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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 Capture and Banishment of Two Galloway Covenanters: Or A “Clothes Rail” for the Killing Times #History #Scotland

  One of the problems that bedevils the history of the Killing Times is that several of the known field deaths do not have a date attached to them beyond the year 1685. One way round that problem in the historical evidence is the knowledge that,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Jul 2019

The Preaching Howe in Penninghame Parish, Galloway #History #Scotland

By Ring Knowes in Penninghame parish, Galloway, is the ‘Preaching Howe’, which may be were John Welsh field preached at Barnkirk in the late 1670s. William Kennedy in Barnkirk, who lived very close by, was a fugitive. According to the OS name...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jan 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

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 Way from Wigtown’s Gallows Hill

Where were the three Covenanters executed ‘at Wigtown’ in the summer of 1685 actually hanged? At first sight, the answer appears stunningly simple. They must have been hanged in Wigtown. However, the answer to precisely where they were hanged is a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 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

The Wigtown Martyrs in Popery Reviving, 1714

A rare and undervalued account of the drowning of the two female Wigtown Martyrs in 1685, is found in the anonymous pamphlet Popery Reviving, which was published in 1714. The full title of the pamphlet, see above, gives some idea of how the Wigtown case...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Nov 2014

The Hidden: Fugitive and Rebel Covenanters in Minnigaff in 1684

Minnigaff parish in Kirkcudbrightshire, Galloway, bears a distinctive footprint of Presbyterian dissent. Five landowners in the parish were forfeited for their part in the Bothwell Rising of 1679: Patrick Dunbar, younger of Machermore, Patrick Herron...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Sep 2014

When Argyll was Broken: Peden in Wigtownshire. June, 1685

The Argyll Stone © Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse. In the summer of 1685 and just as the Argyll Rising was about to collpase, Alexander Peden was in Wigtownshire… ‘38. After this, two Days before [the earl of] Argyle was broken and taken...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Jun 2014

James Renwick, Dragoons and a Ford in Galloway

Later traditions about the Covenanters are not a reliable guide to history. The are adventure story parables and akin to a form of faction in which fact and fiction seamlessly blend. Somewhere in them there may be a kernel of historical fact, but one...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Jul 2013

The Cameronian Field Preaching Site at Brockloch in Penninghame Parish

The Bladnoch near Brockloch © Greg Fitchett and licensed for reuse. ‘Brocklock or Brockloch. A small arable hill in the top of which is a hollow where Cameronians or Covenanters assembled for worship during the Persecution.’ (OS Name Book 1846.) Map...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 May 2013