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Published on: 16 Sep 2016
Updated: 1 Nov 2016
George Sawin Stewart, an American genealogist, was “particularly interested in 150 of the Dunbar prisoners” as he stated in his January 18, 1911 letter to Miss Elizabeth French who was then living in London. From the, Stewart Clan Magazine, December 1922 issue, “Mrs. Stewart possesses the most voluminous collection of Stewart data in the country, compiled by her husband, the late George Sawin Stewart, a genealogist of high rank.” – Editor Horace W. Dickerson of NYC.
In later years, via correspondence, he shared his lists, “Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory” and “The Dunbar Prisoners” with Mr. Joseph Gardner Bartlett (Elizabeth French’s new husband). These documents are now part of the The Bartlett Collection housed in the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, Massachusetts.
As of 06 Feb 2015, based on genealogist Diane Rapaport’s research, it appears Mr. Stewart’s lists do not have sources to verify his findings. He most likely compiled his lists based on an understanding of the Scottish workers and their associations during those early dates in Massachusetts Bay. Further research is required and it may well be that we will never know with certainty which men arrived on the Unity .
These documents were found by the late Daniel G. Jenkins of Weymouth, Massachusetts, on my behalf, in the fall of 2007. ~ Teresa