About us

Foundation History


Reverand Robert Jordan, an Anglican Minister, came to Maquoit Bay as on of the earliest settlers to what is now knows as Brunswick, Maine.  Born in 1610 and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, he was a Councilor, Justice, Lawyer and Commissioner.  He began a formal ministry on Richmond Island, Cape Elizabeth, Maine in 1640.  He married Sarah Winter, daughter of John Winter, who was the manager of the initial Richmond Island fishing settlement.

Reverend Robert and Sarah had 6 sons.  Thus began the broadening of the Jordan family tree as it now reaches around the world with Jordan's encompassing life's variety of economic, genealogixal, political and philanthropic endeavors. 

Rev Robert died in 1679 in New Castle, New Hampshire.  His gravesite was recognized in 2010 near his home there, which still stands.

Mission Statement


The Rev Robert and Sarah (Winter) Jordan Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization formed in 2003 that seeks to enrich the lives of all Jordan descendants by enhancing their link to the past through educational, archaeological and historical endeavors funded through tax deductible charitable bequests and donations. 

Jordan Family Foundation Timeline


From Reverand Robert's birth in 1610 to present.  See important dates and events in our family's history. 

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