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The Trial of a Militant Covenanter & the Rye House Plots of 1683 #History #Scotland

If an account in Wodrow’s Analecta is to be believed, then the 1683 trial in Kilmarnock of the militant Covenanter John Nisbet “in Glen” was, in part, a set up, to bring down moderate-presbyterian Ayrshire lairds who were set to be members...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Jul 2018

The Assassin Andrew Gullane is Executed in Edinburgh, 1683 #History #Scotland

One of the assassins of Archbishop Sharp was discovered in hiding near Edinburgh and executed. On 14 June, 1683, he was warded into Edinburgh Tolbooth: ‘You are upon sight heirof to receive the body of Andrew gullian ane of the murthers of the late...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jul 2018

The Covenanter David McMillan is Imprisoned before Execution #History #Scotland

On 4 May, 1683: ‘David Mackmillan wairdit by order off ye Lords of Justiciarie and warded [into Edinburgh Tolbooth] under sentance of death for rebellion & Treason’. (Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, VIII, 151.)
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 May 2018

James Nisbet’s Narrow Escapes near Newmilns #History #Scotland

Three of the locations that the Covenanter, James Nisbet, named as places that he was in ‘imminent and visible danger’ of losing his life lay around his childhood home at Hardhill in Loudoun parish, Ayrshire: Hardhill ‘At my father’s...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Nov 2016

Lays of the Covenanters: ‘Renwick in the Cottage of John Brown of Priesthill’ #History #Poetry #Scotland

The following poem by Reverend James Dodds of Dunbar (1813–1874) appeared in a collection of his works, Lays of the Covenanters, published in 1880. The poem is set at the home of John Brown (d.1685) at Priesthill, a farm in Muirkirk parish, Ayrshire....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Mar 2016

Intercepted Mail: A Letter from the Ninth Convention to Brackel in 1683 #History #Scotland

At the beginning of June, 1683, Alexander Gordon of Earlstoun and Edward Aitkin were captured on a ship off Tynemouth. Among the papers seized was a letter that Earlstoun was carrying from the Societies’ ninth convention in Edinburgh on 8 May to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jan 2016

Letter of William Brackel to the United Societies, February, 1683 #History #Scotland

In February, 1683, William Brackel, a Dutch minister in Leeuwarden, wrote in reply to a letter from the United Societies’ fifth convention. It had taken him four months to reply and it would be a further three months until his letter arrived. Something...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Jan 2016

The Ninth Convention’s Paper to the Rye House Plotters, May, 1683 #History #Scotland

On 8 May, 1683, the ninth convention of the United Societies held in secret in Edinburgh sent a paper to the ‘Confederators’, a group of English radical Whigs behind a series of insurrectionary and assassination plots tht are commonly known...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Jan 2016

Thomas Douglas Spotted & Hepburn’s field preachings near Mount Lothian #History #Scotland

In June, 1680, James Currie met Thomas Douglas soon after the latter’s acrimonious departure from Richard Cameron and his followers. Currie rode south with Douglas. At the same time, John Hepburn held a field preaching near Mount Lothian in Edinburghshire....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Jan 2016

Motherhood and Militancy: The “Children’s Covenant” of 1683 #History #Scotland

  In 1683, a prayer society of ‘bairns’ created their own Covenant with God. All of those who subscribed it were girls and the first name listed on it is that of Beatrix Umpherston, the eight-year-old daughter of Helen Alexander in Pentland,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Jan 2016

The Eighth Convention of the Society people at Cairn Table Hill, 2 May, 1683 #History #Scotland

On 2 May, 1683, the Society people assembled for their eighth convention at Cairn Table Hill in Ayrshire. The meeting was brief as important information being brought by Alexander Gordon of Earlstoun about the Rye House Plots, a series of insurrectionary...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Jan 2016

The Sixth Convention of the Society people at Edinburgh, 10 January, 1683 #History #Scotland

The sixth convention of the Society people secretly met somewhere in Edinburgh in January, 1683: ‘a General Meeting [i.e., the sixth convention] did conveen at Edinburgh upon the 10th of January, 1683. Prayer being ended, and the meeting modelled...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Jan 2016

‘Do Not Shoot the Bonny Lad’: The Pursuit of Hardhill #History

James Nisbet claims that both he and his brother suffered at the hands of government forces. Following the Battle of Drumclog, their father, John Nisbet of Hardhill, was, once again, a fugitive: 1682. ‘The cruel enemy got my dear brother into their...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Nov 2015

Forfeited for the Rebel Muster at Clocklowie near Cumnock

Ruins at Clocklowie © Chris Wimbush and licensed for reuse. In July 1690, Parliament considered and approved a petition from Mr John Herbert or Halbert, minister of the Gospel, who had been forfeited in 1683 for mustering at Clocklowie in Cumnock...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Jul 2015

Where Did James Renwick Live in Groningen in 1683?

Where did the Covenanter, James Renwick, live when he briefly attended the University of Groningen? In the postscript of his first letter from Groningen of 6 February, 1683, Renwick mentions that ‘you may direct your letter for me to be found in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 May 2015

The Execution of John Wilson in 1683

Lord Fountainhall records John Wilson being hanged on 15 May, 1683: ‘Item, One [John] Wilson was hanged for being at Bothuel-bridge.’ (Lauder, Historical Notices, I, 441.) Other sources state that Wilson was executed with David McMillan from Galloway,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Feb 2015

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