The History of Leith

May 19, 2013

The 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

Some Text