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From: "Drew Welch" <>
Subject: [QUEEN] Jacobite prisoners
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 08:57:05 -0400

Clifford Neal Smith, "Transported Jacobite Rebels, 1716," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol 64:1 (Mar. 1976), pp. 27-34.

Among the persons transported to the American colonies in 1716 were 637 Scottish rebels captured at Preston, Lancashire, on 14 November 1715. The rebels were supporters of the exiled James II of England and his heirs. There were many such adherents among the Roman Catholics of Scotland, and some in Ireland, and among the Nonjurors, a dissident group within the Church of England.
During the rebellion of 1715 the rebel forces entered Preston on 9 November and, after proclaiming as their king the chevalier of St. George, remained there for several days, during which the government forces advanced upon them. The town was assaulted, and on 14 November the rebel general Thomas Forster surrendered his army to the King's forces. Persons shown below, as compiled from ten ship manifests, were taken prisoner and sent to the American colonies the following spring as indentured servants for a seven-year period. Those who refused to be voluntarily indentured were forced into that condition upon arrival in the colonies.

1. F Va/Md Friendship, Capt. Michael Mankin, bound for Maryland or Virginia from Liverpool 24 May 1716 with 80 prisoners.
McQueen Alexander F Md
McQueen David F Md
McQueen Dugall F Md
McQueen Hector F Md

2. EA Va/Jam Elizabeth and Anne, commander Edward Trafford, bound for Virginia and Jamaica from Liverpool 28 July 1716 with 126
prisoners (128 prisoners listed in manifest).
McQuin Duncan EA Va/Jam

3. S SC[7] Susannah, Capt Thomas Bromhall, bound for South Carolina from
Liverpool 7 May 1716 with 101 prisoners listed on the manifest,
although receipted for 104.
McQuin John S SC

4. Sc [?][8] Scipio, commander's name and destination not given,[8] from
Liverpool 30 March 1716 with 95 prisoners.
McQuinn James Sc -

5. W SC[7] Wakefield, Capt. Thomas Beck, bound for South Carolina[7] from
Liverpool 21 April 1716 with 81 prisoners.
McQueen Alexander W SC
McQueen Alexander W SC
McQueen David W SC
McQueen Dun[can?] W SC
McQueen John W SC
McQuin Alexander W SC

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