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Scottish Highlanders on the Eve of the Great Migration, 1725-1775. The Northern Highlands, Volume 2 (Paperback): David Dobson Scottish Highlanders on the Eve of the Great Migration, 1725-1775. The Northern Highlands, Volume 2 (Paperback)
David Dobson
R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Footprints - An Autobiography (Paperback): David Dobson Davenport Footprints - An Autobiography (Paperback)
David Dobson Davenport
R376 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R49 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The People of the Scottish Borders, 1650-1800 (Paperback, New): David Dobson The People of the Scottish Borders, 1650-1800 (Paperback, New)
David Dobson
R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Scottish Highlanders on the Eve of the Great Migration, 1725-1775 - The People of Argyll. Volume 2 (Paperback, New): David... Scottish Highlanders on the Eve of the Great Migration, 1725-1775 - The People of Argyll. Volume 2 (Paperback, New)
David Dobson
R439 Discovery Miles 4 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 2005 Clearfield Company launched a new series of books by David Dobson designed to identify the origins of Scottish Highlanders who traveled to America prior to the Great Highland Migration that began in the 1730s and intensified thereafter. Much of the Highland emigration was directly related to a breakdown in social and economic institutions. Under the pressures of the commercial and industrial revolutions of the 17th and 18th centuries, Highland chieftains abandoned their patriarchal role in favor of becoming capitalist landlords. By raising farm rents to the breaking point, the chiefs left the social fabric of the Scottish Highlands in tatters. Accordingly, voluntary emigration by Gaelic-speaking Highlanders began in the 1730s. The social breakdown was intensified by the failure of the Jacobite cause in 1745, followed by the British military occupation and repression in the Highlands in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden. In 1746, the British government dispatched about 1,000 Highland Jacobite prisoners of war to the colonies as indentured servants. Later, during the Seven Years War of 1756-63, Highland regiments recruited in the service of the British crown chose to settle in Canada and America rather than return to Scotland.Once in North America, the Highlanders tended to be clannish and moved in extended family groups, unlike immigrants from the Lowlands who moved as individuals or in groups of a few families. The Gaelic-speaking Highlanders tended to settle on the North American frontier, whereas the Lowlanders merged with the English on the coast. Highlanders seem to have established "beachheads," and their kin subsequently followed. The best example of this pattern is in North Carolina, where they first arrived in 1739 and moved to the Piedmont, to be followed by others for over a century.Another factor that distinguishes research in Highland genealogy is the availability of pertinent records. Scottish genealogical research is generally based on the parish registers of the Church of Scotland, which provide information on baptisms and marriages. In the Scottish Lowlands, such records can date back to the mid-16th century, but, in general, Highland records start much later. Americans seeking their Highland roots, therefore, face the problem that there are few, if any, church records available that pre-date the American Revolution. In the absence of Church of Scotland records, the researcher must turn to a miscellany of other records, such as court records, estate papers, sasines, gravestone inscriptions, burgess rolls, port books, services of heirs, wills and testaments, and especially rent rolls. (Some rent rolls even pre-date parish registers.)This series, therefore, is designed to identify the kinds of records that are available in the absence of parish registers and to supplement the church registers when they are available.Volume Three, the latest in the series, covers Highlanders from the county of Inverness, a location from which many of the pioneer emigrants who settled in colonial Georgia, Pennsylvania, upper New York, Jamaica, and the Canadian Maritimes originated. Inverness-shire is also the county where the Fraser's Highlanders regiment, which played a prominent part in the French and Indian War and in the settlement of Canada, was raised.While the present volume is not a comprehensive directory of all the people of Inverness-shire during the mid-18th century, it does pull together references on more than 2,100 18th-century inhabitants. Coverage extends to all regions within Inverness. In all cases, Mr. Dobson gives each Highlander's name, a place within Inverness-shire (birth, residence, employment, etc.), a date, and the source. In some cases, we also learn the identities of relatives, the individual's employment, vessel traveled on, and so forth.See also the other volumes in this series: The People of ArgyllThe People of Highland PerthshireThe People

The People of Edinburgh [Scotland], 1725-1775 (Paperback, New): David Dobson The People of Edinburgh [Scotland], 1725-1775 (Paperback, New)
David Dobson
R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The People of Glasgow [Scotland], 1725-1775 (Paperback, New): David Dobson The People of Glasgow [Scotland], 1725-1775 (Paperback, New)
David Dobson
R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America. Part Four (Paperback): David Dobson Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America. Part Four (Paperback)
David Dobson
R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book under consideration here marks the second in a series on Scottish colonial soldiers compiled by emigration authority David Dobson. (The first volume was published as two parts in one.) Working from manuscripts in the Acts of the Privy Council and the Calendar of British State Papers and published sources such as the Aberdeen Journal, the Edinburgh Advertiser, and the Georgia Gazette, the author has uncovered information on an additional 750 Scottish colonial solders not found in his earlier book. One such soldier was "John Wright, born in High Calton, Edinburgh, during 1728, an army sergeant who fought in the French and Indian War and in the American War of Independence, witnessed to death of Wolfe on the Plains of Abraham, died in Joppa, Edinburgh, in 1838, father of a Roman Catholic priest in Montreal."

Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825. Volume I (Paperback): David Dobson Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825. Volume I (Paperback)
David Dobson
R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825. Volume II (Paperback): David Dobson Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825. Volume II (Paperback)
David Dobson
R586 Discovery Miles 5 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825 (Hardcover): David Dobson Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825 (Hardcover)
David Dobson
R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825 (Hardcover): David Dobson Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825 (Hardcover)
David Dobson
R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825 (Hardcover): David Dobson Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825 (Hardcover)
David Dobson
R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Scottish-American Court Records, 1733-1783 (Paperback): David Dobson Scottish-American Court Records, 1733-1783 (Paperback)
David Dobson
R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Original Scots Colonists of Early America (Hardcover): David Dobson The Original Scots Colonists of Early America (Hardcover)
David Dobson
R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Original Scots Colonists of Early America (Hardcover): David Dobson The Original Scots Colonists of Early America (Hardcover)
David Dobson
R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825 (Hardcover): David Dobson Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825 (Hardcover)
David Dobson
R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Scots-Dutch Links, 1575-1825. Volume II (Paperback): David Dobson Scots-Dutch Links, 1575-1825. Volume II (Paperback)
David Dobson
R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Scottish-German Links, 1550-1850. Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd ed.): David Dobson Scottish-German Links, 1550-1850. Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
David Dobson
R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Scots-Scandinavian Links in Europe and America, 1550-1850. Second Edition (Paperback): David Dobson Scots-Scandinavian Links in Europe and America, 1550-1850. Second Edition (Paperback)
David Dobson
R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Anglo-Dutch Links, 1560-1860 (Paperback): David Dobson Anglo-Dutch Links, 1560-1860 (Paperback)
David Dobson
R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The People of Barbados, 1625-1875 (Paperback): David Dobson The People of Barbados, 1625-1875 (Paperback)
David Dobson
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Can We Save Them? (Paperback): David Dobson Can We Save Them? (Paperback)
David Dobson
R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Discusses the physical characteristics, habits, natural habitat, and protection of many endangered species in North America, including Florida panthers, Puerto-Rican parrots, and a variety of wildflowers.

Scots in Southern Europe, 1600-1900. Second Edition - Spain, Portugal, Italy, Madeira, and the Islands of the Mediterranean and... Scots in Southern Europe, 1600-1900. Second Edition - Spain, Portugal, Italy, Madeira, and the Islands of the Mediterranean and Atlantic (Paperback)
David Dobson
R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The People of Jamaica, 1655-1855 (Paperback): David Dobson The People of Jamaica, 1655-1855 (Paperback)
David Dobson
R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Scots in Poland, Russia, and the Baltic States, 1550-1850. Part Three (Paperback): David Dobson Scots in Poland, Russia, and the Baltic States, 1550-1850. Part Three (Paperback)
David Dobson
R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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