Of forestallers

Item, it is statute and ordained that no forestallers be found buying victuals, fish, meat or other stuff, or the same be presented to the market nor yet in to the market or the time of day statute and ordained thereto, under the pain of imprisonment of their persons and escheating of all such goods sold or arled by them, that is to say, the two parts to the king's grace, the third part to the sheriff or officer of the shire, provost, bailies and burgh officers, or to any others who finds them doing in the contrary hereof.

  1. NAS, PA2/8, II, f.20v; NAS, PA2/8, III, f.14v-15r. Back
  2. Marginalia: 'superseded', deleted. Also, 'P', in PA2/8, II version. Back
  3. 'Money given in confirmation of a bargain; earnest-money' [DSL]. Back