|Battle:||Battle of Worcester in Worcester, Worcestershire, England|
|Ship/Arrival:||John & Sara, May 1652|
|Prisoner and List:||Stewart’s List as “Bohannon” and J&S List as “Buckanen”|
|Name Variations:||Bohannon, Buchanen, Buckanen, Bowhonon|
|Other SPOW Associations:|
Published: 20 Aug 2018
Updated: 06 Mar 2020
Researchers: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust
David Buchanan, Royalist soldier captured at Worcester. Transported on the John and Sarah, from Gravesend 13 May 1652 to Boston.
John Buchanan, Royalist soldier captured at Worchester. Transported on the John and Sarah, from Gravesend 13 May 1652 to Boston.
Buckanen, John. SD, NEHGR, DSBAP, (probably the John Bohannon on Stewart’s list)
John Bohannon, #8 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List
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, John is categorized as:
Doubtful [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Bohannon/Buchanen/Buckanen/Bowhonon, John. Residences: Boston MA. Appears: 1658. Probably the John Buckanen on the John & Sara list. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.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. JOHN¹ BOHANNON/BUCKANEN/BUCHANAN, was born, presumably, in Scotland.
Sources and Notes:
FROM: Wikipedia “Clan Buchanan”
During the Wars of the Three Kingdoms Sir George Buchanan commanded the Stirlingshire Regiment and led the clan at the Battle of Dunbar (1650) on the side of the Scottish Covenanters. He later led the clan at the Battle of Inverkeithing but here he was captured and died in captivity later the same year. It is claimed that in Buchanan’s Stirlingshire Regiment “most of his officers, and a good many of the soldiers” were of the name Buchanan, and that at the Battle of Inverkeithing a “vast number of the name Buchanan” died. Other Buchanans involved with the Royalist cause include:
- David Buchanan, Royalist soldier captured at Worchester. Transported on the John and Sarah, from Gravesend 13 May 1652 to Boston.
- John Buchanan, Royalist soldier captured at Worchester. Transported on the John and Sarah, from Gravesend 13 May 1652 to Boston.
37. Anderson, William (1862). The Scottish Nation: Or, The Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of. Fullarton. p. 461. ISBN 0-7884-0310-9.
38. Buchanan of Auchmar. p. 108.
39. Dobson, David (1983). Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations: 1650–1775. Genealogical Publishing Com. p 18.
40. Dobson (1983). p 18