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Covenanter Grave Mauchline #History #Scotland

John Brounen, John Bryce, William Finnieson, Peter Gillies and Thomas Young, Mauchline, Mauchline parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item, The said Claverhouse, together with the Earl of Dumbarton, and Lieu: Gen: Dowglas, caused Peter...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Apr 2020

The Pentland Rising of 1666: The Heads of the Executed in Edinburgh on 7 December #History #Scotland

What happened to the heads of the ten Covenanters executed in Edinburgh on 7 December is a curious story. All ten were beheaded for their part in the Pentland Rising of 1666. Around 50 were killed in the Pentland Rising at the Battle of Rullion Green...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 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 Covenanters’ Minister Murder Plot of 1682 #History #Scotland

According to reports that Wodrow heard from presbyterian ministers decades later, the militant Covenanter John Nisbet of Hardhill was the chief mover behind a plot to ‘murder’ indulged presbyterian ministers in Ayrshire in a coordinated series...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Jun 2018

“The Fellow” Captured near Galston in 1685 #History #Scotland

“The fellow” is a real mystery of the Killing Times of 1685. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he be the martyr known as James Smith? What we know about “the fellow” was that he was held prisoner by John Graham of Claverhouse...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Apr 2018

The Stange Case of the Covenanter Who Died Twice #History #Scotland

James Smith’s execution is a historical “fact”, but the fragmentary evidence for where and when he was killed and buried contains contradictions. One strand claims that he was killed at Burn Anne and buried nearby at East Threepwood...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Apr 2018

The Lost Gravestone of the Covenanter James Smith #History #Scotland

Is this where a Covenanter was shot and buried in the Killing Times? In Simpson’s mid-nineteenth-century Traditions of the Covenanters, he claimed that James Smith was buried at East Threepwood, aka. Wee Threepwood, beside Burn Anne in Ayrshire:...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Apr 2018

The Other Glorious Revolution: The Covenanters’ “Rabbling of the Curates” in 1688 #History Scotland

Not all revolutionaries want the same thing. The Glorious Revolution of 1688 is no exception to that rule. On Christmas Day, 1688, amidst the chaos of the fall of James VII’s regime, armed Cameronian Covenanters launched a coordinated campaign of...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Aug 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...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

“Lost” Peden’s Chest?: A Covenanter’s Relic in Brisbane #History

Peden’s Chest, a relic of the Scottish Covenanter, Alexander “Prophet” Peden who died in 1686, was last recorded in Brisbane, Australia, in 1928. It may be lost to history, but does it no longer exist? Can it be found in Brisbane, or...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Nov 2015

The Curse of Peden’s Willow: The Mystery of Peden’s Cave near Mauchline #History #Scotland

This is a puzzling Peden cave, as it does not appear on the old OS maps or their name books. It also does not, to my knowledge, appear in twentieth-century history books that deal with sites which tradition connects to the Covenanter, Alexander Peden....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Nov 2015

Daniel Defoe on the Killing Times of 1685

In 1717, Daniel Defoe, the journalist, novelist and spy, published a partial list of Covenanters summarily executed in the Killing Times. Defoe’s “list” was based either on the list found Alexander Shields’ A Short Memorial (1690),...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Sep 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

Where was Gilbert MacAdam shot near Kirkmichael in 1685?

A small step forward in the histroy of the Killing Times… Gilbert MacAdam, a returned banished Covenanter, was shot in Kirkmichael parish in Carrick, Ayrshire, during the Killing Times of 1685 by a militia company of heritors commanded by Sir...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Jul 2015

The Forfeited: Eleven Ayrshire Men Forfeited for Rebellion in June, 1683

Eleven Ayrshire heritors were forfeited for their part in the Bothwell Rising of 1679 at the circuit court held at Ayr in June, 1683. Nearly all were forfeited in absentia. Lindsayshill Wodrow records their forfeiture: ‘June 22d, [1683,] the following...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Feb 2015

The First Blow of a Revolution: The Felling of Mauchline’s Gallows in 1688

Almost every revolution begins with an attack on the unpopular or hated symbols of the authority of the state. In Scotland, the felling of the gallows at Mauchline in Ayrshire probably signalled the beginning of the so-called ‘Glorious’ Revolution...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Sep 2014

The Forfeited Covenanters, 1679 to 1688

In 1690, the Scottish Parliament passed an act rescinding most of the forfeitures which had taken place under the Restoration Stewart regime. The published list is not perfect. It contains minor errors, duplicates some names and fails to mentions some...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jul 2014

After the Defeat at Airds Moss: Prophet Peden at Mauchline Fair 1680

The following story from Patrick Walker’s Life of Peden is probably the only hint we have that Alexander Peden had returned to Scotland from Ireland by the latter half of 1680: ‘14. In the Year 1680, after the Murdering of Mr. [Richard] Cameron,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Apr 2014