After a brief history of these interesting people the book tells of the beginnings of the colony. It is noted with interest that the Boomer family (originally Bulmer) must have been amongst the first arrivals for when King William was en route from Carrickfergus to the River Boyne. He had trouble with his carriage crossing the River Lagan at Drumbeg where he had an enforced stop while his carriage was repaired by Rene Bulmer (Boomer), the local blacksmith whose family were described as in the phrase of the day "Protestant Strangers".
always looking for info John Boomer and Agnes McMaster , Im stuck on them and cant get back any further. They had 9 children born in Belfast.