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The Scottish Undertakers

 

 

The Scottish Undertakers

The list that follows was reported in Appendix B of The Scotch-Irish in 
America by Henry Jones Ford, Princeton University Press, 1915, and it 
consists of two sections: 1) the first list of applicants, and 2) the 
final list of applicants. According to Ford, the first list of Scottish 
applicants for Ulster land  was completed by September 14, 1609, and he 
cites as his source Volume VIII of the official edition of the Register 
of the Privy Council of Scotland. The applicants were restricted to 
English and lowland Scots, the Highlanders being excluded because of the 
clan system which was too similar to the Irish systems of government 
that King James I and VI was trying to eradicate in Ulster.

              
FIRST LIST OF APPLICANTS (September 14, 1609)

DOUGLAS, GEORGE, of Shiell, surety, Douglas of Pumpherston: 2,000 acres.

DOUGLAS, JAMES, of Clappertoun: surety, George Douglas of Shiell: 1,000 acres.

DOUGLAS, WILLIAM, son of Joseph Douglas of Pumpherston: surety, his said father: 2,000  acres.


THE FINAL LIST OF UNDERTAKERS

This list consists of those Scottish Undertakers who were actually granted allotments in Ulster and were on the final list made up in 1610 by the King and his English Privy Council sitting in London. The following schedule is taken from Vol. IX of the Register of the Privy Council of Scotland. Some of the finalists had multiple awards. 

UNDERTAKERs FOR 2,000 ACRES EACH

DOUGLAS, SIR JAMES (in County Armagh).

 
 

 



 

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