Re: Ritch Families from Orkney, Scotland
Do you have any RITCHes that went to the Bahamas or Jamaica in the 1700s? A Captain perhaps? A family connected to JONES?
My Christopher RITCH connects to a John SHOKES. I have found a reference to a John and Janet SHOKES in Scotland. I think the source was a census. However, I have found nothing more on the name in Scotland after that. Can you recommend a source of research in Scotland? There were a great number of Scots that came to South Carolina in the 1700s. Many of SC's ship records were lost or destroyed.
Is there a source of emmigration records in Scotland for the mid 1700s?