Patterson, Edward

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Residences:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 19 Sep 2018
Updated: 04 Mar 2020
Researchers: Andrew Millard and Teresa Rust.
Editor: Teresa Rust


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, Edward is categorized as:

Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]

Patterson, Edward. Residences: Oyster River NH, ?New Haven CT. Appears: 1657. D.?1669. Appears at same time as Scots in Oyster River, but not unambiguously Scottish. [Exiles; DR]

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. EDWARD¹ PATTERSON, was born, possibly in Scotland.

Biographical Notes:
There is an “Ed Patterson” in residence at Cochechae in the Dover Town Records for 21 Jul 1657/8. 1 On the same page are listed about a dozen more SPOW men.


SOURCES and NOTES:

New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21175/1151/426898960
  1. Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB522/i/21068/248/45649272 []

Grimes, Henry

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Residences:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 15 Sep 2018, Updated: 16 Nov 2018
Page contributors: Ray Dusek, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust, Kenneth Whittemore


Henry Grimes, #36 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list


Name variations: Grimes, Grihmes, Graeme, Graham


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 253, Henry is categorized as:

Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]

Grimes, Henry. No evidence found about him except his name on GS Stewart’s list. [SPOWS]

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. HENRY¹ GRIMES*, was born, possibly in Scotland, about 1630 and died at East Hartford, Connecticut in 1684. He married, at Hartford*, Hartford, Connecticut, by 1662*, MARY* CLARK, (1643-1685).

Biographical Notes:
Land Record: “Grantee: Grimes, Henry & Grantor: Stebins & Bull.” Hartford, CT, 16 Mar 1665, see, Hartford, CT: General Index of Land Records of the Town of Hartford, 1639-1839. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.) Originally published as: General Index to the Land Records of the Town of Hartford, from the year 1639 to the year 1839. Published and Compiled by Levi Woodhouse, George S. Burnham, and Gordon Roberts [printed by Wiley, Waterman and Eaton], both Hartford, CT., 1873. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB111/rd/4367776

Children of Henry and Mary (Clark) Grimes/Graham:
2. i. BENJAMIN GRIMES, Lt., (Henry¹), b. at Hartford in 1662; d. Hartford in 1725.
2. ii. JOSEPH GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1663-1734
2. iii. MARY GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1668-1668
2. iv. SARAH GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1671-1760
2. v. ELIZABETH GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1673-1747
2. vi. SUSANNAH GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1677-1760
2. vii. REBECCA GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1680-1680

Second Generation

2. i. BENJAMIN² GRIMES, Lt., (Henry¹), b. at Hartford in 1662 and d. at Hartford in 1725. He married, first, at Hartford*, on 12 Feb 1684*, ABIGAIL HUMPHREY*, (1666-1697). He married, second, on 20 Nov 1698*, SARAH WYGATT*, (1653-1728).

Biographical Notes:
Benjamin GRIMES, Land Record, 6/11/1696, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut“, Hartford, CT: General Index of Land Records of the Town of Hartford, 1639-1839. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.) Originally published as: General Index to the Land Records of the Town of Hartford, from the year 1639 to the year 1839. Published and Compiled by Levi Woodhouse, George S. Burnham, and Gordon Roberts [printed by Wiley, Waterman and Eaton], both Hartford, CT., 1873. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB111/rd/494386075
Benjamin GRIHMES, Court Record, 1663 – 1697, Hartford, Connecticut, United States” Hartford County, CT: Index to Hartford County Court Minutes, Vols. 3-4, 1663-1687, 1697(Online database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB127/rd/5972337

Children of Benjamin and Abigail (Humphrey) Grimes:
3. i. BENJAMIN GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1685-1685.
3. ii. GEORGE GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1687-1749.
3. iii. JOHN GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1689-1720.
3. iv. BENJAMIN GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1693-?
3. v. SAMUEL GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1696-1722.

Children of Benjamin and Sarah (Mygatt) Graham/Grimes:
3. vi. ELISHA GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1699-?
3. vii. ISAAC GRIMES, (Benjamin², Henry¹), 1702-1741.

2. ii. JOSEPH GRIMES, (Henry¹), was born at Hartford in 1663 and died at Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut in 1734. He married at Wethersfield on 20 Nov 1686, DEBORAH STEBBINS, (1664- died at Wethersfield on 21 Jan 1711/12).

Biographical Notes:
Mother Deborah died on 21 Jan 1711/12 and her 18 year old son, Joseph died 22 Jan 1711/12, probably a disease:

https://www.americanantiquarian.org/proceedings/44807204.pdf

“Short, vol. 2. 8. “In October 1712 commenced a mortal sickness in the town of Waterbury, in Connecticut, which raged for eleven months. It was so general that nurses could scarcely be found to tend the sick. What the disease was, I am not informed; but not im|probably it was that species of putrid pleurisy, which has so of|ten made dreadful havoc in America.” A brief history of epidemic and pestilential diseases; with the principal phenomena of the physical world, which precede and accompany them, and observations deduced from the facts stated. : In two volumes. Noah Webster (1758-1843)

Children of Joseph and Deborah (Stebbins) Grimes:
3. i. MARY GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), b. at Wethersfield* on 03 Apr 1688* & d. in 1770.
3. ii. HENRY GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), b. at Wethersfield* on 09 Jan 1690/1*; d. in 1728.
3. iii. JOSEPH GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), b. at Wethersfield* on 12 Oct 1693* and d. at Wethersfield* on 22 Jan 1711/12*. 18 year and about quarter
3. iv. JOSIAH GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), b. at Wethersfield* on 17 Dec 1696* and d. in 1781.
3. v. HEZEKIAH GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), b. at Wethersfield* on 26 Sep 1700* and d. in 1749.
3. vi. CHRISTOPHER GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), b. at Wethersfield* on 06 May 1703* & d. in 1745.
3. vii. DEBORAH GRIMES*, (Joseph², Henry¹), was b. at Wethersfield* on 24 May 1706* and died in 1727.

2. iii. MARY GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1668-1668

2. iv. SARAH GRIMES, (Henry¹), b. at Lyme, New London, CT in 1671; d. at Old Lyme on 14 DEC 1760; m. at Lyme on 07 May 1691, JOHN MARVIN. She m., second, RICHARD SEARS.

Biographical Notes:
Marriage records below show surname transcribed Graham, but Torrey questions whether it should be Grimes. We need to see the original document.

Children of John and Sarah (Grimes) Marvin:
3. i. SARAH MARVIN, 1693-1746
3. ii. MARY MARVIN, 1696-1734
3. iii. JOHN MARVIN, 1698-1741
3. iv. ELIZABETH MARVIN, 1701-1740
3. v. JOSEPH MARVIN, 1703-1791
3. vi. BENJAMIN MARVIN, 1706-1776
3. vii. MEHITABLE MARVIN, 1709-1733
3. viii. JEMIMA MARVIN, 1711-1798

2. v. ELIZABETH GRIMES/GRAHAM, (Henry¹), was born in 1673 and died in 1747. She married, at Lyme on 24 Jan 1695, THOMAS LEE.

New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21175/937/426894267

2. vi. SUSANNAH GRIMES, (Henry¹), b. at Hartford in 1677 and died at Lyme on 14 Dec 1760. She married, SAMUEL MARVIN, a Deacon, (1671-1743).

Children of Samuel and Susannah (Grimes) Marvin:
3. i. SAMUEL MARVIN, 1700-1786
3. ii. THOMAS MARVIN, 1704-1763
3. iii. NATHAN MARVIN, 1714-1755
3. iv. NEHEMIAH MARVIN, 1716-1784

2. vii. REBECCA GRIMES, (Henry¹), 1680-1680. She married, (_____) ROWLAND.

Sources and Notes:

From 1887 NEHGR 41:98

Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920
History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Vol. I
U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700
Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut
North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011


New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21174/665/426888308
Wethersfield, BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS: Connecticut: Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/i/12395/131/24212098
Wethersfield, BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS: Connecticut: Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/i/12395/131/24212098
Torrey’s New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21175/1006/426895782
JOHN MARVIN in Connecticut: Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/i/12794/122/144317288

Should also check:
New Haven, CT: Families of Ancient New Haven
Genealogies, Biographies, Heraldry, and Local Histories for Grimes or Graham

Bow, Alexander

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Residences:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 10 Sep 2018
Updated: 09 Apr 2020
Researchers: Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust

Alexander Bow, #7 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list1
Name Variations: Bow, Bowe, possibly Bowes?
Appears at: Charlestown, Massachusetts and Middletown, Connecticut


First Generation in the New World

1. ALEXANDER¹ BOW/BOWE, was born, presumably in Scotland, and died at Middletown, Connecticut on 06 Nov 1678. 2, 3 He married, first, at Charlestown by 1659, SARAH (_____).4 She died in the Spring of 1665 with her infant daughter, Mary.3,5 He married, second, at Middletown, Connecticut, on 25/6 Nov 1673, REBECCA HUGHS/HOUSES/HUSE.3,2

Biographical Notes:
1. A descendant is a donor to the Scottish Prisoners yDNA Study.
2. See the blog: Alexander Bowe. by Elizabeth Bowe Boggs.
3. Contributed by Dr. Andrew Millard in 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 252, Alexander is categorized as: “Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Bow/Bowe, Alexander. Residences: Charlestown MA, Middletown CT. Appears: 1658. D.1678. Could be the same man as Alexander Bogle.[DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8; App.B] For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.”

Children of Alexander¹ and Sarah (_____) Bow:

2. SAMUEL² BOW, b. at Middletown in 1659; d. in 1742; m., MARY TURNER.
2. SARAH² BOW,
2. MARY² BOW, b. at Middletown on 18 Jan 1664; died at Middletown on 16 Mar 1665.

Children of Alexander and Rebecca (Hughes/Huse) Bow:

2. ANNE² BOW, was born at Middletown on 10 Sep 1675.
2. MARY² BOW, born at Middletown on 05 Dec 1676.
2. REBECKAH² BOW, (Alexander¹ and Rebecca), was born at Middletown on 19 Apr 1679. 6

Second and Third Generations

Children of Alexander¹ and Sarah (_____) Bow:

2. SAMUEL² BOW, (Alexander¹ and Sarah), was born at Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut on 28 Jan 1659 and died in 1742.7 He married at Middletown, CT, on 09 May 1683, MARY TURNER.3 She died at Middletown on 25 Apr 1747.

Children of Samuel and Mary (Turner) Bow:6

3. SARAH³ BOW, (Samuel², Alexander¹ and Sarah),was born at Middletown on 27 Mar 1683/4 and died in Middletown on 11 May 1684. 6
3. SAMUEL³ BOW, (Samuel², Alexander¹ and Sarah),was born at Middletown on 15 Jun 1685. 6
3. MARY³ BOW, (Samuel², Alexander¹ and Sarah), was born at Middletown on 03 Feb 1687/8. 6
3. SARAH³ BOW, (Samuel², Alexander¹ and Sarah), was born at Middletown in Oct 1695. 6

2. SARAH² BOW, (Alexander¹ and Sarah), was born at Middletown, CT on

2. MARY² BOW, (Alexander¹ and Sarah), was born at Middletown on 18 Jan 1664; died at Middletown on 16 Mar 1665. 6

Children of Alexander and Rebecca (Hughes/Huse) Bow:

2. ANNE² BOW, (Alexander¹ and Rebecca), was born at Middletown on 10 Sep 1675.

2. MARY² BOW, (Alexander¹ and Rebecca), was born at Middletown on 05 Dec 1676. 6

2. REBECKAH² BOW, (Alexander¹ and Rebecca), was born at Middletown on 19 Apr 1679. 6


For more information about your ancestor it is HIGHLY recommended that you join the Scottish Prisoners of War Society Facebook GROUP.

  1. The Bartlett Collection, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston, Massachusetts) /george-sawin-stewart-documents/ []
  2. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/i/12576/59/24352426 [] []
  3. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21174/178/426877782 [] [] [] []
  4. “BOW, Alexander (-1678) & 1/wf Sarah __ (-1665); by 1659; Charlestown/Hartford/Middletown, CT {Charlestown 101; Boardman Anc. 181; Sv. 1:222; Coe-Ward 55; TAG 12:141; Reg. 14:65}” New England Marriages to 1700. Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/rd/21174/178/426877782 []
  5. https://alexanderbow.com/ []
  6. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/i/12576/61/24352428 [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []
  7. “Samuell, s. Alexander, b. Jan. 28, 1659” Connecticut: Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870 From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/rd/12576/61/139489606 []

Forbes, James

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Residences:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 10 Sep 2018, Updated: 03 Dec 2018
Page contributors: Ray Dusek, Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust


James Forbes, #25 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List


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 253, James is categorized as:

Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]

Forbes/Forbish/Forbys, James. Residences: Hartford, CT. [DR; SPOWS]

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. JAMES¹ FORBES, was born, (supposedly, Culloden, Inverness-shire, Scotland) about 1627 and died at East Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut on 27 Nov 1692; he married, KATHERINE FOTHERGILL, (1645-1693).

Children of James and Katherine (Fothergill) Forbes:
2. JOHN² FORBES, (James¹), 1665-1713
2. SARAH² FORBES, (James¹), 1668-1750
2. DOROTHY² FORBES, (James¹), 1669-1757
2. DAVID² FORBES, (James¹), 1671-1729
2. JAMES² FORBES, (James¹), 1677-1752
2. MARY² FORBES, (James¹), 1680

Second Generation

2. JOHN² FORBES, (James¹), was born at Hartford, Connecticut in 1665 and died at East Hartford on 15 Apr 1713. He married, MARY GRIFFEN, (1670-1738).

Children of John and Mary (Griffen) Forbes:
3. JOHN FORBES, 1695-1758.
3. MARAH FORBES, 1697-1763.
3. SAMUEL FORBES, Capt. 1703-1757.
3. JOSEPH FORBES, 1706-1770.
3. LYDIA FORBES, 1707-1796.

2. SARAH² FORBES, (James¹), was born at Hartford in 1668 and died at Hartford on 20 Dec 1750. She married, JOSEPH COLLIER, JR.; NO CHILDREN

2. DOROTHY² FORBES, (James¹), was born at Hartford in 1669 and died at Hartford on 12 Feb 1669. She married, WILLIAM ROBERTS, (1663-1735).

Children of William and Dorothy (Forbes) Roberts:
3. ANN³ ROBERTS, (Dorothy², James¹), b. 1683
3. JOHN ROBERTS,(Dorothy², James¹), b.1684-1742
3. JAMES ROBERTS,(Dorothy², James¹), b.1686-1766
3. DOROTHY ROBERTS,(Dorothy², James¹), b.1687
3. NAZARETH ROBERTS,(Dorothy², James¹), b.1688-1764
3. SYBIL ROBERTS,(Dorothy², James¹), b.1690-1
3. KATHERINE ROBERTS, (Dorothy², James¹), b.
3. DEBORAH ROBERTS, (Dorothy², James¹), b.
3. WILLIAM ROBERTS, (Dorothy², James¹), b. 1685-1726
3. BENJAMIN ROBERTS, (Dorothy², James¹), b. 1698-1774
3. JOSEPH ROBERTS, (Dorothy², James¹), b. 1700-1774
3. MARY ROBERTS, (Dorothy², James¹), b. 1702-1772
3. SAMUEL ROBERTS, (Dorothy², James¹), b. 1704-1765

2. DAVID² FORBES, (James¹), was born at Hartford in 1671 and died in Hartford on 16 Dec 1729. He married, first, MARY (_____), (1680-1706). He married, second, SARAH TREAT, (1674-1731).

Children of David and Mary (_____) Forbes:
3. DAVID³ FORBES, (David², James¹), 1704-1752.
3. SARAH³ FORBES, (David², James¹), 1706-1708.

Children of David and Sarah (Treat) Forbes:
3. SARAH³ FORBES, (David², James¹), 1710-1808
3. WILLIAM³ FORBES, (David², James¹), 1712-1785
3. SOLOMON³ FORBES, (David², James¹), 1714-1730
3. MARY³ FORBES, (David², James¹), 1717-1785
3. CATHARINE³ FORBES, (David², James¹), 1725-1788
3. THANKFUL³ FORBES, (David², James¹), 1730-1786

2. JAMES² FORBES, (James¹), was born at East Hartford on 14 May 1677 and died at Hartford in 1752. He married, first, SARAH WILLIAMS, (1680-1724). He married, second, ELIZABETH BUCKLAND HILL, (1666-1725).

Children of James and Sarah (Williams) Forbes:
3. JAMES FORBES, 1704-1737
3. JONATHAN FORBES, 1707-1787
3. ABIGAIL GUILFORD FORBES, 1707-1728
3. ABRAHAM FORBES, 1710-1801
3. TIMOTHY FORBES, 1711-1777
3. SARAH FORBES, 1718-1786
3. ELIZABETH FORBES, 1720

James and Elizabeth Buckland (Hill) Forbes: NO CHILDREN.

2. MARY² FORBES, (James¹), was born at Hartford in Jul 1680 and died at Hartford on 20 Dec 1750. She married, DANIEL GAINES, (1678-1737).

Children of Daniel and Mary (Forbes) Gaines:
3. DANIEL³ GAINES, 1700-1790
3. SARAH³ GAINES, 1716-1771
3. HENRY³ GAINES, 1721-1745

Sources and Notes:
George Sawin Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list on this site.

Archibald, John

Battle:3 Sep 1650, Battle of Dunbar, at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity; Dec 1650, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Prisoner and List:John Archibald, #2 on George S. Stewart’s “Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory
Name Variations:Archbell, Archibald, Asbill, Ashbill
Residences:Lynn, Essex, MA and New Haven, Connecticut
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 18 August 2018
Updated: 05 Sep 2020
Researchers: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust


Contributed by Dr. Andrew Millard in 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 246, John is categorized as: Definite [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Archbell/Archibald/Ashbill, John. Residences: Lynn MA, New Haven CT. Appears: 1653. D.1690. [Exiles; Banks; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 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 ARCHIBALD, was born, presumably in Scotland and died in Connecticut in 1690.

Biographical Notes:
He lived in Lynn, Massachusetts and New Haven, Connecticut.

Asbill, John, d. [ ], 1690
ASBILL, John” Connecticut: Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/i/14025/2/253581113

Danielson, James

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Residences:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published on: 9 Nov 2016, Updated: 22 Mar 2019
Page contributors: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust


James Danielson, #7 on the “Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory”
Possible name variations: McDaniel, Daniels, Danielson


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
According to Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 246, James is categorized as:

Definite [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]

Danielson/Daniels/Daniells, James. Residences: Lynn MA, Block Island RI, Danielson CT. Appears: 1653. B.c.1633. D.?1728. [Exiles; Banks; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 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. JAMES DANIELSON, was born, presumably, in Scotland and died in probably Danielson, Windham County, Connecticut.

Children of James and (_____) Danielson:
2. i. JAMES DANIELSON, “General“, is considered the founder of Danielson, CT.

The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States
By Henry Gannett
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Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn (1850-1927) and Lucien Thompson. History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation) with Genealogical Notes, (Durham, New Hampshire: Town of Durham, 1913).

Ross, George

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Residences:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 13 Feb 2015, Updated: 24 May 2019
Page contributors: Eleanor Hall, Dr. Andrew Millard, and Teresa Rust


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, George is categorized as: Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Ross, George. Residences: New Haven CT, Elizabeth NJ. Appears: 1658. B.c.1629. [DR; SPOWS] 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. GEORGE¹ ROSS, was born presumably in Scotland about 1629 and died probably in Elizabeth, New Jersey after 1670. He married at New Haven, Connecticut in 1658, CONSTANCE LITTLE.

Children of George and Constance (Little) Ross:

Sources and Notes:
George Ross was born around 1629. The family tradition was that he was a Scots soldier captured at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 or of Worcester in 1651. He may have worked in the Saugus Iron Works in Lynn, MA. He was in New Haven, CT, then went to NJ about 1670. (Source: The Ross Family of New Jersey, by Robert Ross.)

In 1658, in New Haven, he married Constance Little and in the same year he was admitted a free man. (Source: History of Elizabeth, New Jersey by Rev. E. F. Hatfield, 1868, page 167, cited by Robert Ross.) The date, 1658, would fit in with the theory that he was a prisoner and was an indentured servant for 6-7 years.
~ Written and submitted by Eleanor Hall

Names from George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list:
Ross, Finlay, #88 on Captured at Dunbar list
Ross, Gilchrist, #89 on Captured at Dunbar list
Ross, John, #90 on Captured at Dunbar list
Ross, Thomas, #91 on Captured at Dunbar list

Names from John and Sara list:
217. Alester Ross
218. Daniel Ross
219. James Ross
220. James Ross
221. Jonas Ross
222. David Rosse [Ross?]
223. John Rosse [Ross?]
224. John Rosse
225. John Rosse

Cone, Daniel

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:Daniel Cone in Appendix A of Lost Lives, New Voices.
Name Variations:Cone, Coon
Residences:Hartford and Haddam, Connecticut
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

He may have been on the John & Sara as “Mackhoe, Daniel
John & Sara List:
Mackhoe, Daniel.
(_____), Daniel.
Name Variations: Cone, Coon, Daniell
Resided: Hartford, Connecticut and Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut


First Generation in the New World

1. DANIELL¹ CONE, was born, presumably in Scotland about 1626. He died at Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut on 24 Oct 1706, at the age of 80. He married, first, at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, MAHITABLE SPENCER. He married, second, at Haddam, widow REBECCA (_____) WALKLEY.

Biographical Notes:
1. 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 252, Daniel is categorized as: Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Cone, Daniel. Residences: Hartford, Haddam CT. Appears: 1657. B.c.1626. D.1706. [DR; SPOWS] For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.
2. Cone, William Whitney. Some Account of the Cone Family in America: Principally of the Descendants of Daniel Cone, Who Settled in Haddam, Connecticut, in 1662, (Topeka, Kansas: Crane and Company, 1903). Free book on Google. Available as a Kindle book for .99 at Amazon.com. He was a servant of Gov. Winthrop. Daniel and Mahitable (Spencer) Cone were in the first group of settlers of Haddam, moving there about 1660. See: the History of Haddam at the Haddam Historical Society. Mahitable Spencer was born at Lynn, Massachusetts in 1642.
3. Scottish POW Y-DNA Study: Group; 4-A; Haplogroup: R-M269

Children of Daniell and Mahitable (Spencer) Cone:
2. i.
2. ii. RUTH² CONE*, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 7 Jan 1662*.
2. iii. HANNAH² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam, on 6 Apr 1664
2. iv. DANIELL² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 21 Jan 1666 d. 15 Jun 1725
2. v. GARRIRD/JARED² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 7 Jan 1668*.
2. vi. REBECKAH² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 6 Feb 1770
2. vii. EBENEZER² CONE+, (Daniel¹)
2. viii. NATHANIEL CONE, (Daniel¹) bap. 1675
2. ix. STEPHEN CONE, (Daniel¹) bap. 1678
2. x. CALEB CONE, (Daniel¹) bap 1682

Second and Third Generations

2. i. Unknown CONE, (Daniel¹)
2. ii. RUTH² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 7 Jan 1662
2. iii. HANNAH² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam, on 6 Apr 1664
2. iv. DANIEL² CONE*, (Daniel¹), “Justice of the Peace” and “Deacon Daniel,” born at Haddam* on 21 Jan 1666* d. 15 Jun 17; m. at East Haddam on 14 Feb 1693, MARY GATES.

Children of Daniel² , (Daniel¹), and Mary (Gates) Cone:
3. i. DANIEL CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹)*, b. 26 Dec 1694*; d. 27 May 1776*; m., MARY BARNES*.
3. ii. SARAH CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹), b. 27 Jun 1697*; m., DANIEL GATES*.
3. iii. MAHITABLE CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹), m., WEEKS WILLIAMS*.
3. iv. MARY CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹), b. 6 Jan 1701*; d. 15 Nov 1739*; m., MATTHEW FULLER*.
3. v. DOROTHY CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹),
3. vi. ABIGAIL CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹),
3. vii. GEORGE CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹), bap. 16 Jul 1709; d. 8 Aug 1793; m., MAHITABLE EMMONS*.
3. viii. DEBORAH CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹),
3. ix. JOSEPH CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹), b. 20 Mar 1711*; d. 1 Feb 1804*; m., MARY SMITH*.
3. x. JARED CONE*, (Daniel², Daniel¹), b. 12 Jan 1715*; d. 10 Oct 1781*; m., first, RUTH SMITH*. Married, second, RUTH NEWELL*.

2. v. GARRIRD/JARED² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 7 Jan 1668
2. vi. REBECKAH² CONE, (Daniel¹) born at Haddam on 6 Feb 1770
2. vii. EBENEZER² CONE, (Daniel¹)
2. viii. NATHANIEL CONE, (Daniel¹) bap. 1675
2. ix. STEPHEN CONE, (Daniel¹) bap. 1678
2. x. CALEB CONE, (Daniel¹) bap 1682

—End of Generation List.


Published: 3 Jul 2014
Updated: 14 June 2019
Page contributors: Stephen Fuller, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust


For more information please contact the descendants/researchers of Daniel Cone.


SOURCES AND NOTES:

Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.

“I too am a descendant of Daniel Cone through his son Caleb. We, my wife and I, recently visited Haddam, CT and made all the connections down to my great grandfather which then made it very easy to complete the link to my mother who was a Cone, the last so named in our family.
One of our ancestors also was very prominent in the settling of nearby Westminster, VT.
It is a short trip up the Connecticut River in today’s standards by vehicle, but much longer 200 +/- yrs. ago.” ~ Steven Fuller

There is a book written about Daniel and his descendants at Google Books:
Cone, William Whitney. Some Account of the Cone Family in America: Principally of the Descendants of Daniel Cone, Who Settled in Haddam, Connecticut, in 1662, (Topeka, Kansas: Crane and Company, 1903)

In April 2019, Joseph Cone says:

“I am glad I discovered the Scottish Prisoners of War website, as this topic has interested me for many years. In fact, I wrote a book about my Scottish ancestor, Daniel Cone, which is referenced in a number of comments on your site.

As an academic researcher, I went searching for primary sources in Massachusetts and Connecticut, where I grew up, and found some, which fleshed out Daniel’s story well enough that I had the documentary evidence around which I could weave a “biographical novel.” It is extensively annotated with my sources and the logic of my reasoning.

Readers have seemed to enjoy and value it:
A Man Named Daniel: The Remarkable Life of Daniel Cone
Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1450552374/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_t0DVCbY1ZR5SP<https://www.amazon.com/dp/1450552374/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_t0DVCbY1ZR5SP>”

Joseph Cone
Text and Context
Corvallis, Ore.
E –
W – http://joecone.net – for writing & audio
W – https://www.youtube.com/user/ValeheartOR – for video on YouTube”

Amazon.com:
Cone, Joseph, A Man Named Daniel: The Remarkable Life of Daniel Cone (Create Space Independent Publishing, 2010) Paperback – April 25, 2010

Daniel Cone was born say 1626 (based on age at death) place unknown. He may have been the first “Cone” in America, and nothing is really known of his origins. The first record to surface for him is in 1657, possibly New London area of Connecticut.

In 1662, he receives a land grant for FOUR acres along the Connecticut River from the Connecticut Colony. The area becomes known as Haddam, CT.

He first married Mahitable Spencer, daughter of Jared and Alice Spencer, then of Hartford, CT. Jared Spencer settled at Newtown (now Cambridge), Mass, in 1634; removed to Lynn, Mass, in 1637, to Hartford, CT, in 1660 or before, and to Haddam, CT in 1662, being one of the founders of that new town. Mahitable was born in 1642, at Lynn [Mass], and died at Haddam in 1691.

Daniel Cone and Mahitable Spencer had 10 children from about 1660 to 1682:
1.
2. Ruth, 1662, place of birth unk.
3. Hannah, 1664 in Haddam, CT.
4. Daniel, 21 Jan 1666; died 15 Jun 1725
5. Jared, 1668
6. Rebecca, 1670
7. Ebenezer, bap. 1673
8. Nathaniel, bap. 1675
9. Stephen, bap. 1678
10. Caleb, bap. 1682

The odds are pretty good that Daniel met Mahitable in Lynn, MA where the Saugus Iron Works are located. In 1660 she would have been 18. Did he marry her and then travel with her family to CT?

Daniel married second, in 1692, Rebecca, a widow of Richard Walkley of Haddam, CT.

He died 24 Oct 1706 in Haddam, CT, at the age of 80.