Tuesday, May 8, 2012

CJ(10) : Cadwallader Jones' House 1676

A complete copy of the letter of grievances written by Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) and Ralph Rouzee (Rowzee) (RO-1) can be found in the Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol. 3, July 1895.  The article starts on page 35, and is titled "Causes of Discontent in Virginia, 1676".  There are 14 items identified as concerns, and provides a good insight into the year 1676.  It records that on the 25th January 1675, 36 persons were killed and taken prisoners in an area of 10 mile radius.  Seventy one plantations were present before the 25th, and only 11 remained after the Indian attacks.  Item #11 as written:

"...Wee are now in a most deplorable condition being assur'd yt ye maine camp of the Nansatico Indyans is now wthin 20 miles of Lt.Coll.Cadwallader Jones' House, wee humbly beg yor Honrs to comiserate our hard lives and fortunes & let us not now miscarry in ye sight of a faire Haven."

This document clearly identifies the "House" of Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) as a landmark in the Sittenborne (Cittenborne) parish area in 1676. 

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