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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

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December #History #Scotland

A week after ten men were executed in Edinburgh for their part in the Pentland Rising of 1666, four more Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh. Four* Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December, 1666. There is no gravestone for them, beyond the collective monument...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Dec 2018

The British Army of the Killing Times in the Winter of 1685 #History #Scotland

  On 10 December, 1685, General William Drummond wrote a memorial of the winter quarters appointed for the King’s Scottish Army, aka., the British Army, until further orders. The modern regiments descended from these regiments are @scots_guards,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Sep 2018

The Witches of Balmaclellan in Galloway #History #Scotland

The field preacher and minister Thomas Warner gave Wodrow an account of his discovery of witches in his parish in Galloway in c.1690. At least one of them was executed: ‘He gave me a long accompt of Witches, in his parish of Balmaclellan. A litle...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Jul 2018

A Covenanter Hideout: Duncan’s Cave, near Kirkandrews, Galloway #History #Scotland

According to a later tradition in the OS name book, Duncan’s Cave in Borgue parish in Galloway was where a Covenanter hid: ‘A natural cave in the face of a precipitous portion of the sea shore of the farm of Muncraig, the origin of the name...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Jan 2018

The Covenanters’ Field Preaching Site at Aikey Hill near Threave Castle #History #Scotland

According to a later tradition found in OS name book for Balmaghie parish, Aikey Hill was were field preachings were held during “the persecution” of the 1670s or 1680s: Aikey Hill: ‘An eminence in the centre of an arable field with...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Jan 2018

The Covenanter Who Hid at the Souter’s Stone in Cleugh of Eglon #History #Scotland

According to later tradition, a Covenanter hid at the Souter’s Stone, a very remote site in the Galloway Hills at the southern end of Loch Grannoch in Girthon parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. The Souter’s Stone lies in the Cleugh of Eglon, that...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Jan 2018

Testimony of James Graham Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith, 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

James Graham was hanged at the Gallowlee on 9 December, 1684. George Jackson, Thomas Wood and Thomas Robertson were hanged with him. James Graham’s brother, William Graham, was killed by Claverhouse’s troop of Horse in 1682. The Last Testimony...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Dec 2017

Duncan’s Pantry: A Covenanter’s Hideout #History #Scotland

A traditional hideout for a Covenanter is said to lie on the north side of the Garpel Burn in Dalry parish, Galloway. Downstream from the Holy Linn © Duncan McNaught and licensed for reuse. According to the OS Name Book: ‘A Small Crevice in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Jan 2017

The Rerrick Apparition: A “True and Attested Account of Satan’s Methods” in #Scotland. #History

As the cold, dark nights are upon us, perhaps we may recall one of the more curious incidents in the history of Seventeenth-Century Scotland, the story of an ‘apparition’, ‘spirit’ or devil that plagued a house in Galloway …...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Jan 2017

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