Thomas WILSON, ,of Glenvernoch,Parish of Penninghame, Scotland

Male 1669 - 1734  (65 years)

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  • Name Thomas WILSON 
    Suffix ,of Glenvernoch,Parish of Penninghame, Scotland 
    Born 1669  Cumnock on Nith, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In "History of the counties of Ayr and Wigton, Volume 1, Part 2" Thomas is recorded as being 16 years of age in 1685
    Gender Male 
    Died 1734  Penninghame, Wigtown.Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas appears on a list of withdrawers from the publick(sic) worship ,with his sisters Margaret and Agnes in September 29, 1684.

      Ref -"A List of the Parishioners' names within the Parish of PENIGHAME. September 29, 1684"-The Scottish Record Society.

      When Margaret and Agnes left their hiding places and went to Wigton to visit some of their fellow sufferers,Thomas stayed in the mountains and was lost to history,although it is thought he may have fled to Holland after Margaret's death,He served in the army of Prince William of Orange until the Revolution of 1689, when he returned to his liberated homeland. He eventually married and moved to a farm in the Tig Valley near Colmonell. in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. His brothers fled to Ireland. In "History Vindicated in the case of the Wigtown Martyrs" by Archibald Stewart (minister at Glasserton.) Mr Stewart wrote that Thomas had succeeded to his fathers impoverished farm in Glevernoch,and ,on 19th Feb. 1711 ,gave evidence regarding the murder of his sister ,during the Minute of the Kirk-Session of Penninghame. Thomas ws ordained an elder of the Kirk of Penninghame Parish on 1st Nov.1719,( after declining the position from 1704 until 1718,despite repeated requests from the minister )and appears on the list of Parish elders until 1st Apr 1734.
    Person ID I6930  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2016 

    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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