Monday, October 28, 2013

CJ (#26) Court Days Continue

The Rappahannock County court was a center of activity.  Our Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) was often involved during 1684 - 1685.  On February 5th, 1684/85 it is recorded:

"Judgment upon (nihil dicit) is granted against the Administrs. of Majr. Henry Smyth (SM-45) deced to Colnll. Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) for thirteen thousand pounds of tobb. & caske due by Accot: signed & put into the hands of the sd. Majr. Smyth (SM-45) to collect, being Leaveys & Clerk & Sheriff fees to be paid according to priority in Law with cost of suit als exec."

It would seem that Major Henry Smyth (SM-45) had been assigned the task to collect the taxes and fees that were under his jurisdiction.  The court seems to say that these were to be given (transferred) to our Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) from the estates of Major Henry Smyth (SM-45) who had died some time prior to this courts activities.   Henry Smyth (SM-45) seems to have had a very large estate, and there are a great number of court "suits" dealing with the administrators of his will.   The Smyth/Smith and Jones families share a number of connections.

(Old) Rappahannock County Orders 1683 - 1685, pp. 61-62.

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