The History of Leith

November 5, 2012

Gilbert Wauchope of Niddrie

Gilbert Wauchope of Niddrie was a distinguished
member of the Reformation Parliament in
1560. On the 27th of December, 1591, Archibald
Wauchope, of Niddrie, together with the Earl of
Bothwell, Douglas of Spott, and others, made a
raid on Holyrood, attempting the life of James VI.,
and after much firing of pistols and muskets were
repulsed, according to Moyses’ Memoirs, for which
offence Patrick Crombie of Carrubber and fifteen
others were forfeited by Parliament.

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