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I have a question about Caldonia.
It is true that it is hard to know what information is verified or not. I have chased many leads that were from who knows where and it seems that many people are just running with what ever they read. Unfortunately, I have been completely unable to verify the information about the ship Caldonia. Have you? If so, please share it with me, for I am determined to figure this mystery out. I have the book "The Original Scots Colonists of Early America 1612-1783, by David Dobson" published in 1989. And the book "Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations 1650-1775" also written by David Dobson in 1983. His resources include the Glascow records, Edinburgh Tolbooth records, Register of the Privy Council of Scotland, Darien shipping Papers and several, several more, record and lists including the New England HIstorical and Genealogical register. I am mentioning this because, the only mention of Caldonia was a ship that sailed 1698 to Darien. (which would have been several years after the covenanters rebellions were over). I am afraid that story of William and Barbara being on the ship Caldonia is incorrect. I hope to find out which one they were really on. Since her father Sir James Hume, was bannished because he was a Covenantor, he should be listed in the one book I have, except that he died on the way to america, so maybe the records omitted his name. There is record of a Lady Holm, Covenanter, which resided in Kirkcudbrightshire, that was transported (nice way of saying bannished) in October of 1684 to the americas. It doesn't list the ships name though. I can only assume, that this is Barbara? (holm/hume/home all seem to be same family name too). That is the only (verified from records) information that I can find. I have been to winchester va library, and also to their grave at Opequon Church. I hope to go back and spend more time researching. Sorry this was so long. :o)