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The Wigtown Martyrs: Touching the Void between the Reprieve and Execution in 1685 #History #Scotland

In the infamous case of the drowning of the two female Wigtown Martyrs in 1685, a question that has not been asked is who could legally confirm that the two women had taken the Abjuration oath after they petitioned to be able take it on 30 April? Who...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jun 2020

Covenanter Grave Lesmahagow #History #Scotland

David Steel, Lesmahagow, Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire. Died 1686. Shields in 1690: ‘Liev. Crichton, now prisoner in Edinburgh, did most barbarously after Quarters, shoot David Steel, in the parish of Lesmahago, Decem: 1686.’ (A Short Memorial,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Fenwick (Gemmell) #History #Scotland

Patrick (aka., Peter) Gemmell, Fenwick, Fenwick parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Lieu: Nisbet and his Party shot to death John Ferguson, George Whiteburn, and Patrick Gemmil in the parish of Finnick, the said year, 1685.’ (A...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Fenwick (Fergushill & Woodburn) #History #Scotland

John Fergushill and George Woodburn, Fenwick, Fenwick parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Lieu: Nisbet and his Party shot to death John Ferguson, George Whiteburn, and Patrick Gemmil in the parish of Finnick, the said year, 1685.’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Cathcart #History #Glasgow #Scotland

Thomas Cook, Robert Thom and John Urie, Cathcart parish, Renfrewshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Major Balfour, together with Captain Maitland and their Party, Apprehended at their Work, Robert Tam, John Urie, and Tho: Cook, and instantly shot...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Balmaclellan #History #Scotland

Robert Grierson, Balmaclellan, Balmaclellan parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Col. James Douglas, now Liev. General, Brother to the Duke of Queensberry, together with Liev: John Livingston, and a Party with them, surprised...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Strathaven #History #Scotland

John Barrie and William Paterson, Strathaven, Evandale parish, Lanarkshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item. The said Peter Inglis shot John Barrie, with his Pass in his hand, in Evandale, April, 1685.’ (A Short Memorial, 37.) ‘Likewise,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Balmaghie (Halliday & Halliday) #History #Scotland

David Halliday, portioner of Mayfield and David Halliday in Glengap, Balmaghie parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. ‘Item the said Laird of Lagg, with the Earle of Anandale, having Command of some Troups of Heretors, pursued another David Halyday...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Balmaghie (Short) #History #Scotland

George Short, Balmaghie parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item the said Laird of Lagg, with the Earle of Anandale, having Command of some Troups of Heretors, pursued another David Halyday and George Short, and apprehended...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Dumfries #History #Scotland

James Kirko, Dumfries, Dumfries parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Captain Bruce, Capt: of Dragoons apprehended James Kirko, at the intelligence of one James Wright, carried him to Dumfreis, detained him prisoner one night, next...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave at Craighaugh near Eskdalemuir #History #Scotland

Andrew Hislop, Craighaugh, Eskdalemuir parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Sir James Johnstoun of Westerhall, caused apprehend Andrew Hislop in the parish of Hutton in Anandale delivered him up to Claverhouse, and never rested untill...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave near New Galloway #History #Scotland

Adam MacQuhan, Kells parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item, The said Col: or Liev: Gen: James Dowglas caused take Adam Macquhan out of his bed sick of a Fever, carry him to Newtoun of Galloway, and the next day shot him dead,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Mauchline #History #Scotland

John Brounen, John Bryce, William Finnieson, Peter Gillies and Thomas Young, Mauchline, Mauchline parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item, The said Claverhouse, together with the Earl of Dumbarton, and Lieu: Gen: Dowglas, caused Peter...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Priesthill near Muirkirk #History #Scotland

John Brown, Priesthill, Muirkirk parish, Ayrshire. Shields: ‘Item, The said Claverhouse in May, 1685: apprehended John Broun in priest-hill, in the parish of Moorkirk, in the shire of Air, being at his work, about his own house, and shot him dead...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Eaglesham #History #Scotland

Gabriel Thomson and Robert Lockhart, Eaglesham, Eaglesham parish, Renfrewshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘The Laird of Ironkeple commanding a party of Highlandmen, killed Robert Lochart and Gabriel Thomson, about that time also.’ (A Short Memorial,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Apr 2020

A Tradition of the Covenanter in Turnhigh, near Whitburn #History #Scotland

In his book Melodies and Memories: with a history of the Blacks of Briech Water (1909), John Black refers to a classic traditional story of a Covenanter being saved from a sword thrust by his Bible. He begins it with Helen Steel in Turnhigh, who was married...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Apr 2020

Rediscovered for #History near Shotts. The Site of Cargill’s Preaching on Cameron’s Death in 1680 #Scotland

Is this were Donald Cargill preached on the death of Richard Cameron in 1680? Is this the Deer Slunk of Covenanter tradition? Are they the same place? The photograph, above, is of a traditional Covenanter preaching site identified by Brian Hughes in a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Apr 2020

Covenanter Graves Glencairn Church, near Moniaive #History #Scotland

James Bennoch, Robert Edgar, Robert Mitchell and John Gibson, Kirkland, Glencairn parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Col. James Douglas, now Liev. General, Brother to the Duke of Queensberry, together with Liev: John Livingston, and a Party...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Fenwick (White) #History #Scotland

James White, Fenwick, Fenwick parish, Ayrshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Item. The said Peter or Patrick Inglis killled one James White, struck off his head with an Ax, brought to Newmills, and plaid at the Foot ball with it, he killed him at Little...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Apr 2020

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