British Emigration, 1603-1914 by A. Murdoch

By A. Murdoch

The assumption of england has been understood mostly by way of sectarian clash and nation formation, while emigration has customarily been explored by way of fiscal and social background. This publication explores the connection among matters in most cases studied in isolation, and contains emigration from eire as a social phenomenon which can't be understood in isolation from smooth British background, in addition to the impression of British emigration at the ethos and identification of the British Empire at its zenith on the flip of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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In Ireland, the Presbyterian population in Ulster had made an important contribution to victory in the war of 1688–1692, but in many ways they lost the peace, pushed beyond the pale of the Irish ascendancy by the postwar regime centred at Dublin in the Irish Parliament as well in the person of the Viceroy. In addition to religious issues which increased rather than decreased divisions amongst the Protestant population of Ireland after victory over the Irish Jacobite cause, the economy of the north of Ireland experienced difficulties in the first half of the eighteenth century that encouraged increased emigration.

21 Later in 1739, several hundred emigrants from Argyll arrived in North Carolina and a number of the leaders of the emigration were 42 British Emigration 1603–1914 named in petitions to the North Carolina legislature for financial assistance and tax relief to help them in the autumn of that year. The leaders were minor gentry, most of whom held small estates and landholdings. Their departure from Argyll had also been noted in the Belfast News-Letter and General Advertiser, 5 June 1739, which reported that ‘the snow Charming Molly, belonging to Mr.

Although presbyteries in Ireland could ordain ministers; if they aspired to a degree in divinity they had to go to Scotland. It was no mistake that emigration from Ireland began to attract attention about the time that the Irish Parliament yielded to concerns about the loss of Presbyterian population and the weakening of the ‘Protestant interest’ in Ireland by finally passing a Toleration Act for Protestant dissenters in 1719. Would people have left Ireland if there were not difficulties over public worship as Presbyterians in Ireland?

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