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1 January, 1685– . . . I heard that one Baily of Jereswood had got his indytment, and was to suffer the nixt weik. I desir to be instructed by this, and to know the end of all thes trubla and commotions. 2.—I had a new proposition anent Tan. and my Elizabeth. I was spok to also anent Whthch. [Whythauch]. 3.—L. Lilias resolvd to begin her jurnay the nixt weik, 5.—I mett with young Tan. at Dyk. He spoke to me anent my daughter Lis.; which I did shift and declin by al fair means. I was much pressd by him. I look to the Lord to be ridd of this snare. What can be the occasion of it, whether fra the young person, my friend, or whether from others? I have an utter aversation from it. 7.—We took jurnay this day from this place with Lillias, and cam to Elgin at night; visited Dumfermlin at his hous. We took too much libertie with him and Duffus at night in drinking. Oh I am as a beast before Thee, that I sud return to thes abominations which once I have renunc'd and seim'd to escape. This is the ill which I oft fall and relaps into. 8.—I had letters from Edinburgh giving notice of som Circuit Court to be held at Elgin by a coram of the Councel, Errol, Kintor, and Sir Geo. Monro, anent irregularities. What the Lord wil bring out of this I know not. 14—Ther was great appeiranc of trubl to the cuntrey. Oh! the cloud that hangs over it, over the famely and my relations. . . . I visited Duffus; saw the proclamation anent renuncing and disclaiming the murdering principls. 17.-I heard that the Bishop was requird to call in al the ministers in his diocie, with elders and beddells, to give account of irregularities. 18.-Die Dom. The heretors and militia, horse and foot, wer cald to convein to attend the Committee of the Councel at Elgin. I spoke to Mr. William Falconer] anent my concerns, and found him straitnd and shey to Ine.
20,—I went eastward to provid hors for the Militia who wer to attend the Lords.
21.-I heard the Lords were come to the Boge, and wer to be in this day. I went to the Bishop; spoke with him of my own affairs. Let the Lord
before the Lords. I was cald to ansuear to my libel. I disound frequenting conventicls without my own hous. This is to declin fynns and punishment. Is there ani guilt in this befor God? albeit it had bein that I be ashamd of Thee before men, befor this adulterous and sinful generation. Oh! what is becom of al my resolutions? . . . One of thir dais also I was fynd in two thousand pound Sterlin, or 24,000 lib. Scotts. The world has bein my idol, and the love of it, and covetusnes, the root of much evil, and the Lord justlie may punish in this. . . . I find al men estraingd; no favor from them. . . . We heard of the sicknes of the King; and som few dais after, we heard of his death. What may be the import of that the Lord knows. . . . We heard of the King's burial, the maner of his death. . . . The Mr. of Forbes also went South. . . . I heard of the appointing an new Parliament by King James the 7; and new members. I heard of the arreast and desing on anie money I had at [the] South. Ther fell jarrs in betwixt me and Main. I desir to be humblå for it. I heard som suspected him of melancholy. Sal I be the mater of his exercis or troubl, or he of mine. . . . We had meitings apointed anent election of Commissioners to the Parliament. I fear a snar to my selfe in that by taking the Test. Ther was debate anent election of Commissioners. Moortoun cam hom to that purpos. I declind to take any vote, because I was stil a pannel. I was minting to have some testimonie from the clergie and Bishop of my loyaltie and regularitie. Let not that be a snare to me, for I am easilie ensnard. I went east to have visited D. Gordon. Spey was great. I cam on Saturday to Kinedor; staid sermon there; and cam hom at night. I was purposd to have taken jurnay south, bot hearing the Parliament was adjournd til 23 April, I staid som dais.
Abercrombie, Alexander, of Glassach,
married to a daughter of Brodie's,
351; death of his child Robert, 398;
birth of his son Alexander, 406, 407,
411, 439, 460, 483.
Abercrombie, John, of Glassach, father
of the preceding, 406, 407.
Aberdeen, Bishop of. See Mitchell,
Aberdeen, Commission of Privy Council
sit at, upon Conventicles, 354, 368,
Aberdeen, Ministers of, against the
Aberdeen, Sectaries in, 313; Papists
and Quakers at, 336,409.
Aberdeen, Synod of, Breach between
the Protesters and Resolutioners at,
Aberdeen, (Sir George Gordon of
Haddo,) first Earl of, made Presi-
dent, 463; Lord Chancellor of Scot-
land, 469, 477, 490, 496-499. See
Abjuration Oath, taken by nearly all
the members of the Scottish Parlia-
ment in 1663, 306.
Aboyne, Charles Gordon, first Earl of,
231, 234, 244; great drinking match
between him and the Earl of Seaforth,
Auchinbreck. See Campbell, Sir
Duncan, of Auchinbreck.
Auchmedden. See Baird, Sir James,
Adam, Patrick, 498.
Adair, Mr. William, minister of Ayr,
singing of the doxology in his church
censured, 367, 394.
Advocate, Lord. See Fletcher, Sir
John ; M'Kenzie, Sir George; Wis-
bet, Sir John.
Aikinway. See Leslie, William, of
Airly, James Ogilvy, second Earl of,
Aiton, Alexander, of Inchdarnie, 489,
491, 494; contract of marriage be-
tween his daughter Margaret and
Alexander Brodie of Lethen, 495,
496; his purpose of marrying Eliza-
beth, daughter of James Brodie of
Brodie, 496, 500, 505.
Alcoran, Mahomet's, 211.
Allegiance, Oath of 255, 257.
Allein, Mr. Joseph, reference to his
Allerton, Earl of 231.
Altyr. See Cumming, Robert, of Altyr.
Alves, William, 82.
Ambrose, Isaac, an English Calvinistic
Divine, 70–72, 77.
America. See New England.
Anabaptists, The, their sentiments as
to Church Officers, 19; would have
no magistracy, 20, 22; their perse-
cution of godly men and ministers in
Ireland, 29, 245.
Anderson, Mr. Gilbert, minister of Cal-
der, his death, 170.
Anderson, Mr. Hugh, successively
minister of Ellon and Cromartie, 123,
169, 174, 181, 370, 372, 399, 402,
403, 412,418, 433.
Anderson, John, 124, 317.
Andover, Lord, 240.
Angus, Archibald, Earl of his death,
Antwerp, taken by the King of France,
Aradoul or Arradoull. See Gordon,
Alexander, of Arradoull.
Arbuthnot, Wiscount of, his death, 163.
Ardmadie. See Campbell, Lord Neil.
Aretius, Benedictus, 451.
Argyle, Archibald Campbell, eighth
Earl and first Marquess of, marriage
of his daughter Lady Mary with
George, sixth Earl of Caithness, 127,
136; differences in his family, 142,
147, 150; blamed for remembering
and resenting injuries, 147,148, 150–
152; met with disgraces in London,
188,223; reference to his execution,
251; evil determined against his
family, 242; his second son Lord
Neil Campbell of Ardmadie, 498–
Argyle, Archibald, (Lord Lorn after-
wards) ninth Earl of son of the pre-
ceding, 16, 142; his fine, 144; blamed
for unsubmissiveness to his father,
147, 150, 151; restored to his honour
and estate, 194, 208, 211, 213, 216,
218, 221, 224, 225, 230, 231, 235,
236 ; is sick, 238, 241, 244; his low
condition, 247, 248; a thick cloud on
his affairs, 249–266; committed a
close prisoner, 267; reprieved, 275,
302; arraigned, 307; letter from, to
the Earl of Murray, in behalf of Bro-
die, 352,356, 360, 361; has got some
advantage in his business, 364; his
trouble from the M'Leans, 366; his
application to Brodie for the loan of
money, 369 ; no good debtor, 369,
374, 378; desires Brodie to come to
Stirling, 380, 382–386; his affairs
not going well, 388; calls Calder to
Edinburgh, 388, 390; his intended
duel with Athol, 391; his straits, 400,
402, 405; made a cessation of arms
with M*Donald, 407, 409; fight be.
tween him and M*Donald, 413, 415,
430, 443, 446, 447; out of his places,
463; quite out of favour, 464; sense
in which he took the Test, ib; com-
mitted to the Castle, ib; his hazar-
dous condition, 465,490.
Argyle, Archibald, (Lord Lorn, after-
wards) tenth Earl and first Duke of,
his marriage with Lady Elizabeth
Talmash, daughter of the Duchess of
Lauderdale, 393, 398; he and his
Lady at variance, 402.
Argyle, Marchioness of (Lady Mar-
garet Douglas), 147; her death, 398.
Argyle, (Lady Lorn afterwards) Coun-
tess of, Lady Mary Stuart, eldest
daughter of James, fifth Earl of Mur-
ray, wife of Archibald ninth Earl of
Argyle, 151, 237.
Argyle, Bishop of. See Falconer, Mr.
Armstrong, Sir Thomas, apprehended
in Holland, 491.
Army, Standing, New model of 420.
Arniston. See Dundas, Sir James, o,
Assemblies, General, Divisions pro-
duced by, 337; blamed by Brodie
for taking on them the direction of
civil affairs, 374.
Assembly men. See Resolutioners.
Athol, John Stewart, second Earl of,
217 ; imprisoned many of the non-