Re: Covenanters and the American Revolution
- --- In ScottishWarPrisoners@yahoogroups.com, bob gillis
> I think very little. The Revolution was 125 years after the last
> Scottish prisoners came to America. I cannot join the SAR as Ihave no
> evidence that any of my ancestors participated.Prior to the revolution the only recognized church was the church of
> And where were restrictions placed on Presbyterian worship?
England. Other denominations were restricted in worship and their
churches were not condidered churches but "meeting houses".
Occasionaly you will hear of an old church referred to as a "meeting
I'd guess most of the revolutionary army was some type of Calvinist,
Presbyterian or Congregationalist (Puritan). My fore runner, David
Rose, signed a declaration renouncing the crown and his sons Jesse
and John were at Yorktown as were his first cousins Ezekiel and
Tychicus Rose. I'd say the covenanters extracted their revenge at