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Sweet Singers Liberated from Edinburgh Tolbooth in 1681 #History #Scotland

On the same day that they were warded into Edinburgh Tolbooth for trial, two former Sweet Singers were liberated. They were presumably captured at Wolf Hole Craigs in mid May, 1681, and held in Edinburgh’s Correction House with the other Sweet Singer...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Jun 2019

Where was ‘The Deer Slunk’ where the Wild Sweet Singers Hid in 1681? #History #Scotland

As it is Christmas Day, let’s find a ditch in the midst of a Scottish moor near Shotts where the militant, radical and mainly-female Sweet Singers lay hidden … It is a bit of mystery. Where was it? On the morning of 24 April, 1681, the Sweet...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Dec 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

Testimony of James Graham Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith, 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

James Graham was hanged at the Gallowlee on 9 December, 1684. George Jackson, Thomas Wood and Thomas Robertson were hanged with him. James Graham’s brother, William Graham, was killed by Claverhouse’s troop of Horse in 1682. The Last Testimony...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Dec 2017

A Glimpse of the Radical Cotmuir Folk in the Poll Tax of the 1690s #History #Scotland

The Cotmuir Folk are an obscure but radical group influenced by women and prophetic revelations that were based in Dalmeny parish who produced Smoaking Flax Unquenchable (1706), a wonderful, little read and deeply radical anti-Union of 1707 tract. In...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Oct 2017

The Radical Women of the Cotmuir Folk near Edinburgh in 1710 #History #Scotland

The Cotmuir Folk, aka. The Folk, were a small and extremely radical sect that had emerged out of the United Societies after the Revolution of 1689-1690. What marked the Cotmuir Folk out was that women were influential in them. The were based at Cotmuir...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Oct 2017

Donald Cargill’s Letter to the Sweet Singer Women, Prisoners in Edinburgh #History #Scotland

The following letter was sent by Donald Cargill to the Sweet Singer women imprisoned in Edinburgh’s Correction House, probably in June, 1681, after the women had rejected a paper from the Sweet Singer men. The Sweet Singers had been captured at...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jul 2017

The Covenanter’s Poisoned Musket Ball #History #Scotland

On 12 November, 1680, when the militant Covenanter James Skene was captured at the Mutton Hole, near Edinburgh, he had in his possession a poisoned musket ball so that ‘none’ would ‘recover whom I shot’ with it… He was hanged...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jul 2017

Someset’s Article on Some Post-Revolution Scottish Covenanters #History #Scotland

This excellent article by Douglas Somerset cuts through the often confusing tangle of Post-Revolution fragments of the Society people from 1690 to beyond the Union. It makes particular mention of The Sweet Singers/Gibbites, The Russellites (after James...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Jun 2017

The ‘Majestick-Like’ Colossus of Fife in 1674

The curious report of a colossus standing astride the Lomond Hills in Fife is recorded in the manuscript memoirs of John Blackadder, an outlawed field preacher. He refers to the appearance of a tall, majestic figure in his account of a field conventicle...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Aug 2015

The First Convention of the Society people, 15 December, 1681

In Faithful Contendings Displayed, Michael Shields, the clerk of the United Societies’ conventions, gave an account of the very first convention held by the Society people in late 1681. Logan Farm © Gordon Brown and licensed for reuse. There...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Apr 2015

A Great Article on the Sweet Singers

Wolf Craigs where some of the Sweet Singers were captured © Richard Webb and licensed for reuse. I discovered this recent article on ‘Walter Ker and the “Sweet Singers”’ by Douglas W. B. Somerset. I heartily recommend this excellent article to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Aug 2014

After the Defeat at Airds Moss: Prophet Peden at Mauchline Fair 1680

The following story from Patrick Walker’s Life of Peden is probably the only hint we have that Alexander Peden had returned to Scotland from Ireland by the latter half of 1680: ‘14. In the Year 1680, after the Murdering of Mr. [Richard] Cameron,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Apr 2014

The Ambush of Donald Cargill at Muttonhole

Muttonhole The ambush of Donald Cargill and his close party at Muttonhole on the road between Edinburgh and Queensferry in late 1680 dealt a severe blow to the militant presbyterian movement. Although Cargill escaped, some of his trusted lieutenants were...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jan 2013

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