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Arthur II Jordan (b. 1627, d. January 03, 1698/99)Arthur II Jordan (son of Arthur Jordan and Mary Rawlings) was born 1627 in Surry County, Virginia, and died January 03, 1698/99 in Southwark Parish, Surry County, Virginia.He married Elizabeth Bevin on April 12, 1654 in Southwark Parish, Surry County, Virginia, daughter of Richard Bevin and Mary.
Notes for Arthur II Jordan:
Arthur was the brother of Colonel George Jordan, Atty. General of Virginia, 1670.
Arthurs Will is dated 24 Sep 1698 and probated on 3 Jan 1699:
In the name of God Amen the twenty fourth day of Sept in the Year of Ye Lord God 1698 I Arthur Jordan of Southwark Parish in Surry County being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say First and ?stly I give my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and my body I commend to the earth to be decently buried in Christian buriall at the discretion of my executor, nothing doubting but at the generaal resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty
power of God; as ?[ing] my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I give devise bequeath and dispose the same in manner and form following: Item I give and bequeath unto my son George Jordan all the land that I now posses and also a Negroe boy that now lives with him by name George and a good feather bed with a rugg and an blankett. Item I give and bequeath unto my son River Jordan one good feather bed with a rugg and a blankett, a negroe boy that now lives with him by name William and one Mallatto by by name John and a negroe girl by name Sarah. Item I give and bequeath unto my son and daughter Washington one good feather bed a rugg and a pair of blanketts and a pair of sheets one bay mare called [Jatho?] one Negroe girl that already lives with them be name Soabra, and a negro boy that lives with them likewise by name Sam. Item I give unto my granddaughter Elizabeth Jordan one red pyd cow named Deggs. Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson Arthur Washington one black pyd cao named Spott. Item I give and bequeath all my other estate being in Virginia or elsewhere unto my two sonnes George and River Jordan to be equally divided between them share and share alike. I do also will and warmly desire that my Negroe woman Charity be and immediately after my decease quietly posses and enjoy her freedom and whereas there being ye such act of Assembly that has obligated all negroes injoying their freedom to be transported out of the Country before they ran her freed, I do therefore command and oblige you George and River Jordan as Ye are aforementioned that you at your own proper costs and charges to send her out of the country and to bring her in again and suffer her [?]arrably to enjoy her freedom as aforesaid. Nath Harrison Tho: Flood Arthur [A] Jordan Walter Flood On the backside was written And of this my last will and testament I make my son River Jordan my full and whole executor and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and annull all and other former testaments which bargained bequeath and entered by me and on my wise before this front named will & bequeath ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day and year above written Arthur [A] Jordan Sign
Arthur made his will in Surry County (will dated 24 Sep 1698, recorded 3 Jan 1698/9).Having outlived two sons, he left land to son George Jordan and other property to son River Jordan.He left livestock and household furnishings to son and daughter Washington and one cow each to grandchildren Elizabeth Jordan and Arthur Washington.
More About Arthur II Jordan:
Record Change: December 04, 2003
More About Arthur II Jordan and Elizabeth Bevin:
Marriage: April 12, 1654, Southwark Parish, Surry County, Virginia.
Children of Arthur II Jordan and Elizabeth Bevin are:
- +George Jordan, b. 1653, Southwark Parish, Surry County, Virginia, d. May 13, 1718, Surry County, Virginia.