BONDED PASSENGERS TO AMERICA
"Bonded Passengers To America" by Peter Coldham, Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1983, includes one Abel and one Able.Vol. VI Oxford Circuit 1663-1775 includes:
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Able, William was sentenced the summer of 1737 and repreived on condition of transportation to the American colonies where he was to be bonded for 14 years.
Vol II Middlesex 1617-1775 iincludes;
Abel, Thomas was sentenced Jan-Feb 1771 and transported in April on the Thornton which sailed May 1771 with 26 passengers.The skipper of the Thornton was Captain D. McDougal.
Anyone know anything about either of these men?