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Offline LindseyC

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« on: Saturday 09 December 17 14:11 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I have found an ancestor - Major Joseph Learmonth - who appears to have been involved in the Battle of Rullion Green in 1666. Could anyone please let me know where I might get some more information about this battle. I would also like to find out more about the Bass Rock prison, and the fates of the prisoners, and the specific circumstances around Major Learmonth's release. Doing a general search online hasn't produced many results so far. :-\

Thanks everybody for reading this!  :)

Lindsey
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Re: covenanters imprisoned on bass rock
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 December 17 14:38 GMT (UK) »
Try googling "google books chronological notes of scottish affairs from 1680 till 1701 john lauder"? and search inside for "learmonth"?

There's a snippet on page 23
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: covenanters imprisoned on bass rock
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 09 December 17 14:40 GMT (UK) »
Will do - thank you!
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Re: covenanters imprisoned on bass rock
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 09 December 17 14:52 GMT (UK) »
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: covenanters imprisoned on bass rock
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 09 December 17 15:02 GMT (UK) »
file:///C:/Users/Richard/Downloads/Pentlands_Hills_Guide_2011.pdf

There's an article (upside down!!) headed "SOME KEY ASSOCIATIONS" - the last para mentions Joseph and a plaque to him in Dolphinton Church.
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: covenanters imprisoned on bass rock
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 09 December 17 15:10 GMT (UK) »
Don't know what your googling threw up but did you spot
https://drmarkjardine.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/covenanters-secret-tunnel-discovered-in-lanarkshire/

The snippet I directed you to mentions something about a tunnel
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: covenanters imprisoned on bass rock
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 09 December 17 15:12 GMT (UK) »
Lyndsay,  Dr Mark Jardine's website is a mine of info about the Covenanters, sign up for his newsletter

https://drmarkjardine.wordpress.com

Skoosh.

Hanes beat me too it! ;D

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Re: covenanters imprisoned on bass rock
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 09 December 17 15:27 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all so much - I've got some work to do  ;D
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Re: covenanters imprisoned on bass rock
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 09 December 17 15:28 GMT (UK) »
Skoosh,
and I'm focusing more on the footie on the wireless!!

Try googling "google books the history of the state and sufferings of the church of scotland from the restoration to the revolution archibald martin 1762"

search inside for "learmont" (no "h") - snippet on page 137
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.