|Battle:||Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland|
|Ship/Arrival:||Unity, Dec 1650|
|Prisoner and List:|
|Other SPOW Associations:|
Published: 19 August 2018
Updated: 06 Mar 2020
Researchers: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust
Alexander Eaton, (suggested by Dr. Millard)
IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
According to Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 247, Alexander is categorized as:
Definite [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Eaton, Alexander. Residences: Lynn MA. Appears: 1653. [SPOWS]
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 EATON, was born in Scotland and died presumably in Massachusetts?
Alexander first appears at the Lynn Iron Works in 1653.
“Names of the Scotchmen remaining at the works in Lynn…” 1
- “October Meeting, 1927. Francis Tiffany Bowles; Scotch Deported to New England, 1651-52; Letters of Henry Clay.” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 61 (1927): 1-30. Accessed March 6, 2020. www.jstor.org/stable/25080212, page 15.