Officers Captured at the Battle of Dunbar

The Question and Comment below are from:
Scottish Archive Network “Virtual Vault”

“1. How can I confirm whether someone was captured at the battle of Dunbar?

Answer: “the only surviving list of those captured at Dunbar (officers only) is among the Lothian muniments at the National Archives of Scotland (reference: GD40/2/16). This contains the names of officers only (see Image 1 for an extract from this). You can see an image of the original document and an alphabetical index of names on the list by clicking on the Virtual Vault in Research Tools. For published information about Scottish prisoners deported by Cromwell see: Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings, vol. 16 (1928), pp.4-29; also David Dobson, Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations 1650-1775 (Baltimore, 1983).” – The Scottish Archive Network Ltd. All Rights Reserved 2000.”

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2 Responses to Officers Captured at the Battle of Dunbar

  1. Laurie Pettitt says:

    It is possible to find names on the Ship ‘Unity’. I’m currently searching for the result of a Parliamentary query which attempts to find out who and where the Prisoners from Dunbar and Worcester were.
    Searching amongst the men in the fens and the men who marched from Nottingham, Newcastle and York may be fruitful.
    The Committee of State for Scotland and Ireland put aside money for Scottish Prisoners.

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