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September 16

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “George Spriggs, Gardner to John Hancock, Esq.” In the early 1770s, George Spriggs supplied colonists with fruit trees.  In September 1771, he placed advertisements in the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Sep 2021

September 17

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “To be sold one third Part cheaper than they can be purchased at any Place in Boston.” Abigail Davidson was one of several women in Boston who placed newspaper advertisements...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 17 Sep 2020

March 31

GUEST CURATOR: Aidan Griffin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-London Gazette (March 31, 1769). “Mulberry Trees, to the Number of Three-Thousand, to be sold at a reasonable Rate.” If you know anything...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 31 Mar 2019

Aesthetic or Au Naturel?

This past weekend I spent an hour or so browsing (digitally) through Eugène Grasset’s La plante et ses applications ornementales (1896) and then stepped outside to see that my lady’s slippers were in full bloom:  no competition,...
From: streets of salem on 30 May 2018

The Big Oak of Earlstoun, the Old Chapel and the Five Prophets #History #Scotland

After Alexander Shields escaped from prison, he and James Renwick met and preached together at Earlstoun Wood, beside Earlstoun Castle, in December 1686. Richard Cameron and Donald Cargill also knew Earlstoun and possibly preached there in 1680. Alexander...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Dec 2016

‘Take the sprigs of Oak trees’: Medicinal recipes and tree ingredients

By Anne Stobart As a herbal practitioner, I have long been interested in historical uses of trees from folklore to domestic practices related to health. Recently, I have been looking at early modern medicinal recipes to consider how people might have...
From: The Recipes Project on 8 Nov 2016

A Memento of James Renwick’s Tree #History #Scotland

Renwick’s Tree Replanted In the collection of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh is a casket made from the Covenanter James Renwick’s Gean, or wild cherry tree, the original of which was replaced at the beginning of Twentieth Century...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Oct 2016

Ephemeral Elms

Every day, I’m thankful to live on my street because of its amazing architecture: I wake up in the morning, look out the window, and feel both wowed and grateful. But I’m also thankful because about halfway down Chestnut Street there is an...
From: streets of salem on 30 Aug 2016

Trees for Lafayette

This is not to complain–I know lots of good Salem people are working on this–but rather to offer some perspective: Salem’s grand boulevard Lafayette Street needs some trees (and some love). This is the route on which I walk to work nearly...
From: streets of salem on 4 May 2016

Stratford-upon-Avon springing into action for the big day

The last few days in Stratford-upon-Avon have been warm and sunny, but with a chilly wind reminding us that winter’s not quite lost its grip yet. In anticipation of the big day on Saturday many preparations are in hand and it’s also good...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Apr 2016

Political Poplars?

I suspect that most of my colleagues who teach American history dislike Thomas Jefferson. I don’t really get into it with them; I prefer to play naive and impressionistic when it comes to American history (because I am), but I have heard and seen...
From: streets of salem on 16 Apr 2016

‘Peden’s Shroud’ and Peden’s Tree in Auchinleck #History #Trees #Scotland

The traditional story of Alexander Peden’s shroud is found in a poem by the Reverend James Dodds. When Peden’s body was exhumed in Auchinleck graveyard, the shroud is said to have been blown by the wind up on to the branch of a nearby plane...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Mar 2016

The complicated nature of Pitt's debts (the 1780s edition)

Fig 1: William Pitt's handwriting, mentioning Goostree's, from a letter to his friend Edward EliotAs early as the beginning of the 1780s, William Pitt was already on his way to being seriously in debt. He had regularly borrowed money from his mother in...

Texel 341, Part 3

And now for the third and final part of my account of the Battle of the Texel/Kijkduin, 11/21 August 1673. Apologies for the week’s delay in posting this – twenty-first century real life always trumps seventeenth century history, at the end...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 1 Sep 2014

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

The colour in this 1807 print was superbly preserved. I’m...

The colour in this 1807 print was superbly preserved. I’m unsure if my photographic reproduction does it justice. I’m sharing another image from the long eighteenth century since I cannot get enough of colour this spring, maybe because it has been...

A Scouting Trip.

Last weekend my wife and I had to go scouting for wood. Being a forest and not woodland the trees are fairly close together so we had to find a route where by we could get the wagon in. We could have gone up the flats in the bottom of the valley,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Mar 2013

The Lost Tree: Peden’s Thorn at Baltersan near Maybole

Field preachings by Alexander Peden are associated with a number of trees. The first record of Peden’s Thorn was on Andrew Armstrong’s new map of Ayrshire in 1775. It stood on either the farm of Cultezeoun in Maybole parish, or Baltersan Mains in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Feb 2013

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