Re: [ScottishWarPrisoners] Daniel Davison, Sr. , Covenanter
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From: "bob gillis" <rpgillis@...>
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: [ScottishWarPrisoners] Daniel Davison, Sr. , Covenanter
> The 1651 ship was the John and Sarah and one version of the list of the
> passengers can be found in the NEHGR Vol 1 Page 378 & 9. However there
> is no Daniel Davison listed although there are a few Daniels with
> illegible names.
> I found a few references to a Daniel Davison/Davidson of Essex County in
> the NEHGR Vol 1 -20. 1847 - 1866.
> Do a Google search on the John and Sarah. You will find a web site on
> Where was there a reference to his being Scottish? My John Browne, who
> is listed on the John and Sarah as John Brow, was mentioned in a deed as
> being a Scotchman.
> A book on the Saugus Iron Works says that there is no evidence that any
> of the 1651 Scottish prisoners ever worked at Saugus or Braintree. The
> iron works was rather moribund by 1651 and I think most of the men
> became indentured servants in Boston and vicinity. My John Brown
> married the daughter of a fairly prosperous man, Thomas Makepeace,
> within three years of his arrival in Boston. In 1708 a Daniel Davison
> was sheriff of Newbury, probably not your Daniel but perhaps his son. I
> think many of the Scots were not peasants.
> bob gillis
> collinsandiego wrote:
> > I JUST FOUND THIS SITE TODAY and I have great hopes. Daniel was born
> > in 1630 in Scotland and died 1693 in Wenham, Essex Co. Mass. One of
> > his grandsons changed the name to Davisson. Others kept the original
> > spelling.
> > Those of us who have been researching his descendents (Both
> > spellings) have sought in vain for seventy years to find his
> > antecedents in Scotland, although a mistake concerning parentage from
> > a Nicholas Davison keeps rearing its ugly head.(Not a shred of truth
> > in it)
> > Daniel was captured at either the Battle of Dunbar or Worcester, and
> > brought to this country about 1651 as an indentured man to work at
> > the Lynn Ironworks in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
> > Family historian A.H. Davison travelled to Scotland in the 1920's to
> > research the problem, but had no luck finding prisoner lists or other
> > pertinent documents. Hopefully, somewhere a passenger or prisoner
> > list has been found that will give us a new beginning.
> > HELP!
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