re: "Captain Joseph Johnston of Co. Monaghan, also an Officer in Squire Johnston's Regiment, died as a result of a bomb at the Siege of Derry - 1689."
He may have married a Miss Houston.
Other Houston connections may be :
The Scotch-Irish, pp.610-611
Enacted that the Persons hereafter named, viz. :--
Hugh Montgomery, Earl of Mount Alexander;
John Skeffington, Viscount Massareene;
William Caulfield, Viscount Charlemont;(rel. to Houston)
William Stewart, Viscount Mountjoy; (rel. to Houston ?)
Ezekiel Hopkins, Lord Bishop of Derry;
Henry Lord Blaney, of Monaghan;
Sir Arthur Royden, of Moyra, Bart.;
Sir Francis Hamilton, of Castlehamilton, Bart.;
Sir William Franckiln, of Belfast, Bart.;
Sir Tristrum Beresford, of Ballykally, Bart.;
Sir John Mugill / Magill / McGill ?, of Gill-Hall, Knt.;
Samuel Morrison, Gent.;
all late of the CITY OF DUBLIN.
Robert Rochford,Esq., of WESTMEATH.
Henry Baker, of Dumagan, Esq;
James Brabazon, of Carrstown, Gent.;
Christopher Fortescue, of Dromiskin, Esq.;(rel. to Adair)
all of the COUNTY OF LOWTH.
George Vaughan, of Buncrana, Esq.;
John Forward, of Coolemackiltraine, Esq.;
Hugh Hamill, of Lifford, Esq;
William Groves, of Castles-hannaghan, Esq.;
Kilmer Braizier, of Rath, Esq.;
Major Gustavus Hamilton, of Rusogile;
John Wigton, of Raphoe, Gent.;
John Cowen, of St. Johnstown, Gent.;
Chas. Calhoone / Calhoun, of Letterkenny, Gent.;
James Fisher, of Derry, Gent.;
and Captain Jervis Squire, of Donaghmore,
all of the COUNTY OF DONEGAL AND LONDONDERRY.
David Kearnes, of Askragh, Esq.;
Audley Meryn, of Trilick, Gent.;
George Walker, of Donoughmore, Clerk; (rel. of Houston ?)
William Stewart of Killemoon, Gent.; (rel. of Houston ?)
all of the COUNTY OF TYRONE.
John Knox, of Glasslogh, Clerk, (rel of Houston ?)
of the COUNTY OF MONAGHAN.
Clotworthy Skeffington, of Antrim, Esq.;
Col. Robt. Adaire, of Ballymena; (rel. of Houston)
Arthur Upton of Templepatrick, Esq.;
Lieutenant-Colonel William Shaw, of Gemeway;
Captain William Shaw, of Bash;
Lt-Colonel Robert Hueston, of Cregg; (Houston of Craig ?)
Captain William Adare of Ballymena; (rel. of Houston)
all of the COUNTY OF ANTRIM.
Daniel Mac Neale, of Dundrum, Gent.,
of the COUNTY OF DOWN.
Major Joseph Strowde, of Lisburne,
in the COUNTY OF ARMAGH.
Alex. Stewart, Esq., son of the Lord Mountjoy;(rel. of Houston)
Warham Jemett, Collector;
Capt. Alexander Lecky,
Capt. Samuel Norman,
Capt. Matthew Cockins,
Capt. Alex. Tomkins,
Capt. John Tomkins,
Capt. Thomas Moncrieff,
Capt. James Lennox, Capt.
Lieut. Wm. Crookshanks,
Lieut. Jas. Spicke,
Lieut. Danl. Sherrard,
Lieut. Edward Brooks,
Lieut. Henry Long,
Lieut. William Macky / Mackie / Mackay,
Lieut. Robert Morrison, (rel. of Houston ?)
Lieut. Wm. Newton,
Lieut. Henry Campsy,
Col. George Philips, of Newtownlimavady:
Lt. Colonel Edward Carry, of Dungivin;
Capt. Stephen Heard,
Capt. James Strong,
Capt. Samuel Hobson,
Captain Abraham Hilhouse / Hillhouse, of Ballycastle;
Col. George Canning, of Garvagh;
Capt. Wm. Church,
Capt. Adam Downing, of Bellaghy;
Captain Samuel Wright,
Lt.Colonel Robert Lundy,
and David Rosse / Ross / Rose, of Londonderry, Gent.;
all of the COUNTY OF LONDONDERRY.
Capt. Chidley Coote, of Voughtershire (?), ROSCOMMON.
Henry Nickleson, of Ballanagargine, Gent.;
Adam Ormsby, of Comine, Gent.;
Francis Gore, of Sligo, Gent.;
Charles Nicleson / Nicholson, of Larrass, Gent.;
all of the COUNTY OF SLIGO.
Major Owen Vaughan of Carrowmore, MAYO,
whether dead or alive, or killed in open rebellion, or now in arms against your Majesty, and every one of them shall be deemed, and are hereby declared and adjudged traitors, convicted and attainted of high treason, and shall suffer such pains of death, penalties, and forfeitures respectively, as in cases of high treason are accustomed.
Robert Lindsay, Esq., of Manor Lindsay, Esq., of TYRONE,
and Francis Annesley, jun., of Cloghmagherycatt, of DOWN,
have absented themselves from this Kingdom, since the Fifth of November last,
they shal1 suffer such pains of death, and other forfeitures and penalties as in cases of high treason are accustomed.