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6690. Photo Samuel Silas JAUDON was born in 1578 in Wiltshire, England. He died in Apr 1623 in Jordon's Journey. BIOGRAPHY: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~tmetrvlr/bio16.html
Plantation Home of Samuel Jourdan

BIOGRAPHY: JOURDAN'S JOURNEY -- The plantation took its name from its founder, Captain Samuel Jourdan, and embraced about 450 acres in 1625. Also he established Beggar's Point in 1619. In the 1619 Assembly he represented Charles City. He was one of a committee of four appointed to examine the first books of the power of the "Greate Charter." In 1622 he received a share of Company stock as well as 100 acres in "Digges His Hundred." At this time he was listed as "Samuel Jordan of Charles Hundred, gentleman." He died 1623.

BIOGRAPHY: Jourdan's Journey seems to have prospered. In 1624 Nathaniel Causy represented the plantation in Assembly. Captain Jourdan came to Virginia 1609 which was just before the starving time. He patented 450 acres just below the confluence of the Appotomax and the James Rivers, or Beggar's Point. The same year he represented his own and neighboring plantations in the First House of Burgesses. When the Indian massacre occurred in 1622, Jourdan's Journey and all its people were saved. Samuel Jourdan gathered the neighbors in his home which he fortified "where he lived in despite of the enemy."

BIOGRAPHY: The minister who conducted his funeral proposed the same day to his widow (Cecily Jourdan) telling her she needed someone to protect her. However, she soon became engaged to Colonel William Farrar and later married him and moved to henrico County, Virginia.

BIOGRAPHY: In 1676 at Jordan's Journey the volunteers of Charles City, south of the James River, assembled to join in Bacon's Rebellion.

BIOGRAPHY: About the time of Cecily's marital troubles, the local courts initiated the first breach of promise suit. She won out. The minister was required to pledge 500 pounds and "never to have any title or claim on her." The Council then enacted a law which prohibited women from engaging themselves to several men at the same time.

BIOGRAPHY: (Source: First Seventeen Years in Virginia 1607-24, published by Anniversary Celebration Corportation, 1957, by Charles E. Hatch, Jr., Page 67.)

BIOGRAPHY: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~tmetrvlr/bio18.html
Charles City, Virginia
ca 1577-1623

BIOGRAPHY: Sanuel Jordan came to Virginia, 1610, according to the patent for 450 acres in Charles City issued to him 10 Dec. 1620, which recited that he was "as ancient planter who hath abode ten years complete in this colony." This grant was divided in three parcels which, together with houses thereon, are described in the patent.

BIOGRAPHY: The location at which Samuel Jordan lived originally was called "Beggar's Bush," and after the massacre of 22 March 1621/2, "Master Samuel Jordan gathered together but a few of the stragglers about him at 'Beggar's Bush,' where he fortified and lived in despite of the enemy."

BIOGRAPHY: In maintaining his settlement Jordan had the approval of Governor Francis Wyatt who wrote to the Council in London, April 1622, "that he thought fitt to hold a few outlying places including the plantation of Mr. Samuel Jordan's; but to abandon others and concentrate the colonists at Jamestown." By 1623, this plantation on the south side of James River across from "Berkeley" was known as "Jordan's Journey."

BIOGRAPHY: Samuel Jordan represented Charles City at the first representative legislative assembly in the new world which convened at Jamestown, 30 July 1619. He died before April 1623 and the following November a warrent was issued "to Mr. Farrar to bring in the account of Mr. Jordan's estate." and at the same time "another warrant was issued to Mrs. Jordan that Mr. Farrar put in security for the performance of her husband's will."

BIOGRAPHY: Samuel Jordan married Sisley (Cicely) [---], who came to Virginia in 1611 and was listed in the census of 1623/4 at "Jordan's Journey." (See below) She presumably was the widow of [---] Baley and mother of Temperance Baley. She married (3), 1625, William Farrar.

BIOGRAPHY: Issue of marriage to Sisley: Mary, born in Virginia, 1621; Margaret, born in Virginia, 1623.

BIOGRAPHY: (Source: Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5; pages 378-379; published by Order of First Families of Virginia, 1607-1624/5.)



BIOGRAPHY: William Ferrar aged 31 yeares in the Neptune
in August 1618

BIOGRAPHY: Sisley Jordan aged 24 yeares in the Swan in August 1610

BIOGRAPHY: Mary Jordan her daughter aged 3 yeares - borne heare
Margrett Jordan aged 1 yeare - borne heare
Temperance Baley aged 7 yeares - borne heare

BIOGRAPHY: SERVANTS: (Ten males between the ages of 16 and 35 with names listed along with the ship names and dates of their arrival in Virginia.)

BIOGRAPHY: PROVISIONS: Corne, 200 bushells; Fish, 2 hundred.

BIOGRAPHY: ARMES AND MUNITION: Powder, 14 lb; Lead, 300 lb; Peeces fixt, 11; Coats of Male, 12.

BIOGRAPHY: CATTLE, SWINE, ETC.: Neat cattel young and old, 16; Swine, 4; Poultrie, 20.


BIOGRAPHY: (Source: Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5; pages 16 & 17; published by Order of First Families of Virginia, 1607-1624/5.)

BIOGRAPHY: (ed. note: The following are notes compiled by Mrs. Sara Sullivan Ervin, Ware Shoals, South Carolina, January, 1965.)

BIOGRAPHY: Samuel Jourdan left Dorchester, England, in the Sea Voyage in 16-- with Sir George Somers. They were wrecked off the coast of Bermuda 1608 and arrived in Virginia 1609. Two authorities say he was married twice. Our family records say he was married first in France and daughter Anne Marie was born there 1597. One authority says that Samuel Jourdan came to Virginia when he was about 32 and that he arrived in 1609. He married second wife, Cicely [---] in 1618.

BIOGRAPHY: Samuel Jourdan was a member of House of Burgesses 1619 and of the first Legislature that convened in America. After the Great Massacre of 1621 he gathered together the stragglers left about him at Beggar's Point, fortified it, and held it in spite of all the Indians and disturbances. He died 1623. His home was on the James River, known as Jourdan's Point.

Came to Virginia about 1610
!Information from WWW:

Controversy....seems to have married twice....3 children by first wife and 2 by second.
Second wife's name was Cecilia either Reynolds or Green ???

Samuel Jordan was born in Wiltshire, England in about the year 1578, being the son of Richard Jordan. The Jordans probably came from France into England. The were Huguenots associated with the Reform Movement.

King James I of England granted a charter for settling two plantations in America; one in the Massachusetts area and the other in the Virginia area. The Virginia charter was granted in 1606. In December, 1606, three small ships and 104 colonists left England and arrived in Virginia, May 14, 1607. This colony at Jamestown, Virginia became the first permanent English Colony, not withstanding the fact that it almost collapsed a time or two.

Samuel Jordan, the first of the Jordans to come to America, left Plymouth, England on June 18, 1609, and sailed for James Towne with the interim governor, Sir Thomas West. They sailed on the Sea Venture with "Sixe hundred land men" in a fleet of "eight good ships and one pinnance" under the command of Sir George
Somers. Somers' flotilla encountered a severe storm near the Bermudas, which left the Sea Venture unseaworthy. The other ships continued on their way to Jamestown. The passengers of the Sea Venture, including Governor West, Samuel Jordan, and the Flotilla commander, Sir George Somers, decided to stay in Bermuda and build two new ships, instead of attempting to repair the Seaventure, in order to carry additional food and supplies the island provided. Samuel Jordan was elected to keep the day-to-day journal because he was well educated. Samuel's log serves as the basis of much of our information today. The shipwrecked persons built two new ships, the Patience and the Deliverer partly out of the wreckage of the Sea Venture. They set sail again for James Towne, May 10, 1610, and arrived on July 25, 1610.
Samuel Jordan was a member of the London Company which established the first legislative assembly in American at Jamestown. The Compendium of American Genealogy states that Samuel "Jourdan" or Jordan "came from France in the `Sea Voyage' which was wrecked off the Bermuda Coast; settled at `Jordan's Journey,' on the James River in 1610; and was a member of the first legislative assembly in America at Jamestown, 1619; He married (secondly) in 1618 Cecily - who was born in 1600 and came in the `Swan' in 1611." A land grant of 450 acres was conveyed by Governor Yardley, December 10, 1620, to Samuel and Cecily Jordan, which lay on the south side of the James River just below the confluence of the Appomattox with the James, and he called his plantation "Jordan's Journey." He built a manor house on it which he spoke of as "Beggars' Bush." Both Samuel and Cecily have been accorded the title of "Ancient Planter", by Virginia. When an Indian uprising occurred in that vicinity on March 22, 1622, Samuel gathered his family and neighbors into his home, fortified it, and survived. But his son, Robert, was killed by the Indians.

6691. Cicely.Children were:



Ann Marie JAUDAN.