The following book review was written by Bobbi King:
Scottish Highlanders on the Eve of the Great Migration 1725-1775. The People of Inverness-Shire. Vol. 2.
By David Dobson. Published by Genealogical Publishing Co. 2013. 105 pages.
Mr. Dobson continues to mine the Scottish names out of the archives and bring them into the light of day.
Scottish Highlanders, his latest work, details the 1700s when the social and economic makeup of the Highlanders was coming apart. Gaelic-speaking Highlanders left Argyll for colonial North Carolina and New York, and dwellers from Inverness left for colonial Georgia.
Dobson documents the names of Highlander residents from 1725 to 1775 citing major Scottish repositories and records. His introduction is a short foreword that sets the time and place of the records he transcribes.
Mr. Dobson has several titles at www.genealogical.com where you may read the reviews and descriptions of his many volumes of Scottish names, including a series of books on other communities, under the chief title of Scottish Highlanders on the Eve of the Great Migration 1725-1775. Volume 1 of this series is included there.
Some sample entries:
- Grant, Captain, of Gortane, 1797. [NRS.E326.10.2]
- Gray, Alexander, of OverSkibo, sasine of lands in the parish of Kilmuir, Skye, 7 August 1764. [NRS. RH8.615]
- Gray, Alexander, deputy barrackmaster, Bolleskine parish, 1770. [NRS.E326.1.55]
The author’s bracketed initial are the repositories.
Mr. Dobson has made an extraordinary commitment to the recover of Scottish records.