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Eighteenth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1699 #History #Scotland

The eighteenth post-Revolution general meeting of the Cameronian Society people may have witnessed first steps towards the publication of Cloud of Witnesses fifteen years later… 18 General Meeting at Crawfordjohn, 5 April, 1699. Issues arising...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Jun 2016

Sixteenth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1698

16 General Meeting at Friarminnan, 29 July, 1698. William Stuart in Galloway ‘is allowed to frequent the [general] meeting as formerly’. The committee was elected:Sir Robert Hamilton.Mr. James Kid [for the Lothians]. Mr. Charles Umpherston...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Jun 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

Twelfth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1696 #History #Scotland

12 General Meeting at Leadhills, 25 November, 1696. A letter to be sent to Eskdale in answer to one of 19 November. Also commissions to societies in Annandale and Nithsdale ‘for there help in what affairs they have among them [in Eskdale]’....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 May 2016

Eleventh General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1696 #History #Scotland

11 General Meeting at Friarminnan, 5 August, 1696. A letter to be sent to Robert Speirs to remove his suspension from the Societies. A letter to be sent ‘to Eskdale in answer’ to their letter on the testimony of the Societies. A letter to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 May 2016

Eighth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1695 #History #Scotland

The Cameronian’s general meeting at Leadhills continued to tackle those among themselves who were suspected of scandal. It was also still wrestling with events that had first appeared in 1687, the Barbados Collection and admitting David Houston...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 May 2016

Seventh General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1695 #History #Scotland

Friarminnan 07 General Meeting at Friarminnan, 26 June, 1695. The next committee was to disburden Robert Speirs of his collectorship. A delegate from the Edinburgh society desires that one of the Bo’ness society attends the next committee ‘with...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2016

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