The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies
The Jacobite Rebellion
Jacobite Rebellion lasted almost sixty years.
It was an on-again, off-again conflict fought over succession and
religion. The Jacobites were Roman Catholics who supported the exiled Stuart
dynasty against the Presbyterian system that was in control of
the mid-point of this rebellion, in 1714, Queen Anne, the last of
Protestant Stuart monarchs died. In her place, King George I came into power.
George was a foreigner who did not even speak English. Many
people were very dissatisfied with this arrangement, including the Earl of Mar,
who was rebuffed when he went to meet with the new monarch.
responded by leading the latest rebellion of the Jacobite cause. By
the end of September, most of the
this was done without even bothering to notify the King they were supporting,
the "Old Pretender", King James III, who was in exile in Spain and not
aware of the situation. Word was sent to him and he went to try to assume his
throne. The Earl and his army moved
Jacobite forces were, however, mismanaged and split. The southern army marched
south to raise
James III was again forced to retreat after spending a dismal six weeks
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