13th of October

Saints Faustus, Januarius, and Martialis, martyrs, 304. St Gerald, Count of Aurillac or Orillac, confessor, 909. St Colman, martyr, 1012. Seven Friar Minors, martyrs in Marocco, 1220.


Born. – Sophia, Electress of Hanover, mother of George I., 1630, Mayence; Maurice, Marshal Saxe, eminent general, 1696, Dresden; Ferdinand VII., king of Spain, 1784. 
Died. – Claudius, Roman emperor, poisoned, 54 A.D.; Pope Gregory XII., 1417; Pope Pius III., 1503; Theodore Beza, eminent reformer, 1605, Geneva; Joachim Murat, Bonapartist king of Naples, shot, 1815; Antonia Canova, celebrated sculptor, 1822, Venice.


On this Day in Other Sources.


This, which is called, it will be observed, “the first court of recognition,” takes place… Then the instrument goes on to record a proceeding of precisely the same kind… This is called “the second court of recognition.” And once more the whole proceeding is again repeated and recorded word for word at a head court held on the 13th of October [1477], thus completing what the notary calls “rotulamentum tercie curie.” 

– Old Glasgow, pp.56-68.


The Lordship [of Bothwell] was on 13th October, same year [1488], granted to Patrick Lord Hales;.. 

– Select Views, pp.47-52.


On the west side of the Pleasance, and immediately within the south-east angle of the city wall referred to, stood the old Chirurgeons’ Hall, in the High School yards. The surgeons and barbers were formed into a corporation by the town-council..; under the seal of cause, or charter, certain rules were prescribed for the good order of this fraternity. On the 13th of October [1506,] James V. ratified this charter; and Queen Mary, says Arnot, “in consideration of the great attendance required of surgeons upon their patients, granted them an exemption from serving upon juries, and from watching and warding within the city of Edinburgh, privileges which were afterwards confirmed by Parliament.” 

– Old and New Edinburgh, pp.382-384.




xiij October, Stirling.

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

x s.

– Sketches, Appendix VIII.




   RICHT HONORABLE, – I receawed the hundreth merkis fra this berar, for the quhilk I shall indewor to do yowr worship better service heirefter; and as for the picturis quhilk I am yeit to maik I shall do all diligens to get theam with the first occasione, bot it will be in Janvarij befoir I can begin theam, except that I hawe occasione to meit with the pairties in the North, quhair I mynd to stay for tuo monethes; and if ether ther or heir I can be able to do yowr worship service, I shall be moist willing, and ewer to remane your worships servand,  


   EDINBURGH, 13 October [1634.] 

– Sketches, Appendix VII.


2050. Rose (Alexander), D.D. A Sermon, preached before the Right Honourable The Lords Comissioners of His Majesties most Honourable Privy Counsel At Glasgow. 1684.

The occasion of the sermon was the meeting of the Commission of Justiciary at Glasgow, on 13th October, 1684. In the dedication to the Judges the Professor says the “incomparable zeal and dexterity whereby they managed the Court was incredibly to the advantage of a decayed religion and loyalty in this corner.” What they did was to imprison scores of worthy people for refusing to take the test, and to banish 200 of the smaller heritors in the Glasgow district to the Plantations. Walter Gibson,merchant in Glasgow, was the principal agent in effecting the deportation of these unfortunates. 

Alexander Rose, son of the minister of Monymusk, studied divinity in Glasgow under Dr. Gilbert Burnet; became minister of Perth in 1672; professor of Divinity in Glasgow University in 1682; and principal of St. Mary’s College, St. Andrews, in 1686. He was consecrated bishop of Moray in 1687, and translated in the same year to Edinburgh, where he died in 1720. 

– Memorial Catalogue, Gallery 1.

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