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The Grave of the Wishaw Covenanter, Arthur Inglis: An Update #History #Scotland

12 December 2017

I am very grateful to Maryellen for finding a photograph she has of where Arthur Inglis’ grave lay. Judging by the images, below, some fragments of it might remain, but you never...

The Last Speech of Thomas Robertson, Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith on 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

9 December 2017

Thomas Robertson apparently lived in Newcastle and was imprisoned, there, for refusing the English oath of allegiance. He escaped and fled to Edinburgh where he was captured in a sweep...

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

9 December 2017

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...

Testimony of James Stewart, A Wishaw Covenanter Hanged in 1681 #History #Scotland

8 December 2017

  The Testimony of James Stewart, domestic servant to Thomas Steuart in Coltness in the parish of Cambusnethan, who was hanged at the Gallowlee, betwixt Edinburgh and Leith, on...