Online Resources


William Gowen (Scottish POW) and Elizabeth Frost  on Be Not Forgot
Scottish Prisoners (Ennis, Merrow, Cahoon and Ross) on Miner Descent
Nutfield Genealogy  A page devoted to the ship John and Sara & William Munroe


Dunbar 1650 Battlefield – Interactive Map of the Battlefield
The WORD Garden – Scottish Soldiers History Trail Project
National Library of Scotland – Digitized Books about Scottish Family Histories
Passengers of the ship “John & Sarah”: Scots Prisoners of War, 1651 –
Scots in the West Indies, 1707-1857 –
The Battle of Worcester Society – 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.)
Scottish Genealogy Society
Scottish Slaves in America
Battle of Dunbar (1650)
Battle of Worcester (1651)
Disaster at Dunbar – The Fate of the Prisoners of War

Social Media


The WORD Garden
Scottish Prisoners of War
Descendants of Alexander Bow of Middletown, CT


From Dunure to Denver Coventina’s Quest into Hidden History
The Scottish Soldier in the Fens – The story of the Scottish Prisoners of War in the 17th century and their work in the drainage of the Fens by Wildhead Films
The Battle of Dunbar A short film made in Dunbar, Scotland 2010 by Bill Bowles, a descendant of Malcolm M”Intire.
Dunbar II (Battles of East Lothian 5)- by ABJHeritage on 20 April 2013
Dunbar, Scotland in photos with music
Psalm 46 “A Mighty Fortress in the Storm” – The Scottish Psalter of 1650
Scottish Prisoners in Exeter by Exeter History Minute

Published: 18 April 2013
Updated/Edited: 18 Jan 2022