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Scottish Prisoners Deported to the Colonial Americas

Scottish Prisoners Deported to the Colonial Americas

Posted: 18 Apr 2011 9:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
I seem to have several ancestors who were depoted warriors or covenentors. Some of the stories and family trees indicate the wives were married and/or the children were born prior to immigration but died in the colonies. Did the English deport the whole family? or did those poor guys manage to bring the families over later? I can't quite picture the process whereby a prisoner of war goes home, gets the wife and kids, travels back to port, climbs onto a ship, and sails for months to a wilderness colony. But I can't believe these guys got the money and the coordination needed to transport the family later. Anyone have any info?

Re: Scottish Prisoners Deported to the Colonial Americas

Posted: 29 Apr 2011 8:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
How does this pertain to Clan Graham? Please elucidate.

Re: Scottish Prisoners Deported to the Colonial Americas

Posted: 30 Apr 2011 9:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 May 2011 5:15AM GMT
Surnames: Graham,Grimes
My Graham/Grimes family went from the borders to Ireland, then to the colonies. I suspect they were deported from Scotland to Ulster in the early 1600's.
I don't know where to search for those deportation lists, or if they even exist.
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