30 January 1582–3.
Richertsoun saidler, chop.
Decernis and ordanis Jhonne Richertsoun, saidler, to remove and tak
down his treyne chop laitlie biggett vnder the stairis of his land on the
west syde of Nudreis wynd, becaus the sam is contrair to guid nychtbourheid, and the Kingis hie street is narrowet thairby; and the said
Jhonne beand personally present ansuerit and declairit that he wad nocht
do the sam, thay mycht do as thai pleisit.
6 February 1582–3.
Rex, villa, putting Douglas to liberty.
Comperit Robert Dowglas of Corsehogillis and producet the Kingis
Maiesties lettre vnderwrittin for releif of James Dowglas, sone to [blank
Dowglas at Drumlaynrig, quha wes laittlie convict before the toun for
thift and adiudgeit to the deid, of the quhilk lettre the tenour followes:
Rex. Provest and baillies of our burgh of Edinburgh, we greitt yow
weill. Forswamekill as we of our speciall grace and mercie hes grantit
and gevin to James Dowglas his life, quhairfore it is our will that ye
baneis him the toun during our will and lett him to liberty, keping thir
presentis for your warrand. Subscryuet with our hand at Halyruidhous,
the fourt day of Nouember the yeir of God jmc fourscoir twa yeirs.
James R., Gowry; Indorsat,—a pud Halyruidhous, 4o Novembris 1582;
sederunt, Glencairy, Gowry, Cathcart, Orknay, Dumfermling, Cambuskynneth, clerk of register, comptroller, Provest of Dundie. Red, past,
and allowet in counsell, Joannes Andro. Quhilk lettre thai ordainet to be
obeyit in all poyntis.
20 February 1582–3.
Precept, the saurer, Fergussoun.
Ordanis Mungo Russell, thesaurer, to by the counterfeitt seill of
caus maid the tyme of the laitt trubillis, and to delyuer to Jhonn Fergussoun, maser, haver thairof, threttie schillingis for the sam, to the effect
the said seill may be destroyet.
21 February 1582–3.
Compromiss, merchantis, craftismen.
The haill baillies, dene of gild, thesaurer, [council and one hundred and
fifty] nychtbouris, merchantis of the said burgh, representand the haill communitie of the said merchantis, being convenit in the counsalehous, and
vnderstanding that diuers gentilmen and baronis sic as Sir Archibald
Naper of Edinbellie, knycht, Robert Fairly of Braid, James Jhonestoun of
Elphinstoun for the pairt of the merchantis, and Jhonne Cokburne of
Arnestoun, maister Robert Pont, and maister Dauid Lyndsay, minister at
Leyth, for the craftismen of this burgh, hes bene in lang conference vpoun
the materis debaittabill betwix the saidis merchantis and craftismen, and
at lenth has devyset and sett down dyuers articles vpoun all thair controuerseis with the quhilkis the merchantis hes bene content, yitt the
craftis hes refuisit and reiectit the sam, quhilk beand notifeit to the Kingis
Maiestie, he hes callit before him the provest, and baillies, and counsall,
with the deykinis of craftis, and desyrit that the said variance mycht be
referrit to the said gentilmes and commoneris as arbiteris, and to his
Maiestie as owrismen, and as his Maiestie and the said owrismen suld
agrie thairvpoun bayth the pairteis to stand at the samyn as the forme of
the compromitt to be maid thairvpoun, schawin, producet, and instantlie
red and publist at lenth purportis, the said baillies and counsall, and the
said merchantis for thair estaitt, having diligentlie considerit the said
compromitt and haill poyntis thairof, willinglie condiscendet and agreit
thairto, and that the baillies and counsall suld in thair behalffis subscryve
6 March 1582–3
Precept, gild, Harwod, belman.
Ordanis maister Jhonne Prestoun, dene of gild, to pay to Jhone
Harwvd, dene of gild the last yeir, the sowm of such pund debursit be
him to the belman the twa yeiris of the said Jhonnes office of dene of
gild, for the buriall of the puir; quhilk the auditouris of comptis refuisit to
allow to the said Jhonn, and the sam sal be allowet to the said dene of
gild in his comptis; als inhibits and discharges the said maister Jhonne
Prestoun to pay in tyme cuming ony maner of sowmes to the belman for
the said buriall.