|Battle:||Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland|
|Ship/Arrival:||Unity, Dec 1650|
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Published on: 04 Jan 2015, Updated: 03 Mar 2020
Researchers: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust
Robert M’Intire, #62 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” list
Name Variations: McIntire, McIntyre, MacIntire, Mackentier
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 247, Robert is categorized as:
Definite [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
McIntire/McIntyre/MacIntire, Robert. Residences: Lynn, MA. Appears: 1653. B.c.1629. [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. ROBERT¹ MCINTIRE, was born about 16291
1. “Robert McIntire, was a witness in a trial in the Essex court, November 24, 1653, stating his age as twenty-four and his place of employment as the Lynn Iron Works.”2
2. “MacIntire, Robert, “One of three sons of Ebenezer MacIntire of Argyle brought to New England, he was hired out in 1651 to furnace filler Thomas Wiggins. Employed to cart charcoal, he was later hired from Wiggins by John Giffard, and in 1653 helped to load pig iron on the company’s boat.” from page 15 below.
- “…Robt. Mackentier, aged about twenty-four years…24: 11: 1653…“Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County …, Volume 2 By Massachusetts. County Court (Essex County) FREE Google Book
- Cutter, William Richard. New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation. (Lewis Historical, 1913). (Google eBook, 2008), 985.