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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Jordan's Journey Plantation

Weyandoke Indian
The Jordan's Journey plantation, but also referred to as Beggars Bush, was represented in the 1619 Assembly representing Charles City,consisted of 450 acres. At least in 1625 Jordan was credited with this amount as being planted by patent in the territory of greate Weyanoke.  He was one of the Assembly Committee of four appointed to examine "the first booke of the fower" of the "Greate Charter." In 1622 Jordan received a share of Company stock from Mary Tue as well as 100 acres in Diggs his Hundred. At this time he was listed as Samuel Jordan of Charles Hundred gentleman. Jordan died in 1623 and his widow sought another husband. When she became betrothed to two men at the same time, Capt. William Ferrar and Rev. Greville Pooley, and became embroiled in controversy, the Council took note of it. A proclamation followed which prohibited any woman from contracting herself to "two several men at the same time."

The operation of the plantation continued, inventoring three boats and substantial amounts of small arms and armor, and in 1624 Nathaniel Causey represented it the Assembly. At the time there were forty-two persons in residence and eight had died within the year. two. Source:  The First Seventeen Years 1607-1725 by Charles E. Hatch Jr.

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