Alexander Bogle, #6 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” List

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Published: 03 Dec 2014
Updated: 14 Nov 2016

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Scots’ Charitable Society:
1657 – Founding Member, Alexander Bogle.

Alexander is believed to be a Scottish prisoner of war from the Battle of Dunbar at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland on 3 Sep 1650, arriving at Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony on the ketch, Unity, in late December 1650. ~ Teresa

First Generation in the New World

1. ALEXANDER¹ BOGLE, was born in Scotland and died at Roxbury, Massachusetts on 27 Mar 1706.1 He married, first, MARGARET (_____). Margaret died at Boston, Massachusetts on 22 Apr 1661.2 He married, second, at Weymouth on 16 Jul 1662, SARAH KING.3 Sarah died at Roxbury on 2 Sep 1712.4

Biographical Notes:
Alexander Bogle was a founding member of the Scots Charitable Society on 6 May 1657.7  Wounded at the Great Swamp Fight on 19 Dec 1675.Took the Oath of Allegiance in Boston, MA on 11 Nov 1678.Selected Hog Reeve for the city of Boston, MA on 14 Mar 1880/1.10

Children of Alexander and Margaret (_____) Bogle:
2. i. MARY² BOGLE, born at Boston on 17 Oct 16595
2. ii. ELIZABETH² BOGLE, born at Boston on 2 Apr 16616

No known children of Alexander and Sarah (King) Bogle

Sources and Notes:
1Jay and Delene Holbrook, Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts: Massachusetts Vital and Town Records, (Provo: Holbrook Research Institute), 197.
2Jay and Delene Holbrook, Transcript of Norfolk County Records, 1643-1660; Vol. 1 Births, Marriages Deaths from 1630-1666, (Provo: Holbrook Research Institute), 461.
3Holbrook, Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts, 21.
4Holbrook, Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts, 468.
5Jay and Delene Holbrook, Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts: Massachusetts Vital and Town Records, (Provo: Holbrook Research Institute), 39.
6Ibid.
7Scots Charitable Society, ed., The Constitution and By-laws, of the Scots Charitable Society of Boston, (Boston: Farrington Printing Co., 1896), 10.

8Bodge, George Madison, Soldiers in King Philip’s war: being a critical account of that war, with a concise history of the Indian wars of New England from 1620-1677, official lists of the soldiers of Massachusetts colony serving in Philip’s war, and sketches of the principal officers, (Rockwell and Churchill Press: Boston, 1896) 178.
9Records of the Suffolk County Court: 1671-1680, Vol. XXX, (Boston: The Society, 1933), 966.
10Seybolt, Robert Francis, The town officials of colonial Boston, 1634-1775, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1939), 60.

Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings: Lists of Scots Removed to New England as Prisoners by Oliver Cromwell in 1651

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