The Execution of John Wilson in 1683

Lord Fountainhall records John Wilson being hanged on 15 May, 1683:

‘Item, One [John] Wilson was hanged for being at Bothuel-bridge.’ (Lauder, Historical Notices, I, 441.)

Other sources state that Wilson was executed with David McMillan from Galloway, but Fountainhall does not mention McMillan.

~ by drmarkjardine on February 12, 2015.

One Response to “The Execution of John Wilson in 1683”

  1. […] principles’ and met with at least one moderate presbyterian minister. Wilson did not petition. He was executed in Edinburgh with David McMillan from Galloway on 16 May, 1683. (Wodrow, History, III, […]

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