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17C American Women: French Huguenot looks at 1687 Puritan Boston

17C American Women: French Huguenot looks at 1687 Puritan Boston: . A French Protestant Immigrant's Impression of in Boston, 1687 This French Huguenot arrived in Massachusettes with 30 families in th...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Jan 2018

Dragoons in the Tavern in Dumfries in 1687 #History #Scotland

In 1687, five officers from His Majesty’s Regiment of Dragoons went drinking in Dumfries. Each of them doubtless had tales to tell of Covenanters they had pursued or killed … they also left a bill for the burgh to pay. Mistress Rome, who...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Jan 2018

‘The Tolbuith of Edinburgh is broke’, February, 1687 #History #Scotland

Lord Fountainhall reports: 13 February, 1687: ‘being Sunday.— At night the Tolbuith of Edinburgh is broke, and 16 malefactors and robbers escapes; yet George Drummond the keeper is not quarrelled for this, tho’ Mr. John Wanse and Arthur...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Feb 2017

‘Stood Without, in the Rain, and Preached’: Nisbet on Renwick in Late 1687 #History #Scotland

In late 1687, James Nisbet heard James Renwick field preach ‘within two months’ of the latter’s capture, i.e., in about early December. Braid’s Craigs © Anthony O’Neil and licensed for reuse. Nisbet tells us about the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Oct 2016

Dumbarton’s Gallows and the Hanging of a Highland Raider in 1687

While researching the burning of witches in Dumbarton in the late 1670s, I began to wonder where the burgh’s execution ground lay. As the head burgh of a shire, Dumbarton would have had a gallows site located somewhere outside of the burgh. Where...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Jun 2015

The Trial of James Boyle, Renwick’s Precentor, and Forfeitures in 1687.

On 26 July, 1687, John Anderson, younger of Westerton, was forfeited for his treasonable expressions: Lord Fountainhall records: ‘[John] Anderson of Westerton having come in the King’s will for his treasonable expressions, is forfeited, his armes...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Nov 2014

The Two Banishments of George Jackson: Flanders and Barbados

The Fortress of Luxembourg in 1684 In 1687, a George Jackson was processed for banishment to Barbados. Remarkably, this was the second time that Jackson had faced banishment… On 4 March, 1684, he had been banished to Flanders to serve in the regiment...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jan 2013

From Wigtown to Barbados: The Banishment of Alexander Ballie in 1687

Wigtown © Andy Farrington and licensed for reuse. Alexander Baillie from Wigtown parish in Galloway was banished to the plantations of Barbados in 1687 and rescued by the Society people in 1688… Ballie was captured by Captain Strachan’s troop...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jan 2013

Covenanters Out of Ayr Banished to Barbados in 1687

Ayr Two Society people, James Richart, a cooper from Ayr, and George Paton, a taylor in Ayr, were banished to Barbados in April, 1687. Both of the men were rescued… 1. James Richard, cooper in Ayr, Ayrshire. Richard, or Richart, was listed under...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jan 2013

The Banishment of Andrew Young in Eaglesham to Barbados in 1687

Threepland © Steve woodward and licensed for reuse. Andrew Young from Eaglesham parish was probably banished to the sugar plantations on the Barbados in 1687. His brother had already been banished to Carolina. Andrew Young was probably apprehended in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jan 2013

From Glasgow to Barbados: A Preaching in Renfrewshire in January 1687

On Sunday 9 January, 1687, a Societies’ field preaching took place somewhere in Renfrewshire. Two Society people captured on the following day were later banished to Barbados. An Irishman who was also seized near Paisley was also probably connected...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Jan 2013

Covenanters Captured at David Houston’s Preaching at the Polbaith Burn in 1687

At nine o’clock at night on Sunday 16 January, 1687, a new seditious field preacher, David Houston, held a conventicle at the Polbaith Burn in Kilmarnock parish, Ayrshire. In the aftermath the field preaching, thirty-eight people were identified as...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Sep 2012

The Three Women of the Lesmahagow Prayer Society Banished to Barbados in 1687

In late 1685, three women who were suspected of harbouring fugitive preachers were captured. Isobel Cassils, Agnes Keir and Isobel Steel were probably involved in supporting James Renwick and other leading Society people who frequently hid in Lesmahagow...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Sep 2012

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