Address from Enniskillen, 1689

From Derry and Enniskillen in the Year 1689 by Thomas Witherow

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To their most Excellent Majesties King William and Queen Mary. The humble Address of the Governor, Officers, Clergy, and other inhabitants of your Majesties' Town of Enniskillen, in your Majesties' Kingdom of Ireland.

We your Majesties' most faithful and most loyal subjects, do in the first place offer up unto Almighty God our most humble thanks for the deliverance vouchsafed us from our merciless and bloody enemies; and next unto your most sacred Majesties for your gracious care taken of us, and in sending Major-General Kirk to the relief of the poor handful of your Majesties' Protestant subjects left in this place and Derry (whose miraculous holding out, under God, has been the preservation of the Protestant interest in this Kingdom), and for those worthy officers sent to this place by him; among which the honourable Colonel William Wolseley, our Commander-in-Chief, under whose great and happy conduct God has been pleased to bless us with the most signal and remarkable victory obtained over our enemy in this or the former age. And as we were early in the demonstration of our loyalty, in proclaiming your most sacred Majesties on the eleventh day of March last, so we shall persevere in the same dutiful allegiance to our lives' end, ever imploring the Divine Majesty to continue your prosperous reign, long and long over us, most humbly begging your most sacred Majesties favourably to accept this Address of our most humble and sincere obedience, which we shall ever be ready to make both good with our hearts and hands.

Gustavus Hamilton, Isaac Collyer.
Governor. George Dury.
Tho. Lloyd. Tho. White.
Tho. Hart. William Wiseheart
Edw. Dixy. Robert Moor.
Dan. Hodson. Fran. Folliot.
W. Smith. John Dean.
Morgan Hart. Fran. Graham.
Alex. Acheson. William Jivine.

Ja. Graham.

Robert Clark.

Thos. Roscrow.

William Browning.

Andrew Montgomery.

Ja. Johnston.

Daniel French.

Ja. Browning.

Henry Smith.

Roger Wilton.

Richard Newstead.

Ed. Wood.

Robert Starling.

F. King.

Henry Johnston.

Robert Drury.

Matthew Webster. John Browning.

William Slack.

Ja. Campbell.

Allan Cathcart.

George Cashell.

An. Hamilton.

Povey Hookes.

James Johnston.

John Armstrong.

Ja. Golden.

Toby Mulloy.

Arnold Cosbye.

Robert Vaughan.

Jo. Price.

Robert Wear.

Robert Johnston.

Malcome Cathcart.

Francis Aldrich.

Robert Robison.

William Parsons.

James Matthews.

Ambrose Bedel.

Mart. Armstrong.

H. Hughes.

Claud. Bealy.

Jason Hazard.

Ninian Scot.

Tho. Hughes.

Tho. Armstrong.

Ichabod Skelson.

Jo. Frisell.

Hen. Howel.

Dan. Armstrong.

Robert Stevenson.

Matthew Young.

Thomas Johnston.

Marc. Buchanan.

William Johnston.

George Wattson.

Thomas Osborn.

Ro. MacConnell.

Thomas Scot.

Ja. Robison.

John Lowder.

Jo. Roberts.

William Kitle.

Ro. Ward.

William Birney.

Bar. Gibson.

James King.

Jo. Crozier.

Jo. Rider.

Hu. Blair.

Christopher Carleton.

Jo. King.

Ja. Devitt.

Thomas Young.

Charles MacFayden.

John Fulton.

Laurence Crow.

George Hart.

Edward Ellis.

James Matthews.

William Blashford.

Ja. Lucy.

Francis Ellis.

Ja. Mitchell.

Hercules Ellis.

Mat. Lindsay.

John Corry.

Thomas Davenport.

John Neper.

All. Fulton.

James Corry.

Paul Dean, Provost.

John Sherriffe.

Ja. Ewart.

George Corry.

Jo. Ballard.

Samuel Forth.

Thomas Shore.

James Cathcart.

Richard Taylor.

Edward Cosbye.

Ed. Gubbin.

William MacCormick.

Thomas Leturvel.

William Campbell.

George Hammersley.

Charles King.

William Frith.

Hugh Montgomery.

Jo. Hale.

George Cooper.

Robert Johnston.

Hu. Cathcart.

Cor. Donellan.

Hugh Corry.

Theo. Bury.

Ed. Davenport.

Hu. Galbraith.

Au. Ellis.

William Ross.

Jo. Woodward.

John Galbraith.

William Gore.

Matthew Young.

William Charleton.

James Delap.

George Russell.

William Ball.

Aylet Sommes.

Jo. Smith.

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William R. Young’s Fighters of Derry has for decades been one of the most overlooked works on the Siege of Derry and as a local genealogical resource. First published in 1932, the book was the product of ten years’ research into identifying participants at the siege which the author undertook when suffering from ill-health in the latter part of his life.

The book is essentially divided into two parts: the first contains 1660 biographical entries relating to the defenders of Derry, tracing, where possible, the family lineage; and the second part includes 352 entries on the Jacobite side. Apart from individual accounts of eminent protagonists in the siege, such as David Cairnes, Rev. George Walker, the Duke of Schomberg, Patrick Sarsfield, etc., there is also background given to many of the most influential families involved in the conflict.