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Wilmington, North Carolina
Came into Philadelpha USA from Ireland ,Dublin, had hired ship and loaded with cattle and sheep. Family story has family coming from the Borders of Scotland to Ireland. My grandfather teased my grandmother by telling us kids that the family had to leave the borders of Wales for being over handy with swords, then had to leave the Broders of Scotland for the same reason, and he would wonder how the family had gotten the sheep and cattle they had brought to the USA. At that point my grandmother would say "you know that the Watson's where always farmers". So my question was there families going fom the borders of Scotland to Ireland in late 1600's to early 1700's?
Thanks for any and all info.

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