|Battle:||Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland|
|Ship/Arrival:||Unity, Dec 1650|
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Published: 19 Sep 2018
Page Contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard and Teresa Rust.
Power, Walter. #111 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list
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 254, Walter is categorized as:
Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Power [Tower?], Walter. No evidence found about him except his name on GS Stewart’s list. [SPOWS]
For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.
There is a well known Walter Powers in New England appearing in 1654 and it could very well be that the Walter Power on George S. Stewart’s list was regarding him. See:
“Walter Powers is a key figure in the New England branch of the North American Powers family, as many can trace their lineage back to him. He was 14 when he left the Old World in 1654. Walter first appears in New England records as a witness in a trial in Middlesex County in 1654. He was a boy of fourteen at that time.” ~ at Geni.com.