Person:Cicely Reynolds (1)

Cicely Reynolds
b.Abt 1596 Dorset, England
m. 10 MAR 1593
  1. Cicely ReynoldsAbt 1596 - Aft 1676
  • HThomas BaleyAbt 1595 - 1617
  • WCicely ReynoldsAbt 1596 - Aft 1676
m. 1616
  1. Temperance BaleyAbt 1617 - 1651
Facts and Events
Name[1] Cicely Reynolds
Married Name Bailey
Gender Female
Birth? Abt 1596 Dorset, England
Alt Birth? 1601 Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England
Marriage 1616 Charles City, Charles, Virginiato Thomas Baley
Alt Death? 12 SEP 1660 Charles City, Virginia
Death? Aft 1676 Charles City, Virginia

In August of 1610, the Swan arrived at Jamestown from London. The Swan was about the seventeenth ship to bring settlers to Jamestown, Virginia. A young girl named Cecily was one of the passengers. She was about ten years old. When Cecily was about 16 years old, she married a man named Baley. They had a daughter named Temperance Baley near 1617. Cecily’s husband died within the next few years.

Cecily married for a second time to Samuel Jordan. It was in 1620 that Samuel was recognized for 10 years and Cecily was recognized for nine years in Virginia. Cecily was about 20 years old. This would have been young in England, but was not young in Jamestown. Any person who had lived 10 years in Jamestown had survived through difficult trials. Both Samuel and Cecily were given the titles of "Ancient Planters" and granted land. Samuel was granted 450 acres of land and Cecily was granted 100 acres of land. This was just outside of Jamestown at the confluence of the James and Appotomattox Rivers. Samuel named his land "Jordan’s Journey".

The document that granted land to Samuel and Cecily Jordan (in 1620) noted that it was adjacent to land owned by Temperance Baley (Cecily’s daughter) who would have been only 3 years old at the time. Temperance had inherited her land from her father. On March 22, 1622, the Pohatan Indians launched a massacre killing 347 of the settlers at and near Jamestown. One survivor rowed out to Jordan’s Journey providing a warning that the Indians were coming. This gave time to prepare and few lives were lost at Jordan’s Journey. It seems a horrible reality that if Cecily’s first husband had not died, it is likely that Cicely and Temperance would not have survived the Indian massacre.

Early Va Census: Margery Jordan VA Jordans Forney Virginia Pioneer 1624 Mary Jordan VA Jordans Forney Virginia Pioneer 1624 Sislye Jordan VA Jordans Forney Virginia Pioneer 1624

References
  1. Marie Ducasse. Fellow Researcher & Cousin Marie Ducasse. (8th cousin once removed-common ancestor Richard PERRIN).
  2.   1624 Early Virginia Census.

    Early Va Census:
    Margery Jordan VA Jordans Forney Virginia Pioneer 1624
    Mary Jordan VA Jordans Forney Virginia Pioneer 1624
    Sislye Jordan VA Jordans Forney Virginia Pioneer 1624