The Covenanter of Loch Connell #History #Scotland

In the mid nineteenth century, local tradition held that a Covenanter executed in the Killing Times gave his name to Cairn Connell and Loch Connell in Wigtownshire.

loch-connell

Loch Connell © Rose and Trev Clough and licensed for reuse.

According to the OS Name Book, Cairn Connell was:

‘A track of an ancient Cairn said to be erected to the memory of a man named Connell who was executed on the Spot during the time of [the Restoration] persecution Loch Connell is said also to take its name from the same person’

A trig point stands on the cairn.

There is no historical evidence for this death.

Map of Cairn Connell Hill

For more on the Covenanters in Wigtownshire, see here.

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One Response to “The Covenanter of Loch Connell #History #Scotland”

  1. […] 25. The Covenanter killed at Cairn Connell/Loch Connell […]

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