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The Covenanter of Garrerie’s Cave near Port William & Whithorn #History #Scotland

  Garrerie’s Cave appears in the OS name book for Mochrum parish, Wigtownshire: ‘A cave on the shore of Knock tradition says that the Laird of Garrarie used to take refuge here during a period of religious persecution in Scotland hence...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jan 2018

The Lost Oaks of Arthur Inglis, a Covenanter killed near Wishaw #History #Scotland

* I am extremely grateful to Maxine Ross for alerting me to this passage in Brown’s Historical Sketches of the Parish of Cambusnethan (1859) on the death of Arthur Inglis. It was a book I’d forgotten I had read many years before and contains...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Dec 2017

Testimony of John Potter Executed at Edinburgh’s Mercat Cross 1 December, 1680 #History #Scotland

The Testimony of John Potter, a Farmer, who lived in the parish of Uphall in Linlithgowshire, and suffered at the Mercat Cross of Edinburgh, December 1, 1680. ‘All you spectators and auditors, I desire your attention to a few words, and I shall...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Dec 2017

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As many of you may have realised by now our group forum was taken over by Tapatalk, since then I have had a lot of problems, & the HELP at tapatalk is non existent. SO, I checked with other members on this forum & we decided to move to another...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 20 Nov 2017

The Captain who Rescued an Assassin Wrecked at Sea #History #Scotland

It is not everyday that you rescue one of the most-wanted men in the Kingdom from a ship wreck, but that is what happened to a James Cassill, the captain of a ship which found David Hackston of Rathillet wrecked at sea … Rathillet had taken part...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Oct 2017

Donald Cargill’s Letter to James Skene of November, 1680 #History #Scotland

The following letter was sent by Donald Cargill to James Skene, after the latter was condemned to death on 24 November and imprisoned in Edinburgh Tolbooth. Skene was executed on 1 December. Cargill may have sent an earlier letter to Skene. He also wrote...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jul 2017

Donald Cargill’s Letter to John Malcolm and Archibald Alison, prisoners #History #Scotland

The following letter was written by Donald Cargill in late July or early August, 1680, when Archibald Alison and John Malcolm, who had been captured at the battle of Airds Moss, were awaiting execution in Edinburgh Tolbooth. ‘Dear Friends,—Death...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Jul 2017

The Covenanter’s Poisoned Musket Ball #History #Scotland

On 12 November, 1680, when the militant Covenanter James Skene was captured at the Mutton Hole, near Edinburgh, he had in his possession a poisoned musket ball so that ‘none’ would ‘recover whom I shot’ with it… He was hanged...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jul 2017

James Skene’s Missing Martyrs’ Testimony of 1680 #History #Scotland

The martyrs’ testimony of James Skene is truly remarkable for the insight that it gives into the mind set of militant presbyterians at a moment of crisis for them in late 1680. At that time, key figures in the core of the network that was protecting...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jul 2017

A Letter To A Martyr in 1680 #History #Scotland

The following letter was sent, probably by the field preacher Donald Cargill, to a captured Covenanter awaiting execution in Edinburgh, probably in 1680. Cargill’s use of ‘Dear Brother’ at the beginning of the letter, rather than ‘Dear...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Jun 2017

Letter to the Martyrs, Archibald Stewart and John Potter, November, 1680 #History #Scotland

The following letter was sent, probably by Donald Cargill, to Archibald Stewart, from Bo’ness, and John Potter, from Uphall, prior to their execution in Edinburgh on 1 December. 1680. Both men had been captured after the Mutton Hole incident and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Jun 2017

Anglo-American maritime clothing from 1680-1740 crowdfunding campaign.

David Fictum 15 December 00:24 Keith, I was wondering if you might repost a link to my crowdfunding campaign on you site? There are 12 days left in my campaign, and I want to encourage as many people to donate as possible who...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Dec 2016

Isobel Alison Transported to Edinburgh in 1680 #History #Scotland

A woman’s journey to martyrdom begins, in Kinross… Isobel Alison had brought news and provisions from Perth to the assassins of Archbishop Sharp when they were in hiding at Bridge of Earn in early May, 1679. It is not clear if her captors...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Nov 2016

Two Men who Fought at the Battle of Airds Moss in 1680 #History #Scotland

The records of Edinburgh Tolbooth reveal the names of two men connected to the battle of Airds Moss on 22 July, 1680. Recorded under 10 August, 1680: ‘Curia Justiciary &c. (August 2 1680) The said day the s[ai]ds Lords Commissioners of Justiciary...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Nov 2016

Swords of the Covenanters: Cameron’s Sword at the Battle of Airds Moss #History #Scotland

Among the treasures held by the National Museum of Scotland is the sword of the field preacher Richard Cameron who was killed in the Battle of Airds Moss on Thursday 22 July 1680. This is possibly the sword that Cameron held when he was cut down. After...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Oct 2016

The Mystery of Swine Knowe: The Nitty Gritty of #History #Scotland

The Sanquhar Declaration of 1680 was the explosive moment at which a new radical and militant presbyterian movement was born. Composed by Richard Cameron, it was proclaimed by an armed band at Sanquhar’s mercat cross on 22 June. It was an unwelcome...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Aug 2016

The Cocker’s Vomit and the Fire at Horsecleugh, Cumnock, 1680 #History #Scotland

According to a witness interviewed by Patrick Walker in the 1720s, Richard Cameron the Covenanter foretold strange events near Cumnock in 1680: ‘In the Beginning of the Year 1680, he [i.e., Richard Cameron, who had returned to Scotland in October,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Aug 2016

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