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Alexander [other married names Umpherston, Currie], Helen (1653/4–1729), covenanter, was born in the parish of Linton, probably in Haddingtonshire. Owing to her mother's early death and her father's remarriage she went to stay with her sister in Dirleton parish, Haddingtonshire. About 1672 she married ...

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Balfour, John, of Kinloch (fl. 1663–1683), covenanter, was the son of John Balfour (d. c.1652), portioner of Kinloch, in the parish of Collessie, and his wife, Grissel Hay (d. c.1653). Served heir to his grandfather Robert Balfour on 26 February 1663, he was described as a 'broad man' with 'farid dusk brown hair' (...

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Brown, John [called the Christian Carrier] (1626/7–1685), covenanter, lived near Priesthill Farm in the parish of Muirkirk in Ayrshire, an important location for the Cameronians or society people who opposed the crown's episcopalian policies during the ‘killing times’ of the 1680s. Nothing is known of his early life. ...

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Cameron, Richard (d. 1680), covenanter field preacher, was the eldest son of Allan Cameron and Margaret Paterson. He spent his early childhood on the family estate at Fordell near Leuchars, Fife, and may have attended the grammar school in St Andrews. He entered ...

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Campbell, Sir Hugh, of Cessnock (d. 1686), covenanter and conspirator, was the son of George Campbell of Cessnock and his first wife, Agnes Cunninghame (d. 1609). At his father's death on 27 May 1630 Hugh inherited land at Cessnock and Galston, and shortly thereafter he was knighted. He married, by a contract dated 14 October 1625, ...

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Garnock, Robert (c. 1660–1681), covenanter, was the son of Robert Garnock, of Stirling, a 'hammerman' or blacksmith; the identity of his mother is unknown. He was baptized by James Guthrie (c.1612–1661), minister of Stirling and presbyterian martyr, who was executed for treason in 1661. ...

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Gordon, Alexander, of Earlston (1650–1726), covenanter and conspirator, was the eldest son of William Gordon of Earlston (1614–1679) and Mary (d. 1697), second daughter of Sir John Hope of Craighall, Fife. He had twelve siblings, most of whom died young with the exception of ...

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Gordon, William, of Earlston (1614–1679), landowner and covenanter, born in Dalry, Kirkcudbrightshire, was the second son of Alexander Gordon of Earlston (1587–1654), justice of the peace, and Elizabeth (d. in or after 1653), daughter of John Gordon of Pennynghame. Little is known regarding his education, though he is said to have studied for the ministry and to have graduated MA. On 26 October 1648 he married ...

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Hackston [Halkerstoune], David, of Rathillet (d. 1680), covenanter, was a son of James Halkerstoune of Hilcairney. He had one sister and a brother, William, minister of Cleish from about 1678 to 1690. He was entered as heir to his father in March 1670 and is described as a 'tall slender man black harid and black vissaged' (...

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Hall, Henry (d. 1680), covenanter, was the son of Robert Hall (known as Hobbie Hall), owner of Haugh-Head, in the parish of Eckford, Teviotdale, and had at least one sister. Described as a 'bold brisk man' (Wodrow, 206) he was raised in a covenanting family and was active in the cause of the covenants throughout his life. He opposed the public resolutions of 1650 which, by admitting 'malignants' to the service of the regime, divided the ...