Anderson, John

Battle:Battle of Worcester in Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Ship/Arrival:John & Sara, May 1652
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Other SPOW Associations:
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Published: 01 Nov 2018
Researchers: Teresa Rust
Editors: Teresa Rust

Anderson, John. found on the John and Sara Passenger List at SD1, NEHGR2, DSBAP3

First Generation in the New World

1. JOHN¹ ANDERSON, was born presumably in Scotland and died possibly in Massachusetts.

Petter and John were in Maine where other SPOW were living in 1667:

Saco/Biddeford, Maine, Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.)

Sources and Notes:
: Administrator of Anderson estate: “Samuel Harte trained John Clarke as a blacksmith.” “Anderson died at Saugus in 1661 and the administrators of his estate were two other Scots, blacksmith John Clarke and Allester Grime, both Dunbar captives.“
From: Social and Economic Networks in Early Massachusetts: Atlantic Connections By Marsha L. Hamilton, page 44 and 112.

1673: John Anderson, Sr. Freeman, 7 May 1673, Massachusetts Bay Colony:
From: Massachusetts: Miscellaneous Census Substitutes, 1630-1788, 1840, 1890(Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. From records supplied by

Soldiers in the expedition to Canada in 1690
By Walter Kendall Watkins

Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013).

1701: ANDERSON, John (d. Ipswich, Mass., abt. 1701, inventory rendered May 3, 1701); Savage says he possibly was one of over 500 Scottish prisoners deported by Cromwell to N.E., after the battle of Worcester, 1651, few of whom survived to …FROM:

Magazine of American Genealogy

Front Cover
Institute of American Genealogy, 1929 – Genealogy

NOT THE SPOW but interesting in that this John Anderson sold one half of ship John and Sarah in 1648.

NOT THE JOHN ANDERSON, the SPOW! The Pioneers of Massachusetts: A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the …
By Charles Henry Pope
  1. Dobson, David. Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, 1650-1775, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983) (Available for $13.68 as a Google eBook) “Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, master John Greene, from Gravesend to Boston 13 May 1652.” []
  2. New England Historic Genealogical Society, “Scotch Prisoners Sent to Massachusetts in 1652, by Order of the English Government,” The New England historical and genealogical register, Vol. 1, Oct. 1847, No. 4, 378-379; Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Call Number 31833017239275, digitized by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center. Also at []
  3. Suffolk Deeds: Liber -I-II [1629-56] LIST []