I am extremely interested in your list of all the Williamite Officers who fought at the Boyne. I am looking for all participants named Montgomery (Montgomerie), Dunbar, Gordon. My 8th & 7th great grand fathers fought in the battle.
Several accounts of family history relate that a descendant of Sir Neil (Sir Neil Montgomery 2nd Laird of Lainshaw), probably a great-grandson, said to be of Lifford, was a Major in King William's Army and was at the Battle of the Boyne fought near Drogheda, Ireland, July 1, 1690. There is much difference in the accounts; he being called variously Hugh, Alexander, John and William. On his name they can not agree, but all concur on his in fighting in the Battle of the Boyne, as a major and three say he was killed. A son, John Montgomery an officer in his father's regiment was wounded and two brothers were reported killed in same. John was afterwards promoted to become Major John Montgomery for bravery in this battle. He was henceforth known in all records of his family as the "Boyne Water Major."
Major John Montgomery was born Abt 1665 in Ireland or Scotland and died after 15 June 1741 in New Castle Co., DE. John married Margaret, daughter of Sir William Dunbar of Mochrum County Galloway. John and Margaret came to America bet 1715-1720. I have seen a reference to a Sir William Dunbar of Mochrum killed at the Battle of the Boyne and I think it likely that this Sir William is Margaret's father, but I have not been able to confirm it. John and Margaret had a daughter Anne, who married Major Gordon of the dragoons, son of William Gordon of Craichlaw. I suspect these Gordons were at the Boyne also.
I also have information that there was a Captain Alexander Montgomery born Abt 1665 Derry, Ireland, at the Boyne. The account says he served in a Grenadier Regiment on the side of King William. He was severely wounded. He never fully recovered from his wounds and died from same in 1701 in Derry, Ireland. Various Montgomery researchers have speculated that this Alexander maybe related to the Major Montgomery killed at the Boyne, possibly a brother or a cousin. This Captain Alexander Montgomery is not either of the Major Montgomerys as described above.
I have been looking for a list of officers, units, etc., which were at the Boyne for sometime now without much success. I am also looking for officers, units, etc., which were at Derry and Enniskillen, hoping to track them that way and that has been slow going also. Anything you could send on officers, units and hometowns would be greatly appreciated.