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From: "Janet" <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] IRELAND INFO
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 09:24:59 -0000
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What you've said about them hopping, is what I have found. A family from Caithness finding their way to Edinburgh and then across to Mull: I think its worth having an open mind about the whereabouts of our subjects.
I guess the years of the potato famine in Ireland are the most obvious indicator that our "Scots" ancestors might not be Scots in the first place.
Other than census records, if before, it causes a problem in knowing where they really originated I think despite they were settled in Scotland for decades.

Janet


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gavin Bell" <>
>
> Scots regularly traded and soldiered as far afield as the Netherlands,
> Germany, Poland and Russia, so there is really nothing surprising in
> finding them hopping across the Irish Sea.
>
>
> Gavin Bell



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