Doubtful [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]
Emery, William. Residences: Lynn MA. Appears: 1653. B.c.1625. Gave evidence about the Scots but does not state that he is one. He testified that he was sent by the Ironworks Company to New England and worked for them from July or September 1651. This does not fit with his transport as a Dunbar prisoner. [DR; SPOWS; Ch.7] 2, 34
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. [↩]
“William, age 25 in 1653.” Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk. 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/21070/252/1426620119 [↩]
1. ROBERT¹ BURGES, was born, presumably in Scotland and died after 1672 in Massachusetts.
Biography: May be the Robert Burges/Burgess who marries, 1st, at Lynn, Massachusetts by 1669, SARAH (_____), she dies 1669 and marries 2nd, at Lynn, on 13 Apr 1671, SARAH HULL, the daughter of Captain Tristram Hull. She was born in March 1650, which would make a huge difference in ages if he was born in 1621. He appears in Lin in 1652:
In the will for Robert Burges who died 6 may 1700 he mentions his wife Sarah and his daughter Elizabeth Edmons. So the Elizabeth Burges below must be his daughter. If she marries in 1685, she must be the daughter of his first marriage before 1669. Most girls married about 21 years. That would make her birth date around 1664.
1. ALEXANDER¹ BRAVENDER, was born presumably in Scotland about 1613 and died at Wenham, Massachusetts on 22 Oct 1678.
Biographical Notes: Died probably unmarried and childless. He left items to fellow Scotsmen and probable SPOW’s: Robert Mackclafflin (Unity), Alexander Tompson (John & Sarah), John Ross, and of a probable Dunbar prisoner named Alexander Maxey who was also a legatee of Alexander Bravender.
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These two entries are believed to be the same men: Douglas, Alexander, #18 on DP, (Stewart’s Dunbar List) M’Dougall Alexander, #20 on Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory (Saugus) Name Variations: Dugle/McDougall/Dugle/Douglas/Duglen/Dugglas/Duggell/Munduggle, Allex./Alexander?/Allister/Alister/Allester Similar Names on Lists: Resided: Lynn, Massachusetts
First Generation in the New World
1. ALEXANDER DOUGLAS, was born presumably in Scotland and died in
Published: 19 August 2018 Updated: 10 Apr 2020 Researchers: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust Editors: Teresa Rust
Sources and Notes:
From Iswitch Quarterly Court Vol II 1656-1662: “Oliver Purchis and George Darline, both at the Ironworks, deposed that in February last, 1656, in the moonlight they went to Linne town to the ordinary to see some persons from the Ironworks who had been there the whole afternoon before. They found a great store in the house drinking, some being full of drunk, particularly Sergeant Eldridge of Maldin, who had been there the greater part of the day before. Darline having occasion to be in the house all night, deposed that Eldridge slept by the fire all night, and if deponent had not been there, his clothes and perhaps himself would have been burned so full of drink was the Sergeant. In one room was Muzzy and his wife, she sitting on one side of the table between two men and her husband on the other side of the table merrily singing to the rest. Katherine Lary, who lived in the house testified to the same. Allester Munduggle also testified.”
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First Generation in the New World
1. JAMES THOMPSON, was born, presumably in Scotland.
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