|Battle:||Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland|
|Ship/Arrival:||Unity, Dec 1650|
|Prisoner and List:|
|Other SPOW Associations:|
Published: 03 Dec 2014, Updated: 21 Aug 2018
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
William Gibson, #33 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 249, William is categorized as:
Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Gibson, William. Residences: Lynn, MA. Appears: 1658. D.1699×1702. A founder of SCS. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8]
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. WILLIAM GIBSON, was born most likely in Scotland and died in Massachusetts between 1699 and 1702.
Biographical Notes: A founding member of the Scots Charitable Society and was president of the Society on 25 Oct 1684 in Boston. Scots Charitable Society, ed., The Constitution and By-laws, of the Scots Charitable Society of Boston, (Boston: Farrington Printing Co., 1896), 10.
Find his descendants and researchers here.
Married Sarah PURCHASE by 1663
Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society: 2008, 13095.
Daughter Aquilla GIBSON b. 5 Feb 1663, Boston
Boston, MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007), 91.
Took the Oath of Allegiance on 11 Nov 1678 in Boston. Records of the Suffolk County Court: 1671-1680, Vol. XXX, (Boston: The Society, 1933), 966.