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Sunday, 24 March 2013

Are You Looking for Covenanter Ancestors?

Covenanters are a unique and important group in Scottish History. The Covenanters were a group that, in the simplest of terms, signed a "Covenant" (Oath) 1683 (the National Covenant) in Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh with God that He would remain as the head of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian), and not the reigning King.

As a result of this belief, the Covenanters were subject to persecution and often imprisonment. In fact there is a Covenanters Prison in the Greyfriars Kirkyard. Here, the Covenanters were held until they were transported to the West Indies or other ports.




Finding information specific to your Covenanter ancestor may not be an easy find. Here are some websites and databases that may assist you in your research:





 


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