Bibliography and Sources

Many of the Scottish resources are to be found in the National Archives, the Public Library and the National Library of Scotland, all in Edinburgh. The on line catalogue of the National Library is especially helpful in identifying sources and may be accessed on the Internet at www. . Major libraries are to be found in Glasgow, such as the Mitchell Library, and local libraries and Family History societies in the south west of Scotland also hold publications of interest.

The bibliography below includes some small pamphlets as well as major scholarly works. It is in four broad categories and offered as a source of further reading. Many of the books are out of print but may be available from antiquarian booksellers and companies specialising in re prints. It is always worthwhile to enquire of your local library about a book which may be available through an inter library loan service.

Presbyterian and Covenanter specific. Many will also fall in the difficult to obtain category.

Anderson, Rev James. The Ladies of the Covenant. New York, Redfield. (1851).

Balmaghie Kirk Session, The Kirk above Dee Water. .Balmaghie, Scotland. Undated.

Blaikie W G.  The
Preachers of Scotland,
Edinburgh, T&T Clark, (1888)

Calderwood, David. Rev Thos.Thomson Ed. The History of the Kirk of Scotland. Edinburgh.Wodrow Society.(1842)

Cameron. Thomas Peden the Prophet Edinburgh.Blue Banner Productions. (1998)

Campbell Thorbjorn Standing Witnesses. Edinburgh, Saltire Society. (1996)

Carslaw, Rev. W H . The Life and Letters of James Renwick the Last Scottish Martyr. Helensburgh, Scotland. Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier. (1893).

Cook Faith Samuel Rutherford and his Friends. Edinburgh, Banner of Truth Trust, (1992)

Daviot . Gordon , Claverhouse , Collins, London (1937)

Foster, Walter Roland. The Church
before the Covenants
, Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press,(1975)

General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. A solemn Testimony against Toleration. Edinburgh 1649. Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. The Declinatour and Protestation of the some sometimes pretended Bishops. Edinburgh J Bryson, 1639. Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

Guthrie, William. The Christian`s Great Interest.(1658). Edinburgh, reprint Banner of Truth Trust.(1969).

Furgol Edward M A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639 – 1651, Edinburgh. John Donald Publishers Ltd.(1990)

Gordon, Rev J F S . Scotichronicon. .Gl;asgow, John Tweed (1867)
(Including The Monasticon, Appendices, Catalog of Scottish Bishops (Keith)

Hetherington W.M. The Works of George Gillespie, The Presbyterian`s Armoury. Ogle, Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh (1846).

Howie John of Lochgoin The Scots Worthies, Revised W. H. Carslaw, Ed, Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh Reprint (1995)

Howie, John Of Lochgoin. Biographica Scotia, 1781 version. Edmonton Canada. Still Waters Revival Books. Reprint (1996).

Johnston Rev. John C Alexander Peden, The Prophet of the Covenant. Ireland, Mourne Missionary Trust Reprint.(1988)

Johnston, Rev.John C. Treasury of the Scottish Covenant Edinburgh, Andrew Elliott. (1887).

M`Crie, Rev.Thomas. Life of John Knox. Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

M`Crie, Rev.Thomas. Life of Andrew Melville. Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

M`Crie Rev. Thomas Sketches of Church History. Edinburgh. John Johnstone.1846 edn. Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

M`Crie. Rev Thomas The lives of Alexander Henderson and James Guthrie. Edinburgh. General Assembly of Scotland,1856 edn. Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

McGregor A. A The Buried Barony.. London, Robert Hale Ltd. (1949)

McWard, Rev.Robert A Collection of Tracts. Banders Disbanded, the poor man`s Cup of Cold Water, A testimony against the Cess. 1679. Dalry, Scotland. John Gemmill 1805. Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

Menteath, Mrs A S. Lays of
the Kirk and Covenant.
Glasgow, Sime (1892).

Moir W Bryce The Flodden Wall. The Covenanters Prison on Greyfriars Yard Edinburgh. Edinburgh. T & A Constable.(1910)

Penninghame Kirk Session. Extract from the Session Book of the Parish of Penninghame. Dumfries, J McDiarmid & Co. 1826. Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

Pollok. Robert Ralph Gemmell, a story of Covenanting times Scotland. John Ritchie. Undated.

Roy, David The Covenanters. Scotland. The Covenanter Theological Institute. Reprint (2000)

Rutherford, Rev Samuel. Lex, Rex or The Law and the Prince.. Harrisonburg,VA. Sprinkle Publications, Reprint of 1644 edition (1982)

Rutherford, Rev Samuel. Letters of Samuel Rutherford.. Edinburgh. Banner of Truth Trust, Reprint of letters published in 1644. (1996)

Sawyer. Beatrice Mair Seven Men of the Kirk, Edinburgh, Church of Scotland Youth Committee,(1959)

Simpson Rev. Robert Traditions of the Covenanters. Edinburgh, Gall & Inglis (1867)

Smellie Rev A Men of the Covenant. London. A Melrose (1903)

Smellie A  Men of the
Deluxe Edn, London, London, Melrose (1908)

Spottiswoode, John History of the Church of Scotland , London, Mernston Scolar Press. Reprint 1655 edn. (1972). National Library of Scotland.

Stewart J & Sterling J. Napthali, or the Wrestlings of the Church of Scotland for the Kingdom of Christ. Edinburgh 1693. Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

Stewartry District Council. Covenanting Sites in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright . Scotland. Stewartry Museum Service. (1995)

Thomson Rev. John H. Ed. A Cloud of Witnesses for the Royal Prerogative of Jesus Christ, (1871) Sprinkle Publications. Virginia. Reprint (1989).

Thompson Rev. J. H. The Martyr Graves of Scotland. Edinburgh, Johnstone,Hunter & Co. (1877)

Vos, Johnannes G. The Scottish Covenanters. Edinburgh. Blue Banner Productions.Reprint (1998)

Wylie James A Story of the Covenant. Edinburgh. Blue Banner Productions.(1998)

Veitch Mrs. Memoirs of Mrs
(and others). Edinburgh,Ch of Scotland, (1846).


Anon.  Memorials of
the Dawn of the Reformation
. London, Nelson (1847).

Beckett W. H.  English
Reformation of the 16C. London, Religious Tract Soc, (1890).

Beveridge, Henry and Bonnet Jules. Selected works of John Calvin. Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

Coward, Barry. Stuart England 1603-1714, London, Longman. (1997)

Davies, Godfrey. The Early Stuarts 1603-1660. Oxford, Clarendon Press (1959)

Dick Rev. C H. Highways & Byways in Galloway & Carrick. London. MacMillan & Co Ltd. (1927)

Durisdeer Ian More Stewartry Sketches. Scotland. The Forward Press. Undated.

Fraser, Antonia. King Charles II. London, Weidenfield & Nicolson, (1979).

Fletcher, Anthony. The Outbreak of the English Civil War, London, Edward Arnold, (1981).

Grainger, John D. Cromwell Against the Scots, Scotland, Tuckwell Press Ltd, (1997).

Kenyon Ed & Ohlmeyer. The Civil Wars , A military History of England, Scotland and Ireland 1638 – 1660 . Oxford. University Press. (1998)

Lockyer, Roger. Tudor and Stuart Britain 1471-1714. London, Longman. (2nd edn.1985).

Maclean Colin Going to Church. Edinburgh. National Museum of Scotland. (1997)

McNeill, John T. Ed. Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion. Louisville, Westminster John Knox Press, (1960).

Magnusson, M. Scotland, the story of a Nation, London, Harper Collins (2000)

Prothero G. W Select Statutes and other Constitutional Documents of the reign of Elizabeth I and James I.. London. Oxford University Press. (1946)

Robertson, Sir Charles Grant Select Statutes Cases and Documents. London. Methuen & Co Ltd. (1904)

Robertson, Edwin. John Wycliffe, Morning Star of the Reformation. Basingstoke, Marshall Morgan & Scott.(1984)

Shapiro Hyman Scotland in the days of James VI. London. Longman Group Ltd. (1970)

Smith, Thomas. Select Memoirs of English and Scottish Divines. Glasgow, D Mackenzie.(1828).

Smout T. C A History of the Scottish People 1560 – 1830. London. Fontana Press (1985)

Terry C. Stanford A History of Scotland from the Roman evacuation to the Disruption.1843. Cambridge. University Press. (1920)

Stroud, Angus. Stuart England., London, Routledge. (1999).

Wilkinson John T. 1662 and After, Three Centuries of English Nonconformity. London. Epworth Press. (1962)

Wilson, Derek. The King and the Gentleman , London, Hutchinson (1999)

Wylie, J A. History of
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Many churches in Ulster have produced publications about their history. A selection is included below.

Black J. S. P. Speaking Yet. Limavady Presbyterians. Ireland. North West Books. (1986)

Carson John T Presbyterian and proud of it. Belfast. The Sabbath School Society for Ireland (1948)

Corish Patrick J. Ed. A History of Irish Catholicism. Dublin. Gill & MacMillan. (1971).

Cromie, Rev.Howard. Ulster Settlers in America. Belfast. T H Jordan Ltd. (1976)

Curl James S The Londonderry Plantation 1609-1914. England. Phillimore & Co Ltd. (1986)

Dickson R. J. Ulster Emigration to Colonial America 1718 – 1775. Belfast. Ulster Historical Foundation.(1966)

Hamilton Rev. Thomas History of Presbyterianism in Ireland. N. Ireland. Ambassador Productions Ltd. (1992)

Hamilton, Rev T. History of the Irish Presbyterian Church. Edinburgh. T & T Clark. Undated.

Herlihy, Kevin. Ed. The Religion of Irish Dissent 1650-1800. Dublin. Four Courts Press.(1996)

Houston C. J. & W. J. Smyth Irish Emigration and Canadian Settlement. Toronto. University of Toronto Press. (1991)

Latimer Rev. W. T. A History of the Irish Presbyterians. Belfast. James Cleland.(1902)

Larne Kirk Session Historical Sketch of the First Presbyterian Congregation of Larne, Belfast. M`Caw, Stevenson & Orr Ltd. . (1889)

Lecky W. E H. A History of Ireland in the Eighteenth Century. London. Longmans Green & Co. (1913)

Lockington John W. Robert Blair of Bangor. Belfast. Presbyterian Historical Society.(1996).

Long, S E The Emergence of Presbyterianism in Post Plantation Ulster. Belfast. Education Committee,Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland. Undated.

Loughridge Adam The Covenanters in Ireland. Belfast. Cameron Press .(1984)

Mac Cuarta Brian Ed. Ulster 1641, Aspects of the Rising, Belfast. Queens University Institute of Irish Studies. (1993)

Maitland. W H. History of Magherafelt.. Londonderry. Moyola Books. Reprint (1988).

McCartney D. J Nor Principalities Nor Powers, The First Presbyterian Church, Carrickfergus (1621 – 1991). Belfast. McCartney.(1991)

Moore, Tom A History of the First Presbyterian Church Belfast 1644-1983. Belfast. The Kirk Session. (1983).

Perceval-Maxwell M. The Scottish Migration to Ulster in the Reign of James I. London. Routledge & Kegan Paul. (1973)

Plummer Rev A.  The
Continental Reformation,
London, Rbt Scott, (1912).

Reilly Tom Oliver Cromwell, An Honourable Enemy. Ireland. Brandon. (1999)

Robinson Philip The Plantation of Ulster. Belfast. Ulster Historical Foundation. (1984)

Stevenson John Two Centuries of Life in Down 1600-1800. Belfast. McCaw, Stevenson & Orr Ltd.(1920)

Wilson William 1623 – 1973, 350th Anniversary of First Bangor Presbyterian Church. Bangor, N Ireland. Kirk Session. (1973)

Antiquarian sources; rare or difficult to obtain.

Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1638-1649. Edinburgh. General Assembly of the Church Scotland, 1682.Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

Barclay A.  The Ship
of Fools
, Edinburgh, Patterson (1874).

Cheever Geo. Select Works of John Bunyan. Glasgow, Wm Collins (1868)

Hewison, James King. The Covenanters. A History of the Church in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution.. Edmonton ,Canada. Still Waters Revival Books. Reprint of 1908 edition.(1996).

Hill Rev. George The Montgomery Manuscripts. Belfast. James Cleland (1869)

Hill Rev. George The MacDonnells of Antrim Belfast. Archer & Sons. (1873)

Laing, Rev David. The Works of John Knox. Edinburgh. Jas Thin, 1845.Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

Lowry. T. K Ed The Hamilton Manuscripts. Belfast. Archer & Sons.(1867)

Metcalfe, William M. A History of the County of Renfrew, Paisley, Alexander Gardner (1905)

Morley Henry Ed Ireland under Elizabeth and James the First. London. George Routledge & Sons Ltd. (1890)

Paterson, James. History of the Counties of Ayr & Wigton. Edinburgh. James Stillie (1863).

Peterkin, Alexander. Ed. The Booke of the Universall Kirk of Scotland 1838 edn. Edinburgh, Blackwood. Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

Peterkin, Alexander. Ed. Records of the Kirk of Scotland. Edinburgh.1838 edn. Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

Pocock N  Reformation
Bristol, Chatterton Dix, (1872).

Rolt R   Lives
of the Principal Reformers,
London ,Bakewell & Parker (First 1759)
Reprint 1997 by Scripture Commentary Soc.

Shepherd, Thomas. Modern Athens, Edinburgh in the Eighteenth century.London, Jones & Co. (1829).

Shields Alexander Rev A Hind Let Loose . Edmonton Canada. Still Waters Revival Books. Reprint of 1797 version. (1996).

Townsend, Rev George. Ed. Acts and Monuments of John Foxe. 1844 edn. Edmonton, Canada. Still Waters Revival Books, Reprint (1996)

Walker Rev. Patrick. Ed. Hay Fleming Six Saints of the Covenant, London. Hodder & Stoughton (1901)

Wodrow Rev. Robert History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland, Glasgow. Blackie & Son. Reprint .(1836). National Library of Scotland.

Wylie, Rev J A. History of Protestantism ( 3vols) London, Cassell & Co. (1889).

Wylie, Rev A J The Scots Worthies, London, Wm Mackenzie, (1876).

Young R Ed Old Belfast.Belfast. Marcus Ward & Co. (1896)