Nock, Thomas

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

Published: 19 Sep 2018
Updated: 09 Oct 2018
Page contributors: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust and Kenneth Whittemore.


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 254, Thomas is categorized as:

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

Nock/Knox, Thomas. Residences: Dover NH. Appears: 1657. D.1666. Appears with other Scots at Dover. [Exiles]

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. THOMAS NOCK/KNOX, born, possibly in Scotland and died on 29 Oct 1666, from an accident. He married, REBECCA TIBBETS.

Biographical Notes:
On 09 Oct 2018, Dr. Andrew Millard wrote, “The date of the 1652 grant was doubted by Stackpole in his Scotch Exiles typescript (see attached page) where he said “the last figure is very indistinct and doubtful. It may be 1656 or later.” Have you managed to see the original of this grant? If that date is not certain, then all are agreed he had a land grant was in 1657, but there is another indication he was there slightly earlier. Both the Tibbetts and the Knox books says Thomas’s son Thomas jr. made a will on 15 Feb 1676, though Stackpole says 15 Sep 1676. An image of this will ought to be on Ancestryhttps://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8996, but I don’t have a subscription to US records. Ancestry have transcribed the month as February. Sylvanus, another son, was taxed in 1677 according to the Tibbetts book and Stackpole. They must have been 21 to make a will and be taxed, placing their births in or before 1655 and 1656. Sylvanus was apprenticed in 1670 according to the Tibbetts book, which conventionally would have happened at the age of 14. Although age at apprenticeship did vary, this would fit with a c.1656 birth. If the 1652 date is correct I agree he is unlikely to be a SPOW, but if he first appears in 1655-56, in a place where there were a number of SPOWs, then I’d still consider him to fall in the possible category. The key thing is the date on that first land grant, for which the original or a good image of it needs to be consulted.”

Children of Thomas and Rebecca (Tibbets) Knox/Nock:
2. i. THOMAS² KNOX, b. at Dover, New Hampshire; d. Unmarried.
2. ii. SYLVANUS² KNOX, b. at Dover; m. 1st, ELIZABETH EMERY; m., 2nd, WIDOW ESTHER (PHILBROOK) BEARD.
2. iii. REBECCA² KNOX,
2. iv. ELIZABETH² KNOX, b. at Dover on 21 Nov 1663; d. 12 May 1669, age 5 years.
2. v. HENRY² KNOX, b. at Dover on 08 Feb 1666; m., SARAH ADAMS, dau. of Charles Adams.

Second Generation

2. i. THOMAS² KNOX, (Thomas¹), was born at Dover, New Hampshire and died ?. His will is dated 15 Feb 1676, he gave everything to his mother, siblings and uncle; no wife or children. Unmarried.

2. ii. SYLVANUS² KNOX, (Thomas¹), was born at Dover and died after his will dated 7 Mar 1716, which was proved the following February (1716/17?). He married, first, on 02 Apr 1677, ELIZABETH EMERY, who died 06 Jun 1704. He married, second, Widow, ESTHER (PHILBROOK/PHILBRICK) BEARD.

Children of Sylvanus and Elizabeth (Emery) Knox:
3. i. ELIZABETH³ KNOX, (Sylvanus², Thomas¹), b. 12 Feb 1678.
3. ii. SARAH³ KNOX, (Sylvanus², Thomas¹), b. 4 May 1680.
3. iii. SYLVANUS³ KNOX, (Sylvanus², Thomas¹), m., SARAH DRISCO.
3. iv. THOMAS³ KNOX, (Sylvanus², Thomas¹), m., ABIGAIL (_____).
3. v. JAMES³ KNOX, (Sylvanus², Thomas¹), m., ABIGAIL THOMAS.
3. vi. ZACHARIAH³ KNOX, (Sylvanus², Thomas¹), m., SARAH (_____).

2. iii. REBECCA² KNOX, (Thomas¹), she married, first, WILLIAM WILLEY. She married, second, SAMUEL TIBBETS.

2. iv. ELIZABETH² KNOX, (Thomas¹), b. at Dover on 21 Nov 1663; d. 12 May 1669, age 5 years.

2. v. HENRY² KNOX, (Thomas¹), was born at Dover on 08 Feb 1666. He married, SARAH ADAMS, the daughter of Charles Adams. Sarah married, second, ELEAZER WYER, of Somersworth. Edward Wyer, the SPOW, had a son ELEAZER.

Sources and Notes:

1657, Land Record. Shared by Ray Dusek.

Stackpole in his Scotch Exiles typescript. Shared by Dr. Andrew Millard.

NEHGR 98:61

Hobbs, Henry

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

Published: 15 Sep 2018, Updated: 30 Nov 2018
Page contributors: Ray Dusek, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust


IMPORTANT UPDATE! (July 2018)
According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 253, Henry is categorized as:

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

Hobbs, Henry. Residences: Dover NH. Appears: 1657. D.1698. Appears at Dover at the same time as Scots likely to have been prisoners, and employed in the same mill. The surname, however, is not distinctively Scottish. [Exiles]

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


Sources and Notes:
From Ray Dusek:
“Here are the sources for Henry Hobbs:
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire
History of Rockingham and Strafford Counties, New Hampshire: with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent…
Maine, Marriage Index, 1670-1921
Pioneers on Maine rivers
U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Orr, 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: 28 Mar 2019
Page contributors: Rosann Beauvais, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust


James Orr, #82 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list 1


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 251, James is categorized as:

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

Orr/Oare/Ore/Oer/Eare, James. Residences: Oyster River [Dover, New Hampshire]. Appears: 1658. D.aft.1692. Unmarried. Lived with Henry Brown. One of Valentine Hill’s Seven Scots. [Exiles; DR; BCS; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8] 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 ORR/ORE, was born, presumably in Scotland and died at Oyster River in Dover, New Hampshire after 1692. Unmarried.


Scots at Oyster River
Henry Brown (d. bef. 1692)
James Orr (d. aft. 1692)
by
Craig Stinson
July 31, 2016

Henry Brown and James Orr Henry Brown and James Orr appear to have been among the “Seven Scots” who belonged originally to Valentine Hill and worked his sawmill at Oyster River. They eventually located in Wells, Maine, where for several years they owned and operated a sawmill and blacksmith enterprise. Neither ever married; they lived together their entire lives, often at the very edge of civilization, legally binding themselves to one another so that if one died the other was to inherit all their common property. Henry Brown seems to have died before 1692. Because neither married or had children, their stories are seldom retold by later generations. 8

Also see: Henry Brown, #9 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” list

The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire often listed Henry Brown, James Orr, and “Urine” [Edward Erwin/Irwin – possible Worcester survivor] together. Brown and Orr stated that they learned the sawmill trade from Valentine Hill. They were presumably part of Mr. Valentine Hill’s 7 Scots whose indentures he had acquired. 9 10 7

Timeline:

10 Nov 1658 – Brown and Orr were admitted as inhabitants Oyster River and taxed in 1659. They lived together as unmarried men. 11

1662 – Brown, Orr, and “Errin” [Edward Erwin/Irwin – possible Worcester survivor] bought “a farm at Bradboate Harbour in Pischataq River at the Wadeing place, with 50 acres of upland” for 100 pounds (between Kittery and York, long called “Scotchman’s Neck.”) They also had a grant in 1662 for “eight score acres near “Moharmitts marsh.” 11 7

Abt. 1663- “Layd out and Bounded to Henrey Brown and James Ore fower ackers [four acres] which were given and granted unto Mr. Valentine Hills seven Scotes in the yeir 1652… It bordered on the “freshet” that is, the mill-pond above the dam at Durham Falls, and was on the south side of the river, and on the Newmarket road.” 12

1667-1668 – Brown and Orr may have operated mills at both upper Kittery and Saco falls with Thomas Doughty 11

1667-1669 – Brown and Orr sold out at Oyster River on 8 Aug 1667 to Teige Riall of Oyster River for 30 pounds for four and one half acres with a house and fences. Tiege Riall then sold it to James Smith, a tailor, on 28 Mar 1670. 10 11 13

1675 – Brown and Orr left Doughty, who was now married at Saco, and moved to Wells where at first they got out logs for the Sayward mill, later for their own at Mousam, now Kennebunk village, where it was known as The Scotchmen’s mill. They became residents in the township of Wells, 3 June 1675, buying 200 acres at “Mowsome” from Henry Sayward. “Brown and Orr lived many years in Wells, Me.” 10 11

1679 – The History of Wells and Kennebunk suggests that Henry Sayward entrusted the care of his mills to “Henry Brown and James Carr [Orr?], Scotsmen. These men in 1679, had taken a grant of the land on both sides of the river, bounding on the mill lot. The brook, always termed “the Scotchman’s Brook,” passed through this land.” The book goes on to state that the men, Henry Brown and James Carr [Orr?], “…came over to this country to engage in business of this kind, bringing with them several mechanics as auxiliaries to their work.” The book claims that Brown and Carr [Orr?] established a very successful “blacksmith’s shop on the western side of the river.” The book continues on with speculations on who the men who worked the lumber mills might have not desired a life with women. It seems very speculative and meant to grab one’s imagination. 14

1684- Henry Brown and James Oare [Orr] received a grant on the west side of Mousam river at the “head of tide water”, of four and a half acres. 15

1686- “Brown and Orr brought suit against John Bray for carrying away their grass at brave Boat Harbor.” 12

8 Dec 1692 – James Orr of Wells, logger and sawyer, sold the grant that belonged to him and Henry Brown 10, so presumably Henry Brown had died.


Sources and Notes:
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.”

References:
GDMNH Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Noyes, Libby, and
Davis, Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1928-1939, p. 114.
HTDNH History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire, vol. 1, Everett S. Stackpole and Lucien Thompson, 1913, pp. 77.
The History of Wells and Kennebunk, E. E. Bourne, Portland, Me: B. Thurston & Co., 1875, pp. 116-118. E. Bourne offers his imagining as to how their lives together may have been.


For additional help, please go to the:
Descendants and Researchers List and the Facebook Group.
(Our small website team is unable to help with further research.)


  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. 251. []
  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. 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/. []
  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. [] [] []
  8. 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/. []
  9. Stackpole, Everett S., and Lucien Thompson. History of the Town of Durham New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation). Vol. One, Narrative, [Durham N.H.] : Published by Vote of the Town, 1913, pg. 60, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/historyoftownofd01stac/page/n8. []
  10. Noyes, Sibyl, et al. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012, pg. 114 [] [] [] []
  11. Stackpole, Everett S., and Lucien Thompson. History of the Town of Durham New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation). Vol. One, Narrative, [Durham N.H.] : Published by Vote of the Town, 1913, pg. 77, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/historyoftownofd01stac/page/n8. [] [] [] [] []
  12. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn. Scotch Exiles in New England. 1922. Coll. 733 & 831, Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Portland ME. [] []
  13. Scales, John. Historical Memoranda Concerning Persons & Places in Old Dover, N.H. Vol. 1, Dover, N.H., 1919, Internet Archives, archive.org/details/historicalmemora00scal/page/n5. []
  14. Bourne, Edward E. The History of Wells and Kennebunk, B. Thurston & Co. Portland, 1875. pg 116-117, Internet Archives, https://archive.org/details/historyofwellske00bourrich/page/116 []
  15. Bourne, Edward E. The History of Wells and Kennebunk, B. Thurston & Co. Portland, 1875. pg 187, Internet Archives, https://archive.org/details/historyofwellske00bourrich/page/116 []

Kidd, 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: 24 Aug 2018, Updated: 15 Feb 2019
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust


James Kid, Kidd, Skid


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, James is categorized as:

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

Kidd/Skid, James. Residences: Dover, Exeter NH. Appears: 1656. D.bef.1712. Received land grant at Dover at the same time as other Scots, and is later associated with them. [Exiles; DR; BCS]

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


For more information about your ancestor please contact his descendants and/or researchers. It is also HIGHLY recommended that you join the 600+ descendants of the Scottish Prisoners of War Society Facebook GROUP where you may be able to get some advice and possibly more information about your Scottish prisoner of war ancestor. Our small website team is unable to help with research at this time. ~ Thanks!


First Generation in the New World

1. JAMES KIDD, was born possibly in Scotland and died probably in New Hampshire before 1712.

Biographical Notes:
1. A James Kid is in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire in 1648. 1 This date would be too early for Dunbar.
2. A James Kid is in Norfolk Massachusetts in 1677 in an “Allegiance Oath” in the records.2

Sources and Notes:

Rhode Island: Vital Records, 1636-1850. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014), Originally Published as: Vital record of Rhode Island 1636-1850: First Series: births, marriages and deaths: a family register for the people, by James N. Arnold. Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Company.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB532/i/14497/456/264839311

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/13684/8671/242326910

  1. New Hampshire: Miscellaneous Censuses and Substitutes, 1640-1890 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013. From records supplied by Ancestry.com)
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB507/rd/13679/10174/242296660 []
  2. 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/13684/8671/242326910 []

Denmark, 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.

Patrick Denmark“, #17 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list
Name Variations: Denmark/Denmor/Dunmarke, Patryarke
Resided: Dover, New Hampshire and Saco, Maine
Associations: Henery Brown and Thomas Doughty


First Generation in the New World

1. PATRICK¹ DENMARK, “Patrick the Scot“, was born in Scotland, about 1636 and died in Maine? after 1685. He married, at Saco, Maine, by 1663, HANNAH/ANNA (_____). 1

Biographical Notes:
1. 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 249, Patrick is categorized as: Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] Denmark/Denmor, Patrick. Residences: Dover NH, Saco ME. Appears: 1662. B.c.1636. D.aft.1685. Closely associated with the Scots at Oyster River. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8] For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.
2. Taxed in Dover, New Hampshire in 1662. 2
3. Moved to Saco, Maine after 1665 where more children were born. 2
4. Gave oath for land transaction in Maine on 21 Oct 1667, “Patrick Dumark” 3

Children of Patrick and Hannah (_____) Denmark: 2
2. PATRICK² DENMARK, born at Dover, NH on 08 Apr 1664.
2. JAMES² DEMNARK, born at Dover on 13 Mar 1665.
2. SON² DUNMARKE, born at Saco and Biddeford, Maine on 14 Oct 1667.4

Second and Third Generations

2. PATRICK² DENMARK, born at Dover, NH on 08 Apr 1664.

2. JAMES² DENMARK, was born at Dover [or Durham], NH on 13 Mar 1665 [or 13 May 1666]. He married at Wells, Maine on 01 April 1694, ELIZABETH [BARRETT] LITTLEFIELD, wife of Nathan. 2, 5

Biographical Notes:
A James Denmark has property in Kennebunk/Wells, Maine in 1699 nearby other Scots.6

2. SON² DUNMARKE, born at Saco and Biddeford, Maine on 14 Oct 1667.4

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/21135/125/426743720

Published: 21 August 2018
Updated: 11 Apr 2020
Researchers: Ray Dusek, Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust


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


Sources:
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire.

Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Contributed by Ray Dusek on 20 Oct 2018.

Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Contributed by Ray Dusek on 20 Oct 2018.
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Contributed by Ray Dusek on 20 Oct 2018.
Bridget Denmark inGenealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Contributed by Ray Dusek on 20 Oct 2018.
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Contributed by Ray Dusek on 20 Oct 2018.
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Contributed by Ray Dusek on 20 Oct 2018.

Misc. Notes: (Until the below information can be verified, please use with caution.)
Submitted by Ray Dusek on 20 Oct 2018:
Patrick Denmark, 1630–1698
Birth 1630 • ,,,Scotland
Death 1698 • Saco, York, Maine
Spouse: Hannah 1646-?
Children
Patrick Denmark 1664
James Denmark 1666-1698
John Denmark 1667-1669
Bridget Denmark 1669
Elizabeth Denmark 1671

James Denmark son of Patrick Denmark, 1666–?
Birth 13 MAY 1666 • Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire
Death ? • Boston Massachusetts
Spouse: Elizabeth Barrett 1664-1721
Children:
Lydia Denmark 1695
Elizabeth Barrett Denmark 1697
Mary Denmark 1698

Elizabeth Denmark daughter of Patrick Denmark 1671–
Birth 1671 • Eliot,York,Maine,British American Colony
Death Wells, York, Maine,
Spouse 1:
James Burnham 1687-1757
Children:
JAMES Burnham 1710-1787
Spouse 2:
Robert Sinclair 1680-1718 (see note at bottom of page )**
Children:
Elizabeth Sinclair 1713
John SINCLAIR 1714-1770
Spouse 3:
Peter Rich 1687-1755
Children:
Mary Rich 1718
Elizabeth was charged in court 1st was because of James Burnham 1710-1787 born out of wedlock
Maine Court Records, 1696-1854, Denmark, Elizabeth, Plaintiff/Defendant, York Court of Sessions
Date: January 1711
Cause: FORNICATION
Volume and Page 6-355-642-YORK
2nd was not going to church
Maine Court Records, 1696-1854
Denmark, Elizabeth, Plaintiff/Defendant, DEF, York Court of Sessions, date January 1697
NONATTENDANCE CHURCH
Volume and Page: 2-98-120-YORK
Robert Sinclair maybe related to one of the Scottish SPOW,I have not looked into it as of yet. Bridget Denmark daughter to Patrick Denmark if you see the attachment on her seem like she had her share of problems.

  1. DENMARK, Patrick & Hannah?/Anna ____; by 1663; Saco, ME/Dover, NH {Dover NH Mar. 48; Harmon Anc. 50; Sv. 2:38; GDMNH 193; Reg. 71:125}” 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/rd/21174/443/426883442 []
  2. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Contributed by Ray Dusek on 20 Oct 2018. [] [] [] []
  3. Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/7514/86/22206947 []
  4. 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/21135/125/426743720 [] []
  5. 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/i/21174/443/426883442 []
  6. https://archive.org/details/historyofwellske00bourrich/page/226/mode/2up/search/Stewart []

MacDonald, 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: 18 August 2018
Page contributors: Dr. Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust


M’Donald, Alexander , #75 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 255, Alexander is categorized as:

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

MacDonald/MackDonel/Mackdonnell/Mcdannel, Alexander /Sander. Residences: Dover, Oyster River NH. Appears: 1661. D.1663. Kinsman to John Roy. Probably the Sander Mackdonell of the John & Sara list. [Exiles; DR; SPOWS]

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


Grant, James (3) “the Drummer”

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: 22 June 2016, Updated: 14 Sep 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, in, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 253, James (3) ‘the Drummer’ is categorized as:

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

Grant/Graunt, James (3) ‘the Drummer’. Residences: Dover NH, York ME. Appears: 1657. D.1693. Also recorded as ‘welsh James Grant’ [Exiles; DR; BCS; 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 (3), “the Drummer”, “welsh James Grant”, “of York,” died in 1693. He married, HANNAH (_____).

Children of James and Hannah (_____) Grant:
2. JAMES GRANT, m., PATIENCE AUSTIN, daughter of, MATTHEW AUSTIN.

Second Generation

2. JAMES GRANT, m., PATIENCE AUSTIN, daughter of, MATTHEW AUSTIN.

Children of James and Patience (Austin) Grant: FIVE SONS
3. JOSHUA GRANT, b. 9 Oct 1712, m., MERCY (_____). SIX CHILDREN

Stackpole, Everett S.. The History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family, (Lewiston, Maine: Journal Printshop and Bindery, 1920): Page 151:

https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy00stac#page/150/mode/2up/search/Grant
James may have been a Dunbar POW instead of a Worcester POW according to Lost Lives, New Voices https://archive.org/stream/historygenealogy00stac#page/150/mode/2up/search/Grant

McIntire, Malcolm

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.

Malcolm M’Intire, #61 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list


First Generation in the New World

1. MALCOLM MCINTIRE, was born, presumably in Scotland about 1635 and died at York, York County, Maine, about 1705. He married on 4 Sep 1671, DOROTHY PIERCE.

Biographical Notes:
1. “And there was Micum McIntire
With his great foot and hand,
He kicked and cuffed Sam Treathy so
He could neither go or stand.”
From Descendants of Micum McIntire (See Below)
2. Malcolm McIntire’s history and genealogy are well documented. There are several books written about him. See below in Sources and Notes.
3. Facebook: Micum McIntire Clan Association
4. Twitter: @MicumMcintireClanAssociation
5. 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 250, Malcolm is categorized as: Probable [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity] McIntire/McIntyre/Macintire/Mackeyntire/Mackatier/Mecantire, Micum/Malcolm/Michum/Micome/Micom. Residences: Berwick, York ME, Dover NH. Appears: 1659. D.1705. One of Valentine Hill’s seven Scots. Married the widow of Alexander McNair. [Exiles; DR; BCS; 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 Malcolm and Dorothy (Pierce) McIntire:
2. i. JOHN MCINTIRE, b. at York, Maine in 1677; m. SUSANNA YOUNG.
2. ii. MALCOLM MCINTIRE, b. at York in 1683; d. on 21 Oct 1755; m. on 9 July 1706, JANE GRANT.
2. iii. ALEXANDER MCINTIRE, born at York died prior to 1700; Unmarried.
2. iv. DANIEL MCINTIRE, b. at York in 1684; d. 1774; Unmarried.

Second Generation

2. i. JOHN MCINTIRE, (Malcolm¹), was born at York, Maine in 1677 and died at York on 2 Dec 1771. He married, before 1707, SUSANNA YOUNG.

Children of John and Susanna (Young) McIntire:
3. i. JOSEPH MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 25 March 1707; d. at York on 25 June 1730; Unmarried.
3. ii. SUSANNA MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 16 May 1709; d. 9 Dec 1797; m. JOSEPH MAIN.
3. iii. JOHN MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), at York on 25 Feb 1711; m. ABIGAIL WEBBER.
3. iv. HANNAH MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 6 Nov 1712; d. abt. 1775; m. ALEXANDER JUNKINS, son of Alexander and Catherine (Stackpole) Junkins.
3. v. EBENEZER MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 16 April 1714; m. MERCY RANDEL.
3. vi. DANIEL MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 5 Sep 1717; m. MERCY JUNKINS.
3. vii. SAMUEL MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 20 Sep 1721; m. SARAH CAME.

2. ii. MALCOLM/MICUM MCINTIRE, (Malcolm¹), b. in 1683; d. on 21 Oct 1755; m. on 9 July 1706[8], JANE GRANT, of Berwick, Maine, daughter of WILLIAM GRANT.

Biographical Notes:

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/7511/269/22205927

Children of Malcolm/Micum and Jane (Grant) McIntire:
3. i. ALEXANDER MCINTIRE, (Malcolm², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 9 June 1709; m. MARY WEARE.
3. ii. KEZIAH MCINTIRE, (Malcolm², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 13 May 1713; m. JOSEPH CAME.
3. iii. MARY MCINTIRE, (Malcolm², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 15 April 1716; d. before 1743.

2. iii. ALEXANDER MCINTIRE,(John², Malcolm¹), died prior to 1700; Unmarried.

2. iv. DANIEL MCINTIRE,(John², Malcolm¹), b. 1684; d. 1774; Unmarried.

Third Generation

3. i. JOSEPH MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 25 March 1707; d. at York on 25 June 1730; Unmarried.
3. ii. SUSANNA MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 16 May 1709; d. 9 Dec 1797; m. JOSEPH MAIN.
3. iii. JOHN MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), at York on 25 Feb 1711; m. ABIGAIL WEBBER. Capt. John, a merchant and ship builder.

Children of Capt. John and Abigail (Webber) McIntire:
4. i. JOSEPH MCINTIRE, (Malcolm³, John², Malcolm¹), m. LUCY KINGSBURY.
4. ii. ABIGAIL MCINTIRE, (Malcolm³, John², Malcolm¹), m. JAMES CARLILE.
4. iii. SAMUEL MCINTIRE, (Malcolm³, John², Malcolm¹), m. 1st, DOROTHY ROGERS, m. 2nd, MARY JOHNSON.
4. iv. SUSANNA MCINTIRE, (Malcolm³, John², Malcolm¹), m. EBENEZER BLAISDELL.
4. v. THEODORE MCINTIRE, (Malcolm³, John², Malcolm¹), m. 1st, RHODA MOULTON, m. 2nd, ANNA SMITH, m. 3rd, MARGARET HOOPER.
4. vi. PHINEAS MCINTIRE, (Malcolm³, John², Malcolm¹), m. LUCY STOVER.
4. vii. ELIZABETH MCINTIRE, (Malcolm³, John², Malcolm¹), m. SAMUEL LUNT.
4. viii. DORCAS MCINTIRE, (Malcolm³, John², Malcolm¹), m. 1st, TOBIAS FERNALD, m. 2nd, Capt. RICHARD ROGERS.

3. iv. HANNAH MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 6 Nov 1712; d. abt. 1775; m. ALEXANDER JUNKINS, son of Alexander and Catherine (Stackpole) Junkins.
3. v. EBENEZER MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 16 April 1714; m. MERCY RANDEL.
3. vi. DANIEL MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 5 Sep 1717; m. MERCY JUNKINS.
3. vii. SAMUEL MCINTIRE, (John², Malcolm¹), b. at York on 20 Sep 1721; m. SARAH CAME.


Published: 4 Jan 2015
Updated: 10 Apr 2020
Researchers: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust, Jonathan Tucker
Editor: Teresa Rust


Scots at Oyster River
Micum McIntire (d. 1704)
By B. Craig Stinson on 26 July 2016

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Micom Mecantire marck, 1700

Micum McIntire first worked the mills for Valentine Hill either at Oyster River or at Cochecho Falls. After the death of fellow Scot Alexander Mackaneer, he married the widow, Dorothy Pierce Mackaneer McIntire. A few years later his brother-in-law John Curmuckhell was slain in an Indian attack, and McIntire administered Curmuckhell’s small estate. Some historical sources state that McIntire married Curmuckhell’s widow, but this is in error. He was already married to the widow’s sister. The widow, Anne Pierce Curmuckhell, later married John Bracy. About 1707 the McIntire garrison house was built. Incredibly, it is still standing. Possibly the oldest in the state of Maine, it can be seen on Cider Hill Road (state highway 91) at Scotland, York County, Maine.

McIntire-Garrison_House,_South_Berwick_Road_(State_Route_91),_Scotland_(York_County,_Maine) 2

HTDNH 82 speaks of the legend from 1650 that every 10th Scot prisoner was to be shot… McIntire ran and was wounded but not killed
[Stinson notes that the 11th Scot in line was not part of McIntire’s story!]
Stackpole thinks he worked mills Cochecho [HTDNH 82]

A Junkins family history states that Valentine Hill owned Micum McIntire, Robert Junkins, and Andrew Rankin. [http://junkinsfamilyassociation.wikidot.com/robert-junkins-story]

1659 – on Dover tax list [HTDNH 82]
11 Dec 1662 – Grant at Kittery above Salmon Falls [HTDNH 82]
1664 – Taxed Dover as “Micome the Scotchman” [HTDNH 82]
1670 – bought 40 acres from John Pierce [GDMNH 553]
before 4 Sept 1671 – married Dorothy, daughter of John Pierce and widow of Alexander Mackaneer [GDMNH 472]
1673 – wife absent from meeting [GDMNH 472]
11 Sep 1677 – McIntire administered the small estate of his slain brother-in-law, John Carmuckhell. [GDMNH 129]
Garrison house, still standing in 1913 [HTDNH 82]
17 Apr 1700 – will; wife died before he made his will [GDMNH 472]
22 Mar 1704-5 – Inventory valued at £199: 0: 0
Will is recorded in MW 141-143
three sons: John, Daniel, and Micum
[Note: in HTDNH 77, author Everett Stackpole states that McIntire married widow of John Curmuckhell about 1675. This is refuted (and probably corrected) in GDMNH 472]


For more information please contact the descendants/researchers of Malcolm McIntire.


Sources:
HTDNH History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire, vol. 1, Everett S. Stackpole and Lucien Thompson, 1913, pp. 77, 82.
GDMNH Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1928-1939, pp. 129, 472, 553.
http://junkinsfamilyassociation.wikidot.com/robert-junkins-story
MW Maine Wills 1640-1760, William M. Sargent, Portland: Brown Thurston and Co., 1887, pp. 141-143
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McIntire_Garrison_House
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:McIntire-Garrison_House,_South_Berwick_Road_(State_Route_91),_Scotland_(York_County,_Maine).jpg

B. Craig Stinson
July 23, 2016


SOURCES AND NOTES:
On 03 Oct 2018, Jonathan Tucker shared, “I wanted to suggest adding to the timeline of recorded events on Micum’s page that he received a grant of land on the southwest side of the York River from the town of York in 1668, while he was still working at the mills at Newichawannock/Salmon Falls/South Berwick. Micum did not actually move to York and build a house there until after he purchased the 40 acres from John Pierce on the north side of the river in 1670. Also, according to the list of wages and bills unpaid by Salmon Falls mill owner John Wincoll for the period Dec. 6, 1662 through April 6, 1671, Micum was owed 28 pounds. It’s not clear that Micum worked there all that time–though he may have–but that was the period over which the mill owner in question fell delinquent in his wages and bills. I hope that’s helpful. Finally, although I cannot find it archived online, you might want to cite as a source, “Descendants of Micum McIntire,” Robert Harry McIntire, 1983 (revised edition), Bookcrafters, Chelsea, Michigan. It remains at this point the dated but definitive genealogy.”

Maine Wills, 1640-1760
Maine Wills, 1640-1760

McIntire, Robert Harry. Descendants of Micum McIntire, A Scottish Highlander, deported by Oliver Cromwell after the Battle of Dunbar, September 3, 1650, and settled at York, Maine, about 1668, (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1940)

McIntier, Donald and Sandra. The McIntier Family History Album, found at www.mcintier.com (with Contributions from Caroline McIntier Carrado, Elaine McIntyre Perry and Lucy McIntire Ahern)

McIntire, Robert Harry. Descendants of Micum McIntire: a Scottish Highlander, deported by Oliver Cromwell after the battle of Dunbar, September 3, 1650, and settled at York, Maine, about 1668. (Madison: Tuttle Company, 1940). (Google eBook, 2007).

Dobson, David. Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785. (Athens: University of Georgia, 1994, Paperback Version, 2004), 37. “York, Maine, Malcolm McIntyre, probate 2 October 1705”

YouTube Video made on location by Bill Bowles, a descendant of Malcolm M’Intire, The Battle of Dunbar

In the book, Descendants of Micum McIntire (see above) says Malcolm/Micum was one of three sons of Malcolm R. Mcintire of Argyll, Scotland. The document below says…”One of three sons of Ebenezer MacIntire of Argyle” See page 15 below:

Iron Works Document supplied by Ray Rolla McCall
Iron Works Document supplied by Ray Rolla McCall

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.
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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. 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 []

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.
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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″.”