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Covenanter Graves Glencairn Church, near Moniaive #History #Scotland

James Bennoch, Robert Edgar, Robert Mitchell and John Gibson, Kirkland, Glencairn parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Col. James Douglas, now Liev. General, Brother to the Duke of Queensberry, together with Liev: John Livingston, and a Party...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Tynron #History #Scotland

William Smith, Tynron parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘The Laird of Stenhouse, Sir Robert Laurie of Maxueltoun and John Craik of Stewartoun, did instigate and urge Coronet Baillie his party of Dragoons to shot William Smith in Hill, after...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Durisdeer #History #Scotland

Daniel MacMichael, Durisdeer parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Sir Robert Dalzel and liev: Stratoun, having apprehended Daniel Mackmichel, and detained him 24 hours Prisoner, took him out and shot him at Dalveen, in the parish of Durisdeer...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Mar 2020

Nithsdale Martyrs’ Monument: A Guide to the Covenanters #History #Scotland

Who are the 57 Covenanters listed on the Nithsdale Martyrs’ Cross in Dalgarnock graveyard? Where did they come from and what happened to them? The monument erected in 1928 lies in Dalgarnock graveyard between Thornhill and Closeburn, not far off...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Oct 2018

A Ghost Fleet, Vanishing Rivers and Strange Booms in 1712 #History #Scotland

At sunset, within a mile of Penpont in Dumfriesshire in March, 1712, a “ghost fleet” appeared in the sky: ‘Mr Elder, a neighbouring Minister, and within a mile of the place where this was seen, tells me that in March last [in 1712],...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Jul 2018

The Covenanter Killed at Lagdow Cairn #History #Scotland

According to later tradition, a Covenanter named Dow was killed by the notorious Grierson of Lag at Lagdow Cairn, which is located in the hills to the west of Dalveen in Nithsdale. The cairn was first recorded in the OS name book for Durisdeer parish...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 May 2018

The Enterkin Rescue of 1684 in Daniel Defoe’s Tour of Great Britain #History #Scotland

The following account of the rescue of Covenanters at the Enterkin Pass in 1684 comes from the third volume of Daniel Defoe’s Tour of Great Britain published in 1727. Defoe had previously described the rescue in an account published in 1717 and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2018

Daniel Defoe’s Enterkin Pass Rescue of Covenanters in 1684 #History #Scotland

In 1717, Daniel Defoe published a dramatic account of the rescue at Enterkin Pass of Covenanter prisoners on 30 July, 1684. Defoe claimed that thirty-seven men conducted the rescue after their minister and prisoners were seized at a field preaching. The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 May 2018

Dragoons in the Tavern in Dumfries in 1687 #History #Scotland

In 1687, five officers from His Majesty’s Regiment of Dragoons went drinking in Dumfries. Each of them doubtless had tales to tell of Covenanters they had pursued or killed … they also left a bill for the burgh to pay. Mistress Rome, who...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Jan 2018

James Nisbet’s Escapes in Nithsdale in July 1685 #History #Scotland

Among the locations where the Covenanter James Nisbet narrowly escaped from government forces were two locations in Nithsdale, which appear to relate to one of James Renwick’s preachings in July, 1685. ‘At Frier-Midden-moor’, i.e., Friarminnan,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Jan 2018

The Notorious Traitor Gordon of Kinsture is Captured (Briefly) in 1684 #History #Scotland

Alexander Gordon of Kinsture/Kilsture was one of the men behind the notorious Sanquhar Declaration of 1680. He also subscribed the bond taken before the declaration and a reward of 1,000 merks was issued for his capture, dead or alive. Kilsture was captured...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jan 2018

The Home of an Executed Covenanter at Sundaywell #History #Scotland

The tower at Sundaywell was the home of James Kirko, a Covenanter who was summarily executed at the sands of Dumfries in 1685. According to the mid nineteenth-century OS name book for Dunscore parish: ‘This place was formerly a stronghold, &...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jan 2017

The Covenanters and the Neolithic Cairn at Fleuchlarg #History #Scotland

  According to the mid nineteenth-century OS name book for Glencairn parish, the White Cairn beside Fleuchlarg in Dumfriesshire was: ‘A large heap of Stones – supposed to have been the retreat of the Covenanters’. It is also a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Jan 2017

Traditions of the ‘Galloway Flail’: A Covenanter’s weapon? #History #Scotland

The use of farm tools as weapons has a very long history, but one of the stranger traditional tales of the Killing Times is the use of the “Galloway Flail”, said to have been created by a blacksmith … Take left fork to Craigeller According...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Jan 2017

On The Trail of Claverhouse: The Killing of Matthew MacIlwraith in 1685 #History #Scotland

Matthew MacIlwraith’s death is one of the most difficult events of the Killing Times to place in a chronological context. He was shot by John Graham of Claverhouse’s troops in Colmonell parish in Carrick at some point in 1685, but no specific...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Dec 2016

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...
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From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

A Memento of James Renwick’s Tree #History #Scotland

Renwick’s Tree Replanted In the collection of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh is a casket made from the Covenanter James Renwick’s Gean, or wild cherry tree, the original of which was replaced at the beginning of Twentieth Century...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Oct 2016

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