Bob you will find a John Coehon listed on the John & Sarah, 1651-52
that arrived at Charlestown either February or May 1652. I am not
certain yet but he may have worked aboard ship between Boston and
the West Indies the four years that he can not be found in MA. He
became John Cowen of Scituate, MA.
I was disconnected from Yahoo and just learned this today.
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, bob gillis
> chestercowen wrote:
> > I would like to know if you find a John Coehon, Colquhoun or
> > listed at one of the mills being mentioned. In appreciation I
> > remain,
> Where do you first find this John Coehon in America? A Rhonda
> posted in Genforum/immigrants and I have confirmed that about 150
> prisoners were sent to the Massachusetts Bay Colony about 1650 on
> ship UNITY to work as indenture laborers at the Ironworks at
> Braintree. There is no list of these men but VRs and Ironworks
> do mention a number of them
> The second group sent arrived in Boston in Sept 1651 and there is
> of the men which has been published in a number of forms. Most of
> men did not work at the Ironworks.
> I have just learned of Dobson's book "Directory of Scots Banished
> American Plantations 1650 - 1775". The New York Public Library
> entries for books and pamphlets by David Dobson including the
> to the libry web site and look at the entries. You may be able
> some in a nearby library or order through ILL.
> The difference between a slave and an indentured servant was the
> was in bondage for life while the latter was in bondage for a term
> years or until he or she paid off the cost of transport.
> cliff wrote:
> > Seeing that some of our familes were indentured servants it has
> > to my attention that they were reguarded as slaves and what?
> > war crimnals and were not worth the mentioning.>
> See the above for the basic difference between slave and indentured
> servant. the men on the UNITY and JOHN and SARAH were war
> not was criminals. They supported and fought for the royalist
> lost. Banishment to the colonies was a common punishment.
> > I know that in the Franklin Ma. Library it mentions servants and
> > men.Seeing my family mentioned there I originaly thought "free
> > was an org. like the Masons. Futher research cleared that
> for the benefit of others, a man became a freeman if he owned
> was a member of the recognized church and swore an oath to the
> government. there are several detailed explanations that can be
> in a Google search.
> > Chances are I may never know how James Mackorwithey [MacWithey]
> > arrived and or sailed from what port.>
> Again, when does he first show up in America. I do not see any name
> similar on the JOHN and SARAH list.
> > I certanly hope that our reporting skills since that time have
> > honed to a better edge.>
> The reporting skills existed in those days. What the government
> required gives detail found. And these records are 350 years
> course many of the reports have been lost.
> bob gillis