VIII. Thane of Cawdor’s Western Journey, 1591.

THE following extracts are taken from a little book of sixteen leaves, which notes the Thane’s personal and travelling expenses from 20th September to 7th November 1591. The first three days’ expenses are given in full; afterwards only extracts.

 

ALEXANDER CAMPBELL THE LARD OF CALDER

HIS PURSMAISTERIS COMPT.

   In Taylone the xx day of September 1591 resauit fra Johne Caldar 

ic merk    

   Item deliuerit to Makconchie Stronechormicheis man the same day, that brought the aquavytie 

vj s. viij d.    

xxi day of September being Tysday.

   Item giffin to the gall boyis wyfe in Innerreray for your denner in meit 

v s.    

   Item fyve quartis aill 

viij s.    

   Item ane quart wyne 

xiij s. iiij d.    

   Item thrie muskingis aquavitye 

xv s.    

   Item giffin to the gardiner for the peirs and plowmis he brocht unto yow in that hous 

iij s. iiij d.    

   Item giffin to the puir ther 

xxviij d.    

   Item giffin to the ferrioris for taking yow to Doundaraw fra Innerreray 

vj s. viij d.    

xxij day of September being Wednesday in Doundaraw.

   Item giffin to the portar ther 

vj s. viij d.    

   Item giffin to the woman that maid your bedis ther 

vj s. viij d.    

   Item giffin to the cuik ther 

vj s. viij d.    

   Item to the boyis that ferreit owir out of Doundaraw 

v s.    

   Item giffin in Lochgyllisheid to the puire 

xvj d.    

   Item to the men of the boat that come with yow to the Carrik out of Lochgyllisheid 

xiij s. iiij d.    

   Item giffin to the boy that ye send out of Doundaraw to Lochgyllisheid to provyd ane boat for yow 

vj s. viij d.    

   Item to ane boy of your awin ye send bak to Doundaraw for the venesone, to be his expenssis to Striveling 

vj s. viij d.    

xxiiij day of September being Fuiresday in the Carrik.

   Item giffin ther in the Carrik to the portar 

vj s. viij d.    

   Item to the men of the boat that came with your servandis to Camsranniche 

vj s. viij d.    

xxiij day of September being Fryday in Dounnone.

   Item your boyis supper upone Fuiresday at even, being four boyis 

iij s. iiij d.    

xxv day of September Satterday.

   Item giffin in Downone to the servand woman that maid your beddis in John Dowis hous 

vj s. viij d.    

   Item giffin to the gudewife of the house for four quartis aill and twa queyt braid brocht to your chalmer 

viij s.    

   Item giffin to the ferrior of Finlestoun for ferreing Alexander and your haill boyis 

ij s.    

   Item to the ferrior of the wattir of Levin 

iiij d.    

   Item your collatioun in Downbartane that nicht Satterday at evin in Johne Boquhannanis hous, ane point of Spenis wyne 

x s.    

   Item ane quart aill 

ij s.    

   Item ane queyt braid 

viij d.    

   Item giffin to Donald Campbell mu Lordis chalmer boy that he geve to Grenokis boy that came with the hors to the ferrie syd 

vj s. viij d.    

xxvj of September being Sonday.

   Item giffin to yourself in the morneing in the kirkhaird to put in your nepiking end to the puire 

ij s.    

   Item your collatioun that nycht at even upon Sonday in that same house, ane point wyne Sak 

x s.    

   Item ane quart aill 

ij s.    

   Item ane queyt braid 

viij d.    

xxvij of September being Munounday passit out of

Downbartane to Glesgow.

   Item giffin to Johne Caldar to pay for your hors being four in numbir quhilk came to Downbartane upon the xxij day of September and remanit ther till Munounday at ten houris the xxvij day of September, for ther stray 

xx s.    

   Item giffin to Johne Caldar to pay for ther corne induring that space 

lvj s.    

   Item for half pek of malt to your broun geldin 

iij s. iiij d.    

   Item for braid to your geldin enduring that space 

v s.    

   Item for candill 

xj d.    

   Item giffin to Johne Caldar his wage fra the xxij day of September at none till Sonday in the morneing the xxvj of September 

xx s.    

   Item the twa boyis wage that keipit your hors, Glassan and Michell, fra the xxij of September being Wednesday till xxvij of September being Munounday at evin 

xv s.    

   Item giffin to Panttone his wage fra Satterday ay none the xxv till Mounounday at evin the xxvij day of September 

iij s.    

   Item to James Deusour and his halk fra xxvj of September till Munounday at evin the xxvij 

xij s.    

   Item the cuik Dauid for that space 

viij s.    

   Item your chalmer fie for twa nychtis Satturday at evin and Sonday in Johne Boquhannanis hous 

xiij s. iiij d.    

   Item giffin for oylling your buttis ther 

xij d.    

27 of September 1591.

   Item quhen ye lichtit in Glasgow upon Munounday eftir none at twa houris ye came to your lodging in Androw Baillies hous the gude wyfe brocht to yow to your chalmer the lairdis Ellangirrik Barbrek Nether Craignes with uthiris money gentill men and refusit to drink na uther drink bot wyne Sak, of wyne Sack thrie pointis 

xxx s.    

   Item ane quarter queyt braid 

viij d.    

   Item for penis

xvj d.    

   Item ane quart aill 

xx d.    

   Item your collatioun at evin on Numounday the same persones with yow all ane point Spenis wyne 

x s.    

   Item ane point of Frence wyne 

vj s. viij d.    

   Item ane quart aill 

xx d.    

   Item ane braid 

viij d.    

   xxviij of September being Tysday.

   Item giffin to Effie Campbell for your dischone, the haill barronis and gentill men foirsaid with yow for biff, mowtoun, soddin and rostit keponis, braid and aill 

xl s.    

   Item for ane quart Spenis wyne 

xx s.    

   Item ane point Frence wyne 

vj s. viij d.    

   Item ane musking aquavytie 

vj s.    

   Item your collatioun et evin on Tysday, the haill baronis and gentill men foirsaid with yow, ane point of Spenis wyne 

x s.    

   Item ane point Frence wyne 

vj s. viij d.    

   Item any quart aill 

xx d.    

   Item any queyt braid 

viij d.    

   Item giffin to the toun pyper 

vj s. viij d.    

xxix day of September being Wednesday.

   Item that day eftir none in your chalmer with certane of the Cambellis of Angus with yow, ane chopine wyne 

v s.    

   Item your collatioun that nycht at evin, the haill foirsaidis barronis and gentill men with yow, ane point of Spenis wyne 

x s.    

   Item giffin to John Gillianis wyfe, that wes awin hir for aquavytie quhilk scho sent to Edinburgh at the Lairdis command derectit to Effie thereanent with Panttone the Lairdis awin seruand, and also for the wessellis that the aquavytie was intill 

xviij lib. xv s.    

   Item to Johne Calder for twa new gerthis and setting ane bowkill upon your geldingis hawsing gerth 

ix s.    

The last of September being Fuiresday.

   Item giffin for ane new skabart to your heland sowrd cutting and dressing and ane new fisch handall 

xx s.    

   Item for ane new schorne bit to your geldin 

vj s.    

   Item to the sowrd-slipperis boy, drink silver 

xij d.    

   Item to John Londie playar on the lut 

vj s. viij d.    

The first of October being Fryday.

   Item giffin for ane queyt bridill to the geldin broun 

xij s.    

   Item giffin to the Lawland harper 

vj s. viij d.    

   Item your collatioun at evin that day the saidis gentill men all with yow, ane point Frence wyne 

vj s. viij d.    

The second of October being Satterday.

   Item giffin to the smyth for your broun geldin schone 

xiij s. iiij d.    

The thrid of October being Sonday.

   Item giffin to the gude wyfe for sax nichtis the chalmer fie frae Munounday at evin the xxvij day of September till Sonday in the morning the third of October, half merk the nicht,, in candill beddis and fyre extending in haill 

xl s.    

   Item to the cordiner for dressing and treeing your buttis 

iij s. iiij d.    

   Item your hors enterit in stabill in Glesgow upone the xxvij day of September at twa houris eftir none, fyve hors in the haill with Wattie Cunynghames hors, the fyve hors in strae in the nicht x s. and cornee halfe firlat halfe pek, and the haill day corne ane firlat half pek, quhilk continewit till Fryday in the morning the first of October, quhilk day Wattie Cunynghame passit to Edinburgh and his hors, and your awin four hors remanit thereaftir in that stabill till Sonday the thrid of October, thay wer in strae the nicht viij s. in corne halff firlott and in the haill day ane firlott morning and eueninge. 

   Item in corne eftir the said raikning 

iij lib. xij s.    

   Item in strae 

lvj s.    

   Item for maill to your gelding 

ij pekis ij s.    

   Item your collatioun at evin in Parttie Bairis hous iij chopinis Frence wyne 

x s.    

The fourth of October being Munounday in Litgow.

   Item giffin to Glassan to rin to Clarkintoun 

xij d.    

The fyft of October being Munounday in Edinbrughe.

   Item your collatioun in Peit Lindsayis hous, Mr. James Wardlaw with yow, James Harvie, Alexander Campbell and Johne Calder, everay man v s. 

xxv s.    

The saxt of October being Wednesday in Edinbrughe 1591.

   Item your dischone in Peit Lindsayis hous, the haill band of gentill men being with yow, by wyne extendis to 

xl s.    

   Item thrie pointtis of wyne quherof ane point of Spenis wyne 

xxij s.    

   Item to your cordiner Mongo Hendersone for his furnessing of schone sen ye come out of the norland anno 1590 efter Mertimes as his compt bairis and als for ane pair of wait ledder schone firnessit to yow the same day extending in the haill 

v lib. xij d.    

The vij day of October being Fuiresday in Edinbrughe.

   Item giffin to the blind puir man that playis throw the toun upon ane certane instrument 

xij d.    

   Item giffin to Alexander Makkessake to drink with the ansor of the lettres he brocht fra the Pryor and his awin maister out of Striveling 

iij s. iiij d.    

The viij of October being Fryday in Edinbrughe.

   Item for ane quinzdor to yourself 

xxiiij s.    

The ix day of October being Satterday in Edinburghe.

   Item in John Tamsones house in Litgow this day eftir none as ye lichtit ther, ane point of Spenis wyne 

x s.    

The x day of October being Sonday in Litgow.

   Item giffin to Tullibarnes boy that come with the gray naig that Tullibarne lent unto yow to Litgow his wages on Satterday at evin and Sonday in the morning as ye commandit your self 

xl d.    

   Item for braid that your twa hors gat at evin that nycht, with the broun cursour 

v s.    

   Item giffin to the litill boy that held your hors 

viij d.    

   Item Johne Calderis wage fra Sonday at evin eftir supper the thrid of October till Sonday at evin the tent of October 

lij s.    

x October 1591 in Stirling.

   Item your collatioun in Kathereen Paleis hous, Ellangerrik and uthir barronis with yow, ane point of Spenis wyne, ane point Frence wyne 

xvj s. viij d.    

The xj day of October being Munounday in Stirling.

   Item to the cutlar for scharing away the handis of your knyffis 

viij d.    

   Item ane point Spenis wyne in the morneing or ye passit to my lord, certane of the gentill men with yow 

x s.    

The xij October being Tysday.

   Item giffin to the ferrior of Forth for your ferreing Alexander Campbellis and your hors ye trystit my Lord Morray in Doun 

xxij d.    

   Item in Down to the boy that led your hors 

ij s.    

   Item giffin to Angus Liche to mak by sic thingis neccessar for Collin to tak his disais away 

l s.    

xiij October, Stirling.

   Item your collatioun at evin in Kateren Paleis, my Lord Morray with yow, ane point Spenis wyne 

x s.    

The xiiij day of October 1591, being Fuiresday in Lithe.

   Item for braid to your hors the morning 

xl d.    

[15th October still in Leith.]

The xvj day of October being Saturday in Sterling.

   Item giffin to Dowglas the daft hussie 

vj s. viij d.    

   Item for baiking the hors braid in loiffis 

xij d.    

   Item giffin to the stabillar for your hors on Munounday at evin, the tent of October, being fywe hors in number on Maunounday all nycht Tysday all nycht and Fryday all nycht sax hors, your littill naig all nycht on Wednesday and on Fuiresday all nycht, ilk hors in the nycht twa s. extending in the haill to 

xlvj s.    

   Item sevin dowsand of braid to your cursour and broun geldin, ilk hors the day as ye commandit your self to Johne Calder viij braid, four braid at everay wattering to the hors, pryce of the braid iij d. extending in the haill to 

xxi s.    

[On 17th and 18th October still in Stirling.]

xix October being Tysday in Sterling.

   Item to Gillespik the fule 

vj s. viij d.    

   Item ane point of Spenis wyne to your chalmer or ye raid to Kilbryd 

x s.    

xxiiij October being Sonday in Stirling.

   Item the Laird come at x hours at evin to Stirling, Johne Calder and Wattie Boquhannan with him with sindrie utheris that sat at the buird, the gud [wife] tuik for your meit onlie 

xxiiij s.    

xxv October 1591 Munounday ye left Stirling and come to Edinburgh.

   Item giffin to the smyth for schoing Lochboy 

x s.    

   Item giffin to Angus Liche his waige, quha enterit thairto in Stirling to await upone the bairne Collin the thrid day of October being Sonday at nyn houris in the morneing, till Wednesday xxvij day of October, ilk day viij s. summa 

ix lib. xij s.    

   Item his man his wage the dayis foirsaid 

xxxvj s.    

   Item for ane point Spenis wyne ye drunk in John Thomesones hous, the bischope of Argyll with yow 

x s.    

xxvj October being Tysday in Edinburgh.

   Item your dischone in Mr. James Wardlaw his chalmer twa dowsand pennie pyis 

ij s.    

   Item twa menschattis [fine flour rolls]

xij d.    

xxxj October being Sonday in Edinburgh.

   Item to the begaris at the kirk doir 

viij d.    

The first November being Munounday in Edinburgh.

   Item giffin for ane pair of buttis to yourself 

xl s.    

   Item to Gillecrist to tak him to Argyll and the littill naig 

xiij s. iiij d.    

6 day of November being Satterday in Edinburgh.

   Item giffin to Michell Libertoun for poling your heid [cutting your hair] 

vj s. viij d.    

This compt was maid in Edinburgh the vij day of November

1591 yeiris.

   Summa of Alexander Campbellis resait 

xiijxx xij lib. ij s.    

   Summa debursit of the foirsaid sowme of resait 

xijxx xvij lib. iij s.    

   Sua restis on Alexander

xij lib. vi s. x d.    

JANE LAUDER.1    

  

1  The widow of the murdered Thane.

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