Scottish Jamaican

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Scottish Jamaicans are Jamaican people of Scottish descent. Scottish Jamaicans include those of European and mixed Asian and African ancestry with Scottish ancestors, and date back to the earliest period of post-Spanish, European colonisation.

An early influx of Scots came in 1656, when 1200 prisoners of war were deported by Oliver Cromwell.[1] There was also a later migration at the turn of the 18th century, after the failed Darien colony in Panama.[1] In 1707, when the Act of Union took place, Scots gained access to England's preexisting colonies.

People of Scottish Jamaican descent[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.scotsgenealogy.com/online/scottish_jamaica_testaments.htm
  2. ^ http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/PRdavidson.htm
  3. ^ Branigan, Tania (2004-05-12). "Colin Powell claims Scottish coat of arms". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  4. ^ http://www.eogn.com/archives/news0420.htm#ColinPowellsScottishAncestry
  5. ^ Chase, Malcolm (2008). "Wedderburn, Robert (1762–1835/6?)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. . Retrieved on 17 August 2008.

Further reading[edit]

  • Besson, Jean Martha Brae's two histories: European expansion and Caribbean culture-building in Jamaica (The Scottish and Creole planters around Martha Brae - Google books version)
  • Karras, Alan L. Sojourners in the Sun: Scottish Migrants in Jamaica and the Chesapeake, 1740-1800 (Google books version)

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