The History of Leith

June 9, 2011

Uptaking of names for proclamation

30 of Octor. 1647.—It was statut and ordained yat ye Sessione sould be everie twisday efter sermone and ye contracts to be upo ye frydays efter sermone imediately and at ye uptaking of ye parties names ane of or pastors salbe pnt with ye thesaurer and ye clerck and yat ye thesaurer receave and keep ye pands in tymes coming and make compt yrof.
(Note.—The uptaking of names for proclamation was known as the marriage “contract,” and a pawn or pledge had to be consigned as security that the marriage would be duly solemnized.)

Source-South Leith Records

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