Elizabeth COATES

Husband:  George JORDAN
Birth:  Abt 1620, England 
Death:  8 May 1678, Four Mile Tree, Surry Co., Virginia       (will)
Burial:  May 1678, Brown's Cemetery, Four Mile Tree, Surry Co., Virginia
Father:  Arthur JORDAN
Mother:  Mary RAWLINGS

Marriage-1:  Abt 1640   

Wife-1:  Alice MYLES
Birth:   Herreford Gent, England
Death:  7 Jan 1650, Surry Co., Virginia 
Burial:  Jan 1650, Four Mile Plantation, Four Mile Tree, Surry Co., Virginia
Father:  John MYLES

Marriage-1:  Mar 1655, Surry Co., Virginia   

Wife-1:  Elizabeth COATES

Children - Marriage-1:
1. Lydia Elizabeth JORDAN, b: 1641, Surry Co., Virginia
2. Fortune JORDAN, b: Abt 1646, Surry Co., Virginia
                                  d: 15 Oct Bef 1671, Surry Co., Virginia
Four Mile Tree Plantation, actually owned by Henry Browne,  received its name from a tree along the south bank of the James River that, in 1619, was four miles upriver from Jamestown and marked the western limit of the Jamestown Corporation.  In an old graveyard there is a blackened granite slab inscribed: "Here lyeth buried Alyce Myles, daughter of John Myles of Branton near Herreford Gent: and late wife of Mr. George Jordan in Virginia, who departed this life the 7th of January 1650.  She touched the soil of Virginia with her little foot and the wilderness became a home."

George served as a member of the Virginia Assembly from October 1, 1644 until October 5, 1646, as Justice for Surry County in 1652,  and as Attorney General for Virginia in 1670.

George's 2nd marriage was actually certified via a Quaker Court held in James City 26 March 1655.  George had to produce papers to prove that Elizabeth Coates was formerly married to Daniel Coates and that Daniel Coates was deceased on 13 April 1654 in Ireland and that it was now lawful for Elizabeth to marry.  The Court did agree that it was true and that the marriage to George was judged both by Civil and Common Law of England and certified it - Recorded 20 April 1655.

1) Will - Husband:  Surry County, Virginia Wills - Book 2, Page 191