1684: Proclamation for apprehension of persons

On the 5th May, 1684,Charles II issued a proclamation ‘for the apprehension of persons, who were supposed to have been under arms, or to have harboured those who were’ . The names of those appearing in the proclamtion from the parish of Cumnock are given below.

Under the parish of Cumnock

Wanted PersonNotes (Robert Guthrie)
Mr. John Halbert in Cumnock forfeitedMinister at North Berwick; a kinsman of George Halbert of Auchincross, parish of New Cumnock. Forfeited for being present at Clock Lownie (Old Cumnock) when ‘some men were exercising armes’
James Mitchell., cordiner there.cordwainer, shoemaker
______ Crichton in CraigmanJohn Crichtoun of Craigman (son of Robert Crichton of Craigman (and formerly Waterhead).
Signatory of the Sanquhar Declaration
Patrick Gemmil in the old Castle of CumnockPatrick Gemmil, of the Castle , parish of New Cumnock
William Stillie thereCastle, parish of New Cumnock
John Reid in ______
Alexander Stillie in Townhead of CumnockParish of Old Cumnock
John Tennant at the old castle of CumnockCastle, parish of New Cumnock
James Dalziel near the kirk of CumnockParish of Old Cumnock
John Wood, son to Hugh Wood in LowisLowes, parish of New Cumnock
William Lambie in PolquhaysPolquheys, parish of New Cumnock
James Steel, tenant to CarletonLaird of Carelton held Waterhead Castle, parish of New Cumnock
George Gemmil in MinauchtManeight, parish of New Cumnock
_____ Greig there.Maneight, parish of New Cumnock
Robert Murdoch in KnockmarnochParish of Old Cumnock
John Mackechan in Auchingibbat John McGeachan of Meikle Auchengibbert , parish of Old Cumnock.
James Wilson at the old Castle of CumnockCastle, parish of New Cumnock
William Skilling in PablowPablow? Pencloe in the parish of New Cumnock?
John Campbell in Townhead of CumnockParish of Old Cumnock

Under the parish of Kirkoswald

Wanted PersonNotes
Robert McGavin in Cumnockparish of Old Cumnock
William Campbell in Townhead of Cumnockparish of Old Cumnock

Under the parish of Carluke

Wanted PersonNotes
John Weir, tailor in Cumnockparish of Old Cumnock