20 January 1538-9.
forestalleris; Taks of links.
The quhilk day, in presens of the prouest and baillies, Alexander Purves
be oppin proclamatioun at the merket croce commandit and chairgeit all maner
of regratoures within this burgh to desist and ceis yit as of before fra ony
maner of forestalling or bying ony wyld meitt fra this hour furth, bot that
the persouns that bringis the said wyld meitt sell the same in our said merkett
oppinly, swa that our Souerane Lordis lieges may be furnist, exceptand allanerlie
thai that hes links in taks for this yeir bypast, and that thai sell thair best
cunings for iiij s., and the secundare efferand to thair gudenes, oppinly in the
merkett and in na priuate places; and attour that na regratoures nor vtheris
persouns within burgh tak ony links in taks or assedatiouns fra Fostronis evin
furth, bot at the warrenders of links bring thair awin cvnings to the merket and
sell the samyn oppinly thairin and no priuatlie, and gif the said regratouris
failyeis in the premissis till be banist this toune tor euir.
29 January 1538-9.
The quhilk day, the prouest baillies and counsale following, that ar to say,:
Symoun Prestoun prouest, Kobert Bruce, Alexander Spens, Jhonne Fouller,'
William Sym, baillies, William Adamsoun, Nichole Carnecors, Alexander
Adamsoun, Robert Logan, Jhonne Purves, Robert Grahame, Archibald
Williamsoun, William Loch, Andro Edyer, Jhonne Achinsoun of the counsale,
William Vddert, George Kant, Jhonne Lytill, Edwart Kincaid, and George
Leith, men of gude, consenttis and granttis to by the waist pertenyng to Jhonne
Jhonstoun [sone and air] to Adam Jhonstoun liand in Swyftis wynde quhair thair
fische merkatt is now sett, to the samyn effect that the fische mercatt may be continewit
thairupoun, and to gyf to the said Jhonne heritable stait and sesing of
fiyve merk annuell of Robert Adamsonis buth in thair buthraw thairfor, ay and
quhill thay redeme the samyn be payment of jc merkis, and the said Jhonne
to resing his said waist ad remanentiam, with chartour gevin thairupoun
8 February 1538-9.
[An act anent having "wappouns in buithes," similar to that of 8th October
1529, passed of this date.]
26 March 1539.
volt of the
The quhilk day, the baillies and counsale, sittand in jugement, thinkis expedient
tha thair north volt of the Netherbow be wedset to James Bassanden
and his spous vpoun ane reuersioun contenand the sowme of jc merkis, to the
effect that the money thairof may big the said Bow, and for continewing of the
wark thairat, because it is knawin and vnderstand to thame that thair is na
vther commoun gude nor better way till do the samyn, and thairfor the said
prouest baillies and counsale consenttis to the said alienatioun and wedsetting,
and granttis thair infeftment thairto vnder thair commoun seill in dew forme,
with clause of warrandice as efferis.
21 May 1539.
(Ane act quhair George Gibsoun baxter gatt decreitt aganis ane Walter Scott
for v furlotts quheitt for the crop of the mylne land at the mylnis.—In the court
17 June 1539.
The quhilk day, the prouest baillies counsale dekynnis and men of gude following,
etc., thinkis expedient and deliueris that the dekyn and brether of the
fleschouris content and pay to the gude toun and thesaurer thairof, ilk persoun
for his stand for tua yeris bypast xl s. for ilk yeir, conforme to the first act of
the setting thairof maid thairupoun, and als ratefeis and apprevis the said act
efter the tenour of the samyn, and decernis it till haue effect for the saidis yeris
15 July 1539.
furth of the
The quhilk day, the prouest baillies counsale and men of gude merchanttis
for the tyme hes statute and ordanit that all maner of personis allegeand or
pretendand thame to be fre and comburgessis of this burgh in vsing of the priueleges
thairof compeir and enter thame selffis within xl dayis nixt heirefter
within the burgh, to remane and mak residence thairintill, scott lott waird
and walk with the vtheris nychtbouris comburgessis of this burgh; certefeing
thame that gyf thay failye heirintill thay in all tymes efter sall be reput and
haldin as vnfremen, and als dischargit, the said xl dayis being past, of thair
priuelege and fredome gyf thay ony haue, and tretit as efferis vnfremen in tyme
cuming; and that oppin proclamatioun be maid heirof at the mercat croce of
this burgh for thame that comperis nocht efter the said xl dayis.
6 August 1539.
The quhilk day, the baillies counsale and dekynnis of craftis vnderwrittin,
that ar to say,Symon Prestoun prouest, Alexander Spens, Jhonne Fouller baillies,
Jhonne Purves, William Adamsoun, Archibald Williamsoun, Jhonne Achesoun,
Thomas Vddert, Gilbert Lauder, William Loch, Edward Kincaid, Henry Heriot
for the baxsteris, Arthur Litiljhonne for the cordineris, Jhonne Fairlie for the
skynnaris, William Smeberd for the hammermen, George Leith and Dauid
Ferrie, consenttis that forsamekle of the Netherbow as is vnanaliit of befoir be
now wedset to Robert Grahame thesaurer for payment of the sowmes debursit be
him in biging thairof, gyf the samyn extendis to iiijc merkis, and in case he
has nocht debursit sa mekle to resaue the superplus to the commoun weill,
becaus it is vnderstand to thame that thair is na vther commoun gude to pay
him thairwith. And als consenttis that ane extent of jc merkis, with the quhilkis
James Coittis schip wes furnyst with to seik certane rubbaris of thair schippis,
[be rasit], and that amangis the merchanttis and craftismen that vssis merchandise
for payment thairof to Nichole Carnecors quhom fra the samyn wes
20 August 1539.
(The owtlands breid ordanit to wey the ij d. laif xix vnce, and the iiijd. laif
xxxviij vnce. The towne breid ij d. laif xvij vnce, and iiij d. laif xxxiiij vnce.—Tr.)
30 September 1539.
Symoun Prestoun provest.
The quhilk day, the prouest baillies counsale and dekynnis for the communitie
thinkis expedient and consenttis that the male of thair landis of the mwre
occupeit be James M'Gill and Robert Grahame, extending to xix merkis be yeir
or thairby, be analiit and wedset, and the money to be gottin thairupoun to be
gevin for outquytting of thair buthis being wedsett; and thairefter the hale
buthis be foremaillit for certane yeris, that the foremale be gottin thairof to be
gevin to the said Robert Grahame in payment of the sowmes awin be the gude
toun to him the tyme he wes thesaurer, and in case the males of the landis foresaid
occupeit be him can nocht be wedset, and na persoun fundin to tak the
saymn, the said Robert to be infeft thairintill, according to the sowmes debursit be
him, vpoun ane reuersioun contenand the samyn sowmes in the commoun forme.
11 October 1539.
It is statute and ordanit be the prouest baillies and counsale that the
quheitt mercat begyn on ilk mercat day at ix houris, and thairafter that na
vnfreman presume to by quheitt thairin quhill xj houris, be strikkin, bot allanerlie
the fremen nychtboures and baxteris of the guid toune.
9 and 12 December 1539.
(Ane nummer of regratouris breking the statutes ar banist and their banisement
publist in dew forme. In ane convict buik.—Tr.)
18 December 1539.
The quhilk day, in presence of the prouest baillies counsale and men of
gude of this burgh of Edinburgh, that ar to say Symoun Prestoun, prouest,
James Carmychell, William Rynde, Jhonne Achesoun, William Sym, baillies,
Jhonne Fouller, Kobert Grahame, Robert Watsoun, Andrew Mowbray, James
Makgill, Robert Bruce, of the counsale, Jhonne Dougall, thesaurer, Jhonne
Purwes dene of gild, William Adamsoun, Alexander Adamsoun, William
Vddert, Gilbert Lauder, Patrik Tennand, Mongow Tennand, Thomas Vddert,
Jhonn Fairlie, with the men of gude, with the commissaris of the burrois
following, viz., Thomas Meinzes prouest of Abirdene, and Alexander Gray,
for the burgh of Abirdene; James Wedderburn, Henry Wedderburn, and
Thomas Forster for Dunde, Jhonn Cristesoun, William Pittillo, and Thomas
Flemying for Perth; Maister William Arthur, and Jhonne Mwtto for Sanctandrois,
convenit be command of our Souerane Lordis letteris directt anent
thair conventioun this day, to treit and avise anent tbe stappill desyrit be the
toune Antuerpe to be with thame in tyme cuming, Comperrit Maister William
Thomsoun, channoun in oure Lady Kirk of Antuerpe, schawand and declarand
in presence foresaid that, be the letteris direct to this said toun of Edinburgh
be the said toun of Antuerpe and Lordis thairof, he had credence be toung to
schew the saidis commissaris of burrois, viz., that quhat priuelegis the burrois
of this realme havand thair staipill in Antuerpe desyrit thairfor to thair natioun
of the said toun of Antuerpe wald be granttit to thame sendand thair tua commissaris to that effect, sua that the samyn hurt nocht the commoun weill of
Antuerpe, nochtwith standing and attour the articlis send with him in speciall,
and that the said burgh of Antuerpe and Lordis thairof desyrit effectuislie the
cuming and confluence of the natioun of Scotland and merchantis thairof to
thair port to fulfil thair desyris ressonable, nocht hurtand the said toun of
The quhilk day, the hale commissaris of burrois desyrit the copie of the
articlis, and delay to schew the samyn ilk ane to thair communitie of the burgh
that constitute thame, and in speciall the burgh of Abirdene and commissaris
thairof declarit thay on na wyse wald consent to changeing of the stapill vnto
the tyme thay had the copye of the priuelegis contenit in the articlis, and delay
to consult with thair nychtbouris of thair burch thairupoun; and the commissaris
of Dunde declarit thair commissioun wes nocht extendit to consent to ony
change of stapill and conformyt thame thairfor to thair commissioun and to
thair nychtbouris of Abirdene; the commissaris of Perth and Sanctandrois
offerit thame rady to consult with the prouest baillies of this burgh for the
commoun weill of the merchanttis, and desyrit the copye of the saidis articlis
to the effect forsaid and dilatioun to avise with thair nychtbouris.
The quhilk day, the prouest baillies counsale and men of gude of this
burgh of Edinburgh abouewrittin consenttit to the change of thair stapill conforme
to the concorde to be tretit and priuelegis to be granttit with the consenttis
of this burgh and Antuerpe thairupoun, being alwayis vnoblist or bundin
to remane with Antuerpe at stapill bot to be fre euer thairof to pas quhair
plessis thame and beis best tretit in all tymes cuming.
20 December 1539.
The quhilk day, in presens of the prouest baillies and counsale sittand in
jugement, Alexander Spens baillie allegit that in sa fer as James Vr fleschour,
dekyn of thair craft, persewit him, nocht havand actioun of his awin, and in ane
fensit cowrt in presens foresaid tuke speche vpoun him without leif, and that
als William Smeberd, in declaring of thir wordis following, ane greit part of the
craftis and dekynnis being present at the bar:—We will defend oure nychtbouris
of the craftis and dekynnis anent the complaynttis gevin in aganis the
said Alexander be Andro Galloway and Dauid Kinloch,—that thairby the
saidis dekynnis and compleneris maid insurrectioun and convocatioun contrair
to the actis of parliament, and thairfor protestit thay micht be accusit thairupoun
in tyme cumming, and in presens foresaid the saidis dekynnis allegit that
thay come to persew iustice and nocht to mak insurrectioun and conventionis.