Richard, I am surprised you have had no takers on your message.It is a very interesting situation.My father, who wrote the book "Agards in America" had this to say about Judah who was the sixth and last son of John Agard the Younger, considered the common ancestor of most of the Agards in the US:'Judah, the baby, marries his widow and drops out of sight'.What he did not know was that the widow Experience Ryder Crosby already had seven kids, and that the Crosby genealogy is quite well studied. It is reported there that Judah and Experience immigrated to NS in 1760 with some of her kids, and also that they had a child Judah Jr. (unknown to my father) perhaps as early as in 1757, in which case he was not born in NS.It is further reported that Judah Sr. died in 1772 and is buried in Chebogue Cemetery.I know nothing of that.However, at some point not long after, at least Judah Jr. returned to New England, married and had children some of whom my father knew by name but not where to place them.From this point on most of what I have is really attributable to Christine Harris, whom I cannot sucessfully contact and so do not know her sources.
My father had Judah married in 1756, confirmed by the Crosby data, and due to Experience's age and previous children, the birthdate of Judah Jr. seem reasonable(unlike one published date of 1773, which seems to me more likely the date of his return).
As to your other question :My father believed we were English, but he never succeeded in finding any connection to such Agards as can be documented in England. Money has not been spent in this effort.He was a linguist, but he never mentioned Huguenots.He assumed that John Agard the Elder was lost at sea, his name not found on ships lists, but knew well that his widow Esther married Storrs of Storrs CT and raised John the Younger with her Storrs kids.I'll gladly elaborate on anything I've mentioned, and will make it a project to find the source you have been reading.You can email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org.