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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

Death at Dalveen: The Killing of the Covenanter Daniel MacMichael in 1685 #History #Scotland

The Covenanter Daniel MacMichael had a price on his head … one thousand merks, dead or alive. He was shot in summary execution in Durisdeer parish, Nithsdale, on 31 January, 1685. The reward was offered for his subscription of the treasonable bond...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 May 2018

The Covenanters’ Revenge in Galston #History #Scotland

In December, 1688, a party of armed Covenanters ejected the ministers of several parishes in Ayrshire. At Galston, they seized the minister Robert Simpson, took him to the churchyard and tore his cloak. However, then they went a step further, as they...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Sep 2017

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

Prophet Peden, Roasted Sheep and Burning Pews in 1685

Under 1685, the historian, Robert Wodrow, records a curious incident: ‘John Wallace of Knockybae, in the parish of New Glenluce, was seized this year for refusing the abjuration [oath, the renounced the Societies’ war against their persecutors]....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Jun 2015

The Day Before the Storm: Lanarkshire in 1679

The day before the assassination of Archbishop Sharp sparked a Presbyterian rising, Government soldiers committed willful fire raising and hamesucken in Pettinain parish… Near Pettinain © David Hamilton and licensed for reuse. Pettinain parish,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Jan 2015

‘To Extirpate These Rebels’: The Commission to Colonel James Douglas, 27 March to 20 April, 1685

Colonel James Douglas was a commander for William of Orange at the Boyne, but in 1685 he had hunted down and executed Covenanters in the service of James VII…   In March, 1685, Douglas was given an extraordinary judicial commission to pursue and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Dec 2014

The ‘Sculking Rebells’ Beside Kilmarnock in 1685

Napoleon used to say that ‘History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon’. There is, however, always scope for manoeuvre… According to Lauder of Fountainhall: ‘12 November, 1685.—News came from the West [to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 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

John Graham of Claverhouse and the Hunt for the Black Loch Covenanters in 1684

On Tuesday 10 June, 1684, John Graham of Claverhouse received word that a body of Society people from James Renwick’s field preaching at Black Loch had moved south and crossed the Clyde ‘towards the moors in our quarter’. Claverhouse The Covenanters...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Jul 2013

The Attempted Assassination of Major Balfour at Glasgow in 1683

Major John Balfour of Mar’s Regiment of Foot commanded the garrison at Glasgow. He was later gained renown as a persecutor of the Society people. In late 1683, the Societies tried to assassinate him… ‘On the 3rd December 1683, some phanaticks...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Mar 2013

The Execution in Glasgow of James Nisbet in Highside: ‘Put Him Off and Be Damned’

Mackintosh’s Martyrs’ Public School in Townhead © Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse. Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed a school named after him. Now, a memorial to Nisbet is, once again, under threat… Nisbet’s execution was not recorded...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Feb 2013

The Polmadie Martyrs: Major Balfour Shoots Three Covenanters Near Glasgow

On 11 May, 1685, Major Balfour and some horsemen entered the small weaving hamlet of Polmadie. Within an hour the dogs were licking up the blood of three slain men… The first record of their summary executions was by Alexander Shields in 1690:...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Feb 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

James Renwick Preaches Near Glasgow in July 1684

Track by Tambowie Hill © Chris Upson and licensed for reuse. In the late 1680s a member of the Societies recorded a list of sufferings in Glasgow. Among the items mentioned was a field preaching, probably by James Renwick, to the north of Glasgow in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Jan 2013

James Algie and John Park, and the Society People in Eastwood Parish

A few years after the gravestone to the executed Algie and Park was erected in Paisley, the Presbyterian historian, Robert Wodrow, published a detailed account of their martyrdom. His account is of interest, as Algie and Park came from his own parish....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Dec 2012

Covenanters Captured at David Houston’s Preaching at the Polbaith Burn in 1687

At nine o’clock at night on Sunday 16 January, 1687, a new seditious field preacher, David Houston, held a conventicle at the Polbaith Burn in Kilmarnock parish, Ayrshire. In the aftermath the field preaching, thirty-eight people were identified as...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Sep 2012