Author Archives: Teresa Hamilton/Pepper Rust

About Teresa Hamilton/Pepper Rust

Married to Brad Rust for 43 years. Mother of two lads and two lasses and the gran of Aidan and Jacob. I love learning and sharing information about the Scottish prisoners of war. My hobbies are reading, especially history, and British 18th and 19th Century literature. I do a little knitting and really like traveling and look forward to new travel adventures!

John Hamilton, Probable Dunbar Prisoner

IMPORTANT UPDATE! According to, Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018). On page 250, John … Continue reading

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Scottish Prisoners of War in Salem

Originally posted on streetsofsalem:
One of the most impressive historical remembrance projects of recent years is the Scottish Soldiers Project initiated by the University of Durham’s Department of Archaeology after human remains were found in mass graves on the grounds…

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Dan Hamilton’s Recent Research Findings!

Nota Bene! This is still a work in progress. While Dan has built a strong case for his conclusions based on his findings, they are not yet absolute proof, so please use this information wisely.~Thanks! Teresa FROM: Dan Hamilton of … Continue reading

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20 Free Credits at Scotland’s People Today!

It’s a GRAND Day! I just purchased my 20 FREE credits at Scotland’s People! There is a special promotion at ScotlandsPeople…Sign in, click on ‘Buy Credits’ enter promotional code: “scotlandnow” and receive 20 credits free! Let me know if you … Continue reading

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You Can Go Home Again, A Guest Post by Dan Hamilton

Hi, I’m Dan Hamilton. I grew up feeling rather a mutt. I never knew my mother, and family history was not a subject of interest to my father. I knew only the normal three generations of my father’s family and … Continue reading

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John Hanoman/Hambleton/Hamilton in Rapaport Report

According to Diane Rapaport’s research she believes that John Hamilton was a Scottish prisoner of war but was likely the “John Hanoman” on the John and Sara ship’s list. Since there is not an actual list for the ship Unity, … Continue reading

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Boston 1775, Nathaniel Philbrick, Bunker Hill, the Sea and Nantucket Ancestors

I have started following this blog (Boston 1775) recently (Thanks to Dan H. for sharing about this site!) and if you love Colonial history, especially the American Revolution, then I think you will like it too! The owner/author of the … Continue reading

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