A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
Quaker, Qwaker, Quhaker, Quacker, Quaiker, Qwaiker. [e.m.E. Quaker (1647), applied to the followers of George Fox from before 1653.] A Quaker, a member of the religious society (the Society of Friends) founded by George Fox in 1648–50. (There are numerous examples in Sc. records from 1656. See also W. H. Marwick A Short Hist. of Friends in Scotl. (Edinb., 1948) and Sc. Ch. Hist. Soc. Rec. III 31f.) —
To maik an accomodation that week with the Quakers; 1656 Johnston Diary III 35.
The quackers off laitt haid a meiting at Bristol; 1656 Aberd. Council Lett. III 275.
This day two quakers, Inglisch men, troubled the congregatione; 1659 S. Ronaldshay 27.
1659 Sc. Ant. XIII 37.
There be diverse persones vnder the name of Quaikers Anabaptists & fyft monarchie men avowed enemies to all lawfull authority & Government; 1661 Acts VII 16/2.
Two trifficking quackers; 1663 Rec. of Old Tolbooth in
Bk. Old Edinb. C. V 105.
Qwaikers; 1663 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. I 668.
Quakeris; 1663 Alford Rec. 29, etc.
The former acts are renewed, maid against papists, quakers, sectaries, recusants, and dishaunters of ordinances; 1664 Ib. 53.
Anent the quhaker Mr. Paull; 1665 Edinb. Surgeons 329.
1670 Aberd. B. Rec. IV 261, 277;
1672 Ib. 281; etc.
There were no papists, quakers, or conventicle keepers [in the town]; 1676 Robertson Cullen Ch. Ann. 43.
Albeit Quakers or other fanatics … do, from persuasion, refuse to give a formal oath; Stair Inst. iv xliii §7.
Qwaker; 1682 Melrose Reg. Rec. III 53.
1683 Alford Rec. 340.
Quakers, so called because sometimes they use to quake and tremble, when they prophesy or when they are in a rapture; Sinclair Truth's Vict. over Error Sig. A 4.
Quakers are religous enthusiasts or atheists; Kirk in Il Cappellano delle Fate 49.
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