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The Capture of the Earl of Argyll near Renfrew in 1685 #History #Scotland

18 June, 1685, the Argyll Rising ends with the earl allegedly captured by a drunken weaver… Lord Fountainhall records: ‘As to the singular and providentiall way of [the earl of] Argile’s taking, it was this: seing ther affairs marred,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Dec 2015

The Entry of a Witch Finder into Glasgow, Samuel Pepys and the Second Sight

The entry of Janet Douglas, a famed dumb seer and discoverer of witches, into Glasgow in early 1677 led to wild reception as ‘the people in great numbers ran out to meet her’. Her later reception by ‘vast crowds’ at Edinburgh was even greater....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Mar 2015

The Witch Finder Interviewed in Glasgow in 1677: Satan’s Invisible World Discovered

In the summer of 1677, Janet Douglas, a fourteen-year-old ‘dumb girle’ who had been involved in discovering witches, was interviewed, probably in Glasgow Tolbooth, At that time, Douglas was believed to have the second sight. However, the authorities...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Mar 2015

The Great Fire of Glasgow in 1677

On the night of November 2 to 3, 1677, a ruinous great fire broke out in Glasgow that burnt out much of the heart of the burgh. What had caused such destruction? The Reverend Law of Easter Kilpatrick parish records that a malicious blacksmith’s apprentice...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Feb 2015

The Devil Attacks in Glasgow in 1684

The minister for Easter Kilpatrick reports that the presence of a suspected witch in Glasgow Tolbooth led to the Devil attacking both Covenanters and their guards in March and April, 1684: ‘March and Aprile 1684, amongst some prisoners at Glasgow was...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Aug 2014

Glasgow Fugitives Banished in 1684

On 4 October, 1684, two proclaimed fugitives were brought before the circuit in the Glasgow: ‘Peter and John Finisones in the printed fugitive roll being examined, ordered they be processed in order to their banishment’ (RPCS, IX, 687.) Ruchazie (top...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Jul 2014

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