The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project
(Registered Scottish Charity No. SC043826). Please visit our homepage at www.scottishmilitaryresearch.co.uk
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Auchencloy Monument - Covenanter memorial

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> Dumfries & Galloway - Other Memorials
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
spoons



Joined: 09 Jan 2007
Posts: 4826
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:45 pm    Post subject: Auchencloy Monument - Covenanter memorial Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref No 62030

Located in the Galloway Forest at OS Map Ref: NX 603 709.

Access to this monument is difficult and only for the well prepared. The most obvious access is via Raiders Road, which is a forest track accessible by cars in reasonable weather conditions (only open April to October). It is then about a 2km walk through woodland from the nearest point on Raiders Road with only logging tracks to ease the way (map and compass essential) – these tracks change from year to year. The memorial is on fairly low ground so is obscured from most views (visible for about 1km from the South). If anyone is intending to visit this monument, I suggest dropping me a line and I may be able to offer an ‘unofficial’ suggestion for a slightly easier alternative (but still only April to October).

Transcription:
ERECTED
IN MEMORY OF THE MARTYRS
R FERGUSSON J MACMICHAEL
R STUART AND J GRIER
WHO FELL ON THIS SPOT 18 DEC 1684
FROM A COLLECTION MADE HERE
ON THE 16 AUG 1835
AND THE PROFITS OF THE SERMON
AFTERWARDS PUBLISHED
PREACHED ON THAT DAY
BY THE
REV R JEFFREY OF GIRTHON
DANIEL III 17 18

A few yards down the hill from the memorial is the grave of Robert Ferguson that I will post separately.

From the Scottish Covenanter Memorials Association:
“Robert Stewart, son of Major Robert Stewart of Ardoch (NX 634832), 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.”







Last edited by spoons on Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:21 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
spoons



Joined: 09 Jan 2007
Posts: 4826
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have just spoken to the local minister. He held a conventicle (outdoor worship) here in 2006 in memory of those who were killed.

\Paul
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
spoons



Joined: 09 Jan 2007
Posts: 4826
Location: St John's Town of Dalry

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added to UKNIWM listing on 19 Dec 2011 being the first of a new category for Scottish Covenanter Memorials. The listing also includes photographs available online. Initial posting amended to include UKNIWM Ref No.

\Paul
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Adam Brown
Curator


Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Posts: 7372
Location: Edinburgh (From Sutherland)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:
Added to UKNIWM listing on 19 Dec 2011 being the first of a new category for Scottish Covenanter Memorials.


Well done for getting this new category added to the UKNIWM Paul.

Adam
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
stuartn



Joined: 13 Dec 2016
Posts: 376

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately this particular memorial should not have been added to UKNIWM/WMR under the Covenanters heading, as it marks the location where they fell and so their place of burial.
Memorials can only be added under this heading if they are at a location other than the place of burial.

It would be a valid memorial if they had been removed and buried elsewhere.

Thus the record has now been deleted.

Although deleted it is held in a suspense account for now so if it can be demonstrated that one or more of the fallen are buried elsewhere it can be re-activated.

The rules for inclusion have been tightened up since 2011.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Scottish Military Research Group - Commemorations Project Forum Index -> Dumfries & Galloway - Other Memorials All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com