James Renwick Preaches Near Glasgow in July 1684

Tambowie HillTrack by Tambowie Hill © Chris Upson and licensed for reuse.

In the late 1680s a member of the Societies recorded a list of sufferings in Glasgow. Among the items mentioned was a field preaching, probably by James Renwick, to the north of Glasgow in July, 1684:

‘July 84 after a preaching at Tambuie Hill [Tambowie Hill] a sufferer was taken and brought in to glasgow & threatened to be shot by [Major John] Balfour.’ (‘Hints of Sufferings’, EUL MSS. La.III.344, Vol. 2, item 125.)

Tambowie Hill, aka. Tombowie Hill, lies in East Dunbartonshire. On modern OS maps it is marked as Carneddans Wood.

Map of Tambowie Hill          Street View of Tambowie Hill

Major John Balfour belonged to Mar’s Regiment of Foot and was based in Glasgow.

Text © Copyright Dr Mark Jardine. All Rights Reserved.

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~ by drmarkjardine on January 10, 2013.

One Response to “James Renwick Preaches Near Glasgow in July 1684”

  1. […] allegedly threatened to shoot an individual captured after Renwick’s preaching at Tambowie Hill in July, […]

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