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Edinburgh Town Council Statute Prices; Wheatbread, 1495 - 1681

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 Edinburgh Town Council Statute Prices; Wheatbread, 1495 - 1681

 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 wheatbread prices (per ounce); 1495 - 1681

 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 ale, candle and tallow
 respectively.

FORMAT
1 2 4 2 3 0 0 0 (I2,1X,I4,1X,F6.4)
STOP
Mo Year Wheatbread
        (d./oz.)
DATA
 2 1495 0.0727
 4 1503 0.0625
 7 1523 0.2000
 2 1528 0.0869
10 1529 0.1111
11 1535 0.1176
 1 1536 0.1111
10 1536 0.0769
 8 1539 0.1176
10 1547 0.2000
 6 1548 0.1818
 6 1548 0.2000
10 1548 0.2000
 6 1550 0.3333
 9 1550 0.2000
 2 1551 0.3077
 4 1551 0.2222
10 1551 0.2000
 4 1552 0.2500
 5 1552 0.3077
 7 1552 0.2500
 8 1552 0.2667
10 1552 0.1538
 4 1553 0.1333
 6 1553 0.1111
 1 1556 0.2857
 2 1556 0.2353
 4 1556 0.2500
 9 1557 0.1778
 1 1560 0.1818
 7 1560 0.2667
10 1560 0.2222
11 1561 0.2119
12 1562 0.3077
 8 1563 0.2667
 6 1564 0.2133
 7 1564 0.2000
10 1564 0.2000
10 1569 0.2000
11 1573 0.3077
12 1573 0.3529
 9 1574 0.3077
 9 1578 0.3333
 9 1578 0.3333
10 1578 0.3333
10 1580 0.3750
12 1580 0.4800
 6 1582 0.3333
 8 1583 0.3750
10 1583 0.3529
11 1583 0.3333
10 1584 0.3000
 7 1586 0.5333
 8 1587 0.4211
10 1587 0.5714
10 1587 0.5000
12 1587 0.5333
10 1589 0.4706
 6 1592 0.4000
11 1592 0.4444
10 1593 0.4706
 6 1594 0.6667
10 1595 0.7500
10 1596 0.9231
 4 1597 1.0909
 9 1597 1.0000
 6 1598 1.0000
 8 1599 0.9231
11 1599 0.8000
 3 1600 0.8000
 5 1600 0.8889
10 1600 0.8571
 1 1601 0.7500
11 1602 1.0000
12 1602 1.1429
10 1603 0.8571
12 1604 0.7500
10 1607 1.0000
11 1609 0.7500
 6 1610 0.7059
10 1610 0.6667
11 1612 0.9231
 6 1614 0.8571
10 1614 0.8571
10 1617 0.8571
11 1618 0.8571
11 1619 0.8571
10 1620 0.6000
11 1621 0.9231
 5 1622 1.0667
10 1622 1.0726
11 1623 1.2886
10 1624 0.9231
10 1625 0.8889
11 1626 0.7500
11 1627 0.7500
11 1628 0.8000
10 1629 0.8571
12 1630 1.1779
10 1631 0.9697
11 1632 1.0726
11 1633 1.0000
11 1634 0.9143
11 1636 1.3333
11 1637 1.0213
10 1638 0.8571
11 1639 0.8571
11 1640 0.8571
12 1641 1.0726
11 1642 1.0726
10 1643 0.9143
 5 1646 0.8571
11 1647 1.2000
11 1648 1.5000
11 1649 1.4545
 2 1650 1.2000
10 1652 1.2468
10 1653 0.9697
12 1653 0.8571
 6 1654 0.8067
 1 1655 0.6443
10 1655 0.8571
 5 1656 1.0667
12 1656 1.0667
12 1657 1.0213
11 1658 1.2973
 3 1659 1.4545
 5 1659 1.5000
11 1659 1.5000
12 1660 1.2886
 1 1661 1.4015
 1 1664 1.1779
 7 1664 0.9697
 2 1666 0.9697
 3 1667 0.8571
 4 1668 0.8067
 2 1670 0.8571
 1 1673 0.8348
 6 1673 0.8571
11 1676 0.8571
 3 1678 0.8571
 1 1680 1.0608
 8 1681 1.0726
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