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TITLE
Coffin Plates of the Jacobite Lords executed on Tower Hill, 1746 and 1747
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_569_P340A
DATE OF IMAGE
1895
PERIOD
1740s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31299
KEYWORDS
coffins
inscriptions
Jacobites
trials
crimes
punishments
executions
Coffin Plates of the Jacobite Lords executed on Tower Hill, 1746 and 1747

These three plates were attached to the coffins for the executions of Lord Balmerino and the Earl of Kilmarnock in 1746 and Lord Lovat in 1747. From left to right they read:

'Willielmus Comes de Kilmarnock. Decollatus 18 die Augusti, 1746. Aetat Suae 42.'

'Arthurus Dominus de Balmerino. Decollatus 18 die Augusti, 1746. Aetat Suae 58.'

'Simon Dominus Fraser de Lovat. Decollat Apr 9 1747. Aetat Suae 80'

This illustration can be found in vol 1 of 'Historical Papers Relating to the Jacobite Period 1699-1750', edited by Colonel James Allardyce LL.D and printed in Aberdeen for the New Spalding Club. The Spalding Club was an antiquarian society founded and named after John Spalding, a lawyer and Commissary Clerk of Aberdeen during the reign of Charles I

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Coffin Plates of the Jacobite Lords executed on Tower Hill, 1746 and 1747

1740s

coffins; inscriptions; Jacobites; trials; crimes; punishments; executions

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

These three plates were attached to the coffins for the executions of Lord Balmerino and the Earl of Kilmarnock in 1746 and Lord Lovat in 1747. From left to right they read:<br /> <br /> 'Willielmus Comes de Kilmarnock. Decollatus 18 die Augusti, 1746. Aetat Suae 42.'<br /> <br /> 'Arthurus Dominus de Balmerino. Decollatus 18 die Augusti, 1746. Aetat Suae 58.'<br /> <br /> 'Simon Dominus Fraser de Lovat. Decollat Apr 9 1747. Aetat Suae 80'<br /> <br /> This illustration can be found in vol 1 of 'Historical Papers Relating to the Jacobite Period 1699-1750', edited by Colonel James Allardyce LL.D and printed in Aberdeen for the New Spalding Club. The Spalding Club was an antiquarian society founded and named after John Spalding, a lawyer and Commissary Clerk of Aberdeen during the reign of Charles I