Jordan Sir Joseph
Jordan, Sir Joseph, British naval commander, was born in 1603, and after much service as acting vice-admiral in the first Dutch War, and as rear-admiral under Blake in the Mediterranean, commanded the St. George, 60, and acted as flagofficer through the second Dutch War. He succeeded Lawson in 1665 when that officer was wounded. He commanded a flotilla of fire-ships against the Dutch at the Nore in 1667, and he was vice-admiral of the Blue at the Battle of Solebay. He died in 1685, and lies buried at Hatfield.