Settlers to Bladen

During 1739 a group of 350 people from Argyllshire settled in North Carolina and those numbers appears to be reflected in the land grant statistics of 1740 as “33.” That number was the largest settlement because thereafter, between 1741 to 1751, between two and five grants were allowed. In Scotland, quit rents were not collected for two years after the issuance thereof and the average Highland tenant was able to pay transportation costs to America after selling livestock and tools. The genealogist should put on the hat of the historian and research into the politics of Argyll during this period.

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