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Whigham, Edward (1750 — 1823)

Keeper of the Queensberry Arms Inn at Sanquhar, A Bailie when Burns met him on the poet's first journey into Nithsdale and Provost of the tow from 1793 to 1800. Burns described 'the landlord and landlady' as 'my particular acquaintances'. He certainly gave Mrs Whigham copies of one or two of his poems.

It was with Whigham that Burns was drinking at the Queensberry Arms on a Saturday in January 1780, when the cortege of Mrs Oswald of Auchencruive arrived, and Burns was forced to ride on a further twelve miles to the next inn.

It may well have been Whigham who was responsible for Burns being made an honorary burgess and freeman of Sanquhar on 23rd December 1794.

Whigham, on at least one occasion, was asked by Burns to procure him copies of some airs he wanted.

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