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A Very Fine Class of Immigrants: Prince Edward Island's Scottish Pioneers 1770-1850

A Very Fine Class of Immigrants: Prince Edward Island's Scottish Pioneers 1770-1850

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P.E.I. was the first Canadian area to acquire Scottish pioneers. Its colonization by Scots occurred when the process of immigration and settlement was in its infancy.

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Autor: Lucille H. Campey
ISBN-13: 9781550027716
ISBN: 1550027719
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 184
Gewicht: 331 g
Format: 226x157x13 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Lucille H. Campey
Dr. Lucille Campey is a Canadian, living in Britain, with over thirty years of experience as a researcher and author. It was her father s Scottish roots and love of history that first stimulated her interest in the early exodus of people from Scotland to Canada. She is the great-great-granddaughter of William Thomson, who left Morayshire, on the northeast coast of Scotland, in the early 1800s to begin a new life with his family, first near Digby, then in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He is described in D. Whidden s "History of the Town of Antigonish" simply as "William, Pioneer" and is commemorated in the St. James Church and Cemetery at Antigonish. Lucille's mother, C cile Morency, who was born in Ste-Marie-de-Beauce, is a descendant of Guillaume Baucher dit Morency, who settled in Ile d'Orleans in 1659.Lucille was awarded a Ph.D. by Aberdeen University in 1998 for her research into Scottish emigration to Canada in the period 1770-1850. Lucille has published six books on the subject of emigrant Scots to Canada. Described by the "P.E.I. Guardian" as "indispensable to Islanders of Scottish ancestry," her first book, ""A Very Fine Class of Immigrants": Prince Edward Island s Scottish Pioneers 1770-1850" (Natural Heritage, 2001), gives the most comprehensive account to date of the Scottish influx to the Island. Her second book, ""Fast Sailing and Copper-Bottomed": Aberdeen Sailing Ships and the Emigrant Scots They Carried to Canada 1774-1855" (Natural Heritage, 2002), gives a gripping account of emigrant shipping from the north of Scotland to Canada in the sailing ship era. Her third book, "The Silver Chief: Lord Selkirk and the Scottish Pioneers of Belfast, Baldoon and Red River" (Natural Heritage, 2003), examines the three Selkirk settlements in Canada. According to the distinguished genealogist and author Ryan Taylor the three titles now stand as a significant contribution to Canadian immigrant literature. Her fourth book is "After the Hector: The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1773-1852" (Natural Heritage, 2004), her fifth is "The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada, 1784-1855: Glengarry and Beyond" (Natural Heritage, 2005), and her sixth book is "Les Ecossais: The Pioneer Scots of Lower Canada, 1763-1855" (Natural Heritage, 2006). A seventh book, which will deal with emigration from Scotland to New Brunswick, will be published by Natural Heritage in Spring 2007.A chemistry graduate of Ottawa University, Lucille worked initially in the fields of science and computing. After marrying her English husband, she moved to the north of England, where she became interested in medieval monasteries and acquired a Master of Philosophy Degree (on the subject of medieval settlement patterns) from Leeds University. Having lived for five years in Easter Ross, in the north of Scotland, while she completed her doctoral thesis, she and Geoff returned to England, and now live near Salisbury in Wiltshire.

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Autor: Lucille H. Campey
ISBN-13:: 9781550027716
ISBN: 1550027719
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.05.2007
Verlag: DUNDURN PR LTD
Gewicht: 331g
Seiten: 184
Sprache: Englisch
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Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 226x157x13 mm