Thomas Vessey

M, #4021
FatherThomas Vessey
MotherElizabeth Church
Last Edited29 May 2001
     

Citations

  1. [S558] Carol Massey, World Family Tree, Volume 7, Family Tree #0467 (n.p.: 6029 Advent Cir
    Trussville, AL 35173-2202
    published by: Family Tree Maker, Broderbund Software, Inc., 1996, unknown publish date).

Edward Vessey

M, #4022
FatherThomas Vessey
MotherElizabeth Church
Last Edited29 May 2001
     

Citations

  1. [S558] Carol Massey, World Family Tree, Volume 7, Family Tree #0467 (n.p.: 6029 Advent Cir
    Trussville, AL 35173-2202
    published by: Family Tree Maker, Broderbund Software, Inc., 1996, unknown publish date).

Thomas Vessey

M, #4023, b. 1544
ChartsAncestors - Robert Delaney PRATT
ReferenceGAV13
Last Edited22 Jan 2003
     Thomas Vessey married Elizabeth Gardiner. Thomas Vessey was born in 1544 at Aldham, co. Suffolk, England.
     Thomas Vessey lived at Aldham, co. Suffolk, England.1 GAV-13. Thomas Vessey was also known as Thomas Vesey.

; WFT 7-0467 gives names as "Vesey."2

Family

Elizabeth Gardiner b. 1548
Child

Citations

  1. [S661] Compiled by Gary Boyd Roberts, Ancestors of American Presidents, First Authoritative Edition (n.p.: Carl Boyer, 3rd, Santa Clarita, California, 1995, 1995), p. 2.
  2. [S558] Carol Massey, World Family Tree, Volume 7, Family Tree #0467 (n.p.: 6029 Advent Cir
    Trussville, AL 35173-2202
    published by: Family Tree Maker, Broderbund Software, Inc., 1996, unknown publish date).

Elizabeth Gardiner

F, #4024, b. 1548
ChartsAncestors - Robert Delaney PRATT
ReferenceGAV13
Last Edited22 Jan 2003
     Elizabeth Gardiner married Thomas Vessey. Elizabeth Gardiner was born in 1548 at Aldham, co. Suffolk, England.
     GAV-13.



Elizabeth Gardiner lived at co. Suffolk, England.2

Family

Thomas Vessey b. 1544
Child

Citations

  1. [S558] Carol Massey, World Family Tree, Volume 7, Family Tree #0467 (n.p.: 6029 Advent Cir
    Trussville, AL 35173-2202
    published by: Family Tree Maker, Broderbund Software, Inc., 1996, unknown publish date).
  2. [S661] Compiled by Gary Boyd Roberts, Ancestors of American Presidents, First Authoritative Edition (n.p.: Carl Boyer, 3rd, Santa Clarita, California, 1995, 1995), p. 2.

John Church of Malden, Essex1

M, #4025
ChartsAncestors - Robert Delaney PRATT
ReferenceGAV13
Last Edited13 Oct 2013
     John Church of Malden, Essex died at Maldon, co. Essex, England.2
     GAV-13.

Reference: van de Pas cites: Ancestors of American Presidents, 1995, Boston, Massachusetts , Roberts, Gary Boyd, Reference: 3.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1490] Genealogics Website (oiginated by Leo van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes), online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, John Church, of Malden, Essex: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00287485&tree=LEO. Hereinafter cited as Genealogics Website.
  2. [S558] Carol Massey, World Family Tree, Volume 7, Family Tree #0467 (n.p.: 6029 Advent Cir
    Trussville, AL 35173-2202
    published by: Family Tree Maker, Broderbund Software, Inc., 1996, unknown publish date).
  3. [S1490] Genealogics Website, online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Elizabeth Church, of Malden, Essex: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00287467&tree=LEO

Major Thomas Davis

M, #4026, b. 1613, d. before 30 September 1683
FatherCapt. James Davis b. 1570, d. 16 Feb 1622/23
MotherRachell (?) d. b 1633
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV8
Last Edited22 Jan 2003
     Major Thomas Davis was born in 1613 at Chuckatuck, Nansemond Co., Virginia, USA.1 He married Elizabeth (?) in 1640 at England?1
Major Thomas Davis died before 30 September 1683 at Nansemond Co., Virginia, USA; per WFT 14-2164 date of death is "Bef. September 20, 1683."1
     GAV-8.

Family

Elizabeth (?)
Children

Citations

  1. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  3. [S598] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Volume 14, Family # 2164 (n.p.: Release date:, unknown publish date).

Capt. James Davis

M, #4027, b. 1570, d. 16 February 1622/23
FatherSir Thomas Davis b. c 1550, d. bt 1579 - 1641
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV9
Last Edited22 Jan 2003
     Capt. James Davis was born in 1570 at Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England.1 He was born circa 1575 at England.2 He married Rachell (?) in 1612 at England.1
Capt. James Davis died on 16 February 1622/23 at James City, Henrico Co., Virginia, USA.1
Capt. James Davis died on 16 February 1622/23 at James City, Henrico Co., Virginia, USA.2
     GAV-9.

; Pilot of the "Mary and John" and Raleigh Gilbert's officer during the attempt to establish a colony in northern Virginia (Maine). Departed Plymouth, England 31 May 1607; arrived Sagadahoc, Maine 16 August 1607. Colony abandoned 17 October 1608. "Mary and John" and "Virginia" (built at the colony 1607 - 1608) arrived back in England near the end of November 1608.
Sailed for Jamestowne, Virginia on 9 June 1609 as the captain on the "Virginia" in a fleet of nine ships ("THE THIRD SUPPLY"). The fleet was scattered by a hurricane, two ships were lost, and the "Virginia" arrived at Jamestowne on 3 October 1609. Appointed Captain of Algernoone Fort at Point Comfort (presently Fort Monroe) and later governed the colonies at Henrico (present day Williamsburg).1,2

Family

Rachell (?) d. b 1633
Child

Citations

  1. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).

Rachell (?)

F, #4028, d. before 1633
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV9
Last Edited22 Jan 2003
     Rachell (?) was born at England.1 She married Capt. James Davis, son of Sir Thomas Davis, in 1612 at England.1
Rachell (?) died before 1633.1
     GAV-9.

Family

Capt. James Davis b. 1570, d. 16 Feb 1622/23
Child

Citations

  1. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Thomas Jordan

M, #4029, b. 1600, d. August 1644
FatherSamuel Silas Jordan b. 1578, d. Apr 1623
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV8
Last Edited22 Jan 2003
     Thomas Jordan was born in 1600 at About-Wiltshire, England.1 He was born in April 1600 at Wiltshire, England.2 He married an unknown person in 1624.2
Thomas Jordan died in August 1644 at Chuckatuck, Nansemond Co., Virginia, USA.2
     GAV-8.

; Elected between 1629 & 1632, House of Burgesses in Isle of Wight. Was first in family to reside in Isle of Wight, VA. Per census of 1624-25 he was 24 years old and came over from England on the "Diana".

He was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses from Warrosquoiacke, Isle of Wight 1629-1632. In a census of 1624/25 he was listed as being 24 years of age and came over on the "Diana". He was stationed at Pasbyhayes and was "one of Governor Yardley's men". He received a grant of 900 acres in Isle of Wight, "near the head of Pagan River on the Western side of an old Indian town". He was also a commissioner (Magistrate) in 1627.

Note: Immigrated from England. FGS SLC Archives. Isle of Wight Census 1624/25 Jos. B. Dunn's History of Nansemond Co. VA. http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dtjohnston&id=I 2168

Source: http://members.aol.com/OtherGen/Jordan.htm

Chapter: The Quakers page 116-117: "The leading family of Quakers in Isle of Wight and Nansemond were the Jordans. Their vicissitudes of fortune are more frequently mentioned in the Quaker records than those of any other family, and their history is more illustrative of the Quaker life of that day. Thomas Jordan was the first one of his family in Isle of Wight. According to the census of 1624-25 he was then twenty-four years of age and came over in the "Diana." At the time the census was taken he was then stationed at Pashebaighty (James City) and was one of Governor Sir George Yardley's men, probably a soldier, and Guard. On July 2, 1635, he received a grant of 900 acres of land in Isle of Wight, "Near the head of Pagan River on the western side of and old Indian town." He was residing in the county before this time as he represented the county in the House of Burgesses in 1629 and 1632. He made Commissioner of Warresquioake, (Isle of Wight County, Virginia) He followed the Puritan trek to Nansemond as he patented land there soon after receiving his Isle of Wight grant. The date of his death and the name of his wife are unknown. His children were: Thomas who married Margaret, daughter of Robert Brasseur: a daughter who married Thomas Davis: and probably Richard Jordan of Isle of Wight who married Elizabeth, daughter of Christopher Reynolds, in 1654." (1)

Source: http://members.aol.com/OtherGen/Jordan.htm
Another reference to a connection between Richard and Thomas Jordan was made by Winslow. In "History of Perquimans County" she wrote an article on the Jordan family. It mostly concerned The Samuel/Thomas Jordan line. She included a comment on Richard Sr. as follows: "... Richard Jordan Sr. 'of Lower pish of Isle of Wight Co., planter' made a deed of gift to his son John of afsd, planter, 100a of Land at the mouth of Cypress Swamp. Mar. 30, 1679, Test' Richard, & Alice Jordan. This Richard had m prior to this date Elizabeth Reynolds, sister of John, who bequeathed to his sister, (wife of Richard Jordan) 800 lbs. of Tob in his will, Mar. 11, 1668. Isle of Wight Co. Records). The Richard here mentioned was probably a brother of Thomas (1) as he could not possibly have been Richard (s of Thomas). It is thought that John son of Richard Sr. came to Chowan Co, at a very early date."3

; WFT 2-2330
FIVE HUNDRED FIRST FAMILIES OF AMERICA by Alexander DuBin, Fourth Edition,
1972-73, The Historical Publication Society, One East Forty Second Street, New
York, New York 10017
ONE LADD'S FAMILY including COUSINS Near and Distant Compiled by Ruth Kline
Ladd, 1974
THESE JORDANS WERE HERE by Octavia Jordan Perry
EARLY QUAKER RECORDS IN VIRGINIA Compiled by Miles White, Jr., Genealogical
Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD, 1977
EARLY VIRGINIA IMMIGRANTS, 1623-1666, by George Cabell Greer
THE BATCHELOR-WILLIAMS FAMILIES AND RELATED LINES by Lyle Keith Williams,
Arlington Century Printing, Inc., Arlington, TX 76010
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per WFT 13-2217: "Quaker family"

Probably born in Wiltshire, England, he came to Virginia in 1623 on the "Diana". He settled on land in Isle of Wight Co. which he received for paying for the transportation of the 18 men as colonists. In 1624-5 his name is on the list of Gov. Yardley's men, probably as one of the governor's guards. He also served in the House of Burgesses in 1629 and 1632. He probably died about 1644 as that is when the record of his land transactions stops.

Came to America in 1623 on the Diana and took up a land grant in 1624, which the Virginia Company had given his father who had never taken out the patent on it. He was a soldier with Sir George Yardly. He was the first of his family in the Isle of Wight Co., Va., and from which county he was a Burgess 1629-1932.

Several references state that he married Lucy Corker, daughter of William Corker and Lucy White and that he died in 1685. Actually, Lucy was born in 1659 and was married about 1684 to Thomas Jordan (1655-1685), son of Arthur Jordan and Elizabeth of Surry County. Thus, the two Thomas Jordans have become confused. Thomas Jordan's (1600-1644) wife is not known and although it would seem certain that he had several children, only two are positively identified. Thomas Jordan II and Margaret Jordan who married James Davis.
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per WFT 18-0913: patented 900 acres in the county of Warrasquoacke
BIRTH-RELATIONSHIPS: "Adventureres of Purse and Person" by the First Families of Va. pg 221 Thomas Jordan (1600-by 10 Aug 1644) came to Virginia in the Diana and was living at James City, 1623, where in 1624/25 he heads the list of the Governor's men at Pasbehaight (James City), indicating that he was a soldier in the Governor's Guard.
In 1629 he is mentioned as one of the Commissioners of Wariscoyack (Isle of Wight County by 1637) which area he reperesented in the House of Burgesses, 1629, 1631-32. His land is of record, 1635. Thomas Jordan 900 acs. Warrasquioake Co. 2 July 1635. Near head of Warrasquioake Riv. on Wly. side of an old Indian town...being the N. W. side of the Riv... A patenet issued to Thomas Davis, 10 August 1644, for 300 acres in Nansemond County Notes that it adjoined the "land of Thomas Jordan dec'd"....He married Lucy, daughter of Captain William Corker of Surry County..
!NOTE: Footnotes refer to several references CHECK OUT
Birth and marriage as listed don't work well
!NOTE: Richard Hollingsworth material some real problems says died 10 Aug 1644
Shown in Isle of Wight Co. Va. in 1629. 1624-25 in Pashebaighty (James Citie).
Emigrated on "DIANE' in 1623. Soldier under Yeardley - had land grant 1624.
Served House of Burgess
"Virginia Historical Geneologies" BODDIE pg 307 There was a Lucy Corker, Sister of William who was the widow of Thomas Jordan in 1692/3.
!Records of Ellen Sorrenson "These Jordans Were There"
1624-25 Thomas Jordan headed list of guards for Governor, Sir George Yardley.
1629-32 Commissioner of Isle of Wight, Va. (Warresquioake Co.)
1632, July 2, Applied for 900 acres of land in Warresquioake Co., GRANTED because he had paid to bring l8 men ad Colonists to VA.
1635, July 2 received grant of 900 acres of Isle of Wight.
1629-32 represented the county in House of Burgess.
Va. Hist Geneo. BODDIE Pg337. Francis Sowerby m. l Sarah 1693-1702
m. 2 Mary JORDAN, dau. of Thos. and Jane BROWN dau. of Capt. Wm. Brown.
Valentine Papers Thomas Jordan of Surry Co. Power of Attorney of Mr. Thomas
Moore of Isle of Wight co. 7 Jan 1681 House of burgess 1629-1632 son of
Samuel Jordan of Joradan's journey Burgess for Warosquojake 1629.1,2

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  3. [S807] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=equilla, Alaine Preciado (unknown location), downloaded updated 11 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=equilla&id=I00806

Samuel Silas Jordan1

M, #4030, b. 1578, d. April 1623
FatherIgnatitus Jordan
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV9
Last Edited5 Oct 2008
     Samuel Silas Jordan was born in 1578 at Lyme, Dorsetshire, England.2 He was born in 1578 at Wiltshire, England.3 He married Cecily Reynolds, daughter of Thomas Reynolds and Cecily (Fitzpen) Phippen, circa 1617 at England; her 2nd husband.4,5
Samuel Silas Jordan died in March 1622/23 at James Towne, "Beggars Bush" At "Jordan's Jorney", Nansemond Co. Va, Virginia, USA.2
Samuel Silas Jordan died in April 1623 at Jordan's Journey, Prince George Co., Virginia, USA.3
     ; This Branch of the Jordan family probably originated in France and become associated with the reform movement (huguenots). They went to England and eventually came to the New World.

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 charter for the southern area was granted in 1606.

In December, 1606, three small ships and 104 colonists left England and arrived in Viriginia, May 14, 1607. This colony at Jamestown, VA, became the first permanent English Colony, notwithstanding the fact that it almost collapsed a time or two.

Samuel Jordan (1578-1623), 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 Seaventure 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 Seaventure unseaworthy. The other ships continued on their way to Jamestown. The passengers of the Seaventure, 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 Seaventure. They set sail again for James Towne, May 10, 1610, and arrived on July 25, 1610.

His first wife, whom he married in England, probably died before he departed for America. She was deadby 1620 as he was considered a special catch for any eligible woman at that time.

Samuel Jordan was a member of the first House of Burgesses, the first legislative body in the WesternWorld, a representative of James City, convened at James City, July 30, 1619, by Sir George Yardley, Knight, governor and Captaine General of Virginia.

A land grant of 450 acres was conveyed by Gov. 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 Cicely have been accorded the title of "Ancient Planter, by Virginia. When an Indian uprising occured in that vicinty 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.

From: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/s/t/a/Larry-R-Stanley/GENE9-0001.html Thanks are also due to Jordan researchers Barbara Hamman (( vada26@aol.com )) and Claudia Cox Welton (( coxwelton@home.com )).

Samuel Jordan was aboard the Seaventure, as were Sir Thomas Gates, the Governor, and Sir George Somers. A sever storm was encountered off the coast of Bermuda in the latter part of July 1609. The Seaventure was wrecked beyond repair. The other ships outrode the storm and proceeded to Jamestown with the Seaventure's cargo, but none of her passengers.

The officers and crew of the Seaventure remained on the coast of Bermuda for nine months building two ships, aptly named Patience and Deliverer. The ships arrived at Jamestown in May 1610. Samuel Jordan, an educated man, was assigned the task of keeping a record of events which are found in Hakluytls "Voyages, Travels and Discoveries.''

In 1618 Samuel married Cicely a widow with a young daughter, Temperance Bailey. Cicely was born in England in 1600 and arrived in America in 1610 aboard the Swan. I have also read that she was his cousin through William Phippen and Joan Jordaine.

Samuel Jordan was a member of the first House of Burgesses, a representative of St. James City, which was convened in 1619 by George Yeardley, Governor and Captain general of Virginia. This was the first legislative body to convene in America.

A land grant of four hundred and fifty acres was made at St. James City in 1620 to Samuel and Cicely. He patented the land, which lay on the south side of the James River just below the confluence of the Appomattox with the James. He called his plantation "Jordan's Journey" or "Jordan's Point." Both Samuel and Cicely were accorded the title of Ancient Planters.

Samuel Jordan and Cicely received land grants for being "Ancient Planters". On one of these grants on the south side of James River, Samuel built a very large plantation called "Jordan's Journey", where he and his family survived the Indian Massacre. However, Samuel died the following year in March 1623 at his home, called "Beggars Bush" (present locationis Prince George Co., Virginia). When the Indian Massacre-occurred in March 1622, Samuel gathered his family and neighbors into his home and fortified it. His son, Robert, was killed by the Indians "at Berkley-Hundred some five miles from Charles City." Although it would seem that Thomas Jordan had several children, only one is on record.

Thomas Jordan II was born in Virginia in 1634; died 1700. He married Margaret Brashere in 1659, the daughter of Robert Brashere of Huguenot decent.

He was the first Quaker of his family and became very prominent in that faith. He had ten sons, some of whom became Quaker ministers, and two daughters. All his children were born in Nansemond County, Virginia.

Samuel's name is inscribed on the momument erected on the site of Jamestown Virginia. In 1619 he was a nember of the first House of Burgesses, from Charles City. Samual Jordan came to america on June 10, 1610...

Note: "Meet our ancestors:Culbreth, Autry, Maxwell-Bundy, Winslow, Henley and allied families"(second ed), by V. Mayo Bundy, Media, Inc., Greensboro, NC Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Bennett College, 1978.
Birth: ABT 1578 in Wiltshire, England
Death: MAR 1623 in Charles City, VA.6

; Samuel Jordan and Cicely received land grants for being "Ancient Planters". On one of these grants, on the south side of James River, Samuel built a very large plantation called "Jordan's Journey," where he and his family survived the Indian massacre. However, Samuel died the following year in March of 1623 at his home, called "Beggar's Bush" (present location is Prince George Co., VA). After Samuel's death Cicely was married three more times: to William Farrar, to Peter Montague, and to Thomas Parker.1 GAV-9.

; Willison's "Behold Virginia!" (pp. 263, 390-391) talks about Samuel's death (killed by Indians) and the story of Cicely's remarriage, which resulted in perhaps the colonies' first breach of contract suit.7

; WFT 2-2330
FIVE HUNDRED FIRST FAMILIES OF AMERICA by Alexander DuBin, Fourth Edition,
1972-73, The Historical Publication Society, One East Forty Second Street, New
York, New York 10017
THESE JORDANS WERE HERE by Octavia Jordan Perry
BACHELOR-WILLIAMS FAMILIES AND RELATED LINES by Lyle Keith Williams
BEHOLD VIRGINIA: THE FIFTH CROWN by George F. Willison, Harcourt, Brace, and
Co., New York
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per WFT E1-0391: "came to Virginia in 1610 -- according to the patent for 450 acres in Charles City issued to him 10 Dec 1620, which recites that he was "an ancient planter who hath abode ten years complete in this colony."
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per WFT 15-0915: This WFT shows Samuel as having two wives. 4 children (Ann Marie, Robert, Thomas, and Samuel) are by an unknown wife, while 2 (Mary and Margaret) are by Cecily Green.
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Taken from Helen's newsletter:

FIRST RECORDS OF JORDANS IN VIRGINIA

Listen all you Thomas descendants, did you know your ancestor Samuel Jordan sailed on 2 June 1609 from England aboard the Seaventure as one of the 400 passengers in Sir George Somer's fleet of eight ships. He was an English gentleman who was to plan an important part in the continued success of the James Towne Colony.

All went well with Somer's flotilla until it encountered a terrific tropical storm near the Bermudas. After the storm had subsided, it was found that seven of the ships in the flotilla were still seaworthy, but the eighth... the Seaventure carrying 150 of the passengers, including the officials and many of the English gentlemen, was hopelessly stranded between two coral reefs.

The unspoiled food and equipment on the Seaventure was transferred to the other ships. The passengers chose to remain of the island. Soon after the seven ships of the flotilla had become mere specks on the distant horizon, Sir George Somers, our Samuel Jordan, and a group of stranded passengers set out to repair the Seaventure and free her from the menacing coral rocks. They soon found the ship damaged beyond repair and a new one had to be built.

It was decided to build two ships in order to transfer the supplies they hoped to gather on this most productive island to the colony in Virginia. For nine months, the stranded men worked in shifts. Some of them worked at building the boats - the Patience and the Deliverer - another group hunted wild hog, another fished; and still another group made salt from the sea water for the preservation of fish and meat. Another group was assigned to catching giant turtles and rendering them into oil. At offtimes, groups of men hunted for pearls.

All of the aforementioned tasks were performed by day: but at night, by the light from wooden torches, there was another task to be done. It was the task of keeping a day - by - day journal of log of the most trivial happenings of the day. Because he was well educated, this task fell to our Samuel Jordan, or S'el Jourdan as he signed his work. It is said that S'el Jourdan's efforts in recording the tropical storm that Sir George Somer's flotilla encountered suggested to Shakespeare the setting of his play "The Tempest".

You can find part of the log written by S'el Jourdan, which is captioned "A Descovery of the Barmudas" otherwise called "Isles of Devils", printed in Hakluyt's Voyages, Travels and Discoveries, Volume 5, page 555.

After arriving at James Towne the following year, Samuel Jordan established his plantation at Jordan's Journey, Nansemond County, Virginia. He named his home "Beggars Bush". Samuel Jordan was elected from Charles City as a representative to the House of Burgesses. He was a representative at the first representative assembly in the New World being elected July 30, 1619 at Jamestown, Virginia.

Samuel survived the Indian massacre of 1622 and died in 1623. He was survived by three sons; Thomas, Samuel, and Robert and two daughters; Mary and Margaret.
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The name of the first wife of Samuel is unknown. He was married prior to leaving England in either France or England.
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per WFT 18-0913
!RELATIONSHIP-BIO: Journal of a Gen...." source Ella and Elizabeth Jordan - He came to Virginia in 1607 from France in the "Sea Venture" which was wrecked off the Bermuda Coast. He settled at "Jordan's Journey" on the James River in 1610. He was a member of the 1st Legislative Assembly in America at Jamestown in 1619. He was a member of the 1st Assembly in America at Jamestown in 1619.
According to the patent for 450 acres in Charles City, issued to Samuel Jordan 10 Dec 1620 he came in 1610. It says ' an ancient planter who hath abode ten years complete in this colony' The location at which Samuel Jordan lived orginally was called'Beggar's Bush' and after the massacre of 1622,'Mast Samuel Jordan gathered together but a few of the stragglers about him at 'Beggar's Bush' where he fortified and lived in spite of the enemy..
By 1623 this plantation on the south side of the James River across from "Berkeley' was known as'Jordan's Journey.' He represented Charles City at the 1st assembly 30 July 1619..
on Nov 1623 a warrant was issued' to Mr. Farrar to bring in the account of Mr. Jordan's estate at the same time; another warrant was issued Mrs. Jordan that Mr. Farrar put in security for the performance of her husband's will.
!BIO: "The Adventures of Bermuda' by Henry C. Wilkinson gives Lyme Regis as the place from which Samuel Jordan came. Jordan's in Lyme Dorsetshire Eng. had not produced a connection as of 9 Nov 1964
!DEATH: Legislative rep. 30 July 1619 referred to as dead in warrant of Nov 1623
!BIO: Records of Ellen Sorrenson (notes by her mother)
I have done much research on Samuel-- perhaps too much. he seems to have become a hobby with me but I am quite impressed with having an ancestor who was here in America at it's very beginning. I have a lot of information gathered from various sources and will try to document dates and facts. Other information is included in these notes as background.
Birth date 1575: Daughters of Founding Fathers and Patriots Vol.XXX pg 202.
Name of first wife unknown. She evidentally died in England prior to 1619 when he took as his second wife, Cicely Green Baley, who brought with her to the marriage a daughter, Temperance. Cicily turned out to be quite colorful and I will write more of her later.
There is a book in the Family History Center in Ft. Myers that states that Samuel was French. He sailed from England in 1607 and was shipwrecked off the coast of Bermuda. Sailed on Sea Adventure May 1609, Shipwrecked off Bermuda 25 July 1609, sailed for Jamestown 10 May 1610, Arrived Jamestown 24 May 1610.
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WFT 2-2972
Samuel was born in Wiltshire, England abt. 1578 and d.March 1623 at Charles City,Va. He was the first Jordan to come to America.He left Plymouth ,Eng. on June18,1609 and sailed for James Towne with the interior govenor, Sir Thomas West. They sailed on the Seaventure with "Sixe hundred land men" in a fleet of "eight good ships and one pinnance" under the commandof Sir George Somers. Somers flotilla encountered a severe storm near the bermudas, which left the Seaventure unseaworthy. The other ships continued on their way to Jamestown. The passengers of the Seaventure, including Gov. West, Samuel Jordan and Sir George Somers, decided to build two new ships instead of repairing the old one. They needed to carry addtional food and supplies the island provided. Samuel was elected to keep the day-to-day journal because he was well educated.

Samuels 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 Seaventure.They set sail for James Towne on May 10, 1610, and arrived July 25,1610.

His first wife, whom he married in England, probably died before he departed for America. She was dead by 1620 because he was considered a special catch for any woman at that time.

Samuel was a member of the first House of Burgesses, the first legislative body in the Western world,a representative of James City, convened at James City , July 30,1619, by Sir George Yardley, Knight, govenor and Captain General of Va.

A land grant of 450 acres was conveyed by Gov. Yardely ,Dec.10,1620 , to Samuel and Cecily Jordan, which lay on the south side of the James River and just below the confluenceof the Apponatex with the James, and he called his plantation "Jordans Journey". He built a Manor House on it which he spoke of as Beggars Bush".Both Samuel amd Cecily have been accorded the title of "Ancient Planter", by Virginia. When the indian uprising occured in that vivinity 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. Samuel had married Cecily Green about 1620

Samuel had a daughter born in England abt. 1596, Robert abt. 1598 and Thomas abt. 1600. He and Cecily had Mary and Margaret Jordan. Cecily had a daughter Temperance Baley before she married Samuel.3,2

Samuel Silas Jordan immigrated in 1610 to Virginia, USA.

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Cecily Reynolds b. c 1599, d. 12 Sep 1660
Children

Citations

  1. [S806] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=susieque, Sue Phippen Steward (unknown location), downloaded updated 16 Aug 2000, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=susieque&id=I4762
  2. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  3. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  4. [S806] e-mail address, updated 16 Aug 2000, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=susieque&id=I4731
  5. [S2261] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 1st edition (n.p.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 2004), Farrar 17.i: p. 303. Hereinafter cited as Richardson PA.
  6. [S807] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=equilla, Alaine Preciado (unknown location), downloaded updated 11 Aug 2001, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=equilla&id=I04395
  7. [S888] George F. Willison, "Behold Virginia! The Fith Crown: Being the Trials, Adventures & Disasters of the First Families of Virginia, the rise of the Grandees, & the eventual Triumph of the Common & Uncommon Sort in the Revolution" (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952), pp. 263, 390-391. Hereinafter cited as Willison "Behold Virginia!"

John Wright

M, #4031, b. 1650, d. 5 August 1736
FatherThomas Wright1 b. 1630, d. 23 Oct 1700
MotherElizabeth (?)1
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV7
Last Edited18 Feb 2003
     John Wright married Martha (?)2,1 John Wright was born on 25 May 1640 at Howden, East Riding, Yorkshire, England.2 He was born in 1650 at London, City of London, Greater London, England.3
John Wright died on 5 August 1736 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, USA.3
     GAV-7.

; WFT 8-3844 cites Thomas WRIGHT and Elizabeth ??? as parents of John WRIGHT.
WFT 11-2113 cites Robert WRIGHT and Alice LAWTIE as his parents.3,2

Family

Martha (?) b. 1650
Children

Citations

  1. [S762] Unknown compiler, online http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/a/b/r/William-N-Abrams/index.html, Bill Abrams (e-mail address) (unknown location), downloaded 20 Sept. 2001.
  2. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  3. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Lucy Corker

F, #4032, b. 1658/59
FatherCapt. William Corker b. c 1570, d. c 1677
MotherLucy White b. 1575
Last Edited19 Aug 2009
     Lucy Corker married Thomas Jordan, son of Arthur Jordan and Elizabeth (?). Lucy Corker was born in 1658/59.1
     ; Thomas, son of Samuel Jordan, m to wife (name not known) and had two known children..
Thomas Jr. m- Margaret Brassieur
Margaret m- James Davis.

This Thomas born 1600 in England and died in Chuckatuck, Nasemond Co, VA in 1644 some 15 yrs before birth of Lucy Corker.

Lucy was born in 1659 and married to a Thomas Jordan, son of Arthur & Elizabeth Jordan of Surrey Co. , VA in 1683/4....he was born in 1655 & d- 1685/6, ca 3 yrs after marriage and leaving her with 2 sons. Her father, (William Corker was a Burgess for James City 1655-56 & a Capt of Militia. in 1641. His will, made in 4 Sept 1677 (33 yrs after Thomas Jordan 1600-1644 had died and 15 yrs before Lucy was born in 1658/9.

Thomas I (wife n/k) Jordan's son ... Thomas Jr. m Margaret Brassieur and they had 10 sons....lastborn, Joshua, was my 10th ggf. Thomas Jr joined the Quakers after his marriage to Margaret and if you ever obtain Chuckatuck VA meeting records they suffered for their faith, in many ways, but remained faithful.

It is vey possible in many families of hose times up until turn of century 1900 for every child in a family to marry and name children ater pareents & siblings, thus you find duplication of names in childrens offspring. etc and continues on into following generations.

The first Thomas Jordan had a brother Sanuel named after their father who later lived in Surrey Co. VA and perhaps it is some of his offspring who married Lucy Corker in 1684.

I hope I have not offended you with this message, but I hate to see in print for all to read, info that is not right.

Sincerely,
Meredith Gibson (calmeg47@aol.com)
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
per WFT 18-0913
!MARRIAGE: Batch #: 5002616, Sheet #: 35, Source Call #: Not Available to William Rose
!BIRTH: Batch #: 8704206, Sheet #: 65, Source Call #: 1396308
!RELATIONSHIPS: "Adventureres of Purse and Person" by the First Families of Va. pg 221 Thomas Jordan (1600-by 10 Aug 1644) came to Virginia in the Diana and was living at James City, 1623....He married Lucy, daughter of Captain William Corker of Surry Co.
BIRTH:VA.FAMILIES: deposition dated 6 Mar 1682/3 she gave her age as 24....1/2 sister of
Whites ...1679 John White left most of his property to his sisters Mary White and Lucy Corker.... married Thomas Jordan, who had previously married Mrs. Jane Spencer, third wife of Robert Spencer. He died 1685/6 and she married 2nd William Rose
!NOTE: This information makes her born much later than her children, of course
impossible. Which part is accurate and which not, what are the
relationships????
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Thomas, son of Samuel Jordan, m to wife (name not known) and had two known children..
Thomas Jr. m- Margaret Brassieur
Margaret m- James Davis.

This Thomas born 1600 in England and died in Chuckatuck, Nasemond Co, VA in 1644 some 15 yrs before birth of Lucy Corker.

Lucy was born in 1659 and married to a Thomas Jordan, son of Arthur & Elizabeth Jordan of Surrey Co. , VA in 1683/4....he was born in 1655 & d- 1685/6, ca 3 yrs after marriage and leaving her with 2 sons. Her father, (William Corker was a Burgess for James City 1655-56 & a Capt of Militia. in 1641. His will, made in 4 Sept 1677 (33 yrs after Thomas Jordan 1600-1644 had died and 15 yrs before Lucy was born in 1658/9.

Thomas I (wife n/k) Jordan's son ... Thomas Jr. m Margaret Brassieur and they had 10 sons....lastborn, Joshua, was my 10th ggf. Thomas Jr joined the Quakers after his marriage to Margaret and if you ever obtain Chuckatuck VA meeting records they suffered for their faith, in many ways, but remained faithful.

It is vey possible in many families of hose times up until turn of century 1900 for every child in a family to marry and name children ater pareents & siblings, thus you find duplication of names in childrens offspring. etc and continues on into following generations.

The first Thomas Jordan had a brother Sanuel named after their father who later lived in Surrey Co. VA and perhaps it is some of his offspring who married Lucy Corker in 1684.

I hope I have not offended you with this message, but I hate to see in print for all to read, info that is not right.
Sincerely,
Meredith Gibson (calmeg47@aol.com) 15 Nov. 2000.2,3

Family

Thomas Jordan b. 1655, d. 1685/86

Citations

  1. [S660] Meredith Gibson, email ms dated 15 Nov. 2000 (n.p.: e-mail address, unknown publish date).
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S588] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Family #2058 (n.p.: Release date: July 28, 1997, unknown publish date).

Capt. William Corker

M, #4033, b. circa 1570, d. circa 1677
FatherJohn (James) Corker b. 1598
MotherDorothy Bishop
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Capt. William Corker married Lucy White, daughter of William White.1 Capt. William Corker was born circa 1570 at Virginia, USA.1
Capt. William Corker died circa 1677 at Jamestown, Surry Co., Virginia, USA.1
     ; per WFT E1-391: "!Elizabeth is listed as his wife in SOUTHSIDE FAMILIES OF VIRGINIA, by
Bodie (?) "

per Gibson [15 Nov. 2000] "...a Burgess for James City 1655-56 & a Cpt. of Militia in 1641. His will, made in 4 Sept 1677 (33 yrs after Thomas Jordan 1600-1644 had died and 15 yrs before Lucy was born in 1658/9."2,1,3

Family

Lucy White b. 1575
Children

Citations

  1. [S588] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Family #2058 (n.p.: Release date: July 28, 1997, unknown publish date).
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S660] Meredith Gibson, email ms dated 15 Nov. 2000 (n.p.: e-mail address, unknown publish date).

William Wright

M, #4034, b. 1672, d. WFT Est. 1673-1762
FatherJohn Wright b. 1650, d. 5 Aug 1736
MotherMartha (?) b. 1650
Last Edited29 May 2001
     William Wright died WFT Est. 1673-1762.1 He was born in 1672.1
     

Citations

  1. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Thomas Jordan Jr.

M, #4035, b. 1634, d. 10 August 1699
FatherThomas Jordan b. 1600, d. Aug 1644
Last Edited17 Oct 2001
     Thomas Jordan Jr. married Margaret BrassieurBrashier, daughter of Robert Brazier and Elizabeth Fowke. Thomas Jordan Jr. was born in 1634 at Chuckatuck, Nansemond Co., Virginia, USA.1 He was born on 7 July 1634 at Chuckatuck, Nansemond Co., Virginia, USA.2
Thomas Jordan Jr. died on 10 August 1699.1
Thomas Jordan Jr. died in December 1699 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, USA.2
     ; Born at Chuckatuck, Nansemond Co., VA, 1634-7-7 and died in December of 1699. in Isle of Wight Co., Thomas married ca. 1658-9 in Isle of Wight Co. to Margaret Brasseur., b. 1642, Sept. and died 1708-12-07, a dt. of Robert Brasseur. Robert was born ca. 1620 in Avignon, France, and died 1665 in Calvert Co., Md. The Brasseurs were Huguenots and lived for a time in Virginia, but because of religious persecution, Robert moved to Maryland, where conditions were more tolerable. During the spread of the Quaker movement in Virginia by George Fox, a noted minister from England, the young girl Margaret became converted at the age of 16, and she was evidently influential in persuading others of the Jordan family and their neighbors to also join this Quaker group, also called the Society of Friends. Because of their belief, both Thomas and Margaret Jordan suffered much persesution by the authoritites, having their tobacco crops and other property confiscasted, paying heavy fines, and even spending months in prison. Of the ten children, eight remained in the Quaker faith with Thomas and Samuel becoming Episcopalians.

per Gibson [15 Nov. 2000]: "Thomas I (wife n/k) Jordan's son ... Thomas Jr. m Margaret Brassieur and they had 10 sons....lastborn, Joshua, was my 10th ggf. Thomas Jr joined the Quakers after his marriage to Margaret and if you ever obtain Chuckatuck VA meeting records they suffered for their faith, in many ways, but remained faithful."1,2,3

Family

Margaret BrassieurBrashier b. Jul 1642, d. 7 Oct 1708

Citations

  1. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  3. [S660] Meredith Gibson, email ms dated 15 Nov. 2000 (n.p.: e-mail address, unknown publish date).

Thomas Wright

M, #4036, b. 11 January 1710/11, d. before 1720
FatherJames Wright b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
MotherMary Davis b. 2 Dec 1689, d. b 6 Mar 1764
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Thomas Wright was born on 11 January 1710/11 at New Garden Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He was born on 11 November 1711 at East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2
Thomas Wright died before 1720.1
Thomas Wright died circa 1720.2
     

Citations

  1. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).

Cecily Reynolds1

F, #4037, b. circa 1599, d. 12 September 1660
FatherThomas Reynolds2,1 b. c 1580, d. 1634
MotherCecily (Fitzpen) Phippen3,1 b. 10 Mar 1593, d. a 1659
Last Edited4 Aug 2014
     Cecily Reynolds was born circa 1599 at Dorsetshire, England; Richardson says be. ca 1601 "aged 24 in 1625."4,5,1 She married Thomas Bailey circa 1616; her 1st husband.6,5 Cecily Reynolds married Samuel Silas Jordan, son of Ignatitus Jordan, circa 1617 at England; her 2nd husband.7,5 Cecily Reynolds married Thomas Parker circa 1625.8 Cecily Reynolds married William Farrar, son of John Farrar Esq., of Croxton, co. Lincoln., and St. Mary, Aldermanbury, and Cecily Kelke, before 2 May 1626 at Henrico Co., Virginia, USA; her 3rd husband.9,4,5,1,10
Cecily Reynolds died on 12 September 1660 at Charles City, Virginia, USA.7
     ; CICELY REYNOLDS came to America in 1611 with her mother and brother. At the age of 14, she married THOMAS BAILEY. They had the one daughter, TEMPERANCE. Shortly after THOMAS BAILEY died, CICIELY married SAMUEL JORDAN. These folks had one son, RICHARD, and along with the PIERCE family were survivors of the Jamestown Massacre of 1622. Not long after the Massacre, SAMUEL JORDAN died. Within three or four days of SAMUEL JORDAN's death, CICELY seemingly agreed to become, in due course, the wife of Rev. GREVILLE POOLEY, who sought to hold her to her promise. But, WILLIAM FARRAR, the administrator of her late husband's estate, was also a contender for her hand, and the successful one, causing the first breach of promise suit in America. The case reached London where the Council for Virginia returned it to Virginia, "not knowinge how to decide so nice a difference" and desired "the resolution of Civill Lawiers". The matter was resolved, January 1624, when POOLEY withdrew his suit and gave bond that he would make no further claim. Thereafter, FARRAR and CICELY REYNOLDS BAILEY JORDAN were married for, at court held May 2, 1625, FARRAR's bond as administrator was ordered cancelled. The couple had five children. WILLIAM FARRAR died in 1635. So, CICELY REYNOLDS BAILEY JORDAN FARRAR married PETER MONTAGUE. PETER had come to Jamestown in 1621 aboard the "Charles" at the age of 18. PETER and CICELY had seven children. PETER MONTAGUE died in 1660. Then, CICELY REYNOLDS BAILEY JORDAN FARRAR MONTAGUE married THOMAS PARKER. There were no children from this marriage, and PARKER died in 1663 in Isle of Wight, Virginia. He was the father of at least 16 children by two former wives. We have no idea what happened to CICELY after that, except that she must have had some family reunions.:
!The following is from the book "the Farrars" by William B. and Ethyl Farrrar--
CICILY FARRAR-- Interesting accounts of Cicily Jordan Farrar are found
wheneverthe genealogy of the Farrrar family is given. Below are portions of two
stories.

Altogether the Indians in the Massacre of 1622 slaughtered 14 men, women and children, including six members of the Royal Council. Capt. Samuel Jordan fortified Beggars' Bush, known later as Jordan's Journey, and he lived there "despite the enemy. Jordan died a year later, and there was a rush for the hand of his beautiful young wife, led by the Rev. Greville Pooley. Jordan had been in his grave only a day when Pooley sent Capt. Isaac Madison to plead his suit. Cecily replied that she would as soon take Pooley as any other, but as she was pregnant, she would not engage herself she said, "until she was delivered." But the amorous Reverend could not wait, and came a few days later with Madison, telling her "he should contract himself to her" and spake these words: "I, Greville Poooley, take thee Sysley, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold till death do us part and herto I plight thee my troth." Then, holding her by the hand he spake these words, "I, Sysley, take thee Greveille, to my wedded husband, to have and to hold till death do us part." Cicily said nothing, but they drank to each other and kissed. Then, showing some delicacy about her condition and the situation she found herself in, she asked that it might not be revealed that she did so soon bestow her love after her husband's death. Pooley promised, but was soon boasting of his conquest, very impetuously for "Sysley" now engaged herself to William Farrar, one of the Deputy Treasurer's younger brothers, and member of the Council. Enraged, Pooley brought suit for breach of promise. The case too much for the the authorities at Jamestown, who referred it to London.

The jilted Pooley soon found solace in a bride, it appears, but met a tragic death in 1629, when Indians attacked his house, and slew him, his wife and all his family.

(From "Behold Virginia" by G.F. Willison--1951) Going up the James River you pass Harrison's Landing, Berkely, the Forest --- the next projection of land round which the river leads is Jordan's Point, where once lived the too fascinating widow, Cecily Jordan, whose history recalls another instance of the striking difficulty James River men had in holding their sweethearts to their promises. This headstrong lady provided the unique instance of a woman being sued by a man for breach of promise. When her husband died he left her so comfortably provided sith worldly goods that hereby, in addition to her other charms, she became quite irresistible to Capt. William Farrar, kinsman to the Deputy Treasusrer of the Colony, and also the Rev. Greville Pooley, minister of the Parish; and apparnetly they were quite irresistible to her for she engaged herself to broth. The person sued. Though he lost his case and had to sign a formal release to the Widow Cecily bonding himself in the sum 500 L. never to have any claim, right or title to her, the Governor and Council of the Colony were so stirred by the extraordinary incident that they issued a solmn proclamation against a woman engaging herself to more than one man at a time. And there is not in Virginia any known record that this edict has ever been revoked.

(From "Tidewater Virginia" 1929) The career of the fascinating Cecily as a heartbreaker caused the General Assembly to pass a law for the protection of Virginia bachelors, and gave her a place in history. When the Parson sued, 14 June 1623, Capt. William Farrar, trained for the law in England and now the attorney who administered her husband's estate, successfuly defended Mrs. Jordan in what was the first breach of promise suit in America, winning not only the suit but his client in matrimony. The Governor and Council could not bring themselves to decide the questions and continued it until 27 Nov., then referred the case to the Council for Virginia in London, "desiring the resolution of the civil lawyers thereon and a speedy return thereof." But they declined to make a decision and returned it, saying they "knew not how to decide so nice a difference." After the Rev. Pooley signed the release, Cecily "contracted herself before the Governor and Council to Captain William Farrar." Counselor Farrar was seven years older than his wife, Cecily. As far as is known they had only two children--sons. The numerous descendants of Counselor William and Cecily Farrar all stem from the elder son, Col. William Farrar, Jr.

(This information was compiled by Louise Spearman.)7

; William Farrar[3]
----------------------------------------
Birth: bef 28 Apr 1583, Croxton, Lincolnshire[3]
Death: bef 11 Jun 1637[6]
Occ: planter; member, Council for Virginia 1626 -[18]

of Hoddesdon, Bloxborne and Amwell, co. Herts., and 'Farrar's
Island', Henrico Co., Virginia

' William Kelke 1623 ', 3rd son - Visitations of Surrey, 1623
[pedigree of Farrar] [10]

arrived in Virginia on the Neptune with Lord de la Warr, August
1618[3]

' Willliam fferrar ', res. at 'Jordans Journey', 16 Feb 1623/24 :
appointed as attorney resident there with family of Cecily, widow
of Samuel Jordan, muster of 23 Jan 1623/24[18] :
' The MUSTER of m' WILLIAM FERRAR & m's JORDAN
WILLIAM FERRAR aged 31 yeares in the Neptune in August 1618
SISLEY JORDAN aged 24 yeres in the Swan in August 1610
Jordans Jorney. Charles Cittie
MARY JORDAN her daughter aged 3 yeares ttt borne heare.
MARGRETT JORDAN aged 1 yeare
TEMPERANCE BALEY aged 7 yeares
Servant's
WILLIAM DAWSON aged 25 yeres in the Discouery March 1621
ROBERT TURNER aged 26 yeres in the Tryall June 1619
JOHN HELY aged 24 yeares in the Charles November 1621
ROGER PRESTON aged 21 yeares in the Discouerie March 1621
ROBERT MANUELL aged 25 yeres in the Charles November 1621
THOMAS WILLIAMS aged 24 yeares in the Dutic May 1618
RICHARD JOHNSON aged 22 yeares in the Southampton 1622
WILLIAM HATFEILD aged in the Southampton 1622
JOHN PEAD 35 yeares old in the same Shipp
JOHN FREAME aged 16 yeares in the
same Shipp ' [ Muster of 21 Jan 1624/5[19],[20] ]

The records of the Virginia Company of London record, 4 June
1623, record the examination concerning the disavowal of Cecily
Jordan's previous marriage contract and her contract to marry
William Farrar [Ref. State Papers, Colonial, James I, Vol. II, No. 30] [21]

married Cecily, before 14 Nov 1627 (date of father's will) and
probably before 1626.[6]

inherited lands in Hoddesdon, Bloxborne and Amwell, co. Herts. per
father's will, dated 14 Nov 1627, proven May 28, 1628[12],[6]

'William Farrar', identified as third son in pedigree of Farrar,
Visitations of Surrey, 1623[10] and Hertfordshire, 1634[11]

Sold English lands in Hertfordshire, September 6, 1631 [6];
returned to Virginia

d. before 11 June 1637:
'Willm. Farrar', "sonn and heire of Willm. Farrar late of Henrico,
decd.", had grant dated 11 June 1637 of '..2000 acres eastly.
upon the Gleab land of Varina, &c. westerly to the bottom of
---- island.' [Virginia State Land Office, Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 437 (Reel 1)][22]

3rd husband of Cecily _____ Jordan.[18]

cf. Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 303[15],
Holmes, pp. 49-52, 111-125[6]

Spouse: Cecily Reynolds (?)[18]
Birth: ca 1599[18],[6]
Death: aft 1629
Marr: bef Jun 1627[6]

Children: William (~1627->1676)
John (->1684)
Cecily

Ravilious cites:
3. David Faris, "Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists," Baltimore: the Genealogical Pub. Company, 1st ed.
6. Alvahn Holmes, "The Farrar's Island Family and its English Ancestry," Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc., 1972, reprinted 1986, cites Rev. C. V. Collier, 'Documents at "Burton Agnes"', East Riding Society, vols. 18-19 (1911-1912), providing abstracts of 6 deeds relating to Kelke and identifying members of the Kelke family.
10. Samuel Thompson and Augustin Vincent, Marshals and Deputies to William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms, "The Visitation of the County of Surrey," W. Bruce Bannerman, F.S.A. Scot., Editor, 1899, Harleian Series, Vol. 43.
11. Sir Richard St. George, Kt., Clarencieux, in 1634, "The Visitations of Hertfordshire," Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A., Editor, 1886, Harleian Series, Vol. 22.
12. "The Pedigree of Farrar," Chester Herald, The College of Arms, London, 1900, The Descent of Dr. Lillian Farrar of New York.
18. V.Meyer and John F. Dorman, FASG, "Adventurers of Purse and Person, 1607-1624/5," Order of First Families of Virginia, 3rd ed. 1987, (Farrar, pp. 273 et seq; Royall, pp. 517 et seq.)
19. "Jamestown Muster, 21 January 1624/5," Virtual Jamestown, http://www.iath.virginia.edu/vcdh/jamestown/Muster/introduction.html gives details of households in the Virginia colony, 21 January 1624/5, Jordan's Journey: household of Cecily Jordan; also William 'fferrar'.
20. "Ancestry.com," Ancestry.com, http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/
21. "Records of the Virginia Company of London, Vol. I," www.ancestry.com, p. 56 (citation re: William Farrar, ref.
Brown, The First Republic. Also, see A. Holmes, The Farrar's
Island Family, pp. 115-6.
22. State of Virginia, "Land Office Patents and Grants,"
http://eagle.vsla.edu/lonn/virtua-basic.html
extracted 10 October 2001, Land Office patents No. 17,
1735-1738 (Amelia Co. grants), VTLS-Web Gateway.4

Reference: van de Pas cites: Adventurers of Purse and Person 1607-1624/5 3rd Edition, 1987, Meyer, V. & John F. Dorman FASG. Dave utz@aol.com.1

; per WFT 18-0913: MARRIAGE-BIRTH-BIO: Journal of a Gen...." came in the "Swan" in 1611, in census of 1623 at Jamestown living at "Jordan's Journey" warrant issued to Mrs. Jordan that Mr. Farrar put in security for the performance of her husband's will Nov. 1623
!RELATIONSHIP: Records of Ellen Sorrenson - Husband No. 1 Baley, daughter by him, Temperance.11,12

Family 1

Thomas Bailey b. c 1596
Child

Family 2

Samuel Silas Jordan b. 1578, d. Apr 1623
Children

Family 3

Thomas Parker d. 1663

Family 4

William Farrar b. b 28 Apr 1583, d. b 11 Jun 1637
Children

Citations

  1. [S1490] Genealogics Website (oiginated by Leo van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes), online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Cecily Reynolds: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00366715&tree=LEO. Hereinafter cited as Genealogics Website.
  2. [S806] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=susieque, Sue Phippen Steward (unknown location), downloaded updated 16 Aug 2000, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=susieque&id=I2374
  3. [S806] e-mail address, updated 16 Aug 2000, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=susieque&id=I2035
  4. [S1848] John P. Ravilious, "Ravilious email 10 Dec 2004 "Re: Plantagenet Descent: Edward I to Symmes of Barnsley"," e-mail message from e-mail address (unknown address) to e-mail address, 10 Dec 2004. Hereinafter cited as "Ravilious email 10 Dec 2004."
  5. [S2261] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 1st edition (n.p.: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 2004), Farrar 17.i: p. 303. Hereinafter cited as Richardson PA.
  6. [S806] e-mail address, updated 16 Aug 2000, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=susieque&id=I4760
  7. [S806] e-mail address, updated 16 Aug 2000, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=susieque&id=I4731
  8. [S806] e-mail address, updated 16 Aug 2000, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=susieque&id=I4765
  9. [S806] e-mail address, updated 16 Aug 2000, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=susieque&id=I4732
  10. [S1490] Genealogics Website, online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, William Farrar: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00366714&tree=LEO
  11. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  12. [S611] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 15, Ed. 1, Family # 0915 (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  13. [S806] e-mail address, updated 16 Aug 2000, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=susieque&id=I4761
  14. [S1857] John P. Ravilious, "Ravilious email #2 20 Jan 2006: "Re: A Domesday descent: Thorkill of Warwick to William Farrar - Part II"," e-mail message from e-mail address (unknown address) to e-mail address, 20 Jan 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Ravilious email #2 20 Jan 2006."
  15. [S1490] Genealogics Website, online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, Cecily Farrar: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00387143&tree=LEO
  16. [S806] e-mail address, updated 16 Aug 2000, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=susieque&id=I5489
  17. [S1490] Genealogics Website, online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, William Farrar: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00279391&tree=LEO
  18. [S1490] Genealogics Website, online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, William Farrar: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00279391&tree=LEO
  19. [S806] e-mail address, updated 16 Aug 2000, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=susieque&id=I5491
  20. [S1490] Genealogics Website, online http://www.genealogics.org/index.php, John Farrar: http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00366714&tree=LEO

Samuel Jordan

M, #4038, b. 1605
FatherSamuel Silas Jordan b. 1578, d. Apr 1623
Last Edited17 Oct 2001
     Samuel Jordan was born in 1605 at England.1
     Samuel Jordan lived at Surry Co., Virginia, USA.2

; Came to America prior to 1623, and returned to England for study at Oxford's All Souls College, where matriculated 1623-24. He returned to America as he was awarded, May, 1625, 450 acres in the "Territory of Great Weyonoke". Little else is known of him. It is duduced from wills and other records of his descendants that he moved to Surry Co. Va., then to Lunenburg Co., and that his descendants moved west to Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana.1,3,4

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S660] Meredith Gibson, email ms dated 15 Nov. 2000 (n.p.: e-mail address, unknown publish date).
  3. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  4. [S660] Meredith Gibson, email ms dated 15 Nov. 2000, The first Thomas Jordan had a brother Sanuel named after their father who
    later lived in Surrey Co. VA and perhaps it is some of his offspring who
    married Lucy Corker in 1684.

Ignatitus Jordan

M, #4039
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV10
Last Edited22 Jan 2003
     GAV-10.

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Joseph Wright

M, #4040, d. 8 October 1751
FatherJames Wright b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
MotherMary Davis b. 2 Dec 1689, d. b 6 Mar 1764
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Joseph Wright died on 8 October 1751.1
     

Citations

  1. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Martha (?)

F, #4041, b. 1650
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV7
Last Edited17 Dec 2020
     Martha (?) married John Wright, son of Thomas Wright and Elizabeth (?).1,2 Martha (?) was born in 1650.3
     GAV-7.

Reference: (an unknown value.)3

Family

John Wright b. 1650, d. 5 Aug 1736
Children

Citations

  1. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  2. [S762] Unknown compiler, online http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/a/b/r/William-N-Abrams/index.html, Bill Abrams (e-mail address) (unknown location), downloaded 20 Sept. 2001.
  3. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Thomas Wright

M, #4042, b. 1630, d. 23 October 1700
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV8
Last Edited4 Nov 2019
     Thomas Wright married Elizabeth (?)1 Thomas Wright was born in 1630.2
Thomas Wright died on 23 October 1700 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, USA.2
     GAV-8.

Family

Elizabeth (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S762] Unknown compiler, online http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/a/b/r/William-N-Abrams/index.html, Bill Abrams (e-mail address) (unknown location), downloaded 20 Sept. 2001.
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Elizabeth (?)

F, #4043
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV8
Last Edited22 Jan 2003
     Elizabeth (?) married Thomas Wright.1
     GAV-8.

Family

Thomas Wright b. 1630, d. 23 Oct 1700
Child

Citations

  1. [S762] Unknown compiler, online http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/a/b/r/William-N-Abrams/index.html, Bill Abrams (e-mail address) (unknown location), downloaded 20 Sept. 2001.
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Elizabeth (?)

F, #4044
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV8
Last Edited22 Jan 2003
     Elizabeth (?) married Major Thomas Davis, son of Capt. James Davis and Rachell (?), in 1640 at England?1
     GAV-8.

Family

Major Thomas Davis b. 1613, d. b 30 Sep 1683
Children

Citations

  1. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Lucy White

F, #4045, b. 1575
FatherWilliam White
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Lucy White married Capt. William Corker, son of John (James) Corker and Dorothy Bishop.1 Lucy White was born in 1575.1
     ; WFT 14-1463 shows Capt. John White as the father of Lucy White and William as the father of John (grandfather of Lucy - not father).2,1

Family

Capt. William Corker b. c 1570, d. c 1677
Children

Citations

  1. [S588] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 12, Ed. 1, Family #2058 (n.p.: Release date: July 28, 1997, unknown publish date).
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Valentine Chiles

F, #4046, b. 1690
Last Edited22 Feb 2019
     Valentine Chiles was born in 1690 at Virginia, USA.1 She married Giles Tompkinns in 1738 at Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, USA.2
     ;
Per Davis [1989:226]: "Valentine Chiles, who married Giles Topmkins in 1738, in Spotsylvania County, appears to have been more likely relateed to John Chiles, than a daughter of Henry of Hanover County."2

Citations

  1. [S560] Inc. Brøderbund Software, data from World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #2843
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S4450] Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989), p. 226. Hereinafter cited as Davis [1989] Tidewater Virginia Families.

Margaret Chiles

F, #4047, b. 1693
FatherHenry Chiles Sr.1 b. b 1667, d. 27 Feb 1719
Last Edited22 Feb 2019
     Margaret Chiles was born in 1693 at New Kent Co., Virginia, USA.2 She married Samuel Dagnell in 1711.3

Citations

  1. [S3186] Joanne Chiles Eakin, compiler, Walter Chiles of Jamestown (Published by the author. Printed by Wee Print, 3423 S. Noland, Independence, Missouri 64055: Joanne Chiles Eakin, 1983), p. 16. Hereinafter cited as Walter Chiles of Jamestown.
  2. [S560] Inc. Brøderbund Software, data from World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #2843
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S4450] Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989), p. 226. Hereinafter cited as Davis [1989] Tidewater Virginia Families.

Walter Chiles Sr.

M, #4048, b. 5 January 1699, d. 1766
FatherHenry Chiles Sr.1 b. b 1667, d. 27 Feb 1719
MotherUnknown (?)2,3
Last Edited23 Feb 2019
     Walter Chiles Sr. married Mary (?)2 Walter Chiles Sr. was born before 5 January 1699.4 He was baptized on 5 January 1699 at St. Peter's Parish Church, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia, USA; The date is only clearly legible as "5 of January 169-".4
Walter Chiles Sr. died in 1766 at Caroline Co., Virginia, USA.5
     Walter Chiles Sr. was mentioned in a land transaction in 1726 at Prince George Co., Virginia, USA,
Memo:
Per Davis [1989:228]: "Walter Chiles patended 350 acres of land in Price George County, in 1726, in the fork between Hatcher's Run and the Long Branch."2

Citations

  1. [S3186] Joanne Chiles Eakin, compiler, Walter Chiles of Jamestown (Published by the author. Printed by Wee Print, 3423 S. Noland, Independence, Missouri 64055: Joanne Chiles Eakin, 1983), p. 16. Hereinafter cited as Walter Chiles of Jamestown.
  2. [S4450] Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989), p. 228. Hereinafter cited as Davis [1989] Tidewater Virginia Families.
  3. [S4451] Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families: Generations Beyond (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1998), p. 72. Hereinafter cited as Davis [1998] Tidewater VA Fam: Generations Beyond.
  4. [S4450] Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Davis [1989] Tidewater Virginia Families, p. 224.
  5. [S4450] Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Davis [1989] Tidewater Virginia Families, p. 229.

James Chiles

M, #4049, d. 1784
FatherHenry Chiles Sr.1 b. b 1667, d. 27 Feb 1719
MotherUnknown (?)2,3,4
Last Edited23 Feb 2019
     James Chiles was born circa 1702 at New Kent Co., Virginia, USA.5,6 He was christened on 4 March 1702 at St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia, USA.5 He married Elizabeth Durrett, daughter of John Durrett and Elizabeth Tyce, in 1720 at Caroline Co., Virginia, USA.7,3
James Chiles died in 1784 at Ninety Six District, South Carolina, USA.3
     ; from Find A Grave memorial:
     Birth:      1702, New Kent County, Virginia, USA
     Death:      unknown
     Name: James CHILES
     Birth: 1702 in Saint Peters, New Kent, Virginia
     Christening: 4 Mar 1702 Saint Peters, New Kent, Virginia
     Father: Henry CHILES b: 4 Apr 1671 in Kemp House, Jamestown, James City, Virginia
     Mother: Margaret LITTLEPAGE b: Abt 1673 in Saint Peters, New Kent, Virginia
     Marriage 1 Elizabeth DURRETT b: Abt 1706 in , Spotsylvania, Virginia
     Children
     1. Elizabeth CHILES b: Abt 1756 in , Spotsylvania, Virginia
     2. Henry CHILES b: Abt 1758 in , Spotsylvania, Virginia
     3. James CHILES b: 1760/1761 in , Orange, Virginia
     http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2902389&id=I569741828
     Family links: Parents:
      John Henry Chiles (1671 - 1719)
      Margaret Littlepage Chiles (1673 - 1760)
     Spouse: Elizabeth Durrett Chiles (1700 - 1773)*
     Siblings:
      Henry Chiles (1698 - 1746)*
      Susannah Page Chiles Martin (1700 - 1754)**
      James Chiles (1702 - ____)
      Manoah Chiles (1706 - 1760)*
     *Calculated relationship
     **Half-sibling
     Burial: Non-Cemetery Burial
     Maintained by: Betty Durrett
     Originally Created by: Lynn
     Record added: Jun 05, 2015
     Find A Grave Memorial# 147473773.8
James Chiles is mentioned in the will of John Durrett in 1773;
Per Davis [1989:229]: "[Elizabeth Durrett] was named, along with ther husband, James Chiles, in the will (1773) of her father John Durrett. The will also named the three children of James and Elizabeth Chiles as: Elizabeth, Harry and James."5

Citations

  1. [S3186] Joanne Chiles Eakin, compiler, Walter Chiles of Jamestown (Published by the author. Printed by Wee Print, 3423 S. Noland, Independence, Missouri 64055: Joanne Chiles Eakin, 1983), p. 16. Hereinafter cited as Walter Chiles of Jamestown.
  2. [S4450] Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989), p. 231. Hereinafter cited as Davis [1989] Tidewater Virginia Families.
  3. [S4451] Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families: Generations Beyond (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1998), p. 65. Hereinafter cited as Davis [1998] Tidewater VA Fam: Generations Beyond.
  4. [S4451] Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Davis [1998] Tidewater VA Fam: Generations Beyond, p. 72.
  5. [S4450] Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Davis [1989] Tidewater Virginia Families, p. 229.
  6. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, James Chiles: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=147473773. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  7. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Elizabeth Durrett Chiles: https://findagrave.com/memorial/147473747/elizabeth-chiles
  8. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, James Chiles: https://findagrave.com/memorial/147473773/james-chiles

Hezekiah Chiles

M, #4050, b. 1704, d. 1790
Last Edited26 May 2020
     Hezekiah Chiles was born in 1704 at St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia, USA.1
Hezekiah Chiles died in 1790 at Granville, North Carolina, USA.1
     ;
Per Davis [1989:226]: "Hezekiah Chiles has not been found to be a son of Henry, either from the work of the careful research Arden Brame, or by thie writer."2

Citations

  1. [S560] Inc. Brøderbund Software, data from World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #2843
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S4450] Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989), p. 226. Hereinafter cited as Davis [1989] Tidewater Virginia Families.