James Nisbet’s Narrow Escapes near Newmilns #History #Scotland

Three of the locations that the Covenanter, James Nisbet, named as places that he was in ‘imminent and visible danger’ of losing his life lay around his childhood home at Hardhill in Loudoun parish, Ayrshire:

Hardhill and NewmilnsHardhill

‘At my father’s house’ i.e., at Hardhill in Loudoun parish, Ayrshire.
Nisbet records a search of Hardhill by the ‘Highland Host’ in 1678.

Map of Hardhill

Aerial View of Hardhill

Nisbet also recorded that he was nearly taken ‘at Hoggan-burn’, i.e., the Huggin Craig Burn, which flows past Hardhill.

‘At Louden-wood’, i.e., Loudoun Wood in Loudoun parish.
In 1683, Nisbet was briefly captured by soldiers in a wood, which probably lay near his father’s house.

Map of Loudoun Wood

Aerial View of Loudoun Wood

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~ by drmarkjardine on November 2, 2016.

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