Monday, 22 April 2013

Scottish POWs from the Battles of Dunbar and Worcester

There's an interesting blog based website called Scottish Prisoners of War at examining Scots who fought at the Battles of Dunbar and Worcester in the 1650s, and who were later transported to America.

From Teresa Hamilton-Pepper Rust:

Check out our NEW Scottish Prisoner of War blog/website. There were 150 Scots deported to the New World in early 1651 on the ship Unity. They were survivors of the Battle of Dunbar against Oliver Cromwell. They now have THOUSANDS of American descendants. A year later Cromwell had another batch of Scotsman deported to the same area (Massachusetts Bay) and these were 272 survivors of the Battle of Worcester.

(With thanks to Teresa on my Scotland's Greatest Story Facebook page at


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