Act in favour of the town of Dalkeith

Our sovereign lord and three estates of parliament, understanding that how his majesty, upon good considerations moving his highness and estates of parliament for the time in the parliament held at Edinburgh on 29 November 1581, altered and changed the market day of the said town and burgh of Dalkeith from the Sunday, to be held weekly in time coming upon the Thursday, and for supporting of the said town and burgh and the inhabitants thereof assigned and granted a fair yearly to be held within the said burgh on 10 October in all times coming, with all freedoms, liberties, privileges and commodities, likewise and as freely in all respects as any fair day is granted to any burgh of barony within this realm; and also decreed, ordained and declared that it shall be lawful to his majesty's lieges resorting and repairing to the House o' Muir with sheep, cattle and other goods on Thursdays weekly to bring the goods that shall rest unsold the said day on Friday thereafter to the said burgh of Dalkeith, there to be sold for furnishing of his highness and his lieges resorting thereto, as at more length is contained in the said act; therefore have ratified and approved and, by the tenor hereof, ratify, approve and confirm the said act granted to the said burgh in all heads, articles, points and clauses thereof, after the form and tenor of the same, and ordains letters of publication to be directed hereupon, if need be, in the appropriate form.

  1. NAS, PA2/13, f.150v. Back
  2. 'P.' written in margin. Back