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Five Covenanters Escape From the Canongate Tolbooth in late 1685 #History #Edinburgh #Scotland

On 24 November, 1685, five Covenanters broke out of the Canongate Tolbooth in Edinburgh. Their stories link to intriguing events, including an attack on a castle, about which little is known… Lauder of Fountainhall recorded their escape under 24...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Aug 2019

Banishments of Covenanters and Argyll Prisoners in July 1685 #History #Scotland

Following the unsuccessful Argyll Rising of May to June, 1685, the government conducted large-scale banishments of prisoners held in Edinburgh. Most were banished to the plantations in Jamaica. [24 July, 1685] Banished:– William Smith, Andrew Scot,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Aug 2019

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

Ambushed at the Inn: The Queensferry Incident of 1680 #History #Scotland

On 3 June, 1680, Donald Cargill was wounded in a dramatic ambush at an inn known as The Palace, or the Covenanters House, in South Queensferry. Today, the street name ‘Covenanters Lane’ records where the building stood. It only survives in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Jan 2018

Thomas Archer, the Battle of Muirdykes and his Execution in 1685 #History #Scotland

In his History, Wodrow devoted a long passage to the life and death of Thomas Archer, a moderate-presbyterian minister who was captured at the Battle of Muirdykes and executed in Edinburgh in August, 1685: ‘It was some longer time before Mr Thomas...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Nov 2017

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

The Life of Alexander Reid, Covenanter. in Uphall

East Mains Alexander Reid was the son of a tenant farmer at East Mains in Uphall parish, Linlithgowshire. The farm lay between what is now Westerton Road and Dunnet Way in the East Mains Industrial Park in Broxburn. Reid appears on the published Fugitive...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Oct 2014

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 ‘Levelling Fury’ of William Young in Strathaven

Strathaven Castle They said he was distempered and much crazed in his judgment, but William Young, a tailor in Strathaven who was executed in 1684, evaded Claverhouse, attacked Strathaven castle, escaped from prison and may have been a companion of James...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Jun 2013

Prisoners Taken at James Renwick’s Preaching at Stonehouse Church in 1686

On Sunday 17 Janaury, 1686, James Renwick preached at the old kirk of St Ninian’s, the parish church of Stonehouse in Lanarkshire. The church was in use when Renwick preached. It was restored in 1734 and finally replaced by a new church in 1772. Map...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Feb 2013

The Polgavin Moor Prisoners and Renwick’s Preaching in Nithsdale in 1686

.Wardlaw © Iain Macaulay and licensed for reuse. 1686 saw Renwick’s field conventicles get bigger and better organised, but not less dangerous to attend… After Renwick preached Green Cleugh on 18 July, 1686, and in northern England, he returned...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Jan 2013

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