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Covenanter Grave Cathcart #History #Glasgow #Scotland

Thomas Cook, Robert Thom and John Urie, Cathcart parish, Renfrewshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Major Balfour, together with Captain Maitland and their Party, Apprehended at their Work, Robert Tam, John Urie, and Tho: Cook, and instantly shot...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 May 2020

The Polmadie Martyrs: A Widow’s Petition in 1689 #History #Scotland

In early 1689, Jennet Howie petitioned the Convention of Estates about Major John Balfour’s killing of her husband, John Urie, and two others at Polmadie near Glasgow in May, 1685: Indorsed ‘1689.’ ‘To the Honourable Meeting of...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Apr 2018

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 Killing Times of 1685: Ridpath’s List of Covenanters Executed in the Fields

The 500th post… In 1693, George Ridpath, one of the first Scottish journalists, published a list of Covenanters who had been summarily executed in the fields. Ridpath’s list was copied from the list found in Alexander Shields’ A Short...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Sep 2015

The ‘Levelling Fury’ of William Young in Strathaven

Strathaven Castle They said he was distempered and much crazed in his judgment, but William Young, a tailor in Strathaven who was executed in 1684, evaded Claverhouse, attacked Strathaven castle, escaped from prison and may have been a companion of James...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Jun 2013

The Polmadie Martyrs: Major Balfour Shoots Three Covenanters Near Glasgow

On 11 May, 1685, Major Balfour and some horsemen entered the small weaving hamlet of Polmadie. Within an hour the dogs were licking up the blood of three slain men… The first record of their summary executions was by Alexander Shields in 1690:...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Feb 2013