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The Great Fire of Glasgow in 1677

On the night of November 2 to 3, 1677, a ruinous great fire broke out in Glasgow that burnt out much of the heart of the burgh. 1,705 more words


Bothwell Part 2

Part one looked at old Bothwell but there are also many interesting modern features which are worth looking at in the village.

Dr Marion Gilchrist Memorial Garden… 459 more words


Howies in Scotland

Scotland 1641-1892

Pictish (Scots) Warrior

Bituminous Coal Mine

Rural Jobs 19th Century

The Howies who came to America (my great grandmother and 2nd great grandparents) hailed from a parish called… 728 more words

Family History

The Execution of John Wilson in 1683

Lord Fountainhall records John Wilson being hanged on 15 May, 1683:

‘Item, One [John] Wilson was hanged for being at Bothuel-bridge.’ (Lauder, Historical Notices… 20 more words


The Trial and Execution of Cochrane, Finlay and Robertson in December, 1682

Lord Fountainhall records the trial of three Society people on 11 December, 1682.

‘At Criminall Court, 3 Bothuel-bridge rebells, called [William] Cochrane, [ 168 more words


The Execution of Arthur Tacket in Edinburgh in 1684

In his journal, for 1 August, 1684, John Erskine of Carnock records the execution of Arthur Tacket:

‘ about 19 years of age, was executed the 1st of this month for being at Bothwell. 129 more words


The Covenanters Attack at Lanark in January, 1684

Lord Fountainhall records for 14 January 1684:

‘A Privy Counfell is called extraordinary, upon a letter written by [Cromwell] Lockhart of Lee to the Chancelor, telling him, that some of the Whigs beside Lanrick had broke in upon a stable wher some of the dragouns horses stood, thinking to have murdered themselfes; but missing them, killed 2 of ther horses; and carried out of the magazin all the straw was laid in for the troupers horses. 32 more words