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The Forfeited: Covenanters in Renfrewshire

Williamwood The Renfrewshire lairds did not play a significant role in the Bothwell Rising of 1679. There are no references to a body of Renfrewshire men present at the battle in the contemporary accounts. There is little doubt that some ordinary folk...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Aug 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

After the Defeat at Airds Moss: Prophet Peden at Mauchline Fair 1680

The following story from Patrick Walker’s Life of Peden is probably the only hint we have that Alexander Peden had returned to Scotland from Ireland by the latter half of 1680: ‘14. In the Year 1680, after the Murdering of Mr. [Richard] Cameron,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Apr 2014

Who Shot William Graham? Claverhouse, the Killing Times and Crossmichael parish

The killing of William Graham is a puzzling and complex case that has divided historical opinion for centuries. According to some early sources he was shot by John Graham of Claverhouse, or his troop, in 1682. Another source claims that Claverhouse was...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Apr 2014

James Algie and John Park, and the Society People in Eastwood Parish

A few years after the gravestone to the executed Algie and Park was erected in Paisley, the Presbyterian historian, Robert Wodrow, published a detailed account of their martyrdom. His account is of interest, as Algie and Park came from his own parish....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Dec 2012

James Renwick’s Preaching ‘Near Paisley’ in 1684

Soon after the Carolina Merchant banishments, James Renwick preached at Greenock and ‘near Paisley’. Both preachings almost certainly took place before Tuesday 29 July, 1684. According to Alexander Shields, Renwick’s preaching ‘near Paisley’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Dec 2012