Order: concerning chamber rents for members of parliament
Order anent the prices of chamber rents

Whereas it was ordained by the parliament that [Sir Alexander Falconer of] Halkerton, the lairds [Sir Gilbert Ramsay of] Balmain and [Sir Michael Balfour of] Denmilne, with [John Lepar], provost of St Andrews, should regulate the prices for meat, drink and chamber rents for furnishing beds, fire and candle, these are to testify that the chamber rent is appointed to be for the master's bed 6s, the man's bed 4s, and fire and candle 6s every night from the down sitting of the parliament to the rising thereof, agreed upon by them, and that notwithstanding of any condition by the gentlemen themselves or their servants, and that this was done by all the aforenamed persons. I, Sir Gilbert Ramsay of Balmain, do testify by this act subscribed by my hand at St Andrews, 4 February 1646. Signed thus, G. Ramsay. Which order, being read in audience of the parliament, they interpose the authority of parliament thereto and ordain the magistrates of St Andrews to see the same orders put to execution.

  1. NAS. PA2/23, f.371v.