Tag: covenanter

Andrew Reid – Blantyre Covenanter

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 […]

Stoneymeadow Cemetery

There is a reference in the 1885 Annals of Blantyre book to “an old graveyard in Blantyre, covered in daisies and buttercups that had not been disturbed for hundreds of years.” This has always puzzled me, as dead people were being interred in the old Kirkton graveyard not just at the time this book was […]