Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland - 1508
We learn that King James IV of Scotland used to play at Irish... by betting a few shillings. Notably on February 21, 24, 25 and 28 as well as March 2 and 17 1508.
Item, the xxj day of Februar, to the King to play at the Irisch gaymyn with the Lord Ros of Halkhed, ... xlvij s.
Item, to Donald of the Ilis, ... xxviij s.
Item, the xxiiij day of Februar, to ane boy to pas to Edinburgh to the Thesaurar with the Kingis writingis, ... ij s.
Item, to Doctour Cadiou, ... xxviij s.
Item, to the pure folkis at the port of Strivelin, ... xvj d.
Item, for threid to mak the graith to fyre gunnis with, ... vj s.
Item, for iiij pycharis to quinta essencia, ... v s.
Item, that samyn nycht at evin, to the King to play at the Irisch gammyn, ... xlij s.
Item, the xxv day of Februar, for ane irn ladill to mak gwn powdir with, ... v s.
Item, that nycht at evin, to the King to play at the Irisch gamyn with Lord Ros of Halkhed, ... vij II.
Item, the xxviij day of Februar, to the King to play at the cartis and at the Irisch gammyn, ... v li. xij s.
Item, the secund day of March, in Strivelin, to John Mosman to pas to Edinburgh, ... xxviij s.
Item, to the cultellar of Strivelin for ane knyf to the King, ... vij s.
Item, to the Beschop of Dunblanes man brocht tua quyk crannis to the King, ... vij s.
Item, to the King he playit at the Irisch gammyn with the Erie of Ergile eftir none, ... xxix s.
Item, to Mawnis boy, ... xiiij d.
Item, that samyn nycht, to the King to play eftir soupir at the Irisch game with the Abbot of Tungland, ... xlij s.
Item, that samyn nycht, to the King quhilk he tynt with Thomas Bosuell, .... xlij s.
Item, to Thomas Peirson, gunnar, to by him butis, ... vij s.
Item, the xvij day of March, to Johne Rollok, ... xiiij s.
Item, to Robert Douglas, x Franch crounis ; summa vij II.
Item, to the King himself in his aun purs, xx Franch crounis ; summa ..... xiiij II.
Item, to Bynnyng the Secretaris cheld, ... xiiij s.
Item, to the pur folkis at the ward zet of Strivelin, ... v s.
Item, that nycht, to the King to play at the Irisch gamyn with Patrik Sincular, ... xiiij s.