Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Religion played such a key roll in the Palatines emigration. One of the reasons they left the homeland and the way the English people dealt with you when you arrived.

About 1/10th of approximately 13,000* Palatines emigrating to England were Roman Catholic. The book states it this way about these peoples: ' The (English) government would not send men of their faith to the colonies, neither was it willing to permit their prolonged residence in England.'  So some became Protestants (Reformed Church) and others were sent back to the homeland.

*To clarify: the number of Palatines that showed up on English soil was a total of about 13,000, all between May and October of 1709.

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