Ancient Laws and Customs of the Burghs of Scotland: A. D. 1124-1424

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The Society, 1868 - Municipal government
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Contents

Of a churl that wonnys ututh the burgh 8
8
Of the fredome of the burges sone
9
Of bludewyt and siklyk thyngis
10
Of makyn of clath and littyn of woll
11
Of burges ayre in lande til na man assignyt
12
Of stryff muffyt betuix schipmen in burgh
13
26 Of challange of thyft be ane uplandis man
14
Of nyting of det aucht to burges
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Of a burges til ansuer for his wyff
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Of the burges pundyng of thaim at duelhs upolande 1G 33 Of the poyntis that lettis punding in burgh
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Of the punding of fyscharis in burgh
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Of the brekyn of assyse in burgh
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Of borowage geyffin in fre mariage
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Of landis sauld be encheson of poverte
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Na burges may tak punde of ane othir
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Of ane castellane and a burges
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Of hym that yharnis to be mayd Kyngis burges
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Of the borowyng a burges ututh the burgh
25
Of stallangear to be pundyt wythin burgh
26
Of a burges sommonde to the kyngis court
27
Of smyttyn leper in burgh
28
GO Of baxtaris and thaim that sellis fysche
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The maner to halde mylnis
30
Of the maner of ale brewing be assise
31
G5 Of bestys bocht to be slayne
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Of sellaris of met and drynk
33
Of the falset of eriouris in burgh
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Of the chesyng of the eriouris in burgh
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Of thaim that bryngis fysche to sell
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Of a burges takyn for ony mysdede
37
Of challange mayd be aldirman or bailzeis
38
Of syndry challangis
39
Of the maner of wakyng in burgh
40
Of hym that is tayntyt nianesuorne
41
Of stabillyng of the pece of fayris
42
Of bondis that are fundyn in fayris
43
Of a burges drawand anothir in borowgang
44
Of fraudful redempcion of landis salde
45
These fragments of old laws consisting of isolated notes of customs
46
9G Of a man grantand his awne wrang
47
Of ane burges eieetet furth of his possession
48
Of hym that myssayis the aldirman
49
Of castellayne at rynnis in the town etc
50
Of the lyneris wythin burgh
51
Of the successione of the sone to the fadris herytage
52
Of landis geyffin be a fadre to syndry chyldir
53
Of geyffyng of sesyng in burgh
54
Of heritagis of borowagis to be salde
55
Of thyngis pertenand to the burges ayre
56
Of ane burges wythin burgh attaohyt
57
Of lyning of lande
58
The libertie of the merchandis gilde
60
Of buying and selling of merchandise
61
Of strangear merchandis
62
STATUTA GILDE THE LAWIS OF TIIE GILD Pge
63
Act of the Gild of the burgesses of Berwio
64
Off the kepyn of the generall gylde 05
65
Off testmentis of the gylde
66
Of trespass by a brother of the gild against another
67
Off hym that has a knyf in the gyld
68
Of receiving of brother of the gild
69
Order anent burial of a poor brother of gild
70
Off hym that passis avay fra the gylde
71
Ordinance concerning lepers
72
Ordinance anent speaking in court
73
Of burgesses being without a horse 7 3
74
Ordinance anent shoemakers tanners
75
Ordinance anent the buying of herring and fish
76
Ordinance anent butchers buying beasts a d 1283
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Ordinance concerning the assembling of the community for common business a d 1284
86
Of the buying of beans and pease or such like at ships a d 1294
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Of levying fines for the brethren of the gild
88
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Lib ii c 9 Be what way ane man may come fra servitude to libertie
90
QUONIAM ATTACHIAMENTA THE LAWS OF THE BARONS IN SO FAR AS CONCERNS THE BURGHS 40 Concerning brieves of right
92
Form of the brieve of right in burgh
96
Of him who may have a brewhouse beyond burgh
97
That no one make cloth dyed nor cut beyond burgh
98
ASSISA DE TOLLONEIS OF PETTY CUSTOMS CALLED TOLL
99
Of waynis and tursels
100
Ofpeloure
101
Of custome of bestys
102
Of custome of hydis and skynnis
103
Of custome of heryng and fischis
104
Of the custome of cannes kellis threde burdis and knyfys
105
Of the custome of cord wan
106
Off the custome of onyonis garlek etc
107
Ofwalde
108
Vni CUSTUMA POETUUM OF THE CUSTOME OF SCHIPPIS Of the inquest held at Kelso by command of King David
109
Of payment to be made for the set of ships in haven
110
Of the custome of wyne hony oyle or tassilis
111
Of a fysschar schip
112
AETICULI INQUIEENDI IN ITINEEE CAMEEARII OF INQUIRIES IN THE CHALMERLAN
114
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120
The entire oath of a burgess and brother of the gild
127
The oath of a suitor
128
The oath of ale tasters
129
The oath of bailies of the burgh
130
The chalmerlans precept
133
Letter to the Sheriff
134
Of the maner to hald the chalmerlan ayr
135
Of the maner to chalange the balyeis
137
Of the maner to chalange seriandis and bedellis
138
Off the chalance of ail taistaris
139
Off the chalance of prisaris of flesch
140
Off the chalance of baxtaris
141
Of broustaris
142
Ofmillaris
143
Of customaris of the gret custome
144
Of the chalance of salmon fyscharis t
145
Of wyn tawernaris
146
Of the chalance of fyscharis of whyt fysch
147
Off the chalance of sowtaris
149
Off chalance of wobstaris
150
Off the poyntis that aw to be inquerit be the gret assys
152
Off the priuilege of the chalmerlane air
154
The court of the four burghs held at Stirling 1405
156
That na man may repledge for foristallinge
157
That na templair sall intromit with merchandise perteining to the gild
158
Of a burges borgh for a burges
160
Ofthebrederofthegild
161
That na burges bring bred or ail fra ane burgh to ane other to ael
162
Anent the libertie of a burges dwelland outwith
163
Off the maner and the mute of the breffe of rycht in burche
164
The distinction betwix the fewfermar and a malar
165
Of the borch of fresch defors
166
For the strengthenand a lawe of Robert anent fresch defors
167
Anent the recouering of land for the yeirlie rent nocht payit
168
The first in possession ought first to recover sasine
169
Edinburgh
170
ACTA PARLIAMENTORUM
187
OBLIGATION OF THE TOWNS AND BURGESSES OF SCOTLAND
194
GLOSSARY and INDEX
203
P 363 No 34
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P 365 No
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The following chapters to tho end of Fragmenta Collecta correspond with chapters
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Page 29 - Baxtaris at bakis brede to sell sall bake whyte brede and gray eftir the consideracion and prise of the gud men of the toune eftir as the sesson askis. And the baxtar sall hafe to wynning of ilke chaldir eftir as sall be sene thruch the gud men of the toune and nocht eftir his awne discrecione. And wha that bakis brede to sell aw nocht for to hyde it bot sett it in thair wyndow or in the mercat that it may be opynly sauld.
Page 73 - Et si quis hoc fecerit condampnetur in octo solidis ad forisfactum. XX. ORDINACIO LOQUENDI IN CURIA. Statuimus quod in placitis nostris nullus loqui audeat de hoc quod tangat causam nisi tantummodo actor et reus aut eorum aduocati, Et tantummodo Balliui qui tenent curiam, et hoc ad inquisitionem cause vtriusque partis. Set tam actor quam reus ad consilium suum vnumquemque indifferenter poterit euocare. Et si quis contra hanc prohibicionem nostram venire presumpserit condempnetur in octo solidis....
Page xlix - In the homely burghs of Scotland we may find the first spring of that public spirit, the voice of the people, which in the worst of times, when the crown and the law were powerless, and the feudal aristocracy altogether selfish in its views, supported the patriot leaders Wallace and Bruce in their desperate struggle, and sent down that tide of native feeling which animated Burns and Scott, and which is not yet dead, however much it may be endangered by the childish follies of its quixotic champions....
Page 77 - XXVIII. CONSTITUCIO DE ARRIS DATIS MERCATORI. Item si quis emerit allec uel alia predicta mercimonia et dederit denarium dei uel aliquod argentum in arris, pacabit mercatori a quo predicta emerat secundum forum prius factum sine felling uel herlebreking ; et si non fecerit et in hoc conuictus fuerit dabit vnum dolium vini ad Gildam, aut a villa per annum et diem euacuetur.
Page 126 - And that as often as he shall be asked he will give them faithful counsel and assistance in the common business to his power. And that he will maintain the liberties, laws, and customs of the said burgh during his life according to his power.
Page 1 - THE value of the early Records of the Burghs of Scotland, as throwing light upon national life and manners, explaining national institutions, and illustrating social progress, has been fully recognised, and can scarcely be exaggerated. Some of the Book Clubs, which have contributed so much to the elucidation of Scottish History, have already directed their attention to those Records.
Page 88 - Gilde nostre forishabitans audeat nee presumat aliqua mercimonia ad Gildam nostram pertinentia infra Burgum nostrum emere vel vendere nisi tantum in die fori. Et quod nullus forishabitans emat aliqua victualia ad Burgum nostrum per naues venientia ad tabernanda nisi tantum ad sustentacionem domus sue. Et si quis contrarium fecerit et super hoc conuictus fuerit dabit vnum dolium vini ad Gildam nostram.
Page 76 - ORDINACIO QUOD NULLUS NEGET VICINO SUO PARTEM DE HIIS SUBSCRIPT-IS. Item si quis emerit allec, sal, bladum, fabas, aut pisas ad naues uel aliquod de consimilibus mercimoniis non negabit vicino suo partem quantum voluerit emere ad cibum suum ad sustentacionem domus sue pro foro quod [ie quo] ille emerit.
Page 67 - Item, giff ony of the brether stryk ane vther with his nef he sall amend it with halff a mark, and efter the will of the Alderman and the Den and the layff of the brether he sall mak asyth to the perty. Item, gift...
Page 1 - Scotland; and as nothing more is now to be hoped for from the Book Clubs which still exist, this Society has been formed for the special purpose of undertaking the work. Besides Extracts from the Burgh Records, copies of the Charters of Burghs and illustrative Extracts from contemporary local Records will be given, as far as may be considered desirable. The...

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