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Re: Battle of Boyne,1690

Re: Battle of Boyne,1690

ddmmonty (View posts)
Posted: 13 May 2003 10:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Jack

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.

Dean Montgomery


Re: Battle of Boyne,1690

Gladys Blyth (View posts)
Posted: 19 May 2003 2:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have been tracing Thomas Dixon Montgomery who was born in Allegany County New York in 1816. He married there about 1835 and after the birth of two children moved to Wisconsin where four more were born. The family moved to McLeod County, MN sometime after 1853 to take up farming.
I am wondering if he might have been a descendant of your Montgomerys.

Thanks for your time - Gladys.

Re: Battle of Boyne,1690

jmlala1 (View posts)
Posted: 16 Oct 2011 1:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Oct 2011 12:59PM GMT
Surnames: Montgomery,
Dean, did you ever find any information on the Montgomerys?
My relative seems to be Captain Alexander Montgomery who was
the decendant of one of two brothers who emigrated from Scotland some time before the year 1690. He settled in County Derry, Ireland.Of his two sons, William and Alexander,the later, Alexander's first born,William, begate Alexander who then begate Thomas W, who was the brother of my grandfather Charles Wesley Montgomery, Sr. Finding information is really difficult. I am told there is a MMontgomery Clan that helps people with research.

Re: Battle of Boyne,1690

jmlala1 (View posts)
Posted: 16 Oct 2011 1:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
CORRECTION: Captain Alexander Montgomery (at age 25 was in the battle of Boyne as Capt. Grenadiers under King William and severly wounderd. He never really recovered & died at age of 36 abt. 1701.////Capt. Alexander had two sons--William and Alexander.///Alexander's first son, William married Victoria MacPherson; William and Victoria had a son named Alexander(lived in Huntingdon, Pa on a farm)///Alexander's first son was William.///William married Nancy///William and Nancy had a large family with
Thomas W. Montgomery (state legislator) and C. W. Montgomery
as two of their sons.///the later son, C.W. Montgomery is my grandfather.
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