Wigtown Martyrs' Graves

Wigtown Kirkyard

Bank Street



NGR - NX 437556


The gravestones are located within a railed enclosure to the west of the church building, near the back of the kirkyard. The new railings were erected by the SCMA.



Wigtown Martyrs' Graves

Margaret Wilson

Margaret MacLachlan

George Walker

William Johnstone

John Milroy


An enclosure in the kirkyard at Wigtown contains three gravestones to the various Wigtown Martyrs. The tablestone commemorates Margaret Wilson. The headstone to the rear (left) is to Walker, Johnstone and Milroy. The headstone (right) commemorates Margaret MacLachlan. The two Marys were drowned in the Solway tide. The three men were executed in 1685 on the orders of Major Windram.


John Milroy

John Milroy was a hawker on Fyntalloch estate.


George Walker

Walker was a servant at Kirkcalla farm (NX 305747).


WIlliam Johnstone

Johnstone was the gardener at Fyntalloch estate (NX 303738). The house no longer exists.