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A brief social history of Scotland accompanied by the genealogical record of some of those who participated in the Plantation of the Lowland Lairds into Kintyre (mid 1600s) authorized by the Duke of Argyle and lead by William Ralston of that Ilk. Those included are the Ralstons, Greenlees, Breckenridges, McPhails, Browns, Wallaces, Howies, Andrews and others. By the early 1800s, descendents began to emigrate to the United States (northern Illinois and Ohio), Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Grace Ralston and Florence Ralston Schnurr started with the intent to create a small family history, but it grew into much more. Originally published in 1984, this revision contains nearly 500, highly indexed pages.