2Act concerning the deane of gildis jurisdictioun in burrowis

Forsamekle as oure soverane lord and estaitis of this present parliament, having considderit how necessair and expedient it is that the power and jurisdictioun of the deane of gild and thair counsaill within burgh be approvit and allowit as it is now usit in the toun of Edinburgh, quhilk is to the greit furtherance of justice to oure soverane lordis leigis in all materis and actionis concerning merrchandis betuix merchand and merchand and betuix merchand and mariner, quhilkis actionis aucht not nor suld not byd delay bot be exped and decernit be the deane of gild and his counsaill summarlie as men chosin and appointit yeirlie be the counsaill of the burgh maist apt and able to juge and decerne in all actionis concerning merchandis as said is; tuhairfoir oure said soverane lord, with advise of the estaitis in this present parliament, ratifies and confermis the jugement of the said deane of gild and his counsaill in all actionis concerning merchandis as the same is sett doun be the provest, ballies, counsaill and deconis of the burgh of Edinburgh and to have full strenth and effect in all tymes according to the lovable forme of jugement usit in all the guid townis of France and Flanderis, quhair burses ar erected and constitute, and speciallie in Paris, Rowen, Burdeaulx, Rochell, and the particular forme thairof to be sett doun agane in this present perliament.

  1. NAS, PA2/15, f.19r-19v.
  2. The letter 'V.' written in the margin.