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The Wigtown Martyrs: Touching the Void between the Reprieve and Execution in 1685 #History #Scotland

In the infamous case of the drowning of the two female Wigtown Martyrs in 1685, a question that has not been asked is who could legally confirm that the two women had taken the Abjuration oath after they petitioned to be able take it on 30 April? Who...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jun 2020

The Wigtown Martyrs: The Pamphlet Duel of 1703 Begins #History #Scotland

In the decade after 1693, the 1685 drowning of the Wigtown Martyrs, Margaret McLachlan and Margaret Wilson, passed without comment in any source. Then in 1703, what happened to them became embroiled in an exchange of pamphlets between Episcopalian and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Nov 2019

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

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 Heartfelt Grief of Baillie McKeand over the Wigtown Martyrs in 1704.

John M’Keand, or McKean, sat on the assize that condemned Margaret McLachlan and Margaret Wilson to drowning in 1685.What does his grief mean for the Wigtown case? He appears on the Wigtown parish list in late 1684 as ‘Baillie McKeand’....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Jun 2015

The Wigtown Martyrs: The ‘Petitione for Margaret Lachlisone’ 28 April, 1685

‘“That whereas I being justlie condemned to die be the Lords Commissioners of his Majesties most honorable Privie Counsell and Justitiarie in ane court holden at Wigtoune the threttein day of Apryle instant for my not dissowning that traiterous...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 May 2015

The Pay Dispute of Wigtown’s Hangman in 1685

Two days after Margaret McLachlan and Margaret Wilson were convicted and their doom pronounced, the town council convened an extraordinary meeting about their hangman, John McIlroy. Clearly, after the sentence of death, the leaders of the burgh expected...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Dec 2014

The Grave of Margaret McLachlan, the Wigtown Martyr

Margaret McLachlan, one of the Wigtown Martyrs, is buried in Wigtown Churchyard alongside Margaret Wilson and the three men hanged at Wigtown. McLachlan’s Graves at Wigtown © Lairich Rig and licensed for reuse. The inscription on her gravestone...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Dec 2014

The Wigtown Martyrs: The 1861 Memorandum, Hoax or History?

Is the document below about the case of the Wigtown Martyrs a hoax or genuine? Such is the historical controversy surrounding the drowning of the two women in 1685 that almost everything connected to the case has been contested, challenged or accused...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Dec 2014

The Wigtown Martyrs: Patrick Walker’s Version of the Drowning in 1727

Patrick Walker in Some Remarkable Passages of the Life and Death of Mr. Richard Cameron, Later minister of the Gospel (Edinburgh, 1727), gives his version of the drowning of the Wigtown Martyrs: ‘I could give many Instances, but at this Time shall...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Dec 2014

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