Thomas 'the Quaker' Jordan of Chuckatuck

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Thomas Jordan, Il of Chuckatuck

Also Known As: "The Quaker Jordan"
Birthplace: Isle of Wight, Virginia
Death: Died in Chuckatuck, Nansemond, VIrginia
Place of Burial: Suffolk City, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. Thomas Jordan, Sr. and Lucy Jordan
Husband of Margaret Jordan
Father of Thomas Jordan, Ill; John Jordan Sr; James Jordan; Robert Jordan; Richard Jordan and 7 others
Brother of Mathew Jordan; Joseph Jordan and Margaret Davis

Occupation: Quaker minister
Managed by: Private User
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About Thomas 'the Quaker' Jordan of Chuckatuck

Thomas and Margrett Jordan were persecuted for their Quaker beliefs. The following is a tribute (as it was written) by his family after his death:

"Thomas Jordan of Chuckatuck in Nansemond County in Virginia was Born in ye year 1634 and in ye year 1660 hee Received ye truth and [abode] faithfull in it: and in Constant unity with ye faithfull friends there of: and stood in opposition Against all wrong and [Deceitful] spirits: having suffered ye spoiling of his goods: & ye Imprisonment of his Body for ye truth sake: and Continued in ye truth unto the End of his days: is ye [Belief] of us his Dear wife and Children above Ritten."

"Hee Departed this Life ye Eight day of ye tenth month on ye sixth day of ye weeke about ye second hour in ye afternoone and was Buryed ye twelfe day of ye said month on ye third day of ye weeke in ye year 1699."


"Thomas Jordan was probably the most influential Quaker in lower Virginia being a man of position and substance."


Thomas was the first Quaker of his family and became prominent in that faith. He had ten sons, some of whom became Quaker ministers, and two daughters. All of his children were born in Nansemond County, Virginia. He was also a Burgess in Virginia.

In Sept 1664, he was imprisoned for six months for holding a Quaker meeting at his own home. Released by the king's proclamation, he was taken again and bound over to the court. He refused to swear and was sent to Jamestown as a prisoner for ten months. The sheriff confiscated some of his servants, cattle, and household effects, which were valued at the time at 9,000 pounds of tobacco.

He was also a Burgess from Nansemond County serving in 1696-97


His wife Margrett Brasseur was the daughter of Robert and Florence Brasseur, Huguenot (French Calvinist) immigrants from Avignon, France who first made their home in Maryland. Robert is reported to have given the land on which the Capitol was built. He patented 1,200 acres in Nansemond County on April 12, 1652.

Their children were Thomas, John, James, Robert, Richard (who married Rebecca Ratcliffe), Joseph, Benjamin, Matthew, Samuel, and Joshua.

All of his children were born in Nansemond County, Virginia:

  • 1. Thomas Jordan III 1660/61 - 1759 married Elizabeth Burgh
  • 2. John Jordan 1663 - ca 1712 married Margaret Burgh
  • 3. James Jordan 1665/66 - 1732 married 1688 Elizabeth Ratcliff 1668 - 1695 married Anne Roseter
  • 4. Robert Jordan 1668 - 1728 married Christian Taberer married Mary Belser married Dorothy Cary
  • 5. Richard Jordan 1670 - 1739 married 1706 Rebecca Ratcliff
  • 6. Joseph Jordan 1672 - ca 1752 married Holia Christian
  • 7. Benjamin Jordan 1674 - 1715/16 married 1703/04 Sarah Ratcliff
  • 8. Matthew Jordan 1676/77 - 1747 married 1699 Dorothy Newby married 1702 Susanna Bressie
  • 9. Samuel Jordan 1679 - aft 1724 married 1703 Elizabeth Fleming
  • 10. Joshua Jordan 1681 - 1716/17 married ca 1700 Elizabeth Sanbourne



Notes to co-managers:

Someone pushed through a merge of Thomas Jordan and with one or more profiles containing dubious and outright false information. Please, in future, do not allow merges unless the other profiles (and their trees, because they'll be affected too) pass the common sense test, and don't blindly copy undocumented information from other profiles or elsewhere on the web. Unfortunately, has a "majority rules" policy and no sanity checks, so if a mistake is copied from profile to profile, when the profiles are merged, the mistake will override more accurate information that may occur in only one or two profiles. I tried to clean up this profile for Thomas Jordan and made the following changes:

First, I removed "Fleming" as his middle name. There is no justification for this that I have seen, and it does not make sense. Unlike today, names were not assigned arbitrarily. If there is a Thomas Fleming Jordan, he would have been born later, after the marriage of Elizabeth Fleming to Charles Jordan in 1703.

Second, I tried to removed the other marriages for Margaret Brasseur but could not because I don't have a paid account. Please, one of you, please remove these. Margaret was married only once, to Thomas Jordan. Both James Biddecomb and Samuel Peachy were married to Margaret's sister Mary.

Third, I changed Thomas Jordan's burial date. It is EXTREMELY unlikely that he was buried 4 years before his date of death.

Fourth, I changed Margaret's father's name in the notes from Richard to Robert.



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Thomas 'the Quaker' Jordan of Chuckatuck's Timeline

July 7, 1634
Isle of Wight, Virginia
March 6, 1660
Age 25
Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia, United States
June 17, 1663
Age 28
Chuckatuck, VA, USA
January 23, 1665
Age 30
Nansemond, Virginia, United States
September 11, 1668
Age 34
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
August 6, 1670
Age 36
Nansemond, Virginia, United States
July 8, 1672
Age 38
Nansemond, Virginia, USA
September 18, 1674
Age 40
Nansemond, Virginia, United States
January 1, 1676
Age 41
Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia, United States
February 15, 1678
Age 43
Chuckatuck, Nansemond, Virginia