William sustained another defeat, but the battle was one of the most fiercely contested of the whole war.
The county of Edinburgh, or Midlothian, which he contested against the dominant influence of astonishing exertions.
Of military antiquities the most remarkable are Tyrone's ditches, near Poyntzpass; and the pass of Moyry, the entry into the county from the south, which was fiercely contested by the Irish in 1595 and 1600, is defended by a castle.
He contested Colchester in 1788, when both candidates received the same number of votes, but Tierney was declared elected.
Of his fortune (estimated at $5,000,000) approximately $4,000,000 was bequeathed for the establishment and maintenance of "a free public library and reading-room in the City of New York"; but, as the will was successfully contested by relatives, only about $2,000,000 of the bequest was applied to its original purpose; in 1895 the Tilden Trust was combined with the Astor and Lenox libraries to form the New York Public Library.