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Rights of widows to trade in towns.
Widows were allowed to exercise the same trading rights as burgesses in towns, but if they did so they were liable to the same taxes etc that other traders were liable for.
Of wedowys byand and selland in burgh
Ancient Laws and Customs of the Burghs of Scotland, Vol. 1.1124-1424 ed Cosmo Innes (Edinburgh: Scottish Burgh Records Society, 1868), Leges Burgorum, no.104, p.50. Translation by E. Ewan