By Lucille H. Campey
This is often the 1st totally documented and distinct account, produced in recent years, of 1 of the best early migrations of Scots to North the USA. the arriving of the Hector in 1773, with approximately two hundred Scottish passengers, sparked an immense inflow of Scots to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. hundreds of thousands of Scots, in most cases from the Highlands and Islands, streamed into the province through the past due 1700s and the 1st 1/2 the 19th century.Lucille Campey strains the method of emigration and explains why Scots selected their assorted cost destinations in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. a lot exact info has been distilled to supply new insights on how, why and whilst the province got here to obtain its particular Scottish groups. demanding the generally held assumption that this used to be essentially a flight from poverty, After the Hector finds how Scots have been being stimulated by means of features, comparable to the chance for better freedoms and higher livelihoods.The affliction and turmoil of the later Highland Clearances have solid a protracted shadow over past occasions, making a misunderstanding that each one emigration were compelled on humans. not easy proof exhibit that almost all emigration used to be voluntary, self-financed and pursued by means of humans anticipating to enhance their financial clients. a mixture of push and pull elements introduced Scots to Nova Scotia, laying down a wealthy and deep seam of Scottish tradition that keeps to flourish. greatly documented with all recognized passenger lists and information of over 300 send crossings, this booklet tells their story."The saga of the Scots who discovered a house clear of domestic in Nova Scotia, instructed in an easy, unembellished, no-nonsense variety with a few surprises alongside the best way. This publication includes a lot of significant curiosity to historians and genealogists."- Professor Edward J. Cowan, college of Glasgow"...a well-written, crisp narrative that gives an invaluable define of the recognized Scottish settlements as much as the center of the nineteenth century...avoid[s] the sentimental 'victim & scapegoat strategy' to the subject and as an alternative has supplied an account of the points of interest and mechanisms of settlement...."- Professor Michael Vance, St. Mary's college, Halifax
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8 DAVID BALLANTYNE. Removed to Cape George, where his descendants are numerous. 9 GEORGE BROWN. Settled on Frasers Mountain. 10 JOHN BROWNFIELD. A native of Derry, in Ireland, and a Presbyterian, died near French River, where his descendants still are. 11 JAMES CARMICHAEL. A native of Perthshire. His descendants well known. 12 ROBERT DUNN. A native of Glasgow, settled on property now owned and occupied by his sons. 13 JOHN FRASER. A Highlander from Inverness.
Having become aware of the Philadelphia Land Company through the alumni and trustees at the College, he approached Pagan. Together they purchased almost 40,000 acres of the Philadelphia Grant for £225. 27 Thus Witherspoon had 2 5 AFTER THE HECTOR a conscience about his involvement in the colonization scheme but Pagan, who would be supplying the ship, had fewer scruples. Having failed in their first attempt, Witherspoon and Pagan had much greater success when they appointed John Ross as their agent.
Married to a daughter of B. McGee. His descendants numerous. 8 DAVID BALLANTYNE. Removed to Cape George, where his descendants are numerous. 9 GEORGE BROWN. Settled on Frasers Mountain. 10 JOHN BROWNFIELD. A native of Derry, in Ireland, and a Presbyterian, died near French River, where his descendants still are. 11 JAMES CARMICHAEL. A native of Perthshire. His descendants well known. 12 ROBERT DUNN. A native of Glasgow, settled on property now owned and occupied by his sons. 13 JOHN FRASER. A Highlander from Inverness.
After the Hector: The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852 by Lucille H. Campey