Tuesday, January 7, 2014

CJ (#26) June 1685

The summer of 1685 seems to have been a busy time for all those folks in (Old) Rappahannock County.  James II had just started his reign, and number of dramatic changes were about to take place.  On the 4th of June it is recorded:

"Whereas by the Sheriffs returne of an execution bearing date the 2d day of Aprill 1685, issued upon an Order of Aprill Court last past to Capt. Cadwaldr: Jones (JO-1), assignee of Colnll. Nicholas Spencer (SPE-1), Attorney of my Lord Culpeper (CU-1) againt the Estate of Majr. Henry Smith (SM-45) decd, for Eleven thousand pounds of tobb:& cask of the sd Order is leaveyed of the Estate aforesd. And Whereas the charge of the sd Order amounts to 404 lbs. of tobb:, It is there ordered that sd Execution formerly issued against the Estate aforesaid be continued in force and the remaining dues upon the sd Order of Court with cost be leaveyed by Virture of the same"

Here poor Cadwallader seems to listed as "Capt." [captain] instead of his usual title of "Colln."[colonel].  Later court dates will reinsert the title.  Again, our Cadwallader is listed as the "assignee" of Nicholas Spencer. (SPE-1)

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