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Re: Battle of Dunbar Info

Teresa (Hamilton/Pepper) Rust
 

Arran and Andrew have been part of the SPOWS family for years! They have contributed a lot to our understanding of our SPOW ancestor! 

Teresa




On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 9:56 AM, Doug Cahoon via groups.io <doug_cahoon@...> wrote:

This is a gracious offer from Andrew and one you should not miss if you are planning a trip to Durham. My wife and I were able to do this walk with him 5 years ago. He is a wealth of information and we had a wonderful time.
Thanks Andrew!

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 05:06:23 AM MDT, Andrew Millard <a.r.millard@...> wrote:


If any of you want to visit Durham then I am happy to repeat my walking tour of the route the prisoners probably took through the city, plus visits to the site of the mass grave, the Castle and the Cathedral. I can then leave you to explore other aspects of the Cathedral and Durham’s heritage attractions, or to visit the reburial site. A group tour of the Cathedral does incur a charge.

 

Best wishes

Andrew

--

Dr. Andrew Millard

Associate Professor of Archaeology,

Durham University, UK

Email: A.R.Millard@... 

Personal page: https://www.dur.ac.uk/directory/profile/?id=160

Scottish Soldiers Project: https://www.dur.ac.uk/scottishsoldiers

Dunbar 1650 MOOC: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/battle-of-dunbar-1650

 

 

From: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io <ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io> On Behalf Of Charles Maurer via groups.io
Sent: 29 March 2022 11:36
To: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety] Battle of Dunbar Info

 

[EXTERNAL EMAIL]

Folks

 

I received numerous replies asking for info on my recent Battle of Dunbar tour.  To simplify my response, I decided to send this info to the entire group.  Of note, I talked to the historian who gave this tour and he is OK with me sharing this info.

 

So here goes, everything you wanted to know about arranging a personalized tour of the Battle of Dunbar sites.

 

Point of contact:

Dr Arran Paul Johnston, 07906 349407

www.arranjohnston.co.uk 

Director, Scottish Battlefields Trust

www.scottishbattlefields.org

Executive Trustee, Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust

www.battleofprestonpans1745.org 

 

Other key points about Arran:

-he lives with his wife and two young children in Dunbar.

-his PHD is in the Scottish diaspora.

-he is the author of “Essential Agony’ The Battle of Dunbar 1650 (I purchased and read this book before the tour).

-he is a freelance historian.

-he has many side gigs/interests to include the Scottish Battlefields Trust, re-enacting and giving battlefield tours. Of note, he has taken other Scottish POW descendants on the Dunbar battlefield tour before to include a larger (13 people) group a few years ago.

 

Our tour experience:

-I found Arran via the Scottish Battlefields Trust website.

-We arranged (via email) for a half-day tour with no discussion of compensation other than treating him to lunch

-As we were staying in Edinburgh, we took the LNER X-Country commuter train to Dunbar. Dunbar is the first stop, about 25 minutes from the main train (Waverly) station. Cost was a little more than $20 per round trip ticket.

-Arran met us at the train station and took us to the following battle sites (in order): Doon Hill; the main battle site at the north west base of Doon Hill and the lone improved battle site (a stone marker and a couple of interpretive panels) just outside of town.

-The tour itself was very informative and enjoyable.

-Total length of tour was about 2.5 hours.  It could have been a bit longer, but my tag-along spousal unit is not of Scottish heritage nor interested in history so I did not drag out the Q & A. 

-After lunch, we did a quick tour on our own of the small harbor town and then took the train back to Edinburgh.  Note: your tickets will allow you to take any non-peak time train which runs about every half-hour (I think).

-At the end of the tour we tipped Arran about $50 (in pounds of course), about all of the cash we had with us.  Again, while we never discussed compensation, he graciously accepted this tip. Please remember this point if you arrange a future tour with him.

 

--

Chuck Maurer


--
Teresa (Hamilton/Pepper) Rust
Descendant of John Hamilton and John Magoon
My husband and children are descendants of Duncan Stewart


Re: Battle of Dunbar Info

Doug Cahoon
 

This is a gracious offer from Andrew and one you should not miss if you are planning a trip to Durham. My wife and I were able to do this walk with him 5 years ago. He is a wealth of information and we had a wonderful time.
Thanks Andrew!

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 05:06:23 AM MDT, Andrew Millard <a.r.millard@...> wrote:


If any of you want to visit Durham then I am happy to repeat my walking tour of the route the prisoners probably took through the city, plus visits to the site of the mass grave, the Castle and the Cathedral. I can then leave you to explore other aspects of the Cathedral and Durham’s heritage attractions, or to visit the reburial site. A group tour of the Cathedral does incur a charge.

 

Best wishes

Andrew

--

Dr. Andrew Millard

Associate Professor of Archaeology,

Durham University, UK

Email: A.R.Millard@... 

Personal page: https://www.dur.ac.uk/directory/profile/?id=160

Scottish Soldiers Project: https://www.dur.ac.uk/scottishsoldiers

Dunbar 1650 MOOC: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/battle-of-dunbar-1650

 

 

From: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io <ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io> On Behalf Of Charles Maurer via groups.io
Sent: 29 March 2022 11:36
To: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety] Battle of Dunbar Info

 

[EXTERNAL EMAIL]

Folks

 

I received numerous replies asking for info on my recent Battle of Dunbar tour.  To simplify my response, I decided to send this info to the entire group.  Of note, I talked to the historian who gave this tour and he is OK with me sharing this info.

 

So here goes, everything you wanted to know about arranging a personalized tour of the Battle of Dunbar sites.

 

Point of contact:

Dr Arran Paul Johnston, 07906 349407

www.arranjohnston.co.uk 

Director, Scottish Battlefields Trust

www.scottishbattlefields.org

Executive Trustee, Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust

www.battleofprestonpans1745.org 

 

Other key points about Arran:

-he lives with his wife and two young children in Dunbar.

-his PHD is in the Scottish diaspora.

-he is the author of “Essential Agony’ The Battle of Dunbar 1650 (I purchased and read this book before the tour).

-he is a freelance historian.

-he has many side gigs/interests to include the Scottish Battlefields Trust, re-enacting and giving battlefield tours. Of note, he has taken other Scottish POW descendants on the Dunbar battlefield tour before to include a larger (13 people) group a few years ago.

 

Our tour experience:

-I found Arran via the Scottish Battlefields Trust website.

-We arranged (via email) for a half-day tour with no discussion of compensation other than treating him to lunch

-As we were staying in Edinburgh, we took the LNER X-Country commuter train to Dunbar. Dunbar is the first stop, about 25 minutes from the main train (Waverly) station. Cost was a little more than $20 per round trip ticket.

-Arran met us at the train station and took us to the following battle sites (in order): Doon Hill; the main battle site at the north west base of Doon Hill and the lone improved battle site (a stone marker and a couple of interpretive panels) just outside of town.

-The tour itself was very informative and enjoyable.

-Total length of tour was about 2.5 hours.  It could have been a bit longer, but my tag-along spousal unit is not of Scottish heritage nor interested in history so I did not drag out the Q & A. 

-After lunch, we did a quick tour on our own of the small harbor town and then took the train back to Edinburgh.  Note: your tickets will allow you to take any non-peak time train which runs about every half-hour (I think).

-At the end of the tour we tipped Arran about $50 (in pounds of course), about all of the cash we had with us.  Again, while we never discussed compensation, he graciously accepted this tip. Please remember this point if you arrange a future tour with him.

 

--

Chuck Maurer


Re: Battle of Dunbar Info

S Ray
 

Also to note, Arran is a member of our Society (he belongs to the Facebook group) and has scheduled a reenactment of the Battle of Dunbar--last September 2019. 


On Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 6:55 AM Charles Maurer <vamaurers@...> wrote:
Folks

I received numerous replies asking for info on my recent Battle of Dunbar tour.  To simplify my response, I decided to send this info to the entire group.  Of note, I talked to the historian who gave this tour and he is OK with me sharing this info.

So here goes, everything you wanted to know about arranging a personalized tour of the Battle of Dunbar sites.

Point of contact:

Dr Arran Paul Johnston, 07906 349407

www.arranjohnston.co.uk 

Director, Scottish Battlefields Trust

www.scottishbattlefields.org

Executive Trustee, Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust

www.battleofprestonpans1745.org 

 

Other key points about Arran:

-he lives with his wife and two young children in Dunbar.

-his PHD is in the Scottish diaspora.

-he is the author of “Essential Agony’ The Battle of Dunbar 1650 (I purchased and read this book before the tour).

-he is a freelance historian.

-he has many side gigs/interests to include the Scottish Battlefields Trust, re-enacting and giving battlefield tours. Of note, he has taken other Scottish POW descendants on the Dunbar battlefield tour before to include a larger (13 people) group a few years ago.

 

Our tour experience:

-I found Arran via the Scottish Battlefields Trust website.

-We arranged (via email) for a half-day tour with no discussion of compensation other than treating him to lunch

-As we were staying in Edinburgh, we took the LNER X-Country commuter train to Dunbar. Dunbar is the first stop, about 25 minutes from the main train (Waverly) station. Cost was a little more than $20 per round trip ticket.

-Arran met us at the train station and took us to the following battle sites (in order): Doon Hill; the main battle site at the north west base of Doon Hill and the lone improved battle site (a stone marker and a couple of interpretive panels) just outside of town.

-The tour itself was very informative and enjoyable.

-Total length of tour was about 2.5 hours.  It could have been a bit longer, but my tag-along spousal unit is not of Scottish heritage nor interested in history so I did not drag out the Q & A. 

-After lunch, we did a quick tour on our own of the small harbor town and then took the train back to Edinburgh.  Note: your tickets will allow you to take any non-peak time train which runs about every half-hour (I think).

-At the end of the tour we tipped Arran about $50 (in pounds of course), about all of the cash we had with us.  Again, while we never discussed compensation, he graciously accepted this tip. Please remember this point if you arrange a future tour with him.

 

--
Chuck Maurer


Re: Introduction

Joey Darling Sr.
 

I have shared DNA results and I matched with another George Darling decendent which helps to confirm our lineage. 


On Tue, Mar 29, 2022, 6:57 AM Andrew Millard <a.r.millard@...> wrote:

Hello Eve,

 

Is your husband in the society’s Scottish Prisoners Project at FamilyTreeDNA? There is also a Dennis Darling of Braintree project which seeks George Darling descendants to confirm that these two men are unrelated. At present there is only one George Darling descendant and he is in both projects.

 

Best wishes

Andrew

--

Dr. Andrew Millard

Associate Professor of Archaeology,

Durham University, UK

Email: A.R.Millard@... 

Personal page: https://www.dur.ac.uk/directory/profile/?id=160

Scottish Soldiers Project: https://www.dur.ac.uk/scottishsoldiers

Dunbar 1650 MOOC: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/battle-of-dunbar-1650

 

 

From: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io <ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io> On Behalf Of Eve Hiatt via groups.io
Sent: 26 March 2022 13:55
To: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety] Introduction

 

[EXTERNAL EMAIL]

Sandy,

My husband descends from SPOW George Darling through his son John Darling (1658-1719) and Naomi Flanders (out of wedlock). His line proceeds through: 

We would be delighted to share the Y-DNA confirmation of this line and compare what we have learned from other descendants of George.

Eve Hiatt
New Hampshire

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Re: Greetings! #Introductions

Andrew Millard
 

Dear Bill,

Yes rail travel is the easiest way to get here from London (3 hours from Kings Cross station) or Edinburgh (2 hours from Edinburgh Waverley station).

 

Best wishes

Andrew

--

Dr. Andrew Millard

Associate Professor of Archaeology,

Durham University, UK

Email: A.R.Millard@... 

Personal page: https://www.dur.ac.uk/directory/profile/?id=160

Scottish Soldiers Project: https://www.dur.ac.uk/scottishsoldiers

Dunbar 1650 MOOC: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/battle-of-dunbar-1650

 

 

From: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io <ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill via groups.io
Sent: 26 March 2022 16:21
To: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety] Greetings! #Introductions

 

[EXTERNAL EMAIL]

Michael, do you have any recommendations on the best way to get to Durham from, say, London or Edinburgh? At first glance, it seems like rail travel makes the most sense, but I'm open to suggestions. Thanks!


Re: Battle of Dunbar Info

Andrew Millard
 

If any of you want to visit Durham then I am happy to repeat my walking tour of the route the prisoners probably took through the city, plus visits to the site of the mass grave, the Castle and the Cathedral. I can then leave you to explore other aspects of the Cathedral and Durham’s heritage attractions, or to visit the reburial site. A group tour of the Cathedral does incur a charge.

 

Best wishes

Andrew

--

Dr. Andrew Millard

Associate Professor of Archaeology,

Durham University, UK

Email: A.R.Millard@... 

Personal page: https://www.dur.ac.uk/directory/profile/?id=160

Scottish Soldiers Project: https://www.dur.ac.uk/scottishsoldiers

Dunbar 1650 MOOC: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/battle-of-dunbar-1650

 

 

From: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io <ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io> On Behalf Of Charles Maurer via groups.io
Sent: 29 March 2022 11:36
To: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety] Battle of Dunbar Info

 

[EXTERNAL EMAIL]

Folks

 

I received numerous replies asking for info on my recent Battle of Dunbar tour.  To simplify my response, I decided to send this info to the entire group.  Of note, I talked to the historian who gave this tour and he is OK with me sharing this info.

 

So here goes, everything you wanted to know about arranging a personalized tour of the Battle of Dunbar sites.

 

Point of contact:

Dr Arran Paul Johnston, 07906 349407

www.arranjohnston.co.uk 

Director, Scottish Battlefields Trust

www.scottishbattlefields.org

Executive Trustee, Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust

www.battleofprestonpans1745.org 

 

Other key points about Arran:

-he lives with his wife and two young children in Dunbar.

-his PHD is in the Scottish diaspora.

-he is the author of “Essential Agony’ The Battle of Dunbar 1650 (I purchased and read this book before the tour).

-he is a freelance historian.

-he has many side gigs/interests to include the Scottish Battlefields Trust, re-enacting and giving battlefield tours. Of note, he has taken other Scottish POW descendants on the Dunbar battlefield tour before to include a larger (13 people) group a few years ago.

 

Our tour experience:

-I found Arran via the Scottish Battlefields Trust website.

-We arranged (via email) for a half-day tour with no discussion of compensation other than treating him to lunch

-As we were staying in Edinburgh, we took the LNER X-Country commuter train to Dunbar. Dunbar is the first stop, about 25 minutes from the main train (Waverly) station. Cost was a little more than $20 per round trip ticket.

-Arran met us at the train station and took us to the following battle sites (in order): Doon Hill; the main battle site at the north west base of Doon Hill and the lone improved battle site (a stone marker and a couple of interpretive panels) just outside of town.

-The tour itself was very informative and enjoyable.

-Total length of tour was about 2.5 hours.  It could have been a bit longer, but my tag-along spousal unit is not of Scottish heritage nor interested in history so I did not drag out the Q & A. 

-After lunch, we did a quick tour on our own of the small harbor town and then took the train back to Edinburgh.  Note: your tickets will allow you to take any non-peak time train which runs about every half-hour (I think).

-At the end of the tour we tipped Arran about $50 (in pounds of course), about all of the cash we had with us.  Again, while we never discussed compensation, he graciously accepted this tip. Please remember this point if you arrange a future tour with him.

 

--

Chuck Maurer


Re: Introduction

Andrew Millard
 

Hello Eve,

 

Is your husband in the society’s Scottish Prisoners Project at FamilyTreeDNA? There is also a Dennis Darling of Braintree project which seeks George Darling descendants to confirm that these two men are unrelated. At present there is only one George Darling descendant and he is in both projects.

 

Best wishes

Andrew

--

Dr. Andrew Millard

Associate Professor of Archaeology,

Durham University, UK

Email: A.R.Millard@... 

Personal page: https://www.dur.ac.uk/directory/profile/?id=160

Scottish Soldiers Project: https://www.dur.ac.uk/scottishsoldiers

Dunbar 1650 MOOC: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/battle-of-dunbar-1650

 

 

From: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io <ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io> On Behalf Of Eve Hiatt via groups.io
Sent: 26 March 2022 13:55
To: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety] Introduction

 

[EXTERNAL EMAIL]

Sandy,

My husband descends from SPOW George Darling through his son John Darling (1658-1719) and Naomi Flanders (out of wedlock). His line proceeds through: 

We would be delighted to share the Y-DNA confirmation of this line and compare what we have learned from other descendants of George.

Eve Hiatt
New Hampshire

  •  


Re: Battle of Dunbar Info

Charles Maurer
 

Folks

I received numerous replies asking for info on my recent Battle of Dunbar tour.  To simplify my response, I decided to send this info to the entire group.  Of note, I talked to the historian who gave this tour and he is OK with me sharing this info.

So here goes, everything you wanted to know about arranging a personalized tour of the Battle of Dunbar sites.

Point of contact:

Dr Arran Paul Johnston, 07906 349407

www.arranjohnston.co.uk 

Director, Scottish Battlefields Trust

www.scottishbattlefields.org

Executive Trustee, Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust

www.battleofprestonpans1745.org 

 

Other key points about Arran:

-he lives with his wife and two young children in Dunbar.

-his PHD is in the Scottish diaspora.

-he is the author of “Essential Agony’ The Battle of Dunbar 1650 (I purchased and read this book before the tour).

-he is a freelance historian.

-he has many side gigs/interests to include the Scottish Battlefields Trust, re-enacting and giving battlefield tours. Of note, he has taken other Scottish POW descendants on the Dunbar battlefield tour before to include a larger (13 people) group a few years ago.

 

Our tour experience:

-I found Arran via the Scottish Battlefields Trust website.

-We arranged (via email) for a half-day tour with no discussion of compensation other than treating him to lunch

-As we were staying in Edinburgh, we took the LNER X-Country commuter train to Dunbar. Dunbar is the first stop, about 25 minutes from the main train (Waverly) station. Cost was a little more than $20 per round trip ticket.

-Arran met us at the train station and took us to the following battle sites (in order): Doon Hill; the main battle site at the north west base of Doon Hill and the lone improved battle site (a stone marker and a couple of interpretive panels) just outside of town.

-The tour itself was very informative and enjoyable.

-Total length of tour was about 2.5 hours.  It could have been a bit longer, but my tag-along spousal unit is not of Scottish heritage nor interested in history so I did not drag out the Q & A. 

-After lunch, we did a quick tour on our own of the small harbor town and then took the train back to Edinburgh.  Note: your tickets will allow you to take any non-peak time train which runs about every half-hour (I think).

-At the end of the tour we tipped Arran about $50 (in pounds of course), about all of the cash we had with us.  Again, while we never discussed compensation, he graciously accepted this tip. Please remember this point if you arrange a future tour with him.

 

--
Chuck Maurer


Re: Greetings! #Introductions

John Gubancsik
 

Have you seen the surname, Fryzel, associated with your ancestor?

Thanks,
John


From: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io <ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io> on behalf of wrwoolley@... <wrwoolley@...>
Sent: Friday, March 25, 2022 8:55 PM
To: ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io <ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety@groups.io>
Subject: [ScottishPrisonersofWarSociety] Greetings! #Introductions
 
Greetings from Hamburg, NJ, by way of Beverly, Mass. My 8th great grandfather was James Frissell/Frizzell/Fresell, who was aboard the Unity and became an indentured servant in Roxbury (now Jamaica Plain), Mass. My mother, who was raised in Dudley, Mass., was named Catherine Helen Feissell.


Re: Three Chimneys Inn ~ ffrost Sawyer Tavern in Durham, NH

sarah joliat
 

Annette,

Thank you for the suggestion. I am a descendant of William Furbish and William Alexander Gowen. We look forward to visiting the area again soon. 

Sarah Joliat


On Mar 26, 2022, at 11:29 AM, Annette Zamarchi <alzbps@...> wrote:


Three Chimneys Inn in Durham NH has wonderful food. Ask to sit in the Copper's room/kitchen. Original to the 1650s and you can imagine your ancestor walking on the wide floor boards.

Descendant of SPOWs William Furbish and Robert Junkins

Annette Zamarchi

 (603) 661-3488




On Sat, Mar 26, 2022 at 8:59 AM Mark Johnson <mejcopy@...> wrote:
Charles, I have been reading about the Three Chimneys Inn ~ ffrost Sawyer Tavern in Durham, NH, apparently built at least in part by SPOWs indentured to Valentine Hill. I live in NH and hope to get there soon. I'm also reading Essential Agony: The Battle of Dunbar 1650 (Century of the Soldier) by Johnston, Arran. My SPOW ancestor was Malcolm MacCallum from Poltallach, Argyll and Blute. He was indentured on the farm at Saugus Iron Works. 


SPOW facebook private group

S Ray
 

Hello members of the groups.io SPOW group. If you are a member of Facebook you might be interested in joining our private group. When you request to join be sure to answer the questions and agree to the group rules. www.facebook.com/groups/SPOWS


Re: Greetings! #Introductions

Joey Darling Sr.
 

I would be interested in attending the tour. Direct paternal decendent of George Darling SPOW, Unity. Keep me posted.
Thanks.
Joseph Edward Darling. (843)940-1399.


On Sat, Mar 26, 2022, 10:11 PM Erica Hahn via groups.io <ericalishahn=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would  be interested  in going. Descendant of Philip  macintyre.  


On Sat, Mar 26, 2022 at 11:21 AM, Jane Kelton via groups.io
<jane_kelton=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I would be interested in arranging a tour of the Battle of Dunbar. Not sure when, but I'd appreciate the contact info. 

Jane Kelton
(descendent of Thos. Kelton, Scottish POW who was sent to Saugus Iron works)

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, 07:08:48 AM EDT, Charles Maurer <vamaurers@...> wrote:


My 8th great grandfather, Daniel (Mac)Dill, was most likely the Dan.... on the ship John and Sara.  After serving his seven year indentureship in NH, he moved to York, MA (now ME) along with many other ex-Scottish POWs. 

Of note, I just returned from Scotland where I was able to arrange a personalized tour of the Battle of Dunbar (an easy train ride from Edinburgh).  If you are interested in arranging such a tour, let me know and I can provide you contact info. 

--
Chuck Maurer


Re: Greetings! #Introductions

Erica Hahn
 

I would  be interested  in going. Descendant of Philip  macintyre.  


On Sat, Mar 26, 2022 at 11:21 AM, Jane Kelton via groups.io
<jane_kelton@...> wrote:
I would be interested in arranging a tour of the Battle of Dunbar. Not sure when, but I'd appreciate the contact info. 

Jane Kelton
(descendent of Thos. Kelton, Scottish POW who was sent to Saugus Iron works)

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, 07:08:48 AM EDT, Charles Maurer <vamaurers@...> wrote:


My 8th great grandfather, Daniel (Mac)Dill, was most likely the Dan.... on the ship John and Sara.  After serving his seven year indentureship in NH, he moved to York, MA (now ME) along with many other ex-Scottish POWs. 

Of note, I just returned from Scotland where I was able to arrange a personalized tour of the Battle of Dunbar (an easy train ride from Edinburgh).  If you are interested in arranging such a tour, let me know and I can provide you contact info. 

--
Chuck Maurer


Re: Greetings! #Introductions

Jane Kelton
 

I would be interested in arranging a tour of the Battle of Dunbar. Not sure when, but I'd appreciate the contact info. 

Jane Kelton
(descendent of Thos. Kelton, Scottish POW who was sent to Saugus Iron works)

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, 07:08:48 AM EDT, Charles Maurer <vamaurers@...> wrote:


My 8th great grandfather, Daniel (Mac)Dill, was most likely the Dan.... on the ship John and Sara.  After serving his seven year indentureship in NH, he moved to York, MA (now ME) along with many other ex-Scottish POWs. 

Of note, I just returned from Scotland where I was able to arrange a personalized tour of the Battle of Dunbar (an easy train ride from Edinburgh).  If you are interested in arranging such a tour, let me know and I can provide you contact info. 

--
Chuck Maurer


Re: Greetings! #Introductions

Doug Cahoon
 

Train is one option - another is to fly into Edinburgh rent a car and drive out to Dunbar (30 miles or about 45 minutes) Then travel the way the prisoners were taken down to Durham (120 miles 2.5 hours without stopping) But stop along the way in each of the towns to see soak it all in.
The map is from my Google Earth Project following my ancestor from Dunbar to New England.
Inline image


On Saturday, March 26, 2022, 10:49:46 AM MDT, Bill <wrwoolley@...> wrote:


Michael, do you have any recommendations on the best way to get to Durham from, say, London or Edinburgh? At first glance, it seems like rail travel makes the most sense, but I'm open to suggestions. Thanks!


Re: Introduction

Eve Hiatt
 

Sandy,

My husband descends from SPOW George Darling through his son John Darling (1658-1719) and Naomi Flanders (out of wedlock). His line proceeds through:  We would be delighted to share the Y-DNA confirmation of this line and compare what we have learned from other descendants of George.

Eve Hiatt
New Hampshire
  •  


Re: Greetings! #Introductions

 

Michael, do you have any recommendations on the best way to get to Durham from, say, London or Edinburgh? At first glance, it seems like rail travel makes the most sense, but I'm open to suggestions. Thanks!


Re: Greetings! #Introductions

 

I envy you, Charles! Now that I've discovered my ancestral info, as it relates to the Battle of Dunbar, I'm ramping up long-delayed plans to visit Scotland. I'm currently trying to determine the easiest and most straightforward way to get to Durham for a visit, but Dunbar isn't out of the question, especially if I fly into Edinburgh. Did you visit Durham, also?


Re: Three Chimneys Inn ~ ffrost Sawyer Tavern in Durham, NH

Annette Zamarchi
 

Three Chimneys Inn in Durham NH has wonderful food. Ask to sit in the Copper's room/kitchen. Original to the 1650s and you can imagine your ancestor walking on the wide floor boards.

Descendant of SPOWs William Furbish and Robert Junkins

Annette Zamarchi

 (603) 661-3488




On Sat, Mar 26, 2022 at 8:59 AM Mark Johnson <mejcopy@...> wrote:
Charles, I have been reading about the Three Chimneys Inn ~ ffrost Sawyer Tavern in Durham, NH, apparently built at least in part by SPOWs indentured to Valentine Hill. I live in NH and hope to get there soon. I'm also reading Essential Agony: The Battle of Dunbar 1650 (Century of the Soldier) by Johnston, Arran. My SPOW ancestor was Malcolm MacCallum from Poltallach, Argyll and Blute. He was indentured on the farm at Saugus Iron Works. 


Three Chimneys Inn ~ ffrost Sawyer Tavern in Durham, NH

Mark Johnson
 

Charles, I have been reading about the Three Chimneys Inn ~ ffrost Sawyer Tavern in Durham, NH, apparently built at least in part by SPOWs indentured to Valentine Hill. I live in NH and hope to get there soon. I'm also reading Essential Agony: The Battle of Dunbar 1650 (Century of the Soldier) by Johnston, Arran. My SPOW ancestor was Malcolm MacCallum from Poltallach, Argyll and Blute. He was indentured on the farm at Saugus Iron Works. 

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