Thirteenth & Fourteenth General Meetings of the Cameronians in 1697 #History #Scotland


The thirteenth general meeting at Crawfordjohn in Crawfordjohn parish, Lanarkshire, dealt with the usual issues of discipline and conferences, but then it turned its attention to the Killing Times of the 1680s…

Map of Crawfordjohn

13 General Meeting at Crawfordjohn, 21 April, 1697.
The relaxation of Robert Speirs’ suspension is ratified.

William Stuart in Galloway is asked, again, to attend the next convention.

A letter is to be sent to Eskdale for a conference.

The Tinwald society is to draw up a paper regarding the circumstances of one of them paying taxes.

The Legacy of the Killing Times
Ratified an old resolution that no tradesman or others ‘joyn in family worship with these that have been known guilty of being assisters, witnesses or Guarding of the Martiers or faithfull sufferers to prisons or Scaffolds’.

Agreed that ‘a true and exact account of all the persecutors within the Severall quarters of the Remarkable judgments and deaths’ be brought to the next general meeting at Cairn Table.

Map of Cairn Table

14 General Meeting at Cairn Table Hill, 14 July, 1697.
A letter from the Greenock society against the General Meeting for receiving Ninian Oliphant, when he was associated with a woman ‘guilty of scandal’.

A conditional release is granted of the suspension of William Stuart in Galloway.  The meeting also decided to allow any society or shire correspondence to say anything against it.

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