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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press (September 6, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0820326437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0820326436
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #272,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A useful survey that undoubtedly will be the standard work on the subject for a good while to come."--North Carolina Historical Review


"A brief but impressive piece of scholarship that is particularly valuable for its incorporation of Canada and the West Indies into the discussion of the Scottish presence in America."--Georgia Historical Quarterly


"Dobson . . . seems to have visited most of the major local and national archives on both sides of the Atlantic and to have compiled a vaster array of published materials about Scottish migrants to the Americas than any previous writer."--William and Mary Quarterly


"Dobson gathers widely scattered sources and from them weaves a highly informative narrative that addresses the motives of the emigrants, their patterns of settlement, and the contributions they made to colonial society.”--Journal of the Early Republic


"A useful source of background information that will aid genealogists in interpreting their documents and placing the information they use in proper historical perspective. It is recommended for all who are interested in colonial-American immigration patterns."--National Genealogical Society Quarterly


“Can be commended for complementing the few historical studies on the interrelation of Scotland and colonial America that are available, and for enhancing academic interest in a field of research that, indeed, has not received the attention it deserves."--Scottish Studies Newsletter


"A good reference for and point of entry to the processes and nature of Scottish emigration to North America; for the genealogist, it provides clues to the origins of immigrant ancestors.”--New England Historical and Genealogical Register


"Solidly researched and well-written . . . Will undoubtedly pave the way for future research, and should be an invaluable source for historians and genealogists alike."--Eighteenth-Century Scotland

About the Author

David Dobson is an honorary research fellow at the University of St. Andrews and an honorary post doctoral fellow of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are mainly Scottish emigration and maritime Scotland between 1600 and 1800. He is the author of Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785 (Georgia), Scottish Trade with Colonial Charleston, 1683 -1783, and many additional volumes on Scottish emigration overseas in the early modern period.

 

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By couponsdoworkdotcom on October 17, 2014
Format: Paperback
great book but ONE major error that a lot of authors have in their books about "Thomas Henderson - Jamestown - 1607" :
He did NOT exist :
Thomas Henderson who is said to have arrived in April 1607, or soon thereafter, with the earliest settlers of
Virginia. That no documented fact exists to support the myth has in no way
discouraged belief in the yarn. It has crept into standard research works,
informal family histories, and the records of such organizations as the
Daughters of the American Revolution....
They have this Thomas Henderson coming from Dumfries, Scotland, which,
if he existed, would be altogether possible. He arrived at Jamestown Island,
then moved to places called Yellow Spring and Blue Spring, then to
Williamsburg and later to Albemarle County. A son or grandson, Richard
Henderson married a daughter Mary of Ensign Washer....
Now to sort out that jumble a bit. No early gazetteer shows Blue Spring or
Yellow Spring on or near Jamestown Island. Although Middle Plantation was
established at the site in 1633, Williamsburg as such was not founded until
1699; and Albemarle not until 1744, which would have made Thomas Henderson of
1607 extraordinarily long-lived.
Ensign Washer (the "Ensign" is a military rank, not a name; his first name is
not recorded) indeed was a member of the House of Burgesses. He attended the
Burgesses in 1619 and was mentioned in the annals of the Virginia Company....
Ensign Washer vanished from the Virginia records after 1619, and the name
never recurred in colonial records. (There were and are Wash families,
however, including Washes who settled near Hendersons in Hanover County in
the first third of the 18th century.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JPKirkpatrick on June 22, 2014
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While the book had a lot of evident research, there were huge holes in it. Mainly the emigration to America into the Philadelphia, PA and New Castle, DE areas of the Mid-1700's.
Otherwise, this book will prove valuable to the researcher who wants background information of the likely causation of the emigration.
Did not cover much on the Scots-Irish emigration.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anna Newman on April 18, 2014
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Was looking forward to receiving this book as my ancestors are some of the original settlers of Maryland and every bit of information I gather is important. Nice looking cover. However, I skipped reading the entire book and only covered the chapters that pertain to what I was researching. There is repetitive information in some of the chapters. When I have more time, I will read the entire book. That said, an addition to my collection of reference material.
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 5, 2013
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This book is beautiful and has made an excellent addition to my genealogy library. The book came in perfect condition and very fast.
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