Scots-Irish Links 1575-1725: Part One and Part Twoby David Dobson. Published by Clearfield Publishing Company, 200 E. Eager Street, Baltimore MD 21202. 1901, reprinted 1997. 29, 27 pp. Softcover. $9 plus $3 p&h.
This slim volume identifies in two alphabetical lists Scotsmen who resided in Ulster between the early 1600s and the early 1700s. Many of the persons identified were young men from Ireland, many bearing Scottish surnames, attending universities in Scotland. Still other Scots-Irish links were apprentices, ministers, merchants, weavers, teachers or persons in flight. Most of the students are identified by name, university and dates of attendance. In other cases, Mr. Dobson has provided information on the man or woman's spouse, children, local origins, landholdings and of course in all cases the source of the information.
The sources used to compile this information include: Burgess Rolls for Aberdeen, Dunbarton, Glasgow and Inverary; Registers of the Great Seal and Privy Council of Scotland; Exchequer Records; Registers of Deeds, Sasines, and Service of Heirs; plus others.
Not all people identified will have descendants who ultimately emigrated to America, but many did or had kinsmen who did. A resource worth examining if you are in Northern Ireland and seeking that link with Scotland.
Reviewed by Paul Milner
BIGWILL v.4 no.4, 1997