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Today I am featuring this particular Scottish POW who was in the Battle of Worcester on 3 Sep 1651. His name was spelled John CRAGON on the NEHGS list but his descendants know him as John CRAGGEN. If you are related or have anything to add to his story please let me know off-list at “firstname.lastname@example.org.”
“Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported from Gravesend to Boston on the “John and Sarah”, master John Greene, 13 May 1652. (NER) This comes from a book titled “Scots Banished to the American Plantations 1650-1775” by David Dobson. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore. 1983. pg. 234.” “John Craggen/Cragon had at least one daughter, Sarah who married, Francis NURSE, son of Rebecca Towne NURSE, hung as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts.” – submitted by David Edwin Hill