CXX : Act of Parliament concerning days of markets (1644)

Charters and Documents Relating To the City of Glasgow 1175-1649 Part 2. Originally published by Scottish Burgh Records Society, Glasgow, 1894.

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CXX. Act of Parliament ordaining the Markets previously held in Glasgow on Mondays to be kept on Wednesdays in all time coming. Edinburgh, 23 July 1644.

Forsameikle as the Estatis of Parliament presently convenit by vertue of the last act of the last Parliament haldine be his Majestie and three estates in anno 1641, considdering that the profanation of the Lord's Day is not only occasioned by keeping of markats in the touns of Edinburghe, Jedburghe, Drumfreis, Brechine, and Glasgow, upon Monday, bot also by the keeping weiklie markatis both that day and upoun Saturday in many other pairtes of this kingdome, Therfore the estates of Parliament dischairges onie weeklie markats to be keeped within ony burghe of this kingdome heireftir upoun Monday or Saturday, and that under the paine of ane hundreth merkes to be payd by the burghe contraveineing, toties quoties, and ordeanes everie burghe that hath not alreddie changed the saides markat dayes to appoint such other dayes of the weeke for keeping ther weeklie markatis as themselves shall find most convenient; and eftir they have condishendit upoun the same, that publict intimatione be made therof at the severall merket croces of the nixt adjacent burrowes, and ther owne that the samene may come to the knowledge of the Kings leiges. And in respect of the change allreddie made by vertue of ane act of Parliament in the yeir 1641 [l. 1640] in the burghes of Edinburghe, Jedburghe, Dumfreis, Brechine, and Glasgow, the saidis estatis doe approve the said act and ordeines that all markets which befor wer weeklie keeped in the saides burghes upoun Monday to be keepit in Edinburgh, Drumfreis, Breichine, and Glasgow, upoun Weddinsday, and in Jedburghe upoun Tuysday in all tymecomeing.