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Covenanter Grave Lesmahagow #History #Scotland

David Steel, Lesmahagow, Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire. Died 1686. Shields in 1690: ‘Liev. Crichton, now prisoner in Edinburgh, did most barbarously after Quarters, shoot David Steel, in the parish of Lesmahago, Decem: 1686.’ (A Short Memorial,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Doocot of Blackwood House #History #Scotland

John Brown, Blackwood, Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Liev Murray, now Prisoner in Edin. with his party, Shot one John Broun, after quarters given at Blackwood in Clidsdale, Mar. 1685.’ (A Short Memorial, 37.) Stone erected...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Apr 2020

Swords of the Covenanters: In Lesmahagow Parish #History #Scotland

In the mid Nineteenth Century, several swords of the Covenanters were held in Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire. ‘At Neu[c]k is preserved a Spanish trombuco or shoulder gun, with brass barrel and bell-shaped mouth; a plug dirk, being the origin of...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Dec 2017

The “Covenanters’ Hideout” near Cannonholm, Lesmahagow #History #Scotland

The Covenanters are often said to have hidden in gorges or in man-made caves. What was rumoured to have been one lay on the Hallhill Burn near Cannonholm Farm near Craignethan Castle. The evidence suggests that it was probably not used by the Covenanters,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Dec 2017

A Ritual Execution in Lesmahagow in August, 1685 #History #Scotland

After the execution of Richard Rumbold on 26 June, 1685, the militant Society people struck back with a ritual execution in the place where he was captured, Lesmahagow. In August: ‘At this tyme, we had ane account of a barbarous murder committed...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Dec 2017

Beyond Orkney’s Fatal Shore: The Wreck of The Croune, 10 December 1679 #History #Scotland

At nine to ten o’clock at night on Wednesday 10 December, 1679, The Croune was shipwrecked near the Mull of Deerness in Orkney. Attempting to shelter from a winter storm, it had rounded the mull and cast its anchor, but the wind and seas drove it...
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From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

James Nisbet Escapes at Crossford and near Shotts #History #Scotland

After he became a fugitive in early 1685, James Nisbet appears to have mainly stayed in his native Ayrshire. However, on at least one occasion he crossed the River Clyde and journeyed to a Lanarkshire moor with strong associations with field preaching....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Nov 2016

Three Days on the Road with John MacMillan: Lesmahagow and Douglas in 1707 #History #Scotland

For three consecutive days in 1707, we can follow in the footsteps of John MacMillan through his record of baptisms among the McMillanites… At ‘Suffield moor in Lasmehagow’, Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire, Sunday 3 August, 1707. ‘Suffield’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Sep 2016

The McMillanites near Lanark and Carnwath #History #Scotland

John MacMillan conducted baptisms among the McMillanite Society people at Castlehill near Lanark, Carnwath Moor and Henshilwood near Carnwath from 1708. ‘Castlehill’, Lanark parish, Lanarkshire, Thursday 12 February, 1708. Castlehilll was...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Sep 2016

The Radical Gardener: John Wilson and Kersland #History #Scotland #Ayrshire

John Wilson was a gardener and a radical, who at some point lived at Busbie in Kilmaurs parish, Ayrshire. He was one of the leading post-Revolution Society people in the Cameronian Societies, later known as the McMillanites. Ruins of Kersland Castle According...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Jun 2016

A Field in Scotland: The Covenants Renewed at Borland-hill in 1689 #History #Scotland

  The renewal of the Covenants at ‘Borland-hill’ on 3 March, 1689, was an important moment for the Society people in the wake of the Revolution. However, their plan to conduct renewals across the Societies’ heartlands was not carried...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 May 2016

The Spy Daniel Defoe’s Secret Letter on Firebrands Against Union #History #Scotland

The author Daniel Defoe was an English spy deeply involved in securing the passage of the Union through the Parliament of Scotland in late 1706. Through elite contacts, support from England and the covert use of English money to lubricate the process,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 May 2016

Parliament Responds to the Covenanters Against the Union in 1706 #History #Scotland

On Saturday 30 November, 1706, Parliament responded to the tumults in Glasgow, the Society people’s declaration at Dumfries and letters organising an anti-Union rebellion in Lanarkshire, by ordering a proclamation that was probably proclaimed in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Apr 2016

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