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Your search for posts with tags containing Canongate Tolbooth found 16 posts

The Covenanter Donald Cargill’s Narrow Escape at Watersaugh near Wishaw #History #Scotland

Near Wishaw is a ruined house where the Covenanter Donald Cargill is said to have escaped. Between mid 1679 and mid 1681, Cargill was probably the “Most-Wanted” fugitive in Scotland. Not only had he begun a rebellion against King Charles II...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Oct 2018

Covenanter Prisoners Reject Unlawful Rule of William of Orange in 1693 #History #Scotland

The Revolution had put William of Orange and Queen Mary in power in 1689. However, some Covenanters who had proclaimed the Tinwald Paper in 1692 rejected their authority. They were imprisoned in Edinburgh’s Canongate Tolbooth: ‘This is a just...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Apr 2018

The Cotmuir Folk in the Canongate Tolbooth #History #Scotland

In the late 1690s, Elizabeth West encountered the radical Cotmuir Folk when they were imprisoned in the Canongate Tolbooth. West’s memoirs recall the pull of the Cotmuir Folk to those who wished to keep up the Covenanted testimony. It is worth noting...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Oct 2017

Robert Louis Stevenson, ‘Heathercat’, Chapter II

For the first chapter of Stevenson’s Heathercat, see here. Chapter II FRANCIE ‘Francie was eleven years old, shy, secret, and rather childish of his age, though not backward in schooling, which had been pushed on far by a private governor,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Nov 2015

The Entry of a Witch Finder into Glasgow, Samuel Pepys and the Second Sight

The entry of Janet Douglas, a famed dumb seer and discoverer of witches, into Glasgow in early 1677 led to wild reception as ‘the people in great numbers ran out to meet her’. Her later reception by ‘vast crowds’ at Edinburgh was even greater....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Mar 2015

The Execution of James Nicol and William Young in Edinburgh in 1684

John Erskine of Carnock records the execution of James Nicol, from Peebles, and William Young, from near Strathaven, in his journal under 28 August, 1684: ‘Yesterday [James] Nicoll, who was apprehended the 15th instant, at the last execution [of Andrew...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Feb 2015

After the Defeat at Airds Moss: Prophet Peden at Mauchline Fair 1680

The following story from Patrick Walker’s Life of Peden is probably the only hint we have that Alexander Peden had returned to Scotland from Ireland by the latter half of 1680: ‘14. In the Year 1680, after the Murdering of Mr. [Richard] Cameron,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Apr 2014

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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