Susannah Jordan (Jones)

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Susannah Jordan (Jones)

Also Known As: "Widow Bressie", "Bressy"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, England
Death: after June 1702
perhaps at Levy Neck, Isle of Wight County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. Rowland Jones, vicar of Wendover and Alice Jones (Bannester)
Wife of William Bressie, of the Upper Parish and Mathew Jordan, of Nansemond
Sister of Samuel Jones; Maurice Jones; Rev. Rowland Jones, of Bruton Parish; Thomas Jones; Robert Jones, of Fleet's Bay and 9 others
Half sister of Margarett Collier (Jones) and Dorothie Collier (Jones)

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About Susannah Jordan (Jones)

Susannah Jones, sister of Rev. Rowland Jones, of Bruton Parish, married first to William Bressie, of the Upper Parish, and secondly, in 1702, to Mathew Jordan, of Nansemond

Family notes

Mary Hanks (Beez) (born about 1680) is not known to have been her child. It doesn't look like she had children at all. Hugh Bressie and William Bressie were her nephews and it seems that Milborn Harrison (Bressie) was her husband's sister.


Origins


From https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bfulgham...

1. SUSANNA JONES was born 29 FEB 1624 in WOBURN, BEDFORDSHIRE, and died AFT 26 MAR 1702 in ISLE OF WIGHT CO VA. She was the daughter of 2. ROWLAND BARTHOLOMEW JONES and 3. ALICE COLLIER. She married WILLIAM BRESSIE BEF 1648 in CARDINGTON, BEDFORDSHIRE, son of WILLIAM BRESSIE and JOANE ADKINS. He was born 1 JAN 1626 in MILLBROOK, BEDFORDSHIRE, and died 9 JUN 1701 in ISLE OF WIGHT CO VA. She married MATHEW JORDAN 26 MAR 1702 in ISLE OF WIGHT CO VA. He was born ABT 1640 in PROB CHUCKATUCK, NANSEMOND CO., VA, and died in ISLE OF WIGHT CO VA.


Birth date and place also seen as December 10, 1643 Swimbrook, Buckinghamshire, , England


From https://alliedfamilies.wordpress.com/early-virginia-jones-families/

Not mentioned in his 's will were Edward and Susannah, who were Quakers and likely disowned in consequence These brothers and sister removed to Virginia


Supporting data

From http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/bracy/41/

The following information appears in a book titled: "Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia" by John Bennett Boddie copyright 1959
"....Captain Anthony Fulgham brought over William Bressie and Susan, his wife, who will be mentioned later in connection with Elizabeth Thomas' son, John, and further, he brought over Reuben Gladhill, who married Mary Day, niece by marriage of Silvestra Hill."
"...Susanna Bressie was a sister of the Reverend Rowland Jones, first minister of Bruton Parish, York County, and a daughter of the Reverend Rowland Jones, a graduate of Oxford."


From https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jreeder1...

Chapman's Isle of Wight County Marriages records the marriage of Richard Reynolds and Elizabeth Williams, daughter of George Williams, in 1685.
The will of George Williams, Tailor, dated Feb 12 1672 named legatees: (Children to foster care as follows:) son William to Mr. Pharoah Cobb; son George to Mr. Henry Applewhaite; daughter Elizabeth to Mr. William Bressie and his wife Susannah, if it will please God to send them back to Virginia. Mr. Arthur Smith, Pharoah Cobb, & Henry Applewhaite overseers. Witnessess:Giles Limscott & Richard Lewis. Recorded Oct 9 1672


From https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/1919740.pdf William and Mary Quarterly Vol 7, Number 4 Apr 1899 pp 205 - 315 Isle of Wight County Records.

1679 deed from William & Susannah Bressie, land to establish a Friends Meeting House see attached documents Page 232 and Page 233


http://articles.dailypress.com/2003-12-06/features/0312060031_1_mon...

1680: Hugh Bressie married Sarah Champion in Isle of Wight at the home of his uncle and aunt, William and Susanna Bressie, Quakers at Levy Neck. William Bressie had received 1,500 acres in Isle of Wight in 1672. In his 1699 will, he left 2,000 pounds of tobacco, the currency of the time, for maintaining of the Levy Neck meeting house and graveyard on the "olde field near Pagan Creek." The building was erected by John Groves, Francis Wrenn, Edward Jones, Thomas Tooke, Henry Wiggs, Daniel Sanbourne, and Walter Bartlett.


From https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bfulgham...

13 DEC 1688 - ROWLAND JONES, Clerk of ye Parish of Bruton in ye County of Yorke, will .... To my sister BRESSIE, a ring of 10 shillings price - D. 15 August, 1687. R. 13 December, 1688


From http://www.reocities.com/nchood/Samuel_Eldridge_2nd.html

1699 Isle of Wight Co., VA Will of William Brasie (Brasseur) of Isle of Wight of Levy Neck. Leg. John Harrison my kinsman, son of John and Milboran Harrison lately deceased, land bounding on John Murrey and John Carroll; to his brother William Harrison the rest of the land purchased of John Seward; Samuel Newton of Lawnes Creek Parish in Surry Co., VA; Thomas Page, taylor of Nansemond Co.; the three children of James Tullagh's of ye Lower Parish; Hugh Brassie; William Brasie; wife Susanna. trustees: Daniel Sanborne of the Lower Parish of Isle of Wight; Henry Wiggs carpenter; Isack Reeks, Clerke of ye Yearly Meeting; John Jordan son of Thomas Jordan lately deceased and Robert Lacie of Lawnes Creek in Surry. Wife extx. 22 Jan 1699, proved 9 Jun 1701. Wit: Martha Thropp, William Wilson, Samuel Eldridge, Elizabeth Gainer, John Crabham.


From https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bfulgham...

12 MAR 1702 - SUSANNA BRESSIE, widow; for love and affection to her nephew William Jones of York County gives him 8000 lbs. tbco. and makes over to him all her land and plantation where she lives until this deed of givt is paid and the land shall then revert to whomsoever she names in her will.
March 17 1702 - Chapman's Isle of Wight County Virginia Marriages recorded the marriage of Mathew Jordan of Nansemond county and Mrs. Susannah Bressie relict of William Bressie on March 17 1702. QUAKER RECORDS: Minute Book - Lower Virginia Meeting

From https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bfulgham...

26 MAR 1702 - Agreement of marriage between Susannah Bressy, widow, and Mathew Jordan of Nansemond, is intended for better establishment of land where she now lives in U.P. of I. of W. and she bequeaths her right and title to Mathew Jordan - to descend to the longest liver of them. 26 March, 1702. Wm. Wilson, Chas. Chapman

From Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol VI, Chuckatuck Monthly Meeting Records

17th day 3rd month [June] 1702 Mathew Jordan, of Nansemond, m to Susannah Bresy, widow of the Isle of Wight. In the Levy Neck Meeting House. digital image

for further reading

  • 1955, English, Book edition: Bracey : [primarily a history of the Bracey family of Mecklenburg County, Virginia / by Carstairs and Verna Bracey. Rev. Bracey, Carstairs.
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Susannah Jordan (Jones)'s Timeline

1624
February 29, 1624
Woburn, Central Bedfordshire, England
1643
December 10, 1643
Age 19
Littleham By, Bideford, Devon, England
1702
June 1702
Age 78
perhaps at Levy Neck, Isle of Wight County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America