Thursday, December 16, 2010
Transported Scots and Berwick, Maine
As mentioned in yesterday's post on Scots transported in the 1650s, many of the prisoners were sent from Boston to Maine. I wrote that post on my desktop. This morning I am working on my laptop and found a link to the Old Berwick Historical Society. Why would I have saved this link? Because 25 prisoners from the Unity were sent to work at a sawmill in what is now South Berwick. You can find a brief history of Berwick, Scotland, the Battle of Dunbar, and the naming of Berwick, Maine here and follow the trail of the 25 Scots prisoners here. Both pages include maps and photographs.