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Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785 by David Dobson

By David Dobson

Before 1650, just a couple of hundred Scots had trickled into the yankee colonies, yet through the early 1770s the quantity had risen to 10,000 consistent with 12 months. A conservative estimate of the complete variety of Scots who settled in North the United States ahead of 1785 is round 150,000.

Who have been those Scots? What did they do? the place did they settle? What elements prompted their emigration? Dobson's paintings, in response to unique examine on either side of the Atlantic, comprehensively identifies the Scottish contribution to the cost of North the US sooner than 1785, with specific emphasis at the 17th century.

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Some seem to have been made by Scots who were banished by Cromwell to New England: Niven Agnew, Kittery, Maine, probate 16 September 1687; James Grant, York, Maine, probate 11 January 1694; John Brody, Kittery, Maine, probate 6 December 1681; Alexander Cooper, Kittery, Maine, probate 28 February 1684; John Taylor, Berwick, Maine, probate 23 February 1691; Robert Junkins, The Emigrant Tradition 37 York, Maine, probate 2 January 1699; James Warren, Berwick, Maine, probate 24 December 1702; Malcolm Mclntyre, probate 2 October 1705; and Alexander Maxwell, York, Maine, probate 8 October 1707.

As has been already stated, the cosmopolitan population of the New Netherlands included a number of Scots. M. "24 Two Scottish ships, the Hope and the James, both of Leith, were engaged in this enterprise. "23 The Privy Council New York 45 responded by ordering local authorities to provide the applicants with such people, Edward Josste and John Forrester, merchants in Tain, who were responsible for organizing the venture, wished to transport at least four hundred Scots to New York. Evidently they did not wish to restrict their passengers to criminals and convicts since they also employed agents to recruit passengers for New York in different parts of Scotland.

Luke, which had sailed from London in March 1623 for St. John's, and sailed along the Acadian coastline on a voyage of exploration without establishing a settlement. 23 On i July 1629 another group of Scots, seventy in all, under the leadership of James Stewart, Lord Ochikree, landed at Baleine on Cape Breton Island. Thirty died there, and the remainder surrendered to the French, who transported them to England on board the SaintJean later that year. -Germain-en-Laye between England and France.

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