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From: Jim Pettit <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 22:59:26 GMT
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Jerry Desmond wrote:

> 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."

I believe it was the other way round. Antrim and Down weren't planted
because they already had a large Presbyterian population. See Jonathan
Bardon, A History of Ulster, The Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 1992.

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