John Marshall, #56 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” List

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Published: 13 Jan 2017
Updated: 16 Jan 2017

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Additional Information:
John Marshall’s parents, birth date, and exact birth location are currently unknown.  Between 11 Nov 1650 and the spring of 1651 he was transported as a prisoner of war (following the Battle of Dunbar and the subsequent Durham Death March) from Scotland via England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony aboard the ship Unity.1  John died in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts in the autumn of 1672.2

John married Ruth Hawkins abt. 1659 in Boston.3

Ruth Hawkins was born abt. 1635. She is a daughter of James and Mary (Mills) Hawkins and sister of Mary who married SPOW John Kneeland.4  Ruth died in Boston on 09 Nov 1710.5 She was buried on 11 Nov 1710 in Boston.6

They had the following children:
1. James born 29 Sep 1659 in Boston and baptized 29 Apr 1666 at Boston’s First Church.7,8
2. Mary born 02 Jan 1661 in Boston and baptized 29 Apr 1666 at Boston’s First Church.9,10
3. John born 02 Oct 1664 in Boston and baptized 29 Apr 1666 at Boston’s First Church.11,12
4. Thomas born 06 Feb 1666 in Boston and baptized 09 Feb 1667 at Boston’s First Church.13,14
5. Samuel born 14 Jul 1669 in Boston and baptized 18 Jul 1669 at Boston’s First Church.15,16
6. Joseph born 14 Apr 1672 in Boston.17

Biography:  John Adams Vinton, The Giles Memorial, Boston: Henry W. Dutton and Son, 1864, p 348-362.

This family was connected, either through kinship or friendship, to Judith (Mrs. Oliver) Callow/Callaway as she left bequeaths to Ruth (Mrs. Daniel Fairfield) the widow of John Marshall, Ruth’s four sisters Damaris (Mrs. Bartholomew Threeneedles), Elizabeth (Mrs. Thomas Masor [Mercer]), Sarah Newton, and Mary (Mrs. John Kneeland) as well as Ruth’s mother Mary (Mills) Hawkins.  (Source: Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume III, G-H, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), 304-305.

Sources:
1 George Sawin Stewart to Elizabeth (French) Bartlett, January 31, 1913. Letter. From New England Historic Genealogical Society, The Bartlett Collection.
2 Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Suffolk County [Massachusetts] Probate Court, Vol. 2 New Series, Case File 623, p59-60.
3 Clarence A. Torrey, Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700., (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985), Vol 2, p1000.
4 Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume III, G-H, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), 304-305.
5 Winthrop, Robert C. et al. “Annual Meeting, April, 1884. Tribute to M. Mignet; John Marshall’s Diary; Diary of Governor Hutchinson; Report of the Council; Report of the Librarian; Report of the Treasurer; Report of the Auditing Committee.” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, vol. 1, 1884, p161.
6 Ibid.
7 Whitmore, William H. and Appleton, William S., A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston Containing Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, & Deaths, 1630-1699., (Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, 1883), 69.
8 Whitmore, 102.
9 Whitmore, 79.
10 Whitmore, 102.
11 Whitmore, 92.
12 Whitmore, 102.
13 Whitmore, 101.
14 Whitmore, 103.
15 Whitmore, 111.
16 Ibid.
17 Whitmore, 123.