Scottish Highlanders on the Eve of the Great Migration, 1725-1775: The People of Argyll

Scottish Highlanders on the Eve of the Great Migration, 1725-1775: The People of Argyll

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Author: Dobson, David
Publication Date: 2005
Reprint Date: 2008
Pages: x 137 pp.
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This is the first volume in 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. While this volume is not a comprehensive directory of all the people of Argyll during the mid-18th-century, it does pull together references on nearly 3,000 18th-century inhabitants. Coverage extends to all parishes within Argyll, with the exception of the Isle of Jura, which has been dealt with elsewhere in print. In all cases, Mr. Dobson gives each Highlander’s name, a place within Argyll (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.

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