The Fugitive James Nisbet at Carsgailoch #History #Scotland

Carsgailoch

The Covenanter James Nisbet, the son of Hardhill, also escaped government forces at Carsgailoch, a hill near New Cumnock, in 1685.

‘At Cargilloch’, i.e., Carsgailoch hill in [New] Cumnock parish.
Nisbet’s close encounter at Carsgailoch may be significant, as it was the hill where three Covenanters – John Jamieson, John Umphrey, Joseph Wilson – were killed in the summer of 1685.

Nisbet seems to have referred to the Carsgailoch killings in his spiritual autobiography in a passage on the death of a boy of fourteen near Cumnock and two others whose name he could not remember. Nisbet’s failure to name those killed probably indicate that he knew of their deaths, but did not personally know them. They were killed by Highlanders when returning from a field preaching by James Renwick somewhere in Galloway in the summer of 1685.

Map of Carsgailoch

 

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~ by drmarkjardine on January 4, 2018.

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