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Descendants of Arthur Jordan




Generation No. 1


1. ARTHUR1 JORDAN was born Bef. 1600 in England, and died Aft. 1635 in Surry Co. VA.

Notes for A
RTHUR JORDAN:
Notes for Arthur Jordan:
There is an Arthur Jordan named in the head rights of John Moone in
1635. This record is the main basis for claiming that the Jordan
children that follow as the next generation had a parent that came to
Virginia. Richard Bevin is also named in the 1635 patent. This listing
could be for the son Arthur Jordan who was only eight years old but the
law directed that a head right must be 10 years of age.
The preponderance of evidence indicates that Henry Brown acted as
guardian for the Jordan Children.

Bibliography

Southside Virginia Families, Volume II, by John Bennet Boddie, Pacific
Coast Publishers, Redwood
City, California, 1955.

"Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of
Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana from 1634" by Robert A. Jordan,
Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996.

     
Children of A
RTHUR JORDAN are:
  i.   COL. GEORGE2 JORDAN, b. Abt. 1620, England; d. 1678, Surry Co., VA; m. (1) ALICE MYLES, Aft. 1637; m. (2) ELIZABETH COATES, Bef. 1655.
  Notes for COL. GEORGE JORDAN:
George was Atty. General of Virginia in 1670

Notes for George Jordan:
His date and place of birth is unknown. His brother William is known to
have children at Gisburn, near Skipton in Craven, in Yorkshire, England
suggesting he may have come from that area.
His will in 1678 says he has lived in Virginia 43 years. It would
therefore appear that he immigrated in 1635. He probably came with his
father Arthur Jordan. The head rights of Captain Henry Browne, Esquire
in his patent of 14 July 1637 for 2250 acres in James City County, on the
southside of the James River, list George Jordan.
Alice Mills is also in the list of Capt. Henry Browns head rights of
1637.

George Jordan, Capt.
03/31/1655 Surry County Book I page 61
Capt. Geo. Jordan petitions to the Grand Assembly in regards to reports
concerning his marriage with Eliza. Coates...and declares that it may be
just lawful. Edw. Hill speaker. Cha. Norwaood Clk. of Assembly, Rec.
04/20/1655.

George Jordan, Capt.
03/26/1655 Surry County Book I page 62
At a Quarter Court held in James Cittye the 26th of March 1655. Present
Rich Bennett, Esq., Gov.; Col. Wm. Claiborne; Col. Thomas Pettus; Col.
Bridg: Freemans, Esq.; Mr. Edward Diggs;
Col. Wm. Tayler. Capt. Geo. Jordan produced certain papers
to prove his case - that sd Eliza. Coates was formerly married to Daniel
Coates...that sd Daniel Coates deceased on 13 April last in Ireland,
wherefore it is now lawful for Eliza; to marry who she pleased... The
Court did conceive that the last is so and that the marriage to Geo.
Jordan is judged both by Civil and
Common law of England and so certified. Rec. 04/20/1655.

His daughter by his first wife Fortune Jordan married Thomas Hunt.
George specified in his will that on the 15th day of October a Sermon of
Mortality be had at my house, the day my daughter Fortune Hunt died.
His will implies that he had other children all of whom had predeceased
him. He was a Lt. Col. and in the House of Burgesses, 1646-47, 1658-59,
1674-76. He was
justice in Surry County in 1652 and afterwards, and was attorney general
for Virginia from 1676 to his death in 1678.

George Jordan, Capt.
09/07/1654 Surry County Book I page 53
The humble supplication of Jno. King, the supplicant, being informed by
Mr. Price concerning the testimony of Capt. Jordan and Jno. Wattkins,
confesses before the bench that "I did say Capt. Jordan was perjured and
am heartily sorry and ask the Court to accept and acknowledge in full."

George Jordan lived west of Four Mile Tree the Henry Brown plantation.
His plantation was on the west side of Broad Swamp. Four Mile Tree was a
tree along the south bank of the James River that was four miles upriver
from Jamestown and acted as the boundary of Jamestown.

Land Patents
1673 granted certificate for land in Surry County for the transport of 38
persons including Arthur Jordan his brother, Fortune Flood his sister,
and Charles and William Jordan.

Lt. Col. George Jordan
02/24/1675 690 acres Surry
County
Virginia Land Patent Book 6 Page 592
mouth of a reedy marsh near an Indian Path along the Cyprus Swamp, a
branch of the main Blackwater, to Mr. Arthur Jordan, near head of the
little marsh, to the middle marsh, along the White Marsh, transport of 14
persons, inc. William Jordan, Arthur Jordan, Fortune Flood, George
Jordan (2).

George Jordan to Thomas Hunt
06/02/1665 400 acres Surry County
The Dwelling of George Jordan for payment of a 300 note transfered to
his son-in-law.

George Jordan's will is dated 02/25/1677/8, with a codicil dated
05/08/1678. It is probated 11/05/1678. He requested to be buried in the
Four Mile Tree Orchard near his wife and children.
Alice Myles is buried at the Four Mile Tree plantation. Her tombstone
reads:
Here lyeth the Body of Alyce Myles daughter of John Myles of Brandon
near Herreford Gent. and late wife of MR. George Jordan in Virginia who
departed this life the 7th. of January 1650.
Reader, her dust is here inclosed who was of Witt and grace composed.
Her life was Vertuous during health But Highly Glorious in her death.

Will

I recommend my soule to Almighty God, who gave it, beseeching him for the
mediation sake of the precious blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God,
slain from the foundation of the world, that he will receive me into the
arms of his mercy, and pardoning my manyfold sins, that he will grant me
a joyful
resurrection and number me amongst his redeemed, and my body to be buried
by my wife and children in Major Browne his orchard, & that at my burial
theire may be noe drunkenness nor gunns,
but a good and decent funerall to entertain my friends and neighbours,
and as for what worldly
goods it hath pleased God to trust me with., I dispose of & c All debts I
owe in Va., great & small, to be paid first. I give unto my two
God-daughters, Col. Thomas Swan's Children, a piece of plate worth three
pounds stere. I give to Sarah Sowerby, George Norwood & George Briggs,
alsoe
God-Children, each a silver soon, worth ten shillings. And it is my will
that the 15th day of every October there shall be a sermon of mortality
preached at my house, it being ye day that my daughter, Fortune Hunt,
dyed, & that all the neighborhood have notice of it, that they may come,
leaving it to the discretion of my exec. what entertainment he will give
& some times when that day
shall fall upon Sunday, I desire that the Holy Communion may be given.
And whosoever in time to come shall enjoy my land in this Co., although
it be a thousand generations hence, he in possession shall perform this
sermon & prayer; Wherein if he fayle, the land shall fall to the
informer; that shall
give notice to any Court of justice of his failing, & I doe further give
unto five such poore people as the vestry shall find most to need it, one
barrell of corne in the years for seaven years after my decease; & to the
Church a baptisme bason of silver worth three pounds sterling. After
payment of
my debts as above, the rest of my personall estate to be divided into
equal parts, & out of one halfe I give unto my Cosse Edwar Bayl, six
hundred pounds of tob & the rest of that said halfe shalt he equally
divided into seaven parts & shall he paid to these seaven persons
following: Chr. Foster
Walter Flood, George Jordan, James Jordan, River Jordan, Eliz. Jordan &
Thomas Flood.

The other halfe of my said personall estate, as also be all my land in
Virga., I give & bequeath unto my nephew, Thomas Jordan, & to his heirs
for ever; he or they performing the above sermon; and in case of his
decease before this will be proved, then all that I have given to him, I
give to my brother, Arthur Jordan, to be equally divided amongst my
seaven nephews and my neece Eliz. Jordan, only a
mourning ring to himself; but still the above said sermon to be preached
early by a lawful minister unto the end of the world. I pray to God
Almighty to bless this poore Colony & this County, especially wherein I
have now lived about 43 years.

Since the making of this, my will, above written, I have given my nephew,
Edward Bayly, a seate of land for ever, cald the white marsh, & I doe
therefore take back the six hundred pounds of tobacco mentioned in my
will above said and doe give it equally between Christopher Flood (?) &
Walter Flood. I give unto Donall Roome five hundred pounds of tob. I
give also unto Katherine Maddison
five hundred pounds of tob towards the cure of her legg, if shee be not
sent out of this parish by the vestry befoare the cure be effected.

Bibliography

Southside Virginia Families, Volume II, by John Bennet Boddie, Pacific
Coast Publishers, Redwood City, California, 1955.

"Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of
Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana from 1634" by Robert A. Jordan,
Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996.



  ii.   FORTUNE JORDAN, b. 1620, England; d. 1669, Surry Co. VA; m. (1) JOHN FLOOD, 1645, Surry Co., VA; m. (2) JAMES MILLS, 1660.
  Notes for FORTUNE JORDAN:
Notes for Fortune Jordan:
Fortune Mills to George Jordan 03/
/1661
Surry County Book Page Power of Attorney


  Notes for JAMES MILLS:
James Mills
05/06/1667 Surry County Book I page 282
James Mills appoints his brother, Arthur Jordan, to appear for
him at Surry Court. Geo.
Jordan, James Parsons.

Bibliography

Southside Virginia Families, Volume II, by John Bennet Boddie, Pacific
Coast Publishers, Redwood
City, California, 1955.

"Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of
Virginia, North Carolina,
Indiana from 1634" by Robert A. Jordan, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996.



  iii.   MARY JORDAN, b. 1626, England; d. Surry Co., VA; m. (1) CHRISTOPHER FOSTER; m. (2) ARTHUR BAILEY, 1654.
  Notes for MARY JORDAN:
Notes for Mary Jordan:

Bibliography

Southside Virginia Families, Volume II, by John Bennet Boddie, Pacific
Coast Publishers, Redwood
City, California, 1955.

"Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of
Virginia, North Carolina,
Indiana from 1634" by Robert A. Jordan, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996.



  Notes for ARTHUR BAILEY:
Notes for Arthur Bailey:
The earliest record of Arthur Bailey appears in Jamestown on
09/22/1638 "Arthur Bailey,
Merchant" was granted a half acre of land (6 pole by 14 poles) in James
City Island.



  iv.   WILLIAM JORDAN, b. Abt. 1628; d. Aft. 1662, Surry Co., VA; m. ANN.
  Notes for WILLIAM JORDAN:
Notes for William Jordan:
His head right is not claimed until 1673 by his brother George,
then Attorney General. I think it
likely that he came with his older brother in 1635, but was under the age
of 10 at the time, and
therefore ineligible for a head right.
His wife's surname is unknown.
According to his brother George's will, he has children living at
Gisburn near Skipton in
Craven, Yorkshire in 1677.
He appears as a member of a coroners jury in 1662 with Arthur
Jordan and Henry Briggs.

William Jordan to Henry Briggs
/ /1664 acres ?Surry County

His will is recorded 03/29/1664/5 in Surry County, Virginia.


Bibliography

Southside Virginia Families, Volume II, by John Bennet Boddie, Pacific
Coast Publishers, Redwood
City, California, 1955.

"Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of
Virginia, North Carolina,
Indiana from 1634" by Robert A. Jordan, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996.



2. v.   ARTHUR JORDAN, b. 1629, England; d. 1698, Surry Co., VA.



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