Banishment and Transportation
The talk looks at how both banishment and transportation were used by the crown and government to remove people from Scotland and why.
What happened to people when they reached their destination and what records are available to research them such as court records in Scotland and convict records in Australia?
Ken will also explain why transportation ceased to be used as a punishment.
Ken Nisbet has been involved in family and military history research for over 40 years.
Originally from Aberdeen, he started doing his family history whilst still at School and first joined a family history society in 1978.
He is a regular speaker to Scotland’s family history societies and is Secretary of both the Scottish Genealogy Society and SAFHS.
He compiled the Nairnshire Roll for the 1st World War and has a written a history of the 2nd Battalion 78th Foot.
Like many Scots he discovered that some of his relatives migrated to Australia, and about six years ago discovered that three brothers of one of his 3x-Great-Grandmothers had not been willing migrants but all three had been