Very few primary documents exist during this period of Cadwallader's (JO-1) history as governor of the Bahama Islands. One document can be found in the records of South Carolina. Cover sheet shown:
"Joseph Barker (BARK-1), Island of New Providence, merchant, bound on a voyage to New England. Wife: Hannah (BARK-2), all estate. Exors: wife, with assistance of Capt. Richard Holloway.(HOL-1) Wit: Cadwallader Jones (JO-1), Gilbert Ashly (AS-1), Thomas Bulkley (BUL-1).
D: 5 Oct. 1691."
It was common practice that an individual traveling by ship made his will. [Makes some statement about the safety issues.] Here, a merchant of the "New Providence" [Bahama Island : the terms used varied depending on who was writing the documents and who they believed actually had the rights to these islands.] Was planning a trip to "New England". [Most likely the Boston area.] Perhaps he was trying to establish trade with this area. This document shows that our Cadwallader (JO-1) and Thomas Bulkley (BUL-1) were both serving together as a witness of this will dated Oct. 1691. It also shows that there were "merchants" actively involved in trade along the colonial coast as far north as "New England".