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  • Name MAGOON, Henry 
    Born 1635  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1684 
    • Buried? Congregational Church of Exeter next to John Bean (Notes of Dot Booth)See Joanne Roth Notes

      text about the Battle of Worcester
      came from: .........Scarborough Records, Vol. 1, 1681-1781 - 1718 is start of Vital Records (settled much earlier - before 1652) "The Life and Family of John Bean of Exeter" by Bernie Bean, 197- ( Excerpt from "The Life and Family of John Bean of Exeter and His Cousins" printed by the Seattle Genealogical Society, Inc. 1970.......

      There are 11 pages of it, also some genealogy chart info on it about our lines. Do you want me to copy it and send it to you???? I would be glad to send it you all of you. So let me know... Nancy have you seen this before? Most of it is a lot of male bravado, about how wonderful the m en in the family = specially the original John Bean must have been, but you can sort throu gh all of that and find some historical info.

      Also here is some more info on the Battle of Worcester and Scottish Info:

      If you find the town of Inverness, and go east towards Aberdeen, t here along the coast is the Gordon Clan and the Castle Gordon, also in th at area is the Leslie Clan, and he is the General who gathered the Scots t ogether to do battldelso is the Bain Clan which is another possible spelling of t he name BEAN. Plus, All of these clans were loyal to the Stuart Clan, that was also in that part of Scotland. Also, historically, according to these books, this area, the north and east of Scotland was considered the "Pict" race until about the 9th century, and untamable or impossible to de al with through out history even to this day, because of their "hardheadedness" and strength and clannishness. This was a non-Celtic race probably Norse. This is probably (possibly) our guys... I haven't been able to find anything the references Strathdern at all. But I am assuming the above just by the military skirmishes that these three guys were in (Magoon, Bean and Gordon), and the mention of Inverness-shire, and Shire is county the British way... "Scotland - A Concise History" Fitzroy Maclean, pub. by Thames and Hudson:
      With Montrose gone, Charles II became entirely dependent on Argy le and bound, if he wanted to come to Scotland as King, to comply with the latters' wishes. The strongest pressure was brought to bear and in the end the young man agreedh Covenants and in the summer of 1650 arrived in Scotland to claim his Kingdom.
      Cromwell's answer was at once to invade Scotland. At Dunbar he out maneuvered and utterly routed a Scottish army under his former ally, General David Leslie. "The Lord", was his pious comment when he saw the relative positions of thrmried Edinburgh.
      But Cromwell's failure to fulfill the terms of the Solemn League a nd Covenant still rankled and the Covenanters were still reluctant to de al with him. Even now they would not admit defeat. On new Year's Day 16 51 Charles II was croeiore extreme Covenanters, the Act of Classes was formally repealed. Men who h ad fought for Charles I (Charles II's father who was executed by Cromwel l) were now no longer debarred from fighting for his son and by the summ er of 1651 David Leslie had assembled a sizable army with which to guard t he approaches to Stirling. (This would be our guys - Magoon, Bean, and Go rdon and possible a few other we have not come up with as yet)

      But again disaster overtook the Scots. At Inverkeithing, near Nor th Queensferry, a Scottish force composed of both Highlanders (our guys) a nd Lowlanders, thrown in to check Cromwell's progress northwards, found th emselves heavily oud
      nglish army under General Lambert. Th is bulk of the Lowland cavalry under Holborn of Menstrie turned and fled. T he Highlanders, mainly Macleans, stood and fought. Of eight hundred Macle an clansmen who took the field under Hector Maclean of Duart, seven hundr ed and sixty were killed, including Duart himself and two of the sons of M aclean of Ardgour. "Another for Hector" the clansmen are said to have cri ed as they died beside their Chief. It was rumored afterwards that Argyl e, for reasons of his own, had ensured that no reinforcements should rea ch them. However this may be the way was now open to Cromwell, who march ed on Perth and soon controlled the country both to the north and to the s outh of the Forth.

      Out maneuvered to Scotland, Leslie and his main force (our guys) n ext crossed the Border into England in the hope of winning more support th ere. It was a bold move, but it failed. Leaving General Monck to deal wi th Scotland, Cromwel
      ed the Scottish army into England, pic king up reinforcements on the way. On Sept. 3 1651, the two armies met at Worcest er and there, on the banks of the Severn, the third army the Scots had rai sed in as many years was heavily defeated and driven to surrender. "The Cr owning Mercy," Cromwell called it.
      Among the few who eluded capture was King Charles himself, who, af ter various adventures, managed to make his way to the Continent, and no w, in his own words "went on his travels." A few days earlier Monck's tro upes had captured thsfttish Parliament, and had also stormed the rich city of Dunde e. Scottish resistance was to all intents and purposes at an end.

      "An Illustrated History of Scotland", by Elisabeth Fraser, with a forewo rd by George Iain Murray, 10th Duke of Atholl, pub. by Jarrold Publishing.
      Charles II ----- Scotland and England were now with out a kin g, but six days after the execution of Charles I, the Earl of Argyle, w ho was master of Scotland, proclaimed Charles II the Kind. At the time, C harles was living ind am that they would accept him as king only if he would agree to the Covenanters' demand s. Note: 1638 the call to rebellion was the National Covenant, a petiti on of protest signed by people from all over Scotland and sent to the Kin g, Charles I, in which subscribers swore to defend the Protestant (Presbyt erian) religion and resist all errors and corruptions. They also demanded that a free par liament and Scottish General Assembly be held. They set up Presbyteriani sm as Scotland's religion. This treaty was agreed upon by Charles I Ju ne 1641 by the English Parliament. Charles did not immediately agree; i nstead, he asked Montrose to reconquer the country. Montrose was defeate d, betrayed and handed over to the Covenanters. Sentenced to death by t he Scottish Parliament, he was hanged on May 21, 1650.
      Later that year, Charles II took an oath to accept the Covenanter s' proposals and travelled to Scotland, where he was received with great r ejoicing. However, the English did not want Charles as King and feared th at Scotland would raeo
      Cromwell and General Monk fought several battles against the Scot s, including one at Dunbar where the army was under the personal comma nd of Charles II. The Scots were led by General Leslie, but were somewh at hampered by the interferohe professional soldiers with "clerks and ministers' sons ", in order to purge the army of its "Ungodlier" elements. (our guys)
      However, Gen. Leslie, whose tactics were to avoid a battle, occupi ed a hill position, trapping Cromwell by the sea, near the harbor at Dunba r. His plan was to stage a waiting campaign to starve Cromwell's army in to submission.
      Unfortunately, Leslie was thwarted by the same Covenanting ministe rs who had interfered with his army. They goaded the soldiers, inciting t hem to attack Cromwell's men: "Go down and smite your enemies!" they shou ted, drowning outfon
      On Sept. 3, 1650, the soldiers disobeyed their commander and desce nded to the plains. Incredulous at this sight, Cromwell exclaimed, "The L ord hath delivered them into our hands!" The superior, more disciplined E nglish army, command
      By Dec., most of the fortresses and castles south of the Forth h ad surrendered to Cromwell, but the Scottish Parliament had moved out of d anger. On Jan 1, 1651, Charles II was crowned Kind of Scotland by the Marq uis of Argyle at Scotdphold the Presbyterian Kirk.
      Scotland was soon at was with England. Charles obtained enough su pport to attack Cromwell's army again, but was beaten. He then led his m en into England, trailed by Cromwell. On Sept. 3, 1651 a year after the B attle of Dunbar, a.ousand Scots were slain and 10,000 taken prisoner. Many of these unfort unate soldiers were shopped off to plantations and sold into slavery. Mea nwhile, Charles escaped to France and Cromwell, represented by Gen. Mon k, gained control of Scotland.
      During the years that Cromwell ruled England and Scotland, Engla nd grew strong and affluent but Scotland remained too poor to benefit fr om these years of peace. There was little international commerce in the c ountry, largely becaunr.

      The date of the Battle of Worcester was Sept. 3, 1651. Our guys we re captured and taken to Tothill Field in London, which is about a half m ile west of Parliament House. On the 3rd of Sept., 1651, exactly a ye ar aft tion to defend,hn (Cha rles II), there was no ammunition. Even so, by the words of Oliver Cromw ell, himself, the Highlanders very nearly won the day, fighting with the ir muskets as clubs and using stones and anything they could get their ha nds on as weapons.
      On November 11, 1651, 272 prisoners from the Battle of Worceste r, were selected to be shipped as slaves of indenture, from the Downs. Th ey arrived in Boston on Feb. 24, 1652. The "John and Sarah", had lost se veral of it's sheetsitis Bean text). They were then taken to what was call ed the "Saugus House", later known as the "Scotch House" because most w ho were taken there were Scots. This was just north of Boston, I believe.

      It is interesting too that all of Nicholas Lissen's daughters marr ied these guys who had fought at the Battle of Worcester. Gordon, Bean a nd Magoon.
      It also says here about Nicholas LISSEN: This early pioneer to S alem was a Scottish Presbyterian who had fled from the persecution the fa mily suffered in his homeland, during a brief period when the Catholic Pa rty was in control.d
      land and lived for a time a nd then came to the Colonies in 1637. They first resided in Salem Massac husetts and he was in the lumber business. In 1646 he applied to the Court for permission to operate a bu siness in Marblehead but was denie
      d. The following year, on Oct. 10, 16 48 he purchased two houses of George Barlow in Exeter, and moved ther e. Remember that this was nearly four years BEFORE John Bean, Alexand er Gordon, and Henry Magoon, were shipped to the Colonies. When Magoo n, Bean and Gordon, were shipped here in 1651 Nicholas Lissen was operati ng two lumber mills near Exeter, New Hampshire, one was on the Exeter Riv er and the other was on the Oyster River. It says in this text that on ly seven men were sold to Nicholas LISSEN and they were - John Bean, Jo hn Barber, Alexander Gordon, John Sinclair, John Hudson, John Thompson a nd Walt Jackson, but we also know that Henry Magoon was as well, but may be he just went to work for him later. Our Magoons married into mo st of the families above too. Which I find very interesting.
      Nicholas LISSEN and his wife Alice, were both born in Scotla nd in 1614. They cam to the Colonies in 1637, with their three daughter s, Elizabeth, Mary, and Hannah, all three born in Scotland before the fam ily fled to Ireland. Elirxrdon, and John Bean married Hannah at Exeter on April 18th 1654.

      Henry MAGOON was born 1635 or 1637 in Scotland: died on August 25, 1684. He married Elizabeth LISTER (LISSEN) on Oct. 8, 1657/61 in Exeter. Elizabeth was b.1635/7 she died June 14, 1675. (Her parents were Nicholas Lissen possibly born Lochabar (Lochivar), Scotland, and Alice (?) John Bean's first father-in-law and Henry Magoon was a personal friend of John BEAN and a fellow prisoner of the English from the Battle of Worchester.
      Elizabeth is the sister of Mary, who married Alexander GORDON, Feb. 14, 1659/60 Exeter, NH. Gordon was also a POW sent by Oliver Cromwell. (Henry's granddaughter married Samuel SINCLAIR and they had three sons and three daughters). Elizab
      NOTE: Henry is buried (? this is only a possibility) at the Congregational Church of Exeter, next to John Bean.
      (((NOTE: Henry also had two brothers that were shipped to the Colonies with him. John Magoun who was suppose to have been born in 1625 in Scotland and married Rebecka Nov. 7,1662, in Hingham MASS, and Jonathan or Alexander, also born in Scotland and first settled in Hingham MASS, but returned to Scotland. This was from the "Magoun Memorial" of John and Rebecca Magoun, by Samuel Brock, 1893 Hingham, MA.)))
      It is thought that the namy may have been spelled MacGOUN and that they were a member of Clan Chattan coming from Strath Dearn.
      Possible son: Magoon, Huburtus Death : 1 JUL 1706 Exeter, Rockingham, NH, USA
      ? Henry and his brother(s) were to have been brought to this country (the Colonies - New England) on the ship the "John and Sarah", Nov. 11, 1651 and the Capt. was Jonathan GREENE. The underwriters of this voyage were John BEEX, Robert RICH and Will GREEN. It was recorded May 13, 1652.
      Only one Scot unit was in both battles; the Scots Guards, (the Foote Regiment), and this unit was from Inverness-Shire. According to the account of Clan McBean..., John Bean was born in Strathdearn, Inverness-Shire. Since he and Henry were supposed to be such good friends I'm guessing that Henry was originally from Inverness-Shrire, and possibly even Strathdearn.)
      ? He is in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1657, and listed on the Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk, 1661, the spelling was Magoone.
      ? Henry Magoon is first mentioned in the town records of Exeter, NH on April 2, 1664, when he was granted ten acres of land."
      ? Land Grants: Dover Town Records: Essex and Old Norfolk. - Henrey Magoune Dover, NH - above St. Alban?s Cove 1655, 56, 57, 58, 61 Not Taxed in 1662 and was there along with Nicholas Lissen ? ? and Job Clement
      ? Land Grants: Exeter, New Hampshire - Henry Magoone Exeter, NH 1664
      ? Henry Magoon appears on the rolls, as having fought in King Philips War, while living in Exeter, NH Oct.1676 - along with... John Bean,
      The following names are gleaned from later Ledger Accounts of Treasurer John Hull. It will be seen that the credits of the Journal, heretofore given, close with the date September 23, 1676. The war continued for some time longer, and many whose names are already given did not there receive credit for their later service in the Journal accounts. Now the old Ledger helps out in these accounts, but also shows the new men engaged in the service; and I here add only the new names in general. This fortunate "overlapping" of the Ledger accounts occurs in the following way: In posting his Journal accounts, at first, Mr. Hull divided the Ledger pages for four accounts on each page. When he had filled the Ledger through the first time, he turned back, and used the spaces unused or unlikely to be used; and on most pages this gave four or five new accounts. It was in the last of these new accounts (and I judge that the process was repeated twice) that the items below are found. Of course the names are not assigned to any particular officer or service, but in many cases certain towns are mentioned through whose officers the soldiers received payment. This mention does not prove residence, but may serve in some cases to identify the names when taken with other facts. The list shows the names of those who served in the later months of 1676, and probably some who had not received credit for earlier services. The arrangement under towns, etc., is of course, my own.
      October 24, 1676.
      John Bean 09 04 00
      Henry Magoon 00 01 08
      ? Henry Magoone - signed Allgance to his Majestie and Fidelitie to ye contrey, this 30th of Nov. 1677, Exeter, NH. (John Sinkler {Sinclair} and Alexander Gordin {Gordon} were listed on same date.

      -------- Landmarks in Ancient Dover, New Hampshire by Mary P. Thompson, Durham, N.H. 1892, Printed by the Republican Press Association, Concord, N.H.
      LANDMARKS: Curriell Point
      NAMES: HALL, Deacon John; HALL, John; ROBERTS, John; MAGOON, Henry; COWEL,
      Edward; FURBER, Jethro; WAYMOUTH, Benjamin;
      Curriell Point. Mentioned Jan. 23, 1720, when Deacon John Hall's hundred-acre grant of 1656, between St. Alban's cove and Quamphegan, was re-surveyed for his grandson John Hall, "beginning at a poynt commonly called Curriel Poynt." This land, when first laid out in 1659, was bounded on the S.E. by the Newichawannock river; S.W. by John Roberts' lot, and N.E. by the highway from the river between Hall's land and Henry Magoon's.
      The name of Curriel Pt., which has not been perpetuated, seems to have been derived from Edward Cowel, who acquired the Magoon land, afterwards conveyed by his grandson Jethro Furber to Benjn Waymouth, and now forms part of the Garvin lan

      Henry and Elizabeth LISSON Magoon children: (Henry Magoon also married an Agnes (no last name. She was the widow of John KENNISTON)
      1. John MAGOON, b, Oct 21, 1658 Exeter NH. - died (July 14, 1730 = DBr.) 1708 Exeter, Rockingham, NH He was killed by Indians in about 1708 which he had predicted three day prior to the event. He married Martha ASH, Sept. 6, 1686 she was born on Mar. 1, 1663 in Amesbury, Essex, MA.
      ((NOTE: From "History of Exeter" pg. 226 - 'The Indians at the same time that they captured the Dolloff children, took John Wedgwood and carried him to Canada, and Killed John MAGOON. The fate of the later was attended by a singular coincidence. For three nights before, he had dreamed that he should be slain by the Indians at a certain place near his brother's barn. He repeatedly visited the spot, and told the neighbors, that he should, in a little while, be killed there".
      2 Alexander MAGOON Sept 6, 1661, Exeter, Rockingham, NH - died Sept.1731 Exeter, NH, marrid #1 Sarah BLAKE, Dec. 7, 1682, #2 Ann FRENCH, widow of Thomas MUDGET, and #3 Anna ASH before 1706.
      3 Mary MAGOON was born Aug. 9, 1666 Exeter, Rockingham NH, m. Jonathan CLARK, Sept. 6, 1686, in Dover, NH.
      4 Elizabeth MAGOON was born on June 29, 1670: died on Sept 29 1670 (3 mo old) Exeter, Rockingham Co., NH.
      Thanks to Joanne Roth for the above information


      "An Incomplete List of Scottish Prisoners of War Sent to New England in 1650 According to Colonel Banks' 1927 paper presented to the Massachusetts Historical Society, in the aftermath of the Battle of Dunbar, 900 Scots were to be sent to Virginia. Another 150 prisoners were sent to New England aboard the Unity through Joshua Foote and John Becx, owners of the Saugus (Lynn) and Braintree (Quincy) Iron Works. There is no known passenger list for the Unity. On April 2, 1651 an account appears in the Iron Works Papers for "a weeckes Dyett to ye 7th of 61 Menn" By June 9, 1651 the Iron Works has 38 Menn remaining on these rolls. The rolls continue to dwindle as these indentured workers are sold to others. The only surviving list of Scots by name is in the 1653 Iron Works inventory. It lists 35 names. As a result, the following Scots are known to have worked at the Iron Works. John Archbell, John Banke, Alexander Bravand, Alexander Burgess, John Clarke, James Daniels (Danielson), George Darling, Malcolm Downing, Alexander Dugle, James Dunsmore, Alexander Eaton, Alexander Ennis, James Gourdan, Peter Grant, Alexander Grimes, Thomas Gualter, Andrew Jempson (Thompson), William Jourdan, Thomas Kelton, James Luddle, Malcolm Maccallum, James MacKall, John Mackshane, William Mackwater, John MacMallen, John Mason, Robert Miny (Meeny), Engram Moody, John Pardee, John Rupton, John Steward, James Taylor, George Thomson, James Thomson, John Toish, Thomas Tower.

      In addition to the Scots listed above, there were many more Scots in New England that arrived on the Unity. Some of them went through the Iron Works and may have even worked with or for Iron Works employees. James Adams, Archibald Anderson, Robert Dunbar, ?????? Davison (died just before or shortly after arrival), James Hage, Robert MacIntire, Alexander MacMallen, James Moore, John Paul. "
    Person ID I147  oldham
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2011 

    Mother MAGOON, Notes 
    Family ID F18505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 LISTER(LISSEN), Elizabeth,   b. 1635, Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1675  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1657  Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. MAGOON, John,   b. 21 Oct 1658, Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1708  (Age 49 years)
     2. MAGOON, Alexander,   b. 6 Sep 1661,   d. Sep 1731, Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     3. MAGOON, Mary,   b. 9 Aug 1666, Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. MAGOON, Elizabeth,   b. 29 Jun 1670, Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1670, Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 MOODY, Agnes 
    Married Aft 1675 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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