Near Tar Bay
Sometime after the abandonment of the Jordan-Farrar site, the land around Jordan Point came into the possession of Benjamin and Mary Sidway, who surrendered the land in 1657 to the joint ownership of John Bland, a merchant of London, and his brother Theodorick Bland as payment for their debts.
Captain David Peebles of Fife County, Scotland, a Royalist, escaped to Virginia circa 1649 during the Cromwell Rebellion, leaving his wife and their young children in Fife. In 1650 he patented 833 acres on the south bank of the James River in Charles City County (later Prince George) Southeast of Old River Road (now Rte 10) and Powell's Creek.
Constructed in the early nineteenth century, the house is remarkable for the number of original accessory features which survive.
One of only a few brick homes built on the south bank of the James during the colonial period, the Tar Bay mansion was a high style Georgian