The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December #History #Scotland

Gallows Edinburgh

A week after ten men were executed in Edinburgh for their part in the Pentland Rising of 1666, four more Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh.

Four* Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December, 1666.
There is no gravestone for them, beyond the collective monument in Greyfriars’ churchyard, Edinburgh.

* John Lindsay in Edinburgh was forfeited, but he was not executed.

11. John Neilson of Corsock, Parton parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.
The laird of Corsock left behind an individual martyrs’ testimony. His son, ‘[John/Robert] Neilson, younger of Corsack’ is listed on the published Fugitive Roll of 1684. John Neilson of Corsock lived in the tower at Upper Corsock, rather than the present Corsock estate.

Map of Upper Corsock

12. John Gordon in Irongray parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.
No martyrs’ testimony has survived.

13. Mr Alexander Robertson, probably the son of a minister who died in 1639.
Robertson left behind a martyrs’ testimony.

14. George Crawford in New/Old Cumnock parish, Ayrshire.
Crawford left behind a martyrs’ testimony.

Five days later, four Pentland rebels were executed in Glasgow

 

~ by drmarkjardine on December 14, 2018.

2 Responses to “The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December #History #Scotland”

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