Hyres: Scotch Irish Surname

I recently researched this book and found the surname of Hyres as that of a Scotch-Irish group that immigrated to North America from Northern Ireland. Here is the link to the full manuscript located online. If you look in the index, you will find the surname, Hyres, listed with the relevant page numbers and details about their groups’ impact on the region they immigrated to. The back history of the Scotch-Irish is quite interesting for they were Presbyterians that moved from the area between England and Scotland under the English policy of resettling various groups to Northern Ireland. Not to be confused with the Catholic Irish, or the Scottish highlanders, these were an interesting and tough people that eventually immigrated to the English colonies in North America for a variety of reasons including the resettling of defeated soldiers. They had to have been a tough bunch!





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