These sketches of the history of the Scottish
settlers in Ulster were published in the columns of the ‘Scotsman’
during this spring. They have been recast, and are now published in
a permanent form, as I think they may interest some who care to
examine the Irish question for themselves. Their English and
Scottish origin seems to me to give to the men of Ulster an
inalienable right to protest, as far as they are concerned, against
the policy of Separation from Great Britain to which the Irish,
—with the genius for nicknames which they possess —at present give
the name of Home Rule.
My thanks are due to many friends in Ulster and at
home for kind assistance ; and more especially to Professor Masson
for allowing me to have access to those sheets of the ninth volume
of the 'Privy Council Records of Scotland,’ now in the press, which
bear on the Scottish share in the settlement of 1610.
7 Greenhill Place,
Edinburgh, 16th October 1888.
Chapter I. The Scot gains a footing in County Down
Chapter II. The Scot settles North Down and County Antrim
Chapter III. The Great Plantation in Ulster
Chapter IV. The Scot brings with him his Scottish Church
Chapter V. The Scots and the Irish Rebellion of 1641
Chapter VI. Ulster from the Restoration to the Union
Chapter VII. The Scottish Blood in the Ulster Men of To-Day