Taylor, John

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: 03 Sep 2018, Updated: 24 May 2019
Page contributors: Rosann Beauvais, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust, Ray Dusek, Sandy Andrews, Marcia Armstrong, Steve Hardison, Roy Hardison


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (Jul 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), 1 on page 252, John is categorized as:

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

Taylor, John. Residences: Kittery, Berwick ME. Appears: 1656. D.1690. Closely associated with other Scots at Kittery [Exiles; Banks; Ch.8; App.B] 2 3 4

For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.

This John Taylor IS NOT the same as the SPOW James Taylor #32


First Generation in the New World

1. JOHN¹ TAYLOR, was born, presumably in Scotland abt 1630/1; died in Berwick about 1689-90; will probate 23 Feb 1691; 5 6 7 married by 1666 in Berwick to MARTHA (_______). 8 9

Biographical Notes:
Documentation for John Taylor is often intermingled with others from the Kittery community, such as discussion of his receiving a land grant in the area, “When Leader left Great Works, in 1655, his Scotch employees or apprentices, received grants of land from the town. The following had grants in 1656, James Warren… John Taylor, and Alexander Maxwell. Their grants were just below Nason’s along the main river.” 10 The land grant is described in Stackpole’s Old Kittery and her families as being “Above Peter Grant the next lot was that of John Taylor, granted in 1655, fifty acres “on the north side of John Lambs lott and called by the name of brisparns cove.” It is called elsewhere “Onisiprus Cove.”” 11 The location is in what is now Vaughn’s Woods State Park. He was mentioned again later in connection to the mill at Great Works, “About 1665 [Eliakim ] Hutchinson rented the mill to Thomas Doughty, and James Grant of York, Peter Grant and John Taylor became Doughty’s bondsmen. The bond was dated 1 June, 1665.” 12 “In 1669, the York County Court admonished Sander [Alexander Cooper] and his wife, as well as John Taylor and several other Scotsmen, [Including SPOW James Warren] “for using profane speeches” and referring to the “divell” in their “common talk.” 13 Through deposition of his daughter Deliverance, we learn that both he and his wife, Martha, “had been servants of Mr. Leader.” 14 In John Taylor’s will, written 7 May 1687, probated 23 Feb 1691, he bequeathed to his five daughters 30 acres of land each. 5 6 15 (SEE IMAGES ON PAGE 2). It has been proposed that his death may have been due to Indian attacks in the area. “In March 1690, a large force of French troops and Wabanaki warriors attacked the village at Salmon Falls in present day South Berwick. The attackers burned twenty homes and killed or captured 80-100 of the English inhabitants. Given that he died in a year in which there were a great many Indian attacks in Berwick, one wonders if his death can be found at the hands of the Indians, Martha seemed to have some difficulty attending church in 1696 and 1697. She was ordered to court at least five times to explain why she wasn’t at the meeting house.” 16 17  (SEE IMAGES ON PAGE 2) “In 1700, Martha made an agreement with William Goodwin, her son-in-law, to care for her in exchange for the homestead. The farm remained with that family for several generations. When she died, daughter Katherine was not mentioned in the will although the other children were. Katherine had just passed away the same year.” 16 Martha (_____) Taylor’s will was dated 7 Sept 1702 and probated 10 Feb 1702/3. 18 

Children of JOHN¹ and MARTHA (_____) TAYLOR:
2. i. MARY² TAYLOR, (John¹), b. ; d. in Berwick 29 Oct 1730; m. (1) STEPHEN HARDISON, b. 1662; d. 1697; 19 20 m. (2) GEORGE CROSS, b. 1653; d. 1712; 16 m. (3) JOHN LEGRON, b. 1680; d. 1756. 16
2. ii. CATHERINE/KATHERINE² TAYLOR, (John¹), b. ; d. bet. 1687 to 1702; m. CHARLES CAHAN/CANE. 19
2. iii. SARAH² TAYLOR, (John¹), b. ; d. 1763; m. ELISHA CLARK. 19
2.iv. DELIVERANCE² TAYLOR (John¹), b. ; d. aft 4 Apr 1763; m. WILLIAM GOODWIN, d. in Kittery, 1714, son of Daniel Goodwin and Margaret Spencer. 21 19
2.v. ABIGAIL² TAYLOR (John¹), b. ; d. possibly aft 29 Oct 1730; m. MOSES GOODWIN, son of Daniel Goodwin and Margaret Spencer.22 23

Second and Third Generations

2. i. MARY² TAYLOR, (John¹), b. ; d. in Berwick 29 Oct 1730; m. (1) STEPHEN HARDISON Sr, b. 1662; d. 1697; possibly an immigrant Hog Island fisherman 19 20 m. (2) GEORGE CROSS, b. 1653; d. 1712; 16 m. (3) JOHN LEGRON, b. 1680; d. 1756. 16

Children of MARY² TAYLOR and STEPHEN HARDISON Sr:
3. i. JOHN³ HARDISON
 (Mary², John¹), b. Portsmouth 22 Jan 1691; 24 d. in Portsmouth abt 19 June 1753; m. abt 1717, ABIGAIL COTTON, b. in Kittery abt 1695; d. in Kittery aft 13 July 1733, dau. of William and Abigail (Pickering) Cotton.
3. ii. STEPHEN³ HARDISON
 (Mary², John¹), b. in Kittery 9 May 1693; 25 d. in Berwick 25 Dec 1769; m. 23 Sept 1724, ALICE ABBOTT, who was b. in Kittery bef. 22 May 1709, dau. of Joseph Abbott Sr and Alice (Nason) Abbott. 20

Children of MARY² TAYLOR and GEORGE CROSS:
3. i. THOMAS³ CROSS
, b. 1713. 16

Children of MARY² TAYLOR and JOHN LEGRON:
3. i. MARY³
LEGRON/LEGROW, b. in Berwick Aug 1718; d. in Berwick Aug 1787; m. THOMAS ABBOTT, b. in Berwick 1692; d. in Berwick 26 May 1789, son of Joseph Abbott Sr and Alice (Nason) Abbott. 26 27 16

2. ii. CATHERINE/KATHERINE² TAYLOR, (John¹), b. ; d. bet. 1687 to 1702; m. CHARLES CAHAN/CANE, who was b. possibly in Ireland abt 1657; d. in York 1685. 19

Children of KATHERINE² TAYLOR and CHARLES CAHAN/CANE:
3. i. NICHOLAS CANE
 (Katherine², John¹), b. in Sanford, York abt 1682; 28 d. in Philipstown 14 Feb 1758; m. in York 1700, MARY PARSONS, 29 b. in York 13 Oct 1682; d. in York 11 Jan 1753, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Huckins) Parsons.  16

2. iii. SARAH² TAYLOR, (John¹), b. ; d. in Berwick 1763; m. ELISHA CLARK, b. in Wenham 12 Apr 1665, son of John and Sarah (Veren) Clark. 19

Biographical Notes:
“Elisha Clark and wife Sarah appear in Court “for not frequenting the public worship of God on the Lord’s day,” in July 1696… He was living in Dover in 1730 and 1739.” 30

Children of SARAH² TAYLOR and ELISHA CLARK:
3. i. CATHERINE³ CLARK
(Sarah², John¹), b. in Kittery 25 Nov 1691; d. in Stratham 26 Jan 1752; 30 m. in Portsmouth 20 Nov 1712, MATHEW JAMES, b. in Wales 1687; d. in Somersworth 1742. 31
3. ii. JOHN³ CLARK (Sarah², John¹), b. in Kittery 20 Apr 1694; 32 d. 1737; m. in Hampton 13 May 1723, JUDITH MOULTON, b. in Hampton 6 June 1686; d. 13 May 1723, dau. of Joseph and Bethyah (Swain) Moulton. 30 33
3. iii. SARAH³ CLARK (Sarah², John¹), b. in Kittery 9 Jan 1696. 34 30
3. iv. ABIJAH³ CLARK (Sarah², John¹), b. in Kittery 7 Sept 1699. 35 30
3. v. ELISHA³ CLARK (Sarah², John¹), b. in Kittery 16 May 1702. 36 30
3. vi. JOSIAH³ CLARK (Sarah², John¹), b. in Kittery 20 Feb 1704; 37 d. in Newcastle 12 Aug 1768; m. (1) 21 Apr 1725, MARY WINGATE30 (2) PATIENCE BLACKSTONE, b. in Dover Point 1712; d. in Newcastle 1800, dau. of William Blackstone Sr and Abigail (Varney) Blackstone. 38
3. vii. SOLOMON³ CLARK (Sarah², John¹), b. 17 Apr 1707-8.; d. 1760. 39 30
3. viii. STEPHEN³ CLARK (Sarah², John¹), b. 10 Jan 1709-10; 40 d. 26 Oct 1716. 30

2.iv. DELIVERANCE² TAYLOR (John¹), b. ; d. aft 4 Apr 1763; married WILLIAM GOODWIN, who died in Kittery, in 1714. He was the son of Daniel Goodwin (the Goodwin emigrant who was in Kittery in 1652) and Margaret Spencer. 41 42 43

Children of DELIVERANCE² TAYLOR and WILLIAM GOODWIN:
3. i. MARGARET³ GOODWIN (Deliverance², John¹), b. 19 Dec 1687; d. 1748; m. 15 May 1707-8, JAMES FROST, a planter and mill owner in South Berwick. His will was probated 4 July 1748. 44 45
3. ii.
MOSES³ GOODWIN (Deliverance², John¹), b. 18 Nov 1689; d. 1769; m. (1)AMY GOODWIN, (2) ANN (____)  (might be same spouse with misspelling) 46 42
3. iii. WILLIAM³ GOODWIN (Deliverance², John¹), 11 May 1692; d. 1770; m. ABIGAIL STONE.46 42
3. iv. JOHN³ GOODWIN (Deliverance², John¹), b. 2 Sept 1694; d. 1758; m. 12 June 1715 PATIENCE WILLOUGHBY.44 42 47
3. v. JAMES3 GOODWIN (Deliverance², John¹), b. 4 Mar 1696; d. 1756; m. SUSANNA DURGIN. 44 42
3. vi. PATIENCE³ GOODWIN (Deliverance², John¹), b. 1697; d. 1715. 16
3. vii. ELIZABETH³ GOODWIN (Deliverance², John¹), b. 17 Dec 1699; d. 1752; m. WILLIAM LIBBY, m. (2) 12 Jun 1701 ROBERT GRAY, son of George Gray, #37 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list. Married by Rev. Samuel Moody of York. (Note: Goodwin pg. 46, 455, does not mention a second marriage to Robert Gray but The Gray Family of Hancock, Maine does say she was his first wife.) 44 42 
3. viii. HANNAH³ GOODWIN
 (Deliverance², John¹), b. 29 Aug 1701; d. 1775; m. 15 Feb 1723, ETHRINTON HEARL (later Earl), son of William Hearl. 44 48 
3. ix.
ADAM3 GOODWIN (Deliverance², John¹), b. 1703; (named in father’s will) d. 1763; m. (1) SARAH (______), (2) MEHITABLE THOMPSON. 44 42
3. x. TAYLOR3 GOODWIN (Deliverance², John¹), (named in father’s will) m. ELIZABETH NASON, dau. of Benjamin and Mary (Kennard) Nason,  (After Taylor Goodwin’s death, his widow Elizabeth married Peter Grant, #11 on the “Scots at Lynn, 1653, Iron Works Inventory”, who’s first wife was Alice Guptail.). 44 49
3. xi. MARY³ GOODWIN (Deliverance², John¹), b. 1707; (named in father’s will), d. 1738; m. 15 June 1728,  CAPT. JOHN LIBBY, “of Scarborough”. 44 42

2.v. ABIGAIL² TAYLOR (John¹), b. ; possibly died after 29 Oct 1730; married MOSES GOODWIN, son of Daniel Goodwin and Margaret Spencer, he died in Berwick 1726.22 42

Children of ABIGAIL² (TAYLOR) and MOSES GOODWIN:
3. i. MARTHA³ GOODWIN (Abigail², John¹), b. 22 May 1695; d. 1769; m. 30 Aug 1711 (1) JAMES GRAY, son of George Gray, #37 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list, who died in 1726. (2) Uriah Page. (Note: Discrepancy between source documents. The Goodwins of Kittery, York County, Maine pg. 61 states a Mathew Gray, was m. to Martha Goodwin; whereas, The Gray Family of Hancock, Maine, and Old Kittery and her family pg 475 states it was James Gray). 50 51
3. ii. PATIENCE³ GOODWIN (Abigail², John¹), b. 11 Feb 1697; d. 1759; m. 4 Dec 1719, THOMAS BOND “of Portsmouth”. 50 42
3. iii. MARY³ GOODWIN (Abigail², John¹), b. 18 Sept 1699; d. 1733; m. JAMES WARREN (unknown lineage). 50 42
3. iv. ABIGAIL³ GOODWIN (Abigail², John¹), b. 29 Jan 1700; d. 1733; m. at Portsmouth 29 Dec 1727, WILLIAM BENNETT.50 42
3. v. PHOEBE³ GOODWIN (Abigail², John¹), b. abt 1704; (named in father’s will), m. 10 Feb 1725, JOB EMERY. 50 42
3. vi. ELIZABETH³ GOODWIN (Abigail², John¹), b. ; (named in father’s will), m. JOHN GRAY (unknown lineage). 50 42
3. vii. MARGARET³ GOODWIN (Abigail², John¹), (named in brother’s will), bapt. 28 Feb 1724/5, m. ELIAS GRANT, son of Peter Grant, #11 on the “Scots at Lynn, 1653, Iron Works Inventory” 50 42
3. viii. MOSES³ GOODWIN (Abigail², John¹), bapt. 28 Feb 1724/5, d. 1756, nm.50 42
3. ix. AARON³ GOODWIN (Abigail², John¹), b. 1702, (named in father’s will), bapt. 28 Feb 1724/5, m. (1) SARAH THOMPSON, (2) RUTH BEAL. 50 42 52

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Grant, James (1)

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: 21 Aug 2018, Updated: 03 Apr 2019
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust


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 249, James (1) is categorized as:

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

Grant/Graunt, James (1). Residences: Kittery, ME. Appears: 1662?. D.1683. Left bequests to the children of Peter Grant and James (2) Grant. [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. JAMES¹ GRANT, was born presumably in Scotland and died at Kittery, York County, Maine in 1683.

Barry, 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: 16 August 2018
Updated: 10 Mar 2020
Researchers: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust


Name Variations: Barry, Berry, Barrow


Contributed by Dr. Andrew Millard in 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 248, James is categorized as: Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Barry, James. Residences: Kittery, ME. Appears: 1662. D.1676. Granted land at the same time as Scots who worked at the Great Works. [Banks; 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. JAMES¹ BARRY, was born presumably in Scotland and was killed by Native Americans in Kittery [now South Berwick], Maine on 16 Oct 1675. 1 He married

Biographical Notes:
“One of Agnew’s closest friends, Scotsman James Barry, died during an Indian 5 attack in 1675.”
He lived in Kittery, Maine.
James Barry, Mass. Historical Society Paper October 1927
Documents and/or publications that identify James BARRY as a Scottish prisoner of war from the Battle of Dunbar on 3 Sep 1650:

Massachusetts Historical Society paper written in October 1927 and available through The Essex Genealogist.

Scottish Prisoners and Their Relocation to the Colonies at Geni.com (I am not yet sure of the source for this information at Geni. It looks very similar to the MA Hist. Soc. paper c1927.) “In Kittery Maine, there is a Unity parish, doubtless from the prisoners, who were sent there to work in the sawmills. Approximately 15 Scots worked there. They were as follows: …James Barry

Nyven Agnew, also called Nivin Agneau, is called “Nivin the Scot” in the Dover tax-list of 1659, shortly after he got his freedom. He administered the estate of James Barry, another Scotchman of South Berwick, Me., about 1676, and lived on the land that Kittery had granted to Barry. Agnew’s will, 16 September 1687, mentions debts due him from James Barry, his predecessor. He divides his property between Peter Grant and John Taylor, two other Scotchmen. In the inventory of his estate is this item, “To a sword that Peter Grant did say he would give ten shillings for.” Neither Barry nor Agnew married. Everett S. Stackpole and Lucien Thompson, History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation) (Published by vote of the Town, 1913), 1:76.

July 1, 1703, John Key senior, aged about 70 years, deposed that James Barry, Niven Agnue and John Taylor owned in succession a farm in upper Kittery, now South Berwick. Stackpole, History of the Town of Durham, 1:81.

Probably worked at sawmills in Kittery, Maine, “on the Asbenbedick, now Great Works, River in which Becx and Co. of London had an interest” under Richard Leader, former manager of ironworks. In the same year when Leader left, “grants of land were made to some of them [the Scots exiles] in 1656, indicating that they had been released.” Others in this group included Niven Agnew, Alexander Cooper, William Furbush, Daniel Ferguson, Peter Grant, George Gray, William Gowen, David Hamilton, Thomas Holme, John Key, Alexander Maxwell, John Neal, John Ross, John Taylor, William Thomson, and James Warren.” Charles Banks, “Scotch Prisoners Deported to New England by Cromwell, 1651-1652,” Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 61 (1927): 15.

BARROW, Barry, 1 James, Berwick. He had grants in Kit. 1662, 1673. Lists 25, 298. Wm. Gowen had James Barrow at his house and cured him of scurvy. K. by Ind in. 16 Oct. 1675. Adm. 4 Apr. 1676 to Niven Agnew, who mar. his wid. and liv. on his farm, next north of those shown in Stackp. Kittery, p. 133. No ch. Agnew’s will, calling him >my predecessor,= devised his lands. Sybil Noyes, et al., Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, Me.: Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1928-39), p. 78.

At court in Wells, April 4, 1676: Lyberty granted to Nivine Nignow to Improve James Barrows Land untill the Court take further order, hee allowing for the uss of It such a Consideration as is meete.

At court in Wells, July 4, 1676: Pouer of Administration granted unto Nivine Nignow of the Estate of James Barrow deceased, who is Injoyned to bring in a true Inventory thereof & to bring in security sufficient to respond that estate unto the next Court of Assotiates houlden for this County on the 2und Tusday of September next Insewing. Ibid., 2:315.

See: Diane Rapaport, “Scots for Sale, Part II: Scottish Prisoners in Seventeenth-Century Maine and New Hampshire,” New England Ancestors (Holiday 2004), 27, which discussed James Barry and his close friend, Niven Agnew: One of Agnew’s closest friends, Scotsman James Barry, died during an Indian 5 attack in 1675. Agnew administered the estate, not only taking possession of Barry’s farm below the Great Works, but also marrying his friend’s widow. When Agnew died childless, about 1687, his will granted all of his property to two daughters of Scottish neighbors John Taylor and Peter Grant.

  1. Diane Rapaport, “Scots for Sale, Part II: Scottish Prisoners in Seventeenth-Century Maine and New Hampshire,” New England Ancestors (Holiday 2004), 27 []

Neale, John

Battle:Battle of Dunbar at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland on 03 Sep 1650
Ship/Arrival:The ketch Unity – Late Dec 1650 – MA Bay Colony
Prisoner and List:John Neale, #81 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list1
Name Variations:Neale, Neal
Residences: Berwick and Upper Kittery, York County, Maine
Other SPOW Associations:Alexander Cooper, Daniel Ferguson, William Furbish, and Alexander Maxwell. [Possibly related to Andrew Neill, Neal, Neale?]
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published on: 11 May 2016 Updated: 06 Oct 2020
Page contributors: Marcia Armstrong, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust

First Generation in the New World

1. JOHN¹ NEALE, was born, presumably in Scotland about 1632 and died at Berwick, York County, Maine, on 18 Feb 1704. He married, JOANNA SEARLE.

Biographical Notes:
1. 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),2 on page 251, John is categorized as: Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Neale/Neal, John. Residences: Upper Kittery ME. Appears: bef.1662. D.1704. Associated with other Scots in Upper Kittery. [Exiles; Banks; DR; BCS; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8]3456789 For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.

Children of John and Joanna (Searle) Neal:
2. i. JOHN2 NEAL, Jr., (John¹), was born at Old Kittery, York, Maine in 1662 and died in 1704.
2. ii. ANDREW² NEAL, (John¹), was born at Old Kittery in 1664 and died in 1739. He married at Old Kittery in 1694, KATHERINE FURBISH, daughter of WILLIAM FURBISH, #26 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List.
2. iii. MARY² NEAL, (John¹), was born at Old Kittery in 1666 and died in 1696. She married in 1693, SAMUEL MILLER.
2. iv. JAMES2 NEAL, (John¹), was born at Old Kittery in 1668 and died in 1704.
2. v. AMY² NEAL, (John¹), was born at Old Kittery in 1675 and died in 1746. In 1699, she was taken captive by Indians. She married in 1706, SAMUEL JOHNSON.

Second and Third Generations

2. i. JOHN2 NEAL, Jr., (John¹), was born at Old Kittery, York, Maine in 1662 and died in 1704.

2. ii. ANDREW² NEAL, (John¹), was born at Old Kittery, York, Maine in 1664 and died in 1739. He married at Old Kittery in 1694, KATHERINE FURBISH, the daughter of, WILLIAM FURBISH, a Scottish prisoner of war.

Biographical Notes:
John Neal’s son Andrew Neal (1664-1739) and Andrew’s two wills March 19, 1725-6, Andrew Neal’s first will, Old Eliot vol. 3, pp. 20-23 August 28, 1739, Andrew Neal 2nd will, Maine Wills 1640-1760, William M. Sargent, 1887, pp. 407-408.” See Craig Stinson’s Article below.

Children of Andrew and Katherine (Furbish) Neal:
3. i. KATHERINE3 FURBISH, (Andrew², John¹), was born in York County, Maine on 4 Dec 1695.
3. ii. JOHN NEAL, (Andrew², John¹), was born at York County on 18 Oct 1698.
3. iii. ANDREW NEAL, (Andrew², John¹), was born on 4 May 1701 and died 1757.
3. iv. HANNAH NEAL, (Andrew², John¹), was born on 28 May 1704; died young.
3. v. REBECCA NEAL, (Andrew², John¹), was born on 20 Jan 1706/07.
3. vi. MARY NEAL, (Andrew², John¹), was born in York County on 17 Aug 1708. She married on 12 Jan 1726.
3. vii. JAMES NEAL, (Andrew², John¹), was born on 4 May 1711 and died on 31 August 1730.

2. iii. MARY² NEAL, (John¹), was born at Old Kittery in 1666 and died in 1696. She married in 1693, SAMUEL MILLER.

2. iv. JAMES2 NEAL, (John¹), was born at Old Kittery in 1668 and died in 1704.

2. v. AMY² NEAL, (John¹), was born at Old Kittery in 1675 and died in 1746. In 1699, she was taken captive by Indians. She married in 1706, SAMUEL JOHNSON.

– End of Generation List –

John Neal (abt. 1632-1704)
B. Craig Stinson, May 25, 2018

In 1660 fellow Unity prisoner John Neal settled just south of Daniel Ferguson. In fact, so many of the Unity Scots settled in this vicinity that the area on both sides of Furbish became known as the Parish of Unity. In 1675 Unity bore the brunt of a Wampanoag attack during King Philip’s War. Sporadic attacks continued until 1690, when the Abenaki burned many homes and garrisons throughout the Parish of Unity. The Neal garrison, now headed by John’s son Andrew Neal, survived these attacks. This fortified home was located very near the present-day intersection of highways 101 and 236 in Berwick, Maine. In 1699 John’s unmarried daughter Amy Neal was “taken captive by Indians,” and later released.

Garrison House – Eliot, Maine, The Neall – 1610-1802

Notes for John Neal
abt. 1632 born Scotland
1650 POW Unity Dunbar Prisoners List #81 [Note: Have not yet located place of his indenture]
15 July 1656 John Neal receives Alexander Maxwell’s land grant at Unity Parish (Old Kittery pp. 125-6)
1662 John Neal sells 25 of these acres to Nathan Lord (Old Kittery p. 126)
1662 (09 Nov) John Neal sells 25 acres that he had bought of Alexander Maxwell to Alexander Cooper
Married Joanna Searle (GDMNH p. 506)
1664 son Andrew born (GDMNH p. 506)
1668 absent from meeting (GDMNH pp. 506-7)
1671 grant 50 acres (Old Eliot vol. 5, p. 138)
1676 Shuah Heard deeds land to John Neal (Old Kittery p. 121, map p. 106)
1685 absent from meeting (GDMNH pp. 506-7)
1694 John Neal transfers the 1676 Heard land to son Andrew Neal (Old Kittery p. 121)
1699 daughter Amy captive Indians (Old Kittery p. 639), (GDMNH pp. 506-507) 1700 (13 Sep) John Neal deposes that he has lived in the upper part of Kittery upwards of forty years (Alfred, Maine, court files)
1704 dies 18 Feb 1704 Berwick, York, Maine (Old Eliot vol. 5, p. 138), (Old Kittery), (GDMNH)

The Neal Garrison
Old Eliot vol. 6, p. 146 calls it the John Neal Garrison.
The Neal Garrison was ½ mile south of Shorrey Brook in Eliot, Maine, located near the present junction of highways 101/236.
The Neal cemetery is also there.
www.oldberwick.org states that Joanna Searle’s father Andrew Searle had a shop inside the Neal Garrison.
Old Kittery p. 172 has an extended account of the attack on the Neal Garrison about 9:00am on January 28, 1704.

Children of John Neal
Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, William R. Cutter, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1908, p. 1966
Cutter names 3 children:
Mary Neal Miller (1666-1696?) m. Samuel Miller 1693
Amy Neal Johnson (1675-1746?) captive Indians 1699; m. Samuel Johnson 1706 Andrew Neal (1664-1739) m. Katherine Furbish 1694

Some other sources name as children John Neal Jr. (1662-1704) (??) and James Neal (1668-1704) (GDMNH)

John Neal’s son Andrew Neal (1664-1739) and Andrew’s two wills March 19, 1725-6, Andrew Neal’s first will, Old Eliot vol. 3, pp. 20-23 August 28, 1739, Andrew Neal 2nd will, Maine Wills 1640-1760, William M. Sargent, 1887, pp. 407-408

General James Hill was the great-grandson of John Neal and of William Furbish
John Neal (1631-1694)
Andrew Neal (1664-1739) m. Katharine Furbish (abt. 1673-1755)
Mary Sarah Neal Hill (1708-bef. 1788)
General James Hill (1734-1811)

John Neal’s (#81) son Andrew Neal married William Furbish’s (#28) daughter Katharine Furbish about 1694. Neal and Furbish were neighbors in what was then known as the Parish of Unity. Andrew and Katharine Furbish Neal’s daughter Mary Sarah Neal married Benjamin Hill (1703-1788) in 1726. Benjamin and Mary Sarah Neal Hill’s son was General James Hill (1734-1811).

Additional Information:

2. Neal, Andrew of Kittery, York Co, ME dated 08 Jun 1739. wife–Katherine, Sons–Andrew & John–Daughters–Katherine Austin & Mary Hill–Gr Son–Andrew Austin–Negro–Dillo
(Transcribed by Jeana Gallagher)10

1679 – Petition for Direct Government. Complains that Massachusetts is suppressing freedom of religion. Signers all but two from Kittery. Peter Grant, James Grant, John Key, Clement Short, Niven Agnew, Nathan Lord Sr, Miles Thomson, Richard Nason, Jonathon Nason, Nicholas Hodsden, John Green Sr, Nathaniel Lord, Bennoni Hodsden, John Taylor, James Waren, Alexander Cooper, Andrew Sarle, George Gray, John Nason, John Searle, John Neale, William Furbish, Christopher Batt, Nathan Bedford, Walter Rendel, William Rogers, William Sciven, Richard Cutts, Diggerie Jeffery, James Wiggons Sr, James Wiggons Jr, Rich Thomas, Nicholas Shapleigh, Dennis Downing Sr, Joshua Downing, Jeamis Tobee, Thomas Hancome, Richard Whitt, Francis Champernowne & Francis Morgan. http://genealogytrails.com/maine/yorkco/courtrecords_kittery.html

http://genealogytrails.com/maine/yorkco/wills_abstracts.htm

http://genealogytrails.com/maine/yorkco/wills_abstracts.htm


Old Kittery and Her Families, Everett S. Stackpole, Lewiston, Maine: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903.
Old Eliot, vols i-ix, John Lemuel Murray Willis, Somersworth: New England History Press, 1985 reprint.
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1928-1939. www.oldberwick.org
Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, William R. Cutter, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1908, p. 1966.
Maine Wills 1640-1760, William M. Sargent, Portland: Brown Thurston & Company, 1887.
Garrison House, Eliot, Maine ~B. Craig Stinson
rev. May 25, 2018
Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume 4 by William Richard Cutter, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908 – Boston (Mass.)



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Dowty, Thomas (Doughty)

Battle:3 Sep 1650, Battle of Dunbar, at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity; Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:“Thomas Dowty” #19 on ‘George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List
Name Variations:Doughty, Doutie, Dowty
Residences:Oyster River, New Hampshire; Salem and Malden, Massachusetts; and Kittery and Saco, Maine
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 17 Feb 2016, Updated: 15 Oct 2018
Page contributors: Karen Doughty, Robert Doughty, Ray Dusek, Carol Gardner, Diane McCabe, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust, B. Craig Stinson, Virginia (Doughty) Vaught


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 249, Thomas is categorized as:

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

Dowty/Doughty, Thomas. Residences: Oyster River NH, Salem, Malden MA, Kittery, Saco ME. Appears: 1658. B.c.1630. D.1705. One of Valentine Hill’s seven Scots. Failed in an attempt to revive the Great Works Mill at Kittery in 1665. [Exiles; DR; BCS; 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. THOMAS¹ DOUGHTY, was born, presumably in Scotland about 1630 and died at Salem in 1705. Probate recorded on 12 March 1706. He married at Saco, York County, Maine on 24 Jan 1669, ELIZABETH BULLY/BULLIE, she was born at Saco in 1653 and died at Windham, CT in 1715.1

Biographical Notes:
The Involuntary American: A Scottish Prisoner’s Journey to the New World, by Carol Gardner, Hardcover, Available for pre-order at Amazon. Released October 25, 2018.
“1658 – received as an inhabitant of Dover [New Hampshire] [HTDNH 78]
Abt 1660 – lived with Valentine Hill, cut a road for Hill to his meadow at Wheelwright’s Pond; Hill paid Doughty £10 for cutting the road [HTDNH 78]
1661-1665 – taxed at Oyster River [New Hampshire]
1663 – he and John Wingate were partners in a logging contract
5 Jul 1664 – Thomas Doughty was bondsman promising that Peter Grant would appear in court to answer on the charge of bigamy.
Doughty gained high repute as a lumberman
Succeeded Roger Plaisted at the Great Works mill [also OKAHF 129]
Must have had a mill of his own at Doughty’s Falls, Berwick
1667 – removed to the mill at upper Kittery and the Saco Falls mills with Henry Brown and James Orr [GDMNH 114]
24 Jan 1669-70 – married Elizabeth Bully (aka Bulie) at Saco
before Philip’s War [1675] had removed to Wells, where he remained throughout that conflict
1686 – was a tenant of Mrs. Bridget Phillip’s mill at Saco
His petition to Andros mentioned a gristmill built by himself
1688 – Saco town treasurer” ~ Craig Stinson
He left children, viz., James who married, 10 April 1707, Mary Robinson in Hampton, N.H., and settled in Cape Elizabeth, Me.; Joseph of Salem; Elizabeth who married Thomas Thomes and went to Falmouth, Me.; Benjamin; Margaret, who married Samuel Wilson of Malden, Mass.; Abigail who married at Lynn, Mass., 28 October 1717, Robert Edmonds; and Patience who married Benjamin Follett of Salem, Mass. The descendants of Thomas Doughty are many in Maine and Massachusetts.” ~ Craig Stinson (See Craig’s research below.)
From Craig Stinson: “The Genealogical Dictionary of of Maine and New Hampshire, p 200, lists 7 children of Thomas Doughty (aka Dowty). Four are girls, so the surnames of those children are many… Thomas, Chamberlain, Wilson, Follet, Edmunds, Potter.
The three Doughty boys are:
Joseph (married Elizabeth Nurse in Salem in 1707, administered his father’s estate, died about 1751, 3 children)
James (born about 1680, married Mary Robinson) – this is the person to which Carol Gardner is referring.
Benjamin (settled in Windham, CT)
Carol Gardner wrote: “If the James Douty on your tree is the one who resided in Portland (then called “Falmouth”) Maine after about 1715, and married Mary Robinson (from Hampton or “Quamscuk,” NH), he was the third son of Thomas Doughty. I can’t speak to later generations of his family, except to say that his son David settled on Chebeague Island, Maine.” ~ Carol Gardner

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Bully) Doughty: (Seven children)
2. i. JOSEPH DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), died about 1751; m. at Salem on 4 Dec 1707, ELIZABETH NURSE.
2. ii. ELIZABETH DOUGHTY,(Thomas¹), m. THOMAS THOMES/TOMS/TOMAS (PR)
2. iii. BENJAMIN DOUGHTY,(Thomas¹), settled in Windham, Connecticut.
2. iv. JAMES DOUGHTY,(Thomas¹), born about 1680; m. at Hampton, NH on 10 Apr 1707, MARY ROBINSON. (In Probate Record below.) She was b. at Exeter, NH in 1685; d. 1772.
2. v. MARGARET DOUGHTY,(Thomas¹), m., SAMUEL WILSON, of Malden.
2. vi. ABIGAIL DOUGHTY,(Thomas¹), m. at Lynn, Massachusetts on 28 Oct 1717, ROBERT EDMONDS.
2. vii. PATIENCE DOUGHTY,(Thomas¹), m. at Salem on 13 Mar 1706/7, BENJAMIN FOLLETT/FOLLIT.

Second Generation

2. i. JOSEPH² DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), probably born at Saco and died about 1751. He married at Salem on 4 Dec 1707, ELIZABETH NURSE.

Biographical Notes:
Administered his father’s estate.

Salem, Massachusetts, Marriages Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
Salem, Massachusetts, Marriages Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Nurse) Doughty:
3. i. MARY³ DOUGHTY,(Joseph², Thomas¹), b. at Salem in 1708; m. at Salem on 6 Jun 1728, WILLIAM TWISS.
3. ii. ELIZABETH³ DOUGHTY,(Joseph², Thomas¹), b. at Salem in 1710; d. 1783; m. at Salem on 17 Sep 1729, JONATHAN SOUTHWICK.
3. iii. DESIRE³ DOUGHTY,(Joseph², Thomas¹), born in 1717; d. in 1759; m. at Mansfield in 1737/8.
3. iv. JOSEPH³ DOUGHTY,(Joseph², Thomas¹), baptized 17 Dec 1727; d. 14 Jul 1791; m. at Salem on 28 jul 1747, ELIZABETH TWISS.

2. ii. ELIZABETH DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), m. THOMAS THOMES/TOMS/TOMAS (PR)

2. iii. BENJAMIN DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), moved to Windham, Connecticut.

2. iv. JAMES DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), was born possibly at Saco, York, Maine about 1680 and died in 1760. He married at Hampton, New Hampshire on 10 Apr 1707, MARY ROBINSON. (In Probate Record below.)

Sanborn, George Freeman, Jr., and Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Vital records of Hampton, New Hampshire : to the end of the year 1900. Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016)
Sanborn, George Freeman, Jr., and Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Vital records of Hampton, New Hampshire : to the end of the year 1900. Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016)

Children of James and Mary (Robinson) Doughty/Doutee:
3. DAVID³ DOUGHTY, (James², Thomas¹), b. in 1720 and died 1800. He settled on Chebeague Island, Maine; m. at Falmouth, on 14 May 1742, SARAH GETCHELL, she was b. 1723, d. at Brunswick, ME in 1800.

4. STEPHEN DOUGHTY, (David³, James², Thomas¹), b. at Falmouth in 1750 and died in at Topsham, ME in Jul 1834; m. at Topsham in 1768, HANNAH WALLACE, she was at Cape Elizabeth, ME, in 1742; d. at Topsham ME, in 1832.

2. v. MARGARET² DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), m., SAMUEL WILSON, of Malden.

2. vi. ABIGAIL² DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), was born at Saco in 1684. She died at Salem in Jul 1761. She married at Lynn, Massachusetts on 28 Oct 1717, ROBERT/ROBARD? EDMONDS, 1688-1749.

Children of Robert and Abigail (Doughty) Edmonds:
3. i. GEORGE³ EDMONDS, (Abigail², Thomas¹), 1718-?
3. ii. ELIZABETH³ EDMONDS, (Abigail², Thomas¹), 1720-?
3. iii. JOSEPH³ EDMONDS, (Abigail², Thomas¹), 1724-1795
3. iv. JOHN³ EDMONDS, (Abigail², Thomas¹), 1738-1816

2. vii. PATIENCE DOUGHTY, (Thomas¹), was born probably in Saco, York, Maine about 1680. She died at Windham, Windham, CT on 18 Oct 1726. She married at Salem, Massachusetts on 13 Mar 1706/7, BENJAMIN FOLLET, Lieutenant, 1676-1752.

Children of Benjamin and Patience (Doughty) Follet:
3. i. ELIZABETH³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1707-1778
3. ii. ABIGAIL³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1709-1784
3. iii. HANNAH³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1710-1716
3. iv. MARY³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1711-1751
3. v. SUSANNAH³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1712-1748
3. vi. BENJAMIN³ DOUGHTY FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1715-1788
3. vii. REBECKAH³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1716-?
3. viii. HEZEKIAH³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1717-1782
3. ix. JOSEPH³ FOLLET, (Patience², Thomas¹), 1721-1724

Pacenc Late Wife Of ___ Benjamin Follet Who Died ___ Headstone at Windham, Windham, Connecticut

Sources and Notes:
Google Documents, shared by Sharon Alexander:
~”Thomas Doughty 1630 Scotland
Married Elizabeth Bullie 24 Jan 1669 in Saco”
Genealogical dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Noyes, Libby, Davis
Part III, page 200 https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE206
~Scotch Exiles in New England Author Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn, Maine Historical Society Coll. 733 Coll. 831. Probate records of Thomas’ will (James) (pg 72)
~History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation) with genealogical notes by Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn, 1850-1927; Thompson, Lucien, b. 1859; Meserve, Winthrop Smith, b. 1838 (vol 1)
~The First Permanent Settlement in Maine by Everett S. Stackpole Excerpt from Sprague’s Journal of Maine History, Vol. XIV, No. 4 (Prepared for the meeting of the Piscataqua Pioneers at South Berwick, August 18, 1926.)
~Androscoggin Historical Society Lewiston – Auburn Maine. “Ancestry of John A Hicks and Ada Rowe Hicks 1600-1952” LDS Film 007725058 image 256; Roll GM 1266
~Historical Memoranda of Ancient Dover, NH by John Scales and Alonzo Quint
~Early Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me., New England Historical Genealogical Register, vol 71
~New England Marriages Prior to 1700
~History of Saco and Biddeford, with notices of other early settlements,… by George Folsom
~Lamprey River online Lesson 6 PEOPLE OF THE RIVER (1) – need original source (http://www.lampreyriver.org/education-and-outreach-curriculum-lesson-6)
~[Wooden Buildings in Early Maine and New Hampshire: A technological . . . by R. Candee Thomas Doughty, another of Hill’s first seven Scots, ]
~Mentioned in John Cutt’s (first president of New Hampshire) will, sec 3d http://www.seacoastnh.com/brewster/5.html
~The History of Portland, from Its First Settlement, With Notices of the Neighbouring Towns, and of the Changes of Government in Maine… – William Willis page 13
~On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 9:05 PM Karen Doughty <> wrote: Re: Samuel and Sarah Mann Doughty – I have found a death certificate for Harriet Doughty Getchell that indicates Samuel and Sarah Mann Doughty of Topsham were her parents. Harriet was born in 1824. I have also found information in the book, History of Woodstock, Me., with Family Sketches and an Appendix by William Berry Lapham, 1882. There is a segment on Samuel B. Doughty, whose parents were also Samuel and Sarah Mann Doughty. Samuel B. was born in 1805. It looks like they may have had 12 children between the years 1805 and 1824. From the History of Woodstock: ” Samuel B. Doughty came here in 1854 and settled in Sigotch. He was by trade a calker and after he came here he frequently spent portions of his summers working at his trade in the ship-yards of Bath. He was born in Topsham, October 16, 1805; was the son of Samuel and Sarah (Mann) Doughty, the former born in Topsham, in 1781, and the latter in Gloucester, Mass, 1785; grandson of Stephen and Hannah (Wallis) Doughty, the former born on the “Great Island” in Harspwell, and the latter in Gloucester, Mass. The grandfather of Stephen Doughty is said to have been a Scotchman. Samuel B. Doughty, who came here, was married Nov. 7, 1833, to Mary Willson, who was born in Bowdoin, February 19, 1815. “
~Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948. The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin Meaning and History, (New York : New York Public Library & Readex Books, 1962), First published in 1946. “Doughty” is a Scottish surname.
~Carol Gardner wrote: “If the James Douty on your tree is the one who resided in Portland (then called “Falmouth”) Maine after about 1715, and married Mary Robinson (from Hampton or “Quamscuk,” NH), he was the third son of Thomas Doughty. I can’t speak to later generations of his family, except to say that his son David settled on Chebeague Island, Maine.” ~ Carol Gardner
~Thomas Doughty at Geni.com.
~On 9 April 2018, Virginia (Doughty) Vaught said,
Please add me as a descendant & researcher of Thomas Doughty/Dowty 1630-1705. My line:
Thomas Doughty/Dowty (1630-1705)
James Doughty (1680-1760)
David Doughty (1720-1800)
Stephen Doughty (1750-1834)
Stephen W Doughty (1777-1855)
Stephen W Doughty (Jr) (1801-1845)
Isaiah Doty (1827-1900)
Frank Edward Doty (1853-1912)
Merle William Doty (1880-1945)
Ernest William Doty (1903-1990)
Margaret Rae Doty (1934-1995)
Virginia Marie Doughty (This is me)
Thank you,
Virginia (Doughty) Vaught
Nampa, Idaho
~In March 2018, Robert Doughty () said:
“I’m not sure this is the same family, but the Province and Court Records of Maine, Volume 1, Page 272 show Thomas Doughty (my ancestor) was a grand jury member, September 18, 1666 in court at Cascoe and Kittery, Maine. At this court session, Thomas Chick was indicted for misbehavior. Thomas Chick and Thomas Doughty engaged themselves in a bond of 10 pounds that Chick “shall be of good behavior towards all persons, especially toward the wife of Davie Hamilton.”
~On 28 March 2018, Diane McCabe said, “James [Doughty²] owned land on Queen Street, Portland, Maine. Plot plan is on file at Portland City Hall. He later sold his land, and moved to Cape Elizabeth (now South Portland). I have not been able to find where he is buried. Maine Historical Society assisted me with my search.”
~On 8 Oct 2016, Karen Doughty said:
After my dad (an only child), in reverse order, and all in Berwick/Falmouth/Brunswick/Topsham/Auburn:
Gen 3: Fred E. Doughty and Augusta Wellman
Gen 4: Fred A. Doughty and Isabelle Leighton
Gen 5: Alvin S. Doughty and Lelia Smith
Gen 6: George L. Doughty and Sabrina ?
Gen 7: Samuel Doughty and Sarah Mann
Gen 8: Stephen Doughty and Hannah Wallace
Gen 9: David Doughty and Sarah Getchell
Gen 10: James Doughty and Mary Robinson
Gen 11: Thomas Doughty and Elizabeth Bully
~In 2016, Carol Gardner said:
“I’m a researcher for Thomas Doughty. I know that there was a Henry Brown in Maine who lived much of his life with James Orr. They were both Dunbar prisoners and both started as slaves of Valentine Hill at Oyster River. Later, they moved to Wells, Maine where they operated a mill with another Scot, Robert Stewart. Thomas Doughty had a couple of lumber contracts with them, and may have resided with, or near them, during King Philip’s War.”


Scots at Oyster River
Thomas Doughty (abt. 1630-abt. 1705)
By B. Craig Stinson

Thomas Doughty, got his start working at Valentine Hill’s mill and also cutting a road for him in 1660. He soon gained repute as a lumberman and an owner of mills, including the Great Works mill, the Saco mills, and his own mill at Doughty’s Falls at Berwick. He was often the bondsman for a Scot in trouble, including in 1664 when Peter Grant was to appear in court on the charge of bigamy. He died about 1705, about 75 years of age.

Thomas Doughty, aka Dowty
#19 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” list

GDMNH 200:
Born abt 1630 (about 70 in 1700)
1658 – received as an inhabitant of Dover [HTDNH 78]
Abt 1660 – lived with Valentine Hill, cut a road for Hill to his meadow at Wheelwright’s Pond; Hill paid Doughty £10 for cutting the road [HTDNH 78]
1661-1665 – taxed at Oyster River
1663 – he and John Wingate were partners in a logging contract
5 Jul 1664 – Thomas Doughty was bondsman promising that Peter Grant would appear in court to answer on the charge of bigamy.
Doughty gained high repute as a lumberman
Succeeded Roger Plaisted at the Great Works mill [also OKAHF 129]
Must have had a mill of his own at Doughty’s Falls, Berwick
1667 – removed to the mill at upper Kittery and the Saco Falls mills with Henry Brown and James Orr [GDMNH 114]
24 Jan 1669-70 – married Elizabeth Bully (aka Bulie) at Saco
before Philip’s War [1675] had removed to Wells, where he remained throughout that conflict
1686 – was a tenant of Mrs. Bridget Phillip’s mill at Saco
His petition to Andros mentioned a gristmill built by himself
1688 – Saco town treasurer
In the next war he withdrew to Malden
He was often bondsman for a Scot in trouble
HTDNH 78 says the Indians drove him from Wells to Salem, MA, where he died about 1705
Estate settled 1710
7 children named; many descendants

Sources:
HTDNH History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire, vol. 1, Everett S. Stackpole and Lucien Thompson, 1913, p. 78.
GDMNH Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1928-1939, pp. 114, 200.
OKAHF Old Kittery and Her Families, Everett S. Stackpole, Lewiston, Maine, Press of the Lewiston Journal Company, 1903, p. 129.

B. Craig Stinson
July 24, 2016
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~I believe this excerpt about Thomas Doughty from p. 78 of Stackpole’s History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire, refers to the Thomas Dowty #19 being researched by this group. ~ Craig Stinson
Thomas Doughty was received as an inhabitant of Dover in 1658. He was born in 1630, as a deposition shows. In this deposition he declares that he worked for Valentine Hill and cut a road for Hill to his meadow at Wheelwright’s Pond, where said Hill built a house and kept cattle. Hill paid Doughty ten pounds for cutting the road. Doughty removed to Great Works, South Berwick, and managed the sawmill there a short time. He married, 24 June 1669, Elizabeth Bulie of Saco. The Indians drove him from Wells to Salem, Mass., where he died about the year 1705. He left children, viz., James who married, 10 April 1707, Mary Robinson in Hampton, N.H., and settled in Cape Elizabeth, Me.; Joseph of Salem; Elizabeth who married Thomas Thomes and went to Falmouth, Me.; Benjamin; Margaret, who married Samuel Wilson of Malden, Mass.; Abigail who married in Lynn, Mass., 28 October 1717, Robert Edmonds; and Patience who married Benjamin Follett of Salem, Mass. The descendants of Thomas Doughty are many in Maine and Massachusetts.” ~Shared by Craig Stinson

Essex County, MA- Probate File Papers, 1638-1881 (3) 2
Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives.)

Vital Records from The NEHGS Register (2)
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.)

Legal Issues, shared by Ray Dusek:
~As early as 1661, he was having legal troubles, and the York County court records in Maine are our source of Thomas and his legal activities over the next several years.
~In 1661 Leeft (Fafayette) Phillips sued Thomas to recover debt of 11 pounds 11 shillings 7-1/2 pence and court costs.
~Three years later Thomas sued Ensign John Barrett for 21 pounds 9 shilling and Court cost of 26 pence.
~That same year John Barrett sued Thomas for breach of contract and was awarded his claim plus court costs.
~Again on 13 September 1664, when the court met in Saco, John Barrett Sr. of Wells, brought action against Doughty for `unjust molestation` and the court found for the defendant.
~When court convened in June of 1664 there was a case before it involving one Peter Grant (Grant was a documented deported prisioner on the UNITY with Thomas) who had been living with one Joane Grant, widow, without having been officially married to her.
~ She, `being bigg with child` the court accepted a bond of 20 pounds from Thomas Doughty who garenteed that Peter would `maintayne the child`. Little did Thomas realize that he would be in a similar predicament in five years time.
~At the end of 1666 Grand Jury meeting, Thomas Doughty and Thomas Chicke “do ingage themselves in a bond of ten pounds unto our sovereign Lord the King, that said Chicke shall be of good behavior towards all persons, especially toward the wife of Davie Hamilton (another UNITY prisoner).”
~In 1667, he was sued by Alexander Maxwell (another UNITY prisoner) for “not payment of a debt due, to the value of 13 pounds 10 shilling with damages”.
~About the same time, James Warrine (a UNITY prisioner) brought action against Doughty for not paying a debt.
~On 7 July 1670, he payed a fine of 10 shillings. Two days earlier the Court entry reads “Wee present Thomas Doughty and Elizabeth.
~Doughty for having a child unlawfully begotton” and then, “Thomas Doughty ownes the presentation in Court, fined 5 pounds and paying the officers fee 5 shillings with an admonition is discharged”.
~For a change, in 1671, Thomas filed a suit which he won and recieved 10 pounds 26 shillings and 40 shillings for cost.
~Then on 4 July 1671 he was sued over the “taking away of pine loggs”.
~Twice during 1673, George Norton brought suit at York meeting of the Court. Once, Norton was allowed costs for not prosecuting his action against Doughty. The next year, Norton again sued Thomas Doughty over an unpayed debt.
~At the same meeting of the Court, Doughty went bail for Richard Gibson, who had struck his commanding officer, Captian Charles Frost, while he, Gibson, had been intoxicated. The bail of 20 pounds was to garentee Gibson’s good behavior. The Court stipulated that the “said Richard Gibson hereby stands Ingaged to performe honest service unto said Doughty for one whole years tyme”. At the end of this service, Doughty was to pay Gibson about 76 pounds for his services satisfactorally rendered. (Sinnett, in his Doughty Genealogy, states that Thomas’ wife was Elizabeth Gibson, so was Richard Gibson, Thomas’s brother-in-law and did Elizabeth Gibson die before Thomas married Elizabeth Bully?)
~Not all of Thomas’ problems were civil ones, for we find that the Court at Yorke, under the date of 6 July 1675, entered the following, “Wee present Thomas and his wife for not frequenting the publique worship of God on the Lords days according to law”.
~In 1676, Norton was again suing Thomas Doughty, James Dare and Hene Browne, but this time the Court found for the defendants.
~Then on 2 April 1678, Thomas sued under two different suits. Both against H. Sayword over fifty thousand-one hundred foote of boards and the Court called them ‘non-suits’.
~In 1681, Thomas appeared in Kittery Court to pay the fine of Abra Collins, ‘common lyar and drunkard’, and six months later he paid a second time for the same scotsman.
~Again in 1685 and twice in 1689, Thomas was involved in a couple of judgements and a suit for the withholding of payment of his debts.
~Thomas often went bond for Scotsmen, when court problems arose. He must have been a man of means to be able to continue putting up bail for others, but he may have been repaid in full for work that he was able to get out of these unfortunates, who had run afoul of the law.

  1. “Thomas Doutie maried Elyzabeth Bullie Jan 24 1669” 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/21135/126/426743779 []

Furbish, William

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: 16 Dec 2014
Updated: 07 Mar 2020
Researchers: Jessica Allen (Furbish) Anderson, Ray Dusek, Heidi Lamonica, Andrew Millard, Marian Novak, Jean Paradis, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust


William Furbish, #26 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List 1

Name variations: Furber, Forbes, Furbish, Furbush, Forbush, Ferbush


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (Jul 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), 2 on page 249, William is categorized as:

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

Forbes/Furbish/Furbush/Forbush/Ferbush, William. Residences: Kittery ME, Dover NH. Appears: 1659. B.c.1631. D.1701. Clearly a Scot and acquired land in Dover at about the same time as Scots likely to have been prisoners. [Exiles; Banks; DR; BCS; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8] 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

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. WILLIAM¹ FURBISH, was born in Scotland about 1631 and died at Kittery, York, Maine, before 21 Mar 1701. He married, first, at Kittery, Maine by 1669, REBECCA (_____). 10 He married, second, at Kittery by 1686, CHRISTIAN (_____). 11

Biographical Notes:
Highly Recommended! William Furbish (1631-1694) by B. Craig Stinson.
In 1659 William “Ferbush” was in the Oyster River community near Dover, New Hampshire. 12
Did he have children by his second wife?

Children of William and Rebecca (_____) Furbish:
2. i. DANIEL² FURBISH, b. at Kittery, York, Maine, 20 Mar 1664; m. DOROTHY PRAY.
2. ii. JOHN² FURBISH, b. at Kittery about 1667; died
24 Nov 1701, Lost at Sea. Never married. No children.
2. iii. HOPEWELL² FURBISH, m. 12 May 1693, ENOCH HUTCHINS, Jr.
2. iv. K/CATHERINE² FURBISH, b. about 1673; d. 1755; m. abt. 1694, ANDREW NEAL, a son of SPOW, JOHN NEALE, #81 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list.
2. v. SARAH² FURBISH, b 1671; d. 1715; m abt. 1698, THOMAS THOMPSON.
Sarah Furbish 1671-1715
2. vi. BETHIA² FURBISH, b 1677; d. 1747; m. in 1705, JOSEPH GOLD/GOOLD.
2. vii. WILLIAM² FURBISH, went to South Carolina.

Second Generation

2. i. DANIEL² FURBISH, (William¹) was born at Kittery, York, Maine, on 20 Mar 1664. He married, at Kittery, by 1689, DOROTHY PRAY, 13 she was born about 1675 and is the daughter of, JOHN and JOANNA (_____) PRAY. She was taken captive by Native Americans and her husband ransomed her back.

Children of Daniel and Dorothy (Pray) Furbish:
3. i. DANIEL³ FURBISH, (Daniel², William¹), b. at Kittery on 9 Mar 1690. He became a Quaker in 1759. He married in 1718, ANN LORD.
3. ii. REBECCA³ FURBISH, (Daniel², William¹), b. at Kittery on 19 Apr 1694. She married in Feb 1715, BENJAMIN GOULD.
3. iii. JOHN³ FURBISH, (Daniel², William¹), b. at Kittery on 19 Apr 1699. He married about 1722, HANNAH LITTLEFIELD.
3. JOANNA³ FURBISH, (Daniel², William¹), b. at Kittery on 14 Jul 1701. She married on 20 Feb 1731/2, SAMUEL FERNALD.
3. iv. WILLIAM³ FURBISH, (Daniel², William¹), b. at Kittery on 19 Mar 1703. He married, SARAH PREBLE. 14
3. v. DOROTHY³ FURBISH, (Daniel², William¹), b. at Kittery in 1704. She married, JOHN HARTFORD.
3. vi. SARAH³ FURBISH, (Daniel², William¹), b. at Kittery in 1706. She married on 11 Apr 1733, HATEVIL HALL.
3. vii. KATHERINE³ FURBISH, (Daniel², William¹), b. at Kittery in 1708 and baptized 21 Sep 1721. She married at Kittery, ROBERT ALLEN.
3. viii. JOSEPH³ FURBISH, (Daniel², William¹), b. at Kittery in 1710. He married 20 May 1734, ELIZABETH MEADER.
3. ix. BENJAMIN³ FURBISH, (Daniel², William¹), b. at Kittery in 1712. He married on 03 Jun 1740, HANNAH HUSSEY.
3. x. MARY³ FURBISH, (Daniel², William¹), b. at Kittery in 1714. Her marriage Intention was published 15 Oct 1743 to, BENJAMIN ROBERTS, a brother of Sarah who married Ebenezer Wentworth.

2. ii. JOHN² FURBISH, (William¹), was born at Kittery about 1667 and died on 24 Nov 1701, Lost at Sea. Never married. No children.

2. iii. HOPEWELL² FURBISH, (William¹), She married, first, at Kittery, on 12 May 1693, ENOCH HUTCHINS, Jr., 15 and married, second, at Kittery on 25 Apr 1711, WILLIAM WILSON, of Kittery.

Biographical Notes:
Hopewell, pregnant with her fourth child, was abducted along with her three young sons and sold to the French in Sorel, Canada, some 300 miles distant. Baby Mary Catherine was born in captivity there. Hopewell’s husband, Enoch Hutchins, Jr., was killed by Indians April 3, 1706, before any of his family were redeemed. He followed his own father’s unfortunate footsteps, as Enoch Hutchins, Sr., had been killed by Indians in May 1698.

Children of Enoch and Hopewell (Furbish) Hutchins:
3. i. _____ HUTCHINS, a son, was born at Kittery
3. ii. _____ HUTCHINS, a son, was born at Kittery
3. iii. _____ HUTCHINS, a son, was born at Kittery
3. iv. MARY CATHERINE HUTCHINS, b. at Sorel, Canada in 1705. 16

Children of William and Hopewell (Furbish) Hutchins Wilson:
3. WILLIAM WILSON, b. at Kittery on 27 Jan 1711/2 and m., EDAH BRIAR. 16
4. EDMUND WILSON,
5. EDMUND WILSON,
6. OTIS DOW WILSON,
7. LESTER ALONZO WILSON,
8. HOWARD EDMUND WILSON, ~ ancestry of Jean Paradis

2. iv. KATHERINE² FURBISH, (William¹), was born about 1673 and died in 1755. She married at Kittery about 1694, ANDREW NEAL, a son of SPOW, JOHN NEAL. 17

Children of John and Catherine (Furbish) Neal:
3. i. KATHERINE NEAL, (Catherine², William¹), b. on 4 Dec 1695; m. 22 Sep 1714, NATHANIEL AUSTIN, of Dover.
3. ii. JOHN NEAL, (Catherine², William¹), b. on 18 Oct 1698; d. 1755; m. PATIENCE JOHNSON.
3. iii. ANDREW NEAL
, (Catherine², William¹), b. 4 May 1701; d. 1757; m. DORCAS JOHNSON.
3. iv. HANNAH NEAL
, (Catherine², William¹), b. 28 May 1704; died young.
3. v. REBECCA NEAL
, (Catherine², William¹), b. 20 Jan 1706/7
3. vi. MARY NEAL
, (Catherine², William¹), b. on 17 Aug 1708; m. 12 Jan 1726, BENJAMIN HILL (1703-1788).
3. vii. JAMES NEAL, (Catherine², William¹), b. 4 May 1711; died 31 Aug 1730.

2. v. SARAH² FURBISH, (William¹), married about 1698, THOMAS THOMPSON.

Children of William and Sarah (Furbish) Thompson:
3. i. MILES³ THOMPSON, (Sarah², William¹), 1699
3. ii. SARAH THOMPSON, (Sarah², William¹), 1702-1781
3. iii. ANN THOMPSON, (Sarah², William¹), 1707-1742
3. iv. MEHITABLE THOMPSON, (Sarah², William¹), 1709-1734
3. v. THOMAS THOMPSON, (Sarah², William¹), 1712-1756

2. vi. BETHIA² FURBISH, (William¹), b 1677; d. 1747; married in 1705, JOSEPH GOULD/GOLD.

Children of Joseph and Bethia (Furbish) Gould:
3. i. WILLIAM³ GOULD, (Bethia², William¹), 1700-1774
3. ii. MARY³ GOULD, (Bethia², William¹), 1707-1762
3. iii. HANNAH³ GOULD, (Bethia², William¹), 1710-1712
3. iv. WILLIAM GOULD, (Bethia², William¹), 1711
3. v. HANNAH GOULD, (Bethia², William¹), 1713
3. vi. SAMUEL GOULD, (Bethia², William¹), 1714-1779
3. vii. WILLIAM GOULD, (Bethia², William¹), 1715-1751
3. viii. SARAH GOULD, (Bethia², William¹), 1722-1781
3. ix. JOSEPH GOULD, (Bethia², William¹), 1722-1797
3. x. BETHIA GOULD, (Bethia², William¹), 1723

2. vii. WILLIAM² FURBISH, (William¹), b. at Kittery in 1678; died at Craven, South Carolina in 1724. went to South Carolina. He married, BRIDGET SCREVEN (1681-1736), the daughter of Reverend WILLIAM SCREVEN.

Children of William and Bridget (Screven) Furbish:
3. i. WILLIAM³ FURBISH/FORBES, (William², William¹), b. 1703
3. ii. JOHN³ FURBISH/FORBES, (William², William¹), 1705-1706.

Why William Furbish moved to Charleston, South Carolina.

B. Craig Stinson has written 24 pages about William Furbish. Highly recommended!


Sources and Notes:
On 10 Oct 2018, Ray Dusek shared: “In 1720 it was ordered that garrisons or places of refuge should be erected at the residences of the following persons; Andrew Neal, John Gowen, Jonathan Nason, Samuel Small, Jr., Capt. John Heard, Maj. Charles Frost, John Morrell. Senr., Capt. Nicholas Shapleigh, Capt. John Leighton, David Libby, Jr.Joseph Hill, John Staple, Maj. Joseph Hammond, Widow Spinney, John Dennet, Richard King, Senr., Joseph Curtis, Richard Rogers, John Adams, Robert Cutt, Lt. Elihu Gunnison, Nathaniel Leach, Nathaniel Keen, Rev. John Newmarch, Samuel Hutchins, Nicholas Weeks, Andrew Lewis, Col. William Pepperrell, Widow Wilson, Ebenezer More, Richard Cutt, Clement Deering, and Robert Eliot. Agreeably to this order we find the following list of garrisons in the records of the town. “At a meeting of ye Military officers of ye town of Kittery together with ye Selectmen of sd Town, Sept. 15th & 17th, 1722, for ye Ordering what houses be made Defencible in sd town by virtue of An Act of ye Governmt, passed at their Session ye 7th day of Augst, 1722—Ordered thet ye several houses following be made Defencible, Vizt; 1st. Daniel Furbush. And that Allexander Forguson & Samll Shorey with their familys Lodge therein. The 10 Dover Rd House is the land where William Furbish lived the Family graveyard is on the top of the knoll with all the brush, there our 4 generations of Furbish buried there about 30 graves no headstones, William his wife his son Daniel and his wife that we know of if you want to add me to the line of William Furbish as a contributor , my e-mail The 1st attachment list the names of the wives and Husbands of Daniel and Dorothy Children “

There apparently is this INCORRECT record: William Furbish “1648 Granted land in Dover, New Hampshire (18 March 1648)” BUT, “Historian Everett S. Stackpole is both the source of the error and its correction. In Old Kittery and Her Families, 1903, p. 121, (and p. 437) he states that William Furbish is found as early as 1648 in Dover, N. H. In 1913 the same author wrote History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire. On page 79, Stackpole states: “William Furbish was taxed in Dover in 1659 as William Ferbush. The statement that he was taxed in Dover in 1648, made in Old Kittery and Her Families, is an error, the result of the misreading of the name William Furber…” ~ Submitted by Craig Stinson on 7 May 2016.

According to, Ronald Engelhorn, a descendant,All records indicate there was only one William Furbush (Forbes) living in and around Maine after 1650, most genealogist believe the 1648 listing to be a typo. Both William and his brother Daniel Furbush (Forbes) are listed on the prisoner transport list to the colonies. To date, no other William or Daniel Forbes has been found from Maine or NH.

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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).

Vital Records from The NEHGS Register.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB522/i/21073/366/1427090392

Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700 (9)
Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior 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.


Piscataqua Settlements - Many of the place names are familiar to our SPOWs
Piscataqua Settlements – Many of the place names are familiar to our SPOWs


In ‘The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Eary New England’ by Emerson W Baker (Palgrave Macmillan 2007), page 118, is this statement: “William Furbush, who converted to Quakerism in Dover in 1662, was prosecuted in 1674 for getting Indians drunk. In 1679, he was fined for abusing the constable, whom his wife Rebecca was convicted of striking. In 1683, husband and wife were both fined for speaking against the government.” The cited references for the paragraph that includes these statements are:
Charles Pettingell, ‘Quakerism in the Piscataqua: A Historical Address Delivered Before the Piscataqua Pioneers at Exeter, New Hampshire August 7, 1945’, pp.11-13
Sybil Noyes, Charles T Libby, and Walter G Davis, eds., ‘Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire’ (1928-1939; reprint Baltimore 1979), p.251.

Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume 4 by William Richard Cutter, Lewis historical Publishing Company, 1908 – Boston (Mass.) Page 1966. (NEAL Family)
Piscataqua Pioneers : Register of members and ancestors, 1623-1775, JOHN SCALES, A. M., Editor, DOVER, N. H., MAY, 1919 FREE Google Book

Old Kittery and Her Families by Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole
Press of Lewiston journal Company, 1903 – Kittery (Me.) – 822 pages (Page 640 – NEAL family) FREE Google Book

William Furbish at Connected Bloodlines

Descendants of William Furbush at Family Tree Maker

“The transfer of the next lot from William Ellingham to Daniel Ferguson is not on record, but Ferguson must have settled here before 1659. when “the creek by Daniel Ferguson’s and Anthony Emery’s” is mentioned. 1 te and his neighbor. William
Furbish, together bought land further inland of James Fernery, in1667. The dividing line between F’erguson and Furbish was laidout by referees in 1680. Both prohablv came from Dover. X. 11.. where William Furbish is found as early as 1648 [??]. ” Again, the date of 1648 in INCORRECT! See above in the Biographical Notes for William Furbish. ~ Teresa

I descend from William Furbush (Forbes) through his daughter Catherine. I don’t know for sure than my information is correct, but I have in my notes that he was taken prisoner along with his brother Daniel, that they were fighting with Leslie and were part of the contingent of 150 Scottish POWs delivered up by Sir Arthur Haselrig to Augustine Walker of the ship UNITY on 11 Nov 1650. Walker sold William and Daniel Furbish (Forbes) to Samson Angier for 30 pounds each. Samson send Daniel to his brother Edmund in Cambridge and kept William with him. I also have that Daniel married Rebecca Perriman (Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850). The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire cites that William’s daughter Catherine married Andrew Neale on p. 251. He was the son of POW John Neale. I also descend from POWs William Alexander Gowan and Peter Grant–and, from the South, Ninian Beall. And I seem to remember that there are still others, though I can’t name them right now and can’t find their notes. Quite a legacy!~ Marian Novak

William Furbush (Listed as Furbish, #26 on Dunbar) was my 9th great grandfather, with 1 surname between us- Down the line: William Furbush w/ wife, Rebecca Perriman (shown as marrying brother Daniel as well?)
Daniel Furbush Sr.
Benjamin Furbush
Richard Furbush Sr.
Richard Furbush Jr.
David Furbush
Greenleaf A. Furbush
Forrest L. Furbush
Carrie Furbush married Hershal Paul
Private Paul
Private Paul
Me
~ Heidi Lamonica

“I descend from William Furbush through his son Daniel. One of Daniel’s many children was another William (ma. Sarah Preble). I believe he was captured at Fort William Henry in 1757 with his son, who was also named William. William and Sarah also had a son named Isaac, who married Keziah Abbott. Both Isaac and Keziah’s gravestones are located on what used to be Oak Hill cemetary, which is on family land in Sanford, ME. There are many gravestones of Furbish descendants, from the late 1700’s through 1926 in this graveyard. It’s really remarkable about all the things you can find. I’m fairly new at this, but my Dad, and great uncle have started this research for me, and I aim to continue. I would love to find some information about the Furbish/Forbes lineage from Scotland. Can anyone give me any good ideas where to start?” Thanks, Jessica Allen Furbish Anderson

Contributed by Ray Dusek.
  1. Stewart, George Sawin. The Bartlett Collection. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. /george-sawin-stewart-documents/ []
  2. Gerrard, Christopher M.., et al. Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650. Oxbow Books, 2018, p. 249. []
  3. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. Scotch Exiles in New England. 1922. Coll. 733 & 831, Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Portland ME. []
  4. Banks, C.E. 1927. ‘Scotch Prisoners deported to New England by Cromwell 1651-2’. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 61, 4-30. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25080212 []
  5. Rapaport, Diane. Working List of Early New England Scots. 2015. []
  6. Stinson, B. Craig. “‘Oyster River Scots.’” The Scottish Prisoners of War Society, Teresa Rust, 3 June 2018, scottishprisonersofwar.com/oyster-river-scots-by-b-craig-stinson/. []
  7. Stewart, George Sawin. The Bartlett Collection. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. /george-sawin-stewart-documents/ []
  8. “Dunbar Prisoners of War Profiles.” The Scottish Prisoners of War Society, Teresa Rust, 18 Feb. 2019, scottishprisonersofwar.com/battle_of_dunbar_pows_america/. []
  9. Gerrard, Christopher M.., et al. Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650. Oxbow Books, 2018. Ch. 7, 8. []
  10. FURBISH, William & [Rebecca] ____; by 1669; Kittery, ME {Kittery 437-8; Lord 6, 7; GDMNH 251; Forbes-Forbush; Farr Anc. 154} New England Marriages to 1700. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/rd/21174/560/426886015 []
  11. “FURBUSH, William & 2/wf? Christian ____ (?1652-); by 1686?; Kittery, ME {Kittery 461; Forbes-Forbush 16; Gould 319; GDMNH 251; Farr Anc. 154}” New England Marriages to 1700. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21174/560/426886016 []
  12. Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB522/i/21068/249/45649273 []
  13. FORBASH, Daniel (1664, 1665?-) & Dorothy [PRAY] (1668-); by 1689?, by 1690(1?); Kittery, ME {Kittery 438, 463; Gould 320; Lord 7; Vinton Mem. 325; GDMNH 251, 565; Reg. 55:280}New England Marriages to 1700. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/rd/21174/560/426923529 []
  14. Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB522/i/14321/390/264655797 []
  15. “HUTCHINS, Enoch (-1706) & Hopewell FURBISH, m/2 William WILSON 1711; 12 May 1693, ?13 May; Kittery, ME {Kittery 438, 542; GDMNH 251, 366; Forbes-Forbush; Farr Anc. 155}” New England Marriages to 1700. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/rd/21175/828/426929365 []
  16. Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB522/i/14309/293/264791785 [] []
  17. NEAL, Andrew (ca 1665-1739) & Katharine/Catherine [FURBISH/ FURBUSH] (-1739+); ca 1694; Kittery, ME {Kittery 435, 640; GDMNH 251, 506; Forbes-Forbush; Farr Anc. 153, 207}New England Marriages to 1700. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/rd/21175/1080/426934934 []

Warren, 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: 15 Dec 2014
Updated: 16 Mar 2020
Researchers: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust, Rosann Beauvais, Marcia Armstrong, Cathy Downing
Editor: Teresa Rust


James Warren, #108 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List 1
Surname Variations: Warren, Warrin, Warrine, Warron


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (Jul 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), 2 on page 252, James is categorized as: Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Warren/Warrin, James. Residences: Kittery ME. Appears: 1656. B.c.1621. D.1702. Worked at Great Works sawmill. [Exiles; Banks; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8; App.B] 3 4 5 1 6 7 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 WARREN, was born in Scotland about 1621 and died at Kittery, York, Maine in 1702. His Last Will was proved 24 Dec 1702. He married, at Kittery, York County, Maine by 1654, MARGARET (_____). Margaret was born in Ireland. There are references for a previous marriage between James¹ Warren and Griselda Hull. (SEE NOTES ON PAGE 2) 8 9 10

Biographical Notes:
Note that this is not the James Warren who was the grandson of the Mayflower descendant Richard Warren that lived in Plymouth.
“…on the authority of his daughter Grisel, says: “He was born in Berwick, Scotland.” 11 (even though there is a source for the information, it’s accuracy has been questioned and as mentioned on the top of the profile page, any visitor should personally verify all information). “James Warren settled in Kittery, in the upper part of the town, now South Berwick. The original settlement was at Quampeagan Falls, Great Works River, which was incorporated as the Parish of Unity. The Parish of Unity was also sometimes called Quampeagan Landing, which is now South Berwick.” 12 “Warren seems to have been a natural leader in the Scottish community serving as a constable and selectman, but his outspoken ways sometimes offended Puritan sensibilities. In 1669 the Court admonished Warren, his wife and other Scotsmen [Including SPOW Alexander Cooper] “for using profane speeches in their common talk.” He was punished in 1674 for “abetting a friend who made insolent remarks to the local militia commander” and in 1685 for “Contempt of Authority and abuse of the Constable” when Warren resisted seizure of “a small beast” for delinquent taxes.” 13 14 “James Warren deposed, 13 Sept. 1701, aged eighty years, that he had lived in upper Kittery “near fiftie years” (Court Files at Alfred, Me., Box 1694-1701). He came, then, in 1651, when Richard Leader brought his Scots from the Lynn Iron Works to run the saw-mill at Great Works.” 8 “There was lotted and laid out to him, 15 July 1656, land on the north side of John Taylor’s lot, “by the water side”, fronting on Cow Cove (cited from Kittery Town Records).” 15 “Cow Cove, a charming inlet to the river below the lower landing, preserves the tradition that the first cows brought to Maine and New Hampshire were landed here, and Cow Cove is the river front of the farm of James Warren first, in 1656; Mr. Stackpole says: “It embraces the whole front of the Warren farm.” 16 (SEE IMAGE ON PAGE 2)

Children of JAMES¹ and MARGARET (_____) WARREN:
2. i. GILBERT² WARREN (James¹), b. about 1654 in York; d. 1733; m. at Kittery by 1698, SARAH (EMERY) THOMPSON. 8 17 10
2. ii. JAMES² WARREN Jr (James¹), b. 1658 in York; d. in Berwick about 1725; m. at Kittery 1 Nov 1691, MARY FOST/FOSS. 8 17 18 10
2. iii. MARGARET² WARREN (James¹), b. about 1660 in York; d. about 1748; m., JAMES STACPOLE Sr (Later Stackpole). 8 17
2. iv. GRIZEL² WARREN, aka GRIZET, aka GRACE, aka MARIE MADELEINE, (James¹), b. 6 Mar 1662 in York; d. about 1750 in Canada; m., (1)RICHARD OTHEYS/OTIS. m.(2) at Montreal, 15 Oct 1693 PHILIP ROBITAILE. 19 20 21 22
2. v. JANE² WARREN (James¹), b. about 1664 in York; d. about 1695; m. on 4 Aug 1690, WILLIAM GRANT, son of Peter Grant, (Definite Dunbar Prisoner, #11 on Lynn Iron Works Inventory) and Johanna/Joan ______. 8 22

Second and Third Generations

2. i. GILBERT² WARREN (James¹), was born about 1654 or 1656 in York and died in 1733. He married at Kittery by 1698, SARAH (EMERY) THOMPSON, (possibly a SPOW child) daughter of James and Elizabeth Emery and widow of John Thompson who m. (1) in 1679 to John Thompson having 3 known children.

Biographical Notes:
Gilbert Warren was remembered in his father’s will, proved 24 Dec 1702, being given “the forty acres of land bought of John Davis.” 23 “The town records of Kittery declare that, 16 July 1702, there were lotted and laid out to James Stagpole Senr twenty acres of land, part of a grant made in 1694 to Gilbert Warren. Four acres of it were on the north side of Great Works river; the rest on the south side, extending to the York line, adjoining Warren’s land… May 20, 1728, John Stackpole sold it to Gilbert Warren.” 24 “The will of Gilbert, probated Apr. 7, 1733, mentioned no sons, but mentioned wife Sarah, daughters Jane Stockbridge, Margaret Heard, and son-in-law John Thompson.” 25

Children of GILBERT² and SARAH (EMERY) WARREN:
3. i. JANE³ WARREN (Gilbert2, James¹), m. 11 Dec 1718, JOHN STOCKBRIDGE. 8 25
3. ii. MARGARET³ WARREN (Gilbert2, James¹), m. 15 Dec 1717, WILLIAM HEARL Jr (later Earl). 8 25
3. iii. MARY³ WARREN (Gilbert2, James¹), m. JOHN THOMPSON. 26

2. ii. JAMES² WARREN Jr (James¹), born about 1658 in York and died in Berwick about 1725. He married at Kittery 1 Nov 1691 to MARY FOST/FOSS who was born in 1667 to John and Mary (Chadbourne) Fost/Foss of Dover.

Biographical Notes:

PAGE 212, 1689, Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/7503/212/22202601

Page 213, 1689, Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/7503/213/22202602

In the first full election recorded in Kittery in 1692, James² Warren, Jr. was elected as one of the “Surveyors of Highways and Fences.” 27 James Warren Jr was remembered in his father’s will, proved 24 Dec 1702, being given “…all other lands and buildings in the township of Kittery or elsewhere (this included the homestead, which was the original grant of July 15, 1656, at Cow Cove).” 23 Once Berwick was incorporated in 1713, having been previously a parish of Kittery, there was a meeting to choose town officers, James² Warren was elected as one of the “Surveyors of Land”, and together with James Grant, “to call the parish treasurer to account” plus he was given the task “to search into the matter of the pew-money.” 28

Children of JAMES² and MARY (FOST/FOSS) WARREN:
3. i. MARY³ WARREN (James², James¹), b. 23 Feb 1692 in York; m. abt. 1710, JOHN FIELD. 29
3. ii. MARGARET³ WARREN (James², James¹), b. 5 Nov 1694 in York; m 18 Dec 1718, NATHANIEL HEARD Sr. 26
3. iii. JAMES3 WARREN (James², James¹), b. 9 Jan 1698 in York; m. abt. 1720, MARY GOODWIN, dau. of Moses Goodwin and Abigail Taylor (who was dau. of John and Martha (___) Taylor. 26
3. iv. RACHEL³ WARREN (James², James¹), b. 26 Aug 1700; d. 13 Sep 1703. 26
3. v. GILBERT³ WARREN (James², James¹), b. 30 Apr 1703 in York; m. abt. 1754, ABIGAIL (_____). 26
3. vi. JOHN³ WARREN (James², James¹), b. 16 Dec 1705. 26

2. iii. MARGARET² WARREN (James¹), born about 1660 in York and died about 1748. She married probably before 1680 to JAMES STACPOLE, Sr. (Later Stackpole).

Biographical Notes:
Margaret² (Warren) Stackpole’s father, James¹ Warren mentions his daughter in his will, proved 24 Dec 1702, as well as a grandson named James. It reads “I doe give unto my Daughter Margaret Stagpoal five shillings. I doe give unto my Granson James Stagpoal one heifer and one ewe and a young sow.” 30 Margaret² (Warren) Stackpole’s mother, Margaret (____) Warren also mentions her daughter in her will. “The will of Margaret Warren, 13 Dec. 1712, has this item: — “I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Margaret Stackpole my Great Brass Kittle and two Blankits and one Coverlid and Ten yardes of Woling Cloath and my Greate Wooden Platter and one pare of sheets and all my wareing Cloath.” 15 (SEE IMAGE ON PAGE 2)

Children of MARGARET2 WARREN and JAMES STACPOLE:
3. i. JAMES³ STACKPOLE, Jr. (Margret², James¹), b. abt 1678 in York; d. abt. 1706. James was mentioned in his grandfather James¹ Warren’s will, q.v. He is also mentioned in a land exchange “The land passed into the possession of James Stacpole, Jr. and was bequeathed by him to his brother John.” 31 29
3. ii. JOHN³ STACKPOLE (Margret², James¹), b. abt. 1680 in York; d. abt. 1767; m. abt. 1707 in York, ELIZABETH BROWN. It is referenced that they lived in Biddeford. John was mentioned as being bequeathed land by his brother James, q.v. 32 29
3. iii. CATHERINE³ STACKPOLE (Margret², James¹), b. abt. 1683 in York; d. abt. 1757; m. abt. 1700, ALEXANDER JUNKINS Sr, “of York”, son of Robert Junkins (Probable Dunbar Prisoner #42) and Sarah (Smyth/Smith).
3. iv. WILLIAM³ STACKPOLE (Margret², James¹), b. abt. 1684 in York; d. aft. 1706. Mentioned in his brother’s will. 26
3. v. MARGARET³ STACKPOLE (Margret², James¹), b. abt. 1686 in York; d. abt. 1758; m. 7 Jan 1707, DR. JONATHAN YOUNG Sr.
3. vi. PHILIP³ STACKPOLE (Margret², James¹), b. abt. 1690; m. (1) MERCY THOMPSON, (2) WIDOW MARTHA STEVENS. He was a signatory on a petition with his father 25 Apr 1715. 33 29
3. vii. HONOR³ STACKPOLE(Margret², James¹), bapt. in South Berwick 20 May 1716; 34 m. (1) 24 Jan 1734 JOSEPH FREATHY, “of York”. Prior to this marriage, Honor had unwed relations with Joshua Roberts, son of Hatevil Roberts, of Somersworth. There was a case brought in Concord N.H. court in July 1721 concerning the parentage of their child, Joshua4 Roberts, the offspring of that relationship. Joshua4 Roberts m. Ruth Smith. 35
3. viii. SAMUEL³ STACKPOLE
(Margret², James¹), b. 1693 in York; bapt. 15 Oct 1721 in South Berwick; d. abt 1758. (Probably unmarried.) 36

2. iv. GRIZEL² WARREN, aka GRIZET, aka GRACE, aka MARIE MADELEINE (James¹), born 6 Mar 1662 in York and baptized 9 May 1693 with the new name of Mary Madeleine Warren. She died about Oct 1750 in Canada. She had married (1) abt 1686 RICHARD OTIS; and (2) at Montreal, 15 Oct 1693 PHILIP ROBITAILE.

Biographical Notes:
Grizel is mentioned several times in the book by E.S. Stackpole, History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family which help form an image of her complicated life. Mary Madeleine Warren, daughter of James of Berwick, Scotland and Margaret (an Irishwoman), born 6, March 1662, in New England, taken in War 18 June 1689; baptized 9 May 1693; married 1st Richard Theys (Otis)…” She was “his third wife. He and a daughter were killed in the Dover massacre of 1689, and Grizel and her babe, Margaret were carried as captives to Canada…” Later, she married again on “15 Oct. 1693 Philip Robitaile, in Montreal, in the service of M. de Maricour.” The book goes on to say “Grizel lived to the age of 89 years and was buried 27 Oct. 1750, having had five children by her second marriage.” 37 The book by Orin Warren Warren, a genealogy of the descendants of James Warren who was in Kittery, Maine 1652-1656 tells a similar history of Grisel and Richard Otis, “a blacksmith in Dover, N.H. He and their dau. Hannah were killed in the Dover massacre, by the Indians, the morning of June 28, 1689, while Grisel and her babe Margaret, three months old, with others, were carried as captives to Canada. Grisel was instructed by French Catholic priests, bapt, in the faith of that church, and she was given the name of Mary Madeline and her babe that of Christine… There she lived and died in Canada; was buried Oct. 27, 1750. She had five children.” 38 (ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PAGE TWO)

Children of GRIZEL² WARREN and RICHARD OTIS:
3. i. HANNAH³ OTIS (Grizel², James¹), d. 28 Jun 1689. 30 39
3. ii. MARGARET³ OTIS aka CHRISTINE OTHEYS (Grizel², James¹), baptized as CHRISTINE OTHEYS, q.v.; d. 23 Feb 1773; m. (1) on 14 June 1707, SHARRINGTON [sic] LE BEAU/LE BAU, a Frenchman who d. 26 Feb 1713; m. (2) aft. 1713, CAPT. THOMAS BAKER, of Northampton, Mass. Worth mentioning is that after her captivity and transport into Canada as a babe with her mother, q.v., there follows an oral history which was recorded in the book by E.S. Stackpole. It recalls that after the death of her first husband on “26 Feb 1713, she was not permitted to have her children, who were brought up in a convent. She returned to her friends in Dover, N.H. and married Capt. Thomas Baker of Northampton, Mass., by whom she had seven children.” 30 39

Children of GRIZEL2 WARREN and PHILIP ROBITAILE:
UNKNOWN TO THIS AUTHOR

2. v. JANE² WARREN (James¹), born about 1664 in York and died about 1695. She married 4 Aug 1690 to WILLIAM GRANT, son of Peter and Joanna (______) Grant. Jane died before her father made his will.

Biographical Notes:
UNKNOWN TO THIS AUTHOR

Children of JANE² WARREN and WILLIAM GRANT:
3. i. JANE³ GRANT (Jane2, James¹), mentioned in her grandfather James¹ Warren’s will, proved 24 Dec 1702, being given five shillings. 40

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  2. Gerrard, Christopher M.., et al. Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650. Oxbow Books, 2018, p. 252. []
  3. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. Scotch Exiles in New England. 1922. Coll. 733 & 831, Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Portland ME. []
  4. Banks, C.E. 1927. ‘Scotch Prisoners deported to New England by Cromwell 1651-2’. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 61, 4-30. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25080212 []
  5. Rapaport, Diane. Working List of Early New England Scots. 2015. []
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  7. Gerrard, Christopher M.., et al. Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650. Oxbow Books, 2018. Ch. 7, 8, Appendix B, p. 257-284. []
  8. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family. Lewiston, Me., Journal Printshop and Bindery, 1920, p. 61, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/historygenealogy00stac/page/n8. [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []
  9. Warren, Orin. Warren; a Genealogy of the Descendants of James Warren Who Was in Kittery, Maine, 1652-1656. Haverhill, Mass., The Chase Press, 1912, p.7-8, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/warrengenealogyo00warr. []
  10. 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/21176/1600/426908689. [] [] []
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  12. Ibid. []
  13. Duke, Cheryl. “James WARREN, ID I7076.” Appalachian Aristocracy, Adventures in Family History, 24 May 2016, www.appalachianaristocracy.com/getperson.php?personID=I7076&tree=01. Contact: Cheryl Duke, 8049 Ormesby Lane, Woodford, VA, 22580-3211, USA, Email: []
  14. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- p.721. []
  15. Ibid. [] []
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  17. Warren, Orin. Warren; a Genealogy of the Descendants of James Warren Who Was in Kittery, Maine, 1652-1656. Haverhill, Mass., The Chase Press, 1912, p.9, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/warrengenealogyo00warr. [] [] []
  18. Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection – Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. []
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  20. “Quebec, Quebec Federation of Genealogical Societies, Family Origins, 1621-1865,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDB-H84D : 10 February 2018), Grizel Madeleine Warren in entry for Margareth Otheys, 15 Mar 1689; citing Cocheco, auj. Dover, comté de Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, Birth, La Fédération québécoise des sociétés de généalogie (The Quebec Federation of Genealogical Societies), Canada. []
  21. Otis, Horatio Nelson. “Genealogical and Historical Memoir of the Otis Family.” The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Digital Services Department, 25 Oct. 2016, digital.cincinnatilibrary.org/digital/collection/p16998coll15/id/227283. []
  22. Warren, Orin. Warren; a Genealogy of the Descendants of James Warren Who Was in Kittery, Maine, 1652-1656. Haverhill, Mass., The Chase Press, 1912, p.9, 12, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/warrengenealogyo00warr. [] []
  23. Warren, Orin. Warren; a Genealogy of the Descendants of James Warren Who Was in Kittery, Maine, 1652-1656. Haverhill, Mass., The Chase Press, 1912, p.8, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/warrengenealogyo00warr. [] []
  24. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family. Lewiston, Me., Journal Printshop and Bindery, 1920, p. 59, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/historygenealogy00stac/page/n8. []
  25. Warren, Orin. Warren; a Genealogy of the Descendants of James Warren Who Was in Kittery, Maine, 1652-1656. Haverhill, Mass., The Chase Press, 1912, p.10, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/warrengenealogyo00warr. [] [] []
  26. Ibid. [] [] [] [] [] [] []
  27. Clayton, W. Woodford. The History of York County, Maine. Philadelphia, Everts & Peck, 1880,p. 281. Internet Archive, archive.org/details/historyofyorkcou00clay/page/n6. []
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  30. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family. Lewiston, Me., Journal Printshop and Bindery, 1920, p. 62, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/historygenealogy00stac/page/n8. [] [] []
  31. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family. Lewiston, Me., Journal Printshop and Bindery, 1920, p. 59, 62, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/historygenealogy00stac/page/n8. []
  32. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family. Lewiston, Me., Journal Printshop and Bindery, 1920, p. 59, 62-64, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/historygenealogy00stac/page/n8. []
  33. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family. Lewiston, Me., Journal Printshop and Bindery, 1920, p. 55-56, 63, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/historygenealogy00stac/page/n8. []
  34. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family. Lewiston, Me., Journal Printshop and Bindery, 1920, p. 64, 84-86, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/historygenealogy00stac/page/n8. []
  35. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family. Lewiston, Me., Journal Printshop and Bindery, 1920, p. 64, 84-86 Internet Archives, archive.org/details/historygenealogy00stac/page/n8. []
  36. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family. Lewiston, Me., Journal Printshop and Bindery, 1920, p. 64, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/historygenealogy00stac/page/n8. []
  37. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family. Lewiston, Me., Journal Printshop and Bindery, 1920, p. 61-62, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/historygenealogy00stac/page/n8. []
  38. Warren, Orin. Warren; a Genealogy of the Descendants of James Warren Who Was in Kittery, Maine, 1652-1656. Haverhill, Mass., The Chase Press, 1912, p.12, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/warrengenealogyo00warr. []
  39. Warren, Orin. Warren; a Genealogy of the Descendants of James Warren Who Was in Kittery, Maine, 1652-1656. Haverhill, Mass., The Chase Press, 1912, p.12, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/warrengenealogyo00warr. [] []
  40. Warren, Orin. Warren; a Genealogy of the Descendants of James Warren Who Was in Kittery, Maine, 1652-1656. Haverhill, Mass., The Chase Press, 1912, p.8, 12, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/warrengenealogyo00warr. []

Gowen, William

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 Dec 2014, Updated: 21 Aug 2018
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust


William Gowen (alias Smith), #38 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (Jul 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 249, William is categorized as:
Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]

Gowen/Gowan/Gowin/Smith, William. Residences: Oyster River, Dover NH, Kittery ME. Appears: 1659. B.c.1634. D.1686. Clearly a Scot and acquires land in Kittery at about the same time as Scots likely to have been prisoners. [Exiles; Banks; DR; BCS; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8]

For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost lives, New Voices.


Find his descendants and researchers here.

Surname variations: Gowen, Gowan, alias Smith, Gowin, “Elexander Gowing”

Scottish Surname:
Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948. The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin Meaning and History, (New York : New York Public Library & Readex Books, 1962), First published in 1946. Page 505.: Gowan or MacGowan, MacGoun, MacGown, MacGoune in Scotland.

First Generation in the New World

1. WILLIAM¹ GOWEN* (alias SMITH*), “a Scot*,” and “carpenter*,” born in Scotland* before June 1634* and died at Berwick on 2 Apr 1686. He married at Kittery*, Maine, on 14 May 1667*, ELIZABETH¹ FROST*, the daughter of NICHOLAS FROST and BERTHA CADWALLA. She was born at Kittery on 10 May 1640.

Biographical Notes:
1. From Andrew Millard: “It seems William Gowen was initially convicted of fathering Elizabeth Frost’s child, and he subsequently married her. See Rapaport, D. 2004 Scottish Slaves in Colonial New England Part II. The Highlander 42:6 10-17.
2. William was 51 years old in June 1685, so that means he was born before June of 1634.

Children of William and Elizabeth (Frost) Gowen:
2. i. NICHOLAS² GOWEN, (William¹), b. at Kittery in 1667; married at Kittery in 1694, ABIGAIL HODSDON. (Was he born in Kittery?)
2. ii. JOHN² GOWEN, (William¹), b. 1668; d. 1733; married at Kittery on 3 Oct 1693, MERCY HAMMOND.
2. iii. WILLIAM GOWEN, (William¹), b. about 1672; killed by Indians on 12 Oct 1691.
2. iv. ELIZABETH GOWEN, (William¹), b. in 1673; m., ALEX FERGUSON.
2. v. JAMES² GOWEN, (William¹), b. 1675 m. at Kittery by 1701, MARY WHEELWRIGHT.
2. vi. MARGARET GOWEN, (William¹), 15 Nov 1678; m., DANIEL EMERY.
2. vii. LEMUEL GOWEN, (William¹), shopkeeper, b. 9 Feb 1680; m., SARAH MOUNTFORT.
2. viii. SARAH GOWEN, (William¹), b 30 Mar 1684; m., WILLIAM SMITH.

Second Generation

2. NICHOLAS² GOWEN, (William¹), (Indian scout, attorney, surveyor, farmer), was born at Kittery in 1667. He married, ABIGAIL HODSON.

Biographical Notes:
Nicholas led a very adventurous and stimulating life! He was an Indian scout, attorney, surveyor, and farmer. He was admitted to the York County, Maine bar in April 1703. He left a will. SEE: Legislators of Massachusetts General Court, 1691-1780 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002), (Orig. Pub. by Northeastern University Press , Boston, MA. John A. Schutz, Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court 1691–1780 A Biographical Dictionary, 1997.) Bibliography 1904 Hodsdon g 28; OE 2:55 ff, “Born in Kittery in 1667. Kittery, Me. HR 1701, 09, 10; M Abigail Hodsdon (1664-a1747) in c1694, 9 ch; Indian scout, attorney, surveyor, farmer; will. Admitted to bar in 1703.”

Children of Nicholas and Abigail (Hodson) Gowen: (Nine Children)
3. i. ABIGAIL³ GOWEN, (Nicholas², William¹), b. 12 April 1695; m. on 14 Feb 1712/3, MILES THOMPSON.
4. MIRIAM THOMPSON, (Abigail³, Nicholas², William¹), m., JOHN BRACKETT.
3. ii. ELIZABETH GOWEN, (Nicholas², William¹), b. at Kittery, 5 July 1697; m. 8 Dec 1718, JOSEPH HART.
3. iii. MARGARET GOWEN, (Nicholas², William¹), b. at Kittery, 19 Mar 1699; m. 10 Apr 1717, ABRAHAM LORD.
3. iv. HESTER GOWEN, (Nicholas², William¹), b.at Kittery, 20 Nov 1701; m. on 19 Feb 1726/7, HUGH ROSS.
3. v. NICHOLAS GOWEN, (Nicholas², William¹), b.at Kittery, 12 Nov 1703
3. vi. WILLIAM GOWEN, (Nicholas², William¹),at Kittery, 4 Apr 1705; d. 1748; m. 26 Jun 1724, JANE GOWEN.
3. vii. PATRICK GOWEN, (Nicholas², William¹),at Kittery, 30 March 1707; m., MIRIAM SHACKLEY.

3. viii. ANNE³ “ANNA” GOWEN, (Nicholas², William¹), b.at Kittery, 29 June 1709; m.9 Dec 1724, RICHARD THURLOW/THURLO.
4. JAMES D. THURLOW, (Anna³, Nicholas², William¹), m. , JUDITH CREDIFORD.
5. DAVIS THURLOW, m., ABIGAIL MANCHESTER.

3. ix. JAMES³ GOWEN, (Nicholas², William¹), (Esquire and Captain), was born at Kittery on 14 Feb 1715. He married, first, on 29 Nov 1738, ANNA SMITH. He married, second, LOIS WOODBRIDGE. He had SEVEN daughters.
4. i. ABIGAIL GOWEN, (James³, Nicholas², William¹)

2. ii. JOHN² GOWEN, (William¹), (selectman), was born at Kittery about 1668-1670 and died at Kittery on 9 Jan 1733. He married at Kittery on 3 Oct 1693, MERCY HAMMOND, the daughter of JOSEPH HAMMOND and CATHERINE FROST. [OE]

Children of John and Mercy (Hammond) Gowen: (Nine Children)

2. iii. WILLIAM² GOWEN, (William¹), was born about 1672 and was killed, by Indians, on 12 Oct 1691.

2. iv. ELIZABETH² GOWEN, (William¹), was born at Kittery about 1673. She married at Kittery on 11 Feb 1694, ALEXANDER FERGUSON.

Children of Alexander and Elizabeth (Gowen) Ferguson: (Seven Children)

2. v. JAMES² GOWEN, (William¹), (blacksmith), was born at Kittery on 29 March 1675. He married at Kittery by 1701, MARY WHEELWRIGHT.

Biographical Notes:
He moved to Wells.

2. vi. MARGARET² GOWEN, (William¹), was born at Kittery on 15 Nov 1678/9 and died on 21 Nov 1751. She married at Kittery on 17 March 1695, DANIEL EMERY.

Children of Daniel and Margaret (Gowen) Emery: (Ten Children?)
3. i. DANIEL³ EMERY, (Margaret², William¹), b. at Kittery on 25 Jun 1697
3. ii. NOAH EMERY, (Margaret², William¹), b. at Kittery on 11 Dec 1699
3. iii. SIMON EMERY, (Margaret², William¹), b. at Kittery on 6 Jan 1702; m., MARTHA LORD.
3. iv. ZECHARIAH EMERY, (Margaret², William¹), b. at Kittery on 12 Mar 1703/4
3. v. MARGARET EMERY, (Margaret², William¹), b. at Kittery on 3 Mar 1706
3. vi. CALEB EMERY, (Margaret², William¹), b. at Kittery on 17 Oct 1710
3. vii. ANNA EMERY, (Margaret², William¹), b. at Kittery on 19 Mar 1712/3
3. viii. JOSHUA EMERY, (Margaret², William¹), b. at Kittery on 30 Jun 1715
3. ix. TIRZAH EMERY, (Margaret², William¹), daughter, b. at Kittery on 19 Sep 1717

2. vii. LEMUEL² GOWEN, (William¹), (shopkeeper), was born at Kittery on 9 Feb 1680. He married, SARAH MOUNTFORT.

Biographical Notes:
Moved to Boston by 1715. Built a brick block on King State Street.

2. viii. SARAH GOWEN, (William¹), was born at Kittery on 30 Mar 1684. She married in 1698, WILLIAM SMITH, of Berwick.

SOURCES and NOTES:
From Heidi Thibodeau on 8 Oct 2016:
“Following is my line to SPOW William Gowen:
William Gowen
Margaret Gowen m. Daniel Emery
Simon Emery m. Martha Lord
Martha Emery m. Ebenezer Lord
Noah Lord m. Keziah Brackett
Keziah Lord m. Benjamin Lord
Noah Bracket(t) Lord m. Anna Morley
Mary Anna Lord m. Albert William Hodgdon
Ella Frances Hodgdon m. Benjamin Nichols Tibbetts
Frances Elna Tibbetts was my grandmother.
~ Heidi –

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Scots at Oyster River
William Gowen (abt. 1634 – 1686)
B. Craig Stinson – 15 August 2016

Born about 1634, William Gowen may have been one of the younger prisoners of war. Like other of the Unity Scots, he relocated to Kittery, Maine, soon after completing his indenture at Oyster River. The English often called him “Smith.” While “Gowan” means “smith”, William Gowen was a carpenter by trade. He died at about the age of 52, leaving eight grown children to carry on his name.

William Gowen, aka William Smith, William Gowin, Elexander Gowing
#38 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” list

born about 1634 (about age 51 in 1685) [GDMNH 280]
“Gowan” means a “smith” but William Gowen was a carpenter [OKAHF 468]
1659 – taxed as William Smith at Oyster River [HTDNH 79]
30 June 1659 – convicted of “frequenting the taverns and being in a Quarrell with [fellow Scot] James Middleton.”
11 November 1659 – was on James Murray’s jury of inquest as “William Smith”. Murray was killed by a tree limb that fell on him.
27 June 1660 – was on Thomas Canyda’s jury of inquest. Canyda was found dead, crushed by a large tree.
1661 – “Elexander Gowing” taxed Oyster River [HTDNH 79]
1666 – first appeared at Kittery, now Eliot [HTDNH 79]
14 May 1667 – married Elizabeth Frost, sister of Major Charles Frost [HTDNH 79]
30 June 1668 – William Smith alias Gowin fined “for fighting and bloodshed on ye Lord’s day after ye afternoone meeting”

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New Hampshire Court Records, p. 242
1670 – granted a house lot [HTDNH 79]
1674 – constable [GDMNH 280]
1676 – bought land from James Middleton on the Kennebec River, including Small Point [GDMNH 280]
1679 – was in court for idling away time and drinking [GDMNH 280]
1684 – was sued by Peter White over land ownership [GDMNH 280]
2 Apr 1686 – William Gowen died; will administered 21 May 1686 [GDMNH 280]
8 children

Sources:
HTDNH History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire, vol. 1, Everett S. Stackpole and Lucien Thompson, 1913, p. 79.
GDMNH Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1928-1939, p. 280.
OKAHF Old Kittery and Her Families, Everett S. Stackpole, Lewiston, Maine, Press of the Lewiston Journal Company, 1903, p. 468.
New Hampshire Court Records 1640-1692, vol. 40, Ed. Otis G. Hammond, The State of New Hampshire, 1943, pp. 139, 242, 465, 469.

B. Craig Stinson
August 15, 2016
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Old Eliot: A Monthly Magazine of the History and Biography of the Upper Parish of Kittery, now Eliot (Eliot, Maine: Augustin Caldwell, 1897) Search for: Gowen and Gowan

From: from Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Contirbuted by Vickie Everhart
From: from Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Contributed by Vickie Everhart.
Opt
Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior 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. Optimized 17 May 2016

Nicholas Gowen:
Legislators of Massachusetts General Court, 1691-1780 (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002), (Orig. Pub. by Northeastern University Press , Boston, MA. John A. Schutz, Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court 1691–1780 A Biographical Dictionary, 1997.) Bibliography 1904 Hodsdon g 28; OE 2:55 ff, “Born in Kittery in 1667. Kittery, Me. HR 1701, 09, 10; M Abigail Hodsdon (1664-a1747) in c1694, 9 ch; Indian scout, attorney, surveyor, farmer; will. Admitted to bar in 1703.”

Be Not Forgot – 1667: Marriage of Elizabeth Frost and William Gowen.
“My 9th great-grandpa is William Gowen (alias Smith) . . . who married Elizabeth Frost . . .and they had a son, Nicholas Gowen, who married Abigail Hodsdon . . .and they had a daughter, Abigail Gowen, who married Miles Thompson . . .and they had a daughter, Miriam Thompson, who married John Brackett . . .etc. . . .” ~ Vickie Everhart
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Submitted by Granville Wayne Mitchell:
“My family line from William is 12 generations inclusive. That might be
a bit long, but you can use it if it fits. Or just let it trail off,
the way Jackie did.:
“William Gowen m. Elizabeth Frost
Nicholas Gowen m. Abigail Hodsdon
Anna Gowen m. Richard Thurlow
James D. Thurlow m. Judith Crediford
Davis Thurlow m. Abigail Manchester
Richard Thurlow m. Eunice Tripp
Moses Thurlow m. Alice “Elsie” Strout
John W. Thurlow m. Dorcas Verrill
Frances Thurlow m. George E. Benson
Mabel Benson m. Frederick E. Mitchell,…etc…”
Alternatively, you could mention that I have a large public tree on
Ancestry.com: “Mitchell/Small/Benson/Dustin under the ID
“gwmitchell104″.”

Gray, George

Battle:Battle of Dunbar at Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland on 3 Sep 1650
Ship/Arrival:The ketch Unity; late Dec 1650, MA Bay Colony
Prisoner and List:George Gray, #37 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list1
Name Variations:Greay
Residences:Upper Kittery, Maine
Other SPOW Associations:Alexander Cooper
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 04 Dec 2014, Updated: 24 Sep 2020
Page contributors: John Demos, Ray Dusek, Dr. Andrew Millard, Nancy Riley, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust

First Generation in the New World

1. GEORGE¹ GRAY, was born, presumably in Scotland, about 1625-30* and died in Maine on 25 July 1693. He is buried at South Berwick, Maine. He married, at Kittery, York County, Maine in July 1672, SARAH (_____), New England Marriages to 1700. [POSSIBLY COOPER2, the daughter of ALEXANDER COOPER, Sarah Cooper was born at Kittery in 1656 and died at Kittery in 1726.] Sarah (_____) Gray, married, second, after 30 Aug 1693 and before 4 Jan 1697/8, FRANCIS HARLOW. “HARLOW, Francis & [Sarah GRAY], w George; aft 30 Aug 1693, by 1698; Kittery, ME {Kittery 475; GDMNH 284, 300}3 On 04 Jan 1697/8 Court Sessions at York, Maine: “We present ffrancis Herloe for swearing he would cut his wiues throat.”4
THERE IS NO PRIMARY SOURCE FOR SARAH being a COOPER.

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),5 on page 250, George is categorized as: Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Gray, George. Residences: Upper Kittery ME. Appears: 1659. D.1693. Acquires land in Kittery at about the same time as Scots likely to have been prisoners, and is closely associated with them. [Exiles; Banks; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8; App.B]67891011For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.
2. While we have yet to find a PRIMARY record of the surname of Sarah, the wife of George Gray, I am reluctant to remove her from this page until we know more.
3. PDF of George Grant Research completed by Diane Rappaport.
4. SPOW DNA Study: Group 1-B, Haplogroup R-M269

Timeline:
1659: 21 Oct, George Gray witnessed a deed to Peter Grant, Scottish prisoner of war.
1672: Jul, George marries Sarah in Kittery, Maine
1692: 31 Mar, Date on George’s will.
1693: 25 Jul, Death of George Gray
1693: 30 Aug, George’s will is probated.

Children of GEORGE¹ and SARAH (COOPER) GRAY:
2. i. ROBERT² GRAY, (George¹) b. prob at Berwick, Maine in 1680; d. in 1771; m. (1) in 1706, ELIZABETH FREETHY, daughter of James Freethy and Mary Milbury; m. (2) 12 Jun 1701, ELIZABETH GOODWIN, daughter of William Goodwin and Deliverance Taylor.12
2. ii. GEORGE² GRAY, (George¹), b. in Maine in 1675; d. in 1723. “… in captivity in 1692 at Montreal, Canada. Chose to remain in Montreal “for love of religion” He was deceased without heirs in 1723.”1213
2. iii. ALEXANDER² GRAY, (George¹) b. at Berwick in 1680; d. at Berwick in 1725: m. ELIZABETH HARLOW, dau. of Francis Harlow.12
2. iv. JAMES² GRAY, (George¹), b. at Berwick in 1688; d. in 1726; m. (1) abt 1709, (_____) HARLOW, a daughter of Francis Harlow; m. (2) 30 Aug 1711, MARTHA GOODWIN, dau. of Moses Goodwin and Abigail Taylor (who was dau. of John and Martha (___) Taylor.1412
2. v. SARAH² GRAY, (George¹), m., 1st, JOSEPH JELLISON; m., 2nd, NICHOLAS CANE. Not in father’s will.12

The Gray Family of Hancock, Maine contributed by Teresa Rust.
Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/12362/33/138195228  

Second and Third Generations

2. i. ROBERT² GRAY, (George¹), was born probably at Berwick, Maine in 1680 and died probably at Kittery in 1771 at age 91.* He married, (1) at Berwick, Maine on 12 Jun 1701, ELIZABETH GOODWIN, daughter of WILLIAM GOODWIN and DELIVERANCE TAYLOR. He married (2) in 1706, ELIZABETH FREETHY, daughter of JAMES FREETHY and MARY MILBURY.

Biographical Notes:
1709, 29 Nov: York, Maine Deeds; Rob’t and Eliza. have land transaction with James Gray. Book VII, Folio 130-131.
1717/8, 14 Mar: York, ME Deeds, Rob’t Gray deed of sale
1718/9, 10 Feb: York, ME Deeds, Rob’t Gray, Book IX, Folio 122

Children of Robert and Elizabeth (Goodwin) Gray:
3. i. SARAH³ GRAY, (Robert², George¹), 1702-1716
3. ii. GEORGE³ GRAY, (Robert², George¹), 1703-1737, There is a George Gray who marries at York on 26 May 1725, MARY JOY, the daughter of, EPHRAIM JOY. They have five children between Mar 1725/6 and Dec 1736.15

POSSIBLE Children of George Gray and Mary Joy: NEED VERIFICATION!
4. EPHRAIM GRAY, b. at York on 07 Mar 1725/6.
4. GEORGE GRAY, b. at York on 28 Dec 1727.
4. ROBERT GRAY, b. at York on 16 Dec 1730.
4. ______ GRAY, b. at York on 22 Nov 1734.
4. JOSHUA GRAY, b. at York on 13 Dec 1736.16

3. iii. JAMES³ GRAY, (Robert², George¹), 1705-1737

Children of Robert and Elizabeth (Freethy) Gray:
3. iv. JOHN GRAY, (Robert², George¹), 1707-1788
3. v. RUTH GRAY, (Robert², George¹), 1710
3. vi. JOSEPH GRAY, (Robert², George¹), 1712
3. vii. JOSHUA GRAY, (Robert², George¹), b. at York in Nov 1714; d. after 30 Oct 1781; he married, JENNAT ELIOTT. See, The Gray Family of Hancock, Maine by Almon A. Gray and Walter A. Adelbert, c1976. Boston Public Library. Available for a free two week loan from Archive.org.

Children of Joshua and Jennat (Elliot) Gray:
4. i. ANDREW GRAY, b. at Brunswick, ME on 05 Nov 1738; d. at Deer Isle, ME in 1810/12.
4. ii. JOHN GRAY, b. at Brunswick on 14 Jul 1740; d. at prob. Sedgwick, ME in 1790/1.
4. iii. REUBEN GRAY, b. at Brunswick on 07 May 1743; d. on 11 Mar 1832.
4. iv. JAMES GRAY, b. in 1745; d. at Brooksville, ME on 01 Apr 1821.
4. v. SAMUEL GRAY,
4. vi. JOSHUA GRAY, JR.,
4. vii. FRANCIS GRAY, male, died young.
4. viii. MARY GRAY,
4. ix. DAUGHTER GRAY, died young.
4. x. DAUGHTER GRAY, died young.

3. viii. MERCY GRAY, (Robert², George¹), b. 29 Nov 1718; d. 1760; m., JONATHAN SARGENT.

2. ii. GEORGE² GRAY, (George¹), was born in Maine in 1675 and died in 1723 without heirs. “… in captivity in 1692 at Montreal, Canada [age 17]. Chose to remain in Montreal “for love of religion” He was deceased without heirs in 1723.”1213George, in captiv. when his fa.’s will made, was to receive his mo.’s half at her death or mar. if he ret. Remaining in Montreal ‘for love of religion,’ 1702; dead s. p. in 1723.” From Family Search “George Gray Research

2. iii. ALEXANDER² GRAY, (George¹), was born at Berwick in 1680 and died at Berwick in 1725. He married, ELIZABETH HARLOW, daughter of, FRANCIS HARLOW.

Biographical Notes:
Joanna the daughter listed as the first child is not Alexander’s. Elizabeth had 2 children out of wedlock – Ebenezer whose father was Mainwaring Hilton and Joanna whose father was Thomas Ball. Also there are 3 listing for a Nehemiah. Even if the 1st child died and they named a second the same, the dates look really off. thanks

Children of Alexander and Elizabeth (Harlow) Gray:
3. i. JOANNA GRAY, 1701-?
3. ii. NEHIMIAH GRAY, 1705-1721
3. iii. JOHN GRAY, 1708-1758
3. iv. NEHEMIAH GRAY, 1711-1777
3. v. ALEXANDER GRAY, 1712- ?
3. vi. TIMOTHY GRAY, 1712-?
3. vii. ABIGAIL GRAY, 1714-1763
3. viii. ANN GRAY, 1717-1777
3. ix. LYDIA GRAY, 1719
3. x. NEHEMIAH GRAY, 1721-1763
3. xi. DANIEL GRAY, 1726-1825

2. iv. JAMES² GRAY, (George¹), was born at Berwick in 1688. He married, first, about 1709, (_____) HARLOW, a daughter of, FRANCIS HARLOW. He married, second, at Kittery on 30 Aug 1711, MARTHA GOODWIN, daughter of, MOSES GOODWIN and ABIGAIL TAYLOR (the dau. of John and Martha (___) Taylor.14 “Marriages solemnized by Rev. Jeremiah Wise.” SEE: Berwick Marriages, page 310: 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.)

Children of James and (_____) (Harlow) Gray:
3. i. FRANCIS GRAY, (James², George¹), b. c 1709. In will.

Children of James and Martha (Goodwin) Gray:
3. MOSES GRAY, (James², George¹), in will.
3. JAMES GRAY, (James², George¹), in will.
3. TAYLOR GRAY, (James², George¹), in will.
3. ALEXANDER GRAY, (James², George¹), in will.
3. MARY GRAY, (James², George¹), before 1726. In will.

Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/12362/179/24163196
Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/12362/179/24163196  
Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/12362/179/24163196

2. v. SARAH² GRAY, (George¹), m., 1st, JOSEPH JELLISON; m., 2nd, NICHOLAS CANE. Not in father’s will.
END OF GENERATION LIST

Additional Information:

SPECIAL NOTICE!
March 2018 from John Demos of South Berwick, Maine:
“To all Gray descendants,
I have been trying to verify the grave site I have sent photos of on Witchtrot Road as George and family. It has become clear that this is not likely the site. I have discovered several old deeds that put George’s “old homestall” to the east of Alexander Cooper’s original grant. These graves are to the west of Coopers and, I believe, are likely a Goodwin plot. Those photos should be removed from this site. But the good news is that we (meaning the Old Berwick Historical Society) now have a good idea where George’s land must have been. I will continue to nail down the proof and, once the snow is gone, we will make a search of the newly identified area to see if we can find any remaining traces of his last resting place. I will keep you updated.Please send me an email to and I can provide copies of the deeds I have found and answer any questions.”
John Demos

The Gray Family of Hancock, Maine by Almon A. Gray and Walter A. Adelbert, c1976. Boston Public Library. Available for a free two week loan from Archive.org.

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/14257/287/264712144

1. Will of George Gray listing his children as Robert, George, Alex and James, no mention of daughter Sarah in this will in 1693.
2. From Doreen Gray today (9 May 2016): “Also, still working on birthplace for George Gray. However, I do have a copy of a birth registry from the Scottish General Register Office. Records: George Gray, April 14,1620, parents Robert Gray and Mrgaret Maddr. Godfathers-Thomas Gray and Thomas Maddr. This George was shown to be from Lanark or the former Lanarkshire (Glasgow). He was shown to be christened at the Glasgow High Church. Still not 100% positive this is our 8x great grandfather. He fits the profile age for the army conscripts of Leslie’s Army-between ages 19-30. Still working on verification.”
3. “GRAY, George (-1693) & Sarah (_____), m/2 Francis HARLOW by 1698; Jul 1672; Kittery, ME (Berwick) {GDMNH 283, 310; Kittery 475}” From: Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior 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. PAGE 650
4. From: Alexander Cooper on Rootsweb:”A few years later, Cooper’s daughter Sarah married Scotsman George Gray, who paid his young wife’s fine “for breach of sabboth & for strikeing of Patience Everington.” ~ ” Scots for Sale: Scottish Prisoners in Seventeenth Century Maine and New Hampshire– Diane Rapaport, in “New England Ancestory”- Vol. 5, No.5/6, p. 26″
5. From: Robert Brown~
George and Sarah and possibly one or more of their children are buried behind a farmhouse off of Witchtrot Road where it intersects with Bennett Road. There are head and foot markers where they lay.


Submitted on 13 Feb 2017, by John Demos at :
Hannah Murry/Austin, M: 6/13/1791
Elizabeth (Marr) Worchester/Worester, M: 3/17/1767; D: 10/29/1790, DP: Berwick, ME
Thresa Emery, B: 1784, P: Berwick, ME; M: 8/29/1816; D: 7/6/1859, DP: S. Berwick, ME*
Sarah Cooper, B:1656, P: Kittery, ME; M: 1672; D:1726, DP: Kittery, ME
Martha M. Hamilton/Hambleton, B:1721 or 8/27/1724, P: Berwick, ME; M: 1/1746; D: 1755, DP: Berwick, ME
Martha Goodwin, B: 6/22/1695, P: Berwick, ME; M: 8/30/1711, D: 1759, DP: York, ME
Mary Berry, B: 8/11/1850, P: Portland, ME; M: 8/24/1888, D: 7/04/1924, DP: Farmington, NH
Catherine Roberts, B: 1751; M:9/07/1774
George Gray, B: © 1625, P: E. Lothian, Scotland, A: 1651; D:7/25/1693, DP: Berwick, ME
James Gray, B:1685, P: Berwick, ME, D: 6/18/1726, DP: Berwick, ME
James Gray, B: 9/1724, P: Berwick, ME; D: 2/27/1813, DP: York, ME
Jonathan Gray, B: 1751, P: Berwick, ME; D: 1821, DP: China, ME
George Gray, B: 6/14/1786, P: Berwick, ME; D: 6/14/1838, DP: S. Berwick, ME*
1 Roxanna Goodwin, B: 1838, P: Lebanon, ME; M: 6/09/1858; D: 7/06/1876, DP: S. Berwick, ME*
Mary Libby, B:10/28/1831, P: Buxton, ME; M: 3/18/1878, D: 5/17/1887, DP: Bur. Hollis, ME
Temperance Winn, B: 11/23/1828, P: York, ME; M: 7/17/1847; D: 5/18/1857, DP: S. Berwick, ME*
John Gray, B: 8/3/1825, P: S. Berwick, ME; D: 10/05/1905, DP: S Berwick, ME*

Key:
A: arrived in U.S.
B: date born
P: birthplace
M: marriage date
D: date of death
DP: place of death


Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior 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.
Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior 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.

“George Gray married the daughter of Alexander Cooper. He was 47 and she was about 16 or 17.” ~ Paula Cummings
George Gray had four sons and one daughter: Robert, George, Alexander, James and Sarah.
“George Gray is my 8th great -grandfather. There is plenty of documentation that shows him arriving at the colonies on the Unity as a Scottish POW from the battle of Dunbar. His life in Scotland however, has proved to be much harder to find. Some researchers believe George was born April 14 1620 to Robert Gray & Margret Madirr. Others believe his father was James Gray. Documentation is scarce and difficult to find for that time period. Visited Scotland’s People Center and Historical Society of Edinburgh with one OPR to support the birth date of 4/14/1620 with a Robert and Margret M. listed as parents. Have hired a genealogist from Scotland to help in search. Resent report looks like links to the Grays of Broxmouth, which was within the Dunbar town boundaries. Estate was taken by Cromwell and used as headquarters before the battle. The battlefield is literally across the road and up a hill from the estate.” ~ Doreen and Gail Gray

George Gray can be found at the Old Berwick Historical Society online site:

“When these young and impoverished prisoners eventually obtained their freedom they stayed, joining the English founding families of a tiny settlement. Among these displaced Scotsmen were said to be Niven Agnew, James Barry, Alexander Cooper, Daniel Ferguson, William Furbush, William Gowen, Peter Grant, George Gray, David Hamilton, Thomas Holme, John Key, Alexander Maxwell, John Neal, John Reed, John Ross, John Taylor, William Thomson, and James Warren (from Downeast Ancestry, Vol. 9, No. 3).”

On 10 September 2016, M. H. Maggelet wrote:
“I haven’t been able to find anything linking our George Gray to a Glasgow birth (purportedly Robert Gray and Margaret Madir), much less any of the nobility of Scotland. I’m a descendent of George via my grandmother Grace Hurley, and her grandmother Nettie Philena Gray (daughter of Loring S. Gray and Philena S. Gray).
While there are tons of documents on the Gray’s of Scotland in online archives and Google Books, linking them specifically to George has proven to be problematic. There are numerous Robert Gray’s, James Gray’s, etc., in the historical records and listings ranging from parish birth and marriage records to legal proceedings (not to mention peerage).
There is evidence in early documents from Maine that he could read and write (in Scots English), while his last will and testament shows his mark.
So, the search for documentation continues. If indeed he has noble lineage, it would be quite fascinating.”

The following is from John Demos on 09 Jan 2018:
A couple corrections.
The pictures of George Gray’s possible grave site is on Witchtrot Rd. near the location of the original George Gray homestead. It is not near my land, which is several miles away, up river. My house and land once belonged to George’s grandson, James and his decedents. Also my research on locating George’s homestead has proven to be much more complicated. The pictures of the graves may belong to Goodwins. I have been through deeds and many maps and cannot nail down where his house was on Witchtrot.
Still working on it.

From Nancy Riley on 18 Nov 2018:
I have Alexander marrying Elizabeth Thompson but I think the children need to be re-visited – Joanna the daughter listed as the first child is not Alexander’s. Elizabeth had 2 children out of wedlock – Ebenezer whose father was Mainwaring Hilton and Joanna whose father was Thomas Ball. Also there are 3 listing for a Nehemiah. Even if the 1st child died and they named a second the same, the dates look really off. thanks

Submitted by Ray Dusek on 19 Oct 2018:
George Gray
1620–1692
Birth 14 APR 1620
Death 31 MAR 1692 • Berwick, York, Maine
Children
Alexander Gray son of George Gray
1680–1725
Birth 1680 • Berwick, York, Maine, United States
Death 1725 • Berwick, York, Maine,
Spouse
Elizabeth Thompson 1681-1777
Children
Joanna Gray 1701-?
Nehemiah Gray 1705-1721
John Gray 1708-1758
Nehemiah Gray 1711-1777
Alexander Gray 1712- ?
Timothy Gray 1712-?
Abigail Gray 1714-1763
Ann Gray 1717-1777
Lydia Gray 1719
Nehemiah Gray 1721-1763
Daniel Gray 1726-1825
Robert Gray son of George Gray
1680–1771
Birth JUL 1680 • Berwick, York, Maine, United States
Death 30 JAN 1771 • Kittery, York, Maine,
1st Spouse
Elizabeth (Gray) Goodwin 1684-1706
Children
Sarah Gray 1702-1716
George Gray 1703-1737
James Gray 1705-1737
2nd Spouse
Elizabeth Freethy 1699-1754
Children
John Gray 1707-1788
Ruth Gray 1710
Joseph Gray 1712
Joshua Gray 1714-1781
Mercy Gray 1718-1760
George Gray son of George Gray
1682–1723
Birth 1682 • Berwick, York, Maine, United States
Death 08 MAY 1723 • Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Spouse
Bridget Horrell 1680-1736
Children
George Gray 1703-?
Sarah Gray daughter of George Gray
1692–1767
Birth 1692 • Berwick, York, Maine, United States
Death 31 AUG 1767 • Berwick, York, Maine
Spouse
Joseph Jellison 1686-1753
Children
Job Jellison 1718-1790
Benjamin Jellison 1720-1790
Harmony Jellison 1721-?
Joseph Jellison 1722-?
Mariam Jellisonn 1723-1800
Alexander Jillison ?
Jane Jellison ?
Thomas Jellison ?
Samuel Jellison ?
Thankful Jellison 1727-1780
Nathaniel 1727-?
Elizabeth 1730-?


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Thompson, William

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: 04 Dec 2014, Updated: 4 Apr 2019
Page contributors: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust


William Thompson, #105 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list1
Surname variations: Thompson (common in England), Thomson (common in Scotland)


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (Jul 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),2 on page 252, William is categorized as:

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

Thompson/Thomson/Tompson/Tomson, William. Residences: Dover NH, Kittery ME. Appears: 1656. D.1676. Granted land at the same time as Scots who worked at the Great Works. However, a Thompson family was already living in the area, so he may not be a Scot. [Exiles; Banks; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8]345167

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. WILLIAM¹ THOMPSON, was born, presumably in Scotland about 1635 and died at Kittery, York, Maine in 1676. He married at Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, in 1658, UNKNOWN WHITE, daughter of JOHN WHITE.

Biographical Notes:
In Charles Edward Banks Scotch Prisoners Deported to New England by Cromwell, 1651-1652, William is listed as being from the Battle of Dunbar and working at the Great Works Saw Mill managed by Richard Leader, who fled to Barbados in 1656 after getting into a bit of trouble with ruling politics between Maine and Massachusetts. He left the SPOWs destitute and it is unclear if he set them free at that time. However, grants of land for these men began appearing in court records at that time.
A few years after 1650 – William Thompson is in the town of South Berwick…SEE: Clayton, W. Woodford. The History of York County, Maine (Philadelphia: Philadelphia, Everts & Peck, 1880) page 315:

William Thompson was a farmer by trade at the time of the birth of his son John. There does seem to be a lot of confusing information on William Thompson on the Internet. More documentation is needed!

Children of William and Unknown (White) Thompson:
2. i. JOHN² THOMPSON, born at Dover, New Hampshire about 1657*.
2. ii. WILLIAM² THOMPSON, born at Dover about 1661
2. iii. ROBERT² THOMPSON, born at Kittery about 1664
2. iv. JAMES² THOMPSON, born at Kittery about 1666
2. v. ALEXANDER² THOMPSON, born at Kittery about 1671
2. vi. JUDITH² THOMPSON, born at Kittery about 1675

Second Generation

2. i. JOHN² THOMPSON (William¹), born at Dover, New Hampshire about 1657. He married, SARAH WOODMAN.

Biographical Notes:
John Thompson was a carpenter by trade at the birth of his son, John.

Children of John and Sarah (Woodman) Thompson:
3. i. JOHN³ THOMPSON, (John², William¹), born at Oyster River, Durham, New Hampshire before 1680.

2. ii. WILLIAM² THOMPSON (William¹)
2. iii. ROBERT² THOMPSON (William¹)
2. iv. JAMES² THOMPSON (William¹)
2. v. ALEXANDER² THOMPSON (William¹) born at Kittery, York, Maine about 1671.

Children of Alexander and Unknown (_____) Thompson:
3. SAMUEL³ THOMPSON

2. vi. JUDITH² THOMPSON (William¹)


Scotch Prisoners deported to New England by Cromwell, 1651-1652 (Banks 1927) Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 61, 4-30. Available on JSTOR.


The History of York County, Maine, c1880. Page 315.
The History of York County, Maine, c1880. Page 315.


Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700 (3)
Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior 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. Page 1511.


Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948. The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin Meaning and History, (New York : New York Public Library & Readex Books, 1962), First published in 1946. Page 769.:
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SPOW DNA Study:
Group 1-B, Haplogroup R-Z288


SOURCES and NOTES:

26 Nov 2016, Sandra Burke wrote, I am a descendant of William Thompson’ son James.
James Thompson 1666
James Thompson 1707-1791
Elizabeth Thompson Weed 1733-1766
Lydia Weed Welch 1758-1805
Ezekiel Welch 1794-1863
Julia Welch Godfrey 1819-1877
Frederick Godfrey 1859-1939
Cecil Godfrey 1903-1987
Annette Godfrey Dugans 1930-2010″
~ Sandra

“He married, “about 1678″, Sarah Woodman. Both were of Oyster River at the time, which was then a part of Dover and is now Durham, NH.” ~ Wayne, 7th great-grandson of William Thompson

“Just a small correction to William Thompson’s page: His wife was certainly a daughter of John White, but her given name is unknown. It could not have been Mary, because John White’s daughter Mary was unmarried in 1665 when she bore an illegitimate child. Source: Noyes, et al., /Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire/.” ~ Wayne Mitchell

New Hampshire- Births to 1901, Deaths and Marriages to 1937

Jackie Thompson wrote and submitted the following:
William Thompson is #105 on the George S. Stewart list for “The Dunbar Prisoners.”

In Charles Edward Banks Scotch Prisoners Deported to New England by Cromwell, 1651-1652, William is listed as being from the Battle of Dunbar and working at the Great Works Saw Mill managed by Richard Leader, who fled to Barbados in 1656 after getting into a bit of trouble with ruling politics between Maine and Massachusetts. He left the SPOWs destitute and it is unclear if he set them free at that time. However, grants of land for these men began appearing in court records at that time.

1656 – William received a grant of land in Dover, NH. This was laid out, March 17, 1658/1659 “beyond Cocheco Logg Swamp.” On November 8, 1715 William’s son John Thompson, Sr. of Dover, conveyed to John Tuttle fifty acres of land which “were granted to my father, William Thompson, by the town of Dover.” It lay beyond Cocheco Log Swamp, “bounded on the south by Bellamy Bank River.” There is no evidence that William Thompson ever lived on this grant.

October 15, 1656 – Kittery Records – 23 acres were assigned to “William Thompson and his heirs forever at a town meeting in Kittery, Maine by John White” (William’s future father in law). It was located a short way below Sturgeon Creek.

1658 – William married a daughter of John White – Mary Elizabeth White (born 1639 in Kittery, Maine).

1659 – William Thompson was presented at York Court “for rebellion against his father and mother-in-law” He bound himself to the court in a bond of 20 Pounds “that hee will be of good behavior towards all men, especially towards his father and mother.” (State copy of Court Records, Vol. I page 331.)

1676 – William died at Kittery, York, Maine and his estate was appraised, June 22 of that year, at 52 Pounds and 18 Shillings. He left twenty-three acres of land, a house and orchard at Kittery, Maine, and fifty acres in Dover, NH, which he gave to his sons. His wife had died before 1676. He left children, whose ages were given in 1677 as follows:
i. JOHN THOMPSON, aged 18 (Born 1658)
ii. WILLIAM THOMPSON, aged 16 (Born 1661)
iii. ROBERT THOMPSON, aged 13 (Born 1664)
iv. JAMES THOMPSON, aged 11 (Born 1666)
v. ALEXANDER THOMPSON, aged 6 (Born 1671)
vi. JUDITH THOMPSON, aged 2 (Born 1675)

I am descended from Alexander Thompson. – Jackie


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  1. Stewart, George Sawin. The Bartlett Collection. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. /george-sawin-stewart-documents/ [] []
  2. Gerrard, Christopher M.., et al. Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650. Oxbow Books, 2018, p. 252. []
  3. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. Scotch Exiles in New England. 1922. Coll. 733 & 831, Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Portland ME. []
  4. Banks, C.E. 1927. ‘Scotch Prisoners deported to New England by Cromwell 1651-2’. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society 61, 4-30. https://www.jstor.org/stable/25080212 []
  5. Rapaport, Diane. Working List of Early New England Scots. 2015. []
  6. “Dunbar Prisoners of War Profiles.” The Scottish Prisoners of War Society, Teresa Rust, 18 Feb. 2019, scottishprisonersofwar.com/battle_of_dunbar_pows_america/. []
  7. Gerrard, Christopher M.., et al. Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650. Oxbow Books, 2018. Ch. 7, 8. []