Saturday, June 9, 2012

Jacobite Ships and Exiles in Maryland

Maura Jane Farrelly mentioned the Jacobite exiles who were shipped to Maryland and "purchased" by Catholic gentry--and the tensions their presence created between Catholics and Anglicans in Maryland in her book Papist Patriots. Here is some information about those ships and the two that landed in Maryland, The Friendship of Belfast and The Goodspeed in 1716. This book, Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785 by David Dobson, also provides some detail. In fact, it seems to be that David Dobson is the specialist in this research, with quite a list of publications! It looks like a fascinating topic, for genealogical studies especially.

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