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From: (Jerry Desmond)
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: 10 Mar 2003 11:35:37 -0800
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Jim Pettit <> wrote
> Wow. I have rarely seen something so wildly inaccurate. It's not history
> but bunkum.
> It ignores the fact that Antrim and Down were settled by routine
> Presbyterian immigration from Scotland and were thus not part of the
> Plantations . . .

Perhaps you neglected to read this:

"The first 17th Century plantation (the "Ulster Plantation") involved
confiscation of three million acres (about 30% of the island), all in
six counties in west and central Ulster. . . . The official plantation
indirectly encouraged the much heavier unsponsored migration of
working class
Presbyterians from Scotland to Counties Down and Antrim."


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