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Battle of Boyne, William of Orange's Army.
Author: Gloria Maude (Chittick) Shiflett
- circa 1985, this is a great letter written by a Chittick relative about her genealogical search and some of the results. A great story included is about battles from 1687 England/Scotland.

Dear Possible Relative:

Please let me introduce myself - Gloria Maude Chittick Shiflett. I am researching my father's family - the Chittick's of Fermanagh County, N. Ireland.

Sometime in 1856 my great grandfather Christopher Chittick (1830-1914) arrived in New York City. The story goes that he met my ggrandmother Mary Jane Fields aboard ship and that they married before leaving for Canada - St. Mary's, Perth County, Ontario, where they resided on the land taken up by an Archibald Chittick in 1853 from the Canada Company. He consequentially disappeared from the area for parts unknown. It appears that Christopher came to join the rest of his family. A William H. had taken up the land there and died there in 1854 leaving a wife and child; proven brothers John C and Robert and sisters Margaret m: Barton Allen, Jane m: John Stewart, Anne m: John (Van) Slack and possibly his mother Mary Eligan Chittick. There is no record of his father George Chittick ever coming to this land. Robert left Canada and went first to Mich., IL, and finally settled in Livingston County, Missouri.

A story, which has been recounted to me follows:

In 1687 seven (7) Chittick brothers joined William of Orange's army to fight the finian King James II, they came from Scotland, six stayed in Ireland after the battle of Boyne. They all belonged to the Church of Ireland. So it appears we are Ulster Scots. I have been in touch with Chitticks in Enniskellan area of Fermanagh, Co., N. Ireland and an waiting for another letter, hopefully with some answers to the family over there.

I have been pursuing the genealogical information for the Chitticks for the last four years and have located 14 different branches of the Chittick's all born around 1800 and 5 separate men born around 1776. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all this information but will gladly share it with anyone who is interested. The search is what is exciting and I have met a lot of very nice people. The Chittick's are great people. Maybe some day we can have a family reunion. It is something to think about.

Enclosed is a list of the above mentioned Chittick's.

Fermanagh Co., Ireland
Circa 1776: James, William, Thomas Hugh (1776), George (1785 Deed), Hugh (came to Ohio prior to 1802), Lancelot (father of above Hugh, Thomas)

Nova Scotia, Canada
Circa 1800: Samuel, George (Dorchester Area), J.Guy (1823), Stewart, John Johnstone (1830 Tennessee), Robert (1823), Thomas (1826), Thomas (1830), Francis (1830)

Gloria Shiflett
9007 Joseph Street
Grand Blanc, MI 48439

Pleas contact me with your information. Sincerely Yours,


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