Land Swindle in Georgia

John Rae and the Georgia Land Swindle

Drumbo, County Down, Ireland, and The Tower, home of the Rea Families

While James Edward Oglethorpe was planting settlers in the Colony of Georgia, advertisements of " so fair a land" in the Georgia colony were being distributed throughout England encouraging settlement. Meanwhile, Joe Rae of Maghrenock near Ballnahigh in County Down, Nova Scotia…



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