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.)
Charles City, Virginia
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: THE MUSTER OF THE INHABITANTS
OF JORDANS JORNEY AND CHAPLAIN CHOICE
TAKEN THE 21TH OF JANUARY 1624
BIOGRAPHY: THE MUSTER OF MR. WILLIAM FERRAR & MRS. JORDAN
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,
BIOGRAPHY: HOUSES AND BOATS: Houses, 5; Boats, 2.
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
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
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.