Mackneile, Dan

Battle:Battle of Worcester at Worcester, Worcestershire, England on 03 Sep 1651
Ship/Arrival:The ketch John & Sara – May 1652 – MA Bay Colony
Prisoner and List:“Daniel Simson” of the John & Sara passenger list1
Name Variations:Simpson?
Residences:York County, Maine?
Other SPOW Associations:Daniel Dill and James Warren?
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Possibly the Daniel Mackneile of the John & Sara list, but the names differ somewhat [DR; SPOWS]

IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
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 254, Neil is categorized as: Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] MacDonald/Mackdaniel/Mackneile/Daniel, Neil/Nelemake/Daniel. Residences: Newton, MA. Possibly the Daniel Mackneile of the John & Sara list, but the names differ somewhat [DR; SPOWS] For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.

Published: 15 Sep 2018
Updated: 03 Mar 2020
Researchers: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust

  1. 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 Archive.org. []