3rd July 1689

3rd July 1689

A view of the Double Bastion on Derry’s Walls. From Captain Ash’s Diary:

 

“3 [July 1689] They brought a thousand more of the Protestants to our walls, of all ages and sexes, whom we could not well relieve with provisions, though many of the garrison took in their friends privately and fed them, notwithstanding all orders to the contrary. In that day and night we had 30 bombs; one of them fell into the chimney in my quarters, broke open the hearth, and threw down some partitions, windows, and doors, but hurt no one.

 


This day a gallows was erected on the double bastion to hang the prisoners. We were told by some of the Protestants who came from the country, that a man came from the ships to one of their houses and desired us, if we were in great necessity to make two fires upon the Church, which was done. They burned all night.”