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Formation of Lineage Society for Descendants of the Saugus Scots

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  • dunbarbill
    Lineage Society for Descendants of the Scots at Saugus to Form An organizational meeting for descendants of the Scots indentured at the Saugus Iron Works in
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 14, 2004
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      Lineage Society for Descendants of the Scots at Saugus to Form













      An organizational meeting for descendants of the Scots indentured at
      the Saugus Iron Works in 1650 and 1651 will be held at the Iron
      Works on Sunday July 18, 2004. Membership in the new lineage-based
      society is open to anyone that can prove their relationship to a
      documented Scottish ancestor that was captured at the Battle of
      Dunbar in 1650 or the Battle of Worcester in 1651 and indentured to
      the London based Compny of Undertakers.

      The move to form the society is an outgrowth of the 350th
      anniversary of the Battle of Dunbar on September 3, 2000 as marked
      at the Saugus Iron Works. This anniversary focused attention on the
      plight of the prisoners indentured to the iron works and the
      subsequent contributions to early New England society.

      Clan Dunbar was fortunate to have an ancestor, Robert Dunbar, that
      survived the Rout of Dunbar and was sent to Saugus to provide cheap
      labor for the first successful fully integrated iron works in the
      early colonies. After his indenture he settled in Hingham,
      Massachusetts were he was reported as the third wealthiest citizen
      in the town.

      Robert Dunbar's most prominent descendant is probably Henry David
      Thoreau, the well known writer and member of the Transcendentalist
      movement. Thoreau's mother was Cynthia Dunbar, daughter of Asa and
      Mary (Jones) Dunbar of New Hampshire.

      The organizational meeting will begin at 1:00 pm at the Saugus Iron
      Works National Historic Site, 244 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906.
      Admission to the site is free and it is handicapped accessible.
      Anyone wishing to attend is encouraged to arrive early and tour the
      site. Picnic facilities are also available. For further information
      contact Bill Budde, 177 Old Mill Road, East Arlington, VT 05252-
      9777; bbudde@...; 802-375-9296.
      Drawing of the early Iron Works site is courtesy of the Saugus Iron
      Works NHS.
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