Thursday, November 10, 2011

CJ(1): For Satisfaction (Part II)

According to Bishop Meade, Henry Corbin (Corbyn) (CO-1) was a leading vestry man in the parish of Middlesex. [See: Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, Vol.II, pp. 145-146, J.B. Lippincott & Co., first published 1857.] His home was known as Buckingham Farm, which was originally part of Lancaster County. He became active in land patents (beginning 1658) and acquired a large amount of land over the years. In 1667, Henry Corbin (CO-1) patented 5776 acres, beginning at the mouth of Weire Creek [See: Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Vol. II (1665-1695), p. 128, by Nell Nugent.] This land was to be adjacent to the land of Robert Tallaferro, Sr. (TA-2) and Charles Grimes (GR-1). This area was near the land that later became known as "Solomon's Garden", which is next to the creek that our Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) was to settle in 1673. Most intriguing is the fact that Henry Corbin (CO-1), Richard Lee (LE-1), and Samuell Griffin (GR-1), were all attorneys for two of the most influential London merchants, who had activity in Virginia. These London merchants were John Jefferys (JE-1) and Thomas Cohlough (COH-1) who were to play a role in Cadwallader's life. Along with being called attorneys, these three men were titled "Merchants", and were given a wide range of powers to act as agents in Virginia. [See: (Old) Rappahannock Deed Book 1656-1664, Part I, pp. 106-107.] {My Jones family and the Jefferys family share a common descent in Wales during the 1500's!}

As will be seen in multiple future documents, the TALIAFERRO family has a great deal to do with the Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) family. At this point, it is possible that Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) was serving as the attorney for Robert Taliaferro (TA-1). However, other interpretations have been given, which will be discussed as the documents present themselves to us.

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