The 'Douce Burghers' of Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Scotland

Sybil M. Jack


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.

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