8th July 1689

8th July 1689

Butcher’s Gate, Londonderry and an extract from Captain Ash’s Diary:

 

“8. [July 1689] They played fourteen bombs; one of them broke an ensign’s leg in Butcher’s-street, of which he died. The battering-pieces played almost the whole day against Butcher’s-gate; one of the balls, which weigh near 14 pounds, came through the gate and killed a man in the street. At night, the Governors ordered large pieces of timber to be reared against the outside of the gate to secure it from the battering-pieces.”