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List of Scots prisoners sent to New England around 1651
Thanks to Janice Farnsworth for sending this in

Lists of Scots removed to New England as Prisoners by Oliver Cromwell - 1651

"Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings - Oct. 1927 p. 5-28"

The aftermath of the battle of Dunbar and the treatment of the

  Until the time of the sailing of the "Unity" about 30 Scotch died each day
  or a total of 1600 before the sailing.  Note that the ship only carried about
150 men.  Unfortunately no list of these men exists but some can be identified
  from the end of their servitude.

A few of these were:

    John STEWART - worked at the Lynn iron works, purchased by John PYNCHON
and taken to Springfield, MA where he died 21 Apr 1691 leaving no family

    Thomas HOLME/HUME sold to Henry SAYWARD of York for 30 pounds.

                                   Prisoners to the  Lynn Iron Works

    John Clarke         George Thompson     Robert MacIntire
    John Toish          James Adams         John Archbell
    James Danielson     John Banke          Alexander Braband
    Alexander Burgess       George Darling          Micam Downing
    Alexander Dugle         James Dunsmore      Alexander Eaton
    Alexander Ennis         James Gourdan           Peter Grant
    Thomas Gaulter          Alexander Grimes        Andrew Jempson
    William Jourdan         Thomas Kelton           James Luddle
    John Mason          James Mackall           John MacMallen
    John Jackshane          William Mackwater       Micam macCallum
    Richard Meeme           Engram Moody            John Pardee
    John Rupton         John Steward            George Thomson
    James Thomson           James Taylor            Thomas Tower

    In Kittery, ME there is a Unity Parish, doubtless from the prisoners, who
were sent there to work in the sawmills.  About fifteen Scotchmen worked
there.  They are:

    Niven Agnew         James Barry         Alexander Cooper
    William Furbush         Daniel Ferguson         Peter Grant
    George Gray         William Gowen           David Hamilton
    Thomas Holme            John Key            Alexander Maxwell
    John Neal           John Ross           John Taylor
    William Thomson     James Warren

    A few years later another small group was brought to a place in Maine
Scotland.  They are:

    John Carmichael     James Grant         James Jackson
    Robert Junkins          Micum MacIntire     Alexander MacNair
    Andrew Rankin

    After the Battle of Worcester, Cromwell again had more prisoners to send
New England in the ship "John and Sarah", John Green, master.  It seems that
all the documents in this transaction, together with a list of names of these
prisoners, were recorded in the Suffolk Deeds.  The spelling of these names
leaves perhaps more questions than answers though.  The prefix "Mac" was
dropped and the rest Anglicized.  Imagine trying to understand the Gaelic
names and even more trying to spell them correctly.  MacLothlan became
Claflin; Maggafasset is Fasset; MacGowen is Magoon; Saint Clair is Sinkler;
Farrabas is Forbes; Graham is Grimes; Montrose is Munroe for example.

    There is a LONG list of names in this group as follows:

    Alester Anderson        David Anderson          John Anderson
    William Anderson        William Banes           William Beames
    James Benne         John Benne          Thomas Bereere
    Daniel Blacke           John Boye           John Boye
    Robert Boye         John Broun          Henry Brounell     
    David Buckanon   John Buckanon [Buchanan]   James Camell [Campbell]
    John Camell         Neile Camell        John Carmuckhell [Carmichael]
    William Carmuckhell     Neile Carter            William Clewston
    John Coehon [Colquhoon] Alester Cowe            John Crag [Craig]
    John Cragon [Craigen]       James Crockford     John Croome
    Patrick Crosshone       Edward Deugle [Dougell]     William Deugell
    William Dell            Edward Dulen            John Edminsheire
    James English           Patrick English         James Farfarson
    Michael Fossem      Edward Fressell         William Fressell
    Daniel Gorden           James Gorden            John Gurden
    Laughleth Gordon        Alester Graunt          Alexander Graunt
    Daniel Graunt           James Graunt            James Graunt
    James Graunt            John Graunt         John Graunt
    John Graunt         Patrick Graunt          Thomas Graunt
    William Graunt          Daniel Gunn         James Gurner
    John Hagoman            David Hamilton          James Hamilton
    Rory Hamilton           James Hedricke          William Hidrecke
    Patrick Herron          Robert Highen           John Hogg
    John Hogg           John Hogg           Daniel Hogg
    Neile Hogg          Daniel How          Daniel Hudson
    John Hudson     Alexander Hume [Home]       David Hume
    David Hume          James Jackson           Patrick Jackson
    Richard Jackson     Walter jackson          David Jameson
    Neile Johnson           Patrick Jimson          Patrick Jones
    Alester Kallendra [Callender]   David Kallender         James Kallender
    Daniel Kemper           Charles Lesten          Henry Mack
    Cana Mackurnell[MacConnell] Daniel Mackannell       Daniel Mackannell
    Sander Mackunnell       William Mackannell      Mackunnell, (torn)
    Alinster Mackalinsten [MacAllister]             Daniel Makalester
    John Mackalester        Daniel Mackaine [MacKean]   Daniel Mackhan
    Daniel mackaine     Alester Mackhene        John Mackane
    John Mackane            Neile Mackaine          Neile Mackane
    Patrick Mackane     Robert Machame      Robert Mackaine
    Samuel Mackaine     William Mackaine        William Mackaine   
    William Mackandra [MacAndrew]                   James Mackally [MacCullar]

    Patrick Mackcreth       James Mackreith     Sander Mackdoell               
    Hugh Mackey [MacKay]        Hill Mackey [Neile]     John Mackey
    Rory Machy          Sander Mackey           William Macken
    John Mackenthow     Daniel Mackendocke [MacIntosh] 
    William Mackontoss      David Macketh           Neile Macketh
    John Mackforson [MacPherson]    Origlais (?) Mackfarson     (torn)
    Robert Mackfarson       Patrick Mackhatherne        Daniel Mackhellin
    John Mackhellin         Alester Mackhele        James Mackhell
    James Mickell           Daniel Mackhoe [MacKee?]    David Mackhome
    John Mackholme      Neile Mackone           John Macklude [MacLeod]
    Murtle Mackilude        (torn) Macklyne         Allester Macknester
    Daniel Macknith         Daniel Macknith         Patrick Macknith
    Alester Mackrore [MacCreary?]   Cana Macktentha     Sennel Macktenneth
    Glester [Alester] Macktomas Gellust Mackwilliam     Daniel Man
    John Mann           Patrick Mann            Daniel Martin
    James Michell           James Micknab [MacNabb] Sander Miller
    Sander Milleson         David Milward           James Milward
    Daniel Monlow [Monroe]      Hugh Monrow         (torn) Munrow
    John Munrow         Laughell Montrose       Daniel Monwilliam
    David Monwilliam        Sannder Morcot          (torn) More
    James Moore         John Morre          John Morre
    Patrick Morton          William Munckrell       James Murrow
    John Murrow         John Murrow         Jonas Murrow
    Neile Murrow            Neile Muckstore         Daniel Oneale
    David Patterson         James Pattison          George Perry
    Edward Punn (?)     Amos Querne [Queen?]        George Queene
    Alester Robinson        Charles Robinson        Daniel Robinson
    James Robinson      John Robinson           John Robinson
    Patrick Robertson       Alester Ross            Daniel Ross
    David Ross          James Ross          James Ross
    John Rosse          John Rosse          Jonas Ross
    James Row           Donald Roye         Simon Russell
    John Scott          Daniel Sessor           Ansell Sheron
    Daniel Shurron          Samuel Shiva (torn)     James Shone
    John Shume [Hume?]      Alester Simson          Daniel Simson
    David Sinsom            Patrick Simson          Sander Simson
    Salaman Sinclare        Henry Smith         Ansell Sotherland
    Patrick Sotherland      David Sterling          John Sterling
    Charles Stewart         Austin Stewart          Neile Stewart
    Robert Stewart          William Stewart         John Tanniell
    David Teller            William Teller          David Tenler
    John Tenler         Robert Tenler           Andrew Terris
    Evan Tiler          Alexander Thompson      Alester Tooth [Touch?]
    Patrick Tower           Nicholas Wallis         Andrew Wilson
    Christopher Wilson      John Wilson         John Wilson
    John Woodall            John Woodell            Daniel (torn)
    Patrick (torn)          Patrick (torn)          ..... (torn)
    ..... (torn)            Alester (torn)          ..... (torn)

    Samuel STRATTON of Watertown bought one of these Scotchmen, Alexander

Some of the Scotchmen found their way to Block Island after being freed and
became a respectable section of the early settlers.  They were Alexander
Innes, Robert Guthrie, Thormut (or Dermot) Rose, William Tosh, James
Danielson and perhaps others.
The Sprague Journal Maine History carries the entire line of
descendants from Duncan Stewart who arrived in Ipswich, Mass., one of many
Scots Prisoners sent over by Oliver Cromwell.

Here is an excerpt of the large Stewart family history beginning 1654 in Ipswich, Mass.

Duncan Stewart was born in the Highlands of Scotland about 1623.  He espoused the cause of his kinsman King Charles II, and in supporting him, either at the battle of Dunbar in 1650, or Worcester in 1651, was captured by the army of Cromwell, and with the other prisoners taken in those battles sent to the American Colonies, and indentured as servants to the Colonists.  Duncan was landed at Ipswich, Mass., in 1654 and married Anna Winchurst of that town.  They removed to Newbury in 1659 and for thirty years occupied a farm in Byfield Parish near the Rowley town line.  They later removed to Rowley. (much more at website below)
Material collected/transcribed by Janice Farnsworth

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