Notes for Thomas Jordan

Thomas Jordan died before 10 Aug 1644.
Came to the USA in the "Diana" from England to Virginia. Living in James City in 1623. Had a land grant in 1624 that the Virginia Company had given his father for which he had never taken out the patent. Soldier with Sir George Yeardley. In 1624/25 heads list of Governor's Men at Pasbehaigh (James City), indicating that he was a soldier in the Governor's Guard. 1629 is mentioned as one of the Commissioners of Wariscoyack (Warrosquoyacke)(Isle of Wight Co. by 1637), which area he represented in the House of Burgesses, 1629, 1631, 1632; His land of record, 1635. (APP., p 221)

It has been stated that this Thomas Jordan is the son of Samuel Jordan who arrived in Jamestown in 1609 and settled at Jordan's Territory on the James River, 1610 and died in 1623; married 1618, Jamestown, Cicely ("Sisley") Baley. If he was the son of this Samuel Jordan, he was his son by a former marriage. Thomas Jordan named one of his sons ""Samuel". (APP., p 220) Some genealogist assert that Thomas Jordan married Lucy Corker, daughter of Wm. Corkere, who was the son of John Corker. The statement that he married this Lucy Corker is made in APP., p221. However, a careful check of dates concerning the Corker family will show that Lucy Corker was born in 1658, 24 years after the birth of Thomas Jordan (2) and 4 years after the death of Thomas Jordan (1)
Lucy Corker did marry a Thomas Jordan, of Surry Co, who was born in 1655, and died in 1685. As far as can be ascertained, the Jordan family of Surry and the Jordan family of the Isle of Wight and Nansemond represent two separate and distinct families.

Born in 1600, came to Va in the ship Diana 1624, age 24. He settled in Isle of Wight Co Va, where he had a grant for 900a of land "at the head of Warricksqueake River" adj Mr Butler Aug 20, 1635. He was a soldier under Sir George Yeardley, and represented Warrasquoke, in the House of Burgesses Oct 1629.

!Records Lower Mo Meeting, Nansemond Co.: His son Thomas (2) patented land in Nansemond Co Va, 1666, and lived in, or near Chuckatuck. In lower Mo meeting records, he is spoken of as "Thomas Jordan of Chuckatuck." He gives the information in these records, that "he was born 1634, and received the truth in ye year 1660, and abode faithful in it unto ye end of his days"

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