Tuesday, August 29, 2023

'The Break of Killyleagh, 1688' - further details just discovered on the Cuffies of Shrigley

Following this recent post, and my subsequent expedition in search of John and William Cuffies' grave, here is an article from the Belfast Weekly Telegraph on 30 April 1910. For all of the fixation on "kings in wigs", their respective armies on opposing river banks, and the obscurities of battlefield strategy – the far more emotive community story has been almost totally lost. Thankfully there were some people who wrote down a few fragments, like these below. (PS Mark Talbot was certainly a colourful character - Wikipedia here).