5th of June

St Dorotheus, of Tyre, martyr, 4th century. St Dorotheus the Theban, abbot, 4th century. St Illidius, Bishop of Auvergne, confessor, about 385. St Boniface, Archbishop of Mentz, Apostle of Germany, and martyr, 755.

 

Born. – Socrates, Grecian philosopher (6th Thargelion), B.C. 468; Joseph de Tournefort, botanist, 1656; Dr Adam Smith, political economist, 1723, Kirkcaldy; Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, 1771.
Died. – Count D’Egmont and Count Horn, beheaded at Brussels, 1568; John Henry Hottinger, learned orientalist, 1667, drowned in River Limmat; John Paisiello, musical composer, 1816, Naples; Carl Maria Von Weber, musical composer, 1826, London; Jacques Pradier, French sculptor, 1852.

 

On this Day in Other Sources.

 

In this year, 1316, Louis [X.], the French King, departs this mortal life, the 5th day of June, at his castle of Bois de Vincennes; and to him succeeds Philip [V.], (called the Long, son to Philip, the Fair,) excluding the Lady Joan [of Navarre], the daughter of [Louis I., King of Navarre], that, contrary to the salique [French common] law, demanded the crown; and to the Duke of Burgundy [Odo IV.], who pleaded for Joan [Countess of Burgundy], was given (to content him) the daughter of Philip the Long, with the heritable title of Burgundy, erected in a duchy, in marriage. 

– Historical Works, pp.88-104.

 

While the temporal wants of the inmates of the several hospitals were no doubt well attended to, the presbytery was careful of their spiritual interests. By a minute of 5th June, 1593, they “ordaine the puir folk of the Almshouse to be summoned to this daye viii dayes to compeir before them to give the confessioune of their faithe.” 

– Old Glasgow, pp.124-131.

 

The most distinguished lawyer of the seventeenth century was undoubtedly Sir John Lauder, Lord Fountainhall, son of a bailie of Edinburgh. He was born there in 1646; and after being at the old High School in 1659, and studying law at Leyden, became a member of the Faculty of Advocates on the 5th June, 1668, from which period he began industriously to record the decisions of the Court of Session. He was one of the counsel for the Earl of Argyll in 1681, and four years after was M.P. for West Lothian. 

– Old and New Edinburgh, pp.166-173.

 

At that time no theatrical representations or plays of any kind were permitted by law, unless sanctioned by an officer appointed by the crown, called Magister Ludorum, the Master of the Revels; and towards the end of the seventeenth century we find this functionary, or rather two individuals – for it appears to have been at that time a collegiate charge – interdicting the publicans from having “revels” in their houses without the requisite license. In these circumstances the magistrates came to the rescue, and the matter is thus disposed of by a minute of council, dated 5th June, 1682: “The same day ordains the provost to have a warrand for two hundred and forty pounds Scots payed to Edward and James Fountains, masters of the Revels, for descharging the Vintnors in toune of the charges of horning given them for keeping games of playes of quhatsomever kynd in their housis, and for frieing them of the lyke in time coming during their gift” – that is, during the time that the two masters had a gift of the office. 

OId Glasgow, pp.276-289.

 

June 5 [1683]. – At the circuit court at Stirling, a man was tried for reviling a parson ‘in causing the piper play The Deil stick the Minister. Sundry pipers were there present as witnesses to declare it was the name of ane spring.’ – Foun

– Domestic Annals, pp.322-337.

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