William Warren 1
- Born: 1586, Poynton, , Cheshire, England
- Marriage (1): Ann Becker
- Marriage (2): Mary before 1611 in England
- Died: 1644, Charles Parish, York County, VA at age 58
In 1625 William and Ann Warren were living at York Plantation on the
south si de of the Charles River in Virginia. Ann was William's second
wife. It is pos tulated that William came from England in the 1620s,
bringing his son, Nathan iel. In the spring of 1635, Lt. Radcliffe Warren
was killed during Claiborne' s Raid, a naval battle in disputed Maryland
waters near the Isle of Kent. Rad cliffe Warren may have been a kinsman of
William Warren. A meeting was held a t the home of William and Ann Warren
where citizens made speeches abhorring G overnor Harvey's management of
the Virginia government. Three men were arrest ed but not William. Some
writers put William as the older half-brother of Rad cliffe Warren and
Thomas Warren of Westmoreland County, all three being sons of Sir Edward
Warren, Knt., of Poynton Manor, Cheshire, England. (Sir Edward,
1563-1609, was descended from the Earl of Warren.) If so, William's
mother would be Anne, daughter of Sir William Davenport, Knt., making
William fifth son of Sir Edward and Anne. It is thought that William
Warren and son Nathan iel were killed by Indians in the middle peninsula
in the 1640s. Nathaniel's son William, married Francis Allen, d/o
Christopher Allen, in 1653, and inher ited the family property on the
Charles River (Gloucester Co.). John Warren a nd his probable siblings
were raised by an unknown family, probably in Westmo reland County.
William Warren was the immigrant who settled in York Plantati on by 1625,
d. 1644 in Charles River Co. (Gloucester). William is the probabl e son of
Sir Edward Warren Knt. of Poynton Manor, Cheshire, England, and his
second wife, Anne, d/o Sir William Davenport Knt.
According to the 1990 re search done by Holland Warren, Ph.D.,
John Warren (b. 1635) is the son of Will iam Warren and Ann. There
was a Thomas Warren living in Westmoreland Co. in th e 1650s who
may be a relative but there is only one record for Thomas Warren
showing he witnessed a deed for John Sharp. There is a great deal
more inform ation on William and Ann Warren, William's son Nathaniel
(by William's first w ife in England), who immigrated with William,
and Nathaniel's son, William, w ho married Frances Allen, d/o
Christopher Allen. William and Frances inherite d the estate of
William Warren and Ann. William and son Nathaniel both died in
1644 and were probably killed by Indians. William who married
Frances Allen came of age in 1653 which is when he inherited
Holland Warren gives a great deal of information on the early
settlers in the middle 1600s. I believe his assessment is correct
about William and Ann being John's parents . One reason is
because John and Rachel named their first son William and he
is the one who inherited Rachel's property.
Gayle Gray <email@example.com t>
William was in Jamestown, Virginia between 1632 and 1640.
Was the fifth so n of Edward Warren and Anne Davenport.
Speaker of the House, House Of Burgess in 1633-35.
His Half brother, Ratcliffe (Radcliffe) Warren was killed in a
raid on Maryland from the Isle of Kent in 1635. When it was
heard that Governo r Harvey approved, there was a meeting
at William Warren's house in Yorktown a nd as a result
Governor Harvey was ousted. There is a sworn statement
made by William Cleyboure, commander of Lt. Ratcliffe
Warren in the Army of Virginia, that Lt. Ratcliff returned to
Kent Island. This deposition was made 16 April 1638.
Thomas Warren, brother of Ratcliff and half-brother to
William was in O ld Rappahannock County, Virginia.
Noted events in his life were:
• He worked as a Speaker of the House of Burgesses between 1633 and 1635 in England.
• He immigrated between 1632 and 1640 to Jamestown, Surry County, VA.
William married Ann Becker. (Ann Becker was born about 1584 in Plymouth, , Devonshire, England and died in Yorktown, York, Virginia, USA.)
William next married Mary before 1611 in England.