Act for the Attainder of divers Protestants in Ireland.
Introduced in the
Irish Parliament, Dublin 12 May 1689. Extracted from the Annals of
Derry, Robert Simpson, Londonderry, Hempton,1847. Reprinted North West
Books, Limavady ,1987.
act repealed the acts of settlement and all grants, patents and certificates
as applied to the persons named. They were all Protestants named by Members
of Parliament. The Act was immediately passed three times and then locked
away so that any Protestants might not see it, until the expiry date
(November) by which time any appeals had to be made. In consequence the
property and goods of the persons named were seized for King James II. Some
2,441 persons were named and all declared “ traitors, and adjudged to
suffer the pains of death and forfeiture, without hope of any pardon, after
the first day of November then ensuing.” To make sure James also approved
another Act which prevented the English Parliament from rescinding the Irish
Of those of the City and County of
Londonderry, who were, by the aforesaid decree, attainted and declared
traitors for their adherence to the Protestant religion, the following is a
catalogue, taken from the Rolls Office, Dublin.
Alexander, Captain Andrew. Dawson,
Ashe, Captain Thomas. Dawson, Walter, gent.
Babington, Matthew, gent. Denney, William, gent.
Donegal or Derry
Downing, Captain Adam
Benson, Basil, gent. do. Earls, Francis gent.
Blacker, George, gent. Evers, George gent.
Blackweli, Quarter-master. Edwards, Captain Nicholas
Blair, Thomas, gent. Elliott, Lieutenant Robert
Byers, George, gent. Farrald, William, gent.
Brazier, Kilner, gent.
Donegal or Derry.
Caldwell, Hugh, gent. Done. Fisher,
gal or Derry.
Foliot, John, Esq.
Calhoun, Charles, gent. . Foliot, Thomas, gent.
Campsie, Lieutenant Hugh. Forward, Captain, Donegal
Canning, Colonel George. or Derry;
Carey, Lieut.-Col. Edward. Forward, Joshua, do.
Cary, Captain Francis, Done- Gage, Captain John.
gal or Derry. Gillespie, James, gent.
Cary, Lieutenant William do. Gore,
Ralph, gent. Donegal
Cary, Captain Robert do. or Deny.
Church, Captain William. Groves, William, gent. do.
Cockayne, Matthew, gent.
Graham, James, do.
Cope, Durham Esq.
George, James, do.
Conolly, Patrick, gent.
Hamel, Hugh, Esq.
Donegal or Derry. Hamilton, John, Donegal or
Corry, William, gent. Derry.
Donegal or Derry. Hamilton, Charles, do.
Cowan, Captain John do. Hamilton, Francis, gent.
Cowan, Robert, gentleman. Hamilton, Major Gustavus
Cunningham, Lt.-Col. Wm.
Hart, George, gent. Donegal
Cunningham, William, Done- or Derry.
gal or Derry. Hart, Captain Henry.
Cunningham, Henry, do.
Heard. Captain Stephen.
Hardman, William gent. Orr, John,
}Donegal or Derry
Hillhouse, Captain Abraham. Orr, James,
Hogg, Alexander gent. Patton, Henry
Hopkins, Lord Bishop. Phillips,
Huey, Captain James. Phillips,
Hunter, Henry gent. Powell, .Johnathan
Irwin, John gent. Price,
Jennings, T. gent. Rea.
Johnston, Captain John. Reney, Captain
Jourdan, P. gent.
Richardson, Wm Esq.
Knox, John gent. Rossal, David
Knox, Andrew, Donegal or Rowley, Hugh Esq.
Sampson, Michael gent.
Knox, William gent. do. Donegal
Leathem, Captain William, Scott,
Mathew gent. do.
Derry. Skinner, James gent.
Lesly, Rev. Charles do. Skipton,
Lindsey, Andrew do. Skipton,
Long. Lieutenant Henry. Smith,
Lundy, Lieut-Col. Robert. Squirl,
Captain Jervas. -
Mackay, Lieutenant William. Stewart,
John gent. Donegal
M’Lornane, Captain Mathew or
Maddan, Daniel gent. Strong,
Captain James do.
Mansfield, Ralph, Donegal or Sweetnam,
Sweetnam, Tristram gent.
Maxwell, James Esq. Thompson, Lieut.
Miller, Captain. Trueman, Ralph gent.
Morrison, Lieutenant Robert Vaughan. Captain
Montgomery. John gent. Do- Donegal or
negal or Derry. Vaughan, ----Esq.
Newtown, Lieut. William. Wallace,
Norman, Samuel Esq. Walker, William
Nesbit, Alexander, .Donegal Walker, Lieutenant
or Derry. Workman, Meredith gent.
Nesbit John do. Wright
Obery, Francis gent. Derry. Young, James, Donegal or