|Battle:||Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland|
|Ship/Arrival:||Unity, Dec 1650|
|Prisoner and List:|
|Other SPOW Associations:|
Published on: 3 March 2016, Updated: 03 Sep 2018
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
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 252, Davey is categorized as:
Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Daniel, Davey. Residences: Oyster River NH. Appears: 1661. D.1685. The only evidence he was a Scot seems to be his involvement with the Scots at Oyster River. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS]
For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.
SPOW Y-DNA Study:
“4-A. Daniels. Davy Daniel, m. 1656, Dover NH
229953 Daniels Davy Daniel, Appeared 1655 d. 1685 Durham, N.H.“
First Generation in the New World
1. DAVEY¹ DANIEL, was born, presumably in Scotland and died in Durham, New Hampshire in 1685.
Davy Daniels first appears in 1655 and marries in Dover, New Hampshire in 1656. He died in Durham, New Hampshire in 1685. ““Davey Daniel” is suspected of being a Scot. He is first mentioned in the settlement of a Scotchman’s estate.” ~ History of Town of Durham.
SOURCES AND NOTES:
Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn (1850-1927) and Lucien Thompson. History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation) with Genealogical Notes, (Durham, New Hampshire: Town of Durham, 1913).