Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650-1775

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Genealogical Publishing Com, 1983 - Reference - 239 pages
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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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David Dobson is an honorary research fellow with the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, King's College, University of Aberdeen. He is the author of nearly fifty genealogical or historical sourcebooks.

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