Movement Of People

One thing that the census records of 1841 - 1911 for the parish illustrates is how our population has been very mobile, for very many years, decades, and, in fact, centuries.
We have few families who are embedded in our community from the start of the census records. And hundreds who come here from all parts of Scotland, and thousands who leave to the cities, to other parts of Scotland, and across the globe.

Being part of the Hanovarian supporting part of Scotland, we were not a parish that underwent the Clearances triggered by Jacobite allegiences. However, our communities were poor, very poor, and survival in the face of famine, disease, poverty, has been as forceful a driver to migration as the burning of houses by men in the King's army uniform.

We have much to learn as to the triggers through the centuries, disease epidemics, supported migration, call to arms,

The conclusions of Military Recruiting in the Scottish Highlands 1739-1815: the Political, Social and Economic Context. Andrew Mackillop A Thesis Presented for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Glasgow, September 1995 are interesting.

The first conclusion that can be noted regards the basic question of how prevalent
military recruiting was within the region. The whole era of 'first phase clearance' in the
Highlands was set against a wider British backdrop dominated by war. If it is accepted
that fundamental social change began in the region around 1737 with tenurial
reorganisation on the Argyll estate, then in the following seventy eight years, until the
end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815, the United Kingdom was at war for forty three

research on People movements
THE CLEARERS AND THE CLEARED: WOMEN, ECONOMY AND LAND IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS 1800-1900 Christine Lodge, B.A. Hons., M.A. Doctor of Philosophy University of Glasgow Department of Scottish History, Faculty of Arts December 1996

ONLINE BOOK E.R.Cregeen, 'Argyll Estate Instructions, 1771-1805', Scottish History Society, 1964, fourth series, I, xi-xii.

Not found this online or in paper yet/ nor have Devines book : A.I. Machines, 'Land ownership, Land Use and Elite Enterprise in Scottish Gaeldom from Clanship to Clearance in Argyllshire, 1688-1858 'in T.M. Devine, Scottish Elites (Edinburgh, 1994)

A.I. Machines, ' Scottish Gaeldom: The First Phase of Clearance 'in T.M. Devine & R.
Mitchison (eds.), People and Society in Scotland 1760-1830, voL 1 (Edinburgh, 1988), 82;

T.M. Devine, 'Social Responses of Agrarian" Improvement ": The Highland and Lowland
Clearances in Scotland ' in R.A. Houston & I.D. Whyte (eds.), Scottish Society 1500-1800
(Cambridge, 1989), 150-51.

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