Susan was the last child born to Hugh and Ann Jordan in Hayle, Cornwall in the summer of 1843.
Her siblings included Mary Johns Jordan, who migrated to New Zealand as the wife of William Roydhouse. Her brother, Benjamin Johns Jordan migrated to Illinois, USA
She married Samuel Hichins(60),mariner at the age of 19 in Helston, Cornwall in 1862.
(A young Susan)
Samuel had been a bachelor living with his mother.
Samuel Richard 1863-1940 married Rosina Stevens, 2 sons
Harriet Jane 1866-1911
Adelaide Susan 1867-1939 married Arthur Unwin,3 sons, 1 daughter
Charles Frederick 1868-1968
Annie Maria 1870, born Mullion-1897
John Henry Jordan Hichins 1872, born Mullion-1891
Samuel is recorded as a fisherman of Mullion Cove, living near other boatmen working for the Coast Guards in 1871.
Mullion Cove is 9.7 km south of Helston by land and 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Falmouth by land.
The coast in this part of Cornwall can be a wild and rugged place, and storms have long raced across the Atlantic with strong south west and westerly gales. The Cove is partly protected from the winds and ocean currents by Mullion Island . By the time of the census in 1841 the Cove had several working fish cellars, net lofts and two thatched cottages. Until the early 20th century it had a thriving pilchard industry, and lobster and crawfish fishing using traditional Cornish methods with locally manufactured withy pots. Mullion Cove was a favourite landing place for contraband until the Coast Guards made it difficult to continue operating illegally by 1840.
(A fisherman’s cottage in Mullion Cove.)
Samuel died in 1876 in Helston, Cornwall, aged 76.
In 1881, Susan states she is a Coast Guards widow, age 34.
Susan’s son, Wilfred Victor Trezise Hichins was born in 1883 in Helston, married Lillie Newton, with 1 son and 2 daughters.
(Susan in later years)(photographer at that address from 1886)
( Helston to Bedford)
Susan died in Bedford in 1909, aged 66.