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From: "Helen Allen" <>
Subject: [HERD] Re: [Albemarle, VA & Scotch-Irish Heards
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 17:53:37 -0600
Osa & Susan McDowell:
My immigrant Heard was Charles Heard who died in Albemarle Co., VA in 1748.
Your information that your John was b. in 1760 in Albemarle Co. surely marks
him to be connected somehow to my Charles. He may be son or grandson of
George Heard, a brother of my Charles. A William Heard was deeded land in
1748 in Albemarle from a George Heard. And William had a land grant in
Albemarle in 1755. George also deeded land in Albemarle to James & John
Charles, George and Stephen Heard and another brother, name unknown, came
from County Tyrone, Ireland shortly before 1720. I believe they were part
of the tremendously large Scotch-Irish borderers group who were banished to
Northern Ireland from England and Scotland. Later, in 1717. because of a
sudden, major event, in Ireland they began to leave for America in enormous
numbers. I have been reading William Dollarhide's book "British Origins of
American Colonists, 1629-1775" which influences my thinking on this. He
says the Scotch-Irish Borderers were of English descent and others of
Scottish descent and most of them were banished to Northern Ireland, with
County Tyrone being a major location of where they settled.
He also says the 1717 and later destination was primarily PA & VA and shows
a map of where they were located by 1790.
The suggestion that you contact Elsie Zarnowitz is a good one, perhaps she
can help you with connecting your Johns.
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