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29th of July

St Martha, virgin, sister of Mary and Lazarus. Saints Simplicius and Faustinus, brothers, and their sister Beatrice, martyrs, 303. St Olaus, king of Sweden, martyr. St Olaus or Olave, king of Norway, martyr, 1030. St William, bishop of St Brieuc, in Brittany, confessor, about 1234.

Born. – Albert I., emperor of Germany, 1248.
Died. – Philip I., king of France, 1108, Melun; Sebastian, king of Portugal, killed near Tangiers, 1578; Pope Urban VIII., 1644; Augustus William Ernesti, editor of Livy, 1801, Leipsic; Dr Thomas Dick, author if various scientific works, 1857, Broughty Ferry, Forfarshire.

On this Day in Other Sources.

The Queen’s women, formed a great object of her solicitude, though she had nothing like the female establishments of modern courts. The Maries, who were associated with her, in her infancy, continued still about her; Mary Fleming, Mary Betown, Mary Livingston, Mary Seton; besides other dames, damoisellis, and maidinnis: But Mademoiselle de Pinguillion was her chief lady, who in Randolph’s letters to Cecil, obtained the name of Pigillion. Before the Queen set out on her short tour, in September 1561, there were several payments, by the Treasurer, for saddles, and bridles, to twelve of the Queen’s ladies, and for black riding cloaks to fifteen of the same ladies. During some time, after the Queen’s return, the clothes and equipments, for herself, her ladies, and attendants, were black; and some of the servants wore black grey. Randolph intimated to Cecil, speaking of the intended interview, between the two Queens, that to avoid expenses, it was determined, that all men should wear nothing but black cloth; as the Queen had not cast off her mourning garments. She continued her mourning dress till her marriage with Darnley, in [29th of] July 1565. 

Life of Mary, pp.42-61.

On the 29th [July, 1563], she rode to Toward, on the promontory of Toward, being the south point of Cowel, projecting into the frith of Clyde opposite to Rothsay, in Bute. She dined, at Toward, and passed, from thence, the frith of Clyde to the coast of Cuningham, and slept at Southannan. Here she dined, on the morrow, and rode to Eglington. 

Life of Mary, pp.78-98.

On Sunday, the 29th of July [1565], at six o’clock in the morning, the Queen and Albany [Darnley] were married, in the chapel of Holyrood-house, by Henry Sinclair, the dean of Rastelrig, and president of the court of session: During several days, there was nothing heard at Edinburgh, but rejoicing; nothing seen but sports; and nothing enjoyed but banquets.

Life of Mary, pp.98-126.

Queen Mary knights Darnley, and that same day solemnly creates him Lord of Ardmannoch, Earl of Ross, and Duke of Rothesay; and in the 5 months after his arrival in Scotland, takes him to be her husband and companion in the kingdom: which marriage was with great triumph solemnised in the abbey church of Holyroodhouse, the 29th day of July [1565], this same year, on which day, by Lyon King of Arms [Sir Robert Forman], he was proclaimed KING. 

– Historical Works, pp.275-340.

A Parliament was not called on the subject, because it was believed that the Estates would not give their consent to the union. Darnley was created Duke of Albany, and the marriage, [with Mary,] took place on the 29th of July, 1565

– A History of Scotland, Chapter XIV.

The Queen returned, from Alloa, to Edinburgh, on the 29th of July [1566]; in order to meet Malvissier, the French ambassador, who had, meanwhile arrived, to congratulate her safe delivery. 

– Life of Mary, pp.136-151.

Upon the 29th day of July [1567], 5 days after Queen Mary’s resignation of realm, her son, Prince James, a child of 13 months old, was solemnly crowned, at Stirling castle, King; John Knox made the coronation sermon: the Hamiltons putting in a protestation, that his coronation should be no prejudice [to] the Duke of [Châtellerault] in his right of succession against the family of Lennox. Queen Elizabeth, of England, did inhibit her ambassador to assist or yet be present at the coronation, that she might be thought and reputed [by] the world in no sort to countenance or allow Queen Mary’s abdication, by the presence of Throckmorton, her ambassador. 

– Historical Works, pp.275-340.

ON the 29th day of July, in [the year] 1567, as [is said], was King James [VI.] crowned in Stirling church, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon; and on the second day of August thereafter, proclamation was made by the heralds at Edinburgh cross, of his Majesties coronation, commanding all his subjects to live in the fear of God, under his obedience. 

– Historical Works, pp.340-416.

[Queen Mary was] forced to sign a deed of abdication in favour of her infant son, who was consequently crowned as James VI., with the Earl of Moray as regent during his minority (July 29, [1567]). 

Domestic Annals, pp.30-34.

July 29 [1574]. – The press was not likely to be a friend to the Regent, and the Regent, therefore, was not a friend to the press. At this date he induced the Privy Council to issue an edict that ‘nane tak upon hand to emprent or sell whatsoever book, ballet, or other werk,’ without its being examined and licensed, under pain of death and confiscation of goods. – P. C. R

Domestic Annals, pp.56-80.

The King calls a parliament this year, 1587, to begin at Edinburgh, the 29th day of July, in which was a [whole] column of acts and laws enacted for government of church and state, [besides] these in favour of particular persons. The first act was a declaratory act, that the King’s majesty was 21 years complete, and so of [perfect] age by the laws of the land. 

– Historical Works, pp.340-416.

There was no stage-coach between Glasgow and Edinburgh till late in the seventeenth century, and none to London for a long time afterwards. In 1678 the magistrates contracted with “Wm. Hoome merchand in Edinburge,” to set up “ane sufficient strong coach to run betwext Edinburgh and Glasgow to be drawn by sax able horses; to leave Edinburgh ilk monday morning and return again (God willing) ilk Saturday night the passengers to have the liberty of taking a cloak-bag to receive their clothes linens and sick like; the burgesses of Glasgow always to have the preference of the coach. the fare to be £4, 16s. Scots (s.) in summer and £5, 8s. Scots (9s.) in winter, and the said Wm. Hoome to have a sallerie of 200 merks (£11, 3s.) a year for five years.”1

Old Glasgow, pp.289-299.

1  Burgh Records, 29th July, 1678.
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