Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

26/2/2007

Lusty Beggars, Dissolute Women, Sorners, Gypsies, and Vagabonds for Virginia

Colonial Virginia was always intended to be a piece of England translated to the Chesapeake Bay. King James I expected his three kingdoms—Scotland and Ireland being the other two—to develop their own American colonies. By 1640, however, the surviving overseas plantations were all English, and neither Scots nor Irish were especially welcome. Nevertheless, many a Scot still made his way to Virginia, though not always under circumstances that commended the journey. for more click here

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