Bow, Alexander

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

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

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


First Generation in the New World

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

Biographical Notes:
1. A descendant is a donor to the Scottish Prisoners yDNA Study.
2. See the blog: Alexander Bowe. by Elizabeth Bowe Boggs.
3. Contributed by Dr. Andrew Millard in July 2018:
According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 252, Alexander is categorized as: “Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Bow/Bowe, Alexander. Residences: Charlestown MA, Middletown CT. Appears: 1658. D.1678. Could be the same man as Alexander Bogle.[DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8; App.B] For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.”

Children of Alexander¹ and Sarah (_____) Bow:

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

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

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

Second and Third Generations

Children of Alexander¹ and Sarah (_____) Bow:

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

Children of Samuel and Mary (Turner) Bow:6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Miller, 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: 02 Sep 2018, Updated: 09 May 2019
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust


James Miller, #79 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 251, James is categorized as:

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

Miller, Games/James. Residences: Charlestown, MA. Appears: 1662. B.bef.1618. D.1688. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7]

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


The Dunbar Prisoners Page 4 of 4 The Bartlett Collection, R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston, Massachusetts)

First Generation in the New World

1. JAMES¹ MILLER, was born presumably in Scotland before 1618 and died in Massachusetts in 1688.

Biographical Notes:
He lived in Charlestown (now Boston), Massachusetts.

Livingstone, 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: 24 Aug 2018
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 250, John is categorized as:

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

Livingstone, John. Residences: Charlestown, MA. Appears: 1659. D.aft.1705. Joined SCS in 1659. [Exiles; DR]

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


First Generation in the New World

1. LIVINGSTONE, JOHN, was born presumably in Scotland and died in Massachusetts after 1705.

Biographical Notes: John joined the Scots Charitable Society in 1659.

Burbean, 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: 20 Aug 2018
Updated: 06 Mar 2020
Researchers: Ray Dusek, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust


John Burbean, #5 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 249, John is categorized as:

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

Burbean/Burbeen/Barben/Barbene/Barbeene/Berbeene/Birben, John. Residences: Charlestown, Woburn MA. Appears: 1658. B.c.1627. D.1714.  [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8; App.B]

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


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First Generation in the New World

1. JOHN¹ BURBEEN/BURBEAN, was born, presumably in Scotland, about 1627/8 and died at Woburn on 08 Jan 1713/4.1 He married at Woburn, Massachusetts on on 16 Apr 1660, SARAH GOULD, (1637-1670).2

Biographical Notes:
Residences: Charlestown and Woburn, Massachusetts. Appears: 1658.
Sarah (Gould) Burbeen, the wife of John, dies at Woburn on 14 May 1670.1
Old John, s. of _____, Jan. 8, 1714; ab 86 y.1

Children of John and Sarah (Gould) Burbeen:

2. i.    MARY² BURBEEN, was born 02 Jul 1661.3
2. ii.   JOHN² BURBEEN, was born 09 Aug 1663.3
2. iii. JAMES² BURBEEN, was born on 15 May 16683 and died in 1729. He m. at Charlestown between 03 Sep 1692 and 01 May 1693, MARY (LOWDON) GEORGE, widow of John George.4

Second Generation

2. i.    MARY² BURBEEN, (John¹), was born at Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts on 02 Jul 1661.3
2. ii.   JOHN² BURBEEN, (John¹), was born at Woburn on 09 Aug 1663.3
2. iii. JAMES² BURBEEN, (John¹), was born at Woburn on 15 May 16683 and died in 1729. He m. at Charlestown between 03 Sep 1692 and 01 May 1693, MARY (LOWDON) GEORGE, widow of John George.4

Children of James and Mary (Lowdon) Burbeen:

3. MARY³ BURBEEN, (James², John¹), was b. at Woburn on 06 Mar 1694, twin.
3. SARAH³ BURBEEN, (James², John¹), was b. at Woburn on 06 Mar 1694, twin.
3. JAMES³ BURBEEN, (James², John¹), was b. at Woburn on 21 Aug 1696.
3. JOHN³ BURBEEN, (James², John¹), was b. at Woburn on 12 Mar 1699.
3. SARAH³ BURBEEN, (James², John¹), was b. at Woburn on 17 Jun 1701.

Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/t/13324/35/238451114
Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/13324/36/24807457
Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/13323/25/24807741
HERE LYES THE BODY OF JOHN BURBEEN AGED ABOUT 86 YEARS WHO DECEASED JANUARY THE 8th 1713. Shared by Ray Dusek.

SOURCES AND NOTES:

Colonial Soldiers and Officers in New England, 1620-1775. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013).
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB494/i/13255/12/236047601
  1. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/13323/25/24807741 [] [] []
  2. New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21174/245/426879165 []
  3. Woburn Record of Births, page 35. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/t/13324/35/238451114 [] [] [] [] [] []
  4. 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/t/21174/245/426879165 [] []

Mark, Patrick

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: 14 Oct 2016, Updated: 09 May 2019
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust


Patrick Mark, #72 on “George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 256, Patrick is categorized as:

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

Mark/Marks, Patrick. Residences: Charlestown, Dunstable MA. Appears 1662. B.1630×35. D.aft.1690. No evidence that he is a Scot. [SPOWS; Ch.7]

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


Name Variations: Mark, Marks, Marke

First Generation in the New World

1. PATRICK MARK, was born presumably in Scotland about 1630-1635 and died in or after 1690. He married at Charlestown, Massachusetts by 1662, SARAH (_____).

Biographical Notes:
1. 1673 – “Patrick Marke” age 42 yrs. & Matthew Gibbs age 58.
Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, “Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649,” n.d.)
2. 11 March 1677/8: “Patrick Mark” In tithing district. Frothingham, Richard. The History of Charlestown, Massachusetts, Part 1, (Boston, Mass.:C.C. Little and J. Brown, 1845) – 368 pages
3. 1688 – “Patrick Mark” in Charlestown, Middlesex County. Massachusetts: Massachusetts: Miscellaneous Censuses Substitutes, 1630–1788, 1840, 1890 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. From records supplied by Ancestry.com)

Children of Patrick and Sarah (_____) Mark:

2. i. SARAH² MARK, born 23 Apr 1662 at Charlestown.
2. ii. PETER MARK, born 14 Oct 1663 and died 20 Nov 1663 at Charlestown.
2. iii. HANNAH MARK, born 5 Oct 1664 at Charlestown.
2. iv. MERCIE MARK, born 5 Feb 1667/68.
2. v. MARY MARK, born about 1670, died 2 Sep 1691 at Dunstable.

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.
Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, "Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649," n.d.)
Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, “Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649,” n.d.)
Stearns, Ezra S., 1911 Early generations of the founders of old Dunstable, thirty families. Boston : G. F. Littlefield. p.56
Stearns, Ezra S., 1911 Early generations of the founders of old Dunstable, thirty families. Boston : G. F. Littlefield. p.55 Stearns, Ezra S., 1911 Early generations of the founders of old Dunstable, thirty families. Boston : G. F. Littlefield. p.55-56 https://archive.org/details/cu31924028820203/page/n66
Wyman, T.B. and Edes, H.H. 1879 The genealogies and estates of Charlestown : in the county of Middlesex and commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818. Boston : D. Clapp. p.656.
Wyman, T.B. and Edes, H.H. 1879 The genealogies and estates of Charlestown : in the county of Middlesex and commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818. Boston : D. Clapp. p.656. https://archive.org/details/genealogiesestat02wyma/page/656

Stewart, Alexander

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

Published: 23 Dec 2014
Updated: 05 Apr 2020
Researchers: Dan Hamilton, Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust


Alexander Stewart, #99 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list1
Surname Variations: Stewart, Steward, Stuart, Stwart


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 254, Alexander is categorized as: Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Stewart, Alexander. Residences: Charlestown MA. Appears: 1662. D.1686. An Austin Stewart is listed on the John & Sara but it is not clear if this is the same man. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7]3456 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. ALEXANDER¹ STEWART, tailor, was born in Scotland and died at Marlborough, Massachusetts on 06 Apr 1731.7 He married, first, at Charlestown, Massachusetts on 12 Oct 1662, HANNAH TEMPLAR, she died at Charlestown, 21 Aug 1674.8910 He married, second, at Cambridge on 03 May 1677, REBECCA (_____). He married, third, at Sudbury, Massachusetts on 23 May 1688, DEBORAH (REDIAT) FORBUSH/FARROWBUSH/FORBES, the widow of Daniel Forbes, by whom she had several children. Daniel Forbes died in Oct 1687.1112 Deborah died at Marlborough on 23 Apr 1721.13 He possibly married, fourth, at Marlborough on 07 Feb 1721/2, (_____) WHEELER.14

Biographical Notes:
I believe that Alexander of Charlestown is also the Alexander of Marlborough, they are the same person.11 It appears that this is the same Alexander who was a witness at the inquest (see below) on 29 Apr 1672 of the drowning death of John Benett?15

Children of Alexander and Hannah (Templar) Stewart:
2. i. JAMES² STEWART, born at Charlestown, 8 May 1665.16
2. ii. JOHN² STEWART+, born at Charlestown, 24 Nov 1667.17
2. iii. SAMUEL² STEWART, born at Charlestown, 19 Dec 1669.18
2. iv. HANNAH² STEWART, born at Charlestown, 24 Jan 1671.19
2. v. MARGARETT² STEWART, born at Charlestown, 11 Aug 1674

Children of Alexander and Deborah (Rediat) Stewart:
2. vi. MARY² STEWART, born at Marlborough, 13 Feb 1689.20
2. vii. DANIEL² STEWART+, born at Marlborough, 6 Feb 1691.21
2. viii. ALEXANDER² STEWART, born at Marlborough on 15 Jan 1695-96.21

Second and Third Generations

Children of Alexander and Hannah (Templar) Stewart:

2. i. JAMES² STEWART, (Alexander¹ and Hannah) was born at Charlestown, 8 May 1665.16
2. ii. JOHN² STEWART+, (Alexander¹ and Hannah) was born at Charlestown, 24 Nov 1667.17 and died at Lewes, Sussex, Delaware on 1 Sep 1704.

Children of JOHN and Unknown STEWART:
3. i. SAMUEL³ STEWART, (John², Alexander¹)
3. ii. DAVID³ STEWART, (John², Alexander¹)
3. iii. JOHN³ STEWART, (John², Alexander¹)
3. iv. ELIZABETH³ STEWART, (John², Alexander¹)
3. v. WILLIAM³ STEWART, (John², Alexander¹)
3. vi. HANNAH³ STEWART, (John², Alexander¹)

2. iii. SAMUEL² STEWART, (Alexander¹ and Hannah), born at Charlestown, 19 Dec 1669.18
2. iv. HANNAH² STEWART, (Alexander¹ and Hannah), born at Charlestown, 24 Jan 1671.19She married at Boston on 29 Jun 1699, BARRETT DYER.22
2. v. MARGARET² STEWART, (Alexander¹ and Hannah), born on 11 Aug 1674.

Children of Alexander and Deborah (Rediat) Stewart:

2. vi. MARY² STEWART, (Alexander¹ and Deborah), born at Marlborough on 13 Feb 1689
2. vii. DANIEL² STEWART+, (Alexander¹ and Deborah), was born in Marlborough on 6 Feb 1691.23 He married at Marlborough on 12 Dec 1718, PERSIS WITTE.24

Children of Daniel and Persis (Witte) Stewart:
3. i. DANIEL³ STEWARD, (Daniel², Alexander¹), b. Marlborough, 14 Oct 1722.23
3. ii. MARY³ STEWART, (Daniel², Alexander¹), b. at Marlborough, 16 Oct 1724.21
3. iii. DEBORAH³ STEWART, (Daniel², Alexander¹), b. Marlborough 18 Feb 1727.21
3. iv. PERCIS³ STEWART, (Daniel², Alexander¹), was born at Marlborough on 23 Mar 172921 and died at Marlborough on 25 Aug 1736.13
3. v. ANTIPAS³ STEWARD, son, (Daniel², Alexander¹), b. Marl., 28 Dec 1733.23
3. vi. RIDIAT³ STEWART, son, (Daniel², Alexander¹), b. Marlborough, 12 Apr 1736.21
3. vii. EBENEZER³ STEWART, (Daniel², Alexander¹), was born at Marlborough on 22 Aug 173823 and died at Marlborough on 01 Aug 1740.13
3. viii. JOHN STEWART, (Daniel², Alexander¹), was born at Marlborough? and died at Marlborough on 20 Aug 1740.13
3. viii. PERSIS³ STEWART, (Daniel², Alexander¹), b. Marlborough, 19 Jun 1743.25

2. viii. ALEXANDER² STEWART, (Alexander¹ and Deborah), was born at Marlborough on 15 Jan 1695/6.26

Biographical Notes:
Alexander Stewart, a tailor, from M” [Marlborough] is found in Brookfield in 1719.27
Brookfield, “1754, A reading and writing school was kept at Abraham Adams’ house for a short time, by Alexr Stuart.” page 201.28
On 10 May 2016, Dan Hamilton says, “On my website,
http://www.brookfieldsresearch.com, I have documentation for Alexander Stuart a tailor of Marlborough, MA who came to Brookfield in 1719 and held land next to John Hamilton on the east side of Quaboag Pond. He was still here and teaching in 1758. You can also find info in Temple’s History of North Brookfield, page 201, https://books.google.com/books/reader?id=rHmAAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&pg=GBS.PA201 Search for Stuart and Stewart in the Temple book. The Forbes/Forbush family also came to Brookfield.” ~ Dan Hamilton

History of North Brookfield

Stewart Clan Magazine

Images:

New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21175/1450/426905484
 
Sudbury Marriages, page 274. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7806/274/142140598
 
Alexander Stewart at inquest for the drowning death of John Benett (a possible SPOW) Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, “Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649,” n.d.)
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB432/i/12381/191/138358109

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: DYER and STEWART, marriage must be Hannah Stewart, daughter of Alexander and Hannah Stewart.

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  13. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Marlborough Deaths, page 391. [] [] [] []
  14. Marlborough Marriages []
  15. Alexander Stewart at inquest for the drowning death of John Benett (a possible SPOW) Middlesex County, MA: Abstracts of Court Files, 1649–1675. (Unpublished abstracts by Thomas Bellows Wyman, “Abstract of Middlesex court files from 1649,” n.d.)
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB432/i/12381/191/138358109 []
  16. Charlestown Vital Records, page 52. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/13924/52/250963951 [] []
  17. Charlestown Vital Records, page 60, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/13924/60/250963880 [] []
  18. Charlestown Vital Records, page 74. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/13924/74/250964224 [] []
  19. Charlestown Birth Records, page 83. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/13924/83/250964367 [] []
  20. Marlborough Births, page 172, Massachusetts Vital Records at NEHGS []
  21. Ibid. [] [] [] [] [] []
  22. 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: DYER and STEWART, marriage must be Hannah Stewart, daughter of Alexander and Hannah Stewart. []
  23. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Marlborough Births, page 172. [] [] [] []
  24. Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Marlborough Marriages, page 314. []
  25. Marlborough Births, page 172. []
  26. Marlborough Births []
  27. History of Brookfield []
  28. History of North Brookfield []

Fassett, Patrick

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: 07 Mar 2020
Researchers: Sheila McCreven, Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust, Diane Schroeder
Editor: Teresa Rust


Patrick Fassett (alias M’Pherson), #23 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List

[Ma]ckfarson, _____?.* ***** [Mac]kfarson in NEHGR, on the John and Sara Passenger List

Name Variations: Fassett, McPherson, Mackfassy, Mackfarson, Patrick, Patriach, Facit, Fasset, Fassit, Fassitt, M’Pherson


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 253, Patrick is categorized as: Possible [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Fassett/McPherson/Mackfassy/Mackfarson, Patrick/Patriach. Residences: Cambridge, Billerca, Malden, Concord, Charlestown MA. Appears: 1666. B.c.1628. D.1713. There is an entry in the John & Sara list for Mackfarson, with no forename, but it is impossible to tell if this is the same man. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.8; App.B] For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.


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.: There is NO FASSETT OR FASSET in this book but there is MacPherson.

SPOW DNA Study:
Group 1-B, Haplogroups R-Z283


First Generation in the New World

1. PATRICK FASSETT, was born presumably in Scotland about 1628 and died at Billerica, Massachusetts on 06 or 07 Nov 1713, aged 85. 1. 2 He married at Malden, MA by 1670, SARAH REYLEY. 3 She died at Billerica, Massachusetts on 15 Jan 1740 as the wife of, THOMAS BATEMAN.

Biographical Notes:
Patrick lived in Malden, Boston and Billerica, Massachusetts.
1. Patrick’s headstone and a slightly inaccurate biographical note can be found at Find A Grave.
2. The following information is from a query in the Boston Transcript (1830-1941):
“Sarah Fassett (Macpherson) born in Boston 1 Mar 1674 was one of the children of Patrick Fassett, born in Scotland about 1628, died 6 Nov. 1713, aged 85 (grave stone Billerica, Mass). He was in Concord in 1663-67, Charleston 1670, Malden 1672, Boston 1674-79, Bilerica 2 June 1679 (inhabitant). He married Sarah who died 15 Jan. 1739/40 aged 95. Children John, Joseph, Sarah, Samuel, Deborah, Mary, Peter, Josiah, Benjamin. Patrick Fassett, a prudent and well behaved farmer acquired considerable estate conveying land to his sons in his lifetime. His widow Sarah married Thomas Bateman of Concord. Patrick came to New England about 1652, one of a group of prisoners taken in Cromwell’s campaigns against the Scots.”
– Submitted by Diane Schroeder
3. In “1688 Patrick Fassit was living in Newton & Billerica” 4 from the Massachusetts: Miscellaneous Census Substitutes, 1630 – 1788, 1840, 1890 found at American Ancestors.org.

Children of Patrick and Sarah (Reyley) Fassett:
2. i. JOHN FASSETT, b. at Malden on 3 Oct 1670; d. 30 Jan 1737; m. at Billerica on 31 Mar 1697, MARY HILL.
2. ii. JOSEPH FASSETT, b. at Malden, Massachusetts in 1672 [6]; m. at Lexington by 1701, MARY MUNROE.
2. iii. SARAH FASSETT, b. at Boston, Mass., 1 Mar 1674; m. in Cambridge, Mass. in 1725, THOMAS HUTCHINSON.
2. iv. SAMUEL FASSETT, b. at Boston on 29 Dec 1677
2. v. SAMUEL FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 07 May 1679
2. vi. DEBORAH FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 15 Feb 1680/81
2. vii. MARY FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 31 Mar 1683²; m., JOB LANE.
2. viii. PETER FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 24 Aug 1685;2 d. at Billerica on 16 May 1711 5 m. at Billerica on 01 Feb 1710/11, ELIZABETH MANNING.8
2. ix. JOSIAH FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 01 Dec 1687.
2. x. BENJAMIN FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 07 Jul 1690.

Second Generation

2. i. JOHN FASSETT, was born at Malden on 3 Oct 1670 and died at on 30 Jan 1737. He married at Billerica on 31 Mar 1697, MARY HILL. 3

Biographical Notes:
John Fassett was the first resident physician in the town of Bedford, Massachusetts. 30 Jan 1736 he was 66 years old. 6

Children of John and Mary (Hill) Fassett:

2. ii. JOSEPH FASSETT, was born at Malden, Massachusetts in 1672. He married at Lexington by 1701, MARY MUNROE, (probably SPOW descendant). 3

2. iii. SARAH FASSETT, was born at Boston on 01 Mar 1674. Married at Cambridge in 1725, THOMAS HUTCHINSON. (See below in Notes by Sheila McCreven)

On 29 Oct 2016, Sheila McCreven of Woodbridge, CT shared:
“Hello. I am an 8th great-granddaughter of Patrick Fassett and Sarah Reyley through their daughter Sarah who married Thomas Hutchinson in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1725. I see that you have Patrick and Sarah’s children listed including my Sarah but no further information on her descendants. I would be happy to supply you with some details if you would like to add them. I would also like to know more about Patrick and any possible connection to the MacPherson clan in America? Specifically I am looking to see if there is a connection to another ancestor of mine: Mary McPherson – born March 8, 1820, married Linus Berthrong, died January 10, 1898 in upstate New York.”

2. iv. SAMUEL FASSETT, was born at Boston on 29 Dec 1677. 7

2. v. SAMUEL² FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 07 May 1679. 8 He married, LYDIA (_____).

Children of Samuel and Lydia (_____) Fassett:
3. ESTHER³ FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 29 Sep 1706. 9
3. LYDIA FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 01 Fen 1709/10. 9
3. ESTHER³ FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 13 Nov. 1711.9
3. AMAZIAH³ FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 06 May 1720. 10

2. vii. MARY FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 31 Mar 1683. 11 She married, JOB LANE.

2. viii. PETER FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 24 Aug 168512

Children of Josiah and Sarah (_____) Fasset:
3. MARY FASSET, d. at Billerica on 08 May 1720.

2. x. BENJAMIN FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 07 Jul 1690.11

Here lies buried the body of Doctor John Fasset who departed this life January 30th 1736 in the 67th year of his age. Old Burying Ground Bedford Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA Plot: Sect. C5, Stone 103
Here lies buried the body of Doctor John Fasset who departed this life January 30th 1736 in the 67th year of his age.
Old Burying Ground
Bedford
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Sect. C5, Stone 103

For more information please contact the descendants/researchers of Patrick Fassett. Thank you! 🙂

Sources and Notes:

  1. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/360/141919006 []
  2. Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized images provided by FamilySearch.org) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB536/i/14471/7399-co2/38240272 []
  3. New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21174/532/426885392 [] [] []
  4. Massachusetts: Miscellaneous Census Substitutes, 1630-1788, 1840, 1890 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. From records supplied by Ancestry.com) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB509/rd/13684/11913/242330152 []
  5. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/360/22246504 []
  6. History of the Town of Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Year of Our Lord 1891 … with a Genealogical Register of Old Families Abram English Brown
    author, 1891 – Bedford (Mass.) https://books.google.com/books?id=YXYUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA84&lpg=PA84&dq=Dr.+John+Fasset+of+Bedford&source=bl&ots=Seo-MOjjGu&sig=ACfU3U0rnV-zRzTf67Keu_5qJUsf5c17rQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj43KGO4onoAhUTvp4KHXOOBeoQ6AEwBHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=Dr.%20John%20Fasset%20of%20Bedford&f=false []
  7. Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection). Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630–1800 and The Crooked and Narrow Streets of Boston, 1630–1822. CD-ROM. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014.) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB530/i/14226/7849/260103911 []
  8. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/76/22246372 []
  9. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/22246371 [] [] []
  10. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/22246371[/efn+note]
    3. MARY FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 03 Jul 1722. ((Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
    3. DEBORAH³ FASSETT, 09 Jun 1724. ((Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/22246371[/efn+note]

    2. vi. DEBORAH FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 15 Feb 1680/1. ((Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/141909926 []

  11. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/141909926 [] []
  12. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/141909926[/efn+note] and died at Charlestown, Massachusetts on 16 May 1711. He married at Billerica on 01 Feb 1710/11, ELIZABETH MANNING.8

    2. ix. JOSIAH FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 01 Dec 1687. ((Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7660/75/141909926 []

Wyer, Edward

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

Published: 15 Dec 2014, Updated: 22 Feb 2020
Researchers: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust, Jeanette Wentworth
Editors: Teresa Rust


Edward Wyer, #109 on “George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar List1

Name Variations: Wyer, Wyear/Wiar/Wier


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 1650,2 (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 252, Edward is categorized as:

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

Wyer/Wyear/Wier, Edward. Residences: Charlestown MA. Appears: 1658. B.c.1622. D.1693. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8]34156

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


First Generation in the New World

1. EDWARD¹ WYER, was born in Scotland7 about 16228 and died at Charlestown, Massachusetts on 03 May 1693, “an aged Scotsman“. He married at Charlestown, Massachusetts on 05 Jan 1659, ELIZABETH JOHNSON, daughter of William and Elizabeth Johnson. She married, second, WILLIAM MONROE, of Cambridge, also a SPOW.8

Biographical Notes:
According to a statement in The History of Malden, MA on page 601, Edward Wiar was a Scotchman.9 Edward’s widow remarried William Munroe, another Scottish Prisoner of War. “Page, 84 CITY DOCUMENT No. 39. The 20 : of April ’63 : granted vnto Edward Wyer by Tickett to Cutt and Carrie Six Cord of fire wood for his own use of Charls- tow, wood interest on Maulden side, comon, by Saml Lewis, before march next ensuing.”10

Children of Edward and Elizabeth (Johnson) Wyer:
2. i.
ELIZABETH² WYER, (Edward¹) b. Charlestown 10 Nov 1659, m. BENJAMIN MIRICK, of Charlestown.8
2. ii. EDWARD² WYER,8 (Edward¹), b. at Charlestown c1661; m. ABIGAIL LAWRENCE.
2. iii. ROBERT² WYER, (Edward¹) born Charlestown on 10 Feb 1664.8
2. iv. HANNAH² WYER, (Edward¹) bap. Charlestown 23 Jul 1665 m. 15 Dec 1686, NATHAN DUNKIN/DUNKLIN.8
2. v. KATHERINE² WYER, (Edward¹) b. Charlestown 05 Dec 1666, m. JONATHAN WELSH.8
2. vi. NATHANIEL² WYER (Edward¹) b. Charlestown 14 Jun 1668, prob. died young.8
2. vii. RUHAMAH?² WYER (Edward¹) b. Charlestown 24 Dec 1670, m. JOHN HILL.8
2. viii. ELEAZAR² WYER (Edward¹) born Charlestown 12 Dec 16728; m., 1st, KATHERINE WADE; m., 2nd, widow, SARAH (ADAMS) KNOX.
2. ix. ZACHARIAH² WYER, (Edward¹) b. Charlestown/Boston? 16 Mar 1676, m. MARY (_____), died 1717
2. x. SARAH² WYER, (Edward¹) born Charlestown? 05 Mar 1678, m. JOHN FILLEBROWN.8
2. xi. WILLIAM² WYER, (Edward¹) born Charlestown? on 3 Oct 1680.8

Second Generation

2. i. ELIZABETH² WYER, (Edward¹) was born at Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts on 10 Nov 1659. She married at Charlestown, BENJAMIN MIRICK.8

2. ii. EDWARD² WYER, JR, (Edward¹), was born at Charlestown about 1661 and died before 25 Dec 1689. He married at Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts on 01 Sep 1684, ABIGAIL LAWRENCE.11 , daughter of JOHN and SUSANNA LAWRENCE of Charlestown, but died within a few years; his widow married 25 Dec 1689, NICHOLAS LAWRENCE, of Charlestown.8

2. iii. ROBERT² WYER, (Edward¹) was born at Charlestown on 10 Feb 1664. He married, RUTH JOHNSON.8

2. iv. HANNAH² WYER, (Edward¹) baptized at Charlestown on 23 Jul 1665. She married at Charlestown on 15 Dec 1686, NATHAN DUNKIN/DUNKLIN.8

2. v. KATHERINE² WYER, (Edward¹) was born at Charlestown on 5 Dec 1666. She married, JONATHAN WELSH.8

2. vi. NATHANIEL² WYER (Edward¹) was born at Charlestown on 14 Jun 1668 and probably died young.8

2. vii. RUHAMAH² WYER (Edward¹) was born at Charlestown on 14 Dec 1670. She married JOHN HILL.8

2. viii. ELEAZAR² WYER (Edward¹) was born at Charlestown on 12 Dec 1672. He married, first, KATHERINE WADE. He married, second, SARAH (ADAMS) KNOX, the widow of, HENRY KNOX.8

2. ix. ZACHARIAH² WYER, (Edward¹) was born at Charlestown on 16 Mar 1676 and died in 1717. He married at Concord on 7 June 1698, MARAH JONES.8

2. x. SARAH² WYER, (Edward¹) was born at Charlestown on 5 Mar 1678. She married, JOHN FILLEBROWN.8

2. xi. WILLIAM² WYER, (Edward¹) was born at Charlestown on 3 Oct 1680.8

HERE LIES YE BODY OF EDWARD WIER AGED 71 YEARS Phipps Street Burying Ground, Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA, PLOT 7M54 Find-A-Grave

Sources and Notes:

Torrey's New England Marriages to 1700 (4)
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.

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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. []
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  4. Rapaport, Diane. Working List of Early New England Scots. 2015. []
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  6. 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. []
  7. Edward Wiar and William Egar, Scotchmen” Corey, Deloraine P. (Deloraine Pendre), 1836-1910. The History of Malden, Massachusetts, 1633-1785. Malden, 1899, page 601, contributed by Jeanette Wentworth. []
  8. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 25, 1871. Heritage Books, 1994. [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []
  9. Corey, Deloraine P. (Deloraine Pendre), 1836-1910. The History of Malden, Massachusetts, 1633-1785. Malden, 1899, page 601, contributed by Jeanette Wentworth []
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Corser, Hercules

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 Dec 2014
Updated: 03 Mar 2020
Researchers: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust


Hercules Corser, #11 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list

Name variations: Corser, Cosser, Courser


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, Hercules is categorized as:

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

Corser/Cosser, Hercules. Residences: Charlestown MA. Appears: 1657. D.aft.1679. Member of SCS 1659. [DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8]

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


First Generation in the New World

1.HERCULES¹ CORSER, was born presumably in Scotland and died in Massachusetts after 1679.

Biographical Notes:
Could Hercules actually be Archelaus Courser who married Rachel Roper and lived in Boston and Lancaster, MA. Archelas Coursor wrote his will at Boston, MA on 30 Oct 1679. Children are listed as: John Coursor and Rachel Coursor. Friends are James English [SPOW?] and Thomas Duor [Dewer], related to David Dewer who knew James English?. 1 Died: Archelaus Courser in Boston, 1679.2

Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America: With a Brief History of …
By Henry Whittemore

Timeline:
1657/58:
Lot 202, Hercules Corser, 4 wooded acres, 1 in Commons, 01 March 1657/58.
From Charlestown Land Records, page 81.

1658:
“Charlestown Tax List: 16 November 1658
Alex Bow 1 0-3-4 (fellow Scot)
Her Courser 1 0-2-0
Figures after names presumably refer to number of dwellings. “
SEE: Thompson, Roger, From Deference to Defiance, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1629-1692, (Boston, Mass.: NHGS, 2012), 50.

1659:
Scots’ Charitable Society member “Hercules Cosser”

A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of New England, Volume 1
By James Savage

1678/79:
“Ye 10th of 1st Mo 1678/79” “Hercules Corser” is in list of men wanting to retain Mr. Myles as their pastor.
SEE: Wood, Nathan, The History of the First Baptist Church of Boston (1665-1899), (Boston, Massachusetts: American Baptist Publications Society, 1899), 132.

29 Oct 1678/9:
Hercules Courser took the Oath of Allegiance on 21 Apr 1679 in Boston. 3


Find his descendants and researchers here.


NOTES:

Suffolk Deeds, Volume 5
By Suffolk County (Mass.), 03 Oct 1666
The Pioneers of Massachusetts: A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the …
By Charles Henry Pope
Continued from above.
Social and Economic Networks in Early Massachusetts: Atlantic Connections
By Marsha L. Hamilton
  1. Suffolk County, MA: Probate File Papers.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2017-2019. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized mages provided by FamilySearch.org) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2735/i/48697/1130-co3/69449705 []
  2. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/13320/20/238394980 []
  3. At a County Court held at Boston 29o Octobr 1678. Records of the Suffolk County Court: 1671-1680, Vol. XXX, (Boston: The Society, 1933), 968. https://www.colonialsociety.org/node/318 []

Hamilton, 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: 02 Jul 2014, Updated: 20 Feb 2019
Page contributors: Catherine Lane, Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust


John Hamilton, #40 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list1
Surname variations: Hamblton, Hamelton


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),2 on page 250, John is categorized as:

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

Hamilton, John. Residences: Charlestown, Concord MA. B.c.1634. D.1680. Probably from the Unity but a John Hanoman appears on the John & Sara which might be this man. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.8]34567

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


First Generation in the New World

1. JOHN¹ HAMILTON, was born presumably in Scotland about 1634 and died at Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts before 5 Oct 1680.8 ,9 He married at Concord before 1668, CHRISTIAN EDWARDS.10

Biographical Notes:
John Hamilton TIMELINE

Children of John and Christian (probably Edwards) Hamilton:
2. i. JOHN² HAMILTON+, born at Concord in Mar 1667/68.11
2. ii. JOSEPH² HAMILTON+, born at Concord on 9 Jan 1671.12

  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. Rapaport, Diane. Working List of Early New England Scots. 2015. []
  5. Stewart, George Sawin. The Bartlett Collection. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. /george-sawin-stewart-documents/ []
  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.8. []
  8. Hamilton, Charles William, Genealogy of The Hamilton Family In America, (Salem, Mass.: Higginson Book Company, reprint 1998), 8-9. “In the Middlesex Probate Records, Vol. 5, p. 312, there is recorded, “An inventory of the estate of John Hamilton, lately deceased.” No place or date is given but the dwelling house mentioned in this inventory, was at “Elm Brook Meadow [Concord, Mass.].” This inventory occupies the lower half of a page and the preceding entry is dated 1681.” “Therefore we can say it was entered after 1681, possibly, several years after that date.” []
  9. Charlestown court records of October 5, 1680, showing the assignment of the John Hamilton inventory to Henry Woodis.
    Dobson, David. Scots in New England, 1623-1873., (Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002.), 92. []
  10. Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.), 338. “HAMILTON, John & Christian _____: b [before] 1668; Concord” []
  11. Tolman, George. Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Concord, Mass.: T. Todd, printer, 1895), 14. (free Google eBook) “John, son of John hamelton & Christian his wife born 1. march 67. [16]68.²” “² County record says 68-69” []
  12. Tolman, Concord, Massachusetts Births, 16. “Joseph son of John hamelton & Christian his wife borne, 9th. Jen’ 1671” []