The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 22 December #History #Scotland

Edinburgh Mercat Cross

Three days after four Covenanters were executed in Glasgow for the Pentland Rising of 1666, six more were hanged in Edinburgh.

Six were executed in Edinburgh on 22 December, 1666:

19. Mr Hugh MacKail. a minister.
He left behind an individual martyrs’ testimony.

20. Umphrey Colquhoun.
It is not known where he was from. He left behind an individual testimony.

21. Mungo Kaip/ Kippie/ Keppie in Evandale parish, Lanarkshire.
No martyrs’ testimony has survived.

22. Ralph Shields, an Englishman and clothier in Ayr, Ayrshire.
He left behind an individual testimony.

23. John Wodrow, merchant in Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
He left a letter to his wife and a copy of his last speech on the gallows.

24. John Wilson in Kilmaurs parish, Ayrshire.
He left behind an individual testimony.

After the Edinburgh executions, seven Pentland rebels from Galloway were hanged in Ayr

 

~ by drmarkjardine on December 22, 2018.

One Response to “The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 22 December #History #Scotland”

  1. […] days after six were executed in Edinburgh for the Pentland Rising, seven Covenanters were hanged and beheaded in Ayr. All of those who were executed were from […]

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