12 March 1534–5.
The quhilk day, in presens of the prouest baillies and counsale, Jhonne
Cvnynghame and Dauid Myllar ar feit myllaris to the sclait myln to the firmoraris
of the commoun mylnis fra Witsounday furth for ane yeir to cum, and
thay to pay thame sic feis and dewteis as vse is, and thay ar oblist and sworne
to be leill and trew to the fermoraris, and to tak thair leill multer, and to keip
and deliuer the samyn, and to lay on stanys and to mak the coggis, and do all
thingis apertenyng to thame and quhen thai failye.
17 March 1534–5.
The quhilk day, the prouest, Maister James Lawsoun, Symon Prestoun,
William Vddert, Jhonne Mauchane, baillies, Maister Frances Bothuell, Robert
Logane, Hew Douglas, Thomas Scott, Gilbert Lauder, George Kant, Alexander
Spens, Maister Dauid Ireland, William Rynde, Allane Mosman, Thomas Rynde,
William Aikinheid, George Leith, George Burt, Alexander Young, Henry
Cranstoun, Dauid Gillaspye, Robert Symsoun, James Litiljhonne, Thomas
Myrraleis, James Wallace, masoun, Patrik Vrye, Jhonne Kyle, Andro Edzer,
William Elphinstoun, William Raa, and James Vr, quhilkis personis aboue
writtin gevis and grantis till Patrik Barroun the office of watter baillierie of
thair port and havin of Leyth, with all and sindrye proffittis and dewiteis pertenyng
tenyng thairto for all the dayis of his lyfe, and granttis to him thair commoun
seill thairupoun, etc.
26 May 1535.
Gevis till Sir William Cady the prebend of St Androis altare in Sanct
Geillis kirk as vacand, becaus Mr Andro Jhonestoun last prebendar left the
land for heresy.
The same tyme, disponit to Sir Jhone Wilsoun the prebend at St Eloys
alter in St Geillis Kirk.—(In ane lowse leiff.—Tr.)
28 May 1535.
The auditoures of compts, the provest and baillies, Mungo Tennent
thesaurer, Jhone Purves dene, Mr Frances Bothwell, Nicoll Cairnecors, Hew
Dowglas, Gilbert Lawder, Mr Jhone Chisholme, Mr Dauid Irland, William
Aikinheid, Allane Mosman. The quhilk day, it is diuisit and ordanit that
thir auditouris of compts abouewrittin begynand resaif the compts of this
towne, in the first Robert Henrysouns compt and fute the samyn, and thairafter
William Adamesouns compt, and syne the compt of the calsay and taxt, and
swa furth ay and quhill the compts of the towne be compleitly endit.—
(In ane lowse leiff.—Tr.)
28 July 1535.
Ladyes in St
The quhilk day, in presence of the prouest baillies and counsale sittand in
jugement, Sir James Barroun chaiplane of St Dyoneis altare situat within the
College Kirk of St Geill resignit his said chaiplenry in the said prouest and
baillies hands as patrones to the samyn, quhilk gaif the said chaiplenry with
all proffitts thairof to Sir Jhone Ker chaiplane, after the forme of thair fundatioun.
The sam tyme, the seruice and chaiplenry of our Lady altare gevin be
thame to Sir James Barroun. This in St Pawls wark.—(In ane lowse
31 July 1535.
That nane sell
guids frie on
The quhilk day, it is statute and ordanit be the prouest baillies and
counsale that na maner of persoun nychtbour within this burgh sell till ony
straynger woll hyde skynis clayth or vther merchandice frie on burde, and specially
woll, without it be vnderstandin that the samin be lang lyand besyde
thame, and nocht to be coft of new in the mercatt nor vtherwayes to that effect,
vnder the payne of fyve li. to be tane of thame that dois in the contrar, to be
applyet to the kirkwark or commoun werk of the towne, but favoures.—
(In the lowse leiffis.—Tr.)
7 August 1535.
(The towne haldis mony justice courts as Justice Deputts, and sum as Justice
and Schereffs. In the convict buik, begynand in June 1535.—Tr.)
3 September 1535.
(Katherein Mayne convict to deid for airt and pairt of the slawchter of Alexander
Cant hir husband, the dome gevin, and executioun deferrit quhill scho werlichter.
In the convict buik of that daitt.—Tr.)
(Ane Marioun Lokart, confessand thift, adiugeit to be brunt on the cheik and
7 October 1535.
(Ane greitt nummer meill sellares fyndand cawtioun to keip the towne statutes
vnder the payne of xx s.; and ane Bessie Hendersoun oblist nocht to be fund in the
meill merkat metting meill, vnder the pane of banesing, of hir awin consent. In
the convict buik end.—Tr.)
15 October 1535.
Burgesschip making; Burgessis
maid to beir
It is statute and ordanit be the prouest baillies and counsale that the acts
of parliament maid anent the making of burgessis be obseruit and kepit in
all tymes to cum, that is to say, that na burges be maid fra this tyme furth bot
in presens of the prouest baillies and counsale in jugement; and als ordanis
that oppin proclamatioun be maid chargeing all persouns quhilkis ar maid burgessis
before that thai cum and remane personallie within this towne and hald
stob and staik within the samyn, and to beir all portable chairges of this burgh
as vthers nichtbouris dois, within xl dayes nixttocum, vnder the payne of tynsale
of thair fredome; certefeing thame that and thai compeir nocht within the
said xl dayes that thai sall be haldin to pay thair customes and dewteis till
the towne as vnfremen dois within the samyn.—(In the end of the said buik.—Tr.)
16 November 1535.
The prouest baillies and counsale ordanis the deykin and brether of the
baxters within this burgh till baik thair breid sufficient stufe weill baikin and
dryit; and at the ij d. laif wey xvij vnce, and the broun breid efferand thar to,
and at the land breid wey xxxviij vnces the iiij d. laif, guid sufficient and fresche
stufe.—(In the convict buik end.—Tr.)
It is statute and ordanit [be] the provest baillies and counsale that all
nichtboures within this towne, merchandis and craftismen, as thai ar of power,
till furnis cortise till pas and convoy the provest fra the kirk till his awin
hows after evin sang in the haly dayes of Yule, New Yeir day, and Vphaly day,
vnder the payne of xviij shillingis to be tane of thame that wanttis cortise,
and at euery deykin haif power till poynd his craft for the samyn.—(In the
end of ane convict buik.—Tr.)
29 December 1535.
Burgessis dewty; Absents
It is statute and ordanit be the provest baillies counsale and deikins of
craftis, that euery man that beis maid burges and freman in this guid towne
frae this tyme sall pay to the dene of gild for his fredome and burgesrie the
sowm of ten pund, vnforgevin, except burges bairnis till bruik thair awld priuelegeis;
and that euery craftisman that wald be burges to that effect to be maid
maister and frie to his craft and nocht ellis, he to pay to the dene of gild the
sowm of fyve pund for his fredome, without favouris. And als decernis and
ordanis that all thai persouns quhilks wer maid burges of before, and remanis
furth of the towne contrar the act maid the xv of October last, tyll haif tynt
thair fredome, because thai come nocht to remayne within the towne efter the
forme of the said act, and ordanis the customeris of the towne and kepers of the
ports of the samyn till tak custome of all guids brocht in be thame within this
towne fra this tyme furth as for ane vnfreman.
Extent to the
It is statute and ordanit that euery riche man within burgh that hes na
fre land of his awin, till stent be his geir with the vther persouns that hes land,
for till pay the calsaymakeris for the making of the calsay.—(In the end of the