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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

Eighth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1695 #History #Scotland

The Cameronian’s general meeting at Leadhills continued to tackle those among themselves who were suspected of scandal. It was also still wrestling with events that had first appeared in 1687, the Barbados Collection and admitting David Houston...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 May 2016

Seventh General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1695 #History #Scotland

Friarminnan 07 General Meeting at Friarminnan, 26 June, 1695. The next committee was to disburden Robert Speirs of his collectorship. A delegate from the Edinburgh society desires that one of the Bo’ness society attends the next committee ‘with...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2016

Fifth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1694 #History #Scotland

Friarminnan 05 General Meeting at Friarminnan, 17 October, 1694. Resolved that there was to ‘be no meddling’ with Mr David Houston ‘untill the mind of the societies be enquired concerning him and also that all persons who goes and marryeth...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2016

First General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1693 #History #Scotland

In 1995, a set of manuscript minutes from the general meetings of the post-Revolution Society people were discovered in the roof space of the manse in Penpont parish in Nithsdale. They offer a unique glimpse into who the Society people were between 1693...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2016

Davie’s Kirk and the Covenanters

According to the mid nineteenth-century OS name book, Davie’s Kirk in Kirkmichael parish, Nithsdale, was were a Covenanter preached: ‘A deep hollow on the brow of Tawnaze Hill, so named from a person who preached there during the last persecution.’ The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Nov 2014

Pirates, Covenanters and ‘Prophet’ Peden’s Return in 1685

Was Alexander ‘Prophet’ Peden, a pirate? Yes he was is the surprising answer, as he did commit an act of piracy in February, 1685. However, it was not for booty or profit that the preacher briefly turned godly pirate … Peden was not a pirate...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2014

From Glasgow to Barbados: A Preaching in Renfrewshire in January 1687

On Sunday 9 January, 1687, a Societies’ field preaching took place somewhere in Renfrewshire. Two Society people captured on the following day were later banished to Barbados. An Irishman who was also seized near Paisley was also probably connected...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Jan 2013

Covenanters Captured at David Houston’s Preaching at the Polbaith Burn in 1687

At nine o’clock at night on Sunday 16 January, 1687, a new seditious field preacher, David Houston, held a conventicle at the Polbaith Burn in Kilmarnock parish, Ayrshire. In the aftermath the field preaching, thirty-eight people were identified as...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Sep 2012

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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