4 January 1679.
The proveist made report of his last dilligence in Edinburgh about
the tounes affaires, and producit the double of the interloquitour of the
pley Glasgow against Grinok. (fn. 1)
18 January 1679.
Adame admittit precentour in the Hie Kirk.
Anent the petition given in be Mr. George Adame he [is] admittit
and receavit as precentour in the Hie Kirk, and to teach and leare musick
in the toune, in the place of umquhill William Inneis, and to have the
same fie that the said William had, and to begine at Mertimes last and
to conteinow during the tounes will and pleasour, and ordaines the clark
to extract to him ane presentatioune conforme.
Remittis to the proveist to consider whither the twa suggaries should
have their excyse frie or not for their malt, and he to doe therin as he
Ordaines (blank) to pay to John Craig ten dukadounes, quhilk is
threttie fyve pundis Scotis, quhilk he is to send to Holland to Jonet
Hutchesoune, natural daughter to umquhill George Hutchesoune, for her
supplie, and it is concluded that als much be sent her yearly during her
21 January 1679.
Gibsounes land and tyndis theirof.
Appoyntis the proveist, [and four others] to consider John and Walter
Gibsounes petition anent the los they sustein in their land by the tounes
kairters, and for [that] effect to give them quhat ease they think fitt in
consideratioune therof, and quhat they rest of bygane tynds, and to setle
with them quhat they sall pay of byrunes and in time coming.
31 January 1679.
Complent being made be the principall and maisteris of the colledge
that some persones keeps bulyard tables, to the prejudice of the young
men their schoolars frequenting the same, neir the colledge, quhen they
should be at their book, and particullarly be one (blank) who lives in
Thomas Millers land, it is concluded that he be discharged to keep the
same, and that no bulyard board be keeped betwixt the Wyndheid and
the croce, and ordaines the deane of gild to sie this act tak effect and be
put to executioune.
1 March 1679.
Gavill to be build, Saltmercat.
The proveist made report that for cleiring the difference betwixt
Dowhill, elder, and Mathow Cumyng, concerning their landis in Saltmercat, he had agried with a measone to build wp the gavill betwixt
their landis, on the tounes expenssis, quhilk was approvine, the toune
alwayes keeping aff them als much of the monye they ar to get fra the
toune for their incurradgment to build. (fn. 2)
Calsay of the new vennell to be laid.
Appoyntis the deane of gild, [and two others] to consider what way
the calsay at the new vennell, at the land mercat, sall be most regularly
laid, and to speik to theis who hes yairdis on both sydis therof if they
will joyne with the toune for building stone dykis there.
Fewdewties of the new streit.
Anent the petitioune given in be the candlemakers and utheris in
the new streit, quherby they complein of the greatnes of their fewdewties
and of their inabilities to pay the same for their landis there, recommendis
to the proveist, [and seven others] to consider the samyne, and to condeschend quhat they think they may pay for byrunes and in tyme
comming and to report.
Key at Broomelaw and brig ther; dyk at Newark.
Appoyntis the deane of gild to caus repair the key at the Broomelaw,
and brig at the foot of the Old Grein; and to try out some fitt persone for
building wp a dyck aff the burne at Newark for convoying aff the current
of the water aff the tounes harbeire there.
15 March 1679.
Bank, setting houssis, salmond fry.
Ordaines ane proclamatioune to be sent throw the toune discharging
the inhabitantis to set any houssis to strangers without acquanting the
magistratis; and that non kill any salmond fry within the boundis of
the tounes libertie on Clyd, under such paines and mulctis as the magistratis sall please to inflict on the contraveiners.
22 March 1679.
Ordour fra the comittee of the secreit counsell.
There was ane ordour producit be the lordis of the committee of
his Majesties privie counsell, ordaining the magistratis of this burgh
to give wp a list of the names and designatiounes of the haill persones that ar or sall be ludged in the citie of Glasgow, each night, to
the guard, that the same may be given wp be them to the lord Ros, or
uther commanding officer under him, under the paine of ane thousand
markis; as also commanding the magistratis to turne out the wyfes and
families of all uted ministers, fugitive and vagrant preachers, inter
comuned persones, from the citie of Glasgow and suburbs therof, betwixt
and the tenth of Aprill nixt, under the paine of ane hundreth [pundis]
starling for each of the said persones who sall be fund therein after the said
day, as the said act of the dait the nyntine of March instant at mair lenth
beires; quhilk being taken to the said magistratis and counsell their
consideratioune they ordaine proclamatioune to be made throw the toune,
be touck of drum, to the effect forsaid, that non pretend ignorance, and
remittis to the magistratis to sie the said act putt to execution.
19 April 1679
Glen, first doctour in the grammer school.
The proveist made report that he, with the baillies and a considerable pairt of the counsell, had placed and installed Mr. George Glen to
be doctour of the Grammer School, in place of Mr. Johne Andersoune,
now deceast, lait doctour there, quhilk was approvine of be the haill
counsell, and ordaines him to get his cellarie as umquhill Mr. John had.
Pairt of Crapnestok, New Grein.
It is concluded that the land betwixt Johne Loukis dyk and
Cropnestok, so far east as the heid of the New Grein, by the way syd, be
bought and added to the New Grein, and appoyntis the proveist and
James Campbell, with quhom they think fitt to tak with them, to doe the
samyne to the tounes best advantadge.
24 May 1679.
Fewdewties of the New or Candlerig Streit.
These who wer appoyntit to consider upon the fewdewties of the new
streit, or Candlerig, made report that they had done the same, and that
they had concluded that the fewers sall pay quhat they rest for bygaines
preceiding Witsonday last, conforme to the rentall; and for their
incurradgment to doe the samyne they have appoyntit that the fewdewties on the wast syd of the streit, for ilk elne of front of the houssis
and yairdis at the bak theirof, sall be thrie shilling Scotis yearly, and
these who have builded or sall build on the east syd of the said streit
sall pay four shilling Scotis for ilk elne in foir front, with yairds at the
bak therof, yearly; and recomendis to Frederik Hammiltoune to
persew the heritouris for all byrunes with all diligence, conforme to
their rightis, and grantis power to the magistratis to consider these of
them that ar poor and grant them ane ease wpon their petitions.
Petition of some above the croce.
Appoyntis the proveist, baillies [and three others] to consider the
petitioune given in be some persones above the croce, desyring the toune
wold buy them some piece grund about the foot of the Old Vennell for
a washing place, and to think on some fitt place for that effect and to
Some wellis to be repaired.
Recomends to the deane of gild to caus helpe and repair the Stockwell
and well at the Gallowgait brig.
Warrand, drogs and mendicamentis.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the sowme of ane
hundreth threttie ane pundis Scotis, for drogs and medicamentis furnished be himselfe to poor people in the toune, be ordour of the magistratis, sen the fourth day of October last, conforme to the compt therof
red and allowed.
Decreit, Burnes and Bogle against Telpher.
Anent the complent first made be Robert Burnes and Robert Bogle,
merchands, against Alexander Telpher, merchand, to the deane of gild
and his bretherin, for that the compleiners having a bak tenement in the
heid of the Saltmercat, on the wast syd therof, somtyme perteining to
Hendrie Kelso, quher the said Alexander hes some bak houssis in the
clos, he had at his awine hand, in a clandestine way, bigged wp a stair to
the syd wall of his hous, quher there was never any befor, quherthrow the
passage of the clos, being but narrow, is stopped, and the compleiners
prejudged in their entrie to their landis; quhilk being called and red befor
the said deane of gild and his bretherin, and they having recommended the
same to the magistratis and counsell, the said magistratis and counsell,
after their rysing out of the counsell hous, past to the said landis and ther
sightit the same in relatioune to the said complent, and after heiring of
both parties quhat they could say, and consideratioune takin anent the
said complent, they fund that the said Alexander Telpher had done a
wrong (he having no intrest to big ther) in building the said stair, and
therfor ordaines him to tak the samyne doune againe with all dilligence,
under the paine of fourtie pundis attour the doune taking therof.
Taksmen of the laidles.
Anent the petitioune given in be the taksmen of the laidles, makand
mentioune that quheras they took the laidles the last year at a dear rate,
quherby they ar great loosers for severall reasounes, and particularly
that not only some noblemen and gentlemen about the toune, but also
severall burgessis who hes fermes in the cuntrie, refussis to pay their
laidles of their victuall brought into the toune, conforme to use and
wont, it is concluded that all persounes who brings in their victuall to
this burgh sall pay their laidles, except quhat burgessis hes growing on
their awine landis and brings in for their awine use.
3 June 1679.
Common good set.
[Mills, 7,500 merks; ladles, 2,700 merks; mealmarket and pecks, 660 merks;
tron, 850 merks; bridge and customs thereof, 1,200 merks; "grass of St. Ninians
Kirk yaird set to Dowhill for a dollour," given to the officers.]
28 June 1679.
Compts of expenssis to the armie.
Appoyntis the proveist to receave in the whoill comptis of the provisiounes furnished be the toune to the Kings armie, and the furnishing
of baggadge horssis, and uther expenssis the toune hes bein at this
tyme bygaine, since Maij last, that payment may be ordored accordingly.
Washing place at foot of old vennell.
These who wer appoyntit to try out a washing place above the
croce made report that they had agried with the proveist for buying
in from [him] the dounmost pairt of his yaird, on the south syd of the
Old Vennell, be north the haill yaird of (blank) Cauldwellis yaird, for
payment of nyne hundreth markis Scotis, quhilk was approvin, and
ordaines him to be payit therof wpon his subscryving a right to the
Takitis little yaird.
It is concluded and agried that Arthour Takitis get ane hundreth
markis for their taking in a entrie of his at the new port (fn. 3) above the
croce, and a peice of a yaird of his there, he giving a right to them of
Licence of door granted to Padie.
Anent the petitioune given in be Marie Padie, relict of umquhill
Mr. Mathow Ramsay, lyfrentrix of that yaird nixt to the tounes new
vennell above the croce, craving libertie of a door aff the yaird to the
said vennell, in the stone dyk the toune is building there, the same is
grantit to her, shoe paying to the toune what the deane of gild [and two
others] sall think fitt for granting of the said libertie, they being
appoyntit to agrie with her for that effect.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to Coline Hammill [£15 8s.] Scotis,
for furnishing of coall and candle to the guardis, the later end of Maij
and beginning of Junij last, and for furnishing of some drink to sojouris
who wer in the tolbuith, and to pay [£38 6s. 8d.] to umquhill Mr. John
Andersounes daughter that was awand to her father, for a quarters
cellarie as ane of the doctouris of the Grammer School before his deceas.
19 July 1679.
Ansuer to Grinokis letter anent the lether.
There was a letter producit direct from Sir John Shaw of Grinock,
craving the toune to delyver bak some lether was takin fra (blank)
Rankines, twa of his tennentis there, be baillie Johnstoune, the same
being imported be them contrair to the law, they not being friemen in
any royall burgh, the taking and apprehending of the quhilk lether
was approvin be the counsell, and ordaines the proveist to wryt ane
ansuer to the said Sir John and signifie so much to him, and that they
resolve to consult the same with their lawers and proceid in that affair
so far as law will allow them.
Yaird at old vennell.
[The procurator for John Bell, provost, resigned to the town "the eastmost
pairt, or downmost pairt, of his yaird, at the old vennell, sold be him to the
toune," and the treasurer was authorised to pay the price of 900 merks.] (fn. 4)
9 August 1679.
Ansuer of the candlemakers petition.
In ansuer to the petitioune given in be the fewers of the Candlerig,
candlemakers and utheris, craving ane ease of their bygaine fewdewties,
the counsell declares that they will have the haill bygaines payit and
give ane ease in tyme coming, as they have condeschended alredie.
Warrandis, Goveane, souldiers.
Ordaines Johne Goveane to have ane warrand for the sowme of
three thousand twa hundreth and alevine pundis Scotis, payit for the
charges and expenssis bestowed be the toune on the souldiers at the
barracadis, provisione to their horssis, and spent on intelligence and
for provisioune sent be the toune to the Kings camp at Hammiltoun and
Bothwell, and for interteaning the lord generall quhen he come to this
burgh, and the rest of the noblemen and gentlemen with him, and for
furnishing of baggadge horssis to Loudon Hill, Stirling, and to the camp
at Bothwell, and utherwayes conforme to the particular compt therof (fn. 5)
23 August 1679.
Warrand, Goveane, wynes.
Ordaines Johne Goveane to have ane warrand for the sowme of ane
thousand ane hundreth seavintie eight pundis for wynes payit be him,
and furnished be the toune to the archbishop of Glasgow and uther
persounes, on the tounes accompt, this last year, conforme to the comptis
therof given in be the proveist, who was appoyntit to tak wp the same
and ordour payment accordingly.
The magistratis and counsell on severall consideratiounes hes admittit and receavit, and heirby admittis and receaves Mr. James Young
to be bibleothecarius in the colledge of Glasgow, in maner and conforme
to the mortificatioune in all things, and ordaines the clark to extract
ane presentatioune to him accordingly.
Landis joyned to new grein.
The proveist made report that he had bought John Louk, Robert
M'Cuir and James Stewartis land, in this syd of Crapnestock, neir the
Grein, quhilk was approvin, and ordaines him to buy in the rest to be
joyned to the said grein.
Act anent the candlemakers their rynding of crackings.
Anent the petition given in be severall heritouris and fewers of
sundrie tenementis in that streit callit the New Streit at the bak of the
fleshmercat, cravand the haill candlemakers there to be discharged to
melt or rynd any crakings there in tyme coming, conforme to the laudable actis and custome of Edinburgh and uther royall burrowes, but in
such remott places fra houssis as the filthie, stinking and noysome smell
therof may be avoyded, and the danger by fyre, as the said magistratis
and counsell should think fitt; quhilk being red and considered be the
said proveist, baillies and counsell, they have discharged and heirby
discharges the haill candlemakers in the said new streit, or in any
place within the toune, to melt or rynd any crakings there in tyme
coming, and that under the penaltie of ane hundreth pundis toties quoties,
to be exactit aff ilk contraveiner; and for their melting and rynding
of the said crackings hes given and grantit, as they heirby give and
grant licence to them to build litle houssis at the jebett brigg or theraboutis, in the commoune lone beyond Suans yett that goes towardis
the Cowcaddens, (fn. 6) and appoyntis Frederick Hammiltoune and John Cauldwall, merchandis, to caus mak intimatioune theirof to them and sie this
act tak effect and be put to executioune.
Warrand, losses at fair, etc.
Ordaines the maister of wark to pay to ilk ane of the toune officers
twa rex dollouris, in respect of the los of the custoume at the fair of
Glasgow last, and also to pay to the Gorball officer uther twa rex dollouris,
and lykwayes to pay to Robert Hill twentie pundis Scotis for the los
of a baggadge horse that was lost at Loudoun Hill, sent alongs with Clavers
troup and dragounes, and to place the same to the tounes accompt.
Ordaines John Goveane to have a warrand for ane hundreth markis
payit to James Colhoune for his attendence and sieing the calsay at the
new vennell regularly laid, and the wel at the Gallowgait brig repaired,
and for mending the lead of the platform of the tolbuith.
13 September 1679.
Landis, New Grein.
The same persounes who wer formerly appoyntit to buy in the rest
of the landis to be joyned to the New Grein ar yit appoyntit to doe the
same, and to agrie for building a dyk there.
Lord Cochrans buriell.
Recommendis to the proveist to tak quhat persones he pleases with
him to the buriell of the lord Cochrane, who is to be interred on the
xxv of this instant, conforme to the letter direct be the earle of Dundonald
for that effect.
Marschell, chyrurgians and fermacians.
The magistratis and counsell having considered Mr. Harie Marschellis petitioun, quherby he compleines of the chyrurgians and fermacians
their refusall to admitt him frie with them, as they doe to utheris, they
ordaine intimatioune to be made to them to produce their rightis, or
quhat they have to say quhey he should not be admittit, against the nixt
counsell, quherin, if they failyie to mak certificatioune, the toune will
grant him licence to set wp.
Overtouris, maltmen for a beir mercat.
Appoyntis baillie Andersoune [and four others] to heire quhat overtouris the maltmen hes to mak, and in quhat conditiounes they desyre a
beir mercat to be bought, and to consider what place is most convenient
for that effect, and to report.
Few right, suggar work.
There was a few right subscrivit in favouris of Frederik Hammiltoune, John Cauldwall, Peiter Gemmill and Robert Cummyng, of their
suggar work and yaird, in the new streit, for payment of four shilling
Scotis for ilk elne in foirfront, and the samyne extending to fyftie fyve
elnes amountis to alevine pundis yearly. (fn. 7)
23 September 1679.
It is concluded that Johne Scot get fyftie pundis Scotis to helpe
to buy a wheill and axiltrie to the toune mylne, and appoyntis baillie
Colhoune to sie the samyne sufficiently don, and Scot to enact himselfe
to wphold the samyne a sufficient goeing mylne in tyme coming.
Warrand, stone lumheid.
Ordaines the maister of wark to pay to William Blak twentie pundis
Scotis to helpe him to build ane stone lumheid in his hous.
George Andersoune, Clark.
The magistratis and counsell having considered the extraordinary
wrytting and uther paines takin and done be George Andersoune, their
clark, in the tounes affaires, these fyve yeares past or therby, and that
he hes gottin nothing fra the toune for the samyne, as he or his predicessouris wer wont to get, the toune now having moir busines to doe
in these yeares than formerly, therfor they concluded that he get fyftie
pundis starling fra the toune for the said bygane paines, and ordaines
him to deteane the samyne in the first end of the tyndis and utheris he
is commissionat to receave in name of the toune, and appoyntis the
proveist to give him a warrand for allowing the samyne accordingly.
Act in favouris of Marschell, chyrurgianis.
Anent the supplicatioune and petitioune given in befor them be Mr.
Hendrie Marschell, chyrurgian, burges of this burgh, makand mentioune
that quher the petitioner, at sundrie tymes, both desyred and petitioned
the deacon and visitour of chyrurgians and his maisteris to admitt him,
being burges and gildbrother, frieman in their trade, as chyrurgian
and apothecarie, being the airtis he professis, and as they had admitted
utheris, both burgessis and straingers, professing these airtis, he being
fund qualified and paying the ordinary fies and dewes, quhilk after long
tyme and dependance upon their ansuer they refused to doe; and therwpon the supplicant having meined himselfe to the deacon conveiner,
deacones of craftis and their brethern of counsell, cravand them to consider the premissis and decerne therin as they should think fitt (the
said calling being incorporat with them) the deacon conveiner, deacones
of tradis, who for the most pairt wer present and their bretherin of
counsell, be their act of the dait the twentie sex of August last, have
concluded and declared, be pluralitie of votis, that it is their optioune
that the said Mr. Harie should be admitted frieman with the said incorporatioune of chyrurgianes, and have power and libertie to exercise his
imployment of chyrurgerie and pharmacie, als frielie as any within the
said calling, he being fund qualified after tryell, and paying the dewes,
unles the calling instruct ane sufficient grund whey the samyne should
not be grantit, and therfor referred the same to the proveist, baillies
and counsell of Glasgow, to be farder considered be them, and to determine theranent according to justice, as the said act beires. Quhilk
act the supplicant hes presented to the visitour and maisteris of the
said calling, and having over and over againe desyred them, after tryell,
to admitt the supplicant frieman, quhilk they yit altogither refuis, and
conforme to the said act, being a burges and gild brother, and craving
no uther benefeit but quhat is ordinarly given to uthers of the lyk conditioune, therfor humblie beseiking their lordshippis to consider the haill
premissis, and to act and doe therin, according to their lordshipis just
authoritie and power, and wpon their said refuisall to grant to the
supplicant such licence to sett wp as if he war reallie admitted with the
said calling, and as their lordshipis should think fitt and expedient,
wpon payment of the dewes, as the said supplicatioune mair fullie proportis. Quhilk being called and red, wpon the threttine day of September instant, with the extract of the forsaid act, made be the said
deacon conveiner, deacones of craftis and their counsell, of the dait and
tenour forsaid, producit, the forsaid magistratis and counsell, be their
act of the same dait, did appoynt the desyre of the same supplicatioune
to be intimat to the visitour of chyrurgians for himselfe and in name
of the calling, ordaining him to be warned against this day, to the effect
he might instruct ane sufficient caus quherfor the supplicant aught not
to be admitted ane frieman in that calling, and the said visitour being
warned accordingly, and the said act and supplicatioune of new againe
this day red, and non compeirand to object in the contrair, the said
proveist, baillies and counsell, after mature advyce and deliberatioune
had anent the premissis, hes given and grantit and heirby gives and
grantis to the said Mr. Hendrie Marschell, supplicant, full power, licence
and libertie to sett wp and exerce his calling as chyrurgian and apothecary and pharmacian within this burgh, als amplie in all respectis as
if he war admittit frieman with the said calling of chyrurgians, and
ordaines their clark to give the supplicant out the extract of thir
30 September 1679.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for allowing, in his awine
hand, seavintie nyne pundis ten shilling iiij d. for drogs furnished be him
to the poor people in the toune since the fyftine of Maij last, at command of the magistratis, and to pay to James Robesoune, baxter, twentie
pundis for helping him to build ane oven to baik plack pyes in, as also the
sowme of twentie pundis Scotis to buy him ane laid of wheit to incurradge
him to baik guid breid, and to pay to maister Thomas Findlay fyftie
pundis Scotis to buy him clothes and bookis.
The quhilk day, being the first Tuesday after Michaelmas, and so the
ordinary day for electing the magistratis of this burgh for the enshewing
year, there was producit a letter direct be the Kings Majestie to the proveist, baillies and uther magistratis of the citie of Glasgow, quherof the
tenour follows:—CHARLES R. Right trustie and weilbeloved, we great
yow weill: Wheras we ar informed that the tyme of the election of the
magistratis of our citie of Glasgow is neir, and seing by the translatioune
of Alexander, lait lord archbishop of Glasgow to St. Androwes (in whom
was the legall right of election) that archbishoprik is voyd, therfor we
requyre yow that the magistratis who have served this year may be
conteinowed in the enshewing year; so, expecting your reddie obedience,
we bid yow fairweill. Given at our court, at Windsor Castle, the twelfe
day of September, 1679, and of our righne the one and thretty year.
By his Majesties command: Laudekdale. After reading quherof Johne
Bell, proveist, Niniane Andersoune, George Johnstone and George
Grahame, baillies, wer unanimously receaved and conteinowed magistratis of the said burgh for the enshewing year, who being present did
accept and give their oathes de fideli administratioune, as use is.
3 October 1679.
[The magistrates of this and the two preceding years, with four other persons
to supply vacancies, elected thirteen merchants and twelve craftsmen to be on the
town council for the ensuing year.]
8 October 1679.
Dean of gild, etc.
[Robert Campbell, dean of guild; James Farie, deacon convener; John
Findlay, visitor of maltmen; James Corbet, treasurer; John Bradie, water bailie;
John Wallace, bailie of Gorbals; George Campbell, master of work; John
Gilespie, visitor of gardeners.]
18 October 1679.
The declaratioune was subscrivit be the magistratis and most pairt
of the counsell.
Breid, tallow, candle.
[The 12 d. loaf to weigh 11 oz. 12 drop; rough tallow to be sold for 50 s.
the stone; candle, 58 s. the stone.]
8 December 1679.
Thesaurer, monye resting to the toune.
The baillies and counsell having considered what sowmes of monye
the toune is indew, wpon sundrie accomptis, and particularly to these who
sold the land to the toune to be joyned to the New Grein, and that there
is monye awand to the toune be the pertiners of the soaparie, quhilk
they borrowit out of the excyse and utherwayes, and be severall uther
persones, therfor they ordaine the thesaurer with all dilligence to crave
and uplift the said monye from these persones who ar awand in the
samine, and if neid beis to persew them therfor, and appoyntis the
clark to give him ane accompt by the counsell bookis of quhat is restand.
23 December 1679.
Report, proveist, anent Glasgow and Grinock.
The proveist made report of his dilligence at Edinburgh anent the
tounes affaires, and that Sir John Shaw had referred that busines betwixt
the toune of Glasgow and Grinock (fn. 8) to the particular convention of
burrowes, and had subscrivit ane submissioune under his hand for that
effect, and that the particular convention had elected eight of their
number to meit at Glasgow in March nixt to determine in the said affair,
but that he had delayed to consent to any such submissioune till the said
magistritis and counsell had their thoughtis theranent, quhilk he left to
themselfes to doe as they thought fitt; as also that the pley betwixt
the executoures of Doctor Stang and the toune was lykwayes submitted;
quhilk twa submissiounes the magistratis and counsell were weill satisfeit
with and approved theirof.
Landis for a new lean.
The magistratis and counsell having considered the petition given
in be the most pairt of the burgessis and heritouris of the houssis in
Saltmercat and Trongait, desyring them to buy in some fitt place, at least
that land belonging to Edward Robesoune, for making a streit betwixt
the Saltmercat and Trongait for better stopping of fyre, if the lyk accident
should happin to fall againe, they did remitt the samyne to the proveist
[and three others] to meit with these interested and try if they can buy
the said landis for being a lean, and to report.
30 December 1679.
Ordaines threttie sex partizans to be made for the use of the toune,
handsomlie, and to be gilded at the heid.