I posted this response to another person on the genealogy forum. However, I wanted to make sure you read this. Any info on the Bond family you mentioned in your first message would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Hopefully, the following information will help with your Spring family search. I suspect my Spring family line started in Virginia. Instead of New England.
To answer your request: This is not the original reference I used to provide the data on New England Whalers migrating in the 1720's to Beaufort, however, it's just another source. There are many references to the New English influence in Beaufort. Start with this one and go from there. The original source was from a website about Blackbeard the pirate.
In addition to my search regarding John Bond, I have been provided the following will of Moses Spring and his wife Ann. They appear to be the parents of Aaron and Martha Spring (the cousin mentioned in the Will of John Bond 1749). They apparently migrated from Norfolk Co. VA. Moses is apparently the son of Richard Spring and his wife "Anis" from Norfolk or Lower Norfolk Co., Virginia.
What I need to piece together is whether Martha Spring was the daughter of a female Bond family member who was married to a male Spring, or is John Bond the son of a female Spring family member married to a male Bond. At this point I don't know. Any help will be appreciated. This is a major roadblock for all Bond family members investigating this void.
Moses and Ann Spring(e)
I have Moses Spring, Book 6, f. 176 (or page 176) dated 4 July 1699, proved 15 January 1699/1700 by Thomas Worsley, Mary worsia and Edward Pullen. .....unto my son Robert my part of the Mill and all the Land which my ffather left me ....unto my sons Moses and Aaron two hundred and twenty foure Acres of Land Called by the Name of the bottle Ridge to be Equally Divided ....unto my son John one hundred Acres of Land Called ffancies Ridge ....unto my three Daughters Ann, Sara and Martha Each of them a thousand pounds of tobacco ....unto my Brother Robert a new Serrg Wescote ....(torn).... loved Wife Ann Springe whole and Sole (torn)
(it is signed by) Moses Spring
I believe the father of Moses Spring is Robert Spring. I have this on Robert. Robert Spring Book 4, f. 47 dated 16 Mch. 1678/9, proved 20 May 1679 ....unto my sonnes moses and Aaron.....plantation that I now live upon being two hundred acres... after the decease of my well beloved wife Anis Spring.... .....when Aaron Spring comes to ye age of twenty one..... ....my son Robert Spring ..... when hee comes to ...to twenty one yeares of age...
(it is signed by) Robert Spring
The source for the abstracts for Moses and Robert are from; Lower Norfolk County and Norfolk County Wills, 1637-1710 by Charles Fleming McIntosh, 1914