Walter Jackson - Battle of Worcester September 3, 1651
I am doing research on the family of my 82-year-old mother Ruth
Louise Jackson Sinclair (Mrs. John P. Green. She was born in
Waltham, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. She now lives in
southern New Jersey.
Recently I learned that her grandfather Edward Cross Jackson (her
mother's father) is descended from Walter Jackson. Born about 1630
in Soctland, Walter Jackson could read and write. He fought with
Charles II at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651 in
Worcester, England. Captured by the soldiers of Oliver Cromwell,
Walter Jackson was sent to the American colonies in November 1651 on
the ship John and Sara. It landed in Boston, Massachusetts Bay
Colony in Febnruary 1652. A Mr. Nicholas Lissen who owned lumber
mills in Exeter, New Hamsphire paid the ships's captain the passage
money of Walter Jackson. For seven years Walter Jackson worked for
Mr. Lissen as an indentured serveant. After this time Walter Jackson
was given his freedom. In 1683 Walter Jackson died in Durham, New
Would anyone know to hwom I should write to find out in what
regiment of the army of Charles II Walter Jackson served in the
Battle of Worcester? I consulted the book A Regimental History of
the Covenanting Armies 1639 - 1651 by Edwar M. Furgol, published in
1990 by John Donald Publishers Ltd. in Edinburgh, Scotland. This
book only lists the officers in the armies of Charles II during that
time. Walter Jackson was not listad. I obtained this book on
Interlibrary Loan at my local public library.
I think if I could find out in what unit of Charles II's army
Walter Jackson fought I could find out where in Scotland he was
born. In 2004 my mother, brother,sister and I want to go to
Scotland. We would like to visit the place where Walter Jackson was
My motehr is the only one of her brothers and sisters still
living and would like to learn as much as possible about her family.
We appreciate any assistance you can supply.
Susan M. Grady
P.S. Is there an organization in the United States for people who
are descended from Scots prisoners who fought for Charles II at the
Battles of Dunbar and Worcester?