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Parish of Ochiltree, Andrew Welsh.
William Brown, Patrick Watt,* Robert Anderson, James
Anderson. Parish of Stewarton, Thos. Wylie, Andrew Wylie, Robt. Wylie. Parish of Barr, Alexander Burden. Parish of Colmonell, Thomas M'Lurg, John M'Cornock, John
M'Lellan. Parish of Girvan, William Caldwell. Parish of Dalry, David M'Cubbin, William M'Culloch. Parish of Maybole, William Rodger, Mungo Eccles, John
M'Whirter, Thomas Horn, Robert M'Garron, John M'Harie. Parish of Craigie, George Dunbar.* Parish of Straiton, James M‘Murrie, Alexander Lamb, George
Douglass, John M'Tire, James M'Connel.
Parish of Newburn, James Beal.
Parish of Strathmiglo, Robert Boog.
Town of Kinross, James Lilburn.
Parish of Orwell, Robert Kirk,* Robert Sands.*
Parish of Kilmadock, John Christison.
Parish of Glendevon, John Murie and Andrew Murie.
Parish of Eastwood, James Cunningham.
Out of the shire of LENNOX [i.e., Dumbarton]:
Parish of New Kilpatrick, James Finlayson.
Parish of Drummond, Daniel Cunningham.
Thomas Brown, James Buchanan.
John Neilson, John M'Nure.
Muiravonside, Thomas Phalp.
Pender,* James Easton, John Easton,* Andrew Easton,
John Addie, Alexander Bishop. Dalmeny, John Thomson. Livingston, Thomas Inglis, Patrick Hamilton, John Bell,
Patrick Wilson, William Younger, William Henderson, John
Parish of Kinneil [now Borrowstounness), Andrew Murdoch.
Musselburgh, William Reid.
Parish of Dunbar, James Tod.
Out of the shire of NITHSDALE :
Milligan, John Milligan,* John Murdoch,* John Smith,*
William Ferguson,* James Colvil, Thomas Rosper. Parish of Closeburn, Thomas Milligan, John Kennedy. Out of the shire of GALLOWAY : Parish of Kirkcudbright, James Corson, Andrew M'Quhan,*
John M‘Bratney,* John M'Gie.* [Wodrow gives an extract from a letter of James Corson, dated Leith Roads, in which he says that all the trouble they met with since Bothwell was not to be compared to one day in their present circumstances, that their uneasiness was beyond words, yet, that the consolations of God overbalanced all; and expresses his hope that they are near their port, and that heaven is
open for them.--Ed.) Parish of Balmaghie, Robert Caldow,* Jarnes Houston. Parish of Kelton, James Donaldson. Parish of Kirkmabreck, Robert Brown, Samuel Beck, Samuel
Hannay. Parish of Penninghame, John M'Tagart, Alexander Murray.* Parish of Borgue, Andrew Sprot, Robert Bryce, John Richard
son,* John Martine, * John Brice, William Thomson. Parish of Girthon, Andrew Donaldson. Parish of Dalry, John Smith, * John Malcolm.*
“Dying Testimony," p. 66. Irongray, Andrew Wallet. Balmaclellan, John Edgar.* Lochrutton, Andrew Clark. * Ettrick Forest, John Scot.
Parish of Galashiels, Robert Macgill,* Robert Young. Out of the shires of MERSE and TEVIOTDALEParish of Nethan [i.e., Nenthorn), Samuel Nisbet, John Deans,
James Aitchison.* Parish of Cavers, James Leydon,* John Glasgow,* William
Glasgow,* John Greenshields, Richard Young, Samuel
Douglas, James Young,* James Hopkirk.
Parish of Melrose, John Young and Andrew Cook.
Waddel, and John Unnes.
Swanston, * John Eliot.
HESE seven following were sentenced and banished to West
Flanders, who departed the kingdom, March 4, 1684 :
Thomas Jackson, George Jackson, James Forrest elder, James Forrest younger, John Coline, James Gourlay, Gillies [in Wodrow, Dennis Gilcreif.]
[Wodrow says the above-named were before the Committee for Public Affairs, and in their joint testimony they relate that the Chancellor, after a long speech charging them with rebellious principles, declared they were banished to West Flanders, never to return under pain of death. In their testimony they vindicate themselves from the charge of disloyalty and rebellion, and profess their attachment to the Scriptures, Confession, and Covenants, against Popery, Prelacy, etc. John Coline has a separate testimony of his own, in which he gives the reason why he could not say “God save the king." He asked the committee to let him know the meaning of the words, and they told it signified an owning of his person, and government, and laws, and present actings. This, he says, satisfied him that he was right in refusing to utter them.-ED.)
FTERWARDS were banished to Carolina thirty, who were
transported in James Gibson's ship, called sometime Bailie
Gibson in Glasgow, of whom it is observed, that in God's righteous judgment he was cast away in Carolina Bay, when he commanded in the “ Rising Sun." They received their sentence, July 17, 1684. The names of such as subscribed the joint testimony are these : Matthew Machan, James M'Clintock, John Gibson, Gavin Black, John Paton, William Inglis, John Young, John Galt, John Edwards, Thomas Marshal, George Smith, William Smith, Robert Urie, John Buchanan, Thomas Brice, John Simon, Hugh Simon, William Simon, Archibald Cunningham, John Alexander, John Marshal.
[In May 27, 1684, the Council passed an act, granting prisoners to Walter Gibson, merchant in Glasgow, to be by him transported to America. On June 19, Sir William Paterson reported to the Council that twenty-two prisoners are in the tolbooth of Glasgow; and they are ordered to be transported in Walter Gibson's ship. Many, if not all of these, seem to have been shipped along with the twenty-one subscribers to the joint testimony against the king's supremacy and the renouncing of the Covenants above mentioned. The ship was commanded by Walter Gibson's brother, James, a person well known in Scotland at the time of the publication of the “ Cloud of Witnesses” as the commander of the “ Rising Sun,” a ship of sixty guns, and the chief ship in the second squadron sent out to the ill-fated Darien settlement. When the settlement broke up, the “Rising Sun" returned homewards, and had reached as far as the Gulf of Florida, when a violent storm carried away the masts, shattered the boats, and compelled them, with the help of a jury mast, to make for Carolina. In ten days they reached Charleston, and lay at anchor until their guns were taken out so as to get over the bar, when a hurricane arose, and the ship and all on board perished, September 3, 1700.
Captain Gibson behaved with extreme harshness to the prisoners on the voyage. Their daily allowance of water was a mutchkin (less than an English pint), and an ounce and a-quarter of salt beef; and during the voyage they experienced all the horrors of what was known in the next century as the middle passage.--Ed.]
HEREAFTER in July 19, 1684, John Mathieson, John
Crighton, James M‘Gachen, John M'Chesnie, James Baird,
were banished to New Jersey in America. [Wodrow's date is June 19, 1684. "He says : At Edinburgh the Lords, by sentence, appoint James M'Gachen in Dalry, John Crighton in Kirkpatrick, John Mathieson in Closeburn, John M'Chesnie in Spittle, libelled for reset and converse with rebels, found guilty by their confession judicially adhered to, to be transported to the plantations."
John Mathieson survived the Revolution of 1688, returned home, and died Oct. 1, 1709. He wrote a testimony some years before his death, when he was under sore sickness and in expectation of his approaching end. John Calderwood of Clanfin published it in 1806 in his “Collection of Dying Testimonies,” a volume now very