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Balmaclellan, Robert Grierson - Covenanter memorial

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: Balmaclellan, Robert Grierson - Covenanter memorial Reply with quote

Not listed on UKNIWM

This is a typical table gravestone in Balmaclellan Churchyard (OS Map Ref NX 651 791). The text is upside down in the photo and almost impossible to read in person or the high res original.

Five friends - Robert Grierson, Robert Edgar,
John Gibson, James Bennoch, and Robert Mitchell (from Cumnock),
were arrested and taken to Ingleston Mains Farm,
where they were herded into a walled enclosure.
After a swift trial they were deemed to be deserving of death
and were shot where they stood. Some sources quote the date as 1683 but I believe that the five were martyred on 25th April 1685.

Friends took Robert Grierson back to his home area of Balmaclellan,
the others were buried at Glencairn.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is now WMR, ex UKNIWM, memorial 71810
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