Thursday, April 23, 2015

CJ (#40) Appointed Governor 1689

Between the fall of 1687 and Nov.14, 1689, Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) was attempting to rearrange his state of affairs.  In the "Calander of State Papers - Colonial Series 13, American and West Indies 1689 - 1692, p.179" is found the following:

"Nov. 14, (544) 1689

      Commission of the Proprietors to Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) to be Governor of the Bahama Islands.
            Signed. Craven, Ashley Carteret, P. Colleton [Col. Entry BK. Vol. XXII, pp 151, 152]"

Here starts the story of our Cadwallader (JO-1) involvement with the Bahama Islands.  He was most likely aware of the recent Spanish treasure recovered off the coast of the Bahamas.  Also, the Berkeley family was directly involved with colony of Carolina, and Cadwallader (JO-1) had a connection here as well. [see last several post titled "Connectors".]   At any rate, Cadwallader (JO-1) was appointed "Governor" under the direction of the "Proprietors" by the end of 1689.

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