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From: "Edward Andrews" <>
Subject: RE: [Scotch-Irish] Emigration
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 20:51:31 +0100
You seem to have a complete misunderstanding of the situation.
Co Down is less than 20 miles from Scotland at the narrowest point. People
shuttled back and forward, and there wasn't even a political boundary.
People virtually commuted at some times spending the summer working in the
fields in Scotland and then returning to Ireland, and this happened from Co
Down like everywhere else.
Actually you will get very little help on this list on this topic. Most of
the S-I went West or to the Colonies, when we went back to Scotland we
tended to get absorbed into the Scottish society. The Irish Irish have the
advantage in that when they went to Scotland they at least had the Chapels
as meeting points.
Sorry to give such an unsatisfactory answer.
In many ways because it is so insignificant as a physical barrier the Irish
Sea is the hardest thing to trace people over
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Wheeler [mailto:]
> Sent: 16 August 2001 16:02
> Subject: [Scotch-Irish] Emigration
> Hi List,
> Dose anyone know of any list of Emigrants going from Down, Ireland to
> Scotland between 1800 to 1850 ??
> Thanks Ron