Elizabeth Jordan

29 June 1765–
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Jordan was born on 29 June 1765, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Jordan II, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Cookes, was 29. She married Stephen Chesterton on 7 April 1788.

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Stephen Chesterton
Elizabeth Jordan
Marriage: 7 April 1788

Spouse and Children

7 April 1788
Wolverhampton, Stafford, England

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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 36

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 50

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 65

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Polish, and Slovenian; Spanish and Hungarian (Jordán): from the Christian baptismal name Jordan. This is taken from the name of the river Jordan (Hebrew Yarden, a derivative of yarad ‘to go down’, i.e. to the Dead Sea). At the time of the Crusades it was common practice for crusaders and pilgrims to bring back flasks of water from the river in which John the Baptist had baptized people, including Christ himself, and to use it in the christening of their own children. As a result Jordan became quite a common personal name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Jorden, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Elizabeth Jorden, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Elizabeth Jorden, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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