By Angela McCarthy
Migration from the British "Celtic fringe" because the eighteenth century has had an important effect at the politics, economics, demography, sociology and tradition of the recent global, as forces shaping overseas politics or even battle. The authors use new fabric to discover Scottish migrant networks and private studies in components equivalent to the Caribbean, New Zealand and Australia.
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Extra info for A Global Clan: Scottish Migrant Networks and Identity since the Eighteenth Century (International Library of Historical Studies)
His will was a complex expression of local, religious, and Scottish identity. He left money to relatives in Kelso, Edinburgh, and Old Aberdeen. His Episcopalianism was reflected in his insistence that a £20 donation for Turiff’s poor be administered by a NonJuring clergymen rather than the local Presbytery. 101 Other forms of correspondence reveal a highly personalized psychological process whereby the emotional bond with Scotland and with family was re-imagined and reaffirmed by sojourners while still in India.
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The last will and testaments of Scots who had returned from India show that sojourners retained a powerful and enduring sense of this service identity long after they had completed their time abroad. Men like Major Donald Cameron of Mount Cameron in Lanarkshire and Captain David Alston of Auchinhard in Mid Lothian, who both died in Scotland in the early 1800s, still saw themselves as servants of the Company. 79 Such titles helped returnees sustain status and even a certain exotic reputation in their own localities.
A Global Clan: Scottish Migrant Networks and Identity since the Eighteenth Century (International Library of Historical Studies) by Angela McCarthy