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Roxburghshire/Scottish Borders - Settlements in Emigration

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Roxburghshire/Scottish Borders - Settlements in Emigration

Posted: 31 Aug 2004 10:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Renwick, Tait, Veitch, Hutson, Turnbull
On several occasions over the past two years while researching my Renwick ancestry (originally from Southdean parish, Roxburghshire), I have uncovered useful information when I investigated records from areas in North America that seem to have attracted 'clumps' of Roxburghshire and/or Borders folk who settled 'en bloc' in these locales.

So far, I have identified the following as apparent areas of preferred Roxburghshire/Borders settlement in the 19th century North American emigration from Scotland: 1) Dumfries township, Ontario; 2) St. Lawrence county, New York state; 3) Ontario county, New York state; and 4) Ionia county, Michigan.

I was wondering if other Roxburghshire Board readers had identified other similar areas of concentrated settlement, either in North America or elsewhere in the Scottish 'diaspora'. If so, I would be interested in knowing about them as potential places to search out missing relatives. Any suggestions??
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rhutcheon 31 Aug 2004 4:57PM GMT 
Larry 2 Sep 2004 8:46AM GMT 
Brian Telfer 6 Jan 2005 6:28PM GMT 
Larry 6 Jan 2005 7:35PM GMT 
Brian Telfer 7 Jan 2005 1:07AM GMT 
Doris Morey 17 Feb 2005 3:10AM GMT 
scotishl 3 Nov 2005 6:21PM GMT 
djm906 3 Nov 2005 11:53PM GMT 
Jackie 4 Nov 2005 5:13AM GMT 
Doris Morey 4 Nov 2005 9:49PM GMT 
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