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The First Convention of the Society people, 15 December, 1681

In Faithful Contendings Displayed, Michael Shields, the clerk of the United Societies’ conventions, gave an account of the very first convention held by the Society people in late 1681. Logan Farm © Gordon Brown and licensed for reuse. There...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Apr 2015

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 Execution in Glasgow of James Nisbet in Highside: ‘Put Him Off and Be Damned’

Mackintosh’s Martyrs’ Public School in Townhead © Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse. Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed a school named after him. Now, a memorial to Nisbet is, once again, under threat… Nisbet’s execution was not recorded...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Feb 2013