Mackfarson, Origlais* (McPherson, Angus)

Battle:03 Sep 1651, Battle of Worcester at Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Ship/Arrival:John & Sara; May 1652, MA Bay Colony
Prisoner and List:“Origlais Mackfarson” of the John & Sara list
Angus McPherson, #78 on George Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list
Name Variations:McPherson/Maggafasset/Makefashion/Mackfarson/Make Farshon/Mackfashon/Mackakaion/Mackfation, Angus/Anguish/Ambrose/Anglish
Residences:Lynn, Charlestown, Rowley Village, and Cambridge, MA
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Angus McPherson, #78 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list.
Probably the Origlais Mackfarson on the John & Sara list
Name Variations: McPherson/Maggafasset/Makefashion/Mackfarson/Make Farshon/Mackfashon/Mackakaion/Mackfation, Angus/Anguish/Ambrose/Anglish
Resided: Lynn, Charlestown, Rowley Village, Cambridge MA

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, Angus is categorized as: Doubtful [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] McPherson/Maggafasset/Makefashion/Mackfarson/Make Farshon/Mackfashon/Mackakaion/Mackfation, Angus/Anguish/Ambrose/Anglish. Residences: Lynn, Charlestown, Rowley Village, Cambridge MA. Appears: 1656. B.c.1633. D.aft.1671. The Angus or Ambrose recorded at Lynn is probably the Origlais Mackfarson who arrived on the John & Sara. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS] 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. ANGUS¹ MCPHERSON, was born, presumably in Scotland, about 1633 and died possibly in Massachusetts after 1671.

Published: 03 Oct 2018
Updated: 04 March 2019
Researchers: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust