7 January 1687.
Appoints the proveist, baillies, dean of gild, deacon conveener, or any
three of them, to speake to Peter Corbet, tackisman of the milnes, to desire
him to pay to the toune twentie shilling Scots for ilk boll of multor malt
during the tyme of his tack, and if he refuise to cause persew him therfor.
Master of work.
[John Andersone chosen master of work till next election.]
John Robisone, younger, is nominat and appointed to be the tounes
chirurgian, and is to doe his endevour to help and cure such persones as
shall be recomended to him be the magistrats, and for quhich he is to have
such allowance as the magistrats and counsell shall think fitt.
Proveist Johnstoun, tounes papers.
Appoints baillies Hamiltone and Wallace to speake with proveist
Johnstoune, and to get frae him what paperis he hes belonging to the
toune, and particularlie the notes of the money whilk was lent the tyme
of the lait rebellion to the officeris of the militia be the toune.
Declaratour, tack of the teinds.
It is agreed and concluded that the toune joyne and goe alongst
with my lord archbishop of St. Andrewes in persewing and getting ane
declaratour in their favoures for their last tack of the teinds of the
barronie and toune aikeris, and appoints the clerk to send east the
decreet obtained be the lord primat against the toune for the saids teinds.
20 January 1687.
The stentmasteris to lay on ane stent.
The proveist, baillies and counsell of the said burgh being conveened,
and takeing to their consideration that this burghes proportion of the cess
payable to his Majestie yearlie, by act of parliament, is twelve hundreth
pounds sterling, and that the toune is at the expenses of ane hundreth
pound sterling yearlie and upwards for upholding and furnishing coall
and candle to the guards, as likewise that the toune is resting to the
agent of the burrowes the soume of ane hundreth and fyftein pounds
sterling or therby, for their proportion of the burrowes dues, and siclike
considering that there are some other publict dewes to be payed and some
expenssis to be depursed for ingathering and collecting of the stent aftermentioned to be laid on upon the samen burgh, whilk will extend to ane
hundreth and eightie fyve pund sterling, whilk soumes above writtin
being calculat extends in the haill to sextein hundreth pounds sterling;
and als considering that the saids magistrats and toune counsell are
warranted be the said act of parliament to impose ane stent upon this
burgh for paying of the said supplie and other publict burdines foresaid,
therefore they heirby grant warrand and power to the stent-maisteris
nominated by them to impose and lay on the said soume of sextein
hundreth pounds sterling, for paying the tounes proportion of the said
cess for the Martimass terme jm. vjc. eightie sex yearis lastbypast, and
Whitsoundayes terme nixt, and the other publict dues foresaid, wpon the
heretouris and other inhabitants of the said burgh, merchands, craftismen, victualleris and vintineris able to pay stent frae the first of Maij
jm. vjc. eightie sex yearis till the moneth of Maij jm. vjc. eightie sevin
yearis nixttocome; and the magistrats and counsell heirby earnestlie
recommends to the saids stentmasteris to lay on the foresaid stent with
all convenient dilligence, wheranent thir presents shall be their warrand.
Roupeing houses and sellaris at Newport and Greinock.
Appoints ane proclamation to be sent through the toune for roupeing
the tounes houses and sellaris at Newport Glasgow, reserving James
Andersone right of ane house yet to rune, as also for roupeing the houses
and sellaris belonging to the toune and bought frae the fishing societie,
on such ane convenient day as the proveist shall think fitt, and the roupe
to be within the tolbuith of Glasgow.
Daillis and other timber, beir and meill.
Appoints and commissionats the dean of gild to sell and dispose on
the daillis, timber and otheris belonging to the old fishing closs in
Greinock, whilk was bought be the toune frae the fishing societie to the
tounes best advantage; as also appoints him to sell the Provand beir and
what meill the tennents hes in their hands to be delivered at the best
25 January 1687.
Deacon convener, etc.
[George Grahame, late bailie, elected deacon convener in room of William
Wallace, deceased; and John Gray, merchant, to take Grahame's place as bailie of
Earle of Airlies troupe.
Appoints the proveist and baillie Hamiltone to repair to Hamiltone
to speake with the earle of Airlie anent his troupe whilk is to be quartered
29 January 1687.
Anent the lands of Provand.
Appoints the proveist to repair to Edinburgh anent the tounes affaires,
and the clerk to goe with him, and appoints the clerk to take in with him
the haill paperis belonging to the Provand, and the precepts whilk the
toune hes payed for the pryce of the same, for clearing accompts betwixt
the toune and Silvertounhill and these concerned in him, be the advyce
of lawieris for the tounes best advantage, and to do what is possible in
defending the adjudication whilk Robert Hamiltone of Presmennan hes
upon the lands of Provand for the soume of twelve thousand merks. And
appoints the dean of gild likewise to repair to Edinburgh to meet with the
proveist and clerk anent the saids affaires, if the proveist think it needfull
to wryte for him, when the proveist is at Edinburgh.
The clerk to appoint ane deput.
The magistrats and counsell takeing to consideration that George
Andersone, clerk, is necessitat sometyme to be called aff the toune, not
onlie anent the tounes affaires bot likewayes his oune, and that it is
requisite some persone exerce in his office as his deput in his absence,
therfor they allow and approve of what persones he hes appointed to
exerce formerlie in his absence, and of all acts of counsell made for that
effect, and heirby grant him power and libertie in tyme comeing to deput
and appoint what persones he pleases to exerce the said office of clerkship
when he shall happine to be aff the toune in tyme comeing, for whom he
is to be answerable.
28 February 1687.
The Kings gift appointing ane imposition on ale and other liquoris produced and read.; Letter of thanks to his Majestie.; Letter of thanks to my lord Melfort, his Majesties secretary.
The gift granted be his most sacreed Majestie to this city was produced and read, wherby his Majestie hes bein graciouslie pleased to give,
grant and dispon to the proveist, baillies and counsell of the said city, in
name of the communitie of the same, ane imposition of four pennies
Scots money upon everie pint of ale and drinking beir, broune or imported
and sold or consumed within the samen city and suburbs therof, with
power to the magistrats to uplift the said imposition upon ale and beir
from the brewaris and importeris therof as is before mentioned, or at the
rate of two merks Scots upon everie boll of malt, to be payed be the
brewaris within the said city and suburbs therof, at the option of the
magistrats and counsell for the tyme; and likewise doe grant and dispon
to the proveist, baillies and counsell of the said city ane imposition of
fiftie punds money foresaid upon everie tunn of French wyne, fiftie punds
money above writtin upon every butt of Spanish or Ranish wyne, fiftie
punds money foresaid upon everie but of brandy, aquavytie or strong
wateris, and twentie shilling money foresaid upon everie barrell of
mum beir vented, sold and retailled within the said city, to be payed be
the selleris of ale, beir, French, Spanish and Ranish wynes, brandy,
aquavyttie, strong wateris and mum beir; whilkis impositiounes and
everie ane of them his Majestie declares shall exist and take effect for
the space of nyntein yearis frae the terme of Candlemass lastbypast,
from which tyme the samen is declaired to commence, and to be applyed
in maner mentioned in the foresaid gift, as the samen containing therin
severall other clauses of the dait, at Whitehall, the fyftein day of January
lastbypast, at more lenth bears. Whilk gift was verie acceptable to the
saids proveist, baillies and counsell, and ane letter of thanks ordained to
be sent to his Majestie of their acknowledgement of his Majesties clemencie
and bountie to this city, wherof the tennor followes:—May it please your
most sacreed Majestie—In the deepest sense of gratitude, wee most
humblie prostrat ourselves at your royall feet, acknowledgeing your
Majesties clemencie and bountie towards this your city of Glasgow in
rescuing it from sinking under inevitable ruine, by your Majesties late
princely grant of a moderat imposition on such liquoris as are consumed
amongst ourselves. By this new and seasonable releiff your Majestie
puts a fresh and lasting obligation upon this important place, in
returne to which wee can humblie assure your Majestie that as this
your new bountie shall be carefullie applyed and improved for the support
and releiff of this city, so it, our lyves and our all, shall be continually
devoted to the service of your sacreed person, croun and monarchie, upon
all occasiones; and wee shall make it our most indefatigable care and
indeavour to make this city eminent and exemplarie in its loyaltie to all
about ws, so that your Majestie shall never have cause to repent your
royall care of and munificence toward it. For our pairt, who by your
Majesties nomination represent your authoritie here, wee shall, under the
prudent conduct and unspotted loyall example to the most reverend archbishop your Majestie hath bein graciouslie pleased now to nominat for ws,
witness to the world our fervent zeall against all your adversaries, and
unshaken fidelitie to promot your Majesties interest and service, as is
the bounden dewtie of, may it please your most sacreed Majestie, your
Majesties most humble, most loyall, and most obedient subjects and
servants. Followes the tennor of ane other letter whilk was sent be the
magistrats to the earle of Melfoord (fn. 1) :—May it please your lordship. As
wee are eternallie bound to his sacreed Majesties bountie and munificence to this city in granting the lait imposition on our ale and other
liquoris consumed amongst ourselves, so wee consider ourselves infinitlie
indebted to your lordships care and goodness in giveing a true representation of the perishing state of this place, and soliciteing his Majesties royall
help, without which it would have utterlie perished. By this your
mediation and intercession you have done true and excellent service to
his Majestie, alswell as to this poor place, by putting new life in it for
serveing the ends of the monarchy, from which it was quite disabled,
and for freeing and releiveing itselfe from such sad pressure and burdines
under which it must needs have sunk. For this great and seasonable
service to his Majestie and to ws, wee offer yow our most humble and
heartie thanks, and most earnestlie beseeches your lordship to accept of
ane humble present or gratuitie from ws which, though it be farre below
your merit and bears no proportion to the benefite aryseing from his
Majesties gift, yet it is a small testimony of that gratitude wee ow to
your lordship for so great favour and paines, and for saveing ws the
great charges and expenses of sending commissioners to court to solicite
and agent this necessary support and relieff for this city; and though wee
cannot offer your lordship ane suitable remuneration yet wee shall pray
that God for this, and all other your eminent services rendered to the
croun and to this your native countrey, may reward your lordship with
all honour and prosperity here and eternall happiness heirafter, for wee
are, may it please your lordship, your lordships most humble and most
faithfull servants. Which two letters abovewritten were subscrivit be the
magistrats and counsell foresaid.
Money to be borrowed for gratifieing the procureris of the gift.
The saids magistrats and counsell takeing to their consideration that
there is ane gratuitie to be given to the procureris of the said gift from his
most sacreed Majestie, they ordaine ane thousand pound sterling to be
borrowed and made readie with all expedition to be payed in the first
end of the said gratuitie.
12 March 1687.
Takismen alledging they were prejudged.
The proveist, baillies and toune counsell, being informed that the
takismen of the excyse of the toune of Glasgow have made application to
the lords of his Majesties thesaurie that they were mightily prejudged by
his Majesties granting ane gift to this burgh for ane imposition on ale
and beir to be broune and consumed within the toune and suburbs, and
that thereby they will be great loseris; whilk being taken to the saids
magistrats and counsell their consideration, and to let it appear that the
toune intends not to prejudge his Majestie nor his tackismen be the said
gift, nor to lessen or make less his Majesties excyse, it is concluded that
the toune make offer and accept of the tack of the excyse within the haill
shyres and burghes taken be Castlecarie and Mr. John Cochran, and
make up the haill quota of their tack dewtie to the lords of his Majesties
thesaurie, and give sufficient securitie to them for that effect, and shall
free the said tackismen of their tack, and give them allowance of what
expenses they have bein at in the said affaire; and appoints the proveist,
with the dean of gild and the clerk to repair to Edinburgh and make the
said offer to the lords of the thesaurie, and to make application to them
to get the toune vindicat and freed of any aspertiones may be laid on
them concerning the said imposition; and if the toune cannot get the haill
bargane taken be the saids persones, to try if they can agree for the
excyse of the toune and Gorballis the best way for the tounes advantage.
4 April 1687.
Imposition on ale and beir to be uplifted.
The proveist, baillies and counsell, takeing to their consideration the
imposition his sacreed Majestie hes bein pleased to grant to this burgh
for exacting two merks aff ilk boll of malt, or ane plack of ilk pynt of ale
or drinking beir, sold, vented and consumed within this burgh and
suburbs since Candlemass last, whilk is to commence for the space of
nyntein yearis, and that all faire wayes and methods hes bein taken for
getting the same ingathered and uplifted for the ease and good of the
inhabitants, whilk hes yet taken little or no effect; therefor the saids
magistrats and counsell have concluded that there shall be uplifted, since
the terme of Candlemass last and in tyme comeing, frae ilk brewar and
vintiner the soume of two merks Scots for ilk boll of malt, or four pennies
for ilk pynt of ale and drinking beir, sold, vented and retailled be them,
as the saids magistrats and counsell shall think fitt. And yet in respect
severall of the maltmen make offer and are content to uplift and ingather
the soume of threttie shilling Scots for ilk fyve firlots of malt shall be
sold be them to the brewaris within the toune, or brewed and vented
be themselves, and pay in the samen to any who shall be appointed to
receave in the said impositioun, whilk is heirby condescended to, wpon
these termes that the said maltmen exact no more then the said threttie
shilling frae the brewaris and vintineris for the said fyve firlotts, in
respect the ease granted is for the behove of the saids brewaris; and it
is heirby declaired that the said ease shall be without prejudice to the
toune or these to be appointed be them to uplift the haill impositioun
from these that payes not the said threttie shilling willinglie, for ilk fyve
firlots malt, sold, vented and retailled as said is.
James Porterfield ordained schoolmaister.
In ansuer to ane supplicatioun given in be James Porterfield, schoolmaister, the magistrats and counsell ordaines him to continow and exerce
his imployment as ane schoolmaister within the toune, and to teach and
learne children to read, wryt, and lay compts and the like; and for his
encouragement they nominat and appoint the said proveist, dean of gild
and deacon conveener aither to cause repair the tounes house whilk was
bought frae Robert Broom, that he may have the benefite therof for
keeping his said schooll, or then to get fiftie two pund Scots, yearlie, after
the terme of Whitsounday, yearlie, for paying ane house maill for keeping
the said schooll, the said house being allwayes taken in ane convenient
place in the toune as the said persones shall think convenient.
9 April 1687.
Mungo Cochran fyned.
Anent the complaint given in be the procuratour fiscall against
Mungo Cochrane, merchand, for his unseemly cariage and expressiones to
John Barnes, proveist, yesterday, on the publict street, and saying that he
and all the rest were oppressouris of their nighbouris, whilk the said
Mungo compeared and granted, and declaired he was verie sory that he
was so rash in venting such expressiones, and that what he said was out of
rashnes and passion, and referred himselfe to the will of the proveist,
baillies and counsell; whilk being taken to the said baillies and counsell
their consideratioun, the proveist haveing removed, they fyned and unlawed
the said Mungo in the soume of ane hundreth pund Scots to be payed for
the use of the poor, and ordaines him to consigne and deliver up to the
clerk his burges and gild brother ticket to be keeped be him untill the
nixt meeting of the magistrats and counsell, to be then disposed of be
them as they shall think fitt; and ordaines him to remaine in prison till
the money and ticket be consigned in the clerks hand.
23 April 1687.
Proveist to Edinburgh and St. Andrews.
Appoints the proveist to repair to Edinburgh and from that to St.
Andrews, to waite on his grace the archbishop of Glasgow to his translation there, whilk is to be upon the first of May nixt, and to take with him
four persones such as he thinks meitt.
Appoints the dean of gild to sight Partick bridge and to see what is
needfull to be repaired therof, and to cause doe the same.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to Mr. Robert Knox the soume of
twenty pounds sterling of transportatioun money for bringing him and his
familie here when he became ane of the tounes ministeris; as likewayes to
pay other twentie pound sterling to Mr. John Sage for transporting of
him to be another of the tounes ministeris.
Mongo Cochranes fyne.
The magistrats and counsell considering the acknowledgement made
be Mungo Cochrane for his abuse done to the proveist, and his being sory
for the same, for whilk he was fyned and his burges ticket consigned, they
remitt his fyne and burges and gild brother ticket wholly to the proveist,
to be disposed of be him wholly as he shall think fitt.
Allowing payment to the procureris of the Kings gift.
The proveist, baillies and toune counsell of the said city being conveened, and takeing to their consideration that his most excellent Majestie
hes bein graciouslie pleased by his letter of gift daited at Whitehall the
fyftein day of January lastbypast [here is narrated the terms of the
imposition specified antea p. 395]; which impositiones and everie one of
them his Majestie declaires shall exist and take effect for the space of
nyntein years frae the terme of Candlemass lastbypast, from which tyme
the samen is declaired to commence, and the samen is to be applyed in
maner and at lenth contained in the said letter of gift; and that they have
allreadie payed to the person or persones, procureris of the said impositions, the soume of ane thousand pounds sterling, by and attoure the
expenses in procureing the great seall appended to the said gift, and
reason being that what farder allowance is to be given to the procureris
of the samen gift ought to be payed, therefor the saids proveist, baillies
and counsell have bound and obleidged, and heirby binds and obleidges
them and their successouris in office, proveist, baillies and counsell of the
said city, to make payment to the persones procureris of the said gift frae
his most sacreed Majestie for the said imposition of what shall be thought
fitt to be payed to them of gratuitie more nor the ane thousand pounds
sterling allreadie payed and the expenses in getting the great seall
appended thereto, the samen in haill allwayes not to exceed the value of
what shall be uplifted and gottine be the said city of the said imposition
be the space of ane year and ane halfe at most.
14 May 1687.
Ordaines [£ 415 Scots to be paid] to the proveist for his oune expenses
and charges, and the expenses of these that went with him to Edinburgh,
and frae that to St. Androws, to wait on his grace the archbishop of
Glasgow at the translation. (fn. 2)
Tack of houses and sellaris at Greenock.
There was ane tack of the closs, houses and sellaris at the east end of
Greenock that belonged to the fishing societie subscrivit in favoures of
James Mushet, for the space of three yearis after Whitsounday nixt, and
appoints baillie Andersone to put him in possession therof, and to take
notice if there be anything there belonging to the toune, and to cause try
where any of the tounes salt firlots are.
Key at Broomilaw.
Appoints the dean of gild to caus helpe and repair the key at the
Broomilaw with the first conveniency.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to Allan Glen the soume of sex pound
nyne shillings sterling for the pryce of ane horse quhilk he lost, being
spoilled and died with ryding with the proveist to Edinburgh, and whilk
was ordained to be payed to the said Allan by act of the magistrats and
counsell daited 29 September 1684. (fn. 3)
24 May 1687.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for sevintein pund ten
shillings sterling payed be him to the proveist, whilk he depursed for
procureing the Kings letter, with the secreet councillis warrand, for
choising the magistrats and counsell at the last election.
7 June 1687.
Common good set.
[Mills, 9,550 merks; ladles, 4,250 merks; mealmarket and pecks, 1,020 merks;
tron, 930 merks; bridge, 1,550 merks.]
2 July 1687.
Dean of gild to call for unfreemen.
The magistrats and toune counsell being informed that there are
several meilmen and utheris who uses ane trade as freemen within the said
burgh and who are neither burges nor gildbrother within the samen, for
preventing quherof they appoint the dean of gild to call and conveene
them, and to obleidge these that shall be found guiltie aither to admitt
themselves or to fyne them for bygaines; and referrs to him with baillie
Wallace or the deacon conveener, to give what ease they shall think fitt to
these who shall enter.
Appoints the dean of gild, and quhom other he pleases to call to be
present with him, to agree for repairing of Partick bridge and the highway betwixt and there, at the easiest rate he can.
Warrand, thesaurer, French wyne.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to John Louke alias Bristo, for himselfe and in name of his partiners, the soume of three hundreth merks for
three hodgesheads French wyne furnished be them on the tounes accompt,
the grouth 1685, wherof two hodgesheads was sent to the archbishop
of Glasgow, and the other taken be &pacute;roveist Barnes to his oune house.
9 August 1687.
James Smith, merchand, is nominat and appointed to be tounes
quartermaister for quartering the souldiouris within the toune, John
Anderson, lait quartermaister, haveing given over the place by reason of
sickness and infirmenes.
Ane gratuitie to be given.
The proveist, baillies and counsell of the said burgh, being informed
and takeing to their consideration that quhen the teinds of the personage of
Glasgow were set to them be my lord archbishop of St. Andrews, then
archbishop of Glasgow, there was ane gratuitie said to have bein promised
by some of the counsell to his lady for the same, over and above the pryce
thereof, therfor, in consideration of the samen, they think fitt she have
the soume of fiftie pound sterling allowed her so soone as they get money
arryseing from the foresaids teinds that may bear the said gratuitie.
Warrand, St. Nicholas Hospitall.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to Allan Hamiltone what is resting
him since his entrie to St. Nicolas Hospitall as ane of the poor men, conforme to umquhill bishop Lightoune his mortificatioun, whilk is fiftie
four pund Scots yearlie, and ordaines the succeeding thesaurers to pay
him his said pension in tyme comeing as the samen shall become due.
Ordaines the thesaureris of this burgh, present or to come, to pay to
James Porterfield, yearlie, frae the terme of Whitsounday last, the soume
of fiftie two punds Scots to pay his house maill for encourageing him to
keep ane schooll within the toune, he keeping the said schooll at such a
convenient place in the toune as the magistrats and counsell shall think
3 September 1687.
James Robison, trees in Gorballis.
The saids magistrats and counsell takeing to consideration that James
Robisone, merchand, and severall others were persewed at the instance of
John Johnstoune, proveist, and remanent magistrats and toune counsell
for the tyme, for cutting and away taking severall trees in Gorballis
belonging to the toune, they declyne and pass frae the said persute, and
exoneris and discharges the said James Robisone and all otheris concerned of the samen, be thir presents.
Band subscrivit to Mr. John Glendee.
The proveist, baillies and toune counsell of the said burgh being
conveened, there was ane band subscrivit in favours of Mr. John Glendee,
sometyme minister of the good toune, now dean of Cashell and prebend
of St. Michaellis, Dubline, in Ireland, for the soume of sextein thousand
merks borrowed and receaved be the saids magistrats and toune counsell
frae the said Mr. John Glendee for the use of the haill communitie of the
said burgh, for paying and defraying ane pairt of the debts and burdines
equivalent to the said soume sua borrowed.
13 September 1687.
Act annulling ane former act of gratuitie.
The proveist, baillies and toune counsell of the burgh being conveened, anent ane act made be them in favoures of the archbishop of St.
Andrews his ladie, of the dait the nynth day of August last, by which they
had appointed her fiftie pound sterling in satisfaction of ane gratuitie
promised to her the tyme the personage teinds of Glasgow was set to them
be the said archbishop; and considering that the foresaid soume is over
and above the pryce payed be them for the saids teinds, and that any
promise she had for the same was only made to her by some few of the
memberis of the toune counsell and never allowed nor approven of by the
rest, and likewayes considering that since the makeing of the said act
they have, be the advyce of otheris, fullie considered the worth of the
saids teinds, and therupon finds that the highest rate that can be gottin
or exacted be them for the same will come fare short of the pryce payed be
them therefor, sua that they, upon all the foresaids considerationes and
after mature deliberation had be the saids magistrats and counsell theranent, find sufficient ground and cause to recall and annull the foresaid
gratuitie and act above specifeit, appointing, constituteing and liquidating the samen; therefor and for that effect they have rescinded, cassed
and annulled, and heirby rescinds, casses and annullis the foresaid act
of counsell of the dait, tennor and contents above writtin and gratuitie
foresaid thereby constitute, with all that hes followed or may or can
follow theron, and declares the same to have bein frae the begining to be
now and in all tyme comeing voyd and null.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to the proveist three hundreth threttie
eight punds Scots, quhilk he depursed for carying and transporting the
archbishop of Glasgowes pleneshing and goods from Edinburgh to this
28 September 1687.
Letter anent ane correction house.
The magistrats and toune counsell takeing to their consideration
ane letter sent be Sir John Harper, for himself and in name of the justices
of peace in the shyre of Lanerk, for provydeing ane correction house, conform to the 18th Act of parl: 2nd, session 3rd, of King Charles the second, (fn. 4)
they continow giveing ane ansuer therto till they consider the said act.
Warrand, thesaurer, Kings birthday.
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for two hundreth fourtie
four pund Scots, depursed be him to the proveist for his expenses on the
Kings birthday, the fourtein day of October 1686, and for the tounes
dinner to some persones in the proveists house at the last election, and
for ane gross of glass bottles.
Concerning mariages and baptizines.
The proveist, baillies and toune counsell of the said burgh being conveened, and being certanlie informed that severall of the inhabitants
marie and baptize their children at the meeting houses; (fn. 5) whilk being taken to the saids magistrats and counsell their consideration, they herebyordaine the haill inhabitants within the said burgh to booke their
mariages, and what children they shall baptize, in the publict and
authentick register as formerlie, that hazard may be evited and minouris
may not be prejudged when extracts of their age may be called for at the
publict register, and that they pay the ordinary dewes therefor to the
clerk, beddellis and otheris concerned, conforme to use and wont, under
the paine of three pund Scots to be exacted aff the contraveeneris toties
4 October 1687.
Ane letter from the privie councill dischargeing the election.
The whilk day, being the ordinary day for electing the magistrats
of this burgh for the ensuing year, the letter following was produced, subscrivit by his grace my lord duke of Hamiltone, in name of the lords of his
Majesties privie counsell, and direct to the proveist and remanent magistrats of the burgh of Glasgow, or aither of them, to be communicat to the
toune counsell therof, of the which letter the tennor followes:—Affectionat
freinds. Wheras his most sacreed Majestie, by his royall letter daited at
the court at the Beath the eight day of September then instant, signified
that all electiones in royall burrowes be suspended untill his royall pleasure
be knoune theranent, yow are therefor, in pursuance therof, heirby
expreslie prohibited and discharged, as yow will answer at your perrillis,
to elect any new magistrats or counsell within your burgh this year. And
ye and the present magistrats and counsell are, by his Majesties authoritie,
heirby authorized to continow and exerce as magistrats and counsell untill
his Majestie shall signifie his further pleasure. Signed, in name and by
warrand of his Majesties privie councill, by your affectionat freind, sic
subscribitur: Hamilton, I.P.D. Whilk was in all humilitie consented to
by the saids magistrats and counsell.
1 November 1687.
Ordaines John Patersone to have ane warrand for the soume of
twentie sevin pound sterling payed to James Stirling of Ballaggan for
ane gold box given to his grace my lord archbishop of Glasgow with his
burges ticket, and for some silver work that was given be the toune to ane
Ordaines the thesaurer to have ane warrand for the soume of eight
hundreth merks payed to James Boyd, maisson, to ane accompt for
capeing the Green dyck.
Warrand, iron work.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to Walter Corbet, smith, the soume of
[£ 60 5 s. 6 d.] for iron work wrought and furnished be him to the key
at the Broomilaw, Partick bridge, and other places in the toune.
12 November 1687.
Bread, tallow, candle.
[The 12d. loaf to weigh 13 oz. 3 drops; tallow to be sold for 3½ merks the
stone; and candle for 4 merks the stone.]
17 December 1687.
Warrand, duke of Gordons men.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to James Smith, merchand, the soume
of ane hundreth punds Scots money for trees and cabers that was taken
frae him be the duke of Gordones men that wer here the tyme of Argyles
rebellion, whilk they burnt upon the Green of Glasgow for their eldine.
Ordaines the thesaurer to pay to ilk ane of the toune officeris ane rex
doller, and two to Robert Andersone, the deacon conveeneris officer, and
ane to John Hepburne, dempster, and another to hieland Donnald and his
wife for their present necessitie; and to pay ten pund Scots farder to
John Lundie and George Young, officeris, for their warning the toune
counsell the last year.
29 December 1687.
James Smith was laid asyde from being quartermaister and John
Anderson, maister of wark was put in his place to exerce as quartermaister,
and ordained to quarter the souldioris accordinglie.
Warrand, centrie boxes.
Ordaines John Patersone, wright, to detaine in his oune hand, out of
the first and readiest of the imposition he hes receaved and resting to the
toune, the soume of ane hundreth and nyne pund twelve shilling Scots for
makeing of ten centrie boxes, at ten pund the peice, and for some other
work wrought and furnished for the use of the toune.
Warrand, carying armes.
Ordaines the present thesaurer, or he that shall succeed him, to pay
to John Wilsone, for himselfe and severall other of the carteris, his
partineris, the soume of nyntie nyne pund sextein shilling Scots money,
for carying of armes to the castle of Edinburgh, and for carying of
baggage and ammunition at several tymes and to severall places, belonging to his Majesties forces.