3 August 1565.
The baillies, thesaurer, dene of guild [and council,] seing that maister
Robert Glen, thesaurer, is nocht of mynd to compleit the toun wall of
Leyth Wynde, nochtwithstanding that he haue bene oft and diuers tymes
chairgit thairto of before, ordanis all in ane voce that Dauid Somer, maister
wark, caus big and compleit the said wall with all deligence.
4 August 1565.
Extent; Protestatio, Purves.
The baillies, dene of guild and counsale, vnderstanding proclamatioun
allrady maid chargeing all maner of man to pas fordward with the King
and Quenys Maiesteis in the persute of the erle of Murray and his colleges,
and that thay ar subject be the said proclamatioun to pas with thame, the
dyet being lang and the jornay tedious, consentits and granttis that ane
vniuersale extent, bayth of merchant and craftisman, be vpliftit and
gadderit for rasing and furnessing or ijcmen of weir for ane moneth to pas
forward with thair hienessis in the said jornay. And allane Purves for him
self, and in name of the hale dekynnis, dissasenttis and protestit that he
nor the saidis dekynnis be na forther subiect nor to the fyft pairt of the
said extent, conforme to the auld vse and consuetude euir obseruit in
23 August 1565.
The prouest, Archilbald Douglas of Kilspindie, [the bailies, council
and deacons of crafts,] beand convenit in the nether counsal hous of this
burgh, comperit George Drowmound, seruand to my lord of Athole, and
producit the King and Quenis Maisteis writting, of the quhilk the tennour
followis: Rex et Regina. Baillies, counsall, and communitie of oure
burgh of Edinburgh. We greit yow weill. It is oure will, and for diuers
ressonabill caussis and consideratiounis moving ws we charge and command
yow, that ye depois and displace the present prouest of oure said burgh,
and in his place that ilk [as] prouest thairof, and radelie ansuer and obey him in
Prestoun of that ilk [as] prouest thairof, and radelie ansuer of oure said burgh,
all thingis belanging and concerning the said office as appertenis, as ye will
ansuer to ws thairupoun. Subscriuit with oure hand, at Edinburgh, the
[blank] day of August, and of our regnnis the first and tuentie thre yeirs.
The quhilk writing beand red in presens of the prouest baillies counsall
and haill dekynnis foirsaid, the said prouest, of his fre will, resignit and gaif
our in thair handis his said office of prouestrie, and of his fre will dischargeit
himself thairof and all that mycht appertence thairto, craifing instrumenttis
and documentis that nowther the King nor Quenis Maisteis had
ony just caus of offence to imput to his charge quhairfoir he should be
deposit; and further desirit of the saidis baillies counsall and dekynnis gif
ony of thame micht wordalie burdene him with ony sic wrang done
be him the tyme of his office past as micht merit the pvneisment of
depravatioun befoir the laufull terme, quha all in ane voce declairit
thai had no falt to lay to his charger, and gif it micht pleis the King
and Quenis Maiesties it wer thair plesoure that he sould jois the
said office quhill Michelmes nixt, quhairapoun he askit instrumenttis
as of befoir and that he obeyit the Quenis Maiesteis writting, and sua
Baillies direct to the king and Quene.
The baillies, counsall, and dekynnis foirsaid, ordanis Johne Sym,
Dauid Forester and Allane Dikesoun, baillies, maister Robert Glen,
thesaurer, James Nicholl and William Fowlar of the counsall, this eftir
[none] to pas to the King and Quenis Maiesties desiring to be hard of
thame tuiching the dischargeing of johne Knox, minister, of forder
preiching, the deposing of Archebald Douglas, prouest, and to desire
licence to remane at hame fra the armie ordanit to convene in this toun
the xxv of August instant, and frathine to pas fordward for the persute
of the erle of Morray and his complices, and to report thair ansuer the
The samin day, efternone, the baillies counsall and dekynnis foirsaid,
being convenit in the counsalhous, efter lang ressoning vpoun the dischargeing
of Johne Knox, minister, of forder preiching, induring the King
and Queinis Maiesteis being in this toun, all in ane woce concludis and
deliueris that thai will na maner of way consent or grant that his mouth
be closit or he dischargeit in preiching the trew word, and thairfoir willit
him at his plesour, as God sould move his hart, to proceid fordwart in
trew doctrine as he hes bene of befoir, quhilk doctrine thai wald approve
and abide at to thair lifis end.
24 August 1565.
In presens of the baillies and counsall foirsaid, comperit maister Johne
Spens of Condie, aduocat for the King and Quenis Maiesteis, and in thair
namis desirit the laird of Craigmiller to be electit prouest conforme to
hir hienes writting send with George Drowmound, to the quhilk desire it
wes asuerit that gyf thai electit befoir the Feist of Michelmes ony maiestrat
it micht appeir to be preiudiciall to the act of parliament statut for
electing of officeris within burgh, and thai abill to incur danger thairthrow,
nochtwithstanding thai knawing to be the King and Quenis Maiesteis
willis and plesoure thai wald except the said laird of Craigmiller in the
office of prouestrie quhill Michaelmes nixt and obey and serue him
according to the desire of the said writting, and the said maister Johne
Spens askit instrumentis.
The samyn day, Symoun Prestoun of that ilk is maid burges and gild
broder, accepttit and admittit prouest to the Feist of Michaelmes nixt, and
hes gevin his aith for trew ministractioun of justice, and forder incommuni
Extent of jmli.
The prouest baillies and counsall granttis and consenttis that ane
extent of jmli. be vpliftit of all the inhabitantis of this burgh, and gevin
for licence [to] remane and bide at hame fra this hoist and armie ordanit
to convene at Edinburgh the xxv day of August instant and fra thine to
pass fordwart for the persute of the erle of Murray.
Comperit James Johnestoun of Kellebankis and producit the King
and Quenis Maiesteis writting, of the quhilk the tennour followis: Rex
et Regina. Prouest and baillies of oure burgh of Edinburgh: We greit
yow weill. Forsamekill as we ar informit that ye haue detenit and haldin
within the tolbuith of oure said burgh Gratran Materall, Frencheman,
this lang tyme bigane, at the instance of ane Inglisman for ane allegit
cryme committit be him, albeit we are surelie persuadit that he can haue
na just actioun thairfoir aganis him bot onlie haldis him in cummer
tending to put him to outtar pouertie and rewyne: Oure will is herfoir,
and we charge yow that ye put the said Gratran to libertie and fredome furth
of the said tolbuith and suffer him depart quhar he pleissis and mak na forder
molestatioun nor trounill to him his cautioneris and souerteis for the
cryme foirsaid in tyme cuming, nochtwithstanding ony charge gevin or to
be gevin in the contrair heirof, as ye will ansuer to ws heirupoun. Subscriuit
with oure handis at [blank,] day of August the yeir of
God jmvclxv yeiris. Et subscribitur: Marie, R. Henrie, R. Quhilk
writing, beand red, the prouest baillies and counsall foirsaid ordanit to be
registrat, and the said Gratran to be put to libertie.
25 August 1565.
Ane annuell of the mylins.
The quhilk day, it beand appointtit with my lord the erle of Atholl
that the gude toun sall haue licence to remane at hame fra the hoist and
armie abone mentionat, thai deliuering incontinent the soume of ane
thousand pound to Capitane Robert Lauder for payment of his men of
weir quha man depart the morne with the King and Quenis Maieste,
vtherwayis to depart thame selfis, quhilk beand reporttit to the prouest
baillies counsall and haill dekynnis thai, willing to do the King and Quenis
Maiesteis plesour in this behalf, as alswa for the eschewing of the jurnay,
ordanis euerie ane of the counsall to avance xx li. incontinent, the fermes
of the commoun mylins to be inbroucht, and the craftis to deburs thair
pairt of the said extent of ane thousand pound, quhilk is ijc li.; and becaus
na forder money can be gottin at this present thai haue borrowit and
borrowis fra oure weilbeluifit nichtbour Alexander Guther, thair commoun
clerk, the soume of foure hundreth merkis and xx li., [and failing payment
within twenty days ordained an annual rent of forty merks to be paid
him furth of the common mills.]
26 August 1565.
Dispensatioun fra the army.
The prouest baillies and counsall ordanis Allane Dikesoun, baillie,
maister Robert Glen, thesaurer, and Alexander Guthre, commoun clerk, to
pas to the King and Quenis Maiesteis for obtening of the licence for
remaning fra the armie abone mentionat quhilk thai obtenit, quhairof the
tenour followis: Rex et Regina. We, for certane caussis and consideratiounis moving ws, as alsua vpoun respect of the gude will gratitudis
and plesouris offerrit and done to ws at this present be oure louittis the
prouest baillies counsall and communitie of oure burgh of Edinburgh, granttis
and gevis licence to the saidis prouest baillies counsall communitie and
haill inhabitanttis of oure said burgh to remane and bide at hame fra this
oure hoist, armie, gaddering, assemblie or conventiounis, ordanit be oure
proclamatioun to assembill and convene in oure said burgh the xxv day
of August instant and fra thine to pas fordwart and defend ws be the space
of xv dayis, providit in feir of weir, efter thair cuming; commanding
heirfoir and alsua dischargeing all and sindrie oure justiceis, justice clerkis,
and thair deputtis, oure thesaureris, comptrollaris, scherfis, and all vtheris
oure officeris, of all calling proceding, arreisting, poinding, vnlawing,
troubling, r molesting of the said prouest, baillies, counsall and com
munitie, inhabitanttis foirsaid, or ony ane of thame, for thair remaning
and biding at hame fra the said hoist armie assembile or conventioun,
nochtwithstanding ony oure proclamatiounis or chargeis past thairapoun
of befoir, dischargeing thame of thair officeis in this part be this present.
Subscriuit with oure handis at oure palice of Halierudehous, this xxvj day
the moneth of August the yeir of God jm vcthre scoir fyve yeiris, and of
oure regnnis the first and tuentie thre yeiris. Et sic subscribitur: Marie, R.
Payment of the compo sitioun.
Rex et Regina. Prouest and baillies of oure burgh Edinburgh.
We command and charge yow that, incontinent without all delay or
without continuatioun, ye caus ansuer obey and deliuer to Captiane
Robert Lauder the soume of ane thousand pound granttit be yow for
remaning at hame fra oure armie ordanit to convene with ws in the said
burgh the xxv day of August instant, quhais discharge and acquittance
salbe als sufficient to yow as ony vtheris that may be requirit, and gif
neid be for the mair haistie expenditioun heirof that ye vse quhatsumeuer
ordoure, ne wairding or poinding apoun quhatsumeuer inhabitant within
the said burgh, without exceptioun of persoun, that salhappin to be taxt
be yow for payment of the samin according for thair parttis for youre
releif, as ye will ansuer to ws, be thir presentis. Subscriuit, [at Holyrood
Palace, 26 August 1565,] Marie, R. Henrie, R.
Followis the copy of the principale instructionis and ordinances gevin
be the King and Quenis Maiesteis to my lordis president, clerk of Register,
and remanent lordis specifeit in the saidis instructionis:—
Item, thay sall command ane continuall wache to be had and keipit
in Edinburgh, alsweill on the day as nycht, bot the nycht wache to be
maist stark, and attend that na thing be permyttit to pas furth of the said
toun be the quhilk thair inymeis or rebellis may be aydit, nor that na
personis resort within the toun quhilk ar suspect without apprehensioun
and knaulege to be taikin of thair cuming or depairting. Sic subscribitut.
Ita est. Petrus Howart, nortarius, de mandato dictorum dominorum,
testantibus meis signo et subscriptione manualibus.
28 August 1565.
The prouest baillies and counsale, according to the ordinance abone
writtin, ordanis that nychtlie thair be ane wache of xxxij personis,
begynand first at the northwest quarter, to be set in maner following,
viz., vj at the brokin wall in Leyth Wynde, iiij at the Gray Freir port,
foure at the west port, foure at the Kirk of Feild port, tua at tha Cowgait
port, tua at the Nether bow, and the remanent x to be movand
throuch all the stretis veseand the vtheris set at the prottis, and to be
vnder the charge of ane of athe officiaris and sum honest man of the quarter
for that nycht, becaus the baillies may nocht walk euerye nycht; and
siclik, on the day the hale porttis to be closit except the Gray Freir port,
West port and Nether bow, and at all the day quhill the nycht wache
agane thare be thre men at the Nether bow, thre at the West port, and
tua at the Kirk of Feild in armour and wappinnis.
3 Septemner 1565.
Followis the copie of the instructiounis prisentit this day in judgement be the prouest, subscriuit be the King and Quenis Maiesteis handis,
and direct to the said prouest and baillies of this burgh:—
In the first, thair Maiesteis marvellis greitlie how thair rebellis,
assisteris and partakkaris, hes laitlie enterit and bene ressauit within
thair toun as it apperis be thair negligece or than oursicht, in respect
of the directiounis and prouisiounis left with thame afoir Maiesteis
daparting laitlie, and als in respect of particular writtingis send to the
prouest and counsall to that effect,. quhairfoir it is thair Maiesteis willis
that better heid be taikin in tymes cuming in marrer following, assuring
thame gif thai be found negligent thairin till it sall be laid to thair charge
as parttakkaris with the saidis rebellis:—
In the first That the prouest baillies and counsall assembill the haill
toun and caus thame quarterlie devide the samin in foure parttis, sua
that euerie quarter sall awache and warid for the keiping of the porttis
and wallis of the toun for the space of tuentie foure houris.
Secoundlie. That ordour be taikin for the performing heirof that
thair be foure principall men chosin quha sall ansuer for the obedience
and fulfilling of this first artickle in euerie point.
Thridlie. That all the porttis of the said toun be steikit saif, onlie tua
quhilk salbe sua keipit that na man enter within the toun except
commoun traffikkaris and travellaris knawin to the keiparis thairof, and
incace ony vtheris desiris to enter within the said tounthat thai be
presentit to the prouest and counsall appointit thair be thair Maiesteis.
Feirdlie. That the prouest baillies and counsall caus all necesser
wiwers be ansuerit as thair Maiesteis counsall being for the tyme
Fyftlie. That, for preseruatioun of thair Maiestieis pailliece, that thai
caus diligenece be taikin be out wacheis in the nicht that na man cum to
invaid nor molest thair palice, and incace sa be, that thai with all diligence rescours the samin with thair haill force.
Sextlie. That thai gif thair vter diligence, as thai will ansuer to the
King and Quenis Maiesteis, that na men of weir be vpliftit within thair
toun to serve with the rebellis, thair parttakaris or assistaris, aganis thair
Maiesteis, and that thai caus mak punlict proclamatiounis thairof at the
markat croce, assuring thame that gif ony be liftit allradie or salbe in tyme
to cum, thai sall ansuer thairfoir and be callit at particular dyattis for the
samin, as fortefearis and assisteris of the saidis rebellis.
Sevintlie. That the prouest caus moustouris to be taikin with all
gydeke dukgenece of the inhabitaris of the haill toun to the effect foirsaid.
Auchtlie. Gif thair be ony personis within the said toun that ranestandis ony of thir foirsaidis artickles that thai caus apprehent thame and
put thame, as thai sall think maist expedient.
Nyntlie. That na powder nor munitioun be thollit to pas frth of thair
said toun to ony thair Maiesties rebellis.
Fynallie. Gif ony of thir foirsaids artickles be contravenit thari
Maiesteis will assuritlie lay thame to thair charge with all rigour, and
will haue compt thairof.
7 September 1565.
King and Queen's writing.
In presens of the baillies and counsall, comperit Symon Prestoun of
Craigmiller, prouest, and producet the King and Quenis Maiesteis writting
vnderwrittin, subscriuit as efter followis, and desirit the samin to be
registrat and insert in the tounis buikis of this burgh for his warrand, of
the quhilk the tennour followis:—Traist freind we greit yow weill.
Forsamekill as we vnderstand thair is presentlie in the theifis hoil of
Edinburgh ane souddart of Capitane Stewarttis companie, and ane vther
lattin to cautioun to the baillies of the Cannogait, quhilk this berar will
deliuer to yow, it is our will that incontinent efter the ressait heirof, for
sic crymes as thai haue committit, and the berar will informe yow, ye caus
thame baith be hangit to the deid; and this on na wys ye leve vndone, as
ye will ansuer to ws and aschew our vtter indignatioun. Doand this ye
will do ws greit plesour, for we will nocht in ony wyis that thai eschaip;
and incace ye micht feir or se ony apperance that for the hanging of
thame ony vproir will be raisit aganis yow, sua that thair be dainger to
haue thame reft furth of youre handis, than and in that cacve we charge
yow to send thame to ws surelie convoyit with all diligence; and this on
na wyis ye leve vndone. Subscriuit with our handis, at Kilsyth, the saxt
of September 1565. Et sic subscrbitur:Marie, R. Henrie, R.
12 September 1565.
The prouest baillies dene of gild [and council,] efter consideratioun of
the gude and thankfull seruice maid be Michaell Marioribank in the
sessioun and kirk of God within this burgh, in writing of thair actis
statutis and ordinances, ordanis the said Mychaell to haue of yeirlie stipend
and fee the sowme of fourtye pundis, and to be payit him quertelie of the
17 September 1565.
Extent jm li,
The prouest baillies and counsale granttis and consenttis that ane
generale extent of ane thousand pundis be vpliftit of the hale nychtbouris,
for licence to remane and abide at hame fra our Soueranis oistis and armye
ordanit to convene the first of October to pas fordwert vpoun the rebellis,
etc., to Dumfreis.
26 September 1565.
The prouest baillies and counsale and dekynnis, being convenit in
the counsale hous, comperit maister Robert Creychtoun of Eliott, aduocat
to the King and Quenis Maiesteis, and producit thair hienes writting, of
the quhilk the tennour followis: Prouest, baillies and counsall of Edinburgh
we greit yow weill. Forsamekill as we vnderstand that ye are to
cheis yowr new counsall this day, for certane caussis and consideratiounis
moving ws, for the weill eis and commoditie of our said burgh foirsene be
ws, it is our will and we command yow that ye cheis nominat and woit
to be of your counsall Eduard Littill, Duncane Levingstoun, James Curle
for the merchandis, Michaell Gilbert and Archibald Leich, furrour, for the
craftis, and apoun Friday nixt to cum, according to your auld accustomit
vse, put in littis to be your baillies maister Johne Prestoun, Johne Sym,
maister Johne Spens and James Nicholl, to be youre dene of gild James
Carmichaell, to be youre thesaurer Luce Wilsoun; and apoun Tuysday
nixt tocum that ye, togidder with the dekynnis of craftis, cheis woit and
elect the saidis personis to be your baillies, thesaurer, and dene of gild as
said is; nochtwithstanding this oure charge salbe na wayis hurtfull to
youre auld priuelagis in tyme cuming, and this ye faill nocht to do as
maist acceptabill seruice vnto ws. Subscriuit with our handis, at our
palice of Halierudehous, the (blank)day of (blank)1565. Sic subscribitur:
Marie, R. Henrie, R.
28 September 1565.
The prouest baillies and counsale, being desyrit of the King and
Quenys Maiesteis to avance and len to thair hienessis the sowme of fyve
thousand pundis vpoun plegis and writtis, efter lang avisement fyndis
and deliueris that thair salbe borrowit and vpliftit of the hale inhabittantis
of this burgh the sowme of ten thousand merkis to be lent to thair hienes,
haifand for securite of payment agane infeftment of the superiorite of
Leyth, and becaus the said sowmes mon be refoundit agane be the gude
toun to the lennaris, ordanis the particuler rollis to be registrat, that it
may be knawin quhat euerye man hes lent. [Here follow the " Taxt
12 October 1565.
The prouest baillies and counsall nominattis maister Johne Prestoun,
Andro Stevinsoun and Dauid Somer, for the part of the merchandis,
Thomas Reidpeth, Thomas Ewing and Johne Wilsoun, for the part of the
craftis, to mak memoriall and put in inventour the chaplanriis, beneficis,
landis, annualhs and annualrenttis, and vtheris dewiteis quhilkis pertenit
to preistis, munkis, and freiris within this burgh, and to present the samin
befoir thame sasone as it may be possibill.
Convening of the counsall,and awaitting on be the officiaris.
The prouest, baillies and counsall, being convenit for ressoning
vpoun the commoun effairis of this burgh, and becaus the haill nowmer of
the counsall wer nocht present thai micht nocht decerne nor conclude
vpoun diuers actis necesser to be maid for the commoun weill of the
samin, and vnderstanding that conforme to the ordoure of this burgh
vpoun ressoning and concluding of ony mater of wecht the full nowmer of
the counsall sould be present, and that in defalt of thair convening on the
dayis appointtit the commoun mater wes deferrit and oursene to the greit
hurt of the commoun weill; for remeid of the quhilk the saidis prouest
baillies and counsall foirsaid ordanis that the prouest baillies and counsall
convene in the counsall hous of this burgh on Tewisday nixttocum at
sevin houris in the mornyng, thair to remane quhill ten houris afoir none,
and sua to continew daylie thairefter, the Sounday and tyme of preiching
except, quhill Tewisday nixt thairefter, and that thai convene fra thine
furth oulklie in the said counsall hous at ten houris befoir none ilk
Wedinsday and Fryday without ony werning or the bell ceis, vnder the
pane of tua schillingis to be tane of ilk persoun that failyeis and beis
absent without he haue leve thairto of the prouest and baillies or be
furth of the toun in thair necessar besynes; and als gif it happynnis ony
of the saidis personis to be warnit to cum to the counsall at ony vther
tyme, and beis personallie apprehendit, and comperis nocht within half ane
houre efter the tyme that thai salbe wernit, that he sall pay ij s. as said is;
and gif ony persoun that failyeis in the premissis and payis nocht the said
ij s., it being twyis askit and he refuis, he sall pay for his contempt and
disobeydiance, v s., quhilkis siluer sall be gevin to the puiris; and that ane
of the gild officeris ilk day keip the north dur outwith the samin thair
tyme about and thoill nane to enter without thai be commandit, vnder
the pane of pvnesching of thair personis, and the offciaris to keip the
vter dur quhilk gangis to the laich tolbuith on the west part of the judgement
sait of the samyn; and the saidis haill offciaris to be thair with
thair halbarttis, a waiting vpoun the counsale for executioun of sic chargis
as salbe appointtit thame, vnder the pane of wairding of thair personis
induring the will of the prouest and baillies, without thai obtene licence
thairto; and haldin fast induring the tyme of the counsall, and nane to
enter or ische thairat bot the saidis prouest baillies and counsall.
14 November 1565.
The prouest baillies and counsall ordanis that the panche, pudding
and scheipheid merkat be transporttit to the fut of Snawdounis Clois,
quhilk is the fische merkat in symer and thair to remane quhill forder
ordour be taikin thairanent.
[Delivery of charters, etc.]
In presens of the prouest baillies and counsall, Alexander Guthre,
commoun clerk, producit and deliuerit to maister Johne Prestoun, dene of
gild, in ane buist, the charter of the superioritie of Leith vnder the greit
seill, the precept of the samin vnder the quarter seill, ane reuersioun seillit
and subscriuit be Johne Mathesoun of Brouchtoun and Jonet Guthre, his
spous, apoun outquitting of ane annualrent of xx li. annaliit be the
gude toun to thame furth of thair commoun mylnis; item, mair, ane
decreit purchest be maister James Quhite aganis the gude toun contenand
the soume of iijcmerkis, the letteris of the foure formes purchest with the
samin, togidder with the said maister James acquittance apoun the said
soume; item, mair, the gift of prebendariis chaplanriis annuallis, etc.,
quhilk pertenit to preistis [and] freiris, heirtofoir; all to be put in the
chartour hous, and apoun the deliuering thairof the said Alexander askit
15 November 1565.
The provest, baillies and counsale ordanis the sowme of fowre hundreth
(blank) to be gevin to Jhonn Knox, minister, of the radeast of the
annuellis, prebendaries, chaiplanreis, tenementis, properteis, dewiteis,
emolimentis, etc., quhilk pertenit to preistis, monkis, freris, etc., for his
yeirlie stipend all the dayis of his lyfe.
4 December 1565.
The prouest bailies and counsale ordanis Jhonn Westoun, thesaurer,
to by for the King and Quenis Maiestie, agane Yule, thre twn of the best
new wynis with torches and prikettis efter the auld ordour.
The baillies and counsale, vpoun consideratioun of the greit panis
taikin be my lord prouest in the townis. effaris, ordanis Jhonn Westoun,
thesaurer, to deliuer to his lordschip xij elnis of the best weluot in this
toun, to be him ane goun, and ane twn of new wyne agane Yule.
14 December 1565.
[Proclamation ordained to be made to the lieges of the following prices, "to be
keipit quhill Festerannis evin nixt:"— "The couple of best cvnyngis, quhite, qubill
Fasterannis evin, vj s., the secundare iiij s., at discretioun of the baillies; the pair
of pertrikis, v s.; the pair of ploverris, iij s.; the blak cok or gray hen, ij s.; the
m wre hen, ij s.; the greit quhawpe, xviij d.; the wyld guse, vj s, viij d.; the wyld
duke, xx d.; the pair of telis, xvj d."]
[Commissioners appointed to the King and Queen at Linlithgow," to ressoun
determyne and conclude tuiching the impositioun desyrit be the lordis of secreit
counsale to be rasit vpoun the wynis to be grantit and gevin to thair hienessis."]
24 December 1565.
The prouest baillies and counsale ordanis maister Thomas Makcalyeane
and maister Jhonn Prestoun to convene the morne with the generale kirk,
in the counsalhous, and with thame to treit ressoun and conclude vpoun
the caussis of the said kirk.
[After conferring with, and taking oaths of, merchants arrived from Bourdeaux
concerning the prices of wines, "fyndis the twn of wyne at this present coft as the
first bying xvj crownis of the sone, allowand for the crown efter the price in France
lij s.; summa at the first xli frankkis xij sonis; item, of fraucht xvj crownis sone;
item, for vlege vj li.
Proclamation to be made charging all venters of wine not to buy wines to be sold
at higher prices than last year,]