Historical Resources

Published: 15 Jan 2015
Updated: 07 February 2018


Hamilton, Marsha L. Alternative Communities in Seventeenth Century
Massachusetts, in the Historical Journal of Massachusetts.

Rapaport, Diane. “Scots for Sale, The Fate of the Scottish Prisoners in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts,” (New England Ancestors. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000-2009.) (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)

Books, Adult:
Bisset, Andrew, Omitted Chapters of the History of England From The Death of Charles I. to the Battle of Dunbar, (LONDON: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1864). A FREE digital book at Google Books with a very complete description of the events leading up to and including the Battle of Dunbar and treatment of the Scottish prisoners.

Douglas, William Scott. Cromwell’s Scotch Campaigns: 1650-51, (Scotland: E. Stock, 1898) A free Google eBook.

Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948. The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin Meaning and History, (New York : New York Public Library & Readex Books, 1962), First published in 1946.

Furgol, E. M.. A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies, 1639-1651 (Edinburgh, 1990) “This book covers Scots Regt.s (Horse & Foot) of the period. Gives background on which shires regts were recruited, areas and battles where they served and fought. Many were destroyed at Dunbar and Worcester. Listings incl., officers-Col,Lt Col., Maj, as well as ‘ministers’. I found officers of my family and discovered what life was like in this era. I requested it from my local county library, who pulled it from U of Nevada.” ~Bruce Rutherford

Grant, Sir Francis James, Rothesay Herald and Lyon Clerk. Scottish Record Society, The Commissariot of Edinburgh: Consistorial Processes and Decreets, 1658-1800, (Edinburgh: The Society by James Skinner & Company, 1909)

Grant, Sir Francis James, Rothesay Herald and Lyon Clerk. The Register of Apprentices of the City of Edinburgh 1583-1666, (Edinburgh: The Society by James Skinner & Company, 1906)

Hamilton, Marsha L.. Social and Economic Networks in Early Massachusetts: Atlantic Connections (University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University, 2009)

Hartley, Edward N. Ironworks on the Saugus: The Lynn and Braintree Ventures of the Company of Undertakers of The (Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, September 1990)

Hoffman, Sara Robbins. The Exile of Daniel Robins to America in 1652  (Dewey, AZ: Sara Robbins Hoffman, 1992) (Available as an electronic book online at Ex Libris Rosetta)

McIntire, R.H.. Descendants of Micum McIntire A Scottish Highlander Deported By Cromwell and Settled at York Maine About 1668 (1940) (Available at the NEHGS in Boston.)

McIntire, R.H.. Descendants of Philip McIntire A Scottish Highlander Deported By Cromwell and Settled at Reading Massachusetts About 1660 (1941) (Available at the NEHGS in Boston.)

Reid, Stuart. Dunbar 1650: Cromwell’s most famous victory (Oxford, England: Osprey Publishing, 2004)

Reese, Peter. Cromwell’s Masterstroke: Dunbar 1650 (Pen and Sword, 1 Oct 2014)

Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn (1850-1927) and Lucien Thompson. History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation) with Genealogical Notes, (Durham, New Hampshire: Town of Durham, 1913).
(Note: Vol. 1 by Everett S. Stackpole and Lucien Thompson: v. 2 by Everett S. Stackpole and Winthrop S. Meserve.)

Tepper, Michael. New World Immigrants A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated (Contains chapter by Charles Edward Banks “Scotch Prisoners Deported to New England by Cromwell, 1651-1652”)

Thompson, Roger. From Deference to Defiance, Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1692 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012) Several Scottish prisoners of war are mentioned including Alexander Stewart, Alexander Bow, Edward Wyer and John Hamilton..

Books, Juvenile:
Clarke, Mary Stetson. Iron in Colonial Times (Eastern National Park and Monument Association, January 1, 1981) This is a children’s activity guide for grades 4-6. “Covers the manufacture of iron, the life of ironworkers, and the use of iron implements in colonial times and includes a variety of related activities and a mystery story.”


2 Responses to Historical Resources

  1. Joyce (Newton) Gillett says:

    I was just reading the Exile of Daniel Robins…and realized my great grandmother, Nancy Robbins, may be a descendent of one of these Dunbar soldiers as well. She was born in Graves Creek, Virginia in 1770. I only know her mother is Mary and her father died. She ended up with the Zane Grey group and eventually married William Maxwell.

    Anyone know about the Robbins from Virginia?

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