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Dobson, David

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Works: 20 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 1,687 library holdings
Genres: History  Genealogy  Registers (Lists)  Sources  Dictionaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: E184.S3, 973.049163
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Most widely held works by David Dobson
The people of Ireland, 1600-1699 by David Dobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of Ireland, 1600-1699 by David Dobson( Book )

in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish Catholics at home and abroad, 1680-1780 by David Dobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of Ireland, 1600-1699 by David Dobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scots-Irish links, 1575-1725 by David Dobson( Book )

in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American data from the records of the High Court of the Admiralty of Scotland, 1675-1800 by David Dobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scotland's High Court of the Admiralty, which was established in the mid-15th century, had jurisdiction over civil, criminal, and prize matters upon the high seas. The earliest extant records of the Admiralty Court date from 1657, and they are housed in the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh. For this new book, the indefatigable David Dobson has culled the records of the High Court of the Admiralty--mostly from the court's Register of Decrees--for any reference to America between the years 1675 and 1800"--Publisher website (December 2007)
The people of Aberdeen, 1600-1799 : a genealogical source book by David Dobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish emigrants in North America by David Dobson( Book )

in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish emigrants in North America by David Dobson( Book )

in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Later Scots-Irish links, 1725-1825 by David Dobson( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irish emigrants in North America by David Dobson( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish surnames of colonial America by David Dobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American data from the Aberdeen journal, 1748-1783 by David Dobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The period covers the years when the Chesapeake tobacco trade was under the control of Glasgow merchants and Scottish emigration to the colonies was becoming significant. Mr. Dobson has abstracted and arranged in chronological order some 750 references from the Aberdeen newspaper, giving the issue number for each reference so that researchers may consult the original if they so desire. The subjects covered are a diverse lot, ranging over the following: emigration per se, the banishment of felons to the Plantations, shipping links that facilitated emigration, advertisements for indentured servants, news of events in the colonies, details on Scottish regiments fighting in the French and Indian Wars or Revolutionary War, reports of privateers, letters from America, and obituaries of American emigrants."--Publisher description
More Scottish settlers, 1667-1827 by David Dobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listings of Scottish emigrants, either as immigrants or as residents in the Americas, including Canada, the USA, the West Indies and South America
The people of Stirling 1600-1799 : [a genealogical source book] by David Dobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scots in the USA and Canada, 1825-1875 by David Dobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A medieval cemetery at Mill Lane, Ormesby St Margaret, Norfolk by Heather Wallis( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During construction of Ormesby bypass in east Norfolk, human bones were found by the contractors. Excavation revealed that these were not isolated burials. Sixty articulated burials were examined which, along with unstratified bones, represented at least forty-five adults and seventeen children. Radiocarbon determinations indicate a date range of 11th-14th centuries. Demographic, metrical, morphological, dental and pathological aspects of the population have been studied, and compared with contemporary Norfolk groups. Demographic analysis suggests a trend towards death in old age amongst the men and in young adult life for the women. Metrical analysis shows a similarity with medieval groups in Norfolk, and non-metric traits suggest a close affinity with people from a nearby Saxon cemetery and a medieval group from Norwich. Ormesby had four churches during the medieval period. The locations of three (St Margaret, St Michael and St Peter) were known prior to this excavation, and the location of the fourth (St Andrew) had been predicted. The burials were in none of these places. Archaeological evidence, along with aerial photographs, cartographic and documentary evidence allows an alternative location to be suggested for the church of St Andrew, adjacent to the burials."--Books.google
Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857 by David Dobson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavations on the site of Norwich Cathedral refectory, 2001-3 by Heather Wallis( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scottish emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785 by David Dobson( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study presents all known information about the Scottish emigrants who helped settle the vast British colonial expanse that once reached from Newfoundland down the eastern seaboard to the West Indies. Ranging in his coverage from the founding of the Jamestown Colony through the first years of American independence, David Dobson substantiates the omnipresence of Scots throughout the region and rescues from obscurity their accomplishments in virtually all trades and professions. The book is arranged by geographic location within a chronology that frames the major periods of Scottish emigration, which were, by definition, periods of great sociopolitical change in Britain: the half-century before Restoration, Restoration to Union, Union to the Peace of Paris, and the Peace of Paris to the Treaty of Paris. Dobson's narrative not only incorporates a great deal of demographic and biographical information, but also uses anecdotes that typify the Scottish emigrant experience. As he considers the motivations of the emigrants, their settlement patterns, and their contributions to colonial life, Dobson addresses an abundance of related topics, from the Scottish influence on such schools as Princeton and the College of William and Mary to the complicated loyalties of the Scottish factions in the American Revolution. Of the estimated 150,000 Scots who emigrated to America before 1785, says Dobson, a fair number came involuntarily or reluctantly. As defeated insurrectionists they were forced into indentured servitude; as convicted criminals they were banished to labor on Caribbean sugar and cotton plantations; as mercenaries or conscripts they came to fight the Mohawks and the French, and later the rebellious subjects of George III. As Presbyterians and Quakers many others came in search of tolerance. Enterprising Scots who had long been victims of English trade restrictions also felt the lure of the colonies. Turning away from the nearby commercial and cultural havens they had established in Poland, the Netherlands, and elsewhere, Scottish manufacturers and crafts persons poured across the Atlantic. Lowland Scots, Dobson shows, were predominant until the 1730s, tending to cluster in seaport communities and the West Indies. The clannish Highlanders who followed came at first to escape English animosity but were later driven to emigrate by poor harvests and harsh winters. They trekked to the southern frontiers of Georgia and the Carolinas, the rugged interior of New York, and the farthest Canadian outposts of the Hudson Bay Company. The contributions of these people, in fields from education and politics to religion and medicine, were greatly out of proportion to their numbers. David Dobson's book, based almost entirely on primary research in archives and libraries in Scotland, England, Canada, and the United States, will gain Scottish emigrants the recognition they deserve
 
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