persons to vote for absent members of town council; council summoned to appear before Queen; ratification by provost of proceedings in his absence; protest by crafts as to their privileges; refusal by council to allow crafts to vote in e lection, and protest by them thereanent, [Ib. fol. 22–5.] 52
22. Crafts not allowed to vote in election; letter by Queen as to election, [Ib. fol. 25.] 56
26. Payment for playing a "quhissal" at the watch, [Ib.] 57
30. Repair of tolbooth; preservation of town's evidents; gunners to be hired; keeping of the ports, [Ib. fol. 25, 26.] 57
October 6. Preservation of evidents, [Ib. fol. 26.] 58
14. Artillery to be taken to castle, [Ib.] 58
27. Extent for raising soldiers, [Ib.] 58
29. Extent; St Giles' arm; receipt for artillery, [Ib. fol. 27.] 59
November 13. Kirk gear, vestments and ornaments to be replaced, [Ib.] 59
21. Set of customs and tron; protest as to vestments, [Ib. fol. 27, 28.] 60
December 12. Gifts to Queen and provost; delivery of vestments, [Ib. fol. 28.] 60
24. Watch to be kept, [Ib.] 61
1559–60, January 10. Ratification of certain statutes; wild adventures; officers and members of council to remain in town, [C.R. Vol. III. fol. 28.] 61
19. Lodging for lord provost, [Ib.] 62
February 16. Payments to probendaries; farmers of customs and tron, [Ib. fol. 31.] 62
1560, April 16. Repairs on kirk; appointment of a bailie, [Ib. fol. 33.] 62
30. Tax for raising soldiers, [Ib.] 63
May 1. Repairs on walls, [Ib.] 63
4. Payment for playing on "swesche and quhissill," [Ib.] 63
6. Disobedience to a bailie, [Ib. fol. 34.] 63
8. Furnishings to John Knox; pensions to kirkmen discharged; removal of a bell, [Ib.] 63
10. Money to be borrowed, [Ib.] 64
15. Keys to a port and John Knox's loging, [Ib. fol. 35.] 64
26. Watching prisoners; bell and brasen pillars of kirk to be made into artillery; duties payable to kirkmen, [Ib.] 64
June 1 Furnishings to John Willok, [Ib. fol. 36.] 65
10. Act as to idolaters, whoremasters, and harlots, [Ib. fol. 37.] 65
12. Stones of kirks not to be removed, [Ib.] 66
19. Tolbooth, school, and clerks' chamber to be fitted up in kirk; repairing of causeways, wells, and walls; seats for kirk; new keys for ports; collector of annuals, etc., to St Paul's work, [Ib. fol. 37, 38.] 66
26. Furnishings to ministers, [Ib. fol. 39.] 68
July 12. Annuals formerly pertaining to friars, etc.; iron rods and shackles, [Ib.] 68
19. Prices of bread and ale; acts as to beggars, musicians, and vagabonds, [Ib. fol. 41.] 68
23. Walls and fortress of Leith, [Ib. fol. 40.] 69
August 1. Silver work and repairs on kirk; articles to be given in to parliament; order of procedence in the kirk; repairs on town wall; against unfreemen using privileges, [Ib. fol. 42, 43.] 70
1560, August 16. Furnishings to minister; complaint against constable-depute for levying dues; as to courts held by constable, [C.R. Vol. III. fol. 43.] 72
21. Down casting walls and filling trenches of Leith; obligation by constable as to holding courts, [Ib. fol. 44.] 74
24. Payment to musicians, [Ib.] 74
30. Delivery of certain jewels; payment to minister; burgesses' oath, [Ib. fol. 44, 45.] 74
September 4. Lodging for John Knox; slander, parson of Pennecuke; delivery of jewels, [Ib. fol. 45.] 76
5. Parson of Pennecuke; silver work undelivered; maintaining officers in execution of duty; iron house; silver work, [Ib. fol. 46, 47.] 76
6. Delivery of silver work; masters of Haly Blude and St Anthony's, [Ib. fol. 47.] 78
9. Laird of Restalrig put in ward; proclamation as to idle men, [Ib.] 79
10. Watch ordered for sure keeping of the laird of Restalrig; search to be made for his concubine, [Ib. fol. 48.] 80
11. Laird of Restalrig's writing registered; he to be kept in ward till he find caution; payment for damage in building town hall, [Ib.] 80
16. Precautions for keeping Laird of Restalrig in prison; admission to Flesher craft, [Ib. fol. 48, 49.] 81
20. Proclamation as to blasphemers and idolaters; Nether kirk yard; beds furnished to Englishmen, [Ib. fol. 49.] 82
26. Two craftsmen to be on the council, [Ib. fol. 50.] 83
October 14. Acts as to bread, malt and ale, brewsters, poultry, candle, bay, and wine; corn market; stones of the Black and Grey Friars, [Ib. fol. 51–3.] 84
20. Sale of bell and brazen pillars; slander against minister, [Ib. fol. 54.] 85
1560, October 30. Act as to keeping the Sabbath day; against blaspbemers; iniquity of women "taverners"; duty of wine pertaining to fraternity of St Anthony; sundry acts; burgesses to be resident; payments to John Knox; fee to gild officer, [C.R. Vol. III. fol. 55–77.] 85
November 15. Payments to provost and council; but at Nether Bow, [Ib. fol. 58.] 88
16. Building of wall at North Loch side, [Ib.] 88
20. Market at House of Muir; price of wine; merchants to be burgesses and guild brethren, [Ib. fol. 59, 60.] 89
22. Sentence against to flesher for adultery, [Ib. fol. 60.] 89
23. Dissent by deacons of craftts against sentence; council refuse to set prisoner at liberty on caution; complaint against craftsmen taking flesher furth of ward. [Ib.] 90
28. Supplication by deacons, masters, and principal brethren of crafts as to disobedience of craftsmen in setting prisoner at liberty; certain persons to be summoned for their conspiracy, [Ib. fol. 60.] 90
December 6. Proclamation as to proceedings of craftsmen; disobedience to magistrates and officers; craftsmen called to the laws; craftsmen's servants to be punished; delivery of vestments; money for repairing kirk; extent for furnishing of ambassadors; bell of St Paul's work; merchants and craftsmen to become freemen; building of the walls, [Ib. fol. 61–3.] 93
20. Vestments and jewels; down-casting dike at Leith; payment to John Knox, [Ib. fol. 63–4.] 96
26. Kirk doors to be kept shut, [Ib. fol. 64.] 97
1560–1, January 3. Payment of burgess and gildships; down-casting of the Friars; payment to John Cairns, [Ib. fol. 67, 68.] 97
15. Rent of grammar school, [Ib. fol. 69.] 98
17. Delivery of jewels and ornaments, [Ib.] 98
1560–1 February 4. Delivery of ornaments; payment to provost; beidmen of St Andrew's hospital; mending of causeways, [C.R. Vol. III. fol. 71–2.] 98
7. Gavil at St Giles' Kirk to be completed; town wall at Blackfriars, [Ib. fol. 99
12. Payments to John Knox, minister, [Ib. fol. 74.] 99
19. Repairing of town wall, [Ib.] 100
21. Delivery of silver chalice; dean of guild to be charged in account with pillars and bells, [Ib.] 100
March 5. Money received for bells and pillars, [Ib. fol. 75.] 100
12. Repair of town wall; stones taken from kirks to be restored; French ambassador, [Ib. fol. 75.] 100
24. Proclamation as to priests, monks, and friars; donations to poor; fleshers and fleshmarket, [Ib. fol. 75, 76.] 101
1561, April 2. Deacons to be convened to advise as to certain statutes; delivery of vestments; distribution of alms to the poor, [Ib. fol. 76, 77.] 103
5. Delivery and sale of vestments; payment to John Knox; place of fleshmarket, [Ib. fol. 77.] 104
9. Consent of deacons to removal of fleshmarket; dis-obedience of fleshers; removal of victualmarket; place to be acquired for fleshmarket, [C.R. Vol. IV. fol. 1–3.] 104
23. Extent for town walls; articles proposed to council as to rents and annuals payable to papists, deceased persons' goods, duty on wine, burial place, games, swearers and blasphemers, prayers and preaching; town's artillery to be received from castle; proclamation against celebration of play of Robin Hood; proclamation as to duty on wine, [Ib. fol. 3, 4.] 105
24. Lands to be acquired for fleshmarket; payment to John Cairns, [Ib. fol. 4, 5.] 105
25. Act as to registering of testaments and making inventory of deceased persons' goods; repairs on Grey friars yard; duty on wine to be given to the poor; discharge of confraternities, [C.R. Vol. IV. fol. 4, 5.] 109
May 10. Proclamation as to prizes; insurrection of servants and apprentices in celebrating Robin Hood,[Ib. fol. 6.] 111
13. Answer of deacons of crafts as to punishing offenders, [Ib. fol. 7.] 113
14. Apprentices to be apprehended,[Ib.], 113
21. Precautions for keeping order in time of parliament,[Ib.] 114
23. Chaplain of St Katherine's altar authorised to feu lands, [Ib.] 114
27. Vestments and ornaments to be sold; gift to captain of the castle,[Ib. fol. 8.] 115
30. An advocate accused of receiving the priest's sacrament; quarterly payment to John Knox; artillery to be got back from castle,[Ib. fol.9.] 115
June 11. Apprentices imprisoned; as to artillery being brought back from castle,[Ib.] 116
16. Alexander Skene, advocate, set at liberty; a priest banished; apprentices to be tried, [Ib. fol. 10, 11.] 117
July 11. "Suechis" to be taken from players; "crafts childer" to be apprehended, [lb. fol. 12.] 118
18. A tailor imprisoned for allowing his servants to go forth with armour,[Ib.] 118
25. An officer discharged; town council besieged; guard to be asked for,[Ib.] 118
30. James Barroun authorised to pay wages to the guard,[lb.] 119
August 13. Payment to James Barroun,[Ib.] 119
22. Payments to bailies,[Ib.] 119
25. Reward for services while provost and others were besieged, [Ib. fol. 13] 119
26. Banquet and triumph to be made on Queen's entry,[Ib.] 119
27. Preparations for banquet and triumph,[Ib. fol.13.] 120
1561, August 28. Farther preparations, [C.R. Vol. IV. fol. 13, 14.] 121
29. Proclamation charging persons to give in accounts, [Ib. fol. 14.] 122
September 3. Extent for expenses of banquet, triumph, and gift to Queen,[Ib.] 122
24. Leet for election of two craftsmen as councillors, [Ib. fol. 15.] 122
26. Payment to "actour" of morning prayers; questions with crafts as to elections, [Ib.] 123
October 2. Proclamation charging priests and other to remove from town, [Ib.] 125
5. Order by Queen to deprive provost and bailies of their offices,[Ib.] 125
8. Provost and bailies discharged and others elected; protests thereanent,[Ib. fol.16.] 126
22. A bailie fined for not accepting office, [Ib.] 127
November 5. Prices of bread and candles; a study to be made for minister,[Ib. fol. 17.] 128
8. Keeper of kirk; reader of common prayers, [Ib.] 128
21. Regulation as to markets,[Ib. fol.18.] 128
25. Election of a treasurer; protest by deacons, [lb.] 129
26. Banishment of an adultress,[Ib.] 129
27. Extent for expenses of banquet and triumph, [Ib.] 129
December 31. John Knox sent to Angus and Mearns,[Ib.fol.20.] 129
1561–2, January 30. Action by bailies of Kinghorn against inhabitants of Lieth,[Ib.fol. 21.] 129
February 10. Letter by queen as to ruinous state of Tolbooth, [Ib. fol. 22.] 130
11. Roup of mills; extent for building walls; a craftsman elected to be on the council, [1b.] 130
24. Order for taking down Tolbooth, [Ib. fol. 23.] 131
1562, April 8. Friar Black to be kept in ward; John Craig to bear with John Knox half charge of preaching; proposal to remove master of High School; building of a college and hospitals; gift of annuals and altarages to be asked; slander against John Knox, [C.R. Vol. IV. Ib. fol. 26.] 131
11. Price of wine; rumoured unjust dealings of websters; an adulteress to be kep in ward; letter by queen as to Friar Black; master of grammar school required to produce his right; house for lords of session, [Ib. fol.26, 27.] 132
30. Proclamation against play of Robin Hood, [Ib. fol. 29.] 134
May 3. Election of deacon of hammermen, [Ib. fol. 30.] 134
22. Hole in North Loch to be prepared for dipping fornicators, [Ib. fol. 31.] 135
June 10. Defences by master of grammar school.[Ib.fol.32.] 135
19. Another minister to be elected, [Ib. fol.33.] 135
24. Answers of deacons of crafts as to sustaining ministers; danger of tumult at weaponschawing; letter by Queen as to seditious and rebellious persons; the town's standard; sustenance of ministers; commissioners to the kirk,[Ib. fol.33–5.] 136
28. John Gordon of Fynlater and others put in prison, [Ib. fol. 35.] 138
29. Letter from Queen as to variance between Lord Ogilvy and John Gordon,[Ib.] 138
30. Proceedings against master of High School, [Ib. fol.36.] 139
July 3. Selling of leather,[Ib.] 140
15. Extent for new tolbooth, [Ib.fol. 37.] 140
17. Act as to who shall bear office in burgh. act deleted at command of Queen, [Ib.] 140
July, 22,24,25, Proceedings against William Robertoun, master of the High School, [Ib. fol.38, 39, 40.] 141–5
August 6,11.
17. Town's supplication to the Queen as to the poor, schools, hospitals, and burial place; grant by Queen of Greyfriars yard, [Ib. fol.41.] 145
27. Gift of a gildship; town walls; corns sown in Greyfriars yard; master of works; works at Greyfriars yard, [lb. fol. 41, 42.] 147
1562, September 18. Complaint by bonnetmakers of others taking away their servants,[C.R. Vol. IV.fol. 42.] 148
25. Letter by Queen as to election of provost,[Ib. fol. 43.] 148
October 3. Decreet against master of High School, [Ib. fol. 44.] 149
6. Deacons not to have vote in choosing leet for provost; delay in answering Queen's letter, [Ib. fol.43, 44.] 150
21. Convening of council,[Ib.fol.47.] 151
November 6. Delivery of keys; act against adulterers and fornicators, [Ib.fol.47.] 151
9. Pasturing of common muir and links,[Ib.] 152
11. Flesh not to be eaten on Friday or Saturday, [Ib. fol. 48.] 152
12. Baptism of children,[Ib.fol. 48.] 152
18. Usurpation of privileges by inhabitants of Leith; assessors and scribe, [Ib. fol. 48, 49.] 153
December 5. Prison for adulterers; payment for land on which new tolbooth is built, [Ib. fol.50.] 154
8. Prices of tallow, candle, bread, ale, and hay,[Ib. 50, 51.] 154
11. Payment for necessaries of minister's lodging, [Ib. fol. 54.] 154
22. Yule duty to bedrels of St. Mary's Wynd, [Ib.] 154
1562–63, January 6. Discharge of extents to Murray of Blackbarony; prices for work of cordiners, [Lb. fol. 56.] 154
15. Porters at Queen's gate; sale of hides; sasines in town's lands,[lb.fol.57, 58.] 155
22. Surgeons and barbers discharged,[Ib.fol. 58.] 155
27. Prices of wines and cordiners' work,[Ib.] 155
February 5. Ordinance for convening deacons, [Ib.] 156
6. Mastership of high school,[Ib.] 157
23. Letter from Queen as to setting a prisoner free, [Ib. fol. 61.] 157
March 5. Chapel in Nether Kirkyard; banquet to commissioners of burghs; Kirk of Field and buildings thereof, [Ib. fol. 63,64.] 157
1562–63, March 10. Kiln and barns at King's Stables,[C.R. Vol. IV.fol. 64.] 158
11. Beidmanship in St Paul's Work, [Ib. fol.65.] 158
1563, April Causeway opposite Cardinal's lodging, [Ib. fol.67.] 159
23. Convening inhabitants in time of need; promise of a burgesship to a mason on marriage,[Ib.] 159
30. Clerks' chamber in St Giles' Kirk, [Ib. fol.68.] 160
May 11. Beidmanship in St Paul's Work, [Ib. fol.69.] 160
17. Trial of Bishop of St Andrews and other kirkmen,[Ib.] 160
June 11. Support of minister and reader,[Ib.] 161
18. Commissioners to kirk; proposed hospital at the Blackfriars; accusations against John Knox and other ministers, and against doctrine now preached, [Ib. fol.69,70.] 161
21. Agreement with the parson of Pennycuke as to Kirk of Field; money borrowed for completing tolbooth, [Ib. fol. 70,71.] 163
25. Tower of old tolbooth; slander against John Knox,[Ib. fol. 71.] 164
30. Bonnetmakers not to exercise their crafts in open places in High Street, [Ib.] 164
July 2. Proposed hospital at Blacfriars, [Ib.fol.73.] 165
4. Markets on Sunday forbidden,[Ib.] 165
6. Reward to a surgeon for raising a dead woman and effecting certain cures, [Ib.] 165
12. Making of causeways and sewers, [Ib. fol.74.] 166
23. Lodging for King of Sweden's ambassador; gift to Robert Norvell, of the kirk, yard, and croft of the Greenside, previously occupied by the friars, on certain conditions, [Ib. fol.74–75.] 166
August 15. Men of Leith and new tolbotth, [Ib. fol. 77.] 169
27. Corn growing in Blackfairs yard; tack of yard challeged; price of ale and bread,[Ib.] 169
September 11. Action between Edinburgh and Leith as to new tolbooth; price of malt,[Ib. fol.78,79.] 169
18. Commissioners sent to Queen at Stirling.[Ib. fol.79.] 170
1563, September 26. Printing irons and letters; nothing to be printed with them without licence, [C.R. Vol. IV.] 170
October 2. Building of a wall at Leith Port stopped; burials, [Ib. 80,81.] 171
8. Evidents of the Kirk of Field, [Ib. fol.82.] 171
13. Order of speaking in council house; commissioners sent to Queen as to writings in favour of Leith, etc.; benefices to be disponed, [Ib.] 172
15. Letters against Leith; water bailie of Leith; a bailie fined for leaving without licence; ordinance as to office-bearers leaving town; rental of prebendaries; gift of benetice of Craigcruke,[Ib.fol. 83, 84.] 172
November 5. Encroachments on commonty to be removed; space at High Church to be set for shops, [Ib. fol. 85.] 173
10. Seat and desk to be put in kirk; imprisonment of adulterers and fornicators, [Ib.] 173
26. Sustenance of minister, reader, and others; visitation of the Greenside; payment to treasurer,[Ib. fol. 86,87.] 174
December 1. Evidents concerning port and haven of Leith, [Ib.fol.87.] 174
24. Gift of a burgess and gildship; no burgesship to be given free for a year; commissioners to convention of the kirk,[Ib. fol.88.] 175
29. Gift to the Queen, [Ib. fol. 89.] 175
1563–4. January 7. Money for building of hospital, [Ib. fol.90.] 175
21. Payment to reader,[Ib. fol. 91.] 176
February 16. Timber bought for building hospital.[Ib.fol. 92.] 176
18. Payment of feu-duty to a sister of the Senys,[Ib.fol. 93] 176
March 22. Act as to cloth making, [1b.fol.96.] 177
1564, 28. Extent for furnishing ambassador to Denmark, [1b.fol. 97.] 177
April 24. Sustaining of ministers,[Ib. fol.99.] 177
28. Extent payable by inverkeithing, [Ib. fol.99.] 178
May 1. Gifts to the Queen and her "sumbeleir,"[Ib.fol.100.] 178
3. Sustaining of Ministers, [Ib. fol.100.] 178
1564, May 11. Banquet to ambassador of Denmark,[C.R. Vol. IV. fol. 101.] 179
15. Payment for banquet, [Ib.] 179
24. Delivery of town's ammunition to the laird of Wittingham, [Ib. fol. 102.] 179
31. Gift to ambassador to King of Denmark, [Ib.] 179
June 2. Price of bread and mutton; duty on wine,[Ib.fol. 103.] 180
16. Charge by Queen as to building of tolbooth at Leith, [Ib. fol. 104.] 180
July 9. Prices of ale, mutton, and bread; annual payable to a chaplain, [Ib. fol. 106.] 181
15. Removal of stones near coal market; lint sown in the hospital yards; ships suspected of pest, [Ib.] 181
August 2. Clearing of haven of Leith, [Ib.] 182
9. Acquisition of Kirk of Field, [Ib.fol. 107.]. 182
11. Watch over persons suspected of pest; repair of town walls, [lb. fol. 107, 108.] 182
18. Substitute minister during absence of John Knox and John Craig, [Ib.fol. 108.] 183
25. Agreement as to Kirk of Field; a person cleansed of the pest; disladening of ships, [Ib.fol. 109.] 184
September 1. Against narrowing of common passages, [Ib.] 184
8. Payment for minister and of expenses to St. Andrews,[ Ib.fol. 110.] 185
18. Watch over merchandise taken from a ship, [Ib.] 185
20. Leet of craftsmen for council, [Ib. fol. 111.] 185
27. Act as to election, and protest by craftsman, [Ib.] 186
28. Crafts ordained to present new tickets,[Ib. fol.112.] 186
30. Other ticket produced by crafts; claim of deacon of candlemakers; as to assessors voting,[Ib.] 186
October 8. Price of ale and bread, [Ib. fol. 113.] 187
30. Act as to working cloth, etc., [Ib. fol. 114.] 187
November 3. Obligation by litsters; regulations as to their trade,[Ib. fol. 114.] 187
8. Admission of burgesses,[Ib. fol.115.] 188
1564, November 17. Passage to Kirk of Field port, [C.R. Vol. IV.fol.115.] 189
25. Kirk and Kirkyard, [Ib. fol. 117.] 189
28. Place of hide, wool, and skin market, [Ib. fol. 118–9.] 189
29. Claim by schoolmaster for rent and fee; rent of John Knox's house; lighting of streets, [Ib.fol. 119.] 190
30. Collection of ministers' stipend,[Ib.fol. 120.] 191
December 12 Price of wine, [Ib. fol. 120.] 191
25. Sustentation of ministers and poor, [Ib.121–2.] 191
1564–5, January 2. Obligation by crafts as to sustaining ministers and poor; gift to Queen,[Ib.fol. 122–3.] 192
6. Sustaining of poor and ministers; an arrow maker, [Ib.fol. 123.] 193
17. Charge by Queen to pay schoolmaster his annual fee, [Ib.] 193
24. Set of house to officer in Leith; eating flesh on Friday and Saturday; keeping order at kirk door, [Ib.fol.124.] 194
February 3. Sword to be used as heading sword, [Ib. fol. 125.] 194
7. Order in the council house, [Ib.] 195
21. Ordinance as to sustaining the poor, [Ib. fol. 126.] 195
March 2. Poinding of goods for sustaining the poor,[Ib.] 195
1565 April 30. Accusation of assaulting a priest, [Ib. fol. 128.] 195
May 11. Writings by Queen as to master of grammar school; rent and fees to be paid him,[Ib.] 196
12. Commissioners to Queen as to contribution to the poor,[Ib.fol. 129.] 197
31. Commissioners to convention at perth,[1b.] 198
June 22. Price of wine, [1b.fol. 130.] 198
30. Armour and weapons for inhabitants,[1b.] 198
August 3. Completion of wall at Leith Wynd,L [Ib.] 198
4. Extent for furnishing soldiers, [Ib.] 198
23. Charge by queen to depose provost; his resignation; commissioners to Queen; discharge of John Knox, [Ib.fol.130–1] 199
1565, August 24. The laird of Craigmillar accepted as provost and admitted burgess;extent for licence to abide from army; charge by King and Queen to set a Frenchman at liberty,[C.R. Vol. IV. fol. 131–2.] 200
25. Money to be raised for licence to abide from army, [Ib. fol. 132.] 201
26. Licence to inhabitants to abide from army; charge to pay composition; instructions and ordinances by King and Queen, [Ib. fol. 132–3.] 202
28. Nightly watch appointed, [Ib. fol. 133.] 204
September 3. Instructions by King and Queen as to rebels, etc., [Ib. fol.134.] 204
7. Command by King and Queen as to hanging two soldiers, [Ib. fol. 135.] 206
12. Fee to session clerk, [Ib.] 206
17. Extent for licence to abide from army, [Ib.] 206
26. Charge by King and Queen as to election of new council, [Ib.] 207
28. Money borrowed for loan to King and Queen, [lb. fol. 136.] 207
October 12. Inventory of property formerly belonging to priests, etc., act as to convening of council, [Ib.fol.139.] 208
November 14. Pudding and sheep head market; delivery of charters, etc., [Ib. fol. 141.] 209
15. Stipend to John Knox, [Ib.] 210
December 4. Gifts to the Queen and the provost, [Ib.fol. 142] 210
14. Prices of wild meat; imposition on wines,[Ib.fol. 143.] 210
24. Commissioners to the Kirk; prices of wines, [Ib.] 211
1565–6 March 19. Expenses of two bailies to Dunbar, [Ib. fol.145.] 211
20. Expenses of officer to Dunbar; payments to musicians, [Ib.] 211
1566, April 5. Gift to David Chalmer of clerkship of burgh,[Ib.] 212
15. Letter bu Queem as to superiority of Leith; supplication as to intromission with town of Leith, [Ib. fol.147.] 213
1566 May 8. Gift of a cahplainry; books for Queen's lodging, [C.R. VOL. IV.fol.148.] 214
17. Payment for torches used in visiting Queen after slaughter of David Ricio,[Ib.] 214
29. Gift of wine to provost,[Ib.fol. 150.] 215
June 8. Bedrels of St Mary's wynd, [Ib.] 215
19. Payments to master of High School, [Ib. fol. 151.]] 215
21. A papist set at liberty at command of Queen, [lb.] 215
July 19. Alms to Trintiy college; price of malt, [ib.fol. 152.] 216
24. Payments for "convoying" a highlandman, [Ib.] 216
August 2. Gift to provost of excheit of a convict; expenses of scaffold,[1b. fol.152,] 216
September 13. Letter by Queen as to punishement of fornicators; keeping of the Greyfriars yard, [Ib. fol. 154.] 217
18. Rejoicings at the Prince's birth,[IB.fol.156.] 219
25. Payment of rent of minister's house,[Ib.] 219
October 1. Letter by Queen as to choosing of provost, bailies, and others, [Ib.] 219
3. Another letter as to election,[Ib. fol.157] 220
4. Election of councillors and office-bearers; keepers of the kirk, [Ib.] 220
9. Gallows at the Burgh Muir, [Ib. fol. 158.] 221
11. Persons to be admitted within the bar, [1b.] 221
14. Sundry annual acts passed; closets; curing skins; waulkers;adulterers; and fornicators; extent for expenses of baptism of Prince; payment to trumpeter, [lb. fol 158–164.] 222
18. Acts as to neighbourhoods or new buildings,[Ib. fol. 165.] 22
22. Price of wine. [Ib.] 224
23. Breaking of common muir, [Ib.fol.166.] 224
30. Letter by Queen as to superiority of Leith,[Ib.fol. 167.] 224
November 13. Repair of a beacom. [1b. fol 170] 225
27. Weight of mace; repair of sun horologe,[Ib. fol. 17–23.] 225
December Regulations as to skinning sheep and bringing skins to market, [Ib.fol. 175.] 225
1566 December 16 Refreshments for extenters, [C.R. Vol. IV. fol. 177.] 226
20. Commissioners to general assembly; beadmanship of St Paul's work; lock for prison; fee to schoolmaster, [Ib.] 226
1566–7, January 10. Request by Queen to delay taking possession of Leith, [Ib.fol.179.] 227
31. Provost's ox; against children playing in kirk; yearly pension to procurator fiscal,[Ib.fol.180] 227
February 11. Back door at Kirk of Field to be built up, [Ib.fol.181] 228
26. Death of treasurer, and election of another,[Ib.fol.182.] 228
March 8. Receipt of money disbursed for superiority of Leith, [Ib.fol.183] 228
12. Grant of annuals for sustaining ministers,[Ib.] 229
19. Provost and bailies desired to get artillery from castle, [Ib.] 229
1567, April 4. Kirk and kirk yard to be kept clean, [Ib.fol.184.] 229
11. Proclamation against "bickeraris,"[Ib.fol.185.] 229
24. Repair of a horologe and purchase of another,[Ib.] 230
May 7. Building of town wall at the Kirk of Field, [Ib.fol.186.] 230
12. Ground at Newhaven to be set to salt makers,[Ib.] 230
16. Ground desired by salt makers to be visited; gift of burgess-ship to porter of castle,[Ib.fol.187.] 230
June 4. Set to three Englishmen of ground at Newhaven to make salt on,[Ib.fol.191.] 231
11. Incoming to town of lords convened in arms for avenging king's murder,etc.,[Ib.] 231
18. Act as to making of burgesses,[Ib.] 231
20. A prisoner set at liberty at Queen's request, [Ib. fol.192.] 232
July 2. Court of superiority of Leith; general weaponschawing; bond by nobility for avenging King's murder, [Ib.fol.192–3] 233
9. Mounting of artillery,[Ib.fol.194.] 236
1567, July 23. Bailie of south-west quarter; defence of the town; bond to be made betwixt the town and the council; preventing passage over walls, [C.R. Vol. IV.fol.195–6] 237
25. Bond between castle and town; commissioners to attend at coronation of King; night watch, [Ib.fol.197.] 238
30. Persons unlawed for not setting forth fires at coronation, [ib.] 238
August 1. Repair of town wall; contract for building town wall, [Ib.fol.198.] 239
8. Repairing walls, [Ib.fol.199.] 240
13. Loan of munition to laird of Grange, [Ib.] 240
20. Apothecaries to desist from selling spices, [Ib.] 240
27. Inventory of annuals; collector appointed; payment to trumpeters, [Ib.fol.199, 200.] 240
September 11. Appointment of collector of duties and annuals, [Ib.fol.201.] 241
October 1. Locks and keys of new well, [Ib.fol.203.] 242
3. Stones of Blackfriars to be restored for building hospital; penalty for drawing blood in fighting, [Ib.fol.204–5] 242
10. Visitation of Kirk, [Ib. fol. 205.] 243
November 7. Officer of Leith to receive button with town's mark, [Ib.fol.206.] 243
10. Gift of Trinity College to Edinburgh; master of work of hospital appointed, [Ib.] 243
14. Building of hospital, [Ib.fol.207.] 244
20. Blackfriars lands feued, [Ib.fol.208.] 244
December 10. "Ansenyeis" to be made; players on musical instruments, [Ib.fol.211.] 244
24. Equipment of burgesses, [Ib.fol.212.] 244
1547–8 February 18. Altarage of St. Anthony, [Ib.] 245
20. John Knox's house rent, [Ib.fol.213,] 245
March 3. Feu-duty payable to chaplain of St. James' alter and the hospital, [Ib.fol.214.] 245
1567–8, March 19. Fines payable to hospital; repair of pier, causeways, and kirk; price of material in Blacksfriars yard, [C.R. Vol. IV. fol. 215.] 245
24. Money expended on pier, causeways, and kirk; [Ib] 246
1568, March 27. Repairs on kirk, [Ib. fol. 217.] 247
April 7. Pension to an aged Black-friar, [Ib.] 247
9. Commission to Regent as to licences to carry victuals out of realm, [Ib.] 247
13. Collector of contributions to hospital, [Ib.] 247
20 Gift of two beidmanships; gift of a burgess and guildship, [Ib.] 248
May 8. Supplication of the deacon and brethren of the hammermen; extent for defence of town; weaponshawing, [Ib.] 248
12. Nightly watch to be kept; "sweschis" to pass nightly through town, [Ib. fol. 218.] 249
19. Writing to magistrates of Campheir as to Scotchmen dwelling three; deacon to advise with crafts as to passing to army, [Ib.] 249
June 2. Licence to abide from army to be craved, [Ib. fol 219.] 249
4. A burgesship gratis; extent for furnishing soldiers, [Ib.] 249
July 17. Work at North Loch; repair of wells, [Ib. fol. 220.] 250
28. Master of High School, [Ib.] 250
August 6. Repair of town walls, [Ib.] 250
11. Crafts to be convened; artillery borrowed; nightly watch, [Ib. fol. 221.] 251
26. Appointment of schoolmaster; stent for expenses of down-getting duty on wine, [Ib. fol. 221–2.] 251
September 5 Stones from Dunbar to shore of Leith, [Ib. fol. 222.] 252
October 5 Letter from Lord Regent as to election of council, [Ib.] 252
13. Visitation of sick persons at the Burghmuir, [Ib. fol. 223.] 253
15. Statutes for the bailies of the muir and ordering of the pest; a bailie urged to continue in office; statuttes as to the pest; gift of two beadmanships; gift of a benefice, [Ib. fol. 223–6.] 253
1568, October 16. Appointment of bailies depute to judge upon annuals and duties, [C.R. Vol. IV. fol. 225.] 256
17. Payment for pikes, [Ib.] 256
21. Burgesses required to remain within town, [Ib. fol.226.] 256
November 10. People cleansed of pest; extent for sustaining poor; complaint by Lawson of Hierigs against council for building dike at South Loch, [Ib. fol. 226.] 257
14. Inhabitants required to repair injury to South Loch by Lawson of Hierigs, [Ib.] 257
18. Watch of eighteen persons; houses adjoining town walls to be demolished; renewing of causeway, [Ib. fol. 226–7.] 257
19. Repair of John Knox's dwelling-house; victuals for poor infected with pest, [Ib. fol. 227.] 258
December 17. Nightly Watch, [Ib. fol. 229.] 258
22. Officers of the muir discharged, pest having abated. [Ib.] 259
1568–9, January 1. Threatened attack by lords of west country, [Ib. fol. 229.] 259
7. Pulpit in over Tolbooth for preaching to papists; taverns to be closed in time of preaching, [Ib.] 259
February 11. Entry of schoolmaster, [Ib. fol. 231.] 259
17. Extent for furnishing men to the Regent, [Ib.] 259
March 4. Rent of house occupied by John Knox, [Ib. fol. 232.] 260
1569, April 1. Annuals of the "Senys," [Ib. fol. 235.] 260
6. Pest St. Andrews; eschaet goods; kirk gear, [Ib.] 260
9. Money to be clipped, [Ib. fol. 237.] 261
May 28. Attendance of cleansers; burial of dead, [Ib. fol. 240.] 261
June 1. Stones taken from Kirk of Leith to bulwark, [Ib.] 262
15. Water gate in Leith Wynd, [Ib. fol. 241.] 262
July 29. Stipend of reader, [Ib. fol. 243.] 262
August 10. Annuals payable to hospital and minister, [Ib. fol. 224.] 262
12. Collector for the ministry accepts office, [Ib.] 262
September 7. Inquiry as to encroachments on North Loch, [Ib.] 262
16. Pikes to be gathered and put in munition house, [Ib. fol. 245.] 263
21. Arrival of ships suspected of pest, [Ib.] 263
1569, September 23. As to what craftsmen should be admitted to thecouncil, [C.R. Vol. IV. fol. 246.] 263
October 7. Removal from town of excommunicated persons, [Ib. fol. 246.] 264
14. Letter from Regent asking council to depose the laird of Grange from office of provost, [Ib. fol. 247.] 264
21. Prices of ale and bread, [Ib. fol. 248.] 265
26. Master of "foul muir" to be cleansed and discharged, [Ib.] 265
November 16. Provost's ox at Alhallowmas fair, [Ib.] 265
December 2. Desire of candlemakers to choose a deacon, [Ib. fol. 249.] 266
16. Inhabitants of Leith to desist from selling wine, [Ib. fol. 250.] 266
30. Delivery of town from pest; payment to officers. [Ib.] 267
1569–70, January 20. Duty of "clerk male" to be given to reader; privileges of gratis burgesses, [Ib. fol. 252.] 267
25. Troubles after murder of Regent; watch appointed; keeping of ports; proclamation as to weapons, [Ib.] 267
27. Commissioners to promise assistance to Lord Morton; as to removal of lords of session; ports and artillery to be put in order, [Ib. fol. 252–3.] 268
February 1. Commissioners to convene with lords of nobility, [Ib. fol. 253.] 269
March 3. Commission of 27th January ratified,[Ib. fol. 254.] 269
8. Guard during time of convention; officers to await on bailies, [Ib.] 269
22. Watch to be continued; South Loch to be repaired; keeping of ports, [Ib fol. 254–5.] 270
24. Rent of grammer school in Friar Wynd, [Ib. fol. 255.] 270
1570, April 12. Answer giving welcome to lords of west country, [Ib.] 271
14. Addition to night watch, [Ib.] 271
19. Upholding of town clock, [Ib.] 271
1570, May 11. Gift to laird of Grange, captain of the castle, [Ib. fol. 256.] 271
May 17. Proclamation of weaponshawing, [C.R. Vol. IV. fol. 256.] 272
26. Missives to burghs as to Scots ships in France, [Ib.] 272
June 2. Surety for a printer not printing books without licence, [Ib.] 272
16. Writing sent to Earl of Huntly, [Ib. fol. 257.] 272
July 12. Commissioners to conventio for electing a Regent; decreet as to usurping offices of deacons of crafts in town of Leith and Barony of Restalrig, [Ib. fol. 259.] 272
14. Contract between council and Captain Cokburne as to discharge of proclamation against merchandice with France, [Ib. fol. 258.] 274
19. Proclamation against buying certain prizes brought in French ships; meeting of commissioners of burghs,[Ib. fol. 260.] 275
August 5. Artillery lent to Jedburgh, [Ib.] 275
9. Watch during Regent's absence, [Ib. fol. 261.] 276
11. Deacons to bewarned to consult as to common affairs,[Ib.] 276
15. Regulations as to watch, [Ib.] 276
23. A carter fined for breaking the Sabbath, [Ib. fol. 262.] 276
24. Money for support of ministers, [Ib.] 277
September 8. Old holes of Muse well to be opened, [Ib. fol. 263.] 277
27. List of craftsmen for election fo two councillors, [Ib.] 277
October 18. Stance for crames; booth doors to be shut up, [Ib. fol. 265] 277
20. Protest by provost as to his election; extent for expenses of ambassadors to England, [Ib.] 277
25. Deacons to be convened as to support of ministers; loosing arrestments of ships in France, [Ib.] 278
November 1. Answer by deacons as to support of ministers, [Ib. fol. 266.] 278
1570, November 8. Commissioner sent to King of France, [Ib.] 279
15. Collectors of ministers' stipends, [Ib.] 279
18. Barrier of timber to be built before Regent's gate, C.R. Vol. IV. fol. 266.] 279
29. Repair of shore, pier and bulwarks of Leith, [Ib. fol. 267.] 279
December 1. Duty granted by master mariners for repair of pier and havin of Leith, [Ib.] 280
6. Statute imposing the duty; dicreet against craftsmen of Leith, [Ib. fol. 267, 269.] 280
8. Claim by farmers of common muir, it having been "flayne" by captain of the castle, [Ib. fol. 269] 281
27. Nightly watch; keeping of ports, [Ib. fol. 270.] 281
1570–1, February 2. Captain of castle to be consulted as to defence of town, [Ib. fol. 271.] 282
3. Report of captain's answer, [Ib. fol. 271.] 282
7. Prices of burgesships and gildships, [Ib. fol. 271–2] 282
9. Proclamation against excommunicated persons; a bailie and the treasurer sent to the Regent, [Ib. fol. 272.] 283
16. Liberty to be asked for ships to pass to France, [Ib.] 283
March 14. Proclamation against trafficking with ships arrived in Leith with prizes, [Ib. fol. 273.] 283
1571, 30. Protest against setting a prisoner at liberty; extent for expenses in getting down duty on wine and in obtaining liberty for ships, [Ib. fol. 274.] 284
April 14. Price of Dutch beer; writings sent to Regent, [Ib. fol. 275.] 284
20. Thanks to the Earl of Morton, Lord Dunfermline and the provost for their services. [Ib.] 285
28. Captain of the castle asked not to suffer inhabitants to be molested, [Ib.] 285
May 1. Writings sent to Regent intimating arrangement between the town and the captain of the castle, [Ib.] 285
List of the Aldermen or Provosts, Presidents, Bailies, and other Office-Bearers of the City, from A.D. 1527 to A.D. 1571, 287