Scotch-Irish-L ArchivesArchiver > Scotch-Irish > 1999-02 > 0917996860
Subject: Re: McCann
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 16:07:40 PDT
>Does anyone know when the Irish went to Scotland?
Well...they established a colony in 500 AD and eventually
took over. Oh, you mean recently!
People migrated over for a season, just as folk migrated
from the highlands to the lowlands for seasonal work.
However in the early 1800's many Irish began to move
to the lowlands to work. This is when industrialization
started big time. The population soared in industrialized
areas, like Stirling. In some areas -- Glasgow,
Stirling -- 50% of the folk in the 1841 census are Irish.
I asked a professional about this several years ago.He
was teaching a class and kept flashing these examples
with Irish in Scotland. Was it just his examples, or was
this representative. Representative, he said.
During the famine even more left, of course.
Your might have moved right to Northumberland instead
of going through Scotland. Where in Northumberland would
be interesting. Big town? Near a coalmine? There were
lots of colleries in Northumberland and Durham -- though
these are very large counties with a lot of diversity.
What kinda work were they involved in? Check the
censuses -- then you can tell why they went there.
Probably for work.