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1743 Black Watch executed memorial Tower of London

 
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Keptie



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:27 pm    Post subject: 1743 Black Watch executed memorial Tower of London Reply with quote

Since Sept 2006 a memorial to Ten executed in the Tower of London from 1483 to 1743 are remembered on a Memorial . They include two Queens of England and Lady Jane Grey


But the names important to me and to our website will be these THREE names :


BLACK WATCH soldiers of the Mutiny of 1743 :



Highlander FARQUHAR SHAW : 19 JULY 1743

Highlander SAMUEL MacPHERSON: 19 JULY 1743

Highlander MALCOLM MacPherson : 19 JULY 1743


As you know Black Watch soldiers : Pte Farquar Shaw and Corporal Samuel MacPherson and Corporal Malcolm MacPherson were shot at the Tower of London for Mutiny

There is a website called HISTORIC ROYAL PALACES that shows this unveiled memorial for Sept 2006 :


patrick w anderson

Note A recent Red Hackle Magazine of the Black Watch had a photo of a relative of Pte Farquhar Shaw at the Black Watch Museum at Perth ..

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Jim



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



The image copyright lies with dominotic and the flickr text reads

"This is a permanent memorial, unveiled at the Tower of London on September 4 2006. The circular memorial focuses on the ten executions that have taken place on Tower Green, within the Royal castle’s walls. It is intended to remember all those executed over the years at the Tower - providing a focal point for contemplation, reflection and remembrance.
Near the Chapel Royal, the memorial is made of two engraved circles with a glass-sculpted pillow at its centre, the larger circle of dark stone bears a poem - written by the artist Brian Catling - around its rim, 'Gentle visitor pause awhile : where you stand death cut away the light of many days : here jewelled names were broken from the vivid thread of life : may they rest in peace while we walk the generations around their strife and courage : under there restless skies.'

The upper glass circle bears the engraved names of the ten famous and not so famous individuals executed there: William, Lord Hastings 1483, Queen Anne Boleyn 1536, Margaret, Countess of Salisbury 1541, Jane Viscountess Rochford 1542, Queen Katherine Howard 1542, Lady Jane Grey 1554, Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex 1601, Highlander Farquhar Shaw 19 July 1743, Highlander Samuel Macpherson 19 July 1743, Highlander Malcolm Macpherson 19 July 1743.

Symbolically reflected are the arches of the chapel where the remains of the executed ten still lie."
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is an excellent report of the circumstances surrounding this mutiny at http://www.electricscotland.com/history/scotreg/bwatch/bw2.htm

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject: 1743 Black Watch mutiny (London Reply with quote

There is a book called " The official records of the Mutiny in the Black Watch - a london incident of the year 1743 compiled and edited by H D MacWilliam . Published by Forster Groom & Co ltd , London ( 1910 . )


The book covers a Dedication - In memory of

Cpl Samuel McPherson , Cpl Malcolm McPherson, Pte Farquar Shaw and a long list of soldiers (privates or pipers) .

Brave Highlanders : Victims of Deception & Tyranny , AD 1743 etc



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