Further Research

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You can consult the original Baxters, Fleshers and Hammermen books in the Special Collections department of St Andrews University Library. You can now also see digitised versions of the books online!

If you’d like to know more about the history of the crafts and guilds in St Andrews, and Scotland more broadly, the following material may be of interest:

A. Allen, The Locksmith Craft in Early Modern Edinburgh (Edinburgh, 2007).

E. Bain, Merchant and Craft Guilds: A History of the Aberdeen Incorporated Trades (Aberdeen, 1887).

A. M. Carstairs, ‘The Convener’s Court of the Seven Incorporated Trades in St Andrews’, Scottish Historical Review, 34 (1955), 32-43.

J. Colston, The Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, 1891).

E. Ewan, Townlife in Fourteenth Century Scotland (Edinburgh, 1990).

E. Gemmill (ed.), Aberdeen Guild Court Records, 1437-1468 (Edinburgh, 2005).

H. Lumsden and P.H. Henderson, History of the Hammermen of Glasgow (Paisley, 1912).

M. Lynch, The Early Modern Town in Scotland (London, 1987).

M. Lynch, M. Spearman and G. Stell (eds.), The Scottish Medieval Town (Edinburgh, 1988)

A. R. MacDonald, The Burghs and Parliament in Scotland, c.1550-1651 (Aldershot, 2007).

J. Munro and H. S. Fotheringham (eds.), Edinburgh Goldsmiths’ Minutes, 1525-1700 (Edinburgh, 2006).

E. Rhodes, ‘The Reformation in the Burgh of St Andrews: Property, Piety and Power‘, (PhD Thesis, University of St Andrews, 2013).

J. Smith, The Hammermen of Edinburgh and their Altar in St Giles’ Church (Edinburgh, 1906).

M. Stavert (ed.), The Perth Guildry Book, 1452-1601 (Edinburgh, 1993).

E. Torrie (ed.), The Gild Court Book of Dunfermline, 1433-1597 (Edinburgh, 1986).