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From: Linda Merle <>
Subject: Re: Plantation from 1610-1630 Question/ What is Greystone?
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 20:16:50 -0800
>1. Can anyone tell me if these families were brought over with
>Hamilton? They were almost certainly brought over BY Hamilton. As soon
>as Hamilton and Montgomery got their patents passed by the Irish
>Council, Hanna says they "...crossed over into Scotland to call upon
>their whole kith and kin to aid them in plantation of their vast
Yep, Percival-Maxwell has a lot of detailed information on the process of
bringing over tenants. It was difficult to "bring" them over because plantation
schemes in IReland had a way of ending up with everyone dead. There was
even a Scottish lowland plantation scheme in Kintyre that ended with
everyone dead. So your average Scots on the street probably saw this
scheme as a form of slow, painful suicide. However SOME of the "undertakers"
did manage to talk enough retainers into coming to make a go of it. They
had to offer very good terms, says Perceval.
>3. It is my understanding that when someone received land in Ireland,
>they brought friends with them.
Not friends but business partners and tenants as well as tradesmen: masons
and blacksmiths. Again Perceval Maxwell has a lot of info.
I am not an expert on Tyrone name places, sorry!! Have you checked the PRONI
http://proni.nics.gov.uk/ It takes a little time to learn to navigate
around, but it is COSMIC and has a geographical index. Note on their
whats new page they got Church of Ireland and PResbyterian church
records held by PRONI. If you want to view these in Belfast, you should go
to PRONI since it is set up to accomodate (and help) researchers. The
Presbyterian Historical Society isn't.
Best of luck,
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