Early Origins of the Bellden family
Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times in the parish of Dunbar. Their history at this place is before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bellden family
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Early Notables of the Bellden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bellden family to Ireland
Some of the Bellden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bellden family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Bellden family, or who bore a variation of the surname Bellden were Angus Belton who settled in Barbados in 1745; after Culloden; Joe Belton settled in Barbados in 1635; Janet Belton settled in South Carolina in 1774; William Belton settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1862.
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