Thursday, July 07, 2011

From Killinchy to Newtownards to Irvine, March 1637

"...I went by Dean (Castle) and Loudon and Lanerk to Edinburgh, and remained there some space, being at some private meetings every day; and when I returned to the communion at Irvine, which was March 26, I found that my wife having come only ane visit from her mother's house to Newtoun to see the Lady Airds, and finding some of our Killinshie people going by to go to Irvine communion, she presently came along to Scotland with them... (I) sent to Ireland for some of our goods, and stayed in Lanerk till I went to Stranrawer..."

from The Life of Mr John Livingstone, written by Livingstone himself in January 1666