Forfeited for the Rebel Muster at Clocklowie near Cumnock
‘showing that the petitioner, being forfeit upon a most frivolous pretence of being present at Clocklowie in Cumnock parish where it was alleged some few men were exercising their arms [during the Bothwell Rising of 1679]’. The petition claimed that ‘neither was the petitioner ever cited being out of the country a whole year and more before his said forfeiture [in June, 1683], and the sum of 3,000 merks, which was his whole fortune, being in the Lord Crichton’s hands, his lordship was forced by the cashkeeper for the time to make payment thereof and of its annualrents since Whitsunday [4 June] 1682.’
Therefore, begged the petition, ‘as other persons are restored to their lands, so to order reparation and repayment to the petitioner of the foresaid sum of 3,000 merks and its annualrents since Whitsunday 1682.’ (RPS, 1690/4/170.)
Clocklowie, the place where the rebels are supposed to have mustered in 1679, lies close to the eastern boundary of Ayrshire.
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