Donald Cargill Imprisoned in Edinburgh Tolbooth, July 1681 #History #Scotland

Condemned Covenanters West Bow Edinburgh

On 26 July, 1681, after over a year hunting the leaders of the militant Covenanters behind many treasonable documents and seditious field preachings, the King’s army finally brought them in as prisoners to Edinburgh Tolbooth:

‘July 26th 1681
Mr Donald Cargill Mr Waltir Smith & Mr William [should be Mr James] Boge werdit by ordor of the Lords off justiciarie’. (Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, VIII, 111.)


~ by drmarkjardine on July 26, 2019.

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