The Annals of Auchterarder and Memorials of Strathearn [NOOK Book]

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AN ACCOUNT OF THE BURNING OF OCHTERARDER, A TOWN OR VILLAGE LYING MIDWAY BETWEEN STIRLING AND PERTH, January 25111 And 27711, 1715-16 |EEING the Jacobites are dayly complaining of the severity of the Government against som of ...
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AN ACCOUNT OF THE BURNING OF OCHTERARDER, A TOWN OR VILLAGE LYING MIDWAY BETWEEN STIRLING AND PERTH, January 25111 And 27711, 1715-16 |EEING the Jacobites are dayly complaining of the severity of the Government against som of thcire party, alledging that they have done nothing worthy either of death or transportation, I thought it my duty to represent to you the treatment wee in the parish of Ochterardcr had from them, that thereby you may judge how they behaved in other places, and what they deserve. Tho" I was for the most part in this place from the taking of Perth and the first breaking out of the Rebellion, and cou'd give you full accounts ofthe hardships and oppressions wee met with by military executions, by forcing and dragging even the well affected Commons into the Rebellion, by quartering, plundering, and suffering all the calamities a poor people were able to bear, yet I shall confine my selfe onely to that of the burning. Upon Tuesday, the 24th of January, 1715-16, a detachment of the Clans of betwixt five and six hundred men did, by order bf the Pretender and his then General!, the Earl of Marr, march from Perth about nine a clock at night. This detachment consisted of Sr. Donald M'Donald's, Clan Ranald's, Glengarrie's, Lochycll's, Appin's, M'clean's, and Cappoch's men under the respective officers of theire own Clans, but commanded in chiefe by Clan Ranald, brother and successor to him who was kill'd at the Battle of Sherrifmoor. Andrew Taylor, in Stragaith, serving then at Perth under the Lord Drummond, his master, as soon as he understood upon what design they were marching, took horse in order to come and warn his friends in this place, but was stopt by Loudowick Drummond and James, his son, who charged him not to stirr from them that n...
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  • BN ID: 2940023688039
  • Publisher: D. Philips
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1899 volume
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