Category Archives: Cromwell

Durham University presents: From Dunbar to Saugus…

VIDEO at Vimeo! Durham University presents: From Dunbar to Saugus: The Journey of the Scottish Prisoners of War in 1650, At Saugus Public Library on October 24, 2016 (Watch the video at Vimeo in the link above!) Dr Pam Graves … Continue reading

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What do you know about the English Civil War?

It always helps to know as much as you can about the historical context of your ancestors. Here are three very different You Tube presentations of the English Civil War in which our Scottish prisoners of war were participants and … Continue reading

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NEW Timeline of SPOWs from the Battle of Dunbar to Charlestown, MA

Added October 24, 2015: The following is from Social and Economic Networks in Early Massachusetts: Atlantic Connections by Marsha L. Hamilton. Found at books.google.com: “After the Battle of Dunbar, Cromwell and the Council of State had to decide how to … Continue reading

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September 5th 1650: Cromwell and his Prisoners

September 5th 1650: Cromwell and his prisoners Today is an anniversary, not of the battle at Dunbar itself, but of another event just as significant for the Scots men who were captured following the battle.  Because on this day was … Continue reading

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Scottish Prisoner of War: William Thompson (c 1635, Scotland – d.1676 in Kittery, Maine)

Are you a descendant of this Scotsman? If you think you may be, please contact Jackie at JackieT27@aol.com. THOMPSON, William: 141. William Thompson/Thomson: Written and submitted by: Descendants and Researchers – Jackie Thompson (JackieT27@aol.com) and Rich Thompson William Thompson is listed #105 on … Continue reading

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Scots for Sale!

The following is an excerpt from 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.) … Continue reading

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