Eaton, Alexander

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
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Published: 19 August 2018
Updated: 06 Mar 2020
Researchers: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust

Alexander Eaton, (suggested by Dr. Millard)

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?

Biographical Notes:
Alexander first appears at the Lynn Iron Works in 1653.
Names of the Scotchmen remaining at the works in Lynn…” 1

  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., page 15. []