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Rev. John Warham

Male 1595 - 1670


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  • Title  Rev. 
    Born  09 Oct 1595  Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  09 Oct 1595  Saint Bartholomew, Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  01 Apr 1670  Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Cong. Church Yard, Windsor, Hartford Co. CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I18715  Killmer Family
    Last Modified  16 Dec 2012 

    Father  Richard Warham,   b. 08 Dec 1565, Maiden Newton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1623, Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Agnes Cook,   b. Abt 1565, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  14 Oct 1588  Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F06685  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Abigale Searke,   d. 18 May 1684 
    Children 
     1. John Warham,   b. 07 Mar 1627, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Child Warham,   b. 23 Feb 1628, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 23 Feb 1628, St. Sidwell's, Exeter Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Warham,   b. 26 Dec 1628, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Susanna Warham,   b. 14 Nov 1629, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1629, Exeter, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Samuel Warham,   b. 1633, Windsor , Hartford Co. CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1647, Windsor , Hartford Co. CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F06683  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Jane Dabinott,   b. 1615, Yarcombe, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1645, Norwalk, Fairfield, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1637  Windsor, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Abigail Warham,   b. 27 May 1638, Windsor, Hartford Co. CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694, Hartford, Hartford Co. CT Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hepzibah Warham,   b. 1640, Windsor , Hartford Co. Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sarah Warham,   b. 1642, Windsor , Hartford Co. Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ester Warham,   b. 1644, Windsor , Hartford Co. Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F06684  Group Sheet

  • Notes 


    • Database: Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33
      Combined Matches: 1

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      PRESERVED PURITAN

      JOHN WARHAM

      ORIGIN: Exeter, Devonshire

      MIGRATION: 1630 on Mary & John

      FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester

      REMOVES: Windsor 1636

      OCCUPATION: Minister.

      FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 18 May 1631 [MBCR 1:80, 366].
      Date Name Residence Original Source Comment
      19 Oct 1630 Mr. John Warham Col. Rec., Vol. I. pp. 62, 63.

      EDUCATION: St. Mary Hall, Oxford, B.A. 1614, M.A. 1618 [Foster 4:1572; Morison 404]. "The sum of the value of his books appraised by Mr. Rusell and Mr. Chancy came to 82 4s." [Hartford PD Case #5645].

      OFFICES: Dorchester "selectman," January 1632[/3], 3 April 1633, 3 November 1633, 2 December 1633, 6 January 1633[/4], 20 May 1634, 24 May 1634 [DTR 1-6]. (During this early period, before the establishment of the office of selectman, John Warham and John Maverick, the ministers of Dorchester church, and William Gaylord and William Rockwell, the deacons, were entrusted with all town business.)

      ESTATE: On 27 June 1636 he had two acres of marsh by Goodman Greenway's [DTR 16]. He pledged to contribute to a schoolmaster based on profits from the Island [DTR 106].

      On [illegible] January 1641[/2] John Warham, Henry Woolcott, Benjamin Nuberry, John Nuberry, Mary Nuberry, Rebeccah Nuberry and Hannah Nuberry of Windsor sold to Joseph Nuberry of Windsor ten acres and a half of meadow near Podunk [WiLR 1:5-6].

      On 23 November 1670 the papers purporting to be the last will of Rev. John Warham were rejected and administration of the estate was granted to the husbands of his three daughters, Thomas Allyn, Return Strong and Mr. Stodder of Northampton. These three men were to order the estate, preserve it from waste, and see that it supported the widow during her lifetime. The court further ruled that "what estate Mrs. Warham had before marriage with Mr. Warham shall remain at her own dispose" [Manwaring 1:247].

      The inventory of the estate of Rev. John Warham was taken 30 April 1670 and totalled 1239 10s., including 687 in real estate: "his dwelling house, outhousing, and land about it of meadow and swamps and upland estimated thirty-three acres and ," 250; "in the great meadow eighteen acres," 100; "of woodland westerly of the mill fifty-seven acres," 25; "west of that thirty acres," 3; "fifteen acres near to that," 3; "the house bought of late of Peter Brown near the mill," 20; "the mill and land about it three acres," 220; land that was Mr. Branker's: "in the great meadow," 25; "in the little meadow two acres [quarter?]," 11; and "east side the great river, 20 rods in breadth, in length 3 miles," 30 [Hartford PD Case #5645; Manwaring 1:247]. The inventory was incomplete and the administration was not perfected even as late as 10 March 1700[/1], when Samuel Allyn entered a bond of administration upon the estate [Hartford PD Case #5645; Manwaring 1:247].

      On 5 March 1684/5 administration on the estate of Mrs. Abigail Warham was granted to Capt. Newbery and Return Strong [Manwaring 1:374]. On 4 September 1684 the nuncupative will of Mrs. Abigail Warham was heard from four witnesses that
      We the underwritten, being present with Mrs. Warham, who spent her last days in our family, she discoursing with us respecting her estate, declared that she had formerly given her cousin Miles Marwine such a multitude that if she had thousands she would not give him a penny. She did not know whether she had anything to give away. Disowned that she had any will, and said further that her cousin Miles Marwin desired that she would make over her estate to him. She did not know but that she might live to need and expend it all ... Mary the wife of Captain Newbery, and Abigail the daughter, both affirm that Mrs. Warham said to them ... that if there was anything left when the court had the consideration thereof, she had thought little Miles Marwin should have somewhat, and the other the lived with her so long, & as for her moveables that were brought into our house, Return Strong, Mary Newbery & Abigail do testify she freely gave them to us & said they should not be taken from us [Manwaring 1:374].

      The inventory of the estate of Mrs. Abigail Warham of Windsor totalled 126 14s. 6d. [Hartford PD Case #5644; Manwaring 1:374]. The court ordered that one third of the estate go to Miles Marwin Jr., two thirds of one third to Elizabeth [Marwin], and to John, Thomas, Samuel & Abigail Marwin, the remainder [Manwaring 1:374].

      BIRTH: Baptized Crewkerne, Somersetshire, 9 October 1595, son of Richard and Agnes (Cook alias Howper) Warham [M&JCH 12:6] (aged about seventy-six in 1668 [WMJ 875]).

      DEATH: Windsor 1 April 1670 [Manwaring 1:247; CTVR 22; Grant 69, 83].

      MARRIAGE: (1) Stoke Abbot, Dorsetshire, 8 June 1625 Susanna Gollop [TAG 65:122]. She died late in 1634 (on 12 December 1634 John Winthrop wrote to John Winthrop Jr. that "Mrs. Warham is dead" [WP 3:177]).

      (2) By about 1637 Jane (_____) Newberry, widow of Thomas Newberry (on 1 May 1639 "John Warham, pastor of the church [at Windsor], and Jane his wife, executrix of the last will and testament of Thomas Newbery gent. deceased," leased to Richard Wright of Mount Wollaston, husbandman, the farm "which the said Thomas Newbery purchased of William Pyncheon" [Lechford 124-26]). She died at Norwalk on 23 April 1655 [Grant 68].

      (3) Windsor 9 October 1662 Abigail (Searle) Brancker [CTVR 9; Grant 68], widow of JOHN BRANKER of Windsor [JIC 59-69]. She died at Windsor on 18 May 1684 [CTVR 56].

      CHILDREN:
      With first wife

      i JOHN, bp. Crewkerne, Somersetshire, 7 March 1626/7; bur. there 17 March 1626/7 [M&JCH 17:170].

      ii Child, bur. St. Sidwell's, Exeter, 23 February 1627/8 [M&JCH 17:170].

      iii MARY, bp. St. Sidwell's, Exeter, 26 December 1628 [M&JCH 17:170]; no further record.

      iv SUSANNA, bp. St. Sidwell's, Exeter, 14 November 1629; bur. there 16 November 1629 [M&JCH 17:170].

      v SAMUEL, b. say 1633; d. Windsor 1647 [Grant 79].

      With second wife
      vi ABIGAIL, bp. Windsor 27 May 1638 [CTVR 38; Grant 68]; m. Windsor 21 October 1658 Thomas Allyn [Grant 22], son of MATTHEW ALLYN.

      vii HEPZIBAH, bp. Windsor 9 August 1640 [CTVR 38; Grant 68]; d. Windsor 1647 ([Grant 79-80]; "Dead" [Grant 68]).

      viii SARAH, b. Windsor 28 August 1642 [CTVR 38; Grant 68]; m. Windsor 11 May 1664 Return Strong [CTVR 10, Grant 64].

      ix ESTHER, bp. Windsor 8 December 1644 [CTVR 38; Grant 68]; m. (1) Windsor 29 September 1659 Eleazer Mather [CTVR 9], son of Rev. Richard Mather; m. (2) Northampton 18 March 1669/70 Rev. Solomon Stoddard, son of Anthony Stoddard [Pynchon VR 142].

      ASSOCIATIONS: In 1952 Donald Lines Jacobus prepared a concise account of John Warham and his immediate family [Hale, House 775-77]. In 1989 Judy Osborn published the results of extensive research in English records, leading to a presentation of four generations of ancestry for Rev. John Warham [M&JCH 12:1-26, 17:164-71]. In 1990 Myrtle S. Hyde analyzed these findings and concluded that "more avenues need to be pursued, but the basic family tree looks good" [TAG 65:121-22].

      COMMENTS: Matthew Grant says of Warham's ministry:
      Before this time it had been the practice to call such persons in public to stand forth and answer to questions of catechism propounded to them & to own the church covenant. And the time which Mr. Warham first began this practice was January 31 1657 and went on in the practice of it until March 19 1664, which day he declared to the church that he had met with such arguments against the practice concerning the baptizing of members' children that he could not get through at present & could not go on in practice as he had done without scruple of conscience, therefore must forebear until he had weighed arguments and advised with those that were able to give, not that he intended to cast off the practice holy, but only lay it for a time till he could be better able to answer his present scruples, for if he should act, and not of faith rom 14 would be sin to him [Grant 13].

      He further says that Mr. John Warham had four children born in Windsor [Grant 93].

      A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.
      1663 to 1677.

      Page 83-4 Name: Rev. John Warham Location:
      Pastor of the Church at Windsor. Died 1st April, 1670. Invt. ?1239-10-00. Taken 30 April, 1670, by Capt. Newbery, Thomas Forde and Samuel Marshall.
      At a Court held at Hartford 23 November, 1670, there was considered a paper or papers purporting to be the Last will of Rev. John Warham, which were rejected. And an Order from the Court was Issued that after the decease of Mrs. Warham the Estate shall be equally divided among his three daughters, the wife of Thomas Allyn, The wife of Return Strong, and the wife of Mr. Stodder of Northampton, and these men were appointed Adms. upon the Estate.

      Page 98--11 April, 1670: Upon Motion of Thomas Allyn and Mr. Return Strong that the Assistants would take some Care that the Estate of their Father, Rev. Mr. John Warham, might be preserved from Waste, & that Mrs. Warham, Relict, might be comfortably provided for according to her present necessity until they can perfect the Inventory and present it to the Court with all such Writings as may concern the dispose of the Estate, and desire Assistants to appoint Deacon John Moore, Thomas Allyn & Return Strong to take Care that Mrs. Warham be comfortably provided for and the Estate secured in the best way until aforesd. matters be settled.
      Page 105--23 November, 1670: Will not proven. The Estate, so much as is left of it, shall pass to the comfortable maintenance of Mrs. Warham during life, & at her decease shall be equally divided to her 3 daughters if they be then living, or their heirs. Also provided that what Estate Mrs. Warham had before marriage with Mr. Warham shall remain at her own dispose. The Court appoint Thomas Allyn, Return Strong, Deacon John Moore & Lt. Walter Fyler Adms.
      Page 9--(Vol. VII) 10 March, 1700-1: Capt. Thomas Allyn and Walter Fyler, Adms., now both deceased, and the Adms. is not yet perfected.