What was it like to be married to a persecuted minister? Did the trials put a strain on relationships? We find out first hand from the letters that passed between Janet and John Carstairs (sometimes Carstares) while he was being pursued by the authorities. She would be imprisoned briefly herself for attending a conventicle. Her loving yet courageous words to him are especially moving.
- “One of the old sufferers”: William Reid, Dunning – SFH112
- “The off-scourings of all things, yet…precious”: Alexander Pitcairn, Dron – SFH111
- “No more night nor darkness”: John Welwood, Dron – SFH110
- The Secret and True History of James Kirkton – Greyfriars, Edinburgh – SFH109
- “Constant in the truth”: Archibald Simson of Dalkeith – SFH108
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