A Memento of James Renwick’s Tree #History #Scotland

Renwick TreeRenwick’s Tree Replanted

In the collection of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh is a casket made from the Covenanter James Renwick’s Gean, or wild cherry tree, the original of which was replaced at the beginning of Twentieth Century (see above).

According to the NMS

“Gothic style carved wooden casket with label under glass saying casket made from a Gean tree on the birthplace of James Renwick, the Scottish Martyr, by William MacQueen”

The casket of wood and glass may have been made after the first Renwick’s Tree died.

For more on the Covenanter, James Renwick, see here.

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~ by drmarkjardine on October 18, 2016.

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