Gordon, James

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
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Published: 03 Dec 2014, Updated: 25 Nov 2018
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust

James Gordon, #12 on the “Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory

John and Sara Passenger List:
Gorden, James.* NEHGR
Gordon, Dan.* NEHGR
Gordon, Laughleth.* NEHGR

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 247, James is categorized as:

Definite [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]

Gourdan/Gordon, James. Residences: Lynn MA. Appears: 1653. [Banks; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7]

For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.

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“About 17 Scots were subcontracted to the colliers (charcoal makers) and other plant workers. Accounting records show that a few of the Scots received wages from the Company for skilled work. For example, James Adams was paid for managing ox teams, James Gourdan for mining,…”” From: Hammersmith Through the Historical Texts by Janet Regan and Curtis White.