Tyrone Residents at the Siege of Londonderry 1689
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The Parliament, called in Dublin, by King James, 7th May, 1689, had no representatives from the counties of Derry, Donegal or Fermanagh; and as many Protestants from those counties were engaged in the defense of Londonderry, they are described in the Act as .of Donegal or Derry. In the subjoined abstract, from it, are the names and addresses of such of the attainted persons as appear in the Corporation Minutes or any of the Derry Diaries, as participators in the defence of Derry, Sligo, or of the Passage of the Bann.
Of course many more are in the Act than we can identify as being the same persons mentioned in those histories. If parties possessed of local information respecting them supply it to the Publisher, additions can be made to this abstract hereafter.
"An Act for the Attainder of Divers Rebels, and for Preserving the Interest of Loyal Subjects."
WHEREAS a most horrid invasion was made by your Majesty's unnatural enemy the Prince of Orange, invited thereunto and assisted by many of your Majesty's rebellious and traitorous subjects; and having likewise raised, and levied open rebellion and war in several places in this kingdom, and entered into associations, and met in conventions, in order to call in and set up the said Prince of Orange, and the said rebels and traitors, having the impudence to declare for the Prince and Princess of Orange against your sacred Majesty, BE IT ENACTED, that the Persons hereafter named, viz.:
Hugh Montgomery, Earl of Mount Alexander; John Skeffington, Viscount Massareene; William Caulfield, Viscount Charlemont; William Stewart, Viscount Mountjoy; Ezekiel Hopkins, Lord Bishop of Kerry; Henry Lord Blaney, of Monaghan; Sir Arthur Royden, of Moyra, Bart.; Sir Francis Hamilton, of Castlehamilton, Bart.; Sir William Francklin, of Belfast, Bart.; Sir Tristrum Beresford, of Ballykelly, Bart.; Sir John Magill, of Gill-Hall, Knt.; Samuel Morrison, Gent.; all late of the City of Dublin - Robert Kochford, Esq., of WESTMEATH. Henry Baker, of Dumaghan, Esq.; James Brabazon, of Carrstown, Gent.; Christopher Fortescue, of Dromiskin, Esq.; all of the COUNTY of LOWTH. George Vaughan, of Buncrana, Esq.; John Forward, of Coolemackiltraine, Esq.; Hugh Hamill, of Lifford, Esq.; William Groves, of Castleshannaghan, Esq.; Kilmer Braizier, of Rath, Esq.; Major Gustavus Hamilton, of Rusogile ; John Wigton, of Raphoe, Gent.; John Coven, of St. Johnstown, Gent.; Chas. Calhoone, of Letterkenny, Gent; James Fisher, of Derry, Gent.; and Capt. Jervis Squire, of Donaghmore; all of the COUNTY of DONEGAL and LONDONDERRY.
David Kearnes, of Askragh, Esq.; Audley Mervyn, of T'rilick, Gent.; George Walker, of Donoughmore, Clerk; William Stewart, of Killemoon, Gent.; all of the COUNTY of TYRONE.
John Knox, of Glasslogh, Clerk, of the COUNTY of MONAGHAN. Clotworthy Skeffington, of Antrim, Esq.; Col. Robt. Adaire, of Ballymena; Arthur Upton, of Templepatrick, Esq.; Lieutenant-Colonel William Shaw, of Gemeway; Captain William Shaw, of Bash; Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Hueston, of Cregg; Captain William Adare, of Ballymena; all of the COUNTY of ANTRIM.
Daniel MacNeale, of Dundrum, Gent., of the COUNTY of DOWN Major Joseph Strowde, of Lisburne, in the COUNTY of ARMAGH. Alex. Stewart, Esq., son to the Lord Mountjoy; Warham Jemett, Collector; Capt. Alexander Lecky, Capt. Samuel Norman, Capt. Matthew Cockins, Capt. Alex. Tomkins, Capt. John Tomkins, Capt. Thomas Moncrieff, Capt. Jas. Lennox, Capt. Horace Kennedy, Lieut. Wm. Crookshanks, Lieut. Jas. Spicke, Lieut. Danl. Sherraid, Lieut. Edward Brooks, Lieut. Henry Long, Lieut. William Macky, Lieut. Robert Morrison, Lieut. Wm. Newton, Lieut. Henry Campsy, Lieut. Henry Thompson, Col. George Philips, of Newtownlimavady;
Lieut.-Col. Edwaid Gary, of Dungiven; Capt. Stephen Heard, Capt. James Strong, Capt. Thomas Ash, Capt. Samuel Hobson, Captain Abraham Hilhouse, of Ballycastle; Col. George Canning, of Garvagh; Capt. Wm. Church, Capt. Miller, Capt. Adam Downing, of Bellaghy; Captain Samuel Wright, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Lundy, and David Rosse, of Londonderry, Gent; all of the COUNTY of LONDONDERRY. Capt. Chidley Coote, of Voughtershire, ROSCOMMON. Henry Nickleson, of Ballanagargine, Gent.; Adam Ormsby, of Comine, Gent.; Francis Gore, of Sligo, Gent.; Charles Nicleson, of Larrass, Gent.; all of the COUNTY of SLIGO. Major Owen Vaughan, of Carrowmore, MAYO
-whether dead or alive, or killed in open rebellion, or now in arms against your Majesty, and every of them shall be deemed, and are hereby declared and adjudged traitors, convicted and attainted of high treason, and shall suffer such pains of death, penalties and forfeitures respectively, as in cases of high treason are accustomed. And whereas Robert Lindsay, of Manor Lindsay, Esq. of TYRONE, and Francis Annesley, jun., of Cloghmagherycatt, Gent., of Down, have absented themselves from this Kingdom, since the Fifth of November last, they shall suffer such pains of death, and other forfeitures and penalties as in cases of high treason are accustomed."
This abstract of the Act, is taken from a copy of it published in "The State of the Protestants of Ireland under the late King James's Government." As that work was written by William King, Chancellor and Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, during the Revolution, and afterwards Bishop of Derry, and who must have had opportunities of obtaining correct information, a few passages from it are here inserted:- "
The Names of the. Clergy that stayed in Londonderry in the time of the Siege.
CONFORMISTS. Mr. Christophilus Jenny, of Mullaghbreak. Mr. George Walker, of Donaghmore, near Dungannon Mr. Moses Davis, of Donaghendrie. Mr. John Knox, of Glaslogh. Mr. Bartholomew Black, of Aghalow. Mr. Thomas Sempell, of Donaghmore, near Cladyford Mr. Robert Morgan, of Cappy. Mr. John Campbell, of Sego, Mr. Andrew Robertson, of Derriloran. Mr. Michael MacClenachan, of Derry. Mr. Christy, of Monaghan. Mr. Seth Whittell, of Balliaghy, dead. Mr. William Cunningham, of Killishandra, dead. Mr. Richard Crowther, of Comber, dead. Mr. James Watmough, of Arigal, dsad. Mr. John Rowan, of Balteagh, dead. Mr. Elingsworth, near Newry, dead. NON-CONFOEMISTe. Mr. Thomas Boyd, of Aghadowy. Mr. William Crooks, of Ballykelly. Mr. John Rowat, of Lifford. Mr. John Mackenzie, of Derriloran. Mr. John Hamilton, of Donagheady, dead. Mr. Robert Wilson, of Strabane, dead. Mr. David Brown, of Urney, dead. Mr. William Gilchrist, of Kilrea, dead. The Names of the Clergymen that stayed in Londonderry during the siege, 1889. Mr. G. Walker, Governor of Londonderry; Mr. Mich. Clenakan, Minister of the same; Mr. Seth Whittel of Bellioghy, dead; Mr. James Watmouth, of Arigal, dead; Mr. John Rowen of Belteagh, dead; Mr. Richard Crowther, Curate of Cumber, dead; Mr. Tho. Sempel, Curate of Donaghmore; Mr. Robert Morgan, Curate of Gappy.-Of the Diocese of Derry. Mr. Christ. Jinny, Prebend of Mullahbracke; Mr. John Campbel of Segoe; Mr. Moses Davies, of Stewart-town ; Mr. Andrew Robison of Stewart-town ; Mr. Bartholomew Black, Curate of Aghalon; Mr. Ellingsworth, from beside Newry, dead.-Diocese of Armagh. Mr. John Knox, Minister of Glaslogh, &c; Mr. Johnston, of ??; Mr. Christy, Curate, of Monaghan. Of the Diocese of Clogher. Mr. William Cunningham, of Killishondra.The siege and history of Londonderry, edited by J. Hempton By Londonderry city 1861
*Note-A pamphlet entitled, " A Remenstrance of divers remarkable passages concerning the Church and Kingdom of Ireland ; recommended by letters from the Right Honourable the Lords-Justices and Council of Ireland, and presented by Henry Jones, D.D., and agent for the Ministers ofthe Gospel in that kingdom ; to the honourable House of Commons in England." London, 4to, 1642. " This was in consequence of a second commission issued soon after the commissioners had given in and printed their report. It is dated April 6, 1642, and was confined to Ulster. The commissioners specified arc Nathaniel Draiton, Daniel Harcourt, William Hammond, Simon Chichester