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From: "Dorothy M. Paul" <>
Subject: Re: Scotch-Irish to Southern Ireland
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 1997 12:35:19 -0500
> In the Seventeenth Century there were a number of settlements of
>Scottish and English (Protestant) people into land which was cleared
>or at least meant to be cleared of the (Roman Catholic) Native Irish.
> It could be argued that much of the land was not being used any way,
>or was being used inefficiently, though that is a topic for
Hello, I am new to this group and the above argument is of interest to me.
Armstrong is the name that I am working on. Information that I find on them
says that they were "forced" out of Scotland in the 1600's by the English
King James (sorry I don't remember his number ;) ) because he wanted to
stop all the border fighting and the Armstrongs were quite "high-profile"
in that area.
My question is, would the English, encouraged, or even allowed the
Armstrongs to go the Ulster to settlements there, if they were "persona non
grata" in Scotland?
I have a vague trace of Armstrongs that went from Gilnockie, Dumfries,
Scotland, to Agahrea, Fermanagh, Ireland and then onto Pennsylvania. I am
still trying to establish if these Armstrong are ACTUALLY connected to my
James Armstrong, b. 1788 in Milton Pennsylvania (d. 1876 Schoolcraft
Michigan.... check my web site for more on him)
To put my question in a nutshell -- how were "Outlaws" from Scotland
regarded in Ulster? by the English, by the Irish, by the Scots?
I am sorry if this subject is somewhere in a FAQ --- let me know! Thanks.
Dorothy M. Paul, Brittle Books Reformatting Unit,
Preservation, University Libraries, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (219)631-8694
"Genealogists are ancestrally challenged!"