The Lanark Covenanters’ Memorial

Lanark Covenanters Memorial

Lanark Covenanters Memorial

A nineteenth-century memorial to local Covenanters is found in the St Nicholas section of Lanark Cemetery, off Hyndford Road in Lanark. It lies near the Art Nouveau Murray Chapel.

Aerial View of Lanark Cemetery

More pictures of the monument can be found here.

The inscription on the four sides of the base of the obelisk is as follows. Additional information is in square brackets.

“THIS
MONUMENT
HAS BEEN
ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
TO THE MEMORY OF THE AFTERNAMED
PERSONS, IN THE TOWN AND PARISH
OF LANARK, WHO SUFFERED FOR THEIR
ADHERENCE TO THE COVENANT,
DURING THE 17TH CENTURY.

EXECUTED.
ROBERT BAILLIE, OF JERVISWOOD [d.1684].
WILLIAM HERVEY [d.1682]. THOMAS LACHLAN [Not Executed].
JOHN WILSON [d.1683].

PERSONS WHO FORFEITED THEIR LANDS
AND OTHER POSSESSIONS,
BUT WHOSE LIVES WERE SPARED
WILLIAM TWEEDALE, BAILIE OF LANARK.
HUGH WEIR, MERCHANT, LANARK.

THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL BE IN EVERLASTING
REMEMBRANCE. PSALM CXII.v.6.

FUGITIVES AND OUTLAWS
TOWN.
THOMAS HENSHILWOOD.
ROBERT ALSTON. JOHN ALSTON.
JAMES HOWISON. JOHN HOWISON.
* JOHN SEMPLE. JOHN MORRISON.
* GIDEON WEIR. JAMES CHALMERS.
* ARCHIBALD SIMPSON. JAMES PARK.
* THOMAS PILLANS. ROBERT LOGAN.
* THOMAS INGLIS. RICHARD MARTIN.
* JOHN PUMPHRY. MICHAEL LAMB.
+ WILLIAM FERGUSON.

PARISH.
ANDREW LOCKHART, NEMPHLAR
JAMES LOCKHART.
ROBERT BRUCE.
WILLIAM SCOTT, HOLMHEAD.

THE * INDICATES THAT THE MARTYR OPPOSITE
WHOSE NAME IT IS PLACED IS IN MORE LISTS THAN
ONE OF THESE TABLES .

+ WILLIAM FERGUSON WAS ULTIMATELY
APPREHENDED AND BANISHED TO VIRGINIA

CONDEMNED AS TRAITORS
AND HAD THEIR LIVES AND POSSESSIONS
FORFEITED BUT FLED AND ESCAPED
TOWN.
DAVID WHITE, SMITH IN LANARK.
* GIDEON WEIR, GUNSMITH.
DAVID GIBSON.
* THOMAS PILLANS.
= JAMES LAWRIE, WRITER.
* ARCHIBALD SIMPSON.
+ WILLIAM FERGUSON.
* JOHN SEMPLE, MASON.
* THOMAS INGLIS.
ALEXANDER ANDERSON.
* JOHN PUMPHREY.
WILIAM PADZEAN, MASON.

PARISH.
JOHN JACK, NEMPHLAR.
ROBERT LOCKHART, OF BIRKHILL
FINED WITHOUT TRIAL
TOWN.
MICHAEL SOMERVILLE, BAILIE OF LANARK L600 [£ Scots]
___________ ELLON,                                      “          360
ALEXANDER TENNENT,                                     “         360
GABRIEL HAMILTON,                                          “         360
ALEXANDER WILSON,                                         “         360
GIDEON JACK,                                                         “       1000
JOHN PILLANS,                                                       “         240
* ARCHIBALD SIMPSON,                                   “          240
JOHN FISHER,                                                        “          240

PARISH.
JAMES CUNNINGHAM OF BONNINGTON.      360
JAMES GRAY, IN JERVISWOOD.                           600

IMPRISONED AND OUTLAWED AS REBELS.
JOHN BANNATYNE, OF COREHOUSE
AFTERWARDS MINISTER OF LANARK.
WILLIAM THOMSON, PROCURATOR, SHERIFF
COURT LANARK.
JAMES MUIRHEAD JUNR, LANARK.
ALEXANDER BROWN, MERCHANT LANARK.
= JAMES LAWRIE, WRITER LANARK WAS IN 1681
(IN ABSENCE) SENTENCED TO BE EXECUTED
TO DEATH. BUT IN 1684 SENTENCE REMITTED.

The Grave of William Harvie, who was executed at Lanark Cross in 1682, lies nearby in the St Kentigern’s section of the graveyard.

The ‘JOHN PUMPHREY’listed above is probably not the mysterious ‘John Umphrey‘ shot in 1685.

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3 Responses to “The Lanark Covenanters’ Memorial”

  1. James Lileburne in Kinrosse being called & required to Subscribe the
    Bond appointed by his Matys Letter not only refused the same, but
    thinks the Murther of the Arch-Bishop no Murther.

    David Hardie in Lesly being called & examined, refuses the said Bond,
    or to say that the late Rebellion was a Rebellion, or that the Arch
    Bishops Murther was a Murther.

    Robert Bogie in Newbigging being called & examined, Says That he
    thinks the late Rebellion was not a Rebellion, and thinks that the
    Arch-Bishops Murther was not a Murther.

    John Richardson in Stenhouse being called & examined Declares, he
    thinks that the late rising Armes was no Rebellion, and is not clear
    to signe the Bond, and thinks that this last Rising was not against
    the King, but for the Truths of God.

    Robert McGill Webster in Gallowsheills, confesses his being in the
    Rebellion, but that he is not clear to say the killing of the
    Arch-Bishop of St Andrews was Murder.

    David Somerwell in Easter Calder confesses he was in the Rebellion,
    but will not call it a Rebellion, nor take the Bend, and says he
    thinks he needs not, for the King has found out another way for it; He will not acknowledge the killing of the Arch-Bishop to be a Murder.

    Alexander Steven in Bothwell Paroch confesses he was in the Rebellion, but will not call it a Rebellion, nor the killing of the Arch-Bishop a Murder.

    Thomas Williamson in over Cranstowne confesses his being in the
    Rebellion. That he is not clear to call it a Rebellion, nor the
    killing of the Arch Bishop to be a Murder.

    John Scott in Ethrick Forest confesses he was in the Rebellion, but is not clear to call it a Rebellion or that the killing of the Arch
    Bishop is a Murder.

    William Cameron in Damelingtown confesses he was in the Rebellion, but is not clear to call it a Rebellion, or that the killing of the ArchBishop as a Murder.

    Robert Miller in Waterfoot confesses he was in the Rebellion, but will not call it a Rebellion, nor will he call the killing of the ArchBishop a Murder, Except he had been making trouble against men or
    they against him.

    James Wood in the Paroch of Newmilns confesses he was in the
    Rebellion, but will not call it a Rebellion, nor the Arch Bishop’s
    Murther a Murther.

    John Govane in Kirklistoun Parish confesses he was in the Rebellion,
    but refuses to acknowledge it was a Rebellion, or that the Arch Bishop’s Murder was unlawful.

    Thomas Pringle in Stow Paroch refuses to acknowledge the Rebellion to
    be such, or that the Arch Bishop was murdered,

    Andrew Sword in the Paroch of Borg in the Stewartry of Kirkudburgh,
    refuses to acknowledge the Rebellion to be a Rebellion, or the Arch
    Bishops Murder a Murder.

    James Gray in West Calder refused to acknowledge ther rebellion to be
    a Rebellion, or the Arch Bishops Murder was unlawful.

    John Thomson in the Paroch of Shotts, acknowledges the Rebellion was a
    Rebellion, but denys the unlawfulness of the Arch Bishop’s Murder. “

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