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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Scottish Highlanders to Georgia

In 1735, instructions were sent to Lieutenant Hugh MacKay of Sutherland to procure men for settlement in the colony of Georgia. 

300 Highland Scots (150 men along with wives and children) were rounded up and shipped to Georgia. Here are the letters regarding the orders to have the men shipped out as well as the list of some of the men who were transported by Hugh MacKay: http://cranntara.scot/clear4.htm

For those whose Scottish ancestors first settled in Georgia, the ship's list for the Prince of Wales, which brought the first group of highland military men from Inverness, has been transcribed and is available online: http://immigrantships.net/…/1700…/princeofwales17341228.html


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