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Saugus in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Scotch House

1630-1930

 
 
The Scotch House Marker image. Click for full size.
Colleen Chapin of Historic New England, April 22, 2011
1. The Scotch House Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1650 or 1651 by The Undertakers of the Iron Works in Lynn (Saugus) to house Scotch prisoners captured by Cromwell at the Battle of Dunbar and sold into seven years' service in New England as indentured servants.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 42° 28.336′ N, 71° 2.257′ W. Marker was in Saugus, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker was on Howard Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 17 Howard Street, Saugus MA 01906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Appleton's Pulpit (approx. 1.4 miles away); Iron Works (was approx. 1 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Saugus Massachusetts Memorial (approx. 1 miles away); Making Iron (approx. 1 miles away); Saugus Korea/Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1 miles away); The Casting House (approx. 1 miles away); Saugus Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1 miles away); Saugus Massachusetts World War I Honor Roll (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saugus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic New England. Historic New England is a museum of cultural history that collects and preserves buildings, landscapes, and objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present and uses them to keep history alive and to help people develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England life and appreciation for its preservation. (Submitted on December 3, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on December 3, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The Scotch House
This marker was removed from the original roadside location and placed on display by Historic New England, inside the Boardman House (formerly The Scotch House) property at 17 Howard Street, Saugus.
    — Submitted December 3, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.

 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 669 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on December 5, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photo   1. submitted on December 3, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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