Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CJ (#38) A Second Letter 1687

William Fitzhugh (FI-1) continues his correspondence regarding the accounts of our Cadwallader Jones (JO-1).  While Cadwallader (JO-1) was trying to figure out how to get out of the mess he had found himself involved, Fitzhugh (FI-1) was about his lawyer business.  A letter dated "March 14th. 1686/7" to the "Honourable Nicholas Spencer" (SPE-1) reads:

"Honoured Sir

        As I writ in my last my thoughts of Collo. Jones (JO-1) his Departure, I find since absolutely true but whiter I can't yet learn, but I imagine (by some Discourse he let fall at my house) it is for England, to get himself into his Majesty's Army, & since his flight, his wife, (to whom its presumed he communicated his thoughts) has carry'd out of this County all his Estate, this is, all his Negroes, for stock of Cattle, hogs or horses he had none in our County, & has them now with her at Rappak.  Therefore there is the place to attack them in.  My remoteness from their Judicial Place, & unacquaintedness with their Ministerial Officers, might I fear indanger & a miscarriage of the whole proceedings, therefore, I have yet stop'd taking out an Attachment, for fear of alarming them, till I had first advised wt. your Honour, for which I have sent this Messenger on purpose, to inform of the circumstances, also to propose that an Attachment might come immediately from my Lord, (propter Excellantiam &c ) Directed to the Sheriff of Rappahannock..."

Well it would seem that our Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) had left comments that lead Fizhugh (FI-1) to concluded that Cadwallader was off to join "his Majesty's Army".  Fizhugh reports that Cadwallader had left the area "absolutely true", and had managed to remove his estate via his wife to (Old) Rappahannock Co.  More to come...!

The letters are recorded in "Letters of William Fitzhugh" pp. 212 -213 as listed in my last post.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

CJ (#37) Sold and Delivered

You certainly can see how confusing it can get climbing those family tree branches.  The life of our Cadwallader (JO-1) is such a branch.  This document is found in (Old) Rappahannock County Deed Book 1686 - 1688, p. 68.  It is recorded as "March the 8th 1687" and it seems to be signed on this date.  It is recorded in the court records on "3 die August 1687 et record 12th die".  There is an addendum dated "8ber 20th 1686" which was recorded "3 die August 1687 et record 12th die" and a "two Bills of Sale" dated "July the 5th 1687" which in the record states "Recordr. Cur Com Rappa: 12th die August 1687".  Well, anyway, let me give the documents as written.   Remember that our Cadwallader (JO-1) is reported to have left for Maryland around the 17th of January 1687. [see last post]

"March the 8th 1687"

"An Account of Goods and Chattles sold and delivered unto Mr. Robt. Taliaferro (TA-1) as Gardian of Charles (TA-5) and Catharine Taliaferro (TA-6) for the Orphans Estate amount to ninety eight pounds seven Shillings and four pence (vizt) To one Negro called Frank, To one Indian, To one Negro girle 12 months old, To 2 old Negroes Frank and James; To 3 indifferent feather beds and furniture; To 10 cows, To 2 two yeare old at 12 S., To 5 yearlings, To 20 sheep, To 50 lb. Pewter at 8d., To 1 pair Cart wheels, To 1 iron pott and two pare pott hooks, To Brass kettle, To one Couch, To 12 old chairs, To one old Mare, To one old horse, Total 98...07...04."  [This would be in pounds, shillings, and pence.]

The documents continues:

"Know All Men by these presents that I Lt. Coll: Cadwalader Jones (JO-1) have bargained sold and delivered unto Mr. Robt: Taliaferro (TA-1) his heires and assignes the abovesd goods and chattles with their Encrease wch: said goods and chattles I do warrnt from the claimes of any persons unto the sd Mr. Robt. Taliaferro or his order  In witness whereof I have sett my hand this 8th of March 1686/7

Teste  John Taliaferro (TA-4)                                               Cadwalader Jones (JO-1)
           Jno. Battaile (BAT-1)

More to come.  Please note that the Robert Taliaferro (TA-1) recorded here is the son of Robert Taliaferro (TA-2) that has been recorded in previous post.
Recognitr in Cour Com Pappa: 3 die August 1687 et record 12th die"