Monthly Archives: April 2013

Special Events

We now have a page devoted to special events organized by the descendants of our Scottish prisoners of war. Events such as reunions or clan gatherings can be found at our site under Special EVENTS. Enjoy! Teresa

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Scots for Sale!

The following is an excerpt from Rapaport, Diane. “Scots for Sale, The Fate of the Scottish Prisoners in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts,” (New England Ancestors. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000-2009.) (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.) … Continue reading

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146 out of 272 Passengers Added!

As of right now, I have typed out 146 names from the list of passengers on the “John and Sara” according to the New England Register. Supposedly there were 272 passengers on this ship, which some people have scoffed at, … Continue reading

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Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

I found the “Society of Antiquaries of Scotland” this morning through another blog I like. There is a FREE download at the site on the ancient history of Scotland. Check it out! “An accessible graphic novel style booklet has been … Continue reading

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149 “Unity” Passengers and our First Biography are Uploaded!

I spent a few hours this morning cleaning up and organizing our site. I think it is looking better! 🙂 I also added our first biography about William Cahoon as submitted by his descendant Doug Cahoon. You should be proud … Continue reading

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148 Scots are now in the Unity List!

I have completed the Unity List and it contains 148 names compiled from Elizabeth French’s hand-copied lists as shown on our site. According to records 150 men were deported on the ship Unity in November 1650 to Massachusetts Bay. So … Continue reading

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Free International Marriage Records begin Tomorrow!

I just tried searching the international marriage records this morning only to discover that the Ancestry records were not free! I went to their Facebook page and see that they have changed the date from April 16th to April 17 through … Continue reading

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FREE access to International Marriage Records on Tuesday, April 16, 2013!

Ancestry. com will give FREE access to International Marriage Records on Tuesday, April 16, 2013! Make out a list of places, names and dates to search for and take advantage of this free offer! I will be searching for records in England, … Continue reading

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Arthure Haselrig, Governor of Newcastle, 1650 and Sir William Heselrig, 1297

Could these men be related? Sir William Heselrig was the English Sheriff whose seat of power was at Lanark Castle in 1297. It was he that had William Wallace’s young wife Marion seized and cruelly put to death in May … Continue reading

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Saugus Iron Works in Lynn, Massachusetts

You can read a fascinating account of the origins of the Saugus Iron Works in The Saugus Iron Works at Lynn, Mass. by J. H. Woodbury, c 1892. While this small book does not mention one word about the Scots at the … Continue reading

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