Bowles, Francis Tiffany. October Meeting, 1927. Scotch Deported to New England, 1651-52; Letters of Henry Clay Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society
Third Series, Vol. 61 (Oct., 1927 – Jun., 1928), pp. 1-30
Published by: Massachusetts Historical Society
Topics: Prisoners of war, Prisoners, Deportation, Petitioners, Prison, ships, Ironworking, Soldiers, Cathedrals

Graves, Pam. “The Dunbar Diaspora: Background to the Battle of Dunbar, and the Aftermath of the Battle.” Graves, C.P. and Annis, R. and Caffell, A.C. and Gerrard, C.M. and Millard, A.R. (2016) ‘The Dunbar Diaspora : background to the Battle of Dunbar, and the aftermath of the battle.’, Project Report. Durham University, Durham

Hamilton, Marsha L. “Alternative Communities in Seventeenth Century Massachusetts” Historical Journal of Massachusetts Volume 32, No. 2 (Summer 2004). Published by: Institute for Massachusetts Studies and Westfield State University ~ added 15 Jan 2015.

Hesilrige, Arthur, Sir. “A letter from Sir Arthur Hesilrige, to the honorable committee of the Councel of State for Irish and Scotish affairs at White-Hall, concerning the Scots prisoners. Die Veneris, 8 Novembr. 1650“. Ordered by the Parliament, that this letter be forthwith printed and published. Hen: Scobell, Cleric. Parliamenti. – Early English Books Online. Text Creation Partnership, transcribed by hand texts.

NEHGR. The New England Historical & Genealogical Register and Antiquarian Journal, Volume 7 by S.G. Drake, 1853 – New England at Google Books (Free eBook) (John Clark and Mary Magoon)

NEHGR. The Dispaw and Downing Families of Lynn, Massachusetts, by Marian Bowers Natale. Volume 170, Whole Number 680, Fall 2016, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, The Journal of American Genealogy, page 291. (Malcolm Downing)

Rapaport, Diane. “Scots for Sale, The Fate of the Scottish Prisoners in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts,” (New England Ancestors. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000-2009.) (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)

Stackpole, Everett S., Scots Captured in the Battle of Dunbar,” Manuscript, 1929, part of the Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society.  This is a photocopied transcript from what appears to be Everett S. Stackpole’s article entitled Scotch Exiles to New England”.  The manuscript contains information about the SPOWs captured at Dunbar and Worcester who were transported to New England.  This manuscript can be viewed at NEHGS’ library, or if you are a member of NEHGS you can request a photocopy of this manuscript. For more information go to:

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