Two Covenanters, James Nicol and William Young, Hanged in Edinburgh #History #Scotland

A fragment of information on the execution of James Nicol and William Young at the Grassmarket, Edinburgh, is found in the records of Edinburgh Tolbooth under ‘27th September 1684’:

‘James Nicoll & W[illia]m Young execut in ye grasmercat for rebelious & treasonable prinlls’ (Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, IX, 158.)

Nicol and Young were in fact executed a month earlier on 27 August.

~ by drmarkjardine on November 10, 2016.

2 Responses to “Two Covenanters, James Nicol and William Young, Hanged in Edinburgh #History #Scotland”

  1. Is there any more data relative to the James Nicol who was executed? Any family”

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