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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 Calm Before the Storm: Ayrshire in 1679 #History #Scotland

In the weeks before the Presbyterian Rising of 1679, Captain James Murray of His Majesty’s Regiment of Dragoons was busy in Ayrshire pursuing those suspected of assisting the field preacher, John Welsh, to evade capture. Murray was responding to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Jul 2018

“The Garment of the Whore of Babylon” Destroyed in Kilmarnock in 1688 #History #Scotland

After ninety armed Cameronian Covenanters had conducted rabblings of ministers at Cumnock, Mauchline and Galston, they turned west towards Kilmarnock. While the minister Robert Bell was walking to Riccarton, he had the bad luck to encounter them …...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Aug 2017

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

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