22 May 1538.
geving of the
fermes of the
The quhilk day, Mongo Tennand, Williame Sym, baillies, Nicholl Carncors,
dene of gild, Thomas Vddart, thesaurer, Mr Hew Rig, Maister Thomas
Marioribankis, assessouris, Symon Prestoun, George Cant, Robert Watsoun,
Mr Dauid Irland, James Carmichaell, Henry Lillie of the counsall, and
Williame Adamesoun, elder, sittand in jugement, disassentis to the pronunciatioun
of the forme and minute of act maid in fauouris of Walter Scott the
xiiij day of Maij instant, for allowance to him of xl li. be Robert Watsoun
thesaurare, for the tyme of the rest awing be the said Walter of the males of
the commoun mylnis to the guid toun, and als cassis annullis and decernis the
said minute and forme of act efter the tenour of the samyn of nane availl force
nor effect and to be cancellat in tymes cuming, and inhibitis the clerkis to gif
furth ony copye to the said Walter thairof, becaus the said Williame Sym,
baillie, in quhais name the said minute wes formet, declaret at the making
thairof he disassentit to the geving furth or pronunciatioun thairof vnto the
tyme the counsale had avisit and decernit thairvpoun.
13 June 1538.
Ane persoun deputt to keip the mercats of woll hyde and skyn.
It is statute and ordanit be the baillies and counsale, for the commoun
weill of the merchants and all fremen of this towne, that the mercatt woll hyde
clayth and skynnis repairand thairto be obseruit and keipit be James Andersoun
for this yeir to cum, swa that the buithis quhairin the said merchandice ar
kepit be haldin close lokkitt, and na sek oppinit in buith nor in merkatt quhill
vj houris in the morning, and thairafter euery freman may bye thairof as thai
think expedient; and that nane forestalleris strayngeris nor vnfremen vse the
fredome of this gude towne; and als oft as the said James findis ony maner of
persoun vnfremen strayngeris or forestalleris byand merchandice contrair to
the tenour heirof, to aduerteis the nixt nychtbouris or officeris of the gude
towne for the tyme, swa that the saidis merchandice may be withhaldin and
coft be the fremen and nychtbouris according to thair fredome; and thairfore
the saidis baillies and counsale ordanis ane precept to be maid to the said
James Andersoun of the sowme of iiij li., to be payit be the thesaurer for his
lawbouris and diligence taikin and to be done anent the keping of the said
merkatt; and the said James swore to serue leillie and trewlie and keip the
said merkatt but feid favour frawde or gyle during the tyme foresaid.
26 June 1538.
The quhilk day, the baillies and counsale, sittand in jugement, ordanis the
officeris to pas poynd and distrenyie all and sindrie the flescheouris occupyaris
of the standis of thair flescheous, ilk persone for the sowme of xl s. for the male
of thair saidis standis of the termes of Mertymes and Witsounday last bypast
awing be thame to the gud toun, and that thai appryse the guidis to be poyndit
be thame with all deligence, and mak reddy penny thairof for payment to be maid
to the thesaurar of the saidis males of the termes forsaidis.—[This on ane lowse
8 July 1538.
(Ane Agnes Wricht being convict for trublance, assythment is modifiet and
decernit be the baillies and counsale that scho be putt in the irnis at the croce, or
ellis aboue the croce on the skaffald, that all the pepill may se, and oppin proclamatioun
to be maid of the caus thairof, and thairafter till be banist.—Tr.)
9 July 1538.
(Thairafter becaus scho was fugitiue, the officeris ordanit to seik and apprehend,
and gif scho culd nocht be gottin the officeris to pas to the croce and declair hir
banist, and the caus thairof.
The lyke assythment anent ane Helene Halliburtoun, to be putt on the said
skaffald, with ane ressoun of paper about hir heid declaring the caus, and to be
16 July 1538.
It is statute and ordanit be the baillies and counsall, that ilk seriand pas in
his quarter and warne and charge ane honest man of ilk close or twa, and
failyeing of ane honest persoun in ane close to pas to the next and swa fortherwart,
to compeir before thame at 4 afternone to resaue certane chairges till be
gevin thame anent the keping of beggares within thair bounds and clossis,
vnder the payne of v li. till be taikin of thame that failyeis heirin, but favouris,
and as thai will ansuer to the Kingis Grace thairvpoun.
Red; Litster treyis.
Item, that the red besyde James Makgill be removit with all diligence
vpoun the townis expenssis to fulfill the waistis at the West Port, and that the
persouns that laid the samyn be callit swa that the samyn expenssis may be
recoverit vpoun thame. Als that the litster treyes beneth the Over Bow be
removit alyke wayis incontinent.
Item, that the meill merkat be removit of the hie gaitt and place vsit
thairto, and vtheris victuallis alykewayes, and sawld at the fute of James
Gres merkat; Coillis.
Item, that the gres mercat aboue the Tolbuith be chayngeit, and in tyme
cuming that the gres be sawld at the fute of the kirk yaird. Item, that the
gres at the Nether Bow and mercatt thairof be remouit and vsit in tyme cuming
at the hill and entrie to the Blackfreiris; and als that the cole sellares sitt
thair with thair coillis alykwayes for selling thairof.—(In the convict buik.—Tr.)
17 July 1538.
Entrie of the Quenes Grace. Item, it is deuysit for the honour of the
Kingis Grace and the guid towne at the entry of owre Souerane, that thair be
12 persouns accowterit and arrayit in gownis of veluott with thair pertinentis,
viz., foure thairof in purpour, vtheris foure in tanny, and vtheris foure in blak
veluott; That ar to say, Maister Jhone Chepman, Androw Murray, Jhone Carkettill,
and Maister Thomas Marioribankis in purpour; William Adamsoun, William
Littill, Gilbert Lawder, and Alexander Mawehane in tanny; Symoun Prestoun,
George Henrysoun, Alexander Adamsoun, and Maister Hew Rig in blak, as
thai will ansuer to the Kingis Grace thairvpoun.—(Ibid.—Tr.)
It is devysit be the prouest baillies and counsall that euery deykin pas
writt and gif in bill swa mony of his craft as will be cled in Fransche clayth
to thair gownis, with dowbletts of veloutt, satyne, dammes, or silk, honest hois,
and vtheris abulyements of thair persoun efferand thairto, and that the remanent
of the craftis be in thair honest aray, and cum nocht quhair the provest baillies
and counsall ar to the said entrie, bot pas to thair plesure.
Item, that na maner of persoun of quhat estaitt or degre he be of be sene
in cumpany with the prouest baillies and counsale at the entre of the Quenis
Grace, except sa mony as beis gevin in bill and chairget speciallie, other personallie
or at thair dwelling place, vnder the payne of banesing the towne for
yeir and day, and ay and quhill thai obtene owre Souerane Lordis licence and
dispensatioun; and that all vther inhabitants [of] this towne bayth men and
wemen be in thair best clething in tyme of the said entry, and haif thame
honestlie as efferis, and be on the stairis or vpoun the hiegaitt and latt na vyle
persouns be in thair company, and that oppin proclamatioun be maid heirof.
Item, the provest baillies and counsale ordanis Robert Hector to compleitt
the wark taikin on hand be him vpoun the croce at the entrie of the
Quenis Grace and to haif the samyn weill putt to poynt vpoun Fryday the ix
of Julij instant at 4 afternone, vnder the payne of [blank], and as he will
ansuer to the Kings Grace at his vtter chairge.
Item, that all nychtboures haiffand foir tenements dicht the calsay fornent
the samyn to the middis of the calsay, and remoue all filth and staynes thairfra
the morne be none, vnder the payne of xl s. till be taikin of thame that failyeis,
but fauoures; and that thai hald the said calsay fra thine furth clene quhill after
the entrie of the Quenis Grace; and that oppin proclamatioun be maid heirof be
Item, that oppin proclamatioun be maid yitt as of befoir that quhatsumeuir
beggare beis fund heirafter within this burch or ony pairt thairof sall be taikin
scurgeit and brynt on the cheik, but mercy, according to the said act maid
Item, it is devysit that thir persouns following, viz., James Bassenden
Alexander Spens, for the Nether Bow; Robert Graham, William Tod, for the
Trone to ansuer; Patrik Lindsay, Jhone Purves, George Leche, for the
Croce to ansuer; Robert Hector, Robert Watsoun for the Tolbuith to ansuer;
Maister Dauid Ireland, William Symsoun, and Jhone Symsoun, for the Over
Bow to ansuer; the Archidene of Sanctandrois, William Loch and James Hill,
for the West Port to ansuer; Dauid Lindsay and Robert Bischope, and awaitt
vpoun the grathing of thair rowmes in skaffetting personages and ordour
thairof, ilk ane for thair awin rowme, and quhat expenssis thai mak thairpoun
ordanis Thomas Vddart thesaurer to ansuer thame at all tymes as he or his
chaplane beis requyrit, quhilkis expenssis sall be gevin in to him in writt, and
this to be done with avyse of the said Dauid Lindsay anent all ordour and
Item, it is devysit that xvj or thairby of the maist honest men of guid of
this towne pas and delyuer the propyne within ane howre after the Quenis grace
cuming to the Abbay or thairby.
Item, it is devysit that Maister Henry Lawder be the persoun to welcum
the Quenis grace in sic abulyement, and with the words in Fransche, as sall be
devysit with avyse of Maister Adame Otterburne, Maister James Fowlis and
18 July 1538.
The prouest baillies and counsale ordanis the persouns abouewrittin
(quhair is namet 37 persouns), till be on horsback with fute mantill, veluos
harnesing, and swa mony as ar ordanit for the paill till haif thair veluos gownis,
and the remanent to be in gowne of silk agane the Quenis grace entrie at sic
place as sall be devysit.
The baillies and counsall ordanis Thomas Vddert, thesaurer, to perfurneis
to xvj persouns till be seriands at the entrie of the Quenis grace, thairof the
7 commoun officeris and the remanent, viz. James Andersoun, William
Wilkyne, Rowe Donaldsoun, Jhone Nicolsoun, seruand to George Fothringhame,
Patrik Darling, Rowie Walderstoun, Jhone Arnott, Alexander Punfray,
and Walter Lamb, ane lufray in maner following, that is to say, ane coitt of
blak with slevis indentit berand the townis airmis, ane pair of blak hois, and to
ilk ane of the said 7 officeris ane marabas bonet with ane quhyte fedder worth
xvj s., or the said xvj s. to bye the same, quhilk being delyuerit sall be thankfully
allowet to him in his nixt comptis, kepand this precept for his warrand.
(Thir actis [16th, 17th, and 18th, July] were maid for the honorabill entrie of
24 September 1538.
(Syndrie acts anent the pest, daitit 24 Septembris 1538.—Tr.)
10 December 1538.
It is statute and ordanit be the prouest and baillies that gif ony nichtboures
apprehendis ony wyld meitt in ony the regratoures handis quhilkis thai
refuis to sell of the pryces contenit in our Souerane Lords lettres, viz. the pair fatt
cunings for xl d., and vtheris that ar nocht verray fatt for ij s. or xxviij d. the
maist, the lakkest sort for xvj d. or xx d. the pair, ane pair of pairtriks ij s.
viij d., a pair of pluvares xvj d., a quhap that is greitt xij d., a blakcoik xij d.,
a littill quhape vj d., a mure fowle viij d., a widcoik viij d., a wyld guis iij s.
iiij d., a wyld duke x d., ane teill iiij d., that it be lefull to the apprehendare to
withbald the said wyld meitt vnto the tyme the officeris be aduerteist thairof
and to incur na skayth thairthrow.—(In a convict buik.—Tr.)
14 December 1538.
Furlotts in the
It is statute and ordanit be the prouest and baillies that na maner of
regratouris, meill sellares, nor vtheris persouns, haif furlotts to mett in the meill
merket except allanerly the gatherer of the pitie customes in tyme cuming, and
gif neid beis ordanis the officeris to serche and seik the merkett, and gif thai
fynd ony persone vsand furlotts of thair awin and takand proffitt thairfore, to
tak the samyn furlotts and delyuer thame to the said gatherer, vnto the tyme
the provest and baillies avyse for punitioun thairfore.—(In ane convict buik.—Tr.)
18 December 1538.
wyld meitt; To bring to
It is statute and ordanit be the prouest and baillies, and als at the desyre
of Jhonne M'Cullo catour to our Souerane Lord, dischairges all and sindry the
persouns, regratoures of wyld meitt, that nane of thame be thame selffis nor
vtheris sell nor by to forestall or regraitt owtwith this burgh or within the
samyn quhatsumeuir wyld meitt, vnder the pane of banesing the towne, vnto the
tyme thai haif command and chairge in the contrair; and that it be lefull to all
and sindry persouns to bring to the merkett be thame selff the wyld meitt, sell
and dispone thairvpoun with the byaris as thai can convene thairvpoun.