Friday, May 27, 2016

CJ (#56) From The House of Commons 1695

The political environment that surrounded Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) can be found in the  "Manuscripts of The House of Lords", dated 1695 - 6, No. 1022 :

"The House of Commons also, the same day, resolved upon the following Association to be signed by their Members:--

'Whereas there has been a Horrid and Detestable conspiracy, Formed and Carried on by Papists, and other Wicked and Traiterous Persons, for Assassinating his Majesty's Royal Person in Order to Incourage an Invasion from France, to Subvert our Religion, Laws and Liberty: We whose Names are hereunto Subscribed, do Heartily, Sincerely, and Solemnly Profess, Testify, and Declare, That his present Majesty King William is Rightful and Lawful King of these Realms.  And we do Mutually Promise and Engage to stand by and assist each other to the utmost of our Power, in the Support and Defence of his Majesty's most Sacred Person and Government, against the late King James and all his Adherents.'  [Much more is written...see page 208 - 210 , Manuscripts of The House of Lords, 1695/6.]

At any rate, you can begin to understand the difficulty that our Cadwallader (JO-1) faced during his time in the Bahama Islands. [1690 - 1695] He was appointed Governor under James II, and was a Catholic.  He was facing a Puritan [Protestant] governor from a settlement that had been formed under Puritan forces.  Who held the frying pan, and who started the fire?

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