place in 1560.
Logan banns (for
marriage), called between 20 Aug 1564-Mar 1567:
Villiam Logane to Jonat Dowthy, called one time, marrit in our avin.
Villiam Logane to Jonat Oswold, called one time, marrit in our avin.
Patrick Maxwell to Isabell Logone, called three times, marrit in our avin.
James Logon to Kirsthen McKneill, called three times, marrit in our avin.
Johne Dony to Margret Logon, called three times, marrit in Lyth (Leith).
Johne Quhippo to Agnis Logon, called three times, marrit in St. Cutbart.
Villiam Logone to Janat Myller, called three times.
"The personis that hes commonicat, the
thair deceis, day and yeir, beginning anno 1565."
Robert Logon, lister, the 12 of November anno 1565.
26 Aug 1564
Item, for the (communion) wine, Robert Logoun .
31 (sic) Aug 1564
The quhilk day it is schawin to the kirke be certane brederin that thair is ane women callit Eln Logoun quhais serwand to Johne Touchis; ordannis Johne Osuall, James Gray, elderis, to pas to the said Johne or to his vif to requir the said Eln to be remowit furth of his hous, and to report the ansuer this day viii dayis.
22 Sep 1564
Robert Logoune, ane child, Allexander ; [his witnes], Johne Setoun.
(Assumed to be legitimate since not mentioned otherwise.)
14 Oct 1564
The quhilk day Elin Logoun, servand to John Touchis, instant spous to Thomas Diksoun, quha confessis the said Thomas departit frome hir the space of vi years bygane, and now instantlie with bern to ane man callit Johne Clarke, serwand to the provest of Glenclowden [Lincluden?], for the quhilk the baillies, assestane with the assemble of the kirk, chargeis hir to remove within xvliii houris heirefter, wnder the pane of schurging efter scho be deliverit, and instant warding of hir persone; and gif ever scho be found heirefter, to incur the pane contenit in the act maid for the punychment of harlottis biand ons banisit.
27 Oct 1564
Johne Rychisone, ane madin callit Susanna; his witnes, Johne Logoun. [All gotten in marriage.]
2 Dec 1564
The namis of thame that giffis wnto the pur and quhat thai gif: .....Robert Lougoun, ii d. ....
Adem Logoun in the Cowgait, cordinar, ane child, N(sic), callit Andro; his witnes, William Logone, and also souerte that the said Adem promist for the secound tyme both in the tolboth and also in the kirk.
24 Mar 1564
Thomas Patersone, ane madyne callit Barbora; his witnes, Robert Logone. The said barn is resavit in the moderis name be resone of the fader biand ane stranger and nocht wnder our juristriction, nour will submit him self to no punychment. The kirk ordans the moder to be brocht, sa sone as scho rissis, before the cessioune. (We can assume this child is illegitimate.)
19 Apr 1565
(Listing the decons)
[from] The fourt quarter, Gilbert Blake, Robert Logone, quha haid ressavit betwex thame xlix s. iii d.
The personis that gaiffis to the puir
liberalle, as thai doull in the 4 quarteris:
The first quarter: ....James Logon, iiii s. .....
15 May 1565
Robert Logone, ane madyne callit Isobell ; his witnes. Johne McNeill. [All in marriage.]
18 Aug 1565
(Defining the physical boundries that divide the parish into "quarters")
The first quarter, fra Lyth Wind fut to Deme Logounis (house); .....
16 Mar 1565
The quhilk day Elspet Logoun quha anis wes douckit in the Corrall Hollis and banischet the gait, biand callit and accusit be Johne Dikson, allegand the said Elezabethe [brocht in] ane of the quenis gracis cukis quyetlie, and pat him in ane loft, himself biand absent, intending to have forsit his wife in the nycht, the said Elspaet confessit that scho brocht in the said cuke, bot, as scho allegit, his wif knew it, for it wes nocht to deforce hir, bot come to gait ane uthair women quha wes thair, foe the quhilk the baillye ordannis hir to be keipit quhill Wednisday and than to get ane sis.
The first of Sep 1565
George Sempell, ane madyne callit Elezabethe; his witnes, Robert Logoune. (assumed legitimate.)
Marriage: James Logone to Kirsthen McKneill.
22 Dec 1565
James Logon, ane child callit Harie ; his witnes, Johne Oswald, Hendre Kinlok. (assumed legitimate.)
23 Feb 1565
Adem Logoune, ane child callit James ; his witnes, Johne Cissor, Johne Mour. (assumed legitimate.)
4 Aug 1566
The quhilk day the elderis wnderwritten wes ressavit to thair office, with the dioconis, viz.,
1. Johnne Achison; 2. Cwthbart Fergison; 3. Gilbert Clwch; 4. James Logoun; 5......
(Defining the physical boundries that divide the parish into "quarters")
1. Item, the first quarter, frome Lyth Wind fut to Gilbert Logounis: elderis thairof, James Logoun, .....
(The elders then signed): ... James Logane ....
(In Latin at the end of the entry): Ita
ut praemittitur Jacobus Logane notarius de mandato dictarium
scribere nescientium ut asseruerunt teste manu propria.
17 Aug 1566
(A list of disbursements to various persons in the parish): ... Item, Johne Duncan in Deme Logounis closse, iii s.; ( A 'close' is a dead-end street, sometimes with a courtyard at the end, that runs perpendicular from the main road, in this case High Street.)
The quhilk day the tikettis of thame that
wes delyverit to the new dioconis, dischargand the old dioconis of all
Item, the first quarter: Johne Young, Villiam Henderson, to pas to the persons wnder writtin as thay haif promyset, in agmentation vith the former, and all both to the puris and also to minister:... James Login, iiii d.;....
Item, the secund quarter: ...Robert Logon , iiii d.; ...
2 Nov 1566
Robert Logaun, listar, ane madin callit Gelis; his witness Johne Smyth. (assumed legitimate.)
The last of Nov 1566
James Villie, ane child callit Johne; his witness, Johne Smyth, Robert Logoune. (assumed legitimate.)
18 Jan 1566
The quhilk day the kirk conwinit for the apponting of the order of the Lordis tabill, quhat every ane awcht to do in thair office, nocht onlie for this present, bot also in all tymes cumin so lang as thay remane in thair office for this present yeir, bothe for the dur, breid, vyne, basyne, and peces, etc.
The commonioun wes ministratt the ? day of Januer 1566 and about xii hundreth commonicattit.
Item, in the first, James Logoun, Johne Kirkwood, for tikettis ressaving in the morning.
8 Feb 1566
Johne Quhoppo (Whippo), ane madin (sic, must have meant "child") callit Robert; his witness, David Clepan, Robert Logoun. (The names Quippo/Whippo and Clepoun are surnames associated with the Coitfield Logans. Check the Old Parish Records as well as the Restalrig family tree, both on this web page.)
9 Aug 1567
James Logane, ae madyn callit Jonat ; his witnes, Patrick Gray. (See the Gray family association: Restalrig family tree)
15 Aug 1567
Thomas Paterson, [ane] child callit Villiam; his witnes, William Walker, Hendre Logan.
16 Aug 1567
The quhilk day, also, four biand in lit, viz ., Johne Yong, James Logane, Johne Kirkwood, Villiam Broun, the haill kirk wottis and laittis Villiam Broun to be keeper of the sam.
The following entry is dated
14 Aug 1566, but it follows the above 16 Aug 1566 entry:
The namis of all the offenders that ar principall vithin this buk, the namis of bordellis, adult[ar]is, fornicatouris:
....Elin Logoun, addulterex, conwikit......
The namis of harlattis p[rincipal]:
....Elspet Logoun, dowcat in the Corral Hollis, ter convict.
19 Feb 1567
Adem Logan, ae [child], Adem; his wit[n]es, Johne Dason.
South Leith Extractions for the years: 1588-1700
17 Jul 1589
The quhilk day compeirit Bernard Lindsaay and Barbara Logan & gave up their names to be proclaimit and marreit within this date and Michaelmas. Jhone Logan, cautioner.
Note: At the time of publication of this extract, South Leith possessed a tombstone for a Logan dated 1593.
29 May 1597
The qlk day compeirit Wm. Logan befoir the Sessioun and requerit licence for to build ane Seat to his Mother the Gude-Wyff of Sheriffis Bray, the qlk licence was grantit with this conditioun that nane of hir prosteritie sal cleame ony tytle to the said seat without licence askit and granted be the said Session under the paine of fyve libs money. And this same act to strik upon all sic seats in the Kirk for the avoyding of all inconveniencies that may fall out heirafter.
15 Jun 1598
The qlk day William Logan being warnit for aught libs addebtit by him to the Session, for the qlk he alledgit that he payed for Mr Georg Symples chalmers meill the Soum of Nyn libs and swa the Sessioun dischargit the said Wm. of the Foresaid Soum of aught libs, for the haly blood aker.
24 Apr 1607
The qlk day compeirit Geirge Logane of Bonytoune and being challengit for misbehaving himselfe in the kirke wpon Sonday last was, in that he removit Adame thomesone maltman violentlie out of ane saite in the kirke (qlk saite is the formest daske under the Tailzors Loft) He submitted himselfe wnto the Sessione to be censurit be thame notwithstanding he was not or (i.e., our) parochiner Quha decernit him to confesse his fault, to pay ane pecuniall sowme to the pure And to abstene fra that saite in tyme cuming The qlk he presentlie obeyit in confessing his fault in giving offence be his misbehavior in the kirke about the foirsaid daske wpon Sonday last was efternoon betuix the first and seconde bell to the preitching, he payit Tuentie pund to the pure and promeisit to asstene fra that saite in tymes cuming and lyke wayes to cause his sones absteine thairfra. (Note: The Logans of Bonnington were a branch of the Logan family. They had owned Bonnington Mills since 1128. Bonnington House was removed around 1890, when part of Graham Street was built.)
Note: In 1609, after the Gowrie Conspiracy, King James bestowed the estates of Logan of Restalrig upon Lord Balmerino along with the patronage of the first charge. Balmerino House stood at the corner of Coatfield Lane in the Kirkgate (need to refer to a map from before 1910.) The greater part of it was demolished three years ago to make room for the new Roman Catholic School. When Charles II visited Leith in July 1650 he stayed at Balmerino House.
13 Jan 1609
The Sessioune ordaines George Logane, John Gilchryst, David Hamiltoune, and Henrie Walker to speike Mr John Murray or Minister now presentlie Wardit in the Castell of Edr (Edinburgh) anent the said mater and to report his anser the next day. (Note: Mr Murray was imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle for about one year because of hisopposition to Episcopacy. He was released on condition that he should "preach not and goe not to Leith.")
24 Jul 1612
The Sessioune vpoun ye honest requeist of ye guidma of Coatfeild of ane buriall place to his wyf, hes granted him libertie to bige ane tomb ye breid of four kists of ye wall, and not to be ane proper place to any wther but only to be ane heritable buriall place to him and his prosteritie in all tyme cominge and gives to ye poore the soume of... (Note: The "guidman" of Coatfield was Andrew Logan , a branch of the Logans of Restalrig. His family had been lairds of Coatfield since 1470, in which year Patrick Logan of Caotfield was Baillie of Leith.)
16 Apr 1615
Collectours for ye Voluntary contributiones, choissen for Maisters, James Home, Alexr Davy--Abraham Wauchope and James Liddell for ye Traffickers; for ye maltman John Ballandene, Wm. Logane; for ye Craftsmenn David Hamilton, Rot Flucker; for the Meilmen, Hendrie Fraser he is choisen to gange with the Maltmen. The choisen with ye haill consent of ye neighbours and to effect ye same may be ye better prosequit and finished ye Minister Maister David Lindsay hes promesit to addvertyse publicklie out of ye pulpeit to ye haill congregation uponne Sunday next to desyre ye people to help wt yr charity yis worthie Work.
29 Feb 1616
The Sessioun hes ordained that there sal be ane Voluntare contribution collected through the haill toune for ye defraying of ye small debts of ye Kirk.
There is choisen for ye collection....2 for ye Maltmen, John Ballandene [and] Wm. Logane....
4 Jul 1616
The Sessioune ordaines George Smelloum and James Hoome, Mr. Jeremy Lindsay, James Liddell, John Ballandene, William Logane , Francis Waldie, David Hamiltoun to gange with Mr David Lindsay to the Arch Bishop of Sanct. Androuse (St. Andrews) and intreat for ane helper to Mr David Lindsay to be Second Minister and betwixt yis day and yis day fifteen days to report ane answer of the same. (Note: King James had a leaning towards Episcopacy, and certain favoured ministers had been made Bishops by him, e.g. the first David Lindsay became Bishop of Ross. This Minute shows that Leith was within the diocese of St. Andrews. These Bishops had seats in Parliment, but were denounced by their stricter brethren, and the system had a short and precarious existence. There is a very strong connection between the Lindsay family and the Logan family from this time period.)
9 Feb 1632
Ordained to sicht ye writtis of ye Kirk, for ye Saillers Captane Ramsay, David Logane; Maltmen David Jemesone, Patricke Smetoune, Alexr. Gilkine; Crafts Frances James Read; trafekers Sr. Jeramie Lindsay, Rot. Ramsay.
25 Jun 1650
The qlk day Marie Caire, Relicke (widow) of Umqll (deceased) John Logan of Coustoune petitioned ye Session for a seat qrin Andro Ramsay sat qlk is be east ye Bailies seat and next yrto qlk if before ye Tailyours laich seats.
Note: During the Civil War (affecting Scotland mostly from 1650-1654), Cromwell was reported to use the Kirk of South Leith as either an armory or a stable for horses, or both.
26 Oct 1654
...Thomas Dickson, Writter in Edinburgh is earnestlie desyred yis day to cause charge all ye vassalls of St. Anthonis to pay yr feuduties and uyr duties resting be ym to our Sessione Superiors of St. Anthonis To ye end paymentmay be made be ye Sessione to David Logan of Two thousand merks awand be them to him to ye qlk feuduties the said David is assigned by ye Sessione for uplifting yrof aye and whyll he be fullie payit of the said soume of Two thousand merks.
19 Apr 1655
...Ja.(James) Logan and Mistress Logan , his mother, petitioned the Sessione for the place to build there seat qr (where) they satt formerlie which was be east the Bailivies seat and before the Tailzeours laich seat, but James Riddell pretending some right yrto they were all continued till farder deliberatione.
26 Apr 1655
This day Mr Charles Lumsdain (being sent from the Presbyterie) declared that it was the Will of the Reverand Ministers of the Presbytery of Edinr. That Maistress Logan and her son James Logan sould have that seat qrin they sat formerlie which is be east the Bailives Seat and befor the Tailzeours laich seat according to yr Act yrof made ye 25th of June 1650.
The Session reverenced ye Presvyterie yr ordinance qr upon the Sessionne granted that they sould have the said seat but becaus James Riddell pretends some title yrto yrfor they and James Riddell are desyred to desyst from building any Seat yr till it be decyded be the Presbyterie.
27 May 1658
The wch day James Riddell and Mr James Logane were setled concerning the seat that was debetable betwixt ym this long tyme That is to say Mr James Logan is to pay for the seat that James (Riddell) did build befor the Tailyours seats to the said James and the Session grants Libertie to James Riddell to build a new seat for him selff and familie within the bodie of the Kirk betwixt Sir Hary Nesbit his seat and the formost laich seat that pertains to ye maltmen and ordains the clerck to give the extract of this Act to the saids Mr James Logan and Ja. Riddell qn ever they shall requyr it. (Note: about one year previously, Riddell had given a large sum of money, origin unknown, to the church for repairs. This generousity apparently accounts for the granting of the seat to Riddell and not to Logan.)
No other Logans mention in these extracts
the year 1700.