Wigtown-Covenanters

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Reference WMO/274962

Address:

on the summit of the hill overlooking the town

Wigtown

DG8 9JF

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Metal Iron
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Scottish Covenanters (1638-1687)
About the memorial: Stone Obelisk surrounded by railings
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Tablet 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; Tabket 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

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