I am searching for proof that Margaret Brasseur, wife of Thomas Jordan II is the daughter of Elizabeth Florence Fowke. My mother, a Virginian as I am - always maintained this descent. I am descended from several generations of Jordans. My mother dated a Frank Jordan in high school in Norfolk, VA. This was long before the internet. I think it is well established that Robert Brasseur's wife's name was "Florence"-Re:[VA Land Patents, Book 3, p. 33], and that "Rey" refers to Peter Rey Re:On November 24, 1637, Robert Partin leased 40 acres in Elizabeth City County (later Nansemond Co), the land "bounded ... West on land of Robert Brasheare." (Va. Land Patents, Book 1, p. 503) On February 24, 1638, Robert Brassure and Peter Rey received by assignment (that is, they bought) a 600 acre patent in Nansemond County, on "Warrisquicke Creeke ... and butting upon Nanzemund river". This is the earliest known deed to a Brashear:
If anyone has anything new, I would be very appreciative. All I have is generations of family lore.