You wrote: "I'm sorry but I just do not believe that the Robert Abernathy who landed in Virginia in 1652 was a bond servant. He could have paid his own passage or maybe someone else did."
Someone else did!
The Library of Virginia's website clearly documents that aRobert West was granted quite a number of acres of land based on his documentation (now discarded) concerning the 15 individuals for whom he paid passage to this continent. Robert AEthenethell was clearly listed as one of those 15 individuals in the grant.
Once Robert arrived, he fell into the class of those individuals who were without support save as bondservants under the then existing laws of the location where he landed. There is nothing deragatory about being a bondservant: they eventually gain freedom, unlike those sold into slavery.
Besides, Charlie.... it's not the messages on this board that you should be reading, it's the documentation that exists concerning Robert Abernathy (AEthenethell) that were recorded in still existing official records recorded during his lifetime and the laws that were in effect for the area and time where he then lived.