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The Wigtown Martyrs: Touching the Void between the Reprieve and Execution in 1685 #History #Scotland

In the infamous case of the drowning of the two female Wigtown Martyrs in 1685, a question that has not been asked is who could legally confirm that the two women had taken the Abjuration oath after they petitioned to be able take it on 30 April? Who...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jun 2020

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

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

Top Ten “Killers” of the Killing Times of 1685 #History #Scotland

Which Scottish Army officers or individuals were implicated in the historical sources with the most deaths in the Killing Times of late 1684 to mid 1685? The result may be surprising to some, as this is not how history is “supposed” to be....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jan 2017

The Killing Times of 1685: Ridpath’s List of Covenanters Executed in the Fields

The 500th post… In 1693, George Ridpath, one of the first Scottish journalists, published a list of Covenanters who had been summarily executed in the fields. Ridpath’s list was copied from the list found in Alexander Shields’ A Short...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Sep 2015

The Wigtown Martyrs: Who Condemned the Women to Drown in 1685?

Sir Robert Grierson of Lag is notorious in later tradition as a persecutor in the Killing Times of 1685. Many stories revolve around him in Dumfries and Galloway. He was a sheriff in two shires, Dumfries and Kirkcudbrightshire, and was particularly active...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jun 2015

Three Men Hanged?: Major Winram in Wigtown at Lambas, 1685

On 11 May, 1685, Major Winran and his men are said to have drowned the Wigtown Martyrs, Margaret Wilson and Margaret McLachlan. There is no evidence in government sources that they were present in the burgh on that specific day as the Presbyterian sources...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jun 2015

The Wigtown Martyrs: The Record of Penninghame Kirk Session, February, 1711

One of the key sources for the Wigtown Martyrs, perhaps the key source, is the account of their drowning drawn up by Penninghame Kirk Session in 1711. Penninghame parish was the home parish of Margaret Wilson, one of the women said to have been executed...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jun 2015

The Drowning of the Wigtown Martyrs: The Evidence of Cloud of Witnesses in 1714

Another version of the drowning of the Wigtown Martyrs appears in A Cloud of Witnesses For The Royal Prerogatives of Jesus Christ: or The Last Speeches and Testimonies of those who have suffered for the Truth, in Scotland, since the year 1680 (1714): ‘Upon...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Dec 2014

The Way from Wigtown’s Gallows Hill

Where were the three Covenanters executed ‘at Wigtown’ in the summer of 1685 actually hanged? At first sight, the answer appears stunningly simple. They must have been hanged in Wigtown. However, the answer to precisely where they were hanged is a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Dec 2014

The Grave of Margaret McLachlan, the Wigtown Martyr

Margaret McLachlan, one of the Wigtown Martyrs, is buried in Wigtown Churchyard alongside Margaret Wilson and the three men hanged at Wigtown. McLachlan’s Graves at Wigtown © Lairich Rig and licensed for reuse. The inscription on her gravestone...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Dec 2014

Daniel Defoe, the Wigtown Martyrs and an Enemy of God

Daniel Defoe’s account of the drowning of the two female Wigtown martyrs, Margaret McLachlan and Margaret Wilson, first appeared in 1717. He claims that his account of it came from ‘creditable witnesses’, but he does not name them. It is a remarkable...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Nov 2014

The Wigtown Martyrs in Popery Reviving, 1714

A rare and undervalued account of the drowning of the two female Wigtown Martyrs in 1685, is found in the anonymous pamphlet Popery Reviving, which was published in 1714. The full title of the pamphlet, see above, gives some idea of how the Wigtown case...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Nov 2014

Major Winram and the Dispute over the Parks of Baldoon

On 15 July, 1686, Lord Fountainhall notes a petty dispute before the Privy Council that involved Major Winram, the man that Presbyterian sources allege hanged three men at Wigtown… ‘[Sir David] Dumbar of Baldum gives in a complaint against Major...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Nov 2014

The Attempted Assassination of Major Balfour at Glasgow in 1683

Major John Balfour of Mar’s Regiment of Foot commanded the garrison at Glasgow. He was later gained renown as a persecutor of the Society people. In late 1683, the Societies tried to assassinate him… ‘On the 3rd December 1683, some phanaticks...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Mar 2013

James Renwick’s Preaching ‘Near Paisley’ in 1684

Soon after the Carolina Merchant banishments, James Renwick preached at Greenock and ‘near Paisley’. Both preachings almost certainly took place before Tuesday 29 July, 1684. According to Alexander Shields, Renwick’s preaching ‘near Paisley’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Dec 2012