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Covenanter Grave Fenwick (Gemmell) #History #Scotland

Patrick (aka., Peter) Gemmell, Fenwick, Fenwick parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Lieu: Nisbet and his Party shot to death John Ferguson, George Whiteburn, and Patrick Gemmil in the parish of Finnick, the said year, 1685.’ (A...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Fenwick (Fergushill & Woodburn) #History #Scotland

John Fergushill and George Woodburn, Fenwick, Fenwick parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Lieu: Nisbet and his Party shot to death John Ferguson, George Whiteburn, and Patrick Gemmil in the parish of Finnick, the said year, 1685.’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Fenwick (White) #History #Scotland

James White, Fenwick, Fenwick parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Item. The said Peter or Patrick Inglis killled one James White, struck off his head with an Ax, brought to Newmills, and plaid at the Foot ball with it, he killed him at Little...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Apr 2020

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed at Irvine on 31 December #History #Scotland

Four days after he had executed seven of his rebel comrades at Ayr, Cornelius Anderson hanged and beheaded two more Covenanters in Irvine, probably at the mercat cross, on 31 December, 1666. 33. James Blackwood, servant to John Brown in Fenwick parish,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Dec 2018

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Glasgow on 19 December #History #Scotland

Five days of four were executed in Edinburgh for their roll in the Pentland Rising of 1666, four were executed in Glasgow. Four were executed at Glasgow on 19 December, 1666. All four had a gravestone erected to them in the churchyard of Glasgow Cathedral...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Dec 2018

Nine Covenanters Buried at Glasgow Cathedral #History #Scotland

On a stairway down to the crypt of Glasgow Cathedral, is a gravestone to some of the Covenanters executed in Glasgow. The stone is hard to see as it is in a pretty dark spot. The Crypt was formerly the Barony Church that Donald Cargill was the minister...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 May 2017

Beyond Orkney’s Fatal Shore: The Wreck of The Croune, 10 December 1679 #History #Scotland

At nine to ten o’clock at night on Wednesday 10 December, 1679, The Croune was shipwrecked near the Mull of Deerness in Orkney. Attempting to shelter from a winter storm, it had rounded the mull and cast its anchor, but the wind and seas drove it...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

The Breeches Bible of the Covenanter Peter Gemmell Killed in 1685 #History #Scotland

Among the relics of the Covenanters held at Lochgoin, is the bible of Peter Gemmel, aka. Patrick Gemmell, who was shot and killed at Midland in Fenwick parish in November, 1685. According to Johnston: ‘Breeches’ Bible. — Imprinted at...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Sep 2016

Swords of the Covenanters: Captain John Paton of Meadowhead #History #Scotland

Among the relics of the Covenanters, their swords are often treasured. Two swords that are said to have belonged to Captain John Paton of Meadowhead survive. In 1887, they were recorded by Johnston: ‘Captain Paton’s Sword. — The weapon...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Sep 2016

Three Days on the Road with John MacMillan: Lesmahagow and Douglas in 1707 #History #Scotland

For three consecutive days in 1707, we can follow in the footsteps of John MacMillan through his record of baptisms among the McMillanites… At ‘Suffield moor in Lasmehagow’, Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire, Sunday 3 August, 1707. ‘Suffield’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Sep 2016

The ‘Meeting of General Dalziel and Captain Paton of Meadowhead’ #History #Scotland #Poetry

  In 1684, two veterans of the seventeenth-century European and British wars meet at the edge of Edinburgh. One is the commander of the army hunting the Covenanters, General Tam Dalyell of the Binns. The other, Captain John Paton of Meadowhead, a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jul 2016

The Kersland Connection: Covenanters Against the Union in 1707 #History #Scotland #Ayrshire

Sometimes in history, it is the ability to recognise an intriguing fact among mundane data that matters. It is a moment of revelation, a confirmation of an intuition, that advances your thinking. This is one of those moments. It is about the veracity...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Jun 2016

Nineteenth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1699

19 General Meeting at Cairn Table Hill, 21 June, 1699. Map of Cairn Table Ayrshire correspondence was to make trial of and inspect the society in Fenwick parish for their ‘disorderly hearing of Mr [Hugh] McHendry’ to ensure that it did not...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Jun 2016

The Radical Gardener: John Wilson and Kersland #History #Scotland #Ayrshire

John Wilson was a gardener and a radical, who at some point lived at Busbie in Kilmaurs parish, Ayrshire. He was one of the leading post-Revolution Society people in the Cameronian Societies, later known as the McMillanites. Ruins of Kersland Castle According...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Jun 2016

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

In 1695, the Cameronians held a sixth general meeting at the mining settlement of Leadhills in Crawford parish, Lanarkshire. 06 General Meeting at Leadhills, 10 April, 1695. Testimonial written for Robert Wilson in Friarminnan in Nithsdale and subscribed...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2016

Flight Through the Heather: Brysson Among the Society people in 1685 #History #Scotland

After a rebellion fails, comes flight. On the evening of Saturday 20 June, after George Brysson had his lamentable parting with his comrades from the Battle of Muirdykes, he set off with a small party of companions in search of safety. If they were captured...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Nov 2015

Daniel Defoe on the Killing Times of 1685

In 1717, Daniel Defoe, the journalist, novelist and spy, published a partial list of Covenanters summarily executed in the Killing Times. Defoe’s “list” was based either on the list found Alexander Shields’ A Short Memorial (1690),...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Sep 2015

The Killing Times of 1685: The list of the Dead in Cloud of Witnesses

In 1714, a list of Covenanters who were summarily executed in the fields during the Killing Times appeared in A Cloud of Witnesses. The list was based on the list found in Alexander Shields’ A Short Memorial (1690) and nearly reproduces Shields’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Sep 2015

The ‘Sculking Rebells’ Beside Kilmarnock in 1685

Napoleon used to say that ‘History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon’. There is, however, always scope for manoeuvre… According to Lauder of Fountainhall: ‘12 November, 1685.—News came from the West [to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Nov 2014

The Forfeited Covenanters, 1679 to 1688

In 1690, the Scottish Parliament passed an act rescinding most of the forfeitures which had taken place under the Restoration Stewart regime. The published list is not perfect. It contains minor errors, duplicates some names and fails to mentions some...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jul 2014

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