James Ord (1786-1873) was reputed to be the son of Mrs. Fitzherbert, the wife of King George IV of England. After emigrating to America, Ord worked first near Norfolk, Virginia as a ship builder, next in Charles County, Maryland in ship construction, and then on a farm outside of Washington, D.C. In 1800, James Ord entered Georgetown College as a student. He joined the Jesuits in 1806 but left the society in 1811. Soon thereafter, Ord joined the navy, but he served in the infantry during the War of 1812. Ord lived in Allegheny County, Maryland from 1815 to 1819, in Washington, D.C. from 1819 to 1837, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan as an Indian disbursing agent in the mid-1800s, and in California after 1855. James Ord died in 1873. [Source: Biographical Sketch in Ord Family Papers: Part 1, Georgetown University Library Special Collections Division]. Placidus Ord (1821-1876) was one of James Ord's sons. He also attended Georgetown College, where he was a student from 1835 to 1837. Placidus served in the Northern army during the Civil War, and he was a member of the Michigan legislature. [Source: Obituary in Ord Family Papers: Part 1, Box 3 Folder 43]. James Lycurgus Ord entered Georgetown College in 1835 and left in 1837. After spending time in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, and in Philadelphia, he settled in California. James Lycurgus was a doctor by trade. [Source: Georgetown University Archives: Alumni Files].