Stewart, Robert

Battle:Battle of Worcester in Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Ship/Arrival:John & Sara, May 1652
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Residences:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

“Robt Stewart” is a name found on, A list of the passengers aboard the John and Sarah of London John Greene Mr. bound for New England, dated 11 Nov 1651. ~ Suffolk Deeds, LIBER I., Massachusetts, 1880. Google Books Online
Similar names on the John & Sara List:
Stewart, Austin. NEHGR, SD
Stewart, Cha. NEHGR, SD [Charles]
Stewart, Neile. NEHGR, SD
Stewart, Robert. NEHGR, SD
Stewart, William. NEHGR, SD. He lived in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Name Variations: Stewart
Resided: York County, Maine


First Generation in the New World

1. ROBERT STEWART, was born in Scotland. He lived and worked in York County, Maine and died after 1690/1?

Biographical Notes:
1. He is in Wells, Maine with other Scottish prisoners  about or after 1669. 1
2. Exiles from Scotland, in Stackpole and Thompson’s History of the town of Durham, NH (1913), they write, “[Henry Brown and James Orr] associated with them one Robert Stewart, another Scotchman, and left all their property to him.” Brown, Orr, and Stewart from Wells, ME are listed together as signing a petition on July 6, 1686.
3. 1689: MAINE, York: Robert Steuart came before this Court and Ingadged to pay unto Jonathan Hamond twenty shillings…” 2
4. 1690: MAINE, York:
Feb 1690/1
: “Robert Stewart not prosecuting his appeale against John Reding is according to law fined forty shillings.” 3


Published: 16 Mar 2020
Updated: 10 Apr 2020
Researchers: Teresa Rust
Editor: Teresa Rust


SOURCES AND NOTES:

There is a Samuel Stewart of Wells, York County, Maine in many York County Deeds at AmericanAncestors.org. He may be a son or grandson of Robert Stewart of Wells. 4

There are several men named Robert Stewart in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and nearby territories in 1600’s.

TIMELINE
1686: MAINE, Wells:
“Exiles from Scotland” in Stackpole and Thompson’s History of the town of Durham, NH (1913), they write, “[Henry Brown and James Orr] associated with them one Robert Stewart, another Scotchman, and left all their property to him.” Brown, Orr, and Stewart from Wells, ME are listed together as signing a petition on July 6, 1686.

1689: MAINE, York:
Robert Steuart came before this Court and Ingadged to pay unto Jonathan Hamond twenty shillings…” 2

1690: MAINE, York:
Feb 1690/1
: “Robert Stewart not prosecuting his appeale against John Reding is according to law fined forty shillings.” 3

1748: NEW HAMPSHIRE:
Robert Stewart born to JOHN and REBECCA STEWART.


  
Robert Stewart (of Wells)
 Robert Stuart (of Norwalk)
John & Sara List yes, “Stewart” No “Stuart”
1659   Milford, CT
16606th March  Bought land in Norwalk, CT.
166112th June  Married at Strafford, CT, BETHIA RUMBLE
166219th March  Son James b. at Norwalk, CT.
1666   Dau. Abigail b. at Norwalk.
16691st May  Dau. Deborah b. at Norwalk
1671September  Dau. Elizabeth b. at Norwalk
1673February  Dau. Phoebe b. at Norwalk
1675 Bought a mill in Wells with two other SPOW. Dau. Sarah b. at Norwalk
1677May  Son Samuel b. at Norwalk
1685   Dau. Rachel b. at Norwalk
16866th JulyInherited from other Scotchman in Wells, Maine  
1668/918th March  Son John b. at Norwalk
1688   Stuart, husband of Bethia Rumball died in Wilton, CT in 1688.
1689 Steuart in court in York County, Maine Stackpole says he died in 1689.
1690 
York Co.: Feb. Steart in court.
  
     
     
1748 New Hampshire: Robert Stewart b. to John and Rebecca Stewart  

Hi all. I am Hereld Stuart, the 8th great-grandson of Robert Stewart/Stuart of Norwalk, Ct. Savage’s Genealogical Dictionary, 1862, says this about Robert: “Robert, Norwalk, mov. in from Milford, where he had not been long, buying est. in Norwalk 1660, m. 12 June 1661, Bethia, d. of Thomas Rumball 5 of Stratford, had James, b. 19 Mar. 1662; Abigail, Aug. 1666; John, 18 Mar. 1668; Deborah, May 1669; Eliz. Sept. 1671 ; and Phebe, Feb. 1673, or 4; and was liv.1687.”

Later in the paragraph, Savage writes, “Of the gr. historic name, the clan of Stuart, were Austin, Charles, Neil, and Robert, prisoners of war from the sad field of 3 Sept. 1651, at Worcester, Cromwell’s crowning mercy, sent to Boston, where they arr. 13 May 1652, to be sold, but not to perpet. servit, as John Cotton gently suggests to Oliver. I can feel no doubt, that the gr. majority, betw. three quarters and nine tenths, d. of scurvy or broken heart; and not one in fifty of these young men left progeny.”

Since Robert was in Milford, Connecticut around 1659, it fits well with him possibly being the Robert Stewart listed as a passenger on the John and Sara, since he would have been released from his indentured servitude around that time.

However, there is another Robert Stewart connected with the SPOWs, mentioned as an associate of Henry Brown and James Orr in Wells, York, Maine. In the chapter “Exiles from Scotland” in Stackpole and Thompson’s History of the town of Durham, NH (1913), they write, “[Henry Brown and James Orr] associated with them one Robert Stewart, another Scotchman, and left all their property to him.” Brown, Orr, and Stewart from Wells, ME are listed together as signing a petition on July 6, 1686.

So the question remains – which, if either, of these men is the Robert Stewart from the Battle of Worcester? It would be great to see a document linking my Robert to that great historic battle, but it is highly unlikely that such a document exists.

My line from Robert of Norwalk (all with surname of Stuart):
Robert ->  Ensign James -> James II -> Luke -> Luke II -> Anson R. -> George Harvey
-> William Albert -> Hereld Anson -> Hereld Andrew -> Hereld Anson (Me)

Robert Stuart of Norwalk History by Hereld Stuart
Robt., Robert STEWART, Residence 11/11/1651, Location
Massachusetts, United States  Original Text: Scotch Prisoners Sent to Massachusetts in 1652, By Order of the English Government6


Stackpole in his “Scotch Exiles in New England”, an unpublished manuscript from 1922 says this:
“ROBERT STUART, Stewart, came in the John and Sara. He married (1) 12 June 1661, Bertha, daughter of Thomas and Rose (Sherwood) Rumble of Strafford, Conn., and settled in Norwalk, Conn., where he bought land, 6 March 1660. He died in 1689. Among his descendants were Prof. Moses Stuart of Andover Theological Seminary and his equally well known daughter, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. Children: James b.19 March 1662/63 [died in 1751, TR] m. Experience —-; Abigail b. Aug. 1666 m. Richard Corsair ? John b. 18 March 1668/9; Deborah b. 1 May 1669; Elizabeth b. Sept. 1671; Phoebe b. Feb. 1673; Sarah b. 1675; Samuel b. May 1677 m. Hannah Bennett; Rachel b. 1685 m. David Raymond.” [ALL BORN at NORWALK, CONNECTICUT. TR] 7

He was undoubtedly aware of Robert Stewart of Wells, so I wonder what made him think that the man from the John and Sara was the one in Connecticut? ~ Dr. Andrew Millard


  1. The Involuntary American, A Scottish Prisoners Journey to the New World, by Carol Gardner, c2019. []
  2. Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/7503/213/22202602 [] []
  3. Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/7503/220/22202610 [] []
  4. 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/7499/291/7540085 []
  5. North American Cemetery Transcriptions from NEHGS Manuscripts, 1642-1977. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1675/i/53955/109/72795731 []
  6. Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014.  https://www.americanancestors.org/DB522/rd/21065/379/1425475713 []
  7. Connecticut: Vital Records (The Barbour Collection), 1630-1870 From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB414/i/12609/127/143339193 []

Jackson, James

Battle:Battle of Worcester in Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Ship/Arrival:John & Sara, May 1652
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Residences:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 30 Nov 2018
Page Contributors: Ray Dusek, Teresa Rust

Jackson, James.* NEHGR

First Generation in the New World

1. JAMES¹ JACKSON, was born, presumably in Scotland in 1633 and died at Cape Neddick, York, Maine possibly on 25 Sep 1676. He married, at Cape Neddick by 10 Oct 1666, ELIZABETH SMITH, (1647-1676), daughter of JOHN SMITH of Cape Neddick.

Biographical Notes:

Children of James and Elizabeth (Smith) Jackson:
2. i. ELIZABETH² JACKSON, (James¹), b. in 1665.
2. ii. (_____)² JACKSON, b. in 1670; d. in 1676, age 6.
2. iii. (_____)² JACKSON, died 1676.

Second Generation

2. i. ELIZABETH² JACKSON, (James¹), was born at Scarborough, York, Maine, in 1665 and died at New Jersey, Monmouth, New Jersey. She married, CRISPIN SQUIRE, (1660-1711).

Children of Crispin and Margaret (Jackson) Squire:
3. i. JONATHAN SQUIRE, (Margaret Elizabeth², James¹), was born in 1693 and died in 1789.

2. ii. (_____)² JACKSON, b. in 1670; d. in 1676, age 6.

Sources and Notes:

New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21175/841/426892124
Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/7503/42/22202705
Maine: Early Wills and Deeds, 1640-1760. CD-ROM. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
https://www.americanancestors.org/DB84/i/7503/43/22202706
Contributed by Ray Dusek.
Contributed by Ray Dusek.

Tompson, Alexander

Battle:Battle of Worcester at Worcester, Worcestershire, England on 03 Sep 1651
Ship/Arrival:John & Sara – May 1652 – Massachusetts Bay Colony
Prisoner and List:Tompson, Alexander; John & Sara Passenger list1
Name Variations:Thompson, Thomsen, Thomson, Tompson, Tomson, Allexander
Residences:Ipswich, Essex County, MA
Other SPOW Associations: Robert M’Lachlan/Claflin (Unity), Alexander Brebner/Bravender (Unity), John Ross (Unity), a probable Dunbar prisoner named Alexander Maxey who was also a legatee of Alexander Bravender, and Daniell Davison of Ipswich.
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published: 30 May 2018; Updated: 11 Sep 2020
Researcher: Teresa Rust
Contributors: Robert Benson, Heather Wilkinson Rojo.
Editor: Teresa Rust

First Generation in the New World

1. ALEXANDER¹ TOMPSON, was born presumably in Scotland about 1627,2 and died at Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts in April 1696 will dated 01 Apr 1696. He married, at Ipswich on 19 Sep 1662, DELIVERANCE HAGGETT.3

Biographical Notes:
1.He knew DANIEL DAVISON, another Scotchman and probable SPOW from the Battle of Worcester.4
2. An Allexander Tompson is mentioned in several deeds in York County, Maine: Deed in York County, 16 May 1694 and 1698.5 Could this be a son of the immigrant Alexander?
3. Alexander Bravender, a SPOW, “to Alexander Tomson a paire of stockings
4. Similar Names on Lists:
Thompson, George. (IWI)
Thompson, James. (IWI)
Thompson, William. (CD), of Dover NH, Kittery ME; yDNA Study
Resided: York County, Maine
5. Alexander Thompson received part of the distribution of the estate of Alexander Bravender in 1678. Robert Mackclaflin also received part of the distribution of the Alexander Bravender estate. [The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts, Vol. III 1675-1681, (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1920), p. 285].
6. On 22 May 2018, Robert Benson shared:
Alexander Thompson was a Scottish prisoner of war who was sent to Massachusetts as a passenger on the John & Sara in 1651 [TAG 51: 14-16].

Records and files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts by Essex County (Mass.). Quarterly Courts; Essex Institute; Dow, George Francis, 1868-1936 https://archive.org/details/recordsfilesofqu07esse/page/360

Children of Alexander and Deliverance (Haggett) Tompson:

Children’s names are from Alexander’s will dated 01 April 1696.6

2. DAVID TOMSON, b. at Ipswich on 19 May 1664; m., MARY (_____).
2. JOHN TOMSON,
2. MARY TOMSON,
2. ELIZABETH TOMSON,
2. HANNAH TOMSON,
2. WILLIAM TOMSON,
2. ALEXANDER TOMSON,
2. HENRY TOMSON,
2. SARAH TOMPSON, bef 1696; married at Ipswich on 03 Jan 1704, JOSEPH INGALLS.7
2. MATTHEW TOMSON,

Will of Alexander Tomson, 1 Apr 1696. Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB515/i/13880/27481-co1/248365725

SECOND GENERATION

2. DAVID TOMPSON, (Alexander), was born at Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts on 19 May 1664 and died at Ipswich on 11 Dec 1706. He married, at Ipswich by 1694, MARY (_____), she was alive in 1722.8

Children of David and Mary (_____) Tompson:9
3. MARY TOMPSON, (David, Alexander) b. at Ipswich on 27 Sep 1694.
3. DAVID TOMPSON, (David, Alexander) b. at Ipswich on 11 Nov 1696.
3. JOHN TOMPSON, (David, Alexander) b. at Ipswich on 10 Feb 1698.
3. HANNAH TOMPSON, (David, Alexander) b. at Ipswich on 23 Jul 1700.
3. JACOB TOMPSON, (David, Alexander) b. at Ipswich on 30 Apr 1703.
3. MARTHA TOMPSON, (David, Alexander) b. at Ipswich on 16 Jan 1704/5.

2. JOHN TOMSON,

2. MARY TOMSON,

2. ELIZABETH TOMSON,

2. HANNAH TOMSON,

2. WILLIAM TOMSON,

2. ALEXANDER TOMSON, married at Ipswich on 3 Aug 1699, MARY SNELL.10

2. HENRY TOMSON,

2. SARAH TOMPSON, bef 1696; married at Ipswich on 03 Jan 1704, JOSEPH INGALLS.11

2. MATTHEW TOMSON,

Additional Information:

  1. 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/rd/21065/378/1425475573 []
  2. Alexander Tompson, birth 1627, 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/rd/21072/163/1427109746 []
  3. “(see also Thompson), Alexander, and Deliverance Haggett, Sept 19, 1662. CT. R.”; Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/rd/7725/428/141499448 []
  4. Essex County, Massachusetts Probate records, 1635 – 1681. p 418 []
  5. 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/7515/103/22206881 []
  6. Essex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1638-1881.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB515/i/13880/27481-co1/248365725 []
  7. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7725/428/141499448 []
  8. TOMPSON, David (1664-) & Mary ____; by 1694; Ipswich {Paul Anc. 174}; https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/rd/21176/1506/426906661 []
  9. Ipswich Births https://ma-vitalrecords.org/MA/Essex/Ipswich/aBirthsT.shtml []
  10. see also Thomson, Tompson, Alexander, and [wid. int.] Mary Snell, Aug. 3, 1699.* Intention also recorded. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/rd/7725/423/141499414 []
  11. Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/7725/428/141499448 []

Mackey, John

Battle:03 Sep 1651, Battle of Worcester, in Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Ship/Arrival:John & Sara; May 1652
Prisoner and List:John Mackey; John & Sara list
Name Variations:Key, Kye, Mackey, Kye, Keiay, Keays
Residences:Dover, New Hampshire and Berwick, Maine
Other SPOW Associations:Peter Grant
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published on: 02 Sep 2016, Updated: 19 Mar 2019
Page Contributors: Ellen Brown Pfeifer, Teresa Rust, B. Craig Stinson
Editor: Teresa Rust


John Key, #44 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list, most likely the:
Mackey, John.* NEHGR, (GSCD), Dover, NH; Berwick, ME.

Suffolk Deeds: Liber -I-II [1629-56]

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 255, John is categorized as:

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

Key/Kye/Mackey/Kye/Keiay/Keays, John. Residences: Dover NH, Berwick ME. Appears: 1657. B.c.1633. D.1718. Probably to be identified with the John MacKey on the John & Sara list. [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.


John and Sara Passenger List:
Macketh, Neile.
Mackey, Hugh.
Mackey, John. (GSCD), Dover, NH; Berwick, ME.

First Generation in the New World

1. JOHN¹ KEY/MACKEY, was born, presumably in Scotland about 1633 and died in Maine in 1718. He married, first, in Maine about 1672, UNKNOWN (_____). He married, second, in Maine about 1679?, Widow SARAH (JENKINS) NASON, daughter of REYNOLD JENKINS and widow of JONATHAN NASON.

Biographical Notes:
Both Torrey’s Marriages before 1700 and the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Noyes, Libby and Davis give the name of Jonathan Nason’s wife as “Sarah” Jenkins. Torrey’s Marriages also lists the 2nd wife of John Key as “Sarah (Jenkins) {Mason} w. Jonathan”.” ~ Ellen Brown Pfeifer

Children of John Key [not in proper order of birth]:
2. JOHN KEY, JR., born at Kittery, Maine about 1672-76; captive in Quebec with his father 1689-1695; married about 1697, GRIZZEL GRANT, daughter of Peter Grant, a SPOW.
2. ELIZABETH KEY, born at Kittery in 1673; m. on 03 Jan 1694, WALTER ABBOTT.
2. ABIGAIL KEY, born at Kittery (on the Roll of English Prisoners in the Hands of the French and Indians at Canada – 1710)
2. JAMES KEY, born at Kittery in 1685; died 1690, killed by Indians at age 5
2. SARAH KEY, born at Kittery.
2. MARY KEY, born at Kittery; married SYLVANUS WENTWORTH.
2. HANNAH KEY, born at Kittery; married JOHN HAINES.

________________________________________________________
Scots at Oyster River
John Key

(about 1633-1718)
by B. Craig Stinson
12 August 2016

John Kye Senior, his mark, 1710

After being released from his indenture, John Key relocated to the far north end of the homesteads along the Newichawannock River on the Maine side, above Salmon Falls. He and his first and second wives raised seven children. Being on the edge of the frontier, they were especially vulnerable to the surprise Indian attack that took place on March 17, 1689/90. John’s five-year-old son James was killed. John and two of his other children, John and Abigail, were taken prisoner and sold in Canada. Prisoners in or around Quebec for six years, John and John Jr. were ransomed in 1695 and returned home to Maine. Daughter Abigail was still on the captive roll in 1710, so she may never have returned. John Jr. grew up to marry Grizzel Grant, a daughter of Scot Peter Grant.

John Key, aka Kye, Keiay, Keays, Mackey TIMELINE:
1633 – Approximate date of birth. (about 70 in 1703 deposition) [GDMNH 398]1650 or 1651 – HTDNH 81 thinks it very likely that he came on the John & Sara.
[Stinson note: There is a “John Mackey” who is #128 on the John & Sara list, but I suspect he is instead the “John Key” who is #44 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” list.]1657 – taxed at Dover as “John Key” [OKAHF 568]11 Dec 1662 – grant of land in Kittery [NEHGR 176]; 30 rods on the river, extending 267 rods into the woods [OKAHF 135][Note: James Grant [#34 DPL], James Barry, and Micum McIntire [#61 DPL] received similar grants that same day.] [OKAHF 135]1667 – at Berwick (aka Salmon Falls) [OKAHF 133 map shows shows John Key’s land near the far north end of the Old Berwick settlers.]1669 – oath of fidelity [OKAHF 568]1671 – grant of land from Kittery [NEHGR 176]Name of first wife is unknown.
12 Nov 1679 – “Goodman Keys Land” abuts James Grant [MW 78]2nd wife is daughter of Reynold Jenkins and widow of Jonathan Nason.
17 March 1689-90 – he and his son John and daughter Abigail captured by Indians and taken to Canada. His son James was killed. [detailed real-time account OKAHF 162-165]1695 – John Key and John Key Jr. were ransomed [NEHGR 176]1711 – his house was a garrison sheltering 25 people in six families [OKAHF 177]13 Apr 1710 – will made as “John Kye” [MW 210-212][Note: his mark on the will is very cool!]30 Oct 1718 – will probated [MW 212]Inventory £202:3:0 [MW 212]

Seven Children [Not in Birth Order]:
JAMES, (killed by Indians 1690, age 5) [GDMNH 398]JOHN, JR., captive in Quebec with his father 1689-1695; married Grizzel Grant, daughter of Peter Grant, about 1697
ABIGAIL, (on the Roll of English Prisoners in the Hands of the French and Indians at Canada – 1710)
SARAH
MARY, married Sylvanus Wentworth
HANNAH, married John Haines
ELIZABETH, born in 1673 and married Walter Abbott, January 3, 1694

In a 1701 deposition, John Key stated that James Barry, Niven Agnew, and John Taylor owned in succession a farm in upper Kittery (south Berwick).

[Stinson note: this is Barry’s grant from Kittery. Upon Barry’s death in 1675 Agnew inherited it; when Agnew died in 1687 he willed it to John Taylor.]

SOURCES:
HTDNH History of the Town of Durham, New Hampshire, vol. 1, Everett S. Stackpole and Lucien Thompson, 1913, p. 81.
GDMNH Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1928-1939, p. 398.
OKAHF Old Kittery and Her Families, Everett S. Stackpole, Lewiston, Maine, Press of the Lewiston Journal Company, 1903, pp. 133, 135, 177, 568.
http://junkinsfamilyassociation.wikidot.com/robert-junkins-story
MW Maine Wills 1640-1760, William M. Sargent, Portland: Brown Thurston and Co., 1887, pp. 210-212.
NEHGR The New England Historical and Genealogical Register for the Year 1861, Volume XV, Samuel G. Drake, Boston: Dutton and Son, 1861, p. 176.
Yearbook of the Society of Colonial Wars of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, 1897, p. 125.

Homestead of John Key, 1662

Homestead of John Key, 1662
______________________________________________________________On February 02, 2017, Sandra A. Andrews shared:
Just to show how the John Key’s family, was connected with my family.
“First Generation in the New World
1. JOHN KEY, was born in Scotland about 1633 and died in Maine in 1718. He married, first, in Maine before about 1672, UNKNOWN (_____). He married, second, in Maine about 1679?, Widow UNKNOWN (JENKINS) NASON.”

1. Reynold Jenkins b Abt. 1608 England, d Bet. 1661 – 10 Feb 1678, m England Anne Gale, b England. Their children are SARAH, Mary, Joseph, Philadelphia, Stephen & Jabez.
2. SARAH JENKINS m (1) Jonathan Nason, d 1691 [Constable in 1682. Served on Grand Jury, 1674, 1688. Killed by accident in 1691. His brother, Baker accidently hit him in the head with an oar while in a canoe.]Their children are Alice, Charity, Mary, Sarah, Jonathan, Abigail, Richard. I am 10th generation to Sarah Jenkins.
**SARAH (JENKINS) NASON m (2) Aft. 28 Jun 1703, JOHN KEY, (SPOW).
John Key was my Alice Nasons’ step-father. She married Joseph Abbott, the brother of Walter Abbott, who married Elizabeth Key (John’s daughter). Elizabeth’s sister, Mary, married Sylvanus Wentworth, brother of my Ezekiel Wentworth married to Elizabeth (UNLN).
I find it interesting to look at my Mother’s line….she has 4 SPOW ancestors…..Robert Dunbar, John Munroe, Alexander Gordon, & John Taylor….and then to see how close we are to another SPOW.

MacKane, John

Battle:Battle of Worcester in Worcester, Worcestershire, England
Ship/Arrival:John & Sara, May 1652
Prisoner and List:
Name Variations:
Residences:
Other SPOW Associations:
Every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy; please independently verify all data.

Published on: 29 Mar 2016
Updated: 14 Feb 2019
Page contributors: Don McKinney, Teresa Rust


Mackane, John.* NEHGR, [McKenney?] Of Black Point (Scarborough), Maine. On the John and Sara Passenger List.

The Suffolk Deeds: Liber -I-II [1629-56], by Suffolk County (Mass .), John Tyler Hassam.

Name Variations: Mackane, Mackshane, Mackanny, Mackshawine, etc, etc, before evolving to Mackenny (D.M.)


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First Generation in the New World

1. JOHN¹ MACKANE/MACKENNEY, was born in Scotland c1630 and drowned in the Ogunquit River, York County, Maine, in 1697. He married at Black Point near Scarborough, Maine between 1668-1672, Unknown.1

Biographical Notes:
1. From Don McKinney at:, on 5 Sep 2018:
“John Mackane/Mackenny, the Scottish prisoner #112 on the ship “John & Sara“, was born ca 1630 & was married 1668/72 at Black Point near Scarborough, Maine, but the name of his wife is unknown. His only known son was Robert, born ca 1670, who married widow Rebecca Sparks in New Hampshire 1692. The Indians became too dangerous at Black Point, Scarborough, Maine during 1690’s & they all settled in New Hampshire, Kittery & Wells, Maine area where John drowned in the Ogunquit River in 1697. Son Robert returned to Black Point to reclaim his father’s land during the early 1700’s.”
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3. John MacKane (Mac-Ka-ne) is on the passenger list for the ship John and Sara, bound for New England. He is believed to be a Scottish POW from the Battle of Worcester on 3 Sep 1651.

Children of John and (__________) Mackenny:
2. ROBERT² MACKENNY, born in Maine c1670; married in New Hampshire in 1692, widow, REBECCA SPARKS.

Second Generation

2. ROBERT² MACKENNY, born in Maine c1670; married in New Hampshire in 1692, widow, REBECCA SPARKS.

Children of Robert and Rebecca (Sparks) Mackenny:
3. ROBERT³ MCKENNEY,

Third Generation

3. ROBERT³ MCKENNEY, married, MARGARET JAMESON.

Children of Robert and Margaret (Jameson) McKenney:
4. ROBERT MCKENNEY,

Sources and Notes:
On 11 Sep 2018, Don McKinney wrote, “John’s name appeared in records as Mackane, Mackshane, Mackanny, Mackshawine, etc, etc, before evolving to Mackenny. John’s only son Robert “never used” the name Mackane whose name normally appeared as Mackenny, sometimes Mackenney. Robert’s sons, including Robert Jr, dropped the a in Mac & eventually standardized the name to McKenney during the mid-1730’s.”
On 05 Sep 2018, Don McKinney, wrote, “There is NO KNOWN CONNECTION between the Maccane families of Wrentham MA & John Mackane/Mackenny #112 on the “John & Sara” who later settled in Black Point, Scarborough, Maine.”

On 08 April 2018, Jean McKenney wrote, “I am not descendants of any of these but you can add me to John Mackane (? McKenney) on John and Sarah. Jean Peretti McKenney: – researcher/ husband & 3 sons are descendants. I have history of John Mackane/McKenney from c 1668 when he showed up in Black Point/Scarborough,ME.

On 22 November 2016, Donald E. McKinney said,
I have been researching our immigrant ancestor John Mackenny of Scarborough, Maine for over 35 years. My distant cousin, Dottie McKenney Chapman, is descended from my ancestor Andrew Jackson McKenney’s brother Horace, who were sons of Richard McKenney from Stetson, Maine.
(Richard/Robert/Robert/Robert/Robert/John the immigrant). Dottie & I agree with the conclusions of most reliable & foremost New England researchers & historians that our John Mackenny/Mackanny was the Scottish prisoner listed as “John Mackane” transported to Boston in 1652 on the ship “John & Sarah” after the Battle of Worcester.” ~ Donald E. McKinney, Jr
http://don.mckinney.tripod.com/johnmackenny.html

 

  1. 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/21175/985/45698531 []