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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

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

Covenanters of the Killing Times Not Buried in the Parish They Died In #History #Scotland

Why are twelve of the ninety-three field deaths of the Killing Times (1682 to 1688) not buried in the parish that they were executed in? See right slice of pie chart ‘other parish yard’, above. The answer to that question is not clear, as...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 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

A Memento of James Renwick’s Tree #History #Scotland

Renwick’s Tree Replanted In the collection of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh is a casket made from the Covenanter James Renwick’s Gean, or wild cherry tree, the original of which was replaced at the beginning of Twentieth Century...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Oct 2016

The Covenanter James Renwick’s Tree in Moniaive #History #Scotland

Renwick’s Tree in 2006 It is a curious fact, that James Renwick, the minister of the Covenanters, has remarkably few places named after him considering his central role in their struggle in the 1680s. That stands in marked contrast to Alexander...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Jul 2016

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 James Renwick Monument at Moniaive

Renwick Monument © Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse. A monument to the Covenanter, field preacher and martyr, James Renwick, was erected on the edge of Moniaive in Glencairn parish in 1828. According to the New Statistical Account: ‘A monument...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 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

Wanted Rebels and Traitors in Scotland in October, 1681.

In October, 1681, the privy council proclaimed a list of eighty-nine forfeited fugitives from the Presbyterian rising of 1679. (RPCS, VII, 216-8.) 45 of those listed were from Lanarkshire (Nos 1-45), 11 from Ayrshire (Nos 46-56), and 33 from Galloway...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Jul 2014

The Forfeited: Dumfriesshire Lairds

The following landholders in Dumfriesshire were forfeited for their part in the Bothwell Rising of 1679… It is worth noting just how few and how concentrated the Dumfriesshire lairds who joined the Rising were. Nearly all of them were from two parishes...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Jul 2014

Richard Cameron’s Road to Martyrdom Begins: ‘I Will Make Thy Hoofs Brass: And Thou Shalt Beat in Pieces Many People’

In late March, 1680, Richard Cameron and other militant presbyterians began to plot a new direction for the presbyterian movement which would take them into direct confrontation with the Restoration regime. Cameron did not expect to survive the struggle....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Apr 2013