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
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
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)
9007 Joseph Street
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Pleas contact me with your information. Sincerely Yours,