Appendix
Lists of provosts, bailiffs and other officers

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'Appendix: Lists of provosts, bailiffs and other officers', Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh, 1403-1528 (1869), pp. 246-284. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=58494 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Lists of provosts, bailiffs and other officers

[The election of magistrates and other office-bearers in Burghs took place at Michaelmas annually. The municipal year thus extended from the beginning of October in one year, to the beginning of October in the year following. In the following List the date is given at which the provosts, bailies, and others are respectively found in office, wherever a date is stated in the original deed or record refered to.]

LIST OF PROVOSTS, &c.

A.D.
1296.William de Dederyk, Alderman.
Prynne's Records of the Tower, Vol. III. p. 653.
Ragman Rolls (Bannatyne Club), p. 122.
1329.—— ——
By a Charter under the great seal, dated at Cardross, 28th May 1329, King Robert the First granted his Burgh of Edingburgh, with the port of Leith, mills, and pertinents, to the burgesses in feu ferme.
Charters, &c., relating to the city of Edingburgh, No. iv. p. 16.
1344.John Wigmer, Alderman.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh or Chartulary of St Giles (Bannatyne Club), p. 4.
1348.John Wiggymer, Alderman (28th March).
MS. Charter by Patrick Rynd, burgess of Edinburgh, to Adam dicto Swordsteper, burgess of Edinburgh.
1357.—— ——
On 26th September 1357, Alexander Gylot, Adam Tore, and John Goldsmyth, of Edinburgh, with sundry others, aldermen, merchants, and burgesses of the Burghs of Scotland, granted a Procuratory to the persons above named, and others, to negotiate and enter into obligations for the ransom of King David II. from his captivity in England.
And on 6th October 1357, the procurators thus constituted granted an obligation, inter alia, for payment to the King of England of 10,000 merks, on account of King David's ransom.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. vi. p. 19.
1362.William Guppild, Alderman (9th April).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, pp. 10, 14.
1364.—— ——
By a Charter under the great seal, dated Edinburgh, 3d December 1364, King David granted to the burgesses and communuty of Edinburgh a piece of ground on wich to build a tone.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. vii. p. 25.
1367.—— ——
By a Precept under the great seal, dated Perth, 12th November 1367, King David II. prohibited the holding of a fair at Newbottle, as prejudicial to the burgh of Edinburgh and his burgesses of the same.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. VIII. p. 26.
1368.William Guppild, Alderman (4th October).
John Rollo, Clerk (4th October).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, Pref. p. viii.; pp. 1, 2.
1369.William Guppild, Alderman.
Old MS. List of Provosts in the possession of David Laing, Esq., LL.D.
John Rollo, Common Clerk (12th September).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 275.
William de Lawedre, Bailie (9th January).
The Accounts of the Great Chamberlain of Scotland (Bannatyne Club), vol. i. p. 509.
1371 or 1372.—— ——
Walter de Cracbarry, Bailie. The Accounts of the Great Chamberlain of Scotland, vol. ii. p. 11.
1373.Adam Forrester, Alderman (24th April).
Registrum Monasterii de Passalet (Maitland Club), p. 43.
1377.John de Quhitness, Prepositus (18th May).
MS. Charter of Robert II. to John de Beton of the lands of Balfour.
Old MS. List of Provosts in the possession of David Laing, Esq.
1378.Adam Forrester, Alderman (20th February).
Registrum Monasterii de Passalet, p. 47.
1381.John de Camera, Prepositus (29th October).
John Derlyng, Allan Derlyng, and John, the son of John (29th October), Bailies.
Robert de Glenesk, Common Clerk (29th October).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 22.
1385.—— ——
By a Charter, dated Edinburgh, 4th July 1385, by John, eldest son of King Robert II, Earl of Carrick and Steward of Scotland (afterwards King Robert III.), granted to the burgesses and community of Edinburgh the right to have and build houses in the castle.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XII. p. 32.
1386.—— ——
By a Charter under the great seal, dated Edinburgh, 25th July 1386, King Robert II. granted to the burgesses and community of his burgh of Edinburgh a piece of ground on the north side of the street thereof, for the purpose of erecting houses and buildings thereon.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XIII. p. 33.
1387.Andrew Yutsoun, Provost (29th November).
Indenture between Adam Forrester, Laird of Nether Libberton, and the burgh of Edinburgh, dated 29th November 1387. In this deed of Indenture, Andrew Yutsoun is designed "Prowest of the Burgh of Edynburgh."
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, Pref. p. ix.; p. 24.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XIV. p. 35.
1389.—— ——
John Yong, Bailie (10th March).
Registrum Magni Sigilli, 1306–1424, p. 179. 7.
1390.—— ——
Adam de Fauside, Bailie (14th February).
The Accounts of the Great Chamberlain of Scotland, vol. ii. p. 148.
John Young, Bailie.
Robertson's Index of Charters, p. 126, No. 7.
1392.John De Dalrympill, Prepositus (23d April).
David de Dalrympil, Oswald Mackelly, and Andrew Valance, Bailies (23rd April).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 28.
Oswald Kelly, David de Dalrympill, and Andrew Walaice, Bailies.
The Accounts of the Great Chamberlain of Scotland, vol. ii. p. 241.
. . . .John De Camera, Provost.
List by James Laurie, Esq., Town Clerk of Edinburgh.
1395.—— ——
John de Galhagy, Bailie (29th March).
The Accounts of the Great Chamberlain of Scotland, vol. ii. p. 313.
1398.—— ——
William Fersyth, Bailie (24th April).
The Accounts of the Great Chamberlain of Scotland, vol. ii. p. 395.
On 31st May 1398, the burgesses and community of Edinburgh acquired from Sir Robert Logan, lord of Restalryk, certain rights in and near the town and lands of Leith.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. xx. p. 48.
1399.—— ——
Robert Holland, Bailie (6th May). The Accounts of the Great Chamberlain of Scotland, vol. ii. p. 465.
1403.Alexander Naper, Prepositus (3d October).
Symon de Schele, Deam of Guild and Keeper of the Kirk work,—Custoditer operis Ecclesie. John Lamb, Treasurer. John Robertsoun, Bailie of Leith. William of Crenstoun, William of Libertoun, George of Fawlow, William Cameroun, Adam Cant, William Bully, Th of Prestoun, Sanders of Stanely, Adam of Carkettell, James of Boncle, Jh of Cairnis, Thom Johnestoun, Jh Lamb, Rychert of Fairnly, Laurence of Elphinstoun, Watt Young, James of Lawder, Henry Dicksoun, Nicol Spathy, Thom Smyth. Jh Wade, Robyn Michelsoun, Malcolme Boyde, James of Touris, Androw Crawfurd, David Lenerok, William Rynd, James of Schele, Robyn of Prestoun, Jh of Harlaw, Will Skynner, Sanders of Wod, Jh Howden, Will of Sydeserfe, Th Williamsoun, Jh Hayne, James of Fyndguid, Th Quhytelok, Will of Lawder, Jh of Farnly of Irwyn, Rot Merchell, Robyn Blak, Robyn of Wintown, James of Fowlfurde, Will of Carkettill, Duodene Burgi. MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates' Library. fol. 2. Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 1.
1405.—— ——
John de Loth, Bailie (16th March).
The Accounts of the Great Chamberlain of Scotland, vol. ii. p. 655.
1408.John Rede, Alderman (25th October).
Liber Sancte Marie de Melros (Bannatyne Club), vol. ii. p. 327.
1410.Allan de Farnylie, Provost (15th March).
George de Lawdyr, Thomas de Benyng, and James de Lynton, Bailies.
Thomas Carketill, Dean of Guild.
MS. Leter of Reversion by John called Currour, burgess of Edinburgh, for himself and his son John, among writs of Lord Elibank.
1411.Allan de Farnylie, Prepositus (2d July).
George de Laudre, Thomas de Beyning, and Robert de Lintoun, Bailies.
MS. Registrum Cartarum Monasterii de Cambuskenneth, fol. 91.
1413.George of Lawedre, Prepositus (27th February).
John Clerk of Lanark,Andrew of Lermwth, and William of Wod, Bailiea.
James Cant, Dean of Guild
Grant by Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig, to the community of Edinburgh, of a piece of ground in Leith, dated 27th February 1413–14.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. xxi. p. 53.
1416.——, —— Alderman.
In October of this year referebce is made to an alderman, a dean of guild, and the "dusane," consisting of thirty-two persons. None of the names are recorded.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library fol3.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scootish Burgh Records Society), p. 2.
1418—— —— (October).
The name of none of the magistrates or office-bearers elected at this time are recorded; but the "dusane" is called "duodecim consules et limitatores."
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Librar. fol. 3.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 2.
1419.Allan de Farnylie, Prepositus (30th January).
MS.Sasine in the possesion of Thomas Thomson,Esq.,W.S.
1423.John of Lruyntoun, Alderman (12th September).
Richard Lamb and Robert of Bonkyl, Bailies.
Thomas of Berwyk, Dean of Guild.
Lease by Dean John of Leith, sometime Abbot of Holyrood, of the Canonmills to "the alderman bayles and dene of the gild" of the burgh of Edinburgh, dated 12th September 1423.
Liber Cartarum Sanctrae Crucis (Bannatyne Club), p. 127.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XXII. p. 55.
. . . .Thomas de Cranstoun, Prepositus (20th November).
William Fysch, Robert Lorne, Bailies John de Dunne, Dean of Guild
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiae S.Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 45.
Liber Cartarum Sanctae Crucis, p. 228.
On 16th February 1423–4, the "prepositus." bailies and community of the burgh of Edinburgh granted an obligation to King Henry VI. of England for 50,000 merks of English money, on account of the expenses of King James I. during his captivity in England, in the event of that sum not being paid by King James himself. Similar obligations were granted by the Burghs of Perth, Dundee,and Aberdeen.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XXIII. p. 56.
1425.William De Lebertoun, Prepositus (2d March).
John de Touris, Adam de Bonkill, John Fawside, Bailies.
Robert de Bonkill, Dean of Guild.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. lxvi (fn. 1)
William Fysche, Bailie.
The Accounts of the Great Chamberlain of Scotland, vol. iii. p. 157.
1426.William De Lybertoun, Prepositus (10th June).
John de Touris, Adam de Bonkyll, Bailies.
Robert de Bonkyll, Dean of Guild.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclessiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 47.
The names of the magistrates and officers elected in October of this year are not recorded, but the "dusane" are termed "duodene et limitatores terrarum burgi."
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 3.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 3.
1427.George De Laweder, Prepositus (6th June).
Alexander Naper, John Currour, and William Cameroun, Bailies.
John Currour, Dean of Guild.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 50.
. . . .William Levinton, Provost.
Maitland's History of Edinburgh, p. 226.
1428.John De Levingtoun, Prepositus (20th June and 9th August).
Thomas de Prestoun, Adam de Knox, and William Purro, Bailies.
John de Bigholme, Dean of Guild.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 51, 53.
By Charter under the great seal, dated Dunfermline, 31st December 1428, King James I., with consent of the burgesses and merchants of Edinburgh, authorised certain tolls to be uplifted of all ships and boats entering the port of Leith.
Charters, &c, relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. xxv. p. 63.
1429.William De Libbertoun, Prepositus (20th July).
John de Toring, George de Faulo, and John Butlar, Bailies.
John de Bigholme, Dean of Guild.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 55.
1430.George De Lauder, Provost.
List by James Laurie, Esq., Town Clerk of Edinburgh.
1431.—— ——
Adam Cant, Bailie.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiœ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 58.
In October 1431 it is enacted that any one of the dusane who, after being warned to attend the council, failed to be present without leave, should pay fourpence to the wine fund.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 3.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 4.
1432.William De Liberton, Provost.
List by James Laurie, Esq., Town Clerk of Edinburgh.
. . . .John De Leuingtoun, Prepositus (10th March).
John Swift, Patrick de Foulis, Bailies.
John Bigholme, Dean of Guild.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 56.
1433.—— ——
Alan de Lawedre, Bailie (20th February).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 57.
1434.Sir Henry Preston of Craigmillar, Provost
Maitland's History of Edinburgh, p. 228.
Richard Lamb, Bailie (28th May).
The Accounts of the Great Chamberlain of Scotland, vol. iii. p. 262.
1435.Sir Henry Preston of Craigmillar, Provost (10th June)
Mylne's Genealogical Collection, preserved in the Advocates Librarty.
Macfarlane's MS. Collection, cited in Chalmers' Caledonia, vol. ii. p. 576.
. . . .John De Levyntoun, Prepositus (13th July).
The Accounts of the Great Chamberlain of Scotland, vol. iii. p. 334.
1436.—— ——, Alderman.
An enactment of date 18th December refers to the "alderman, bailyies, and counsale."
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 132.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 4.
1437.John Levingtoun, Prepositus (4th June).
Alana de Lawedar, Walter Hog, John Yhule, Bailies.
Robert de Bonkle, Dean of Guild.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, pp. 58, 59.
An ordiance dated 22d January 1437–8 bear to have been made by the "alderman, bailies, counsale, and mony of the commouns."
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 136.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 5.
. . . .Alexander Naper, Prepositus (13th February and 8th March).
Thomas de Prestoun, Adam Cant (13th Feburary), William Gray (8th March), Bailies
Robert de Bonkil, Dean of Guild (13th February).
George de Laweder, Allan Farnyle, William Cameroun, Thomas de Berwik, Robert Gray, Clement Farnely, Alan Naper, John Leberton, Patrick Foulis, William Purrok, Richard Lame, John Bighome, John Dalrumpil, Robert Nudry, Walter Purrok, Walter Yhoung, Henry Whiteheid, George Fische, John Lame, David Lauerok, John Swift, Robert de Fargushil, Alexander Stanelie, John Yhuil, Adam de Carkettil, and John Brown Clerk, of the Council (13th February).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, pp. 59, 60, 61, 63.
1438.Thomas De Cranstoun, Prepositus (31st December).
Thomas De Prestoun, Robert Nudre, and William Gray, Bailies.
William Purrok, Dean of Guild
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 95.
1439.—— ——, Alderman.
An act of date 1st June 1439 bears to have been passed by the "alderman, the bailies, and the counsale of the toun, and sundrie of the communitie," before the Chancellor [Chamberlain?].
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 132.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 6.
. . . .Thomas de Cranstoun, Prepositus (26th September).
Thomas de Prestoun, Robert de Nudre, and William Gray, Bailies.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 66.
1442.—— ——
Oswald Gilmoreson, Bailie of Leith (4th December).
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 94.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scotish Burgh Records Society), p. 6.
On 24th November 1442. an ordinance in regard to watching bears to be by the "dusane and the consale of the toun, and be the haill deliuerance of thame."
MS. Volume of the Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 181.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 6. 5.
1443.—— ——
William Yhung and William Gray, Bailies (25th March).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, pp. 68, 69.
. . . .Thomas De Berwic, Prepositus (20th December).
Laurence de Elfinstoun, and Lancelot de Abernethi, Bailies.
Adam Cant, Dean of Guild.
John de Dalyrymple, Treasyrer.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 70.
1445.Thomas De Crastoun, Prepositus (15th September).
Thomas de Prestoun and Lancelot de Abernethi, Bailies.
Adam Cant, Dean of Guild.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidit de Edinburgh, pp. 71, 72.
By Charter under the great seal, dated 25th September 1445, King James II., with consent of the burgeses and merchants of Edinburgh, authorised certain taxes or tolls to be uplifted at Leith during his pleasure, for cularging and repairing the port.
Charters &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. xxvii. p. 66.
. . . .Stephen Hunter, Provost (16th October).
Tytler's History of Scotland, vol. iii. p. 503.
1446.Patrick De Cokburn, Prepositus (15th March).
Lancelot de Abernethi, Mathew de Camera, Bailies.
John Dalrymple, Dean of Guild.
Simon Schele, Treasurer.
Thomas Broun, Clere, (fn. 2) Common Clerk, Notary Public
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, pp. 79, 96.
1447.Patrick de Coxburne, Prepositus (15th June and 25th January).
Lancelot de Abenethy, William Gray (15th June), James de Balbirny, and William Gray, Bailies (25th January).
Adam Cant, Dean of Guild (25th January).
John de Dalrymple, Treasurer (25th January).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, pp. 74, 80.
By Letters of Gift under the privy seal, dated Edinburgh, 8th September 1447, King James II. granted to the "prouest, counsail and communitie of our burgh of Edynburgh,"his right to certain lands within the burgh in arrear of finance.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. xxviii. p. 68.
And by a Charter under his great seal, dated Edinburgh, 24th November 1447, the same King infelt "prepositum, balliuis, consale et communitatem burgi nostri de Edinburgh." in Trinity Fair.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. xxix. p. 69.
1448.John De Dalerumpill, Bailie (23rd April).
Rotuli Scotiae, vol. ii. p. 332.
. . . .Patrick De Cokburne, Prepositus (30th November).
John Lamb, and John de Farnyle, Bailies.
Adam Cant, Dean of Guild.
Thomas Smyth, Treasurer.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 85.
James Balbirny, Bailie.
Registrum Cartarun Ecclesiæ S. Edinburgh, de Edinburgh, p. 66.
Robert Gray, Bailie, of Leith.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesieæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 97.
1449.Patrick De Cokburn, Prepositus, and Governor of the Castle of Edinburgh (22nd August).
Rymer's Foedera, Tom. xi. p. 229.
Rotuli Scotiae, vol. II., pp. 334, 336.
. . . .Thomas De Cranstoue, Prepositus (26th November).
Walter Yhong, John de Haukerstoun, and Mathew de Camera, Bailies.
Adam Cant, Dean of Guild.
John Lamb, Treasurer.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 97.
1450.—— ——Provest.
By a Charter under the great seal, dated strirling, 30th April 1450, King James II. empowered the "provest and communitus od Edynburgh" to fortify the burgh in such manner as might seem most expendient to them.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. xxx. p. 70.
. . . .Thomas De Cranstoue, Prepositue (12th January).
John de Halkerstoun, Matthew de Camera, and Richard de Farnele, Bailies.
Adam Cant, Dean of Guild.
John Lamb, Treasurer.
An act of Council, dated 12th January 1450, refer to the "concillium ct dundeme" of the burgh as it it were one and the same body.
MS. Extracts from the Records of the Town Council of Edinburgh, Preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 38.
Extracte from the Record of the Burgh of Edinburgh Scoyyish Burgh Records Society). p. 9.
Another ordinance in the same year bears to have been made in the Chamberlain Court held in the Tolbooth Before the Chamberlain.
MS. Extracts from the Records of the Town Council of Edinburgh, preserved in the advocates Library, fol. 181.
Extracts from the records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 12.
1451.Thomas De Cranstoun, ptopositus (30th July and 1st September).
John de Haukerstoun, and Mathew de Cammera bailies (30th July); Richard de Farneke, Bailis (1st September).
Registrum Cartarum Ecolesi° S. Egildii de Edieburgh, pp. 94 101.
By Charter Under the great seal, dated Stirling. 9th November 1451, King James II. exempted the burgcesses and community of the Burgh of Edinburgh from the payment of custom on selt and skins.
Charters, &c., realating to the city of Edinburgh, No. xxxi. p. 71.
1452.—— ——
Thomas Prestoun,James Boncle, John Cairnis, Bailies. (fn. 3)
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, Preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Record Society), p. 14.
1454.Alexander Napare, Prepositus (15th September).
John Haukerstoun, Thomas de Levingtoune, and Lancelot de Abernethy, Bailies.
Simon Schele, Dean of Guild.
John Lamb, Treasurer.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 105.
By Letters Patent under the great seal, dated Edinburgh, 4th November 1454, King James II. granted in perpetuity to the burgesses of the burgh of Edinburgh certain taxes and rates from ships arriving at the port and road of Leith.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XXXII. p. 74.
. . . .Alexander Napare, Provost (5th November).
William of Caribris, Andrew Craufurd, and Richard Patinson, Bailies.
MS. Registrum Cartarum Monasterie de Cambuskenneth, pp. 95, 96.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XXXIV. p.
By Letters Patent under the great seal, dated Edinburgh, 5th November 1454, King James II. appointed the Parliament of the Four Burghs to be held yearly at Edinburgh.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XXXIII. p. 76.
A Bond, dated 11th January 1454–5, and an indenture dated the following day, bear to be granted by the provost, baillies, counsale, and communitie of the burgh of Edinburgh.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, Nos. XXXIV. and XXXV. pp. 79–80.
1455.Alexander Napare, Prepositus (13th June).
William of Caribris, Andrew Craufurd (13th June), and Richard Patinson (17th June), Bailies.
Ms. Registrum Cartarum Monasterie de Cambuskenneth, p. 96.
1456.Thomas Oliphant, Provost (26th June).
Lancelot de Abirnethe, William Vernour, and Alexander Schele, Bailies.
John Lamb, Dean of Guild.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 108.
On 13th September 1456 an ordinance bears to have been made by the "provest, baillies, and counsale of the toun."
Council Records of Edinburgh, Vol. I. fol. 35.
An Act of date 6th October 1456, sets forth what was then old use and custom of electing the provost and office-bearers of the burgh.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 14, 15.
By Charter under the great seal, dated Edinburgh, 13th August 1456, King James II. granted "preposito bailliuis et communitate burgi nostri de Edinburgh," the valley or low ground between the rock called Craigengalt and the road to Leith, afterwards called the Greenside.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XXXVI. p. 82.
1457.Alexander Napier of Merchamestone, Provost.
Old MS. List of Provosts in the possession of David Laing, Esq.
Tacks of the lands and annual rents of the burgh, made on 10th November 1457, before the provost, bailies, and community of the burgh.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 96.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 15.
1458.—— ——
Three bailies and sundry officers were elected in the Head Court after Michaelmas in this year, but their names are not recorded. The "duodene" appears to have consisted in this year of only thirty-eight persons.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 2, 18.
1462.—— ——
John Fawside, Bailie (April).
Registrum S. Marie de Newbottle (Bannatyne Club), p. 250.
. . . .—— ——, Provost.
A provost, dean of guild, treasurer, water-bailie, and other officers were elected in the Head Court after Michaelmas in this year, but their names are not recorded. The "duodene burgi" are stated to have consisted of thirty-two persons.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
An ordinance in the same year bears to have been passed by the provost, baillies, counsall, and communitie of the town.
Council Records of Edinburgh, Vol. I. fols. 2, 35, 78.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society, p. 19.
. . . .Andrew Kerr, Prepositus (19th October).
Old MS. List of Provosts in the possession of David Laing, Esq.
1463.—— ——, Provost.
A provost, dean of guild, treasurer, water-bailie, and other officers were elected at the Head Court of Michaelmas in this year, but their names are not recorded. The "duodene burgi." are stated to have consisted of thirty-two persons.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 20.
By Charter, dated 2d January 1463–4, King Henry VI. of England granted to the community of Edinburgh the right to traffic in England on payment of the same dues as those paid by the citizens of London.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XLI. p. 119.
1464.—— ——
Francis Knythsoun, Bailie (23rd December).
Registrum S. Marie de Newbottle, p. 252.
1466.—— ——
By Charter, dated Stirling, 21st October 1466, under his great seal, King James III., on the desire of the "prepositus ballui consules burgenses et communitas" of the burgh of Edinburgh, consented to the erection of the parish church of St Giles into a Collegiate Church.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XLII. p. 120.
1467.—— ——
By a Bull, dated Rome, 22d February 1467, Pope Paul II., on the petition "prepositi balivorum et consulum laicorum ac universitas" of the town of Edinburgh, granted commission to the bishop of Galloway and the abbot of Holyrood to erect the church of St Giles into a Collegiate church.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XLIII. p. 121.
. . . .Robert Mure of Polkellie, Provost (14th March).
Maitland's History of Edinburgh, p. 226.
David de Kyncade, John Turing, George de Pennycuk, Bailies.
Thomas Folkert, Dean of Guild.
Registrum S. Marie de Newbottle, pp. 263, 268, 270.
Thomas Unthank, Common Clerk (March).
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 23.
1468.—— ——
George de Pennicuk, Bailie (22d July).
Registrum S. Marie de Newbottle, p. 272.
1469.Alexander Napier of Merchamestoune, Provost (20th November).
Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. ii. p. 93.
Patrick Logane of Cotfelde, Bailie of Leith. (fn. 4)
Liber Sancte Marie de Melros, vol. ii. p. 595.
1470.—— ——
By a Bull, dated Rome, 30th April 1470, Pope Paul II., on the petition "regis balivorum prepositi consulum et universitas" of the town of Edinburgh, exempted the Collegiate church of St Giles, with its clergy, from the jurisdiction of the Bishop of St Andrews, and subjected the same directly to the Holy See.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XLV. p. 128.
1470.Sir Alexander Naper of Merchamestoun, Prepositus (September).
John Butelare, George Pennicuke, Thomas Stanelie, Bailies.
Patrick Baroune, Dean of Guild.
John Fauside, Treasurer.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 118
Patrick Logan of Cotfield, Bailie of Leith (10th September).
Inventory of City Charters, vol. v. p. 261.
1471.Sir Alexander Napier of Merchamestoune, Pvroost.
Old MS. List of Provosts in the possession of David Laing, Esq.
By Letters under the privy seal, dated Edinburgh, 16th November 1471, King James III. granted to the "provest balyeis and communitie" of the burgh of Edinburgh, certain customs and duties for repairing the port and haven of Leith.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XLVI. p. 133.
1472.—— ——, Provost.
By Letters under the privy seal, dated Stirling, 28th April 1472, King James III. charged the inhabitants of Edinburgh to assist in fortifying the town, and his sheriff and deputies the "prouoste and bailleis of the samyn burgh" to cause the charge to be obeyed.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XLVII. p. 134.
. . . .—— ——, Provost.
An ordinance, dated 3d July 1472, bears to have been made "by the provest, bailies and counsall of Edinburgh."
Council Records of Edinburgh, Vol. I. fols. 36, 78.
Three bailies and other officers were elected on 6th October, but their names are not recorded.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 25, 26.
1473.—— ——, Provost.
A Seal of Cause to the hatmakers was granted by the provost, bailies, and counsale of the burgh on 18th February 1473.
Transcript in the Archives of the City.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 26.
1474.—— ——, Provost.
A provost, three bailies, a water-bailie, and other officers were elected on 5th October, but their names are not recorded.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
William Farnely, Common Clerk (2d December).
A Seal of Cause to the skinners was granted by the provest, bailyeis, and consale on 2d December.
Original Seal of Cause in the possession of the Incorporation of Skinners.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 28.
1475.—— ——, Provost.
Alexander Turing, David Quhytehed, Bartillmo Carnis, Bailies (15th October).
Alexander Richertson, Dean of Guild.
A Seal of Cause to the wrights and masons was granted by the "provest, ballies, counsale, and the dekynnis of the hale craftismen" of the burgh on 15th October.
Registrum Magni Sigilli, Lib. 22, No. 62.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. lxix.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 31.
A Seal of Cause to the wobstaris was granted by the provost, bailies, and connsale of the burgh on 31st January 1475–6.
Original Seal of Cause in the possession of the Incorporation of Websters.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 33.
1477.—— ——, Provost.
By Letters under the privy seal, dated Edinburgh, 3d October 1477, King James III. ratified certain statutes made in virtue of his "speciale charge" by the "provest, balyeis, and counsale" of the burgh of Edinburgh, in regard to the places of holding markets in the burgh.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. XLIX. p. 140.
. . . .James Creichtoun of Rothuen or Rowen, Prepositus (December and 14th January).
William Rynde, Patrick Balbirny, and Alexander Boncle or Bonkyll, Bailies (December and 14th January).
Alexander Richardsone, Dean of Guild (December and 14th January).
John Bonkill, Treasurer (December).
Richard Lawsoun (?) and William Farnle, Common Clerks (December).
John Napare de Rusky, George Bartrahame, Henry Cant, Patrick Baroun, Bartholomew de Carnys, Jacob Atkynsoun, David Whitehede, Councillors and Burgesses (December).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, pp. 124, 135.
1478James Creichtoun of Rothven, Prepositus (28th May and 3d July).
William Rynde or Rend (28th May, 8th June, and 3d July), Patrick Balbyrny (28th May and 3d July), Alexander Boncle or Bonkile (1st and 8th June and 3d July), Bailies.
Alexander Rich or Richardsoun (28th May, 1st and 8th June, and 3d July), Dean of Guild.
John Boncle or Bonkile, Treasurer (28th May and 3d July).
William Fayrle, Common Clerk.
Patrick Barroun, George Bertraham, James Akman, Thomas Stanle, David Kincade, David Quhithede, John Turing, Councillors (3d July).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, pp. 127, 131, 140.
Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. ii. pp. 110, 116, 120.
Acta Dominorum Auditorum, p. 58.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
An ordinance in regard to the ingathering of the burgh maills, dated February 1478–9, proceeds in name of the "provest, the greitt dusane of the toune, and dyvers vther nichtbouris all with ane consent."
By an act of Council in this year, the provost was allowed £20 of the common purse yearly to his fee "for honour and worschip of the toune."
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 94.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 36–37.
1479.—— ——
William Farnly, Common Clerk (December and 20th January.)
Foundation Charter of the Hospital of St Paul in Leith Wynd, by Thomas Bishop of Aberdeen, dated 20th January.—Inventory of Writs in City Chambers, p. 4.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 37.
1480.—— ——
David Crawfurd, James Akeman, and Alexander Gray, Bailies (22d March).
Acta Dominorum Concilii. p. 24.
Thomas of Yhar, Treasurer (29th September).
MS. Receipt by Mr William Forbes, Provost of the Collegiate Kirk of St Giles, in the archives of the City.
On 10th November 1480, the lands and annual rents of the town were set for a year, "coram preposito et balluis et communitate."
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 96.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 38.
1481.William Bertraham, Provost.
Wilson's Memorials of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 19.
Thomas Tod, Ewmond Chisholme, William Turnour, Andro Gray, Johne Patersoun, Archibald Todrik, Alexander Bonkill, Roger Moray, Dauid Crawford, David Lawsoun, Thomas M'Colme, William Barroun, Alexander Gray, William of Dunsyare, Johne of Lawder, Johne M'Clennane, Thomas of Wod, Alexander Crawford, David Quhyteheid, Patrik Barroun, Thomas Cant, Johne of Prestoune, Johne Hoppar, Robert Vans, Thomas Carkettill, William of Rynd, John Barcare, Gilbert Fische, Robert Hathwy, Andro Cramby, Jhone Haukin, William Blak, Jhone Fowlare, tailyeour, Jhone Towart, Thomas Cranstoun, James Smyth,—Great Dusane and Deacons.
Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 26.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 40.
A note, bearing date 1481, states that the Provost was, for the first time, allowed an annual fee of £20 out of the common purse in this year. But see note in 1478.
Council Records, vol. i. fol. 76.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society). p. 40.
1482.William Bartraham, Prepositus (4th August).
Rymer's Foedera, tom. xii. p. 167.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, Nos. LI. and LII.
On 4th August 1482, the provost and whole fellowship of the merchants, burgesses, and community of the town of Edinburgh, engaged to repay to King Edward IV. of England the sum advanced by him as the dowry of his daughter the Princess Cicely, in the event of the proposed marriage between her and Prince James (afterwards King James IV. of Scotland) being broken off.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. LI.
Sir John Murray of Tulchad, Knight, Prepositus (10th November).
James Richardsoune, Bailie.
Adam Halkerstoun, Treasurer.
On 10th November 1482, the mills and rents of the burgh were set for a year, "per prepositum dominum Johannem Murray balluis consules et communitatem."
Council Records, vol. i. fol. 31.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 41.
Richard Lawson, Common Clerk or Recorder (27th and 29th October).
Rymer's Foedera, tom. xii. p. 167.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, No. LII.
1482.Patrick Baron, of Spittlefield, Provost (27th and 29th October, and 16th November).
David Crauforde, Patrick Balbirny of Balbirny, Archibald of Totrig, Bailies (27th October and 16th November).
John Fowlare, Dean of Guild (16th November).
Thomas Yare, Treasurer (16th November).
William Farnely, Common Clerk (16th November).
John Napare, Henry Cant, William Rynde, Andrew Cramby, Robert Bonkill, William Synclare, James Akeman, William Turnour, James Richardsone, Alexander Crauford, Thomas Carketill, and Robert Fokcart, Councillors (16th November).
Charter of Sheriffship by King James III., and also Charter by the same King of customs from the port and harbour of Leith, both granted to the provost, bailies, treasurer, dean of guild, common clerk, councillors, and community, and their successors, of date 16th November 1482.
Charters, &c., relating to the City of Edinburgh, Nos. LIV. and LV.
Precedence of Edinburgh and Dublin, p. 18.
Inventory of City Charters, vol. i. pp. 33–39.
1483.Sir Patrick Baron, of Spittlefield, Knight, Provost (2d May and 1st March).
Patrick Balbyrnie of that Ilk, David Craufurd of St Giles Grange (2d May), and Archibald Todrik (2d May and 3d June), Bailies.
A Seal of Cause granted to the Hammermen by the provost and bailies, "with the consent and advyse of the counsall, "dated 2d May 1483.
Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. ii. p. 145.
Council Records, vol. i. fol. 48.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 144.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 47.
. . . .John Naper, Prepositus (16th and 20th February).
Acta Dominorum Auditorum, pp. 127*, 131*.
1484.John Naper De Merchamstoun, Prepositus (17th May).
Acta Dominorum Auditorum, p. 138*.
An act, dated 5th October 1484, appoints "consules ville anni presentis" "John Cant, Ninian Peblis, and others tuelf in number" (whose names are not recorded), "and John Halkerstoun, assessour ville," to meet twice a week and "commoun vpone the common proffeit of the toune."
Alexander Gray, Master of the werk for the year to come.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 50.
1485.John Murray, Prepositus (10th November).
Alexander Hepburn of Quhitsum and David Quhithead, Bailies.
Laurence Tailliefer, Treasurer.
On 10th November 1485, the mills, customs and annual rents of the burgh were set by the provost, "the community being specially assembled for this purpose according to the effect and tenor of the acts of the magistrates, as custom was."
Writs of Lord Elibank.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 20.
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 107.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 51, 52.
1486.Sir Patrick Barron, Knight, Provost.
Old MS. List of Provosts in the possession of David Laing, Esq.
On 3d October 1486, an act in regard to "cramers" was passed by the "provest, baillies, and counsale of the toune."
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 181.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 52.
1487.John Murray, Prepositus (17th May).
William Rynd, David Craufurd, John Boncle, Bailies.
Thomas Malcolm, Dean of Guild.
Henry Cant, Thomas Tod, Dauid Quhitheid, John Barcare, John Twedy, James Turyng, George Towris, Thomas Shaw, John Prestone, Richard Hoppar, John Levingtoun, Andrew Hervy, Councillors.
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 107.
. . . .Patrick Hepburne Lord Hales, Lord Provost (8th August and 29th September).
James of Creechtoun of Felde, President (8th August).
The minute of the election of Lord Hailes is curious, as containing the first known application of the title of "Lord Provost," and also as empowering him to elect deputes and presidents.
MS. Volume of Extracts from Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 52.
On 15th August 1487, "the provest, baillies, counsale, and deikynis of the toune" passed an act in regard to the feeing of the common pipers.
MS. Volume of Extracts from Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
And on 16th November 1487, the "provest, baillies, and counsall of the toune" passed an act in regard to selling meal.
Council Records, vol. i. fol. 77.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 52, 53.
1488.Thomas Tod, Provost (11th April).
George Touris, James of Cubing, and Thomas of Yare, Bailies.
John Foular, Dean of Guild.
John of Tuedy, Treasurer.
A Seal of Cause granted by the provost, bailies, dean of guild, treasurer, and the "laiff of the counsall of the toun and burgh," to the fleshers, dated 11th April 1488.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 51.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 54.
. . . .James Creichton, Prepositus (28th August).
John Foulis, Dean of Guild.
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 108.
1489,—— ——, Provost.
George Barcar, Dean of Guild (8th January).
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 109.
A Seal of Cause granted by the provost, baillies, and counsall of the burgh of the coopers, dated 26th August 1489.
Registrum Magni Sigilli, Lib. 22, No. LXII.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 57.
1490.Alexander Hepburn of Quhitsum, Provost.
Protocol Book of James Young, N.P. (Canongate Records), vol. iii. p.
A memorandum, dated 25th June 1490, gives a list of twenty-seven names of sum honest persons of the toun bearing office, and of twelve deikins, after which it states that the "haill counsale, deikynis, and community consented to the assedation of the space of the Boroughmuir."
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 94.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 58.
An act against swine being on the streets, dated 1st February 1490–1, bears to have been made by the provest and counsal.
An act in regard to victual and timber coming into Leith, dated circa 1490, bears to have been enacted by "the provest, bailies, counsall, and deikynis of the craftis."
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fols. 181, 132.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 58, 60.
1491.Sir Thomas Tod, Prorost (22d August).
Council Records of Aberdeen, vol. vii. p. 709, as given in printed Records of the Convention of Royal Burghs, vol. i. p. 504.
John Fowlare, Dean of Guild (21st August).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 159.
On 28th August 1491, the bailies, as sheriffs within the burgh, denounced certain persons at the Market Cross for slaughter.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 95.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records (Society), p. 60.
On 17th January 1491–2 a head court of the burgh and sheriffdom of Edinburgh was held by the bailies in the Tolbooth.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 80.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 62.
In 1491 a statute for the government of the masons of St Giles was passed by the "provest, dean of guild, bailies, and counsale of the burgh."
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 2.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p.61.
John Patersoun, Treasurer, 1491–2.
MS. Volume of Extracts from Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 1.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 64.
1492.Mr Richard Lawson, Provost (2d May).
Old MS. List of Provosts in the possession of David Laing, Esq.
A note, of date April 1492, refers to four keepers of the common seal.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 2.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 62.
On 24th May 1492 the bailies and others indebted to the town were ordered by the provost and counsal to enter into ward.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 95.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 62.
John Barcar, Dean of Guild (25th May).
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 109.
1492.Sir John Murray, President (6th October).
An ordinance, dated 6th October 1492, bears to have been made by the president, bailies, counsale, greitt dusane, and deikins; and the following are given as the names of those who consented to it besides the president:— Andro Bertram, James Richertsoun, Henry Prestoun, David Crawfurd, John Lawder, George Edwartsoun, Roger Murray, Adam Halkerstoun, Johne Twedy, Robert Rynde, John Bercare, William Knox, John Quhyteheid, Henry Aichinsoun, Robert Wardlaw, John Levingtoun, Stevin Borthuic, Archibald Todrik, Thomas Turnour, Alexander Stanely, Robert Bruce, James Rychtsoun younger, Mr James Henrysoun, Androw Gray, Henry Rynde, Franskyne Peblis, James Touris, William Dunsyre, Thomas Harvy, David Quhyte, baxter, Thomas Esdale, wobster, James Harlawbankes, skynner, John Flemyng, fleschour, Walter Martzeoun, masoun, John Cranstoun, wright, Thomas Ra, smith, Patrick Forester, goldsmith, David Quhyteheid, John Williamsoun, and the haill body of the toun.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 95.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 63.
An ordinance, dated 19th October 1492, by the hale dusane of the toun, prescribes the fines to be paid by absentees from "the counsale in the working of the commoun proffeit." The fines were appointed "to be drukken be the dusane"; and it was enacted that "ilk dusane day the commoun proffeit be spoken of and sene to, or any playntes or vther thingis be hard."
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 2.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 64, 65.
. . . .Sir John Murray of Touchadam, Prepositus (19th December).
Andrew Bertrem, James Akeman, James Richertsoun, Thomas Hervy, Bailies (19th December).
John Fowlar, Dean of Guild (19th December).
Adam Halkerstoun, Treasurer (19th October and 19th December).
Alexander Gray, Common Clerk (19th December).
Sir Thomas Tod, Henry Cant, Walter Bertrem, Alexander Stanelie, Robert Rind, George Towris. John Barcar, Burgesses and Councillors (19th December).
Registrum Magni Sigilli, Lib. xiii. No. 48.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 164.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 2.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 64.
1493.Sir John Murray of Tulchad, Prepositus.
Henry Rynd, Treasurer.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 19.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 66.
John Levingtoun, Bailie (9th November).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 173.
John Foulare, Dean of Guild.
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 110.
1494.Walter Bertraham, Provost (4th February and 14th March).
Andrew Bertram, Stephen Borthuik, Robert Bonkill, Bailies.
John Wilyhamesone, Treasurer.
John Fowlar, Dean of Guild.
Alexander Gray, Common Clerk.
David Crawfurd, John Boncle, George Towris, John Levingtoun, Councillors.
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 5.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, pp. 173, 179.
1495.—— ——
On 24th February 1495 a court was held before the bailies.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 36.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 69.
1496.—— —— Provost.
An act was passed by the provost, bailies, and counsale in regard to the entering of ships, on 10th November 1496, and in regard to the "ordoure of setting of the commoun mylns and commoun gude of the toun," on 8th March 1496–7.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fols. 2, 75.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 97.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 70.
1497.—— —— Provost.
An order by the King and his Privy Council directed to the provost and bailies, and their act following thereon relative to the grandgore, is dated 22d September 1497.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 33.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 204.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 71.
1498.Sir Thomas Tod, Provost (10th August).
William Carmichaell, Thomas Chisholme, James Aikman, Bailies.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 32.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 73.
An act in regard to the pest, dated 17th November 1498, bears to have been passed by the provost, bailies, and council.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 209.
Extracts from the Council Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 74.
1499.—— —— Provost.
Acts in regard to the pest, dated 27th November 1499 and 19th February 1499–1500, bear to have been passed by the provost, bailies, and council. (fn. 5)
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fols. 204, 210.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 76, 77.
1500.Alexander Lauder, Provost (22d April and 8th December).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 37.
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. ii. p. 1.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 87.
A Seal of Cause granted by the provost, bailies, and council of the burgh to the walkers, dated 20th August 1500.
Original in the possession of the Incorporation of Walkers.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 80.
A Seal of Cause granted by the same parties to the tailors, dated 26th August 1500.
Maitland's History of Edinburgh, p. 301.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 82.
John Williamsoun, John Adamesoun (8th December, January, 19th March), William Todrik (8th December, 20th October, January), Stephen Borthwik (8th December and January), Bailies.
William Carmychell, Treasurer.
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 8.
Council Records of Edinburgh. vol. i. fol. 36.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 87, 89.
1501.Alexander Lauder, Provost (22d and 30th April, 5th June, 30th July, and October).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 37.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. pp. 7, 11; Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. v. p. 149.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 90, 91.
Richard Lausoun (5th June), John Williamsoun (5th June, 20th and 30th July), Steven Borthwik (19th and 26th March, 30th July), John Adamsoun (19th March, 5th June, 14th August), William Todrik (2d August), Bailies.
William Carmychel, Treasurer (19th March, 30th July).
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. pp. 7, 11, 12; Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. v. p. 149.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 91.
. . . .George of Tours, Prepositus (20th October, 20th November).
John Bissat (12th and 20th October), William Goldsmyth (20th October, 18th December), Bailies.
John Foulare, Dean of Guild (20th November).
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. pp. 16, 19, 20; Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. v. p. 150.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 92.
1502.Alexander Lauder, Prepositus (17th January).
William Goldsmyth (17th June), John Levingtoun (16th and 18th January, 5th March), William Carmichell (17th January), William Todrik (17th January, and 8th and 18th May), Thomas Kerkatill (30th December, 23d March), Bailies.
William Scheresmyth, Treasurer.
John Fowlar, Dean of Guild.
Mr James Henrysoun, Common Clerk.
George Touris, Robert Rynd, William Bothuile, John Bissate, Walter Cant Burgesses and Councillors.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. fol. 40.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 189.
1503.Alexander Lauder, Provost (11th March).
Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. ii. p. 239.
Protocol Books of James Young, N.P. (Canongate Records), vol. x.
On 2d September 1503, an ordinance was passed by the provost and bailies, "scheriffs within this burgh."
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 30.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 98.
1504.Sir Alexander Lauder of Haltoun, Prepositus (16th and 22d April).
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. p. 77. Old MS. List of Provosts in the possession of David Laing, Esq.
Patrick Richertsoun, Treasurer (31st May).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 30.
MS. Volume of Extracts from Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 110.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 99.
. . . .Mr Richard Lawsoun of Hieriggs, Prepositus (25th January).
Alexander Creichtoun, William Lokkert, William Goldsmyth (25th January), Mr. Alexander Borthvic (25th January, 18th February), Bailies.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 191.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. fol. 92.
1505.Richard Lawsoun, Prepositus (9th May, October).
Alexander Creichtoun (9th May), John Levington (9th November), Bailes.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. pp. 97, 106; Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. v. p. 150.
MS. Volume of Extracts from Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 81.
A Seal of Cause granted by the provost, bailies, and council of the burgh to the surgeons and barbers, dated 1st July 1505.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 50.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 101.
. . . .Alexander Lauder, Provost (October, 17th January).
MS. Volume of Extracts from Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 81.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. p. 169.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 107, 108.
1506.Alexander Lauder, Prepositus (13th August).
John Levingtoun, Bailie.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 193. Inventory of City Charters, vol. i. p. 603.
1507.Alexander Lauder, Prepositus (13th and 23d March).
William Foular, Dean of Guild (23d March).
Register of the Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 115, vol. ii. p. 1. Extracts from the records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 112.
Letter of Gift by King James IV., under his privy seal, to the burgh and to the provost, bailies, and community thereof, his sheriffs within the same, altering the time of holding All-Hallow fair and Trinity Fair, dated 2d November 1507.
Inventory of City Charters, vol. i. p. 14.
1508.—— ——, Provost.
Patrick Richartsoun, Treasurer (10th April).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 25. Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 113.
. . . .Alexander Lauder, Provost (27th May), and Justice Depute (16th June and 26th January).
Pitcairn's Criminal Trials, vol. i. part ii. p. 51.
John Levington (30th August and 30th September), William Hopper (30th September), Bailies.
William Foular, Dean of Guild (26th January).
Register of the Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 115. Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. p. 12; Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. v. p. 148. Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 26. Extracts from the records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 117.
William Goldsmith, Water Bailie of Leith (8th June).
Vincent Strathauchin's Protocol Book, vol. i. p. 5. Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 114, 115.
On 6th October 1508, King James IV., by charter under the great seal, dated at Edinburgh, empowered the provost, bailies, and council to set or feu the common mure and common myre for augmenting the common good.
Original Charter in the Archives of the City.
On 29th November 1508, the "provost, baillies, and greit counsale, and ane part of the craftsmen of the toun" refused to accede to a petition by "ane vther part of the craftmen of the samyn" to have six or eight of them in the daily council of the burgh.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fols. 26–49. Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh records Society), p. 118.
1509.Alexander Lauder, Prepositus (30th May, 19th July, 16th October, 26th January).
Old Ms. List of Provosts in the possession of David Laing, Esq.
Protocol Book of Vincent Strathauchin, vol. i. p. 17.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. fols. 214–224.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 122, 126.
William Lokhart, Bailie (17th March).
William Foular, Dean of Guild (26th January, 17th March.)
Protocol Book of Vincent Strathauchin, vol. i. p. 47.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. pp. 224, 232.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 126.
On 15th May 1509, an act was passed by the provost, bailies, council, and kirkmasters relative to the websters and walkers.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 27.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 122.
A Seal of Cause granted by the provost, bailies, and council to the cordiners, dated 4th February 1509–10.
Original Seal of Cause in the possession of the Incorporation of Cordiners.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 127.
1510.Alexander Lauder of Blyth, Provost (11th October, 27th February).
William Hoppar (11th October, 27th February) and Walter Young (11th October, 27th February, 21st March), Bailies.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, pp. 203–261.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. fol. 247.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 130.
A Charter by King James IV., under his great seal, dated 9th March 1510, to the provost, bailies, council, burgesses, and community, confirming Sir Robert Logan's charter of 1398, and the charters of King James III., of the sheriffship and customs in 1482.
Inventory of City Charters, vol. i. p. 38.
A Charter by the same king, under his great seal, of the same date, to the provost, bailies, council, and community, of the lands and harbour of Newhaven, with the haven silver, &c.
Inventory of City Charters, vol. v. p. 407.
1511.Sir Alexander Lauder of Blyth, Provost (24th April, 20th May, 1st January, 27th February).
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. p. 250.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 3.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, in the Advocates Library.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 131.
William Hoppar (24th April, 20th May), Patrick Heriot (20th May), Walter Young (24th April), Bailies.
John Adamson, Dean of Guild (20th May).
Protocol Book of Vincent Strathauchin, vol. i. fol. 33.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. i. fol. 250.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 131, 132.
On 3d May 1511, the Constable court was held before the provost and bailies.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 3.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 133.
In this and former years, the water bailie was chosen at Martinmas, along with the other bailies.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 3.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 133.
1512.Sir Alexander Lauder of Blyth, Provost and Justice-Depute (27th April, 28th September, 5th November, 9th December, 8th January).
Pitcairn's Criminal Trials, vol. i. part ii. p. 76*, 79*, 82*, 84*.
Mr Adam Otterburne, Common Clerk.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. ii. end of volume.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 136.
1513.Sir Alexander Lauder of Blyth, (fn. 6) Prepositus and Justice-Depute (5th April).
Pitcairn's Criminal Trials, vol. i. part ii. p. 85*.
. . . .George of Touris, President (19th August).
Robert Brus, William Lokkart, William Adamesone, and William Clerk, for the Bailies.
The election of these persons was made by the provost, bailies, council, and community on 19th August 1513, "for the common weill and proffeit of the toun and guid reull thairintill to be had efter thair passage to the King's armye."
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 4.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 141, 142.
1513.Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus, (fn. 7) Provost (30th September).
. . . .—— ——, President (4th December, 17th March).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 5.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 144, 145.
Walter Yhoung, Bailie.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 207.
A Seal of Cause granted by the provost, bailies, and council to the cordiners, dated 6th December 1513.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. viii. fol. 71.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 145.
1514.Alexander Lord Home, Great Chamberlain of Scotland, Lord Provost (24th May).
. . . .—— ——, President (24th May).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 5.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 146.
. . . .David Mailvill, President (21st August).
Francis Touris, Bailie (21st August).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fols. 5, 6.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 148.
James of Johnston (4th October), John Ireland (4th, 7th, 23d, 24th, and 28th October), Patrick Barroun (2d, 4th, 23d, 24th, and 28th October), William Clark (4th and 23d October), Bailies.
John Adameson, William Adamesoun, Francis Touris, Mr Alexander Borthwik, Thomas Foulare, Patrick Flemyng, William Lokart, William Currour, John Levingtoun, John Marche, John Bruse, Bartelmo Wardlaw, and Hercules Stobs, Councillors (23d October.)
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. ii. p. 4.
MS. Volume of Extracts from Town Council of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fols. 169, 208.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 6.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 148, 149, 151, 152.
1515.—— ——, President (26th March, 20th June, 11th and 14th August, 5th, 6th, 7th, 14th, 23d, and 26th October, 21st December).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 7.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 82.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 154, 155, 156.
1515.Sir Patrick Hamilton, of Kincavil, Provost (16th October).
James Barroun, Treasurer (16th October).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 8.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 157.
. . . .David Melvill, Provost, with Governor's advice (17th October). (fn. 8)
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 8.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 158.
1516.David Mailvil, Provost (3d and 18th April, 3d and 6th October, 3d, 23d, and 24th January).
John Marioribanks (3d April), Edward Litill (3d and 18th April), Mr Francis Bothuell (22d August), Bailies.
Mr Adam Otterburn, Common Clerk (18th April).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i.fols. 8, 9.
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 121.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 159, 160, 163, 164, 165.
John Irland, Bailie (4th and 24th January).
Registrum domus de Soltre, necnon Ecclesiæ Collegiate S. Trinitatis prope Edinburgh, &c. (Bannatyne Club), p. 264.
Protocol Book of Vincent Strathauchin, vol. i. fols. 100, 101; Proceedings of Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. v. p. 157.
1517.Archibald Douglas, Provost.
Maitland's History of Edinburgh, p. 216.
. . . .—— ——, President (16th November, 18th December).
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fols. 25, 82.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 172.
. . . .James Earl of Arran, Regent of Scotland, Prepositus (3d February).
. . . .John Hamilton, President.
Francis Touris, John Marioribanks, and Nicol Carncros, Bailies.
William Fowlar, Dean of Guild.
Mr Adam Otterburn, Common Clerk.
David Mailuile, Archibald Douglas, William Clerk, James of Prestoun, William Adamson elder, Robert Logane, Walter Chepman, John of Carmichel, Andro Moncur, Councillors.
1517.On this occasion, when the council was convened to consider as to the election of a depute clerk, and when the right of the principal clerk to appoint his depute was asserted and sustained, the crafts as well as the merchants were represented as under, and voted:—
For the crafts the following Kirkmasters—William Rae of the hammermen, John of Muedlous of the tailors, Stephen Bell of the skinners, Ja. Litteljohn of the cordiners, William Cristisone of the fleshers, Walter Flecht of the barbers, John of Riddale of the websters.
For the merchants—William Carmichell, Adam Stewart, John Adamsoune elder, John Irland, Adam Hopper, Mr Francis Bothuell, Thomas Horne, Thomas Bard, James Yong, William Brovne alias Albany Herald, William Mele, William Rind, William Elphinstone, and Thomas Cuke.
Protocol Book of Vincent Strathauchin, vol. i. p. 121.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. ii. pp. 33, 56.
Proceedings of Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. v. p. 151.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 173, 176.
A Seal of Cause granted by the provost, bailies, and council to the candlemakers, dated 5th September 1517.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 53.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 170.
1518.James Earl of Arran, Lord Provost (12th and 17th April, 7th June, September, and December).
. . . .—— ——, President (12th and 17th April, 8th October, and December).
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. ii. fol. 56.
Proceedings of Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. v. p. 153.
Bishop Lesley's History of Scotland (Bannatyne Club), p. 113.
Ms. Volume of Extracts from Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 100.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 10.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 176–186.
A Seal of Cause granted by the provost, bailies, council, and community to the merchants, dated 10th December 1518.
Official Transcript in the Archives of the City.
Inventory of City Charters, vol. i. fol. 88.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 181.
1519.Archibald Douglas, Provost (20th November).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 11.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 193.
William Clerk (21st June), James Preston (5th July), Edward Littell (7th June, 29th July), Mr. James Halaburtown (28th November, 24th December), Robert Bruse (10th December), William Lauder (28th February), Richard Lundy (23d March), Bailies.
Protocol Book of John Foular, Vol. iii. pp. 2, 8, 9, 14, 16, 19, 26, 28.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 187.
On 21st February 1519, the provost was charged to cede his office under an order from the Lord Governor, by which it was declared that no person of the name of Douglas or Hammyltoun should be eligible as provost till the Lord Governor's homecoming, and for a year.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 11.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 194.
1520.Robert Logan of Coitfield, Provost (30th March, 12th April, and 27th September).
Richard Lundy (30th March), Mr James Haliburton (17th April), William Lauder (20th April), Robert Bruse (26th April), Bailies.
Adam Hoppar, Dean of Guild (27th September).
James Barroun, Treasurer (26th April).
Mr Adam Otterburn, Common Clerk (20th April).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 12.
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 12.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. iii. pp. 30, 32, 33, 34, 36.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 195, 196.
William Clark (10th October), Nicholays Carncors (16th October), Gilbert Lauder (15th November), Richard Lundy (17th September), Edward Kincaid (19th November), Bailies.
Mr Francis Bothuell, Dean of Guild (10th October).
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. iii. pp. 54–60.
On 30th March 1520, it was intimated to the bailies and council that the Lord Chancellor " was content that the town should choose any neighbour of the samyn whom they pleased to be their provost."
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 12.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 195.
A Seal of Cause granted by the provost, bailies, and council to the walkers, shearers, and bonnetmakers, dated 22d September 1520.
Original Seal of Cause in the Possession of the Incorporation of Bonnetmakers.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 198.
On 6th October 1520, the provost, bailies, council, and kirkmasters, in the name of the community, granted to the provost one hundred merks of the common good, besides the ordinary fee, for the sustentation of four servants to bear halberts with him for a year, because "the warld is brukle and troublous."
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 13.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 201.
1520.On 20th January 1520–1, James Earl of Arran, one of the Regents, engaged in a bond of maintenance with the provost, bailies, council, and community of Edinburgh, for amity and concord to be had between them for ever.
Original Bond in the Archives of the City.
Inventory of City Charters, vol. i. p. 95.
On 27th February 1520–1, the provost, bailies, and council granted a Seal of Cause to the websters.
Original Seal of Cause in the possession of the Incorporation of Websters.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 203.
1521.Robert Logane of Coitfield, Provost (16th July).
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. iii. p. 93.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 204, 205.
. . . .Archibald Douglas (nobilis vir), Provost (27th November and December). (fn. 9)
Illustrations of Scottish History (Maitland Club), p. 95.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 15.
William Clerk (21st March), Nicholays Carncors (8th April), Gilbert Lauder (15th April), Edward Kincaid (7th June), Bailies.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. iii. pp. 81–89.
Robert Bruse (8th Octomber), Alexander Belschis (2nd November), James Prestoun (9th November), William Adamson (20th November), Bailies.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. iii. pp. 99–102.
Edward Litill (21st September), Mr Francis Bothuell (2d January), Mr James Lawsoun (17th February), Bailies.
Mr James Lawsoun (17th Febuary) Bailies.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. iii. pp. 103–106.
1521.Adam Hoppar, Dean of Guild (27th November, 12th December, and 21st March.)
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. pp. 12, 13.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 208.
William Clerk, elected Water Bailie (7th February).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 14.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 208.
1522.Mr Adam Otterburne, Provost pro tempore (10th July).
Mr James Lawsoun, Mr Francis Boithuile (10th July), Patrick Barroun (7th April, 10th July), Mungo Tennand, Symon Prestoun, Edward Kincaid (10th July), Bailies pro tempore.
Nichol Carncors, Dean of Guild pro tempore (10th July).
Robert Henrisoun, Treasurer pro tempore (10th July).
Vincent Strathauchin and John Foular, Clerks to the Town pro tempore (10th July).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 216.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. iii. p. 109.
Adam Hoppar, Dean of Guild (29th November).
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 13.
. . . .Allan Stewart, Provost (9th and 24th January).
Mr Francis Bothuile (24th January, 12th March), Mr James Lawsoun, Patrick Barroun (24th January), Edward Littel (24th and 26th January), Bailies.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 15.
Acta Dominorum Concilii, vol. xxxiii. p. 125.
Registrum Domus de Soltre, necnon Ecclesiæ Collegiate S. Trinitatis prope Edinburgh, &c. (Bannatyne Club), p. 267.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 211.
Mr Adam Otterburne, Common Clerk (24th January).
Protocol Book of Vincent Strathauchin, vol. i. p. 182.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 210.
A Seal of Cause granted by the provost, bailies, and council to the baxters, dated 20th March 1522–3.
Print of Seal of Cause in the possession of the Incorporation of Baxters.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 214.
1523.—— ——
Patrick Baroun (18th November), William Adamsoun (15th December), Nicholays Carncros (24th December), John Marioribanks (14th January), James Preston (28th January), Bailies.
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. iii. pp. 162–169.
Edward Litill, Dean of Guild pro tempore (20th January).
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburg, vol. i. p. 13.
1524.Mr. Francis Bothwell, Provost (8th July, 18th August). Edward Litill, Dean of Guild.
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, p. 13.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 16.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 219.
Robert Lord Maxwell, Provost (18th August).
Council Records of Edinburgh, fol. i. p. 15.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society). p. 219.
Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, ii. 259.
On 29th July 1524, the Queen mother "tuik the haill governement of the Realm and reule of the King (James V.) upoun her." "Instantlie [18th August] the Quene causet discharge the provest of Edinburgh quha was chosen be the toune of befoire, and maid the Lord Maxwell provest thairof, quha tuik the haill reule and governement of the toun upoun him."
Lesley's History of Scotland (Bannatyne Club), p. 129.
Diurnal of Occurrents in Scotland (Bannatyne Club), p. 9.
On 18th August 1524, the Justice-Clerk appeared and declared to the council "that it wes the mynde and will" of the King that Mr Francis Bothwell, provost, "cedit and left his office of provestrie in the towns hand," and the said provost protested that the leaving of his office "swa, be na dirogatioun nor hourt nocht the priuilege of the toun."
On the same day Robert Lord Maxwell was, by command of the King, chosen provost by the common voice.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 16.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 219.
. . . .James Prestoun, President (14th November) and Justice-Depute (7th January).
Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. ii. p. 284.
Pitcairn's Criminal Trials, vol. i. part ii. p. 126*.
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. fol. 17.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), pp. 220, 221.
1525.James Preston, President (4th May).
Pitcairn's Criminal Trials, vol. i. part ii. p. 129*.
1526.Archibald Douglas of Kilspindy, Lord Treasurer, Prepositus (13th June, 31st October, 21st, 24th, and 25th November, 26th January).
Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. ii. pp. 301, 304, 310, 312, 315, 316, 317.
Adam Johnstone, Bailie (25th September).
Protocol Book of Vincent Strathauchin, vol. ii. p. 38.
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. v. p. 160.
John Adamsoun (16th February, 21st March), Patrick Baron (16th February, 19th March), Bailies.
Edward Littel, Dean of Guild (21st March).
Kentigern Tenent, Treasurer (16th February).
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol. iii. pp. 295, 303.
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesiæ S. Egidii de Edinburgh, p. 224.
Robert Henrysoune, Treasurer.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 99.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 229.
1527.—— ——
William Sym, Bailie (15th August).
Registrum Cartarum Ecclesise S. Egidii de Edinburgh, St Giles's, p. 226.
Mungo Tennent, Treasurer (28th February).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 34.
Extracts from the records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 233.
William Lauder (11th December).
Protocol Books of vincent Strathauchin, vol. ii. p. 63.
Proceedings of Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol. v. p. 162.
John Mariorybankis, Dean of Guils pro tempore (9th January).
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, p. 14.
1528.Robert Lord Maxwell, provost (26th August).
Diurnal of Remarkable Occurrents in Scotland (Bannatyne Club), &c., p. 11.
John Mauchane, Bailie (2d October).
Protocol Book of John Foular, vol.iv. p. 25.
John Adamsoun, Dean of Guild (6th October).
Register of Guild Brethren of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 15.
John Purves, Treasurer (28th February 1527–8).
Council Records of Edinburgh, vol. i. p. 34.
MS. Volume of Extracts from the council records of Edinburgh, preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 101.
Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records Society), p. 233.
. . . .Mr Adam Ottirburn of Auldhame (His Majesty's Advocate), Prepositus (11th March)
MS. Volume of Extracts from the Council Records of Edinburgh, Preserved in the Advocates Library, fol. 3.

Footnotes

1 In the deed to which reference is here made, as well as in others of date 1426, 1427, 1429, 1432, 1437, 1438, 1439, and 1443, allusion is made to John Broun, or John Broun Clerc, burgess of Edinburgh and Notary Public, in such a way as to suggest the probability of his being Town Clerk of Edinburgh at that time. His son—Thomas Broun or Thomas Broun Clerc, Notary, and Burgess of Edinburgh—is expressly designed Common Clerk in 1446. Reference is also made to John Broun or John Broun Clerc, in deeds dated in 1448 and 1449. In a deed dated in 1451 reference is made to both John Broun Clerc, and Thomas Broun Clerc, as Notaries Public.
2 See footnate, A.D. 1425
3 Elected in the Head Court after Michaelmas.
4 Constituted by Robert Logan, Laird of Restalrig (25th January).
5 Subsequent to this date, the acts of council usually bear to have been passed by the provost, bailies, and council.
6 Sir Alexander Lauder was slain at Flodden on 9th September 1513.—Craufurd's Memoirs of Haltoun.
7 Better known as Archibald Bell-the-Cat.
8 "Non obstante electione prius facta hesterno die."
9 On 23d November 1521, the Duke of Albany, Governor of the Kingdom, came to Edinburgh, and deposed the provost and bailies, "quhilkis wes chusin be the meanes of the Erle of Angus, off thair offices," and others were elected.—Lesley's History of Scotland (Bannatyne Club), p. 116; Diurnal of Remarkable Occurrents in Scotland (Bannatyne Club), p. 7.