The Scots/Irish had taken control of PA by means of Revolutionary Committees, [which means was also used by the Germans and the Ulstermen in Frederick County, Maryland].
The earliest known use of the term “Scotch-Irish” was by Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1573 in a letter about the citizens of Ulster. The first known use of the term in America is in a letter from Maryland in 1689. Over the centuries, the term fell out of use in the United Kingdom and became a purely American word for people of the Presbyterian Ulster Irish descent (again, some of whom were originally Scottish, or even English).
Five of the signers of the final document were Scots/Irish.
Patrick Griffin, The People with No Name: Ireland's Ulster Scots, America's Scots Irish and the Creation of a British Atlantic World, 1689-1764 (Princeton, NJ, 2001); James Webb, Born Fighting: How the Scots Irish Shaped America (New York, NY, 2004).
Scots-Irish Immigration in the 1700s
is an American widow’s account of her travels in Ireland in 1844–45 on the eve of the Great Famine. Sailing from New York, she set out to determine the condition of the Irish poor and discover why so many were emigrating to her home country. Mrs Nicholson’s recollections of her tour among the peasantry are still revealing and gripping today. The author returned to Ireland in 1847–49 to help with famine relief and recorded those experiences in the rather harrowing .
Scotch-Irish - Greencastle Museum
Maldwyn Jones, "Scotch-Irish" in Stephen Thernstrom, ed., Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups (Cambridge, MA, 1988), 895-907; Rehder, op. cit.
Scotch-Irish or Scots-Irish: What's in a Name? (Notes)
The passage of more than one hundred years since was first published in 1915 has rendered the book no less fascinating and gripping. Written in a thoroughly accessible way, it tells the story of how the hardy breed of men and women, who in America came to be known as the ‘Scotch-Irish’, was forged in the north of Ireland during the seventeenth century.
The Scots/Irish Immigration of the 1700s
In my next following work, entitled "The Dutch and Quaker Coloniesin America," I hope to give a more detailed and specific account of theScotch-Irish and their important work in this country.
A mailing list for Scotch-Irish or Ulster ..
[Another reason of the English for displacing some of the Scots, and encouraging others to move on their own, was the intention for the Scots to help in the pacification of the Irish.