Two Hearers of James Renwick in Nithsdale

Two female Society people in Nithsdale who heard James Renwick…

Rachel Black in Dumfries.
In her dying testimony of 1705, Black states that she frequently heard Renwick ‘preach the gospel, in several places in the shires of Nithsdale, Annandale and Galloway’. She also testified against John Hepburn whose preaching had been heard by some Society people. (Calderwood, A Collection of Dying Testimonies, 51-5.)

Carthat MoorCarthat Moor © Andrew Smith and licensed for reuse.

Jean Irvine in Roucan, Torthorwald parish, Dumfriesshire.
In her dying testimony of 1705, Irvine states that she had heard both John Welsh, on Torthorwald muir, and James Renwick.

Map of Roucan            Street View of Roucan

She possibly attended Renwick’s preaching at Polgavin Moor in August, 1686.

Irvine also mentions that she took part in a society made up of people from Galloway, Nithsdale and Annandale at ‘Carthed-fells’, which is probably the area around Carthat Hill and Moor.

Map of Carthat Hill

Carthat was the home of of the Societies’ activist, James Forsyth.

She also testified against John Hepburn. (Calderwood, A Collection of Dying Testimonies, 56-9.)

Text © Copyright Dr Mark Jardine. All Rights Reserved.

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~ by drmarkjardine on August 30, 2013.

One Response to “Two Hearers of James Renwick in Nithsdale”

  1. […] later banished to the American Colonies. Carthat lies to the south of Hepburn’s Chair. The evidence of two female Society people from near Carthat. Jean Irvine and Rachel Black, appears to confirm that a dispute took place […]

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