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BURGESSES & GUILD BRETHREN

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GLASGOW,

iS73"I75o.

EDITED BY

JAMES R. ANDERSON.

EDINBURGH : PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY BY J. SKINNER & COMPANY, LTD.

1925.

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PREFACE.

THE Records of the Burgh of Glasgow are awanting prior to 19th January 1573-4, and the portion of the Burgess Roll now printed comprises the admission of Burgesses from that date until the end of the year 1750. Unfortunately the Record is not continuous ; several of the volumes have long since disappeared, and the blanks occasioned by their loss have been noted where they occur throughout the following pages. With the exception of two fragments, one dating from 16th October 161 3 to 23rd February 1615, and the other from 31st October 1693 to 9th October 1694, no separate Register exists of the admission of Burgesses and Guild Brethren until 1st January 1777.

From the earliest times the regulation of the admission of Burgesses was in the hands of the community, and as represent- ing the community, the power lay with the Town Council. When the Record begins, Burgesses were received and sworn in presence of the Magistrates and Council, and their entries are engrossed in the Minute Books of the town. This procedure continued for some thirty-five years, but by an act of council dated 7th October 1609 l the right was transferred to the Dean of Guild and his Council, and thereafter the admissions are recorded in the Act Books of that Court.'2

In the Register there are several distinct classes of Burgesses, who, though all nominally admitted to the freedom of the burgh, had different privileges conferred upon them. Up to the year 1605 the Burgess Freemen of Glasgow were all simple Burgesses and no more, whether belonging to the Merchant class or to the Crafts. The mutual controversies and civil discords which for long had existed between the merchants on the one hand and the craftsmen on the other, became so serious that arbitration was

1 Glas. Rec, 1 373-1642, p. 304.

2 A few odd admissions are likewise recorded in the Records of the Trades House.

iv Preface.

resorted to, and in the year mentioned an arrangement was •bed. embodied in the famous document known as the Letter ot Guildry. Up to this time there was no Guildry in Glasgow, but by this Letter a Dean of Guild and his Council was iblished and provision made for the institution of the brother- i 1. Every resident burgess was to enter Guild Brother on payment of 13s. 4c!. to the hospital of his calling, merchants or crafts as the case might be.1 A Guild Brother's son or son-in-law was to pay 20s. at his entry and 5s. to his hospital, subject to this qualification, tli.it he must be worth in lands, heritage and move- able gear 500 mcrks if a merchant and half as much if a craftsman, while the respectability of the guildry was maintained by the exclusion of "all kynd of infamous and deboischit men of evill lyf and conversatioun." A Freeman who did not make his choice and remained outside the Guildry continued a simple Burgess, possessing only such rights as did not encroach upon the trading privileges belonging to the other Burgesses and Guild Brethren those of (1) the Merchant rank and (2) the Craft rank. These two classes formed by far the most numerous body of the citizens and possessed the fullest freedom of trading. The merchants could not infringe upon the rights of the crafts, while the crafts in turn were strictly confined to the exercise of their own particular trade or calling. Another class of Burgesses is that generally termed Honorary Burgesses, persons admitted gratis by favour of the Town Council, either by reason of their own eminence or through the influence of their friends. These comprise a goodly proportion of the entrants and further reference to them will be made later.

Entry monies, or fines as they were then called, were exacted from the entrants at each stage of their qualification. The amount varied from time to time, but generally the figure was considerably beyond the means of the common people. The money thus acquired formed an important source of income to the burgh, and, as regulated by an Act of Parliament of 1503, went to swell the funds of the Common Good. In the early days of its history, when the revenue of the town was small and its financial resources limited, instances are numerous of burgess fines being diverted from the burgh exchequer and assigned to other parties for varied reasons, not infrequently in compensation for loss sustained. Such

1 Unless where otherwise stated the money is in the Scots denomination.

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favours did not always originate with the Council, but sometimes were obtained by direct petitions or supplications. One of these, dated 5th November 1586, is still in existence and runs in the following terms :

My lord proweist, baillies and worthie counsale of this gud toun : Unto your lordschippis liumelie menis, I Sampson ... in this gud toun, that quhair I haiff bein ane workman in this gud toun thir mony yeris bygane . . . and treulie efter my strenthe, witt and jugement, and is descendit fra thame quha hes bene of my . . . servandis in the saming ; and was myndit to haiff wrocht to the wttermaist in this gud toun . . . it hes pleased God to wissie me with seiknes, quhairby I am sair handlet, praisit be God, and by . . . under seiknes I haiff alreddie spendit all my guddis and geir almaist, and thairby driven to . . . heirfor I beseik your lordschippis, for Goddis cause, to considder my puir estate at this present, and that ye wald of . . . bestowe upon me ane burges fynes that thairby I may be helpit quhill ather that God call upon ... to him, or ellis that he wald restoir me to my helthe agane gif it be his gud plesure. And your [ansuer] for Goddis cause I beseik.

Quinto Novembris, 1586. The balleis and counsell grantis to the complener [ane burges fynes] and to find him furth himself.1

At the end of the sixteenth century and early in the seven- teenth the Magistrates and officials of the burgh had the right of nominating a certain number of burgesses, receiving in return the entry monies as a reward for services rendered. In i599> probably in order to evade the frequent application for free admission to burgess-ship, the Town Council set the admission dues to the highest bidder at public roup, for the period of three years, reserving four nominations to the provost, two to each of the three bailies and one each to the clerk and master of work. On the expiry of the term the experiment does not appear to have been repeated, and, whether by enactment or not is unknown (the records for the period being lost), the practice of nomination ceased. After an interval of about a century and a half, it was revived at Michaelmas 1744, when four burgesses were named by the provost and two each by the three bailies, the Dean of Guild and the Deacon Convener.

Over and above the ordinary dues paid by the entrants, special levies were sometimes raised on occasions of national or local emergency. In 1649, to provide funds for a new magazine and armour for the town, an additional £4. was paid by those

1 Glas, Protocols, No. 3017. Owing to the paper having been cut at the edge some words at the end of the lines have disappeared.

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admitted Burgess only, and .{.do by those entering Burgess and Guild Brother.1 In 1653, after the disastrous fire to which refer- ence has been made at page 1 37, a further contribution of £5 was imposed on all entrants, to be employed in the purchase of leather buckets for use in case o{ fire.2 The former exaction was removed three years after it was imposed, but bucket money is still collected, although utilised in a different way.

It was within the power of the Magistrates and Council to deprive burgesses of their freedom, and such a course was fre- quently adopted, especially when the delinquent trespassed against the law or acted in defiance of the rules of good citizenship. One burgess was deprived in 1647 for returning to the town after having " come furthc of places suspect of the infectioune " (page 108). In 1 ; 1 two had their freedom cried doun "for thair oppin mis- cariadge to the proveist " ; 3 upwards of thirty were similarly dealt with in 1655 for having remained furth of the town for a year and a day,4 and in 1712, because of his activity " in the late unaccount- able mobbs and rabble, inciting and stirring up others " and refusing to go home when commanded by the magistrates, another burgess was not only deprived of his freedom, but also banished from the town/' Similar instances could be multiplied, but the foregoing are sufficient to show how carefully the civic fathers watched over and how zealously they guarded the honour and dignity of burgess- ship.

The last class of Burgesses to be referred to are the Honorary Burgesses, those who were received as Burgesses or as Burgesses and Guild Brethren without payment of the ordinary admission dues. The practice of bestowing the freedom of the burgh upon distinguished strangers is of no modern origin. It dates as far back as the records go. The honour conferred no special privileges upon the recipients. They had no say in the affairs of the town nor did any benefits descend to their children. On the other hand, there were a large number of gratis burgesses whose status was different, in so far that they possessed all the rights and privileges as if they had entered in the ordinary way, and were bound in consequence to discharge the duties devolving upon them as loyal

. 1630-1662, p. 181. - A/., |>. 260.

' /,/., p. 203. ' Id., p. 317.

5 Id., 1691-17 17, p. 480.

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citizens. As a general rule, these burgesses were admitted by reason of services rendered, and in every case their admission followed upon an act of council passed expressly in their favour.

The Roll of Burgesses entering by hereditary right or by

purchase was kept with praiseworthy accuracy, but the same

cannot be said of the strangers who received the honorary freedom

of the burgh. It does not appear to have been considered worth

while to engross their names, although from 1705 to 1730 some

attempt was made in this direction. During that period a separate

portion of the Minute Books was reserved for those granted

" Gratis Tickets," and the number of persons so honoured range

from 259 in i7i6to 11 in 1729. It is obvious, however, that the

clerk found the task of enumeration too irksome, and after 17th

January 1730 no further record has been kept. " It looks as though

in the good old times councils presented the freedom of their

burghs to distinguished visitors, less for the honour of building

up their Roll of Fame, than as an occasion affording agreeable

opportunities for conviviality, speech making and drinking of

healths." Burgess tickets granted to ordinary entrants were written

on small pieces of parchment, but those presented to persons of

distinction were more or less ornate in character. To meet the

demand for such tickets, the Town Council from time to time

contracted for a supply. In 1745, John Dunlop, painter, undertook

to provide as many as might be required for the space of five years

at the modest rates of two shillings for the best sort, one shilling

for the second sort and eightpence for the third sort.1 Many of

these illuminated tickets are in private hands and elsewhere, and

while they bear to have been " extracted out of the Gild Books of

this City," the statement is inaccurate, for, as mentioned above, not

only are the lists preserved imperfect, but none exists after 1730.

As the city advanced in wealth and prosperity the number of these

presentations would correspondingly increase, but an act of council

dated 20th May 1778 finally put an end to their wholesale and

indiscriminate issue.2

The spelling of the MS. Record has not been strictly adhered to. In the majority of cases the surnames have been modernized,

1 Glas. Rec, vol. vi, p. 198. The amounts are in sterling. - Id., vol. vii, p. 528.

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and trades and occupations described in present day language. h have become merchants; coupers, coopers; tayleours, tailors, etc., but t! inal orthography has been retained in the

longer extracts.

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Biographical data concerning many of the entrants might possibly have added additional interest to the Register, but tempt- ing as the subject was, considerations of space rendered such notes impracticable.

The thanks of the Society arc due to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow and to the Court of the Lord Dean of Guild for permission to copy the entries from the Records in their possession. The Editor would desire to add his personal thanks to Sir John Lindsay, Town Clerk, and to William Guy, Esq., Clerk to the Dean of Guild Court, for the many kindnesses received at their hands.

JAMES R. ANDERSON. Glasgow, October 1925.

The Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow, 1 573-1 750.

1573-4.

Brown, Thomas, tailor, B. and F. gratis at the requeist of maister Andro Haye, persone of Renfrew and commissionare of the kirk in west pairtis ' 29 Jan.

Robertoun, Steyne, merchant, B. and F. 19 Feb.

Bar, Peter, fisher, B. and F. gratis, at the request of my lord Arch- bishop of Glasgow 19 Feb.

Pollok, George, cooper, B. and F., quhais fynes wes gevin to Thomas Downy, be vertew of ane rolmont, for making of ane commone drwme gevin to the commone menstrale to playe with 26 Feb.

Forrest, Robert, cordiner, B. and F. gratis, at the request of my lord

Archbishop of Glasgow 26 Feb.

Colquhoun, Patrick, brother german to John C. of Kilmerdony, B. and

F. gratis, by the provost, bailies and council 26 Feb.

Curry, George, merchant, B. and F. 9 Mar.

Mackildowny, Robert, merchant, B. and F. 23 Mar.

Robesone, John, travellor, B. and F. 23 Mar

1574.

Calderwood, David, served heir to Andro C, sadler, his father, and

thereafter made B. and F. as a burgess heir 30 Mar.

Montgomery, Walter, tailor, B. and F. gratis, at the request of my lord Archbishop of Glasgow

Trumble, John, tailor, B. and F.

Paterson, Peter, meilman, B. and F., fines given by the council to George Elphinstone and James Fleming for certain expenses debursit by them in the common affairs of the town

Crawfurde, Allan, meilman, B. and F. gratis, at the request of Captain Thomas Crawfurd of Jordanhill

Gray, Archibald, wright, served heir to his father, John G., miller, burgess of Glasgow, and thereafter made B. as a burgess heir

Pollok, Edward, skinner, B. and F., fines given to Johne Moresone, in satisfactione of his hors tane fra him the tym of the truble, and for releving of travellouris hors tane be him thairfor lowsit be him at the townes requeist 14 May

Legate, Archibald, cordiner, B. and F., fines given to George Burell merchand for his support, to releve his extreme pouertie in tyneyng of his pack be the sey 14 May

Riche, John, mason, and

Riche, William, mason (brothers), B. and F. gratis, for service done

by them to the common labours of the town 14 ^av

1 As an example, the first recorded admission is here printed exactly as it appears in

the Records : " Thomas Browne, tailyour, is maid burges and freman of the burght and citie of Glasgw, and hes gevin his ayth of fidelite to the towne, quhais fynes wes remittit to him gratis at the requeist of maister Andro Haye, persone of Renfrew and commissionare of the kirk in the west pairtis."

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Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow, [i 573-1750

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Rankyne. John, mason, B. and F. gratis, at the request of the provost 4 June

Lorymeir, Archibald, messenger, B. and F. gratis, at my lord provost's

request 5 June

Biggart. David, waulker in Kilmaurs, B. and F. gratis, at the request

o( the bailies and council 15 June

Greynleis. Robert, son and heii of John G., merchant, burgess of

Glasgow, B. ,uui F. as a burgess heir 15 June

Lowtheane, Michael, son and heir of dec. Edward L., merchant,

burgess of Glasgow, B. and F. as a burgess heir 15 June

Craig, James, travellor, B. and F. gratis, at the request of Master

Andro I lay, commissioner of Glasgow 22 June

Gray. Robert, wright, B. and F. 22 June

Johnson, Robert, merchant, B. and I •'., tines given to Walter Johnson, mason, in bounteth for his labours in mendying of the brig, this last yeir bygane 29 June

Brady. David, fisher, B. and F. 20 July

Paterson, George, maltman, B. and F. 20 July

Scott, Andro, cordiner, B. and F. 6 Aug.

Gray, Walter, writer and notary, B. and F. gratis, for his seruice done

and to be done to the commone effaris of the towne 14 Aug.

Gilcristsone, Thomas, maltman, B. and F. 17 Aug.

Scott. Robert, travellour, B. and F. gratis, at the request of Robert

Scott. >cnbe to the Lords of Session 7 Sept.

Pudzane. Robert, cooper, served heir to his father, Patrick P., merchant, burgess of Glasgow, and thereafter made B. and F. as a burgess heir 14 Sept.

Young, Gilbert, cordiner, B. and F., quhais fynes wes gevin presentlie to the maister of work for his daylie continewing with the work- men in the tolbuytht, mending and awaiting on thame, and ex- penssis debursit be him thairupoun 17 Sept.

Sympill, James, merchant, B. and F. 17 Sept.

Boyd. Robert, of Baddinhayth, B. and F. gratis 6 Oct.

Law. John, son natural to James L., B. and F. gratis, at the request

of the said laird of Baddinhayth 6 Oct.

Pettigrew. Martyne, eldest son to Patrick 1'., wright, B. and F. gratis, for his bunteth of his labours done by him to the leperatioune of the tolbooth and council house, according to the promise made to him 12 Oct.

Lenzies, Archibald, cordiner, served heir to dec. Thomas L., travellor, burgess of Glasgow, his father, and thereafter made B. and F. as a burgess heir 19 Oct.

Scott, James, payntoure, served heir to dec. Patrick S., payntoure, burgess of Glasgow [no relationship stated\ and thereafter is made B. and F. as a burgess heir 19 Oct.

Richie, John, cordiner, served heir to dec. Robert R., cordiner, burgess of Glasgow, his father, and thereafter made B. and F. as a burgess heir 26 Oct.

Buchquhanan, Gilbert, merchant, B. and F. 9 Nov.

Kneland, William, maltman. B. and F. 16 Nov.

Crawfurde, John, tailor, B. .and F. 16 Nov.

Fawlis, Andrew, brother and heir to dec. Paul F., merchant, burgess

of Glasgow, B. and F. as a burgess heir 14 Dec.

1574-5.

Blak. Matthew, B. and F. 18 Jan.

Clerk. John, cordiner alias fruetman, B. and F. 25 Jan.

Pettigrew. Patrick, cordiner, B. and F., and 28 Jan. Steyne, John, mealman, B. and F., fines given to the foure officiaris,

be vertu of ane rolment subscriuit to the prouest and baillies 28 Jan.

Mure, James, flesher, B. and F. 28 Jan.

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J 9 Apr. 22 Apr.

22 Apr.

26 Apr.

6 May

27 May 27 May 27 May 27 May 27 May 31 May

3 June

14 June

Bar, Patrick, maltman, B. and F., quhais fynes wes gevin to William Wilsoun, William Michell and Andro Gilleis, to support thame quha hes thair thre hors ane stollin and the rest deid, conforme to ane rolmont gevin to thame be the provest, baillies, and counsale 15 Mar.

1575.

Watson, Patrick, B. and F.

Hamilton, James, younger of Crawfurdjohn, B. and F. gratis

Byris, James, B. and F. gratis, at the request of the said James Hamilton, younger of Crawfurdjohn

Wilson, Constantine, B. and F.

Neilson, William, baxter, B. and F.

Esdale, George, slater, B. and F. gratis, for his lauboris done be him to the Hie Kirk

Campbell, Dougall, merchant, B. and F. gratis

Montgumrie, James, merchant, B. and F. gratis

Mure, John, son to dec. James M., B. and F. gratis

Legait, John, cordiner, B. and F.

Bogill, John, merchant, B. and F.

Malynnie, William, smith, B. and F.

Muir, John, son to Andrew M., B. gratis

Smyth, John, fisher, second son to dec. John S., alias boitmalyng, B. and F., fines modified by ressoun of the pley betuxt him and Archibald S., his brother's son, and of his disability 21 June

Lindsay, Alexander, cordiner, served heir to William L., merchant, burgess of Glasgow, and thereafter is made B., as a burgess heir gratis, for his service done in the town's affairs 21 June

Anderson, John, merchant, B. and F. 5 July

Glen, John, younger, wobster, B. and F. 5 July

Smyth, William, brother german and heir to dec. David S., B. and

F. as a burgess heir 5 July

Blackburn, James, son and heir to dec. Archibald B., burgess of

Glasgow, B. and F. as a burgess heir 5 July

Wylie, William, eldest son to Uavid W., B. and F. gratis, for his

service done in the town's affairs 15 July

Smyth, Archibald, fisher, served heir of blood and line to dec. John S., alias boitmalyng, his guidsyr, and thereafter made B. and F. as a burgess heir 19 July

Kirkwod, John, B. and F. gratis, at the request and desire of George

Elphinstone, bailie 23 July

Clerk. William, wobster, B. and F. 26 July

Bar, John, flesher, B. and F. 26 July

Spreull, David, maltman, B. and F. 2 Aug.

Culane, David, maltman, B. and F. 9 Aug.

Lennox, James, mealman, B. and F. gratis, at the request of Archibald

Lyon, bailie 4 Sept.

Gartlugy, Robert, cordiner, B. and F. gratis, at the request of master

Adam Wallace, bailie 27 Sept.

Fulton, Robert, waulker, B. and F. 14 Oct.

Aikin, Robert, drepar of clayth, B. and F. 8 Nov.

Cumming, John, mealman, B. and F., fines given to Thomas Craig,

techear of the new kirk schule, for his pains 1 1 Nov.

Fleming, David, cooper, B. and F. gratis, at the request of James

Fleming n Nov.

Ross, William, served heir to dec. Richard R., his father, and there- after made B. and F. as a burgess heir 2 Dec.

Heslet, John, waulker, B. and F. at the request of William Conyng-

hame, bailie 2 Dec.

Mure, William, flesher, B. and F. 13 Dec.

Douglas, John, fisher, B. and F. gratis, at the request of my lord provost 16 Dec.

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3

Mar.

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Mar.

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Mar.

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1575-6.

Withirspunc. lames, tailor, B. and F. gratis, at the request of ane

noble lady, Margaret Colquhoun, lady Boyd Hannaye. Thomas, smith, B. and F. gratis, at the request of my lord

Archbishop of ( Jlasgow Hamilton, Steyne, tailor, son to Robert 11., tailor, B. and F. gratis,

al the request of my lord Commendator ot Abirbrothok Syare. James, fisher, served heir to Thomas S., elder, burgess of

Glasgow, and thereafter is made B. and F. as a burgess heir Wilson. Charles, tailor, P>. and F. gratis, at the request of maister

Andro Hay. parson of Renfrew Litiljohne. Michael, served heir to dec. Robert I.., his father, and

thereafter made B. as a burgess heir Forrett. William, eldest son to dec. Thomas F. : B. as a burgess heir Gray. James, tailor, B. and F. gratis, at the request of the said

William Forrett 9 Mar.

1576. Boill, John, merchant, B. and 1- 1 May

Cumyng, William, merchant, B. and F. i May

Kirkland. Allan, maltman, 11. and F. J May

Micnell, James, claythman, 1!. and F. 17 May

Allansoun, John, served heir to dec. Robert A., his father, burgess of

Glasgow, and thereafter made B. as a burgess heir: gratis, as

Doctor of the s< hole 17 May

Bar. Archibald, waulker, B. and F. gratis, at the request of the earl of

Glencairn 17 May

Dalgleis. Michael, son to dec. James 1)., burgess of Glasgow, served

heir to his father, and thereafter made B. as a burgess heir 1 June

Conyngham. Alexander, of Clonbathe, younger, B. and F. gratis 5 June

Briscat. fames, tailor, B. and F. gratis, partly for service done by him

to the town, and partly at the request of the laird of Keir 22 June

Craig, Robert, tailor, B. and F. 22 June

Pettigrew, Thomas, tailor, B. and F. 22 June

Nasmyth, Robert, served heir to James X., his father, and thereafter

made 15. as a burgess heir: gratis 22 June

Watt. Bartilhamow, traveller, served heir to dec. [ ] W., his father,

burgess of Glasgow, and thereafter made B. and F. 26 June

Heriot. John, baxter, son to dec Robert H., burgess of Glasgow,

B. and F. 17 July

Boyd. Ninian, tailor, B. and P". gratis, at the request of my lord

Archbishop of Glasgow 17 July

Anderson, William, eldest son to Thomas A., baxter, B. and F. 20 July

Spang, William, eldest son and appr. heir of Thomas S., merchant,

burgess of Glasgow, B. and F. gratis, for his support to hald his

booth in medisene drogis for seruing of the town and utheris 21 Aug.

Hamilton, Robert, merchant, son to John 1!. of Pedersburn, B. and F. 16 Oct. Caulduell, John, merchant, B. and F. 19 Oct.

Heriot. Andrew, B. and K. as a burgess heir 26 Oct.

Patersoun. Robert, alias Schelis, eldest son to dec. Patrick P., alias

S., served heir to his father, and thereafter made B. and F. 16 Nov.

Hill. Steyne, B. and F. 4 Dec.

Bautie. James, B. and I . 4 Dec.

1576-7.

Steynsoune, Robert, tailor, served heir to dec. Thomas S., tailor, his

father, and thereafter made B. as a burgess heir 22 Jan.

Biggart. John, draper, B. and F., quhais fynes wes gewin and assignit to James Scot, payntour, for his bountetht and laubouris done be him in culloring of the knok, moyne, and orlage, and wther commowne werk of the towne, conforme to ane rolment gewin to him be the prouest, baillies, and counsall 5 Feb.

iS73-I75°] Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow.

1576-7.

Muirhead, Thomas, maltman, B. and F., fines given to Thomas Craig, teichar of the new kirk schule, for support to him becaus he haid bein lang seik, conform to ane rolmont giwen in be the provost, bailies and council 5 Feb.

Hamilton, John, elder, of Bardowie, B. and F. gratis 12 Feb.

Craig, William, tailor, B. and F. gratis, at the request of the said

John Hamilton, elder, of Bardowie 12 Feb.

Hornar, John, maltman, B. and F. 12 Feb.

Boyd, James, of Kippis, B. and F. gratis 8 Mar.

Algeo, Robert, B. and F. gratis 8 Mar.

Grhameslaw, William, servitor to my lord Boyd, provost; B. and F.

gratis 15 Mar.

1577.

Young, James, baxter, B. and F., fines given to the officers of the

town, by the provost, bailies and council 29 Mar.

Game, Thomas, fisher, B. and F. gratis, at the request of my lord

earl Argile 2 Apr.

Drew, John, maltman, B. and F. 5 Apr.

Wilson, Archibald, svvord-slypper, son to John W., B. and F. gratis 13 Apr. Watson, James, flesher [officer deleted\ B. and F. 25 Apr.

Dow, Robert, fisher, served heir to dec. John D., his father, burgess

of Glasgow, and thereafter is made B. and F. 3 May

Will, John, fisher, duelland in Partick, B. and F. 3 May

Aikman, Matthew, B. and F. gratis, at the request of George

Elphinstone, bailie 7 May

Hay, Alexander, chirurgiane, B. and F. gratis, quhairby he is myndit

to remane in the towne, being in redynes for serwing of the

towne in his craft and art 17 May

Harvy, William, eldest son to Thomas H., burgess of Glasgow, B.

and F. gratis, for his bounteth and seruice in ganging and

poisting to Edinburgh and other places sundry times in the

town's affairs 21 May

Kirkuod, John, maltman, B. and F. gratis, for service done by him to

the town Auldcorn, Gilbert, merchant, B. and F. Millar, William, cordiner, B. and F. Rauss, Gavin, merchant, B. and F. Poway, Archibald, B. and F. Steynsoun, Allan, cordiner, B. and F. Madir, John, cooper, B. and F Faulis, Archibald, served heir to Robert F., his father, bulges of

Glasgow, and thereafter made B. and F. as a burgess heir Wilson, Patrick, B. and F., fines given to James Fleming, master of

work Brok, Richard, cordiner, served heir to James B., his father, and

thereafter made B. and F. Cuik, John, cordiner, B. and F., by reason he has mar. Katherine, dau.

and heir to dec. John Neilsoun, burgess of Glasgow Muir, Thomas, merchant, eldest son of Robert M., merchant, B. and F. Spreull, Thomas, son to Walter S. in Coldoun, B. and F. Robertoun, John, B. and F. as burgess heir to dec. James R. in

Rattownraw, his father's brother Robe, Andrew, eldest son to dec. John R., burgess of Glasgow, B. and

F. as a burgess heir Patersoun, George, second son to dec. Patrick P., burgess of Glasgow M'Farlane, Andrew, of Aracher, B. and F. gratis Makildullour, Donald, tailor, B. and F. gratis, at the request of the

said Andrew M'Farlane Zule, Thomas, maltman B. and F.

27 May 27 May 27 May 27 May 27 May 27 May 27 May

31 May

4 June

4 June

7 June 16 July 16 July

9 Aug.

20 Aug. 20 Aug.

8 Oct.

8 Oct.

15 Oct.

Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow. [1573-1750

Stewart, Hector, merchant, B. and F., as having mar. the daughter of

Jakis. William, served heir to dec. Andrew J., his father, and

thereaftei made B. as a burgess heir Steynsoun. Robert, cordiner, eldest son to Allan S., cordiner, burgess

I F. Lyill. David, flesher, B. and F., lines given to John Stobo, sometime

officer, for support of his poverty, by virtue of a rolmont given by

the provost, bailies and councel Scott, James, baxter, second son to Thomas, S. baxter; B. and F. Craig, David, maltman, B. and !•"., tines given to James Fleming,

master of work, by virtue of a rolmont, directed to him by the

provost and bailies Lang, Andrew, son to dec. Maister Robert L., B. gratis, for the

cans of the auld bell that yed throw the towne of auld at the

buriall of the deid ' Sellar. George, baxter, son to John S., burgess of Glasgow ; B. and F. Millar. Andrew, maltman, B. and F.

15778.

Millar, William, cordiner, B. and F. gratis, at the request of Hew,

Master of Eglyntoun Snodgrass. Patrick, served heir to dec. John S., his father, burgess of

Glasgow, and thereafter made B. and F. as a burgess heir Russell, Robert, served heir to dec. Andrew R., his father, and

thereafter made B. as a burgess heir Bigart, David, skinner, eldest son and appr. heir to William B., skinner,

burgess of Glasgow ; B. and F.

1578.

-] dau. to dec. James Anderson,

1 577-

15 Oct

1 5 Oct,

5 Nov.

12 Nov,

12 Nov.

19 Nov.

19 Nov.

28 Nov.

3 Dec.

1 Feb. 25 Feb. 21 Mar. 21 Mar.

Con, Thomas, B. and V. as mar. [-

merchant, burgess of Glasgow Wilson, Archibald, eldest son to dec. Master David W., burgess of

Glasgow ; B. and F. Muirhead. lames, merchant, B. and F., at the request of the bailies, . . .

in help of their fie Pollok, Robert, merchant, B. and F. Snype. Adam, eldest son and heir to dec. William S., burgess of

Glasgow; B. as a burgess heir Arthour, William, tailor, B. and F., at the request of Gavin Crawfurd

of Ferme Layng. George, armourer, B. and F., fines modified, at the request of

the laird of Lauchope Wilson. William, tailor, B. and F. at the request of the provost, in

farther satisfaction of his fee Crawfurd, James, servant to Thomas Crawfurd of Jurdanhill, provost ;

I;, and F. gratis, at the provost's request and desire Speir, John, tailor, only son and heir to dec. John S., burgess of

Glasgow : B. and 1'". as a burgess heir Moir, John, merchant, served heir to Gavin M., merchant, his father,

and thereafter made B. as a burgess heir Richie, John, merchant, served heir to Andrew R., merchant, burgess

of ( Ilasgow, his father, and thereafter made B. as a burgess heir Sellar, Archibald, maltman, son and heir to dec. John S., merchant,

burgess of Glasgow; B. and F. as a burgess heir Mylne, Thomas, chirurgian, B. and F. gratis, conform to ane contract

made betwixt the townschip and him Gordon, [ohn, mealman, B. and F., as mar. the daughter of a burgess

1 See Glasgoiu Records, vol i., \>. (i.\.

22 Apr.

29 Apr.

30 Apr. 2 May

6 May

13 May

16 May

16 May

3 June

13 June

24 June

24 June

24 June

24 J jne 24 June

i573-'75°] Burgesses and Guild BretJwen of Glasgow. 7

1578.

Anderson, William, merchant, B. and F., fines given to the officers

... to buy ilk ane of them ane coit 4 July

Martene, George, merchant, B. and F., as mar. the dau. of dec. James

Rankene, merchant, burgess of Glasgow 4 July

Colquhoun, John, of Kilmerdony, B. and F. gratis 4 July

Makclayis, Thomas, merchant, B. and F., fines tane up by the bailies,

in compensation of their fees 26 Aug.

Symmentoun, James, cooper, B. and F. gratis, at the request of

George Elphinstone, in recompensatioun of the said George, for

certane radis and trawellis done by him on his expenses in the

town's affairs 10 Sept.

Lennox, ane nobill and potent lorde Robert, earl of Lennox and Lorde

Dernley, B. and F. 30 Sept.

Alderstoun, Peter, and Thomson, Andrew, fisher, B. and F. gratis, at the desire and request

of the said noble lord 30 Sept.

Gowane, John, fisher, second son to dec. Thomas G., burgess of

Glasgow ; B. and F. gratis, at the request of master Richard

Strang, advocate in Edinburgh for the town, and John Gowane,

his servitor, brother to the said John (sic) 14 Oct.

Wilson, Patrick, fructman, B. and F. gratis, at the request of Robert,

lord earl of Lennox 14 Oct.

Patersoun, Archibald, skinner, second son to John P., skinner, burgess

of Glasgow ; B. and F. 21 Oct.

Hamilton, Gavin, merchant, B. and F., as mar. the daughter of a

burgess 18 Nov.

Herbertson, Robert, mariner, B. and F., as eldest son to Archibald H.,

burgess of Glasgow 28 Nov.

Pollok, John, in Craigtoun, nearest and lawful heir of blood and line

to dec. William P., fisher, burgess of Glasgow; B. as a burgess

heir gratis, at the request of John Stewart of Bowhous 16 Dec.

Mackynneis, David, with Mackynneis, John, and

Mackynneis, Normant, fishers, B. and F. 19 Dec.

Davidsoun, John, armourer, B. and F., as mar. the daughter of a

burgess 19 Dec.

Withirspune, James,1 hammerman, B. and F. 19 Dec.

Cowie, William,1 hammerman, B and F. 19 Dec.

Lekprewik, John,1 hammerman, B. and F. 19 Dec.

Brewhous, Archibald, smith, eldest son and appr. heir to John B.. B.

and F. 19 Dec.

1578 = 9.

Quhitlaw, William, maltman, B. and F. gratis, at the request of Robert

Conyngham, servitor to my lord Arbroicht 6 Jan.

Lecky, Andrew, merchant, B. and F., fines given ... to the young men quha raid to Striuiling to the parliament in August last to mak thair bendis 20 Jan.

Bar, Robert, maltman, B. and F., fines modified, and half given to John

Stobo for his support to the office of messenger 27 Jan.

Muirhead, John, maltman, eldest son to David M., maltman, burgess

of Glasgow, B. and F. 10 Feb.

Stewart, John, mason, B. and F. gratis, at the request of John Stewart

of Bowhous, his father 13 Feb.

Neilsoun, John, cooper, B. and F., fines given to David Lyndsaye,

bailie 14 Feb.

Symontoun, Alexander, traveller, B. and F., fines given to Gavin Graham, commissioner, to pass to the Cowper of [Fife] about the Convention of Burghs 20 Feb.

1 The fines of these three burgesses were modified in respect of their poverty.

8 Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow. [1573-1750

1578-9.

Millar. William, mailman.1 B. and F. 6 Mar.

Anderson, John, flesher,1 B. and F. 6 Mar.

Gammill. Andrew, merchant, B. and F., fynes wes gevin be the baillies and counsale to maister Dauid Wemis, minister, to furneis buirdis and furmes to the communion, to be haldin vp and kepit be the kirk in tyme cuming 24 Mar.

Neilsoun, William, maltman, eldest son and appr. heir to James N.,

tailor, burgess oi Glasgow; B. and F. 24 Mar.

1579.

Herbertsoun, Allan, traveller, B. and F. gratis, at the request of the

laird ( auldwell 10 Apr.

Woddrop, John, eldest son and appr. heir to John W., merchant,

burgess of Glasgow : B. and F. gratis, for service done by him in

the town's affairs 2 June

Fawsyd, Thomas, baxter, son to John F., and Greynleis, John, cordiner, B. and F. gratis, by the twa speciall billis

of requeists of my lord provost given to that effect 13 June

Hall. William, creilman, served heir to dec. Adam H., his father,

burgess of Glasgow, ami thereafter made B, as a burgess heir 16 June

Jamesoun, John, tailor, 11., tines given to Robert Rowatt, for expenses

debur^ed by him in Stirling at the provost's commands 16 June

Stewarde. Robert, butterman,2 B. and F. gratis 16 June

Nasmyth, Patrick, bonnetmaker,2 B. and F. 16 June

Forthik, William, maltman, B. and F., fines given to Gavin Graham,

... in contentatioun of his expenses maid, and riding to Covvper

and remaining there at ane conventioun of burrois the 24 Feb.

last Turfis, John, cordiner, served heir to his father, William T., traveller,

and thereafter made B. as a burgess heir Makilhattane, N'inian, tailor, 1!. and !•'., as mar. the daughter of John

Pollok, burgess of Glasgow' Nesbit. William, tailor, eldest son and appr. heir to William N.,

traveller, burgess of Glasgow ; B. and F. Logan, John, merchant, B. and F., as mar. the daughter of a

burgess Mure, William, cooper, son and heir to dec. James M.; B. and F. as

a burgess heir Strutheris. William, maltman, R. and F. Carmichael, Andrew, flesher, R. and F., as mar. the daughter of a

burgess Bogil, lames, fisher, served heir to dec. Roland R., his father, burgess

i ( Hasgow, and thereafter made R. as a burgess heir Gray, John fisher, B. gratis, at the request of my lord earl Lennox,

provost, by his missive dated 9 June last, which contains pro- vision that none shall be received again by his letter Wilson. David, eldest son and appr. heir to James W\. merchant,

burgess of Glasgow ; B. and F. Conyngham. William, fisher, R. and F. gratis, at the request of my

lord