Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650-1775
Between 1650 and 1775 many thousands of Scots were banished to the American colonies for political, religious, or criminal offenses. In the aftermath of the English Civil War, for example, Oliver Cromwell transported thousands of Scots soldiers to Virginia, New England, and the West Indies. These exiles, together with a stream of petty criminals, formed a sizable proportion of the Scottish population of colonial America. Mr. Dobson here furnishes a list of these banished Scots, the ancestors of thousands of Americans living today. For each person cited in this directory, some or all of the following information is provided: name, occupation, place of residence in Scotland, place of capture and captivity, parent's name, date and cause of banishment, name of the ship sailing to the colonies, and date and place of arrival in the colonies.
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29 June 30 July Argyll's rebellion August 1685 PC Barbados by Samuel Barbados or Jamaica Canongate Tolbooth captured at Pres captured at Preston captured at Worcester Covenanter in Argyll's Cromarty's regiment East New Jersey Edinburgh Tolbooth Edward Johnston Elizabeth and Anne Ewing August 1685 Glasgow Glengarry's regiment Glenmoriston Gravesend to Boston Jacobite in Cromarty's Jamaica by John Jamaica or Barbados John and Sarah John Ewing August JOHN Jacobite captured Landed at Port landed on Martinique Leeward Islands Leith to Jamaica Liverpool to South Martinique June 1747 Maryland 5 August master Edward Trafford master John Greene master John Ricky Ogilvy's Plantations Port Oxford Prisoner at Carlisle Prisoner at Inverness Prisoner in Edinburgh privateer and landed Richard Holmes Richard Hutton Royalist soldier captured Samuel Smith 31 Scott of Pitlochie ship and Tilbury Smith 31 March Thief Thomas Beck Trans Transported 1747 Transported from Gravesend Transported from Leith Transported from Liverpool Transported from London