Dulen, Edward

Battle:Battle of Worcester in Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Ship/Arrival:John & Sara, May 1652
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 03 Oct 2018
Updated: 04 Mar 2020
Researchers: Ray Dusek, Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust, B. Craig Stinson
Editors: Teresa Rust

Edward Dulen is probably the same man listed as:
Edward Irwin, #41. on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list

Name Variations: Irwin, Erwin, Urin, Dulen, Duren, During, Dowreing , Eurin, Errin, Evrin, Arrin, Dowereing

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, Edward is categorized as:

Doubtful [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]

Irwin/Erwin/Urin/Dulen/Duren/During/Dowreing/Eurin/Errin/Evrin, Edward. Residences: Oyster River, Dover NH. Appears: 1658. D.1666. Probably the Edward Dulen of the John & Sara list. One of Valentine Hill’s Seven Scots. [Exiles; DR; BCS; 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. EDWARD DULEN, was born, presumably, in Scotland, and died at Exeter, New Hampshire on 09 Nov 1667. He never married.

Biographical Notes:
1. A “Edward Erwin” was received into the Oyster River community on 15 Feb 1658 along with at least seven other Scots.1

2. “I set out to prove whether or not William Furbish was one of Valentine Hill’s original “Seven Scots.” I can’t prove that fact either way. However, I have traced 18 Scots who were first taxed at Oyster River (Dover, N.H.) between 1657-1659. Most of these are either on “The Dunbar Prisoners” list or on the John & Sara list. A good bit of this information will be new, I believe. And I can correct (and in some cases corroborate) some of the speculations that have been made about these 18. I have tried to be careful to document, in hope these will be of use to you and to other researchers.” ~ B. Craig Stinson

History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire. Contributed by Ray Dusek.
History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire. Contributed by Ray Dusek.


From Ray Dusek:
John Roy
Birth 1630 • ,,,Scotland
Death 24 JUN 1710 • Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Spouse: Elizabeth Phipps 1643
Mary Roy 1662
Elizabeth Roy 1664-1669
John Roy 1666-1669
Samuel Roy 11668-1669
Elizabeth Roy 1670-1671
Solomon Ray 1672
Marcie “Mercy” Roy 1675-1716
Daniel Roy 1678-1679
Mary Roy 1680
Please note that John Roy was the Heir to to the estate of Edward Dulen (see the attachment on Edward Dulen)
  1. 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/21068/248/45649272 []