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Henry Aston (1701—1748)

The Honourable and Reverend Henry Aston, Rector of Shotley in Suffolk, subscribed for two copies of Kirby’s Historical Account. However, beneath the sober clerical garb beat the degenerate heart of a minor lordling, for Henry Aston was in fact a...
From: Kirby and his world on 12 May 2020

The Thunderer, British Floating Gun-Battery on Lake Champlain

The radeau (French, singular for “raft”) was co-opted for eighteenth century warfare on and along Lake George and Lake Champlain, to deal with the challenges... The post The <i>Thunderer</i>, British Floating Gun-Battery on...

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 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

Charles Craig’s Final Statement

In his last moments, with calculated efficiency, he bolted the bedroom door so no one could interrupt the execution of his final act. Charles... The post Charles Craig’s Final Statement appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Loyalist Raid on Newtown: The Consequences of Being Surprised

The small village of Newtown played a noteworthy role during the American Revolution from the time when General Washington’s army retreated in 1776 across... The post The Loyalist Raid on Newtown: The Consequences of Being Surprised appeared first...

The Hard Service and Sufferings of James Dole

In January 1775, James Dole of Troy, New York, joined a company of minutemen commanded by James Wells. It was armed and equipped in... The post The Hard Service and Sufferings of James Dole appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Dragoons in the Tavern in Dumfries in 1687 #History #Scotland

In 1687, five officers from His Majesty’s Regiment of Dragoons went drinking in Dumfries. Each of them doubtless had tales to tell of Covenanters they had pursued or killed … they also left a bill for the burgh to pay. Mistress Rome, who...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Jan 2018

French Misadventure: Alexander and William Walker

As Lewis Troughton, the Beadle of Christ Church, Southwark walked along Blackfriars Road one crisp, fine November day in 1817, his attention was taken by a crowd gathered around two young and frightened boys who were dressed ‘in the French costume’....
From: All Things Georgian on 9 Nov 2017

"Once Upon a Time": The blunderbuss dragoon, was typically issued to t...

"Once Upon a Time": The blunderbuss dragoon, was typically issued to t...: Richard Wilson manufactured firearms for the crown, Honorable East India Co. and Hudson's Bay Company. ...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Jun 2017

On the trail of the Hawkhurst gang of smugglers

In An Infamous Mistress: The Life, Loves and Family of the celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliot, we mention her uncle by marriage, John Dundas who married Helen Brown, Grace’s determined and strong-minded maternal aunt who was a constant presence...
From: All Things Georgian on 26 May 2017

After the Battle of Drumclog: Claverhouse’s Retreat to Glasgow, 1 June 1679 #History #Scotland

On the afternoon of 1 June, 1679, Lord Ross encountered John Graham of Claverhouse and his men in flight from their defeat at the Battle of Drumclog. Three days earlier, it had been Claverhouse’s intention to conduct a joint attack on the Covenanters...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Feb 2017

The Covenanters’ Prison, Edinburgh, 1679 #History #Scotland

After the Covenanters were defeated in the battle of Bothwell Brig on 22 June, 1679, at least 1,184 prisoners were delivered to Edinburgh. They were held in Inner Greyfriars’ Yard. What is today called The Covenanters’ Prison in Greyfriars’...
1679 Alexander Balfour (Gilston) Andrew Newbigging Andrew Sword (d.1679) Andrew Thomson (Sauchie) Andrew Wallace (Irongray) Ayrshire Balmaghie parish Borders Borgue parish Bowden parish British History Captain Strachan Ceres parish Covenanters Covenanters' Prison Cranston parish Croune of London (1679) David Cunningham David Somerville Drummond parish East Calder parish Edinburgh Edinburgh Tolbooth Edinburghshire Fife Galashiels parish Galloway George Heriot's School George Lord Ross His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons History Inverkeithing parish Irongray parish James Balfour (Gilston) James Corsan (Kirkcudbright) James Gray James Lileburn (Kinross) James Waddell (Monklands) James Wood (d.1679) John Blackadder John Clyde (d.1679) John Govan John Kid (d.1679) John King (d.1679) John Kirk (Ceres) John McBraickney John Scott (Ettrick Forest) John Thomson (Bothwellmuir) John Waddel (d.1679) Kelso parish Kilmarnock parish Kincardine parish Kinross Kinross parish Kirkcudbright parish Kirkcudbrightshire Linlithgowshire Livingston parish Loudoun parish Militia Old Monkland parish Orwell parish Patrick Keir Patrick Wilson Perthshire Robert Boig (Newbigging) Robert Garnock Robert Kirk (Burleigh) Robert McGill (Galashiels) Robert Miller (Pinclo) Robert Russell Robert Young (Galasheils) Roxburgh Sandy Bells Scotland Scottish History Selkirkshire St Ninians parish Stirlingshire Stow parish Strathmiglo parish Thomas Brown (d.1679) Thomas Crichton Thomas Miller (Ceres) Thomas Pringle Thomas Williamson (Over Cranstoun) Walter McKechnie West Port Gate William Brown William Grindlay William Hardie William Henderson William Younger
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Dec 2016

Blackadder’s Killing of a Bathgate Covenanter #History #Scotland

The killing of James Davie at a field preaching in the 1670s was first recorded by Ridpath in 1693. However, a second source for the killing may contain new and important information… Blackadder’s “Memoirs” The second source for...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Jun 2016

“Nothing here but a young creature dying”: Nisbet’s Escape from Colonel Buchan in May, 1685

Soon after James Nisbet escaped capture by John Graham of Claverhouse and the Highlanders, a fever struck and he had a third providential escape: ‘After this [, his narrow escape from Claverhouse on c. 1 May, 1685,] I languished some days, and then...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Nov 2015

‘Tom Jones’: the history of a female soldier

On a surprisingly mild day in the October of 1821, in the second year of the reign of King George IV, a heavily pregnant women sat herself down on the doorstep of a gentleman’s house in Gloucester Street, Queen Square in London’s fashionable...
From: All Things Georgian on 8 Oct 2015

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