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From: "Mark Sutherlin" <>
Subject: RE: Scots?
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 13:11:34 -0800
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2001 11:41 AM
Dear Mark, I'm quessing that the Southerland/Sutherlin clan hail from the
highlands. Many lowland Scots hopped across the channel to Northern Ireland
in the 1600. King James I of England wanted to settle many lowland Scots in
ireland to force the Irish off their lands. He called it the Plantation of
Ireland--as his intent was to seize the land and "plant" the Scots there.
This was the beginning of the "troubles" in Ireland. Presbyterian vs.
Catholic. My Gordon's from Scotland were involved in this movement.
Thank you for the information on the surname heritage. All the best,
I didn't know about that. Thanks for sharing it. I've read that the
Sutherlands were highland Scots, who were also subject to something similar.
The Duke of Sutherland conspired with England and caused what is known as
the Highland Clearances, which I am told is one reason that many Sutherlands
moved to the US. Many of the Sutherland men joined with the Highland
Regiments, which was a Scottish military part of England's forces abroad.
They helped England fight the revolutionaries in America, and the minute
that they got home the found that the Duke of Sutherland had removed their
families, parents, etc., from their land. This was the cause of many of the
Sutherland men to come to North America, many went to Canada, as some of
them thought that Americans were the enemy, until later of course.
Bob Letson could correct my errors and fill in the blanks I am sure. But,
this is about the extent of my knowledge as it relates to the Sutherlands of
Scotland. Marsha, on the other hand I think could tell you more as well.
If anyone reading this can add to this conversation for Sandra, please do.