Wednesday, March 26, 2014

CJ (#29) The Humble Servant

During the years that our Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) was active in (Old) Rappahannock County, the following is recorded in the deed book of 1682 - 1686:

"October Court 1684

      Know All Men by these presents that I John Griffin (GR-2) of the Parish of Kingston in the County of Glocester, Shipwright, doe by these presents sell and this day have delivered a Barke called "The Humble Servant" about fifty odd tunns with all appurtenances fitted as to Carpenters work now Riding at an anchor in Blackwater Creeke for the value of One hundred and forty pounds Sterl. money of England in hand reced from Col. Cadwallether Jones (JO-1) of Rappa: County Gent., for and in value whereof the abovesd money I the said Griffin (JO-2) have this day freely sold the above Barke, "the Humble Servant", to the use of the abovesaid JONES (JO-1) his heires forever.  And Further I John Griffin (JO-2) do oblige myselfe my heirs to warrant this my sale unto the sd JONES (JO-1) against claimes and this is my reall act & meaning and in performance whereof without fraud or intent of deceipt herein I have hereunto set my hand and placed my Seale this 22 day of September 1684

Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us

       Joseph Griffing (GR-3)                                                         John Griffin (GR-2)
       Tho: Harwar (HARW-1)
       Tho: Derrick (DE-1),  Francis Taliaferro (TA-3)

Rappa October 15th 1684, Then recorded"

An interesting name this "The Humble Servant".  I suspect Cadwallader Jones changed its name.

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