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Nithsdale Martyrs’ Monument: A Guide to the Covenanters #History #Scotland

Who are the 57 Covenanters listed on the Nithsdale Martyrs’ Cross in Dalgarnock graveyard? Where did they come from and what happened to them? The monument erected in 1928 lies in Dalgarnock graveyard between Thornhill and Closeburn, not far off...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Oct 2018

The Mystery of the Covenanters’ Panbreck Convention Site #History #Scotland

Panbreck was the site of the secretive United Societies’ thirteenth convention on 20 March, 1684. Where was this treasonable meeting held? … Panbreck Hill Faithful Contendings Displayed only gave a placename for the convention site: ‘[The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Aug 2017

The Rerrick Apparition: A “True and Attested Account of Satan’s Methods” in #Scotland. #History

As the cold, dark nights are upon us, perhaps we may recall one of the more curious incidents in the history of Seventeenth-Century Scotland, the story of an ‘apparition’, ‘spirit’ or devil that plagued a house in Galloway …...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Jan 2017

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...
1679 Auchinleck parish Ayrshire Balmaclellan parish Balmaghie parish Banishment Barony parish Barr parish Bathgate parish Berwickshire Bo'ness parish Borders Borgue parish Bothwell parish Bowden parish British History Calder parish Cambusnethan parish Carmichael parish Carnwath parish Carrick Carstairs parish Castletown parish Cavers parish Ceres parish Closeburn parish Colmonell parish Covenanter Sites Covenanters Craigie parish Cranston parish Croune of London (1679) Cumnock parish Dailly parish Dalmellington parish Dalry parish Dreghorn parish Drummond parish Dumfriesshire Dunbartonshire East Calder parish Eastwood parish Edinburghshire Evandale parish Falkirk parish Fenwick parish Fife Galashiels parish Galloway Galston parish Gargunnock parish Girthon parish Girvan parish Glasgow Glassford parish Glencairn parish Glenkens Govan parish Haddingtonshire History Hobkirk parish Irongray parish Kelso parish Kelton parish Kilbride parish Kilconquhar parish Kilmarnock parish Kincardine parish Kinross Kinross parish Kippen parish Kirkcudbright parish Kirkliston parish Kirkmabreck parish Kirkmichael parish (Ayrshire) Kirkoswald parish Lanarkshire Larbert & Dunipace parish Largo parish Leith Lesmahagow parish Linlithgow parish Linlithgowshire Livingston parish Lochrutton parish Loudoun parish Mauchline parish Maybole parish Melrose parish Merse Mid Calder parish Muiravonside parish Muirkirk parish Neilston parish New Monkland parish Nithsdale Ochiltree parish Old Monkland parish Orkney Orwell parish Paisley parish Penninghame parish Perthshire Renfrewshire Roxburgh Scotland Scottish History Selkirkshire Shipwrecks Shotts parish Sorn parish Southdean parish St Ninians parish Stewarton parish Stirlingshire Stow parish Straiton parish Strathmiglo parish Temple parish Torphichen parish West Calder parish Wigtownshire
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

The Cameronians and the Attempted Jacobite Rising of 1708 #History #Scotland

The veracity of the claims made John Ker of Kersland about his role as a spy in Union Crisis of 1706 to 1708 have been much debated. Whether he had the influence he maintained he had in his Memoirs in swaying the Hebronites and the Cameronians away from...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Apr 2016

Vandalism of a Covenanter’s Grave in 1714 #History #Scotland

The grave of John Mathieson that mentions John Kirkpatrick “With reference to the sacrilegious destruction of the first tombstone erected over John Mathison’s grave, the following copy of a letter sent by the “General Meeting of the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Apr 2016

The Covenanters in The Nation// Live: Civil War #History #Art #Scotland

  If you haven’t viewed ‘The Nation// Live: Civil War’ videos, I think you should. They used the history of the Covenanters in Dumfries and Galloway in an innovative way as part of an art exhibition for a National Galleries of...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2015

Crichope Linn & Tales of the Covenanters #History

Did Claverhouse make a daring leap over the chasm at Crichope Linn? In Ellen Jane Guthrie’s popular Tales of the Covenanters he does, but it is a work of fiction… Crichope Linn © Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse. Crichope Linn is...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Oct 2015

‘To Extirpate These Rebels’: The Commission to Colonel James Douglas, 27 March to 20 April, 1685

Colonel James Douglas was a commander for William of Orange at the Boyne, but in 1685 he had hunted down and executed Covenanters in the service of James VII…   In March, 1685, Douglas was given an extraordinary judicial commission to pursue and...
1685 Alexander Gordon Viscount of Kenmure Alexander Hume of Linthill Andrew Plumber of Middlestead Annandale Archibald Cockburn of Langtoun Archibald MacAulay of Ardincaple Archibald Stuart of Blackhall Ayrshire Berwickshire Borders Captain John Dalziel Captain John Inglis Captain Strachan Captain William Cleland Carrick Charles Hume of Aytoun Colonel James Douglas Cornet James Dundas Cornet James Innes Cornet James Naismith Cornet John Baillie Covenanters Cromwell Lockhart of Lee David Dunbar of Baldoon David Graham David Murray of Stanhope Dumfriesshire Dunbartonshire earl of Annandale earl of Carnwath earl of Glencairn earl of Home earl of Mar Early modern history Eskdale Francis Scott of Thirlstane Galloway Glenkens Godfrey McCulloch of Mireton Henry McDougal of Mackerston His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons History Hugh Cathcart of Carleton Humphrey Colquhoun of Luss James Cockburn of that Ilk James Cranston Lord Cranston James Geddes of Kirkhurd James II James Johnstone of Westerhall James Lundy of Strathairly James Murray younger of Deuchar John Graham of Claverhouse John Graham of Dougalston John Houston younger of that ilk John Johnston (Glasgow) John Riddell of Haining John Schaw younger of Greenock John Somerville of Spittel Kirkcudbrightshire Lanarkshire Lieutenant Alexander Bruce Lieutenant Crichton Lieutenant Lewis Lauder Lieutenant Livingston Lieutenant Murray Lieutenant Thomas Winram Lord Bargany Lord Cochrane Lord Ross Major George Arnot Mar's Regiment of Foot Merse Nithsdale Peeblesshire Renfrewshire Richard Murray of Spittlehaugh Robert Dalyell of Glenae Robert Grierson of Lag Robert Hunter (Ayr) Robert Kerr Lord Jedburgh Robert Laurie of Maxwelton Robert Pringle of Stitchel Roxburgh Scotland Scottish History Selkirkshire Sir Archibald Kennedy of Culzean Sir Archibald Murray of Blackbarony Stirlingshire Teviotdale Thomas Kilpatrick of Closeburn Thomas Scott of Whiteslaid Tweeddale Wigtownshire William Blair of that ilk William Douglas of Cavers William Elliot of Stobs William Hamilton of Barncluith William Hamilton of Orbiston William Horseburgh of that Ilk William Ker of Chatto William Ker of Greenhead William Stirling (Glasgow) William Wallace of Craigie ‘-------’ Hume of Nineholes
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Dec 2014

The Men Who Sought Out Goats: The Abjuration Oath of 1685

The introduction of the Abjuration Oath at the start of 1685 was an attempt to look inside the minds of Charles II’s Scottish subjects to discover “fanatics” who rejected the King’s authority and posed a danger to the state. Its aim was to sort...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Dec 2014

The Forfeited Covenanters, 1679 to 1688

In 1690, the Scottish Parliament passed an act rescinding most of the forfeitures which had taken place under the Restoration Stewart regime. The published list is not perfect. It contains minor errors, duplicates some names and fails to mentions some...
----- Fullerton of Senwick ----- Grier of Dalgonar ------- Calderhead (Windyedge) -------- Fullerton of Nethermill -------- Gordon of Barharrow -------- Gordon of Garrerie -------- Hay of Airyolland Adam Philip Adam Reid (Mauchline) Alexander Anderson Alexander Brown Alexander Gordon of Earlstoun Alexander Gordon of Knockgray Alexander Hastie Alexander Hume (d.1682) Alexander Hunter of Culquhasen Alexander Mackie of Drumbuie Alexander MacNaught (Overton of Dalry) Alexander Russell Alexander Vallange Alexander Wood Allan Bowie (Tarbolton) Alloa parish Andrew Brown of Duncanziemere Andrew Clark (d.1684) Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun Andrew Martin of Little Airies Andrew Meek (Carnwath) Andrew Pitilloch Andrew Sword (d.1679) Anthony McKie Anwoth parish Archibald Alison (d.1680) Archibald Campbell Archibald Simpson Archibald Stewart Argyll Rising Arthur Bruce (d.1683) Arthur Tacket (d.1684) Auchinleck parish Ayr Ayr parish Ayrshire Ballantrae parish Balmaclellan parish Barr parish Berwickshire Bo'ness parish Borders Borgue parish Bothwell parish Cambusnethan parish Campsie parish Captain James Wishart Carmunock parish Carnwath parish Carrick Carsphairn parish Carstairs parish Cathcart parish Christian Fyfe Christopher Miller Closeburn parish Collessie parish Colmonell parish Colonel John Burns Covenanters Crawford parish Crawfordjohn parish Crossmichael parish Cumbernauld parish Cumnock parish Currie parish Dailly parish Dalry parish Daniel Ker of Kersland David Farrie David Gibson (Lanark) David Halliday in Mayfield (d.1685) David Law David McCulloch David Montgomery of Lainshaw David Steuart (Coltness) David White (Lanark) Donald Cargill Donald Connell (Buchlyvie) Douglas parish Dumfriesshire Dunbartonshire Dunscore parish Eaglesham parish earl of Argyll earl of Tarras Early modern history Eastwood parish Edinburgh Edinburghshire Edward Aitkin Edward Marshall (d.1685) Evandale parish Falkirk parish Fenwick parish Fife Gabriel Maxwell Gabriel Thomson (d.1684) Galloway Galston parish Gargunnock parish Gavin Hamilton of Hill Gavin Paterson (Bothwellshields) Gavin Russell Gavin Witherspoon George Arthur of Binniehill (Balquhatstone) George Campbell of Cessnock George Gordon (Holmes) George Jackson (d.1684) George MacCartney of Blaiket George Maclure of Benan George Martin (d.1684) George Mochrie (Stonerigg) George Pringle of Torwoodlee George Wishart Gideon Weir Gilbert Elliott (Edinburgh) Gilbert McIlwraith of Dinmurchie Glasgow Glassford parish Glencairn parish Glenkens Glenluce parish Haddingtonshire Hamilton parish Hawick parish Henry Boswell (Dunsyston) Henry Hall of Haughead Henry MacCulloch of Barholm Henry MacJarrow of Alton Albany History Hownam parish Hugh Campbell of Cessnock Hugh MacIlwraith of Auchenflower Hume parish Irongray parish Isaac Blackwell Isobel Alison James Algie (d.1685) James Baird (Dungeonhill) James Boig James Boyle fl.1683 James Brown (Newmilns) James Cunningham (Glasgow) James Dykes James Gordon (Craiglaw) James Graham (d.1684) James Hamilton of Parkhead James Howison (Lanark) James Kirkwood James Lawrie (Lanark) James Lawson James MacNeilly of Auchairne James Maxwell of Williamswood James Muir (d.1684) James Nicol James Renwick James Robertson James Skene James Smith (d.1683) James Steuart of Goodtrees James Stewart (Cambusnethan) James Ure of Shargarton James Weir (Johnshill) James Welsh of Little Cluden James White (Douglas) James Wilkinson (d.1685) James Wilson (Mosshead) James Wood (d.1679) John Anderson (Westerton) John Bell of Whiteside (d.1685) John Binning of Dalvennan John Brown (Newtown) John Carnduff (Jackton) John Clyde (d.1679) John Cochran (Craig) John Cochran of Ochiltree John Cochrane of Chapel John Cochrane of Waterside John Crawford of Tarshaw John Dick (d.1683) John Easton (Garnqueen) John Finlay John Fullerton John Fullerton of Auchenhay John Gibson (Ingleston) John Gibson of Auchencheyne John Gilry (d.1684) John Gordon of Over Barr John Haddow John Halbert John Hamilton (Rogerton) John Hutcheson (Newbattle) John Hutcheson of Harlaw John Jack (Nemphlar) John Kid (d.1679) John King (d.1679) John MacAlexander (Drummochreen) John MacJarrow in Pingerroch John Mackie of Larg John MacMichan of Killantringan John MacNaught of Culquha John MacQuarrie (d.1683) John Malcolm (d.1680) John Maxwell (Bogton) John Meek (Henshilwood) John Menzies of Dalquhairn John Menzies of Wintercleuch John Miller (Long Calderwood) John Murray (Bo'ness) John Neilson of Corsack John Nisbet of Hardhill John Park (d.1685) John Paterson (Bothwellshields) John Paterson (Daldilling) John Paton of Meadowhead John Porterfield of Duchal John Potter John Russell (Eastfield) John Russell of Arns John Russell of Cat Craig John Semple John Semple (Lanark) John Shaw (Easter Greenhill) John Steel of Over Waterhead John Steel of Windhill John Stewart (Shawwood) John Taylor (Holehouse) John Umphrey (d.1685) John Waddel (d.1679) John Watt John Welsh of Cornlee John White (Neuck) John Whytelaw (d.1683) John WIlson (d.1683) John Wilson (Highflat) John Wilson (Lindsayshill) Keir parish Kells parish Kilbride parish Kilconquhar parish Kilmacolm parish Kilmarnock parish Kilwinning parish Kippen parish Kirkcowan parish Kirkcudbright parish Kirkcudbrightshire Kirkinner parish Kirkmabreck parish Kirkmichael parish Lanark parish Lanarkshire Largo parish Laurence Hay Lesmahagow parish Lilliesleaf parish Linlithgowshire Linton parish Lochwinnoch parish lord Melville Loudoun parish Major Alexander Ross Major Henderson Marion Harvie Matthew Bryce (Carmunock) Matthew Campbell of Waterhaughs Mauchline parish Maybole parish Melrose parish Minnigaff parish Mochrum parish Monmouth Muiravonside parish New Monkland parish Newbattle parish Nicolas Cochrane (Melrose) Nithsdale Ochiltree parish Old Monkland parish Parton parish Patrick Dunbar (Machermore) Patrick Foreman Patrick Heron of Little Park Patrick Hume of Polwarth Patrick MacDougall of Freugh Patrick Murdoch of Cumloden Peebles parish Peeblesshire Perthshire Renfrewshire Richard Rumbold (d.1685) Robert Baillie of Jerviswood Robert Ferguson Robert Fleming of Auchenfin Robert Fullerton of Bennalls Robert Garnock Robert Goodwin Robert Gray (d.1682) Robert Hamilton Robert Hamilton of Monkland Robert Lennox (d.1685) Robert Lockhart of Bankhead Robert Lockhart of Birkhill Robert Martin Robert McClellan of Balmagachan Robert McClelland of Barscobe Robert Miller (d.1685) Robert Pollock (d.1685) Robert Russell of Windyedge Robert Sangster Robert Smith (Kilroy) Robert Steel (Stane) Robert Steven (Newlands) Roxburgh Rutherglen parish Samuel Arnot Samuel Grierson of Dalgonar Samuel MacClelland Samuel McEwen (d.1684) Scotland Scottish History Scottish parliament Selkirkshire Shotts parish Sirling parish Slammanan parish Sorn parish St Ninians parish Stewarton parish Stirling Stirlingshire Stonehouse parish Stoneykirk parish Tarbolton parish Teviotdale Thomas Archer (d.1685) Thomas Bogle of Boglehole Thomas Brown (d.1679) Thomas Craig (Jackton) Thomas Crichton of Hole of Balquhassie Thomas Cunningham of Montgreenan Thomas Ferguson of Finnarts Thomas Hamilton of Raith Thomas Harkness Thomas Inglis (Lanark) Thomas Kennedy of Grange Thomas Lauchlan (Lanark) Thomas Lin Thomas MacJarrow of Barr Thomas Paton (Cambusnethan) Thomas Pillans Thomas Robertson (d.1684) Thomas Russell of Middlerigg Thomas Steuart of Coltness Thomas Stoddart (d.1685) Thomas Turnbull of Standhill Thomas Verner Thomas Wood (d.1684) Tongland parish Tweeddale Twynholm parish Uphall parish Urr parish Walter Smith Walter Turnbull of Bewlie Wigtownshire William Boig (d.1683) William Cochrane (d.1682) William Cochrane (d.1683) William Cuthill (d.1681) William Denholm of Westshiels William Falconer (Hamilton) William Ferguson (Lanark) William Ferguson of Caitloch William Gogar William Gordon of Culvennan William Gordon of Dundeugh William Gordon of Earlstoun William Gordon of Holme William Grierson of Lochwharre William Harvie (d.1682) William Lawrie of Blackwood William Murray of Meadowhead William Padzean (Lanerk) William Riddell (Rutherglen) William Spence (Argyll’s secretary) William Thomson (d.1681) William Whitehead of Millhouse William Young
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jul 2014

John Mathieson Encounters Prophet Peden in Ayrshire, 1685.

John Mathieson was one of Patrick Walker’s informants for the life of Peden. Walker and Mathieson probably knew each other from the late 1680s and from Mathieson’s service as a captain in the Cameronian Regiment after the Revolution. At some point...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jul 2014

Peden’s Cave, Damned Whigs and the Confounded Mist in 1685

Alexander Peden is associated with numerous caves and providential mists… ‘34. After this [i.e., Peden’s time on Galloway in early 1685, he was], in Auchengrooch Muirs in Nithsdale, Captain John Matthison and others being with him, they were...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Jun 2014

Crichope Linn and the Covenanter’s Cave: Building Tradition

  Crichope Linn © Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse. Today, it is hard to spot Crichope Linn. Even from the road, there is little sign that this sublime site was visited by tourists such as Sir Walter Scott and Jane and Thomas Carlyle. However,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Apr 2014

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