William Sutherland traveled to the New World with the Earl of Perth Expedition in 1684. One of the leaders of that group, David Tosheoch, acquired a one fourth share of the Earl of Perth’s one twenty-fourth share of East New Jersey. Several Scottish immigrant groups travelled to New York and New Jersey in the late 1600’s. Continue reading
Eventually the group of settlers from central Scotland made their way to New Jersey. They stayed for a year before leaving for New York. Patrick MacGregorie may have been acquainted with NY governor Thomas Dongan as a result of his service to Charles II.
William Sutherland followed the group to the province of New York. Continue reading
In 1684, a small group of Scottish families left their homeland to seek their fortune in the New World. Since the venture was funded by James Drummond, the fabulously wealthy Lord Chancellor of Scotland, it was known as the Earl of Perth Expedition. Three Sutherland brothers were part of those settlers. One of them, William Sutherland, may have been our ancestor. Continue reading