Mackneile [MacDonald], 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:Possibly the Dan Mackneile of the John & Sara list, but the names differ somewhat. “Dan Mackneile” of the John & Sara passenger list1
Name Variations:MacDonald, Mackdaniel, Mackneile, Neil, Nelemake
Residences:Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Other SPOW Associations:
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Published: 15 Sep 2018 Updated: 27 Oct 2020
Researchers: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust

First Generation in the New World

  1. DANIEL MACKNEILE, was born presumably in Scotland.

Biographical Notes:
1. 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.
2. There is a N. McDaniel (Scotch) who moved to Newton in 1678 from Roxbury and died in 1694. History of Newton, Massachusetts.2
3. History of Newton, Read for FREE at Google.

  1. 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.) []
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