Act for a market and fairs in favour of [John Fleming], earl of Wigtown

Our sovereign lady and estates of parliament, considering that fairs and markets in convenient places tend much to the good and advantage of the inhabitants thereof and of her majesty's other lieges dwelling near thereto, and that it is very fit for these ends to authorise a weekly market and four yearly fairs, upon the days following, at the Kirk of Denny belonging to John, earl of Wigtown, and lying within the shire of Stirling, and two yearly fairs on the days following at the Newton of Cumbernauld, lying in the said shire and belonging to the said earl, do therefore, by this act, appoint a weekly market to be kept in all time coming at the said Kirk of Denny upon every Wednesday, and four fairs to be held at the same place yearly in all time coming, one thereof upon the last Wednesday of April, another upon 22 June, another upon 4 August and the other upon 5 November, and also appoint two fairs to be kept yearly in all time coming at the said Newton of Cumbernauld, one thereof upon the first Friday of February, and the other on 29 October; and have given and granted and hereby give and grant to the said earl, his heirs and successors, the right and privilege of keeping the said weekly market and yearly fairs at the said respective places for all kinds of merchandise, with all the tolls, customs and casualties thereof and all other liberties, privileges and advantages used and wont to belong to any having the privilege of keeping fairs and markets within this kingdom. Extract.

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.69.