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Covenanter Grave Fenwick (Gemmell) #History #Scotland

Patrick (aka., Peter) Gemmell, Fenwick, Fenwick parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Lieu: Nisbet and his Party shot to death John Ferguson, George Whiteburn, and Patrick Gemmil in the parish of Finnick, the said year, 1685.’ (A...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Fenwick (Fergushill & Woodburn) #History #Scotland

John Fergushill and George Woodburn, Fenwick, Fenwick parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Lieu: Nisbet and his Party shot to death John Ferguson, George Whiteburn, and Patrick Gemmil in the parish of Finnick, the said year, 1685.’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Mauchline #History #Scotland

John Brounen, John Bryce, William Finnieson, Peter Gillies and Thomas Young, Mauchline, Mauchline parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item, The said Claverhouse, together with the Earl of Dumbarton, and Lieu: Gen: Dowglas, caused Peter...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Priesthill near Muirkirk #History #Scotland

John Brown, Priesthill, Muirkirk parish, Ayrshire. Shields: ‘Item, The said Claverhouse in May, 1685: apprehended John Broun in priest-hill, in the parish of Moorkirk, in the shire of Air, being at his work, about his own house, and shot him dead...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Fenwick (White) #History #Scotland

James White, Fenwick, Fenwick parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Item. The said Peter or Patrick Inglis killled one James White, struck off his head with an Ax, brought to Newmills, and plaid at the Foot ball with it, he killed him at Little...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Apr 2020

One Word, Two Covenanters and the Killing Times of 1685 #History #Scotland #Newmilns

One word can make all the difference when it comes to identifying the Covenanter martyrs of the Killing Times of 1685. If there is a transmission error in the evidence of a name, then one dead Covenanter can easily become two. Was that the case with John...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Jul 2019

An Alien UFO was Sighted over #Scotland in 1685 #History #UFO

It sounds like one of Erich von Däniken’s claims of ancient alien contact, but remarkable evidence shows that alien UFOs did visit Scotland in the Seventeenth Century. Did the Scottish Covenanters have a close encounter with an alien spacecraft...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Apr 2019

The Gallows of Ayr and the Lost Covenanter’s Grave #History #Scotland

The Covenanter Andrew Macgill who was hanged at the end of 1684 or early 1685 had a martyrs’ stone erected over his grave beside Ayr gallows. However, his gravestone has been lost for well over a century… His gravestone was erected by the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Feb 2019

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed at Irvine on 31 December #History #Scotland

Four days after he had executed seven of his rebel comrades at Ayr, Cornelius Anderson hanged and beheaded two more Covenanters in Irvine, probably at the mercat cross, on 31 December, 1666. 33. James Blackwood, servant to John Brown in Fenwick parish,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Dec 2018

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 22 December #History #Scotland

Three days after four were executed in Glasgow for the Pentland Rising of 1666, six more Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh. Six were executed in Edinburgh on 22 December, 1666: 19. Mr Hugh MacKail. a minister. He left behind an individual martyrs’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Dec 2018

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Glasgow on 19 December #History #Scotland

Five days of four were executed in Edinburgh for their roll in the Pentland Rising of 1666, four were executed in Glasgow. Four were executed at Glasgow on 19 December, 1666. All four had a gravestone erected to them in the churchyard of Glasgow Cathedral...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Dec 2018

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December #History #Scotland

A week after ten men were executed in Edinburgh for their part in the Pentland Rising of 1666, four more Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh. Four* Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December, 1666. There is no gravestone for them, beyond the collective monument...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Dec 2018

The British Army of the Killing Times in the Winter of 1685 #History #Scotland

  On 10 December, 1685, General William Drummond wrote a memorial of the winter quarters appointed for the King’s Scottish Army, aka., the British Army, until further orders. The modern regiments descended from these regiments are @scots_guards,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Sep 2018

The Magpie and the Dead Ensign in 1688 #History #Scotland

‘I have it from people that live near Bellou-path [i.e. Carbellow Path], that when the souldiers wer drauing near that path, where Mr David Houstoun was taken from them, within a very litle of it, knouing nothing of the rescouers, there came a pyet...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Aug 2018

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