Jordan

Name origin: From the Hebrew, the river of Judgement. Jardain in Gaelic the western river with respect to the Euphrates. The name is derived from its two springheads Jar and Dan. The family was seated Dorsetshire, England, as early as 1400.

Thomas Jordan

b.1560; s/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Stephen Jordan b.1588/9 d.Feb. 8, 1669 Newbury, MA
  2. Francis Jordan b.bef.1591

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______ Jordan

CHILD:

  1. Mary Jordan b.abt.1647 Ipswich, MA d.Jan. 1673/74 Newbury, MA m.(1)Sept. 8, 1663 Benjamin Goodridge m.(2)Oct. 8, 1666 John Kimball

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Stephen Jordan

b.abt.1588/9 England; s/o Thomas Jordan
d.Feb. 8, 1669 Newbury, MA
m.(1)1615; Susannah Peabody
b.1585 Wherstead, Suffolk, England
d.Jan. 25, 1673 Newbury, MA
m.(2)1674/7 at Salisbury, MA the widow; Susannah (Wolverton) Merrill
b.abt.1600; d/o Stephen Wolterton and Susannah ______
d.Jan. 25, 1672/3 Newbury, MA

CHILDREN of Stephen and 1st wife included:

  1. Ann Jordan m.Robert Cross
  2. Jane Jordan b.1622 of Dedham, Suffolk, England d.Apr. 20, 1702 Ipswich, MA m.1645 Ipswich, MA Lieutenant John Andrews
CHILD of Susanna and husband Merrill included
  1. Abel Merrill, her youngest son and administrator of her estate.

NOTES: Stephen came to New England in the Mary and John which sailed from Southampton March 1633/34.

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: STEPHEN, came Ipswich, Mass., 1634, shortly afterwards removed to Newbury, Mass.

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