Tag Archives: Cromwell

Battle of Dunbar Re-enactment weekend is here!

The Battle of Dunbar Re-enactment weekend is finally here! We have several Scottish Prisoner of War descendants and researchers from America attending the festivities in Scotland this weekend. Check out our re-enactment page for real-time updates from those attending this … 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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All 272 Names of the Scots on the “John and Sara” are listed!

This morning I have completed the list for the ship “John and Sara.” There are 272 counted. That does include the three completely blank slots which were apparently undecipherable when the transcriptions were made. These are the Scottish prisoners who … 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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148 Scots are now in the Unity List!

I have completed the Unity List and it contains 148 names compiled from Elizabeth French’s hand-copied lists as shown on our site. According to records 150 men were deported on the ship Unity in November 1650 to Massachusetts Bay. So … Continue reading

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