Articles | Clearances and 'Emigration'

Articles in the category of #Clearances and 'Emigration'

The Battle of Culrain

On the 2nd of March, 1820, attempts to serve the tenants of Culrain with notices of removal broke out into violence. Although obviously biased this letter ‘from a correspondent in Tain’ gives us some details of the incident.

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From Geanies to Grafton

An interesting account of the family of Andrew Ross and Ellan Galley of Geanies, written by his grandson also Andrew Ross.

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The Clearance at Glencalvie

A short article from the Times on the people of Glencalvie sheltering in Croick churchyard after being cruelly evicted from their homes, in 1845.

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The Russians of Ross-shire

'The Russians of Ross-shire' or the Massacre of the Rosses. A pamphlet by Donald Ross concerning the Clearances at Greenyards in 1854.

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Going To America 1773

The following transcription is part of an incomplete letter found in the documents of the Rosses of Pitcalnie and was likely written by Naomi Ross, widow of Alex Ross of Pitcalnie. The letter clearly explains her fears for the people and suggests the tenants at Corromulie (likely Corriemulzie in Kincardine) were already considering leaving for America.

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The Rosses of Glencalvie

An article by John Robertson on his visit to Glencalve in June of 1844 shorty before the Glen was cleared for sheep.

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