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The Covenanter Donald Cargill’s Narrow Escape at Watersaugh near Wishaw #History #Scotland

Near Wishaw is a ruined house where the Covenanter Donald Cargill is said to have escaped. Between mid 1679 and mid 1681, Cargill was probably the “Most-Wanted” fugitive in Scotland. Not only had he begun a rebellion against King Charles II...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Oct 2018

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

Three Days on the Road with John MacMillan: Lesmahagow and Douglas in 1707 #History #Scotland

For three consecutive days in 1707, we can follow in the footsteps of John MacMillan through his record of baptisms among the McMillanites… At ‘Suffield moor in Lasmehagow’, Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire, Sunday 3 August, 1707. ‘Suffield’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Sep 2016

The McMillanites near Lanark and Carnwath #History #Scotland

John MacMillan conducted baptisms among the McMillanite Society people at Castlehill near Lanark, Carnwath Moor and Henshilwood near Carnwath from 1708. ‘Castlehill’, Lanark parish, Lanarkshire, Thursday 12 February, 1708. Castlehilll was...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Sep 2016

The Spy Daniel Defoe’s Secret Letter on Firebrands Against Union #History #Scotland

The author Daniel Defoe was an English spy deeply involved in securing the passage of the Union through the Parliament of Scotland in late 1706. Through elite contacts, support from England and the covert use of English money to lubricate the process,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 May 2016

Parliament Responds to the Covenanters Against the Union in 1706 #History #Scotland

On Saturday 30 November, 1706, Parliament responded to the tumults in Glasgow, the Society people’s declaration at Dumfries and letters organising an anti-Union rebellion in Lanarkshire, by ordering a proclamation that was probably proclaimed in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Apr 2016

The Peden Stone at Benhar in Tales of the Covenanters #History

The Peden Stone at Benhar near Shotts is an elusive object in history, There is no historical evidence that the Covenanter Alexander Peden preached there, but he did know people from the area. It was not recorded by the OS map makers of the mid nineteenth...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Oct 2015

The Lost Starryshaw Monument to the Covenanters #History

In 1926, ‘several thousands’ attended the dedication of the Starryshaw Memorial to the Covenanters. Mrs Kerr, proprietorix of Starryshaw, had gifted the site. The modern Starryshaw Monument. Sadly, the original monument was destroyed, but...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Oct 2015

The Skirmish near Kirk O’ Shotts in June, 1679

In his account of the Bothwell Rising, James Russell, one of the assassins of Archbishop Sharp, records a skirmish between the Covenanters and the King’s forces near Kirk O’ Shotts prior to the Battle of Bothwell Bridge… East of Kirk O’ Shotts The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Jan 2015

The Fortissat Stone or Covenanters’ Stone

The Covenanters’ Stone stands by the roadside at Shuttlehill and just to the north of Fortissat House in Shotts parish, Lanarkshire. Fortissat Stone © James Allan and licensed for reuse. An information board records that: ‘Further along the road...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Jan 2015

The Forfeited Covenanters, 1679 to 1688

In 1690, the Scottish Parliament passed an act rescinding most of the forfeitures which had taken place under the Restoration Stewart regime. The published list is not perfect. It contains minor errors, duplicates some names and fails to mentions some...
----- Fullerton of Senwick ----- Grier of Dalgonar ------- Calderhead (Windyedge) -------- Fullerton of Nethermill -------- Gordon of Barharrow -------- Gordon of Garrerie -------- Hay of Airyolland Adam Philip Adam Reid (Mauchline) Alexander Anderson Alexander Brown Alexander Gordon of Earlstoun Alexander Gordon of Knockgray Alexander Hastie Alexander Hume (d.1682) Alexander Hunter of Culquhasen Alexander Mackie of Drumbuie Alexander MacNaught (Overton of Dalry) Alexander Russell Alexander Vallange Alexander Wood Allan Bowie (Tarbolton) Alloa parish Andrew Brown of Duncanziemere Andrew Clark (d.1684) Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun Andrew Martin of Little Airies Andrew Meek (Carnwath) Andrew Pitilloch Andrew Sword (d.1679) Anthony McKie Anwoth parish Archibald Alison (d.1680) Archibald Campbell Archibald Simpson Archibald Stewart Argyll Rising Arthur Bruce (d.1683) Arthur Tacket (d.1684) Auchinleck parish Ayr Ayr parish Ayrshire Ballantrae parish Balmaclellan parish Barr parish Berwickshire Bo'ness parish Borders Borgue parish Bothwell parish Cambusnethan parish Campsie parish Captain James Wishart Carmunock parish Carnwath parish Carrick Carsphairn parish Carstairs parish Cathcart parish Christian Fyfe Christopher Miller Closeburn parish Collessie parish Colmonell parish Colonel John Burns Covenanters Crawford parish Crawfordjohn parish Crossmichael parish Cumbernauld parish Cumnock parish Currie parish Dailly parish Dalry parish Daniel Ker of Kersland David Farrie David Gibson (Lanark) David Halliday in Mayfield (d.1685) David Law David McCulloch David Montgomery of Lainshaw David Steuart (Coltness) David White (Lanark) Donald Cargill Donald Connell (Buchlyvie) Douglas parish Dumfriesshire Dunbartonshire Dunscore parish Eaglesham parish earl of Argyll earl of Tarras Early modern history Eastwood parish Edinburgh Edinburghshire Edward Aitkin Edward Marshall (d.1685) Evandale parish Falkirk parish Fenwick parish Fife Gabriel Maxwell Gabriel Thomson (d.1684) Galloway Galston parish Gargunnock parish Gavin Hamilton of Hill Gavin Paterson (Bothwellshields) Gavin Russell Gavin Witherspoon George Arthur of Binniehill (Balquhatstone) George Campbell of Cessnock George Gordon (Holmes) George Jackson (d.1684) George MacCartney of Blaiket George Maclure of Benan George Martin (d.1684) George Mochrie (Stonerigg) George Pringle of Torwoodlee George Wishart Gideon Weir Gilbert Elliott (Edinburgh) Gilbert McIlwraith of Dinmurchie Glasgow Glassford parish Glencairn parish Glenkens Glenluce parish Haddingtonshire Hamilton parish Hawick parish Henry Boswell (Dunsyston) Henry Hall of Haughead Henry MacCulloch of Barholm Henry MacJarrow of Alton Albany History Hownam parish Hugh Campbell of Cessnock Hugh MacIlwraith of Auchenflower Hume parish Irongray parish Isaac Blackwell Isobel Alison James Algie (d.1685) James Baird (Dungeonhill) James Boig James Boyle fl.1683 James Brown (Newmilns) James Cunningham (Glasgow) James Dykes James Gordon (Craiglaw) James Graham (d.1684) James Hamilton of Parkhead James Howison (Lanark) James Kirkwood James Lawrie (Lanark) James Lawson James MacNeilly of Auchairne James Maxwell of Williamswood James Muir (d.1684) James Nicol James Renwick James Robertson James Skene James Smith (d.1683) James Steuart of Goodtrees James Stewart (Cambusnethan) James Ure of Shargarton James Weir (Johnshill) James Welsh of Little Cluden James White (Douglas) James Wilkinson (d.1685) James Wilson (Mosshead) James Wood (d.1679) John Anderson (Westerton) John Bell of Whiteside (d.1685) John Binning of Dalvennan John Brown (Newtown) John Carnduff (Jackton) John Clyde (d.1679) John Cochran (Craig) John Cochran of Ochiltree John Cochrane of Chapel John Cochrane of Waterside John Crawford of Tarshaw John Dick (d.1683) John Easton (Garnqueen) John Finlay John Fullerton John Fullerton of Auchenhay John Gibson (Ingleston) John Gibson of Auchencheyne John Gilry (d.1684) John Gordon of Over Barr John Haddow John Halbert John Hamilton (Rogerton) John Hutcheson (Newbattle) John Hutcheson of Harlaw John Jack (Nemphlar) John Kid (d.1679) John King (d.1679) John MacAlexander (Drummochreen) John MacJarrow in Pingerroch John Mackie of Larg John MacMichan of Killantringan John MacNaught of Culquha John MacQuarrie (d.1683) John Malcolm (d.1680) John Maxwell (Bogton) John Meek (Henshilwood) John Menzies of Dalquhairn John Menzies of Wintercleuch John Miller (Long Calderwood) John Murray (Bo'ness) John Neilson of Corsack John Nisbet of Hardhill John Park (d.1685) John Paterson (Bothwellshields) John Paterson (Daldilling) John Paton of Meadowhead John Porterfield of Duchal John Potter John Russell (Eastfield) John Russell of Arns John Russell of Cat Craig John Semple John Semple (Lanark) John Shaw (Easter Greenhill) John Steel of Over Waterhead John Steel of Windhill John Stewart (Shawwood) John Taylor (Holehouse) John Umphrey (d.1685) John Waddel (d.1679) John Watt John Welsh of Cornlee John White (Neuck) John Whytelaw (d.1683) John WIlson (d.1683) John Wilson (Highflat) John Wilson (Lindsayshill) Keir parish Kells parish Kilbride parish Kilconquhar parish Kilmacolm parish Kilmarnock parish Kilwinning parish Kippen parish Kirkcowan parish Kirkcudbright parish Kirkcudbrightshire Kirkinner parish Kirkmabreck parish Kirkmichael parish Lanark parish Lanarkshire Largo parish Laurence Hay Lesmahagow parish Lilliesleaf parish Linlithgowshire Linton parish Lochwinnoch parish lord Melville Loudoun parish Major Alexander Ross Major Henderson Marion Harvie Matthew Bryce (Carmunock) Matthew Campbell of Waterhaughs Mauchline parish Maybole parish Melrose parish Minnigaff parish Mochrum parish Monmouth Muiravonside parish New Monkland parish Newbattle parish Nicolas Cochrane (Melrose) Nithsdale Ochiltree parish Old Monkland parish Parton parish Patrick Dunbar (Machermore) Patrick Foreman Patrick Heron of Little Park Patrick Hume of Polwarth Patrick MacDougall of Freugh Patrick Murdoch of Cumloden Peebles parish Peeblesshire Perthshire Renfrewshire Richard Rumbold (d.1685) Robert Baillie of Jerviswood Robert Ferguson Robert Fleming of Auchenfin Robert Fullerton of Bennalls Robert Garnock Robert Goodwin Robert Gray (d.1682) Robert Hamilton Robert Hamilton of Monkland Robert Lennox (d.1685) Robert Lockhart of Bankhead Robert Lockhart of Birkhill Robert Martin Robert McClellan of Balmagachan Robert McClelland of Barscobe Robert Miller (d.1685) Robert Pollock (d.1685) Robert Russell of Windyedge Robert Sangster Robert Smith (Kilroy) Robert Steel (Stane) Robert Steven (Newlands) Roxburgh Rutherglen parish Samuel Arnot Samuel Grierson of Dalgonar Samuel MacClelland Samuel McEwen (d.1684) Scotland Scottish History Scottish parliament Selkirkshire Shotts parish Sirling parish Slammanan parish Sorn parish St Ninians parish Stewarton parish Stirling Stirlingshire Stonehouse parish Stoneykirk parish Tarbolton parish Teviotdale Thomas Archer (d.1685) Thomas Bogle of Boglehole Thomas Brown (d.1679) Thomas Craig (Jackton) Thomas Crichton of Hole of Balquhassie Thomas Cunningham of Montgreenan Thomas Ferguson of Finnarts Thomas Hamilton of Raith Thomas Harkness Thomas Inglis (Lanark) Thomas Kennedy of Grange Thomas Lauchlan (Lanark) Thomas Lin Thomas MacJarrow of Barr Thomas Paton (Cambusnethan) Thomas Pillans Thomas Robertson (d.1684) Thomas Russell of Middlerigg Thomas Steuart of Coltness Thomas Stoddart (d.1685) Thomas Turnbull of Standhill Thomas Verner Thomas Wood (d.1684) Tongland parish Tweeddale Twynholm parish Uphall parish Urr parish Walter Smith Walter Turnbull of Bewlie Wigtownshire William Boig (d.1683) William Cochrane (d.1682) William Cochrane (d.1683) William Cuthill (d.1681) William Denholm of Westshiels William Falconer (Hamilton) William Ferguson (Lanark) William Ferguson of Caitloch William Gogar William Gordon of Culvennan William Gordon of Dundeugh William Gordon of Earlstoun William Gordon of Holme William Grierson of Lochwharre William Harvie (d.1682) William Lawrie of Blackwood William Murray of Meadowhead William Padzean (Lanerk) William Riddell (Rutherglen) William Spence (Argyll’s secretary) William Thomson (d.1681) William Whitehead of Millhouse William Young
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jul 2014

Wanted Rebels and Traitors in Scotland in October, 1681.

In October, 1681, the privy council proclaimed a list of eighty-nine forfeited fugitives from the Presbyterian rising of 1679. (RPCS, VII, 216-8.) 45 of those listed were from Lanarkshire (Nos 1-45), 11 from Ayrshire (Nos 46-56), and 33 from Galloway...
----- Grier of Dalgonar -------- Fullerton of Nethermill -------- Gordon of Barharrow -------- Gordon of Cragie -------- Gordon of Garrerie 1681 Alexander Anderson Alexander Gordon of Earlstoun Alexander Gordon of Knockgray Allan Bowie (Tarbolton) Andrew Sword (d.1679) Anwoth parish Archibald Simpson Arthur Tacket (d.1684) Ayrshire Ballantrae parish Balmaclellan parish Barr parish Borgue parish Cambusnethan parish Carrick Carsphairn parish Charles II Colmonell parish Covenanters Dailly parish Dalry parish David Gibson (Lanark) David McCulloch David White (Lanark) Douglas parish Dumfriesshire Dunscore parish Evandale parish Galloway Gavin Witherspoon George MacCartney of Blaiket George Maclure of Benan Gideon Weir Gilbert McIlwraith of Dinmurchie Glasgow Glencairn parish Glenkens Hamilton parish Henry MacJarrow of Alton Albany History Hugh MacIlwraith of Auchenflower Irongray parish Isaac Blackwell James Cunningham (Glasgow) James Dykes James Gordon (Craiglaw) James Lawrie (Lanark) James Weir (Johnshill) James White (Douglas) James Wood (d.1679) John Bell of Whiteside (d.1685) John Binning of Dalvennan John Carnduff (Jackton) John Clyde (d.1679) John Cochran (Craig) John Easton (Garnqueen) John Fullerton of Auchenhay John Gibson (Ingleston) John Gibson of Auchencheyne John Gordon of Over Barr John Haddow John Hamilton (Rogerton) John Jack (Nemphlar) John MacAlexander (Drummochreen) John MacJarrow in Pingerroch John MacMichan of Killantringan John MacNaught of Culquha John Malcolm (d.1680) John Miller (Long Calderwood) John Neilson of Corsack John Paterson (Bothwellshields) John Semple (Lanark) John Steel of Over Waterhead John Steel of Windhill John Umphrey (d.1685) John Waddel (d.1679) John Welsh of Cornlee John White (Neuck) John WIlson (d.1683) John Wilson (Highflat) Kells parish Kilbride parish Kirkcowan parish Kirkcudbright parish Kirkcudbrightshire Lanark Lanark parish Lanarkshire Lesmahagow parish Minnigaff parish New Monkland parish Nithsdale Old Monkland parish Parton parish Patrick Dunbar (Machermore) Patrick Heron of Little Park Patrick MacDougall of Freugh Patrick McIlroy Patrick Murdoch of Cumloden Robert Fleming of Auchenfin Robert Goodwin Robert Lennox (d.1685) Robert Lockhart of Birkhill Robert McClellan of Balmagachan Robert McClelland of Barscobe Robert Smith (Kilroy) Robert Steven (Newlands) Rutherglen parish Samuel Grierson of Dalgonar Samuel MacClelland Scotland Scottish History Shotts parish Stoneykirk parish Straiton parish Tarbolton parish Thomas Craig (Jackton) Thomas Inglis (Lanark) Thomas Lauchlan (Lanark) Thomas Lin Thomas MacJarrow of Barr Thomas Paton (Cambusnethan) Thomas Pillans Tongland parish Twynholm parish Urr parish Wigtownshire William Falconer (Hamilton) William Ferguson (Lanark) William Ferguson of Caitloch William Gordon of Dundeugh William Gordon of Earlstoun William Gordon of Holme William Padzean (Lanerk) William Riddell (Rutherglen) William Whitehead of Millhouse
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Jul 2014

Prophet Peden’s Gil-Martin: James Hogg and the Covenanters

In James Hogg’s novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824), Robert Wringhim, the central protagonist, is either followed by, haunted by, imagines or encounters Gil-Martin, a demonic presence. Hogg scholars have noted that...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Jun 2014

Wild Phanatiques, Dark Clouds of Mist and the Poor Straying Sheep in March 1685

Nothing is ever quite what it seems in the world of Alexander ‘Prophet’ Peden. After he hijacked a barque and landed in Galloway at the beginning of March, 1685, government forces descended on Peden and his brethren in the fields… The following...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Jun 2014

Pirates, Covenanters and ‘Prophet’ Peden’s Return in 1685

Was Alexander ‘Prophet’ Peden, a pirate? Yes he was is the surprising answer, as he did commit an act of piracy in February, 1685. However, it was not for booty or profit that the preacher briefly turned godly pirate … Peden was not a pirate...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2014

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