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1689 Address of Loyalty from Somerset County Inhabitants to William and Mary

Transcribed by Craig O'Donnell.




Address of the Inhabitants of the County of Somersett.
Nover the 28th 1689.

To the King and Queen most Ext Majty.

Wee your Majesty's Subjects in the Somersett and Province of Maryland, being refreshed and Encouraged by your Majestys great and prosperous undertakings, and by your late gracious letter to these of this Province, do cast ourselves at your Majesty's feet humbly desiring and hopefully expecting the continuance of your Maj care of us, as our Case and Circumstances doe or may require, in the confidence whereof wee resolve to continue (by the grace of God) in the Profession and defence of the Protestant Religion and your Majesty's Title and interest against the French and other Papists that oppose and trouble us in soe just and good a cause not doubting but your Majestys wisdom and clemency will afford unto us all needful suitable Aid and Protection for securing our Religion, lives and liberty under Protestant Governors and Government, and for enabling us to defend ourselves against all Invaders. Thus praying for your Majestys long and happy Reigne over us, Wee know ourselves to bee (with due Reverence and sincerity.)

Your Majestys Loyall Obedient and humble Subjects

John Huett Wm Coulbourne jun Thomas Wilson Henry Philips
John Parsons Thomas Shild Thomas Stivenson James Knox
John Browne Wm Alexander Randolph Revell Peter Elzey
James Smith Epraem Wilson Thomas Smith John Knox
Thomas Wallr John Knox Thomas Wallr Alexander Knox
Alexander Procter John Renshaw James Conner William Wilmot
Micayah Sadler John Chanceleer John Smoche Nicholas Cornwell
John Miller Adam Spence Tho. Midgley John Baron
John Deale Martin Curtis Clement Giles Robert Johnson
William Bowen Devoraux Diegas Robert Simson Edward Evans
Hugh Jingle John Coltston Richard Warren Mathew Jones
Richard Hill John Goldsmith John Browne Willm Owen
Malcom Knox William Knox William Hacaland Richard Jarrett
Nathaniel Clark George Boyman [Bozman] John Nelson William Waller
George Phebus John Rawley John Jones George Park
Wm Polk Wm Wilson Edward Surnam Charles Ractlife
William Melvell William Smith Richard Mackclure John White
John Rowell John Killam John More Saml Hopkins junr
Benjamin Keyar Ralph Milbourne Henry Hall Francis Heap
John Pope Thomas Oxford William Hearne Richard Pepper
John Saunders Nathaniell Abbott William Coard William Hall
William Davis Joshua Light John Rust Nathaniel Vesey
Richard Woodcraft Tobias Pepper WaIler Read John Peterfranck
Stephen Page Thomas Edwards Alexander Mackcullah George Beniam
Andrew Miller Patrick Reed John Steell William Browne
Thomas Bromley William Wouldhave Richard Wildgoose John Lucas
Richard Cole William Oswell John Snow George Latham
William Law William Alexandr Junr John Gray Robert Polk
Thomas Pollett Charles Mullen Arnold Elzey Alexander White
William Nelson Michael Hannah William Lawrence John Swaine
Ambrose Archer William Stevenson James Barber Samll Showell
William Jurvill John Mcknitt Wm Coulbourne James Marrah
John Roach Owen Mckgraw William Round Richard Farwell
Alexander Kyll Thomas Poynter John Strawbridge Adam Fitch
William Burch Thomas Gordon Nicholas Carpenter John Henderson
John Tarr Richard Hill Edmd Beachamp Allen Ross
Geo. Nobell Richard Britten Peter Whaples William Layton
William Boyman [Bozman] Geo. Lane John Crawley Samll Worthington
Robert Peny Moses Fenton John Porter Ninian Dulap
James Henderson James Duncan John Barber John Hicks
William Mead Robert Neame Henry Mills Richard Dennis
Thomas Morgan Humphrey Read William Shankland David Dresdan
John Watt John Ellis Thomas Ellis John Starret
William Fossit Thomas Delahide Arthur Hanley John Christopher
Philip Askew Roger Phillips Robert Crouch George Bayley
Lazurus Maddux John Davis Henry Hamon Miles Harrison
Tho. Dixon Alexander Maddux John Frankland Wm Coulbourne
Robert Boyer Nicholas Jodvin [Todvin] Geo. Layfeild Comtr [sic] Michael Clugstone
Laurence Crawford Wm Traile Thomas Wilson Samll Davis
Peter Dent John West John Boyman [Bozman] James Sangster
John Tayler Edward Jones Thomas Poole Roger Burkham
John Emmit John King William Planer William Planer junr
Richard Tull Thomas Tull Robert Hall John Braughton
William Nobell John Colhoune John Williams Richard Chambers
John Trupshan Mathew Dorman James Langreene Nathll Horsey
Alexander Thomas John Mackbride David Brown Francis Jenkins
William Brerton John Winder Robt King James Dashiell
Stephen Suff Thomas Newbold James Round Samll Hopkins
Edmd Howard Thomas Jones Henry Smith Robert Cade
John Johnson Francis Joyce

This is a true Copy taken from the Original
Examined and signed by the Order of the Respective Persons above named.

Peter Dent dpty Collr of his Majestys Customes in the County of Somersett.

[Indorsed]
Maryland 1689.
Address of the Inhabitants of the County of Somersett to their Majties.
Recd. from my Lord Shrewsbury, 7th Febry. 1689.

NOTE: It was in 1689 that Lord Baltimore lost the Calvert family's hold on the province of Maryland, and the province came under the rule of King William and Queen Mary. The overwhelming majority of the names signed to this address were Presbyterians, along with the names of 15 or 20 Church of England men (like Huett, Revell, Dixon, Coulbourne, Horsey, Chambers, Dent, Elzey, Tull, Waller, Smith, Dashiell, Brereton and Bozman) . None are identified as Quakers.


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