This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... Forbes of Daugh had toMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... Forbes of Daugh had to part with their fertile acres. Then came the Revolution, but it came too late to be of much help to the old families.
It indeed relieved the ministers who had been deposed because they would not become Episcopalians- but few of them lived through the hard times of the persecution to be again restored to their churches. None of the ministers in Cromar were actually evicted, but the stipends were diverted to other purposes than to their maintenance--for one thing the bishops revenues had to be provided out of them. The Jacobite rising under Viscount Dundee--or, as he was popularly known in the south of Scotland, the bloody Claverhouse, on account of his fierce persecution of the Covenanters--did not much affect Cromar.
The scene of active hostilities between him and his opponent, General Mackay, lay along the Highland border in a circuit from Elgin to Killiecrankie in Perthshire, Dundee holding to the Highlands and organising the clans behind him, while Mackay was able only occasionally to disturb him by incursions up the glens. John Farquharson of Invereye--better known as the Black Colonel --the son of that Invereye, surnamed William Maol, or the bald-headed, who had played such an active part under Glencairn, was, next to Evan Dhu Camerou of Lochiel, the most active and daring of Dundees supporters.
Mackay made several attempts to invade his stronghold in Braemar, but with little effect. Upper Dee-side for a whole month became a kind of skirmishing ground, during which divisions of Mackays army must have passed and re-passed through Cromar- but no written account of their marching and counter-marching remains. It is thought, however, that the large number of silver coins of the reign of Charles II., ...