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Published: 03 Dec 2014
Updated: 27 Oct 2016
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Archibald 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
Arzbell/Arsbell Anderson died 13 Jun 1661 at the Iron Works in Lynn, MA.1 As no wife or children are mentioned we can presume he died without heirs.
Sources and Notes:
1 Essex County, MA: Early Probate Records, 1635-1681, Vol 2, p 338-339. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015).
Scots Prisoners and Their Relocation to the Colonies :
“Aside from the Scot prisoners, there were other Scots, who also arrived on The Unity. Many also worked at the Iron Works. They were as follows:
- James Adams
- Archibald Anderson
- —- Davison (died either before or right after arrival)
- James Hage
- Rober Macintire
- Alexander Macmalless
- James Moore
- John Paul”
I am not sure what sources they have for this idea that not all on the ship were prisoners. ~Teresa