Hi folks - all you fans of Samuel Silas Jordan and Cicely Reynolds!
There is an enormous amount of literature(with a lot of conflicting information) about these two on and off the net. Author Connie Lapallo is engaged in writing a bio-fiction novel on the life of Cicely having already published one on Joan Pierce, her aunt and guardian (another Jordan descendant).
[Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky (Paperback) by Connie Lapallo (Author)].
A good place to start is:-
www.dmyroncox.com/CoxFamily/pdffamilygenealogys/samueljordan.pdf (& /cicelyreynolds.pdf) LOCATIONS MAY HAVE MOVED!
OTHER RELEVANT SITES:-
Was a gdau. of Cecily Jane Jordan of Melcombe Regis through her mother, Cecily Phippen.
11. i. CICELY9 REYNOLDS, b. 1605, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England; d. September 12, 1660, Farrar's Island, Henrico County, Virginia.
Arrived Jamestown in August 1610 aboard the "Swan".
5. Cecily (Sisley) Reynolds Mathews Baley4 Greene (Thomas3Reynolds, Christopher2, Robert 1 ) 1 was born 1601 in Dorsetshire, England1,2, and died 1635 in Virginia3. She married ( 1 )[USUALLY OMITTED - SHE COULD ONLY HAVE BEEN ABOUT 13] William Thompson in Middlesex County, Virginia. She married (2) Thomas Baley3 1616 in England3. H e was born 1597 in England3, and died 1618 in Virginia3. She married (3) Samuel Jordan3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ,9 December 01, 1620 in Jamestown, Virginia10, son of Robert Jordan. He was born 15 7 8 in Wiltshire, England 10, 11, and died April 1623 in Jordan's Journey, Prince George County, Vi rginia 12.
She married (4) Capt. Col.William Farrar Abt. 1625 in Charles City, Virginia, son of Jo h n F arrar and Cecily Kelke. H e was born1583 in Croxton, Lincolnshire, England, and died J u n e 1 1, 1637 in Farrar's Island, Henrico County, Virginia. She married (5) Peter Montague A b t. 1645, in Henrico County, Virginia, son of Peter Montague and Eleanor (Helen ) Allen . He wa s born January 21, 1603 in Voveney, Burnham , Buckingham, England, and died May 01, 1659 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Virginia. She married (6) Thomas Parker Abt.1650 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He was born Abt .1597 in Dorsetshire, England.
"Page 79 of the Emigrant Ancestors List the following residing at Jordan's Jorney in the early 1630s; Sislye Jordan, Temperance Baylife, (issue of the first marriage of Cicely Green Reynolds (aka Sislye Jordan) Mary Jordan, Marjery Jordan, William Farrar, Thoma s Williams, and Roger Preston. "
In 1618 [1620?] Samuel married Cicely a widow [2X?] with a young daughter, Temperance Bailey. Cicely was born in England in 1600 [1st M. AT ABT.13!] and arrived in America in 1610 aboard the Swan [WITH DE LA WARR].
THE MUSTER OF THE INHABITANTS
OF JORDANS JORNEY AND CHAPLAIN CHOICE
TAKEN THE 21TH OF JANUARY 1624
THE MUSTER OF MR WILLIAM FERRAR AND MRS JORDAN
William Ferrar aged 31 yeares in the Neptune in August 1618
Sisley Jordan aged 24 yeres in the Swan in August 1610
Mary Jordan her daughter aged 3 yeares born heare
Margarett Jordan 1 years
Temperance Baley aged 7 yeares
Cicely had at least 14 children in her life.
She only changed husbands because she was widowed (which says a lot about a man's life-expectancy in the early years of Virginia!).
She is sometimes called "the first mother of America".
Where she got the names Matthews and Greene remains something of a mystery.
SAMUEL SILAS JORDAN (1578-1623)
Was a descendant of the extended Jordan family of Weymouth, Lyme Regis and Exeter,through Robert Jordan of Melcombe Regis (Weymouth)and (?) Sarah Winters (b. abt. 1593)and he was a cousin (removed) of the brothers Ignatius and silvester Jordan and probably also related to Capt. John Jourdain (d. 1619) of the East India Co. and Vice Admiral Sir Joseph Jordan (1603-1685).
Children of SAMUEL JORDAN and FRANCES are:
12. i. JOANE9 JORDAN, b. Abt. 1597; d. Bef. 1633.
ii. ANNE MARIE JORDAN, b. 1597, England; d. Unknown.
iii. ROBERT JORDAN, b. Abt. 1598, England; d. March 1621/22, In An Indian Massacre At Berekley's Hundred, Jamestown, Virginia.
iv. DANIEL JORDAN, b. 1599, Wiltshire, England; d. Unknown.
13. v. THOMAS FLEMING JORDAN , SR, b. 1600, Wiltshire England; d. 1685, Isle of Wight Virginia.
vi. SAMUEL JORDAN, b. Abt. 1608, England.
NOTE: With these dates fath was just 16 and 12 yrs bef. marriage!
10. i. SAMUEL SILAS8 JORDAN, b. April 1578, in Wiltshire, England; d. April 1623, Jordan's Journey, Charles City, Virginia.
Samuel was a cousin of his wife Cicely's mother (Cicely Phippen/Fippen).
Samuel Jordan was aboard the Sea Venture, as were Sir Thomas Gates, the Governor, and Sir George Somers, when it encountered a severe storm off the coast of Bermuda in the latter part o f 1609. The Sea Venture was wrecked beyond repair. The other ships outrode the storm and proceeded to Jamestown with the Sea Venture's cargo but not her Passengers.
The officers and crew of the Sea Venture remained on the coast of Bermuda for nine months building two ships, aptly named Patience and Deliverer. These 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 Hakluyts "Voyages, Travels and Discoveries."
Samuel Jordan also was educated and was one of the authors of "The Book of The Fowler", which was the first constitution in the New World.
[NOTE: THERE SEEMS TO BE A CERTAIN CONFUSION WITH HIS UNCLES SAMUEL AND SILVESTER, AND VARIOUS VERSIONS OF HIS PARENTAGE]
Some claim that Samuel (1559) was his father.
B: 1578, England
M:  Abt 1599 , Va
D: Apr 1632, Beggars Bush, Prince George, Va
[HE IS NOT INCL. IN LISTS OF SEA VENTURE SURVIVORS!]
Patented land in 1619, and founded Jordan's Journey
"Ancient Planter" = bef 1616
Elected Burgess 30 Jul. 1619
Patent for 450 acres issued in Charles City , 10 Dec. 1620
QUOTE: "an ancient planter who hath abode 10 years complete in this colony" i.e. since 1610
Samuel's estate was administered 19 Nov. 1623 by William Farrar, whom Cicely married abt. Mar. 1625
Farrar arrived in 1618 on the Neptune
Samuel had several male children by his first marriage with Frances?, and possibly one, Richard, posthumously by Cecily (It is reported that Cecily refused Rev. Pooley's advances in 1622-23 on the grounds that she was pregnant). The influential Quaker preacher, Thomas (Fleming) Jordan Jr., is said to be his grandson.
Why his birthplace and that of some of his children is often given as Wiltshire is a mystery, when his family came from Weymouth. I suspect his first wife Frances? may have come from Wiltshire.
By the way, I have elaborated a rather speculative tree back to Reginald Jordan(1210), Hereditary Forester of Windsor Park. See "Jordan of Enville or Munslow?" thread.
I hope this is helpful!
Michael Lutley Jordan
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