Richard Jordan

1788–10 June 1863 (Age 75)
Bridlington, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Richard

When Richard Jordan was born in 1788, in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England, his father, Thomas Jordan, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Stephenson, was 22. He married Sarah Leng on 6 November 1813, in Skipsea, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He died on 10 June 1863, in Jordan Mountain, Studholm, Kings, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Richard Jordan
1788–1863
Sarah Leng
1792–1861
Marriage: 6 November 1813
Maria Jordan
1815–
Margaret Jane Jordan
1830–
Caroline Jordan
1832–
Hannah Jordan
1816–1910
Elizabeth Jordan
1826–
Jane Jordan
1830–

Spouse and Children

    Male1788–1863Male

    Sarah Leng

    Female1792–1861Female

MARRIAGE
6 November 1813
Skipsea, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(6)

    Maria Jordan

    Female1815–Female

    Hannah Jordan

    Female1816–1910Female

    Elizabeth Jordan

    Female1826–Female

    Jane Jordan

    Female1830–Female

    Margaret Jane Jordan

    Female1830–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 1

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 13

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.
1815

Age 27

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

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Richard Jordan in entry for Maria Jordan, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard Jordan, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Richard Jordan, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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