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The Third Convention of the Society people at Talla Linn, 15 June, 1682

On 15 June, 1682, the Society people held their third general convention at Talla Linn, a burn and falls in a spectacular setting. By one estimate around 120 to 140 armed Society people attended. Like the previous convention, the third convention featured...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Apr 2015

The Gypsies’ Field of Blood at Romanno, 1677

On 1 October, 1677, a ‘battle’ between gypsies took place near Romanno Bridge in Peeblesshire. Five men were later hanged in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket in connection with the battle. Their story then takes a bizarre turn that could almost come straight...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Mar 2015

The Execution of James Nicol and William Young in Edinburgh in 1684

John Erskine of Carnock records the execution of James Nicol, from Peebles, and William Young, from near Strathaven, in his journal under 28 August, 1684: ‘Yesterday [James] Nicoll, who was apprehended the 15th instant, at the last execution [of Andrew...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Feb 2015

The Covenanters’ Lookout at Watch Knowe

According to the mid-nineteenth century OS name book, Watch Knowe on the boundary between Dumfriesshire and Peebleshire was were the Covenanters looked out for approaching government soldiers. Towards Loch Skeen from Watch Knowe © Iain Lees and licensed...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 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 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

James Renwick’s Escape at Tweeddale Muir

Talla Linn in Tweeddale © adam sommerville and licensed for reuse. In 1710, Wodrow had a conversation with the former Societies’ minister, Thomas Linning, about James Renwick. Linning related a story about Renwick hiding in moors of Tweeddale for two...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 May 2013

The Escape From the Devil’s Beef Tub

Above the Strait Step © Chris Heaton and licensed for reuse. According to traditions recorded in the nineteenth century, after John Hunter was killed above the Devil’s Beef Tub in 1685, his companion, ‘——-‘ Welsh, the ‘Babe of Tweedhopefoot’,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Feb 2013

The Covenanter Killed at The Devil’s Beef Tub in 1685

The Devil’s Beef Tub © Sarah Charlesworth and licensed for reuse. John Hunter was shot escaping from a house at Corehead in Annandale in 1685. His death was first recorded by Alexander Shields in 1690: ‘Item, the said Col: James Douglas and his...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Feb 2013