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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Wigtown
Town
Wigtown
County
Dumfries And Galloway
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Scottish Covenanters (1638-1687)
Ceremony
  • Presented
    Date: 1858
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72028

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Current location

on the summit of the hill overlooking the town
Wigtown
Wigtown
Dumfries And Galloway
DG8 9JF
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NX 43046 55409
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone Obelisk surrounded by railings
Inscription
Plaque 1-This Monument/has been erected/in memory of the nobel army of Martyrs/in Galloway and other parts of Scotland/by whom during the age of persecution our/Religion and Liberties as now established/were secured/ANd/as a lesson to posterity never to lose or/abuse those glorious privileges/planted by their labours rooted in their/suffering and watered in their blood Plaque 2-MARGARET WILSON, aged 18, daughter/of a farmer in Glenvernock/AND/MARGARET MACLACHLAN aged 63, tenant in/the farm of Drumjargen, both in this county/were drowned by sentence of the Public Authorities/in the waters of the Bladnoch near this place/on the 11th of May 1685/because they refused to forsake the principles/of the Scottish Reformation and to take/the government oath, abjuring the right of the/people to resist the tyranny of their rulers/Also/WILLIAM JOHNSTONE, gardener and JOHN MILROY/chapman in Fintilloch and GILBERT WALKER, /servant in Kirkala, all in this county were/summarily executed in the town of Wigtown in/the same year and for the same cause
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Johnstone, William
Maclachlan, Margaret
Milroy, John
Walker, Gilbert
Wilson, Margaret
See details for all 5 names
Commemorations
  • Scottish Covenanters (1638-1687)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames,, age, address, year of death, manner of death, other
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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