During the 17th century, as many as 100,000 Scottish Lowlanders relocated to the Plantation of Ulster (Northern Ireland). Within a few generations, the descendants of these Ulster Scots immigrated in substantial numbers across the Atlantic, where, as the Scotch-Irish (Scots-Irish), they made a major contribution to the settlement and development of colonial America.
This is the tenth part in a series compiled by Mr. Dobson to identify the Lowland Scots who migrated to Ulster between 1575 and 1725–many of whose progeny may have immigrated to America. This volume is based largely on research carried out in both manuscript and published sources located in Scotland, Ireland, England, and the Netherlands. In all, this indexed and fully sourced publication identifies an additional 3,500 persons–including a few people of Anglo-Irish or indigenous Irish origin–who may have immigrated to North America during the period under investigation. Here is just one of them:
BLACKWOOD, JOHN, a tenant in Ballymacormick and Ballyleely near Bangor, County Down, in 1681. [HM]; John Blackwood of Ballyleidy, born 1662, died 11 July 1720, husband of Ann Blackwood, born 1673, died 12 September 1741. [Old Abbey Church gravestone, Bangor, County Down]</BLOCKQUOTE</>