NS3321 : The Auld Kirk of Ayr - Ayr Martyrs' Grave

taken 4 years ago, near to Wallacetown, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

The Auld Kirk of Ayr - Ayr Martyrs' Grave
The Auld Kirk of Ayr - Ayr Martyrs' Grave
The Auld Kirk of Ayr (St John the Baptist) was built in 1655.

The Auld Kirk has many links with the timelines of British history and one of these links is with the Covenanters and the “Killing Times”.

Ayr Martyrs:

James Smith
Alexander MacMillan
James MacMillan
John Short
George MacCartney
John Graham
John Muirhead

The seven martyrs (and one other) were captured at the Battle of Rullion Green and sentenced for execution in Ayr. The eighth Covenanter had to carry out the deed as the public hangman fled to avoid having to do it. They were hanged in Ayr on 27 December 1666.
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Friday, 9 February, 2018   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 10 February, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre  Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Churchyard 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3390 2191 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:27.7652N 4:37.7228W
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