alias Francis Gaines
Does anyone know anything about this person:(from "Emigrants in Bondage",pg. 269) 'Exon,M.,alias Francis Gaines, reprieved for transportation Dec. 1698. Awaiting Transportation Jan. 1699, from Middlesex County,England.' Did he make it to the colonies? England emptied their jails in America up til the Revolution. Between 1614-1775, about 50,000 Englishmen were sentenced by legal process to be transported to the American colonies.