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The Scottish Migration to Ulster in the Reign of James I

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ISBN 9781032074306
August 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
434 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1973, the emphasis of this study is on the Scottish settlers during the first quarter of the 17th Century. It shows that the ‘Plantation’, although a milestone in Ireland’s past is also of considerable importance in Scotland’s history. The society that produced Scottish settlers is examined and the reasons why they left their homeland analysed. The book explains what effect the Scottish migration had upon both Ireland and Scotland and assesses the extent to which James I was personally involved in the promotion of the ‘Plantation’ scheme.

Table of Contents

1. The Scottish Background to the Migration 2. Prelude to the Plantation – Antrim and Down (1603-10) 3. The Scots and the Plantation Preparations (1603-10) 4. The Scottish Undertakers 5. The Establishment of the Plantation (1610-11) 6. Progress and Problems 7. The Consolidation of the Scottish Settlement (1613-19) 8. Stagnation and Decline (1619-25) 9. Antrim and Down (1610-25) 10. Religion and Scottish Migration 11. The Undertenants 12. Trade and Migration. Conclusion. Appendices: A: The 1609 Scottish Applicants B: Short Biographies of the Chief Scottish Undertakers C: Short Biographies of the Ordinary Scottish Undertakers D: Scottish Servitors E: Income Figures as Given by Thirteen English Undertakers F: Scottish Ministers in Ulster, 1603-25 G: notes on the Maps.

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M. Perceval-Maxwell was Professor of History at McGill University, Canada.


‘This book… takes a major step towards our understanding to the Scots contribution to the shaping of Irish life.’ Nicholas P. Canny, Irish Economic and Social History .