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Notes on Michael Wemyss

The New Statistical Account of Scotland. Published by W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845. Item notes: v.9. Original from Harvard University (Available from Google Books)

Eminent Men. Under this article may be mentioned Sir Michael Wemyss of Wemyss, who, along with Sir Michael Scott of Balweary, in the parish of Abbotshall, were sent as ambassadors to Norway by the Estates of the kingdom in the year 1290, on the death of King Alexander III. to bring home Princess Margaret, grand- daughter of the late King, and undoubted heiress of the crown of Scotland. They went to Norway as directed, but the Princess died at Orkney, on her passage to Scotland. There is in the Castle of Wemyss, as a memorial of this embassy, a large silver basin, which was given by the King of Norway to Sir Michael Wemyss, and which is now used to hold the water on baptismal occasions.