This is the story of a family, who emigrated from Scotland to the Plantation in Ulster in the eighteenth century. Over the following three hundred years they formed part of the Middle Class of Ireland. Although the activities of the Presbyterian community in the north of Ireland have been well documented, particularly in relation to the development of the present Province of Ulster and in America, their place in the country as a whole has often been discounted. In particular they played a significant role in its economic progress. This book is an attempt to chart the lives and activities of one family of Ulster-Scots merchants who left their home in the North to play a part in the wider history of Ireland. A study of the families into which they married, particularly the Moores of Londonderry, the Joneses of Oldham and the Ardouins of Paris, broadens the picture to demonstrate the family and business links that involved all of the British Isles and spread on to the Continent.