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During the conflict which resulted from the ousting of King James II by his Protestant rival, William III, Enniskillen and Derry were the focus of Williamite resistance in Ireland, including the nearby Battle of Newtownbutler.
However, this was followed by the protracted Williamite War in Ireland and Dundee's rising in Scotland.
After this, James attempted to retake the throne by force in the Williamite War, and was finally defeated by William at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
Although the term is not documented until 1900, a conjectural etymology for the term is that it originated in 17th century Ireland for Protestant supporters of King William III during the Williamite War.
* 1689 – The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
His father, John Butler Yeats ( 1839 – 1922 ), was a descendant of Jervis Yeats, a Williamite soldier and linen merchant who died in 1712.
** Battle of Aughrim: Williamite troops defeat the Jacobites in Ireland.
)-Start of the Williamite War in Ireland: The deposed James II of England lands with 6, 000 French soldiers in Ireland, where there is a Catholic majority, hoping to use it as the base for a counter-coup.
** Williamite War in Ireland: Siege of Derry: James II arrives at the gates of Derry and asks for its surrender, which is refused by the Protestant defenders.
The Treaty of Limerick ended the Williamite war in Ireland which was fought between supporters of the Catholic King James II ( Jacobites ) and the Protestant King William of Orange ( Williamites ).
The regiment served in the Williamite War, fighting at the Battles of the Boyne and Aughrim.
Many Williamite troops at the Boyne, including their very effective irregular cavalry, were Protestants from Ulster, who called themselves " Inniskillingers " and were referred to by contemporaries as " Scots-Irish ".
The Williamite army at the Boyne was about 36, 000 strong, composed of troops from many countries.
The best Williamite infantry were from Denmark and the Netherlands, professional soldiers equipped with the latest flintlock muskets.
The Williamite forces went on a long detour march which, later in the day, almost saw them cut off the Jacobite retreat at the village of Naul.
Having secured the village of Oldbridge, some Williamite infantry tried to hold off successive cavalry attacks with disciplined volley fire, but were scattered and driven into the river, with the exception of the Blue Guards.
Originally, Irish Protestants commemorated the Battle of Aughrim on 12 July ( old style, equivalent to 23 July new style ), symbolising their victory in the Williamite war in Ireland.
In the County Development Plan for 2000, Meath County Council rezoned the land at the eastern edge of Oldbridge, at the site of the main Williamite crossing, to residential status.
* Richard Doherty, ' The Williamite War in Ireland 1688 – 1691 ', Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1998.
Category: Battles of the Williamite War in Ireland
The Orange Order flag, also known as the Boyne Standard, consisting of an orange background with a St George's Cross and a purple star which was the symbol of Williamite forces.
Huguenot regiments fought for William of Orange in the Williamite war in Ireland, for which they were rewarded with land grants and titles, many settling in Dublin.
The Flemings were lords of Slane from the twelfth century until seventeenth century, when the Conyngham family replaced them as lords of Slane during the Williamite Confiscations.
In the Williamite war in Ireland ( 1689 – 91 ), the Jacobites also retreated behind the Shannon after their defeat at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
During the Williamite War in Ireland ( 1689 – 1691 ) the city was to endure two further sieges, one in 1690 and another in 1691.

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