I think you have misunderstood. I know that the list of names another
person posted as being in the Roscommon transplantation of 1606 were all
surnames found in Galloon, around Newtownbutler. Some were my direct
relatives and some were their very close neighbors. I have never heard
these names associated with Roscommon before and it is of great interest to
me---particularly the surnames of Foster/Forster and Nixon.
I, too, would like to know the source of these surnames being associated
with the Roscommon implantation............anyone knowledgeable about the
particular names mentioned and their association with Roscommon?
Vynette in Arizona
On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 2:05 PM, Bruce Graham <bruros(a)clear.net.nz> wrote:
Greetings All, and all the very Best for 2014
.....................right here , our Jan.1st started 9 hours and 40
minutes ago ,,,,so as is often said " New Zealand leads the World !"( Gosh
! Not a lot of people know that !)
Vynette of Arizona says that quite a few Border Reiver Surnames were
transplanted to Roscommon in 1606......could you say where you sourced that
info. Vynette, as I'd be very keen to read it.
My wee bittie study on that part of History, revealed that , as Bob
says :- " The Roscommon deportationwas exclusively Grahams, as far as I can
see. If any of you folks are interested , my Translation fro the Ancient
Secretary Hand, is on the F-G Website for all to see. Two Lists were
prepared 1) 1605 .....100 plus Graham men were exiled to Holland , to boost
King James' Garrisons at Brille and Flushing ( Brielle and Vlissing
)....within 9 months or so , only 14 Grahams remained in Holland. Most had
obtained their Garrison Commander's " Formof Release "....he did'nt
know why they had been sent to him !
This was the first of two attempts , by James aided and abetted by
Lord Cumberland , to destroy Clan Graham.....judging solely by the number
of our surname, neither attempt worked very well did it ? !
Some of men returrning to Scotland who had no " Form of Release"
were hunted down and hanged.The " Legal " Returnees, found their Houses had
been de-roofed by
" All the King's men....mainly Hanovarian Mercenaries , under an English
C.O., and their Families, those who had survived , had been taken in by
othe " Reiver " Families.
According to what read, the following year 1606, James put his " Final
Solution " into action ! This time whole Families, 120 of them , as Bob
says, were Exiled to " An English owned Plantation in Ulster"....I read.
Their livestock and all grain etc was forfeit, so they arrived in Ireland
in an impoverished state.
Also my reading told me Lord Cumberland was keen to see al;l this happen
to the Grahams, Graemes, Graymes ( 120 variations I understand ! ), as he
wanted to get his grubby hands on their land, said to be the best Arable
Land thereabouts ! He also happened to be King James's " Favorite of the
time "....whatever that means !
Some money had been approved by King James, for food for the Grahams
in the first year in Ireland, until they could grow stuff and become
self-sufficient ! The money was it seems , mainly squandered by the
English "Lord" whose Estate they were dumped on. The only prob. was , they
could'nt grow much , as most of where they were was Bog.
All I can say is :- " Thank you Lord for enabling me to live in this
and the last Century !" ....I tend grumpy and irritable, and I'm sure
Iwould'nt have lasted five minutes if I'd been alive when King James
started his "Pogrom ! "
The only other Clan , picked on by James , as far as I can determine
was Clan Armstrong. He forbade them further ownership of Horses.....and the
Armstrongs were Horse dependant.
All the Best once agai for 2014 ! Cheers the
' noo, Bruce Graham!
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