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Author MacCoinnich, Aonghas.

Title Plantation and civility in the North Atlantic world : the case of the Northern Hebrides, 1570-1639 / by Aonghas MacCoinnich.

Imprint Leiden : Brill, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource
Series Northern world ; volume 71
Northern world ; volume 71.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The conditions for plantation : the Scottish context pre 1598 -- The lordship of the Macleods of Lewis -- The Fife Adventurers and the plantation of Lewis, 1598-1609 -- The Mackenzies and their plantation of Lewis -- The Mackenzie and the Dutch, 1628-1631 -- The English in the isles and the British Fishery Company -- Conclusion -- Appendices: A description of the Lewis fisheries, c. 1631 (part 1); A description of the Lewis fisheries, 1631 (part 2); Some Siol Torcaill family relationships, 1572; The principal adventurers in Lewis, 1598-1609; The minister's account of the plantation of Lewis, c. 1607; Contract signed by the portioners of Lewis, 1600; "Non-native" persons, Stornoway, 1598-1609; The known un-knowns in Lewis, 1598-1609; Some financial transactions of the Forrets of Fingask, 1598-1609; Associates of and witnesses for the Forrets of Fingask, 1598-1609; Some financial transactions of James Spens of Wormiston, 1598-1609; Witnesses and sureties for James Spens of Wormiston, 1598-1609; Some debts owed by the Learmonths of Balcomie, 1599-1606; Some debts of Robert Lumsden of Airdrie, 1599-1606; Some debts owed by the Anstruther family, 1598-1609; Fish and the economy of "cost syde" towns of Fife, 1569-1599; Gaelic poem by Alasdair Mac Mhurchaidh, c. 1636-1643; The merchants and fishers of Lewis, 1632-34; Table: Fishermen & merchants in Lewis, 1634; Some references to Lewis trade in the Aberdeen shore work accounts, 1623-37; An tir is na daoine : Land and people in Lewis, 1610-1718; Fishermen, merchants and visitors to Lewis, 1609-1669; Merchants, burgesses & Lewis contacts, 1620-1642; The penny lands of Lewis, c. 1754; Commission of factory, Seaforth to Hamilton, 1628; Memorandum, for Dutch negotiations, c. 1628-29; Contract, Seaforth and the Zeeland merchants, 1629; Dutch fishermen in Lewis, 1629; Conditions for the Hollanders [no date, 1629-1630]; Memorandum anent the Hollanders [no date, 1629-1630]; Mr. Bernard MacKenzie & the Lewis Company, 1631; Englishmen present in Lewis, 1630-42; Raising stock for the Company of Lewis, n.d., c.1629-31; The appointment of Captain Mason, n.d., c. 1629-31; The projected costs of a fishing bus fleet, n.d., c. 1629-31; Calculations of profit and loss, the fishing fleet, n.d., c. 1629-31; "Plantation of fishing on the islands of Scotland" n.d., c. 1629-31; Memorandum regarding English strategic interest in the fisheries, n.d., c. 1629-31; Description of the Island of Lewis, November 1629; Anglo-Scottish tension at Stornoway, 1634-35; Shareholders in the British Fishery Company, 1635; Note on language choice & nomenclature; Glossary of Scots Gaelic and Scots terms; Gaelic personal names and their English alias.
Summary "The settlement of the Hebrides is usually considered in terms of the state formation agenda. Yet the area was subject to successive attempts at plantation, largely overlooked in historical narrative. Aonghas MacCoinnich's study, Plantation and Civility, explores these plantations against the background of a Lowland-Highland cultural divide and competition over resources. The Macleod of Lewis clan, 'uncivil', Gaelic Highlanders, were dispossessed by the Lowland, 'civil, ' Fife adventurers, 1598-1609. Despite the collapse of this Lowland plantation, however, the recourse to the Mackenzie clan, often thought a failure of policy, was instead a pragmatic response to an intractable problem. The Mackenzies also pursued the civility agenda treating with Dutch partners and fending off their English rivals in order to develop their plantation"--Provided by publisher.
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Subject McLeod family.
Mackenzie family.
Plantations -- Scotland -- Hebrides -- History -- 16th century.
Plantations -- Scotland -- Hebrides -- History -- 17th century.
Hebrides (Scotland) -- Commerce -- History.
Hebrides (Scotland) -- Politics and government.
Courtesy -- Political aspects -- Scotland -- Hebrides -- History.
Hebrides (Scotland) -- Biography.
Lowlands (Scotland) -- Relations -- Scotland -- Highlands.
Highlands (Scotland) -- Relations -- Scotland -- Lowlands.
Chronological Term 1500-1699
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: MacCoinnich, Aonghas. Plantation and civility in the North Atlantic world. Leiden : Brill, 2015 9789004226289 9004226281 (DLC) 2015024972 (OCoLC)911019988
ISBN 9789004301702 (electronic bk.)
9004301704 (electronic bk.)