JOURDAIN, John

JOURDAIN, John. 15?? — 1619. British Traveller in India. Participated in the Indian voyage of 1608, remained in Surat when others went to the court. In 1610 visited Agra (6 months), then joined Middleton’s ship, visited Moluccas and returned to England. Three years later returned to the East, but was killed in a squirmish with the Dutch near Malacca. Mainly wrote of his own adventures without much information about the country.

Publications: The Journal of John Jourdain, 1608-1617, describing his Experiences in Arabia, India, and the Malay Archipelago. Ed. by William Foster. 82+394+40 p., 4 maps The Hakluyt Society, 2nd Series 16. L. 1905.

Sources: J.K. Laughton, D.N.B. ; Oaten 1909, 158-161.

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