From the Library of Virginia digital archives, Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p.144
"To all whereas now know you that I the said Richard Bennett Esquire give and grant unto Robert West seven hundred acres of land lying upon the branches of Baylies Creek in Charles City County toward the south side of the head of the said creek bounded as followeth south by east by James Warrentines land commonly called and known by the name of High Poahoe now in the occupation of Mister William Dibby and Robert Lanyman East by North along in the woods having the westerly and southerly branch running through the said land The said land being due to Captain Robert West by and for the transportation of fourteen persons To have and to hold Failing on paying which payment is to be made seven years after the first grant or selling thereof and not before provided Dated the 2nd of August 1652
Robert WestNancy BowmanJane ConnellyJeffrey Phillips Susanna WestMary OwenRobert EbernathellJohn Reeves John WestSamuel GeringerJohn Coppin Daniel EvansHenry WentworthGeorge Willett"
It looks like all the people transported had common surnames still in use in America today except for Robert Ebernathell a.k.a. Robert Abernathy the "immigrant". I don't know why he Robert Abernathy still used Scottish Gaelic spelling and was the only person who did. The land grant above was pretty hard to transcribe.There are no punctuation marks except there are some random marks here and there in the original record made by the county clerk. I don't think those county clerks wanted anyone writing on their records. I guess they used goose feathers and ink instead of a computer. In my May 19, 2009 message #2983 on this Abernathy Genforum message board I had Sam Jeringoe for Samuel Geringer above, John Coppage for John Coppin and Ham Wentworth for Henry Wentworth. Looks like this land could be located on a map. Would they transport prisoners of war with women and children assuming that John West is a child of Robert and Susanna West and who was the crew on the ship? I still don't know if "High Poahoe" above is accurate and it is likely that the women weren't prisoners of war and were not in chains. I doubt if anyone was in chains. These people came from Scotland or England on a ship to what is now Prince George County Virginia in the year 1652. Prince George County was formed from Charles City County in 1703.
I would like to get these names above as accurate as possible because someone might come along one of these years and know exactly who these people were and exactly where they came from. I do not know what happened to any of these 14 people except for Robert Ebernathell (Abernathy) and not that much about him. I think it would be very interesting to know what happened to these people in America and who they were in the old country (Scotland - England - Ireland probably). Any help appreciated. Thanks.