This book is the second volume of Highlanders from the county of Inverness, a location from which many of the pioneer emigrants who settled in colonial Georgia, Pennsylvania, upper New York, Jamaica, and the Canadian Maritimes originated. Inverness-shire is also the county where the Fraser’s Highlanders regiment–which played a prominent part in the French and Indian War and in the settlement of Canada–was raised. Emigration from Inverness was also significant during and after the Highland Clearances of the 19th century. This volume (drawing on fresh sources like the Mackintosh Muniments, 1442-1820 and the Letter Book of bailie John Stewart of Inverness, 1714-1752) identifies about 1,500 additional Inverness Highlanders by name, a place within Inverness-shire (birth, residence, employment, etc.), a date, and the source. In some cases we also learn the identities of relatives, the individual’s employment, vessel traveled on, and so forth.
vi + 102 pp.
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