Guthrie, Robert

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 22 Aug 2018, Updated: 22 Oct 2018
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust

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), on page 250, Robert is categorized as:

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

Guthrie/Gutridg, Robert. Residences: Braintree MA, Block Island RI. Appears: 1656. D.1693. Closely associated with Tormut Rose and William Cahoon. His name and his date of appearance make him likely to be a Dunbar prisoner. [Exiles; DR; Ch.8]

For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.

Was Robert Guthrie a SPOW? SEE: PDF document submitted by Dr. Andrew Millard on 28 Jan 2017 showing that this Robert Guthrie can not be the son of the Reverend James Guthrie of Scotland as well as other information as to why he believes Robert was a SPOW.

First Generation in the New World

1. ROBERT¹ GUTHRIE, was born, presumably in Scotland and died at sea (sunken ship) on returning to Block Island, Rhode Island on 03 Dec 1692. He married, first, at Braintree, Massachusetts, 25 Dec 1655, MARGARET IRELAND, she was born 1623 and she died at Block Island on 05 Apr 1687, aged 64, name on gravestone (Margaret Gutry). He married, second, at New Shoreham, RI, on 05 Jun 1689, ANN (ALCOCK) WILLIAMS, the widow of John Williams.

Children of Robert and Margaret (Ireland) Guthrie:

Children of Robert and Ann (_____) Guthrie:
2. i. CATHERINE “RASBROW”² GUTHRIE, b in Rhode Island on 24 Jun 1690.

Second Generation

2. i. CATHERINE “RASBROW”² GUTHRIE, was born in Rhode Island on 24 Jun 1690. She married at Block Island, JOHN SANDS, son of Edward Sands and Hannah Tredwell.

Children of Catherine and John Sands:
, he married, SYBIL RAY.

New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
Rhode Island: Vital Records, 1636-1850. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014), Originally Published as: Vital record of Rhode Island 1636-1850: First Series: births, marriages and deaths: a family register for the people, by James N. Arnold. Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Company.

Sources and Notes:
DEATH: Buried at Old Cemetery, Block Island Died: Sunken
Rhode Island: Historical Cemeteries, 1647-2000, Vital Records (incl. Bible, Cemetery, Church and SSDI)

LOCATION: Block Island,Washington,Rhode Island,United States
VOLUME: Volume 1