1 January 1662.
Report was made be the provest, baillies and wthers, who wer appoyntit
to speik to William Andersoune anent the buying from him of Linningshaugh,
that they had endit with him and he was to be bund for absolut warrandice.
The pryce is sex thousand markis, the ane halfe quherof to be payit in hand,
the vther at Witsonday nixt; and becaus the present tennent therof [is] to
brook the samyne for twa yeares to com, conforme to the tak, the tennent is
to pay in to the toune yearlie the saidis twa yeares threttie bolles beir as a
particular dewtie agried wpon betwixt them and the said William Andersoune,
and the toune is to be assigned therto.
Inchgrein.; Warrand, thesaurer, Kilburnie.
John Barnes made report that he, with Johne Boill, went, conforme to
the magistratis ordouris, to Inchgrein for taking of the mens oathes anent
the bargane now in hands betwixt the toune and Kilburnie, quhilk was
accordinglie done; and ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the
sowme of twelfe punds 18 s. deburst for their charges and horsses hyre.
11 January 1662.
Officiares, Charles M'Cleane.
Appoyntis the officiares, weiklie about, to helpe and assist Charles
M'Cleane in attending the prissoners in the tolbuith.
Ordaines the officiares to be warned to produce their wands the nixt
18 January 1662.
Mr. Ralph Rodger to preach in the Laigh Kirk.
The magistrats and counsell of the said burgh, being conveined, and
having caused reid the act set doune on the xxvj of October last, wherby it is
appoyntit that Mr. Ralph Rodger preach in the Trongait Kirk as the ordinarie
minister therof, by pluralitie of votis it was declared, this day, by them that they
did adhear therto; and appoyntis him to preach in the said kirk both befor
and after noone, on the Lords day, except at such tymes in the afternoone
quhen Mr. Baillie desyres to preach, and appoyntis Mr. Patrick Bell and
William Cumyng, baillies, to intimat the samyne to him.
Appoyntis John Purveyance to pay out of the first and reddiest of the
stent he hes collectit for vse of the lords of sessioune the first of the twa
monethis cesse was appoynted to be payit in to them, and quhilk is for the
moneth of November last, and that according to ane desyre of ane letter sent
heir theranent by the lord president, and appoyntis the provest to wryt ane
Appoyntis John Bell and the thesaurer to speik with the laird of Silvertounhill that, in regaird he requyres continowatioune of the monyes awand be
him to the toune till Witsonday nixt to come, that he may give band not to
vse any suspensioune or ony wther law that may hinder any executioune,
ather reall or personall, against him, and that he wold give allocatioune for
securing of the toune in the futur of the twa chalder victuall dew yearlie by
him, whilk if he failyie to doe appoyntis the captioune the toune hes now
against him to be put to executioune with all dilligence.
Report, Pollok and warrand.
James Pollok made report of his last dilligence in Edinburgh to the
particular conventioune of burrowes, and seeing he was direct of befor anent
Puckie and Puckie Mylnes and hes receavit satisfactioune, appoyntis now the
thesaurer to pay to him farder twentie dollouris; and it is appoyntit to be
remembrit that quhat monye hes bein deburst to him anent Puckie and
Puckie Mylne that the samyne be takin aff the first monye comes in for the
saidis lands and payit in againe to the toune.
It is appoyntit and ordained by the haill magistratis and counsell that
the haill officiares mak vse of and carie their halbertis at all tymes, and not
to be sein at no occasioune without the samyne on their shoulders, as aught
and should be, and that vnder the paine of deprivatioune, altho their be no
wther fault to lay to their charge, and that in respect of the vnseimlie abuse
thay are com to by carieing of wands and staffes insted of halberts.
31 January 1662.
Well in Trougait.
It is concluded that the haill old work in the well of the Trongait be
takin out therof and that the samyne be reformed in ane vther maner as sall
be best thought wpon.
Appoyntit that the maister of work bring in the compt of the pewes the
Lightbodie to be benished.
Ordaines William Lightbodie, ane of theis who was appoyntit to keep
the poor aff the streitis, with his wyfe and childerin, to be all benished the
toune for his scandelous living, and all maner of persones discharged to reset
any of them, and this to be intimat with touk of drum.
15 February 1662.
Hie Kirk steiple to be mendit.
Ordaines the leid of the Hie Kirk steiple, quhilk is now wronged with the
stormie wether, be sightit be the deane of gild and wthers he pleases to tak
with him, and thairafter mendit and repaired with the best conveniencie.
Band subscryvit to Andersoune.
There was subscryvit ane band for thrie thousand markis in favouris of
William Andersoune, younger, portioner of Newtoune, as borrowit monye, but
it is to be vnderstood that it is for that quhilk is restand of the pryce of the
landis of Linningshaugh.
20 February 1662.
Dennestoune, captive among the Turkis.
Recommends to the deane of gild and Johne Purveyance to wrytt to
(blank) Robesoune, at Londone, anent the releiving of ane sone of vmquhill
Andro Denestounes, who is now lying captive among the Turkis, and to vse
ther best dilligence therintill.
8 March 1662.
Recommends to the provest and John Bell ather to agrie with Mr. Johne
Wilkie anent the vacant steipands cravit be him, or then to suspend the
charge given at his instance.
Barnes, baillie of Gorballes.
Johne Barnes, last baillie of the Gorballes, is conteinowed in that charge
quhill Michaelmes nixt.
The aforsaids magistratis and counsell, for divers consideratiounes moving
them, discharges the keeping of a guard any longer quhill further ordouris.
Beggers aff the streitis and wthers.
It is recommendit to the magistratis to agrie the best they can with
thrie or four men to put the beggers aff the streit and hold the toune frie of
22 March 1662.
Warrandis, Grammer School, mendicaments, &c.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of twentie
dollouris deburst to Mr. Johne Andersoune, ane of the doctouris of the
Grammer School, at the counsellis command, for divers respectis, and for
dedicating a book to the magistratis; and for wther twentie dollouris deburst
to James Robesoune, elder, for his helpe and supplie; and for ten dollouris
given to a Jew; and sex pundis to James Franck for furnishing of divers
medicamentis to sundrie poor persones, by warrand and command of the
magistratis; and for thrie scoir thrie pundis xiiii. s. deburst be him to Johne
Young, the tounes agent, and quhilk he deburst in the tounes affaires since
the beginning of the last sessioune.
Approves the agriement made betwixt the deane of gild and Robert
Bogill, anent the building of ane gavill at that pairt quhair Bogilles well is,
but ordaines nothing to be done therin except by the tounes sight.
Leid for the Hie Kirk.
Report was made be the deane of gild that he had spoken with James
and Mathow Colhoune anent the faultie lead in the Hie Kirk, and that
Mathow is to put on the old lead so far it will serve, and recommends to the
deane of gild to sie that work perfyted, and ordaines the said Mathow to set
wp againe the old mull [which] stood att the Hie Kirk.
It being concludit, for many guid and weightie reasones, that it was
conducable for the toune that the fewdewties and annual rentis adebtit furth
of the tenementis and wthers within burgh should be sold at seavintine yeares
purches and the monye gottin in be applyed for paying of the pryce of
Linningshaugh, ordaines therfor ane bank to be sent throw the toune, and
whoever desyres to buy them at the rate forsaid that they com and buy the
samyne and pay therfor accordingly, and with certificatioune to all that will
not com but delayes to buy their awin fewdewties or annualrent the toun will
sell the same to whom they pleas.
12 April 1662.
Cleanshers of the casy.
The baillies had made report that they had agried with twa men John
Williamsoune and (blank) to keep the beggers aff the casy and was to pay
to ilk ane of them monethlie (blank) quhilk was allowed and approvine; and
ordaines ilk ane of them to carie ane staff throw the toune as they walk,
having the tounes airmes therwpon.
17 April 1662.
Hie Kirk; Chancellor.
Ordaines the partitiounes of old put wp in the Hie Kirk to be takin
doune, and recommends the doeing thairof to Mr. Patrick Bell, baillie, who
made choyss of James Pollok and James Colhoune to be with him. And
recommends to the magistrats to bestow on the chancellor and noblemen that
comes with him als noblie as they can and the toune will afoard.
26 April 1662.
Warrandis, Bishop, diurualles.
[Ordained the treasurer to have warrants for (1) £313 "deburst be him for the
expenssis and horssis hyre of theis who wer sent east to meit with and attend the bishop
homwardis," and (2) £19 4s. "quhilk he deburst for diurnalles."]
5 May 1662.
The forsaids provest, baillies and counsell, doe heirby reshind, cass and
annull, the act of counsell formerlie given out in favouris of Mr. Robert
M'Quard, and appoynts Mr. Robert Goveane to collect the victuall allocat to
him as a pairt of his steipand for the tounes vse, and the rest of his steipand
to be withdrawne in respect quhat they payit it with is now to be payit to the
bishop; and ordaines Mr. Hugh Blaires allocatioune to be divydit from that
quhilk was allocat to vmquhill Mr. George Young, and Mr. Robert Goveane
to collect the same with the rest of the tounes rentall, and the said Mr. Robert
to be payit for all his paines.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of ane
hundreth markis deburst be him to James Pollok to pay the charges of the
young men who wer sent to the wast cuntrie with the chancellour, conforme
to nyne shilling starling the man, for his charges and horssis hyre, and for
iiij li. deburst to Claud Cleland, officiar, for the hyring the horssis.
Chancellour and bishop.
Ordaines the magistratis to heir and revise the haill comptis of the
particulares spent at the coming of the chancellour and bishop here, and to
caus calculat and lay the samyne, and therafter ordaines the clark to subscryve
ane warrand to the thesaurer for payment of the samyne; quhilk after reveising
is fund to extend to eight hundreth four scoir sextine pundis sex shilling ten
penneis, as the compt subscryvet be the deane of gild beares, and ordaines the
thesaurer to pay the same.
It is concluded that ilk persone within this burgh who wer commandit
to ryd out and convoy in the chancellour and bishop, and did not give
obedience, that ilk ane of them pay ane vnlaw of twelfe pundis Scotis, the
merchandis vnlaw to be payit to the deane of gild and the crafts to the deacon
conveiner, to be wared out wpon their respective hospitalles.
14 May 1662.
Visitatioune, Grammer School.
Ordaines the Grammer School to be visited wpon Friday nixt at twa
Oath of alledgence takin.
The forsaidis haill magistrats and counsell did most gladlie, cheirfullie
and wnanimouslie, accept and tak the oath of alledgence affecting the Kings
Majesties his royall prerogative over all persones and all causses, conforme as
the samyne is set doune at the end of the alevinth act of this parliament, and
by holding wp of their handis befor the eternall God and confessing the
samyne with their tunge.
26 May 1662.
Bank for the few dewties to be bought in.
Ordaines, of new againe, ane bank to be sent throw the toune, with touk
of drum, to wairne all pairties who desyres to buy in their few dewties or
annualrentis, conforme to the former proclamatioune, that they com in and
pay their monye; and for their securitie to be frie therof in tyme coming, all
the few dewties that sall be bought sall be scored out of the rentall, and the
name of the buyers to be ingrossed in ane particular act, to intimat to all in
the futur that they have done so, and also that they get ane note vnder the
clarks handis to be frie therof in all tyme coming.
Twa doytis to pas for 2d.
The forsaidis magistratis and counsell, taking to their consideratioune
the great truble and fasharie that is amongst neighboures for want of copper
monye to mak wishell, and the great scruple made at the receaving of
doytis, for remeid quherof they doe heirby enact, statut and ordaine, that twa
doytis sall pas for twa pennies Scotis as they doe in vther pairtis.
Warrand, mathematician, etc.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of fourtie eight
pundis deburst be him to James Cors, mathematician, for his book he hes
given to the toune, being a burges sone, for his better incuragment; and for
twelfe pundis deburst to (blank) Kinkaid, measoune, for his supplie.
Act in favouris of the tanners and cordoners.
Anent the supplicatioune and complent given in befor them be James
Mitchell, present deacone of the cordoners of the said burgh, for himselfe and
in name of the rest of the bretherin of that calling, makand mentioune that
quhair it is the vse and custome of all weill governed burgeses within this
kingdome, and of the tounes and cuntrie here about where we dwell, as
Hammiltoune, Paislay, Kilmarnok, and wthers, that whosoever buyes the
hydis of slaine bestial getis the feit with them, as can be made cleirly appeir
by severall instances be their awine tanners, in Edinburgh, Stirling, Linlithgow, Hammiltoune, Paislay, where they bought hydis and got the feit with
them, and by so doeing the feit defrayed the charges of the cairiage of the
samyne, whilk vse and custome was observit also within this burgh, as can
be made out by manye of our old tanners yit living, and now of lait the
fleshouris of this burgh hes convoyed the mater so that they keep the feit
hinging at the hyd ay and quhill the tanners buy the hyd, and therafter,
being bought, then and not befor that tyme, they cutt them away, and this
they doe to fallow out ane double decept, as at the first quhen the tanners
paises ane of theis hydis the feit hinging at them as said is they cannot
know the guidnes of the hyd, for the weight of the feit hinging at them
makis the samyne appeir to be ane thrie pairt weight moir nor it is, and all
to deceave the buyer; and agane quhen they cutt aff the feit they cutt ane
lairge peice aff the hyd away at everie foot of the four at everie hyd, all to
the great prejudice of the buyers and consequentlie to the supplicantis the
handie labourers; and seing it be the vse and custome that the feit goe
with the hyd or be cut away befor the selling therof, therfor earnestlie
requeisting and desyring their lordships to tak the mater to their lordships
most wyse consideratioune, being of so great importance, and that their
lordships wold be pleased to ordaine, conforme to the said ancient ordour
observit in all weill governed burghes and tounes (except this place) that
ather the feit goe with the hydis, or then, for eshewing of all fraud and decept,
that the feit may be cutted away befor the hyd be offered to be sold, to the
effect the buyer may the better know the worth of that quhilk he buyes; as
the said supplicatioune in itselfe mair fullie proportis. Whilk being red, the
said James Mitchell, compleiner, being present, the saidis magistratis and
counsell did send for George Broome, present deacone of the fleshouris within
this burgh, who being sent for com and appeir with wthers of the said calling,
in presens of the saidis magistratis and counsell, and againe the said bill
being punctuallie red over, and the said George Broome being interrogat if it
was the custome of the bretherin of the calling to cut away the feit from the
hyd befor they be sold and not befor that tyme, who confest the samyne to
be trew; and being againe interrogat wpon what grund or reasone the samyne
was done, declared he had no reasonable grund but onlie old vse and custoume; and therafter the saidis provest, baillies and counsell, having weill
weighted and considered the said mater, and finding that the not cutting of
the feit away from the hyds befor the selling therof was but great iniquitie
and meir fraud to deceave the buyer, to the effect the hydis might seim
heavier then reallie they ar, the feit not being cutt from them as said is; therfor
they heirby enact, statut and ordaine, that the haill fleshouris within this burgh,
both frie and wnfrie cutt the feit from the hydis immediatlie after the killing
of the bestiall or cattell, and that they doe not present any hyd to be sold
quhill the feit be cutted from them, and that no tanner nor vthers buy any
hydis within this burgh quhill the feit be cutted from them (except cuntrie
hydis brought in be cuntrie men) and that vnder the paine of twentie pundis
to be exactit aff ilk contraveiner how oft and sua oft as they sall contravein.
The forsaidis provest, baillies and counsell, being conveined as said is, for
mony gud causes moving them, hes statut and ordained that all persones
whatsomever who hes bein admitted single burges, or burgesses or gild brother
in the Vsurpers tyme, that they be of new again readmittit be the deanes of
gild, present and to come, without payment of any fynes quhatsomever, and
that the oath be takin in relatioune to the Kings most excellent Majestie, as
vse is now and was befor the said Vsurpers tyme, and that the clark caus
insert all theis that enters not in a book by it alone, and that the clark give
everie one of them the extract of their oathes taking wpon some reasonable
In answer to the supplicatioune given in be manye of the inhabitantis of
this burgh dwelling neir the foot of the Saltmercat, craving and desyring ane
brig to be buildit over the burne there, for the better friedome and passage
to that well there callit Aikines well, on the east syd of the said burne, in
respect of their scarcetie of water for supplie of their families, recommends to
the deane of gild to caus build there ane litle stone brige and to fix it weill
that it be not carried away with the water, for all the neighbouris in that
gait their better commodious passage to the said well.
Form of act anent thes who byis in thair fewdewteis.
The scroll of ane act drawn wp be the clark in favouris of theis who will
buy their few dewties and annualrentis awand out of their landis in from the
toune, conforme to the proclamatioune emittit theranent, the samyne was
allowed and approvine, and quhen all hes bought that will by the said few
dewties, ordaines the said act to be insert in the book quhairin the rentall is
wryttin, quhilk is delyvered to Mr. Robert Goveane to be collected, and that
at the end of the said rentall.
31 May 1662.
Recommends to Johne Young, the tounes agent, to prosecut, with dilligence, the caus intentit be the toun against George Campbell for infefting of
the toune in the landis of Silvercraigs, and to vse his best meanes to get the
samyne effectuat, as also to advert to the summondis given to the toune at the
instance of the aires of vmquhill Johne Stewart.
3 June 1662.
Common good set.
[Common good set for a year as follows:—Mills, 8,750 merks, "and that by and
attour fyftie bolles grund malt to be payit ather to the bischop or to the toune as the
toune sall give ordour, conforme to old wse and wont;" ladles, 2,920 merks; meal market
and pecks, 1,020 merks; tron, 890 merks; bridge, 1,460 merks; grass of the Meikle
Green, £60 Scots; grass of St. Mungowes Litle Kirkyard, a rex dollar, given to the
officers; excise of acquavitæ sold within the burgh, £18 5s. sterling.]
14 June 1662.
Monye given to the Hie Kirk thesaurer.
It is concluded that the old remainders of the poores contributioune that
was collectit laitlie be appoyntment of the magistrats and counsell be collectit
together and given to the kirk thesaurer for the vse of the poore, and that it
be formalie recordit that he may [be] the better chargit thairwith.
Compt pewes, and thesaurer chargit.
The maister of wark gave in the compt of the pewes laitlie builded in
the Laigh Kirk, quhilkis wer sett out at Mertimes last for ane year therafter, the maill quherof extendis to thrie hundreth threttie eight pundis viij s.
Scots, quhilk is delyvered to the thesaurer, and he is to be chargit therwith
at the making of his compt.
Warrandis, thesaurer, well, diurnalles.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of ane
hundreth twa pundis eight penneis, deburst be him to James Colhoune for
the casting and laying the conduit pype of leid at Bogiles Well, conforme to
the agriement made with the deane of gild and wthers and him theranent; as
als for fourtie shilling starling was sent to Edinburgh to John Nicoll for his
service in sending diurnallis to the magistratis this year bygaine and wrytting
of occurantis from tyme to tyme.
Meiting hous for the deane of gildis counsell.
It is concluded that the deane of gildis counsell, quhilk ordinarlie did
meit, ilk Thursday, in the councill hous, keep now their meitings in that hous
above the councill hous quher of lait the comissar held his courts.
28 June 1662.
Brige at St. Tenowes burne and casayes.
It is concluded that ane handsome litle brige with ane penn be put over
St. Tenowes burne, and that the casay be brought in therfra to the Wast
Port, and recommendis to the maister of wark to send for the calsay layer, in
Rutherglen, and to enter him to lay casay at the Wast Port, and he to lay
wastward qubill he and wther casay layers there meit who layes the casay
from the said brige to the port.
Warrand, Bogilles well.
[Ordained the treasurer to have a warrant for £33 disbursed to James Colhoune "for
making of the bras cock to Bogilles well and inputting therof," and for £9 12s. 6d. "for
lead that was furnished be him therto."]
7 July 1662.
Warrand, preaching, kirkis.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of ten dollouris
deburst be him to Mr. Ninian Patersoune for his preaching in suplieing the
vacancie of the kirkis.
Act, tacksmen of the mylnes.
It being regraited be the tacksmen of the mylnes that divers men brings
to the mylne sex furlotis for fyve furlotis malt to be grund, and yet payes
onlie the dewes for fyve, quhilk is both prejudiciall to him and the toune
anent the excyse, ordaines therfor the said taksmen to tak his ordinarie
moulter for fyve furlotis or for a boll mair or les, and quhat malt is fund in
any seck given wp for moir nor it is given in to be grund to pay the ordinarie
dewes, permittis the said taksmen to confiscat the samyne.
12 July 1662.
Spreull, brunt monye.
Ordaines Mr. John Spreull to be requyred to produce the book anent the
monye collectit for supplie of theis who had their land brunt.
Wrytis to Edinburgh.
Ordaines the clark to send east to John Bell the wrytis anent the tyndis
he writ for, for getting of the takis prorogat.
19 July 1662.
Boyd, guids in a ship sequestered.
The saidis provest, baillies and counsell, tacking to their consideratioune
that wmquhill Robert Boyd, merchand in Stockholme, sone laufull to Robert
Boyd, tailyeour, burges of this burgh, who hes laitlie deceast since his coming
to this toune, had brought in to the River of Clyd ane schip loadned with
iron and tar, and seing the said ship is yit vnlivered and that they ar
most willing and cairfull that non should susteane prejudice theranent,
they thought fitt that the guidis should be sequestred and secured, and therwpon did send for the skipper, ane Dutcheman, who declared that there was
a charter pairtie and bill of loadining extant, and that ane pairt of the guidis
did belong to the said vmquhill Robert Boyd and pairt to wthers in Stockholme; and therfor, after advyce takin be the saidis magistratis and counsell,
it was concluded that the saidis haill guidis should be sequestred and brought
within the Merchand Hospitall quhill it war farder cleired to whom they
doe belong and that twa new lockis be put on the doore quherin they sall be
put, the key of the one quherof is to be given to the deane of gild and the
wther to the said wmquhill Robert Boydis friendis. Therafter compeired
David Boyd, merchand, burges of Edinburgh, cousing german to the said
Robert Boyd deceast, with the aforsaid Robert Boyd, the defunctis father, and
in his name desyred the saidis magistratis and counsell to suffer and permitt
them to tak intromissioune with the guidis, and they will find sufficient
cawtioune within burgh to mak the samyne furthcomand to all parties
havand or pretendand to have intres in the same; quhilk was refuised be the
saids magistratis and counsell, adhearing to their former conclusioune.
Contributioune book of the brunt monye.
The book that Mr. John Spreull had formerlie, quhairin is conteined the
distributioune of the monyes formerlie collectit for the helpe of theis who
had their land brunt, was produced; and appoyntis the deane of gild, deacon
conveiner, James Campbell, John Barnes and Peter Gemmill, to reveise the
samyne, and therafter to report; and the book is given to the deane of gild
for that effect.
9 August 1662.
Act in favouris of the kirk sessioune.
In ansuer to the suplicatioune given in be the moderatour of the kirk
sessioune of this burgh to the saidis magistratis and counsell, shewing the
great burdine that lyes on them in provyding for the poor, who are verie
numerous and incresses daylie, and for provyding of fielles to their officiares
and publict servandis, quhilk they are not able to doe and performe vnles that
it wold pleas the said provest, baillies and counsell, to condeschend and
appoynt that the penalties of all skandelous persones, and monye gottin for
thrugh stones and buriell places, might be given over be them in the favouris
of the said kirk sessioune for supplie of the defectis forsaid; as the said
supplicatioune mair fullie proportis. Whilk being red, and after consideratioune had therintill, it was yealded vnto and condeschendit be the saidis
provest, baillies and counsell, that the said kirk sessioune sall have full
power to wplift the haill penalties dew to be payit be all furnicatouris, and
wther such scandelous persones in the lyk, and quhat is gottin for thrugh
stones and buriell places, and they also to have power to call such persones
to ane compt who hes bein formerlie neglectit be the justices of peace, and
that for the helpe and supplie of the poor of this burgh, and that during the
will and pleasour of the saidis magistratis and counsell allenerlie, and wpon
this expres provisioun that no part of the saidis penalties and wtheris forsaid
sall be destribuit or delt to any persone quhatsomever without the speciall
advyce and consent of the saidis provest, baillies and counsell, present and to
com, be first had and obteined therto; and if the said kirk sessioune failyie
heirintill, then this present act is to be null and of non availl as if the samyne
had never bein made, and the saidis magistratis of this burgh ar to returne
bak againe to the wplifting of the saidis penalties and wthers above mentionat
as they, as justices of peace forsaid, were in vse of befor.
Heid court, Gorballes.
Ordaines ane heid court to be keeped at Gorballes on Moonday nixt, at ten
houres, and that theis who ar to be persewed for breking of the box be conveined
therto, and that Claud Pauleis complent be hard anent the want of his fiell.
It is concluded, for many guid reasones and consideratiounes, for the moir
commodious laidining and landing of boatis, that their be ane litle key builded
at the Broomelaw, and that the samyne be done and perfectit with the best
convenience, be sight and advyce of the magistratis, deane of gild and deacon
16 August 1662.
Ordaines the clark to wrytt ane letter, in their names, to Silvertounhill,
to desyre him to caus bye James Bowies tyndis, and that he wold mak pay
ment of the monyes awand be him to the toune, quhilk should have bein
payit at Witsonday last.
Ordaines the monye alreddie receavit from the burgessis to buy armes be
deburst for partisenes so far it will extend.
31 August 1662.
Blair of Phinik.
The aforsaidis magistratis and counsell, for divers guid reasones and
consideratiounes moving them, have quitt to Robert Blair of Phinik the
haill bygaine tak tynd dewtie of the landis of Garroch that he was restand
awand to the toune, the haill yeares and cropis he was awand, the tyme he
sold the samyne to Mr. Niniane Hill.
15 September 1662.
The magistratis and counsell being informed of the great out cry made
throw the haill toune be the poor, for want of the distributioune formerlie
payit to them, quhilk is brought to pas throw the slak and not tymeous
payment of the contributioune, and the said magistratis and counsell being
most willing to remeid the same in the futur, have concludit that Peter
Gemill, elder, and Mungow Mathie, merchandis, sall be imployed in seiking
in the said contributioune from the inhabitantis, . . . and that monethlie
during the counsellis will, and they ar to be comptable for the haill rolles
and all conteined therintill as the samyne sall be delyvered to them subscryvit
be the clark of the kirk sessioune. And for the better ingetting therof, grantis
full commissioune and power to the said Peter Gemmill and Mungow Mathie
to imprissone all maner of persones who refuissis to mak payment, ilk ane
for ther awine pairtes of the said contributioune, quhill they mak payment
therof. And ordaines the officiares to be assistant to them for that effect,
and for their paines there is to be allowed to ilk ane of them weiklie four
Compt of the partizans.
The compt of the partizanes wer given in be the maister of work was
allowed and approvin and is as fallowes:—In the first, deburst to Alexander
Goveane for irone work to fourtie new partizans and dressing four old quhilkis
were borrowed, ane hundreth thrie scoir thrie pundis iiii. s.; item, to Mr. Robert
Duncan, for silk, seavintie ane punds alevine shilling twa penneis; item, to
Thomas Miller for timber work and twa stafes, to Williamsoune and his
commerad that dightis the tolbuith, fyftie pundis; item, to Issobell Lang for
furnishing of roones, threid and workmanship, twentie nyne pundis xiiii. s.
and viii. d. Summa of all is thrie hundreth fourtine pundis nyne shilling
[whereof there was paid out of the money received from burgesses to buy
arms £210, leaving £124 9s. 10d. to be paid by the treasurer].
20 September 1662.
Licence of transporting stones.
Johne Bell producit ane licence grantit be (blank) Bruce, who hes ane
patent of his Majestie anent the not transporting of stones, yit licence is
grantit be him to the merchandis of this burgh to transport the samyne
30 September 1662.
The provost nominat.
The forsaid provest, baillies and counsell, being conveined in their counsell hous anent the electioune of the magistratis of this burgh for the year
enshewing, conforme to the ancient custome, compeired Mr. Williame Forbus,
servitour to the right reverend father in God, Androw archbishop of Glasgow,
and produced ane paper subscrivit be his lordship, quherin his lordship presentis and nominatis Johne Bell of Hammiltoun Ferm, merchand, burges of
this burgh, to be provest therof for the year enshewing; after reading quherof
the said Johne Bell being sent for come and desyred whither or not the said
counsell wold receave such ane nominatioune and presentatioune; and after
votting, the samyne was acceptit; wherwpon the said Johne Bell did accept
the said office; but befor he wold give his oath did protest that that nominatioune now made be the said archbishop should not be prejudiciall to the toune
heirafter anent their former right they had to the electioune of their magistratis.
[From a leet of nine persons, named by the provost, baillies and council, the archbishop
elected James Campbell and Robert Rae, merchants, and James Colhoune, craftsman, to be
bailies for the year to come.]
The old provest.
It was concludit be the said new electit provest, new electit baillies and
wtheris on counsell above named, that for ane year to com, during the
absence of the present electit provest, the old provest, Coline Campbell, should
preceid in counsell.
3 October 1662.
[The magistrates of this and the two preceding years elected thirteen merchants and
twelve craftsmen to be on the council for the year to come.]
4 October 1662.
Boyd, goods in ship.
[Ordained two bailies and the dean of guild to meet the representatives of the owners
of the goods in Robert Boyd's ship and agree with them for delivery thereof and payment
8 October 1662.
Election of office-bearers.
[Office-bearers elected as follows:—John Barnes, dean of guild; John Miller, deaconconvener; John Watsoune, visitor of maltmen. Election of the others delayed on account
of the provost's absence.]
11 October 1662.
[Office-bearers elected as follows:—Niniane Andersoune, treasurer; Coline Campbell,
water bailie; John Or, master of work; John Ker, bailie of Gorbals.]
It is concluded that the sex hundreth and fyftie markis awand to Mr.
Donald Catgill, restand of his stipand the cropt 1661, be payit him wpon ane
sufficient discharge to warrand the toune theranent at all handis quhatsomevir.
18 October 1662.
Call to ministers.
Recommends to the magistrats to deall with the bischop to give ane
call to Mr. Richard Waddell to be minister in the Hie Kirk; as also it is this
day concluded that ane call be given to Mr. John Andersoune, now minister
at (blank) to be ane of the ordinar ministers of the toune.
Campbell to Edinburgh.
In respect it is informed be proclamatioune that the haill creditouris of
the lait Marqueis of Argyll ar summond to compeir wpon the sext of
November nixt, appoyntis therfor James Campbell, ane of the present baillies,
to attend the said meiting, and ordaines the haill toune and hospitalles bandis
be delyvered vnto him.
[Ordained the treasurer to have a warrant for £154 16s. 8d. "deburst be him to the
burrowes agent for the tounes pairt of the twa thousand markis was deburst in opposing
Bawrowstounnes to be a free burgh royall and the rest therof for the missive dewes."]
24 October 1662.
Appoynt Coline Campbell, lait provest, and John Walkinshaw, to speik
with John Biggart anent his giving over of the landis of Linningshaugh his
tak right therof.
Tallow, candle and bread, old actis.
[Tallow to be sold for 50s. the tron stone; well made candle, 58s. the troy stone; the
12d. loaf to weigh 11 ounces and 3 drops. "And ratifies and approves the tounes haill
former old actis set doune anent the fleschouris and wtheris for keeping guid ordour in
toune as formerlie, and ordaines the samyne to be proclaimed as of old."]
Call of ministers.
Report was made be the provest, conforme to the counselles order, that
he and the baillies had spokin with the bischop anent the giving of ane call
to Mr. Richard Waddell and Mr. Johne Andersoune, ministers, and that his
lordship was content to concur with the toune anent the giving the call to the
said Mr. Richard, and that he wold give him ane warrand for transportatioune, and that he wold also give vocatioun to Mr. Johne Andersoune but
that he vrged that Mr. Johne Burnet might be also admittit as aue third
minister, and that ane call be given for that effect; and the counsell having
now at their sitting receavit ane letter from the bischop for that effect,
wherin he promissis his concurrance, but the counsell finding his letter
generall, not relaiting what was past betwixt his lordship and the provest
anent the call giving to the said Mr. John Burnet; and considering that ane
of the ministers who served in the Laigh Kirk in Trongait was alwayes payit
betwixt the toune and the bischop; therfor the counsell delayes the calling of
the said thrid minister quhill the bishop condeschend to pay the halfe of
the steipand; and does conclud and consent that if the bishop will pay
the halfe of the steipand to the thrid minister, that they all thrie be called,
viz., the said Mr. Richard Weddell for the Hie Kirk, the saidis Mr. Johne
Andersoun and Mr. John Burnet for the Laigh Kirk; and to this effect
appoyntis James Campbell, ane of the baillies, and John Andersoune, elder,
of Dowhill, to ryd with the best convenience to the said Mr. Richard
Weddell and Mr. Johne Andersoune for calling them to this place and to
the said Mr. John Burnet also if the bishop condeschend to the steipand
as is abovewryttin.
Act anent theis who withdrawes from divyne worship on the Lordis day.
There being producit ane act of the kirk sessioune, quherby itt was
regraited to the saidis magistratis and counsell that, throw the withdrawing of
manye of the inhabitantis on the Lordis day and wther tymes from divyne
worship, the collectiounes at the kirk doores wer diminished, and by that the
poor greatlie prejudged, and the saidis magistratis and counsell vnderstanding
the samyne to be trew, they therfor ordaine that intimatioune be made to the
haill inhabitantis that the forsaid prejudice done to the poore be remeided
heirafter, with certificatioune to all who neglectis the samyne their monethlie
contributioune will be augmented for making wp of that quhilk is withdrawne
from the weiklie collectioune on the Lordis day and wther tymes.
Rodger and Catgill.
Ordaines Mr. Ralph Rodger, minister, to be payit of his stipand till
Mertimes nixt and Mr. Donald Catgill to be payit quhat is awand him of
his steipand for the cropt 1661, notwithstanding of any ordinance of befor
in the contrair, vpon his awine discharge without cawtioune or of ony vther
having his power.
1 November 1662.
Report being made be Baillie Campbell that as yit he had not gotin the
act of transportatioune for Mr. Richard Waddell, whervpon the counsell did
direct wp to the bischope John Andersoune, lait provest, and John Walkinshaw
theranent, who having returned ane letter, altho not satisfactorie, it is concluded be the counsell that ane call be given to the said Mr. Richard, and the
clark to subscryve the same in their names, as weil as the afoirmentioned Mr.
John Andersoune, and that the saidis Baillie Campbell and John Andersoune
carie the same.
It is concluded, for the better evidencing of the tounes respectis to Mr.
Ralph Rodger, that twenty pundis starling be payit to him be Mr. Robert
Goveane for his transportatioune.
Warrand, Ker, sojouris.
Ordaines John Ker to pay, out of the monyes he receavit from the
collectouris at the mylnes, to Colonel Turnour, ane hundreth and sex pundis
starling, for the vse of the sojouris in toune, conforme to the Lord Lyounes
Instructiounes to the officiares.
The Instructiounes fallowing wer red to the officiares and they ordained to
stand and abyd therat and obay the same, vnder the paine of deprivatioune:—
In the first, that all rolmontis and decreitis receavit be them, or ony ane
of them, from any maner of persones, be put to dew executioune be them
within fourtie dayes, ather be obteining payment of the sowmes conteined in
the decreit or be poynding therfor or warding of the persone against quhom
the decreit is evictit.
Item, that all persones who ar to be warned to the court [be warned]
the day preceiding the court.
Item, that all guidis being poyndit, after the samyne is thrys laufullie
roupit at the croce and offered to the partie, that immediatelie therafter they
be booked in the tounes bookes.
Instructiounes to the officiares.
Item, that they attend preceislie everie court day at the court, from the
doune sitting thereof to its rysing, for revisieing their warnings, and to attend
the provest and baillies at all convenient tymes, ather quhen they cum from
their houssis or goes home againe, or in the streitis quhen they goe about the
tounes affaires; as also it is injoyned that the said officers, conforme to ane
act of councill on the eightine day of January last, carie their halbertis at all
tymes, and to be sein at no tyme without the same, and that wnder the paine
of deprivatioune although there be no wther fault to lay to his charge, and
that in respect of the vnseimlie abuse and custome they ar come to be
carieing of wandis and staffs in their handis insteid of halbertis.
14 November 1662.
Recommends to dean of gild, deacon conviner and Johne Kerr, to call
the fewars of the Gorballes to ane accompt anent the bygaine stentis collectit
be them and there bestowing thereof, and anent the maiter relaiting to there
boxe they brack, and there making up off quhat was therin the tyme of the
6 December 1662.
Report, Campbell and Andersoune, ministers, Burrowes.
Baillie Campbell and John Andersoun, elder, of Dowhill, made their
report anent their diligence in goeing to give ane call to Mr. Richard Waddell
and John Andersoune to be twa of the ordinarie ministers of this burgh, who
producit lettres, ane direct from ather of them, wherby they doe indicat their
excuses therfor. As also, the said Bailie Campbell producit ane compt and
discharge subscrivit be the buroues agent of the tounes missive dewes this
last year; as also ane note subscrivit be Thomas Wyllie beiring him to be
payit of the tounes accompt was awand him, quhilk was ane hundreth pundis
and is a pairt of the hundreth and fyftie pundis he receavit from the deane of
gild, mentioned in the act daitit the first of November last bypast; and that
he had deburst out therof also fourtie thrie pundis ten shilling for the extract
of the act of parliament relaiting to the tounes abaitment of their excys; so
restis therof in his hand sex pundis ten shilling, and their charges being ane
hundreth seavintie four pundis xv s. and the said sex pundis xv s. being
rebaitit, restis ane hundreth thrie scoir eight pundis fyve shilling; and
ordaines the thesaurer to mak payment to them therof. As also the said
James Campbell producit ane discharge of the haill excys dew be the toune
for all tyme preceiding August last; as also there was producit the principall
submissioune and decreit betwixt Glasgow and Air; quhilkis wrytis wer
delyvered to be laid wp with the rest of the wrytis of that natur.
Recommends to the provest and baillies to deale with the bischop anent
the setling of Mr. Johne Bowie heir within this burgh as ane of the ordinarie
ministers therof, the bischop paying quhat his predicessouris wer in vse to
pay to ane of the ministers of the Laigh Kirk.
Warrand, thesaurer, well, Wast Port.
Ordaines the theasurer to pay out for the building of that well outwith
the Wast Port the sowme of thrie scoir pundis fyftine shilling eight penneis,
and recommendis to the deane of gild to sie the samyne covered; and he and
the deacon conveiner to set the samyne the most commodius way they can to
theis that will give most therfor.
Recommends to the magistratis to doe in the quarterings of the toune as
they think most convenient for the ease of the inhabitentis, and to grant
assistant quarters as they sall think guid.
Miller, Lipper Hospitall.
Ordaines Archibald Miller to be put in the Lipper Hospitall in respect
of his sicknes laitlie fallen wpon him, and he to have quhat belongs therto
for his mentinance, be sight of the deane of gild and deacon conveiner.
20 December 1662.
Greg, jadging barrelles.
Compeired Cuthbert Grege, couper, and producit the warrandis he had
for jadging of barrelles, and becaus he had given charges and summondis to
divers persones in relatioune therto, and that this long tyme bygaine ther hes
bein nothing exerceised theranent, and that people now being secur he might
tak advantage against them, he was therfor desyred to tak bak his summondis
and not to draw people to idles charges, quhilk he promist to doe and so was