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From: "Ann Whiting" <>
Subject: Re: Irish Slaves
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 07:35:47 -0800

The question begs to ask, and this is for pondering, where did all to people
go? If not to Barbados, Jamaica and Montsarrat, what did Cromwell do with

>From: (Richard Bond)
>Subject: Re: Irish Slaves
>Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 00:33:52 -0500 (EST)
> I have seen a thesis on the migration of Irish to the Caribbean and
>Jamaica. The thesis makes the same observation that there are many
>people in Jamaica who claim descent from Cromwellian Irish emigrants.
>However census records of Jamaica do not show it as having a large
>poulation until later and few Irish in the time of Cromwell. The thesis
>goes on to conclude that in the first generation most Irish transports
>were actually going to Barbados. Many died and or left no children. The
>island of Barbados could not carry as many people with opportunity as
>lived there by the second or third generation. Most of the Irish
>descendants born on Barbados then migrated to the other British colonies
>including Jamaica.
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