The Original Scots Colonists of Early America. Supplement 1607-1707


Author: Dobson, David
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 211 pp.


This Supplement contains data that enlarges on some of the information found in David Dobson’s Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1612-1783 for the time period 1607-1707; it also contains completely new information gleaned from recent research. The original publication, issued by GPC in 1989, was based entirely on source material located in the United Kingdom, while this volume contains primary and secondary material from both U.K. and U.S. sources. The Supplement concentrates, moreover, on seventeenth-century emigration, a far more difficult period to document than that of the following century.

The four main phases of Scottish immigration during this century were: (1) Nova Scotia in the 1620s; (2) New England and the Chesapeake mid-century; (3) South Carolina in the mid-1680s; and (4) East New Jersey, also in the mid-1680s. In total, probably around 4,000 Scots settled between Stuartstown, South Carolina and Port Royal, Nova Scotia before 1700. Thanks to the unstinting efforts of Mr. Dobson, virtually all of them are identified in The Original Scots Colonists and in this present Supplement.

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