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Thomas Smiley
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Birth: 1660
South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: 1689
Londonderry
County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Thomas Smiley emigrated to Londonderry, Ireland from Lanarkshire, Scotland about 1670 with his family as part of the 'Plantation of Ulster'.

Thomas died in battle during the Siege of Londonderry in 1689. As a Williamite defender of the city, he helped to prevent the fall of the city to King James II, which allowed time for the Royal Navy of William III of England to arrive and lift the siege.

He is buried outside of the old city walls.

The Smiley Family was awarded an armorial ensign, by the Crown of England, based upon the courage exhibited by Thomas in battle. The motto translates as "Valor in Arms" or "Virtue with Power".

Three of his sons sailed to America and established Smiley bloodlines. John Smiley settled in Pennsylvania, William in Virginia, and Francis in New Hampshire.

Several of the Smiley decendents fought in the Revolutionary War, and their decendents fought in the War of 1812, the Civil War, and subsequent wars.

Additional information for Thomas Smiley is available on Wikipedia.

 
 
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 Children:
  John Smiley (1680 - 1765)*
  Francis Smiley (1689 - 1763)*
 
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Note: exact burial location is unknown
 
Burial:
Derry City Cemetery
Derry
County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
 
Created by: Paul B
Record added: Jan 01, 2012
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In remembrance of his contribution to the founding of the United States. My mom and I are direct descendants through Maude Rundall, my Great Grandmother. She was a lifetime member and contributor for Daughters of the American Revolution. My mom, Barbara,...(Read more)
- Cheri Casale
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- Peggy Richardson
 Added: Aug. 23, 2015
My 7th great grandfather.
- Leonard W. Smith
 Added: Oct. 23, 2012
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