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Passengers of the ship “John and Sara”: Scots Prisoners of War, 1651

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  • Killecress Ross (c.1635 - 1719)
    Sources The Great Migration Project: John Galley "* ii   MARY GALLEY, b. about 1641("Mary, widow Killecross," d. 1 February 1720[/1?], aged 80); m. Ipswich 9 May 1661 Killecross Ross."
  • Fenell Ross (c.1637 - d.)
  • John Ross, of Ipswich (c.1630 - 1697)
    John Ross came from Scotland on the passenger ship the JOHN &; SARA in 1651 and was an indentured servent to Mr. Wardell which he worked off. John and the family moved to Pomfret, Conn. from Ipswich in...
  • James Ross (c.1620 - 1690)
    [He] came from London on the ship "John & Sarah," in 1651; he served in King Philip's war, and was one of those who suffered losses because of the depredations of the Indians. James Ross, a Royalist ...
  • John MacCoone (c.1631 - 1705)
    John MACCOONE Of Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island was born ABT 1630 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and died 08 OCT 1705 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Descendants The male line at ...

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The Ship “John and Sara” Prisoners of War, 1651

In 1650 the Scots sided with the monarchy in the English Civil War, and fought against the Puritans in the Battle of Worcester.  Thousands were captured as prisoners of war, and forced to march to London.  Oliver Cromwell sent these undesirables to the New World to be sold into forced servitude.  They died at a rate of about 30 a day until the ships left London, when the first ship “Unity” left with 150 prisoners.  The second ship was the “John and Sara” and it carried 272 men to Boston.

Some of the men of the “John and Sara” were sold to work at hard labor at the Saugus Ironworks, and others to sawmills in New Hampshire and Maine.  The average length of servitude was 6 to 8 years.  They were sold by Thomas Kemble of Charlestown to the highest bidders.  This statement of goods recorded on 8 November 1651 gives us the passenger list for the “John and Sara”.  The Gaelic names of some of the prisoners were written phonetically by the British, for example Saint Clair became Sinkler, Forbes became Furbush, etc. which are surnames still found in New England.

>London this 11th : of November 1651: Capt. Jn'o GREENE Wee whose names are vnder written freighters of your shipe the John & Sarah doe Order yow forthwith as winde & weather shall permitt to sett sajle for Boston in New England & there deliver our Orders & Servants to Tho : KEMBLE of charles Toune to be disposed of by him according to the orders wee have sent him in that behafe & wee desire yow to Advise with the sajd KEMBLE about all that may concerne that whole Intended vojage using your Indeavors with the sajd KEMBLE for the speediest lading your shipp from N.E. fit for the West Indies where yow are to deliver them to Mr. Charles RICH to be disposed of by him for the Joinet accout of the freighters & so to be retourned home in a stocke undevided thus desiring your Care & industrje in Dispatch & speed of the vojage wishing you a happy & safe Retourne wee remajne your loving freinds

Jo : BEEX Robt RICH Willjam GREEN

Signatum & Recognitum in pnica -- Jo : NOTTOCK notar Publ:

Entred & Recorded at the Instant Request of the said Mr. Tho : KEMBLE. Edw: RAWSON Recorder, 13 May 1652

A list of the passengers abord the John & Sarah of London John GREENE mr bound for New England:--

[(Source: Historical and Genealogical Registers, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Samuel G. Drake, Publisher, 1847 Vol - 1 - 50 - (Oct 1847 pg 378-379)]

  • LAST FIRST POSSIBLE VARIATIONS
  1. **** Allester --
  2. ***** ***** --
  3. ***** ***** --
  4. ***** ***** --
  5. ***** Daniell --
  6. ***** P**** --
  7. ***** Patricke --
  8. ***** Patricke --
  9. [MAC]KFARSON ***** MCFARSON; MCFEARSON;
  10. ANDERSON Alester --
  11. ANDERSON David --
  12. ANDERSON John --
  13. ANDERSON Wm. --
  14. BANES Wm. BAINES;
  15. BEAMES Wm. BEMIS; BEAMIS
  16. BEME John Name is actually Bene, as given by a descendant; Variants Bean, Beane
  17. BENNE James BENNY; BENNEY;
  18. BEREERE Thomas --
  19. BLACKE Daniell BLACK
  20. BOY Rob't BOYE
  21. BOYE John --
  22. BOYE John BOY
  23. BROUNELL Henry BROWNELL
  24. BROW John --
  25. BUCKANEN John BUCHANAN
  26. BUKANON David BUCHANAN
  27. CAMELL James --
  28. CAMELL Neile --
  29. CANNELL John CONNELL
  30. CARMACKHELL Wm. CARMICHAEL;
  31. CARTER Neile --
  32. CLEWSTON Wm. CLUSTON; CLOUSTON
  33. COEHON John COWEN; COWAN; COWIN; COWING
  34. CRAG John CRAGG; CRAIG; CRAIGE;
  35. CRAGON John CRAIGON;
  36. CROCKFORD James --
  37. CROOME John --
  38. CROSSHONE Patricke --
  39. CURMICKHELL John CARMICHAEL;
  40. DELL Wm. --
  41. DENGELL Wm. DINGLE; DENGALL;
  42. DENGLE Edward --
  43. DULEN Edward DOOLAN
  44. EDMINSTEIRE John EDMINSTAIR; EDMONSTAIR
  45. ENGLISH James --
  46. ENGLISH Patrick --
  47. FARFASON James --
  48. FFOSSEM Michael FOSSUM
  49. FFRESSELL Edward FRESSELL;
  50. FFRESSELL Wm. FRESSELL;
  51. GORDEN James GORDON;
  52. GORDON Dan --
  53. GORDON Laughleth GORDEN;
  54. GRANT John --
  55. GRAUNT Alester GRANT
  56. GRAUNT Alexander GRANT
  57. GRAUNT Dan GRANT
  58. GRAUNT James GRANT;
  59. GRAUNT James GRANT
  60. GRAUNT James GRANT
  61. GRAUNT John GRANT;
  62. GRAUNT John GRANT
  63. GRAUNT Patrick GRANT
  64. GRAUNT Thomas GRANT
  65. GRAUNT Wm. GRANT
  66. GUNN Danniell --
  67. GURDEN John GORDEN;
  68. GURNER James GARNER;
  69. HAME George HAM
  70. HAMILTON David --
  71. HAMILTON James --
  72. HAMILTON Rory --
  73. HANOMAN John --
  74. HARRON Patricke --
  75. HEDERICKE James --
  76. HIDRECKE Wm. HEDRECKE;
  77. HIGBEN Robe't --
  78. HINNE? David HINNEY;
  79. HOGG Daniell --
  80. HOGG John --
  81. HOGG John --
  82. HOGG John --
  83. HOGG Niele --
  84. HOW Daniell HOWE;
  85. HUDSON Dan --
  86. HUDSON John --
  87. HUME Alester --
  88. HUME David --
  89. JACKSON James --
  90. JACKSON Richard --
  91. JACKSON Walter --
  92. JACSON Patricke JACKSON;
  93. JAMESON David --
  94. JAMESON Neile --
  95. JAMNELL John JAMINOL;
  96. JELLER David GELLER
  97. JENLER John GENLER;
  98. JENLER Robe't GENLER
  99. JERRIS Andrew GERRIS
  100. JIMSON Patrick GIMSON;
  101. JOHNSON Neile --
  102. JONES Patrick --
  103. KALLENDER David CALENDAR; CALLENDER
  104. KALLENDER James CALLENDER; CALENDER
  105. KEMPER Danell --
  106. LESTEN Charles LESTIN; LESTON;
  107. LOWE Alester --
  108. MACHY Rory MACKIE; MAKI; MCKAY; MCKEY
  109. MACK*** Henry --
  110. MACKAJNE Dan MCCAGNEY; MCAGNE;
  111. MACKAJNE Dani** MACAGNE; MCAGNE
  112. MACKAJNE Neile MCCAGNEY; MCKAGNE;
  113. MACKAJNE Rob't MCCAGNE;
  114. MACKAJNE Samuell MCCAGNEY; MCKAGNE
  115. MACKAJNE Wm. MCCAGNE
  116. MACKAJNE Wm. MCCAGNEY; MCCAGNE;
  117. MACKALESTER John MCCALLESTER
  118. MACKALINSTEN Almister MCALINSTEN; MACCALLINSTEN;
  119. MACKALLY James MCCALLY
  120. MACKANDRA Wm. MCKENDRA; MCKANDRA; MACKANDRA
  121. MACKANE John MCCANE; MACKANE; MCKANE
  122. MACKANE Patricke MCKANE; MCCANE;
  123. MACKANNELL Daniell MACCONNELL; MCCONNELL
  124. MACKANNELL Wm. MCCONNELL; MACCONNELL
  125. MACKCUNNELL Sander MCCONNELL; MACCONNELL;
  126. MACKCURNALL Cana MCCORNELL; MACCORNELL;
  127. MACKDO[N]ELL Sander MCDONNELL; MACDONNELL;
  128. MACKDONELL John MCDONNELL; MACDONELL;
  129. MACKEN Wm. MCKEN; MCCANN;
  130. MACKENDOCKE Daniell MCENDOCKE; MCKENDOCK;
  131. MACKENNELL Dan** MCKONNELL; MCCONNELL;
  132. MACKENTHOW John MCENTHOW
  133. MACKETH David MCKEITH;
  134. MACKETH Neile MCKEITH;
  135. MACKEY Hugh MACKIE; MCKAY; MCKEY; MAKI
  136. MACKEY John MAKIE; MAKI; MCKAY; MCKEY
  137. MACKEY Sander MAKIE; MACKIE; MAKI; MCKAY; MCKEY;
  138. MACKFARSON Origlais MCFARSON; MCPHEARSON
  139. MACKFARSON Rob't MCFEARSON; MCPHEARSON;
  140. MACKFORSEN John MCFORSEN; MCPHEARSON;
  141. MACKHAN Daniell MCHAN; MCHANN; MCCANN;
  142. MACKHANE Rob't MCHAINE; MACHANE; MCHANE;
  143. MACKHATHERNE Patricke MCCATHERTY; MCCATHERNE;
  144. MACKHELE Alester MCKAIL; MCHELE; MICHAEL;
  145. MACKHELL James MCHEIL; MCKAIL; MCHAEL; MICHAEL;
  146. MACKHELLIN Dan MCKELLEN; MACKELLEN;
  147. MACKHELLIN John MCKELLEN; MACKELLEN;
  148. MACKHENE Alester MCKENNY; MACKENNEY;
  149. MACKHOE Dan MCHOE; MACHOE;
  150. MACKHOLME John MCHOLM; MACHOLM; MACHUM
  151. MACKHOME David MCHOLME;
  152. MACKHONE Neile MCHONE;
  153. MACKIE Hill MACKAY; MCKEY; MAKI;
  154. MACKJLUDE Murle MCCLOUD; MACCLOUD;
  155. MACKLUDE John MCCLOUD, MAC LEOD,
  156. MACKLYNE ***** MCCLAIN;
  157. MACKNEILE Dan MCNEILE; MCNEALE; MACNEALE
  158. MACKNEILE James MCNEAL; MCNEIL; MACNEALE;
  159. MACKNEILE patricke MCNEALE; MCNEIL; MACNEAL;
  160. MACKNELL ***STER MCNELL; MCNEAL; MCNEIL;
  161. MACKNELL Daniell MCKELL; MACKELL;
  162. MACKNESTER Allester MCNESTER; MACNESTER;
  163. MACKNETH Semell MCNITH; MCKENNETH;
  164. MACKNITH Daniell MCNITH; MCKENNETH;
  165. MACKNITH Daniell MCKNITH; MCKENNETH;
  166. MACKNITH Patricke MCKNITH; MCKENNETH;
  167. MACKONNE Senly MCKONNE; MCCONNE;
  168. MACKONTOSS Wm. MCCONTOSS;
  169. MACKREITH James MCCREATH; MCGREITH;
  170. MACKRETH Patrick MCRETH; MCGRATH;
  171. MACKRORE Alestre MCRORE; MACRORY
  172. MACKTENTHA Cana MCTENTHA; MACTENTHA
  173. MACKTOMAS Glester MCTHOMAS; MACTHOMAS;
  174. MACKUNNELL ***** MACCONNELL; MCCONNELL
  175. MACKWELL Dan MCWELL, MACWELL
  176. MACKWILLIAM Gellust MCWILLIAM; WILLIAMS;
  177. MAKALESTER Dan[i]ell MCCALLISTER
  178. MANN Daniell --
  179. MANN John --
  180. MANN Patrick --
  181. MARTJN Dan MARTGIN; MARTIN;
  182. MICKELL James MCKELL; MACKELL
  183. MICKELL James MCKELL; MACKELL;
  184. MICKNAB James MCNAB; MACNAB;
  185. MILLER Sander --
  186. MILLESON Sander MILLSON
  187. MILWARD David --
  188. MILWARD James --
  189. MONLOW Daniell --
  190. MONROW ***** MONROE; MUNROE; MUNROW
  191. MONROW Hugh MONROE; MUNROE; MUNROW
  192. MONROW John MONROE; MUNROE; MUNROW
  193. MONROW Robe't MUNROE; MONROE; MONRO;
  194. MONTROSSE Laughlell MONTROSE
  195. MONWILLIAM Daniell WILLIAMS;
  196. MONWILLJAM David MONWILLIAM; WILLIAMS;
  197. MOORE James MORE;
  198. MORE ***** MOORE;
  199. MORRE John MORREY; MOORE; MORE;
  200. MORRE John MORE; MOORE; MORREY
  201. MORROT Sannder --
  202. MORTON Patricke --
  203. MUCKSTORE Neile MCSTORE; MACSTORE;
  204. MUNCKRELL Wm. --
  205. MURROW James MORROW
  206. MURROW John MORROW;
  207. MURROW John MORROW;
  208. MURROW Jonas MORROW
  209. MURROW Neile MORROW;
  210. ONEALE Daniel O'NEALE; O'NEILL
  211. PATTERSON David --
  212. PATTISON James PATTERSON
  213. PERRY George --
  214. PUNN Edward --
  215. QUENNE George QUENNIE;
  216. QUERNE Amos KERNE; QUERNY;
  217. RALLENDRA Alester --
  218. ROBERTSON Patricke --
  219. ROBINSON Alester ROBINSEN;
  220. ROBINSON Charles ROBINSEN;
  221. ROBINSON Daniell --
  222. ROBINSON James --
  223. ROBINSON John ROBINSEN
  224. ROBINSON John ROBINSEN;
  225. ROSS Alester --
  226. ROSS Dan --
  227. ROSS James --
  228. ROSS James --
  229. ROSS Jonas --
  230. ROSSE David ROSS; ROSSI;
  231. ROSSE John ROSSI
  232. ROSSE John ROSSI;
  233. ROSSE John ROSSI;
  234. ROWE James ROW
  235. ROYE Donald ROY
  236. RUSSELL Simon --
  237. SCOTT John --
  238. SESSOR Daniell CESSOR; CESSER; SESSER
  239. SHENNE John CHENNEY
  240. SHERRON Ansell SHARRON;
  241. SHONE [J]ames SEAN; SHAUN;
  242. SHURON Dan SHARRON;
  243. SIMSON Alester SIMPSON;
  244. SIMSON Dan SIMPSON
  245. SIMSON Daniel SIMPSON
  246. SIMSON David SIMPSON;
  247. SIMSON Sander SIMPSON;
  248. SINCLARE Salamon SINCLAIRE; SINCLAIR
  249. SMISON Patricke SIMSON; SIMPSON;
  250. SMITH Henry SMYTHE;
  251. SOTHERLAND Ansel SOUTHERLAND
  252. SOTHERLAND Patrick SOUTHERLAND
  253. STERLING David --
  254. STERLING John --
  255. STEWART Austin STUART
  256. STEWART Cha STUART
  257. STEWART Neile STUART
  258. STEWART Rob't STUART
  259. STEWART Wm. STUART;
  260. TELLER Wm. --
  261. TENLER David --
  262. TILER Evan TYLER
  263. TOMPSON Alexander THOMPSON; THOMPSEN;
  264. TOOTH Alester --
  265. TOWER Patricke --
  266. WALLIS Nickolas --
  267. WILSON Andrew WILSEN;
  268. WILSON Christopher --
  269. WILSON John --
  270. WILSON John --
  271. WOODALL John --