Several years ago the Winchester town historian informed me that Nathaniel(1700) did leave due to Indian raids probably to fight the French and Indians. There is no record of his being in Newfoundland, but if he went there incident to the French and Indian it might explain the "seven sons" legend. Records for that time are very scarce. The first Rockwood documented in Newfoundland is a William who was in business in 1767 and with wife Rachael baptized son William in 1772. I believe William was Nathaniel's seventh son who was born in 1749 in Winchester. Perhaps Nathaniel was up there and started the "seventh son" legend or William started it by describing himself as a seventh son. William's business partner was a John Thornton(later Thorn) who appears to be from New Hampshire villages near Winchester and his family left for the same reason, Indian raids. I believe that my ancestor William Rockwood and John Thorn knew each other in New Hampshire and were partners In Newfoundland. Thornton researchers have told me that William Thornton, who had a son John, went north to"Canada" at about that time. He was the brother of Dr Matthew Thornton who is known to have served against the French and Indians and in that area. Matthew later signed the Declaration of Independance for New Hampshire. There is record of a William Thorn in Newfoundland in 1762. The last battle of the French and Indian War was fought in St John's, Newfoundland in 1763. Many of the troops were from New England. Sorry about the long reply.