Extracts from the Accounts
Town Treasurer, 1554-5

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'Extracts from the Accounts: Town Treasurer, 1554-5', Extracts from the Records of the Burgh of Edinburgh, 1528-1557 (1871), pp. 290-314. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=58536 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Town Treasurer, 1554-5

Town Treasurer's Accounts, 1554-55.

THE COMPT of Maister Johne Prestoun, Thesurar to the Towne of Edinburgh, chesin at Michaelmes in the yeir of God Jm vc liiij yers, his entres to the said office begynnand at Martinmes next efter his chesing.

THE CHARGE.

[The duties of the Common Mills were this year sett to James Cranstoun and his sureties, James Forrat and James Loch, for 1210 merks; William Ker and his sureties, Maister Archibald, Grahame and Alexander Purves, had the duties of the "wyld aventors" for 860 merks; the Petty Customs of the Burgh were sett to James Cranstoun and his sureties, Francis Bell and Thomas Mow, for 480 merks; and the Maills or Rents of the Flesh-house amounted to 34 lib., being 34 "stokks" at 20s. "ilk stok." These were the principal entries of ordinary revenue in 1554-55. The other ordinary entries are generally in similar terms to those in the two previous years; some, however, are fuller, and these are here given, along with the entries of a casual kind.]

Item, the compter chargis him with the maillis of the foure over north buithis under the tolbuith, the yeir of the comptis, viz., William Boithwellis buith, Johne Rentonis buith, Jonet Rynd's buith, and Mr Johne Preston's buith; ilk buith in the yeir iiijli; summaxvjli
Item, the compter chargis him with the maillis of William Maillis and George Heriott's choippis, under the tolbuith stair; ilk choip in the yeir, xxv;s; summals
Item, the compter chargis him with xxvsgotten fra William Meil for rentelling of him in his choip in the place quhair his moder, Dame Meill, wes in of befoir; summaxxvs
Item, the compter chargis him with ane rest quhilk restit upon Johne Dowgallis heid, sen the tyme he wes last thesaurer to the towne, at the fute of his comptis of the said office, as the grete buke beirs, and ressavit be the compter fra the said Johne Dowgall; summaxixli viijs
Item, the compter chargis him with the sowmes following ressavit be him fra the personis as efter followis, as thai that wer rest and samekle of the Gallowis Raid, viz., fra Robert Gray, iij,lifra David Symmer xl,s,fra Johne Hucheon xl,s fra Andro Bartane xl,s fra Johne Davidsoun iijli and fra Alexander Morisoun iiijli; summaxvjli
Item, the compter chargis him with the unlawis of thir personis followand, for selling of wyne of Angoaw for xiiijd the pynt, viz., fra Maister Patrik Bissat, Johne Weycht, Andro Bartane, Alexander Sauchy, and Johne Cunynghame, ilk persone xls; summaxli
Item, the compter chargis him with twa lasts of escheit unzeonis fra Johne Pennycuke, youngar, and his marrowis, quhilk wes in the hands of Johne Watsoun and Paule Young; price of ilk last xiiijli; summaxxviijli
Item, the compter chargis him with ixli xijsressavit be him fra Johne Rynd, Johne Weir, James Cranstoun, and Johne Wilsoun, pudermakkars, for the eschete chopinnis, viz., fra ilk persone xlviijs; summaixli xijs
Item, the compter chargis him with the fute of Robert Grahamis compt, last thesaurer, the yeir of his office, quhilk wes lviijli ijs viijd; quhairof thair wes allowit to the said Robert, to the provest, baillies and counsale, efter the subscryving of his comptis be the auditors of comptis, for Sir William Hammiltonis hous maill, beand provest the yeir of the said Robert's office, xxvli vjs viijd; sua restis the sowme of xxxijli xvsixd; summaxxxiiijli xvs ixd.
Item, the compter chargis him with the sowme of four hundret merks fra Katharene Irland, the spous of Alexander Jossy, quhilk sowme the said Alexander ressavit fra the baillies, the yeir of the compteris office, to bring hame tymmer furth of Norrow to the Newhevin, quhilk he did nocht; summajc xxxiiijli iijs iiijd
Item, the compter chargis him with the sowme of foure hundreth merks ressavit be him fra the dekkinnis for the tyme, at the provest, baillies, and counsallis command, of the crafts parte of the extent rasit be the thre estats of the realm for bigging of sertane fortts, and als for bigging of the Newhevin, the rest of the compter's office; summaijc lxvjli xiijs iiijd
Summa of the haill charge isijm iijc viijli vijs vd

Heir followis the compteris discharge, and first the ordinar discharge.

[The ordinary discharge consists as, in the two previous years, of fees, or salaries, pensions, and annuals. There are here given entries which differ in some respect from those in the previous years:—]

Item, to the thre procurators pentionars, [assessors], viz., Mr Thomas M'Calzeane, Mr Johne Spens, and Mr Robert Heriot, for their half yeire's fe, xxli
Item, for the clerk's chalmer maill,xli xiijs iiijd
Item, to the Blackfriers for thair annwell awin yeirlie to thame,vjli xiijsiiijd
Item, to the Kirk of Corstorphin for thair yeirlie annwell awin to thame,xxli
Item, to the Abbay of Dunfernieling for thair annwell awing to thame,vli
Item, to Sir Walter Halyburtoun, Sir William Johnestoun, and Mr George Manderstoun, prebendars,ixli vjs viijd
Item, to the Blackfreirs and to the Grayfreirs for thair precheing yeirlie, ilk ane of thame self ane last of sownds beir; price of ilk boll xxviijs; summaxvjli xvjs
Item, to Sir Nicoll Hutchesoun, prebender in the Kirk of Feild,. for his annwell,vjli xiijs iiijd
Item, to Sir Bartill Bauld, prebendar in the Kirk of Feild, for his annwell of the grammer skole awing to him,xls
Summa of the haill ordinar is,iije lxxiiijli ijs viijd

Heir foliowis the compteris discharge be preceptis:—

Item, in primis for xij halbardis and xij schenne scheildis with the townis armis in thame to the xij officers viz., serjands; be ane precept of the dait the vj be day of November 1554, as the particular compt thairof beirs, xxijli xjs vjd
Item, ane precept of the xij day of December 1554, to gif to the provost,lxli
Item, payit for the Queenis propine, be ane precept of the dait the xxiiij day of December, and for the lokmanis leweray,lxxxvijli xs viijd
Item, payit to Oger Coqxiell of Lillo be ane precept of the dait the xxix day of December 1555 [1554], xvj crownis of the sone, and ane half; price of ilk crowne xxiiijs vjd; summaxxli iiijs iiijd
Item, payit for xviij cusschionis to the counsall hous, be ane precept the xviij day of Januar 1554 [1554-55],vili
Item, payit to Johne Weir, keippar of the West Port, be ane precept the xiiij day of Marche 1554,xls
Item, payit for x elnis of fyne cannay Lyllis worsatt to Richard Dowglas, masser, be ane precept the xxix day of Marche 1555,vijli xs
Item, payit to John Gallowa, keiper of the Nether Bow, be ane precept the ix day of May 1555,iijl
Item, to James Dromond for blawing of the trumpett to the first walpinschawin, be ane precept the xiiij day of May 1555,xiiijs
Item, payit to Jaques Hog, Johne Thomsoun, and William Thomsoun, menstralis, be ane precept the xxviij day of May 1555,xxs
Item, payit to Alexander Bruce for dyking of the South Loch, to William Edmistoun for ane suesche to Walter Dennestoun, and allowit to the thesaurer self for ane handschenze, be ane precept the xiiij of Junij 1555,xvijli vjd
Item, payit to Jaques Hog, William Thomsoun, and Johne Thomsoun, be ane precept the xxij day of Junij 1555,xxxs
Item, payit to Sir Johne Wilsoun, chaiplane to the provest, be ane precept the xxij day of Junij 1555,xviijli vjs
Item, payit to Johne Sproit, serjand in the Cannogait, be ane precept the xxv day of Julij,iiijli
Item, allowit to William Ker, firmorar of the wyld aventors, be ane precept the xvj day of August 1555, and gevin be him to the provest,xlli
Item, payit to Patrik Boyman, in Leith, for ane dosone eistland burds to the Grayfreirs, be ane precept the xvj day of August 1555,iiijli xvjs
Item, payit to James Dromond and his marrowis for playing on Sanct Geillis day, be ane precept the vj day of September 1555,xls
Item, payit to John Roger, keippar of the Grayfreir Port, be ane precept the xiij day of September 1555,xls
Item, allowit to the compter, be ane precept the xiij day of September 1555, for the King of Denmark's ambassador's bankat,xxvli xvijs xjd
Item, to ane punscioun wyne to the Blackfreirs, be ane precept the xxvij day of September 1555,vjli
Summa of the haill preceptis isvc lxxvjli xs ijd

Heir follows the compteris discharge extrordinar:—

In primis, on the tent day of November 1554, for foure torcheis at the rowpping of the commoun gude,xxvjs viijd
Item, for candill that nicht [to] Thomas Hall,iijs iiijd
Item, the day of 1554, for takin of ane greit gebet furth of the nether tolbuith and beiring of it to the hecht of the Dow Crag, to haif hangit hommill Jok on, and down bringing of it agane to Sanct Paullis Wark,xijd
Item, for cords to bynd and hang him with,viijd
Item, the xvj day of November 1554, gevin to Eduard Hoip, baillie, quhilk he gaif for the signet of the Quenis lettres to poynd Johne Creith in Leith with,vs
Item, the xix day of November 1554, for cords to bind and hang ane theif quhilk wes convict befoir the shereff,viijd
Item, the xxj of November 1554, ane greit lang chenze of irne to the thevis hoill with foure armes gangand fra it, with foure loks and bolltis, weyand xj stanis thre quarteris, maid be Johne Ahannay, smyth; price ilk stane xjs iiijd; summavjli xiijs ijd
Item, to bring it fra Johne Ahannayis buith and helping to fessin it,viijd
Item, drinksilver to Johne Ahannyis chelder,xvjd
Item, the xxvij day of November, for mending of the glass windoke in the counsalhous,ijs iijs
Item, for candill foure nicht to the lords quhen thai sat lait at the justice courts,ijs
Item, the said xxvij day, for mending of the lok and key and ane new greit stapill to the Cowgat Port, to Mongo Hunter,iiijs vjd
Item, the xxviij of November 1554, for ix snekkis with thair stapillis to the ix cordokkis of the tolbuith; ilk sneke xijd, to Johne Ahannay; summaixs
Item, the xij day of December 1554, gevin to William Hardy, messenger, at the provest's command, for the coppy of ane summonds with quhilk the provest, baillies and communite wes summonit with at the instance of the abbot of Halyroudhous and Cannogait,iijs
Item, the xiiij day of December 1554, gevin to the massers for the decrete gottin befoir the lords of counsale aganis the men of Leyth that wald nocht sell thair wynis of the prices maid be the Quenis grace and lords of the secrete counsale,vs
Item, the xx day of December 1555 [1554], gevin to Johne Ahannay, smyth, for making of twa bollts of irne of ane greit brokin bout, and eiking of the twa mair nor the ane wes in x punds of irne,ixs
Item, the xxij day of December 1554, for cords to have ane theif that brak ane buith and staw ane gad of irne,viijd
Item, on Yule evin for deichting and beiring away of ane meidding and reid under the coukestule,xijd
Item, on Uphaly day, the vj day of Januar 1554 [1554-55], for beiring of daillis, greit treis, and punschionis to mak ane skaffald in the tolbuith to play the clerk play on, and away bringing of it agane,vjs viijd
Item, for towis to bind the twa men that slew George Dromond, quhen thai wer hedit,viijd
Item, the xij day of Januar 1554, gevin at the baillie Eduard Hoippis command to James Nicolsonis servands in drinksilver for coppying and indorsing of writtings,xviijd
Item, the xix day of Januar 1554, for dychting and cleirring away of muke and feilth fra the nether tolbuith dure,vjd
Item, the xx day of Januar 1554, given to Peter Thomsoun, als Yla herald, for the presenting of the precept of parliament to the provest and baillies, at the provest command,vs
Item, the xxiij day of Januar 1554, gevin for the writting of lettres and for the signet to thame, to discharge all unfremen within Leyth and utheris within the fredome and bounds of Edinburgh, to sell walx, wyne, and utheris stapill guds,viijs
Item, for cords to hang and bind Ton Greirson, and to bynd ane woman quhill sho wes brint on the cheik,ijs
Item, the xxix day of Januar, gevin for dowbill garroun naillis and mending of the eister bekin of Leyth,vs viijd
Item, the feird day of Fabruar 1554, for cordis to bind Nicoll Ramsay quhill he wes hedit,vjd
Item, the ix day of Fabruar 1554, gevin, at the provest and baillies command, for twa decreits gevin be the lords of counsale, the ane aganis the laird of Restalrig that he suld haif no inspectioun of the townis evidents, the uthir aganis Mr Thomas Kincrag, pr. [procurator], that he suld answer and obay the provest and baillies and officeris of the town in all thair ordinances and statuts,xxs
Item, thesamyn day, for cords to hang the man that brint Lord James' cornisviijd
Item, the x day of Fabruar, for ij skenzeis of pak threid, to messur the Newhevin with,viijd
Item, gevin to Patrik Wychtmanis wyfe quhen he deit, at the provest and and baillies command, to eird him,xxs
Item, the xv day of Fabruar 1554, gevin for instruments pleyand aganis Walter Cant in Leyth,viijd
Item, that samyn day, for instruments pleyand aganis Patrik Boyman in Leyth for paking and peillin in Leyth,iiijd
Item, the xvj day of Februar 1554, payit, at the provest and baillies command, for ane disjune in Johne M'Dowgallis hous to all the masonis and wrychts quhilks wes had upon the consultatioun for remeid to the tolbuith, efter that the lords had tane ane effray and passit to the Blakfreirs to sit, and that samyn day the provest and baillies togidder with the saids warkman past to the lords agane and show thair opinnion, the falts and remeid thairof,xiiijs
Item, the xviij day of Fabruar 1554, gevin for ane uthir lawing in Sir Neill Layng's hous, to the saids workmen, viz., masonis and wrychts, and thair secund consultatioun, and wailling of the tymmer throut the town,vjs viijd
Item, the first day of Marche 1554, gewin to Sir David Lawsoun, writter, at the command of Mr Robert Strang, procurator for the town, aganis Walter Cant and Patrik Boyman of Leyth, for writting of certain answers, peremptoris, and declarators in thair caussis,vs
Item, to James Carmichaell, dene of gyld, quhilk he gaif in the abbay to Mr Thomas M'Calzeane to mak protestationis befoir the Queen's grace and lords of secrete counsale aganis the abbot of Halyrudhous, Canno gate and Leyth,xijd
Item, gevin to James Barroun quhilk he gaif to Theodor's servand for writting of the answer to the lords of Campheir letters send to the provest and baillies,vs
Item, the xv day of Marche 1554, gevin to Thomas Hallis servand for paittelling and deichting of all the steppis of the turngryss of the tolbuith,viijd
Item, that samyn day, in ressonyng of Walter Cantt's mater, and als aganis the dekin of the tailzeors and thair seill of causs, for instruments,viijd
Item, the xxix of Marche 1555, for acks in the tolbuith aganis Andro Russall in Leyth,viijd
Item, the first day of Aprile 1555, gevin to James Harlaw for wrytting ane bill and ane lettre upon it, and for the signet to thame and twa indorsingis raissit at the comptrollar's instance aganis unfremen,xjs
Item, the secund day of Aprile 1555, gevxin to Mr Rechard Strang, procurator for the town, for instruments in the tailzeors and broudstars' matters,viijd
Item, the xxiiij day of Aprile 1555, gevin to ane marinar and ane uther warkman in Leyth, at the provest and baillies command, to beir twa fyrn spars to the Newhevin fra Leyth and to sett ane of thame at the full sey and the uthev at the law watter,ijs
Item, for the twa spars, xviijd
Item, the ferd day of May 1555, gevin to William Boy, messenger, at the provest's command, for the coppy of ane summonds at the instance of the abbot of Halyrudhous and Cannogait, to the ten day of May instant,ijli
Item, the nynt day of May, the yeir of God Jm vc lv, gevin to twa pyonars to bring furth ane lang ledder furth of the kirk to the cukstule to put up Connis wyfe, and to haif it agane to the kirk,vjd
Item, the xv day of Maij 1555, gevin for faill and stanis and to twa warkmen to stoip the Borrow Loch quhen it wes lettin furth,vs
Item, the xix day of Maij 1555, gevin for ane braid daill to be ane porpenwall to the litill hous of the portell in the counsall-hous,iijs iiijd
Item, beiring of it and sawin,xiiijd
Item, for nallis,xd
Item, to Adam Purves to mak it, iijs iiijd
Item, for furth bringing of the tymmer of the nether tolbuith to mak ane barress on the tolbuith stair at the parliament,iiijd
Item, to mak it and for naillis, iijs
Item, vij day of Junij, for drink and breid, efternone, in the counsal-hous,xxd
Item, the xxvij day of Junij 1555, gevin to the pursewat, at the provest's command, that presentit the precept of the chekkar to him to mak his compt,vs
Item, that saymn day, to Mungo Hunter, smyth, for ane loke and ane key to the mercat croce,iijs
Item, the xxviij of Junij 1555, for cords to bynd Katharen Martine quhen scho wes brint on the cheke,vd
Item, the vj day of July 1555, for cords to bynd and hang the foure Inglismen at Leyth and Newhevin,iije
Item, gevin to Gorge Tod, Adam Purves and ane servand to mak ane gebet at the Newhevin, in haist and evill wedder,vjs
Item, for garroun and plansheour nallis,xxd
Item, for drink to thame at the ISTewhevin,vjd
Item, to twa warkmen to beir the wrchytis lomis to the Newhevin and up agane, and to beir the wark and set up the gebet,xxd
Item, for ane laid lyme to mend the auld wallis in Leyth Wynd, quhilks war fallin doun,xviijd
Item, for twa laids sand,vjd
Item, to David Grahame, masoun,iijd
Item, to ane warkman with him,xvjd
Item, ye xxix day of Junij 1555, gevin to Johne Banx, smyth, for ane pair of bands with ane loke and ane key to the innerhous of the laich tolbuith,vjs viijd
Item, to the said Johne Banx, for making of ane chenze of irne with ane loke and ane key, with xj stapillis, to the overtrone, to fessin the weychts with,viijd
Item, for mending of fyve greit loks quhilks wer fylit and brokin with presoneris,xxijs
Item, for the mending of the key and the loke of the over heich tolbuith dure,ijs
Item, the xiij day of Julij 1555, for to wis to bind the fallow that wes skurgit and his lug nallit to the fcrone,iiijd
Item, the xv day of Julij, gevin to Mongo Hunter, smyth, for ane new greit hingand loke with ane key to the Cowgait Port, becaus the auld loke was first brokin and mendit that it could nocht be efter mendit,xiiijs
Item, for mending the greit bands of the Kirk of Fey Id Port with ane greit stapill to the sloit of the wikket thairof iijs iiijd
Item, the xxix day Julij 1555, in expenssis to "William Crak, Alexander King, and the compteris, thair servands, cheldering and liorssis, with horssis hyrris, viij dayis in Sanct Johnestoun, beand commissionars of the town at the conventioun of borrowis,xli xvijs
Item, for cords to hang and bind uthir vj Inglismen peratts on the gallows of the Borrow Mure,iiijs
Item, the viij of A.ugust, for cords to feynd twa men that wer skurgit through the town,vid
Item, the xj day of August 1555, for cords to bynd the man that wes heiddit for the slauchter of the sister of the Sennis man,iijd
Item, for eirding of the saymn man,ijs
Item, the xiiij day of August 1555, for cords to hang and bynd Galbrayth and Wentoun,xiiijd
Item, the last day of August 1555, for cords to bynd ane man that wes skurgit through the town,iijd
Item, the fyft day of September 1555, makand compt in the chekker and payit for the rest of the borrow maillis of this town undispoint be procis bygane,iijli
Item, to the clerks of the chekker,xijs
Item, to William Foullis, isher of the chekker dur,vs
Item, to the keippar of the uter dur, viz., Thomas Cuith,xviijd
Item, the disjune to the lords of chekker and clerks; in primis, to the cuke,xls
for breid,iiijs
for aill,xvjd
ffor wyne,xs
Item, the xv day of September 1555, gevin to Alexander M'Gauchane, officer, to ryde to Dunde to the conventioun of borrowis haldin thair, with ane writting,xxxijs
Item, the viij day of October, cords to hang and bynd ane theif and skurge ane uther theif,xd
Item, the xvj day of October 1555, for cords to bynd and mak ane lang ledder to James Wod quha wes hedit,xijd
Item, the last day of October 1555, gevin at the provest's command to Thomas Tabrinner ane quarter of blak taffateis and ane quarter of reid taffateis, baith of the foure threds; price of the eln xiiijs; summavijs
Item, gevin to ane man that maid the wechts of stane to the over trone at the baillie John Symnis command,xs
Item, the xxv day of Maij 1555, for half ane hundreth daillis,viijli
Item, for beirring of ilk dozone to the King's Wark, viijd; summaiijs iiijd
Item, for upbringing of thame fra Leyth,xijs vjd
Item, for ane dozone of eistland burds,iiijli iiijs
Item, for upbringing of thame fra Leyth,ijs vjd
Item, for inlaying of the daillis and eistland burds in the nether tolbuith, to warkmen,xijd
Summa of the haill extraordinar discharge,lvli ixs vjd
Item, the compter is to be dischargit with the sowme of four hundreth merks tane be the baillies the yeir of the compteris office, viz., Mr James Lyndesay, Johne sym, James Adamsoun and Edward Hoip, fra James Cranstoun, firmorar of the common mylnis in the said yeir, and fra William Ker, firmorar of the wyld aventors, the samyn yeir, viz., fra ilk ane of the saids firmorars ijc merks, to len to Monsieur Dosell in the sowm of the jm li quhilk wes lent to him; summaijc lxvjli xiijs iiijd
Item, the compter dischargis him with the sowme of xxxiiijli iijs iiijd tane up be Mr James Lyndesay, the yeir of the compter's office, fra the dekinnis of the crafts, of the iiijc merks quhilk wes the said crafts' pairte of the extent rassit for bigging of the fortts and Newhevin, and assignit to the said compter, quhilk xxxiiijliiijsiiijd the said Mr James delyverit, togidder with uthir mony, to Alexander Jossy to bring hame tymmer furth of Norrowa to the Newhevin; summaxxxiiijli iijs iiijd
Summa of the craftis extent, this money delyverit to James Jossy be Mr James Lyndesay, is iijc li xvjs viijd

The expensis maid upon the mending of the Knok and half-hour, at the townis command, as efter followis particularlie:—

Item, thrid day of Fabruar 1554 [1554-55], gevin to ane writtar to writ the indentors betwix Robert Creith and the compter,xviijd
Item, the vj day of Fabruar 1555, gevin to thre men for down taking of the knok furth of the stepill to the cart,iijs
Item, for ane clois cart to cary down to Leyth the greit wark of hir, iijs iiijd
Item, to ane man to beir down her small wark in ane clois creill to Leyth,viijd
Item, for twa faddom of ane greit cord to caus the greit bell streik the hours quhen the knok wes away,viijd
Item, gevin to Robert Creith for upputting of ane litill knok in the tolbuith befoir the lords, quhilk wes borrowit fra Maister Johne Stevinson,vs
Item, gevin to Robert Creith quhilk be debursit for ane cut of ane greit tre to tow the pais cords of the knok of the hour and half-hour,ijs
Item, the xxv day of Fabruar, gevin to twa men for down takin of the half [-hour] furth of the stepill and beirring of it to the cart,ijs
Item, for ane clois cart to carry all the wark of the half-hour to Leyth,iijs
Item, to ane man to beir down the vj hammeris to Leyth,iiijd
Item, the xviij day of Marche 1554, gevin for upbringing of the knok and half-hour agane fra Leyth, in twa clois carts, and to ane man to beir up the small wark of thame,vjs viijd
Item, to twa pynors to beir up the haill wark agane to the stepill,ijs
Item, for xij faddome of ane greit cord to beir the pais of the haill hour, ilk faddome vjd; summavjs
Item, for xj faddome of ane uthir cord to beir the pais of the half-hour, ilk faddome iiijd; summa iijs viijd
Item, gevin to Sampsoun, the painter, to lay the haill knok and half-hour all ouer with reid leid to keip thame fra rousting,xlvs
Item, for twa daillis to be ane duir and fluring to that pairte of the stepill quhair the knok stands, to save it fra weit and wynd,vjs viijd
Item, for sawin of twa daillis,xxd
Item, for nallis,viijd
Item, to ane wrycht for making of the dure and mending of the fluring,ijs viijd
Item, for twa crukkis, twa bands, ane loke and ane key to the said dur, to Johne Banx,iiijs
Item, the xxv day of Marche 1555, payit to Robert Creith for his haill laubors of the knok and half-hour,xxxiijli
Item, to his servands in drinksilver,vs
The haill sowme of the expensis maid on the knok and half-houre isxxxixli vs vjd

The expensis maid on the Park Dyke, and twa greit Yetts to it, at the townis command:—

Item, in primis, the xxvj day of Marche 1555, gevin to William Stratoun, for vj dozone laids of lyme, price of ilk dozone laids vijs vjd; summaxlvs
Item, for viij dozone laids of sand, price of ilk dozone iijs; summaxxiiijs
Item, twa masonis, twa oulks, to big the park dyke at the loch side of Duddingstoun and foiranent it agane on Preistifeild syde, ilk man in the oulk xvs; summaiijli
Item, of twa barromen to serve them in mortor, wynning of stanis and bering of stanis to thame, ilk man ouklie viijs; summaxxxijs
Item, for ane lang tre to put in the wall that lyis far in the loch for outganging of wyld beistis,vjs
Item, for xij rebatts stanis to the greit yet at the Preistifeild syde of the park, wyne in Cragmillar, for the wynning and ledding,xiiijs
Item, for ane lintell of nyne futtis of lenth to the said yet,iijs
Item, to Peter Fargussoun, carter in Leyfch, to leid the said lintell fra the querrell to the said yet,vs
Item, to twa masonis to brek the park dike, for making of the said yet, and hew and mak the said yet, quhilk wes twa oulks' laubor, ilk masoun in the oulk xvijs; summa iijs viijs
Item, for ane sole to the said yet, and leding, iijs viijd
Item, for ix laids of lyme, ilk laid vij½d; summa vs vij½d
Item, ten laids of sand,ijs vjd
Item, to ane barroman, ane oulk,viijs
Item, for vj greit cruks fra Johne Alhanny, fra [for] the said dowbill yet, weyand ane stane and ane half, ilk stane xjs; summa xvjs vjd
Item, for ane stane of leid to yet thame with,viijs
Item, for viij daillis to mak the said yet of, oppinnand with twa levis, price of everilk dale iijs iiijd; summaxxvjs viijd
Item, for iijs single garroun nallis, to Johne Ahannay, to the said yet, ilk hundreth vijs; summaxxjs
Item, to Johne Ahannay, for vj bands to the said faldand yet, weyand ij stanis and iiij punds, ilk stane xjs; summaxxxjs vij½d
Item, for half ane hundreth single garroun naillis to the bands, price of the hundreth vijs; summa iijs vjd
Item, to ane wrycht for making and hinging of the said yet,ixs
Item, for beirring of it fra Libertoun to the park dyke,xvjd
Item, for twa cutts of treis to lay under the coping of the said yet,vjs
Item, for beirring of thame to the said yet,xijd
Item, for ane catt band, for ane cruke, and ane stapill and ane hingand loke to steik the said yet with, and leid to yet the cruke with,xijs iiijd
Item, to ane quarior to wyne ane lintale of xj futts of lenth to the park yet at the Abbay of Halyrudhous syde,iijs viijd
Item, to Peter Fargussoun,carter, to leid it furth of Cragmiller to the abbay, with vj horsis in his cart,vjs viijd
Item, for twa greit rebatt stanis and leidin of thame fra the said querrell to the abbay,iijs iiijd
Item, to ane masoun to hew the saids rabatts and lintale and to reforme the said yet and caip it, ane oulk's wage,xviijs
Item, for twa laids of Cousland lyme,iijs
Item, for foure laids of sand,xxd
Item, for twa cruks, to Johne Ahannay, wayand viij punds; summavs vjd
Item, for vj punds of leid to yet thame with,iijs
Item, for ane barromanis wage, iij dayis,iiijs
Item, to viij men, quhilk wes all warkmen in the abbay, to help on with the said lintale, ane picher of aill, costijs viijd
Item, for outbringing and inbringing of trees, punscionis and daillis, to be skaffalds at the said yet,xviijd
Item, to ane wrycht to merchell the said yet, iijs
Item, for ane greit band to it and twa smaller bands to the wikket of it, weyand xiiij punds, price of the stane xjs; summa ixs viij½d
Item, for ane greit sloit and twa stappillis to it, ijs Vijd
Item, to the said Johne Ahannay for ane greit braid bar of irne to steik the said yet with, weyand ane stane and ij punds, price of the stane xjs; summa xijs vd
Item, for xx greit garroun nallis to sett on the greit band and bar with, . xvjd
Item, for ane loke to the said yet,vjs viijd
Summa of the haill expensis maid on the park dike and the twa yetts is xxvli js vjd

The expensis maid on the bigging of Thomas Hallis Hous and the Sheriffis Sait, with the over foir stair, at the townis command, particularlie: —

Item, the xvij day of Januar 1554, coft fra Gorge Levell, of Dunde, xij lang treis, of the waill of his tymmer, to the said wark, price of the pece xvs; summa, ixli
Item, gevin to foure carts to bring up fra Leyth the saids xij treis, ilk cart ijs viijd, summa xs viijd
Item, for inlaying of thame in the nether tolbuith,xijd
Item, for uther twa geistis coft fra Andro Mailvill, price of the pece xviijs; summa xxxvjs
Item, for twa corbellis fra him, price of the pece viijs; summaxvjs
Item, for redding of the nether tolbuith, inlaying of thir treis, putting of all the altalzerie in the inner volt, and laying of the greit asyde,iijs
Item, coft fra Patrik Boyman, the xix day of Januar 1554, foure dozone eistland burds, price of the pece vijs vjd; summaxviijli
Item, for upbringing of thame fra Leyth, ilk dozone ijs viijd; summa xs viijd
Item, for bylaying of thame in Leyth,vjd
Item, for inlaying of thame in the nether tolbuith,viijd
Item, for twa dozone and ane half daillis coft fra Donald Maxwell, price of the dozone, with the carying fra Leyth, xls; summavli
Item, for beirring of thame fra the Rude Chapell in the Cowgait, quhair thai lay, to the nether tolbuith,xxd
Item, for ane lang fyrne spar [to] tak the messoris with,xijd
Item, for foure rufe spars coft fra Sir William,xvjs
Item, for beirring of thame fra Sanct Paullis Wark to the tolbuith,iiijd
Item, to Adam Purves, wrycht, Johne Reid and ane uther servand for this oulk's waige, begynnand on Monunday the xix day of Januar 1554, that is to say, to Adam xxs, to Johne Reid xviijs, and to his uther servand xvjs; summaliiijs
Item, for candill to the wark this oulk,xxd
Summa of this precedand oulkis expenses isxxxixli xiijs ijd

The secund oulk beginnand on Monnday the xxvj day of Januar 1554:—

Item, for sawing of thre dozone and twa eistland burds, ilk burde twa draucht, price of ilk draucht vjd; summaxxxjs viijd
Item, for sawing of twa geistis and corbellis, ilk geist xd and ilk corbell vd; summaijs vjd
Item, for beirring of thame furth of the nether tolbuith to the kirk yaird to saw,vjd
Item, for sawing of xij draucht of uther small tymmer to the sait and foir stair, ilk draucht iijd; summaiijs
Item, for candill this oulk,xxd
Item, to Adam Purves and his twa servands' oulks waige,liiijs
Summa of this oulk's expensis precedand,iiijli xiijs iiijd

The third oulk begynnand on Monnday the thrid day of Fabruar 1554:—

Item, to the warkmen to beir the tymmer to Thomas Hallis hous, furth of the nether tolbuith to the over, to bynd it and to help the lyftis in the bynding,ijs vjd
Item, to xiij warkmen to rais the haill twa bund pannallis of the said hous be forss, ilk man xd; summaxj viijd
Item, to Johne Ahannay for ane stane and xiiij punds wecht of greit irne wark, viz, crampetts, steirroppis, and botts price of ilk stane xjs; summaxxs vijd
Item, for xl greit garroun naillis to the said wark, price of the hundreth xs summaiijs iiijd
Item, for ane hundreth planscheor nallisijs vijd
Item, for foure hundreth dur nallisvs
Item, for thre hundreth stair nallis,vs
Item, to ane man to beir up the tymmer of the sait,iiijd
Item, for candill this oulk,ijs jd
Item, to Adam Purves and his twa servands this oulk's wage,liiijs
Item, to his two servands in drinksilver, thir thre precedand oulkis,vs
Summa of the expensis this oulk precedad, isvli xijs ijd

The ferd oulk begynnand on Monnday the tent day of Fabruar 1554:—

Item, for ane air of bands Thomas Hall's duriijd
Item, for ane loke and ane key to it,vijs
Item, to Johne Banx for thre pair of quhit bands, foure rings with roissis, twa slotts with stappillis to the caissit windo of the said hous,viijd
Item, for ane uther hundreth stair nallis,xxd
Item, for ane hundreth dur nallis,xvd
Item, for sawing of thre daillis to be sarkin,xxxd
Item, for twa laids of Cousland lyme,iijs
Item, for foure laids of sand,xxd
Item, to David Grahame, masoun, the thre dayis for outtaking of the auld brint corbellis of the foirstar, and putting in agane of the new and graiting of Thomas Hall's wido, ilk day iijs iiijd; summaxs
Item, for watter,ijd
Item, to ane warkman to serve David Grahame and to beir red the thrre dayis,iiijs
Item, for vij pund of leid,iijs vjd
Item, to Gorge Wilke the sclatter, for sclaitting of the overstair, quhilk wes vj elnis ane half, quhilk Gorge fand sklatts, pinnis, and warkmanschip,xxijs vjd
Item, for twa laids of lyme to him,iijs
Item, for foure laids of sand,xxd
Item, for watter,ijd
Item, for candill this oulk,xxd
Item, to Adam Purves and his twa servands this oulk's wage,liiijs
Item, for beirring of the rest of the red,xviijd
Summa of the expensis of this oulk precedand, isvjli xviijs iijd
Summa of the haill expensis maid on the hous, the sait, and the foirstair, islvjli xvjs xjd
The expensis maid on the tresting, propping, and beitting of the Tolbuith, over and nether, at the townis command, the xvj day of Fabruar 1554:—

The tymmer coft in this town in haist:—

Item, in primis, coft fra Maister Abraham Creichtoun, xxviij small treis, price of the pece xviijs; summaxxvli iiijs
Item, to warkmen to beir the saids treis fra William Craik's dur, quhair thai lay, to the tolbuith, ilk tre iijd; summavijs
Item, coft fra William Murheid xj greit geistis, price of the pece xls; summaxxijli
Item, to the warkmen for beirring of thame furth of Francis Bellis cloiss, quhair thai lay, to the nether tolbuith, ilk tre vjd; summavs vjd
Item, coft fra David Kinloch thre treis, price of the pece xls; summavjli
Item, for beirring of thame fra the fute of the Bishop of Glasguis yaird to the tolbuith,ijs
Item, coft fra Robert Chapman vij treis, price of the pece xxiiijs; summa viijli viijs
Item, for beirring of thame fra Halkerstonis Wynd heid to the tolbuith, ilk tre iiijd; summaiiijs iiijd
Item, coft for Marioun Scot ix treis, price of the pece xxijs; summaixli xviijs
Item, for beirring of thame furth of ane auld yaird in Connis Cloiss to the tolbuith, ilk tre vjd; summaiiijs vjd
Item, coft fra Robert Finder, wrycht, ane tre,xxviijs
Item, for beirring of it,iiijd
Item, coft fra Gorge Levall lxj treis of lang suake tymmer, price of the pece oure heid xjs; summaxxxiijli xjs
Item, for upbringing of the saids lxj treis fra Leyth, ilk ane vijd; summa xxvijs vjd
Item, for ane dozone of greit doubill firne spars,xvjs
Item, for beirring of thame fra Sanct Paullis Wark,viijd
Item, for uther thre garronis coft fra Robert Gray to be hand spaikkis,vjs
Item, gevin to viij warkmen to beir furth the vij greit treis furth of the volt and for stuling of thame and the rest of the standarts, viijs
Item, for thre skanzies of pakthreid to be lynnis, and calk to the wrychts,xiiijd
Summa of the haill tymmer, and expensis maid in beirring of it, isjc xjli

The nams of the wrychts and masonis that enterit to this wark, followis, thair servands and oulkly wage, thair entres on Monnday the xvj day of Fabruar 1554:—

Adam Purves and his twa servands,liiijs
Johne Cunynghame and his servand,xxxvjs
Robert Finder and Johne Finder,xls
Johne Stewart and his servand,xxxvjs
Virgell Cadra [Calder] and his servand,xxxvjs
Gorge Tod and his servand,xxxvjd
Thomas Lyndesay and his servand,xxxvjd
David Grahame, masoun, and ane man to mak servis to him,xxixs
Item, for viij laids of Cousland lyme, ilk laid xviijd; summaxijs
Item, for xvj laids of sand, ilk laid iiijd; summavs iiijs
Item, for watter,vjd
Item, gevin to ane man to clenge the allering of the tolbuith, and to beir the red of it away,ijs vjd
Item, gevin to ane man to walk and keip the broken tymmer, nychtlie, in the oulk, xijd; summavijs
Item, on Wednisday the xviij day of Fabruar 1554, to thre warkmen to wait on the wrychts,iijs
Item, on Thurisday thairefter, to twa men to wait on thame,ijs
Item, on Fryday, to twa men half ane day,xvjd
Item, on Sattirday, to foure men half ane day with the wrychts,ijs viijd
Item, the said day, befoir, to Johne Craufurd, Andrias Teboy and Roknay, with the maister wrychts to consult upon the manner and setting of the wark, in ane disjune to thame,vjs xd
Item, to the childer at even in drinksilver,vijs
Summa of the expensis of the first oulk, by the tymmer, xvijli xiijs ijd

[A few of the entries are here given from the details of the expenses of the second and third weeks' work at the Tolbooth:—]

Item, for beirring of foure dozone ix daillis, quhilk wes borrowit fra Donald Maxwell to be skaffolding, fra the Rude Chapell to the tolbuith, ilk dozone, viijd; summaiijs ijd
Item, on the said Monnday, to viij pynoris to beir up to the nether tolbuith the soillis, lintallis, and standarts of the great braid draucht nixt the wall, and rasing of parte of the bund wark thairof, ilk man ane dayis wage, viz., xvjd; summaxs viijd
Item, for twa greit Danskin towis to draw up the tymner and rais the greit pannellis, ane of xvj faddome, coft fra Johne Rannald, the other xvij faddome coft fra Peter Turnet, price of ilk faddome ouer-head, vjd; quhilks towis wes efter the compleitting of the said wark delyverit to the maisteris of wark of the Newhevin, for raissing of the greit stanis; summaxvs iiijd
Item, on Thurisday, to viij warkmen to beir up the haill tymmer of the brandraucht of the heich tolbuith to the nether tolbuith, and to draw it all up throw ane hoill in the flure, and to beir and lift it to the innyng,xs viiijd
Item, send to Leyth and borrowit thair thre greit schawis, for the lane of thame, xviijd, and to the man that brocht thame fra Leyth,ijs
Item, for twa faddome and ane half of cords to fessin the shawis to the rufe of the tolbuith, to rais the greit brandrauth togidder,vijd
Item, to xxviij warkmen to raise the haill brandrauth in the over tolbuith be force at anis, ilk man vjd; summaxiiijs
Item, that samyn day to thre men to await upoun the wrychts, in innyng and upsetting of the myde brandrauth,iijs
Item, to the childer in drinksilver at the ending of the wark,vs
Item, for wyne, aill, and breid to the haill wrychts and masouns and thair servands, all this time sen the begynning of this wark, to hald thame all togidder daylie, efter none, at thair lawbor,xxxvjs
Item, at thair departing and paying of thair wagis, to thame in wyne,vs
Summa of the haill wark of the tolbuith and expensis thairof, with the tymmer, isjc lxvli vs vjd

The beitting and mending of the fyve Commoun Mylnis, making of thair haill watter wallis, scheitts and trouchtis, with thair uther standand grayth, the xv day of November 1554:—

Item, in primis, for twa greit bakis to be stullis to the malt myln and the quhit myln with hir, quhilk bawks the awneris for the tyme tuke and put in the ground at the dam for saiftie thairof, togidder with sax daillis quhair thai ly as yit, price of the pece fra David Kintor, xxijs,xliiijs
Item, to pynoris of Leyth to beir thame furth of the clois, and carting of thame,xijd
Item, to twa carts to carry thame fra Leyth to the mylnis, ilk cart, iiijs; summa viijs
Item, coft fra Gorge Levall vij treis to be nedillis to the mylnis, ilk tre xiiijs; summaiiijli xviijs
Item, to John Duncane for ane pair of new huppis to Mawar's myln,ls
Item, to ane sklater to fynd lyme, sand, and sklatts to poynt and mend all the fyve mylnis quhilk wes evin revin with the wynds,iiijli xs
Item, for sawin of thre treis quhilk wes tane furth of the nether tolbuith and send to the mylnis to be scheitts, ilk tre xd; summaijs vjd
Item, to the myln wrychts ane moneth's lawbor, to ilk man in the oulk xvjs; summaixli xijs
Item, allowit to the firmorars of the mylnis for the tyme thai stude in mending of thair standing grayth, twa bollis malt, viij bollis quheit, price of the boll ouerhead xxxs; summaxvli
Summa of the baill expensis of the beting of all the commoun mylnis, and payment to the firmorars for thair standing, islviijli vijs iiijd

Heir followis the expensis maid upon the Newhevin, in stane wark and tymmer wark, at the command of the provest, baillies, and counsale:—

[The works at the Newhaven extended over about a quarter of this year, from August to November 1555. The first entry (for masons' wages) and the first week's outlay for timber work and wrights' wages are here given, in detail, with some of the entries in subsequent weeks. The expenditure consisted, to a large extent, of wages to the workmen,-the " item, on Saiterday at evin to thair supperis, vs," being a regular weekly entry:—]

Item, in primis, the compter dischargis him with the mony delyverit oulklie to Robert Quhintane, maister of wark, to the stane wark and barromen to the Newhevin, fra the xj day of August inclusive to the xix day of November nixt followand in the yeir of God Jm vc lv, siclik inclusive, as the said Robert's particular compt hard be the auditors beirris, extendand to the sowme of jclxxxxviijli xvijs iiij ½d; summajclxxxxiiijli xvijs iiij½d

The tymmer wark and wrychtis oulklie wage, beginnand on Monnday the xij day of August 1555. The first oulk and names of the wrychts:—

Robert Finder and Rechard Tod, his servand,xls
Adam Purves and David Murray, his servand, xls
Johne Cunynghame and Gorge Finder, his servand,xls
Gorge Tod and Donald Beid, his servand, xls
Patrick Schang and Adam Rentoun his servand, xls
Johne Tod and Gorge Purves, his servand,xls
Schir Johne Wilsoun, maister of wark to the wrychtis, xxs
Item, on Saiterday at evin to all thair suppis,vs
Item, ye xiij day of August 1555, coft fra Johne Arduthy, in Leyth, vj greit geistis of xxxij futts of lenth, to be standarts to the foirface of the Newhevin, price of the pece xxijs; summa vjli xijs
Item, for cart hyre of thame fra the schoir to the Newhevin, beand fyve draucht, xs
Item for carting of thame, xijd
Item, the xvij day of August 1555, coft fra the said Johne Arduthy, vjxx xvj treis of xxiiij futts, quhilks we causit to be lossat in the Newhaven; price of the pece xvs; summa jcijli
Summa of the expensis the first oulk, jcxxijli viijs
Item, the xxv day of August 1555, coft xviij faddome of ane great Danskin tow fra Peter Turnett's wyfe, to serve the crane, price of the faddome xa; summaxvs
Item, for downbringing of it to the Newhevin,vjd
Item, for xij bollis of smedy collis, to Johne Ahannay and Gorge Bennat to weirk with, price of ilk boll ijs; summa xxiiijs
Item, for carving of thame fra Leyth to the Newhevin, ilk boll iiijd summaiiijs
Item, the last day of August 1555, coft fra David Rowane, thre schawis of brass to the cran, ilk schewe weyand xx pund wecht, price of ilk pund iijs; summa.ixli
Item, send down to the Newhevin to Johne Ahannay and Gorge Bennet, smyths, to mak the wark to the Newhevin, to the cran, bulwark, and warklomes, xxiij stanes, xv punds of Danskin irne, price of the stane viijs; summaixli xjs vjd
Item, for fyve punds of steill to the quariours and stanemen, to lay thair warklomes with, price of the pund, xijd; summavs
Item, for foure punds of steill to lay the cleiks of the crepars of the cran, iiijs
Item, the xvij day of October [September] 1555, tane furth of the nether tolbuith and send down to the Newhevin iij dozone daillis, and for outtaking of thame, xviijd
Item, the thrid day of October, gevin to Johne Sym, baillie, quhilk he debursit to the pyoneris of Leyth and Edinburgh, at the upsetting of the pannallis that wes first set up, xlviijs
Item, mair, the feird day of October 1555, gevin to the said Johne Sym, quhilk he debursit in likmaner to the said warkmen aboun the xlviijsxs
Item, the penult day of October 1555, send down to the Newhevin xxxj faddome of cords to fessan the cowpillis togdder of the greit pannell, to hald thame on-fleit in the sey, price of ilk faddome iiijd; summaxs iiijd
Item, send down to Gorge Bennet, smyth, to mend the crane quhen scho brak,anestaneixpundsirne,priceofthestane,viijs;summaxijs vjd
Item, gevin to the said Gorge for mending of the said crane,xxiiijs
Summa of the haill stane wark and tymmer wark, and on the Newhevin, thir xiij oxilks precedand, isvclxxvjli xs iij½d
Item, by this said sowme, debursit be Sir Johne Wilsoun, maister of wark, small extraordinar expensis, as his compt, heir present to schaw, particularlie beirris,xvli ixs xd

Heir followis the expensis maid be Maister Johne Prestoun, thesaurar, on the Schoir of Leyth and the stane wark of the Bulwark, at the command of the pro vest, baillies, and counsale, particularlie as effcer followis:—

[The works at the shore and bulwark of Leyth were resumed in July and continued until October 1555. The stones were brought from Granton and the Burghmoor, and the lime from Cousland and Westhouses. The particulars of the first week's outlay is here given, with a few only of the entries in the other weeks:—]

Itern, in primis, begirmis this wark on Monnday the vij day of July 1555, and gevin to the laird of Carnebe, for querrell leif, ane eln of blak velvat,iijli xvli
Item, mair to him, half an eln of fyne blakxxs
Item, for twa dosone of laids of Cousland lyme, price of the laid xviijd summaxxxvjs
Itern, for xx peces stanes of hewin wark at Grantoun, price of the pece xd summaxxvjs viijd
Itern, gevin to Laurence Tod for fraucht of his bot laidin with the saids stanisxviijs
Itern, to twa barromen to boit the saids stanis,iijs
Itern, to said Laurence Tod for twa small boitful of wall stanis, price of the boit xiiijs; summaxxviijs
Itern, to foure pyonars in Leyth to loiss the said hewin wark, and to beir the auld hewin wark eist upon the bulwark,vs
Itern, for naillis to mend the futtgang and barrowis,xiiijd
Itern, to ane wrycht for mending of the futgang and barrowis,xviijd
Item, to David Grahame, masoun, for his oulk's wage,xxiiijs
Item, to Laurence Patersoun, his servand,viijs
Item, to Robert Fairserviss,xxijs
Item, to Johne Henrisoun,xixs
Item, to Thomas Ra, James Wilsoun, Robert Coutts, ilk ane of thame oulklie, ixs; summaxxvijs
Item, on Saiterday at evin, to all thair supperis,vs
Item, for ane greit bauk of ane schip to be ane upstandart within the wark for halding of schippis,xijs
Item, for beirring of it fra the fut of the hill to the wark,viijd
Item, for thre stanis of leid coft fra Johne Weir, powdermakar, ilk stane viijs; summaxxiiijs
Summa of the expensis maid this first oulk,xvijli vjs
Item, to James Warnok, quarior, for xxij pece of greit stanis furth of the Borrow Mure,xijs
Item, for vj lang stanis fra Denney, quarior on the Borrow Mure,xiijs
Item, to vj stingmen of the town to beir thir foirsaids stanis furth of the querrellis,viijs
Item, to James Law, Peter Fargesoun and lang David, carteris in Leyth, for xvj draucht of thair cartts fra the Borrow Mure to the schoir, with the foirsaids stanis, ilk draucht iiijs; summaiijli iiijs
Item, for ane hundreth laid sand, led fra be west Sanct Nicolus Chapell,xxs
Item, for ane dosone of Westhousis lyme,xvjs
Item, to Johne Kyle, smyth, for the schip tymmer to be fluring ouer the stair,xxijs
Item, to Nicoll Lyndesay, potter in the Potterraw, for ten stanis leid, price of the stane viijs iiijd; summaiiijli iijs iiijd
Item, to the greit boit to bring hame pece of hewn wark, and the twa greit lang stanis that ar sukkin to the greit ryngs, xxiiijs viijd
Item, for laidding of hir, vjs
Item, for David Grahamis chalmer maill in Leyth, to keip all the grayth and warklomes in,xxs
Summa of the haill expensis maid on the schoir of Leyth in all things, the yeir of the compteris office, isijciiijli xvs ½d
Item, the compter is to be dischargit with the maillis of the foure flesheors' stokis quhilk stude waist the yeir of the compteris office; summaiiijli
Item, the compter is to be dischargit with the expensis maid upon the nether turngriss of the nether tolbuith, with the greit windo besyde, quhilk extends in all expensis, as the particular compt beiris, to the sowmelijs xd
Item, for aill and breid to the Inglismen that wes tane in the schip, the tyme thai wer accusit,vjs
Summa of the haill discharge, isijmiiijcliiijli xs ij½d
Item, to be rebaittit heirof xxvs gevin Sir Johne Wilsoun becaus he wes feyit for xviijs oulklie, and thair is allowit to him xxs oulklie be the space of xij oulkis, ½; summaxxvs
Item, to be rebaitit heirof lvijs vjd for fyve treis of the townis intromettit with be the said Johne,lvijs vjd

At Edinburgh, the ferd day of Marche, the yeir of God Jm vc fyfty-fyve yeirs. The Compt foirsaid of Maister Johne Prestoun, thesaurer of the burgh of Edinburgh of the yeir of his office; and finds the charge thairof extends [to] ijm iijc vijli vd, and the discharge extends to ijm iiijc fyftyli vijs viij½d; sua is the compter superexpendit, and the town restand awand to him, the sowme of ane hundreth fourty-thre punds iij½d.

[The Auditors' report is not subscribed. The following note is appended:—]

The rest above written, of Maister Johne Prestonis compt, is payit to him be Maister Archilbald Grahame, thesaurer in the yeir followand, and allowit to him in his comptis eftir writtin.