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By wicked hands, hands cruel and unjust,
Without all law, my life from me they thrust,
And being dead they left me on this spot,
And for burial this same place I got,
Truth's friends in Eskdale now triumph their lot.
To wit, the faithful, for my seal that got.

"1702. Repaired by subscription, 1825."

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N a Gravestone in the Churchyard, Dumfries.

"Here lyes William Grierson, Pentland martyr, for his adhering to the Word of God, and appearing for Christ's kingly government in His house and Covenanted work of Reformation, against perjury and prelacy, executed Jan. 2, 1667. Rev. xii. 11.

"Under this stone lo here doth ly
Dust sacrificed to tyranny;
Yet precious in Immanuel's sight
Since martyr'd for His kingly right .
When He condemns these hellish drudges,
By suffrage saints shall judge the judges."

N a Gravestone in the Churchyard, Dumfries.

"Here lyes William Welsh, Pentland martyr, for his adhereing to the Word of God, and appearing for Christ's kingly government in His house, and the Covenanted work of Reformation against perjury and prelacie, execute Janr 2, 1667. Rev. xii. n.

"Stay, passenger, read,
Here interr'd doth ly
A witnes gainst poor
Scotland's perjury,
Whose head once fix'd up
On the bridge port stood.
Proclaiming vengeance
For his guiltles blood."

[The stone is of the same character as that to John Grierson. It is five feet six inches in length, by one foot ten inches in breadth. —ED.]

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N a Gravestone in the Churchyard, Dumfries.

"Here lyes James Kirko, martyr, shot dead upon the sands of Drumfreis, for his adhereing to the word of God, Christ's kingly goverment, in his house, and the Covenanted work of Reformation against tirranie, perjurie, and prelacie, 1685. Rev. xii. n.

"By bloody Bruce and wretched Wright,
I lost my life in great despight;
Shot dead without due time to try
And fitt me for eternity;
A witnes of prelatick rage
As ever was in any age."

[The stone is similar to the other two in the churchyard.—Ed.]

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y a Gravestone in a Clump of Trees near the Church of
Irongray.

"Here lyes Edward Gordon and Alexander M'Cubine, martyres, hanged without law by Lagg and Cap. Bruce, for adhering to the word of God, Christ's kingly goverment, in his house, and the Covenanted work of Reformation against tyranny, perjury, and prelacy. Rev. xii. n. March 3, 1685.

"As Lagg and blood ie Bruce command,
We were hung up by hellish hand;

And thus their furious rage to stay,
We dyed near Kirk of Irongray;
Here now in peace sweet rest we take,
Once murder'd for religion's sake.'

[The gravestone lies flat and is enclosed by a railing. Alongside of it is a monument erected in 1857, "designed," it is said in the inscription, "to express the respect cherished by the present generation for the memory and principles of the martyrs whose ashes repose on this spot"—Ed.]

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N a Stone in a Moor near Lochenkit or Larghill.

"Here lyes John Gordon, William Stuart, William Heron, and John Wallace, martyrs, shot by Captain Bruce.

"Behold here in this wilderness we ly,
Four witnesses of hellish cruelty.
Our lives and blood could not their ire asswage,
But when we're dead, they did against us rage;
That match the like, we think, we scarcely can,
Except the Turks, or Duke de Alva's men."

[The graves of these four martyrs are situated on a moor about a mile and a-half to the north of Brooklands House, parish of Urr, Kirkcudbrightshire. They are surrounded by a clump of trees enclosed within a wall. The inscription on the tombstone is quite illegible. Near by on a rising knoll is a monument built of granite, on the top of which is a hand with the finger pointing heavenwards. A tablet on one of its sides bears the following inscription: "Yonder lie William Heron from Glencairn, John Gordon, William Stewart, John Wallace, Galloway men who were found out and shot dead here, 2d March 1685, by Captain Bruce, for their adherence to Scotland's Covenant and Reformation. To commemorate the principles for which these martyrs suffered, this monument is erected by subscriptions, after services preached here by Messrs M'Lachlan and M'Gill, 1843."-ED.]

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N the Churchyard, Glencairn.

1. On John Gibson.

"Here lyes John Gibson, martyr, shot to death by Col. Douglas and Livingston's dragoons at Englestoun in Glencairn, for adhering to the word of God, Christ's kingly government, in his house, and the Covenanted work of Reformation against tyrany, perjury, and prelacy, Apryl 28, 1685. Rev. xii. n.

"My soul's in heaven, here's my dust,
By wicked sentence and unjust
Shot dead, convicted of no crime,
But non compliance with the time,
When Babel's bastard had command,
And monstrous tyrants ruled the land."

z. On James Bennoch.

"Here lyes James Bennoch, shot to death by Col. Douglas and Livingston's dragoons, at Englestoun in Glencairn, for adhering to the word of God, Christ's kingly government, in his house, and the Covenanted work of Reformation against tyrany, perjury, and prelacy, Apryl 28, 1865. Rev. xii. n.

"Here lies a monument of Popish wrath;
Because I'm not perjur'd I'm shot to death
By cruel hands; men godless and unjust
Did sacrifice my blood to Babel's lust."

3. On Robert Edgar and Robert Mitchel, both under one Stone.

"Here lyes Robert Edgar and Robert Mitchell, martyrs, shot to death by Colonel Douglas and Livingston's dragoons, at Englestoun in Glencairn, for adhering to the word of God, Christ's kingly government, in his house, and the Covenanted work of Reformation against tyrany, perjury, and prelacy, Apryl 28, 1685. Rev. xii. n.

"Halt, passenger, tell if thou ever saw
Men shot to death without process of law.
We two of four who in this churchyard ly,
Thus felt the rage of Popish tyranny."

[The stones are each lying flat, and are five feet six inches in length, by two feet two inches in breadth. They are enclosed by an iron railing. In a garden in Ingleston, about a mile to the southwest of the churchyard, is an upright stone two feet in height, by two feet six inches in breadth, with the inscription—" In this yard were shot John Gibson, James Bennoch, Robert Edgar, Robert Mitchell, and Robert Grierson, April 28, 1685, by Colonel Douglas and Livingston's dragoons, for adhering to Christ's kingly government in his Church, against tyrannic, perjurie, and prelacie." A thorn bush, about thirty yards to the east of the stone, is said to be the spot at which they were shot.—Ed.]

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a Stone in the Churchyard, Tynron.

"Here lyes William Smith, in Hill, who, for his adhering to the Covenanted Work of Reformation, was shot at Moniaive Moss the 2gth day of March 1685. His age 19 years. This deed was not done by a council of war, but by countrymen without syse [/.*., assize, or trial by jury.]

"I, William Smith, now here do ly,
Once martyr' d for Christ's verity.
Douglas of Stenhouse, Lawrie of Maxwelton,
Caus'd Coronet Bailie give me martyrdom.
What cruelty they to my corps then us'd
Living may judge; me burial refus'd."

[The monument is similar in size and form to those in Glencairn. The place where he was shot was at a large stone in a field about half a mile to the east of the Cross of Moniaive. His body was refused burial in the churchyard, and so was laid in a grave at the doorstep of the farm house of Hill. After the Revolution it was disinterred, and put where it now lies in the churchyard.—Ed.]

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