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Ancestors of Sarahjane, Nancy, Wade, and William Doyle

Generation No. 12

      2240. John Hall1631, born Abt. 1605 in Warwickshire, England1632; died Abt. 1665 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island1632. He was the son of 4480. Edward Hall and 4481. Elizabeth Cortenay. He married 2241. Elizabeth Layton.

      2241. Elizabeth Layton1633, born Abt. 1606.

Notes for John Hall:
By Wanda deGidio
      John Hall could have arrived from England with the Winthrop fleet in 1630, or possibly later on the Griffin in 1633. The Griffin arrived with the family of William and Anne Hutchinson, who settled in Boston, building their home across the street from Gov. Winthrop. It is said that most of the Hall's who arrived between 1630 and 1643 to New England were well educated, upper-class land owners, and a good portion of them were of noble blood, mainly from Warwickshire, Coventry, Gloucesteshire, London, and Devonshire. It is also possible that John Hall had been an early settler in Ireland prior to making his transatlantic trip to New England. After his arrival, it is believed he settled first in Cambridge and then in Roxbury, MA, exiled to Exeter, NH, and finally made his home in Newport, RI. An Elizabeth Hall who married John Wood, and settled in Newport, RI is thought to have been his sister.
      The LDS Familysearch shows an Edward Hall who was born about 1576 in Molland, Devon (a small town a short distance from the more populated area of Exeter, Devon), and married about 1600 to Elizabeth Courtenay born 1580. LDS shows they may have been of Taunton, Somersetshire in later years. This family looks very promising to be the parents John Hall of Rhode Island. Elizabeth's father was Hugh (Henry) Courtenay and her mother was Elizabeth Stephens, d/o of Richard Stephens b/a 1512 of Molland. Hugh was a descendant of The first Earl of Devon, Hugh de Courtenay and King Edward I (Long shanks). It is known that Henry, son of John Hall of RI, had the following children: Henry, Edward, James, John, Mary, Honor and Elizabeth. It is my guess that Henry was named after himself, Edward was after his grandfather, James after his wife's father, John after his father, Mary after his wife's mother, Honor after his wife, and Elizabeth after his mother. The fact that Elizabeth Courtenay's father was "Henry" Courtenay makes this all the more a possibility. Also, Henry's daughter Mary, married a Thomas Stevens (Stephens) who may have been connected to this family as well.
      John's spouse was most likely Elizabeth Layton, daughter of Thomas Layton who removed to Portsmouth, RI, and signed the compact dated April 30, 1638. LDS shows an Elizabeth Layton b. about 1606 of Yarmouth and, Barnstable, MA who was previously believed to have married John Hall, spouse of Bethia, of Charlestown and Yarmouth. This John Hall is shown in, "Ancestry of Thomas Chalmers Brainerd" by Thomas C. Brainerd, ed. by Donald Lines Jacobus (Montreal, 1948), and also shown in the book by Robert Charles Anderson "The Great Migration Begins; Immigrants to New England 1620_1633" (NEHGS, Boston, 1995), 2:840_44, which states John Hall, spouse of Bethia, did not marry an Elizabeth Leighton (Layton). John Layton, most likely a brother to Elizabeth, was listed very close to John Hall as an inhabitant admitted in Newport (one name between them). Most likely two John Hall's lived in the same area of MA during the same time period, causing much confusion in the records.
      On May 6, 1635 a John Hall is listed as a freeman by the General Court next to Samuel Allen, who was also listed with John Hall as an inhabitant admitted at Newport. The family of John Hall and Samuel Allen arrived in Newport several months apart, shortly after its formation on April 28, 1639. It is believed that John Hall was exiled to Exeter, NH during the winter of 1636/37 with John Wheelwright.
      In 1636, Anne Hutchinson's brother-in-law, the Rev. John Wheelwright, preached a sermon in favor of a "covenant of grace" and startled everyone by saying that those who practiced a "covenant of works" were "enemies of Christ" and he shouted, "we must kill them with the work of the Lord, we must all prepare for spiritual combat." Before a closed court he was accused of contempt and sedition, and was given two weeks to leave MA Bay Colony during the winter of 1636/37. Anne Hutchinson's followers met in fury over the fate of her brother-in-law. William Aspinwall drew up a petition suggesting that Wheelwright was not guilty of contempt or sedition, and recommended that the hearings be open to the public. Sixty freemen, consisting of the majority of the Boston Church, signed the petition. Most of those who signed the petition were also banished and left with the Rev. Wheelwright for Exeter, NH, it is believed that John Hall was among this group.
      The trial of Anne Hutchinson soon followed Wheelwright's, and they were also forced to leave the MA Bay Colony, but Winthrop held the Hutchinson family over until spring weather to oblige their survival. The Hutchinson's, as well as several other families banished by the Great and General Court, started a settlement at Portsmouth, RI in 1638. A total of 58 citizens from Boston, and 17 others from nearby towns, were eventually disenfranchised or banished. In Rhode Island Anne preached meetings from her home that each person should follow their own inner light and not depend on ministers for their salvation. After her husband's death, she moved to New York where in 1643 Indians killed her and all but one of her children.
      A search of the various names on the list of inhabitants admitted at the "Towne of Nieu_Port" after it's establishment, show many belonged to the group who were forced to leave with the Rev. John Wheelwright and followed him to Exeter. A grant was made on 6/1639 to Richard Knight for land in Exeter, Richard later removed to Newport and became a close family friend of John and Henry Hall. Toby Knight's name followed John Hall on the list of inhabitants, although the relationship between Toby and Richard Knight is unknown. Toby was born in Totnes, Devon, England a small town near Exeter. Edmund Littlefield b. 6/27/1592 Exeter, Devon, England was a follower of Rev. Wheelwright and settled in Exeter, NH, with his family and servants John Knight and Hugh Durdall. Hugh is shown on the list of inhabitants admitted at the Town of Newport with John Hall. The name of James Rogers also appears on this list, whose daughter Sarah later married Richard Knight.
      The "Colonial Records of Rhode Island", by Bartlett, Vol. 1, 1636_1663 shows that John Hall arrived in Newport, RI shortly after its formation on April 28, 1639 and was at that time admitted as an inhabitant, it states: Inhabitants admitted at the towne of Nieu_Port since the 20th of the 3d, 1638. (May 20, 1638) were: Marmaduke Ward, Robert Field, Thomas Stafford, Job Tyler, Thomas Sauorie, Hugh Durdall, William Baker, John Layton, Mr. William Foster, John Hall, Toby Knight, John Peckum, Michell Williamson, Mr. Robert Lintell, Richard Smith, James Rogers, John Smith, William Parker, John Grinman, Edward Rero, John Macummore, Robert Root, Ezekiah Meritt, James Burt, John Bartlett, Edward ____, Sampson Salter, Nicholas Cotterell, John Vaughan, John Smith, John Merchant, Jeremy Gould, Enoch Hunt, Nathaniel Adams, Samuel Allen, George Allen, Ralph Allen, Mr. Thomas Burton, Henry Bishop, John Hicks, Edward Browce, Mathew Gridell.
      In 1644 the second reference to John Hall is made in the Town of Portsmouth at a publicke Towne meeting of freemen on the 23d of December, 1644, which states: "It is further ordered by a mutual consent, that no more landes shall be layed out within the boundes of the commons; as namely, the commons soe called; and from John Brigg to the further brooke on the southeast side; so from the brooke to the great swamp; that is to say, the willow swamp footpath; so to John Tripp's; and from Robert Ballow's to John Hall's; and all the common about the Towne undisposed of at this day, so to remaine to the Towne forever." The land in Portsmouth was sold on 24 Aug 1646 to John Wilcox. Wilcox bought "all his house and lot, without molestation", with the agreement that John Hall was to, "abide upon this land, having the use of the dwelling house for the use of me, or mine, for the space of one year."
      The third and final reference is in 1655, which shows a roll of the freemen of the colony of every towne. John Hall is shown as a resident and freeman of Newport in 1655, although this does not show the actual date he became a freeman of the colony.
John Hall was a member of the first baptist church in the colonies, which was destined to become the principal source of the great Baptist family of churches in the United States. Foremost among the names of the men who carried these movements to success stands that of Roger Williams, Samuel Hubbard, the Clarkes _ John, Thomas and Joseph, Elder John Crandall _ and a number of others, some of whose names have become household words in many Baptist homes to the present day.
      The transatlantic trace of William Hall, who resided in Portsmouth, was made and he is believed to be the same William Hall who was a writer in London, England, and continued the 'Fab you Chronical' began by Sir Thomas More. Also, there is reason to believe a connection existed between William Hall and the Lord Chancelor's family, as Thomas Clement, a connection of Lord Chancelor's family, the Mores, was an original founder of Portsmouth, RI, a neighbor of William Hall, and the administrator of his estate. No connection between William Hall and John Hall has been established.

More About John Hall:
Alt. Birth: Bet. June 27, 1609 - 1610, Warwickshire, England1634
Alt. Death: July 23, 1696, Portsmouth, Rhode Island1634
Child of John Hall and Elizabeth Layton is:
  1120 i.   Henry Hall, born Abt. 1637 in Newport, Rhode Island; died November 05, 1705 in Westerly, Rhode Island; married Honor Rogers.

      2276. Jan Hendricksen1635. He married 2277. Grietje Barents.

      2277. Grietje Barents1635.
Child of Jan Hendricksen and Grietje Barents is:
  1138 i.   Hendrick Hendricksen, born Bef. August 18, 1658; married Maritje Jansen.

      2278. Jan Adriaenzen1635. He married 2279. Styntje Jans.

      2279. Styntje Jans1635.
Child of Jan Adriaenzen and Styntje Jans is:
  1139 i.   Maritje Jansen, born September 24, 1658; married Hendrick Hendricksen.

      2280. Cornelis Buys1635. He married 2281. Hendrickje Jans Damen.

      2281. Hendrickje Jans Damen1635. She was the daughter of 4562. Jan Damen.
Child of Cornelis Buys and Hendrickje Damen is:
  1140 i.   Jan Cornelis Buys, born Bef. 1629; married (1) Femmetie Jans August 24, 1663; married (2) Willemtje Thyssen Bef. 1674.

      2338. Captain Samuel Silas Jordan1636, born 1578 in In Lynn or Melcome, Devon, England; died March 1622/23 in Jordan's Journey, James Towne, Charles City, Virginia. He was the son of 4676. Robert Jordan and 4677. Unknown. He married 2339. Cecily Reynolds 1620 in Beggar's Bush VA1637.

      2339. Cecily Reynolds1638,1639,1640,1641, born 1599 in Weynouth, Dorsetshire, England1642; died September 12, 1660 in Charles City, Va.1643. She was the daughter of 4678. Thomas Reynolds and 4679. Cecily (Als Fippen) Fitzpen.

Notes for Captain Samuel Silas Jordan:

Death: ABT 1624 in At His Home "Beggar's Bush"
Burial: "Jordans Journey" Plantation, Virginia
Occupation: Burgess 1st Assembly, Planter.

Sources: Type: Book
Author: William Glasgow Reynolds
Periodical: REYNOLDS HISTORY ANNOTATED (1475-1977)

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #2780, Date of Import: Nov 6, 2000]

Samuel Jordan is our first known Jordan ancestor, and he is definitely the first Jordan to arrive in America. Some reports (no source given) say that he was born in Lyme, Dorset County, England, and his birth year is said by some to be 1578. His surname was occasionally rendered as Jourdan, and he was also referred to in a number of early accounts as Captain Jordan.

Samuel Jordan's antercedents are not known. Prominent Englishmen with the same or similar surnames in that time period include Silvester Jourdain (or Jourdan), Ignatius Jourdain (or Jourdan), John Jourdain (or Jourdan), and Joseph Jordan, but it is not certain that any of these men are related to us.

According to one account, as related in the book THESE JORDANS WERE HERE by Octavia Jordan Perry, the Jordans originally bore the name Deandon. The first of the Deandons came to England with William the Conqueror in 1066 and settled in Devon. Later a William Deandon went to Palestine with the Crusaders around 1200, and upon his return to England he was knighted as Sir William de Jordan. During the reign of James I, part of the large family of Ignatius Jordan, a descendent of Sir William, migrated to the New World. Other Jordans went to Ireland, and some remained in England.

Another writer noted that the Jordans of Wiltshire, England, used a coat-of-arms with the motto Percussus Resurgo (When Struck Down I Rise Again) and said that the Jordans in Virginia may have been descended from the Wiltshire Jordans.

Interestingly, most Virginia Jordans pronounce their name as Jerdan (possibly derived from Jourdan).

Historical records tell us the following:

Silvester Jourdain (Jourdan) was a son of William Jourdain (Jourdan) of Lume Regis, Dorsetshire, brother of Ignatius, and cousin of John. Silvester accompanied Sir George Summers and Sir Thomas Gates, deputy governors of Virginia, on their trip to that colony in 1609-1610, and he experienced shipwreck on Bermuda (Samuel Jordan was on the same ship and the two are sometimes confused by researchers). On his return to England, Silvester wrote "A Discovery of the Barmudas, otherwise called the Ile of Divils". It is believed that Shakespeare used this and other shipwreck survivor accounts as background for "The Tempest".

Ignatius Jourdain (Jourdan), Silvester's brother, became a prosperous merchant at Exeter and served as mayor of that city as well as a Member of Parliament. According to one English source, it was part of the large family of Ignatius Jourdain that went to America.

John Jourdain (Jourdan), Silvester's cousin, was a captain in the service of the East India Company.

Sir Joseph Jordan (1603-1685) was a Vice-Admiral in the King's Navy.

Samuel Jordan, our ancestor, married around 1595. His first wife's name is unknown. The couple had a daughter, Anne Marie, and three sons, Thomas, Robert, and Samuel fils. Samuel's wife died around 1608, and the widower arranged to leave his three young sons with relatives before setting sail for the New World. As fortune would have it, he was on the ship Sea Venture that shipwrecked in Bermuda in July, 1609. The survivors constructed two ships and eventually continued on to Jamestown, arriving in May, 1610. Witnin a few years Samuel established a plantation at a place which he called "Jordan's Journey", located on the south side of the James River some miles upstream from Jamestown (near the present town of Hopewell and at a point where the Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge now crosses the river).

Samuel represented Charles City at the first representative legislative assembly that convened at Jamestown, July 30, 1619. The assembly consisted of two elected representatives from each of the eleven boroughs in the colony. Samuel was also a member of a committee appointed to review the "Greate Charter" of Virginia.

In 1620, Samuel met and married a widow named Cicely Baley, and they had two daughters, Mary and Margaret.

In 1622, the local Indian tribes organized a surprise attack on the English colonists, and many men, women, and children were killed. After the attack , Samuel gathered together a few of the survivors at Beggar's Bush, the name of the plantation house at Jordan's Journey. He fortified the place and lived there despite the enemy, with the approval of Governor Francis Wyatt. At the time of a survey in 1623, Beggar's Bush housed 42 people, including many neighboring families who had gone there for protection. In early 1623 Samuel was still established in his plantation. Samuel died at Jordan's Journey sometime before April, 1623, and an inventory of his estate included Cicely and her two young daughters, two plantations, five houses, two boats, ten servants, and several coats of chainmail.

Samuel's three adult sons from his first marriage, Thomas, Robert, and Samuel fils, are believed to have come to Virginia in the 1620s. Robert reportedly died on March 22, 1622, during the Indian massacre. He was killed at Berkley's Hundred, some five miles up the river from Jordan's Journey, when he went there to warn the inhabitants there of the planned Indian attack. Thomas settled in Isle of Wight County, and he is believed to be our ancestor. Samuel fils, evidently the youngest son, is believed to have come to Virginia as a young man, returned to England to study at Oxford, and then came back to the Virginia after completing his studies at All Souls College, Oxford. Samuel is believed to have first settled in Surry County, Virginia. Later he moved on west to Lunenburg County, and his trail was lost. [jordan.FTW]

Notes from; -A-Jordan-OR/BOOK-0001/0009-0025.html

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 dead by 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 Western World, 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 accored 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.

Thanks are also due to Jordan researchers Barbara Hamman (( )) and Claudia Cox Welton
(( )).

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

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
Endowment: 13 JUL 1939
Sealing Child:
LDS Baptism: 12 JUL 1939

Son Robert was killed by Indians March 22,1672 in a series of raids in which
several hundred colonists were killed in Virginia
THESE JORDANS WERE HERE by Octavia Jordan Perry

  Notes for Cecily Reynolds:
Notes By: H. Wade Doyle,
Cecily Reynolds arived in America in 1610 on the good ship, "Swan". For six years she lived with Captain William Pierce and his wife Joan at Jamestown. She then married Thomas Baley and lived at Bailey's and Bermuda Hundred until 1620 at his death. Cecily promptly married her second husband Samuel Jordan and lived on the south bank of the James at Jordan's Point.

Notes By Richard Smith,

Cecily arrived in Virginia in 1610 aboard the "Sea Venture" with William Pierce her cousin. The ship had actually left England in 1609, but was delayed in the West Indies when it ran aground. Some other passengers were Sir Thomas Gates, and Samuel Jordan (I). Ref. John B. Boddie, "Colonial Surry", pages 21 and 22.
Aunt Cecily (II) Reynolds, the sister of Christopher Reynolds III. Cecily was the first Reynolds to reach America, arriving in 1610 with "Uncle Billy Pierce" actually a cousin. Cecily was one of the most interesting of our ancestors. Cecily married 5 times, her husbands dying of the many maladies of the time. Her first husband was Thomas Bailey a young member of the Governor's Guard stationed at Jamestown. Thomas died of malaria shortly after the marriage. Cecily had a daughter Temperance Bailey from this union in 1616. As was the custom of the time it was an absolute necessity for the safety of the early female settlers to have a male protector. "For this reason we frequently find widows marrying in a few weeks or months following the death of their husbands." (N.C. Historical and Genealogical Register.)
Cecily promptly married her second husband Samuel Jordan (I), a cousin of her mother. He had been previously married in England, but after his first wife died, migrated to America in 1610 aboard the Sea Venture. He first settled at "Jordans Journey" near the confluence of the Appomattox and James Rivers. He later added large holdings on the south bank of the James at Jordan's Point, where he built a house called "Beggars Bush." "Cecily's second husband was a member of the initial House of Burgesses of the Colony where the first specific instance of genuine self-government emerged in the British Colonial Empire." ("Great Issues in American History--1584-1776" verSteeg & Hoffstadler.) As the Mayflower was unloading in New England back in 1620,another exciting development ocurred in the lives of Samuel and Cecily Jordan. They, along with all the surviving stockholders of the first Virginia Company, were honored with the label of "Ancient Planters". They were also given legal title to their lands and various immunities and privileges in connection with their use. These were the rewards they had earned by their perseverance in establishing the first permanent beachhead of English colonization on American soil. (This document still survives.) The next-door neighbors of the Jordans were as steeped in distinction
as they now were. Captain John Woodlief to the north had already held the first American Thanksgiving Day in 1619 at Berkeley Plantation (Officially conceded in proclamations by U.S. Presidents--John F.
Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson.) John Rolfe (II) to the south had won and lost Pocahontas and was about to reap the treachery of his in-laws for his trouble. The Powhattan's tried to wipe out the entire English Colony in a concerted uprising on Good Friday, 1622. Fortunatly for the Jordans, they received a forewarning of the plot in sufficient time to fortify "Beggar's Bush" against attack and save their buildings and most of the livestock.
Not many months after this, Samuel Jordan passed away. Cecily was promptly wooed by the local minister, a Reverend Grivelle Pooley. Then she discovered that she was to have another child by her late departed husband, Samuel Jordan. She thereupon terminated the Reverend's amorous
pursuit. The Reverend reacted with spirit. Thus Cecily became the first person in America to be sued for breach of promise. Aunt Cecily hired William Farrar (I) to act as attorney. Reverend Pooley had a
history of squabbles with his neighbors, some winding up in court. The Council concluded that because of who was involved, it was too hot to handle and referred the whole matter to England where it was quietly buried in the Royal Archives until the Reverend Pooley could find himself another bride. This he did in short order, thereby clearing the way for a dismissal of all litigation. Cecily shortly married William
Farrar her attorney who became one of the most influential members of Jamestown officaldom until his death in 1635. Cecily then married Peter Montague, who was brought to America in 1621 as a headright of "Uncle Billy Pierce". They had seven children during their twenty-three years of marriage. When Peter died in 1659, Cecily married Thomas Parker by whom there were no heirs. Beyond this point, the history of Aunt Cecily becomes obscure.
Aunt Cecily Reynolds - Bailey - Jordan - Farrar - Montague - Parker, ended her days as a survivor, and as the mother of thirteen children by her first 4 husbands. Some of these children such as the last son of
William and Cecily Farrar. William (II) went on to become the sire of the famous Farrar clan of Virginia.
Type: Book
Periodical: "Index and Digest to Hathaway's North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register"
Publication: Clearfield Co., Inc. by Genealogical Publ., Inc. Baltimore, MD 1993,1994, and 1997
Page: p. 135
Type: Book
Author: William Glasgow Reynolds
Periodical: REYNOLDS HISTORY ANNOTATED (1475-1977)

Notes By: David S. Payne <>

In Forebears of 4 Dunbars they state that Cecily, Peter's second wife was married before to Mr. Bailey and had a daughter by that marriage named Temperance, and she also was married to Samuel Jordan and had a son by him named Richard, it is also noted she was married to Capt. William Farrar and had two son William and John. Capt. Farrar was the manager of plantation "Jordan's Journey" , which was left to Cecily by her second husband. Here it also states her maiden name to Reynolds.

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, CICELY 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.
In 1625, CICELY REYNOLDS BAILEY JORDAN married WILLIAM FARRAR. This couple had five children, and WILLIAM 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, and PETER died in 1660.
Then, CICELY REYNOLDS BAILEY JORDAN FARRAR MONTAGUE married THOMAS PARKER. There were no children from this marriage, although PARKER was the father of at least 16 children by two former wives.
PARKER died in 1663 in Isle of Wight, Virginia. We have no idea what happened to CICELY after that, except that she must have sommmmmmmmeeeee family reunions.
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Tree #2780, Date of Import: Nov 6, 2000]

Cicely came to Jamestown in the Swan during the year 1611. At least one report says her maiden name was Greene, and that she married a man named Baley, by whom she had a daughter named Temperance. This same source goes on to say that she was a 20 year old widow with a three year old daughter in 1620. A different source states that Cicely's last name was Reynolds. Both sources agree that Cicely married Samuel Jordan in 1620, and they had two daughters, Mary and Margaret. Shortly after Samuel's death in 1623, Cicely, now a wealthy widow, was pursued by two suitors -- the Reverend Greville Pooley and Mr. William Farrar, an honored member of his Majesty's Council. Cicely married Farrar, and Pooley sued Cicely for breach of promise, but he lost the case.[Fitzpen.FTW]

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, Ciciely 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 Civil 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 Jordon 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 1735.
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 marrage, and Parker died in 1663 in Isle of Wight, Virginia. He was the 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 soommmmmeeeeee family reunions.

The following is from Richard (Dick) Smith:
As the Mayflower was unloading in New England in 1620, another exciting event
was taking place in Samuel and Cecily Jordan's lives. They, along with the
other surviving stockholders of the first Virginia company, were honored with
the label of "Ancient Planters". They were also given legal title to their
lands and various immunities and privileges in the connection with their use.
These were the rewards which they had earned by their perseverance in
establishing the first permanent beachhead of English colonization on American
soil. Two of the Jordans'next door neighbors (also Ancient Planters), Capt.
John Woodlief to the north at Berkeley plantation had already held the first
American Thanksgiving Day in 1619 and John Rolfe II to the south had won and
lost Pocahontas.

Shortly after Samuel Jordan's death, the Rev. Grivelle Pooley began wooing
Cecily. However, she found that she was going to have another child by her
late husband and terminated the Reverend's amorous pursuit. The Rev. did not
react kindly to being deprived of a rich young widow, and Cecily became the
defendant in the first breach of promise suit brought in the colonies.

More About Samuel Jordan and Cecily Reynolds:
Marriage: 1620, Beggar's Bush VA1644
Children of Samuel Jordan and Cecily Reynolds are:
  1169 i.   Mary Jordan, born 1621 in Jordan's Journey, VA; died Abt. 1670 in Henrico Co., Va; married Authur Bailey.
  ii.   Margarett Jordan, born 1623 in Va.

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