Agnes WILSON

Female 1672 - Yes, date unknown


Personal Information

  • Name Agnes WILSON 
    Born 1672  Cumnock on Nith, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • History does not tell us what happened to Agnes Wilson after she was released from Thieves' Hole,her father having raised a bond of 100 Pounds Scots for her freedom.

      She was named in the 1684 Parishioers Roll as a "withdrawer from publick worship."
    Person ID I6745  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2020 

    Father Gilbert WILSON, ,of Glenvernoch,Parish of Penninghame, Scotland,   b. 1643, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1704  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Jonet MCILWIAN,   b. 1647, Wigtown, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1711  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1666 
    • Some records list Isabell RAMSEY as the wife of Gilbert, yet others Beatrix CRAIB. In the Parishioners Roll of 29th September, 1684 , Gilbert is recorded as the husband , Jonet McIlwian as his wife ,and as such she is recorded here as the spouse.I have seen no other validated record for the others .An Isabell Ramsey is indeed listed in the above parishioners Roll,but as a servant woman of the Laird of Stewart Castle,,under a list for Castel Stewart the Mains.(both locations are within the Parish of Penighame.)
      Ref -"A List of the Parishioners' names within the Parish of Penighame. September 29, 1684"-The Scottish Record Society.

      In 1684, Gilbert Wilson, a Wigtonshire farmer and his wife attended conformist services. However, their children, Margaret (18), Thomas (16), and Agnes (13), became attracted to the teaching of the Covenanters and attended illegal 'conventicles' to hear their prayers and sermons. Mr Wilson was fined for his childrens' nonconformity, and treated like outlaws, the children took themselves into the hills of upper Galloway and spent months hiding from the troopers.Four brothers of Margaret Wilson, the Wigtown Martyr, fled to Ulster for refuge.
    Family ID F2059  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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