Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CJ (#14) True and Lawfull Attorney

Immediately following the indenture of Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) and John Jefferies (JE-1) in the (Old) Rappahannock Co. Deed Book 1682-1686, is the following record.  It reads:

"TO ALL XPIAN People to whom these prsents shall come Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) of the Collony of Virginia send Greeting in or:Lord God Everlasting.  Whereas he the said Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) aforesaid, Son and Heire of Richard Jones (JO-5) of London, Merchant, and John Jefferies (JE-1) of London aforesaid by their certain Deed made over unto Sr:Robert Jefferyes (JE-3), Knight Alderman of the City of London, a certain Lordship or Mannor of LEY with all the rights within the Parish of Beerferis in County of Devon and Kingdom of England and all the capetail of said Mannor called by the name of LEY with all the lands commonly called by ye severall names of Wallers Great, Hawcombe, Little Hawcombe, Beeralbeiston and Baselace being within the prcincts of LEY in the said Parish of BEER FERIS and all thos two Bargages with apptnences in HAWCOMBE in ye County of DEVON and all that Copice of Copice Wood containing Fifteen acres be it more or less being in the BEERFERIS and also the houses buildings (&c) belonging as by the aforesd Deed of bargain and Sale may appear  Now Know yee that he the said Cadwalader Jones (JO-1) by occasion aforesaid hath made and constitued in his place and stead his true and well beloved ffriend John Jefferyes (JE-1) of London aforesaid Esqr. his true and lawfull Attorney to act and doe everything on the part of Cadwalader Jones (JO-1) ought to be done concering the aforesaid mentionaed Instrument and the said Cadwalader Jones (JO-1) hath hereby further authorised the aforesaid John Jefferyes (JE-1) Esquire in his name and place to make acknowledgemt. as Attorney of said JONES (JO-1) in any Court or otherwise confirming wtsoever his said Attorney or his Substitute shall lawfully act and doe to be as authentique as he the said Cadwalader Jones (JO-1) could do if psonable prsent In Witness whereof the said Cadwalader Jones (JO-1) hath sett his hand and affixed his Seale this seaventh day of Febry 1682.  Signed Sealed and delivered in prsence of

  Thos: Hasted (HAST-1)                                                            Cadwalader Jones (JO-1)
   John Haslewood (HAS-1)  Georg Purvis (PU-1)

                                                                                        Teste Edmd. Craske (CR-1)"

This document would suggest that John Jeffereys (JE-1) was a "well beloved friend".  This phrase was often used to describe a relationship with family members as well, but would seem to imply that there was no direct family ties, i.e., half-brother, 1st cousin, etc.?  It may be that John Jefferys (JO-1) was a business partner to Richard Jones (JO-5) in London.   A John Jeffereys was connected as a merchant to a number of folks in the colonies, which is yet to be shown.

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