20 January 1670.
Report being made be theis who wer appoyntit to sight the great
metrapolitane kirk of this burgh, and the said magistratis and counsell
considering the bad conditioune therof, thei ordained the maister of wark
to caus repair the samyne according as the deane of gild sall injoyne.
5 February 1670.
Appoyntis twelfe pundis Scotis to be payit monethlie to ilk ane of
the companies now quartered in toune, in place of their locallitie, and four
pundis Scotis to be payit monethly to Ensigne Midletoune for his hous
Grahame, Barrony tyndis.
Recommendis to Johne Grahame to persew for and collect the tyndis
awand be the Barrony men theis severall yeares bygaine.
The deane of gild having made report that he had sightit the tounes
quarrell with utheris, conforme to former ordouris, recommendis yit to him
to tak Johne Cauldwallis band, cawtioner for Thomas Cauldwall, that he
sall leive the quarrell right as he sall be injoyned, and sall be conteined in
the band, and therafter to grant the said Thomas libertie to work
Litsters, frie burgesses.
Anent ane petitioune presentit be the litsters of this burgh, shewing
that thei wer summond to compeir befor the shirreff of Lanerk and his
deputis at Rutherglen, quhilk sumondis thei had advocat in respect thei
ar frie burgessis of this his Majesties frie royall burgh and so nocht lyable
to ansuer to that judicatorie, the said magistratis and counsell after consideratioune had theranent did condeschend that their pley be menteined
on the tounes expenssis, and that advocatis and utheris be imployed for
12 February 1670.
The said magistratis and counsell taking to their consideratioune the
great outcry made be many of the inhabitentis of this burgh, for that
many of their weomen servandis therin hes theis divers yeares bygaine
desertit their service, out of honest mens houssis, and hes tak wp houssis
of their awine, quher som twa some thrie of them dwellis togither, quherby
idle houssis ar keepit and many male reportis ar rysen by their bordle
houssis so keepit, and therby thei doe quhat thei can to bring the plague
of God on this citie, therfor the said magistratis and counsell being most
willing to goe about all meanes to withhold Godis judgment from ws, and
to benish away againe that ill practis that is risen among ws, have concluded that twa of their number sall goe throw with the minister of ilk
quarter, and some of the sessioune with them, as the minister sall appoynt,
the haill quarter and ilk particular hous therof, and to tak notice of ilk
idle and orray woman that hes takin wp houssis, and to mak them
ather presently to returne to service or then to act and obleis themselfes to remove aff the toune without delay, and to tak notice of theis
persones who setis them the houssis that thei may be punished conforme
to the proclamatioune made in the contrair; and for this effect the
counsell appoyntit Johne Bell and James Colhoune to goe throw with the
parson his quarter, Dowhill, elder, and Archibald Sheillis with maister
Johne Bell throw his quarter, and the deane of gild and deacon conveiner
to goe throw with maister Williame Stirling in his quarter, and Frederik
Hammiltoune and Johne Barnes elder to goe throw with maister Alexander Mylne his quarter; and to mak report with the best conveniency.
In ansuer to the supplicatioune given in be James Moodie, maltman,
craving supplie in respect of his old age and povertie and inabilitie to
fend for himselfe, and for building and planting in the tounes commoune,
all theis being considered thei allow him to wplift during his lyftyme
threttie pundis yearly of the thrie scoir pundis Scotis as the yearly tak
dewty of that mailling that was laitly occupyed by him in the Waster
Commoune, and Johne Grahame, their collectour, to receave his discharge
therwpon fra the tennent in pairt of payment.
Recommendis to the deane of gild and Frederick Hammiltoune
to sight quhat neidfull is to be done anent the New Grein and dyk therof
to [be] builded, and thei to doe everie thing theranent as thei think fitt.
12 March 1670.
Report being made that ther had bein ane survey of the haill toune
anent the trying out of orrey weomen, it is appoyntit that ane bank be
made and sent throw the toune to certifie all theis who wer appoyntit to
remove aff the toune that thei doe the samyne with all dilligence, with
certificatioune who utherwayes does thei sall be put aff the toune by
touk of drum, and also to inhibit all weomen who have bein servantis to
tak wp privat houssis, and that non set houssis to such under the paine of
punishment in the most severe way at the magistratis will.
Appoyntis the deacon conveiner to speik to the fleshouris to provyd
and big themselfes houssis for killing of ther flesh, and to mak report
therof the nixt meiting.
Bell in Blackfrier kirk.
Ordaines the bell in the Blackfrier steiple to be takin doune and sent
to Holland to be castin over againe, with the same name, armes and year
of God as is presently therwpon.
Irone ravill to the tolbuith stair.
Appoyntis Dowhill, elder, and James Colhoune to agrie with quhat
smiths thei think fitting for making of ane irone ravill to the tolbuith
A persone to dwell at Newport.
Appoyntis the twa baillies [and five others] to try out ane fitt persone
to dwell at the tounes hous at Newport Glasgow.
19 March 1670.
Recommendis to the magistratis to send some persone to Hammiltoune, anent ane summondis given to the toune to compeir befor the
shirreff of Lanerk wpon the eight day of Aprill nixt to come, for the
landis of Provane.
Appoyntis the provest and William Andersoune, lait provest, to be
joyned to theis who wer appoyntit to try out ane fitt persone to dwell in
their hous at Newport, and to sie if thei can agrie with maister William
Conynghame the best way thei can for that effect, and to give him a
tak for eight yeares, quherof he is to have the first thrie years frie, and
to setle on the maill as thei can best agrie.
Smithis hous at Newport.
Recommendis to the deane of gild and deacon conveiner to sett the
smiths hous at Newport and to agrie with him theranent as thei best may.
Appoyntis the deane of gild, deacon conveiner, and James Andersoune, baillie of Provand, to convein the tennentis of Provand and to
stryk the Provand fier for the cropt 1669 as thei think most fitting.
It is concluded that Agnes Sheillis, relict of umquhill Thomas Glen,
gett fyve pundis monethlie, as uther weadowes gets, and to begin with her
for this instant moneth of March.
Ordaines Johne Barnes, elder, to have ane warrand for the sowme
off fourtie eight pundis vij s. Scotis deburst be him to James Colhoune for
dressing of the pumps in Gorballis.
The provest, baillies and counsell being conveined, anent ane supplicatioune given in formerlie be Mr. Patrik Bell, merchand, burges of the
samyne burgh, befor the deane of gild of this burgh and his brethren of
counsell, and therafter remittit be them to the said provest, baillies and
counsell, makand mentioun that quher the said Mr. Patrik Bell, and his
authoris and predicessouris, hes ane aiker of land, lyand within the
territorie of this burgh, on the wast end of Egleshames croft, quhilk he
intendis to dyk and park in, as utheris hes done their landis on the east
end therof, quhilk aiker of land lyes nixt to certane landis belonging to
John Smith, merchand, burges of the said burgh, to the quhilk ther
[is] ane commoune passage appoyntit be act of counsell of the dait
(blank) jm. vjc. (blank) (fn. 1) to remayne as ane publict passage to the landis
in the said Eglishames croft; and that seing betwixt the said compleineris
and the said John Smithis landis ther is ane hedge alreddie growand and
sett be the said John Smith foragainst the south wast pairt therof, on the
north end of said John Smiths yaird ther; and that the said Mr. Patrik
and the aforsaid John Smith have sett, with both their consentis, ane
quicksett betwixt their landis eastward fra the north east neuk of the
said John Smiths yaird, the haill lenth of the said aiker of land, sua that
ther is no passage left to the said John Smith his landis be-east his said
yaird without he ather mak ane passage throw his awine yaird or then
come throw the said Mr. Patrik his landis; and therfor the said Mr. Patrik
craved the said deane of gild and his said bretherin of counsell to find
and declair the said Mr. Patrik Bell to have libertie to build ane yet at
the south west neuk of his said landis foragainst the said commone
passage, throw the said John Smiths landis to the burne, that he may have
frie ingres and regress to and fra his said aiker of land therby, as his
authoris therof had of befor, but interruptioun, and to discharge the said
John Smith to impeid him therintill, and that he clame no intrest by the
said passage to his said landis ther be-east his said yaird. [The dean of
guild remitted the petition to the town council, who met the parties on
the ground and fully considered their claims, "with the reasones and
allegationes of John Listoun and George Muirhead, compeirand and pretendand to have passage throw the compleiners landis to their landis ther,
in the midmost pairt of the said croft," and], be this their decreit and sentance, decerne and ordaine, statut and appoynt the said Mr. Patrik Bell,
compleiner, to have frie ingres and regres throw and be the said commoune
passage that leidis to the said burne throw the said John Smiths landis,
to and fra his said aiker of land; and grantis libertie to the said Mr.
Patrik Bell to build ane yett wpon the south-west newk of his said landis
for that effect, narrest the said John Smiths gavell ther, and betwixt the
samyne and James Loukis landis ther; and inhibitis and discharges the
said John Smith to stop or impeid him in the said passage, ather be
goeing to or coming from his said aiker of land, any manner of way; and
that the said passage remayne in the full breadth as is appoyntit be the
said former act of counsell and as ane commoune passage ther. And
findis and declares the said John Smith to have no passage or intrest in
and throw the said compleiners landis in tyme coming. As also that the
said John Listoune and George Muirhead sall have no ingres or regres to
their said landis in and throw the said Mr. Patrikis landis in all tyme
thereafter, they having uther entries therto respectively. (fn. 2)
16 April 1670.
The deane of gild and deacon conveiner made report that thei, conforme to the counsellis ordour, went to the Provand for setting doune the
fear therof this last year, and that thei setled the samyne for four pund
ten shilling the boll, meill and beir overheid.
Ravill, tolbuith stair.
Dowhill, elder, and James Colhoune made their report that, conforme to the counsellis ordour, thei had agried with Alexander Goveane,
hamerman, for making of ane iron ravill to the tolbuith stair, and that
for sex pundis Scotis the stone weight, quhilk was allowed and approvin
be the counsell, and ordaines James Colhoune to have ane warrand for the
sowme of four hundreth markis . . . to helpe to buy iron for advancement of the said work to ane compt.
Calsay on the north syd of the new grein.
It is concludit that ane casay should be laid on the north syd of the
New Grein quhill it be brought wp to the end of the calsay at the bowingtrie, and appoyntis the deane of gild, deacon conveiner and Frederik
Hammiltoune to sie to it and have a cair of it till it be performed.
The provest made report of his last being in Edinburgh anent the
tounes affaires, and that he had fund some persones had stopped him in the
getting of the electioune of magistratis in the tounes awine handis, and
that he had raised summondis against some who had malversed in their
office, quhilk the counsell approved off and recommendit to him to sumond
whom he thought fitting. And ordained James Colhoune to have ane
warrand for the sowme of eight scoir pundis Scotis deburst be him, out
of the excyse monye, for the said provest, Mr. William Nimmo, and their
men and horssis chargis and horssis hyre; and for twentie pund starling
deburst be the said provest to advocatis for consultatiounes anent the
tounes affaires; and for ane hundreth markis deburst be the said provest
to Robert Buchanan, tailyeour in Edinburgh, in satisfactioune to him for
obteining ane discharge of him anent Branshogle his escaiping out of this
tolbuith after he was arreistit therin at his instance.
23 April 1670.
Warrand, Dowhill, younger.
Ordaines the deane of gild to have ane warrand for the sowme of
ane hundreth pundis Scotis, deburst be him to ane poor man for his helpe
and supplie to buy horssis and to be a stok, in respect he hes undertakin
to furnish the toune with fresh fisch out of the wast cuntrie.
Warrand, Newport Glasgow.
Ordaines John Barnes, elder, to have ane warrand for [£300] to pay
the builders at Newport Glasgow to ane compt; and also for [£48] to
be given to Alexander Scot who bigs the peer at Newport.
Bank for the tounes lethers.
Ordaines ane bank to be sent throw the toune to charge all persones
who hes any of the tounes lethers to bring in the samyne, and that who
knowes where ony of them ar reveill the same to the maister of wark,
with certificatioune to them who neglects the samyne thei sall be unlawed
in quadruple of the worth of any lethers sall be fund by them.
Ordaines the magistratis to appoynt quhat persones thei pleas for
gathering in the contributioune for the helpe of the harbur of Dundie,
and to report with all dilligence.
10 May 1670.
Ordaines John Barnes, elder, to receave and accept . . . ane
note of ane hundreth pundis starling lent to my lord Kinkairdin, to be
distribut to the troupers of the guard.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of threttie
thrie pundis eightine shilling Scotis, deburst be him to Mungow Mathie
for coall and candle to the guardis, for the moneth of Aprill last, and for
uther particularis conteined in the compt.
Andersoune to London.; Provest to Edinburgh.
Ordaines ane commissioune to be drawine wp for the deane of gild
to repair to Londone to petitioune his Majestie to obtein the electioune
of the magistratis in the tounes awine handis; and appoyntis the provest to
goe to Edinburgh to advyse quhat is neidfull to be done therintill.
Hamiltoune deane of gild.
Appoyntis Frederik Hamiltoune to exerce the said deane of gildis
place in his absence.
14 May 1670.
Commissioune Dowhill, younger, to repaire to petitioune the King.
The deane of gild being formerlie ordained to repair to Londone or
elsquher to petitioun the Kings Majestie in the tounes favouris, conforme
to the commissioune wnderwryttin, the samyne commissioune was subscryved this day in counsell and delyvered to him, quherof the tenour
fallowes:—Be it knoune to all men be thir present lettres, we the provest,
baillies and counsell of the burgh of Glasgow, wndersubscryvand, to have
given and grantit, as we be the tenour heirof give and grant full power,
warrand and commissioune to Johne Andersoune, younger of Dowhill,
present deane of gild of the said burgh, to repair with all convenience to
the citie of Londone, or elsquher as occasioune sall serve, and ther for ws
and in our names, with all humilitie and dew reverence as becometh, to
petitioune our dread soveraigne the Kings most excellent majestie for
granting to this burgh the frie electioune of their awine magistratis, as
uther royall burghs of this kingdome hes; as also to doe, exerce and goe
about all uther maters tending to wel, liberties and priviledges of this
burgh; and does also heirby grant to our said commissioner our verie full,
frie, plaine power and warrand for that effect, and generallie to doe all
and sundrie uther things neidfull to be done and exerced theranent, binding and obleising ws and our successouris in office to stand
and abyd at all our said commissioner sall doe for ws in the premissis, firme
and stable, but reclamatioune. In witnes quherof, we have subscryved
thir presentis, att Glasgow, this fourtine day of May jm. vjc. and
seavintie yeares, befor thir witnessis Williame Yair and George Andersoune, our twa conjunct commoune clerkis of this burgh, and Robert
Allane, noter, ther, their servant, wrytter heirof.
Warrand, thesaurer, newis letter.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of eight
pundis xiiij s. 2 d. starling deburst be him to Robert Mein, post maister
in Edinburgh, for newes letters, and quhilk compleitis him to the first of
Recomendis to Frederik Hammiltoune to caus helpe the peir at the
Appoyntis the provest, baillies, deane of gild and deacon conveiner
to mak choyse of such persones thei think most meit to goe throw the
toune for collecting ane supplie for help of Dundie.
In ansuer to the supplicatioune given in be [blank] Stewart, silk
weaver, cravand warrand and libertie of the provest, baillies and counsell of this burgh to sett wp and have libertie to work his tred within
the samyne, after consideratioune therof the saidis magistratis and counsell grantit to him his desyre conteined in the said petitioune, and for his
better incurragment therintill thei heirby promis to hold him frie of
quarterings and of the excys of malt for his and his servantis use, and all
uther publict burdings, and that during the space of fyve or seavine
yeares or longer if he here remayne.
Andersoune, commissionar to London.
The magistratis and counsell, taking to their consideratioune how
thei had commissionat John Andersoune, present deane of gild of this
burgh, to repair to London, or els where, to petitioun the Kings Majestie
for getting a frie electioune of the magistratis in their awne persones,
as uther royall burghes hes, as also to act and doe all things possible to
obtein the right of the bailliarie and barronye of Glasgow, or quhat else
may augment the liberties and priviledges of burgh; and seing theise
things cannot be gottin done without great charges and expenssis, thei
therfor doe heirby grant full power, warrand and commissioun to the said
John Andersoune, their said commissioner, for effectuating the premissis,
to draw wpon them quhat sowmes of monye he sall think conveinent, or
to borrow the samyne there from quhatsumever persone or persones he
pleaseth; and thei heirby bind and obleis them and their successouris in
office to thankfullie repay the samyne with the interest therof.
18 May 1670.
Act to the tredis.
There was red the double of ane act drawine wp in favouris of the
treds anent securing them of their number on the toune counsell, as hes
beine observed ever heirtofoir, and libertie anent their craftis baillie.
The same was appoyntit to be drawine wp in forme and thei promis to
subscryve the samyne in the afternoon.
Act in favouris of the tradis.
The act befor mentioned drawine wp in favouris of the treds was at
this meiting againe red and allowed and subscryved with all their handis,
quherof the tenour fallowes viz.:—The quhilk day, the provest, baillies
and counsell of the said burgh, being conveined, and taking to their consideratioune that forsuameikle as thei have grantit to Johne Andersoune,
present deane of gild of this burgh, ane commissioune to pas to the citie of
Londone, or elsequher, and ther for them and in their names to petitioune
the Kings most excellent majestie to grant to this burgh the frie electioune
of its magistratis, conforme to uther royall burghs within this kingdome;
and seing the deacones of craftis and utheris of their members hes contractit a fear and jelosie that their liberties and priviledges thei have had
heirtofoir may be prejudged and diminished therby anent their number
that now is and hes bein theis manye yeares bygaine wpon the toune
counsell, past memorie of man, as also that ane of the thrie baillies of
this burgh hes ever bein ane craftisman; and the magistratis and counsell
being most willing to keep and interteane that concord, peace and amitie
amongst the haill inhabitentis, as ever hes bein observed within the
samyne burgh since their settling the letter of gildrie therin, and for
removing all pleyes and julosies that may aryse by their seiking of their
said frie electioune of the magistratis of this burgh, therfor thei doe
heirby bind and obleis them and their successouris in office note to infringe
or brek any friedome, liberties or priviledges the craftis of this burgh hes
had heirtofoir anent their number in the toune counsell and their office
bearers therintill, or anent their craftis baillie and deacon conveiner, as
hes bein formerlie in use and observed heirtofoir, nor yit to brek or
infringe any liberties and priviledges the merchand rank formerlie hes
had, but to mentein them to their utmost, and that for the better observing
and keeping of that concord, peace and amitie that ever hitherto hes bein
keeped among the inhabitentis of this burgh, and declares themselfes
most willing that this present act sall be extendit in most ample forme if
it sall be fund neidfull to be done.
4 June 1670.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for ten rex dollouris
deburst be him, out of the monye receavit be him fra the collectouris at
the mylnes, to Walter Grahame, messenger, and wtheris, for apprehending of James Waddrop of Daldowie, who had made his escape formerlie
out of the tolbuith, and for puting him againe therin; and for the sowme
of ane hundreth markis deburst be him to Johne Bell for the maill of the
parsounes hous the last halfe year preceiding Witsonday last.
It is concluded that whosoever sall tak the brig and customes therof
in tyme coming sall be obleist nocht to suffer any beggers com in be that
port to the toune, and that conforme to ane old act sett doune theranent.
Kings portratouris to be bought.
It is appoyntit that the provest wryt to London to the deane of gild
to buy for the tounes use the portratouris of King Charles the First and
Secund, as also ane carpett, and to send all home for the tounes use.
7 June 1670.
Set of commone guidis.
[Common good set for a year as follows:—Mills, 9,150 merks, besides 50 bolls
ground malt; ladles, 2,700 merks; mealmarket and pecks, 810 merks; tron, 1,185
merks; bridge, 1,360 merks; grass of St. Mungow's kirk yaird, a "dollour" given
to the officers "to buy their denner."]
18 June 1670.
Provane mylne and loches.
Appoyntis the deane of gild and James Colhoune to caus repair the
Provan mylne, and to tak notice anent the casting of the loches, and to
caus the tennentis of Provand to cast it so far thei ar obleist to doe, and
quhat thei ar not obleist to doe to imploy utheris in toune, and to report,
and to sight Williame Henrysone in Provand his hous.
Provest to Edinburgh.
The provest is choysen commissioner to the nixt conventioune of
burrowes, and ordaines ane of the clarkis to subscryve to him ane commissioune for that effect, and James Colhoune to be assessour to him; and
recommendis to the provest to advyse in Edinburgh quhat is neidfull to be
done for the better securing the toun in the landis of Provand.
The provest to wrytt to the deane of gild.
The deane of gild, Dowhill, younger, having wryttin ane letter to
the toune that the duk of Lennox will be lyklie to quyt any priviledge he
hes over the toune as baillie of the regallitie, therfor the provest is
appoyntit to wryt to him that he may deall to gett that done if nocht the
whoill, and that the provest give him thankis for his dilligence.
Appoyntis the baillies [and four others] to meit with Johne Grahame
to sight the rightis of Provand, and to sie quhat is neidfull to be done for
securing the toune theranent.
16 July 1670.
Appoyntis Johne Andersoune, skipper, to fix and set wp some sea
markis at Newport Glasgow, and quhat expenssis he sall be therin at it
sall be payit bak againe to him.
Recommendis to the deane of gild and deacon conveiner to meit with
the fleshouris anent the building of buithes for them at the bak of the
Miller of Provand mylne.
Appoyntis the deane of gild [and two others] to meit with the miller
at the Provand mylne and to setle with him.
Warrand, Andersoune, baillie of Provand.
Ordaines James Andersoune, baillie of Provand, to have ane warrand
for the sowme of four scoir markis deburst be him for the fyft termes
taxatioune of the said landis of Provand, and for four pundis starling
deburst be him for kebers for supplie of the cast at the loch ther, and for
fyve punds starling deburst be him to Johne Bell quhilk he deburst to
Johne Hammiltoune in pairt payment of the twentie pundis starling he is
to get for casting the said cast.
Ordaines Johne Grahame to have ane warrand for the sowme of nyne
hundreth pundis Scotis deburst be him to maister David Liddell, minister
of the Barrony kirk, in pairt payment of bygaine stipends, and thir
presentis with his discharge to be a sufficient exoneratioune; and it is to
be remembrit that the said maister David is awand to the toune ane halfe
yeares stipend quhilk was payit for him to maister Donald Catgill.
Apprysing of Provand.
The provest made report that he had agried with Williame Hammiltoune of Wishaw to lead ane apprysing at the tounes instance for comprysing the landis of Provand.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of five
hundredth twelfe pundis xiij s. iiij d. for two hodgheids French wyne
twa rubors and ane butt of sek sent to Edinburgh to some persones.
18 July 1670.
Report, deane of gild.
Johne Andersoune, deane of gild, gave wp his commissioune as grantit
to him for repairing to London, and made his report anent the particular
he was sent for, quhilk was approvine in the counsell.
Ordaines Johne Bell to have ane warrand for the sowme of thrie
hundreth twentie eight pundis ane shilling Scotis deburst be him out of
the excyse monye to the provest for passing the tounes eque, and the eque
of the landis of Provand, and registratioune of the tounes seasing of
Provand, and for confirmatioune of the landis of Silvercraigs, (fn. 3) conforme to
the compt therof red and allowed.
Tak to Turner.
Ordaines ane tack to be wryttin and subscrivit in favouris of Sir
James Turner of the tounes hous and tour in Gorballis, quhilk he presently
possesseth, and that during his lyftyme, for payment yearly of thrie
pundis Scotis, if the samyne be requyred; and that he be obleist to uphold
the said landis on his awine expenssis during the tyme of the tak.
27 August 1670.
Gays houss at Newport.
The baillies and counsell being conveined, and taking to their consideratioune the bais and leud lyfe led and used be Alexander Gay at
Newport Glasgow and Jeane Rankine, his spous, and their leud cariage
to all maner of persones quhatsomever, and especiallie for the great abuse
done to their nighbours; and seing they now dwell in ane hous belonging to the toune, the said magistratis and counsell hes unanimously concluded that the said hous they dwell in sall be immediately pulled doune
and the stones and timber therof laid apairt, and that they nor non of
them sall be suffered to dwell within the tounes boundis heirafter; and
appoyntis John Herbertsoune, their servant, sie the samyne done with all
expeditioune, and to caus benish the said persones out of the tounes
Appoyntis baillie Ker and the deacon conveiner to try out some fitt
persone to goe doune and sklait the tounes work at Newport Glasgow,
and that they goe doune themselfes on Tuesday nixt and visit the said
work quhat is neidfull to be done theranent, and to report.
29 August 1670.
Warrand, Kings portratour.
Ordaines Coline Campbell to have ane warrand for the sowme of
twentie fyve pundis starling deburst be him to the provest, and quhilk he
deburst for the Kings portratour bocht be him for the townes use.
Ordaines John Bell, lait provest, to have ane warrand for the sowme
of sex punds starling for his awine charges in goeing to Edinburgh in
attending the duk of Lennox his grace.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of nyne
rex dollouris deburst be him to George Wilsoune, post, for his extraordinarie ryding the tyme the counsell satt here and Air. And for twa
hundreth and ten pundis Scotis deburst be him to Jonet Reid for making
and furnishing the denner was made reddie for the duk Lennox his
10 September 1670.
Ordaines John Bell to have ane warrand for twentie nyne pundis iiij s.
for his expenssis and hors hyre in attending the provest quhen he went
to meit the commissioner; and for the sowme of fourtie sevine pundis
deburst be him to the deane of gild for his expenssis in goeing to Edinburgh and Berrick to meit the commissioner; . . . and for ane
hundreth markis payit for the table cloth and napkines bocht for the use
of the toune.
Warrand, silver boxes.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of threttie
twa pundis xiiij s. vj d. Scotis payit be him to Thomas M'Cuir, goldsmith,
for silver boxes to burges tikitis.
Merchand Hospitall dyk.
Recommendis to the deane of gild, conveiner, [and three others] to
visit the dyik the merchant hospitall is building about the Craigs, and to
give them quhat grund is fund necessar aff the tounes land for making
their dyk straught.
Ther was subscrivit a tak to Sir James Turner of the tounes houss in
Gorballis, during his lyftyme, conforme to the tenour therof insert in
Nisbit, Briggait, Goos dubs.
Anent the supplicatioune given in befor [them] be Grissall Nisbit,
relict of umquhill John Denny, merchand, cravand licence to build ane
litle hous aff the north gavill of her hous in Briggait, presently possest
be her, wpon the waist grund toward the syre ther, for the use of ane
stable or the lyk; after consideratioune therof and sighting the same,
after dismissioun of the counsell, the provest, baillies and counsell heirby
grantis licens to the said Grissall Nisbit to build and come out in her
building four elnes from the north east cunzie of the gavill of her said
hous, and fyve elnes from the north wast cunzie therof towards the syre
that runes ther, throw that place callit the Goos dubs, shoe and her
successouris, heritouris of the said landis, paying yearlie to the toune therfor thrie shilling iiij d. Scotis monye; and ordaines her to have ane few
charter therupon if she desyre the same. (fn. 4)
24 September 1670.
Ordaines Johne Bell to have ane warrand for . . . thrie pundis
starling payit be him to Thomas Davidsoune for ane litle barrell of Ranish
wyne furnished be him to the toune quhen the duk of Lennox was to
come here. (fn. 5)
Dyk at Newport.
Appoyntis the deane of gild [and two others] to meit and setle with
Alexander Scott anent his building of ane dyk about the tounes grund at
New Grein dyk.
Appoyntis John Bell and the deacon conveiner to meit and setle with
Robert Boyd to draw the dyk at the New Grein to the brig as it is to
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of nyne
hundreth pundis Scotis sent be him to Londone to ane freind ther anent
the tounes affaires.
Furlotis; coachway, Balgray hill.
Ordaines the deane of gild to receave the tounes salt furlotis and
caus mend the same; and approves the agriement made be him anent the
making ane coachway alongs the Balgray hill.
1 October 1670.
Band to Turner.
Appoyntis ane band to be drawine wp and subscriveit in favouris of
Sir James Turner for payment making to him of the sowme of four
thousand markis Scotis, with the annualrent therof sen Witsonday last,
and that in lew of the lyk sowme formerly awand to the lait archbishop,
the said Sir James first producand the tounes band formerlie granted to
the said archbishop.
Warrand, thesaurer, Blackfrier Kirk bell.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of twa
hundred threttie twa pundis eight shilling Scotis, deburst be him for
transporting the Blackfrier Kirk bell to Holland, and for the expenssis
therof in casting the same new, and expenssis deburst therwpon to and
4 October 1670.
Electioune of provest and baillies.
The said day, being the ordinarie day for the electioune of the
magistratis of this burgh for the year enshewing, compeared Alexander
Todrick, servitour to the earle of Tweddaill, and producit ane letter direct
be the Kingis Majestie to the magistratis and counsell of this citie of
Glasgow, quherof the tenor fallowes:—Sic superscribitur: Charles R.
Trustie and weilbeloved, we greit yow weill. Whereas the bischop of
Dumblain, whom we have nominated and presented to the archbishoprick
of Glasgow, vacant by the dimissioune of Alexander, lait archbishop
therof, is not yet solemnly invested, and that the tyme of the electioune
of the magistratis of that our citie is now verie neir, we have thought fitt
to requyre yow to receave William Andersoune to be your provest for this
enshewing year; and we leave for this tyme the electioune of the
remanent magistratis for this year to the said provest and counsell of
our said citie; and in caice any uther be electit befor this our command
comes to your handis, yow, nochtwithstanding, receave William Andersoune for your provest for this enshewing year. So, expecting your
reddie obedience, we bid yow fairweill. Given at our court of Whythall
the 24th day of August 1670, and of our regne the 22 year. Sic Subscribitur: By his Majesties command, LAUDERDAILL. Immediately
after reading quherof, the said William Andersoune, being present, the
said provest, baillies and counsell did unanimously admitt and receave
the said William Andersoune provest of this burgh for ane year to come,
who acceptit and gave his oath as use is.
Therafter thei went about to the electioune of their baillies, conforme to the said letter, and the haill persones being removed from the
tabill quhill the present provest, the lait provest, and his twa baillies did
set doune the lytis out of the quhilkis the baillies wer to be choysen; and
the merchandis being threttin persones in number to be votted on, they
wer divydit in sex lytis, out of the quhilk sex lytis theis sex persones wer
electit and choysen, viz., . . . quhilkis sex persones wer divydit in
twa lytis, viz., the first conteining [three names] and they being removed,
be pluraltie of votis, Frederick Hammiltoune was out of them electit and
choysen to be ane of the baillies of this burgh for the year enshewing,
and the uther of the said twa lytis conteining [three names], be pluralitie
of votis, Hugh Nisbit was electit and choysen to be ane uther of the
baillies of this burgh for the year enshewing. And the craftis being
in number to be votted on threttine persones, wer divdyit in thrie lytis,
ane therof conteining fyve persones, ane uther sex and the thrid lytt
twa persones, and theis being removed vicissim, they did choyse out
therof [three names] to the effect ane of them might be choysene to be
the thrid baillie of this burgh for the year enshewing; and theis thrie
being removed, be pluraltie of votis, James Colhoune was electit and
choysen to be the thrid baillie.
5 October 1670.
[The magistrates of this and the two preceding years, with three persons
chosen to make up the full number, elected thirteen merchants and twelve craftsmen to be town councillors for the ensuing year.]
8 October 1670.
Rae, lytis for deane of gild.
Robert Rae having made complent that he was most wrongously put
out of his place as deane of gilde (as being deane of gilde) by the last
magistratis and counsell, as appeires by their act of counsell daited the
nynth of October jm. vjc. sextie nyne yeares, and was not suffered to
mak the lytt for choysing of tua persones out of his bretherin of the
merchand rank to be presentit with himselfe to the magistritis and
counsell, quherby they might have made choyse of ane of them to be
deane of gild for the year enshewing, conforme to the letter of gildrie,
but was hindered and impeaded therintill, as the said act beires, therfor
the said magistratis and counsell for helping and mending of the said
abuse and breach of gildrie in all tyme coming, have ordained and
heirby ordaines the said Robert Rae to caus wairne his bretherin of the
merchand rank, members of the merchand hospitall, that he had with him
the tyme he was dean of gild last, to meit and convein in the said
hospitall and there to mak choyse of ane lytt of twa persones to be
presentit with himselfe to the counsell and utheris interested, quherby
ane of them may be choysen deane of gild of this burgh for a year to
come; and in caice any of his said bretherin be dead or absent, then he
is to caus wairne als many honest men of the samyne qualitie as will
supplie the place of the dead or absentis.
12 October 1670.
Dean of gild, etc., chosen.
[Robert Rae, dean of guild; William Wallace, deacon-convener; Patrick Bryce,
treasurer; John Bryssoune, water bailie; Thomas Boyle, master of work; Andrew
Ralstoune, visitor of gardeners.]
15 October 1670.
Bailie of Gorbals.
[James Fairie, chosen bailie of Gorbals.]
Provost rydis to Newport.
Appoyntis the provest, baillie Nisbit, the deane of gild, with whom
they pleas to tak with them, to ryd doune to Newport Glasgow to visit
the tounes wark there and to report.
29 October 1670.
Monye collectit for armes.
Allowes Robert Campbell his giving and delyvering the halfe of the
monye he receavit the last year to the merchandis collector, and the uther
halfe to the craftis for the use of their poor; and ordaines the monye that
sall be collectit on that accompt to run in the same channell heirafter.
Statut, breid and candle.
[Wheat loaf weighing 13 oz. to be sold for 12 d.; stone of rough tallow, 40 s.
the stone; well made [candle], 48 s. the troy stone.]
Bank anent filth and middings.
The magistratis and counsell, taking to their consideratioune the
great abuse and filthienes used in not dighting and reding the streitis as
they aught to be, conforme as is done in uther weill governed cities,
ordaines therfor ane bank to be sent throw the toune, with touk of drum,
to command and charge all the indwellers and buith keepers of ilk foir
tenement of land within the portis of this burgh, and indwellers in the
closses at the bak of the foir tenementis, that they furthwith, and in all
tyme coming, wpon everie Saturnday, caus harle and sueip the streit of
all filth and dirt from the croune of the calsie to the drope of ilk ane of
their respective foir tenementis of land, the lenth of its front, and to
remove the said fuilzie aff the hie streetis immediately therafter, and
that under the paine of four shilling Scotis so often they sall happin to
contravein the same. As lykwyes they command and charge all the
inhabitentis within this burgh, within the portis therof, to remove all
middings aff the hie street within eight dayes after the publicatioune
heirof, and that in no tyme coming they lay out any middings upon
the hie streitis without the drop of their houssis, excepting that quhilk
they sall caus taik or cairie away within eight and fourtie houres after the
laying out thereof, and that under the payne of fyve pundis so often as
they sall contravein, to be payit to him whom the magistratis hes for that
Discharge of Dundies contributioune.
Johne Barnes gave in ane discharge of the sowme of twa hundreth
fourtine pundis thrie shilling iiij d. Scotis as the contributioune collectit
for Dundie, under the subscriptioune of John M'Cl . ., merchand, ther,
who was sent to receave the samyne.
12 November 1670.
Register of the dead.
The provest, baillies and counsell, finding it necessar and requisit
that ane register be keeped of all persones who happines to deceas within
this burgh, they heirby appoynt Samwell Birs to keep the said register
and to have fourtie shilling Scotis weikly for doeing therof.
Appoyntis the master of wark to receave the turnouris (fn. 6) fra the
collectouris at the mylnes, and to be payit therfor as Hendrie Craig was
who collectit the same formerlie.
The magistratis and counsell finding that their predicessouris, be
their act of counsell of the dait the xxj of Maij, 1659, (fn. 7) for the caussis
therin conteined, hes statut and ordained that no fleshouris within this
burgh, nor no utheris who bringis hydis and skinnes to the samyne,
presume or tak wpon hand to holl any skinnes in the nek or buttockis, or
cutt or holl any hydis, and that under the paine of confiscatioune of such
skinnes or hydis that sall be fund so faultie, and the samyne to be tryed
be theis to be appoynted be the magistratis and counsell, and to be disposed on be their sight, who should be for the tyme, as the said act in it
selfe at mair lenth proportis; quhilk act being considered be the said
magistratis and counsell, they thought the confiscatioune of the said hydis
and skinnes for the said faultis too strik and severe; but for the preventing
of the said injuries and wrongs they have appoyntit and heirby nominates
and appoyntis the present deacon of the cordoners, and his successouris in
office, to sight all hydis both belonging to the flesheouris of this burgh or
that sall be brought in be strangers, and grantis power and libertie to the
said deacone and his said successouris, quher they find any hydis so
holled or scored, to exact sex shilling Scotis for ilk holl or scoir, and
for uther abusing and spoyling to be punished be advyce of any of the
magistratis, to be applied for the use of the poor of the cordoner calling;
providing alwayes, lyk as it is heirby expresly provided that the said
provest, baillies and their successouris, or ony of them, sall be alwayes
judges betwixt the deacone of the cordoners, flesheouris and strangers, in
caice ony debait or contraversie sall happin amongst them.
14 November 1670.
Monye to the sojouris.
Appoyntis the magistratis to borrow the sowme of sex hundreth
pundis starling to lend to the souldiers in toune, in respect of the present
necessitie for want of pay.
3 December 1670.
Stirling, for digging of clay, pyps.
In ansuer to the supplicatioune given in befor the said provest,
baillies and counsell be Williame Stirling, merchand, burges of the said
burgh, cravand libertie to dig clay in any pairt where he sall find the
samyne, within the tounes commoune landis, for making of pyps, in maner
conteined in the supplication, the said provest, baillies and counsell grantis
libertie to the said William Stirling to dig clay for the use forsaid in any
pairt of said tounes commoune landis, during quhat tyme he pleaseth,
he paying to the toune such reasonable satisfactioune as they sall think
convenient to requyr therfor, and satisfeing the tennentis, possessouris
of such pairtis he sall dig clay in within the said landis, for the domage
they sall sustein therby; reserveand alwayes the lyk libertie to any uther
burgessis of this burgh to dig clay ther, giving the lyk satisfactioune to
the toune and their tennentis, as also satisfeing the said William Stirling
of his proportionall expenssis he sall be att in cleiring the grund, gif they
happin to dig in the same place quhair he digs the said clay, and seeking
out of the samyne, and that to such as the toune sall grant that libertie.
10 December 1670.
Appoyntis baillie Hamiltoune to speik to the provest James Campbell to try at him quhair the tounes papers ar, and to requyr him to
give up these summondis that wer raised the last year against the provest
Grantis the lyk libertie to Thomas Morsoune and John Brodbridge
to dig clay in any pairt of their commoune landis, as is grantit to William
Stirling, conforme to his act in all poyntis and upon the conditiounes
17 December 1670.
Monye left be William Braidie.
Appoyntis the provest, deane of gild [and three others] to distribut
the monye that was left be William Braidie, merchand in Irland, to
any poor persones they please and thinkis most neidfull.
31 December 1670.
Ther is libertie granted to Walter Winning to come in to the toune
and keep a school for learning of the youth to read and wryt, he keeping
the samyne in the Stokwelgait.
Andersoune to cutt the salmon.
Appoyntis Robert Andersoune, maltman, to cutt the salmondis at
the salmond stockis that comes ther to sell, and he to have the ordinarie
dewes therfor, as umquhill William Stirling had who cutted the samyne