Rankin, John

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
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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

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.