Ferguson, Daniel

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:Daniel Ferguson, #28 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List
Name Variations:
Residences:South Berwick and Upper Eliot, Maine
Other SPOW Associations:
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Published: 30 Dec 2014
Updated: 01 Nov 2018
Researchers: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust

First Generation in the New World

1. DANIEL¹ FERGUSON, was born, presumably in Scotland about 1633 and died in Maine in 1676. He married, MARY (_____).

Biographical Notes:
1. IMPORTANT UPDATE! (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 253, Daniel is categorized as: Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Ferguson, Daniel. Residences: South Berwick, Upper Eliot ME. Appears: 1659. B.c.1633. D.1676. Lived with other Scots in York County, ME, but possibly attested in the South Berwick town records of 1650, which raises doubts as to whether he was a prisoner. [Exiles; Banks; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8] For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.
2. In 1650 Daniel Ferguson is in the town of South Berwick. Clayton, W. Woodford. The History of York County, Maine (Philadelphia: Philadelphia, Everts & Peck, 1880) page 315.

The History of York County, Maine, c1880. Page 315.
The History of York County, Maine, c1880. Page 315.

If Daniel is in South Berwick in 1650, and the Unity just landed in December 1650 then he must have arrived from late December 1650 to the end of February 1650 (Old Colonial Calendar).

Children of Daniel and Mary (_____) Ferguson:
2. ALEXANDER² FERGUSON, born in 1672 and died in 1731

Second and Third Generations

2. ALEXANDER² FERGUSON, (Daniel¹), was born in 1672 and died in 1731. He married, ELIZABETH (FROST) GOWEN.

Children of Alexander and Elizabeth (Frost) Ferguson:
3. JOHN³ FERGUSON, born in 1710 and died in 1765

Daniel Ferguson – The Immigrant – 1650 Berwick Maine on GenForum at Genealogy.com
Scots Prisoners and their Relocation to the Colonies, 1650 – 1654 at Geni.com