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Edinburgh Town Council Statute Prices; Ale, 1450 - 1668

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 Edinburgh Town Council Statute Prices; Ale, 1450 - 1668

 From: Marwick, J.D., Wood, M., Hannay, R.K., and Armet, H., Extracts
       from the records of the burgh of Edinburgh, 1403-1701 (13 vols.,
       Edinburgh, 1869-1967).

  This file contains;

  1 - Edinburgh ale prices (per scots pint); 1450-1668

 Note: As statute (assize) prices these were meant to determine the 
       maximum price at which the products of craftwork could be sold 
       in the burgh.  For a discussion of the likely effectiveness of 
       Scottish town councils in regulating prices in the market through
       such statutes see Gibson & Smout, Prices, food and wages in Scotland,
       1550 - 1780 (CUP, 1994), Ch. 2.

 Also see ,  and  for
 Edinburgh town council price statutes for wheatbread, candle and tallow
 respectively.

FORMAT
1 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 (I2,1X,I4,1X,F5.2)
STOP
Mo Year  Ale
       (d./pint)
DATA
10 1450  0.88
 4 1492  1.0
 5 1504  2.0
10 1505  1.5
10 1506  1.0
 4 1507  1.5
12 1516  1.5
 6 1520  2.5
10 1529  2.0
12 1529  2.5
12 1529  2.0
10 1530  2.0
10 1531  2.5
 1 1536  2.0
 6 1545  2.0
10 1546  4.0
10 1547  4.0
 2 1548  2.5
10 1548  4.0
 9 1550  4.0
 2 1552  4.0
10 1552  4.0
10 1552  4.0
10 1555  4.0
 2 1556  4.0
 4 1556  4.0
 9 1557  3.0
 1 1559  3.5
 7 1560  4.0
10 1560  4.0
12 1562  5.0
 8 1563  6.0
 9 1563  4.0
 7 1564  3.0
10 1564  3.0
 7 1566  5.0
10 1569  4.0
 9 1574  6.0
11 1576  5.0
 9 1578  8.0
10 1578  6.0
10 1580  6.0
 8 1581  9.0
 6 1582  7.0
10 1582  6.0
10 1583  6.0
10 1584  6.0
 8 1587 12.0
 8 1587  8.0
12 1587  8.0
10 1589  7.0
 8 1591  8.0
 6 1592  7.0
11 1592  8.0
10 1593  8.0
10 1594 10.0
10 1595 12.0
10 1596 16.0
10 1596 12.0
 9 1597 16.0
 9 1597 12.0
 5 1598 18.0
 7 1598 16.0
10 1598 12.0
11 1599 14.0
 5 1600 16.0
 9 1600 16.0
10 1600 12.0
 1 1601 12.0
 3 1602 12.0
11 1602 16.0
 6 1603 16.0
 9 1603 12.0
 9 1603 12.0
12 1604 12.0
11 1606 12.0
10 1607 12.0
11 1609 12.0
10 1610 13.0
11 1612 16.0
10 1613 16.0
 7 1614 16.0
10 1614 16.0
10 1615 16.0
10 1616 14.0
 8 1617 16.0
10 1617 14.0
 2 1618 20.0
11 1618 16.0
12 1619 12.0
10 1620 12.0
11 1621 14.0
 5 1622 16.0
10 1622 16.0
11 1623 20.0
10 1624 14.0
10 1625 12.0
11 1626 12.0
11 1627 14.0
11 1628 16.0
10 1629 14.0
12 1630 16.0
10 1631 14.0
11 1632 16.0
11 1633 16.0
11 1634 16.0
11 1636 18.0
11 1637 16.0
10 1638 12.0
11 1639 12.0
11 1640 14.0
12 1641 16.0
11 1642 20.0
11 1643 14.0
12 1644 14.0
12 1646 14.0
11 1647 16.0
11 1648 18.0
11 1649 20.0
 4 1652 24.0
10 1652 20.0
 7 1653 24.0
10 1653 16.0
 5 1654 24.0
 5 1658 16.0
 7 1659 24.0
11 1659 28.0
12 1660 24.0
 1 1663 24.0
 3 1664 24.0
 3 1665 20.0
 3 1667 20.0
 4 1668 20.0
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