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et ampliacionem, quoddam collegium, cum preposito et ministris ad divinum minis-
terium inibi supportandum congruentibus, in loco ad hoc apto et convenienti, et pocius
in burgo nostro quam alibi, si fieri possit, fundare et dotare disponit, Nos, consider-
antes et animo deliberato aduertentes mentem et propositum dicte domine nostre
ducisse, laudabilia fuisse et de ^ acceptabilia, et pro parte sua excitati et soUicitati,
habito desuper et communicato peritorum consilio et tractatu solempni, capellam
beate Virginis Marie in burgo nostro antedicto situatam, cuius capelle patroni existi-
mus indubitati, cum terris tenementis possessionibus et redditibus eidem pertinentibus,
una cum terra vasta per nos noviter dicte capelle concessa : accedente ad hoc con-
sensu libero et avisamento discreti viri domini Willelmi de Dunbertane, capellani
perpetui modern! ipsius capelle, dicte domine ducisse unacum consensu et assensu, ut
ipsa capella in coUegiatam ecclesiam erigatur et creatur, ac disposicionem liberam et
jus patronatus ejusdem, proviso tamen quod dictus dominus Willelmus cum erogatis
dicte capelle nunc et possessis exceptis ortis antiquis et novis circa earn jacentibus,
per nos et dictum dominum Willelmum pro mansis ad prepositum et capellanos con-
struendis libere concessis suam ad vitam remaneat : Et eo de medio sublato, illius
tamen capellanie advocacio et presentacio in prefata collegiata ecclesia nobis et
successoribus nostris pertinere et spectare teneatur temporibus perpetuis pro futuris,
concedimus damus et presencium per tenorem in perpetuum confirmamus. In cujus

' de in the original cliarter, the scribe having omitted the in this word, which should be dco not de



APPENDIX VI.— EARLY ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY. 325

rei testimonium nos, ballivi, consules, et comburgenses antedicti, sigillum nostrum com-
mune burgi nostri prefati presentibus apponi fecimus : Et quia ego dictus dominus
Willelmus sigillum proprium ad presens non habui, sigillum providi viri Johannis
Palmare dicti burgi burgensis in testimonium mei consensus et assensus ad omnia
premissa presentibus apponi procuravi. Apud Dunbertane undecimo die mensis Mail
anno domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo tercio, hiis testibus, Murdaco
Steuart milite, magistro Dugallo de Lochau, archidiacono Ergadiensi, dominis
Johanna de Atheray, thesaurario Dunblanensi ; Johanne Rede, vicario de Dunbertane ;
Andrea M'Bethe, Mauricio Palmare, et Symone Patricii capellanis, cum multis aliis.

Page 175. — Ladyton, in the Parish of Bonhill.

It appears from one of the Glorat Charters, printed .in the " Stirlings of Keir,"
page 214, that Isabella Duchess-Countess of Lennox granted a Charter, dated loth
June, 1442, to Sir William of Dunbretane, Chaplain of the Chapel of St. Mary of
Dunbarton, and his successors in the said chapel, for ever, of the lands of Upper
Bullull adjoining the Church of BulIuU or Bonhill, the only consideration she and her
heirs were to receive for this gift being the prayers of the chaplains. The deed nar-
rates that the lands had been given by her ancestor, Donald Earl of Lennox, to
one Robert of Dumbarton, clericus, and his heirs, as security for repayment of certain
monies. This charter is printed in the Cartula7-mm de Levenax, page 68. Robert
the clerk, had assigned the lands to the chapel of St. Mary of Dumbarton for services
there for the souls of the Earls of Lennox, their ancestors and successors, until the
monies were repaid by the said Earl's heirs. The Countess, however, for the good of
the souls of King Robert Bruce and his ancestors and successors, Kings of Scotland,
and of Earl Duncan, her father, and his ancestors and successors. Earls of Lennox,
and of her own soul, and that of her mother, her children, and all faithful dead,
resolved to annex the lands in perpetuity to the Chapel of St. Mary, and this charter
carries out the arrangement. From being annexed to our Lady's Chapel, these lands
came to be called Ladyton ; and when the Bailies of Dumbarton in 1453 gave up
this chapel and its endowments to the Countess for the seat of her new provostry.
Upper Bullull or Ladyton went with it.

The prebend of the Virgin Mary in the provostry of Dumbarton, no doubt endowed
with Ladyton was in the patronage of the Magistrates of Dumbarton.

Page 176. — Provostry of Dumbarton.
I.
In a Book of Assumption in the Advocates' Library, No. 31,313, the following
occurs : —

" Provestry of Dumbartoune.
It consists of the temporal lands of Strablane and diverse others, and of 3 kirks,
viz., Fintray, Strablane, and Bullull. The rent of it is in money, ^233 6. 8. Meall,
5 chalders."



326 THE PARISH OF STRATHBLANE,

II.

In a " Compt of the Sub - Collector of the Thirds of Benefices" the following
appears : —

"Dumbarton, Charge of Money, 1571.
Alsua the comptare chargis him with the third of the money of the Provestrie of
Dumbertane, the yeir comptit extending to Ixxvij" xv= vj'^ 2 part d.

Discharge.
To Edward Cwsak, minister at Dumbertane, takand be yeir j'='' payit thairof Ix"-

Defeasance.
And in the hands of James Edmestoun, Lwcas Stirling for the rest of the third
of the money of the Provestrie of Dumbertane, the Ixviij and Ixix, 'f xxxv'' xj= j'* 3
pairt d.

And in the handis of John Cunynghame of Drumquhassil for the third of the
Provestrie of Dumbertane the yeir comptit Ixxvij'' xv^ vj'^ 2 pairt d."

III.
From " Bagimont his taxt Roll of Benefices within the Kingdome of Scotland,"
as confirmed by Acts of Parliament. — Reg. Epis. Glas. p. Ixvii.

" In Decanatu de Lennox.
Prepositura de Dunbertoun xxxij lib" (one-tenth = 320 libs).

IV.
From " Taxatio Super Scoticana Ecclesia Seculi xvi."
" Glasguensis Diocesis — Decanatus de Levinax."
Prepositura de Dunbartane xxvij lib. iiij' . — Reg. Epis. Glas. p. Ixxv.

V.
"The patronage of the Provostry and Prebendaries of the 'Collegiate Church of
Dumbarton, and the Churches and Chaplainrys thereof, comprehends as follows in so
far as I have been informed" —

1° The patronage of the Church of Bonill, with a right to the ^

teinds,
2° The patronage of the Church of Strathblane, with a right [ Of the whole

to the teinds, I 3 parochines.

3° The patronage of the Church of Fintry, with a right to the

teinds,

And the following lands, viz.: —
1° The Ibert Lands of Fintry holding feu for ^3 6. 8. ; sold by the Duke of

Montrose to John Napier of Culcreuch.
2° The lands of Knockdoriebarber holden feu for ^6 i. 6. ; sold by the Duke

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3° The lands of Ladyton holding feu for ^i i ; the Earl of Dundonald is the

present vassal.
4° The lands of Stukrodgart holding feu for ^8 ; Rob' Semple is the present

vassal.
5° Some lands of the ^40 land of Arrochar holding feu for ^10. These lands
belonged to the Laird of Gartartan, by him sold to the Duke of
Montrose, and by him sold to the Laird of M'^farlane.
6° Kirklands of Strathblane holden feu for ^33 6. 8. ; Stirling of Law is the

present vassal.
7° Polmadie holding feu for ^5 11. 2.; James Peadie and John Cummins

the present vassals.
8° Corsehill holden feu for ^i 6. 8. William Thomson present vassal.
— Memorandum among the Montrose Writs.

On the loth March, 1571, Provost Cuthbert Cunninghame feued out " Nobili viro
ac nostro clarissimo patri Joanni Cunynghame de Drumquhassill," the lands of " Lady-
toun" in Bonhill, " Ferkinche and Stokroggert" in Luss, " Ballernikbeg " in Cardross,
and " Knokdoribarbar " in Rosneath. — Reg. Sec. Sig. xl. fol. 67. Ferkinch and
Ballernikbeg are not mentioned in the memorandum among the Montrose Writs.

Page 179. — The Installation of Master James Stewart, Provost of the
Collegiate Church of Dumbarton.

T./f' August, 1 518.

"Quo die venerabilis et egregius vir Magister Jacobus Steward prepositus ecclesie
collegiate beate Marie virginis de Dunbertane Glasguensis diocesis habens et tenens
in manibus suis retroscriptas coUacionum seu provisionum literas domini archiepis-
copi Glasguensis sub suo sigillo rotundo de et super prepositura dicte ecclesie collegiate
virtute quarum cum instancia que decuit requisivit venerabilem virum Magistrum
Patricium Schaw rectorem de Cardross dicti diocesis quatenus sibi Magistro Jacobo
actualem realem et corporalem possessionem dicte prepositure juriumque et pertinen-
ciarum eiusdem secundum vim formam et effectum retroscriptarum literarum daret
et deliberaret ; Unde prefatus Magister Patricius tanquam obediens filius volens mandatum
sibi in hac parte directum reverenter exequi ut tenetur huiusmodi literas ad manus
reverenter recepit et discrete viro domino Roberto Chochrane vicario de Strablane ac
notario publico perlegendas tradidit quibus per dictum dominum Robertum alta et
intellegibili voce perlectis in presencia nobilis et potentis domini Johannis comitis de
Levenax et domini Dernle ac patroni eiusdem idem Magister Patricius prefato Magistro
Jacobo tanquam vero et indubitato preposito dicte ecciesie collegiate in actualem realem
et corporalem possessionem ac institucionem dicte prepositure juriumque et pertinen-
ciarum eiusdem dedit et deliberavit eundemque in actualem realem et corporalem huius-
modi prepositure induxit instituit et corporaliter investivit stallum in choro ex parte
australi et locum in capitulo in signum huiusmodi possessionis et institucionis eidem
assignans. Super quibus omnibus et singulis, etc."

\JFrom the Dennistotm MSS. Advocates^ Library^ vol. v. p. 163. Copied by the late
James Dennistoun of Dennistoun from the original among the Dumbarton Writs.]



328 THE PA RISH OF STRA THBLA NE.

Page 180.— Protest by the Canons of the Collegiate Church of the Blessed
Virgin Mary of Dumbarton, and ratified by Master Robert Maxwell, the
Provost, against the dilapidations of his predecessor.

25th February, 1522.

" Quo die comparuerunt discreti viri domini Johannes Akynhed Robertus Palmer
Umfredus Lyndissay et Thomas Palmer capellani sive canonici ecclesie collegiate beate
Marie virginis burgi de Dunbertane coram venerabili et egregio viro Magistro Roberto
Maxwel preposito predicte ecclesie collegiate et ibidem predicti capellani uno in assensu
et consensu per modum querele sive queremonie prefato preposito ut eorum supperiori et
magistro fecerunt et sibi dixerunt quod nuper venerat ad eorum aures quod Magister
Jacobus Steuard canonicus Glasguensis et quondam prepositus prefate ecclesie collegiate
terras ecclesiasticas et ecclesias juste pertinentes et spectantes prepositure et ipsis
capellanis sive canonicis imposuit et assedavit et ad feodifirmam dimisit diversis
generossis hominibus sine assensu et consensu dictorum capellanorum in prejudicium
successorum prefati prepositi et dictorum capellanorum et suorum successorum. Et pro
remedio juris solempniter protestaverunt prefatum prepositum et idem prepositus
omnia et singula predicta per prefatos capellanos ratificavit et approbavit et cum hoc
prefatas assedaciones ecclesiarum et terrarum ecclesiasticarum eiodem collegio juste
pertinencium adnullavit cassavit et adnichillavit et pro remedio juris solempniter
protestavit quando et ubi tempus requireret. Acta fuerunt hsec," etc.

{From the Dennistonn MSS. Advocates' Library^ vol. v. p. 163. Copied by the late
James Dennistoun of Dennistoun from the original among the Dumbarton Writs.]



APPENDIX VII.



PROTESTANT MINISTERS OF STRATHBLANE.



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Page 203. — The Session Records of Strathblane.

The earliest of the Session Records of Strathblane are contained in a small quarto
volume, the leaves of which are so worn and brittle that the greatest care is required
when handling them, and age and damp have made them so brown and so destroyed
the colour of the ink that it is a work of much difficulty to read the entries. The
dates unfortunately have fared badly ; very many of them are quite worn away and
others illegible. The volume begins thus—

The compt of receipts be the Sessione of Strablane sence the 17 of May 1651.
The following are specimens of the entries : —
Imprimis Receved from Jonet Risk anent ane bill givin in vpon Margaret

Loggane of Ballagane

Mair from Jonet Leitch, fornicator with Gilbert Dowgle,

Mair from Gilbert Dowgle

Mair from Marion Rankine for hir breatch of the Saboth
Mair from James Brasch anent his breatch of the Saboth
Mair from Margret Grahame, fornicator with the said William Mark,
merkis, quhilk Archibald Edmonstoune, elder, keipit up for sklait
he gave for the Kirkis wse.
And so on ; the fines being principally for breaches of the fourth and seventh com-
mandments.

On the fifth page is the following :^

Ane accompt of debursements for the use of the Kirk and yeirly feyalls to Com-
missioneris of the Generall Assemblie and Synod Clerkis, Presbytery Clerk and officer,
and clerk and officer of the Session of Strablaine as follows.

The following are specimens of the entries : —
Imprimis givin at Candellmess 1652 for ane sandglasse. ....

Mair for hinging of the joggs at the Kirk doore

Mair for ane harne gowne for the vse of adultereris

Mair givin to the Commissioner who was sent from the Presbytery the 8 of

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Mair givin for ane Kirk box to William Rede wright in Glasgow and for two

Keyis to it 05 00 o

Mair givin to Mr. Allane Fergussoun who was sent Commissioner be the

Presbitery to the Generall Assemblie 1652

Mair givin to Gilbert Maiklum clerk for his service the yeir 1653

Mair givin to William Hendrie for his attendance at the synod being ane

rulling elder

Mair givin to James Rankine officer to buy ane shooe to his foot .

Mair givin to Robert Leitch officer to the presbitrie for 3 yeiris bygone

service 03 00 o

Mair givin to Gilbert Maiklum clerk for his paynes he had in sumouning

disobedient personnis to the Sessione the space of 14 weicks . . . 01 16 o
Mair givin to Mr. William Camrone student of theologie at the College of

Glasgow for the yeir 1664 05 00 o

Mair givin to the Clerk of the Synod 3 lb be Mr. Jo" Cochrane out of the

sex shs sterling and a groat that he received of the coUectioune out

of the place of Mugdock and that for his feyell for Septr 1668 and

Apprill 1689.
Mair by ordina'=^ of the Session the 8 of August 1669 to George Maiklum

servant to my lady Marquesse of Montrosse 58/6 for the delyvering of

two commimione silver cups quhilk my Lady Marquesse gifted for the

vse of the Paroche and Session.
the 27 of November [1670] thair was 20 shs receivit from Duncane

Fischer of Penneltie anent his scandellous misscariage with Joane

Robisoun quhilk was givin to John M<=Cal]y poor and blind in this

paroch
Mair debursed be Archibald Edmonstoune younger 6 lib of the mortcloath

money that the said Archibald had in the box quhilk was givin to the

.... George Grahame maltman in Glasgow in name and on behalf of

Ludovick FairfouUis Clerk to the Synod.

The Collectiones for the poore from the 7 day of February 1669.

The following are specimens of the entries : —

The 7 day of February 1669 collected be Walter Buchanane . . . . 5 sh 6<* and at
command givin to ane poor criple man 4 sh remanes i8'^-

Wpoune the 22 of August collected be Robert Hendrie 4 sh quhilk was givin to
ane poor supplicant ane lamed sojer — lykwyse collected the said day be Robert
Scheirer 22*^-

October 18 1669.
The quhilk day convened minister and elderis for [distributioun] of the poores
money quhilk was distributed as followes —

Jo"- M'^Callay recevit . 36 sh Matthew Ware. . . 20 sh
W"- Miller, poor . . 30 „ Jonet Gairner . . . 20 „

Christine Ridd . . . 40 „ Robert M'^Indoe



APPENDIX VII.— PROTESTANT MINISTERS OF STRA THBLANE. 33 1

The 27 of February 1670 we had no sermone in respect of the ministeris seicknes.

The 6 of March we had no sermone in respect of the ministeris seicknes.

The 17 of JuUy collected be Walter M^Calpine 2sh. 2d. and be ... . Maiklume
3sh. 4d. quhilk 4od. was givin to ane poore woman quha had 7 fatherlesse childrine.

Wpon the 4 of December 1670 collected be Robert Hendrie 3sh. 4d. an be Robert
Scheirer 6sh. 2d. of the quhilk thair was givin be the said Robert Scheirer 4sh. to the
gude wyf of the kirk house for quartring ane poor distressed gentlewoman.

The II of December collected be Robert Hendrie I4d. quhilk he gave the said
I4d. and 2d. more to ane poor woman.

30 July 1 67 1. Givin out be Robert Foster 4osh. for ane aiken jeast to the wester
loft.

The 7 of August 1671. Givin out at directioun be Robert Foster 6sh. lod. to ane
boy quho caried ane letter to Dumbartane to Mr. George Stirling for to pritch at the
communioun.

Mair debursed be Robert Foster to Heelane Lennox poore and on sick bed 6sh. 8d.
for drink the 8 of JuUy 1672 resting yet be Robert Foster, 17 . 3 . 6.

The 13 of August we had no sermone in respect of the ministeris sicknes.

The (15) of October collected to ane Christine Buchanane quho has ane daughter
in distractioune recomendit be the prisbiterie of Dumbartane and recommendit to our
Session and quhilk Robert Foster collected and was ordained to be givin to Archibald
Edmonstoune collector for the same.

The 3 of December we had no sermon in respect of the ministeris [sicknes].

The 10 of December we had no sermon.

Givin out be Patrick Maiklume 6sh. 8d. to HeeHne Lonex poore on sick bed to buy
drink.

1672. The 17 day of Apprill 1672 being ane day of humiliatioune thair was collected
be Jo"- M'^Coull 2sh. 8d. and be Walter M^Callay 4sh.

The 13 of October collected be Walter Buchanane 4sh. the quhilk [be command] ot
the Session the 6 of October the said Walter Buchanane was ordaned to give to the
clerk for a nights quartering ane supplicant namit W"- Murray recommendit by severell
bisshops 6sh. 8d.

August 1673.
There was intimat ane order from the Counsell [as to con]fynment of severall
Christianes taken by the Turkes [and ordaining] that ane coUectioun be gathered through
the Kingdome for [thair releif] Walter M^Calpine is to collect the nixt ensueing [Sabbath].

January 5 1673.

The quhilk day collected be John Rankine and Robert Foster 5sh. quhilk John
Rankine keips ; givin out be Jo"- Rankine 38sh. to young Archibald Edmonstoune
quhen he was a buying the mortcloath.

The 9 of February collected be William Grahame and his nibour 5sh. lod. quhill
the said day Jo°- Rankine gave in his 30sh. 4d . that remayned undebursed of the quarters



^2>2 THE PARISH OF STRATHBLANE.

coUectioun to Jo"- M'^CouU to help to pay for the frinzies to the [mortjcloath that was
weiving in Glasgow : the said day W'"- Grahame [was ordainit to] to give 6sh. to ana
poor supplicant.

January 15 1674.

The quhilk day conveaned minister and elders efter specified efter oncalling of the
name of God Archibald Edmonstoune, Jo"- M'^Coull, Walter Buchanane, William
Grahame, met for the distributing the poors money that is yit resting in the hands
of Jo"- M'=Coull Walter M'^Calpine Walter M'=Callay quhilk sowme in thair hands comes
to 05 07 10 (then follow names of poor persons and the sums they received).

Wpoun the 25 of June John Grahame of Dougalstoune baillie to the marquesse of
Montrosse gave to the minister 13s. 4d. [receavit in] in the court anent ane oath, and
the minister gave the [said] sum to ... . Williamesone poor in great distres.

Wpoun the first of November 1674 thair was collected 24sh. for the vse of ane young
boy that was cuted of the stone gravell in the [paroche] of Lusse quhilk was sent to
Mr. Walter Stirling in Bald ....

The 31 of January [1675] collected be John Rankine 4sh. 2d. of the quhilk thair was
givin of it 2sh. to ane poor heighland woman quho had ane poor fatherles chyld
baptized at our church.

The 18 of February at command of the minister thar was givin to William

quho was going to Londone 2 markis of the abov namit collectione so that thar remaynes
no more till this lyne of poors money bot the gud tumours and of french turnouris
I2sh. 8d.i

Wpon the 27 of June thair was no sermone throw the ministeris wnweellnes.

18 JuUy 1675. The quhilk day Gilbert Maiklume clerk did delyver 48sh. 4d.
turnouris and good money that remayned wndebursed of the money that was col-
lected be Jo"- Rankine and Jo"- M<=Cowle to the [poor] with 5sh. 4d. that Patrick
Maiklume had of his collectioune.

Wpon the 28 of JuUy being ane day of humiliatioune thair was collected be Archi-
bald Edmonstone 4od. quhairof givin to ane poor man and a poor woman.

Summa of Archibald Edmonstoun
his quarter collectioun wndebursed

is 4.4.8.

mair givin be Archibald Edmonstoune to ane boy quho brought vp the actis of the
[Assemblie] of the church from Humphra Colquhoune 6shs. in Archibald

Edmonstounes hand wndebursed 3. 18.8.

The last of October collected be William Grahame 5 sh. [quhairof] givin to the
clerk 2sh. 4d. for drink to ane poor fatherlesse and motherlesse [bairn in] sicknes
in the hill of Dunglasse.

1 A turner or tumour was a copper coin, the same as a bodle or boddle, equal to two pence Scots. It
was first coined in Scotland by King James VI., and continued in use in the reigns of Kings Charles I.
and II. There was a French coin, a tournois, from which no doubt the Scottish coin took its name,
which was current in Scotland before the turner was introduced, and which continued in circulation
along with it.



APPENDIX VII.— PROTESTANT MINISTERS OF STRATHBLANE. 333

Wpoun the 17 day of November thair was receivit be the clerk from James
my lord Marquesse officer 8sh, that the baillzea took for ane [oath] in his court, the
quhilk 8sh. Walter Buchanan e receivit till his compt.

The 19 day [December 1675] thar was no collection gathered throw fewnes of
people and ane stormye day.

Wpoun the 6 day of February [1676] thar was no coUectioun throw stormynisse
of the day and fewnes of people.

Wpoun'the 27 of February the Session ordained I2sh. that remayned of [William]
Grahames old collectioun to be given to ane poor lad of to buy drink now

in his sad seiknes, that the clerk gave out.

Wpoun the 29 day of May 1676 thar was sermone keepit bot no collectioun
[received] throw the fewnes of people.

16 July 1676. Collected be the said Archibald Edmonstoune 5s. 6d.

By direction givine be him to two of the Kings Blewgowns 6s. 8d.

[There are no Session Records between August 1676 and August 1691.]

Strathblane 2 of August 1691.
The quhilk day M""- James Elphinstowne minister, Walter M'^Indoe, Archibald Foyer,

William Browne elderis sitting in session.

In the first the session admittis John Foyer clerk to the preceding. ^

The quhilk day William Browne is appointit by the Session to attend the presbitrie

at Dumbarton wpon Tuysday nixt.

30 of August 1 69 1.

The quhilk day comperit John and Robert Leitches and Mathew Prowan and con-
fesseit thar breatch of the Sabboth day by streaking, scolding and flytting but denyit
cursing and sweiring.

The quhilk day John and Robert Leitches and Mathew Prowan is sumoned apud
acta to compeir the nixt Sabboth and Mathew Prowan apointed to bring his wyfif.
(Date illegible.)

The quhilk day John and Robert Leitches is appointed by the session to appeir
beff"or the kongregatione wpon the place appointed this day fourtnight to evidence thar
repentance for thar breach of the Sabath, Mathew Prowan and his wyff this day
tuentie dayes. (Date illegible.)

The session appointit Archibald Foyer thesurar to gift to Alexander M'^Alpin a
poor man but known by the session to be honest this days collection which was one
pound aucght penyes [quhilk] the said Archibald did.

4 October 1691. The quhilk day John and Robert Leitches in Duntreth Mathew
Prowan and his wyff did all of them appeir publicklie and gave outward evidence
of ther repentance for the breatch of the Sabbath and war absolvit.

1 Many of the entries which follow, particularly those relating to breaches of the seventh command-
ment, are not of general interest, or suitable for this book.



334



THE PARISH OF STRA THBLANE.



The said day the sessione appointis Walter M'^Indoe to attend the sinod at Glasgow
on Tuysday and Wedensday next.

Advertisment was given to the congregatione the last lords day of this dayes
colection that it was to be given to one John Key wnder a fitt of distraction the
session appointis Archibald Foyer to gif it to Robert Key his father to goe to the
doctouris with him quhilk the said Archibald did extending to thrie pund sax shilling