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Migration routes in US

laxdoc

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Doing research on families in the US I am finding depending were the family entered the US influnce were the family end up. If they came into philadelphia, Penn the route was west; in 1600/early 1700 to the TRACE south to mid North Carolina/South Carolina back country these were Scot-Irish(non Catholic), Welsh, German. Baltimore, Charleston, SC they moved along the coast and rivers. Does anyone have an idea if certain ports in UK and else were had an area in the US where the ships would go?
 

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There seemed to be a lot of vessels that came from the west country of England, to fish off of New Foundland. And that would include Plymouth, Poole, Fowey and a host of other small ports.
There were a lot of fishermen who would end up staying.
Plymouth is an obvious port to mention, as regards to The Pilgrim Fathers.

Found this:- http://www.heritage.nf.ca/home.html

But most ports of England, even those that seem quite insignificant today, were capable of sending ships to most of the west coast of America and beyond.

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Thanks ,Steve(added another site to file steve)
Found my family had both Welsh via Penn to North Carolina and Scot-Irish same route. They traveled a hard road. They were the buffer to keep the indians from raiding the coastal towns. Which they paid for in lives. This why during the Revlutionary War the back country was rebel. They used indian war skills against British troops. This made for a bad time in the southern colonies.
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Hi

I also think that a lot of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex people sailed to places like Virginia. Bartholomew Gosnold is believed to have founded Jamestown, Virginia in 1607.

I think many early English settlers to the US were from East Anglia or the West Country.

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I am finding a religon factor in locations. Along the coast the Church of England was the only show alowed in town. inland it was a number of sects(Baptest, wyslan, and very few catholic) and quakers. As the fontier moved west the chapels changed to church of england. The big landowners pushed the small west and used them as buffers against the indians. During french/indian wars the back country was the battle ground. In the southern Colinies the back country was mostly rebel. These people had issues with the British gov.
The British gov. sent their elite into Baltimore, Md. and Charleston, SC. they also sent in Scot Higlanders (galic speakers only) to act as buffer area. During the Revolution war the highlanders were told fight for the King or lose your land. After being very badly led, broad sword charges against cannon and rifle fire, they stop supporting the King, wonder why:rolleyes: .
As you can tell I am on a side trail.:biggrin:
 

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I am finding a religon factor in locations. Along the coast the Church of England was the only show alowed in town. inland it was a number of sects(Baptest, wyslan, and very few catholic) and quakers. As the fontier moved west the chapels changed to church of england. The big landowners pushed the small west and used them as buffers against the indians. During french/indian wars the back country was the battle ground. In the southern Colinies the back country was mostly rebel. These people had issues with the British gov.
The British gov. sent their elite into Baltimore, Md. and Charleston, SC. they also sent in Scot Higlanders (galic speakers only) to act as buffer area. During the Revolution war the highlanders were told fight for the King or lose your land. After being very badly led, broad sword charges against cannon and rifle fire, they stop supporting the King, wonder why:rolleyes: .
As you can tell I am on a side trail.:biggrin:
As always laxdoc, this what happens to us all. Sidetracking that is.

I think the link between religion and colonisation go hand in hand. Some 'expeditions' to foreign parts were often sponsored by the church. Or in other cases to avoid persecution by the church.
They land, and then they realise they need protection from the 'natives'. Over comes the Army, and then the buisiness interests follow often when a valuable resource is found. Gold, oil, diamonds, minerals, hardwood, tea, etc. etc. So then you have the migrant labour force follow. The willing, the 'not so willing', and the worst of all, Slaves.
A ship will sail from any port for a profit, and make a return trip loaded with whatever for even more profit.
Somethings never change, even with the hindsight of history.:rolleyes:

Steve.:)
 

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