That househaldaris have bybillis and psalme buikis, cap. 5

2Item, it is statute and ordanit be oure soverane lord and his thrie estaitis in this present parliament that all gentilmen, houshaldaris and utheris worth thrie hundreth merkis of yeirlie rent or abone, and all substantious yemen or burgessis, likewise houshaldaris, estemit worth fyve hundreth pundis in landis or guidis, be haldin to have a bible and psalme buke in vulgare language in thair housis for the better instructioun of thame selffis and thair fameliis in the knawlege of God, within yeir and day efter the dait heirof, ilk persone undir the pane of ten pundis; and that the provest and baillies of ilk burgh, and sic persone in every parochyne to landwart as salhave the kingis commissioun, searche, inquire and try quha failyeis heirin; and they being convictit thairof, to uptak the said pane of every ane that failyeis, the thrid part to thame selffis for thair panes and the tua part to the help and releif of the puyr of the parochyne.

  1. NAS, PA2/12, f.24v.
  2. 'P' written in margin.