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The Calm Before the Storm: Ayrshire in 1679 #History #Scotland

In the weeks before the Presbyterian Rising of 1679, Captain James Murray of His Majesty’s Regiment of Dragoons was busy in Ayrshire pursuing those suspected of assisting the field preacher, John Welsh, to evade capture. Murray was responding to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Jul 2018

‘Under the Highest Peril’: The Rabbling of Ayrshire in 1689 #History #Scotland

On Christmas Day, 1688, armed Covenanters began a campaign of rabblings in Ayrshire designed to terrify ministers and their wives out of their churches, houses and parishes. Ninety armed Covenanters rabbled the ministers at Cumnock, Mauchline and Galston....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Aug 2017

Making History: Can You Find Lost Historical Sites in #Scotland? #History

Can you find lost historical sites connected with the famous Covenanter Alexander Peden? This is a chance for you to make Scottish History by finding and photographing them. Many of the lost sites, below, may, or may not, still exist. That is the mystery...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 May 2017

On The Trail of Claverhouse: The Killing of Matthew MacIlwraith in 1685 #History #Scotland

Matthew MacIlwraith’s death is one of the most difficult events of the Killing Times to place in a chronological context. He was shot by John Graham of Claverhouse’s troops in Colmonell parish in Carrick at some point in 1685, but no specific...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Dec 2016

Beyond Orkney’s Fatal Shore: The Wreck of The Croune, 10 December 1679 #History #Scotland

At nine to ten o’clock at night on Wednesday 10 December, 1679, The Croune was shipwrecked near the Mull of Deerness in Orkney. Attempting to shelter from a winter storm, it had rounded the mull and cast its anchor, but the wind and seas drove it...
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From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

The Forfeited: Thomas Kennedy of Grange in 1685 #History #Ayrshire #Scotland

One Carrick laird, Thomas Kennedy of Grange, was forfeited in absentia at the end of March/1 April, 1685. Grange, aka Laigh Grange ‘Upon the 30th of March [1685], the lords have before them a process of treason against Thomas Kennedy of Grange,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Nov 2016

The Stream’s Secret: Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the Lost Covenanters’ Cave #History #Scotland

The history of the Covenanters and caves rarely approaches the erotic… This is a slow burner to start with, but remarkably a lost Covenanter’s cave is revealed in the love lives and affairs of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Scott, Penwhapple...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Nov 2015

The Highland Host at Hardhill and the Second Sight in 1678 #History

In his spiritual autobiography, James Nisbet vividly records the appearance the Highland Host at his father’s house near Newmilns, Ayrshire. The Highland irregulars were sent to encourage the Western whigs into conformity with the church settlement....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Oct 2015

Daniel Defoe on the Killing Times of 1685

In 1717, Daniel Defoe, the journalist, novelist and spy, published a partial list of Covenanters summarily executed in the Killing Times. Defoe’s “list” was based either on the list found Alexander Shields’ A Short Memorial (1690),...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Sep 2015

Where was the Mysterious Covenanter called McLorgan From?

The possible identification of an origin for Thomas or John McLorgan, one of the obscure martyrs of the Killing Times of 1685, is another small step forward in our understanding of the history of that period. Mclorgan’s Grave at Old Dailly ©...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Jul 2015

Where was Gilbert MacAdam shot near Kirkmichael in 1685?

A small step forward in the histroy of the Killing Times… Gilbert MacAdam, a returned banished Covenanter, was shot in Kirkmichael parish in Carrick, Ayrshire, during the Killing Times of 1685 by a militia company of heritors commanded by Sir...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Jul 2015

The Gallows Speech of a Schoolteacher in 1684

George Martin was a notary public with, what we would call, a social conscience. Before his capture in 1679, he taught at the school in Dailly parish in Ayrshire. He was a reader in the kirk and worked recording legal deeds for local people… In...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Feb 2015

Three Covenanters Hanged in the Great Frost, February, 1684

In the last days of the Great Frost of the Winter of 1683 to 1684, three men were tried and executed in Edinburgh. On the day of their trial, a new covering of snow lay on the ground which lasted until after their execution on 22 February, 1684. (Erskine,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Feb 2015

Prophet Peden’s Rendezvous of Rebellion Disputed

The following story about the outlawed field preacher. Alexander Peden, probably to refers to Peden’s Mount, a place where he is said to have field preached. It is found in the postscript of Patrick Walker’s Life of Walter Smith where Walker added...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Jan 2015

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