War Diaries

11th March 1689

  From “Derry and Enniskillen in the Year 1689″ by Thomas Witherow:   On the 11th of March, when the Protestant leaders were still in Council, it ( Lieutenant General Richard Hamilton’s army) had reached Newry. There was no time left them to concentrate their forces, to […]

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7th March 1689

7th March 1689

7th March 1689: Tyrconnell orders Lieutenant-General Richard Hamilton north with a thousand regular soldiers, two thousand new recruits and a few artillery pieces. Their aim is to head north, subdue the rebels and return Ulster to James’ allegiance.

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3rd March 1689

3rd March 1689

The Evidence of Captain Charles Kinaston—“He alleged that he also carried a letter to the Jacobite camp from Lundy’s wife Martha, daughter of Rowland Davies, the future Dean of Cork. Kinaston stated that the letter was intended for Lieutenant General Richard Hamilton, but as he was not […]

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20th February 1689

20th February 1689

20th February 1689: The Committee for Irish Affairs agree to send a Commission and instruction from the King to Lundy to be carried to Londonderry by Lieutenant James Hamilton. Hamilton was also to carry £1,000 as well as supplies and provisions. However he was not to grant […]

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15th February 1689

“The present generation finds itself in circumstances entirely different from those in which our ancestors found themselves in 1689. May it not be that a change of circumstances calls for a corresponding change in the special virtues which it is our duty to exhibit? When religion, property, […]

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13th February 1689

13th February 1689

February 13th 1689: The Convention Parliament declares that James’ flight is an act of abdication, leaving the throne vacant. Parliament offers the throne to William and Mary, James eldest (Protestant) daughter rather that James’ eldest (Catholic) son, James Francis Edward.

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12th December 1688

On this day: 12th December 1688 Rev George Walker’s Diary: “My Lord Montjoy appears before the Town…”   Rev John MacKenzie’s Diary “…where for some time he was made to stand (upon a warm debate within whether he should be admitted). At length, out of respect for […]

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Press Release – The Trial of Lundy Website Launch

Press Release – The Trial of Lundy Website Launch

A unique new web-site will be launched at the Tower Museum Derry on Friday 6th December that might help prove a man’s innocence -325 years later. Or it might confirm his guilt. The Trial of Lundy.com is the result of a year-long intensive search to unearth the evidence […]

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