Act in favour of the goldsmiths

Our sovereign lord, with advice and consent of the three estates of this present parliament, ratifies and approves the gift granted by his highness, under his privy seal, of the date of 3 January 1586 [1587], to the deacon and master of the goldsmith craft and their successors and whole privileges, liberties and immunities therein specified concerning the said art and craft, providing always the same gift and ratification thereof in this present parliament in no way shall be prejudicial to the appointment and decreet arbitral lately given and pronounced by his highness and certain other judges, arbitrators, between the merchants and craftsmen of Edinburgh, and likewise that the power granted to them therein for convening of whatsoever person, contravener of their acts, etc., in no way shall be further extended but to such persons that dwell, remain and contravene any of their acts within the said burgh of Edinburgh, liberty and jurisdiction thereof.

  1. NAS, PA2/13, f.142v. Back
  2. 'P.' written in margin. Back