Cash Tower (site of)
In December 1581 William Bickerton of Cash went on trial accused of bearing, wearing and shooting a pistol within three quarters of a mile of the King, and of shooting George Auchinleck of Balmanno through the body. The motive was said to be an unreconciled dispute regarding the injury of George’s younger brother, Archibald Auchinleck of Cumledge, the previous September.
Interestingly the following January Alexander Balmanno of Balmanno went on trial under the same charges, along with Peter Balmanno, Henry Bonar of Lumquhats Mill and Archibald Bickerton, brother of the laird of Cash, perhaps suggesting some conflict between the Auchinlecks and the former owners of Balmanno.
Alternative names for Cash Tower