03 Sep 1651, Battle of Worcester at Worcester, Worcestershire, England
John & Sara; May 1652, MA Bay Colony
Prisoner and List:
John Macklude; John & Sara list John M’Leod, #45 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list
Macklude, M’Leod, McLeod, MacLoud
Other SPOW Associations:
Brother to Mordecai Mackjlude/McLeod
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Published: 16 Jan 2015, Updated: 05 Mar 2019 Page contributors: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust Editor: Teresa Rust
Mackjlude, Murtle.*NEHGR [Mordecai McLeod], Brother to John. Macklude, John.* NEHGR [John McLeod], Brother to Mordecai. (Probably the John M’Leod on Stewart’s list) John M’Leod, #45 on George S. Stewart’s Captured at Dunbar list
1. MORDECAI¹ MCLEOD, was born in Scotland and died near Lancaster, Massachusetts on 22 Aug 1675. He married, LYDIA LEWIS.
Biographical Notes: Brother to John McLeod (John Macklude on John and Sara list) Mordecai was “killed near Lancaster during Monoco’s Raid on the afternoon of 22 Aug 1675 along with his wife Lydia (Lewis), 3 year old daughter Hannah, and an infant child.” (NEHGS: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Lancaster, Vol. 1, pp. 15-16)
Children of Mordecai and Lydia (Lewis) McLeod: 2. i. HANNAH² MCLEOD, born before 22 Aug 1672; d. 22 Aug 1675 2. ii. INFANT MCLEOD, b. 1675?; died 22 Aug 1675
I ran across some primary source materials for Mordecai McLeod, which may be useful in expanding on his profile page.
Records from NEHGS’ American Ancestors listing individuals killed in Indian raids, describe Mordecai McLeod as “a Scotsman.” I have attached a snippet from the Middlesex Register since this is some evidence that he may have been a SPOW. Citation: Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016). https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/i/13320/15/238394852
I saw from his profile page that there was no information as to his date of marriage to Lydia Lewis. He married Lydia in Lancaster, Massachusetts on 31st 11th month 1670 (31 January 1670 OS). Lydia’s surname is not given in the record; she is just referred to as “his wife.” Citation: Family Search (https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog) Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Pulsifer, Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1671-1745, Middlesex County (Massachusetts), FHL Film 892250, Item 2, FHL DGS 7009675; digital image 206 of 760, last accessed March 10, 2019.
I see from his profile page that the birthdate of his daughter, Hannah was guesstimated. Hannah was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts on 16th day 9th Month 1671 (16 November, 1671 (OS)). I have attached a snippet view of the entry from the transcribed records in the event we want to update his profile page. Citation: Family Search (https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog), Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Pulsifer, Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1671-1745, Middlesex County (Massachusetts), FHL Film 892250, Item 2, FHL DGS 7009675; digital image 205 of 760, last accessed March 10, 2019.