Burial Patterns of the Killing Times, 1682 to 1688 #History #Scotland

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Of the 93 known “field” deaths between 1682 and 1688:

52 (or 56%) of the ninety-three are buried in a graveyard.

Of the fifty-two, 40 (or 43%) were buried in the graveyard of the parish that they died in.

Of the forty, 32 (or 34%) were buried in a graveyard after summary execution in the field. 8 (or 9%) were buried in a graveyard after execution on the gallows.

Of the fifty-two, 12 (or 13%) were buried in the graveyard of a different from the parish in which they died. All twelve of those buried in a different parish were shot in the field.

37 (or 40%) of the ninety-three were not buried in a seventeenth-century graveyard.

Of the thirty-seven, 13 (or 14%) were buried at a gallows site. 24 (or 26%) were shot and buried in the field.

4 (or 4%) of the ninety-three have no known grave. All four of them were shot in the fields.

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~ by drmarkjardine on April 28, 2017.

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