Category Archives: Cromwell, Oliver

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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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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Arthure Haselrig, Governor of Newcastle, 1650 and Sir William Heselrig, 1297

Could these men be related? Sir William Heselrig was the English Sheriff whose seat of power was at Lanark Castle in 1297. It was he that had William Wallace’s young wife Marion seized and cruelly put to death in May … Continue reading

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Saugus Iron Works in Lynn, Massachusetts

You can read a fascinating account of the origins of the Saugus Iron Works in The Saugus Iron Works at Lynn, Mass. by J. H. Woodbury, c 1892. While this small book does not mention one word about the Scots at the … Continue reading

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