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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

The Wigtown Martyrs: The ‘Petitione for Margaret Lachlisone’ of 28 April, 1685 #History #Scotland

The drowning of two women at Wigtown is the most hotly debated cases of the Killing Times of 1685. It is a case that has called the veracity of the Killing Times into question. If the well-documented Wigtown case is a fabrication, what of the other cases?...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Sep 2018

A Covenanter’s Cave: Begg’s Hole, between Wigtown and Whithorn #History #Scotland

According to a later tradition in the OS name book for Sorbie parish in Wigtownshire, a cave not far from Garliestown known as Begg’s Hole was where a Covenanter hid: ‘A small cave of natural construct situated by the edge of high water &...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Jan 2018

The Covenanter of Garrerie’s Cave near Port William & Whithorn #History #Scotland

  Garrerie’s Cave appears in the OS name book for Mochrum parish, Wigtownshire: ‘A cave on the shore of Knock tradition says that the Laird of Garrarie used to take refuge here during a period of religious persecution in Scotland hence...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jan 2018

The Preaching Howe in Penninghame Parish, Galloway #History #Scotland

By Ring Knowes in Penninghame parish, Galloway, is the ‘Preaching Howe’, which may be were John Welsh field preached at Barnkirk in the late 1670s. William Kennedy in Barnkirk, who lived very close by, was a fugitive. According to the OS name...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jan 2017

The Covenanter of Loch Connell #History #Scotland

In the mid nineteenth century, local tradition held that a Covenanter executed in the Killing Times gave his name to Cairn Connell and Loch Connell in Wigtownshire. Loch Connell © Rose and Trev Clough and licensed for reuse. According to the OS...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Dec 2016

The Preaching Howe near Whithorn #History #Scotland

The Preaching Howe near Whithorn According to the OS Name book in 1848, the Preaching Howe is/or was: ‘a Small hollow between two rocks in an arable field near the farm of [High] Skeog it is traditionally Said to have derived its name from it being...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Dec 2016

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

Prophet Peden’s Appearance in ‘Silver Sand’ #History #Literature #Scotland

The following tale is from S. R. Crockett’s novel Silver Sand: A Romance of Old Galloway (1914). It tells the story of the field preacher Alexander Peden’s encounter with John Faa, the gypsy hero of the title, during the Killing Times. Silver...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Nov 2016

Prophet Peden and the Pocket Watches: ‘The Earl is this Minute Fallen’ #History #Scotland

In mid June, 1685, as the Argyll Rising crumbled around Glasgow, a group of Covenanters came out in support of him in Galloway. Unfortunately for them, as they drew together for the rebellion, the earl of Argyll was captured just as his forces won a small...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Nov 2015

The Lost Wigtown Martyr #LostArt #History

Somewhere, out there, might be the lost painting by John William Waterhouse that depicts the martyrdom of Margaret Wilson, one of the Wigtown Martyrs of 1685. I found this online, here, and thought it might be of interest to anyone interested in the Wigtown...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Nov 2015

The Killing Times of 1685: The list of the Dead in Cloud of Witnesses

In 1714, a list of Covenanters who were summarily executed in the fields during the Killing Times appeared in A Cloud of Witnesses. The list was based on the list found in Alexander Shields’ A Short Memorial (1690) and nearly reproduces Shields’...
------- Mowat (d.1685) -------- Auchenleck (d.1685) 1685 Adam Macquhan (d.1685) Alexander Ferguson of Kilkerran Alexander Gordon Viscount of Kenmure Alexander Linn (d.1685) Andrew Hislop Andrew McRoberts (d.1685) Annandale Archibald MacAulay of Ardincaple Ayrshire Barr parish Borgue parish Captain James Maitland Captain John Inglis Captain Strachan Captain Thomas Douglas Cathcart parish Colmonell parish Colonel James Douglas Cornet James Dundas Cornet John Baillie Cornet Peter Inglis Covenanters Cromwell Lockhart of Lee Crossmichael parish Cumnock parish Dailly parish Daniel McIlwraith (d.1685) Daniel McMichael David Dun (d.1685) David Halliday in Glengap (d.1685) David Halliday in Mayfield (d.1685) David Steel (d.1686) Dumfries Dumfriesshire Durisdeer parish Eaglesham parish earl of Annandale Edward McKean (d.1685) Eskdale Eskdalemuir parish Evandale parish Fenwick parish Gabriel Thomson (d.1685) Galloway Galston parish George Douglas earl of Dumbarton George Short (d.1685) George Wood George Woodburn Gilbert Macadam (d.1685) Girthon parish Glencairn parish Glenkens Highlanders His Majesty's Regiment of Dragoons His Majesty's Regiment of Foot Guards History Irongray parish James Clement (d.1685) James Dun (d.1685) James Johnstone of Westerhall James Kirko (d.1685) James McMichael (d.1684) James Smith James White John Barrie John Bell of Whiteside (d.1685) John Brounen John Brown (Blackwood) John Brown of Priesthill John Browning John Bryce (d.1685) John Craik of Stewarton John Douglas of Stenhouse John Fergushill John Ferguson (Glencairn) John Graham of Claverhouse John Hunter (d.1685) John Jamieson (d.1685) John Mclorgan (d.1685) John Murchie (d.1685) John Reid John Reid of Ballochmyle John Semple (d.1685) John Smith (Muirkirk) John Smith in Cronan John Urie (d.1685) Joseph Wilson (d.1685) Kells parish Kelton parish Killing Times King's Regiment of Horse Kirkcowan parish Kirkcudbrightshire Kirkmichael parish (Ayrshire) Kirkpatrick-Durham parish Lanarkshire Lesmahagow parish Lieutenant Alexander Bruce Lieutenant Crichton Lieutenant Lewis Lauder Lieutenant Livingston Lieutenant Murray Lieutenant Nisbet Lieutenant Straiton Lieutenant-Colonel Buchan Loudoun parish Lt General William Drummond Major John Balfour Mar's Regiment of Foot Martyrs Matthew McIlwraith (d.1685) Mauchline parish Militia Minnigaff parish Moffat parish Muirkirk parish Nithsdale Peter Gemmel Peter Gillies Quentin Kennedy of Drummellane Renfrewshire Robert Dalyell of Glenae Robert Dun (Lethamhill) Robert Grierson of Lag Robert Laurie of Maxwelton Robert Lennox (d.1685) Robert Lockhart Robert M'Whae (d.1685) Robert Thom Scotland Scottish History Simon Paterson (d.1685) Sir Archibald Kennedy of Culzean Sorn parish Straiton parish Tarbolton parish Thomas Cook (d.1685) Thomas McHaffie (d.1685) Thomas Richard Thomas Young (d.1685) Tongland parish Twynholm parish Wigtownshire William Adam William Fiddison (d.1685) William Graham (d.1682/84) William McKergur (d.1685) William Paterson William Shillilaw (d.1685) William Smith (d.1685) William Wallace of Craigie
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Sep 2015

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