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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

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...
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From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Sep 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 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

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