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Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] moving
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 07:28:31 -0700
>Another was desire for cheap
>>land, another was they were ruthless and feared no one so were perfect for
>>venturing out and settling new territories.
Alas, they had the same desires in IReland! So especially in the 1600's
when you could find cheaper leases, people moved a lot. In the early
1700's the rentwracking began and the population increased dramatically,
so people left Ireland altogether. For more info, see Leyburn.
Makes them hard to track in Ireland as well.