Opening page of Hammerman Lockit Buik dated 1587
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Opening page of Hammerman Lockit Buik dated 1587
The Buik pertaining
To ye halmernen of ye
Burgh of Dundee wtin
Is contenit ye names
Of ye fremen yairof
Ye Interesis of ye
Thair statutis & actis
Maid for ye welfair
Of yair said craft
Maid & begun
Ye tyme of
Upon ye twenty sex
Day of December ye
Zeir of god Ane
Thousand fywe hundret
foure skoire Sewin
Form of the Oath to be taken by each person entering a free Master of the Hammermen Trade of Dundee
‘I shall be leall and true to our Sovereign and to the Provost, Bailies and Council of Dundee
and to my Deacon of the Hammerman Craft thereof, present and to come. I shall maintain and defend the word of God and his Evangel which is presently professed amongst us, so far as lies in me, and shall never decline therefrom. I shall obey my Deacon of Craft. I shall obtemper and fulfil all laws and statutes made, or to be made, for the liberty of my said Craft, and welfare thereof. I shall make concord among my brethern where discord is. I shall fortifie the common weil. I shall use myself uprightly in my calling. I shall relieve the poor and needy,
and help support the widow and orphan to my power. I shall use no fraudful dealing.
I shall also use no unfreeman’s goods under colour of my own. I shall assist the Deacon and brethern of Craft in all respects that tend to the liberty of our said craft and, as far as possible, I shall attend all the meetings when called thereto. I shall never contravene, directly nor indirectly, all just and lawful statutes made for the welfare of the said Craft. I shall be no mutineer, nor raiser of tumults nor discords among my said brethren. So help me God’.
ye Maistairs of the halmermen craft
off ye brugh of Dundie giffin vp
pntlie be Patrik Ramsay the forsaid
electit Dekin of the said craft be
ye brether trof in this pnt zeire
off god jai v four scoir seven zereis
Silvester Ramsay, smyt, burges and brothergild,
James Low, lockmaker,
Ritchert Pait, gairdmaker,
ThomaB Ramsay, goldsmyt,
Chairlis Ranisay, goldsmyt,
Patrik Petillok, swerdslipper,
Walt Pait, gairdmaker,
Williame Vilkie, swerdslipper,
David Hunter, swerdslipper,
Andro Smyt, swerdslipper,
Jhone Smyt, lorimer,
Jhone Smyt, lokmaker,
Robert Moreis, cutlar,
James Alysoun, gunmaker,
Peter Alysoun, gunmaker,Dekin Patrik Ramsay, gunmaker, sone to ye said Silvestr,
Jhone Alysoun, gunmaker,
Mairtein Gray, pewderer,
Andro Lowell, saidlar,
Thomas Dauidsone, blaksmyt,
Thomas Hayne, blaksmyt,
Walter Smyt, blaksmyt, ,
Andro Alysoun, gunmaker,
David Smyt, loksmyt,
Robert Alysoun, gunmaker,
Hew Ramsay, gunmaker, sone to ye said Silvestr,
George Jamesoun, saidlar,
Jhone Droneiss, swerdslipper,
Alexr. Lichtoun, gunmaker,
Dawid Hwde, cutlar,
Andro Myllar, cutlar,
Mark Myllar cutlar.
Anthone Chapman lokmaker
Alexr. Chepman, blaksmyt,
Jhone Smyt, blaksmyt, portionar of Denmyln.
5 of Agust 1651 Bizard Ayr Sadler in Dundie his compt
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The qlk day Jhone Mitchal Dekin of ye halmermen craft of Dundie wt ye consent of ye maist pt of ye mrs of craft his given ye libertie to David Thane for tua dichinten the rest him self wtin yis Cmt als fiok alls any Dwelland for subscrib of his Amt & to pay his oulk peny to ye craft as yrs do in samblant manar & vyll yrop
Here are ye Name off ye Maisteris of the Hammermen craft of ye brugh of Dundie giffen vp pntle be Patrick Ramsay chosn and electit Dekin of ye sd craft be ye brethren yrof. In thir pnt zeir off God vijvj four scoir seven zeiris
Silvester Ramsay Smyt burges and brother gild
James How Lockmaker burges and brother gild
Richart Pait gardmaker burges and brother gild
Thomas Ramsay goldsmyt burges and brother gild
Thuvlis Ramsay goldsmith burges and brother gild
Patrick Petillok sword slipper burges and brother gild
Walt Pait guardmaker burges and brother gild
William Wilkie sword slipper burges and brother gild
David Hunter sword slipper burges and brother gild
Andro Smyt sword slipper burges and brother gild
John Smyt Lorimer burges and brother gild
John Smyt Lokmaker burges and brother gild
Robert Mower cutlar burges and brother gild
James Alyson gunmaker burges and brother gild
Piter Alyson gunmaker burges and brother gild
Dekin Patrick Ramsay gunmaker burges and brother gild
John Alyson gunmaker burges and brother gild
Martein Gray peuterer burges and brother gild
Andro Lovell Jewlar burges and brother gild
Thomas Hayn blacksmyt burges and brother gild
Andro Alyson gunmaker burges and brother gild
Walter Smyt blacksmith burges and brother gild
David Smyt Loksmyth burges and brother gild
Robert Alyson gunmaker burges and brother gild
George Jameson Chandler burges and brother gild
Jhone Irons sword slipper burges and brother gild
Alexr Lichton gunmaker burges and brother gild
David Fuils cutler burges and brother gild
Andro Myllar cutler burges and brother gild
Mark Myllar cutler burges and brother gild
Anthone Chapman black smyt burges and brother gild
Alexr Chapman blacksmyt burges and brother gildJjone Smty blacksmyt portioner of Demnnhis burges and brother gild
The Maner and forme quholl the Dekin sall giff the Maisters of the halmermen craft off Dundie thair authe gihenthn ar admittit Maisters and inrollit in ther loket buke I shall be leall and true to our Sovereign and to the Provost, Bailies and Council of Dundee and to my Deacon of the Hammerman Craft thereof, present and to come. I shall maintain and defend the word of God and his Evangel which is presently professed amongst us, so far as lies in me, and shall never decline therefrom. I shall obey my Deacon of Craft. I shall obtemper and fulfil all laws and statutes made, or to be made, for the liberty of my said Craft, and welfare thereof. I shall make concord among my brethern where discord is. I shall fortifie the common weil. I shall use myself uprightly in my calling. I shall relieve the poor and needy, and help support the widow and orphan to my power. I shall use no fraudful dealing. I shall also use no unfreeman’s goods under colour of my own. I shall assist the Deacon and brethern of Craft in all respects that tend to the liberty of our said craft and, as far as possible, I shall attend all the meetings when called thereto. I shall never contravene, directly nor indirectly, all just and lawful statutes made for the welfare of the said Craft. I shall be no mutineer, nor raiser of tumults nor discords among my said brethren so help me God.
The Statuttis actis made for former Member Patrick Ramsay Dekin of the halmermen craft off the Burgh of Dundie wt advyse counsel and cinsennt off the heil brethren yrof for ye libertie and welfair of ther said craft and preservation off yme privr yntill yt infties may halve place the craft estimit. The Dekin obeyit the tresapasses promisit and dissabie and disabursement
The Statuttis Actis and Ordinances Maid be Patrik Ramsay, Dekin off the Halmermen Craft off the burgh of Dundie wt aduyse counsall and consent off the haill brethrs yrof for ye libertie and weilfair off their said craft, and presrevatioun off guid order yr untill yt lnfrie may hawe na place, The estimit, The Dekin obeyit, Trespassors punisit, and dissobedients vnlawit eftir ye forme and tenor off thair auld fundatioun and letties grantit to thame yrvpone and constitution and custom off thair said craft, off
1. That nane be maid frie without he be sevin zeirs prenteiss and yt he be qualifit ye craft.Item. In the first the deken and brethers off ye craft forsaid for ye mentening of thair said craft hes Mandat, Statut and Ordanit, lyke as thay be ye tennor heiroff Mandattis Statutis and Ordainis that na mais nor maister off thair said craft sall ressawit or acceptit amang tham to be frieman except first he be prenteis for ye space off sex zeiris, and ane vther zeir for maite and fie, conform to auld vse and vonit. And yt he salbe reput and haldin off gude repout and fame, qualefut in his airt and vocatioun, and haiff sufficient number off varklumis and tryillis to serwe his handling, yt ye Kingis grace liegis be nawyise defraudit nor circumvenit be him and his wark. Sik salbe sichtit and tryit be ye dekin of the said craft for ye tyme and sex maisteris y off with him. And be foir he be haldin to set vp bwith or virk or labour yruntill he salbe astrictit and devrictd to gif in to ye said dekin ane assey and maistr stik of yt craft yt he intends to profess, yt his qualificatioun thairby may be knawin and tryit be his said dekin and brethers of craft forsaid. And efter tryell tane yroff gif he qualefut he salbe admittit. Utherwyis repellit quhill he attain to mair knawledg and practeis of his craft.
2. That nane be maid frie to ye craft without thai be maid burges and brothergild off the burt.
Item. It is decreitit and det nit be ye dekin and haill brethers of craft forsaid for eschewing off thair Aith qlk they salbe maid to ye prowest and baillies of this burgh ye tyme quhen thai var maid frie men, and for obserwing of thair letter and foundatioun grantit to thame yrvpone, yt thai sould not admit amang thame na persone to thair craft without thai be inrollit in the common lokit buke, and maid frie burges and brothergild off this burgh. For evacnatioun qroff thai statur and ordain yt na persoun heireftr be admittit to exerse and vse thair craft without yt thai be maid burges and brothergild off this burgh. And yair names inrollit in the Townis lokit buke and in thair lokit buke alswa.
3. That na maist, gif tollerance to his serwand or prenteis to virk in his buith bot ye Mrs awin vark.
Item. Yt na maister of the said craft in ony tyme heireft presume or attempt to gif and grant licence and libertie to his servand or prenteis to virk or labour and hor off his awin turne or ony Yther Mrs vark on Sattirday at ewin, or ony vther day in the oulk, as vas ye auld vse and custume, qlk is growin now to sick ane abuse yt servands and prenticis ar maid yrby proud and enritchit, and thair maisteris damnifut and defeameit thairthrow. Thairfoir it is Mandat and Statut yt na maister gif thaire tollerance and licence to virk nether his awn vark nor na vther man Mrs bot onlie to pay the seruand his stipend and fie, as he and his Mr convenit vpone the tyme of his feing. And yt Mr yt transgrssis this present Statut sal pay the sowme of Ten m ks money vnforgiffin, in maner following, viz., fywe m ks yrof to be applyit to ye support off the puir of the said craft, and the vther fywe m ks of ye same to ye velfair off the said craft, quhairfoir the Dekin sall mak ane accompt thairof quhen he is chairgit be ye brethers of the said craft.
4. The penaltie yt srwands or prentisis sustenis gif thai defraud thair maisteris in guidis or geir.
Item. In consideratione off the great skaithe and damage yt the maisteris of the said craft hes gottin throw serwands and prenticis. Thairfor ye said Dekin, wt the woic of the haill brethirs off ye said craft, Statut and Ordanit yt gif ony Mr heireft be damniflit or skaithit be his srwand or prenteis ony maner off way, or hes defameit his said Mr in labor, guiddis, or geir, he sall pay for the first falt yt he is tentit withall the sowme off twenty twa schillinges money, to be applyit be divisiouns in maner above mentionat. And gif he be tentit twyse in the said cryme he salbe banisit the craft, and newir to be maid freman thairoff in na tyme yairefter.
5 That ewerie maisir virk his awin vark he professes, and na vther manns.
Item. For eschewing off the great abuse qlk sum of the maisteris of the craft foirsaid hes vsit in tyme bygone. And now for esteming and decoring of the said craft, And yt the samyn may flureis and cum to mair perfectioun in tyme ew ing. The Dekin and haill maisteris foirsaid decreittis, delyueris and dcernis, yt na Mr of thair craft, of qt sumevir airt he profess, prsume or p tends to conduce and fie ane srwand to virk in is bwith, to forge or mak ony kynd of vark qlk his Mr can not virk him self, and hes not practisit the samn in his bwith of befoir be his awin deid and industrie, bot instructit be his serwand, qlk is ane great opprobrie and schame to the rest of the p fyt and qualiflit maistrs off the said craft Quhairfoir it is Statut yt gif ony mastr tak on hands yt wark qlk he himself cannot fineis and p fyt, sall pay fowrtie schilling vnforgiffen. The ane half thairoff to ye puir as said is. And ye vther half to be applyit to ye veilfair off the said craft. And yt ewerie maister vse and exerse thair awin craft qlk thai profess. And not to vsurp na vther mastrs professioun of airt, sick as gold smyts to vse thair craft in making of silver and golden vark. The cutlars knyffis and quhingers. The gunmakeris haybuttis and daggis. The swerd shippers scabertis, dichting off ewerss and armo'. The lorimers bittis, spurris, and stirrops siclyk. The black smyt roch vark. The saidler, sadillis, harnesingis and horsgraith. The potteris pottis, panis and caldronis. The peuderer stouppis, plettis and trunscheris and siclyk ewerie ane to virk according to thair cu ning and knowlege thair awin vark qlk thay profes. And all the saidsbrothers wichtchews to concur altogidt in and as becumis faithful men to do, and yt ye penalties strik ylon as put.
6. That nane lak vyris howssis or Buithis or vyris haids, or feis vyris serwands.
Item. For exterminatioun off great debaittis, cummeris and quarrellis yt lies rissin amang the brother off the said craft for taking or thair haddis off vthers bwithis and howssis and intysing and fieing off serwands ilk ane fra vtheris in tyms bypast, and apperand to be in tyme cu ing, ffor eschewing qroff ye said Dekin and haill maisteris foirsaids mandattis, Statutis and ordains yt gif ony of thame heireftr invaid vtheris, or takis vtheris bwithis or howssis or vtheris haiddis, or intysie or fie vtheris serwands without thair Mrs gudvill and licence grantit and gottin yrto, and ane frie dischairge obtinit yr intll yt the pairtie contravenands yis put sall pay the sowm of Ten m-ks money to ye craft, vnforgiffin, to be applyit in maner above speciflit wt ame dis to ye pairtie yt the offince is comittit to. To be maid at ye sicht of the said Dekin and maisteris foirsaids.
7. That nane tak vyris warks or vyvis heiads.
Item Alswa for extinguising off quarellingis and debaittis amang the said brethers of craft It is statut and ordanit yt nane of thame circumvein ane ane vther, nor tak his vark out of his hand nor owr his haid, vntill the tyme yt he and his merchand be fullie aggriit yrvpone, and he weill applesit fo his labor. And yt na brother off the said craft seik na vark at na manis hand within this burt without ye vark be brocht till him, or thay be sent for to wirk the samin and aggrie yrvpone wt his merchand. And quha transgresses this pnt Statut, or vilependis ye ordinance yroff, sall pay the sowme of fourtie schilings for ewerie falt thai be attentit wt vnforgiffin, to be applyit as is above wryttin.
8. That nane blasphame vyris for stands or rowms in ony marcattis or fairis.
Item. Attor yt lowe, fauer, and freind schip may awyise remane amang ye brethers of ye craft foirsaid. It is Statut and ordainit that gif on Mr or srwand pas to ony marcattis within yis realm to sell yair wark or wairis, and thair trublis, molestis and inuiris vyris wt deids or blasphemus words for setting off stands and getting off rowins for the marcat. That quhat partie beis fund in the falt sall pay fourtie schilling vnforgiffin, to be applyit to ye puir and veilfair off the craft as said is, wt amends to ye pairtie at ye sicht of the Dekin and brethers of craft.
9. That nane gif out smiddy collis wt the watter mett.
Item. For eschewing of fraude and gyle It is statut and ordanit be ye Deken and haill brethers of ye halm men craft foirsaid, yt gif ony off thame tak vpon to deliver or cans be delivrit ony smiddy collis or thair coll to ony out man or in man wt ye vattr mett, or takis thame in his howse or buith to sell or mett ye saids collis out agane wt peck or firlot in defraud off the puir and ye said craft, sall pay for ye first falt fourtie shillingis vnforgiffin. And gif thay be tentit wt ye samine falt to tyne ye libertie off ye said craft for ewir.
10. That all maisteris mak sufficient vark conforme to thair assey and aith.
Item. For establishing of guid ordr mentining off the halmermen craft, and yt ye said craft may be hed in estimatioun and reuerence, and na dessait yrin suld be fund. It is dec nit and decretit be ye Dekin and brethers off the craft foirsaid yt ewrie Mr thairoff mak his wark guid and sufficient and fund conforme to the assey and aith, and yt na falt be fund yrwt wnder ve panes off eschewing off the said wark, and ye transgressors bwith to be stekit up for ye space off one moneth or langer in ye Dekin and remanent Mrs oppinioun and will.
11. That na Prenteiss comit adultere nor fornicatioun.
Item for eschewing off the wraith of God qlk hingis or owr haiddis, and for abominable and intollerable sounis comittit dalie aganis his Maestie, It is expresle statut and decritit yt gif it fortoun ony prenteis off the halm men craft to comit adulterie or fornicatioun during the tyme of his prentischip, sall doubill his prentischip, and sall pay fourtie schillingis to ye puir, or ellis sall tyne ye libertie off his craft for ewir. And this by and besyddis ye penaltie qlk the Kirk and Ministrie will incrue to him.
12. Quhat Ane maister sall pay sa oft as he is margit.
Item for the releife and veilfair off the halmermen craft foirsaid, It is statut and ordanit yt quhen It sall appin ony maister off the said craft to be mariit sall pay vj.s viij.d at e eri tyme of thair mariadge, qlk ye said dekin sall mak accompt yroff as is above rehersit.
13. Quhat penallies is for dissobeying of the Deking and deforcing off the officier.
Item yt quietnes and obedience may be giffin to ye Dekin off ye halmermen craft foirsaid and brethers yroff, It is decretit and dec nit y' qt sumewir persone off ye said craft dissobeyis or defamis ye Dekin, or deforcis ye officiar off craft, or vilepedes ye iniunctionis aboue exprincit, sall pay for thair offence ye sowme of furtie ss vnforgiffin, wth amends to ye Dekin officiar at ye sicht off the remanent brethers. And to be punishit or dischairgit his fredome consonant to ye cryme comittit, at thair plesor.
14. Quhat penaltie isfor manassing of vthers in pns. off the Dekin.
Item alsua to statut yt gif ony persone off the craft foirsaid manasses, mispersounis or misreportis de Dekin, or ony vther his brether in his pns, or at thair conventiouns and court, sall pay fourtie ss vnforgiffin, with amends to ye pairtie effeiris.
15. Ane additioun maid anent the intysing and feing off serwandis or prentisis.
Item for eschewing as said is of cn iner and debait yt may succeid amang ye brethers of the halm men craft, It is statut be ye Dekin wt ye haill vrittis of ye bretherin yroff, yt nane off thame tak vpone hand to intyse, allure or ressawe ony mannis srwand or prenteis to his srwice without thair maisteris gudvilland thair t me (terme) off Sruice rwn out, sall pay ane stane off waix for sruice to ye kirk, and furtie ss money vnforgiffin, conforme to thair auld fundatioun and actis maid thair vpone.
16. That na maister tak one prenteis without he be margit.
Item. It is mandat Statut and ordanit be ye Dekin and maisteris off the craft foirsaid, yt it sall not be lesum to nane off thame to ressawe and except ane prenteis to ye said craft, without yt the maister be mariit.
17. That nane refuise ony ofice laid to yair chairge.
Item, becaus yt sundrie maisters off the halm men craft hes bein chairgit to accept the oficis off Dekinrie, collectorrie, and counsallarie, and officiarie in and vpone thame, quha hes contemptouslie and stubornlie refusit the same, to ye da nage off the said craft. Quhairfoir it is Statut and ordanit, yt quhat persone dissobeyis ye acceptioun off ony off the saids officis, sall pay for ewerie tyme thai ar chairgit to accept the same ye sowme of viij ss vnforgiffin. And gif thai refuise and will not accept ye saids officis for ye penaltie of the said vnlaw, thai salbe delatit to ye provest, ballies, and counsall off this burgh, quha will compell thame to accept the same, and injoue greater panis to thame for thair dissobedience.
18. That na maister ressawe ane alient srwand without he hes bein prenteis.
Item. It is Statut, mandat, and ordanit be ye Dekin and brethers off ye halm men craft foirsaid, yt it sall onnawyiss be lesum to thame, nor nane off thame rexttue, at ony tyme heireftr, to ressawe ane alient serwand in seruice without he hes bein ane prenteis to ye said craft of befoir, or than hes bein ane prenties to his father or brother, and hes occupiit and learnit the said occupatioune. And yt the said Mr sall not ressawe him without ane sufficient testimoniall and verificatione off his said father or maister vnder quhome he lernit. And gif he haif the sam n, the said Mr sall fie him befoir ye Dekin off the craft for ye tyme and twa mrs yroff, and sall pay for his intres siller ye sowme off vj. ss. viij.d to ye said Dekin, and quha contravenis this put Statut sall pay x ss. vnforgiffin.
19. That nane be fvnd playinq, drinking, or dansing in tyme of pretching or prayers.
Item. It is convenit and aggriit vpone be ye Dekin of ye halm men craft, and maist s yroff, yt gif ony serwand or prenteis of the said craft be fund dansing, playing, or drinking on the Sabboth day in tyme off pretching or prayers, or fund at ony gemnis, or playis, or ony vther vnlauchfull turnis, thay sall pay to the Dekin for ilk tyme thai be tentit ij. ss. by and attor ye punisment off the kirk maid for sick transgressoris.
20. That ewerie Mr mak his quarter comptis.
Item. It is Statut yt gif ony Mr off the said craft beis chairgit wt ye quartr comptis, and dissobeyis, sall pay ij. ss off vnlaw vnforgiffin, togidder wt half ane pund waix, sa oft as thai failzie, being varnit. And this conforme to ye tennor of the auld fundatioun, and letter maid thairvpone.
21. To co vein at ye Sepulchere qn one of ye craft deceise.
Item. It is statut and ordainit, as is above rehersit, yt gif it fortowne ony maister, serwand or prenteis off ye halm men craft off this burgh to depart fra this momentain lyff, That ye Dekin for ye tyme sall cans the officiar to warne ye haill brethers off ye said craft, to pas wt the defunct to ve sepulchere at ye tyme appointit off buriall, be ye belman and quha cn inis (convenes) not yrto, lauchfull warning being maid, sall pay v ss to ye puir vnforgiffin. And ye dekin to mak distribution yroff on his conscience, as he will answr to god on the dreidfull day of judgment.
22. That ewerie prenteis name be insert in ye buik, and yt he sall pay yrfor.
Item. It is ordainit and Statut yt giff ony Mr off ye halmmen craft, ressawe ane prenteis in ony tyme heireftr to ye said craft, yt he sall mak the dekin adverteisment yroff. And caus ye prenteis name to be insert in the lokit bwke, quha sall pay for his intres to ye said craft ve sowme of twenty sex shillingis viij.d. And ye bancat, conforme to auld vse and vonit. Togeddr wt iij. ss. iiij.d. to ony persone quha insertis ye said prenteis name in ye said lokit bwke. And gif the said Mr failzie in ye prmisses, he sall pay the sowme of fourtie schillingis vnforgiffin, to be applyit, the ane half to ye puire, and the vther half to ye weiliare off ye said craft. And to vnd ly the censure and jugment off ye Dekin and brethers off craft for his attempis.
23. Qt prentisis sall pay at ye vpset off thair buith and to accept ye officrschip.
Item, For ewacuatioun off ye sumptous bancattis yt ye prentisis makis ye tyme thai ar admittit maisteris, it is decretit and dec nit yrfoir yt gif ony prenteiss desyris to becum Mr at ye ischa off his prentischip, sall pay at ye vpset off his sowme of his bwith ye sowme off Ten m ks, Togiddr wt Twa m ks for brotheris siller, by and attour ye bancat, conforme to vse and vomit. And ye said officiarie off ye said craft in and vpone him qn ewir he be requyrit yr to be ye dekin and craft foirsaid. And sall nevir be insert in ye lokit bwke quhill he obtemper all the premises.
24. Dischairge of the bancat for ane sowme of money for frie men sonis.
Item, Mairower it is ordanit and Statutit yt ewerie frie manns sone off ye halm men craft off this hurt yt sal happin to be Mr in tyme cw-ing salbe astrictit to pay for his bancat bot furtie ss. Onlie, and twenty ss. For drink at his inrolling in the lokkit buke. And salbe sugget to serwe in the office off officiarie quhen he be chairgit rto. And ye said bancat to be dischairgit for ye saids sowmes. And gif the said intrant will not pay the said xl ss. and xx ss., he salbe be devinct as said is to pas to ye taweroun and pay the bancat and vthercasualitiis as vnfriemens sonnis dois, conforme to vse and voint and thair auld fundatioun maid yvpone. Provyding expreslie gif thair be ony vther to serwe in the office off officrie off the said craft, yt the samn sall not be laid to ye chairge off ane frie manns sone off ye said craft.
25. That ye Dekin by the smiddy collig t' sal happin to arrywe heir.
Item for ye veilfair off ye halm men craft of ye bur' off Dundie, and for obserwing off the auld actis maid of befoir, It is statut and ordainit yt ye dekin of ye craft foirsaid, put and to cum, by ye collis off the smiddy yt sal happin to arrywe to this port. And sail distribut ye samn amang the brethers off ye said craft, conformc to vse and vonit. And gif the Dekin, put or to cum, sal happin to transgress this put Statut, sall pay the sowme of furtie ss money, vnforgiffin, to be applyit ye ane half yroff to ye puir off the said craft, and ye vther half to ye veilfair of the samn, conforme to the Actis maid off befor, qlk salbe poindit and tane up be ye maisteris off the said craft without ony persute or calling y foir. And without oniy vther danger yt can result yrvpone.
Parties to whom masters may give work.
It is statut and ordanit be the Dekin and brethers foirsaid, yt na Mr off the craft foirsaid pretends to ressewe in his howse or bwith ony persone to wirk yin wlout yt thai be serwand, taskman, fie man or prenteis. And yt thai befoir he gif thame ony wark sall cu e to ye dekin and caus thair name to be preowit in the buik, except he hais licence and tollerance off the dekin and brethers off craft, vnder ye pains contenit in the actis maid off befoir.
Thir laudable Acts and Statutes befoir wryttin, maid for ye veilfhir of ye craft befoir specifiit, being red and publischit in the howfe, in put off the said Dekin and remanent brethers off the craft above rehersit. Quha hes auctoresit ye samn in all heids, numberis, and clausses, And obligt thame to obtemper and obey ye samn but appelatione or reclamatione, And in signe and tokin yroff hes giffin yair bodily aithis yr anent be the ostensioun off thair ryt hands, And sa money off the saids maisteris as can vrytt hes subseryuit thir pnt is wt thair hands, and sa mony as can not hes causit ye notar vndrwryttin to subscrywe for thame.
The following two Statutes, written in a different hand from those above, then follow:
Item, It is statut and ordanit yt gif ony alient seruand mary ane frema is dochter of ye said craft wtin yis burt, sall be fre of ye craft co forme to ane frema is sone and na vyr wyiss.
Then follow the subscriptions of eight of the members names, the names of the other members, as in the list already given, having been added by Robert Wedderburn, Notary Public. Wt or hands touchand the pen, desyrand the notar to subscrywe for ws for obeying of the haill Statuttis and Actis befoir exprunit, qlk we obeyss ws to do be thir put is for evir, and sall nevir contravene the samn in na tyme cw ing. And siclyk, &c.
The notarial docquet is then added.
Stranger apprentices to serve a year before being enrolled in the Locked Book.
Item It is statut and ordanit be John Droneis, Dekin, and ye haill Mrs and co sell of ye said craft, yat yai sall niffar enter seruands, na alient prentesis in yr buik, nor admit him freman of craft, wtout he agre first to go off for ye space of ane zeir efter he is ordanit to serve yvpone, co form to the acts maid yrvpoun of befoir. And for the performa ce heirof his promisit ye same be delyvering of yr ryt hands yvpone.
This Act is signed by some of the members, and also by Wedderburn, N.P.
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