Report by [William Ballantyne] on Scottish mission [1654]

Title

Report by [William Ballantyne] on Scottish mission [1654]

Subject

Scotland
Mission reports
Conversion
Capuchins
Jesuits

Description

Report from the superior of the Scottish mission, William Ballantyne, to PF. It describes the importance of the mission, the political situation, and the relationship between Protestants and Catholics in the country. The report also lists all the missionaries and their activities: a) secular priests, Ioannes Smiteus [John Smith] and Jacobus Crittonius [James Crichton] who both work in Galloway, Nithsdale and Lauderdale (all in the south). [Joannes Valcherus] John Walker and Thomas Lumsdenus [Thomas Lumsden] work in the territories of the Huntly family; the report also states there are three Irish priests working in the Highlands and on the islands; b) regular priests, Roger Lindzaius [Roger Lindsay], a Capuchin who is already "in officio" for 45 years, and Father Primrosius [Primrose] who works in Lothian; and c) priests from the Society of Jesus, Father Hall, Father Maxuellius [Maxwell], Father Macbreccus [Macbreccus], Father George Lesleus [Lesley], Father Joannes Smiteus [John Smith], Father Grantius [Grant] and Father Andreas Lesleus [Andrew Lesley]. The superior then goes on explaining family ties of important Catholic families, and describing which members of these families have been (re)converted.
Additional comments
The document is not dated but a (PF) note on 324r states the year 1654. 

Creator

[William Ballantyne]

Source

APF SOCG 297,324r-331v

Date

[1654]

Contributor

Addressed to PF

Format

Original, unsigned and undated

Language

Latin

Type

Report

Identifier

302

Coverage

Origin: unknown
Destination:

Citation

[William Ballantyne], “Report by [William Ballantyne] on Scottish mission [1654],” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 16, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13604.

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