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From: sean roche <>
Subject: [S-I] ARCHIVED RECORDS
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2011 13:32:35 +0000
re: The archives are full of the results. If you haven't checked the archives for lookups of your surname, wow, are you messing up
This may be a daft question, but....................
How do I access these records please ?
> Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2011 08:22:51 -0500
> Subject: [S-I] Look up-Defenders & Fighters
> Thanks, Linda!
> I am interested in the surnames Bruster (also spelled Brewster, Bruister)
> and Dunn (Dun, Donne).
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> Subject: [S-I] "Defenders of the Plantation of Ulster 1641-1691"
> Hi folks,
> I have sprung for this book, compiled by Brian Mitchell. It contains two
> lists of names (with some details) from two sources. These are the muster
> roll of Garrison in the City of Londonderry from 1642-43. This resides in
> PRONI as T808/15176, from the National Archives in London, State Papers,
> Domestic, Commonwealth Exchequer Papers, bundles 120 and 121). The second is
> from "The Fighters of Derry Their Deeds and Descendants..." by William
> Young, published in 1932. It covers the period 1688-1691. It also names
> those of the Enniskillen campaign as well as the harrying of Jacobite forces
> in Connaught and Ulster by locally raised regiments out of Enniskillen,
> Battle of the Boyne, Battle of Aughrim, and the final Irish surrender 23
> Sept. 1691. It includes the list of 921 people declared traitors by James'
> II's parliament in Dublin in 1689.
> I am willing to do very quick lookups over the next few weeks but only a few
> a day. I am also only willing to look up a name ONCE. So if your name has
> been done and I remember, you'll need to check the archives. Thus you'll
> learn how to do this and I'll feel less like I'm in some kind of endless
> lookup hell <grin>. When this happens I get grouchy and quit.
> Anyone else with a decent resource who feels inclined to make a look up
> offer -- we love this. The archives are full of the results. If you haven't
> checked the archives for lookups of your surname, wow, are you messing up
> <grin>. By 'decent' I mean please don't share your coffee table books or the
> stuff that sometimes get published for what reason I donno...I think to
> recruit cannon fodder for the armies (chest swelling, sources stuff about
> brave Scotch Irish soldiers, settlers, etc.). Primarily we want stuff
> that'll help us find our ancestors. Not books that are dead ends.
> I'll also post some info in the front of the book on the time period.
> Many of those mentioned left for America within a generation. You can
> generally tell if your ancestor was a defender of Derry because he was
> excluded from paying taxes for his life. You will find farms in New England
> that are excluded from paying taxes. I believe this ended with the
> Revolution. Anyone know?
> PS: if you are reading this later than December 2011, I have probably
> refiled the book on my self, where it is lost. So check the archives.
> Linda Merle
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