GenMassachusetts-L ArchivesArchiver > GenMassachusetts > 2007-08 > 1187805486
Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] WHITE FULL SLAVES
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 13:58:06 -0400 (EDT)
I haven't been able to find proof when he arrived in the Colonies. I wrote
the Stewart Society in Scotland and they gave me what they had on the man.
I believe it was in one of the NEHGS publications where it stated only 5
percent of those with the Stewart surname survived in that time frame.
I believe the stint at the Iron Works was a sentence not an indenture.
We all know how the Blacks were treated and how they were hunted down when
they ran away. That was indeed how the U.S. and the Seminoles went to war
the first time--the Seminoles took in the runaways and our army went after
In my recent reading of Plymouth court records on the U of VA site, it
states that if an indentured individual ran away they would be pursued and
if their family repeatedly took them in, the family would be prosecuted.
It also stated that anyone who encouraged the individual to run away would
also be prosecuted.
> In a message dated 8/22/2007 4:13:08 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
> I'm also descended from a Scot prisoner of war who arrived in Mass. in
> mid 1600s and was indentured to one of the Iron Works. He later lived at
> Ipswich, Newbury and Rowley. He and his wife were whipped for premarital
> sex--that's another story.
> Yep in the batch of Dunbar battle prisoners (Scots) that Cromwell sent in
> the Ship Unity to Massachusetts.
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