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Stallag(e, n. Also: -ach, -adge, stala(d)ge, -eg, stel(l)a(d)ge, -idge, (stallachan, -agin). [ME and e.m.E. stalage (Trevisa), stallage (c1450), OF estalage (1225 in Wartburg), f. estal Stal(l n. 3, med. L. stallagium (a1088 in Latham).] a. A tax or toll levied for the freedom to erect a stall for the sale of goods at a fair or market. b. = Stallange n. b. 11… Reg. St. A. 338.
Stalagium vel alias consuetudines
1395 Reg. Dunferm. 276.
Parvis custumis stallagiis et exitibus curiarum
13… Liber Melros 332.
Stallagiis, lastagiis [etc.]
a., b. 14.. Acts I 305/2.
For the stalage [Bute MS 170b stalange] a peny
1500 Edinb. B. Rec. I 240.
1596 Stirling Chart. 223.
Kingis maill, girs maill and stallage set to Johnne Hoge for viij li.
1663 Stirling Common Good 12.
The reik meall & stallag fra John Luckiesone … £8
(b) 1562 Stirling Chart. 211.
Kingis maill, gyrs maill, and stallachan sett to James Thome for v li.
1564 Stirling Chart. 215.
Gres maile and stallagin
(c) 1668 Stirling Common Good 49b.
The reik meall and stellidge to John Luckyson for £8
1675 Stirling Common Good 100.
Charge of the tounes customes … Item the reik meall & stelladge £6

c. In Galloway: = Stallange n. c. Quot. 1669 may be attrib. or a further example of this sense. 1551 Boyd Fam. P. No. 35 (5 May).
The said Adam … hes … joisat the foirsaidis landis with the stallach and pertinentis maill free be vertew of the said contract
1663 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds I 19.
[The contract of marriage between the said John Dickson elder and the deceased … Huttoune his wife wherein the said John Dicksone elder is to dispone to his said son … ] the stalladge, kill, auld wyffes croft [and pertinents reserving to himself … the liferent of the same]
1675 Kirkcudbr. Test. (Reg. H.) 6 Jan.
Debts owtawing … of maill to the master for the stelladge and landis of Mulloch 400 merkis
1679 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 297 (7 May).
To be … ejected from the staleg and Al Wifs croft
1679 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 297 (14 May).
To remove from the steladge and Old Wifes croft
1679 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 305 (13 May).
To infeft and sease the said John Dickson and the said Kathrin Huttoun his spous in all and haill the stellage and Old Wiffes croft lyand within the parochin of Tungland
1697 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II 781.
[Mutual obligation … by Robert McClellan … heritable proprietor of the tenement under-written … and Andrew Carsan in Talloun … mentioning that the said Robert granted a bond bearing infeftment in the said stellage of Talloun to the said Andrew for the sum of 875 merks, and the said Andrew] being conscious to himself that the said stellage and land thereto belonging exceeds the yearly annuity of the foresaid soume, [has therefore added to the former sum 125 merks by personal security given by the said Robert to him … and both being united in annualrent the amount corresponds to the yearly rent of £40 as the rent of the said] roume
? attrib. 1669 Galloway P. 12 April.
By … Lord Gairlies … to Johne Kevane smith … of that staladge howse & croft off lands … caled Gaitsyd croft

d. In Galloway: ? = a above or ? related to c above. 1686 Mackenzie Observ. (1687) 118.
That the town of Wigtoun, and other particular burghs, have an acknowledgement paid them for measuring the juggs within particular brewaries … and these who agree with them to pay this, are said to have a free stallage

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