Anti-militia campaigner

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Jackie Crookstone

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Sometimes known as Jackie Crookston
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born 18 June 1768, died 29 August 1797

Born in Gladsmuir, Lothian, Jackie was the daughter of Agnes Hogg, and James Crookstone. Little is known of her life apart from the heroic stance she took against the Scottish Militia Act of 1797. The act aimed to supply able men for Britain’s expanding empire, but local miners opposed enforced conscription.

Sources
The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Entry on Jackie Crookstone by Maureen Meikle
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