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  • chestercowen
    Dear Researchers, I would like to know if you find a John Coehon, Colquhoun or Cowen listed at one of the mills being mentioned. In appreciation I remain,
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 16 7:42 AM
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      Dear Researchers,

      I would like to know if you find a John Coehon, Colquhoun or Cowen
      listed at one of the mills being mentioned. In appreciation I
      remain,

      Chester...


      --- In ScottishWarPrisoners@yahoogroups.com, "stuart"
      <stuart@... wrote:
      > Thank you, Dale.
      >
      > Gwen
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: stuart <stuart@t...>
      > To: <ScottishWarPrisoners@onelist.com>
      > Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 10:22 PM
      > Subject: Re: [ScottishWarPrisoners] Scottish War Prisoners
      >
      >
      > > From: "stuart" <stuart@t...>
      > >
      > > Dear Dale,
      > >
      > > Thank you for sharing.
      > >
      > > Would you please be kind enough to check your books for anything
      on Robert
      > > Stuart/Stewart, captured at Worcester by Cromwell and
      transported to
      > Boston
      > > on the John and Sarah, 1652.
      > >
      > > I have the list of prisioners transported. I believe I saw
      something that
      > > showed he worked at the Iron Works, but have been unable to
      locate it
      > again.
      > > Any info would be most apreciated. Like you, we are trying to
      make that
      > > jump across the Atlantic. There are some indications as to whom
      his
      > parents
      > > were, but they need documentation that we have been unable to
      find.
      > >
      > > Thanks again.
      > >
      > > Gwen
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Dale E Leathead <dleathead@j...>
      > > To: <ScottishWarPrisoners@onelist.com>
      > > Sent: Saturday, November 27, 1999 5:36 PM
      > > Subject: [ScottishWarPrisoners] Scottish War Prisoners
      > >
      > >
      > > > From: Dale E Leathead <dleathead@j...>
      > > >
      > > > Hi, Roy, Jan, Judy and Linda,
      > > >
      > > > Glad you are all still out there. So am I. I recently joined
      OneList
      > > > under the Scottish War Prisoners interest group and this is
      the first
      > > > time I have been in touch. My SWP is James Adams who was
      indentured to
      > > > Saugus Iron Works for 7 years, having been taken by Cromwell's
      forces at
      > > > the Battle of Dunbar. I made a visit to Saugus a couple
      months ago and
      > > > found some interesting data. I found the 16-page
      booklet, "The Scots at
      > > > Hammersmith" by Stephen P. Carlson at the Iron Works Vistors
      Center.
      > > > Some of you may have seen it. It includes short biographical
      sketches
      > of
      > > > some of the Scots known to have been at Hammersmith (Saugus
      Iron Works).
      > > > I also acquired lists ("inventories") of Scots Prisoners at
      the works as
      > > > of 1650-51 (compiled by G. S. Stewart) and as of November,
      1953
      > > > (compilier not known). No bona-fide, original "Unity"
      passenger list
      > has
      > > > survived, it seems, but I found a list which has been "re-
      constructed",
      > > > using various sources such as Charles Edward Banks' "Scotch
      Prisoners
      > > > Deported to New England by Cromwell, 1651-62", and
      Massachusetts
      > > > Historical Society Proceedings, 61 (Oct. 1927), 15-6, 28. The
      list
      > codes
      > > > those known to have been at the Saugus Iron Works and those
      known to
      > have
      > > > been at Richard Leader's Sawmill. William Furbush is listed.
      Daniel
      > > > Cone is not. Apart from their war service at Dunbar and
      deportment to
      > > > the Colonies, I have found nothing about where they all may
      have come
      > > > from in Scotland. Since they come, for the most part, from
      unskilled
      > > > labor backgrounds, it seems that we have a momentous task
      before us to
      > > > trace our roots through them before their deportment to New
      England.
      > But
      > > > we keep at it, little by little. Incidentally, my surname is
      of Scots
      > > > origin. My great-grandfather (spelling his name "Leithead")
      emmigrated
      > > > to Montreal. But we have been unable to "connect" back beyond
      that for
      > > > the same reason. Dale Leathead
      > > >
      > > > >
      > >
      > > >
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