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Na STONE in the CHURCHYARD, WIGTOWN.
Memento Mori.-"Here lies Margaret Lachlane, who was by unjust law sentenced to dye by Lagg, surnamed Grier, Strachane, Winram, and Grame, and tyed to a stake within the flood for her adherence to Scotland's Reformation Covenants, National and Solemn League, aged 63, 1685."
[The stone is an upright one, and similar in size and form to those in Galloway that have simply a prose inscription.-ED.]
Na GRAVESTONE in the CHURCHYARD, WIGTOWN.
"Here lys William Johnston, John Milroy, and George Walker, who was, without sentence of law, hanged by Major Winram, for their adherence to Scotland's Reformation Covenants, National and Solemn League, 1685."
N a STONE in the CHURCHYARD, Wigtown.
"Here lyes the body of Alexander Linn, who was surprised and instantly shot to death by Lieutenant-General Drummond for his adherence to Scotland's Reformation Covenants, National and Solemn League, 1685.”
Na GRAVESTONE in the CHURCHYARD, BALMAGHIE.
Memento Mori.-"Here lyes George Short, who was pursued and taken, and instantly shot to death under cloud of night, in the paroch of Tongueland, by Grier of Lag and the Earle of Annandale, because of his adherence to Scotland's Reformation Covenants, National and Solemn League, 1685."
[The stone is upright, and is three feet in height by two feet in breadth.-ED.]
IN a GRAVESTONE in the CHURCHYARD, TARBOLTON.
"Here lys William Shillilaw, who was shot at Woodhead by Lieut. Lauder for his adherence to the Word of God and Scotland's Covenanted work of Reformation."
[The stone is an upright one, and stands close to the east side of the steeple.-ED.]
Na GRAVESTONE at MID WELLWOOD, parish of Muirkirk.
"Here lyes William Adam, who was shot in this place by Captain Dalzeal and his party for his adherence to the Word of God and Scotland's Covenanted work of Reformation."
N a STONE in the CHURCHYARD, TWYNHOLM.
Memento Mori.-"Here lyes Andrew M'Robert, who was surprised and shot to death in the parish of Tongueland, by Grier of Lagg, for his adherence to Scotland's Reformation Covenants, National and Solemn League, 1685."
N a GRAVESTONE in the CHURCHYARD, KELLS.
"Here lyes the corpse of Roger Gordon of Largmore who dyed March 2, 1662, aged 72 years; and of John Gordon of Largmore, his grandchild, who dyed January 6, 1667, of his wounds got at Pentland in defence of the Covenanted Reformation."
N a STONE in the CHURCHYARD, Old Cumnock.
"Here lies the corpse of Thomas Richard, who was shot by Colonel James Douglas, for his adherence to the Covenanted Work of Reformation, on the 5th day of April, anno 1685.
"Halt passenger! this stone doth show to thee
Na STONE in the CHURCHYARD, OLD CUMNOCK.
"Here lyes David Dun and Simon Paterson, who was shot in this place by a party of Highlanders, for ther adhearance to the Word of God and the Covenanted Work of Reformation, 1685."
Na STONE in the CHURCHYARD, OLD CUMNOCK.
"Here lies Mr Alexander Peden, faithful minister of the Gospel, sometime of Glenluce, who departed this mortal life the 26th of January 1686, and was raised after six weeks out of the grave and buried here out of contempt.
[The remains of Alexander Peden were first laid in the aisle of Lord Auchinleck, but were disinterred by a body of dragoons, in order to hang them on the gallows. At the entreaty, however, of the Countess of Dumfries, they were induced to depart from their purpose, and the corpse was laid alongside those of the martyrs at the Gallowsfoot of Old Cumnock.—ED.]
Na STONE at the CALDONS, Loch Trool, KIRKCUDBRIGHT
"Here lyes James and Robert Duns, Thomas and John Stevensons, James M'Clude, Andrew M'Call, who were surprised at prayer in this house by Colonel Douglas, Lieutenant Livingstone, and Cornet James Douglas, and by them most impiously and cruelly murther'd for their adherence to Scotland's Reformation Covenants, National and Solemn League. 1685.
"In memory of six martyrs who suffered at this spot for their attachment to the Covenanted cause of Christ in Scotland. January 23, 1685.
"Erected by the voluntary contributions of a congregation who waited on the ministrations of the Rev. Gavin Rowatt of Whitehorn, Lord's Day, 19th August 1827."
[This tomb stands in a lonely march near the little water of Trool shortly after it leaves the loch of that name. The site of the old farmhouse of Caldons (or Caldunes), where the martyrs were taken and put to death, is supposed to be marked by a shapeless heap of stones, which has once been a cairn. The present monument is close beside it, and consists of a strong plain wall about four feet high, forming a square enclosure (ten feet square or thereabouts), within which
stands the little grey tombstone with its plainly legible inscription, bearing marks of the pious care of "Old Mortality." The modern enclosing wall has a slab of red sandstone let into its inner side (S.W.). On it stands the inscription of 1827.-ED.]
"Here lyes interred the heads of Laurance Hay and Andrew Pitulloch, who suffered martyrdom at Edinburgh, July 13th, 1681, for adhering to the word of God and Scotland's Covenanted work of Reformation. And also one of the hands of David Hackston of Rathillet, who was most cruelly murdered at Edinburgh, July 30th, 1680, for the same cause.
IN a STONE in the CHURCHYARD, Cupar Fife.
"Our persecutors fill'd with rage,
Their brutish fury to aswage,
Took heads and hands of martyrs off
These monsters glory'd in their shame."
[The stone has recently been raised upon a new base, and is in a good state of preservation.-ED.]
N a MONUMENT in the CHURCHYARD, FENWICK.
"Sacred to the memory of Captain John Paton, late in Meadowhead, of this parish, who suffered martyrdom in the Grass market, Edinburgh, May 9th 1684.
"He was an honour to his country; on the Continent, at Pentland, Drumclog, and Bothwell, his heroic conduct truly evinced the gallant officer, brave soldier, and true patriot. In social and domestic life, he was an ornament, a pious Christian, and a faithful witness for truth,