Ulster Immigration to PEI

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    Introduction to lecture topic Historic Ulster, 9 counties involved
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    Background, immigration to PEI, summary of 3 rounds of immigration; colonial pioneers, southeastern emigrants, then Monaghans.
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    Discusses Lady Constable, catastrophe, typhus, healthcare, makeshift hospitals. Thomas Debrisay, French family name, history, recruiting settlers, purchasing lots.
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    List of names of recipients of grants of land in 1771, all of them settling in Lot 31. List of names obtaining leases from Debrisay. Reprimanding of Debrisay for recruiting.
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    Discussion of another incident bringing settlers from North, 1811-1812. Vessel from Belfast intercepted by British navy, Irish taken off vessel and transported to Halifax. Lord James Townsend.
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    Scotland, to explain how Irish from Northern Ireland got here
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    Scotland, to explain how Irish from Northern Ireland got here
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    Drifting apart of names
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    Hiring farers, foreman, agriculture, Irishmen and Scottish men working together in shipyards, mines, fields, railroads.
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    Assimilation, becoming absorbed into Scottish population. Captain John McDonald
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    Corsair vessel hired to sail out of Scotland to estate in Fort Augustus, people with him Northern Ireland natives
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    Writing to Father Patrick, encouraging people to leave, bettering themselves, similar to present day people leaving to get jobs in Boston etc
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    Tape break
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    Immigrants to PEI, the groupings of people coming to PEI from Ireland, or from Scotland with Irish people
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    Numbers of people on ships, where they went, the ship names, the arrival, people staying in Charlottetown
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    Traveling to graveyard on the island before archives existed, information from graves, just the beginning of the search
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    Monaghan component seems to be dominant
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    What Ulstra immigration is about, diversity distinct from NS NB NFLD, settling over 75 years, happening by happenstance
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    Families, change, aggression, mixing of cultural backgrounds and religions
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    Orangeism, catholic power, conflicts continuing, making up of groups, origins, lodges
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    Tape break
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    Settling in rural areas, reasons, family traditions, holding similarities to communities in Ireland
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    Mixing between families, intermarrying, assimilated
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    End of lecture, applause
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    Questions, list of families, other ships, Tipperary
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    Final comments