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Jacobite Risings (1688-1746)

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  • Ewan Macpherson of Cluny (1706 - 1764)
    Ewen MacPherson of Cluny, also known as "Cluny Macpherson" (11 February 1706 – 30 June 1764), was the chief of the Clan MacPherson at the time of the Jacobite Rising of 1745. He took part as a suppor...
  • Sir Richard Vyvyan, 3rd Baronet (c.1676 - 1724)
    Sir Richard Vyvyan of Trelowarren, 3rd Baronet (28 September 1681 – 1724) was a prominent Jacobite. Richard Vyvyan was born in Colan, Cornwall. In 1697 he married a distant cousin, Mary Vivian, of ...
  • Brig.-General Andrews Windsor, MP (1678 - 1765)
    Family and Education b. 1678, 4th s. of Thomas Windsor, 1st Earl of Plymouth, being 3rd s. by his 2nd w. Ursula, da. and coh. of Sir Thomas Widdrington, M.P., Speaker of the House of Commons, of Chee...
  • Lucius Henry Cary, 6th Viscount of Falkland (1687 - 1730)
    Lucius Henry Cary, 6th Viscount Falkland (27 August 1687 – 31 December 1730) was a Scottish peer and Jacobite. Cary was the son of Edward Cary (1656–1692), of Caldicot, Monmouthshire, and his wife ...
  • Thomas Cochrane, 8th Earl of Dundonald (1691 - 1778)
    Thomas Cochrane, 8th Earl of Dundonald (1691 – 31 October 1778) was a Scottish nobleman, army officer and politician. He was Member of Parliament for Renfrewshire, 1722-1727. He served as Commissione...

Jacobite Risings

The Jacobite Risings were a series of uprisings, rebellions, and wars in Great Britain and Ireland occurring between 1688 and 1746. The uprisings were aimed at returning James VII of Scotland and II of England, and later his descendants of the House of Stuart, to the throne after he was deposed by Parliament during the Glorious Revolution. The series of conflicts takes its name from Jacobitism, from Jacobus, the Latin form of James.

The major Jacobite Risings were called the Jacobite Rebellions by the ruling governments. The "First Jacobite Rebellion" and "Second Jacobite Rebellion" were known respectively as "The Fifteen" and "The Forty-Five", after the years in which they occurred (1715 and 1745).

Although each Jacobite Rising had unique features, they were part of a larger series of military campaigns by Jacobites attempting to restore the Stuart kings to the thrones of Scotland and England (and after 1707, Great Britain). James was deposed in 1688 and the thrones were claimed by his daughter Mary II jointly with her husband, the Dutch-born William of Orange.

After the House of Hanover succeeded to the British throne in 1714, the risings continued, and intensified. They continued until the last Jacobite Rebellion ("the Forty-Five"), led by Charles Edward Stuart (the Young Pretender), who was soundly defeated at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. This ended any realistic hope of a Stuart restoration.


Profiles related to the The Jacobite war in Ireland (also called the The Williamite War in Ireland are included in the geni project Battleground Ireland.