McIntire, Philip

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
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Published on: 04 Jan 2015, Updated: 28 Feb 2019
Page contributors: Rosann Beauvais, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust, Maureen McIntyre Schneider,


Philip McIntire, #63 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list1
Surname variations: McIntire, MacIntire, McIntyre, MacIntyre, Mackyntire, Mackentyre


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (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)2, on page 247, Philip is categorized as:

Definite [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]

McIntire/MacIntire, Philip. Residences: Lynn, Reading MA. Appears: 1653. B.c.1629. D.aft.1688[Exiles; DR; SPOWS]3456

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. PHILIP¹ MCINTIRE, was born in Scotland about 1629 and died at Reading, Massachusetts a few months after 14 Apr 1719. He married at Reading on 6 Sep 1666, MARY (_____). 7

Biographical Notes:
“…After serving his seven years’ compulsory service to “work out the expense of his passage and sustenance,” he settled in the northeastern part of Reading, Mass., within a few miles of the Salem line. His name first appears in the town records in 1665, when he paid a ministerial tax of ten pence. The following year, he drew land in the “Division of the Great Swamp” when the town of Reading ordered that “the Great Swamp and all other Swamps that are wett and fitt to make meadow shall all be [divided] quantity and quality considered to every man according to each man’s proportion.”8 Also, “On Apr. 14, 1719, several months before his death, he conveyed his homestead at Reading to his son David.” ~ Robert Harry McIntire8

Children of PHILIP and MARY (_____) MCINTIRE:
2. i. PHILIP² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading on 15 Mar 1667; m., REBECCA WILKINS. 8
2. ii. THOMAS² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading on 15 Oct 1668 and d. at Reading on 24 Oct 1668.8
2. iii. DANIEL² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading on 20 Sep 1669; m., JUDITH PUDNEY. 8
2. iv. MARY² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading on 3 Jul 1672; m. at Reading on 30 Jun 1699, THOMAS RICH, of Salem.8
2. v. SARAH² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading about 1674; m. at Salem on 18 May 1696, JOSEPH PUDNEY. 9
2. vi. THOMAS² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading about 1676; m., MARY MOULTON. 8
2. vii. JONATHAN² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading about 1677; m., MARTHA (KNEELAND) GRAVES. 9
2. viii. JOHN² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading on 20 Mar 1679; m., ELIZABETH DANIELS. 8
2. ix. SAMUEL² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading about 1682; m., MARY UPTON. 8
2. x. DAVID² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading on 12 Jun 1688; m., MARTHA GRAVES. 8

Second and Third Generations

2. i. PHILIP² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), was born at Reading on 15 Mar 1667. He married at Salem on 20 Feb 1695, REBECCA WILKINS. 8

Biographical Notes:
“Philip McIntire, a husbandman, located in Salem in 1696, was admitted to the Salem Church of Christ in 1699, removed to Connecticut about 1725, and settled north of Quinnatisset Hill in Thompson.” ~ Robert Harry McIntire8

Children of PHILIP and REBECCA (WILKINS) MCINTIRE:
3. i. EBENEZER³ MCINTIRE (Philip², Philip¹), b. at Reading on 1 Dec 1695; d. at Reading on 7 Jan 1696. Died without issue.8
3. ii. MARY³ MCINTIRE
(Philip², Philip¹), b. at Salem, bapt. 28 May 1699; m. at Salem on 20 Nov 1719, JOHN ROFFE. 8
3. iii. REBECCA³ MCINTIRE (Philip², Philip¹), b. at Salem, bapt. 28 May 1699; m. at Salem on 1 Oct 1719, JOHN NORRIS. “They removed to Fairfield, Conn,, where he was a currier as late as 1759.”8
3. iv. PHILIP³ MCINTIRE (Philip², Philip¹), b. at Salem, bapt. 7 Jul 1700; m. HEPHZIBAH WOODEN. “Phillip located at Charlton, Mass., before 1756, when he enlisted in Capt. Richard Dresser’s Co. during the French and Indian War.”8
3. v. RUTH³ MCINTIRE (Philip², Philip¹), b. at Salem on 18 Jul 1703; m. at Killingly, Connecticut on 10 Nov 1725, RICHARD BLOSS. 8
3. vi. JOSEPH³ MCINTIRE (Philip², Philip¹), b. at Salem about 1708; bapt. 2 Sep 1716; m., LYDIA (_____). 8
3. vii. STEPHEN³ MCINTIRE (Philip², Philip¹), b. at Salem, bapt. 2 Sep 1716; m. 1 Feb 1738, MRS. TRYPHENA PLACE, of Gloucester, Connecticut.8
3. viii. DANIEL³ MCINTIRE (Philip², Philip¹), b. at Salem, bapt. 21 Jul 1717.8

2. ii. THOMAS² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading on 15 Oct 1668 and d. at Reading on 24 Oct 1668. Died without issue.8

2. iii. DANIEL² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading on 20 Sep 1669; m. JUDITH PUDNEY. 8

Biographical Notes:
“Daniel McIntire, a farmer, moved from Reading to nearby Salem in 1696, and resided in that section which has since been set aside as Peabody.” ~ Robert Harry McIntire8

Children of DANIEL and JUDITH (PUDNEY) MCINTIRE:
3. i. DANIEL³ MCINTIRE (Daniel²,Philip¹), b. at Salem, bapt. on 6 Sept 1696; m. ABIGAIL FRAILE. “Daniel McIntire, a “yeoman,” migrated to Oxford, Mass., in 1729; was chosen to “lay ought the high wayes for the town”…”9
3. ii. JUDITH³ MCINTIRE (Daniel²,Philip¹), b. at Salem, bapt. 23 May 1697; m. at Salem 13 Mar 1722, JOHN MOULTON. “They removed to Oxford Mass.”8
3. iii. ABIGAIL³ MCINTIRE (Daniel²,Philip¹), b. at Salem, bapt. 5 Sept 1714: m. at Salem, 23 May 1723, THOMAS³ MCINTIRE (Thomas²,Philip¹).8 (Married cousins, with Thomas being the son of Thomas McIntire (Philip¹) and Mary Moulton.)
3. iv. EBENEZER³ MCINTIRE (Daniel²,Philip¹), b. at Salem, bapt. 5 Sept 1714; d. at Charlton, Mass., Mar 1776; m. AMY HARWOOD; “Ebenezer McIntire moved from Salem to Oxford, Mass., in the autumn of 1733, and secured one of the best farms in town, and built a large and substantial dwelling which he maintained as the village tavern and “place of entertainment for strangers and travelers.” He has been referred to as “public spirited, liberal, and patriotic, a natural leader of men.”8
3. v. JEMIMA³ MCINTIRE (Daniel²,Philip¹), b. at Salem, bapt. 5 Sept 1714; m. at Salem, 29 Nov 1723, NATHAN³ MCINTIRE (Thomas²,Philip¹).8 (Married cousins, with Nathan being the son of Thomas McIntire (Philip¹) and Mary Moulton.)

2. iv. MARY² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading on 3 Jul 1672; m. at Reading on 30 Jun 1699, THOMAS RICH, of Salem. (Source needed. Not mentioned with the listing of Philip and Mary McIntire’s children in the 1941 book by Robert Harry McIntire.)

2. v. SARAH² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading about 1674; m. at Salem on 18 May 1696, JOSEPH PUDNEY. (Source needed. Not mentioned with the listing of Philip and Mary McIntire’s children in the 1941 book by Robert Harry McIntire.)

2. vi. THOMAS² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading about 1676; m., MARY MOULTON; d. at Charlton, Mass., abt. 1756.8

Biographical Notes:
“Thomas McIntire, a carpenter and housewright, located at Salem in 1701… He removed to the Charlton district of Oxford, Mass., before 1746 and signed the petition of Mar. 27, 1754, which requested a separation from Oxford and the incorporation of the town of Charlton.” ~ Robert Harry McIntire8

Children of THOMAS and MARY (MOULTON) MCINTIRE:
3. i. THOMAS³ MCINTIRE (Thomas²,Philip¹), b. at Salem, 1 Apr 1701; m. at Salem 23 May 1723, ABIGAIL³ MCINTIRE (Daniel²,Philip¹) q.v. “He migrated to Oxford in 1734 and became active in the effort to set off the Charlton district as a distinct town.”8 (Married cousins, with Abigail being the daughter of Daniel McIntire (Philip¹) and Judith Pudney.)
3. ii. NATHAN³ MCINTIRE (Thomas²,Philip¹), b. at Salem, 5 Mar 1703; d. at Charlton, Mass., about 1769; m. at Salem, 29 Nov 1723, JEMIMA³ MCINTIRE (Daniel²,Philip¹), q.v. “Nathan McIntire migrated to Oxford before 1735, signed the petition which resulted in the separation of the Charlton district in 1754, and was elected surveyor of highways at the first town meeting in 1755.”8 (Married cousins, with Jemima being the daughter of Daniel McIntire (Philip¹) and Judith Pudney.)
3. iii. OBADIAH³ MCINTIRE, Lt. (Thomas²,Philip¹), b. at Salem; d. about 1796; m. SARAH UPTON. “With other farmers of Essex County, Obadiah McIntire migrated to Worcester County in 1728 and purchased a hundred acres of unoccupied fertile land in the western portion of the town of Oxford… He was a man of considerable wealth, township constable in 1742…”8
3. iv. ELEAZER³ MCINTIRE (Thomas²,Philip¹), b. at Salem; d. at Charlton., Mass 1793; m. at Salem 16 Oct 1735 MARTHA PUDNEY. “Eleazer McIntire, a housewright and husbandman, migrated to Oxford in 1736.”8

2. vii. JONATHAN² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading about 1677; d. at Reading in 1738; m. at Ipswich, Mass., 6 Dec 1705 MARTHA (KNEELAND) GRAVES. 8

Biographical Notes:
“Jonathan McIntire, a husbandman, served Reading as field driver “for the north side of Ipswich River and Saddler’s Neck” in 1706 and 1711, and as a juryman in 1729… The field driver was the town officer whose duty it was to impound stray cattle and to guard the fields against them.” ~ Robert Harry McIntire8

Children of JONATHAN and MARTHA ((KNEELAND) GRAVES) MCINTIRE:
3. i. JOSEPH³ MCINTIRE (Jonathan²,Philip¹), b. at Reading; d. at Reading 17 Mar 1754; m. at Reading 15 May 1729 DEBORAH RUSSELL. “Joseph McIntire served Reading as juryman in 1733, surveyor of fences in 1736, and highway surveyor in 1745.”8
3. ii. LYDIA³ MCINTIRE (Jonathan²,Philip¹), b. at Reading; m. at Wenham, Mass., 1 Feb 1728, JOHN LEACH. 8
3. iii. MARTHA³ MCINTIRE (Jonathan²,Philip¹), b. at Reading. “In the August term of court, 1736, the selectmen of Dudley, Mass., directed their constable to warn “Martha McIntire, a single woman, to depart this town.””8

2. viii. JOHN² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading on 20 Mar 1679; d. Mar. 1746; m. at Reading, 20 Mar 1679, ELIZABETH DANIELS. 8

Biographical Notes:
“John McIntire served as surveyor of fences at Reading in 1705, located at Dedham, Mass., in 1707, and signed the petition for the incorporation of Needham as a separate town in 1710… The surveyor of fences was the township officer who “may be called upon by an interested party to require the erection or maintenance of a legal and sufficient boundary fence”.” ~ Robert Harry McIntire8

Children of JOHN and ELIZABETH (DANIELS) MCINTIRE:
3. i. JOHN MCINTIRE (John²,Philip¹), b. at Reading abt. 1701; d. at Salem, 1768; m. MEHITABLE WHITTEMORE. “John McIntire was a mariner and housewright.”8
3. ii. MARY³ MCINTIRE (John²,Philip¹), m. at Medway, Mass., 2 Feb 1736, JOHN ELLIS. 8
3. iii. ELIZABETH³ MCINTIRE (John²,Philip¹), m. at Boston, Mass., 21 July 1727, JEREMIAH ADAMS. “They removed to Brookfield, Mass.”8
3. iv. SARAH³ MCINTIRE (John²,Philip¹), b. 21 Jul 1709; d. at Needham, 13 July 1797; m. at Needham, 12 Mar 1734, JOSIAH NEWELL. “He served as deacon of the First Church for thirty-six years and as a village selectman for sixteen years.”8
3. v. THANKFUL³ MCINTIRE (John²,Philip¹), m. at Needham, 18 Oct 1738, MOSES GRANT. 8
3. vi. LYDIA³ MCINTIRE (John²,Philip¹), bapt. at Needham, 30 Aug 1730; d. 11 Nov 1748; m. at Needham, 7 Jan 1742, JOSIAH WARE. “For thirty-five years he served Needham as deereeve. It was his duty to see that the deer were protected during the first six months of each year.”8
3. vii. SAMUEL³ MCINTIRE (John²,Philip¹), bapt. at Needham, 30 Aug 1730; d. at Needham 1771; m. (1) at Wrentham 30 Aug 1742, HANNAH BLAKE; (2) at Needham 10 Dec 1747, HANNAH (FULLER) KINGSBURY. 8
3. viii. JOSEPH³ MCINTIRE (John²,Philip¹), bapt. at Needham, 30 Aug 1730; d. about 1766; m. at Needham 30 Aug 1730, JEMIMA COLLER. “In 1756 Joseph McIntire and his brother Samuel were empowered to “Lay out a road from the house of Mr. Henry Dewing Junr. to the road leading from Mr. Jonathan Gay to Mr. Thomas Gardner’s.”8

2. ix. SAMUEL² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading about 1682; was res. there in 1741; m. at Reading, 15 Oct 1706, MARY UPTON. 8

Biographical Notes:
“In 1718 Samuel McIntire, a joiner, was one of the inhabitants of the north district who petitioned the town fathers of Reading for “the common land that lyeth in our precinct near our meeting house for ministerial use so we may be a building a minister’s house.”” ~ Robert Harry McIntire8

Children of SAMUEL and MARY (UPTON) MCINTIRE:
3. i. PHINEAS³ MCINTIRE (Samuel²,Philip¹), b. at Reading about 1718; d. at Andover 1759; m. at Middleton 1739, MARY CARROLL. “Mr. McIntire moved from Reading to Andover in 1748.”8
3. ii. AMOS³ MCINTIRE (Samuel²,Philip¹), b. at Reading about 1720; m. at Ipswich 29 Oct 1741, SARAH SEVERANCE. 8
3. iii. BENJAMIN³ MCINTIRE (Samuel²,Philip¹), b. at Reading 14 July 1725; d. at Reading 3 Sept 1725. Died without issue.8
3. iv. BENJAMIN³ MCINTIRE (Samuel²,Philip¹), b. at Reading about 1727; was res. there in 1801; m. EXPERIENCE ELLIOTT. “Benjamin McIntire, a husbandman, saw active service during the French and Indian War. He served Reading as hog constable in 1757.”8

2. x. DAVID² MCINTIRE (Philip¹), b. at Reading on 12 Jun 1688; d. at Reading in 1725; m. at Reading 4 Sept 1712, MARTHA GRAVES. (Martha Graves was the daughter of Martha (Kneeland) Graves and John Graves. Martha (Kneeland) Graves married second to Jonathan McIntire (Philip¹), the brother of David McIntire.)8

Biographical Notes:
“David McIntire, a husbandman, purchased from his father forty acres of “a certain tract of upland meadow and swamp land in the township of Reading on the north side of Ipswich River,” Apr. 14, 1719. The following year, he was selected to serve Reading as hogreeve…(The hogreeve or swine officer was the steward or bailiff who held authority over hogs in the community.” ~ Robert Harry McIntire8

Children of DAVID and MARTHA (GRAVES) MCINTIRE:
3. i. DAVID³ MCINTIRE (David²,Philip¹), b. at Reading 1713; d. about 1792; m. (1) at Reading 13 Nov 1734, MARGARET BUXTON; (2) at So. Danvers, 20 Feb 1738, EUNICE HAYWARD. “David McIntire, a “yeoman,” served Reading as highway surveyor in 1740 and as fence viewer in 1743, 1749, 1760, and 1762. He moved to Fitchburg, Mass., in later life and was evidently a man of prominence in town affairs. In 1788 he returned to Reading, where he remained until his death four years later.”8
3. ii. SOLOMON³ MCINTIRE (David²,Philip¹), b. at Reading; m. at Reading 16 Jan 1740, ANNA WOOD. “Solomon McIntire saw active service as a soldier during the French and Indian War. He was chosen hogreeve of Reading in 1745, 1749, 1751, and 1760.”8
3. iii. JOHN³ MCINTIRE (David²,Philip¹), b. at Reading about 1718; d. at Lynnfield 12 Mar 1801; m. 1 Oct 1744 LOIS UPTON. “John McIntire served as hogreeve of Reading in 1748, and as fence surveyor in 1753 and 1758.”8
3. iv. MARY³ MCINTIRE (David²,Philip¹), b. at Reading, bapt. in 1728; m. at Reading 3 Aug 1749, JOHN EATON. “He has been referred to as “a versatile character and jack-of-all-trades.” Proprietor of the Squantum Mills at Jaffrey, N.H., he manufactured flax wheels …”8

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SPOW DNA Study:

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Sources and Notes:

“I see it as looking at a mountain range that each mountain has many creeks running down, and each creek branches and branches again, and each branch has a different surname. I’m trying to track the stream back to its source. I have to go through many names and it may twist around the mountain, but it will eventually get back to the mountain’s peak. I’m just not sure which of the mountains we come from yet.” Margaret Ballinger, a Philip McIntire researcher.

Ancestry.com Online Tree: DNA Matches for EBGERT / MCINITIRE / SEAVERS / WEST

Digital version of Descendants of Philip McIntire: a Scottish Highlander who was deported by Oliver Cromwell following the battle of Dunbar, September 3, 1650, and settled at Reading, Mass., about 1660 by Robert Harry McIntire (Lancaster, Penn.: Lancaster Press, 1941). Hathi Trust Digital Library.

On 15 Feb 2019, Rose Beauvais notes there is a new softcover reprint available on Amazon of Robert Harry McIntire’s Descendants of Philip McIntire: a Scottish Highlander who was deported by Oliver Cromwell following the battle of Dunbar, September 3, 1650, and settled at Reading, Mass., about 1660.

On 14 Oct 2016, said, “My husband, Ralph McEntyre, is a descendant of Philip. Found this information from Ancestry.com otherwise we don’t know much other than what we have learned from this site.

On 28 Apr 2017, Maureen McIntyre Schneider wrote, “A book on the descendants of Philip was published originally in 1941 in Lancaster PA. Revised and republished in 1982 in Baltimore MD. Library of Congress Catalogue Number 82-82807. Inquiries in 1982 directed to Robert H. McIntyre, 328 Tunstall Court, Severna Park, MD 21146. Everything I have read in the records above agree with the information I have obtained about Philip, my 5th Great Grandfather from this publication. Printed by Gateway Press, 111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Although this book is probably hard to locate at this point, it might be worth a try for those who are interested. With this book I have been able to follow my father’s lineage back to Philip the first.”

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  7. McIntire, Robert Harry. Descendants of Philip McIntire, a Scottish Highlander Who Was Deported by Oliver Cromwell Following the Battle of Dunbar, September 3, 1650, and Settled at Reading, Mass., about 1660. Lancaster Press, Inc., 1941. []
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  9. Ibid. [] [] []
  10. “Scottish Prisoners of the Civil Wars (Dunbar and Worcester) – Y-DNA Classic Chart.” FTDNA Learning Center, Gene By Gene, Ltd., 2001, www.familytreedna.com/public/ScottishPoWs?iframe=yresults. []