Abstracts of further charters and documents: 1547-1638

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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MARY.

16 December 1542–29 JULY 1567.

53. LETTER by QUEEN MARY, under her Signet, with advice and consent of her tutor, James Earl of Arran, governor of her realm, confirming the Letters of Exemption from, taxes granted to the University by King James II., No. 24; and the confirmations thereof by King James III., No. 31; by King James IV., No. 44; and by King James V., No. 46. Linlithgow, 6 July 1547.

Liber Rectoris Universitatis Glasguensis, p. 10.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 54, No. 31.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. 1.

54. INSTRUMENT in regard to the election by the Archbishop of Glasgow of the Bailies of the City for the following year, from a leet presented to him by the Provost and Council. 3 October 1553.

Abbreviatum de Codice Universitatis Glasguensis, fol. 1205.

Codex Civitatis Glasguensis, p. 129.

Registrum Episcopatis Glasguensis, pp. 580, 581, No. 523.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. li.

55. DECREE by the Lords of Secret Council assoilzing the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of the burgh of Glasgow, from a suit by the Archbishop against the community, "for alleging itself to be doted and infeft be the bishop's predecessors in certain privileges and liberties, and to be infeft be the King," and for refusing to pay certain duties to the bishop. 10 December, 1554.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 2, A1, b. 1, No. 6.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lii.

56. ACT of PARLIAMENT, prohibiting the export of victuals, tallow, and flesh, under reservation to the inhabitants of Glasgow, and others dwelling at the West Seas, "to have baken bread, brewed ale, and aqua vitæ, to the Isles, to barter with other merchandise."(1555, c. 14.) Edinburgh, 20 June, 1555.

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland. vol. ii., fol. 495.

57. ACT of PARLIAMENT, prohibiting the exaction by persons resident beside Lochfine and other lochs in the North Isles, of customs and exactions from Glasgow and other burghs of the West Country resorting to the fishing in these lochs. (1555, c. 28.) Edinburgh, 20 June 1555.

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. ii., fol. 498.

58. LETTER by QUEEN MARY and the Queen Regent, under the Signet exempting the Rector of the University, the Dean of Faculty, and a regent in the Pedagogy, being beneficed clerks in the dicocese of Glasgow, from any share of the tax of £10,000 granted by the clergy of the realm. Edinburgh, 8 February 1555–6.

Liber Rectoris Universitatis Glasguensis, p. 11.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 59, No. 34.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. liii.

59. LETTER by QUEEN MARY, and the QUEEN REGENT, under the Signet, exempting the Rector, the Dean of Faculty, and a regent in the Pedagogy, beneficed clergymen, from payment of the subsidy of £2000 voted by the clergy; and discharging the rector, deans of faculty, and regents from payment of taxes in all time coming. Falkland, 15 June 1556.

Original Letter in the Archives of the University. No. 487, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Liber Rectoris Universitatis Glasguensis, pp. 11, 12.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol i., p. 60, No. 35.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. liv.

60. LETTER by QUEEN MARY and the Queen Regent, under the Signet, discharging the Rector of the University, the Dean of Faculty, and the principal regent in the Pedagogy, all beneficed clergymen, from payment of any part of two subsidies, one of £2000, the other of £2500, granted by the clergy of Scotland. Stirling, 14 March 1556–7.

Original Letter in the Archives of the University. No. 486, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Liber Rectoris Universitatis Glasguensis, p. 12.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 61, No. 36.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lv.

61. BOND of MAINTENANCE by JAMES DUKE of CATHELHERAUILT to the Archbishop and Chapter of Glasgow, undertaking to Protect the see in all its rights and privileges, in consideration of their having appointed him and his heirs to be bailies of the regality of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 6 February 1557–8.

Codex Universitatis Glasguensis, fol. 12, 13.

Codex Civitatis Glasguensis, fol. 134.

Registrum Episcopatus Glasguensis, vol. ii., pp. 582–4, No. 526.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lvi.

62. NOTARIAL INSTRUMENT, under the hand of Henry Gibsone, town-clerk, setting forth that a search had been made by the town of Glasgow for the Archbishop, in order to the election of magistrates, and protesting that he being absent the town council may elect. Glasgow, 30 September 1561.

Original Instrument in the Archives of the.City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the City of Glasgow (1696), p. 2, A1 b. 1, No. 7.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lvii.

63. LETTER by QUEEN MARY, under her Privy Seal, setting forth the decayed state of the University and College, its schools and chambers standing half-built, the endowment of its teachers and the provision made for its poor scholars having ceased, so that little appears beyond the decay of a, University; founding, therefore, bursaries for five poor children, to be called "Bursars of Queen Mary's Foundation," and to be presented by the Queen's grace and her successors; and granting to the College for their support the manse and "kirkroom" of the Friars Preachers of Glasgow; thirteen acres of land beside the City, ten merks of yearly rent formerly due to the said friars from tenements in the city, twenty merks of yearly rent from the Netherton of Hamilton, ten bolls of meal yearly from certain lands in the Lennox, and ten merks yearly from the lands and lordship of Avondale. Glasgow, 13 July 1563.

Original Letter in the Archives of the University. No. 394, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Liber Decani Facultatis Artium, p. 58.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 67, No. 40.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lviii.

64. CHARTER by QUEEN MARY, under the Great Seal, granting to the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of Glasgow, for the support of their ministers and the erection and endowment of an hospital for the poor and infirm in the burgh, the lands, houses, churches, rents, dues, and other property of the chantries, altarages, and prebends of any church, chapel, or college in Glasgow, together with the houses, lands, rents, dues, and other property, as well of the Dominican or Preaching Friars as of the Friars Minor or Franciscan, within the city of Glasgow, and the rents due to any chantry, altarage, or church within her realm, from any lands or houses in Glasgow, or exigible from the provost and bailies of the burgh. Edinburgh, 16 March 1566–7.

Original Charter in the Archives of the University. No. 287, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Liber Collegii Nostre Domine Glasguensis. Appendix to Preface, No. iii., pp. lxxviii–lxxxi.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lix.

Ratified by Acts of Parliament on 20 July 1587 (1587, c. 87), and on 28 June 1633 (1633, c. 79). Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. iii., p. 487, and vol. v., p. 88.

65. SASINE in favour of the Provost, Bailies, Councillors and Community of Glasgow, in the lands, houses, rents, dues, and others conveyed in the above Charter, No. 64. Glasgow, 13 May 1567.

Original Instrument in the Archives of the University. No. 1 of Dillon's Inventory, No. viii.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 74. No. 44.

JAMES VI.

29 July 1567–27 March 1625.

66. PRECEPT by KING JAMES VI., with advice of James Earl of Murray, Regent, to the Collectors for the Ministers of Glasgow, confirming and extending the donation made by the Charter No. 64. Edinburgh, 5 June 1568.

Original Precept in the Archives of the University. Blackhouse's Inventory, No. 288.

Liber Collegii Nostre Domine Glasguensis (Maitland Club). Appendix to Preface, No. iv.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lx.

67. CHARTER by the PROVOST, BAILIES, And COUNCILLORS of the City of Glasgow to James Fleming, burgess of Glasgow, whereby, on a narrative of their power to feu out decayed buildings, they disponed to him in feu their ruinous church formerly called the New College Church, founded to the Virgin Mary, with the walls and kirkyard as well back as fore, and the common yard, lying in the street called the Trongate. To be holden for payment of £5 6s. 8d. Scots yearly. Glasgow, 2 August 1570.

Original Charter in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 47, B. C., b. 17, No. 6.

Charters and Documents relating to City of Glasgow, No. lxi.

68. INSTRUMENT of SASINE following thereon. under the hand of Mr. Henry Gibsone, notary, town-clerk. Glasgow, 10 August 1570.

Original Instrument in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and Concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 48, B. C, b. 17, No. 7.

69. DEED Of GIFT by KING JAMES VI., subscribed by Matthew, Earl of Lennox and Darnley, the King's goodsire and regent, granting Power to the Provost and Bailies of the City of Glasgow to take up of every horse load of herring or other Fishes transported from the bridge and water of Glasgow, belonging as well to free men as to unfree men, three half-pennies Scots, and of every barrell weight other three half-pennies Scots, and that as often as they might be so transported therefrom, or brought to the said bridge and water; and, if necessary, to poind and distrain therefor; the grant to continue during His Majesty's will. Stirling, 8 April 1571.

Original Deed of Gift in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 3, A1 b. 1, No. 19.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxii.

70. CHARTER by the PROVOST, BAILIES, And COUNCILLORS of the City of Glasgow, granting to the Pedagogy or College of Glasgow, all the lands, houses, churches, rents, dues, and other property bestowed upon the burgh by the Charter No. 64, and the Sasine, No. 65, for the maintenance of a principal, being also a professor of theology, of two regents and teachers of philosophy, and of twelve poor students. Glasgow, 8 January 1572–3.

Extract of Ratification by Parliament in the Archives of the University of Glasgow. Blackhouse's Inventory, No. 289.

Appendix to Burgh Records of the City of Glasgow, 1573–1581 (Maitland Club), pp. 139–144.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxiii.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 26 January 1572–3. See No. 71. Ratified also by the Act of Parliament 1587, c. 87 (29 July 1587). Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. iii., p. 487.

71. RATIFICATION by KING JAMES VI. in Parliament of the Charter No. 70, by the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of Glasgow in favour of the Pedagogy or College of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 26 January 1572–3.

Extract from the Books of Parliament in the Archives of the University. Blackhouse's Inventory, No. 289.

Liber Decani Facultatis Artium, pp. 152–156.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 82, No. 51.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxiv.

72. DECREE by the LORDS of COUNCIL and SESSION in favour of the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of Glasgow, in an action pursued by the provost, bailies, councillors, community, and free burgesses of Rutherglen, whereby the defenders were found entitled to exact a ladle-full of every sack of victual coming to the market of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 4 June 1575.

Extract in the Archives of the City.

Register of Acts and Decreets, vol. 59, fol. 394.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 16, A1, b. 2, No. 1.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxv.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 1633, c. 79 (28 June 1633). Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. v., p. 88.

73. LETTER by the REGENT MORTON, discharging the Bailies, Inhabitants, and whole Community of the city of Glasgow from compearing or passing upon assizes or inquests in any actions, crimes, and causes before the justices, sheriffs, stewards, or other judges within the realm, except in actions and crimes done and committed within, or three miles outwith, the city. Dalkeith, 1 April 1576.

Original Letter in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 14, A1, b. 1, No. 48

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxvi.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 1633, c. 79 (28 June 1633). Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. v., p. 88.

74. CONTRACT between the PROVOST, BAILIES, and COUNCILLORS of the City of GLASGOW and Archibald Lyoun, rentaller of the Archbishop of Glasgow in a mill situated upon the Water of Kelvin, whereby the said Archibald disponed to the Provost, Bailies and Councillors of the burgh all the right he had or could pretend to in the said mill, for which they were bound to infeft him in their common town mill, mill land, and multures, which he set in back tack to the town during his lifetime, and after his decease during the not redemption. And the town became bound to pay him yearly during his lifetime 30 bolls of unground malt and 20 bolls of meal with the measure of the burgh, and after his decease to his heirs or assignees 100 merks yearly, until lawful redemption by payment of 1000 merks. Glasgow, 14 May 1577; registered in the books of Council and Session, 22 January 1577–8.

Original Contract in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 39, B. C., b. 12, No. 3.

75. WRIT granted by ROBERT HUCHESOUN, merchant, and KATHERINE ALLANSOUN, spouses, whereby they renounced their sasine and all title of right and possession that they had to a tenement or house, with a little yard adjacent thereto, forming part of the tenement belonging to the Grammar School, lying betwixt the School on the east, and a hawthorn hedge on the west, to the effect that the same might be joined to the school and increase the room thereof. Glasgow, 24 June 1577.

Original Writ in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 83, G. H., b. 38, No. 2.

76. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., granting the Rectory and Vicarage of the Parish Church of Govan to the College or Pedagogy of Glasgow, and of new confirming all lands, houses, and revenues granted to it in time past, to be applied in the manner set forth in the King's New Erection and Foundation engrossed in the charter, for the maintenance of a principal, three regents, a steward, four poor students, the principal's servant, a cook, and a janitor. Dalkeith, 13 July 1577.

Original Charter in the Archives of the University. No. 417, Blackhouse's Inventory.

MS. Registrum Magni Sigilli, lib. xxxiv., No. 546.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. 1. p. 103, No. 58.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxvii.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 29 July 1587 (1587, c. 87). Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, vol. iii., p. 487.

77. TACK by JAMES, BISHOP of GLASGOW, to Matthew Boyal, for nineteen years, of the Bishop's customs of the trone weights of the firlots, pecks, and others his customs of all boats repairing by water to Glasgow, and all weights and customs whatsoever of the town of all goods customable, for the yearly payment of £50 Scots. Dated 6 September 1577.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 33, B. C., b. S, No. 1.

78. LETTER by KING JAMES VI., in terms similar to that of the Regent Morton, No. 73. Stirling Castle, 27 July 1578.

Original Letter in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 14, A1, b. 1, No. 48.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxviii.

79. LETTER by KING JAMES VI., in terms similar to No. 78. Stirling, 6 February 1578–9.

Original Letter in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 2, A1, b. 1, No. 48.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxix.

80. LETTER by KING JAMES VI., under the Great Seal, taking the whole members and supposts of the College of Glasgow, with their lands, tenements, and other goods, under his firm peace and protection, and confirming the exemption of the University from taxation, and from watch and ward. Stirling, 26 May 1579.

Original Letter in the Archives of the University. No. 421, Blackhouse's Inventory.

MS. Registrum Magni Sigilli, lib. xxxv., No. 49.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. 1, p. 126, No. 66.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxx.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 29 July 1587 (1587 c. 87). Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. iii., p. 487.

81. TWO PRECEPTS by KING JAMES VI., under his Privy Seal, directed to the bailies, burgesses, and communities of Renfrew and Rutherglen and all others whom it effeirs, prohibiting them from troubling any of the lieges coming with goods and merchandise to the town of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 4 February 1580–1.

Inventure of the Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 2. A1, b. 1, No. 8.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxi.

82. DEED of MORTIFICATION by JAMES BOYD, Archbishop of Glasgow, Chancellor of the University, with the consent of the Chapter, in favour of the College of Glasgow, whereby, in order that the yearly duty already paid to the College from the customs of Glasgow might not be impaired but rather augmented, he mortified to it all and whole the customs of the trone, great and small customs, those of fair or market, of measure or weight, within the burgh of Glasgow, to be held of the Archbishop and his successors in all time coming. Glasgow, 28 May 1581.

Original Deed in the Archives of the University. No. 422, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. 1, p. 132, No. 72.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxii.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 29 July 1587 (1587, c. 87). Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. iii., p. 487.

83. LETTER by KING JAMES VI., under his Privy Seal, confirming to the University the grant of the customs of the trone conveyed in No. 82, notwithstanding all acts and statutes to the contrary. Dalkeith, 17 June 1581.

Original Letter in the Archives of the University. No. 423, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. 1, p. 134, No. 73.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxiii.

Ratified by Act of Parliament 29 July 1587 (1587 c. 87) Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, vol. iii., p. 487.

84. ACT of the PARLIAMENT of KING JAMES VI., appointing the provost and bailies of Glasgow, Renfrew, and Lanark to be justices for the Clyde and tributaries thereof in executing the Acts made "anent the casting downe and holding downe of cruvis and yairs and punishment of the transgressouris thaireof, slauchter of reid fische, and of the fry of all fische." (1581, c. 15). Edinburgh, 29 November 1581.

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. iii., p. 217.

85. DECREE of the LORDS of COUNCIL and SESSION ordaining Matthew Boyd to pay the small customs of Glasgow to the masters, regents, and students of the College in preference to the Archbishop who also claimed them. Edinburgh, 19 December 1581.

Extract in the Archives of the University. No. 424, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 135, No. 74.

86. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, continuing till next Convention the answer to be given to the application by Glasgow for aid in repairing the kirk of Glasgow. Ayr, 18 June 1583.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. i., p. 180.

87. INSTRUMENT under the hand of Archibald Highgate, town-clerk of Glasgow, bearing that, in obedience to the King's letters directed to the magistrates, Gavin Hamiltoun, as heir to his father Archibald Hamiltoun of Hill, Captain of Arran, was possessed of the trone, his father being tacksman thereof, but that he had been dispossessed by the Archbishop. Glasgow, 11 January 1585–6.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 33, B. C., b. 8, No. 2.

88. LETTERS under the Signet for entering the Masters and Regents of the College in the customs of the tron, from the uplifting of which they had been forcibly prevented by Gavin Hamilton of Hill, and ordering the provost and bailies of the burgh to hold and continue them therein till a decision was given on the claims of the two parties. Edinburgh, 20 January 1585–6.

Extract in the Archives of the University. No. 425, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 141, No. 78.

89. Decree of the LORDS of COUNCIL at the instance of the Regents of the College against Gavin Hamilton in Hill, Allane Harbertsone in Glasgow, and Matthew Boyd, burgess of Glasgow, decerning them to remove from uplifting the customs of the tron, and to desist from intromiting therewith. Edinburgh, 25 June 1586.

Extract in the Archives of the University. No. 426, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 142, No. 79.

90. ASSIGNATION by MATTHEW BOYD to Gavin Hamiltoun of Hill, of the tack by James, Bishop of Glasgow, to Matthew Boyd, No. 77. Dated 29 April 1587.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 33, B. C., b. 8, No. 1.

91. ACT of PARLIAMENT intituled "Annexation of the temporalities of benefices to the Crown," whereby King James VI. and the Estates of Parliament united, annexed, and incorporated to the Crown, to remain therewith in all time coming, all lands, lordships, baronies, castles, &c., burghs of regality and barony, annual rents, &c., and all other commodities, profits, and emoluments soever, as well to burgh as to land, which at the date of the Act (29 July 1587) belonged to any archbishop, bishop, prelate, or other ecclesiastical or beneficed person of whatsoever degree, or to any abbey, convent, cloister, friars, nuns, monks, or canons, or to any college kirk founded for singing, or to any prebendary or chaplainry within the realm. The execution of the act in the levying of the profits was appointed to take effect as at the term of Martinmas 1587, and it was enacted that it should always be lawful to the King to set in feu farm any kirk lands that were not so set before, if any such there were, &c., and to that effect "the said provision shall serve for a sufficient dissolution in that behalf," and the King and Estates "dissolves the same in that part." From the annexation there was excepted a variety of subjects therein enumerated, and specially certain kirk lands which had been granted to different persons; the castles, mansions, and gardens of archbishops, bishops, and other prelates; all lands and other subjects granted for the entertainment of masters and students in colleges and grammar schools, and for sustentation of ministers residing in burghs where there was no other stipend appointed to them; as also all lands and other subjects granted by the King and his predecessors before the date of the Act, or by any other persons to any hospital or maisondieu within the realm, and that in favour of the poor and needy, providing the same were not disponed to any other use. Burghs of regality and barony which had previously been held of prelates were thereafter appointed to be held of the King in the same way as they had been held of these ecclesiastical persons. (1587, c. 8). Holyrood, 29 July 1587.

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. iii., p. 431.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxiv.

92. CHARTER of CONFIRMATION by KING JAMES VI., under the Great Seal, to the College of Glasgow, of the Rectory and Vicarage of Govan, with the annexed teinds and other emoluments conveyed in No. 75; of the lands, houses, and revenues formerly belonging to any order of Friars, or to any chaplainry or altar within the town of Glasgow, conveyed in Nos. 70 and 71; of the customs of the Trone granted by the Archbishop for the time being, and formerly confirmed by royal letters, Nos. 82 and 83; and of the immunity from taxation ratified to the College in No. 80. Holyrood, 29 July 1587.

Original Charter in the Archives of the University. No. 428, Blackhouse's Inventory.

MS. Registrum Magni Sigilli, lib. xxxvi., No. 424.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 145, No. 82.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxv.

93. ACT of PARLIAMENT "in favour of the College of Glasgow," ratifying, inter alia, Nos. 75, 70, 64, 82, 83 and 80 (1587. c. 87). Edinburgh, 29 July 1587.

Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, vol. iii., p. 487.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 147, No. 83.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxvi.

94. ACT of PARLIAMENT granting commission to various persons to take such order as they might think expedient for relief of the decay and necessity of that part of Glasgow above the Greyfriar Wynd, either by appointing the market of salt which came in at the Overport, or the bear and malt market upon the Wynd Head of the said city, or such other part thereabout as the commissioners might think most expedient; the commission being granted on the supplication of the inhabitants, setting forth their inability since the departure of the churchmen on the Reformation to sustain the "grite and sumptuous buildingis of grite antiquitie" which stood there (1587, c. 113). Edinburgh, 29 July 1587.

Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, vol. iii., p. 505, 506.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxvii.

95. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his Great Seal, by which, on a recital of the Act of Parliament annexing church lands to the Crown (No. 91), and the dissolution for granting these lands, &c., in feu, his Majesty granted in feu farm and regality heritably to Walter, commendator of Blantyre, the lands and barony of Glasgow, the city and burgh of regality of Glasgow, with all lands and houses within the burgh, and all rights, duties, and privileges therewith connected, and also all the other lands and baronies therein named which belonged to the archbishop, and all other lands which had belonged to the archbishop within Scotland (excepting the baronies of Stobo and Eddleston and bailiaries thereof which had been disponed to Maitland of Thirlestane, and the barony of Carstairs and bailiary thereof, which had been disponed to Sir William Stewart of Ochiltree), with all patronages which had belonged to the archbishop, and the offices of bailiary and justiciary of the whole regality of the archbishopric (excepting as above), with power to hold courts, to repledge, &c. He also granted to the commendator £200 Scots yearly from the feu-duties payable by the charter to the Crown, for discharging the office of bailiary, and erected the whole lands into a temporal lordship called the barony of Glasgow, to be holden of the Crown for payment of £500 Scots yearly in name of feuduty. Holyrood, 3 November 1587.

Register of the Great Seal, book 7, No. 108.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxviii.

96. RENTAL under the hand of Walter, lord feu farmer of the barony and lordship of Glasgow, hearing the town to be rentalled in the mill on the Water of Kelvin, with houses, yards, dam, water, craig, faill, divot, and others, in place of Archibald Lyon, who disponed the same to the town by the contract, No. 74, paying four merks yearly therefor. Dated 20 May 1588.

Original Rental in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of the Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 39, B. C., b. 12, No. 10.

97. CHARTER by WALTER, lord feu farmer of the barony and lordship of Glasgow, to the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of Glasgow of the mill lying on the Water of Kelvin called Archibald Lyon's mill, with the miller's house, yard, and piece called Schilhill belonging thereto, and pertinents thereof. To be holden of the said Walter and his successors for the yearly payment of four merks, and twelve pennies Scots, in name of feu-duty. Glasgow, 9 November 1588.

Original Charter in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 39, B. C., b. 12, No. 7.

98. INSTRUMENT of SASINE thereon in favour of the town, under the hand of John Ros, notary. Glasgow, 20 March 1588–9.

Original Instrument in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of the Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 39, No. 8, B. C., b. 12.

99. INDENTURE between the towns of Glasgow and Dumbarton, whereby, for concord and unity, it is agreed that when ships or vessels with merchandise of other realms happen to come into the West Sea, waters of Clyde, or any other water or lochs, the bailies of Dumbarton, with advice of the council and community of the same, shall, with all diligence, warn the magistrates and community of Glasgow of the said merchandise, upon the expense of the community of Glasgow; and after being so warned, the magistrates and council of Glasgow shall cause certain merchants to pass to the burgh of Dumbarton with all possible haste, to commune and advise in regard to the said merchandise and avail of the same, and thereafter incontinent Dumbarton shall have certain merchants for them to pass with the merchants of Glasgow altogether for buying the said merchandise for the common welfare and avail of both burghs, and shall concur equally in all profits without fraud, colour, or deceit; and on payment by both burghs division shall be made betwixt them; and in the event of any difference arising anent the buying and paying of the said merchandise, or breaking of their privileges, six decent persons of each burgh shall within eight days meet in Renfrew for reforming of the faults and punishing the members of discord. Renfrew, 9 October 1590.

Inventure of the Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), pp. 25, 26, A2, b. 4, No. 2.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxix.

100. LETTER of GIFT by KING JAMES VI., under his Privy Seal, in favour of the Surgeons and Professors of Medicine within the city of Glasgow, whereby he empowered them and their successors to call before them all persons professing or using the art of surgery, and after examining and finding them capable, to license them to practise; and he prohibited all persons to practice medicine within the city or barony of Glasgow without such license or that of a University in which medicine was taught. And he farther prohibited all persons from selling drugs within the city without the license of the said Surgeons. Holyrood, 29 November 1590.

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. viii., p. 184.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 1672, c. 127, 11 September, 1672. Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, vol. viii., p. 184.

101. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his Great Seal, granted after he had attained majority, confirming the Charter dated 3 November 1587 (No. 95), and of new disponing the subjects thereby conveyed, and erecting the same into a lordship to be called the Lordship of Glasgow. By this charter, the reddendo and tenendas of which are the same as those of the charter confirmed, power is conferred to feu out the archbishopric to the tenants thereof. Dumbarton, 26 August 1591.

Register of the Great Seal, book 38, No. 204.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxx.

102. CHARTER granted by WALTER, lord feu farmer of the barony and lordship of Glasgow, to the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of Glasgow, whereby he feued to them the mill on the Water of Kelvin, sometime called Archibald Lyones mill, with the miller's house, yard, and piece called Schilhill; to be held for payment of four merks of old feu-duty, and twelve pennies of augmentation. Glasgow, 17 November, 1591.

Original Charter in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 40, B. C., b. 12, No. 13.

103. INSTRUMENT of SASINE following thereon, under the hand, of Henry Gibsone, town-clerk. Dated 18 December, 1591.

Original Instrument in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 40, B. C., b. 12, No. 14.

104. ACT of the GENERAL CONVENTION of BURGHS, on the complaint of the commissioner of Lanark against the burgh of Glasgow, in regard to the uplifting of a ladlefull of each load of victual, and a handfull of every weight of wool, or a fleece of each pack, ordaining the commissioners of Glasgow to answer the said complaint at the next General Convention. Kirkcaldy, 15 June 1592.

MS. Records of the Convention.

Printed Records of the Convention, vol. i., p. 381.

105. CONTRACT between the Provost and Bailies for themselves and the Council of Glasgow on the one part, and Donald Conyngham of Aikinbar and Marion Lyone his spouse on the other part, whereby the said spouses, for the price of 200 merks Scots, disponed to the Provost, Bailies, Council, and Community of the City of Glasgow the chapel and house called St. Mungo's Chapel, with the kirk yard, and pertinents lying beyond the Gallowgate Bridge, to the effect the same may be converted into a hospital for the poor. On this site the Saracen Head Inn was afterwards erected. Glasgow, 10 May 1593.

Original Disposition in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 63, D. E., b. 32, No. 2.

106. ACT of the GENERAL CONVENTION of BURGHS, on the complaint of Lanark against Glasgow, decerning the burgh of Glasgow to desist from taking a fleece of each pack of wool in all time coming, and continuing the rest of the complaint to the next General Convention. Dysart, 12 June 1593.

MS. Records of the Convention.

Printed Records of the Convention, vol. i., p. 398.

107. ACT of PARLIAMENT granting to Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, during his lifetime, the right of superiority of the whole temporal lands of the Archbishopric of Glasgow, with power to receive resignations and grant entries to vassals, free tenants, and heritable feuars. (1593, c. 55.) Edinburgh, 21 July 1593.

Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, vol. iv., p. 38.

108. ACT of PARLIAMENT ratifying and approving the Disposition by the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of Glasgow, of the revenues of the College Kirk which had formerly been destined for bursaries in the College to the support of the ministers of the gospel in the city, this change in the disposition being made and ratified in consequence of these revenues, which had originally been appropriated by the magistrates for bursaries, to be holden only by the poorest students, having been misapplied to the support of the richest men's sons. (1594, c. 39.) Edinburgh, 8 June 1594.

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. iv., pp. 73, 74.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 154, No. 90.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxxi.

109. ACT of PARLIAMENT granting commission to the Provost, Bailies, Ministers, and others to remove the bear and malt market to the head of the Grey Friars' Wynd, and to remove the salt market thence to its old station; this commission being granted on the supplication of the inhabitants setting forth the inconvenience of having the salt market at so great a distance from the bridge and water. (1594, c. 56.) Edinburgh, 8 June 1594.

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. iv., p. 79.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxxii.

110. ACT of the GENERAL CONVENTION of BURGHS, on the complaint of Lanark against Glasgow, assolizing the burgh of Glasgow from the complaint as to the uplifting of a ladleful of each load of victual in respect of a decree by the Lords of Council and Session finding that the burgh has good right to do so, and allowing the burgh a proof of its averment that it had been in use beyond the memory of man to uptake and receive a handful of each weight of wool. Stirling, 27 June 1594.

Extract in the Archives of the City.

MS. Records of the Convention.

Printed Records of the Convention, vol. ii., p. 398.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 16, A1, b. 2, No. 2.

111. LETTER by KING JAMES VI., constituting the Provost, Bailies, and Session of the kirk of the city and parish of Glasgow, judges under the statutes against fornication. Holyrood, 20 March 1594–5.

Register of the Privy Seal, vol. lxvii., fol. 94.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxxiii.

112. ACT of the GENERAL CONVENTION of BURGHS, setting forth the dissatisfaction of the burghs that Glasgow did not conform to the order of other burghs in having a dean of guild and electing guild brethren, and requiring the provost, bailies, and council of Glasgow to send commissioners to Edinburgh on 7 August thereafter, to meet the commissioners of the seven burghs then appointed to meet thereanent. Dated 1 June 1595.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. i., p. 469.

113. TACK by the COLLEGE of GLASGOW to Alexander Hamiltoun, of Haggs, of the casualties of the Trone and others foresaid, for nineteen years. Glasgow, 3 November 1595.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 34, B. C., b. 8, No. 3.

114. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his Privy Seal, whereby on the narrative that the rights to the archbishopric held by the Commendator and the Duke of Lennox had been resigned in the hands of the King, he confirmed to George Hutcheson the lands of Lambhill; to Thomas Hill, son of Sir James Hill, parson of Erskine, a part of the lands of Ibrox; to the provost and bailies of Glasgow, Archibald Lyon's Mill on Kelvin; and to certain other feuars of the archbishopric certain feu-rights granted to them by the Commendator. 2 January 1595–6.

Register of the Privy Seal, vol. lxviii., fol. 133.

115. ACT of the GENERAL CONVENTION of BURGHS, requiring the burgh of Glasgow, under pain of £100, to send commissioners to Edinburgh on 20 July 1596, to meet the commissioners appointed to convene thereat, and confer as to the establishment of a guildry in Glasgow. Aberdeen, 2 July 1596.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. i., p. 479.

116. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his Great Seal, confirming the Decreet obtained by Glasgow against the burghs of Rutherglen and Renfrew [No. 52]. Edinburgh, 8 July 1596.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), pp. 2, 3, A1, b. 1, No. 9.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxxiv.

117. ACT of the PARTICULAR CONVENTION of BURGHS, continuing the matter of the guildry of Glasgow to the next General Convention, and requiring that burgh to send commissioners to that Convention to reason on the subject, and receive the determination of the burghs thereanent. Edinburgh, 21 July 1596.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. i., p. 496.

118. ACT of the GENERAL CONVENTION of BURGHS, continuing the consideration of the matter of the guildry of Glasgow to the next General Convention. Burntisland, 5 July 1597.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 6.

119. ACT of the GENERAL CONVENTION of BURGHS, finding after a conference with representatives of the merchants and craftsmen of the burgh, that they cannot agree among themselves, and therefore decerning that the matter of the guildry be deserted until it be awakened and sought of new by consent of the whole burgh. Glasgow, 3 July 1598.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., pp. 27, 28.

120. ACT of the same CONVENTION granting licence to the Burgh of Glasgow to obtain from the Crown a gift of a right to levy certain imposts for the repair of their causeways and bridges. Glasgow, 4 July 1598.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 34.

121. ACT of the same CONVENTION granting licenceto the Burgh of Glasgow to impetrate a gift from the Crown of a right to levy an impost for the repair and maintenance of the bridge of Kirkintilloch, and also to support the decayed parts of the bridge of Inchberrie. Glasgow, 4 July 1598.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 36.

122. ASSIGNATION of the TACK [No. 113] by Alexander Hamiltoun to John Hamiltoun, his son. Dated 10 January 1598–9.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 34, B. C., b. 8, No. 4.

123. ACT of CONVENTION of ESTATES appointing a register of sasines, reversions, &c., to be kept at Glasgow for the barony of Glasgow and sheriffdom of Renfrew. Falkland, 31 July 1599.

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. iv., p. 184.

124. ACT of a PARTICULAR CONVENTION of BURGHS granting liberty to Dumbarton to obtain from the King and his Privy Council an impost and duty for seven years, to be employed for the preservation of the said burgh from inundation and destruction by the rivers about the same—the commissioner of Glasgow dissenting. Edinburgh, 19 June 1600.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., pp. 90, 91.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 26, A2, b. 4, No. 3.

125. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL narrating the above Act of Convention, and decerning a gift to be expede to the burgh of Dumbarton under the Privy Seal, for uplifting the impost and duty therein specified, within the liberties of the burgh only, without prejudice to the liberty of the Water of Clyde claimed by Glasgow to belong to it and to Dumbarton conjunetly, and the trial of which claim, together with an explanation of the said act of burghs, and the liberties of Dumbarton, is referred to the commissioners of burghs at their meeting in November next. And the town council of Dumbarton are prohibited from uplifting the said impost till the Commissioners of Burghs have pronounced their deliverance. Edinburgh, 10 September 1600.

MS. Register of the Privy Council, Acta 1598–1601, p. 395.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 26, A2, b. 4, No. 3.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxxv.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 1633, c. 79 (28 June 1633). Acts of the Parliaments, of Scotland, vol. v., p. 88.

126. ACT of a PARTICULAR CONVENTION of BURGHS, finding that without farther cognition and deliberation, they could not explain the liberties of Dumbarton, Glasgow, and Renfrew respectively, upon the Water of Clyde; but declaring that it was not intended by the Act of 19 June 1600, that Dumbarton should uplift the impost and duty therein specified upon the Water of Clyde, but on the Water of Leven only. And the said declaration was made without prejudice to the liberties of the said three burghs, or any of them, upon the said water, as these existed before the granting of the said impost. Edinburgh, 7 November 1600.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., pp. 94, 95.

127. ACT of PARLIAMENT appointing a register of sasines, reversions, &c., to be kept at Glasgow for the barony of Glasgow and shire of Renfrew. (1600, c. 36.) Edinburgh, 15 November 1600.

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. iv., p. 184.

128. ACT of PARLIAMENT ratifying to James, Archbishop of Glasgow, his restitution "to his whole heritages, beneficies, dignities, and honours, rowmes, actions and possessions," in consideration of his services as Ambassador at the Court of France, notwithstanding that he had never acknowledged the reformed religion; this restitution being without prejudice to certain feus of the lands of the archbishopric, to the stipends of the ministers of Glasgow, and to the rents and duties pertaining to the College; the right to the Castle of Glasgow, and to choosing the provost and bailies of the burgh, and the provostry and bailliary thereof, being also excepted from the restitution. (1600, c. 57.) Edinburgh, 15 November 1600.

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. iv., p. 256.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., pp. 155, 156, No. 91.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxxvi.

129. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his Great Seal, in favour of Ludovic, Duke of Lennox, of the Castle of Glasgow and gardens thereof, as also of the heritable right of electing the magistrates of Glasgow, as freely in all respects as the archbishop held the same; and further constituting the Duke and his successors heritable bailies and justiciars over all lands belonging to the temporality of the archbishoprie, uniting and annexing the right of election of the magistrates and the said office of bailliary and justiciary to the castle of Glasgow. To be holden of the Crown in free blench farm, respectively for payment of twenty shillings yearly, and repairing the Castle and exercising the office of bailliary and justiciary and nominating the magistrates. Holyrood, 17 November 1600.

Registrum Magni Sigilli, lib. xlii., No. 211.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxxvii.

130. ACT of the GENERAL CONVENTION of BURGHS on the complaint of the Burgh of Renfrew against Glasgow for uplifting from the inhabitants of Renfrew sixpence on each thousand herring coming to their bridge, ordaining the commissioners of Glasgow to attend at next Convention and instruct their right. Ayr, 4 July 1602.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 151.

131. ACT of the same CONVENTION on the complaint of Glasgow, Renfrew, and Dumbarton, against the burght of Ayr and Irvine for suffering fishers on their Waters to destroy the herring fry, and also to take and sell it. Ayr, 4 July 1602.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., pp. 151, 152.

132. ACT of the same CONVENTION on the complaint of Ayr, ordaining Glasgow, Dumbarton, and Renfrew to see that the Clyde and all parts near to them, and specially within their own bounds, be kept clean and unpolluted with matter hurtful to the fishing, and to punish the offenders. Ayr, 4 July 1602.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 152.

133. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his Great Seal, whereby on a narrative of his connection with the family of Lennox, and that the lands, lordships, and baronies, bailliary, regality, and archbishopric of Glasgow were in the hands of the Sovereign by reason of the Act of Parliament, 1587, c. 8 [No. 91], he disponed in feufarm to Ludovick, Duke of Lennox, and his heirs in the estate of Lennox, the lands and barony of Glasgow, castle, city, burgh, and regality of Glasgow, and certain other lands and baronies, constituting the Duke and his heirs heritable bailies of the regality of Glasgow, and erecting the said lands, barony, and regality into a temporal lordship and regality, with the privilege of chapel and chancellary, to be called the Lordship of Glasgow. To be holden of the Crown in feu-farm for payment of £304 8s. 4d. of money, 36 chalders, 4 bolls of meal, 31 chalders, 5 bolls of barley, 13 chalders, 4 bolls of oats, 49 dozen of capons, 31 dozen of poultry, 14 dozen kane salmon for the barony of Glasgow, castle, city, burgh, and royalty thereof, and the other feu-duties therein mentioned for the other lands, together with all other duties in the ancient rental of the bishoprick of Glasgow in use to be paid by the archbishop, with twenty merks farther of augmentation, his majesty promising in verbo principis to ratify the said charter in his next Parliament. Berwick, 7 April 1603.

MS. Registrum Magni Sigilli, lib. xliv., No. 365.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. lxxxviii.

A Charter in similar terms, dated 21 February 1603, is registered in the Register of the Privy Seal, vol. lxxiii. (1602–1603), fol. 265.

134. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, ordaining the burgh of Glasgow, on the complaint of Renfrew, to desist and cease from uplifting the impost on herring referred to in the Act of Convention of 4 July 1602 [No. 130]. Haddington, 6 July 1603.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 161.

135. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, on a complaint by Dumbarton against Glasgow for uplifting a penny of custom at their bridge, conform to a licence by the burghs, which had long previously expired: ordaining the commissioners of Glasgow to answer to the complaint at next General Convention. Perth, 5 July 1604.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 178.

136. LETTER of GUILDRY of the City of Glasgow. Glasgow, 6 February 1605; with Minute of the Town Council approving thereof, and appointing it to be recorded. 9 February 1605.

MS. Minute Book of the Incorporation of Dyers and Bonnet makers in Glasgow, commencing on 21 September 1611.

View of the Merchants' House of Glasgow, p. 59.

137. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, continuing the complaint of Dumbarton against Glasgow to the particular Convention at Edinburgh on 6 August 1605. Dumfries, 2 July 1605.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 202.

138. LETTER by KING JAMES VI., superscribed by his Majesty and subscribed by the Duke of Lennox, authorising the City of Glasgow to have free election of its Magistrates. Hampton Court, 27 September 1605; registered in the books of the Privy Council 4 November 1605.

Register of the Privy Council, vol. 1605–6.

Inventure of the Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 3, A1, b. 1, No. 10.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. Ixxxix.

139. DRAFT of an ACT of PARLIAMENT, superscribed by KING JAMES VI., for granting full liberty to the City of Glasgow to elect its magistrates yearly as freely as any other city or burgh within the kingdom, and declaring that the approbation neither of the Archbishop of Glasgow, nor of any other subject, should be requisite. At the end of this draft is written the following: "7 July 1606.—Remit this matter to the next session of Parliament."

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 3, A1, b. 1, No. 11.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. xc.

140. ACT of PARLIAMENT intituled "Act anent the restitution of the Estate of Bischoppis," by which King James VI., with consent of the estates, reduced, abrogated, and annulled the Act of Parliament, 1587, c. 8 [No. 91], in so far as the same might in any way comprehend or be extended to the authority, dignity, prerogatives, privileges, castles, lands, kirks, teinds, thirds, or rents of bishopricks, or any part thereof, with all other Acts of Parliament made in prejudice of bishops, and all that had followed or might follow thereon; and all acts for dismembering particular kirks, or common kirks of bishopricks from the same, or for separation of the thirds of bishopricks from the body title, and two part of the same; to the effect that the persons then provided to bishopricks, or who should thereafter be provided thereto, might possess the honours, privileges, and prerogatives competent to them or their estate since the Reformation of religion, and all lands, kirks, teinds, rents, two part of thirds, patronages, and rights belonging to them, and use the same, and freely dispone on the two part and third temporality and spirituality of their bishopricks in the same way as if the Acts had never been passed, they always providing for the ministers serving the cure of the kirks of their bishopricks upon the readiest of their thirds according to the ordinary assignations made or which might reasonably be made thereanent. It further provided that all persons possessing the lands or teinds of bishopricks by virtue of infeftments, confirmations, or tacks of the same, granted or set since the Act, 1587, c. 8, should have their rights renewed to them by the bishops on payment of the compositions therein specified, but from this provision the feuars of the barony of Glasgow were excepted, provided they obtained ratification of these feus from the archbishop before the feast of Allhallomas then next to come. (1606, c. 2.) Edinburgh, 11 July 1606.

Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, vol. iv., p. 281.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. xci.

Rescinded by the Act of Parliament, 1640, c. 20 (11 June 1640). Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. v., p. 278.

141. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, renewing to Glasgow the license granted in the Act of 4 July 1598 [No. 121], to impetrate from the Crown a gift of an impost for repairing their calseys and bridges, but relieving the burgh of Renfrew and its in habitants therefrom, the said burgh paying to Glasgow £4 yearly during the continuance of the gift. Dundee, 11 July 1606.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 217.

142. LETTER by KING JAMES VI., superscribed by his Majesty and directed to the bailies and council of the City of Glasgow, referring to the offence given to him by the commons of the burgh, who were distracted into factions mainly in regard to competitions for the provostry, and requiring them to choose Matthew Turnbull, Thomas Muir, and Robert Rowat, to be bailies for the ensuing year, to whose election the Archbishop had consented, and delaying the appointing of a provost. Hampton Court, 1 October, 1606.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 3, A1, b. 1, No. 12.

Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow (Scottish Burgh Records Society), vol. i., p. 255.

143. CHARTER by JOHN, BISHOP Of GLASGOW, ratifying a feu infeftment granted by King James VI. to the town of Archibald Lyon's mill on Kelvin for payment of the feu-duty mentioned therein, without diminution of the same or conversion of victual in money. Glasgow, 31 October 1606.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 40, B. C., b. 12, No. 15.

144. LETTER from KING JAMES VI., superscribed by him, naming three bailies for the ensuing year, and requiring that the council be chosen of wise discreet and peaceable men, half merchants and half trades according to the rule. Whitehall, 28 November 1606.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 3, A1, b. 1, No. 13.

Views of the Merchants' House of Glasgow, p. 86.

145. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, ordaining the Burgh of Glasgow to conform their trone weights to the weight of Lanark, and their troy weight according to the French weight. Dumbarton, 4 July 1607.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 242.

146. DECREE of the LORDS of SESSION in favour of the provost, bailies, and councillors of the burgh and city of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 25 July 1607.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 1633, c. 19 (28 June 1633). Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. v., p. 88.

147. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, ordaining the burghs of Glasgow, Dumbarton, and Renfrew, to cause pen an article, to be given in to the next Parliament, for cleansing of the Water of Clyde, and punishing those persons who pollute the same. Selkirk, 5 July 1608.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 251.

148. ACT of the same CONVENTION instructing the compliance of Glasgow with the Act of 4 July 1607 [No. 145]. Selkirk, 5 July 1608.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 253.

149. ACT of the same CONVENTION, continuing till next Convention a complaint by the burgh of Rutherglen against Glasgow, for exacting from the inhabitants of Rutherglen a custom at the bridge of Glasgow, with a ladle-full of bear or malt upon their market day. Selkirk, 7 July 1608.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 259.

150. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, continuing till the next Convention the supplication of Glasgow, craving support to the taking away of the sands in the Water of Clyde, stopping ships and barks from coming to the town. Crail, 5 July 1610.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 306.

151. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., confirming all rights and privileges previously granted to the burgh and city of Glasgow, and disponing to the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community thereof, and their successors, in fee-farm, the burgh and city, and erecting the same into a royal burgh, with all the liberties and privileges belonging thereto. To be holden of the Crown for service of burgh used and wont, with a payment of sixteen merks to the Archbishop. But under reservation of the rights of the Archbishop to elect the magistrates as then in use, &c. Royston, 8 April 1611.

MS. Registrum Magni Sigilli, lib xlvi., No. 314.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 5, A1, b. 1, No. 25.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. xcii.

Ratified by Acts of Parliament, 1612, c. 18 (23 October 1612), and 1633, c. 79 (28 June 1633). Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vols. iv., p. 484, and v., p. 88.

152. PRECEPT of SASINE thereupon, under the Quarter Seal of the same date.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 5, A1, b. 1, No. 26.

153. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, assoilzing Glasgow from the complaint of Rutherglen for exacting a custom at their bridge, with a ladle-full of bear and malt upon the market day; and anent the bridge custom on the burgh of Rutherglen ordaining Rutherglen to pay to Glasgow £30 yearly for their impost thereof during the term of the same. Stirling, 3 July 1611.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 315.

154. ACT and DECREE of the LORDS of COUNCIL and SESSION at the instance of several merchants and skippers of Glasgow against the provost and bailies of Dumbarton. Dated 25 July 1611.

Inventure of the Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 27, A2, b. 4, No. 8.

155. INSTRUMENT of SASINE following on No. 152, under the hand of Archibald Heygait, and Mr. Alexander Graham, notaries. Dated 19 August 1611.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, p. 5, A1, b. 1, No. 27.

156. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, ordaining Glasgow to repair its calsays sufficiently, and to report its diligence at next Convention. Arbroath, 7 July 1612.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 344.

157. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, continuing consideration till next Convention of a supplication by Glasgow for a licence to impetrate an impost of ten shillings of every boat and bark coming to their town. Arbroath, 9 July 1612.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 356.

158. ACT of PARLIAMENT ratifying the charter, dated 8 April 1611 [No. 151], in favour of the Burgh of Glasgow. (1612, c. 18.) Edinburgh, 23 October 1612.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 5, A1, b. 1, No. 28.

Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, vol. iv., p. 484.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. xciii.

159. TACK by JOHN, ARCHBISHOP of GLASGOW, to the burgh of Glasgow, for nineteen years, of the bishops customs of the tron weights of the firlots, pecks and others, his customs of all boats repairing by water to the burgh, and of all weights and customs whatsoever of the burgh of all goods customable. Dated 28 May 1613.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 34, B. C., b. 8, No. 5.

160. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, continuing till next Convention the answer to the supplication by the burgh of Glasgow, craving support to their kirk and harbour. Dunbar, 9 July 1613.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 418.

161. Charter by KING JAMES VI., whereby on a recital of the expenses to which the magistrates, burgesses, and inhabitants of the burgh and city of Glasgow had been put in repairing the metropolitan church and upholding the bridge of Glasgow which were two great ornaments to the kingdom, he granted to the provost, bailies, councillors, and community of the burgh the whole tenements, as well built as waste, yards, barns, and barn yards, lying without the Rottenrow Port of the Burgh, and eight acres of land or thereby lying in Deanside; three acres in Crubbis; thirty acres or thereby in Provanside; and three acres lying at the back of the said barns, on the north side of the street of the burgh; which lands and others formerly belonged to the Sub-Deans of Glasgow, but were then at the disposition of his Majesty by virtue of the Act of annexation of church lands to the Crown. To be held and applied for the benefit and advantage of the burgh, for payment to the Crown of thirty-six shillings and eightpence, and of the duties to the College and the Crafts Hospital used and wont; and he incorporated the said lands and others into one tenandry, to be called the Tenandry of Rattonraw, and united the same to the burgh. Edinburgh, 21 December 1613.

MS. Registrum Magni Sigilli, lib. xlvii., No. 358.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 32, B. C., b. 7, No. 1.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. xciv.

162. PRECEPT of SASINE following thereon, under the Great Seal. Dated 21 December 1613.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 33, B.C., b. 7, No. 2.

163. INSTRUMENT of SASINE following thereon, under the hand of John Thomson, town-clerk of Glasgow. Dated 31 December 1613.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 33, B.C., b. 7, No. 3.

164. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, granting licence to the Burgh of Glasgow to impetrate from the Crown a gift for taking for five years fourpence of each load of herring coming to their bridge, and belonging to unfreemen, in addition to the fourpence which they had previously, to be employed in repairing the bridge. Kirkcaldy, 7 July 1614.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. ii., p. 455.

Inventure of Writes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1669), p. 4, A1, b.1, No. 20.

165. CHARTER (in duplicate) by JOHN, ARCHBISHOP of GLASGOW, disponing to the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of the Burgh of Glasgow, the whole customs and duties of the Trone of the burgh, with the whole liberties, privileges, and pertinents of the same, belonging to him as a part of the patrimony of the Archbishopric. To be held of him and his successors, for the yearly payment of £50 as the ancient feuduty, with £16 13s. 4d. in augmentation of the rental, extending in all to 100 merks payable at Whitsunday and Martinmas proportionally. Glasgow, 7 December 1614.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 34, B. C., b. 8, No. 6.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. xcv.

166. CHARTER by the COLLEGE of GLASGOW, feuing and disponing to the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of the Burgh of Glasgow, the whole customs and duties of the Trone, with all privileges, liberties, and pertinents belonging thereto. To be holden of the College for the yearly payment of the same feu-duty contained in the Archbishop's charter [No.165]. Glasgow, 3 March 1615.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 34, B.C., b.8, No. 7.

167. BOND by JOHN, ARCHBISHOP of GLASGOW, relative to charter, dated 7 December 1614 [No. 165], of the customs and duties of the Trone, and undertaking to obtain from the College a renunciation of their right, with a ratification of the said charter, or else to obtain the pretended right of the College annulled; and in case of failure and of the town being distressed by the College, the Archbishop bound himself to refund the town 4500 merks paid by them to him for his charter. Glasgow, 27 March 1615.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), pp. 34–35, B.C., b. 8, No. 10.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. xcvi.

168. SASINE in favour of the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of the Burgh of Glasgow, following on the charter dated 3 March 1615 [No. 166]. under the hand of John Thomson, town-clerk. Glasgow, 14 October 1615.

Protocol book of John Thomson, town-clerk, 1613–1621, p. 142.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 34, B. C., b. 8, No. 8.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. xcvii.

169. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS appointing Glasgow and St. Andrews to produce at the next Convention the form of election of their Magistrates, Councils, and Deacons of Crafts at Michaelmas, and to proceed in such election conform to the Acts of Parliament and of Burghs. Perth, 4 July 1616.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. iii., p. 21.

170. LETTER from KING JAMES VI. to the Provost, Bailies, and Council of Glasgow, stating that he was coming to Scotland, and that it was not tit that anything should be awanting towards the credit and honour of the kingdom; and therefore calling for their commissioners to meet at Edinburgh, at the Convention of Estates for that end. Whitehall, 31 December 1616.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 3, A1, b. 1, No. 15.

Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow (Scottish Burgh Records Society), vol. i., p. 338.

171. CHARTER by KING JAMES VI., under his Great Seal, confirming the Charter by the College of Glasgow in favour of the Burgh of Glasgow, dated 3 March 1615 [No. 166]. 24 June 1617.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 34, B.C., b. 8, No. 9.

172. ACT of PARLIAMENT appointing a register of reversions, sasines, &c., to be kept at Glasgow for the whole lands lying within the bounds of the sheriffdom of Renfrew and barony of Glasgow. (1617, c. 16.) Edinburgh, 28 June 1617.

Acts of the parliaments of Scotland, vol. iv., p. 545.

173. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS ordaining Glasgow and Renfrew to send commissioners to the next Convention instructed to answer a supplication of Dumbarton for the gift of an impost on herring. Dumbarton, 5 July 1617.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. iii., p. 48.

174. LETTER by KING JAMES VI., directed to the Provost, Bailies, and Council of the City, in which, after referring to former differences in the election of the council, and to the good effect of his orders for equality of merchants and trades, he alluded to the fact that turbulent heads endeavoured to alter those orders, and required their continued observance. Theobalds, 22 September 1617.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 3, A1, b. 1, No. 14.

Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Glasgow (Scottish Burgh Records Society), vol. i., p. 339.

175. ACT of the PRIVY COUNCIL referring to the ruinous state of the bridge of Glasgow, and to a former impost granted by King James VI. to the burgh, for nineteen years, upon commodities and goods carried along the bridge, and loosed and landed within the freedom of the city upon Clyde; and prorogating the liberty for five years after the expiry of the said nineteen years, and further granting to the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of the city, and to the deputes and collectors to be nominated by them, full power and liberty to uplift the duties therein specified, and if necessary to poind and distrain therefor. The proceeds of the impost to be applied yearly during its continuance upon the beitting, mending, maintaining, and upholding of the bridge. Edinburgh, 5 February 1618.

MS. Registri Secreti Concilii, Decreta, 1617–8, fol. 197.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 4, A1, b. 1, No. 21.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. xcviii.

176. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, ordaining Glasgow and Renfrew to send commissioners to next Convention, instructed as mentioned in the Act of 5 July 1617 [No. 173]. Dunfermling, 8 July 1618.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. iii., p. 57.

177. CONTRACT between SIR WALTER STEWART of Mynto, with consent of his spouse, and the Provost, Bailies, Dean of Guild, Treasurer, Deacon-Convener, Councillors, Deacons, and Community of the City of Glasgow, whereby he disponed to them his two corn mills and man mill, called the Subdean's Mills, adjacent to the burgh, and little kiln pertaining thereto, with the thirled multure, sucken, and sequels thereof, and kilns of the same already built, and with the multures, sucken, and sequels of the lands of Easter and Wester Craigs used and wont, dams and water draught pertaining to the said mills, and passages thereof, and whole privileges and pertinents of the same. And with special privilege and freedom of casting and winning of stones, fuel, fail, and divot, for beeting and upholding of the said mills, dams, water draughts, gangs, and passages thereof, and freedom of winning of stones, for upholding of the said kilns and building of the Little Kiln more than the same was of before, and upholding thereof; with the superiority and thirlage of twenty-three kilns already built and yards adjacent thereto, situated near the said mills, thirled and astricted thereto; and with the whole feu-duties addebted and astricted furth of the said kilns and yards to the said Sir Walter. And on the other part, the city became bound to pay yearly to Sir Walter and his successors 900 merks at Whitsunday and Martinmas proportionally, as for the feu-duty of the mills, superiorities, and others above disponed. Glasgow, 13 and 14 September 1619.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), pp. 35, 36, B.C., b. 9, No. 2.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. xcix.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 235. Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol vii., p. 220, new ed.

178. CHARTER by SIR WALTER STEWART of Mynto with reference to the Contract [No. 177], disponing to the Provost, Bailies, Dean of Guild, Treasurer, Deacons of the Crafts, Councillors, and Community of Glasgow, the subdean's mills, kiln, multures, and others contained therein, for the yearly payment to him and his successors of £600 Scots of feu-duty. Glasgow, 5 May 1620.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 36, B. C., b. 9, No. 3.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. c.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 235. Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. vii., p. 220, new ed.

179. SASINE on the said CHARTER in favour of the City, under the hand of John Thomson, town-clerk. Glasgow, 9 May 1620.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 36, B. C., b. 9, No. 4.

180. CHARTER by JAMES, ARCHBISHOP of GLASGOW, and lord of the barony and regality thereof, whereby on the narrative that Ludovick, Duke of Lennox, and his predecessors, had enjoyed the office of bailliary, regality, and justiciary within the bounds of the lordship and barony of Glasgow beyond all memory, and that by their authority and assistance the tenants and inhabitants of the lordship and barony had been kept in surer service and obedience to the Archbishop, he gave and disponed to the said Duke and his heirs male and successors heritably the said office of bailliary and justiciary of the said barony and regality within the bounds and whole parts thereof, with special power to hold courts in civil and criminal causes, to repledge from other jurisdictions, &c. To be holden under the Archbishop, blench, for payment of a penny at the Castle of Glasgow. Edinburgh, 7 August 1621.

MS. Registrum Magni Sigilli, lib. lii., No. 149.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. ci.

181. ACT of the ARCHBISHOP of GLASGOW, and the other visitors of the College, separating the charge of the parish of Govan from the office of Principal of the College, fixing the stipend and emoluments of the minister of Govan, and ordaining the right of patronage to be in the Chancellor, Rector, Dean of Faculty, Principal, and Regents of the College. Glasgow, 20 December 1621.

Original in the Archives of the University.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., pp. 521, 522.

CHARLES I.

27 March 1625–30 January 1649.

182. SPECIAL RETOUR of the Service of JAMES, DUKE of LENNOX, as nearest and lawful heir of Ludovick, Duke of Lennox, his uncle, in the office of bailliary and justiciary of the barony and regality of Glasgow, within the bounds of the said lordship and barony, as well within as without the town of Glasgow. Dated 29 July 1625.

MS. Extracts from the Records relative to the City of Glasgow, 1790, p. 63.

183. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS continuing till next general Convention a complaint of the Fleshers of the Burgh of Glasgow against the Burgh of Dumbarton, for exacting eightpence of custom of each cow, ox, mare, or staig, coming through their burgh or liberties. Ayr, 5 July 1627.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. iii., p. 250.

184. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, decerning the Burgh of Glasgow in an unlaw of twenty pounds for electing the deacon-convener of the crafts as a commissioner to the Convention, jointly with another commissioner. Perth, 1 July 1628.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. iii., p. 264.

185. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, containing a declaration by the commissioner of the Burgh of Glasgow, that he, in name of that burgh, passed from the complaint against Dumbarton, referred to in the Act of 5 July last [No. 183]. Perth, 3 July 1628.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol iii., p. 269.

186. CHARTER by JAMES LAW, ARCHBISHOP of GLASGOW, with consent of the Dean and Chapter, confirming inter alia the Deed of Mortification by James Boyd, Archbishop of Glasgow, dated 28 May 1581 [No. 82], and Letters of Confirmation by James VI., dated 17 June 1581 [No. 83]. Glasgow, 30 October 1628.

Original Charter in the Archives of the University. No. 322, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., pp. 220–226, No. 138.

187. CHARTER by JAMES LAW, ARCHBISHOP of GLASGOW, with consent of the Dean and Chapter, confirming inter alia the gift of immunities granted to the University by William Turnbull, Bishop of Glasgow, on 1 December 1453 [No. 25]. Glasgow, 30 October 1628.

Original in the Archives of the University. No. 489, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., pp. 227–228, No. 140.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. cii.

188. CHARTER by KING CHARLES I., under his Great Seal, confirming the Charter dated 7 August 1621, granted by James, Archbishop of Glasgow, to the Duke of Lennox [No. 180]. Holyrood House, 1 April 1629.

Registrum Magni Sigilli, lib. lii., No. 149.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. ciii.

189. ACT of the CONVENTION of BURGHS, discharging the unlaw imposed upon the Burgh of Glasgow by Act of 3 July last [No. 184], and containing an acknowledgment by the commissioner of Glasgow of their oversight and obligation not to do the like in time coming. Culros, 7 July 1629.

MS. Records of Convention.

Printed Records of Convention, vol. iii., p. 284.

190. INSTRUMENT of SASINE following on the Charter, dated 30 October 1628 [No. 186]. Glasgow, 5 December 1629.

Original Instrument in the Archives of the University. No. 323, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 226, No. 139.

191. CHARTER of CONFIRMATION and NOVODAMUS by King Charles I., under his Great Seal, of all the foundations, mortifications, donations, rights, and securities, &c., made and granted in favour of the University and College of Glasgow, particularly those rights and revenues which had formerly belonged to the Friars' Preachers, and the Vicars of the Choir of Glasgow, and to various chaplainries and altarages in that city and its neighbourhood, as also certain customs and duties leviable within the burgh; together with the right of patronage of the churches of Govan, Renfrew, Kilbride, Dalziel, and Colmonell, and the parsonage and vicarage teinds thereof; and also the privileges, jurisdictions, immunities, and exemptions from taxation, all as conferred on the University and College by his royal ancestors, by his father King James VI., by William Turnbull, Bishop of Glasgow, and the bishops or archbishops of that see, and by all other persons whomsoever, lay or clerical; and allocating to the principal and regents the several salaries therein specified, under burden of the stipends to the ministers of the several parishes therein named. St. James' Palace, 28 June 1630.

Original in the Archives of the University. No. 490, Blackhouse's Inventory.

MS. Registrum Magni Sigilli, lib. lii., No. 312.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., pp. 228–240, No. 141.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. civ.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 1633, c. 68 (28 June 1633). Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. v., p. 75.

192. PRECEPT of SASINE, under the Great Seal, following on the Charter dated 28 June 1630 [No. 191]. St. James' Palace, 28 June 1630.

Original in the Archives of the University. No. 491, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 240, No. 142.

193. INSTRUMENT of SASINE following on the Charter dated 28 June 1630 [No. 191], and Precept of same date [No. 192]. Glasgow, 12 October 1630; registered 27 November 1630.

Original in the Archives of the University. No. 492, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 240, No. 143.

194. CONTRACT of EXCAMBION between the Provost, Bailies, and Council and William Wallace, schoolmaster, on the one part, and William Fleming, commissary clerk of Glasgow, on the other part, whereby the town and the schoolmaster disponed to the said William Fleming the little yard therein described, belonging to the grammar school, and the said William Fleming disponed to the town and the said William Wallace the little yard called the garden, surrounded by a stone dyke, adjacent to the back of the school. Dated 9 February 1633.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 83, G. H., b. 38, No. 3.

195. ACT of PARLIAMENT in favour of the College of Glasgow, ratifying the Charter No. 191 and the several charters and infeftments therein enumerated; without prejudice to the rights of James, Duke of Lennox, and his heirs and successors, in regard to the infeftments and heritable rights of the office of bailliary and justiciary of the barony and regality of Glasgow; and under reservation to the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of the burgh of the chaplainries of St. John and St. Mary, belonging to the burgh, and also of the privileges of the meal market beside the kirk of the Blackfriars; as also that the University should be exempted for their own members resident within the same and their servants only, and the houses and lands, and tenements, belonging to them in property, but not the tenants dwelling in the said houses in the burgh, from the taxations and other impositions leviable from them as burgesses of the burgh; and that the exemption of the University granted to them by their late infeftment should make no kind of derogation to the rights and liberties of the burgh whereof they have been in use and possession; and also without prejudice to the Archbishop and his successors of any right which they had to the tron mets and measures of Glasgow, and to any other thing appertaining to the said archbishop and his successors. (1633, c. 68.) Edinburgh, 28 June 1633.

Extract in the Archives of the City.

Acts of the Parliament of Scotland, vol. v., pp. 75–77.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 241, No. 144.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 4 and p. 6, A1, b. 1, Nos. 22 and 29.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. cv.

196. ACT of PARLIAMENT in favour of the burgh of Glasgow, whereby in consideration of the expense incurred by the city in making the Clyde navigable, in maintaining the bridge and the cathedral, and in building a tolbooth and churches, all the charters, infeftments, writs, and evidents made and granted in favour of the provost, bailies, councillors, and community were confirmed, and in special the Charters No. 12, 16, 17, 64, and 151; the Decree of Parliament, No. 30, and Ratification thereof, No. 35; the Act of Secret Council, No. 125; the Decrees of the Court of Session, Nos. 146 and 72; without prejudice to the rights of James, Duke of Lennox, and his successors, in their office of bailiary and justiciary of the barony and regality of Glasgow; and without prejudice to the Archbishop and his successors anent their right of the election and nomination of the magistrates of the burgh, and anent their right to any lands, teinds, privileges, or liberties belonging to them; and also without prejudice to the liberties, privileges, and immunities of the University. (1633, c. 79.) Edinburgh, 28 June 1633.

Extract in the Archives of the University. No. 494, Blackhouse's Inventory.

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. v., pp. 87–89.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 4, A1, b. 1, No. 29.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 247, No. 151.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. cvi.

197. DISPOSITION by the PRINCIPAL and REGENTS of the College of Glasgow, with the consent of Patrick, Archbishop of Glasgow, Chancellor of the College, Mr. John Bell, one of the ministers of the Burgh, Rector of the College, and Dr. James Elliot, also one of the ministers thereof, Dean of Faculty of the College, in favour of the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of the Burgh, by which on a narrative of the ruinous condition of the Blackfriars' Kirk, and the great charges that its reparation would entail on the College, the undertaking of the Town Council to make the repair, and the contribution by them of 2000 merks to the College for supply of the building of the new work of the College and Library, the College disponed to the Burgh the said kirk with the kirkyard west from the gable of the Kirk to the Meal Market, and a piece of ground eleven ells in breadth, along both the south and north walls of the kirk, within the yard called Blackfriars Yard for enlarging the kirk at their pleasure; reserving to the college and students and scholars therein the next best seat after the magistrates' seat, and the use of the kirk at the institution of masters and at all seasons, the masters further undertaking to give to the burgess' sons, whilst students, four of the new laigh chambers at the College. Glasgow, 4 June 1635.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 251, No. 159.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 45, B. C., b. 16, No. 1.

Charters and Documents relating to the Burgh of Glasgow, No. cvii.

198. CONTRACT between the ARCHBISHOP of GLASGOW, with consent of his Chapter, on the first part, the Provost, Bailies, and Council of the Burgh of Glasgow on the second part, and the Principal, Regents, and Masters of the College of Glasgow on the third part, whereby on the recital that the Blackfriars kirk was in ruins, and that the College had disponed it to the burgh, who meant to repair it, and that a sum of money had been raised by the inhabitants to be invested and held by the Town Council, who were to endow a minister with a stipend of 1000 merks, warrant was granted for resigning the church into the hands of the Crown for a new erection thereof in favour of the town, conform whereunto the same was accordingly resigned. Glasgow, 6 June 1635.

Extract in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 46, B. C., b. 16, No. 2.

MS. Extracts from Records relating to the City of Glasgow (1790), p. 6.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. cviii.

199. INSTRUMENT of RESIGNATION following thereon under the hand of John Nicoll, Notary, bearing resignation to be made in the hands of His Majesty's Exchequer. Edinburgh, 27 June 1636.

Instrument in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 46, B. C., b. 16, No. 3.

200. CHARTER by KING CHARLES I., whereby, on a recital of the Contract No. 198, and the proceedings which had followed thereon, he not only ratified the Contract but further disponed to the Burgh and City of Glasgow, the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of the same, the church called the Blackfriars' Kirk, standing near the College of Glasgow, and the right of patronage of the said kirk. To be holden for payment of a penny, and for supporting the church and minister thereof. Oatlands, 1 July 1636.

MS. Registrum Magni Sigilli, vol. lv., No. 210.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. cix.

201. PRECEPT of SASINE following thereon under the Great Seal. 1 July 1636.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 46, B. C., b. 16, No. 5.

202. INSTRUMENT of SASINE following thereon under the hand of John Hutcheson, Notary and Town-Clerk. 11 August 1636.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Writes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 46, B. C., b. 16, No. 6.

203. CHARTER by KING CHARLES I., under his Great Seal, whereby on a recital of the high antiquity of the burgh, and of the advantages conferred on his kingdom by its foreign trade and navigation, and the skilfulness of its burgesses and inhabitants, of the large proportion borne by it of the burdens imposed upon the burghs for meeting the public expenses of the kingdom, and of its being the chief and most worthy burgh in the western parts of the kingdom, and greatly fitted for state and ornament, and on the further recital of the great charges and expenses incurred by the magistrates and community in rendering the Clyde navigable for ships, boats, and vessels, in improving, repairing, and upholding the Bridge of Glasgow, in providing a minister for the Blackfriars kirk, and repairing and enlarging the same, in building a court-house for the administration of justice, in building and repairing the church in the Trongate, called the new church, with the steeple, in repairing the public ways and streets, in building and repairing several bridges over rivers and waters in different parts, whereby the convenience and comfort of all travellers and others frequenting these parts were promoted, in building large halls and markets for receiving and selling victuals and other provisions coming to market, and erecting a correction house, and in upholding and improving the Metropolitan Church of the city. He confirmed all the charters, writings, rights, and privileges previously granted to and enjoyed by the provost, bailies, dean of guild, treasurer, councillors, and community thereof, and specially the Charters No. 12, 16, 17, 64 and 151; the Decree No. 30, and Ratification No. 35; the Act of Privy Council No. 125; the Decrees of the Court of Session, Nos. 146 and 72, and the Charters Nos. 161 and 200. He further confirmed the liberty and use which the burgh and magistrates thereof had of thirling and astricting the burgesses and inhabitants of the burgh to their Mills, and of electing a water bailie to have jurisdiction over the Clyde, where the sea ebbs and flows from the Bridge of Glasgow to the Clochstane, for the correction of all injuries and enormities committed upon the said river within the foresaid bounds. Moreover, he granted of new to the provost, bailies, and councillors his burgh and city of Glasgow, with all and sundry lands, houses, &c., fishings of salmon and other fishings on the Clyde, hospitals, correction house, and all other privileges and immunities, ecclesiastical or secular, belonging to the same, and with the liberty of the Clyde on both sides of the same from the Bridge of Glasgow to the Clochstane, and likewise with the liberty and immunity of ship stations, that is of the Raides of Inchgreen, Newark, Pot of the Ry, or of any other station of ships within the Clyde, between the Bridge of Glasgow and the Clochstane, for loading and unloading merchandise and goods belonging to the burgh. And farther and without prejudice to former rights, His Majesty of new erected and incorporated his said burgh into a free royal burgh, with special power and liberty to the magistrates, community, burgesses, and freemen thereof (and to no others than the freemen and burgesses of the burgh) of using and exercising the trade of merchandise, as well native as foreign, within the bounds of the burgh and of the barony of Glasgow, and of holding and enjoying a Merchant Guildry, with Courts of Dean of Guild and jurisdictions thereto belonging, and also of holding on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, or such other three days weekly as the magistrates and councillors might fix with common consent, three public and open markets, together with four free fairs four times yearly, the first on 13th January, the second on Skyre Thursday, the third on Whitsun Monday, and the fourth beginning on 7th July and continuing for eight days thereafter. His Majesty further constituted the provost and bailies justices of the peace within the burgh and whole territories and liberties thereof, and within the harbours of Inchgreen, Newark, and Pot of the Ry, and he granted to the magistrates, councillors, and community, the correction house, the leper house, St. Ninian's hospital with the gardens and pertinents of the same, with all the customs of the burgh and of the markets thereof. But under reservation to James, Duke of Lennox, and his successors, and their bailies and deputes, of the liberties and privileges to which they were accustomed in relation to the fair of Glasgow. And His Majesty empowered the magistrates to make acts, statutes, and ordinances for the good of the burgh, and to impose penalties on such persons as should contravene the same, and he constituted the magistrates, councillors, and community patrons of the new church in Trongate. To be holdin the said royal burgh in free burgage for payment to the crown of twenty merks annually, and rendering of service of burgh used and wont, and for payment to the archbishop of sixteen merks. Reserving to the Duke of Lennox and his successors, the whole liberties and privileges within the burgh and royalty of Glasgow, which he or his predecessors were in use and possession of in any time past. Newmarket, 16 October 1636.

Original in the Archives of the City.

MS. Registrum Magni Sigilli, lib. lv., No. 258.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 6, A1, b. 1, No. 30.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. cx.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 1641, c. 225 (17 November 1641), 1661, c. 235 (20 May 1661), 1669, c. 108 (23 December 1669). Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. v., p. 473, and vol. vii., pp. 220, 650.

204. PRECEPT of SASINE thereupon, under the Quarter Seal of the same date.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 10, A1, b. 1, No. 31.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 235. 1669, c. 108, ut supra.

205. BOND granted by the PROVOST, BAILIES, and COUNCILLORS of the Burgh and City of GLASGOW to the Archbishop, Chapter, and College of Glasgow, that the signature of his Majesty, now passed the Great Seal in favour of the Burgh, should in no respect be prejudicial to the Archipiscopal See, nor to the College, the granters being content to restrict the said signature to the Infeftments granted by King James VI., in favour of the Burgh, in the years 1611 and 1613. Glasgow, 6 December 1636.

Original in the Archives of the University.

Munimenta Alme Universitatis Glasguensis, vol. i., p. 254, No. 161.

Charters and Documents relating to the City of Glasgow, No. cxi.

206. INSTRUMENT of SASINE following No. 204, under the hands of Robert Alexander, notary, dated 20 February 1637, and registered in the General Register of Sasines at Edinburgh, 10 April 1637.

Original in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow, (1696) p. 10, A1, b. 1, No. 32.

Ratified by Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 235. 1669, c. 108, ut supra.

207. CONTRACT of WADESI between SIR WALTER STEWART of Minto and the Provost, Bailies, and Councillors of the burgh of Glasgow, whereby for the sum of £7500 Scots paid to him, he wadset to the town the feu-duty of 900 merks payable under the Contract [No. 177]. Glasgow, 6 June 1637.

Original Contract in the Archives of the City.

Inventure of Wrytes and Evidents of and concerning the Burgh of Glasgow (1696), p. 36, B. C., b. 9, No. 5.

Ratified by the Act of Parliament, 1661, c. 235 (20 May 1661). Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. vii., p. 220, new ed.

208. ACT of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the KIRK of SCOTLAND declaring Episcopacy to have been abjured by the Confession of Faith, 1580, and to be removed out of the Kirk. Glasgow, 8 December 1638.

Acts of the General Assembly (1843), p. 13.