This volume discusses Scottish emigration to the American colonies, the reasons for their decision to do so, the perils faced on the Atlantic sea journey, and the politics and Loyalist sentiments that arrived with them.
HAZEL CHISHOLM MATHEWS was born in Oakville, the great-granddaughter of Colonel William Chisholm, founder of the town. She was educated in New York City, returning to spend each summer in Oakville. Since 1984 she has lived permanently in Oakville, making her home in the old Custom House, which she renovated after it had stood vacant for over fifty years. She has two sons, one daughter, and four granddaughters.