covenanters timeline

The ‘Covenanters Timeline’ is designed to pick out specific events in the Parish of Cumnock and its sub-divisions of the parishes of Old Cumnock and New Cumnock from the signing of the National Covenant of Scotland to the Glorious Revolution and just beyond.

1638: NATIONAL COVENANT OF SCOTLAND
1638: National Covenant & General Assembly
1639-1653: WARS OF THREE KINGDOMS | Scotland, England & Ireland
1639-40: BISHOPS’ WARS
1640-51: ENGLISH CIVIL WARS
1641-52: THE CONFEDERATE WAR, IRELAND
1639-1650: Kyle & Carrick Regiment of Foot
1643: Solemn League and Covenant
1647: THE ENGAGEMENT
1648: *Battle of Mauchline Muir |Hugh Dunbar of Knockshinnoch
1649: CHARLES I EXECUTED | CHARLES II PROCLAIMED KING OF SCOTS
1650: Parish of Cumnock | Old Cumnock and New Cumnock
1651: CHARLES II FLEES
1653: Reverend Hew Craufurd | 1st minister of New Cumnock
1653: CROMWELL LORD PROTECTOR
1658: DEATH OF OLIVER CROMWELL
1659: New Cumnock Kirk erected
1660: RESTORATION OF MONARCHY | CHARLES ll
1662: Ministers outed
1668: Pentland Uprising
1667: Division of Parish of Cumnock into Old Cumnock and New Cumnock annulled
1669-72: 1st Indulgence and 2nd Indulgence
1678: Heritors Bond and The Highland Host
1679: Battle of Drumclog | 01 Jun 1679
1679: Battle of Bothwell | 22 Jun 1679
1680: Sanquhar Declaration | 22 Jun 1680
1680: Battle of Airdsmoss | 22 Jul 1680 – John Gemmell killed
1683: Reverend Hew Crawford banished
1684: Proclamation of the apprehension of persons |05 May 1684
1684: Interrogation of the parishioners of Cumnock |17 Oct 1684
1685: DEATH OF CHARLES II | JAMES VII & II SUCCEEDS
1685: Carsgailoch Martyrs | Humphry, Jamieson & Wilson martyred
1685: Cairn Martyrs | Corson & Hair martyred
1685: Glencairn| Robert Mitchell killed
1685: Shoot out at Fenwick | Nov 1685 – Patrick Gemmell killed
1688: GLORIOUS REVOLUTION | JAMES VII & II DEPOSED
1688: MARY II AND WILLIAM II & III
1688: Reverend Hew Crawford returns to New Cumnock
1691: Parish of Cumnock | Old Cumnock and New Cumnock reinstated
1692: Death of Reverend Hew Crawford