He was appointed treasurer to the College of Surgeons in Edinburgh but when James VII
introduced the Test Act, making him head of the church, John Hutton refused to accept.
The clans remained loyal to James VII
after he was replaced by William III on the English and Scottish thrones in 1689.
The throne of his ancestors was filled by a series of commissioners, latterly, his brother James, duke of York, the future James VII
The Killing Times ended soon afterwards, with the flight into exile of King James VII
December 23 is Festivus On this day: 1688 - King James VII
of Scotland and James II of England, the last Roman Catholic British monarch, flees to France in largely bloodless coup by William of Orange.
A man of property and a large-scale cattle dealer, MacGregor spent much time riding the Menteith Hills, checking on stock and selling cattle "protection" to fund the Jacobite cause of restoring deposed King James VII
. When, at age 40, Rob Roy defaulted on a debt, the Duke of Montrose declared him an outlaw.
The deposition of King James VII
and II in 1688 was celebrated at the time for its comparative bloodlessness.
It includes Scottish kings from Robert II in 1316 to James VII
in 1685 along with three times world F1 champ Sir Jackie Stewart.