The Hidden: The Hunt for William Hay at Airyolland in Mochrum parish

Airyolland

Airyolland

Mr William Hay, brother to the [forfeited] laird of Airyolland’ appeared on published fugitive roll of May, 1684, under Mochrum parish, Wigtownshire. In October, 1684, a number of individuals from Airyolland were summoned to a circuit court at Wigtown to answer for their alleged converse or reset of Hay. (Jardine, ‘United Societies’, II, 214.)

Map of Airyolland

‘William Sheilland in Ariealland and the said William McBryd in Arieland for converseing with Mr William Hay, rebell, about Lambas last [c.1 August, 1684] or therby;’

Both men appeared before the court in Wigtown on 16 October. They were both found guilty of forced or accidental converse with William Hay and liberated. (RPCS, X, 606-10.)

‘Rolland Thomsone in Arieland for converseing with Mr William Hay, rebell, in July last [1684];’

Thomson appeared before the court in Wigtown on 16 October. He was found guilty of forced or accidental converse with William Hay and liberated. (RPCS, X, 606-10.)

‘Alexander McCreddie in Arieland for converseing with the said Mr William Hay about Lambas last [c.1 August, 1684];’

McCreddie appeared before the court in Wigtown on 16 October. He was found guilty of forced or accidental converse with William Hay and liberated. (RPCS, X, 606-10.)

‘Robert Herron in Arieland for converseing with the said Mr William Hay in the moneth of July last [1684];’ (RPCS, X, 380.)

Herron appeared before the court in Wigtown on 16 October. He was found guilty of forced or accidental converse and liberated. (RPCS, X, 606-10.)

‘Archibald McCubbin in Miltoune for converseing with the said Mr William Hay about a fourtnight before Lambas last or therby [c.1 August, 1684];’ (RPCS, X, 380.)

McCubbin appeared before the court in Wigtown on 16 October. He was found guilty of forced or accidental converse with William Hay and liberated. (RPCS, X, 606-10.)

Banished
‘Margarett Gordone,, goodwife of Airealland, elder, for resetting in hir house of Mr William and John Hay, hir sones, rebells, and for keepong of conventicles in your house where Mr Samuell Arnott and Mr George Barclay preached;’ (RPCS, X, 381.)

The published fugitive roll curiously identifies her son as Alexander, rather than John, Hay of Airyolland. (Jardine, ‘United Societies’, II, 214.)

In the parish list submitted by the minister of October, 1684, Margaret Gordon, ‘liferentrix of Ariulland’, her daughter, Margaret Hay, and her maidservant, ‘Janet Connen’, are all listed as ‘disorderly’.

Margaret Gordon appeared before the court in Wigtown on 16 October and was secured. On 17 October, she refused to swear not to reset fugitives and was ordered banished to the plantations. (RPCS, X, 606-10, 612-3.)

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~ by drmarkjardine on November 26, 2014.

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