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Mary Wilson Saves James Nisbet at Renwick’s Field Preaching in July, 1685 #History #Scotland

After few days after the beginning of May, 1685, James Nisbet was consumed by a fever. Soon after he found sheltered in poor man and woman’s house, Colonel Buchan found him. Convinced he was ‘a young creature dying’, he left him for...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Oct 2016

Sixteenth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1698

16 General Meeting at Friarminnan, 29 July, 1698. William Stuart in Galloway ‘is allowed to frequent the [general] meeting as formerly’. The committee was elected:Sir Robert Hamilton.Mr. James Kid [for the Lothians]. Mr. Charles Umpherston...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Jun 2016

Eleventh General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1696 #History #Scotland

11 General Meeting at Friarminnan, 5 August, 1696. A letter to be sent to Robert Speirs to remove his suspension from the Societies. A letter to be sent ‘to Eskdale in answer’ to their letter on the testimony of the Societies. A letter to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 May 2016

Seventh General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1695 #History #Scotland

Friarminnan 07 General Meeting at Friarminnan, 26 June, 1695. The next committee was to disburden Robert Speirs of his collectorship. A delegate from the Edinburgh society desires that one of the Bo’ness society attends the next committee ‘with...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2016

Fifth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1694 #History #Scotland

Friarminnan 05 General Meeting at Friarminnan, 17 October, 1694. Resolved that there was to ‘be no meddling’ with Mr David Houston ‘untill the mind of the societies be enquired concerning him and also that all persons who goes and marryeth...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2016

Fourth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1694 #History #Scotland

04 General Meeting at Friarminnan, June, 1694. Societies in Barony parish in Glasgow to ‘conveen particularly James Reid and Gavin Witherspoon and draw up the causes of a fast conserning the disorders among themselves’. Persons chosen for...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2016

Third General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1693 #History #Scotland

More notes from the published manuscript minutes of the General Meeting of the Cameronians found in the roof space of a manse in Penpont. 03 General Meeting at Friarminnan, 25 October, 1693. Mentions ‘three persons’ from Lanarkshire societies...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2016

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