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The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December #History #Scotland

A week after ten men were executed in Edinburgh for their part in the Pentland Rising of 1666, four more Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh. Four* Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December, 1666. There is no gravestone for them, beyond the collective monument...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Dec 2018

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

The Magpie and the Dead Ensign in 1688 #History #Scotland

‘I have it from people that live near Bellou-path [i.e. Carbellow Path], that when the souldiers wer drauing near that path, where Mr David Houstoun was taken from them, within a very litle of it, knouing nothing of the rescouers, there came a pyet...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Aug 2018

The Fugitive James Nisbet at Carsgailoch #History #Scotland

The Covenanter James Nisbet, the son of Hardhill, also escaped government forces at Carsgailoch, a hill near New Cumnock, in 1685. ‘At Cargilloch’, i.e., Carsgailoch hill in [New] Cumnock parish. Nisbet’s close encounter at Carsgailoch...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Jan 2018

The Other Glorious Revolution: The Covenanters’ “Rabbling of the Curates” in 1688 #History Scotland

Not all revolutionaries want the same thing. The Glorious Revolution of 1688 is no exception to that rule. On Christmas Day, 1688, amidst the chaos of the fall of James VII’s regime, armed Cameronian Covenanters launched a coordinated campaign of...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Aug 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...
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From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

Peden ‘The Prophet of the Covenants’ Grave #History #Poetry #Scotland

A poem on the grave of Alexander Peden by Adam Brown Todd (1822-1915), a journalist, author and poet who lived in Cumnock and also wrote Homes, Haunts and Battlefields of the Covenanters (1886) and Covenanting Pilgrimages and Studies (1911): Peden ‘The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Oct 2016

The Breeches Bible of the Covenanter Peter Gemmell Killed in 1685 #History #Scotland

Among the relics of the Covenanters held at Lochgoin, is the bible of Peter Gemmel, aka. Patrick Gemmell, who was shot and killed at Midland in Fenwick parish in November, 1685. According to Johnston: ‘Breeches’ Bible. — Imprinted at...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Sep 2016

The Cocker’s Vomit and the Fire at Horsecleugh, Cumnock, 1680 #History #Scotland

According to a witness interviewed by Patrick Walker in the 1720s, Richard Cameron the Covenanter foretold strange events near Cumnock in 1680: ‘In the Beginning of the Year 1680, he [i.e., Richard Cameron, who had returned to Scotland in October,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Aug 2016

Two Burials For Prophet Peden in 1686 #History #Scotland

Peden’s Grave at Cumnock Reproduced by the very kind permission of Robert Guthrie. John Ker of Kersland, a spy, plotter and the brother-in-law of Daniel Ker of Kersland, recorded the two burials of Alexander ‘Prophet’ Peden: ‘[The]...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Nov 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

The Killing Times of 1685: The list of the Dead in Cloud of Witnesses

In 1714, a list of Covenanters who were summarily executed in the fields during the Killing Times appeared in A Cloud of Witnesses. The list was based on the list found in Alexander Shields’ A Short Memorial (1690) and nearly reproduces Shields’...
------- Mowat (d.1685) -------- Auchenleck (d.1685) 1685 Adam Macquhan (d.1685) Alexander Ferguson of Kilkerran Alexander Gordon Viscount of Kenmure Alexander Linn (d.1685) Andrew Hislop Andrew McRoberts (d.1685) Annandale Archibald MacAulay of Ardincaple Ayrshire Barr parish Borgue parish Captain James Maitland Captain John Inglis Captain Strachan Captain Thomas Douglas Cathcart parish Colmonell parish Colonel James Douglas Cornet James Dundas Cornet John Baillie Cornet Peter Inglis Covenanters Cromwell Lockhart of Lee Crossmichael parish Cumnock parish Dailly parish Daniel McIlwraith (d.1685) Daniel McMichael David Dun (d.1685) David Halliday in Glengap (d.1685) David Halliday in Mayfield (d.1685) David Steel (d.1686) Dumfries Dumfriesshire Durisdeer parish Eaglesham parish earl of Annandale Edward McKean (d.1685) Eskdale Eskdalemuir parish Evandale parish Fenwick parish Gabriel Thomson (d.1685) Galloway Galston parish George Douglas earl of Dumbarton George Short (d.1685) George Wood George Woodburn Gilbert Macadam (d.1685) Girthon parish Glencairn parish Glenkens Highlanders His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons His Majesty's Regiment of Foot Guards History Irongray parish James Clement (d.1685) James Dun (d.1685) James Johnstone of Westerhall James Kirko (d.1685) James McMichael (d.1684) James Smith James White John Barrie John Bell of Whiteside (d.1685) John Brounen John Brown (Blackwood) John Brown of Priesthill John Browning John Bryce (d.1685) John Craik of Stewarton John Douglas of Stenhouse John Fergushill John Ferguson (Glencairn) John Graham of Claverhouse John Hunter (d.1685) John Jamieson (d.1685) John Mclorgan (d.1685) John Murchie (d.1685) John Reid John Reid of Ballochmyle John Semple (d.1685) John Smith (Muirkirk) John Smith in Cronan John Urie (d.1685) Joseph Wilson (d.1685) Kells parish Kelton parish Killing Times King's Regiment of Horse Kirkcowan parish Kirkcudbrightshire Kirkmichael parish (Ayrshire) Kirkpatrick-Durham parish Lanarkshire Lesmahagow parish Lieutenant Alexander Bruce Lieutenant Crichton Lieutenant Lewis Lauder Lieutenant Livingston Lieutenant Murray Lieutenant Nisbet Lieutenant Straiton Lieutenant-Colonel Buchan Loudoun parish Lt General William Drummond Major John Balfour Mar's Regiment of Foot Martyrs Matthew McIlwraith (d.1685) Mauchline parish Militia Minnigaff parish Moffat parish Muirkirk parish Nithsdale Peter Gemmel Peter Gillies Quentin Kennedy of Drummellane Renfrewshire Robert Dalyell of Glenae Robert Dun (Lethamhill) Robert Grierson of Lag Robert Laurie of Maxwelton Robert Lennox (d.1685) Robert Lockhart Robert M'Whae (d.1685) Robert Thom Scotland Scottish History Simon Paterson (d.1685) Sir Archibald Kennedy of Culzean Sorn parish Straiton parish Tarbolton parish Thomas Cook (d.1685) Thomas McHaffie (d.1685) Thomas Richard Thomas Young (d.1685) Tongland parish Twynholm parish Wigtownshire William Adam William Fiddison (d.1685) William Graham (d.1682/84) William McKergur (d.1685) William Paterson William Shillilaw (d.1685) William Smith (d.1685) William Wallace of Craigie
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Sep 2015

Martyrs’ Moss near New Cumnock

According to the description in the mid nineteenth-century OS name book, Martyrs’ Moss was ‘a large Moss, where it is said the Covenanters used to take refuge’. Martyrs’ Moss © Leslie Barrie and licensed for reuse. The moss...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Jul 2015

Forfeited for the Rebel Muster at Clocklowie near Cumnock

Ruins at Clocklowie © Chris Wimbush and licensed for reuse. In July 1690, Parliament considered and approved a petition from Mr John Herbert or Halbert, minister of the Gospel, who had been forfeited in 1683 for mustering at Clocklowie in Cumnock...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Jul 2015

The Trial of James Boyle, Renwick’s Precentor, and Forfeitures in 1687.

On 26 July, 1687, John Anderson, younger of Westerton, was forfeited for his treasonable expressions: Lord Fountainhall records: ‘[John] Anderson of Westerton having come in the King’s will for his treasonable expressions, is forfeited, his armes...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Nov 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

The Rigs O’ Barley, Prophet Peden and A Great Rain in 1685

Probably late in the summer of 1685, Alexander Peden was sick and hidden in a cottage in a village ‘near Cumnock’ in Ayrshire… Map of Cumnock ‘[Additional passages] 23. Lying sick in a Village near Cumnock, he told his Landlord, who was afraid...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Jun 2014

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