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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

The Wigtown Martyrs: Provost Cultran’s 73-Day Absence After the Trial #History #Scotland

In the Nineteenth Century, one prominent historian claimed that Provost William Cultran was ‘in all probability’ absent from Wigtown when the two female martyrs were condemned to be drowned at a trial in the burgh in 1685. In other words,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jun 2020

The Wigtown Martyrs: The Pamphlet Duel of 1703 Begins #History #Scotland

In the decade after 1693, the 1685 drowning of the Wigtown Martyrs, Margaret McLachlan and Margaret Wilson, passed without comment in any source. Then in 1703, what happened to them became embroiled in an exchange of pamphlets between Episcopalian and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Nov 2019

The Wigtown Martyrs: Historical Narrative Sources #History #Scotland

A diagram of the historical narrative sources for the summary execution by drowning of the Wigtown Martyrs, Margaret Wilson and Margaret McLachlan, in 1685.
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Sep 2019

The Wigtown Martyrs: The ‘Petitione for Margaret Lachlisone’ of 28 April, 1685 #History #Scotland

The drowning of two women at Wigtown is the most hotly debated cases of the Killing Times of 1685. It is a case that has called the veracity of the Killing Times into question. If the well-documented Wigtown case is a fabrication, what of the other cases?...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Sep 2018

‘Outlaws For Freedom’ (Scottish Reformation Society, 1986) #History #Scotland

Produced by the Scottish Reformation Society in 1986. ‘Outlaws For Freedom’ is presented by the Reverend A. Sinclair Horne. He would later present ‘In the Steps of the Covenanters’ for STV in 1990. He was also the coauthor with...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jan 2017

The Woman Who Never Was #History #Scotland

Amid the flotsam of the Killing Times of 1685 are a few brief lines on a threatened drowning of a woman at Kirkcudbright. She never was drowned, but her remarkable story deserves to be told… The case of Grizel Fullarton has striking parallels with...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Mar 2016

The Lost Wigtown Martyr #LostArt #History

Somewhere, out there, might be the lost painting by John William Waterhouse that depicts the martyrdom of Margaret Wilson, one of the Wigtown Martyrs of 1685. I found this online, here, and thought it might be of interest to anyone interested in the Wigtown...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Nov 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 Wigtown Martyrs: The ‘Strangely Murdered’ Women of the Killing Times

In Sheriff Mark Napier’s History Rescued (1870), his response to Stewart’s History Vindicated (1869) which had sought to prove that the Wigtown Martyrs were drowned, he used a passage in Michael Shields‘ account of the Society people,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Jul 2015

The Wigtown Martyrs: The Scourging of Margaret Maxwell in 1685

What was Margaret Maxwell convicted of in 1685? The case of Margaret Maxwell is first recorded in the Kirkinner Kirk Session of 1711: ‘[She] was imprisoned at Wigtown about the year 1685, and scourged there three several times by the hand of the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Jul 2015

The Wigtown Martyrs: The First Post-Martyrdom Sources of 1687

The early sources for the Wigtown martyrs, Margaret McLachlan and Margaret Wilson, mainly came from the pens of two brothers, Alexander Shields, one of the Societies’ ministers after 1686, and Michael Shields, the clerk of the convention. Before...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Jun 2015

The Heartfelt Grief of Baillie McKeand over the Wigtown Martyrs in 1704.

John M’Keand, or McKean, sat on the assize that condemned Margaret McLachlan and Margaret Wilson to drowning in 1685.What does his grief mean for the Wigtown case? He appears on the Wigtown parish list in late 1684 as ‘Baillie McKeand’....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Jun 2015

The Wigtown Martyrs: The Curious Case of Agnes Wilson in 1685

Agnes Wilson has the distinction of appearing as a statue on a martyrs’ monument when she was not martyred. In 1859, she and her sister Margaret were immortalised in stone in the Old Cemetery of Stirling as the Wigtown Martyrs. Her appearance there...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Jun 2015

The Wigtown Martyrs: Who Condemned the Women to Drown in 1685?

Sir Robert Grierson of Lag is notorious in later tradition as a persecutor in the Killing Times of 1685. Many stories revolve around him in Dumfries and Galloway. He was a sheriff in two shires, Dumfries and Kirkcudbrightshire, and was particularly active...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jun 2015

The Wigtown Martyrs: The Record of Penninghame Kirk Session, February, 1711

One of the key sources for the Wigtown Martyrs, perhaps the key source, is the account of their drowning drawn up by Penninghame Kirk Session in 1711. Penninghame parish was the home parish of Margaret Wilson, one of the women said to have been executed...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jun 2015

The Drowning of the Wigtown Martyrs: The Evidence of Cloud of Witnesses in 1714

Another version of the drowning of the Wigtown Martyrs appears in A Cloud of Witnesses For The Royal Prerogatives of Jesus Christ: or The Last Speeches and Testimonies of those who have suffered for the Truth, in Scotland, since the year 1680 (1714): ‘Upon...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Dec 2014

The Pay Dispute of Wigtown’s Hangman in 1685

Two days after Margaret McLachlan and Margaret Wilson were convicted and their doom pronounced, the town council convened an extraordinary meeting about their hangman, John McIlroy. Clearly, after the sentence of death, the leaders of the burgh expected...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Dec 2014

The Hidden: Fugitives in Penninghame parish, 1684

Penninghame parish was the centre of militant dissent in Wigtownshire. In late 1684, several fugitives were still at large… Margaret Wilson, one of the drowned Wigtown martyrs, first appears in history in the context of a circuit court held by...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2014

The Wigtown Martyrs: The 1861 Memorandum, Hoax or History?

Is the document below about the case of the Wigtown Martyrs a hoax or genuine? Such is the historical controversy surrounding the drowning of the two women in 1685 that almost everything connected to the case has been contested, challenged or accused...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Dec 2014

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