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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

McMillanites in Kilmacolm and Eaglesham #History #Scotland

In March, 1707, John McMillan conducted baptisms in Kilmacolm parish, Renfrewshire. The community of Society people he met there was not large. ‘At Sydehills’, Kilmacolm parish, Renfrewshire, March, 1707. Probably Side Hill near Kilmacolm,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Sep 2016

The McMillanites near Carfin and Glasgow #History #Scotland

From 1707, John MacMillan baptised the children of followers near Carfin and in parishes near Glasgow. These baptisms hint at where the Society people were present in earlier decades, as MacMillan was the first preacher they had had since 1690. His record...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Sep 2016

Thirteenth & Fourteenth General Meetings of the Cameronians in 1697 #History #Scotland

The thirteenth general meeting at Crawfordjohn in Crawfordjohn parish, Lanarkshire, dealt with the usual issues of discipline and conferences, but then it turned its attention to the Killing Times of the 1680s… Map of Crawfordjohn 13 General Meeting...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 May 2016

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