The Sutherland clearances, 1806-1820

a documentary survey
  • 52 Pages
  • 2.49 MB
  • English

Craigie College of Education , Ayr
Land tenure -- Scotland -- Sutherland., Sutherland (Scotland) -- Economic condit


Sutherland (Scotland), Scotland, Suther

Statementeditor, David Forbes.
ContributionsForbes, David.
LC ClassificationsHC257.S4 S9
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], 52, [1] p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4606264M
ISBN 100903369036
LC Control Number77369548

The Sutherland clearances, A documentary survey Unknown Binding – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions click to open popover. The tenants of Munro of Novar were also simply evicted, with many The Sutherland clearances them emigrating. As the Sutherland clearances approached, there was notable rioting at Culrain on the Munro of Novar estate, protesting at their clearance plans.

Loch worried that this would spread to the Sutherland tenants, but no violent physical resistance occurred, with those cleared demonstrating (in the words of Eric Richards) Date: Mostly 18th–19th centuries.

This deals with the clearances which took place beforeand with the position of the Highlanders at the end of the eighteenth century, as shown by contemporary observers including the writers of the Old Statistical Account, which was published in twenty-one volumes between and Volume three, The Sutherland Clearances.

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The clearances in Sutherland were conducted on behalf of the Sutherland family, which was at that time one of the wealthiest, if not the wealthiest, family in the whole of the United Kingdom. It was meant to result in the complete redevelopment of the Sutherland economy by giving over the interior to sheep farmers and settling the people cleared on the coast, where they would become fishermen and the like.

The Sutherland Clearances, ; a Documentary Survey. The Tyranny of Tide: An Oral History of the East Sutherland Fisherfolk, by The Sutherland clearances C.

Dorian, Karoma Publishers, Inc., Although clearances had begun in Sutherland before his appointment, Loch organised them on a more extensive footing, and additionally published (in ) An Account of the improvement ethos and its results in practice on the estates of his employer, a book which has remained a key text for those interested in the clearances.

Since he had edited the Celtic Magazine, which was devoted to Gaelic history, folk-lore and antiquities. He was born The Sutherland clearances late to be a witness to the earlier Clearances, yet he knew and talked with many of the victims, and this book is his response to the obligations they placed on his professional conscience.

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Patrick Sellar is hired to run the estate of the Duchess of Sutherland. Sutherland clearances of Dornoch, Rogart, Loth, Clyne, and Golspie. Strathglass is cleared. Earl of Selkirk acquires land in North America – the Red River Colony, with plans to settle Highlanders there.

Sellar clears districts in. Shoving the Population in, andof all Parishes in whole or in part in the Counties of Perth, Argyll, Inverness, Ross and Cromarty, Caithness, and Sutherland; Appendices; The Sutherland Evictions of Former and Recent Statements respecting them examined by Thomas Sellar () (pdf).

One of its most infamous chapters was written with the so-called Sutherland Clearances during the early decades of the nineteenth century. Their effect on the population of Scotland’s largest county was – well, as a matter of fact the population of Sutherland actually increased by.

The Strathnaver Clearances This falls under the larger heading of the Sutherland Clearances due to the fact that the land was owned by the Duke of Sutherland. The Sutherland Lords (who were not even Sutherlands), also cleared Assynt, areas near Caithness, Dornoch, Rogort, Loth, Clyne, Golspie and lower Kildonan leading to the 'rebellion' of the Gunns in the previous chapter.

The Clearances are generally regarded as having come in a series of waves, whose nature and circumstances varied according to when they happened, where they happened, and who was involved. George Granville Leveson-Gower, later duke of Sutherland, for instance, was the catalyst for notorious evictions that took place from about to The book covers all of the areas of the Highlands in turn and is somewhat repetitive, but only because the actions of the lairds was repeated.

Interesting that the clearances were mostly completed before the media and the public began to raise s: Of James Loch, effectively the Sutherland’s estate’s chief executive, precisely planning that families were to be cleared inwith another inHunter writes: “This meant.

The clearing of Strathnaver in Sutherland is a perfect example. In 14 days in Maypeople were evicted and forced to move to Brora on the coast where they were to become fishermen. Sellar himself personally directed the clearances.

Prof James Hunter said the clearances in Sutherland were an "extraordinary episode" A leading historian says he has sought to give a voice to thousands of people cleared from land in Sutherland.

The book is a painstakingly researched account of the individual people involved in the clearance over 20 years of the Sutherland estate in northern Scotland, to raise sheep. The perpetrators of course sold it as bettering the lot of the Highlanders who were forcibly displaced and offered small 3 acre crofts on the wind swept coasts/5(7).

Eric Richards very readable book explores the myths and the facts of Sellar's reputation as the Sutherland factor and sheep-farmer most responsible for the Highland 'clearances' of Beginning with his early days as a young lawyer in Moray, the book traces his first ventures into Sutherland and his employment by the Duchess of Sutherland to 'improve' the s: 2.

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In Set Adrift Upon the World: The Sutherland Clearances James Hunter masterly weaves together a fascinating account of the Sutherland Clearances. One that takes you from the Strath of Kildonan and other parts of Sutherland to battles in New Orleans via South Africa and onto the foundation of what is now the Canadian city of Winnipeg.

In this book James Hunter tells the story of the Sutherland Clearances. His researches took him to archives in Scotland, England and Canada, to the now deserted straths of Sutherland, to the frozen shores of Hudson Bay.

Kildonan Parish, Sutherland - Highland Clearances, from Posted by J. Gunn on April 2, at pm in Scotland and Scottish Ancestry; David Craig has wriiten a book, 'On the Crofters Trail' published in by Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh ISBN 8 first published in In ch13 he explores the Gunns from Kildonan (the.

A lengthy book about the land clearances by the Duchess of Sutherland in the early 19th century. The arrangement of the book is mildly irritating, lacking a chronological or other organisational basis, by the end, the author successfully conveys the history, causes and impacts of the clearances in the Sutherland domain.4/5(1).

-- Journalist Thomas Bakewell severely criticizes both Loch's book and his actions during the clearances. (February and March) -- Hugh Munro, the laird of Novar, clears his estates at Culrain along the Kyle of Sutherland. A riot ensues when the Sheriff and military arrive to evict the tenants.

This study of the part of the Highland Clearances that took place on the Sutherland Estate in the first quarter of the 19th century makes for an important new book.

James Hunter locates the Clearances, infamous for the role of Patrick Sellar and the Marquis and Marchioness of Stafford (later the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland), not as part of. Meticulously, Devine explores the various ways these clearances were conducted, and, especially, the different fates of Highlanders and Lowlanders, as the “frontier” pushed north.

There are surprises. Devine writes that in its “scale and ambition Sutherland was the most extraordinary example of social engineering in 19th-century Britain”. Their feelings and fears are harder to access, but they are by no means this book James Hunter tells the story of the Sutherland Clearances.

His researches took him to archives in Scotland, England and Canada, to the now deserted straths of Sutherland, to the frozen shores of Hudson Bay. THE HIGHLAND Clearances are an infamous chapter in Scottish history, the cruel story of how the Highland people were dispossessed of their homes by their landlords.

So emotive is. The History of the Highland Clearances Sutherland - Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe on the Sutherland Clearances As to those ridiculous stories about the Duchess of Sutherland, which have found their way into many of the prints in America, one has only to be here. In this book James Hunter tells the story of the Sutherland Clearances.

His researches took him to archives in Scotland, England and Canada, to the now deserted straths of Sutherland, to the frozen shores of Hudson Bay. The result is a gripping, moving, definitive account of a people's struggle for survival in the face of tragedy and disaster Reviews:.

Societies: The American-Scottish Foundation, Inc., Madison Avenue (10th Floor), New York, NYUSA. An organization based in the USA but with strong links to contemporary Scotland.Sutherland, Duchess of, see Gordon, Howard, Mackenzie Sutherland, Angus Sutherland, Angus, M.P (Of Helmsdale, a teacher at the Glasgow Academy and a leader of the Sutherland Association, he was to become the people's first member of parliament when the radicals of the country elected him in to take the fight of the crofters to Westminster.).The Highland Clearances, Ch.3 - Glengarry, Strathglass, Sutherland; The Highland Clearances, Ch.4 - Strathnaver, Patrick Sellars, Skye, Strathcarron & role of Church The Highland Clearances, Ch.5 The stunning conclusion; Murder of Ross women, final thoughts.

The Highland Clearances Chronology - a timeline of events. ©Skye-Net, R. Gunn, /