Act for a weekly market and two fairs in favour of Sir Robert Dickson of Inveresk

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 to be kept on Tuesday at the town of Inveresk, lying in the shire of Edinburgh, belonging to Sir Robert Dickson of Inveresk, and two yearly fairs to be held, upon the days following, at the said town, do therefore, by this act, appoint a market to be kept weekly on Tuesday in all time coming at the said town of Inveresk, and also two fairs to be held yearly thereat, one thereof to begin upon the second Tuesday of July and the other upon the first Wednesday of October, and each of them to continue from the respective days of their beginning to the Saturday of that week; and have given and granted and hereby give and grant to the said Sir Robert Dickson, his heirs and successors, the right and privilege of keeping the said weekly market and yearly fairs 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.

  1. NAS. PA2/39, f.69v-70.