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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

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 22 December #History #Scotland

Three days after four were executed in Glasgow for the Pentland Rising of 1666, six more Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh. Six were executed in Edinburgh on 22 December, 1666: 19. Mr Hugh MacKail. a minister. He left behind an individual martyrs’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Dec 2018

The British Army of the Killing Times in the Winter of 1685 #History #Scotland

  On 10 December, 1685, General William Drummond wrote a memorial of the winter quarters appointed for the King’s Scottish Army, aka., the British Army, until further orders. The modern regiments descended from these regiments are @scots_guards,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Sep 2018

Swords of the Covenanters: Matthew Craig in Plewlands #History #Scotland

On display in the National Museum of Scotland are two swords with scabbards that belonged to ‘Matthew Craig of Plowland’, who is said to have fought at the battles of Drumclog and Bothwell Bridge in June, 1679. Both swords were bequeathed...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Oct 2016

John McMillan and John Mack at Plewlands in 1707 #History #Scotland

In early 1707 in the Union Crisis, John MacMillan of the McMillanites was at yet another location with connections back to the militancy of the 1680s, Plewlands. High Plewland ‘At Plilanheed’, Evandale parish, Lanarkshire, Tuesday 18 March,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Sep 2016

Hardhill at the Battle of Drumclog, 1679 #History

John Nisbet of Hardhill had fought in both the latter stages of the Thirty Years’ War and the British Civil Wars. He had been left for dead on the battlefield of the Pentland Rising in 1666 and lived through the depredations of the Highland Host...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Nov 2015

The Execution of James Nicol and William Young in Edinburgh in 1684

John Erskine of Carnock records the execution of James Nicol, from Peebles, and William Young, from near Strathaven, in his journal under 28 August, 1684: ‘Yesterday [James] Nicoll, who was apprehended the 15th instant, at the last execution [of Andrew...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Feb 2015

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