Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CJ (#53) London 1693

It would seem that the difficulties that our Cadwallader (JO-1) was having with the folks as Governor of the Bahamas had reached the attention of those in London.  A letter found in the British Public Record Office,  Colonial Entry Book Vol. 22, p. 224 is shown below.  It is dated "12th of Apll. 1693" and is taken from "Records in the British Public Record Office Relating to South Carolina 1691 - 1697" [found at The University of Alabama main library - F272.679 v.3]

Mr. Nicholas Trot [Trott] (TRO-1) was appointed governor of the Bahama Islands to replace Cadwallader Jones (JO-1).  "...Jones sent such esctiavagant Letters to all parts that he made both himself and us rediculous."  Certainly, those in charge do not like to be made to look ridiculous.   Thus it would seem that by April 12th, 1693, Cadwallader (JO-1) had cooked his own goose.   The "Governors quarrell with the members of the Councill" had caused an exchange of "ill language when they differ in opinion wth him...".  The "Kings affairs" would be affected, thus out with Jones (JO-1) and in with Trott (TRO-1).

Note: On the international front, James II was actively seeking to regain his throne in England. [Known as Jacobite Plots]  A detailed discussion of this can be found in The Historians History of The World, by Williams, Vol. 20, [for the year 1693, see pp. 432 - 446.] published 1907.