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The Laggan Redshanks: The Highland Scots in West Ulster, 1568-1630 Paperback – March 21, 2014


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  • Paperback: 106 pages
  • Publisher: Ulster Heritage (March 21, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985587628
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985587628
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #796,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Barry R McCain is the administrator of the Ulster Heritage Project. The Project sponsors the Ulster Heritage DNA Project and promotes research into family and general history of the nine counties of Ulster. Mr McCain has a degree in history from Ole Miss. He works as a writer and lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Emma on April 12, 2014
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The Laggan Redshanks tells the story of the Highland Scots in Ulster, with a focus on the late 16th and early 17th centuries. McCain does a good job explaining role of the Redshanks in Ulster, which changed from that of seasonal mercenaries in the hire of Irish lords battling an enemy common to the Irish and the Scots—the English—to landowners in Ulster with a great deal of power and influence of their own. Thoroughly researched and well-written, this brief volume is rich in detail, though not overwhelmingly so.

It is my opinion that the author assumes his readers will have at least a broad, basic knowledge of the history of the British Isles during this time period; however, even with my limited knowledge of the subject, I had no difficulty following the narrative. Without a doubt, the author’s inclusion of the “Dramatis Personae” at the beginning of the book helped me to keep all of the players straight.

While this book appears on the surface to be somewhat academic, the intrigues recounted within its pages give it a much broader appeal. Anyone with Ulster Scots ancestry, or simply an interest in the historic conflicts involving the Irish, Scots, and English, should find this book fascinating. McCain promised “Gaelic sexual intrigues” and “English Machiavellian manoeuvres,” and he did not disappoint. In addition to the history, McCain has included Portlough Precinct Muster Rolls for the year 1630, which list the able-bodied men of the district (many with Redshanks surnames) by name, as well as the undertakers, or landowners, to whom they were obligated. Also included is an alphabetical list of the Redshanks surnames found on those muster rolls, along with their origins and meanings. These last two resources may be particularly useful to genealogists searching for links to their Ulster Scots roots.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Judy C on March 24, 2014
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So glad I ordered this book. Can't seem to put it down. Im on chapter 5 already and the history in it is amazing
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Very interesting book which explains the migration of Highland Scots into east Donegal in the 1500s. It also tells of how involved the Campbells were in the politics and events going on in west Ulster during this time. The book answers a question I had about Scots-Irish surnames, that is why there are so many Highland Scottish surnames in early Scots-Irish settlements. The Campbell Redshanks that settled in the Laggan were of the reformed faith and after the Plantation became part of the general ' Ulster Scot' community in east Donegal. They were part of the Ulster Migration in the 1700s along with so many other Protestant Irish families. Another thing I like about this book is the surname lists from the Laggan and the notes on the origin of these families. The book is a welcomed addition to Scottish and Irish history and tells an aspect of Irish history that is not written about very much; the Highland Scottish migration to Ireland. I liked the book and recommend it highly.
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This book is a great read for anyone who is interested in Ulster Scotch heritage, especially those who may be trying to trace back members of their family in order to make out a family tree , the book itself is less than 14 Dollors to buy & is very informative. It gives great detailed accounts of the going's on in Ulster within this time period it is full of amazing facts & stories about the Laggan area in East Donegal & of Co Antrim within Northern Ireland, I found the authors stories in relation to Inion Dubh & her Redshanks by the surname Crawford to be very interesting as a Crawford myself , I personally would highly recommend this book to anyone as a must buy. Well done Barry.
From P Crawford.
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