Sunday, 15 December 2013
The defeat at Culloden however was a signal for the Hanoverian establishment led by the odious Duke of Cumberland aka “ Stinking Willie “ to carry out a campaign of virtual genocide to eradicate a culture , a people and a proud society . Much has been written regarding support for the Jacobite cause in Scotland as a whole. In Perthshire Strathearn we find much distortion of the truth mostly spun not by the English politicians but mainly by the fanatically zealous Calvanistic Presbyterians who had never hidden their hatred of the mainly Episcopalian and Catholic Jacobites .
The support within Strathearn for the Jacobites was considerable mainly attributable to the fact that the Lairds of the land such as the Drummonds , Murrays and Grahams had raised considerable numbers from their territories to fight for the cause . Much of this has been air brushed from history and accordingly I list below a synopsis of some of those from Strathearn and Southern Perthshire who fought , escaped were transported or returned or died in the conflict . It is taken from the list compiled in 1998 by Frances McDonnell.
Alexander Abernethy , Captain , farmer , Tippertie , Duke of Perths Regt captured at siege of Carlisle 30 Dec 1745 Died in Southward Prison Aug 1746
John Archibald , Sheriff Officer Perth imprisoned 10 Feb 1746 Perth and Edinburgh Jail released under General Pardon 1746 .
David Barrie , cottar Easter Kinnaird , Atholl Brigade , in South and in England paid listing money ) .
David Baxter ,weaver in Murray of Niviland’s Factory , Crieff, Duke of Perths Regt , transported 20 Mar 1747 from Tilbury
John Bourne from Huntingtower, Ogilvy’s Regt , cordwainer , 30 Dec 1745 in Carlisle Prison and Chester Castle . Taken at capture of town . No further information regarding him .
Robert Bresdie, resident of Muthill, pressed out by Lord Drummond but returned now at home.
John Buchanan , Auchterarder, age 22 .Duke of Perths Regt , Buchanan’s Company , carried arms as a volunteer in the Jacobite Army Prisoner at Auchterarder 7 May 1746, Stirling Castle and Carlisle Prisons , servant to Capt Alexander Buchanan , transported 24 Feb 1747 from Liverpool to Virginia on the Gildart arrived at Port North Potomac Maryland 5 Aug 1747.
David Butter in Drum servant ( paid listing money ) Atholl Brigade killed at Culloden
Martha Campbell , Duke of Perths Regt released 1747.
Patrick Butler . Perthshire , Tullibardines ( ie Atholl’s Regt ) 24 Jun 1746 imprisoned in Perth , 9 Aug 1746 Carlisle Prison , acquitted 19 Sep 1746 .
James Campbell or MacGregor from Crieff Perthshire , piper , Glengyle’s Regt , imprisoned in Carlisle , pleaded guilty at his trial on 9 Sep 1746 and sentenced to death . Was reprieved and tried to escape the night before he was transported on Elizabeth , Master Daniel Cole from Liverpool to Jamaica 6 Feb 1748n but landed in Antigua . 21 Mar 1748 .
Mungo Campbell , Milnrogie , Glenalmond ,Atholl Brigade .
Mungo Campbell , Ensign in Glengyle’s Regt , late soldier in lord John Murray’s Regt ,Crieff , imprisoned in Perth 23 Mar 1747 , discharged on bail 11 Jul 1747 .
William Murray , Postmaster , Crieff , carried arms in some superior station , whereabouts not known .
Murray Younger of Dollarie Crieff , volunteer , wherabouts not known . ( son of Murray of Dollerie , Sheriff – Depute of Perthshire )
Allan McDonald , brewer , Crieff , volunteer , whereabouts not known .
William Harrell , Struthill Mains , Muthill , carried arms as a volunteer , whereabouts not known .
James Drysdale , Muthill Perthshire , Duke of Perths Regt , pressed in to service , now at home .