Olive Tree Genealogy is continuing a new Alphabet Genealogy series of blog posts. I'm not following the usual way of going A-Z surnames. Instead I will create a one word "tag". Then I will share an ancestor (mine, my husband's, an inlaw's or one of my children's) who fits the tag
Today's letter is P for Palatines
the invitation of Queen Anne in the spring of 1709, about 7 000
harassed Palatines sailed down the Rhine to Rotterdam. From there, about
3000 were dispatched to America, either directly or via England, under
the auspices of William Penn. The remaining 4 000 were sent via England
to Ireland to strengthen the protestant interest.
In 1710, three large groups of Palatines sailed from London. The first
went to Ireland, the second to Carolina and the third to New York with
the new Governor, Robert Hunter. There were 3 000 Palatines on 10 ships that sailed for New York and approximately 470 died on the voyage or shortly after their arrival.
I have several Palatine ancestors. My list of Palatine ancestors is at Palatine Family Names