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From: Daphne Kilbourn-Jacob <>
Subject: Re: chasing denominations
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 23:34:14 -0700
Edward Andrews wrote:
> First of all it is simply not true that the reason why people left Ireland
> or Scotland was religion. While there were periods in the 17th Century when
> persecution was the overwhelming reason for emigration, from the 18th
> Century economic reasons took over - especially from Scotland. It is
> doubtful if there was any substantial religious based emigration from
> Scotland much after 1715. Of course part of the reason for the economic
> situation may have had some religious input, but religion was a minor
> While it is attractive to think of people fleeing religious persecution
> this was much more in the nature of romantic stories than historic fact.
> As an Historian who has dealings with genealogists all too often one is
> approached with a family myth that the family moved because of some
> political or religious upheaval in which the family was involved in on the
> wrong side. Usually there is no historical basis for these claims.
Could you comment on the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden
after 1746, with the surviving Roman Catholic Jacobites escaping or
being transported as a religious/political emigration? Is it possible
that the number of survivors was too small to be considered significant?
There were some Jacobite sympathizers who were incarcerated and later
Thank you for any information and thoughts you can share about this.
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