|Battle:||Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland|
|Ship/Arrival:||Unity, Dec 1650|
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|Other SPOW Associations:|
Published: 02 Sep 2018, Updated: 24 May 2019
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Rankin, John. #87 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list
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 251, John is categorized as:
Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Rankin, John. Residences: Roxbury MA, ?Concord NH. Appears: 1653. D.?aft.1663. Servant to Thomas Dudley. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS]
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 RANKIN, was born presumably in Scotland and died in Massachusetts or New Hampshire after 1663.