Here is what a recent search turned up by way of references to the surnames of THOMAS and KENDLE. Perhaps you have all of these already.
Thomas surname references---
Black Loyalists: Thomas Family
We do hereby Certify that the within mentioned Michael THOMAS is a free Negro together with his Wife and Children, as we have made proper and different Enquiries into the same and likewise have Enquired into the Character of said Negro Michael THOMAS who upon Enquiry finds him him [sic] to be a friend and Loyalist since the arrival of Col. CAMPBELL into Georgia and has been since in His Majesty's Employ. Given under our hands at Savannah this 24th July 1780--
Augustine PREVOST Gl.
Allured CLERK [sic] Lt. Coll.
Public Archives of Nova Scotia, RG 1, Volume 170, page 338.
From The Book of Negroes (compiled in the spring, summer and fall of 1783)
Clinton bound for Annapolis & St. John's, Lt. Trounce
Samuel Thomas, 24, stout fellow. Formerly the property of Lewis Cakrean of Montreal, Canada; left him 6 years ago.
Michael Thomas, 18, stout fellow. Formerly the property of Charles Thomas, James river, Virginia; left him 3 years ago.
Amos Thomas, 55, ordinary fellow. Says he was born free.
Juno Thomas, 40, worn out. Formerly the property of Daniel Johnson of Savannah, Georgia; left him 6 years ago.
John Thomas, 40, stout fellow. Formerly the property of Henry Long, Cape Fear, North Carolina; left him 6 years ago.
John Thomas, 58, stout man. Says he was left free at the death of William McAdam of New York.
Mars bound for St. John's
Ned Thomas, 21, likely fellow, (Cornet Hovendon). Certified to be free by General Musgrave's Certificate.
Ship Hope bound for Annapolis, Mat O'Brien
Cudjoe Thomas, 40, ordinary fellow, (Daniel Hammond). Formerly slave to William Thomas, South Carolina; left him in 1779 at the Siege of Savannah. General Birch's Certificate.
Kingston bound for Port Roseway, John Atkinson
John Thomas, 15, stout lad, (Patrick Wall). Property of Patrick Wall.
On Board The Ship Danger, James Duncan, Master
Thomas Thomas, aged 36 years, stout fellow, Royal Artillery Department. Formerly slave to Charles Thomas, Nancy Mund, Virginia; left him in 1776. General Birch's Certificate.
Ship Stafford bound for Port Roseway, Capt. Watson
John Thomas, 28, 1/2, stout fellow, (Courtney Taylor of Port Roseway, claimant.) (Courtney). Served with Phoenix Fisher, Duck Creek, Delaware, till 21 years of age when he says he got his freedom.
Tree Briton bound for Port Roseway, Jacob Hays, Master
Abraham Thomas, 20, stout lad, B, (Donald Ross). Formerly slave to Lemuel Willet, Fredricksburg, Dutchess County ; says he was born free in the town of West Chester. General Birch's Certificate.
Only reference to a Kendle ------
Joseph bound for Annapolis Royal , James Mitchell
George Kendle, 35, ordinary fellow, (Black Pioneers). Formerly slave to John Kendle, Eastern Shore, Virginia; left him in 1777.
(If this George is your ancestor, this short little entry will give you quite a few clues to pursue.)