Good thought. They might also have been still held as pardoned only from death, so now what? I am curious as to whether they were part of a large group who were marched off to NH and held there. But Robert Coventry says in his petition he "is ready to take the Oath of Allegiance and to comply with any other propositions . . . . " ". . . has always behaved himself as a good subject to the State Doing his Duty at all times when called upon which can be Testify'd by the officers of the Company to which yr petitioner belongs . . ." July 14, 1777, State Prison, Strand. [Do you know its location?] Petitions 33:424
At some point Robert was serving in Lt. Hendrick Van Hoesen's Company under Col. Jeremiah Hogeboom, "a Regiment of Foot." I have no dates, however. Perhaps he returned to this after his release. He would have been about 30 at this time, a Scots-Irish arrived to join his father about 1770.