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Rediscovered for #History near Shotts. The Site of Cargill’s Preaching on Cameron’s Death in 1680 #Scotland

Is this were Donald Cargill preached on the death of Richard Cameron in 1680? Is this the Deer Slunk of Covenanter tradition? Are they the same place? The photograph, above, is of a traditional Covenanter preaching site identified by Brian Hughes in a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Apr 2020

Rediscovered for #History: The Deer Slunk near Shotts, Fauldhouse, Forth and Wilsontown #Scotland

Congratulations to Gregor Steele for finding and photographing The Deer Slunk, a place which was lost to History and not on any maps. On Christmas Day, 2018, I posted a challenge to find ‘a ditch in the midst of a Scottish moor’ near Shotts....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Mar 2020

Donald Cargill Imprisoned in Edinburgh Tolbooth, July 1681 #History #Scotland

On 26 July, 1681, after over a year hunting the leaders of the militant Covenanters behind many treasonable documents and seditious field preachings, the King’s army finally brought them in as prisoners to Edinburgh Tolbooth: ‘July 26th 1681...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Jul 2019

Suspected Traitor Robert Hamilton in Broxburn is Liberated in 1681 #History #Scotland

Robert Hamilton in Broxburn was tortured in the boots as one of those suspected of involvement in a gunpowder plot in late 1680. Under 28 April, 1681: ‘Att Edr the 8 day of Apryll 1681 Annent a petition presented be Robert Hamiltone prisouner in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Jun 2019

A Satire on The Cameronian Tooth #History #Literature #Scotland

The following poem is a satire of the Cameronians, which was probably composed by Alexander Pennecuik shortly before his death in 1730. He was the nephew of Dr. Alexander Pennecuik who wrote about the Gypsies’ Field of Blood at Romanno. It vividly...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jun 2019

Where was ‘The Deer Slunk’ where the Wild Sweet Singers Hid in 1681? #History #Scotland

As it is Christmas Day, let’s find a ditch in the midst of a Scottish moor near Shotts where the militant, radical and mainly-female Sweet Singers lay hidden … It is a bit of mystery. Where was it? On the morning of 24 April, 1681, the Sweet...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Dec 2018

The Covenanter Donald Cargill’s Narrow Escape at Watersaugh near Wishaw #History #Scotland

Near Wishaw is a ruined house where the Covenanter Donald Cargill is said to have escaped. Between mid 1679 and mid 1681, Cargill was probably the “Most-Wanted” fugitive in Scotland. Not only had he begun a rebellion against King Charles II...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Oct 2018

John Welsh’s Secret Meeting in Edinburgh in 1679 #History #Scotland

Alexander Hamilton of Kinkell was a intimate of John Welsh, the former minister of Irongray who was one of the main leaders of Presbyterian Rising in 1679. Kinkell was imprisoned between July, 1679, and the end of February, 1680, on suspicion of his role...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Jun 2018

The Last Speech of Thomas Robertson, Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith on 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

Thomas Robertson apparently lived in Newcastle and was imprisoned, there, for refusing the English oath of allegiance. He escaped and fled to Edinburgh where he was captured in a sweep search of the city on 29 November, 1684. The search of Edinburgh had...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Dec 2017

Testimony of James Graham Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith, 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

James Graham was hanged at the Gallowlee on 9 December, 1684. George Jackson, Thomas Wood and Thomas Robertson were hanged with him. James Graham’s brother, William Graham, was killed by Claverhouse’s troop of Horse in 1682. The Last Testimony...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Dec 2017

Testimony of James Stewart, A Wishaw Covenanter Hanged in 1681 #History #Scotland

  The Testimony of James Stewart, domestic servant to Thomas Steuart in Coltness in the parish of Cambusnethan, who was hanged at the Gallowlee, betwixt Edinburgh and Leith, on 10 October, 1681. ‘Dear Friends—I being in prison for Christ,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Dec 2017

Testimony of John Potter Executed at Edinburgh’s Mercat Cross 1 December, 1680 #History #Scotland

The Testimony of John Potter, a Farmer, who lived in the parish of Uphall in Linlithgowshire, and suffered at the Mercat Cross of Edinburgh, December 1, 1680. ‘All you spectators and auditors, I desire your attention to a few words, and I shall...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Dec 2017

Donald Cargill’s Letter to the Sweet Singer Women, Prisoners in Edinburgh #History #Scotland

The following letter was sent by Donald Cargill to the Sweet Singer women imprisoned in Edinburgh’s Correction House, probably in June, 1681, after the women had rejected a paper from the Sweet Singer men. The Sweet Singers had been captured at...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jul 2017

Donald Cargill’s Letter to James Skene of November, 1680 #History #Scotland

The following letter was sent by Donald Cargill to James Skene, after the latter was condemned to death on 24 November and imprisoned in Edinburgh Tolbooth. Skene was executed on 1 December. Cargill may have sent an earlier letter to Skene. He also wrote...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jul 2017

Donald Cargill’s Letter to John Malcolm and Archibald Alison, prisoners #History #Scotland

The following letter was written by Donald Cargill in late July or early August, 1680, when Archibald Alison and John Malcolm, who had been captured at the battle of Airds Moss, were awaiting execution in Edinburgh Tolbooth. ‘Dear Friends,—Death...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Jul 2017

Donald Cargill’s Letter to Friends in the West before he fled to Rotterdam #History #Scotland

The following letter was written in late 1679, after the Covenanters’ defeat at the Battle of Bothwell Bridge and immediately prior to Donald Cargill’s escape to Rotterdam. ‘Dear Friends,— I cannot but be grieved to go from my...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Jul 2017

The Covenanter’s Poisoned Musket Ball #History #Scotland

On 12 November, 1680, when the militant Covenanter James Skene was captured at the Mutton Hole, near Edinburgh, he had in his possession a poisoned musket ball so that ‘none’ would ‘recover whom I shot’ with it… He was hanged...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jul 2017

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