My father remembers being told by his grandmother’s generation about an Arendell land grant in NC. So I have also been trying to trace that, and like you, make the family jump across the pond.
I found a query on ancestralfindings.com asking about info on “Matthew Arendell b.abt. 1608, son of Thomas Arendell & Anne Phillipson, son was Richard Arendell, b. abt. 1630, all born in England.” The query was posted again by the same person, stating: “Looking for info on Matthew Arendell, born abt. 1608 wife Elizabeth, son of a Thomas Arendell, wife was Anne Phillipson all of England. Thank you.”
So if the firstname.lastname@example.org used to post the query is correct, Thomas, Anne, and their son Matthew may have been the Arendell/Arundells who came from England. (I assume nothing) If 1620 is the correct date for the sailing of the Abigail, Matthew would have been about 12 coming over. However, either his son Richard who was born about 1630 wasn’t born in England, or Matthew and his parents aren’t our puddle jumpers.
I have a gap from the above Arendells to my ancestors with no definite connection. I have traced my ancestry back to Richard Arendell was born about 1690. He married Ellander Reddick, who was born about 1692. They had nine children. I have the names if you desire. Richard died before 1762 in Granville County NC.
My paternal great grandmother Carolina Franklin Arendell (1876-1955) was the last Arendell in my family. If you are interested, I have pasted at the bottom of this email what I have tracing our Arendell family from the 1690 Richard to Carolina Franklin Arendell.
Any info you can share would be appreciated, such as the source of your info on Peter,and Richard and Elizabeth on the Abigail. Thank you.