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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 '...

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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 '...

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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 '...

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Hamilton, Sir Robert, of Preston, second baronet (1650–1701), covenanter, was the younger son of Sir Thomas Hamilton of Preston and Fingalton (d. 1672) and his second wife, Anne, daughter of Sir James Hamilton of Preston. Sir Thomas had fought for Charles II...

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Hume, Alexander (d. 1682), covenanter leader, was a 'portioner' of Hume, Berwickshire. The precise identity of his parents is unknown, but he had at least one brother—George—who was imprisoned in 1690 for publishing anti-government literature. There is no record of ...

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King, John (d. 1679), covenanter field preacher and martyr, of whose early life nothing is known, first appears among that group of ministers who refused to acquiesce in the re-establishment of the prelacy in the Scottish church after 1662. Unable to secure the tenure of a parish, he was protected from the authorities by his patron ...

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Nimmo, James (1654–1709), covenanter, was born in July 1654, the third child, and only son, of John Nimmo (b. 1622, d. after 1712), factor and baillie on the estate of Boghall, Linlithgowshire, and his wife, Janet Muire (d. in or before 1689)...

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Nisbet, John (1627–1685), covenanter activist, was the son of James Nisbet, a tenant farmer of Hardhill, near Loudoun, Ayrshire. As a youth he entered military service on the continent, but was present at the coronation of Charles II at Scone in 1650. In the company of the king he subscribed the covenant, swearing his allegiance to '...

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Pringle, Walter, of Greenknowe (1625–1667), covenanter, was born in Bartinbush, Dumfriesshire, the second son of Robert Pringle (1581?–1649), first laird of Stitchel, Roxburghshire, and his first wife, Catherine Hamilton of Silverton Hill. Robert Pringle, second son of George Pringle of Craiglatch, was originally of ...

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Renwick, James [alias James Bruce] (1662–1688), covenanter, was born on 15 February 1662, the only surviving son of Andrew Renwick (d. 1676), weaver, and his wife, Elizabeth (née Corson), near Moniaive, in Glencairn parish, Dumfriesshire. Reared in a godly home, he gave early promise of a keen mind and was enabled to study at ...

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See Scrymgeour, Sir James, of Dudhope

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Welsh, John (d. 1681), covenanter field preacher, was the son of Josiah Welsh (d. 1634), minister at Temple-Kirkpatrick, co. Antrim, Ireland, and the grandson of John Welsh (1568/9–1622), Church of Scotland and French reformed minister, and the great-grandson of the illustrious Scottish reformer, ...

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Wilson, Margaret (1666/7–1685), alleged covenanter martyr, was the daughter of Gilbert Wilson of Glenvernoch in the parish of Penninghame, Wigtownshire. Gilbert Wilson and his wife conformed to the Restoration church settlement and the restoration of episcopacy, but their son Thomas and daughters Margaret...