Re: [ScottishWarPrisoners] Any information on Tormut Rose/Duncan Ross
- In a booklet entitled "Scotch Prisoners Deported to New England by Cromwell, 1651-52: From the Battles of Dunbar and Worcester" (copyright Unicorn Limited, Inc., 1997) purchased from Scotpress, P. O. Box 397, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia 26525 is the following:
'The neighboring town of Durham, New Hampshire, had a number of the Scotch prisoners. The tax lists and other sources of information show that Exeter also profited by this chattel slavery, as Nicholas Lissen of the latter place is credited with being master of some of the Worcester prisoners.
Some of these Scotchmen found their way to Block Island, after being freed, and became a respectable section of the early settlers of that island. Some had worked at Lynn, and others at the branch works in Braintree. They must have belonged to the Dunbar contingent. Their names are Alexander Innes, Robert Guthrie, Thormut (or Dermot) Rose, William Tosh, James Danielson and possibly a few others.'
Hope this helps.
"Jack Rose <kathydfrog@...>" <kathydfrog@...> wrote:Hi,
I've been participating in a Rose family DNA study, with surprising
results. It appears that I'm descended from a Scottish prisoner
named Tormut Rose or Duncan Ross. He was captured at the battle of
Dunbar and sent to the new world as an indentured servant. Tormut
worked off his indenture at the Braintree iron works and later
founded Block Island, Rhode Island with a number of other Scottish
prisoners. It appears that the same family may have been among the
first setlers of Long Island, namely a possible close relative named
Until recently, I didn't know I was Scottish, so this is all a little
strange. Forgive me, but I would never eat Haggis or wear kilts!
Any information on Tormut would be helpful. Are there any other
cousins in the group or relatives of the veterans of the iron works?
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