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By Lucille H. Campey

ISBN-10: 1550027700

ISBN-13: 9781550027709

ISBN-10: 1554880688

ISBN-13: 9781554880683

This can be the 1st absolutely documented and distinct account, produced lately, of 1 of the best early migrations of Scots to North the US. the coming of the Hector in 1773, with approximately 2 hundred Scottish passengers, sparked an immense inflow of Scots to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. hundreds of thousands of Scots, generally from the Highlands and Islands, streamed into the province in the course of 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 various payment destinations in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. a lot specified details has been distilled to supply new insights on how, why and whilst the province got here to procure its specified Scottish groups. tough the generally held assumption that this used to be essentially a flight from poverty, After the Hector unearths how Scots have been being inspired by means of good points, reminiscent of the chance for better freedoms and higher livelihoods.The ache and turmoil of the later Highland Clearances have forged an extended shadow over prior occasions, making a misunderstanding that each one emigration were compelled on humans. difficult evidence express that the majority emigration was once voluntary, self-financed and pursued by way of humans awaiting to enhance their monetary customers. a mix of push and pull elements introduced Scots to Nova Scotia, laying down a wealthy and deep seam of Scottish tradition that maintains to flourish. largely documented with all identified passenger lists and info of over 300 send crossings, this booklet tells their story."The saga of the Scots who stumbled on a house clear of domestic in Nova Scotia, advised in a simple, unembellished, no-nonsense type with a few surprises alongside the best way. This e-book includes a lot of important 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 a substitute has supplied an account of the sights and mechanisms of settlement...."- Professor Michael Vance, St. Mary's collage, Halifax

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26 This was a man who believed in giving power to the common people. Thus a venture which enabled poor Scots to throw off their feudal shackles appealed to his libertarian instincts. 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.

JOHN FRASER. Lived at Frasers Point, appointed a magistrate October i5th, 1784. His wife and two sons followed him from Scotland. One of the latter, John, being afterward known as Collector Fraser, the other, Simon, called also Major, and sometimes Colonel Fraser, afterward employed in bringing out passengers. 3 ALEX. MCDONALD. Unknown. 4 COLIN McDoNALD. Believe the same known as Cole McDonald, who lived on the Big Island, near what is still known as Coles Brook. 5 DONNET FENUCANE. His land located to the west of Frasers Point, but his history unknown.

37 AFTER THE HECTOR area. Originating mainly from Urquhart and other east Inverness-shire parishes, they came to live along Pictou's East River in 1784. The firstwave Hector colonizers, who had arrived ten years earlier would have been there to meet them. And because some of the Hector arrivals had also originated from east Inverness-shire, both groups could identify with the same part of Scotland. These Loyalist settlers remained and contributed to the area's strong sense of community, which had its roots in a shared homeland.

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