From Dunbar to Saugus: Scottish POWs in 1650

We’re co-sponsoring an event with the National Park Service and Durham University on October, 25 at 6:30pm to share new research on the Scottish POWs that lived and worked in Saugus nearly 400 years ago! Transported to the US as indentured servants, some of the men went on to become successful farmers and there are now hundreds of descendants of these soldiers living in New England and beyond. The talk will also reveal how research on human remains discovered during construction of a new café at Durham University in 2013 has solved the mystery of where hundreds of soldiers who died whilst held captive in Durham were buried. You can learn more about the research efforts at Durham University here:…/resea…/projects/europe/pg-skeletons/

Join us on October, 25 at 6:30pm! Seating is limited, no reservations required.

Pictured: Dr Anwen Caffell of Durham University with some of the remains of the 17th century Scottish soldiers found in Durham City’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, UK. Photo credit: Durham University, North News and Pictures.

Published: October 18th, 2016

Author: Alan Thibeault