Wednesday, January 30, 2013

CJ (#18) A Witness

Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) had become active in the legal system in place (Old) Rappahannock County 1677 - 1682.  He is witness on a number of records that are recorded in these documents.  During October 1682, the following is recorded:

"To All To Whome it may concern, I Eliz.Richardson (RIC-1) of County of Rappa. doe hereby impower Mr. Richard Bray (BR-1) my true and lawfull attorney for me to make acknowledgement in ye Court of Rappae: all my right or title of Dower to certain land contained in an Indenture of bargaine & sale by me ye said Eliza. & Roger Richardson (RIC-2) my now lawfull Husband, hereby confirming wtsoever my sd atorney shall doe to be as valid as if I were psonally prst.; further I doe here freely & of my own accord without ye threat or compultion of my sd Husband  In Witness I have set my hand day above written

Witness      Arthur Spicer (SP-1)                                           Eliza. Richardson (RIC-1)
         Cadwallader Jones (JO-1)     

Recordatr in Cur Com Rappae: 7 die 8bris 1682"

The "Indenture" is record 19 Oct. 1682 and is also signed by Cadwallader Jones (JO-1).

This indenture was between Roger Richardson (RIC-2), planter and his wife Elizabeth (RIC-1) [one part] and Rees Evans (EV-5) [second part].  Arthur Spicer (SP-1), Rich. Bray (BR-1), Wm. Buckner (BUC-2) along with Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) served as witness.
            [(Old) Rappahannock County Deeds & Wills 1677 - 1682, Part II, pp.366-367.]
            [p. 144 Ruth & Sam Sparacio, RK.DW-10/90 ]

The name " Creek called ye Golden Vale" is listed in this indenture with the initial land being sold to Roger Richardson (RIC-1) from John Prosser (PRO-1) 28th October, 1665.  Both these names are important in sorting out all these connections.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

CJ (#17) William Fitzhugh

The year 1682 was a very busy one for our Cadwallader Jones (JO-1).  He had a number of contacts with individuals that were to play a large part in his story.  One such individuals was William Fitzhugh. (FI-1)  He was in contact with Cadwallader (JO-1) during and after this difficult period in Virginia's history.  He first mentions this contact in a letter to  Ralph Wormeley (WOR-3) dated August 2nd, 1682.  It reads:

"Hon'rd Sir
      This messenger's haste will not admit me to copy out that Breviate for your Perusal which  I promis'd you and therefor shall take the first conveniency by some of Coll Jones his men which will not be long, first for contriving you that, together with the most material of your other papers...."

It would appear that men from the garrison of Rappahannock served as couriers between the folks in the area and those of the central government.  It is the first of several letters that record information about our Cadwallader (JO-1).   Any of William Fitzhugh communications will be coded as belonging to this CJ (#17).  Many more to come.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CJ (#16) Lord Baltimore

The last post describes a letter sent from Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) to Lord Baltimore requesting permission to trade with the Indians in the Maryland and Delaware area.  The following is a copy of the letter that "Lord Baltimore" sent to "William Blathwayt", dated March 26, 1682.  It is given as follows:

"By my last I sent you copies of letters from William Penn, and from the Council here to the Government of New York.  I now send you one received lately from Colonel Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) who commands the fort on Rappahannock river by which you will see that Captain Josias Fendall (lately banished Maryland) is now a resident in Virginia where there is a particular eye over all his actions.  He is certainly the most likely person in both these Governments to take advantage of the discontent in Virginia to stir up another rebellion there, and had he not been narrowly watched whilst he was in Maryland he would have broken out last summer here, and then our neighbours in Virginia would not have remained long quite.  As it is both Colonies are now at peace. ...."

The letter shows that Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) was identified as "Colonel" and was in command of the fort on the Rappahannock River during the year 1682.

The later is taken from America and West Indies, Vol. VII, 1682, p. 211.  Full content of the letter is not copied, only that part referring to our Cadwallader Jones (JO-1).