Neill, Andrew

Battle:Battle of Dunbar at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland on 03 Sep 1650
Ship/Arrival:The ketch Unity – Late Dec 1650 – MA Bay Colony
Prisoner and List:Andrew Neill, #80 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list
Name Variations:Neal, Neale, Neill
Residences:Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Other SPOW Associations:
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Published: 02 Sep 2018 Updated: 06 Oct 2020
Researchers: Marcia Armstrong, Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust

First Generation in the New World

1. ANDREW¹ NEILL, was born presumably in Scotland and died after 1674.

Biographical Notes:
1. He was a member of the Scots Charitable Society in Boston in 1659.
2. 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 251, Andrew is categorized as: Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Neill, Andrew. Residences: Boston MA. Appears: 1659. D.aft.1674. Member of SCS 1659. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS] For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.

1650: Arrived in Charlestown/Boston, in late December.
1659: Became member of the Scots Charitable Society.
1677: Gets a Boston License for the year of 1677.1
1678: His license is renewed in Boston on April 30th.2
1678: Took Oath of Allegiance in Boston on November 11th.3
1679: His license is renewed in Boston on April 29th.
1679: Judgement against Thomas Dewer on August 25th.4

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