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Scots Prisoners and their Relocation to the Colonies, 1650-1654

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  • Daniel Davisson (1630 - 1693)
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    John Wattles (c.1631 - 1676)
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  • John Paul (c.1624 - 1693)
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    David Hamilton (1640 - 1691)
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On 3 Sep 1650, the English defeated the Scots at the Battle of Dunbar. There were 4000 dead, 10,000 captured, and 4000 more escaped. After being captured, they were marched from Durham to Newcastle. They were given very little to eat. Between the march and lack of food, many died along the way. Disease was rampant. Some men were shot because they either could not or would not march. When they reached their destination, they happened upon a field of cabbage.They ate all of it, which of course made them even sicker than they already were.

The surviving Scots presented the English with a problem. Holding such a large number of prisoners could be costly. However, letting them go could prove to be very dangerous. One week after the battle, the Council of State, which was England's governing body, decided to turn the problem over to the committee and informed Sir Arthur Hasenlrigge, that he could deposed of as many of the Scots as he felt proper to work in the coal mines.

With that authority Hasslrigge sent forty men to work as indentures servants at the salt works at Shields. He then sold another forty men as general laborers and set up a trade of Linen Cloth, twelve prisoners became weavers. While this was going on, the Council had received several petitions from persons, who wished to transport the Scots overseas. On September 16Th, the secretary,Gualter Frost, was ordered to confer with the petitioners, to terms under which they would undertake the project. John Becx and Joshua Foote conferred with their partners, the Undertakers of the Iron Works. Three days later, Hasseltigge was directed to deliver 150 prisoners to New England, with conditions that these men were well and sound and free of wounds because Hasslrigge, was concerned that these men were all infected, They were sent to London by water.

By October 23rd, the council was ordered to stop the project until is was confirmed that the Scots were not being sent anywhere where they could be dangerous. So the Scots waited in the Thames, for passage to New England.

November 11Th, the Council issued sailing orders to the Unity. There were 150 Scots who were were sent to New England on The Unity and arrived at Lynn, Ma. ,

Augustine Walker, the ship's master who had settled in Charlestown,1640, had , which was where the Unity had been built,by shipwright, Benjamin Gilman,weighed anchor more than likely right away, after receiving his orders.The trip from London to Boston, which normally took six weeks and was mostly likely unpleasant. The conditions in which Becx and Foote, took the Scots was a commercial venture . They planned to sell each man for between 20 and 30 pounds, which would have made them a considerable profit, since they only paid five pounds for each man. They arrived in Boston in December.

  • 15 or 20 of the men went to Richard Leader for services at his Saw Mill , at Berwick, on the Pascataqua River,in Maine.
  • 62 went to John Giffard, the agent for the Undertakers of The Iron Works of Lynn (Saugus).
  • The remainder were sold to local residents.
  • The term of service for all of them was seven years.

However, by the time the Scots arrived in Boston, they were in poor health. Payment for medical care and medicine as well as food was needed. 61 of the men did make it to the iron Works. 3 went to the company 's local commissioner,17 were sent back to Boston to work for William Awbrey, the company factor and the warehouse he ran there and 2 to 7 men ended up being sold to colonist.

In 1651, William Tingle hired four men for a period of three years, for which the company deducted 6 pence from every load of charcoal that Tingle produced.

The number at the Iron Works stayed at 28 until around August 28, 1652 , when there were as many as 37 there.

The Scots were used for many jobs.

  • John Touish had the job of taking stock of ore and making charcoal. He was to be sure that each load was of full measure.
  • James mackall, John Mackshane, and Thomas Tower became forge hands under John Vinton, John Turner jr, , Henry Leonard and Quenten Prey.
  • John Clark was taught the trade of blacksmith by Samuel Hart.
  • John Stewart was employed by John Giffard , as a servant, for a two year period, in his house, before being put out for blacksmithing.
  • James Gourdan became a miner.
  • James Adams went with Giffard's acrt and team.
  • Daniel Salmon employed some of the Scots on his company farm., where they kept the community cattle.

Most of the Scots were hired out to other employers and went to colliers. Since charcoal was expensive to make, the company had Giffard employ most of the Scots full- time as woodcutters to supply the colliers.

The Iron Works at that time covered over 600 acres, from what is now Saugus Center to Walnut street up towards what is now North Saugus, almost out to where Route one is now and over as far as Lynn Commons. Today is nowhere as near as large and a Historical Site.

The men worked long hours, 12-hour shifts. The work was hard, dirty, hot and dangerous. More than likely, many ended up deaf or at least hard of hearing because of the constant hammering .

Most of the Scots stayed at The Scot Boardman's house in what is now the Oaklandvale area of Saugus. It was then called the Scotsman's House, it had been framed by Samuel Bennett, a master carpenter who also worked on constructing the Iron Works.

Many were sent to Berwick Maine after the demise of the Iron Works. Among the men who were sent to the sawmills of Berwick along with other workers from the Iron Work. were the Grant brothers, Peter and James.

In the following years, many Scots who were were taken prisoners at the Battle of Worcester [England] were sent to Virginia, Massachusetts, and Maine aboard the John and Sara.

An incomplete list of Scots who were sent to New England in 1650 appeared in the Iron Works papers in 1653. They are as follows:

  • John Archbell
  • John Banke
  • Alexander Bravand
  • Alexander Burgess
  • John Clarke
  • James Daniels ( Danielson)
  • George Darling
  • Malcolm Downing
  • Alexander Dugles
  • James Dunsmore
  • Alexander Easton
  • Alexander Ennis
  • James Gourdan
  • Peter Grant
  • Alexander Grimes
  • Thomas Gualter
  • Andrew jempson (thompson)
  • William Jordan
  • Thomas Kelton
  • James Luddle
  • Malcom Mac Callum
  • James Mac Kall
  • John Mackshane
  • William Mackwater
  • John Mac Mallem
  • John Mason
  • Robert Miny (Meeny)
  • Engram Moody
  • John Pardie
  • John Rupton
  • John Stewart
  • James Taylor
  • John Toish
  • Thomas Tower

Aside from the Scot prisoners, there were other Scots, who also arrived on The Unity. Many also worked at the Iron Works.They were as follows:

  • James Adams
  • Archibald Anderson

  • Davison (died either before or right after arrival)
  • James Hage
  • Rober Mac intire
  • Alexander Mac malless
  • James Moore
  • John Paul

Prisoners who worked at the Lynn Iron Works, now known as the Saugus Iron Works, were as follows:

  • John Clarke
  • George Thompson
  • Robert Mac Intire
  • John Toish
  • James Danielson
  • Alexander Burgess
  • Alexander Ennis
  • Thomas Gaulter
  • William Jordan
  • John Mason
  • John Jackshane
  • John Rupton
  • James Thompson
  • James Adams
  • John Banke
  • George Darling
  • James Dunsmore
  • James Gourdan
  • Alexander Grimes
  • George Thompson
  • Robert Mac Intire
  • Thomas Kelton
  • James Mackall
  • William Mackwater
  • Engram Moody
  • John Steward -- Note: Records show he was purchased by John Pynchon and taken to Springfield, Massachusetts, where he died 21 Apr 1691, leaving no family.
  • James Taylor
  • John Archbell
  • Alexander Bradand
  • Micam Downing
  • Alexander Eaton
  • Peter Grant
  • Andrew Jempson
  • James Luddle
  • John Mac Mallen
  • Micam mac Mallen
  • John Pardee
  • George Thomson
  • Thomas Tower

In Kittery Maine, there is a Unity parish, doubtless from the prisoners, who were sent there to work in the sawmills. Approximately 15 Scots worked there. They were as follows:

  • Nivan Agnew
  • James Barry
  • Alexander Cooper
  • William Furbush
  • Daniel Ferguson
  • Peter Grant
  • George gray
  • William Gowen
  • David Hamilton
  • Alexander Maxwell
  • John Taylor

A few years later, a small group of Scots were brought to Scotland, Maine. They were as follows:

  • John Carmichael
  • James Grant
  • James Jackson
  • Robert Junkins
  • Micum Mac Intire
  • Alexander Mac Nair
  • Andrew Rankin

The following settled in what is now Berwick, Maine:

  • Robert Mackaflin
  • Alexander Tomson
  • John Ross
  • Alexander Maxey (Maxwell)
  • Niven Agnew
  • James Barry
  • Alexander Cooper
  • William Furbush
  • Daniel Ferguson
  • Peter Grant
  • George Grey
  • William Gowen
  • David Hamilton
  • John Key
  • John Neal
  • John Taylor
  • William Thomson
  • James Warren
  • John Carmichiel
  • James Grant
  • James Jackson
  • Robert Junkins
  • Miciem Mac Nair [Micem?)
  • Andrew Rankin
  • Thomas Holme

There is also an extensive list of Scot prisoners on the John and Sara which sailed from London 1651. These men were captured at the battle of Worcester.

  • The Saugus Iron Works papers
  • Steve Carlson article on The Saugus iron Works. The Scots of Hammersmith. (Steve is a fellow member of the Saugus Historical Soc. along with me).
  • Saugus Iron Works Ranger Curtis Mayfield

The following is exactly how I found it recorded so nothing is misspelled. It's corect. I know it looks funny but as we all know that's how they wrote things back then

"London This 11th of November , 1651; Captain Jojn Greene; "Wee whose names are under written frighters of your shipe the Joh and Sara doe order yow forthwith as winde & weather shall permitt to sett sajle for Boston in New England $ there deliver our Orders and Servants to Tho kemble of charles Towne to be disposed of by him according to orders wee have sent him in the behalfe & wee desire yow to Advise with the said Kemble about all that may be concerne that whole Intended bojage using you Jndeavo's with the said Kemble for the speediest lading your shipp from New Eng, to the barbadoes with porvisions $ such other things as are in N.E. fot fo the West Indies where yow are to deliver them to Mr. Charles Rich to be disposed of by him for the Joinet accont of the frightr's & so to be Retou'ned home in stocke vndevided thus desiring wee remajme your loving friends
Sinatum et Recognitum
John Beex
Rob't Rich
Will Greene
in pneia Jo Nottock: notar Publ;
13 May 1652
Entred & Recorded Edward Rawson Recorder

  • The History of The Town of Durham New Hampshire
  • Source Historical and genealogical Reg, N.E.H.G. Gen. Soc of Boston. Samuel Drake Publisher 1847 Vol 1 - 50 ( Oct 1847 pages 378- 379)

After the Battle of Worcester, the prisoners were marched to London and confined there for a few months on the artillery grounds at Tuthill fields, which were about a half mile from Westminster Palace. Here they were allowed daily rations of a pound of bread and a half a pound of cheese. Shelter is thought to be provided only for the sick.

Ships Passenger list for the John and Sara

  • Allester

  • Daniell

  • P

  • Patricke

  • Patricke
  • (Mac) Fkarson
    ( Mc Farson, Mc Fearson)
  • Anderson
  • Anderson
  • Anderson
  • Anderson
  • Banes Wm
  • Beames Wm
  • Bereere Wm
  • Blacke Daniel (Black)
  • Boy Robert ( Boye)
  • Boye John
  • Boye John (Boy)
  • Brounell Henry ( Brownell)
  • Brow John
  • Buckanen John ( Buchanan)
  • Bukanon David ( Buchanan)
  • Camell James
  • Camell Neile
  • Cannell John ( Connell)
  • Carmackhell Wm. ( Carmichael)
  • Carter Neile
  • Clewston Wm. { Cluston, Clouston)
  • Coehon John ( Cowen, Cowan, cowin, Cowing)
  • Crag John (Cragg, Craig, Craige)
  • Cragon John (Craigon)
  • Crockford James
  • Croome John
  • Crosshone Patricke
  • Curmickhell John ( Carmichael)
  • Dell Wm.
  • Dengell Wm.( Dingle, Dengall)
  • Dengel Edward
  • Dulen Edward ( Doolan)
  • Edminsteisteire John ( Edminstair, Edmonstair)
  • English James
  • English Patrick
  • Farfason James
  • Ffossem Michael (Fossum)
  • Ffressell Edward (Fressell)
  • Ffressell Wm. (Fressell)
  • Gorden James (Gordon)
  • Gordon Dan
  • Gordon Laughleth ( Gorden)
  • Grant John
  • Graunt Alester (Grant)
  • Graunt Alexander (Grant)
  • Graunt Dan (Grant)
  • Graunt James Grant)
  • Graunt James (Grant)
  • Graunt James (Grant)
  • Graunt John ( Grant)
  • Graunt John (Grant)
  • Graunt Patrick (Grant)
  • Graunt Thomas (Grant)
  • Graunt Wm. (Grant)
  • Gunn Danniell
  • Gunden John (Gordon)
  • Gurner John ( Garner)
  • Hame George (Ham)
  • Hanilton David
  • Hamilton James
  • Hamilton Rory
  • Hanoman John
  • Harron Patricke
  • Hederecke James
  • Higben Robe't
  • Hinne? David (Hinney)
  • Hogg Daniel
  • Hogg John
  • Hogg John
  • Hogg John
  • Hogg Neile
  • How Daniel (Howe)
  • Hudson Dan
  • Hudson John
  • Hume Alester
  • Hume David
  • Jackson James
  • Jackson Richard
  • Jackson Walter
  • Jacson Patricke (Jackson)
  • Jameson david
  • Jameson Neile
  • Jamnell John ( Jaminol)
  • Jeller David (Geller)
  • Jenler David (Genler)
  • Jenler JOhn (Genler)
  • Jenler Robe't (Genier)
  • Jerris Andrew (Gerris)
  • Jimson Patrick (Gimson)
  • Johnson Neile
  • Jones Patrick
  • Kalllender David (Calendar, Calender)
  • Kallender David (Calendar, Calender)
  • Kemper Danell
  • Lesten Charles (Lestin, Leston)
  • Lowe Alester
  • Machy Rory (MacKie, Maki, Mc Kay Mc Key)
  • Mack
  • Mackajne Dan (McCagney, Mc Agne )
  • Mackajne Dani
    (Mac Cagne , McAgne )
  • Mackajne Neile (Mac Cagne, Mc Agne)
  • Mackajne Rob't ( Mac cagne}
  • Mackajne Samuell ( Mc Cagney, Mc Kagne }
  • Mackajne Wm ( Mc Cagne)
  • Mackajne Wm.(Mc Cagney , Mc Cagne)
  • Mack Alester John ( Mc Callester)
  • Mack Alinsten Almister ( Mc Alinsten, Mac Allinsten )
  • Mackally James ( Mc Cally )
  • MaKandra Wm. ( Mc Kendra, Mc kandra, Mac Kandra )
  • Mac Kane John ( Mc Canne , Mac Kane, Mc Kane)
  • Mac Kane patricke ( Mc kane , Mc Cane )
  • Mac Kannell Daniel ( Mac Connell, Mc Connell )
  • Mac Kannell Wm. ( Mac Connell, Mc Connell)
  • Mackdo(n)ell Sander Mac Donnell, Mac Donnell)
  • MackDonnell John ( Mc Donnell, Mac Donell)
  • Macken Wm ( Mc Ken , Mc Cane )
  • MackCunnell Sander ( Mc Connell Mac Connell)
  • MackCunnell Cana ( Mc Coornell, Mac Cornell)
  • Macendocke Daniell Mcendocke, Mc Kendock )
  • Mac Kennell Dan
    Mc konnell, Mc Connell )
  • MacKenthow John ( McEnthoe)
  • MacKeth David ( Mc Keith)
  • MacKeth Neile ( Mc Keith)
  • Mackey Huge ( mackie, Mc Kay, Mc key, Maki )
  • Macky John ( Makie, maki. Mc Kay, Mc Key )
  • Macky Sander ( makie, Mackie, Maki, Mc kay, Mc Key )
  • Mack Farson Origlais ( Mc Farson, Mc Phearson )
  • Mack Farson Rob't ( Mc Fearson , Mc Phearson),
  • Mac Forsen John ( Mc Forsen, Mc Phearson)
  • Mackhan Daniell ( Mchan, Mchann,Mc Cann)
  • Mackhane Rob't ( McHaine,Ma hane, Mc Hane)
  • Mack Hatherne patricke ( Mc Catherty, Mc Catherine)
  • Mack Hele Alester ( Mc Kaeil, Mc Kail, Mc Hael, Mic Hael)
  • Mackhell James ( Mc Heil, McKail, McHael , MicHael)
  • Machellin Dan ( Mc kellen, Mac kellen )
  • Mackhellin John ( Mc Kellen, Mac Kellen)
  • Mc Konnell, Mc Connell )
  • Mac Kannell Wm ( Mac Connell, Mc connell)
  • Mackhene Alester ( Mc Kenny, Mac Kenney)
  • Mackhoe Dan ( Mc Hoe, Mac hoe )
  • Mackholme John ( Mcholm, Macholm. Machum)
  • Mackhome David ( Mc Holme)
  • Machone Neile ( Mc Hone)
  • Mackie Hill ( Mac Kay, Mv Key, Maki )
  • Mackjlude Murle ( Mc Cloud, Mc Leod )
  • Macklude John ( Mc Cloud, Mac Leod )
  • Mack Lyne
    ( Mc Clain )
  • MackNeile Dan ( Mc Neile, Mc Neale, Mac Neale )
  • Mack Neile Patricke ( Mc Neale, Mc Neil, Mac Neal)
  • Mack Nell
    Ster ( Mc Neal , Mc Nell , mc Neil )
  • Mack Nell Daniell ( Mc kell, Mac Kell )
  • Mack Nester Allester ( Mc Nester, Mac Nester )
  • Mack Neth Semell ( Mc Nith , Mc Kenneth )
  • Mack Nith Daniell ( Mc Nith, Mc Kenneth)
  • Mack Nith Daniell ( Mc Knith , Mc Kenneth )
  • MackKnith Patricke ( Mc Knith, Mc Kenneth )
  • MackOnne Senly ( Mc Knonne, Mc Conne )
  • MackOntoss Wm. Mc Contoss )
  • MackReith James ( Mc creath, Mc Greith )
  • MackReth Patrick ( Mc Reth, Mc Grath )
  • MackRore Aleste ( Mc Rore, Mac Rory )
  • MackTentha Cana ( Mc Tentha. Mac Tentha )
  • MackTomas Glester ( Mac Thomas , Mac Thomas )
  • Mac Kunnell
    Mac Connell, Mc Connell )
  • Mack Well Dan ( Mc Well , Mac Well )
  • Mack Williams Gellust ( Mc Williams , Williams )
  • Mak Alester Dan(i)ell ( Mc Callister)
  • Mann Daniell
  • Mann John
  • Mann Patrick
  • Martin Dan ( martgin, Martin)
  • Mickell james ( Mc Kell, Mac kell)
  • Mickell James ( Mc Kell, mac kell )
  • micknab James ( Mc Nab , Mac Nab)
  • Miller Sander
  • Milleson Sander
  • Milward David
  • Milward James
  • Monlow Daniel
  • Monrow
    ( Monroe, Munroe, Munrow)
  • Monrow Hugh ( 'Monroe, Munroe, Munrow}
  • Monrow John ( Monroe, Munroe, Munrow )
  • ' Monrow Robe't ( Monroe, Munroe, Munrow )
  • Montrosse Laughlell ( Montrose)
  • Mon William Daniel (Williams)
  • Mon Willjam ( Mon William , Williams)
  • Moore james ( More)
  • More
    ( Moore)
  • Morre John ( Morrey, moore, More )
  • Morre John ( morrey Moore, More }
  • Morrot Sander
  • Morton Patricke
  • Muckstore Neile (Mc Store, Mac Store )
  • Munckrell Wm.
  • Murrow James ( Morrow)
  • Murrow John { Morrow }
  • murrow John { Morrow }
  • Murrow Jonas ( Morrow}
  • Murrow Neile {Morrow}
  • ONeale Daniel ( O' Neale, O' Neill )
  • Paterson David
  • Pattison James
  • Perry George
  • Punn Edward
  • Quenne george ( Quennie)
  • Querne Amoa ( Kerne, Querny )
  • Rallendra Alster
  • Robertson patricke
  • Robinson Alester ( Robinsen).
  • Robinson Charles ( Robinsen)
  • Robinson Daniel
  • Robinson James
  • Robinson john ( Robinsen)
  • Robinson John ( Robinsen)
  • Ross alster
  • Ross Dan
  • Ross James
  • Ross James
  • RossJonas
  • Rosse David ( Rose)
  • Rosse John ( Rossi)
  • Rosse John ( Rossi )
  • Rosse John ( Rossi)
  • Rowe James (Row)
  • Roye Donald ( Roy)
  • Russell Simon
  • Scott John
  • Sessor Daniel ( Cessor, Cesser, Sessr)
  • Sheene John ( Chenney)
  • Sherron Ansell
  • Shone (J)ames
  • Shuron Dan (Simpson)
  • Simson Alester( Simpson)
  • Simson Dan ( Simpson)
  • Simson David ( Simpson)
  • Simson Daniel ( Simpson)
  • Simson Sander ( Simpson)
  • Sinclare Salamon ( Sinclaire, Sinclair)
  • Smison Patricke ( Simson, Simpson)
  • Smith Henry ( Smythe)
  • Sotherland Ansel (Southerland)
  • Sotherland Patrick ( Southerland)
  • Sterling David
  • Sterling John
  • Srewart Austin ( Stuart)
  • Stewart Cha ( Stuart)
  • Srewart Neile ( Stuart)
  • Stewart Robe't (Stuart)
  • Srewart Wm ( Stuart)
  • Teller Wm.
  • Tenler Wm.
  • Tiler Evan (Tyler)
  • TompsonAlexander ( Thompson, Thompsen)
  • Tooth Alester
  • Tower Patricke
  • Wallis Nicholas
  • Wilson Andrew ( Wilsen)
  • Wilson Christopher
  • Wilson John
  • Wilson John
  • Woodale John
  • Woodell John

Note: There was a Thomas Holmes / Hume listed as being sold to Henry Sayward of York for 30 Pounds.

Note: Alexander Gorthing was purchased by Samuel Stratton of Waterown.

Note: Some of the Scotmans were at Block Island after being freeded. They became most respected section of early settlers.

They were as follows:

  • Alexander Innes
  • Robert Guthrie
  • Thormut (or Dermot} Rose
  • William Tosh
  • James Danielson

Note: Duncan Stewart was born in the highlands of Scotland about 1623. He was captured at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 or Worchester in 1651. He was taken with other prisoners to the American Colonies. He landed in Ipswich ,Mass, where he was an indentured servent . In 1654 he married Ann Winchurst of Ipswich. 1659 they removed to Newbury, in Byfield Parish, where they lived for 30 years. Later they lived in Rowley. You can find the entire family history of Duncan Stewart in Sprague Journal Maine History.

In The History of Durham, N.H. several mini profiles of several of the Scot Prisoners have been recorded. They are as follows:

All the prisoners were freed by 1656 or 1657.

  • Nyven Agnew also called niven Agmeau and niven the Sct was taxed in Dover, in 1659. In about 1676 he administered the estate of John Barry and he lived on that same land in Kittery. When he died he devided his property between Peter Grant and John Taylor. Neither Nevin Agneau nor John Barry ever married.
  • John Bean wound up in the Exeter sawmill. He was evedently well reguarded by its owner and selectman Nichilas Lissen, as he married Lissen's daughter Hannah after being there only two years. Lissen then welcomed two other Scots into the family. Henry Magoon married Elizabeth Lissen in 1661 and Alexander Gordon then married Mary, the youngest of lessin's daughters, in 1664.
  • John Barber was taxed at Dover 1659. He was received as an inhabitant of Exester 1678. His wife's name was Sisey. In 1667 a seat was assigned for him at the Amsbury Church. He had at least 2 sons, John and Robert.
  • John Barber Jr, son of above John Barber, married Ann Smart, daughter of Robert Smart, in 1696 They lived at Hilton's MIlls Grant In 1725 he had a land grant of 69 acres. On June 23, 1759, at the age of 83, his wife gave her deposition. They had three sons, one of which was Joseph who was a soldier at Crown Point in 1726.
  • Robert Barber, son of John Barber sr. born Ansbury 1- March-1669/1670. In 1698 he had a grant of land, 50 acres,in Eastern Massachusetts. On 1 July 1706 he was killed by Indians. He had no children.
  • Henry Brown and James Orr,Oar,Ore lived together their entire lives. Neither married. On 10, Nov. 1658 [census?], they lived in Oyster River. They were still there in 1659. They, along with Edward Errin, bought in 1662, a farm at Bradboate harbor in Pischalaq River at Wadering Place, with 59 acres upland. This was near Kitteryand York, Maine. Long afterwards it was called Scotchman's Neck. In 1686 Brown and Orr brought suit against John Bray for carrying away their grass at Brave Boat Harbor. June 3, 1675 Henry Brown and James Orr , Scotchmen, residents of Wells bought 200 acres from Henry Sayward, at Moresome. In 1662, Brown and Orr of Sacco Falls belonging to Winter Harbor, for himself and Henry Brown. They sold to James Smith of Oyster River, a tailor, land granted to them at Dover. Brown and Orr lived for many years in Wells, Maine. it was there they ran a sawmill. They learned this trade at Valentine Hill , which is where they had been indentured servants. They associated with Robert Stewart and left everything to him.
  • John Barry died during an Indian attact in 1671.
  • John Curmuckhell, also called Carnicle, came on the John and Sara. He was captured at The Battle of Worchester. 1657 he was taxed at Oyster River. Dec, 26,1660 , he bought land from John Pearce of Yorke. He married John Pearce's daughter . 1671 he had a grant of upland, at York Bridge. 6 July 1675 his wife Ann was taken to court for not frequenting the publique worship of God on the lord's day. John Curmuckhell died not long after. His widow married another Scotchman, Micuim Mc Intyre. of York.
  • Alexander (Sander) Cooper settled near The Great Works with other Unity Scotsmen. The York County Court admonished Cooper , his wife, John taylor and other Scotsmen, " for their use of profane speeches" and referring to ' devill in their common talk". Cooper's daughter Sarah married George Grey, another Scotsman. Grey paid his wife's fine " for breach of sabbath and for stricking of Patience Everinton".
  • George Grey and wife Sarah Cooper had five children. Their son George jr. was capturd by Indians and carried off to Canada. His father left him half his property in hopes that he might return, but he never did. It was reported he stayed in Canada and converted to Catholicism.
  • William Furbush and Daniel Fergison bought land together in what is now Elliot, Maine. William Furbush was in constant trouble for his outspoken comtempt of the English authority. He and his wife Rebecca often refused to attend church on the Sabbath. In 1681, he received 20 lashes on his bare skin, by the court, for calling court officials "Divills and hell Hounds". When the constable arrived, his wife Rebecca struck the constable and he, Furbush, "tooke up a dreadful weapon and sayd that he would dy before his goods should be carried away." Furbush was fined in N. H. for drinking with two Indians, named Henry and Richard. Again he was fined in Maine for selling liquor to Indians and getting them drunk.
  • Alexander Maxwell, was at The Great Works in 1654 when relations between him and the English master turned violent. Maxwell received 30 lashes on his bare skin "for exobitant and abusive carage toward the master and his wife." The court said if there were any more problems with Maxwell, the master could sell him off to Virginia or Barbados or any other English plantation. He completed his indenture with no more incidents. He then moved to York, Maine, to an area where other Scots had settled. However, his violent temper got the best of him there also. In was in court again for stricking and abusing fellow Dunbar Scosman, Alexander Mackanur, who was lame and in poor health. Mackanur died in 1670. His widow Dorothy then married another Scotsman, Micuim Macintire, who bought land from Maxwell. Maxwell, eventually became a well-to-do taven Keeper. In 1681 a surprise attact by Indians distroyed most of the the area. Maxwell's Garrison survived. After another indian attack in 1711 he sold the Garrison to the Macintire Family. He willed all his land and marshes to be used as the site for Scotish Church.
  • Daniel Livingston in 1694 was attacked by Indians.
  • In 1711. Daneil Gill , age 81 and th e son of another Scotsman Junkins, were out fishing, when they were attacked and killed by Indians. Junkins was scalped but managed to survive long enough to make it to Maxwell's garrison and relate what had happened.