Scotsman James Adams, a POW

James ADAMS: A Scottish prisoner of war from the Battle of Dunbar on 3 Sep 1650.

#1 – James Adams is #1 on the Iron Works Inventory in the Elizabeth French Bartlett collection at the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

#2 –  “About 17 Scots were subcontracted to the colliers (charcoal makers) and other plant workers. Accounting records show that a few of the Scots received wages from the Company for skilled work. For example, James Adams was paid for managing ox teams” also, “…Scots James Adams, George Darling, Malcolm Maccallum, John Mackshane, and John Pardee ran the ironworks farming operation.” From: Hammersmith Through the Historical Texts by Janet Regan and Curtis White.

#3 – According to the Scots Charitable Society records he made a a donation to the SCS on 6 Jan 1657.

Are you a descendant of James Adams?

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Scottish War Prisoners Yahoo Group

Over at our Scottish War Prisoners Yahoo Group we are discussing and sharing all about our Scottish POWs from the Battle of Dunbar and Battle of Worcester. If you believe you have one of these POWs in your ancestry PLEASE join us at the Yahoo Group as we are getting some help and interest from an historian/genealogist/DNA specialist living in Edinburgh.

NOW is the time to join in and share what you know so you’ll be able to get some help from the group and Mr. J. Cleary.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/scottish_war_prisoners/info

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Are you a Scottish Neal or Neill or Neale?

Here is an older book found at Google Books which appears to have information about #107 Andrew Neill and #108 John Neale from our Unity list.

In this book is noted a marriage between Andrew Neal and Catherine [Furbish], the daughter of William Furbish. We know William Furbish was one of the Scots from the ship Unity.

Take a look and see if this may be your ancestor.

Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume 4 by William Richard Cutter, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908, Boston, Mass.

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The Iron Peacock

The Iron Peacock by Mary Stetson Clarke.
An historical FICTION for youth.

I read this book several years ago, probably 8 years ago?, to my two youngest children.

It is a book of special interest because it is set in Hammersmith at the Iron Works there and features a teenage indentured servant who came with her father as a Scottish POW. It has been a while since I have read it so I am curious to get another copy and read it now to compare to what I know about the POWs today. I wasn’t even aware of the POWs eight years ago.

I recommend reading it to add a depth of understanding to the times and the men and women of that community.

Teresa

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Are you a Scottish Taylor?

Here is some new information about John/James Taylor, currently #136 on our “Unity” passenger’s list. Is he your relative, too?

TAYLOR, JAMES/JOHN:
138. James Taylor [Probably "John" rather than "James"]: IWI; OBHS; SPRC; BIO; D; R:
Descendant and Researcher, Myron Smith, says, “I am also very interested in John Taylor – he is one of my ancestors. I strongly suspect that the “James” Taylor listed on the prisoners list at the Lynn Iron Works was actually John Taylor. On that 1653 list was also a Peter Grant. By 1655 John Taylor was living in Unity Parish (now Berwick) and just one house away was a Peter Grant. One final piece of very suggestive evidence is the fact that the Gen. Dict of ME and NH does not list any “James Taylor”, but it does well describe this John Taylor of Berwick.” - submitted by Myron Smith – Descendant and Researcher – babsport@comcast.net

“John Taylor, Berwick, Maine, probate 23 February 1691;” From: Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785, page 36, by David Dobson, c 1994, paperback version c 2004. - submitted by Teresa (Hamilton/Pepper) Rust

SOURCES:
Iron Works Inventory (part of the Bartlett Collection at NEHGS)
Old Berwick Historical Society
Scots Prisoners and Their Relocation to the Colonies at Geni.com
Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785 by David Dobson, c 1994, paperback version c 2004, page 36.

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Passengers on the John and Sarah as found in David Dobson’s Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650-1775:

Updated: 16 Feb 2014

THIS LIST IS INCOMPLETE!!! I WILL BE ADDING MORE NAMES IN DAYS TO COME!

Passengers on the John and Sarah as found in David Dobson’s Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650-1775:

Alastair Anderson [#1] -  “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

John Anderson [#3] -  “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

William Anderson [#4] -  “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

David Hamilton [#61] - “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

James Hamilton  [#62] - “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

Rory Hamilton [#63] - “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

John Hanoman [#64] – “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

David Maccolm [#144] - “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

John Maccolm [#143] - “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

Neil Maccone [#145] - “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

Cana MacConnell [#118] -  “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

Daniel MacConnell [#114] -  “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

Alexander McConnell [#117 Sander] -  “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

William McConnell [#116] -  “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

Hugh Monro -  “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

John Monro -  “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

Robert Monro -  “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

David Patterson [#203] -  “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

James Patterson [#204]-  “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

Henry Smith [#242] -  “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.”

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Keep Looking for Common Threads

Updated: 15 Feb 2014

The lists below show common threads, that run between the Scottish POWs, which may aid us in discovering more facts and details about their lives.

Members of the Scots’ Charitable Society and the Iron Works Inventory and The Dunbar Prisoners’ List:
On the Iron Works Inventory List and Early Members of the Scots Charitable Society:
1. James ADAMS, made a donation on 6 Jan 1657 to the Scots Charitable Society.
2. John CLARK, made a donation on 6 Jan 1657 to the SCS.
3. Peter GRANT, made a donation on 6 Jan 1657 to the SCS.
4. Andrew JAMESON, made a donation on 6 Jan 1657 to the SCS.
5. Malcolm M’CALLUM, made a donation on 6 Jan 1657 to the SCS.
6. George THOMPSON, made a donation on 6 Jan 1657 to the SCS.
So out of the 27 founding members of the Scots Charitable Society we find SIX of our Scots from the Iron Works Inventory. Had their indentures just ended?

The Dunbar Prisoners’ List and Early Members of the Scots Charitable Society:
1. John BENNETT, made a donation on 6 Jan 1657 to the SCS.
2. Hercules CORSER/COSSER, made a donation on 1659 to the SCS.
3. William GIBSON, made a donation on 6 Jan 1657 to the SCS. Later Pres. of SCS.
4. James GRANT, made a donation on 6 Jan 1657 to the SCS.
5. John KNEELAND, made a donation on 6 Jan 1657 to the SCS.
6. James MOORE, made a donation on 6 Jan 1657 to the SCS.
7. Andrew NEILL, made a donation in 1659 to the SCS.
8. James WEBSTER, made a donation on 6 Jan 1657 to the SCS.

Scottish Prisoners of War that were early settlers in Exeter, New Hampshire:

The Scottish POWs specifically mentioned by Barbara of the Exeter Historical Society are: Alexander GordonHenry MagoonJohn MacBean and John Sinclair. Descendants of these men should contact the Exeter Historical Society for more information!

From The Dunbar Prisoners’ List and the Iron Works Inventory List as well as early residents of Exeter, New Hampshire:
6. John Bean: The Dunbar Prisoners [Could be MacBean?]
44. James Gordon: Iron Works Inventory
66. Henry Magoon/Magoun [McGoon?]: The Dunbar Prisoners
129. John Sinclair: The Dunbar Prisoners

From the John and Sara List and also early settlers of Exeter, New Hampshire:
42. James Gorden: NEHGS
43. Daniel Gordon: NEHGS
44. Laughleth Gordon: NEHGS

To learn more about Exeter history — or to support the Exeter Historical Society – visit their website, http://www.exeterhistory.org. #ExeterHistoryMinute

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