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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 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

Three Men Hanged?: Major Winram in Wigtown at Lambas, 1685

On 11 May, 1685, Major Winran and his men are said to have drowned the Wigtown Martyrs, Margaret Wilson and Margaret McLachlan. There is no evidence in government sources that they were present in the burgh on that specific day as the Presbyterian sources...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 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 Way from Wigtown’s Gallows Hill

Where were the three Covenanters executed ‘at Wigtown’ in the summer of 1685 actually hanged? At first sight, the answer appears stunningly simple. They must have been hanged in Wigtown. However, the answer to precisely where they were hanged is a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 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

Daniel Defoe, the Wigtown Martyrs and an Enemy of God

Daniel Defoe’s account of the drowning of the two female Wigtown martyrs, Margaret McLachlan and Margaret Wilson, first appeared in 1717. He claims that his account of it came from ‘creditable witnesses’, but he does not name them. It is a remarkable...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Nov 2014

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