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A Great Hail as Big as Golf Balls, Eggs and Pistol Bullets in 1716 #History #Scotland

‘In May, this year [1719], we had a very great thunder at Edinburgh, which puts me in mind that May 1716, if I remember, much about this same time, ther was a very extraordinary hail shour in the parish of the Mearns. At Eastwood it was as bigg...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Oct 2018

The Battle of Muirdykes, 1685: Erskine of Carnock’s Version #History #Scotland

On 28 June, 1685, while he was in hiding at Gribloch, John Erskine of Carnock heard from a participant in the Battle of Muirdykes, which was fought on Thursday 18 June: ‘I met with James Bruce, who gave me an account of the parting of Sir John Cochran,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jun 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...
1679 Auchinleck parish Ayrshire Balmaclellan parish Balmaghie parish Banishment Barony parish Barr parish Bathgate parish Berwickshire Bo'ness parish Borders Borgue parish Bothwell parish Bowden parish British History Calder parish Cambusnethan parish Carmichael parish Carnwath parish Carrick Carstairs parish Castletown parish Cavers parish Ceres parish Closeburn parish Colmonell parish Covenanter Sites Covenanters Craigie parish Cranston parish Croune of London (1679) Cumnock parish Dailly parish Dalmellington parish Dalry parish Dreghorn parish Drummond parish Dumfriesshire Dunbartonshire East Calder parish Eastwood parish Edinburghshire Evandale parish Falkirk parish Fenwick parish Fife Galashiels parish Galloway Galston parish Gargunnock parish Girthon parish Girvan parish Glasgow Glassford parish Glencairn parish Glenkens Govan parish Haddingtonshire History Hobkirk parish Irongray parish Kelso parish Kelton parish Kilbride parish Kilconquhar parish Kilmarnock parish Kincardine parish Kinross Kinross parish Kippen parish Kirkcudbright parish Kirkliston parish Kirkmabreck parish Kirkmichael parish (Ayrshire) Kirkoswald parish Lanarkshire Larbert & Dunipace parish Largo parish Leith Lesmahagow parish Linlithgow parish Linlithgowshire Livingston parish Lochrutton parish Loudoun parish Mauchline parish Maybole parish Melrose parish Merse Mid Calder parish Muiravonside parish Muirkirk parish Neilston parish New Monkland parish Nithsdale Ochiltree parish Old Monkland parish Orkney Orwell parish Paisley parish Penninghame parish Perthshire Renfrewshire Roxburgh Scotland Scottish History Selkirkshire Shipwrecks Shotts parish Sorn parish Southdean parish St Ninians parish Stewarton parish Stirlingshire Stow parish Straiton parish Strathmiglo parish Temple parish Torphichen parish West Calder parish Wigtownshire
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

McMillanites in Kilmacolm and Eaglesham #History #Scotland

In March, 1707, John McMillan conducted baptisms in Kilmacolm parish, Renfrewshire. The community of Society people he met there was not large. ‘At Sydehills’, Kilmacolm parish, Renfrewshire, March, 1707. Probably Side Hill near Kilmacolm,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Sep 2016

Thirteenth & Fourteenth General Meetings of the Cameronians in 1697 #History #Scotland

The thirteenth general meeting at Crawfordjohn in Crawfordjohn parish, Lanarkshire, dealt with the usual issues of discipline and conferences, but then it turned its attention to the Killing Times of the 1680s… Map of Crawfordjohn 13 General Meeting...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 May 2016

‘That place where the Lord delivered a poor handful’: The Battle of Muirdykes (1685) #History #Scotland

William Maxwell of Cardoness recorded his impressions of the battlefield at Muirdykes in his spiritual journal one month after the encounter took place. Under Saturday, 16 August, 1685, Maxwell recorded: ‘coming from Dalry to Paisley, somewhat sorrowful...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Jan 2016

The Capture of the Earl of Argyll near Renfrew in 1685 #History #Scotland

18 June, 1685, the Argyll Rising ends with the earl allegedly captured by a drunken weaver… Lord Fountainhall records: ‘As to the singular and providentiall way of [the earl of] Argile’s taking, it was this: seing ther affairs marred,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Dec 2015

Flight Through the Heather: Brysson Among the Society people in 1685 #History #Scotland

After a rebellion fails, comes flight. On the evening of Saturday 20 June, after George Brysson had his lamentable parting with his comrades from the Battle of Muirdykes, he set off with a small party of companions in search of safety. If they were captured...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 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’...
------- Mowat (d.1685) -------- Auchenleck (d.1685) 1685 Adam Macquhan (d.1685) Alexander Ferguson of Kilkerran Alexander Gordon Viscount of Kenmure Alexander Linn (d.1685) Andrew Hislop Andrew McRoberts (d.1685) Annandale Archibald MacAulay of Ardincaple Ayrshire Barr parish Borgue parish Captain James Maitland Captain John Inglis Captain Strachan Captain Thomas Douglas Cathcart parish Colmonell parish Colonel James Douglas Cornet James Dundas Cornet John Baillie Cornet Peter Inglis Covenanters Cromwell Lockhart of Lee Crossmichael parish Cumnock parish Dailly parish Daniel McIlwraith (d.1685) Daniel McMichael David Dun (d.1685) David Halliday in Glengap (d.1685) David Halliday in Mayfield (d.1685) David Steel (d.1686) Dumfries Dumfriesshire Durisdeer parish Eaglesham parish earl of Annandale Edward McKean (d.1685) Eskdale Eskdalemuir parish Evandale parish Fenwick parish Gabriel Thomson (d.1685) Galloway Galston parish George Douglas earl of Dumbarton George Short (d.1685) George Wood George Woodburn Gilbert Macadam (d.1685) Girthon parish Glencairn parish Glenkens Highlanders His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons His Majesty's Regiment of Foot Guards History Irongray parish James Clement (d.1685) James Dun (d.1685) James Johnstone of Westerhall James Kirko (d.1685) James McMichael (d.1684) James Smith James White John Barrie John Bell of Whiteside (d.1685) John Brounen John Brown (Blackwood) John Brown of Priesthill John Browning John Bryce (d.1685) John Craik of Stewarton John Douglas of Stenhouse John Fergushill John Ferguson (Glencairn) John Graham of Claverhouse John Hunter (d.1685) John Jamieson (d.1685) John Mclorgan (d.1685) John Murchie (d.1685) John Reid John Reid of Ballochmyle John Semple (d.1685) John Smith (Muirkirk) John Smith in Cronan John Urie (d.1685) Joseph Wilson (d.1685) Kells parish Kelton parish Killing Times King's Regiment of Horse Kirkcowan parish Kirkcudbrightshire Kirkmichael parish (Ayrshire) Kirkpatrick-Durham parish Lanarkshire Lesmahagow parish Lieutenant Alexander Bruce Lieutenant Crichton Lieutenant Lewis Lauder Lieutenant Livingston Lieutenant Murray Lieutenant Nisbet Lieutenant Straiton Lieutenant-Colonel Buchan Loudoun parish Lt General William Drummond Major John Balfour Mar's Regiment of Foot Martyrs Matthew McIlwraith (d.1685) Mauchline parish Militia Minnigaff parish Moffat parish Muirkirk parish Nithsdale Peter Gemmel Peter Gillies Quentin Kennedy of Drummellane Renfrewshire Robert Dalyell of Glenae Robert Dun (Lethamhill) Robert Grierson of Lag Robert Laurie of Maxwelton Robert Lennox (d.1685) Robert Lockhart Robert M'Whae (d.1685) Robert Thom Scotland Scottish History Simon Paterson (d.1685) Sir Archibald Kennedy of Culzean Sorn parish Straiton parish Tarbolton parish Thomas Cook (d.1685) Thomas McHaffie (d.1685) Thomas Richard Thomas Young (d.1685) Tongland parish Twynholm parish Wigtownshire William Adam William Fiddison (d.1685) William Graham (d.1682/84) William McKergur (d.1685) William Paterson William Shillilaw (d.1685) William Smith (d.1685) William Wallace of Craigie
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Sep 2015

A Great Fire in the Heavens and a Sword seen over Paisley in 1676

In June, 1676, a vision was seen in the heart of the burgh of Paisley… ‘June 1676, at Pa[i]sley, betwixt 11 and 12 at night, was seen by one man and four women a great fire from the heavens, and after that a sword in the air over above the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Aug 2015

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