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Stallang(e, n. Also: -enge, -eing, -ance, -anch, stalange, staulange. [Altered form of Stallag(e after Stallang(e)ar n.] a. = Stallag(e n. a. b. The levy imposed on a stallanger (Stallang(e)ar n.) for the privilege of carrying on his business. Also attrib.a., b. 14.. Acts I 305/2.
For ilk byrthyng [sc. of fish] for the stalange of the market a half peny
c1420 Bute MS 170b (see Stallage n. a, b). 1460 Aberd. B. Rec. MS V i p. 410 (18 Nov.).
The tollis was sett till Alexander Rollande … he payande yherly xx s. … for the said tollis & stallange [transcr. stallangeris] of the burgh
1542–3 Linlithgow B. Ct. 24 Jan.
He did na wrang of the vob takin becaus it was tane for stallange awand to the burgh and had powir to strinȝe for the sammyn
1555 Peebles B. Rec. I 214.
The inquest ordanis the stallanges to be broking, auld vsit and wont
1556 Carte Northberwic 73.
That the said … officiaris pas throwcht hyr vest gait to gadder thair taxt and stallange
1577 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. I 36.
The stallanges within the burrow balks sett to William Quhyitheid litestar
1584 Burntisland B. Ct. 27 Nov.
Anent the makinge of the stallange for onfremene etc.
1590–1 Crail B. Ct. 11 Jan.
It is statut … that all vnfremen vseing ony kynd of trafficque or handling within this burght sall pey ȝeirlie to the comoun burs … ten schillingis off stallange
1595 Stirling Chart. 218.
Kingis maill, gers maill, and stallange
1690 Misc. B. Rec. 112.
Item, the pennie maills, annualls and stallange
(b) 1520 Stirling B. Rec. I 6.
Duncan Smart hais byddin for the brugis maile, girs maill and stallance, xij merkis vj s. viij d.
(c) 1555 Peebles B. Rec. I 220.
The … thesaurare chargit him with … viij s. vj d. of staulanges
1584 Burntisland B. Ct. 8 Dec.
To content and pay the staulange efter specifeit
(d) 1556 Carte Northberwic 73.
Gyff that sche … maid ony impediment oder of takkis or stalleing in the gaderyng theroff … that the said priores was myndit to hurt thair privilagis
1561 Peebles B. Rec. I 272.
1569–70 Kirkcaldy B. Rec. App. 326.
David Cowper [etc.] … to be recevit fremen, Williem Greist, [etc.] … to wirk for stallingis
1639 Pittenweem Ann. 36.
Dewtie of 20 s. from the unfreemen of this burgh yearly in name of stallenge
attrib. and possess. 1473 Peebles B. Rec. I 169.
That thair sall na stallanch siluer in tym to cum be inlowit in na manis burges siluer
1510 Dunferm. B. Rec. I 178.
The quhilk daye the borow roll wes laid and the stallangis roll laid. The hall sovme extendit of the tua rollis to viij lib. ijs vjd
1635 Dunferm. B. Rec. II 181.
The Council appointed … layaris of the stallenge roll
1636 Musselburgh 145.
The stallange roll of Musselburgh and Fysherraw for this year xxxix lib. vi s. 8 d.
1641 Dunferm. B. Rec. II 255.

c. In Galloway: Appar. a brew-house, ? orig. from a specif. instance of a stallangear (Stallang(e)ar n.) carrying on his business. Cf. Stallage n. c, d. 1509 Wigtownshire Chart. 59.
[At the monastery of Glenluce. Assedation … in favour of Michael Bruis and Margaret Andersoun spouses of the 4 merklands of Machrymare and its stallange
1509 Reg. Great S. 712/2.
3 merc. ant. ext. de Thanyfad … cum le stallangis edificiorum de dictis terris de Lokanis … in senesc. Kirkcudbrycht
1598 Exch. R. XXIII 489.
Senescallus de Kirkcudbrycht respondebit pro £105 de feudifermis … terrarum de Chapeltoun antiqui extentus cum lie stallange ejusdem … terrarum de Colyn antiqui extentus cum pertinentiis
1605 Reg. Great S. 596/2.
Croftas … ad vicariam … monasterii de Tungland … viz. unam croftam olim per Gilb. McQuhon et Jonetam McGilvenzie ejus sponsam occupat. cum the stallange for brewing
1627 Rep. Parishes 216.
The Mainis of Balibue [Wigtownshire] without the corne milne therof fisching stallengis ferrie boit … orchyard and dowcat therin peyis presently sax hundrethe and fourscoir merkis
1627 Rep. Parishes 219.
Diregill [Wigtownshire] peyis aucht scoir pundis of rent quherof thair is to be deducit ane stallenge and ane smiddie and mossis within the said roum xx merkis
1632 Retours I Inq. Spec. Kirkcudbright (197).
1641 Acts V 676/2.
Wigtoune sendis yeirlie some fyve or sex young men … throw the haill countrey and tackis of everie stallange or brewing hous … ane merk Scotts money
1647 Retours I Inq. Spec. Kirkcudbright (248).

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