9 January 1576–7.
The provest, baillies, and counsall ordanis ane nychtlie watche to be
set of tuenty persones, and to indure quhill pasche nixt according to the
ordour appoyntit be the baillies.
The baillies and counsall ordanis to warne the dekynnis to convein
befoir thame on Friday nixt for thair consent to be had insetting of ane
new extent for payment of the ministeris stipend, viz., to John Cairnys
twa hundreth merkis, John Dury thre hundreth merkis, maister Walter
M'Quhanquhall thre hundreth merkis and to maister James Lowsoun sax
11 January 1576–7.
Dekyn Robesoun, fleschour, dischairgitt.
The provest, baillies [and council] being convenit in the counsalhous
for resoning vpoun the commoun effaires, and vnderstanding that the
dekynnis of craftis being personallie present had deposit Jhonn Hendersoun,
dekyn of the fleschouris, of his office and dekynrie within the yeir, na falt
being knawin to the juges committed be him, and that thay had input at
thair awin handis John Robeson, fleschour, in his place, for avancing of thair
particulairis for subscryving of bandis with thame contrair the commoun
weill and autorite of the juges foirsaidis, thay all in ane voce dischairgis
the said John Robesoun of his vsurpit and pretendit office, and neuer to
bruik the lyke in tymes coumyng, and restoris and responis the said John
Hendersoun, and commandis him to vse his said office of dekynrie, and nane
vtheris to haif voce thairintill vnto the lawfull tyme vsit and wont, except
some notorious offence be committed be him and knawin to the saidis
juges, and in lyke maner dischairgis the saidis dekynnis of all sic ordour of
prosceding at thair awin handis in tymes cuming vnder the payne of
tynsall of thair fredomes.
18 January 1576–7.
Extent ve li. Ministrie.
[The provost, bailies, council, and deacons of crafts] ordanis ane
extent to be set and rasit of the hale nychtbouris, extending to fyve
hundreth pundis, for the help of the ministeris stipend, quhill forther
ordour be taikin for thair sustentatioun; and Gilbert Prymros,
for him self, and in name and behaef of the remanent dekynnis, askit
instrumentis, that thay grantit to this extent onlie at the requeist of my
lord prouest for this instant yeir; and protestit that na extent be set
quhill new ordour be taikin be the avise of the prouest, baillies, counsall,
Decreit aganis the Cannogait.
The prouest, baillies, and counsale ordanis to deliuer to maister
Jhonne Schairpe, iiij crounis of the sone, maister Edmond Hay, iiij crounis
of the sone, and Alexander King, tua crounis of the sone, for thair procuring diuers tymes in the Abbay before my Lord Regenttis Grace, and
Lordis of Secreitt counsale aganis the Cannogait, and obtenyng of decreit
aganis the inhabitanttis thairof, conforme to the actt of perliament chargeing thair malt to be sauld in the mercatt thairof.
19 January 1576–7.
The prouest, baillies, and counsale, vnderstanding ane greit conventioun of the nobelitie to be in this toun with the Erllis of Athole and
Argyle, ordanis tua gaird houssis to be keipit dalie during the said conventioun, as the baillies wyll ansuer, etc.
15 February 1576–7.
Craftis, ministeris, extent.
[The deacons] being requyrit to consent, for thair pairt, to eik to the
last extent of ve pundis, appoynted for the ministeris and supporit of
maister Walter Balquhanquhall and Johnn carnis the sovme of tuenty li.
and Gilbert Prymrois, in name of the rest, disassentis, becaus they have
alrady consentit to the sovme of vo li.; and father refussit.
27 February 1576–7.
[The provost, bailies, and council] ordanis the ministeris extent to
stand, and the baillies to collect the samyn, and to make thame be payit
6 March 1576–7.
In presens of the prouest [bailies and council] comperit Jhonne
Cowper, tailyeour, and Henry Blyth, chirurgeane, and consignit euery ane
of thame the sowme of ten s., siclike Patrik Turnet son of Peter Turnet,
skynner, and consignit xiij s. iiij d., desyring thairfor to be maid gyld brether,
conforme to the auld actis, as thay allegit, in rispect thay had bene
prentissis within this burgh; quhilk consignatioun the prouest, baillies and
counsale foresaid [declined], as alsua to admyt thame gyldis except thay
refusit thair craftis and bure burding with the merchantis, and the saidis
personis protestit for remeid and askis instrumenttis.
8 March 1576–7.
In presens of my lord prouest [the bailies and council], James Young
[one of the council] desyrit ansuer to be gevin to Jhonne Couper, James
Mychelsoun and Patrik Sandelandis, tailyeouris, tuiching the gyldreis desyrit
be thame, to the quhilk eftir avisement it wes ansuerit that the actioun
betuix the prouest, baillies, counsale, and craftis concernyng thair gyldreis
wes dependand befoir my lord Regentis Grace and lordis of secreit
counsale as yit vndecidit, and thairfor deferrit thair ansuer quhill forther
ordour in that actioun, and the said James Young protestit for remeid.
13 March 1576–7.
The baillies and counsall remembering thame selues to haif gevin and
disponit to vphald of the hospital of Leith the dewtie of the prymegilt
of all schippis arryuing at the pourt and hawin thairof, and vnderstanding
that sum persones wilfully refussis to delyuer the samyn; for remeid
quhairof thay ordane that all questioun that sal happin to occur for non
payment of the said prymegilt be jugit befoir the provest and baillies of
Edinburgh, and thair sentence and decreit pronuncit thairintill to be
execute be thame, thair seruandis, baillies, and thair officiaris of Leith,
at all tymes neidfull.