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The Mystery of the Covenanters’ Panbreck Convention Site #History #Scotland

Panbreck was the site of the secretive United Societies’ thirteenth convention on 20 March, 1684. Where was this treasonable meeting held? … Panbreck Hill Faithful Contendings Displayed only gave a placename for the convention site: ‘[The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Aug 2017

The Cameronians and the Attempted Jacobite Rising of 1708 #History #Scotland

The veracity of the claims made John Ker of Kersland about his role as a spy in Union Crisis of 1706 to 1708 have been much debated. Whether he had the influence he maintained he had in his Memoirs in swaying the Hebronites and the Cameronians away from...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Apr 2016

Vandalism of a Covenanter’s Grave in 1714 #History #Scotland

The grave of John Mathieson that mentions John Kirkpatrick “With reference to the sacrilegious destruction of the first tombstone erected over John Mathison’s grave, the following copy of a letter sent by the “General Meeting of the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Apr 2016

John Mathieson Encounters Prophet Peden in Ayrshire, 1685.

John Mathieson was one of Patrick Walker’s informants for the life of Peden. Walker and Mathieson probably knew each other from the late 1680s and from Mathieson’s service as a captain in the Cameronian Regiment after the Revolution. At some point...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jul 2014

Peden’s Cave, Damned Whigs and the Confounded Mist in 1685

Alexander Peden is associated with numerous caves and providential mists… ‘34. After this [i.e., Peden’s time on Galloway in early 1685, he was], in Auchengrooch Muirs in Nithsdale, Captain John Matthison and others being with him, they were...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Jun 2014

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