4 January 1640.
Ordaines the thesaurare to pay to George Andersone, printer, ane
hundrethe pundis in satisfactioun to him of the superplus he debursit in
transporting of his geir to this brughe, by the ten dollouris he gave him
of befor to that effect, and als in satisfactioun to him of his haill bygane
fiallis fra Whitsonday in anno 1638 to Mertimes last.
15 January 1640.
The said provest and counsall of the said brughe hes ellectit George
Porterfeild, ane of the bailyies thairof, commissioner for the toun to
attend at Edinburghe or vther placis neidfull with the rest of the commissioneris of burrowis at ony day or dayes heirefter, and thair in thair
names to propone, treat, reassoun, vote, and conclude anent all things
that may concerne the glorie of God, mantenance of the trew religioun,
honor of the King, and good of the kingdome.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of tuenty
four pundis xvj s. debursit be him to James Ranking, maisoun, in compleit payment of the haill wark wrought be him at the ledgis of the brig,
dressing, hewing and laying of the old and new stones thairat, and
sherping of thair haill irones at that wark and the portis.
1 February 1640.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to Margaret Forrett fyftein pundis for
the denneris givin to the ministerris of the presbitrie at thair command.
28 February 1640.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to Johne Cors tuenty markis to help to
pay for the curing of his sones leg that was cut from him.
Legacy left by Michaell Wilsoune, university.
The saids proveist, baillies, and counsall of the said burgh, having
takin consideratioune of the lettir will and testament of vmquhill maister
Michaell Wilsoune in Eastborne in the countie of Sussex, within the
Kingdome of Ingland, be the whilk testament he left in legacie the sowme
of fyve hundreth punds sterling, extending to nyne thowsand merkis
Scotishe money, to be payit be his executour nominat thairin to the
proveist of Glasgow for the tyme, and to the principall of the Universitie
thair for the tyme, equallye, to be imployed be tham to the reedifieing of
the decayid pairts and placis of the said Universitie, and to the
educatioune in meit, drink, apperell, and good letteris of all such of his
kinred as sould stand in neid of such educatioune, and in defawlt of
such of his kinred as sould stand in neid thairof to such burgessis sones
of the said burgh whois parents wer not abill to bestow the lyk educatioune
vpon thair children, as his said testament and lettir will at mair lenthe
proports; notwithstanding whairof the said Universitie and Colledg could
get no benefeit be the said legacie, in respect the said maister Michaell
Wilsoune, being a stranger in Ingland and not denisoned or naturalized
thair, a certane courtier gat the gift of his goods, geir, moneyis and
lands, who wald have intromitted with and disponit to his awin vse the
saids sowmes of money left to the Colledge, as he did with the rest of his
goods, geir, and legacie of the said maister Michaell Wilsoune, vnles by
the singular cair and paynis of the Earle of Stirling, his Majestie being
informed and intreatid causid ane band and obligatioune to be maid to the
said Colledg for the said sowme of fyve hundreth punds sterling, whilk
band and obligatioune being in the custodie of vmquhill maister Robert
Boyid of Troching, principall of the said Colledg, his chamber in the
Colledg wes brokin by a theef and the said band wes stollin away among
vthir geir, and the creditouris getting intelligence thairof refused to pay
ather the soumes thairin conteinit or to give ane new band of securitie
thairfor, vntill Sir James Carmichaell of that ilk, wndertaking great
labour and paynis to informe his Majestie thairanent, and vsing all good
meanns possibill, at the lenth when the caice wes desperat procuired ane
new band and obligatioune to the said Colledg, not only for the said
principall soume of nyne thowsand marks bot also for ane thowsand
marks more in compositioune for the annuel rentis of divers yeiris preceding and debtit for the said principall soume, qwhilks soumes accordinglie thaireftir wes payid to the said Colledge; for the qwhilkis caws, in
testimony of thankfulness to the said Earle of Stirling and Sir James
Carmichaell, it wes apoynted that vpon the annuel rent of the saids
soumes legated by the said vmquhill maister Michaell Wilsoune to the
said Colledg, ther sould be mainteand two bursowris in all tyme cumyng,
eftir the forme and maner of vthir bursowris in the said Colledg, the ane
at the presentatioune of the said Earle of Stirling and the vthir at the
presentatioune of the said Sir James Carmichaell, and ther aires; lyk as
it is found be the subscryuit compts of the said Colledge that ther hes
bein bestowit be the said Colledg great soumes of money, far exceiding
the annuel rents of the said principall sowme of nyne thowsand marks,
pairtly wpon the fabrick of the said Colledge and pairtly vpon vther
bursowris besyd the two bursowris befor mentionid, and that according
to the will of the said maister Michaell Wilsoune; and now lykwayis it
is condescendit that besyd the said two bursowris, quhairof is ane at the
presentatioune of the said Earle of Stirling and the vther at the
presentatioune of Sir James Carmichaell, and thair aires, that heireftir
Andro Snyp and Dauid Broune, present bursowris interteained in respect
of the said legacie, sall finische thair ordinar course in the said Colledg,
ther sall be interteained in respect of the said legacie two other bursowris
who sall be maisteris of airts and students of divinitie, and thairfoir sall
be bettir interteained then the present ordinar bursowris of the said
Colledge, to wit, according to the interteainment of the secound ordour
of boorders within the said Colledge; provyding allwayis that in caice the
ordinar boord of the said secound rank of boorders exceid the soume of
four scoir pundis in the yeir, or so meakill in the year as they remaine at
the said Colledg tabill, that they sall supplie the same wpon ther awin
expensis; and that the said two bursowris sall be presentid be the proweist
of Glasgow, with the advyse and consent of the baillies and counsall of
the said burgh, to the principall and maisters of the said Colledge, and
eftir dew tryall and examinatioune being found capabill and worthie to
be admittid and receavid be tham, and failyeing thairof vtheris to be
presentid in ther plaice of the qualitie forsaid, and the said two and ather
of them to be nominat and chosin of such of the said vmquhill maister
Michaell Wilsounes kinred who sall stand in neid of the said bursowris
plaice, and failyeing of tham of such burges sones of the said citie whois
parents ar not abill to sustein tham, and sall be found most capabill and
worthie schoolleris be the said principall and remanent persounes of the
said Colledg; provyding alwayis in caice of any of the said maister
Michaell Wilsounes kinred occur who being qualified and not abill to
sustein themselfis desyreth to pas the ordinar cowrse of philosophie and
vther infiriour studies within the said Colledg that they sall be preferit
to the said plaicis of bursowris to be interteained as the rest of the ordinar
bursowris of the said colledg ay and qwhill they pas ther course of
philosophie be the spaice of four yeiris, and that so often as the saids
bursowris any of tham gois out otheris be presentid and admittid in
maner above specified; and for bettir securitie of the premissis it is concludit and agreid by thes who hes interest that the soume of nyne
thowsand marks presently addebtit to the said colledge sall be sequestrat
for the vse abowe specified, to wit, the soume of fyve thowsand marks
addebtit to the said Colledg be Johne Earle of Mar and his cautiouneris,
conforme to ther band of the dait the thrid, fourth and sex dayis of
June in the year of God jm vjc and threttie ane yeiris, and the soume
of four thowsand marks as ane pairt of ane greater soume addebtit to the
said Colledg be Alexander Earle of Galloway and Alexander Lord Garles
his eldest sone and ther cautiouner, conforme to ther band of the dait the
nyntein day of June the yeir of God jm vjc and threttie four yeiris; and
in consideratioun of the great soumes of money already bestowit wpon
the fabrick of the said Colledg, according to the will of the said testator,
it is aggreid that thair sall be no more burthing for all tyme cumyng
layid wpon the said Colledg in respect of the said legacie then the sustening of the saids four bursowris in maner abowe specified, and that the
superplus of the annual rent of the said nyne thowsand markis sall be
imployid and bestowid wpon the fabrick to vther necessar and profitabill
effairis of the said Colledg as the rest of the rents thairof to be allowit in
the Colledg compts be the proveist and baillies of Glasgow and remanent
awditouris of the Colledg compts. Qwhilks articles and conditiounes of
the said legacie and vthers aboue specified, as they ar agreid wnto be the
said principall, with consent of the governowris and maisteris of the said
vuiversitie and colledg, and ar to be set doune in ane account registrat
in ther register book to mak faith and to be obseruid be them, and the
extract thairof be giwin by them to the said proveist, baillies, and
counsall, to be kepid in ther chartour kist, as the said proveist, present,
with advyse and consent of the baillies and counsall of the said burght,
be the tennour of this present act approvis and allowes the wholl proceidings of the principall, governowris, and maisters of the said Colledg
and Universitie concerning the said legacie and soumes thairin contenid,
and namlie concerning the right of presentatioune of the forsaid two
bursowris grantid to the said Earle of Stirling and Sir James Carmichaell,
and also bestowing and waring of the rest of the annuel rents of the said
nyne thowsand markis preceding the dait herof in maner abowe mentionid, promising that they and their successowris in office sall nevir
quarrell nor oppugne the same in any sort nor lay any further burthing
vpon the said Colledg be reasoune of the said legacie, and to consent and
aggrie for themselfis and thair successowris that the said Colledg shall
be no more burthund in sustentatioune of the saidis bursowris or vther
wayis then the annuel rent whiche they sall trwly receave of the said
principall soume of nyne thowsand markis, or of ony lands or vther rents
to be bowght thairwith sall extend to; ordaining this present act to be
insert and registrat in the counsall books of the said burght, and the just
extract thairof subscryuid by ther ordinar clerk to be delyvrit to the said
principall and maisteris of the said Colledge.
10 March 1640.
The mortificatioun grantit be vmquhill George Hutchesoun, anent
his hospitall to be buildit, is presentit and producit be James Stewart to
whom the same was instructit be the said wmquhill George.
14 March 1640.
Ordaines the drum to be send throw the toun to warne all the
inhabitantis of this brughe to have thair armes in reddines.
21 March 1640.
Band, commoun affaires.
Ordaines ane band to be maid and subscryvit in favores of Patrik
Bell for his releif of ane band of sextein thowsand merks whilk he, as
commissioner for this brughe, with divers noblemen and wtheris
commissioneris of burrowis, subscryve as it was for thair awin particular,
quhairas it was for the commoun effaires of the cuntrie.
11 April 1640.
Muscattis and pickis.
Ordaines to by fourtie muscattis and tuenty pickis to be addit to the
16 April 1640.
Meitting of estaittis, unioun of shyre.
Ordaines Patrik Bell to ryde to Edinburghe to attend this present
meitting of the estaitis, and to concur with them in all thingis that may
contribut for the glorie of God and good of the commoun caus now in
hand; and if his advyse be sought anent the wnioun of the haill shyre,
to ansuer if the full body of the shyre had vnitit togidder, Glasgow had
bein content, bot, seing the haill rest of the regalitie of Glasgow, quhilk
is verie considerable, as also sindrie parochis narrest Glasgow and proper
pairtis of the shyre, has not vnitit, Glasgow as yitt cannot vneit vntill
farther advyse, or wtherwayes lett it be at the determinatioun of the
18 April 1640.
Ordaines ane generall muster to be keipit within this brughe the 29
of this instant, and intimatioun to be maid thairof be sound of drum that
nae man be absent vnder the paine of fourtie pundis.
25 April 1640.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of fourtie
pundis debursit be him to maister Harie Gibsoun, younger, for instructing
the toun people to dreill and handil thair armes.
2 May 1640.
George Porterfeild is continowit capitane to goe out with the first
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of four
scoir fyftein pund 9 s. 1 d., debursit be him for outreiking of allevin
sojers to the commoun service.
15 May 1640.
Ordaines William Neilsone to ryde to Hamiltoun on Wandisday nixt
with the colonell as commissioner for the toun.
26 May 1640.
Common good set.
[The following common good set for a year, viz.: mills, 5,500 marks, with 42 bolls
unground malt; ladle, 2,000 marks; meal market, 550 marks; tron, 550 marks; bridge, with
the grass of the Green, 400 marks; grass of Litle St. Mungos kirkyard, 54 merks.]
27 May 1640.
Commissioner to parliament.
The saidis provest bailyies and counsall ordaines Patrik Bell, lait
provest, to ryde to Edinburghe to attend the doun sitting of the parliament
the secound day of Julij nixt, to the whilk the samein was prorogat be his
Majesties authoritie, and incaice it fall out, as God forbid, that his
Majestie give not warrand to continow and conclude the said parliament,
quhairby the estaitis in this exigence of tyme may resolve and conclude
vpon sick thinges as they think most conducable for the publict good and
for preservatioun of thair liberties, lyfis, and estattes, and requyr the said
Patrik his consent thairto, and thairfor they be the tennor heirof gives
thair full power and commissioun to the said Patrik, incaice foirsaid, to
consent to sick thinges as be plurall or commoun consent sall be thought
necessar for the publict good and preservatioun of thair religioun,
liberties, lyfis, and estaites.
30 May 1640.
Ordanes the provest, John Andersone, and Ritchart Allane, bailyies,
to deill with Robert Cauldwall anent the taking doun and re-edifeing of
Camlachie brige, and to report.
6 June 1640.
Act for Drydisdaill.
It is concludit that maister Johne Drysdaill sall have monethlie
during his service at the Blackfriar Kirk ten dollouris vpon the last day
of the moneth.
9 June 1640.
Ordaines thir persones following to revis the rollis and to mak vp ane
perfyt catalog of the haill names of the persones within this brughe able
for weir, viz., James Stewart, [and six others.]
13 June 1640.
It is thought fit and expedient to send out seavin scoir and four
sojoris for the commoun service, with thair haill commanderis; and the
thesaurer to give to Capitane Porterfeild at thair merching ane thowsand
pundis, and ane thowsand pund to be send to them within ten dayes, and
whill they march the capitane to distribut ane hundrethe pundis, by and
attour the sowme abovewryttin, among them, according to his awin sight
22 June 1640.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of fyve
hundreth auchtein pundis threttein schilings, debursit be him to the
colonel for payment of the sojoris of fortoun thair fiallis for the monethis
of Februar, March, Apryle, May last and Junij instant, conforme to the
compt and discharge in William Yaires handes; and for the sowme of ane
hundrethe pundis debursit be him to Capitane George Porterfeild, and
quhilk he had power to distribut among his companie befor thair away
going, conforme to ane former act of counsall.
4 July 1640.
The provest is ellectit commissioner to the Generall Assemblie to be
haldin at Aberdein, and if his health will not permit him to ryd, ane
vther will be choysine in his place, and Johne Andersone, elder, is ellectit
to goe with him.
8 July 1640.
The saidis provest, bailyies, and counsall, wnderstanding the great
charges and expenssis hes bein and is to be debursit wpon the outputting
of thair sojoris this last yeir and this present, and for the horsmen to be
put out conforme to the instructiounes, and seing thair is ane charge
given for the tuenty pennie of all frie rentis, by and attour the tent
pennie alredie payit, quhilk aught not to be payit or debursit be the
thesaurer vpoun the commoun purs, bot everie inhabitant aught and sould
beir his awin pairt thairof, thairfor they have ordanit that the haill
inhabitantis be stentit for defraying of the commoun burding and
releiving of the toun of debt; and to this effect they have ellectit the
persones following for setting doun the said stent roll, viz., Walter
Stirling, [and seven others.]
Roll anent the tent pennie.
The provest declarit that he had gottine vp from the clark the subscryvit roll anent the tent pennie of frie rent for his and the bailyies
warrand in subscryving of the testificat subscryvit be them and sent to
16 July 1640.
Companie sent to armie.
Ordanes Johne Kirkwood to goe out with the companie who ar direct
for ane recrew to Capitane Porterfeild, and to convoy them to Dunglas to
18 July 1640.
Patrik Bell is electit to goe to Abirdenis assemblie as commissioner,
and Johne Andersone, elder, is ordanit to ryd with him.
Warrand, horsmen, etc.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowmes of money
following, debursit be him for the toun in outputting of threttein horsmen to the commoun service, and for sending the secund companie to
Capitane Porterfeild, viz., for the sowme of ane thowsand fyve hundreth
thrie scoir allevin pundis seavintein schilings sex pennis, debursit be him
for outputting threttein hors men for the commoun service, with the
whilk sowme boucht thair is ten hors, ten carabenis, aught pair of
pistollis, ane hundrethe and fyftie pundis givin to Mathow Colquhoun,
Peiter Johnstoun, and James Armour, to furnish them selffis horssis and
all vther necessaris, and ten dolloris was givin to ilk ane of the threttein
horsmen for thair monethis pay at thair outgoing, and the rest debursit
conforme to the particular compt of the haill horsmens charges; and for
the sowme of twa hundreth tuenty twa pundis twa schillings sex pennis,
debursit also be the said thesaurer for outputting of the foirsaid secund
companie that was sent out to Capitane Porterfeild, and for tuenty twa
swordis was boucht to them be the toune, and the rest debursit to cariour
and for vther things concerning the said companie, conforme to the
particular compt sett down thairanent.
1 August 1640.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of fourtie
pundis seavin schilings four pennis debursit be him to Johne Kirkwood
for his chargis, hors hyre, ellevin dayes absence when he convoyit the
secound companie to the armie.
It is ordanit that tua barnes be takine for the imputting of the tynd
schaves of the aikers about this brughe that was wont to be drawin be the
It is ordanit that it be intimat be sound of drum that all maner of
persones cum out to the dreilling as they sall happine to be warnit.
Act anent herring.
The saidis provest, bailyies, and counsall, wnderstanding the great
abuse done in the herring mercatt be thais that toppis herring thairin, it
is thairfor ordanit that na tappisters of herring preswme or tak vpon hand
to by any herring brought to the mercatt to tap over agane whill they
stood in the mercatt full sex houris efter they ar brought thairto for
serving of the inhabitantis of this brughe, and that nae persone wha brings
herring to the mercat sell not the samein to tapisteris befor they have
standit sex houris thairin, vnder the paine of fourtie schilings ilk persoun
11 August 1640.
Ordaines James Hammiltoun, William Neilsoun, Coline Campbell,
younger, and Johne Kirkwood to attend in the Tolbuithe for receaving in
of the haill silver and gold wark sall be brought in, conforme to the
instructiounes, for help of the commoun cause, and ordaines them to sett
doun ane perfyt not of all that is inbrought, and they to sit twa houris
efter noon and twa houris befor noone for receaving of the samein, conforme to the instructiones; and ordaines the same to be intimat be sound
of drum, and als to invit all wha will lend moneys for supplie of the
commoun cause or give any voluntar contrabutioun for supplie of the
Warrand, Captain Porterfield.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of fyftie
dollouris, extending to twa hundreth twa merkis and ane half, givin be
him to Capitane Porterfeildis wyf, at the sight of ane lettere of his, for
the whilk he is to mak compt at his returne, and ordaines the said
thesaurer to pay to hir sex pundis fyftein schilings that was awand to
him of ane old compt.
The saidis provest, bailyies and counsall of the said brughe, being
convenit, wha vnderstanding the seiknes and infirmitie of maister Johne
Hutchesoun of Scottistoun, thair present clark, and that he is not able
to walk abrod for exerceising of the clark office within the same for the
present, and considdering how necessar a thing it is that ane deput be
provydit for suppleing of the said place, leist any of the inhabitantis of
this brughe and wthers sould receave any hurt or damadge thairby; and
they having had now lang experience of William Yair, notar, servitor
to the said maister Johne, his honest and faithfull service in his charge,
and of the cair he has had heirtofoir in all thair publict effaires committit to him, they have thairfor ellectit and nominat, and be the tennor
of this present act, electis and nominatis the said William Yair clark
deput in the said office within this brughe during the said maister Johne
his seiknes and infirmitie and thair will and pleasour allenerlie; with full
power to him to exerce the said office during the said spaice in all things
as becumes the clark thairof.
22 August 1640.
Ordaines Patrik Bell, Johne Barnes and Niniane Gilhagie to meit
and convein and to considder vpon the prycis takine heirtofoir be the clark
of this brughe for such things as concernis thair office, and to sett doun
ane cattollog of the prycis to be takin be them heirefter, and to produce
the samein to the counsall to be considderit be them.
Forsameikle as the saids provest, bailyies, and counsall wnderstandis
that the deputrie grantit be them to William Yair for suppleing of the
clarkship of this brughe is now fallin, throw deceis of maister Johne
Hutchesoun of Scottistoun, lait clark thairof, and that necessar it is that
ane man be appoyntit for the weill of the inhabitantis of this brughe to
exerceis the said office, thairfor they did mak choyse of the said William
Yair to supplie and exerce the said office and place, granting heirby full
power and commissioun to him to vse and exerce the said place and office
as clark of this brughe in all things als lawfullie as any vther of thair
clarkis hes done heirtofoir, and that during thair will and pleasour
allenerlie, quha being present gave his aith de fideli administratione
Hutchesoun, letter of fundatioun and mortificatioun.
Comperit maister Thomas Hutchesoun of Lambhill, in presens of the
saides provest, bailyies, and counsall, and desyrit that the letter of
fundatioun and mortificatioun, maid be wmquhill George Hutchesoun,
his brethir, anent the hospitall to be buildit within this brughe out with
the Wast Port thairof, conforme to the said letter of mortificatioun,
might be deulie insert and registrat in the counsall buiks . . . . .
quhairof the tennor followes:—I George Hutchesone of Lambhill, having
respect to the glorie and worship of God and command givin in his Word
of Trewth to be beneficiall to the poor, and what is done to them in His
Hienes name is done to him self, I have dotit, annexit, mortefeit, and
disponit the tenement of land following, conqueist and acquyrit be me
fra Johne Russall, merchand, and Johne Syme, travellour, lyand on the
northe syd of the hie streit bewest the old West Port of this brughe,
baith back and foir, with yaird and haill pertinentis thairof, . . . .
to be edified and maid ane perfyt hospitall for intertenement of the poor
aiget decrippet men to be placit thairinto; for intertenement of whom I
have assignit and disponit tuenty thowsand markis of principall sowme,
to the effect the annualrent thairof may be bestowit vpon the saidis aiget
decrippet men within the said hospitall, swa mony as the same annualrent may afford, ilk ane of the saidis aiget decrippit men having for thair
intertenement four schilings Scottis money ilk day, and ilk yeir ane gown
of convenient coullour, with elding sufficient in the said hospitall, somer
and winter, for thair convenient residence thairintill; and for bigging of
the said hospitall in cumlie maner I think it expedient that swa meikle of
the annwal of the said principall be vpliftit for ane yeir or may yeiris as
may outred and decoir the same hospitall in perfyt forme be the sight of
the patrones thairof following, that thaireftir the saidis aiget decrippit
men may be enterit and placit thairin; quhilk sowme of tuenty thowsand
markis money is adebtit and awand to me be the noble and honorable
persones following viz., . . . I have maid and constitute the provest,
bailyies, deane of gild, deacon conveiner, and the ordinar ministers of
Glasgow, patrones of the said hospitall, and thair successores in thair
offices in all tyme heirefter, requeisting them to sie the fundatiouns will
be accomplised and to tak the said office in and vpon them, and to
discharge thair dewtie thairintill as they will ansuer to God. This morteficatioun and benefeit of fundatioun is for old, aiget, decreppit men of
the aige above fyftie yeiris wha hes bein honest of lyf and conversatioun
and ar knawin destitut of all help and support the tyme of thair entrie in
the said hospitall, being merchandis, craftismen, or ony vther tred without distinction. The tuenty thowsand markis will afford of yeirlie
annualrent sextein hundrethe markis, quhairof if thair be allevin aiget
men placit in the said hospitall aught hundrethe pundis of the said
annualrent being allottit to them will mak ilk ane of them four schillings
ilk day, and the four hundrethe markis to compleit the full annualrent
to be bestowit in thair claithes and elding; for thair bettir interteinment
it is necessar that ane of thair number, having knawledge to reid, sall
reid the prayers morning and ewyning besyd thair resort to the commoun
prayers and preiching in the laich Trongait Kirk. Wryttine and subscribit be me at Glasgow the xvj day of December 1639 yeir. Sic
subscribitur, George Hutchesone.
29 August 1640.
The provest, Johne Andersoune, and Richard Alland, bailyeis of this
brughe, being conveined within the tolbuith therof for the rouping of the
tynd schewes of thos akers of land about this brughe quhilk of old wint
to be drawen be the bischope, efter lawfull rouping of the samein, the
said teins schewes war sett to James Fergissune, maltman, for this present
yeir and crop 1640, for payment of the sowm of aught hundreth pundis,
the ane half therof to be payed at Mertimes nixt and the other half at
Ordenis the thesaurer to haue ane warrand for the sowme of thrie
hundreth and aught pundis debursed be him for out putting of the last
four horsmen to the commoun service.
5 September 1640.
Warrand.; Provest commissioner.
James Hammiltoun maid report of his diligence with my lord Angus,
and ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of sex
pundis money debursit be him to the said James for his expenssis thrie
dayes, and for fyftie four schilings for his hors hyre.
The bandis following ar subscryvit be saidis provest, bailyies, and
counsall for the moneys lent be the persones efter mentionat for the guid
of the commoun cause in the cuntrie, viz., ane thairof in favores of
maister Thomas Hutchesoun of Lambhill for the sowme of thrie thowsand
markis money, ane vther to Niniane Gilhagie, elder, for vther thrie
thowsand markis money, ane to maister James Smythe for ane thowsand
markis money, and thrie vthers to George Louk, Robert Allane and
Jonnet Dick for fyve hundrethe markis to ilk ane of them.
The provest is appoyntit to goe to Edinburghe with the silver and
gold wark, the lent moneys, and the contributioun collectit for the com
moun cause, and to tak Johne Kirkwod with him for delyverie of the
silver wark, and Coline Campbell, younger, and to gett securitie thairfor
conforme to the instructiouns.
8 September 1640.
It is appoyntit that the provest, Johne Andersoune, bailyie, Patrik
Bell, the dean of gild, deacon conveiner, James Stewart, Johne Burnes,
William Neilsoun, meit with maister Robert Ramsay, minister, and
vthers appoyntit be the assemblie anent the mater of his stipend, and to
doe thair best to aggrie with him and to report againe to the counsall.
12 September 1640.
Anent Ramsay, minister.
The bailyies, with Patrik Bell, and vthers wha war appoyntit to meit
with maister Robert Ramsay, vpon the aught of this instant, anent the
mater of his stipend, maid this report this day anent thair aggriement
with him, quhilk is as followes: he sould have aught hundrethe pundis of
stipend be yeir, ane hous maill, and twa mairtis yeirlie, and sould have
in hand aught scoir fyftein markis for causis knawin to the toun, and
to be payit of his stipend efter the first sermone maid be him efter his
admissioun to Mertimes nixt pro tanto. Quhairunto the foirsaides haill
bailyies and counsall did accord and aggrie.
Ordaines James Stewart to ryde to Hammiltoun on Mononday nixt
to meit with my Lord Angus thair, conforme to his lordschippis lettere.
16 September 1640.
Anent the silver wark.
It is concludit be the saides bailyies and counsall that the silver
wark takine east be the provest to the lordis of the committie of the
estait be givin and producit be him for securitie, conforme to the commoun ordour givin to vther brughis of the lyk qualitie; and as for the
money borrowit be the toun to be lent out againe for the weill of the
publick, inrespect the toun hes givin bandis alreddie for repayment
thairof, and that be the act of committie givin out anent lent money thair
is securitie and band promeist conforme to the will of the lenner, the
saidis bailyies and counsall thinkis expedient and meit that the provest
lend the money takine east be him vpon band and securitie to be subscryvit be the best and ableist persones he can gett.
Ordaines Thomas Moursoun to ryde to Lanark to meit with my Lord
Angus and speik to him conforme to his instructiounes.
30 September 1640.
The provest maid his report of his diligence in Edinburghe and
producit for the money and silver wark lent for the weill of the publick
twa actis subscryvit be the lordis of the committie.
3 October 1640.
Injunctiounes concerning toun clarkship.
Followis certaine ordour and injunctiounes concerning the toun
clarkship of Glasgow, to be keipit in tyme cumyng, and to be insert in
the counsall buik of this burghe and subscryvit be the clark and his man
in testimoni of thair approbatioun thairof and obligment thairto, given
in be Patrik Bell, Johne Burnes and Niniane Gilhagie, according to the
ordinance of the counsall to them thairanent.
That the prycis or feis dew to him, and his manis fees or drinksilver, be exacted according to the list following and nae vtherwayes.
That the haill protocolls of preceiding clarkis shall be keiped in the
townes charter cabinet, and the clark onlie to have the vse of sik of
thame as he sall have nead of for transumming of seasingis, and that
onlie for sic ane short tyme as shall be fund expedient, and to give his
tikat of the recept of the samein to the keipers of the keyis of the said
chartour cabinet, and when he gives in the said protocolls agane to
receave back his tikkat of receipt.
That in all seaseingis he insert the annualrentis of fewdewties dew
out of thais landis whairof the seasing is givin belonging to the toun
Grammer Scholle or hospitallis within this brughe.
That the first counsal day of everie quarter of the yeir the clark
produce, in presens of the counsal, his protocoll, that thair it may be
sein and knawin that all the seasingis giffin be registrat, that the
burgessis, inhabitantis and vtheris having landis, annualrentis, or feudeuties within this burgh be not prejudged throughe not booking of thair
infeftmentis in the same.
That the clark be onlie admittit for ane yeir, and his electione to be
everie yeir the first counsale day efter that day that the deane of gild
and deacon convenar ar elected on, and to give his aithe as vse is.
Injunctiounes concerning toun clarkship.
That he accompanie the provest and bailliffs vpon the Lordis day
to divyne service (when he may convenientlie do the same) and sit in
the seat appoynted for provest, bailliffs, and counsall.
That the provest, bailliffs, and counsel have the electione of the
clarkis man, and he in presence of thame to give his oathe as vse is.
Quhilk ordouris and injunctiouns being producit as said is, and red
publictlie in presens of the saidis provest, bailyies, and counsall, they
did all ratefie and approve the same, and ordaines the saidis injunctiouns
(with the prycis following to be takine be the clark and his man) to be
heirin insert and to stand in force and strenthe heirefter.
[Here follows Table of fees.]
6 October 1640.
Mr. Harie Gibsone, elder, is ellectit and choysine clark of this
brughe for ane yeir to cum whill the nixt electioun of the clark appoyntit
be the injunctiouns sett doun thairanent, quha being sent for cam and
acceptit the said office in and vpon him and gave his aithe de fideli
administratione thairintill: Lykas William Yair is admittit to be the
clarkis man, wha gave his aithe also as effeires, conforme to the saidis
ordinancis and injunctiouns.
[Election of provest and bailies recorded in an act in terms similar to that of 1st
October 1639. James Stewart elected provost; Henrie Glen, Coline Campbell, and William
Neilsoun elected bailies.]
9 October 1640.
[Thirteen merchants and twelve craftsmen elected councillors.]
10 October 1640.
Patrik Bell, lait proveist, and thos who war bayleis with him, produced ther onlawes and compt the last yeir of ther office, quhairof ther
was thretie dollours and ane halfe of good dollours, and alevine and
ane halfe of turnovers, quhilk sall be put in the touns commoune chist
to bee applayed ad pios usus bee the sight and advyse of the said Patrik
Bell, lait proveist, and the baylleis that bair office with him that yair.
14 October 1640.
Dean of guild, etc.
[James Bell elected dean of guild; Ninian Gilhagie, deacon convener; Robert Patersoune, visitor; James Tran, treasurer; Archibald Faules, water bailie; Patrik Park, master
of work; Coline Cambell, master of work to Hutchesons hospital.]
17 October 1640.
[Gilbert Merschell continued procurator fiscal.]
Anent Blair, minister.
Efter lytting, be pluralitie of voittis, maister Hew Blair is electit
minister to serve in the Hie Kirk, and it is thought guid that he be
spokin to and delt with anent the serving of the cuir, at the said kirk, to
sie if he will abyde the hezard of the stipend belanging thairto, and
ordaines the dean of gild and deacon convener to meitt that folkis on
Wandisday nixt and to crave thair opinione anent the man.
Anent money and silver wark.
Forsameikle as the forsaidis provest, bailyies, and counsall, wnderstanding that sindrie persones within this brughe hes givin in certane
sowmes of money and silver work for the help of the publict, conforme
to the ordinance of the committie of estait and proclamatiouns sent
threw this toun to that effect, vpon security of payment to be givin to
them for the samein, conforme to the instructiounes givin out be the
said committie thairanent, and the saidis provest, bailyies, and counsall
having gottine [tua] actis of the committie for securitie of the said
money and silver wark, and they being most willing that all persones
wha hes givin in thair said money and silver work be securit for the
samein, conforme to the ordinance of the said committie, they thairfor,
be the tennor of this present act, ordanis thair clark to give ane note
vnder his hand to everie persone wha hes givin in thair said money and
silver wark (if the samein be within the sowme of fyve hundrethe markis
money) anent the tyme of the ingiving thairof, quantity and quality of
the samein, conforme to the buik sett doun be Coline Campbell, younger,
William Neilsoun, bailyies, James Hammiltoun and Johne Kirkwood,
wha wer appointit be the saidis provest, bailyies and counsall for recept
of the same; quhilk note to be givin be thair said clark sall be als sufficient
to ilk persoun receavers thairof for securitie to them of thair said money
and silver warke and annuall rent thairof, conforme to the weght and
qualitie, furth and fra Mertimes nixt quhill repayment of the same as
if ane particular band wer maid subscryvit and delyverit be the saidis
provest, bailyies, and counsall to them thairvpon.
24 October 1640.
Statut, beir, aill, etc.
[Ordained that no higher prices than the following be charged, viz.; ale, 1s. 4d. the
pint; bear, 1s. 8d. the pint; the loaf of thirteen ounces, 10d.; tallow and candle, same as
Anent ane bell.
The deid bell delyverit to Patrik Forsyth, quhom ordanis to geve the
half of the prycis of his pairt of the bell to William Bogle during his
lyftyme. And ordaines the deane of gild to caus mak ane new deid bell
to be rung for and befor the dead wnder hand.
Recommendis to the dean of gild to caus forme ane new port to the
new West Port.
31 October 1640.
Be pluralitie of voittis, Gabriell Cwnynghame is appoyntit to goe
east to the lordis of the committie, with ane lettere from the counsall
and ane vther from Lord Montgomrie for getting back fra the committie als meikle of the voluntar contributioun and the tent pennie and
tuenty pennie quhilk thei have receavit for provyding of the armie in
claithes and hois and shoes.
14 November 1640.
Warrand, tounes companie.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of twa
hundrethe threttie nyne pundis tuelff schillings for aught scoir pair of
shoes that wes sent to the camp to the tounes companie and givin to the
deane of gild to lay.
Acts of committie.
Gabriell Cwnynghame producit the twa actis of the committie and
Archibald Sydserffis discharge of the tuenty penny and tent penny
quhilk wer sent with him to Edinburgh; and siclyke producit the committies lettere to the toun with ane warrand fra the committie to Cowdoun
for furnishing of the sojors claithes out of the first end of the Bishops
and non covinenters rentis.
28 November 1640.
Letter from committie.
Ordaines the deane of gild to convein the merchandis and the deacon
conveiner to conveine the deacones of craftis this efternoone and to schaw
them the lettere sent this day to the toun from the committie, and to
crave thair opiniouns thairanent, and ordaines the provest and bailyies
to speik with the vther inhabitantis of this brughe concerning the samein
lettere, and to report on Monday at tua efternoone to the counsall.
30 November 1640.
Be pluralitie of voittis, ordaines William Neilsoun, bailyie, to goe
east to Edinburghe to thair commissioner with ane lettere, and to concur
with him anent the bussines of the jc and fyftie m. gulders; and ordanis
the clerk to draw vp ane lettere to send to Gabriell the morne to schaw
that they are bussie deilling to gett ane ansuer of his last lettere.
5 December 1640.
The deane of gild and deacon conveiner maid thair report of the
dealling with maister James Howstoun anent his preatching in the toun,
quhilk is thus that the said maister James is content and aggried to
preatch anes on the Sonday and anes in the weik day, during the
counsallis pleasour, and referrit to them selffis his pryce.
12 December 1640.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to maister Robert Ramsay, minister,
ane hundrethe thrie pundis vj s. viij d. for his service in preitching of
Godis word fra the first of October last to Mertimes thairefter now last
bypast, togidder with the sowme of fyftie four pund for transportatioun
of his guides fra Dundonald to this brughe.
Moneys sent to the camp.
Forsameikle as the saidis provest, bailyies, and counsall, wnderstanding that the merchandis and craftis of this burghe having takine
to thair consideratioune that thair ar sindrie persones belonging to them
in the campt who hes nether freindis or wtheris to helpe them or support
them in thair necessities, and thairfor they have directit certaine moneyis
to the campt to them for thair help and supplie, and the saidis provest,
bailyies, and counsall, takine to thair consideratioun that thair may be
sum vthers in the touns companie who hes relation to nather merchandis
nor craftis, who if thei be miskennit or neglectit may mak them to
grudge, and so sum evill or prejudice may incur thairby; for eschewing
quhairof they have concludit to send to the campt with James Padie ane
hundrethe and aught pundis money, to be delyverit be him to Capitane
Porterfeild, to be distribut be him amang such of his companie to whom
nothing has bein sent be the saidis merchandis and craftis, according to
the said capitane his awin discretioun; and to this effect ordaines the
thesaurer to have ane warrand for payment of the said sowme of ane
hundrethe and aught pundis, and to pay to him xxvij s. quhilk he
debursit to gett the saidis dolloris exchangit in gold.
26 December 1640.
Warrand for Thomsone.
It is statut be the counsall that maister Thomas Thomsone sall have
sex scoir poundes for his yeirs preaching betuixt Apryll last and Aprill
nixttocome; and, becaus he preached sumtymes of befor, ordains him to
have threttie pund in recompence thairof.
Ordains the thesaurer to have a warrand to deliuer to Walter Sterling
ten dollars to be gevin be him to maister Johne Campbell, blind minister,
for his preaching heir, and out of charitie to supplie his necessitie.
Gives commissioune to the dean of gild, [and seven others,] to mak
vp the accomptes of all the charges employit in the publict sen the
begining of the bissines, to be repoinit to the counsall, and thairefter
sent to Johne Nicoll to be producit to the committie of parliament against