McMillanites at Bo’ness in 1707 #History #Scotland

The port of Bo’ness had played a significant role in the struggle of militant presbyterians in the 1680s, as a conduit to or from the United Provinces and as the birth place of the Sweet Singers. In mid 1707, John MacMillan also baptised there among the McMillanites.

Bo’ness, Bo’ness parish, 15 July 1707.
‘William M’Vays child, Ann, aged 3 quarters.’

‘At Irongath Braes’, i.e., near Airngath Hill, Bo’ness parish, Linlithgowshire, 19 March, 1710.
Airngath Hill lies at the intersection of Linlithgow, Bo’ness and Carriden parishes.

Map of Airngath                Street View of Airngath Hill and Farm

‘To Robert Forbes in Bathgate, a son named Robert, born December 3rd, 1709.’

Robert may have been related to Duncan Forbes in Bo’ness.

For more on the McMillanites, see here.

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~ by drmarkjardine on September 6, 2016.

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