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St George's Gardens:
Saturday 21st April, 2018

This year we had fourteen people who came to pay their respects to those who fell during and after the Jacobite Risings and in particular the nine men of the Manchester Regiment and seven Scots who are buried in unmarked graves in the Gardens

.We began proceedings with a brief reminder of the progress of the Jacobite army to Derby and how, despite the level of support expected from English and Welsh Jacobites being not forthcoming, about 200 men from Lancashire joined the Prince and were formed into The Manchester Regiment under the command of Francis Towneley. As we know Carlisle fell to the Duke of Cumberland and the garrison was captured. Most of the men buried in St George’s Gardens were taken at Carlisle. Col Francis Towneley is buried in nearby Old St Pancras Church. Words of remembrance were spoken by Steve Lord of the 1745 Association and these were added to by Lester Hillman of Old St Pancras Church.
 

Floral tributes were placed on the plaque on behalf of the 1745 Association by Mr Stanley Morris, by Mr Charlie Beattie on behalf of The White Cockade Society and by Mr Mark Hayball on behalf of the Clan Chief's and the Clan Donald Society of the Highlands and Islands. Commenting Mark said "I am delighted to have been invited by the 1745 Association to be present on this important day and pay tribute to so many who lost their lives at Culloden on 6 April 1746. We will never forget them". The occasion was also marked by members of both the Royal Stuart Society and The Stewart Society.

 Roddy

Mr Roddy Livingstone attended and piped for the occasion,
playing Lament for MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart and Lament for MacDonnell of Laggan
.
Roddy group

 the close of the short commemoration we visited the nearby Foundling Museum to view William Hogarth’s painting “The March of the Guards to Finchley” which depicts (among other things!) a column of soldiers about to march north to meet the anticipated advance of the Jacobite army.

 

Buried in the Gardens

Name

Occupation

Regiment

Rank

Executed

John Berwick

Linen Draper

Manchester

Lieutenant

30 July 1746

Andrew Blood

Gentleman Farmer

Manchester

Officer

30 July 1746

Thomas Deacon

Gentleman

Manchester

Lieutenant

30 July 1746

George Fletcher

Linen Draper

Manchester

Captain

30 July 1746

David Morgan

Barrister-at-Law

Manchester

Captain

30 July 1746

Thomas Chadwick

Tallow Chandler

Manchester

Captain

30 July 1746

James Dawson

St John’s College

Cambridge

Manchester

Ensign

30 July 1746

Thomas Siddall

Barber

Manchester

Adjutant

30 July 1746

James Bradshaw

Merchant

Manchester

Captain

28 Nov 1746

James Nicholson

 

Perth’s

Lieutenant

22 August 1745

Sir John Wedderburn

of Blackness

5th Baronet

Receiver of Excise

Ogilvy’s and Elcho’s Lifeguards

28 Nov 1746

Andrew Wood

Shoemaker

John Roy Stuart’s

aptain

28 Nov. 1746

John Hamilton of Sandstoun

 

 

Govenor of Carlisle

15 Nov. 1746

Donald MacDonald

 

Keppoch’s

Captain

22 August 1746

Walter Ogilvie

Gentleman Writer

Perth’s

Lieutenant

22 August 1746

Andrew Leith

Farmer

Glenbucket’s

Captain

28 Nov. 1746

 

Welcome Fáilte Bienvenue Benvenuto Bienvenido Witam
Triumphant at last
Object
This is a non-political historical association, the objects of which are:-
  1. To study the Jacobite period.
  2. To record and preserve the memory of those who actively participated in, or who had connections with the '45.
  3. To mark the appropriate historical sites.
  4. To endeavour to safeguard the Jacobite heritage

For more details, see the 1745 Association Leaflet.

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Cairns, Memorials and Plaques
Events Leading to the Jacobite Rising
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Office Bearers of The 1745 Association

July 25th:, 2018, A Pint, A Puzzle and a Poem: An Hour with John Roy Stuart, Bard of CullodenCairn John Roy Stuart
 
Where: The Queens Arms, 49 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EP (the Queen in question being Mary, Queen of Scots)
 
When: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
 
How Much: £5
 
What (Event Description):

July 25th 1745: Prince Charles Edward Stuart, a.k.a. Bonnie Prince Charlie, sets foot on the mainland of Scotland for the first time.

July 25th 2018: Michael Nevin, Chairman of The 1745 Association, marks the anniversary by reflecting on the life, poems and remarkable adventures of John Roy Stuart. 

John Roy Stuart Plaque

A Pint: At your discretion from the excellent range of ales at the Queens Arms.

A Puzzle: How many of the incredible - as in unbelievable - stories told about John Roy actually happened?  Is truth really stranger than fiction?  Or have some of the folk tales passed down through the ages simply grown with the telling?

A Poem: The event concludes with a new English rendition of John Roy's greatest poem, The Day of Culloden, in which he reflects on the final battle on British soil, a battle in which John Roy led his Edinburgh Regiment into the thick of the fighting.  "If all the Highlanders had fought as fiercely as the officer with the red hair and the little hand, the outcome might very well have been different".

The entry price includes a copy of a booklet, "The Poems of John Roy Stuart: A Personal Tribute" which includes a new English translation of "The Day of Culloden".

How to book: Through EventBrite by typing in “John Roy Stuart” under Search events or categories, or Google “A Pint with a Poet: John Roy Stuart” which takes you to the event.

NB: Because of space constraints in the semi-private area of The Queens Arms, only 26 tickets are available for the event.

 

Click the link here for a JRS poem

JRS_Video.avi

 

Mission Statement
Charles Edward Stuart by Giles Hussey in pencil and red chalk
  New content you won't find anywhere else. Our primary communication is The Jacobite, provided as part of the membership benefits. Recent research by association members found the location of Lochiel's burial place at Bergues.
Le du Teillay Versailles Palace - Court of Honour Charles' signature
Culloden weekend 2018, 13-15 April.
Professor Murray Pittock will deliver the 1745 Association/NTS lecture on Friday 13 April 1pm Culloden Visitor Centre
September, 2017
The success of the 1745 Association's Annual Gathering is attributed to Michael Nevin,and Stephen Lord. We visited The Tower of London, Chiswick House and the National Portrait Gallery among other places.

September 2018
The Annual Gathering in 2018 will be held in Edinburgh