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The emigrants were part of the congregation known as the Ballybay New Erection. They sailed under the leadership of their pastor, Reverend Doctor Thomas Clark. Bythe majority of the emigrants had settled on farmland acquired for them by Doctor Clark in New Perth afterSalemNew York.
Others settled in Abbeville, South Carolina. Clark visited the members of his Ballybay congregation who had settled in Abbeville.
In or perhapsDr.
Clark permanently joined the part of his Ballybay congregation that had settled in Abbeville. He died suddenly of an epileptic seizure in Abbeville on December 26, This emigration from Ballybay is known as "The Cahans Exodus.
The story of the exodus is told on the Internet at The Cahans Project. Emigration from Scotland to Ulster after In the fifteen years after the Battle of the Boyne inabout fifty thousand Presbyterians emigrated form lowland Scotland to Ulster.
They offered these Scots settlers their best land on favorable terms and at low rent. A good summary, in seven parts, on emigration back and forth from Ireland to Scotland is: Ina Presbyterian Seceder Congregation in the Ballybay area, made up almost exclusively of Scots emigrants, petitioned the Seceder Presbytery of Glasgow that the Reverend Doctor Thomas Clark be sent to them as their regular pastor.
He accepted the offer of the Seceder congregation at Ballybay to become their minister and was ordained by three ministers from the Burgher Presbytery of Glasgow in the field of William McKinley at Cladaugh, near Cahans, on July 23, Most of the families who emigrated with him were also Seceder Presbyterians.
These other families, for example, the Carsons, McDowells, and Pattersons, had originated in the lowlands of Scotland. Descendants of Robert McGough have assumed that his ancestors had also originated in Scotland. Lowland Scotland was predominately Presbyterian after the religious revolution led by John Knox in the mid seventeenth century.
McGough had been an Irish tribal name in Monaghan and north Louth as early as the twelfth century. Some of the McGoughs had emigrated from Monaghan to county Down between and A townland and a mountain in county Down were named after the McGoughs.
Joshua McGough was a wealthy Presbyterian property owner in county Armagh, which adjoins county Monaghan, when he died at age 73 in Robert had enough wealth to buy his own land when he arrived in South Carolina, and he left a sizable estate when he died in Mecklenburg county, North Carolina, in I have found no solid clues to indicate when or where this McGough family were converted to Presbyterianism.
Many Presbyterians migrated from the lowlands of Scotland to Ulster in the s. In the early decades of the seventeenth century, intermarriage of the Ulster Irish with the newly arriving Scots, and conversion of the Irish of Ulster to Presbyterianism, seem to have been common.
In her book, The Catholics of Ulster Basic BooksProfessor Marianne Elliot implies that much of the Catholic gentry disappeared from Ulster, not because they were exiled and dispossessed by their Protestant neighbors, but because they were converted.
There were legal pressures to convert to the Church of Ireland. Conversion of the Irish in the s, however, became less frequent, probably because such a conversion lead to ostracism of the Catholic.
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