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The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December #History #Scotland

A week after ten men were executed in Edinburgh for their part in the Pentland Rising of 1666, four more Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh. Four* Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December, 1666. There is no gravestone for them, beyond the collective monument...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Dec 2018

The Fugitive James Nisbet at Carsgailoch #History #Scotland

The Covenanter James Nisbet, the son of Hardhill, also escaped government forces at Carsgailoch, a hill near New Cumnock, in 1685. ‘At Cargilloch’, i.e., Carsgailoch hill in [New] Cumnock parish. Nisbet’s close encounter at Carsgailoch...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Jan 2018

The Breeches Bible of the Covenanter Peter Gemmell Killed in 1685 #History #Scotland

Among the relics of the Covenanters held at Lochgoin, is the bible of Peter Gemmel, aka. Patrick Gemmell, who was shot and killed at Midland in Fenwick parish in November, 1685. According to Johnston: ‘Breeches’ Bible. — Imprinted at...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Sep 2016

Martyrs’ Moss near New Cumnock

According to the description in the mid nineteenth-century OS name book, Martyrs’ Moss was ‘a large Moss, where it is said the Covenanters used to take refuge’. Martyrs’ Moss © Leslie Barrie and licensed for reuse. The moss...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Jul 2015

The Trial of James Boyle, Renwick’s Precentor, and Forfeitures in 1687.

On 26 July, 1687, John Anderson, younger of Westerton, was forfeited for his treasonable expressions: Lord Fountainhall records: ‘[John] Anderson of Westerton having come in the King’s will for his treasonable expressions, is forfeited, his armes...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Nov 2014

John Mathieson Encounters Prophet Peden in Ayrshire, 1685.

John Mathieson was one of Patrick Walker’s informants for the life of Peden. Walker and Mathieson probably knew each other from the late 1680s and from Mathieson’s service as a captain in the Cameronian Regiment after the Revolution. At some point...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jul 2014

Bog Bodies in Scotland: Covenanter Archaeology

In 1826 or 1827, a new monument was raised at the grave of the Carsgailoch martyrs. A gruesome discovery awaited the workmen toiling in the bog… The Carsgailoch Monument © agentmancuso and licensed for reuse. Simpson recorded the incident when...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Jun 2014

James Renwick’s Preaching at Cumnock in 1686

In April, 1686, James Renwick field preached somewhere in Cumnock parish, Ayrshire. Three men, Hector Brown, John Brown in Cumnock and John Ramsay, a shoemaker in Ayrshire, were captured after the preaching. Two others may also have been captured after...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Sep 2012

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