Last of the Westland Whigs

In the late 17th century, the 'Westland Whigs' were the radical descendants of earlier Covenanters who had defied the absolutist rule of Stuart kings in south west Scotland.

Friday, January 16, 2009

GLRP sources and references

GLRP Sources and References

The Register of the Synod of Galloway 1664 to 1671 (Kirkcudbright, 1856)
Minute Book kept by the War Committee of the Covenanters in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright in the years 1640 and 1641 (Kirkcudbright, 1855)
Nicholson's notebook, Hornel Library, NTS Broughton House, Kirkcudbright
Letter to the Right Honourable Augustus Du Cary, Commander of His Majesty's Troops, from the Poor distressed Tenants of Galloway, (June 1724) National Library of Scotland, Wodrow MSS XL94
An Account of the Reasons of Some People in Galloway, their meetings anent Public Grievances through Enclosure (1724) Edinburgh University , New College Library [Special Collections] B.c.4.8/14
News from Galloway, or the Poor Man’s Plea against his landlord in a letter to a friend (1724) Edinburgh University , New College Library [Special Collections] B.c.4.8/10
The Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-1799 Vol. V: Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire, (Wakefield, 1983.) [OSA]
Statistical Account of Scotland Vol. VI Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Wigtown (Edinburgh,1845) [NSA]
Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court Deeds 1675-1700 (Edinburgh, 1950)
Kirkcudbright Sheriff Court Deeds 1623- 1674 (Edinburgh, 1939)
McKerlie P : History of the Lands and their Owners in Galloway (London, 1878)

Aitchison P and Cassell A : The Lowland Clearances Scotland's Silent Revolution 1760-1830 ( East Linton, 2003)

Bailey B :The Luddite Rebellion (Stroud, 1998)
Brooke D: Northumbrian Settlement in Galloway and Carrick Proceedings SAS Vol. 121 (1991)
Brooke D : Wild Men and Holy Places, St. Ninian, Whithorn and the Medieaval Realm of Galloway (Edinburgh, 1994)
British Geological Survey : Geology in south-west Scotland , An excursion guide

Canny N : Making Ireland British 1580-1650 (Oxford, 2001)
Christie A : The Abbey of Dundrennan (Dalbeattie, 1914)
Cochran L: Scottish Trade with Ireland in the Eighteenth Century (Edinburgh, 1985)
Coffey J : Politics, Religion and the British Revolutions, the mind of Samuel Rutherford (Cambridge, 1997)
Corrie J : Droving days in south west Scotland (Dumfries, 1900)
Cullen L and Smout C: Comparative Aspects of Scottish and Irish Economic and Social History
1600-1900 (Edinburgh,1976)
Davidson N: Discovering the Scottish Revolution 1692-1746 (London , 2003)
Devine T: Exploring the Scottish past (East Linton, 1995)
Devine T (ed.) : Improvement and Enlightenment , Proceedings of the Scottish Historical Studies Seminar University of Strathclyde 1987-1988 (Edinburgh, 1988)
Devine T and Mitchison R (eds.) : People and Society in Scotland Vol.1 1760-1830 (Edinburgh, 1988)
Devine T : Scotland's Empire 1600- 1815 (London, 2003)
Devine T: The Transformation of Rural Scotland Social Change and the Agrarian Economy 1660-1815 (Edinburgh, 1999)
Dixon P: Field Systems, Rigs and Other Cultivation Remains in Scotland: The Field Evidence in
Foster S and Smout C : The History of Soils and Field Systems (Aberdeen, 1994)
Donnachie I: The Industrial Archaeology of Galloway ( Newton Abbot, 1971)
Donnachie I and MacLeod I : Old Galloway (Newton Abbot, 1974)

Edgar R, edited by Reid R. : An Introduction to the History of Dumfries (Dumfries, 1915)
Fenton A : Country life in Scotland, Our Rural Past (Edinburgh, 1987)
Fenton. A: Plough and Spade in Dumfries and Galloway : Transactions DGNHAS, 3rd Series Vol. 45
Fergusson A : The Laird of Lag, a Life Sketch (Edinburgh, 1886)
Fortune J: The Story of Bengairn (Castle Douglas, 2005)
Frew D :Th Parish of Urr Civil and Ecclesiastical (Dalbeattie, 1909)
Fry M: The Dundas Despotism (Edinburgh, 1992)
Fry M : The Union , England Scotland and the Treaty of 1707 (Edinburgh, 2006)
Gauldie E : The Scottish Country Miller 1700-1900 A History of Water-powered Meal Milling in Scotland (Edinburgh, 1981)
Gray A : Borgue, The Land and People Annals of the Parish (Wigtown, 2001)

Haldane A :The Drove Roads of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1997)
Hancock D: Citizens of the World (Cambridge, 1997 edition)
Hill, G : An Historical Account of the Plantation of Ulster (Belfast, 1877)
Hill, G : Names in the Land Grants in Northern Ireland (Belfast, 1877)
Hobsbawm E and Rude G: Captain Swing (London 1969)

Insh G: Scottish Colonial Schemes 1620-1686 (Glasgow, 1922)

Johnstone C, History of the Johnstones 1191- 1909 (Edinburgh,1909)


Lee C: A Cotton Enterprise, 1795- 1840, a history of M'Connel and Kennedy, fine cotton spinners (Manchester, 1972)
Leopold J: The Levellers Revolt in Galloway in 1724, Journal of the Scottish Labour History Society 14 (1980)
Lindsay M: The Burns Encyclopaedia (London, 1980)
Linklater A : Measuring America How the United States was Shaped by the Greatest Land Sale in History
( London , 2002)
Marshall G: Presbyteries and Profits, Calvinism and the Development of Capitalism in Scotland 1560-1707 (Oxford, 1980)
Marshall R: The Days of Duchess Anne, Life in the Household of the Duchess of Hamilton 1656-1716 (East Linton, 2000)
McCulloch A : Galloway: A Land Apart (Edinburgh, 2000)
MacDowall W : History of the Burgh of Dumfries (Dumfries, 1867)
MacDowall W : Chronicles of Lincluden, as an Abbey & as a College (Edinburgh, 1886)
Macinnes A : Clanship, Commerce and the House of Stuart, 1603-1788 (East Linton, 1996)
Macinnes A : Union and Empire The Making of the United Kingdom in 1707 (Cambridge, 2007)
McIlvanney L: Burns the Radical (East Linton, 2002)
McKerlie P : History of the Lands and their Owners in Galloway (London, 1878)
Mackintosh W : An Essay on Ways and Means for Inclosing (Edinburgh, 1729)
Mackay J : Burns-Lore of Dumfries and Galloway ( Ayr, 1988)
Macky J : A Journey through Scotland ( London, 1729)
McKenzie W: History of Galloway (Kirkcudbright, 1844)
McLynn F: The Jacobites (London, 1985)
MacRobert A : To See Oursels...Visitors to Dumfries and Galloway from medieval to modern times (Dumfries, 2001)
Morton A: Galloway and the Covenanters (Paisley, 1914)
Morton A: The Levellers of Galloway, Transactions DGNHAS 3rd Series, Vol. 19 (1935/6)
Murray A : The Customs Accounts of Dumfries and Kirkcudbright, 1560-1660, Transactions DGNHAS, 3rd Series Vol. 42


Oram R : The Lordship of Galloway (Edinburgh, 2000)
Paterson R : Scotland and the Covenanter Wars 1638-1690 (Edinburgh, 1998)
Perceval-Maxwell, M: The Scottish Migration to Ulster in the Reign of James I (London, 1973)
Philip L: Planned Villages in Dumfriesshire and Galloway, Transactions DGNHAS 3rd Series,
Vol.70 (2006)
Prevost W: The Drove Road into Annandale. Transactions DGNHAS 3rd Series Vol. 31 (1954)
Prevost W :Letters Reporting the Rising of the Levellers in 1724, Transactions DGNHAS, 3rd Series,
Vol.44 (1967)
Prevost W: A Journie to Galloway in 1721 by Sir John Clerk of Penicuik ,Transactions DGNHAS 3rd Series Vol.41 (1964)
Prevost W : Sir John Clerk's Journey into Galloway in 1735, Transactions DGNHAS 3rd Series Vol. 42 (1965)

Rae P : History of the Late Rebellion : Rais'd Against His Majesty King George, by the Friends of
the Popish Pretender (Dumfries, 1718)
Rainsford-Hannay F : Dry Stone Walling (Stoneleigh Park, 1999)
Reid H : A Cameronian Apostle (Edinburgh, 1896)
Reid H: The Hebronites Transactions DGNHAS 3rd Series Vol.7
Reid H : One of King William’s Men (London, 1898)
Renwick J : An Informatory Vindication (1687)
Rusk J : History of the Parish and Abbey of Glenluce (Edinburgh and London, 1930)
Russell J : Gatehouse and District (Dumfries, 2003)
Rutherford S (ed. Murray T.): The Last and Heavenly Speeches and Glorious Departure of John Gordon, Viscount Kenmuir (London and Edinburgh, 1827)

Sankey M : Jacobite Prisoners of the 1715 Rebellion : Preventing and Punishing Insurrection in Early Hanoverian Britain (Aldershot, 2005)
Scot W : The Parish Lists of Wigtownshire and Minnigaff, 1684 (Edinburgh, 1916)
Scott A : Bonnie Dundee John Graham of Claverhouse (Edinburgh, 2000)
Shirley G : Two Pioneer Galloway Agriculturalists: Robert Maxwell of Arkland and William Craik
of Arbigland Transactions DGNHAS 3rd Series Vol. 13 (1926)
Smith J: Cheesemaking in Scotland (Clydebank, 1995)
Smout C: A History of the Scottish People 1560-1830 (London, 1969 )
Snyder F: The Life of Robert Burns (New York, 1932)
Stark : The Book of Kirkpatrick Durham (Dalbeattie, 1903)
Stephen J: Scottish Presbyterians and the Act of Union 1707 (Edinburgh ,2007)
Stone P (ed.) : Geology in south-west Scotland , An excursion guide (Nottingham, 1996)
Stuart F: Lady Nithsdale and the Jacobites ( Innerleithen, 1995)
Symson A : Large Description of Galloway (Edinburgh, 1823)
Szechi D: George Lockhart of Carnwath 1689-1727 A Study in Jacobitism (London, 2002)
Szechi D: 1715 The Great Jacobite Rebellion (London, 2006)
Torrance R: Dundrennan Abbey, A Source Book 1142 -1612 (Edinburgh, 1996)
Torrance R : The McLellans of Galloway (Edinburgh, 1993)
Trinder B: The Making of an Industrial Landscape (London, 1982 )
Trotter A : East Galloway Sketches (Castle Douglas, 1901)

Uglow J: The Lunar Men, The Friends who made the Future 1730-1810 (London, 2002)


Wallace W: Robert Burns and Mrs Dunlop (London, 1898)
Watt D : The Price of Scotland ,Darien, Union and the Wealth of Nations (Edinburgh, 2007)
Watt J.M : Dumfries and Galloway a literary guide (Dumfries, 2000)
Whatley C: Scottish Society 1707-1830 Beyond Jacobitism, towards industrialisation (Manchester, 2000)
Whatley C with Patrick D : The Scots and the Union (Edinburgh, 2006)
Whitelaw H : The Union of 1707 in Dumfriesshire Transactions DGNHAS 2nd Series Vol.19 ( 1907)
Whyte I :Agriculture and Society in Seventeenth Century Scotland (Edinburgh,1979)
Williams B : The Whig Supremacy 1714-1760 (Oxford, 1960)
Wilson A : The Novantae and the Romanization of Galloway Transactions DGNHAS 3rd Series Vol. 75 (2001)
Woodward D : A Comparative Study of the Irish and Scottish Livestock Trades in the Seventeenth Century in Cullen L
and Smout C: Comparative Aspects of Scottish and Irish Economic and Social History 1600-1900 (Edinburgh, 1976)

Yates M: The Excavations at Polmaddy, New Galloway Transactions DGNHAS3rd series Vol.53 (1977-8) p.134



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