The 'Douce Burghers' of Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Scotland
On 25 August 1587 William Cunninghame and his son Umphra each
armed with a quhingear and a pistolet attacked the minister David Wemyss in
the public street in Glasgow, the minister (a man who must have been nearing
sixty), drew his quhingear in defence and the parson of Renfrew, Andrew
Hay, coming down Rattenrow at the time and having a quhittel in his hand
helped repulse the assailants.