|Battle:||Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland|
|Ship/Arrival:||Unity, Dec 1650|
|Prisoner and List:|
|Other SPOW Associations:|
Published: 03 Oct 2018
Updated: 03 Mar 2020
Researchers: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust
William Emery, #22. on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list 1
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), on page 255, William is categorized as:
Doubtful [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Emery, William. Residences: Lynn MA. Appears: 1653. B.c.1625. Gave evidence about the Scots but does not state that he is one. He testified that he was sent by the Ironworks Company to New England and worked for them from July or September 1651. This does not fit with his transport as a Dunbar prisoner. [DR; SPOWS; Ch.7] 2, 3 4
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. WILLIAM¹ EMERY, was born, possibly in Scotland about 1628.
Residence in Essex and Old Norfolk in 1653, “William, age 25 in 1653.” 5
- Stewart, George Sawin. The Bartlett Collection. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. /george-sawin-stewart-documents/
- Rapaport, Diane. Working List of Early New England Scots. 2015.
- “Dunbar Prisoners of War Profiles.” The Scottish Prisoners of War Society, Teresa Rust, 14 April 2013, scottishprisonersofwar.com/battle_of_dunbar_pows_america/.
- Gerrard, Christopher M.., et al. Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650. Oxbow Books, 2018. Ch. 7.
- “William, age 25 in 1653.” Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB522/i/21070/252/1426620119