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The Wigtown Martyrs: Touching the Void between the Reprieve and Execution in 1685 #History #Scotland

In the infamous case of the drowning of the two female Wigtown Martyrs in 1685, a question that has not been asked is who could legally confirm that the two women had taken the Abjuration oath after they petitioned to be able take it on 30 April? Who...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jun 2020

Five Covenanters Escape From the Canongate Tolbooth in late 1685 #History #Edinburgh #Scotland

On 24 November, 1685, five Covenanters broke out of the Canongate Tolbooth in Edinburgh. Their stories link to intriguing events, including an attack on a castle, about which little is known… Lauder of Fountainhall recorded their escape under 24...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Aug 2019

The Capture and Banishment of Two Galloway Covenanters: Or A “Clothes Rail” for the Killing Times #History #Scotland

  One of the problems that bedevils the history of the Killing Times is that several of the known field deaths do not have a date attached to them beyond the year 1685. One way round that problem in the historical evidence is the knowledge that,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Jul 2019

A Side Light on the Covenanter Martyr Edward MacKean of 1685 #History #Scotland

Wodrow tells the story of Edward McKean’s killing at Dalwyne in, February, 1685, but he also has a second story about the same farm in the same time period which he leaves the reader to connect. That a second narrative in Wodrow’s History...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Nov 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 Wigtown Martyrs: The “Galloway” Memorandum of the Killing Times #History #Scotland

The following document is one that Sheriff Mark Napier used in the Nineteenth Century to deny that the two female Wigtown martyrs were drowned in the Killing Times. However, when you look at it, the document undermines Napier’s case… ‘Memorandum...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Sep 2018

Top Ten “Killers” of the Killing Times of 1685 #History #Scotland

Which Scottish Army officers or individuals were implicated in the historical sources with the most deaths in the Killing Times of late 1684 to mid 1685? The result may be surprising to some, as this is not how history is “supposed” to be....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jan 2017

The Scottish Parliament of 1685 and Repression in the Whig Heartlands #History

Parliament began sitting in Edinburgh on 23 April, 1685, and ended on 16 June. During that time, it sat on 14 occasions. It took place against the backdrop of the crisis over the Argyll Rising. Several military officers involved the the repression of...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Oct 2015

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 Killing of William McKergur at Blairquhan Mill in 1685

In the light of experience and potential new evidence, it is well worth taking a second look at the killing of William McKergur, one of the most obscure martyrs of the Killing Times of 1685. Almost nothing was recorded about him beyond the bald fact that...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Jul 2015

A Little Light on the Barrhill Martyrs

The OS name book adds a further layer of detail about the Barrhill martyrs, John Murchie and Daniel McIlwraith, who were shot in the summer of 1685. The Covenanters’ Grave at Barrhill © Mary and Angus Hogg and licensed for reuse. In later traditional...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Nov 2014

Discovered: Alexander Peden’s Preaching at Nick of the Liberty

The discovery of a new site connected with the Covenanting preacher, Alexander Peden, is a rare thing, but buried in the mid nineteenth-century OS name books is a mention of a very remote Peden field preaching site… Nick of the Liberty According...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Nov 2014

Prisoners Taken at James Renwick’s Preaching at Stonehouse Church in 1686

On Sunday 17 Janaury, 1686, James Renwick preached at the old kirk of St Ninian’s, the parish church of Stonehouse in Lanarkshire. The church was in use when Renwick preached. It was restored in 1734 and finally replaced by a new church in 1772. Map...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Feb 2013

Covenanters Out of Ayr Banished to Barbados in 1687

Ayr Two Society people, James Richart, a cooper from Ayr, and George Paton, a taylor in Ayr, were banished to Barbados in April, 1687. Both of the men were rescued… 1. James Richard, cooper in Ayr, Ayrshire. Richard, or Richart, was listed under...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jan 2013

The Hanging of John Hallume at Kirkcudbright in 1685

Kirkcudbright Tolbooth © Chris Newman and licensed for reuse. John Hallume was one of four Society people from the parishes of Tongland and Twynholm who were summarily executed during the Killing Times. He was hanged in Kirkcudbright, possibly in May,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Jan 2013

The Polgavin Moor Prisoners and Renwick’s Preaching in Nithsdale in 1686

.Wardlaw © Iain Macaulay and licensed for reuse. 1686 saw Renwick’s field conventicles get bigger and better organised, but not less dangerous to attend… After Renwick preached Green Cleugh on 18 July, 1686, and in northern England, he returned...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Jan 2013

The Covenanters in Glasgow and Paisley After Donald Cargill

The execution of Donald Cargill in 1681 did not bring to an end the Covenanters struggle, as a series of minor incidents around Glasgow and Paisley involving the Society people highlight that they had taken a new direction… The incidents were recorded...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Oct 2012