Saturday, August 8, 2015

CJ (#44) Arrives Bahama Islands

It was on the 19th of June, 1690 that our Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) arrives to the Bahamas.  It took some 2 years from the time he left Virginia, his travel to England, his appointment as Governor, and his arrival to the Bahamas.  By way of review:

          1) his last record in (Old) Rappahannock Co., VA dated 8 Sept. 1687 - see post CJ (#39) dated Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

          2) his appointment as Governor of the Bahama Islands - dated 14 Nov. 1689 - see post (CJ #40) dated Thursday, 23, April, 2015

          3) his arrival as Governor of the Bahama Islands, dated 19 June, 1690 - this post!

I have been unable to discover any records pertaining to this two year period.  I would suspect that initially that our Cadwallader (JO-1) first went to Maryland to associated family and business partners to arrange his travel to England. [Average time of passage around 4 months.]  He would have most likely traveled to London where the family had business arrangements [Eastcheap market area], and was the political center of the colonial world.  The Berkeley connections to the Proprietors of the Carolina settlements [Bahama Island now part.] would have served as a help.  At any rate, it was after this date [19 June 1690] that the life of our Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) takes on a whole new story.

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