from very ancient times as Lords of the Castle of Wemyss, so named from the Gaelic word Uamch (a cave) derived from the lands and cliffs in which caves abound on the seashore.
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Notable amongst the Clan
at this time was John Weemes (Weemse, Wemyss) (c.1579-1636), a minister at Church of Scotland
scholar and exegete, educated at the University of St Andrews, appointed minister of Hutton, Berwickshire
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Patrick Weems settled in Philadelphia in 1823.