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Five Covenanters Hanged at the Gallowlee near Edinburgh, 10 October, 1681 #History #Scotland

All other historical sources state the execution of five Covenanters took place on 10 October, 1681, however, the records of Edinburgh Tolbooth places their hanging at the Gallowlee between Edinburgh and Leith on 17 October. The latter date is probably...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Oct 2019

Major Johnston of Edinburgh’s Town Guard takes Prisoners to the Bass Rock #History #Scotland

‘August 16th 1681 I Robert Johnstoun major to ye good toune of Ed[inbu]r[gh] grant me to have receaved fra ye hands of Mr John vans goodman of ye tolbooth of Edr the persones of John Spreull & W[illia]m Lin prisoners within ye s[ai]d Tolbooth...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Aug 2019

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

Two Fife Fanatics Executed on 13 July, 1681 #History #Scotland

Andrew Pitilloch was warded in Edinburgh Tolbooth on 7 July, 1681. On 13 July, he was executed with Laurence Hay, another Fife man. As the following entry in the records of Edinburgh Tolbooth confirms, Adam Philip was not executed with them: ‘Andro...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jul 2019

Sweet Singers Liberated from Edinburgh Tolbooth in 1681 #History #Scotland

On the same day that they were warded into Edinburgh Tolbooth for trial, two former Sweet Singers were liberated. They were presumably captured at Wolf Hole Craigs in mid May, 1681, and held in Edinburgh’s Correction House with the other Sweet Singer...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Jun 2019

The Assassin Andrew Gullane is Executed in Edinburgh, 1683 #History #Scotland

One of the assassins of Archbishop Sharp was discovered in hiding near Edinburgh and executed. On 14 June, 1683, he was warded into Edinburgh Tolbooth: ‘You are upon sight heirof to receive the body of Andrew gullian ane of the murthers of the late...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jul 2018

The Covenanter Paton of Meadowhead Enters Edinburgh Tolbooth #History #Scotland

Under 14 April, 1684: ‘Captain John Patoun [of Meadowhead] wairdit by order of ye Lords of his Maties Justiciarie’ (Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, IX, 133.)
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Apr 2018

Helping the Escape of the Black Loch Covenanters in 1684 #History #Scotland

On Sunday 8 June, James Renwick field preached to a large body of Covenanters near Drumlach by the Black Loch. They then rode south via lands of Stane and Redmyre, where they drank at the house, before they turned west and headed for the Clyde. At the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Feb 2018

Banished to New York: Seven Gypsies in 1682 #History #Scotland

Scotland had draconian laws against travelling folk. Hostility towards “Egyptians” took off under King James VI, who was also famously opposed to Border Reivers, Gaelic-speaking Highlanders, alleged Witches, Protestant religious dissenters...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Jan 2018

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

The Captain who Rescued an Assassin Wrecked at Sea #History #Scotland

It is not everyday that you rescue one of the most-wanted men in the Kingdom from a ship wreck, but that is what happened to a James Cassill, the captain of a ship which found David Hackston of Rathillet wrecked at sea … Rathillet had taken part...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Oct 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

James Skene’s Missing Martyrs’ Testimony of 1680 #History #Scotland

The martyrs’ testimony of James Skene is truly remarkable for the insight that it gives into the mind set of militant presbyterians at a moment of crisis for them in late 1680. At that time, key figures in the core of the network that was protecting...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jul 2017

Martin, Gilry and Muir Hanged in Edinburgh #History #Scotland

Under 22 February, 1684: ‘George Martine Adam Weir [aka. John Kerr or John Gilry] & James Muire execute in the Grassmercat for deneying aut[hor]ie.’(Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, IX, 127.) Filed under: 1684, Covenanters, Edinburgh Tolbooth,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Feb 2017

‘The Tolbuith of Edinburgh is broke’, February, 1687 #History #Scotland

Lord Fountainhall reports: 13 February, 1687: ‘being Sunday.— At night the Tolbuith of Edinburgh is broke, and 16 malefactors and robbers escapes; yet George Drummond the keeper is not quarrelled for this, tho’ Mr. John Wanse and Arthur...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Feb 2017

Seven Women Hanged in Edinburgh on 26 January, 1681 #History #Scotland

Something the martyrologies of the Covenanters do not mention is that at least five other women were executed in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket with Isobel Alison and Marion Harvie. They were probably executed at the same time as the two Covenanters. On...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Jan 2017

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