By Lucille H. Campey
This is often the 1st absolutely documented and distinctive account, produced lately, of 1 of the best early migrations of Scots to North the United States. the arriving of the Hector in 1773, with approximately 2 hundred Scottish passengers, sparked an incredible inflow of Scots to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. hundreds of thousands of Scots, as a rule from the Highlands and Islands, streamed into the province in the course of the overdue 1700s and the 1st half the 19th century.Lucille Campey strains the method of emigration and explains why Scots selected their assorted cost destinations in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. a lot particular details has been distilled to supply new insights on how, why and whilst the province got here to obtain its designated Scottish groups. demanding the generally held assumption that this was once essentially a flight from poverty, After the Hector unearths how Scots have been being inspired by way of positive aspects, resembling the chance for better freedoms and higher livelihoods.The anguish and turmoil of the later Highland Clearances have forged a protracted shadow over prior occasions, making a misunderstanding that every one emigration were pressured on humans. not easy evidence express that the majority emigration used to be voluntary, self-financed and pursued via humans anticipating to enhance their financial clients. a mix of push and pull elements introduced Scots to Nova Scotia, laying down a wealthy and deep seam of Scottish tradition that keeps to flourish. commonly documented with all recognized passenger lists and information of over 300 send crossings, this ebook tells their story."The saga of the Scots who came upon a house clear of domestic in Nova Scotia, instructed in an easy, unembellished, no-nonsense variety with a few surprises alongside the way in which. This booklet includes a lot of significant curiosity to historians and genealogists."- Professor Edward J. Cowan, collage of Glasgow"...a well-written, crisp narrative that offers an invaluable define of the identified Scottish settlements as much as the center of the nineteenth century...avoid[s] the sentimental 'victim & scapegoat procedure' to the subject and as a substitute has supplied an account of the sights and mechanisms of settlement...."- Professor Michael Vance, St. Mary's collage, Halifax
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Extra info for After the Hector: The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852
As was the case with many of the others who had sailed on the Hector, the Cameron family prospered. Raising eight children in all, they left a long line of descendants and transferred the name of their home parish in the northwest of Scotland to Pictou. The Loch Broom name survives in Pictou to this day. "2 The Hector arrivals originated from three distinct areas of the Highlands. One contingent came from the Coigach Peninsula near Loch Broom, in Wester Ross. The Cameron family were part of this group which consisted of six families and twelve single men.
25 On the face of it, John Witherspoon's An etching of Reverend Dr. John involvement in this colonization scheme Witherspoon, the Scottish Presbyseems odd. A prominent figure in the terian minister who became Church of Scotland, he came to the notice President of Princeton College, New Jersey. He and John Pagan, a of Princeton College when it was seeking Glasgow merchant, were in charge a new President. Accepting the post in of the 1773 Pictou venture. Courtesy 1766 and moving to New Jersey from of Princeton University Library, University Archives, Department of Paisley, he immediately made a name for Rare Booths and Special Collections.
Unknown. 4 COLIN McDoNALD. Believe the same known as Cole McDonald, who lived on the Big Island, near what is still known as Coles Brook. 5 DONNET FENUCANE. His land located to the west of Frasers Point, but his history unknown. These last three received each 500 acres. 6 JOHN McNEiL. Received 300 acres, but history unknown. Non-Commissioned Officers Receiving Each 200 Acres CHARLES ARBUCKLES. A native of Falkirk, moved afterward to the Ponds. Married to a daughter of B. McGee. His descendants numerous.