Migrant Scotts and Their Descendants
Some Early Scots in Maritime Canada
The Antecedents of the ABERNETHY Family of Scotland, Virginia and Alabama
Ships from Scotland to America, 1628-1828
Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785
Epitaphs & Inscriptions from Burial Grounds & Old Buildings in the North-east of Scotland with Genealogical and Antiquarian Notes Also an Appendix of Illustrative Papers
COLLINS Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia
Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650-1775
The Royal House of Stuart: the descendants of King James VI of Scotland, James I of England
The Ancestors and Descendants of George LEIGHTON and Jean GUTHRIE
The Lowland Scots Regiments: Their Origin, Character and Services Previous to the Great War of 1914
Guide to Genealogical Sources in the British Isles
1881 British Census and National Index England, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and Royal Navy
The Armorial Gallery, Highlanders' Memorial Church, Glasgow
Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, 1680-1830
King William's College Register, 1833-1904
Annals of a Scots Family, 1691-1936
Adventurers & Exiles: The Great Scottish Exodus
Scottish Family Histories
A Narrative of the Rise & Progress of Emigration From the Counties of Lanark & Renfrew to New Settlements in Upper Canada...
Monumental Inscriptions (Pre-1855) in East Stirlingshire
Our Ancestors: Scots, Picts, and Cymry and What Their Traditions Tell Us
With the Scottish Regiments at the Front
The Scots Overseas: Emigrants and Adventurers from Aberdeen and North East Scotland, Fife, Moray and Banff, Angus and Perth, Southern Scotland, Glasgow and the West of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland, the Lothians and the Northern Highlands
Scottish Local History: An Introductory Guide
"This is the first full-scale study of Scottish local history, an exhaustive survey of the vast body of documents available to the researcher in Scottish archives, libraries, and record offices.
"Whether you are interested in tracing the history of your own family, your house, your community or any other aspect of local history, this book is sure to produce results.
"Pages: 178 Indexed."
The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales
Historical Geography of the Clans of Scotland
In Search of Hamish McBagpipes: A Concise Guide to Scottish Genealogy
In Search of Scottish Ancestry
Scottish-American Wills, 1650-1900
"Between the years 1650 and 1900, over 2,000 Scots, resident in North
America, chose to have their wills registered and confirmed in Scotland rather
than in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, which traditionally had
jurisdiction in probate matters affecting British subjects who died overseas.
This book is essentially an index to those wills, with supplementary data
extracted from a government publication titled Index to Personal Estates of
Defuncts, 1846-1866. Information given with each entry includes the name of the
testator, his place of residence in North America, his occupation (where known),
sometimes his former place of residence in Scotland, and the date of his death
or the date the will was registered."
The political union of Scotland and
England in 1707 led to a rapid expansion of Scottish economic links with the
American colonies, especially on the Chesapeake, where in the years prior to the
Revolution the tobacco trade was controlled by Glasgow-based merchants and their
factors. Evidence of this economic expansion and the subsequent settlement of
Scots in America exists in a wide range of documentary sources in Scotland,
including the records of the Scottish court system which have been deposited in
the Scottish Record Office in Edinburgh. This present work is a digest of such
evidence and is based on the minute books of the Court of Session (the highest
civil court) and those of the High Court of the Admiralty (which had
jurisdiction in all seafaring and maritime cases) for the period 1733-1783. In
essence it identifies those people resident in North America who were engaged in
litigation in Scotland and whose cases came before the aforementioned courts.
Scots in Georgia and the Deep South, 1735-1845
"During the late seventeenth
and early eighteenth centuries, the area now known as Georgia was a buffer zone
between British-governed South Carolina and Spanish-governed Florida. Settlement
of the region by the British did not take place until 1732 when James Oglethorpe
established the colony of Georgia as a refuge for English debtors, paupers, and
discharged prisoners. Scottish immigration to the colony commenced almost at the
same time, however, and was made up of two distinct categories of immigrants:
Lowlanders and Highlanders. Lowlanders immigrated for purely economic reasons,
as farmers and later as merchants; while Highlanders were recruited to the
colony for strategic purposes, basically to guard the southern frontier from
Somewhat later, at the conclusion of the French and Indian War in 1763,
the Spanish withdrew from Florida. The removal of the Spanish threat and the
acquisition of new lands by the British led to an influx of settlers, including
Scots, into Florida and as far west as Mobile. Many of the earliest settlers in
the area were former Scottish soldiers and indentured servants, awarded land on
the condition that they develop it and settle other immigrants on the land
within a few years.
This new work by the prolific Scottish author David Dobson contains the
names of several thousand Scots who immigrated to Georgia and the Deep South,
settling in the area sometime between 1735 and 1845. Based on probate records,
court records, family papers, newspapers and journals, naturalization papers,
church registers, gravestone inscriptions, printed sources, and census returns,
the information provided in this book is of a broad and mixed character,
generally giving some or all of the following details: name, place and date of
birth, occupation, place and date of settlement in Georgia or the Deep South,
and names of wives and children.
If you're looking for a Scottish ancestor who hasn't shown up in any of
Mr. Dobson's other books, this could be your answer."
Scots on the Chesapeake, 1607-1830
"While tradition and historical sources indicate a continuous link between the Chesapeake and Scotland from the early seventeenth century, the specific data that genealogists require in identifying Scottish ancestors is far from complete. Nevertheless, this new book by David Dobson attempts to bring together all available references to Scots in Virginia and Maryland from sources scattered throughout Great Britain and North America. To develop this information Mr. Dobson conducted research in archives and libraries in Scotland, England, Canada, and the United States. The result is an exhaustive list of several thousand Scots known to have been in the Chesapeake region between 1607 and 1830, including, where known, details of birth, marriage and death, occupation, age, date of emigration, place of settlement, and family relationships. Only those who have been positively identified as Scots or likely to have been born in Scotland are included in this invaluable work."
Scots in the Mid-Atlantic Colonies, 1635-1783
Records1600-1850: A Guide for Family Historians
The aim of this pamphlet is to provide a Scottish sourcebook for the period
1600-1850 which identifies the range of maritime sources available and where
relevant information both published and manuscript can be located within
Scotland. The author breaks down the broad range of maritime records into the
following seven categories: Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, Fishing, Whaling and
Smuggling, Privateers and Pirates, The Slave Trade, and Court Records (including
the High Court of Admiralty of Scotland, and the Court of Session). In each
case, he provides an historical introduction to a particular record
classification, as it impinges on the availability of the records in question.
Mr. Dobson then goes on to itemize the key manuscript collections, the
repositories where they may be found, and a number of books and articles which
promise to shed additional light on each of the record groups.
Emigrants from Scotland to
Transcribed from old Treasury Papers in the
Public Record Office in London, this work lists some 2,000 persons by age,
station, occupation, residence in Scotland, destination in America, and reasons
for emigrating. Various states along the eastern seaboard are noted as places of
embarkation. This work is of great value in bridging the Atlantic during the
tumultuous years 1774-1775.
Scottish Settlers of America.
The 17th and 18th Centuries
Originally published in
thirteen installments of U.S. Scots magazine, Dr. Millett's account of Scottish
emigration to colonial America is, arguably, the best introduction to its
subject. Based upon a careful reading of the recent secondary literature, the
author draws the following conclusions about Scots colonists: (1) The principal
motivation for Scottish emigration was self-improvement and economic gain; (2)
Scottish settlers were ambitious and self-reliant; (3) Scottish emigrants
arrived as families intending to stay; (4) Most Scottish settlers readily
assimilated into colonial society; (5) The Scots favored certain parts of the
colonies over others; and (6) The principal sources of identity for Scots were
surname and family.
Dr. Millett develops these findings in considerable detail, of course, in
chapters devoted to the Scottish homeland and its peoples, the push/pull of
emigration/immigration, Scottish colonial settlements prior to 1707, and the
establishment of the principal 18th-century Scottish communities along the
Chesapeake, the Carolinas and Georgia, and throughout the Middle Colonies. In
addition, a special chapter treats the role of Scots during the American
Revolution, including the part played by Scottish Loyalists. While this is a
book that is primarily historical and not genealogical, researchers will
nonetheless find in it sketches of famous Scots like John Paul Jones and Hugh
Mercer, not to mention invaluable narrative and statistical background
information on the Scottish presence in the colonies.
Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America...
Colonists from Scotland: Emigration to North America, 1707-1783
monograph, published originally by the Cornell University Press, is a treatise
on the causes and character of Scottish emigration to North America prior to the
American Revolution. Entire chapters are then devoted to Lowland and Highland
emigration, forced transportation of felons and the drafting of Scottish troops
to the colonies, rising rents and other factors in the Scottish social
structure, and the British government's role in colonization. Three concluding
chapters cover the geographical centers of Scottish settlement--especially the
Carolinas, the formation of a Scottish merchant class, the role of the Society
of Saint Andrews among Scottish-Americans, and the political conservatism or
Toryism of many Scottish settlers during the American Revolution."
Scottish-American Heirs, 1683-1883
In Scotland on the death of a landowner, the local sheriff held an
inquest to establish the credentials of any person claiming to be the true and
rightful heir to lands which were in the possession of the deceased at the time
of his or her death. The documentary evidence associated with the inquest--taken
by the sheriff to determine identities, relationships, and claims to property
and known as the Services of Heirs--is a particularly valuable if little known
genealogical source. The records of the Services of Heirs, now located at the
Scottish Record Office in Edinburgh, provide authentic and reliable confirmation
of the relationship between deceased individuals and their heirs. This makes the
records an invaluable source for those seeking a trans-Atlantic family
connection, as many of the entries link families in North America with Scotland.
Indeed, David Dobson, the well-known Scottish authority, has found 2,657
trans-Atlantic links in the records--links providing irrefutable evidence of the
relationship between families in America and families in Scotland. Taken
directly from the records of the Services of Heirs, his new work contains
abstracts of every Scottish-American connection found in the records in the 200
years between 1683 and 1883! As a rule, the abstracts give, for the deceased,
his name, occupation, residence in Scotland, date of inquest, and relationship
to heirs; for the heirs, name, occupation, place of residence in America, and
relationship to the deceased. For convenience the abstracts are arranged
alphabetically by the name of the deceased, while all other names mentioned in
the abstracts are listed in the index. As far as Scottish genealogy goes, this
is so good it's almost cheating!
Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning & History
The Great Historic Families of Scotland
"This major reference work,
first published in 1946, is a fully documented alphabetical listing of over
8,000 Scottish family and personal names and is an invaluable source of
information for genealogists, historians and families interested in their
"One of the great genealogical
compendia of Scottish families, Taylor's Historic Families of Scotland has been
in constant demand since its original appearance at the end of the 19th century.
According to one review, it would be welcome by those who valued high standards
of genealogical research and delighted in the romance of history. Equally
important, from the genealogist's point of view, is the fact that the fifty or
so main families selected for inclusion are thoroughly representative in
character and are the progenitors of untold numbers of people living today. As
might be expected of such a work, the narrative traces the families from their
earliest recorded origins all the way up to the end of the 19th century. "
Tea at Miss Cranston's: A Century of Glasgow Memories
Epitaphs and Images from Scottish Graveyards
Scottish Monuments and Tombstones
"This is an illustrated
collection of epitaphs divided into sections, such as death, resurrection, the
professions and trades, eulogies and epitaphs quaint and curious. The book
contains a wide range of photographs depicting the stones on which the epitaphs
are carved or written. Many of the stones are artfully sculpted indicators of
the fashions of past times. Some of the stones are eccentric and peculiar, but
all yield insights into the society of times past. The epitaphs tell about the
people buried in the churchyards: fragments of the lives and characters of
pedlars and gamekeepers; and ministers and authors who may have lived in very
different times, but certainly had their mortality in common with us."
"Information from about 250 parishes,
grouped by county. While the two volumes do not cover every Scottish parish,
"the omissions are not very numerous." Volume 1. The counties covered in this
volume are: Ayrshire, Berwickshire, Dumfriesshire, Edinburghshire,
Hadding-tonshire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Lanarkshire, Linlithgowshire,
Peeblesshire, Renfrewshire, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire and Wigtonshire.
Tombstones are dated as early as the 13th century."
Scottish Medical Societies 1731-1939: Their History and Records
history of Scottish medical societies, illustrating the key role they played in
the growth of the country's medical profession. A guide to the societies, their
purpose, history, and the location of their records is also included.
Distributed by Columbia U. Press. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland,
Scottish Traveler Tales: Lives
Shaped Through Stories
An examination of the fascinating storytelling culture of a
nomadic society of Scotland