> Do you have any information further back than that?
No. To my knowledge, no one does. Speculations? Yes, indeed. Evidence that would prove or disprove a theory? No.
There are at least a handful or more very experienced and astute researchers currently going over every scrap of the early public records of Virginia for ANY clue about ANY of the 4 major lines known to had their origin there. So far, all we've managed to turn up is a few more unlinked Abernathy names, all with one or two attached facts but little else beyond more questions to which we don't have answers. We have been successful at identifying the maiden names of a few wives, but not much else.
Naturally, I have my own speculations on all of these Abernathy dead ends in the early Virginia Colony, but without even a shred of solid evidence, am reluctant to voice many of them, lest my speculations be taken as fact, especially considering the travesty that has already been inflicted on us by the speculations on the original Robert's origins. In the early days, there were probably hundreds of merchant ships that went back and forth between Scotland and Virginia, and few if any kept a record of passengers bound for the colonies. Goods? Yes, no doubt the merchants would track those commodities, but where are the manifests? Passengers? I think that rather unlikely.
If I knew where to find the evidence we want to find, I'd already have copies of the microfilms in my possession, to add to my growing mass of Abernathy data. I am truly very sorry to disappoint you, but I will not make claims I cannot provide evidence to support.