|Battle:||Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland|
|Ship/Arrival:||Unity, Dec 1650|
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Published on: 11 October 2016, Updated: 24 May 2019
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Dermot [Tormut] Rose, #93 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list
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 251, Dermot is categorized as:
Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Tormed/Tormot/Tourmet. Residences: Block Island RI. Appears: 1662. D.1684. Associated with William Tosh and other Scots in Block Island. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.8]
For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.
“Tormut is believed to be a Scottish prisoner of war from the Battle of Dunbar at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland on 3 Sep 1650, arriving at Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony on the ketch, Unity, in late December 1650.” ~ Teresa
First Generation in the New World
1. TORMUT¹ ROSE, was born, presumably in Scotland and died in 1684. He married, at Block Island, Rhode Island, on 22 Jul 1676, HANNAH GEORGE, (1648-1693).
Residences: Block Island RI. Appears: 1662. D.1684. Associated with William Tosh and other Scots in Block Island. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.8]
Children of Tormut and Hannah (George) Rose:
SOURCES and NOTES:
On Oct 11, 2016, at 3:39 PM, Janice Buss : “I am descended from Tormut Rose and Hannah George (Peter George’s daughter). She married James Danielson (also SPOW) after Tormut died. Lots of Rathbun’s/Rathbone’s and Dodge’s in the tree, too, from that small little island.”
On Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 at 4:28 PM, Susan Frost of shared: “The name is Tormut Rose, not Dermot Rose.
Note his name on the Settler’s Rock (Block Island, Rhode Island). He is one of the settlers and original purchasers of Block Island from Dr. John Alcock, my 9th GGF, who purchased Block Island (along with John Williamson) from the Indians. Dr. John Alcock sold the land to the people listed below and divided the island into 16 plots. My descent continues down to many of the people listed on the Rock—Capt. James Sands, William Tosh and John Rathbun. My SPOW, Robert Guthrie is not listed, but he also purchased land on Block Island.”
Pilgrims & Patriots Website/Blog “Tormut Rose”