Author Topic: Shaw Family West Indies to Scotland  (Read 3041 times)

Offline KathyN

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Re: Shaw Family West Indies to Scotland
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 07 May 17 10:14 BST (UK) »
Hi Kat
Have sent you a PM.  Thanks
Kathy

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Re: Shaw Family West Indies to Scotland
« Reply #10 on: Monday 02 April 18 12:35 BST (UK) »
I don't know if I'm the only Scot that didn't know/is very surprised at this, but on researching a branch of my family from Banffshire to Jamaica (with the army) I found that there was already a large concentration of their unusual surname there (Farquharson) - anyway it turns out that some of these people were Jacobites shipped over after Culloden.  I was horrified to find that there is a place called Farquharson Wharf where slaves were bought and sold, and the UCL slave-owners study has a great deal of north-east Scotland names.

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