White Slavery: The Scottish Slaves of England and Americas

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There were hundreds of thousands of Scots sold into slavery during Colonial America. White slavery to the American Colonies occurred as early as 1630 in Scotland.

According to the Egerton manuscript, British Museum, the enactment of 1652: it may be lawful for two or more justices of peace within any county, citty or towne, corporate belonging to the commonwealth to from tyme to tyme by warrant cause to be apprehended, seized on and detained all and every person or persons that shall be found begging and vagrant.. in any towne, parish or place to be conveyed into the Port of London, or unto any other port from where such person or persons may be shipped into a forraign collonie or plantation.

The judges of Edinburgh Scotland during the years 1662-1665 ordered the enslavement and shipment to the colonies a large number of rogues and others who made life unpleasant for the British upper class. (Register for the Privy Council of Scotland, third series, vol. 1, p 181, vol. 2, p 101).

The above accounting sounds horrific but slavery was what the Scots have survived for a thousand years. The early ancestors of the Scots, Alba and Pics were enslaved as early as the first century BC. Varro, a Roman philosopher stated in his agricultural manuscripts that white slaves were only things with a voice or instrumenti vocali. Julius Caesar enslaves as many as one million whites from Gaul. (William D Phillips, Jr. SLAVERY FROM ROMAN TIMES TO EARLY TRANSATLANTIC TRADE, p. 18).

Pope Gregory in the sixth century first witnessed blonde hair, blue eyed boys awaiting sale in a Roman slave market. The Romans enslaved thousands of white inhabitants of Great Britain, who were also known as Angles. Pope Gregory was very interested in the looks of these boys therefore asking their origin. He was told they were Angles from Briton. Gregory stated, “Non Angli, sed Angeli.” (Not Angles but Angels).

The eighth to the eleventh centuries proved to be very profitable for Rouen France. Rouen was the transfer point of Irish and Flemish slaves to the Arabian nations. The early centuries AD the Scottish were known as Irish. William Phillips on page 63 states that the major component of slave trade in the eleventh century were the Vikings. They spirited many ‘Irish’ to Spain, Scandinavia and Russia. Legends have it; some ‘Irish’ may have been taken as far as Constantinople.

Ruth Mazo Karras wrote in her book, “SLAVERY AND SOCIETY IN MEDEIVEL SCANDINAVIA” pg. 49; Norwegian Vikings made slave raids not only against the Irish and Scots (who were often called Irish in Norse sources) but also against Norse settlers in Ireland or Scottish Isles or even in Norway itself…slave trading was a major commercial activity of the Viking Age. The children of the White slaves in Iceland were routinely murdered en masse. (Karras pg 52)

According to these resources as well as many more, the Scots-Irish have been enslaved longer than any other race in the world’s history. Most governments do not teach White Slavery in their World History classes. Children of modern times are only taught about the African slave trade.

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  1. I’ve read so many responses here and it is remarkable to see the various comments from nastiness to understanding. As one person remarked earlier “we have been slaves to different groups throughout history and that is life.” We have to understand that the elite is enjoying having us (lower class) at odds with one another. do you know in the 17th century , the Virginians decided to enslave blacks (1) slaves had no way back home; (2) they weren’t familiar with the language; (3) and all children born of the mother would be slaves indefinitely and not through the black father? This was the only way they could remain superior and survive in Virginia.
    However, if you take a look at European history, the aristocrats did the same there and begot bablos on the female servants, The elite beleived in the entitlement mindset that he or she can mistreat the lower class. The elite has to stay on top and their goal for whites, blacks, natives and other cultures is to keep them divided. We constantly feed into this social-class separation everyday and we need to stop and do what the French lower class did to the King and Queen.

    Some of you good people say blacks need to stop crying over the past, but when you are still being denied housing, jobs, loans, or falsely accused of a crime. Then, this all may stop. Sometimes other don’t understand. One other thing, Yes, the Jews has controled the world for many decades and everyone isn’t seeing the whole truth. They control the newspapers, Hollywood, Broadway, Opra, Art, music, Clothing and much more. Wake up everyone!

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