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The Assassin Andrew Gullane is Executed in Edinburgh, 1683 #History #Scotland

One of the assassins of Archbishop Sharp was discovered in hiding near Edinburgh and executed. On 14 June, 1683, he was warded into Edinburgh Tolbooth: ‘You are upon sight heirof to receive the body of Andrew gullian ane of the murthers of the late...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jul 2018

The Covenanters’ Minister Murder Plot of 1682 #History #Scotland

According to reports that Wodrow heard from presbyterian ministers decades later, the militant Covenanter John Nisbet of Hardhill was the chief mover behind a plot to ‘murder’ indulged presbyterian ministers in Ayrshire in a coordinated series...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Jun 2018

John Welsh’s Secret Meeting in Edinburgh in 1679 #History #Scotland

Alexander Hamilton of Kinkell was a intimate of John Welsh, the former minister of Irongray who was one of the main leaders of Presbyterian Rising in 1679. Kinkell was imprisoned between July, 1679, and the end of February, 1680, on suspicion of his role...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Jun 2018

The Torn Bible of the Covenanter and Assassin Balfour at RUSI #History #Scotland

‘253.–Bible which belonged to John Balfour of Kinloch, “The Covenanter,” who, with others, took up arms against the [allegedly] intolerant Government of Charles II.; he fought at Drumclog, where, on [correction] 1 June, 1679, the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Jun 2018

The Covenanter Killed at Lagdow Cairn #History #Scotland

According to later tradition, a Covenanter named Dow was killed by the notorious Grierson of Lag at Lagdow Cairn, which is located in the hills to the west of Dalveen in Nithsdale. The cairn was first recorded in the OS name book for Durisdeer parish...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 May 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

Daniel Defoe’s Enterkin Pass Rescue of Covenanters in 1684 #History #Scotland

In 1717, Daniel Defoe published a dramatic account of the rescue at Enterkin Pass of Covenanter prisoners on 30 July, 1684. Defoe claimed that thirty-seven men conducted the rescue after their minister and prisoners were seized at a field preaching. The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 May 2018

The Covenanter David McMillan is Imprisoned before Execution #History #Scotland

On 4 May, 1683: ‘David Mackmillan wairdit by order off ye Lords of Justiciarie and warded [into Edinburgh Tolbooth] under sentance of death for rebellion & Treason’. (Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, VIII, 151.)
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 May 2018

The Polmadie Martyrs: A Widow’s Petition in 1689 #History #Scotland

In early 1689, Jennet Howie petitioned the Convention of Estates about Major John Balfour’s killing of her husband, John Urie, and two others at Polmadie near Glasgow in May, 1685: Indorsed ‘1689.’ ‘To the Honourable Meeting of...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Apr 2018

“The Fellow” Captured near Galston in 1685 #History #Scotland

“The fellow” is a real mystery of the Killing Times of 1685. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he be the martyr known as James Smith? What we know about “the fellow” was that he was held prisoner by John Graham of Claverhouse...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Apr 2018

Covenanter Prisoners Reject Unlawful Rule of William of Orange in 1693 #History #Scotland

The Revolution had put William of Orange and Queen Mary in power in 1689. However, some Covenanters who had proclaimed the Tinwald Paper in 1692 rejected their authority. They were imprisoned in Edinburgh’s Canongate Tolbooth: ‘This is a just...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Apr 2018

The Covenanter Paton of Meadowhead Enters Edinburgh Tolbooth #History #Scotland

Under 14 April, 1684: ‘Captain John Patoun [of Meadowhead] wairdit by order of ye Lords of his Maties Justiciarie’ (Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, IX, 133.)
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Apr 2018

A Petition About the Capture of James Renwick in 1688 #History #Scotland

After the Revolution, the capture of James Renwick on 1 February, 1688, was still a live issue. Some key Society people sought to get financial revenge on John Justice, the man who had led to Renwick’s capture when he had searched a house in Castlehill...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Apr 2018

The Stange Case of the Covenanter Who Died Twice #History #Scotland

James Smith’s execution is a historical “fact”, but the fragmentary evidence for where and when he was killed and buried contains contradictions. One strand claims that he was killed at Burn Anne and buried nearby at East Threepwood...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Apr 2018

The Lost Gravestone of the Covenanter James Smith #History #Scotland

Is this where a Covenanter was shot and buried in the Killing Times? In Simpson’s mid-nineteenth-century Traditions of the Covenanters, he claimed that James Smith was buried at East Threepwood, aka. Wee Threepwood, beside Burn Anne in Ayrshire:...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Apr 2018

The Holy Grail Found in Lanarkshire #History #Scotland #KnightsTemplar

The Knights Templar, the Holy Grail and Rosslyn Chapel are often linked together in legend and in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, but now startling new evidence proves that the Scottish Covenanters looted Rosslyn Chapel in 1688 and stole the Grail....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Apr 2018

Football with a Head, Newmilns Tower and the Killing Times #History #Scotland

The New Statistical Account on Newmilns Tower in the Killing Times of 1685: ‘This was Captain [John] Inglis’s head-quarters when in the district. In one of the expeditions of Inglis’ troop [of dragoons led by Cornet Peter Inglis] in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Mar 2018

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