|Battle:||3 Sep 1650, Battle of Dunbar, at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland|
|Ship/Arrival:||Unity; Dec 1650, Massachusetts Bay Colony|
|Prisoner and List:||John Archibald, #2 on George S. Stewart’s “Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory”|
|Name Variations:||Archbell, Archibald, Asbill, Ashbill|
|Residences:||Lynn, Essex, MA and New Haven, Connecticut|
|Other SPOW Associations:|
Published: 18 August 2018
Updated: 05 Sep 2020
Researchers: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust
Contributed by Dr. Andrew Millard in 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 246, John is categorized as: Definite [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Archbell/Archibald/Ashbill, John. Residences: Lynn MA, New Haven CT. Appears: 1653. D.1690. [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.
First Generation in the New World
1. JOHN¹ ARCHIBALD, was born, presumably in Scotland and died in Connecticut in 1690.
He lived in Lynn, Massachusetts and New Haven, Connecticut.