Dunbar Prisoners of War – ALL Suggested Names

Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 14 April 2013
Updated: 30 Mar 2020
Researchers: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust

Because the original passenger list for the ketch Unity, which transported about 150 Scottish prisoners of war captured at the Battle of Dunbar to the British Colonies in the New World, has never been discovered, the following list, updated as of 03 April 2019, is a compilation, of all of the suggested, but not necessarily proven, Dunbar prisoners of war sent to Massachusetts in 1650. The names below are compiled from the following three lists:
1. Dr. Andrew Millard’s list in, Lost Live, New Voices. (LLNV)
2. George S. Stewart’s list, 35 Scots at Lynn 1653,  Iron Works Inventory. (IWI)
3. George S. Stewart’s list Captured at Dunbar, (CD)

Please Note! There can be MANY variations on a surname. If you can’t find your SPOW surname on the list keep this in mind. An asterisk by a name means that SPOW has MANY surname variations!

These are names originally on our Dunbar list which are now believed to be prisoners from the Battle of Worcester and therefore of the John & Sara Passenger List:
Bean, John, of George Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list is probably the John Beme of the John & Sara list.
Bohannon, John, of George Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list is probably the John Buckanen of the John & Sara list.
Irwin, Edward, #41 of George Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list is probably the Edward Dulen of the John & Sara list.
Key, John, #44 of George Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list is probably the John MacKey of the John & Sara list.
McCallum, John, #69 of George Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list is probably the John Mackhellin of the John & Sara list.
M’Leod, John, #45 of George Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list is probably the John Macklude of the John & Sara list.
M’Leod, Mordecai, #46 of George Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list is probably the Murtle Mackilude of the John & Sara list.
McPherson, Angus, #78 of George Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list is probably the Origlais Mackfarson of the John & Sara list.