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Dalry, R Stewart and J Grierson - Covenanter memorial

 
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spoons



Joined: 09 Jan 2007
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Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:28 pm    Post subject: Dalry, R Stewart and J Grierson - Covenanter memorial Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

Location in North Corner of the Churchyard at St Johnís Town of Dalry. OS Map Ref NX 619 812.

Robert Stewart, son of Major Robert Stewart of Ardoch, and John Grierson were in the party of Covenanters that was overtaken by Graham of Claverhouse and his dragoons at Auchencloy on 18 December 1684. Two days previously they had forced an entry into Kirkcudbright Tolbooth and released the Covenanters held there, during which a guard was killed. One week earlier they had taken part in the murder of the curate of Carsphairn. Claverhouse pursued the men to the Black Water of Dee where a skirmish took place. 'Black' James MacMichael and Robert Ferguson were killed alongside them. The bodies of Stewart and Grierson were taken to Dalry for burial, but their corpses were later exhumed and reburied on the northernmost corner of the kirkyard, a place usually kept for thieves or other malcontents.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frustratingly, as this is their burial place, this is not a war memorial within the national rules, so cannot go on the WMR/UKNIWM.

It is of course locally a war memorial.
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