Letters To America Introduction

Times were often hard and with no welfare state behind them, people had to find employment to survive.  Born in Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, the Shields family moved from Fenwick to Galston, Loudoun and even further afield. Bruce Shields of Vermont, USA inherited a number of letters, sent from Ayrshire to his ancestors in America, and we are pleased that he is allowing us to share them with you.

Robert Shields,  Galston,  to  Alexander Shields, per  William Woodburn dated  Galston,  April 14, 1830

Robert Shields  to  Alexander, at  Glover County of Orleans State of Vermont Care of  Captain James Trumbul,  Craftsbury  (with parcel) dated at Galston 4 April, 1832

Robert Shields  to  Alex  Care of  Capt. James Trumbel,  Craftsbury. Galston                       May 16, 1836    Postmark  New York  Jul 6.


William Hamilton  to  Alex Shields  State of  New York{of Vermont, America                       Hairshaw,  May 21, 1839  per  David Anderson.

Back Hearshaw, Strathaven, AyrShire, North Britain.    Wm.Erskine  to  Alex. Shields  %  Cap.n James Trumbel,  Craftsbury                    Postmarked  Athens, PA  Jun.14   183/4      Galston,  April 1841

Rob. Shields  &  William Erskine  to  Alex. Shields 1843 % Cpn Jas. Trumbel postmarked L.26 JY43.D, dated  Galston,  July 18th

William Erskine  to  Alex. Shields,  Glover, %  Capn James Trumbel,    Craftsbury  March   20.   P.M.  New York  May 18. Dated  Galston  Feb.28th 1844

Wm.Hamilton  to  A. Shields 1853     dated at  Browncastle



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