Sunday, 2 December 2012

Scots In Jamaica

If you have Scottish Ancestors who emigrated to Jamaica, you will be interested in this book by David Dobson. Jamaica was a place where Covenanters and Jacobites were once banished to. In the late 1700s as part of the Clearances, highlanders began emigrating, especially those from Argyll. Jamaica was seen as a land of opportunity for merchants, physicians and clergy.

The book includes a number of resources to use in your search for your Scots-Jamaican ancestors as well as ships lists for those who were transported or who emigrated to Jamaica.

The book sells for about $20 and is available through your local bookstore, or through Amazon.

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