[Ads-l] Ulster Scots, Scots-Irish, Scotch-Irish

Stanton McCandlish smccandlish at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 5 05:48:42 UTC 2023

Thank you, James Eric Lawson, for the "Ulster Scots" usage details. I think
that will indeed come in handy. :-)

On Sat, Sep 2, 2023 at 2:58 PM James Eric Lawson <jel at nventure.com> wrote:

> Regarding 'Ulster Scots', the earliest use I find is in the work cited
> by OEDO:
> 1640   None is soe dim-sighted but sees the gen’all inclination of the
> Ulster Scots to the Covenant. G. Radcliffe, Letter 8 August in *Life &
> Correspondence* (1810) 209.
> *Oxford English Dictionary*, s.v. “Ulster Scot, n. & adj., Etymology”,
> July 2023. <https://doi.org/10.1093/OED/2293158311>
> In the work cited (1810 publication), the quoted text follows two
> appearances of 'Scots in Ulster' (pp 207, 208), circumstances that
> suggest the term was not fully lexicalized. Thus the 1640 work may
> represent a (although probably not the) coining (*ab reductio*) of the
> term. See
> 1640  Thomas Dunham Whitaker *The life and original correspondence of
> Sir George Radcliffe, the friend of the Earl of Strafford* (HathiTrust)
> None is soe dim-sighted but sees the gen’all inclination of the Ulster
> Scots to the Covenant: and God forbid they should tarrie there till the
> Earle of Argile brings them armies to cut our throats, to our apparent
> disturbance, if not certayne ruyne.
> https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=ien.35556009557950&seq=235&q1=Ulster
> The next use I find is this:
> 1649  Ireland Lord Lieutenant Ormonde *The Marquesse of Ormond’s
> declaration, proclaiming Charles the Second, King of England, Scotland,
> France, and Ireland, &c.:  With his summons to Colonel Jones for the
> surrender of Dublin, and the answer of Colonell Iones thereunto. Also a
> perfect relation of their forces, and the present affairs of that
> kingdom. Together with a true copie of the articles of agreement between
> the said Marquesse, and the Irish. Also a representation of the province
> of Vlster concerning the evills and dangers to religion, lawes and
> liberties, arising from the present practices of the sectarian army in
> England, &c. Imprimatur. G. Mabbot.* (EEBO TCP 2)  The Ulster Scots have
> now declared, and that whole Province (as to your interest) is lost in a
> moment.
> http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A90182.0001.001
> On 9/1/23 16:29, Stanton McCandlish wrote:
> > A couple of different but topically related matters.
> >
> > 1) Some of you are very good at ferreting out earliest findable uses of a
> > term.  How would I go about finding a source for earliest known use (or
> > even actual coining) of the term "Ulster Scots" or "Ulster-Scots", in
> > reference to the Scottish population who settled in the north of Ireland
> > primarily during the Plantation of Ulster (officially 1606–1641, but
> > informally starting as early as the 1570s, and preceded by centuries of
> > piecemeal immigration in the form of gallowglass mercenaries)?
> --
> James Eric Lawson
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