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"Throughout the eighteenth century, following the pattern laid down before the Union, there was a steady, but moderate, flow of indentured servants from the Scottish Lowlands to the mainland colonies in America, especially to Pennsylvania and the Southern colonies. The liberal policy of Pennsylvania toward settlers is well known, while the Southern colonies held out various inducements to immigrants. A few went to the West Indies, but their numbers appear to have diminished during the course of the century, as the growth of the slave labor force lowered the demand for white servants. Prospective settlers tended to avoid Jamaica, where the cost of living was high."
"No extraordinary causes need to be sought for the drift of Lowlanders to America before 1772. Indentured service and cheap land offered obvious opportunities for personal improvement. The growing commercial conections between Glasgow and the colonies after 1707 provided a convenient outlet for the surplus population of the Lowlands."
Colonists from Scotland: Emigration to NorthAmerica, 1707-1783 Ian Charles Cargill Graham; pg. 25
The Original Scots Colonists of Early America: 1612 - 1783
by David Dobson
Harvey, Alexander, b: 1746, farmer, res. Gargunnock Stirlingshire, sh. May 1774 fr. Greenock to N.Y., in "Matty", arr. N.Y. 22 July 1774, sett. Barnet N.H. (PRO.T47.12)
Harvey, Daniel, b:1744, gardener, sh. May 1774, fr. Liverpool to Philadelphia, in "Boston Packet", m. Mary ... (PRO.T47.9/11)
Harvie, ... , res. Stirling, pts. Patrick Harvie, sh. pre 1781, to West Indies (SGB.135)
Harvie, Barkie, b. 1758, servant, res. Kirkwall Orkney Islands, sh. Sept 1774, fr. Kirkwall to Savannah Ga, in "Marlborough", sett. Richmond co. GA (PRO.T47.12)
Harvie, John, Covenanter, res. Dalserf Lanarkshire, tr. 5 Sept 1685, fr. Leith to East N.J., in "Henry & Francis", m: Marion Forrest. (PC.11.329)
Harvie, Thomas, thief, res. Glasgow, pts. James Harvie, tr.28 Nov 1704, fr. Leith to MD. (SRO.HCR.I.92)
Colonists from Scotland: Emigration to NorthAmerica, 1707-1783
Ian Charles Cargill Graham223 pp., Indexed. (1956), 1997. ISBN 0806345179.
pg 29: "Early in 1773, 139 persons, mostly farmers, formed themselves into the Scots-American Company of Farmers, for the purpose of purchasing and settling a large tract of land in America. The members who reached the compnay's settlement at Ryegate, New York (later in Vermont) called the association the "Inchinnan Cmpany," because so many of them came from the neighborhood of this Renfrewshire town, because they subscribed the bond of copartnery there, and because they wished to distinguish their organization from another, formed shortly afterward in Stirlingshire. The agent for the Stirlingshire company was Colonel Alexander Harvey, who purchased and settled a large tract in the township of Barnet, a little farther up the Connecticut River from Ryegate, These Scottish settlements formed the nucleus of Caledonia County, Vermont, although they were in the province of New York at the time of their establishment. The Stirlingshire assoication should perhaps be identified with a group known as the "Arnpyrick Society of Emigrants," who, according to a correspondent in Cardross near Stirling, sent over their deputies in the spring of 1774 with powers to purchase land for them. They raised a sum of money to finance the scheme and lodged it in a Glasgow bank.9"...
"9James Whitelaw, "Journal of General James Whitelaw, Surveyor-General of Vermont," Proceedings of the Vermont Historical Society,1905-06, p. 105; Virginia Gazette, Purdie and Dixon, Sept. 15, 1774, p. 1."
Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America, 1625-1825
(Vol. I through Vol. VII) David Dobson267 pp., (1984), 1988. ISBN 0806310545.
Harvey, Mrs. Elizabeth Wife of Robert Armour, cashier of the Bank of Canada. Died in Montreal on 3 July 1823. (BM. 14.624)
Harvey, James Simpson Rea
Harvey, Mary Esther
Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650-1775
David Dobson 239 pp., (1983), 1998. ISBN 0806310359.
Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785
by David Dobson, The University of Georgia Press, 1994
Pg 186 - 187:
Footnote 260: PRO, AO 13.26.254 (or Public Records Office, London, Audit Office 13)
NEWMAN, HARRY WRIGHT. "To Maryland From Overseas: A Complete Digest of
the Jocobite Loyalists Sold into White Slavery in Maryland, and the
British and Continental Background of Approximately 1400 Maryland
Settlers from 1634 to the Early Federal Period with Source
Documentation." Annapolis, MD: Newman, 1982. Reprint. Baltimore:
Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, 1986, 1991. 190p.
GLASGOW, WILLIAM MELANCTHON. ["Scottish Prisoners Banished to Pennsylvania and New Jersey (Perth Amboy), 1685."] In History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in America.... Baltimore: Hill & Harvey, 1888, pp. 230-231.
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