This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Charters research.Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1249, 1296, 1361, 1593, 1597, 1621, 1625, 1628, 1639, 1641, 1523, 1527, 1467, 1565, 1628, 1599, 1620, 1625, 1700 and are included under the topic Early Charters History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The many spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Charters has been spelled Charteris, Charters, Charter, Charteres, Chartteris, Chartters and many more.
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland
, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan
organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:
Charters Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Lawrence Charters, who settled in St. Christopher in 1716
Charters Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Charters, who landed in New York in 1817 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Samuel Charters, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1841
Charters Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Edward Charters, aged 25, a smith, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Lady Campbell" in 1833
- Susanna Charters, aged 24, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Lady Campbell" in 1833
Charters Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mary Charters, aged 53, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.