Scots-Irish Links, 1575-1725, Part 3
According to some estimates as many as 100,000 Scotsmen were re-settled by the British government in the Irish Plantation of Ulster during the 17th century. After the turn of the next century, the descendants of many of these Ulster Scots, better known as the Scotch-Irish, would play a major role in diversifying the population of the British colonies and, in particular, in opening up the American frontier to European settlement. The purpose of this series book is to help persons of Scotch-Irish descent make the linkage first to Ulster and then back to Scotland. Compiled from primary sources at the Scottish Record Office in Edinburgh, as well as from various burgess rolls, registers, and prerogative court records in Aberdeen, Dunbarton, Glasgow, Inveraray, London or Canterbury, the work identifies some 1,200 Scotsmen (in two alphabetically arranged lists) who resided in Ulster between the early 1600s and the early 1700s. Many of the persons so identified were young men from Ireland-many bearing Scottish surnames-attending universities in Scotland. Still other Scots-Irish links were apprentices, ministers, merchants, weavers, teachers, or persons in flight. While most of the students are described merely by name, university, and date of attendance, in a number of cases Mr. Dobson is able to provide information on the man or woman's spouse, children, local origins, landholding, and, of course, the source of the information. While there is no certainty that each of the persons identified in Scots-Irish Links or their descendants ultimately emigrated to America, undoubtedly many did or possessed kinsmen who did. It is their descendants today who will be forever indebted to Mr. Dobson for making their ancestors' origins accessible.
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12 February 17 August 19 July 22 June 25 July 28 March 28 November acres in Ulster ALEXANDER applied for 2000 ARCHIBALD Ayrshire Bangor barony of Ardes barony of Strabane born in Scotland burgess and guildsbrother Cal.SP.Ire CAMPBELL Captain Carrickfergus Coleraine Comber g/s County Antrim County Armagh County Cavan County Donegal County Fermanagh County Londonderry County Tyrone CUNNINGHAM DAVID December denization 28 November denization 9 denization on 28 died Donaghadee Edinburgh University gentleman GEORGE Glasgow University Glenarme graduated granted Irish denization guildsbrother of Glasgow Hamilton of Edenagh HUGH Ireland Irish denization 28 Irish student January John Hamilton Larne master MAXWELL merchant aboard merchant in Belfast merchant in Dublin minister MONTGOMERY PATRICK port of Ayr port of Glasgow port of Irvine Precinct of Fewes probate Reverend Scots-Irish student September St Andrews Strabane student at Edinburgh student at Glasgow tenant of John THOMAS Ulster on 25 University of St wife