05 August 2016

Scot Refugees

Coastal Mosaic


After each of the Scotch rebellions of 1685 and 1745, there was a hegira from the highlands to the new world of men seeking a place of refuge from the cruel punishments which the Crown began visiting upon its rebellious subjects. The headsman's block, the pauperizing of families by confiscation of property and burning of homes drove out thousands to find new homes where they might be free. The provinces of New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia received most of the benefit of this invasion of a splendid stock of brave, hardy Protestants and rebels from the highlands of Scotland.

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