|Battle:||Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland|
|Ship/Arrival:||Unity, Dec 1650|
|Prisoner and List:|
|Other SPOW Associations:|
Published: 14 May 2016, Updated: 09 May 2019
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
John Mason, #24 on the “Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory”
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 248, John is categorized as:
Definite [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Mason, John. Residences: Lynn, Boston MA. Appears: 1653. D.1667. A founder of the SCS. [Exiles; Banks; DR; SPOWS; Ch.8]
For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.
December – Arrived at Charlestown in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
An indentured servant to the owners of the Iron Works in Lynn, Massachusetts
January 6th – Made a donation to the Scots Charitable Society on 6 Jan 1657.
First Generation in the New World
1. JOHN MASON, was born, presumably, in Scotland.
SOURCES AND NOTES:
Savage New England Register: John Mason