Mary Jordan

2 March 1752–25 December 1832
Week Saint Mary, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

Mary Jordan was christened on 2 March 1752, in Week Saint Mary, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Joseph Jordan and ?. She married Henry Paynter on 14 January 1782. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She was buried in Boyton, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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Henry Paynter
Mary Jordan
Marriage: 14 January 1782
Ann Paynter
Mary Paynter
Henry Paynter
Richard Paynter
Miriam Paynter

Spouse and Children

14 January 1782
Week St Mary, Cornwall, England


    Ann Paynter


    Mary Paynter




    Miriam Paynter


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Jordan






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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)

  • Mary Jordan, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"
  • Mary in entry for Ann Paynter, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for Richard Paynter, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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