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James Renwick’s Letter to Jean Hamilton in Leeuwarden, 20 June 1684 #History #Scotland

Jean Hamilton was the sister of Robert Hamilton and sister-in-law of the imprisoned Alexander Gordon of Earlstoun. She was in regular correspondence with James Renwick. Renwick wrote in response to a letter from Jean and her ‘troubled case’. ...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Jun 2022

Letter of James Renwick to Robert Hamilton in Leeuwarden, 29 March 1684. #History #Scotland

Nine days after the thirteenth convention at Panbreck, James Renwick wrote to Robert Hamilton in Leeuwarden.Renwick notes that George Hill, the president of the convention, had given Robert Hamilton a ‘brief touch of things’. He thought to write about...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Mar 2022

Covenanter Grave St John’s Town of Dalry #History #Scotland

Robert Stewart and John Grierson, St John’s Town of Dalry, Dalry parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1684. Shields: ‘The said Claverhouse coming to Galloway, in answer to the Viscount of Kenmures Letter, with a small party surprised Robert Stuart,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Mar 2020

Nithsdale Martyrs’ Monument: A Guide to the Covenanters #History #Scotland

Who are the 57 Covenanters listed on the Nithsdale Martyrs’ Cross in Dalgarnock graveyard? Where did they come from and what happened to them? The monument erected in 1928 lies in Dalgarnock graveyard between Thornhill and Closeburn, not far off...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Oct 2018

The Enterkin Rescue of 1684 in Daniel Defoe’s Tour of Great Britain #History #Scotland

The following account of the rescue of Covenanters at the Enterkin Pass in 1684 comes from the third volume of Daniel Defoe’s Tour of Great Britain published in 1727. Defoe had previously described the rescue in an account published in 1717 and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2018

Daniel Defoe’s Enterkin Pass Rescue of Covenanters in 1684 #History #Scotland

In 1717, Daniel Defoe published a dramatic account of the rescue at Enterkin Pass of Covenanter prisoners on 30 July, 1684. Defoe claimed that thirty-seven men conducted the rescue after their minister and prisoners were seized at a field preaching. The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 May 2018

The Lost Gravestone of the Covenanter James Smith #History #Scotland

Is this where a Covenanter was shot and buried in the Killing Times? In Simpson’s mid-nineteenth-century Traditions of the Covenanters, he claimed that James Smith was buried at East Threepwood, aka. Wee Threepwood, beside Burn Anne in Ayrshire:...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Apr 2018

Helping the Escape of the Black Loch Covenanters in 1684 #History #Scotland

On Sunday 8 June, James Renwick field preached to a large body of Covenanters near Drumlach by the Black Loch. They then rode south via lands of Stane and Redmyre, where they drank at the house, before they turned west and headed for the Clyde. At the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Feb 2018

The Notorious Traitor Gordon of Kinsture is Captured (Briefly) in 1684 #History #Scotland

Alexander Gordon of Kinsture/Kilsture was one of the men behind the notorious Sanquhar Declaration of 1680. He also subscribed the bond taken before the declaration and a reward of 1,000 merks was issued for his capture, dead or alive. Kilsture was captured...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jan 2018

The Last Speech of Thomas Robertson, Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith on 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

Thomas Robertson apparently lived in Newcastle and was imprisoned, there, for refusing the English oath of allegiance. He escaped and fled to Edinburgh where he was captured in a sweep search of the city on 29 November, 1684. The search of Edinburgh had...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Dec 2017

Testimony of James Graham Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith, 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

James Graham was hanged at the Gallowlee on 9 December, 1684. George Jackson, Thomas Wood and Thomas Robertson were hanged with him. James Graham’s brother, William Graham, was killed by Claverhouse’s troop of Horse in 1682. The Last Testimony...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Dec 2017

John Dick Taken in Potterrow and Hanged in Edinburgh in 1684 #History #Scotland

The minister John Dick had been on the run since he had escaped from Edinburgh Tolbooth with up to twenty-four others on 16 September, 1683. However, in March, 1684, he was captured in a house in Edinburgh’s Potterrow with another minister, John...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Sep 2017

The Mystery of the Covenanters’ Panbreck Convention Site #History #Scotland

Panbreck was the site of the secretive United Societies’ thirteenth convention on 20 March, 1684. Where was this treasonable meeting held? … Panbreck Hill Faithful Contendings Displayed only gave a placename for the convention site: ‘[The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Aug 2017

Nine Covenanters Buried at Glasgow Cathedral #History #Scotland

On a stairway down to the crypt of Glasgow Cathedral, is a gravestone to some of the Covenanters executed in Glasgow. The stone is hard to see as it is in a pretty dark spot. The Crypt was formerly the Barony Church that Donald Cargill was the minister...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 May 2017

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