Nithsdale Martyrs' Cross

Dalgarnock Kirkyard




NGR - NX 876936


A white granite cross located just inside the kirkyard gate lists 57 Covenanters from Nithsdale who were martyred for their beliefs. The monument was erected at the instigation of Rev James King Hewison, author of The Covenanters (1913). The memorial was erected in 1928. In front of the monument is a lesser stone from admirers in Australia.

Nithsdale Martyrs' Cross


The monument commemorates all of the Covenantinf martyrs associated with Nithsdale in Dumfriesshire. There are 57 names on the monument:

George Allan, Penpont

James Bennoch, Ingliston 1685

William Brown, Sanquhar

John Corsan, New Jersey 1685

James Colvin, Scarvating 1679

George Corson, New Cumnock 1685

Thomas Dinwiddie, Bothwell 1679

Robert Edgar, Ingliston 1685

Andrew Ferguson, Glasgow 1685

Elizabeth Hunter Ferguson, Holland

Robert Ferguson, Bothwell 1679

Robert Ferguson, Auchencloy 1684

M(rs) Jas. Forsyth, Dunnottar 1685

John Gibson, Ingliston 1685

James Glover, Edin. tolbooth 1685

Edward Gordon, Irongray 1685

Margaret Gracie, Penpont

Robert Grierson, Ingliston 1685

William Grierson, Dumfries 1667

John Hair, New Cumnock 1685

Thos. Harkness, Grassmarket 1684

William Heron, Lochenkit 1685

Andrew Hunter, Dumfries Prison

Elizabeth Hunter

William Hunter, Kirkcudbright 1684

John Johnstone, Bothwell 1679

John Kennedy

James Kirko, Dumfries 1685

John McCall, Bothwell Brig 1679

Alexander McCubine, Irongray 1685

Samuel McEwan, Edinburgh 1685

Thomas McGirr, Bothwell 1679

David Mckervail

John McClamroes, Bothwell 1679

And. McLellan, Pitlochy’s ship 1685

Daniel McMichael, Dalveen 1683

James McMichael, Auchencloy 1684

Robert Milligan, Scarvating 1679

Robert Mitchell, Ingliston 1685

Robert Morris, Sanquhar

John Muirhead, Leith prison 1685

James Muncie, Edinburgh Prison

John Mundell, Edin. tolbooth 1685

Rev. James Renwick, Grassmarket 1685

John Renwick

James Robson, Bothwell 1679

Thos Rosper, Scarvating 1679

Robt. Sitlington, Bothwell 1679

Thos. Sitlington, Pitlochy’s ship 1685

James Smith, Bothwell 1679

Robert Smith, Kirkcudbright 1684

William Smith, Moniaive 1685

John Stot, Dunnottar 1685

William Welsh, Dumfries 1667

Andrew Wallet, Scarvating 1679