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The Rebel Army: Bothwell Bridge, 22 June 1679

I couldn’t let 22 June– the anniversary of the Battle of Bothwell Bridge – slip by without a project update and a sneak peek at my findings so far. Given that this Reading Rebel Voices project centres on the depositions given by those captured...
From: Reading Rebel Voices on 22 Jun 2021

Covenanter Grave Balmaclellan #History #Scotland

Robert Grierson, Balmaclellan, Balmaclellan parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Col. James Douglas, now Liev. General, Brother to the Duke of Queensberry, together with Liev: John Livingston, and a Party with them, surprised...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Balmaghie (Halliday & Halliday) #History #Scotland

David Halliday, portioner of Mayfield and David Halliday in Glengap, Balmaghie parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. ‘Item the said Laird of Lagg, with the Earle of Anandale, having Command of some Troups of Heretors, pursued another David Halyday...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Balmaghie (Short) #History #Scotland

George Short, Balmaghie parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item the said Laird of Lagg, with the Earle of Anandale, having Command of some Troups of Heretors, pursued another David Halyday and George Short, and apprehended...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 May 2020

Covenanter Grave near New Galloway #History #Scotland

Adam MacQuhan, Kells parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item, The said Col: or Liev: Gen: James Dowglas caused take Adam Macquhan out of his bed sick of a Fever, carry him to Newtoun of Galloway, and the next day shot him dead,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Hallhill near Irongray #History #Scotland

Edward Gordon and Alexander McCubine, Hallhill, Irongray parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Item, The said Laird of Lag having Alexander Mellubie and John Gordon Prisoners, at Miltoun of Orr, without any Assisse of Tryal, caused them...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Lochenkit #History #Scotland

John Gordon, William Heron, William Stewart and John Wallace, Lochenkit. Kirkpatrick-Durham parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields made errors in this entry and did not correct them in his errata. ‘Item, The said Captain Bruce surprised...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Girthon #History #Scotland

Robert Lennox in Irelandton. Girthon parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Sir Robert Grierson of Lag, having command of a part of Claverhouses Troop & Strauchans Dragoons, surprised Jo. Bell of Whiteside, David Haliday portioner...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Mar 2020

Covenanter Grave Kirkconnell Moor #History #Scotland

James Clement, Kirkconnell Moor, Tongland parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Sir Robert Grierson of Lag, having command of a part of Claverhouses Troop & Strauchans Dragoons, surprised Jo. Bell of Whiteside, David Haliday portioner...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Mar 2020

Covenanter Grave Anwoth #History #Scotland

John Bell of Whiteside. Anwoth parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Sir Robert Grierson of Lag, having command of a part of Claverhouses Troop & Strauchans Dragoons, surprised Jo. Bell of Whiteside, David Haliday portioner of Mayfield,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Mar 2020

Covenanter Grave Kirkandrews #History #Scotland

Robert McQhae, Kirkandrews, Borgue parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Captain Dowglas finding one —— Mowat, a Taylor, meerly because he had some pieces of lead belonging to his Trade, too him, and without any further trial...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Mar 2020

Covenanter Grave St John’s Town of Dalry #History #Scotland

Robert Stewart and John Grierson, St John’s Town of Dalry, Dalry parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1684. Shields: ‘The said Claverhouse coming to Galloway, in answer to the Viscount of Kenmures Letter, with a small party surprised Robert Stuart,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Mar 2020

Covenanter Grave Auchencloy #History #Scotland

Robert Ferguson, Auchencloy, Girthon parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1684 Shields: ‘The said Claverhouse coming to Galloway, in answer to the Viscount of Kenmures Letter, with a small party surprised Robert Stuart, John Grier, Robert Ferguson,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Mar 2020

Covenanter Grave Crossmichael #History #Scotland

William Graham, Crossmichael, Crossmichael parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1682. Shields: ‘John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount of Dundee, in the Year 1682, with a party of his Troup, pursued William Graham in the parish of ——–...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Mar 2020

Covenanters Kill Captain Urquhart at Caldons in January, 1685 #History #Scotland

In a description of Minnigaff parish written by Andrew Heron of Bargaly (at some point between 1699 and his death in c.1728) he describes Covenanters attacking Colonel James Douglas and Captain Urquhart (or Orchar as he calls him) in January, 1685: ‘And...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Aug 2019

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Dumfries on 2 January, 1667 #History #Scotland

Two days after the executions in Ayr, two more Covenanters were hanged and beheaded in Dumfries for their part in the Pentland Rising of November, 1666. Their heads were exhibited at the mercat cross of Dumfries and were said to have been spiked on the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jan 2019

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

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