Does anybody have concrete evidence that Robert Abernathy who came to America ca. 1652 was in the military?If so, what age group would be serving the military at that time? Would a non-commissioned officer be hung or beheaded if he was captured during a war?Would the first Robert have been an officer? This would age Robert who came to America if there is proof that he left England because of imprisonment for service to his country. What was the name of the ship and what country did it leave from if not England?
What is the history of indentured servants and their passage to America?Were captured soldiers sent to America?Or was Robert too poor to pay his own passage?
I saw on TV where an old fort in England that military prisoners were kept from the Scottish Rebellion was uncovered.I wonder if Robert was in this prison.Anybody know the prison I'm talking about?
I see all kinds of conflicting information and would like to see proof.Thanks!