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Including the Neighboring Lake County Communities of:

Beach Park, Gurnee, North Chicago, Park City, Wadsworth, Waukegan, Wildwood, and Winthrop Harbor

A VOLUNTEER RETURNS TO ZION-BENTON LIBRARY ON TUESDAY EVENINGS FROM 7:00 p.m. TO 9:00 p.m

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MAY 16, 2022

"Plantation and Settlement of 17th Century Ulster"

ZOOM MEETING

Presented by: David E. Rencher, AG*, CG*, FUGA, FIGRS

ABOUT SPEAKER

David E. Rencher, AG*, CG*, FUGA, FIGRS, is employed as the Director of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, and the Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch . A professional genealogist since 1977, he is one of the rare few who have earned both credentials: Accredited Genealogist® with ICAPGen in Ireland research (1981) and Certified Genealogist® with the Board for Certification of Genealogists (2006). He is the Irish course coordinator and instructor for the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research in Athens, Georgia, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a BA in Family and Local History. He is a past-president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 1997-2000, a past-president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) 1993-1995 and a Fellow of that organization. He is a fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, London. He is the past chair of the joint National Genealogical Society and International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies committee for the Record Preservation and Access Coalition; he serves as a director on the board of the National Genealogical Society and as a counselor for the New England Historic Genealogical Society.


ABOUT OUR TOPIC

CONFISCATION AND RESETTLEMENT
The Ulster Plantation scheme had its parallel in the settlement of the United States and it is easy to see the propagation of the idea on how ‘Westward Expansion’ took form in the same manner that the Scots-Irish had experienced overseas. In Ulster, land was confiscated from the Catholics who were living on the land, relocating them to other parts of Ireland, principally the Province of Connacht. By law, only one-quarter of the residents in Ulster after the implementation of the settlement scheme were to be Catholics. However, greed for high rents led to the widespread disregard for the laws of settlement.

Those who settled in Ulster from this point were supposed to be Protestant and speak English. When James I became King of England, he united both Scotland and England and in the process gained possession of Ireland since it was considered an English possession. This opened the settlement of Ulster as a joint venture between the English and Scottish and involved the counties of Armagh, Cavan, Londonderry (originally named Coleraine), Donegal, Fermanagh, and Tyrone. The new settlers were drawn from two major groups:

Undertakers – Principal Landowners
These were to be wealthy estate owners (also known as chief planters) in England and Scotland that would resettle tenants from their existing estates to Ulster.

Servitors – Veterans of the War in Ireland
Arthur Chichester, the Lord Deputy, was successful in his bid to have officers who had served in the war receive land grants underwritten by the London Companies – the trade guilds in the City of London.

At the conclusion of this session, participants should have an understanding of the following:

  • The history of the confiscation and resettlement of Irish land
  • The London companies
  • The Scottish connection
  • Governance and protection
  • Effects of migration and emigration
  • Adventurers and Discoverers
  • The record sources available for this time period


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You Must Register to attend this free zoom presentation. Send in an email your first and last name and inform whether you are a member or not, and your email address. Send that email registration to [email protected] by the Sunday evening prior to the zoom meeting. You will receive an email back giving you the details to link in to the meeting on Monday.


LOCATION
ZOOM Meeting
Beach Park Village Hall
11270 Wadsworth Road - Lower Level
Beach Park, IL 60099


SPEAKER
7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

BREAK/SOCIALIZE
8:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

BUSINESS MEETING
8:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.







The ZION GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY research materials are housed at the Zion-Benton Public Library for the public's use. On Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., our society volunteer has returned to the Zion-Benton Library to assist you. We are delighted to be of assistance to you again.

Our quarterly newsletter The Illuminator is published in February, May, August and November. Articles may be submitted online to the Editor or mailed to the Society at: 2400 Gabriel Avenue, Zion, IL 60099.

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NEXT MONTH:

May 18, 2022
"Orphan Trains And The Children Who Rode Them"
Presented by:
Karen A. Fortin


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