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From: Jan Fennell <>
Subject: [S-I] "Defenders of the Plantation of Ulster 1641-1691" - McCaw,Dillon, McCurdy, Anderson, Cargill
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2011 15:05:47 -0700
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You are so generous. Please know that we are so thankful for all that you do.

Please lookup Harkness, which may well have been Harkneys at that period in time.
Janice née Harkness

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On Nov 6, 2011, at 3:18 AM, SUSAN BR <> wrote:

> Linda could I please have McCaw, Dillon, McCurdy, Anderson, Cargill lookups please? Thank you so much, Susan
>> Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2011 15:15:56 +0000
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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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