Law, John “The Immigrant”

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
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Published: 20 Jan 2015
Updated: 13 Mar 2020
Researchers: Teresa Rust, Alfred Woollacott
Editor: Teresa Rust

Descendant and Researcher:
Alfred Woollacott, III. –

First Generation in the New World


Biographical Notes:
“John Law appears in West Concord circa 1655 tending sheep on a “new grant” of land that the town of Concord received from the Commonwealth for public grazing. A Scottish man, he may have been a prisoner of war captured at either the battle of Dunbar (3 September 1650) or the Battle of Worcester (3 September 1651).”
For more information, see: John Law of Acton ~ Alfred Woollacott