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Duston [née Emerson], Hannah (1657–1736?), captive of American Indians  

Carol Berkin

Duston [née Emerson], Hannah (1657–1736?), captive of American Indians, was born in December 1657 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, one of fifteen children born to Michael Emerson, an English shoemaker and immigrant to the Massachusetts Bay colony, and his wife, Hannah, daughter of an original settler of ...


Williamson, Peter (1730–1799), publisher and adventurer  

P. J. Anderson

revised by A. W. Parker

Williamson, Peter (1730–1799), publisher and adventurer, son of James Williamson, crofter, was born at Hirnley in the parish of Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. At the age of ten, while living with an aunt in Aberdeen, he was kidnapped by a merchant and transported to the American plantations, where he was sold for a period of seven years to a fellow countryman in ...


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Williamson, Peter (1730–1799)  

Maker: unknown engraver


Peter Williamson (1730–1799) by unknown engraver, pubd 1759 [in the dress of a Native American of Delaware] © National Portrait Gallery, London