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Eglesheim


EGLESHEIM, a surname derived from the parish of Eaglesham in Renfrewshire, (the original property of the earls of Eglinton, and the birthplace of Robert Pollok, author of ‘The Course of Time,’) which received its name from the Norman French eglise, (which is again a corruption of Latin ecclesia,) a church or place of worship, and ham, the Saxon word for a village. To the latter must also be referred the surname of Eccles, from a parish of that name in Berwickshire, in which there was once a nunnery, as also the corruption Kil.

      In 1626, a Scots physician of the name of George Eglisheim, one of the physicians of King James the Sixth, who had fled to Flanders on the king’s death, published a book, wherein he offered to prove that the marquis of Hamilton and several othere noblemen, as well as King James himself, had been poisoned by the king’s favourite, George Villiers, duke of Buckingham. This curious work is entitled ‘The Fore-runner of Revenge upon the Duke of Buckingham, for the Poysoning of the Most Potent King, James, of happie memorie, King of Great Britaine, and the Lord Marquis of Hamilton, and others of the nobilitie; discovered by Mr. George Eglesheme, one of King James his Physicians for his Majestie’s persoun above the space of ten yeeres.’ An account of Eglesheim’s book, and a minute description of the ‘poisoning’ of the king by Buckingham and his mother, will be found inserted in Calderwood’s History of the Church of Scotland, vol. vii. p. 634 to the end.


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