By Lucille H. Campey
This can be the 1st totally documented and particular account, produced lately, of 1 of the best early migrations of Scots to North the USA. the coming of the Hector in 1773, with approximately two hundred Scottish passengers, sparked a tremendous inflow of Scots to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. hundreds of thousands of Scots, frequently from the Highlands and Islands, streamed into the province through the overdue 1700s and the 1st half the 19th century.Lucille Campey lines the method of emigration and explains why Scots selected their various payment destinations in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. a lot exact info has been distilled to supply new insights on how, why and while the province got here to obtain its specific Scottish groups. hard the commonly held assumption that this was once basically a flight from poverty, After the Hector finds how Scots have been being inspired via beneficial properties, equivalent to the chance for better freedoms and higher livelihoods.The anguish and turmoil of the later Highland Clearances have forged an extended shadow over past occasions, making a misunderstanding that each one emigration have been compelled on humans. demanding proof exhibit that almost all emigration used to be voluntary, self-financed and pursued through humans waiting for to enhance their fiscal customers. a mix of push and pull elements introduced Scots to Nova Scotia, laying down a wealthy and deep seam of Scottish tradition that keeps to flourish. largely documented with all recognized passenger lists and information of over 300 send crossings, this booklet tells their story."The saga of the Scots who chanced on a house clear of domestic in Nova Scotia, informed in an easy, unembellished, no-nonsense sort with a few surprises alongside the best way. This e-book comprises a lot of important curiosity to historians and genealogists."- Professor Edward J. Cowan, collage of Glasgow"...a well-written, crisp narrative that offers an invaluable define of the identified Scottish settlements as much as the center of the nineteenth century...avoid[s] the sentimental 'victim & scapegoat process' to the subject and in its place has supplied an account of the sights and mechanisms of settlement...."- Professor Michael Vance, St. Mary's collage, Halifax
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A heated quarrel erupted and Ross resigned his position as leader, abandoning the settlers to their fate. Having been "driven to extremity" the Highlanders seized control of the company store by force: 26 The Hector Arrives In IJJ3 "They seized the [company] agents, tied them, took their guns from them, which they hid at a distance; told them that they must have the food for their families, but that they were quite willing and determined to pay for them, if ever they were able to do so. They then carefully weighed, or measured the various articles, took account of what each man had received and left, except one powerful and determined fellow who was left behind to release the two agents.
47 Lord Selkirk met "Squire MacKay, so called from his being a Justice of the Peace," during his travels through Nova Scotia, in 1803. "49 People in the cortege would have reflected on the early years. Success was far from guaranteed. They had struggled to clear their land and build their settlements. A major factor in their success, oddly enough, was the outcome of the American War of Independence, which began in 1773, the year of their arrival in Pictou. Having lost the war, the British government relocated large numbers of ex-servicemen to the Pictou area when the war ended.
38 43 AFTER THE HECTOR Digby and St. Marys Bay, an extract from Purely's Map ofCabotia, comprehending the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, New-Brunswic}^ and Nova-Scotia, with Breton Island, Newfoundland etc. (London: Richard H. Laurie, 1825). 77 Pjq. 39 Some went to other areas of Nova Scotia or other parts of British America, a few returned back to Britain but the majority went back to the United States. Probably only a small fraction of the people actually stayed in the areas allocated to them.
After the Hector: The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852 by Lucille H. Campey