1501Re: [Peterhead] Episcopalian Records
- Sep 6, 2001Elizabeth
that's an interesting point about migration. My ancestor John Coull was born
in Buckie, in Banffshire, moving to Peterhead at some point in the early
1800s. Most of north east Scotland was affected by famine in the late 18th
century, so perhaps people moved to the coast where fishing would supplement
crops - it would be interesting to know the population trends in these areas.
Clearances tended to be in the areas where there was less arable farming and
more scope for sheep - ie the Highlands rather than the Lowlands.
There's a fascinating book "A guide to Scottish population history from the
17th century to the 1930s" edited by Michael Flinn and published by
Cambridge University Press in 1977 whcih deals with some of these issues and
lots more besides. I think it is out of print - I had borrowed it from a
friend but had to return it.
researching: Coull, Cordiner, Sandy, Sykes, Alexander
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