Concerning victualling of ships passing to the north fishings

Item, our sovereign lord and his three estates convened in this present parliament statute and ordain that the customs officers and searchers shall take inquisition and note what quantity of victual every ship or vessel takes in at her passing to Loch Broom and other north isles and lochs in the harvest season in fishing, and take surety that they shall return the third part of their landings of herring or white fish within this firth or other free burghs to be sold to our sovereign lord's lieges for their sustenance and furnishing of the country under the pain of £100.

  1. NAS, PA2/13, f.98r. Back
  2. 'V.' written in margin. Back