Mr. Andrew Reid was a Covenanter from Blantyre who was caught and executed at Kirkton, High Blantyre.
After the Battle of Bothwell Bridge in 1679, the victorious government army published a list known as the “Fugitives roll.” One Blantyre mans name appeared on it, that of Mr. Andrew Reid, servitor to Robert Smillie at Blantyre Kirk, who was declared an “outlaw and a rebel.” Reid was eventually captured by the notorious Claverhouse and his troops and was executed outside his house in Kirkton, Blantyre, in front of his wife and children. His name also appears in a document called the “Cloud of Witnesses”, a list drawn up by the Covenanters containing the names of martyrs killed during the persecutions.
It is said there are Covenanter graves in High Blantyre, on a burial mound just off Stoneymeadow Road. Pictured is the Battle of Bothwell Bridge.
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