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BLACKNESS CASTLE (continued) [Contiued from page 72]
David Lindsay minister at Leith who was most acceptable to the court to intercede with the King for the interposition of his authority till the assembly should be heard in the matter but when he was entering the gates of the palace in discharge of his Commission he was apprehended and carried to Blackness. There also the ministers of Edinburgh were condemned to a temporary Confinement in 1587 for refusing to pray for the Queen's deliverance their refusal being "not simply to pray for her but for the preservation of her life as if she had been innocent of the crimes laid to her charge." In 1594 the Earl of Angus one of the excommunicated Lords was required to deliver himself up to custody in Blackness Castle till he should undergo a trial but he refusing was subsequently with the others found guilty of high treason. From August 1605 till the close of the following year John Welsh minister of Ayr who had married John Knox's daughter Elizabeth along with five other clergymen were confined in the Castle for refusing to Condemn the Assembly that had such a short time before at Aberdeen when they were "banished the King's dominions upon pain of death." About the same time a state prisoner of a different description Gilbert Brown Abbot of New Abbey "a trafficking and seducing Papist" who had been apprehended by Lord Cranston was lodged for a few days within its walls until [Continued on page 74]

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