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Dwinell - Kinsale Ireland, Topsfield MA

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Dwinell - Kinsale Ireland, Topsfield MA

Posted: 1328835924000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dwinell/Donnel
The original Dwinell/Dunnel/Dunnell was thought to be a French Hugenot, however, it appears that he was actually a Donnel or O'Donnel from Ulster in Northern Ireland. He was apparently captured in a battle with the British and shipped in a prison ship to New England as a servant to a British Lt. He was later freed and settled in Topsfield in 1640. He was probably about 25 - 30 years of age by then. I have not been able to find any passenger manifest for those prison ships that sailed from Kinsale to New England and Kinsale is no longer a port so there appears to be no record. I can't afford to travel to Ireland to find out by if anyone out here has any ideas, they would be gratefully accepted.
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