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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

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

The Covenanter’s Cave at Crawick #History #Scotland

  This one came as a surprise to me… After posting about a James Hyslop poem composed on the banks of the Crawick Water in Sanquhar parish, Nithsdale, Daniel James Hyslop tweeted me that he remembered when he was a boy in the seventies that...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Jul 2016

‘Instead of minding their business as Farmers or Manufacturers’: On the Hebronites in 1705 #History #Scotland

While he was a burgh commissioner in the Scottish Parliament before the Union, John Clerk, younger of Penicuik, encountered John Hepburn and the Hebronites at Sanquhar in 1705. Clerk was an enlightened man, but like most of the elite of his time he was...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Apr 2016

The Lost Peden Cave in Glendyne

Tradition claims that Alexander Peden and the Covenanters hid at Glendyne in Sanquhar parish, Nithsdale… Glendyne © Chris Wimbush and licensed for reuse. According to the mid mineteenth-century OS name book, Glendyne was ‘an exceedingly deep,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Nov 2014

The Covenanters’ Watch Hill near Sanquhar

Knockenhair © Chris Newman and licensed for reuse. According to the OS name book for Sanquhar parish: ‘A high hill on the farm of Knockenha[ir] from which it bears its name, but is sometimes called the Watch Hill. from its having been used in the time...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Nov 2014

Peden’s Cave, Damned Whigs and the Confounded Mist in 1685

Alexander Peden is associated with numerous caves and providential mists… ‘34. After this [i.e., Peden’s time on Galloway in early 1685, he was], in Auchengrooch Muirs in Nithsdale, Captain John Matthison and others being with him, they were...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Jun 2014

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