M’Shane, John

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
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John M’Shane. #23 on George S. Stewart’s “Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory”1
Name Variations: Mackshane, Mackshame, Mackshawm, Mackshawin, Mackeshoune
Resided: Lynn, Scarborough and Saco, Massachusetts

First Generation in the New World

1. JOHN¹ M’SHANE, was born, presumably in Scotland. He died after 1676.

Biographical Notes:
1. Contributed by Dr. Andrew Millard in 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 247, John is categorized as: Definite [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Mackshane/Mackshame/Mackshawm/Mackshawin/Mackeshoune, John. Residences: Lynn, Scarborough, Saco MA. Appears: 1653. D.aft.1676. [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.

Published: 18 August 2018
Updated: 13 Apr 2020
Researchers: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust

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