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    The East coast of Australia was also a favorite destination, Central Queensland for heaven sake !!! A strong streak of masochism I think. The South Island of NZ seems a better choice for a Scot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    Apparently the bloke that kicked the family from their ancestoral home was English , with soldiers to back him up.

    Rob J.
    As DTC says, that would be odd.
    Most if not all of the Scottish estates put over to sheep in the clearances were owned by Scottish lairds. True many of them were in effect absentee landlords who preferred living in Edinburgh or London, but were still Scottish by birth.
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    I can only go what my old Aunties and grandmother told me in the '60's , and the letters I saw of the period , in the '90s .
    There was never any question that the person my ancestor went to see was an Englishman , and that he had seen the family off the ancestoral property.
    I'm not going to disbelieve them .
    The amount of money my ancestor came back with was very sizeable too .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    I can only go what my old Aunties and grandmother told me in the '60's , and the letters I saw of the period , in the '90s .
    There was never any question that the person my ancestor went to see was an Englishman , and that he had seen the family off the ancestoral property.
    I'm not going to disbelieve them .
    The amount of money my ancestor came back with was very sizeable too .
    Rob J.
    May be he was the land agent employed by the land owner and paid to run that part of the estate.
    The payment of cash is odd too, as the tenants moved off of the crofts owned nothing and so were owed no debt for their loss.
    Yours is an interesting bit of social history.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    May be he was the land agent employed by the land owner and paid to run that part of the estate.
    The payment of cash is odd too, as the tenants moved off of the crofts owned nothing and so were owed no debt for their loss.
    Yours is an interesting bit of social history.
    Agreed.
    I have a well researched book here , with linage back to 1430 , that was written in the '90's by my cousin and aunties that talks about the trials and tribulations of the family , particularly the trouble they were having paying off the land.
    The "how" he got the money isn't written , but he did , and my old aunties filled me in on that.
    Just giving it a quick read , boy , they certainly did it tough , a lot of children dying very young , women being widowed with heaps of kids , a farm to run , and a big debt to service , seems it was a common theme.
    My old ancestor stopped farming at 81 ,passing the farm on to his eldest son , and died at 88.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Yours is an interesting bit of social history.
    It is indeed, particularly the payment made in Australia. I don't disbelieve the story, but I'm, puzzled by it. An English land agent in Scotland would be unusual as well, although a lot of Scots don't sound Scots. Of course that might have been different in past times.

    It sounds as though the family was buying the land and couldn't keep up the payments and was forcibly evicted (bailiff, rather than land agent?)

    I would love to hear more, Portland, if you have other details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portland View Post
    Agreed.

    My old ancestor stopped farming at 81 ,passing the farm on to his eldest son , and died at 88.
    Rob J.
    It would be interesting to know when they emigrated to Aus.
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    Interesting question. Either in central Ontario, probably running a store, or in central Europe, at a Polish university. Relatives have been teachers, businessmen, mobsters, inventors, poets, school superintendents, and union officials.

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    I probably would have been an engineer, and lived in Bridgeport, Connecticut where they knew how to make anything.

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