Thursday, April 24, 2014

CJ (#30) Mrs. Catharine Jones 1685

On December 21, 1685 there was recorded in Rappahannock County Court the following:

" John Battaile (BAT-1), Attorney of Mrs. Catharine Jones (JO-10), Attorney of Colnll. Cadwalader Jones (JO-1) did this day for & on behalf & in the name of the sd Cadwaldr. Jones (JO-1) confess judgment unto Mr. Henry Awbrey (AW-1) for present payment of one able negro man slave betwixt the years of fourteen & twenty one upon Bill made the hand & seale of the sd Colll. Jones (JO-1) wch this Court have ordered to be paid unto the sd Mr. Henry Awbrey (AW-1) with cost of suit als exe."

This reference documents the name of "Mrs. Catharine Jones (JO-10)" who is believed to be the wife of our Cadwalader (JO-1).  There has been much discussion regarding this reference [see Who Was Catherine, The Wife Colonel Cadwallader Jones of Virginia, The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, 1994 , pp. 163 - 189 :  Katherine (____) (Debnam) Grymes and Some Relatives, The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 41, No. 3, 1997, pp. 163 - 171 and Vol. 41, No. 4, 1997, pp. 280 - 291.]

The court reference is from: (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book Abstracts 1685 - 1687, The Ancient Press, Ruth & Sam Sparacio, p. 23.

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