Joseph William Jordan

30th Sep 1789 - 29th Aug 1856

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Gibbes Walker Jordan, the London agent for Barbados, and a resident slave-owner. Brother-in-law of Stephen Peter Rigaud (q.v.), and author of An account of the management of certain estates in the Island of Barbados (1826). Dying in 1856, according to the sources used for his father's entry.

  1. Joseph William, eldest son of Gibbes Walker Gordan [sic; i.e. Jordan] barrister and Amey North his wife, born 30 September 1789 and baptised in St Michael, Barbados, 5 November 1789. Admitted pensioner at Trinity College Cambridge, 16 January 1808 after school at Charterhouse.] Matriculated. Lent, 1809; Scholar, 1809; B.A. (Second Wrangler and 2nd Smith's prize) 1812. Admitted at Lincoln's Inn, 4 June 1806. Member of the Barbados Council, 1827. Brother of Gibbes W. (1818), etc.

  2. Joseph William Jordan of Brunswick Square was buried at All Souls Kensal Green, 4 September 1856 age 67 years. Will of Joseph William Jordan of Portman Street, London, was proved at London 23 September 1856. No wife nor children were named in his will. His main beneficiaries were his brothers Rev. Gibbes Walker Jordan and Rev. John Jordan.


  1., Film # 004934431;, Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online]; R. L. Arrowsmith (comp.), Charterhouse Register 1769 -1872 (London & Chichester, Phillimore, 1974). Thanks to Catherine Smith, Charterhouse Archivist, for this reference.

  2., London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003 [database online]; PROB 11/2238/388.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Married but no further details

PROB 11/2238/388 - precis.

Joseph William Jordan of Portman Street, Portman Square, Middlesex Esquire.

To my brother Rev. Gibbes Walker Jordan £3500 stock of the £3 5s per cent annuities.

To my niece Christian Walker Rigaud, £3000 of stock likewise.

To my nephew Stephan Jordan Rigaud £1000 of stock likewise. The same each to my nephews Richard Rigaud, Gibbes Rigaud and John Rigaud.

To my brother Rev. Gibbes Walker Jordan my set of dinner china with the nest upon the plates and dishes, my silver tureen, silver urn and the silver cup and cover which was a present to my father from Messieurs Blackman.

To my brother Rev. John Jordan my set of dinner china white and gold and the breakfast set plain white which I bought in France, my two bookcases and all my books.

All remainder of my silver and plated articles, trinkets, watches, jewellery and ornaments of every kind, wearing apparel, furniture, linen, pictures, wine and other liquors to my brothers Rev. Gibbes Walker Jordan and Rev. John Jordan equally divided.

All rest and residue to my two brothers, they to also be executors.

Signed 14/11/1846.

Codicil dated 02/07/1848. To my servant Charles Strike £200 stock in consideration of his faithful services during my illness.

Oath sworn by witness Charles Duice[?] of Billiter Square describing Jordan as formerly of Raymond Buildings, Grays Inn, afterwards of Portman Street and late of Brunswick Square.

Proved at London 23/09/1856.

Charterhouse [1801-1807 ]
Cambridge (Trinity) [1808-1812 ]
Legal Education
Lincolns Inn [1806 ]

Associated Claims (3)

£6,497 14s 5d
£2,837 3s 4d
£5,427 14s 1d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (5)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney

Legacies Summary

Historical (1)

An account of the management of certain estates in the Island of... 1824 
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16 pp. Copy in Harvard University...

Relationships (4)

Son → Father