The Strabane Barony during the Ulster Plantation, 1607-41

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  • Author(s)
  • Editor(s)
    R. J. Hunter
  • Publication Date
    December 2011
  • Publisher
    Ulster Historical Foundation
  • Format
    Paperback
  • ISBN
    978-1-903688-95-3
  • Page Count
    82pp
  • Dimensions
    240mm x 170mm
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The Ulster Plantation of the early seventeenth century is widely accepted as a period of critical importance in the shaping of modern Ulster and one of the most significant projects of colonisation in the early modern world. However, there have been relatively few studies that have looked in detail at the impact of the Plantation scheme at local level.

This publication brings together the work of a group of professional and amateur historians. Forty years ago a small group of people under the leadership of the late Mr Robert J. Hunter (University of Ulster) looked firstly at the Plantation of Ulster and then sought out information for this period relating specifically to the barony of Strabane.

Under the scheme of Plantation, Strabane barony was allocated to undertakers from Scotland, the chief of whom was James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn. The settlement here was therefore overwhelmingly Scottish, rather than English. Chapters in this book look at Strabane in the pre-Plantation era, the background of the Scottish undertakers, the development of the town of Strabane, the impact of the Reformation, and the socio-economic conditions prevailing in the barony in the early seventeenth century.

First published over 30 years ago, this fresh edition of The Strabane Barony during the Ulster Plantation, 1607-41 presents to a new audience the story of the Plantation in the barony of Strabane. It stands as an exemplar of the way in which a professional historian and his students can successfully work together to produce a high-quality publication.

R. J. Hunter

Robert John (Bob) Hunter was born in rural Meath in 1938 and was educated atWesleyCollegeandTrinityCollege,Dublin. After graduation in 1960, he began research on the Ulster Plantation in the counties ofArmaghand Cavan, 1608-41. This interest in thePlantation, and early modern Irish history generally, was to dominate his life.

In 1963 he was appointed Assistant Lecturer in History atMageeCollege, thus beginning an association with the city ofDerrythat was to continue for the rest of his life. The creation of what was to become theUniversityofUlsteralso saw him teaching regularly in Coleraine.

Through his meticulous research, he developed an encyclopedia knowledge of his subject, traversing such themes as the development of towns, the role of the English planters, the history of trade and migration and the intellectual and cultural life ofUlstermore generally.

Though his untimely death in 2007 was to cut short his ambitions for further writing, he was nevertheless to leave behind more than thirty articles, essays, reviews, etc., which were the result of painstaking study conducted with a careful eye for detail and relevance.

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