Archibald Anderson, #1 on ‘The Dunbar Prisoners’ List

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Published: 03 Dec 2014
Updated: 27 Oct 2016

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Forename variation:
Arzbell, Arsbell

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.

Death record and inventory of Azbell/Asbell Alexander part 1

Death record and inventory of Azbell/Asbell Alexander part 1

Inventory of Azbell/Asbell Alexander part 2

Inventory of AzbellAsbell Alexander part 2

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

One Response to Archibald Anderson, #1 on ‘The Dunbar Prisoners’ List

  1. Terrance Anderson Filter says:

    here is a list of archibald andersons born between 1615 and1635 according to Scotlandspeople….unfortunately, nobody from the northeast that gives a lead to the andersons i’m researching…

    29/06/1616
    ANDERSON
    ARCHIBALD
    JAMES ANDERSON/MARION SHAW FR368 (FR368)
    M
    CANONGATE
    EDINBURGH CITY CITY/MIDLOTHIAN
    685/03 0020 0242

    2
    18/10/1618
    ANDERSONE
    ARCHEBALD
    ARCHEBALD ANDERSONE/CLARIE CRANSTOUN FR474 (FR474)
    M
    EDINBURGH
    EDINBURGH CITY CITY/MIDLOTHIAN
    685/01 0020 0231

    3
    22/10/1633
    ANDERSONE
    ARCHIBALD
    JAMES ANDERSONE/
    M
    MONTROSE
    /ANGUS
    312/00 0010 0115

    4
    05/11/1615
    ANDERSONE
    ARCHIBAULD
    JHONE ANDERSONE/ISSABELL DARUMPELL FR96 (FR96)

    KINGHORN
    /FIFE
    439/00 0010 0084

    5
    11/02/1623
    ANDERSOUN
    ARCHBALD
    NINIANE ANDERSOUN/ANNABILL GIBSOUNE
    M
    GLASGOW
    GLASGOW CITY CITY/LANARK
    644/01 0020 0044

    6
    08/07/1623
    ANDERSOUN
    ARCHBALD
    JOHNE ANDERSOUN/JONET ANDERSOUN
    M
    GLASGOW
    GLASGOW CITY CITY/LANARK
    644/01 0020 0054

    7
    11/03/1623
    ANDERSOUNE
    ARCHBALD
    NINIANE ANDERSOUNE/CRISTEN DIKSONE
    M
    GLASGOW
    GLASGOW CITY CITY/LANARK
    644/01 0020 0046

    8
    17/06/1619
    ANDIRSOUN
    ARCHIBALD
    ARCHIBALD ANDIRSOUN/KATHEREIN ANDIRSOUNE
    M
    GLASGOW
    GLASGOW CITY CITY/LANARK
    644/01 0010 0292

    9
    22/03/1618
    ANDIRSOUNE
    ARCHIBALD
    JOHNE ANDIRSOUNE/AGNES GALBRAYTH
    M
    GLASGOW
    GLASGOW CITY CITY/LANARK
    644/01 0010 0251

    10
    13/02/1620
    ANDIRSOUNE
    ARCHIBALD
    JAMES ANDIRSOUNE/ELIZAT. LOUCK
    M
    GLASGOW
    GLASGOW CITY CITY/LANARK
    644/01 0010 0320

    Terrance Anderson Filter (researcher for William Anderson)

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