1690s in Scotland

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Events from the 1690s in the Kingdom of Scotland.

Incumbents[edit]

Monarch of Scotland

  • William II, r. 1689–1702 (Co-monarch with Mary II)
  • Mary II r. 1689–1694 (Co-monarch with William III & II)

Duke of Rothesay, Prince and Great Steward of Scotland etc.

  • Vacant

Events[edit]

1690

1692

1694

  • 28 December – on the death of Queen Mary II, William III becomes sole monarch of Scotland, England and Ireland.[2]

1695

1696

1698

1699

  • The colony of New Caledonia abandoned; the colonists return to Scotland.[4][5]
  • September – the second expedition to Darien sets sail, unaware of the failure of the first.[4][5]

Births[edit]

1692

1695

1696

1698

1699

Deaths[edit]

1690

1692

1694

1695

1696

1697

1699

References[edit]

  1. ^ Site Record for Cromdale, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland 
  2. ^ a b c Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 285–288. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  3. ^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 
  4. ^ a b c d John Prebble, The Darien Disaster, A Scots Colony in the New World, 1698–1700, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968.
  5. ^ a b c d Darien: The Scottish Dream of Empire. Prebble, John, ISBN 1-84158-054-6