Brebner, Alexander

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
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Published: 20 August 2018, Updated: 10 Sep 2018
Researchers: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust

Alexander Brebner, #4 on George S. Stewart’s “Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory
Name Variations: Bravender, Braband, Brebner, Brabiner, Bravander, Bruldiner

Contributed by Dr. Andrew Millard in July 2018:
According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 246, Alexander is categorized as: Definite [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Bravender/Braband/Brebner/Brabiner/Bravander/Bruldiner, Alexander. Residences: Lynn, Wenham MA. Appears: 1653. B.c.1613. D.1678. Probably unmarried and childless. [Exiles; Banks; DR; SPOWS; Ch.8; App.B] For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.

First Generation in the New World

1. ALEXANDER¹ BRAVENDER, was born presumably in Scotland about 1613 and died at Wenham, Massachusetts on 22 Oct 1678.

Biographical Notes:
Died probably unmarried and childless. He left items to fellow Scotsmen and probable SPOW’s: Robert Mackclafflin (Unity), Alexander Tompson (John & Sarah), John Ross, and of a probable Dunbar prisoner named Alexander Maxey who was also a legatee of Alexander Bravender.

Essex County, MA: Early Probate Records, 1635-1681.Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.