Donald Cargill was Captured Here

Donald Cargill Covington Mill 1681 (1)

In 1911 a monument was erected at the place where Donald Cargill, Walter Smith and James Boig were captured in July 1681.

The monument stands beside the road at Covington Mill in Covington parish, Lanarkshire.

Map of Covington Mill            Street View of Covington Mill and Monument

The monument mentions Donald Cargill, but does not record the capture of Walter Smith and James Boig at the same time.

Donald Cargill Covington Mill 1681 (4)

It is inscribed as follows:

‘1911

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
REV. DONALD CARGILL
THE CELEBRATED COVENANTER
WHO WAS TAKEN PRISONER
AT COVINGTON MILL 11TH JULY
AND SUFFERED WITH
TRIUMPHANT COURAGE AT
THE CROSS OF EDINBURGH
27TH JULY 1681

THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY
THE COVINGTON PARISH CHURCH
BIBLE CLASS AND A FEW FRIENDS’.

Donald Cargill Covington Mill 1681 (2)

Text and Pictures © Copyright Dr Mark Jardine. All Rights Reserved.

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~ by drmarkjardine on May 27, 2013.

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