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Covenanter Grave Dumfries #History #Scotland

James Kirko, Dumfries, Dumfries parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Captain Bruce, Capt: of Dragoons apprehended James Kirko, at the intelligence of one James Wright, carried him to Dumfreis, detained him prisoner one night, next...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave at Craighaugh near Eskdalemuir #History #Scotland

Andrew Hislop, Craighaugh, Eskdalemuir parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Sir James Johnstoun of Westerhall, caused apprehend Andrew Hislop in the parish of Hutton in Anandale delivered him up to Claverhouse, and never rested untill...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Apr 2020

Covenanter Graves Glencairn Church, near Moniaive #History #Scotland

James Bennoch, Robert Edgar, Robert Mitchell and John Gibson, Kirkland, Glencairn parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Col. James Douglas, now Liev. General, Brother to the Duke of Queensberry, together with Liev: John Livingston, and a Party...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Tynron #History #Scotland

William Smith, Tynron parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘The Laird of Stenhouse, Sir Robert Laurie of Maxueltoun and John Craik of Stewartoun, did instigate and urge Coronet Baillie his party of Dragoons to shot William Smith in Hill, after...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Durisdeer #History #Scotland

Daniel MacMichael, Durisdeer parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Sir Robert Dalzel and liev: Stratoun, having apprehended Daniel Mackmichel, and detained him 24 hours Prisoner, took him out and shot him at Dalveen, in the parish of Durisdeer...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Mar 2020

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Dumfries on 2 January, 1667 #History #Scotland

Two days after the executions in Ayr, two more Covenanters were hanged and beheaded in Dumfries for their part in the Pentland Rising of November, 1666. Their heads were exhibited at the mercat cross of Dumfries and were said to have been spiked on the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jan 2019

The Covenanters of the Enterkin Pass Attack of 1684 #History #Scotland

The rescue of Covenanters at Enterkin Pass was an attack on a small party of John Graham of Claverhouse’s troop of Horse escorting prisoners from Dumfries to Edinburgh. It took place at the end of July, 1684, and up to three soldiers were killed....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Nov 2018

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 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

A Ghost Fleet, Vanishing Rivers and Strange Booms in 1712 #History #Scotland

At sunset, within a mile of Penpont in Dumfriesshire in March, 1712, a “ghost fleet” appeared in the sky: ‘Mr Elder, a neighbouring Minister, and within a mile of the place where this was seen, tells me that in March last [in 1712],...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Jul 2018

Traditions of the Capture of the Covenanter Daniel MacMichael #History #Scotland

In the 1840s, Simpson published “traditions” that he had collected about the Covenanter Daniel MacMichael. Quite a significant portion of Simpson’s “traditions” of MacMichael were based on Wodrow’s account of his death...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Jun 2018

Death at Dalveen: The Killing of the Covenanter Daniel MacMichael in 1685 #History #Scotland

The Covenanter Daniel MacMichael had a price on his head … one thousand merks, dead or alive. He was shot in summary execution in Durisdeer parish, Nithsdale, on 31 January, 1685. The reward was offered for his subscription of the treasonable bond...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 May 2018

The Covenanter Killed at Lagdow Cairn #History #Scotland

According to later tradition, a Covenanter named Dow was killed by the notorious Grierson of Lag at Lagdow Cairn, which is located in the hills to the west of Dalveen in Nithsdale. The cairn was first recorded in the OS name book for Durisdeer parish...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 May 2018

Daniel Defoe’s Enterkin Pass Rescue of Covenanters in 1684 #History #Scotland

In 1717, Daniel Defoe published a dramatic account of the rescue at Enterkin Pass of Covenanter prisoners on 30 July, 1684. Defoe claimed that thirty-seven men conducted the rescue after their minister and prisoners were seized at a field preaching. The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 May 2018

Covenanter Prisoners Reject Unlawful Rule of William of Orange in 1693 #History #Scotland

The Revolution had put William of Orange and Queen Mary in power in 1689. However, some Covenanters who had proclaimed the Tinwald Paper in 1692 rejected their authority. They were imprisoned in Edinburgh’s Canongate Tolbooth: ‘This is a just...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Apr 2018

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

James Nisbet’s Escapes in Nithsdale in July 1685 #History #Scotland

Among the locations where the Covenanter James Nisbet narrowly escaped from government forces were two locations in Nithsdale, which appear to relate to one of James Renwick’s preachings in July, 1685. ‘At Frier-Midden-moor’, i.e., Friarminnan,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Jan 2018

The Notorious Traitor Gordon of Kinsture is Captured (Briefly) in 1684 #History #Scotland

Alexander Gordon of Kinsture/Kilsture was one of the men behind the notorious Sanquhar Declaration of 1680. He also subscribed the bond taken before the declaration and a reward of 1,000 merks was issued for his capture, dead or alive. Kilsture was captured...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jan 2018

The Home of an Executed Covenanter at Sundaywell #History #Scotland

The tower at Sundaywell was the home of James Kirko, a Covenanter who was summarily executed at the sands of Dumfries in 1685. According to the mid nineteenth-century OS name book for Dunscore parish: ‘This place was formerly a stronghold, &...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jan 2017

The Covenanters and the Neolithic Cairn at Fleuchlarg #History #Scotland

  According to the mid nineteenth-century OS name book for Glencairn parish, the White Cairn beside Fleuchlarg in Dumfriesshire was: ‘A large heap of Stones – supposed to have been the retreat of the Covenanters’. It is also a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Jan 2017

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