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Carsphairn, Gilbert McAdam and James McAdam (Covenanters)

 
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spoons



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

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:32 pm    Post subject: Carsphairn, Gilbert McAdam and James McAdam (Covenanters) Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: Not listed

Located in Carsphairn Parish Churchyard at OS Map Ref NX 562 931

Transcription:
BURIAL PLACE OF THE McADAMS OF WATERHEAD ANCESTORS OF JOHN LOUDON McADAM\
WHO INVENTED THE SYSTEM OF ROADMAKING GENERALLY ADOPTED AND KNOWN BY HIS NAME\
GILBERT McADAM AND HIS SON JAMES BROTHER IN LAW & NEPHEW OF ROGER DUN BOTH NOTABLE COVENANTERS\
WERE BURIED HERE THE FORMER WAS SHOT BY KINGS TROOPS NEAR KIRKMICHAEL VILLAGE 1682

I believe from the inscription that Gilbert McAdam was martyred and buried here although at least one source (http://www.cc.gla.ac.uk:443/scottish_covenanters/carsphairn.php) states that he was buried at Kirkmichael, Ayrshire.

The said Roger Dunn is also buried in Carsphairn churchyard but I feel that his grave does not warrant a separate memorial because he was not martyred but was murdered some time later in a case of mistaken identity. However I post the photo of his gravestone here.

Also in the church is a plaque to the first minister, John Semple, a famed covenanter who survived.









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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, as this memorial marks their burial place it does not qualify to be on the WMR/UKNIWM.
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