Yes, I am still involved in research into Black Loyalists in the Maritimes. I am thrilled to be part of a team of scholars working on a website under the auspices of the University of New Brunswick. Within a year school children (and other interested parties) will be able to visit a website that provides the "lost" stories of Black Loyalists and female loyalists who came to New Brunswick. There will also be stories about enslaved Africans who came with loyalists. My role includes providing student-friendly activities as well as writing the biography of a loyalist woman who had as her family's servant the first Black Loyalist to come to New Brunswick. I have a "foot" in both camps.
I will certainly keep an eye out for references to anyone named THOMAS or KENDLE. Have you browsed through the online version of The Book of Negroes that can be found at the website of the Black Loyalist Heritage Society of Nova Scotia?
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