|Battle:||Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland|
|Ship/Arrival:||Unity, Dec 1650|
|Prisoner and List:|
|Other SPOW Associations:|
Published on: 16 Jan 2015
Updated: 06 Mar 2019
Researchers: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust
Robert Mimy, #18 on the “Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory”
Name variations: Meeme/Mimy/Meany/Minns/Meny/Miny/Meeney, Richard/Robert.
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 248, Robert is categorized as:
Definite [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Meeme/Mimy/Meany/Minns/Meny/Miny/Meeney, Richard/Robert. Residences: Lynn, MA. Appears: 1653. [Banks; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7]
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. ROBERT MIMY, was born presumably in Scotland and died probably in Massachusetts.
Richard Meeme was one of the Scots at Lynn in 1653.1
“About 17 Scots were subcontracted to the colliers (charcoal makers) and other plant workers. Accounting records show that a few of the Scots received wages from the Company for skilled work. For example, James Adams was paid for managing ox teams, James Gourdan for mining, Thomas Kelton for mining and coaling, and Robert Meany for carpentry work,…”” From: Hammersmith Through the Historical Texts by Janet Regan and Curtis White.
- “October Meeting, 1927. Francis Tiffany Bowles; Scotch Deported to New England, 1651-52; Letters of Henry Clay.” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 61 (1927): 1-30. Accessed March 6, 2020. www.jstor.org/stable/25080212. Page 15.