The article about Samuel Jordan on Wikipedia proves that Samuel Jordan did not leave his sons in England.

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How could one son die in an Indian massacre if he stayed in England? Also, another son was a government official in Colonial Virginia. I am sorry to say that Wikitree needs to reevaluate what they accept as primary sources. All of the official documents indicate that this Jordan branch did migrate from France to England,then to the New World.
WikiTree profile: Samuel Jordan
asked in Genealogy Help by Howard Rankin G2G6 Mach 3 (31.6k points)

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Martha McCartney's well-sourced "Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers"  says Samuel Jordan arrived in 1610, probably in Lord de la Warr's fleet.  He received a patent in 1620 indicating he lived in the vicinity of the Bermuda Hundred.  He married Cisley (Unknown) by Dec 21, 1620, receiving a patent for 450 acres which included mention of her.  By 1621 he had three properties.  Records from 1621 suggest that he worked for the Virginia Company.  He also had an apprentice.  He received stock in the Virginia Co. in July, 1622, giving him still more land. Samuel was living at "Jordan's Journey"  where he sheltered other settlers from Indian attacks.  He and Cisley had two daughters, Mary and Margaret.  He died between April 1623 and November, 1623 when his estate was valued.  There is no mention of any other children.  

Cisley married William Farrar, who had been directed to value Samuel's estate. They lived together for some time before marriage.  Cisley apparently already had a daughter, Temperence Bayley, when she married Samuel.  Cisley had three children by Farrar, Cecily, William, and John.

McCartney, pp. 433-434
answered by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Mach 7 (74.3k points)
Dorman's "Adventurers of Purse and Person" also lists only two children, Mary and Margaret, for Samuel.  [Vol. 2, G-P, pp. 363-364]
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Howard - interesting comments raising an ongoing Wikitree discussion about sources.  However, I'm not sure using that particular Wikipedia article is the best way to support your current concerns - I know nothing about Samuel Jordan, but the Wikipedia article itself appears full of secondary source material which I would be reluctrant to use on any of my own profiles (unless, with the usual caveat, there is no better source available, and then with the warning that the sources are secondary). "Family Treemaker," "freepages.genealogy.rootsweb" jump out - but so does the "Virginia Magazine of History and Biography." A well-regarded source, but I don't think quoting that magazine article is nearly as good as quoting whatever primary source material was used to create that article. Good hunting!
answered by Robert Seale G2G2 (2.5k points)

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