Stephen Jordan (abt 1590 – 1669/70), my 9th great grandfather, arrived in New England aboard the Mary & John with Rev. Thomas Parker of Wiltshire, England. They sailed from Southampton in March 1634 and arrive in Boston on 24 May 1634. He is on a list of men who took an oath of allegiance at Southampton. He settled first in Ipswich and then in Newbury. He was literate and signed his own deeds, and his inventory included “one great bible”.
Stephen Jordan’s first grant of land in Ipswich was in 1639/40. In 1650 he was one of four men who were too old to train with the militia. He wrote his will on 5 April 1667 and it was proved on 29 March 1670. His only two children were girls, so this surname daughtered out very early. I descend from his daughter Jane, who married Lt. John Andrews. I descend from three of Jane’s five children, from the three sons, William (two lineages under William), Thomas and Joseph seen below.
Some JORDAN sources:
The Great Migration: Immigrants 1634 and 1635, Volume IV, pages 114 – 116.
The Ancestry of Dr. J. P. Guilford, by Joan S. Guilford, Volume I, pages 460 – 462.
My JORDAN genealogy:
Generation 1: Stephen Jordan, born about 1590 in England, died 8 February 1669/70 in Newbury, Massachusetts; married about 1615 in England to Unknown (two daughters); married about 1660 to Susanna, widow of Nathaniel Merrill. She died 25 January 1673 in Newbury (no known children).
Generation 2: Jane Jordan, born 1622 in England, died after 1705 in the Chebacco Parish of Ipswich, Massachusetts; married 1645 in Ipswich to John Andrews, son of John Andrews and Sarah Conant. He was born about 1620 in England and died 20 April 1708 in the Chebacco Parish. Five children.
Generation 3: William Andrews, born 1649 in Ipswich, died 7 February 1716/7 in the Chebacco Parish; married on 20 October 1672 in the Chebacco Parish to Margaret Woodward, daughter of Ezekiel Woodward and Anne Beamsley. Twelve children
Generation 4: John Andrews born 2 February 1676 in Ipswich, died 25 March 1753 in the Chebacco Parish; married on 11 January 1706 in Ipswich to Elizabeth Story, daughter of Seth Story and Elizabeth Cross. She was born 4 October 1687. Three children.
Generation 5: Abigail Andrews m. Jeremiah Burnham
Generation 6: Abigail Burnham m. Isaac Allen
Generation 7: Joseph Allen m. Judith Burnham
Generation 8: Joseph Allen m. Orpha Andrews
Generation 9: Joseph Gilman Allen m. Sarah Burnham Mears
Generation 10: Joseph Elmer Allen m. Carrie Maude Batchelder
Generation 11: Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents)
Generation 4: Rachel Andrews, born 1695, died 6 August 1777 in Windsor, Vermont; married on 14 July 1714 in Ipswich to Zachariah Story, son of Seth Story and Elizabeth Cross (see above). He was born 14 March 1684 in Ipswich and died 16 February 1774 in Windsor, Vermont. Ten children.
Generation 5: Deborah Story m. Westley Burnham
Generation 6: Westley Burnham m. Molly Woodbury
Generation 7: Henry Burnham m. Sally Poland
Generation 8: Sarah Ann Burnham m. Samuel Mears
Generation 9: Sarah Burnham Mears m. Joseph Gilman Allen (see above)
Generation 3: Thomas Andrews, born 1654 in Ipswich, died 22 March 1718/19 in the Chebacco Parish; married on 9 February 1681 to Mary Belcher, daughter of Jeremy Belcher and Mary Lockwood. She was born 21 Jul 1660 and died 31 March 1731 in Ipswich. Two children.
Generation 4: Thomas Andrews m. Mary Smith
Generation 5: Mary Andrews m. Stephan Burnham
Generation 6: Joshua Burnham m. Jemima Wyman
Generation 7: Jemima Burnham m. Romanus Emerson
Generation 8: George Emerson m. Mary Esther Younger
Generation 9: Mary Katharine Emerson m. George E. Batchelder
Generation 10: Carrie Maud Batchelder m. Joseph Elmer Allen (see above)
Generation 3: Joseph Andrews, born 1657 in the Chebacco Parish, died between 13 February and 5 March 1724/5 in the Chebacco Parish; married on 1657 in the Chebaaco Parish; married on 16 February 1680/81 in the Chebacco Parish to Sarah Ring, daughter of Daniel Rindge and Mary Kinsman. She was born 17 August 1659 in Ipswich and died after 1714. Nine children.
Generation 4: John Andrews m. Elizabeth Wallis
Generation 5: John Andrews m. Martha Cogswell
Generation 6: James Andrews m. Lucy Presson
Generation 7: Orpha Andrews m. Joseph Allen ( see above)
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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Surname Saturday ~ JORDAN of Ipswich and Newbury, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted October 15, 2016,
(http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/10/surname-saturday-jordan-of-ipswich-and.html: accessed [access date]).