Arthur Warren born about 1613, Nottingham, England, died after 6 July 1658 and before 1660 [see his inventory at the bottom of this page] Arthur Warren undoubtedly emigrated from England to New England about 1635, though diligent and repeated efforts have failed to discover the date and place of his birth or the exact time when he came to this country. However, it is known that he settled in Weymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, before 1638. In that year he married Mary _____. At the Quarter Court held in Boston December 7, 1641 he was a witness in the case against Walthian Richards. In the list of the real estate owned by the various proprietors of the plantation of Weymouth, made between October 26, 1642 and May 21, 1644 "the land of Arthure Warren" is described as follows: "Tenn acres of upland and swamp, first fiven to himselfe, bounded on the East with Mr. Gloveres marsh, on the west and south with Mr. Barnardes land, on the north by the sea. Tenn acres in the Mill-field, given to himselfe, bounded on the east and south with Hingham line, on the north with the land of Walter Harris, the common on the west." In 1645, Arthur Waring joined with about 20 members of the church in Braintree in a petition to the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony "for a grant of the Narragansett lands supposed to have been rendered forfeit by the heresy of Gorton, Holden and the others, just proprietors. At a meeting of the Townsmen certain lands be divided. Also, At a quarter Court held at Newetowne the 6* of the First Month of 1637, "the p'sentment of Arthur Warren for keeping Company w"" Clement Briggs wife was found to bee true. Brigg bond for his wife. Arthur Warren, for accompa Brigs wif." m. 1638 Weymouth Massachusetts emig'd from England about 1635; settled in Weymouth before 1638 Mary _?_ born 1617 died Jacob Warren born 26 October 1642 Weymouth Massachusetts died 1722 Chelmsford Massachusetts married 21 June 1667 Jacob commanded "Garrison in the West Regiment in Middlesex" at Chelmsford. In the Hist of Chelmsford, "The 5 Dy of 12 mo 1677 was given to Jacob Warren tew Acers of land lying Ajoyning to richard hildreth [see below] land on the south sid of the bridge for him to buld a house on for his subsistance."
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Arthur Warren's InventoryArthur Warren's Inventory He died after July 6, 1658. Among the probate records of Suffolk County, Massachusetts, kept in Boston, is a document numbered 2,625 and undated, though it must have been made before 1660, as one of the persons who signed it died in that year. It shows by its wording that he left a will but none can be found. This paper reads as follows: "An inventory of the goods and lands of Arthur Warren of Weymouth, late deceased, which he bequeathed to his wife for the maintenance of his children. Imprimis, one dwelling house with twelve £ s. d.acres of land thereto adjoining 12 00 00
Item ten acres in the field commonly called the mill-field with his other rights 04 00 00
Item two cows 07 00 00
Item three swine 02 00 00Item pewter and brass 04 00 00Item wearing clothes and bedding 07 00 00
Item one musket given to his eldest son 01 00 00Item one sword 01 00 00Item one pistol 00 10 00
Item several iron things 01 00 00
Item books 01 00 00
Item one bedstead with other chamber vessels 02 00 00
Item in coin 05 00 00
Item for other things not minded 02 00 00 51 01 00Wil. Vessie, John Rogers, Thomas Dyer." A list was made in 1663, of the number of acres in each person's lots. In the first division beginning on Braintree line the widow Warren owned lot number 69, containing 5 acres, and in the second division beginning on this line lot number 32 measuring 15 acres.In 1664, the selectmen "ordered that Sergent Whitmarsh shall be and is hereby empowered to lay out unto Samuel Pratt a swamp lot which he bath in the right of the heirs of Arthur Warren, deceased." The date of the death of Arthur Warren's widow is unknown.
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Notes from Cutter1613-1658, Weymouth, Massachusetts
"Warren: Arthur Warren, the immigrant ancestor, emigrated to America before 1638 and located at Weymouth, Massachusetts. The earliest mention of his name in the Weymouth records is in 1638, and he is next mentioned in 1645 as one of the petitioners to the general court for a grant of the Narragansett lands. his name is fourth on the list of landowners, February, 1651-2, and it is evident that he owned considerable real estate. He was one of the substantial citizens of Weymouth, but he was not named among those who were admitted as freemen, and the records do not show any activity in public affairs. From this it was inferred that he was not in harmony with the religion of the Puritans. He died before 1663, in which year land was granted to 'widow Warren. He married, about 1638, Mary (???). Children, born in Weymouth: Arthur, November 17, 1639; Abigail, October 27, 1640: Jacob, mentioned below: Joseph, living in 1671: Fear not, June, 1655.
FROM: William Richard Cutter. "New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial, Series I,". Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Reprinted 1997. Page 363.
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Weymouth History Historic TimelineFrom the Town of Weymouth-
1623 "Charity" returns to England with Weston. Richard Green in charge of colony. "Swan" sails up and down the coast trading and getting fish. Green died in October. John Saunders carried on in November with Myles Standish and Squanto. At Chatham Squanto died. The expedition could go no further, but not before they had venison and eight hogshead of corn and beans. They went to Eastham in January to retrieve supplies "lost" there in November on a wrecked boat of the Plymouth Colony. All was divided with Plymouth. People at Wessagusset became weaker after January. In February Saunders tried to buy food from the Indians, but they refused to sell. Saunders proposed taking food by force but Plymouth refused, so colonist lived on clams, nuts, oysters, fish and stolen corn. Some bartered their clothes and blankets. Saunders died the first winter. Indians became bolder and stole from the settlers who in turn, stole corn seed from the Indians. Thomas Morton in his "New England Canaan" tells how one man was caught, tried, and hanged for stealing from the Indians. Chief Witawamat threatens the colony. Phineas Pratt escapes to Plymouth seeking assistance. Winslow had learned of the plot from Massasoit. Myles Standish leads a party in the winter of 1623 to Sandwich for a parley. Insulted by Witwamat, they (eight men, Standish, and Hobomock) go by boat to Wessagusset. There Standish and settlers meeet Wituwamat and Pecksnot, feed and drug them, kill them, and chase and destroy other fleeing Indians. Standish advises the settlement be given up. Some go go to Plymouth, others to Maine or back to England. Buildings are left and used by Indians and stragglers. Weston disparaged by Plymouth and blamed unfairly. He tried to return but was wrecked near the Merrimack River, captured by Indians, left fore dead. He escaped to Maine, then to Plymouth. Gorges restored his (Weston’s) vessel the "Swan" to him. Weston sailed to Virgina. In 1642 he settled in Maryland, prospered, built "Westbury Manor" and won praise and distinction. He died in 1647 in Bristol, England of the plague.
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Background on the Warren Family
By Denny 1999Richard Warren arrived in American on the Mayflower in 1620. His wife Elizabeth and their five daughters (Mary, Anna, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Abigail) followed on Ship Anne arriving in 1621.
Then while in Plymouth Richard and Elizabeth had two more children. This time they were boys, Nathaniel (born in 1625) and Joseph (born in 1626).
This is very close to the time that our family tree begins in America and with out looking closely one might assume that we are related to this Warren family but one fact stood out.
The first relative listed in the Warren Family Genealogy book was Arthur Warren born in Weymouth in 1639. The sons of Richard Warren from the Mayflower were born in 1625 and 1626, so they would have had to have been 10 or 11 years old when they fathered Arthur Warren in 1639.
As I was doing some production research for a historical documentary on Boston I met a genealogist at Harvard University who specializes in, of all things, pirates. He gladly looked at our documents free of charge as he was almost as curious as I was.
He did a search in Weymouth because the family book starts there. Arthur Warren’s father, also named Arthur was born in Nottingham, England in 1618. He was married in Weymouth in 1638 to Mary.
This new fact fit as I looked at the second paragraph of the preface of the Warren Family genealogy book.
But then I was left with another question, how did Arthur get here if he didn’t come over on the Mayflower? My new pirate expert friend told me that two ships followed the Mayflower in June of 1622. One was the Charity and the other was the Swan. He said there was a total of 50 or 60 men who arrived on these two ships and settled in Weymouth.
I learned that one of the key libraries in Weymouth had burned down destroying original documents that had not been copied, some of which would have helped us to understand this par of our family tree’s history.
But I did learn that eh Charity and the Swan were lesser funded than the Mayflower and less prepared for the harsh New England weather. The first winter was unbearable. They went to the Pilgrims in Plymouth and asked to stay with them. The Pilgrims turned them away, they had barely enough to feed and shelter their own. Arthur Warren’s family settled, had children, and purchased land in Weymouth.
It took a lot of courage to come over on the Mayflower. It may have taken even more courage to come over on the Charity weighing 100 tons or the Swan weighing only 30 tons because they were significantly smaller and lesser equipped than the Mayflower weighing 180 tons.
The Warren Family Genealogy book brings us from this point all the way to the Herbert Wright listed on page 38.
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Weymount History is Arthur Warren's History
First Weymouth Town Hall. Built 1852, destroyed by fire in 1914.Weymouth, Massachusetts
A failed colony
The first settlers of Weymouth assembled a plantation near Athens School and designated it "Old Spain." The settlers dwelled a few years and had to leave because they were of low moral character, stole from the Indians and threatened the Plymouth Colony. After they departed, the next settlers coined Weymouth Wessagusset after the tribal chief. Old Spain can be found on google maps.
The site of Weymouth first saw European inhabitants in 1622 as Wessagusset, a colony founded by Thomas Weston, who had been the main backer of the Plymouth settlement. The settlement was a disaster. When the ship landed at Plymouth, William Bradford took in the settlers Weston had sent over. The settlers Weston had sent were soon stealing from the supplies of the Plymouth colonists and Bradford and the other leaders of Plymouth ended up asking Weston's men to leave. The men made their way to present-day Weymouth where they built a small settlement.
By winter, poor planning and bad management lead to supplies running out. With the Plymouth colonists having few supplies to share, the Weymouth men began to steal from the local Massachusetts nation. The colonists ended up stealing from native graves and some even made themselves slaves to the Massachusetts in order to get food. By now, many in the colony were ill and all forms of law and order had broken down. The lowest point came when a healthy settler was caught stealing supplies from the Massachusetts, the Massachusetts leaders demanded the thief's execution; the Weymouth men complied but executed a dying, sick settler instead.
By spring of 1623, the colony had all but fallen, and the Massachusetts and other native groups began plotting to attack and destroy what was left of Weymouth. Massasoit heard about it and sent word to Plymouth. Bradford, fearing that Plymouth would be also be destroyed, sent Myles Standish to Weymouth with the Plymouth militia to end the threat. Under a banner of truce Standish got the Massachusetts leaders inside the Weymouth fort. There, after a brief struggle, the native leaders were killed. The survivors of the colony went north to Maine, where they got rides back to England with the fishermen who came every summer.
Later on Thomas Morton traded at Weymouth and Robert Gorges also tried to build a colony at the site, but the New England winter caused Gorges to leave with most of the settlers who had come with him. It became part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 with 503 inhabitants and was officially incorporated in 1635, then assuming its present name of Weymouth.
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New England Ship and Passengers
1622 New England
The Charity or the Swan are the ships Arthur Warren most likely came onMay, 1622 The Parrw, at Maine from England, sent passengers in a boat to Plymouth, New England.
Mid-summer The Charity, from England arrived at Cape Cod, New England.
Mid-summer, 1622 The Swan, from England, arrived at Cape Cod, New England.
July 1622 The Charity, from England by way of Cape Code, New England, arrived at Virginia.
Late 1622 The Charity returned from Virginia to New England and then England.
Late 1622 The Swan went from Cape Cod to "Wessagusset," New England (Weymouth)
Source: "Saints and Srangers" page 208
Charity Ship and Passenger Information:
Burthen: 100 tons
Passengers to New England:
The Charity, accompanied by he pinnace Swan arrived with 60 men and no provisions; Thomas Morton, later of Mare Mount ("Merry Mount"), may have been with this group. The new arrivals remained, temporarily, at the Plymouth colony, placing a heavy burden on the provisions there.
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Information about documents in Weymouth
Arthur Warren undoubtedly born in England and emigrated from England to New England about 1635. He is know to have settled in Weymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony before 1638. In that year he married Mary ---. In the list of real estate owned by the various proprietors of the plantation of Weymouth, had made between October 26, 1642 and May 21, 1644, "the land of Arthure Warren is described as follows: "Tenn acres of upland and swampe first given to himselfe, bounded on the East with Mr. Glovers marsh, and on the west and sout with Mr. Barnardes land, on the north by the sea." "Tenn acres in the Mill-field, given to himselfe, bounded on the East and south with Hingham line, on the north with the land of Walter Harris, the common on the west."
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LifeArthur was born.1 While the history of the Warren family in Europe is not complete in every detail, there are certain facts of interest which seem to be fairly authentic. There is no doubt that the name dates back to the early history of France and England and has been born by some of their most illustrious sons. Good authority also exists for believing that members of this family have formed alliances through marriage with ruling houses of both of these countries. This family name comes doubtless from the Latin word Guarenna or Varenna, of which the primary sense is to stop, hold or repel, to guard or keep off. This word in Norman French became Guarenne or Varenne and is sometimes written Guaren or Guarin in old documents. It is likewise found in English as Warren, Warrene, Waren, Warrin, Warin, or Waring. The name Varneene was given both to a river in the County of Calais, Normandy and to the country bordering on this stream. This region, while not large in area, apparently was of sufficient political importance in the 11th century to bring to its processor the title of Earl or Count. The first to bear this title was William de St. Martins, so called from his birthplace, who received the fief of Varenne from Duke William II of Normandy. He lived in the 11th century and was without doubt a descendant from the stock of the Danish invaders. There is considerable data extant, though unfortunately much of it is legendary, which would connect him directly with the warrior chieftain of the Northmen, Rolf or Rollo, who force from King Charles III of France the grant of the northern section of that country, then called Neustria. The new owners changed the name to Normandy and their leader became the first Duke of Normandy. It is from this dual lineage that the first Earl of Warren, or Comte de Guaren or Varrenne, is said to have sprung. History bears eloquent testimony that he was a worthy recipient of this new title, as he served his sovereign nobly at home and abroad. The first mention of this name in English history is in connection with the Battle of Hastings, fought in 1066. In this conflict one of Duke William's most trusted lieutenants was Comte de Guaren, or the 2nd Earl Warren. He must have been in high favor at court, for he later became the husband of Gundred, the daughter of the Conqueror in whose train he had come to England. At Domesday, he received 298 manors as his share of the kingdom for the part played in the victories of Hastings and Ely and was rated as the richest subject in England. In 1073 he was appointed one of the Grand Judiciaries of England and was created Early of Surrey by William Rugus in 1088. Both he and his wife seem to have been of a generous disposition as they gave the money for the establishment, at Lewes in Sussex County, of one of the most magnificent Priories in England, and assisted liberally the other churches and monasteries in the counties subject to them. Their last years were passed in the principal castle at Lewes and they were buried in the Chapter House of the Priory which they had endowed. The line of nobility thus established existed with distinction until the reign of Edward III when the estates and title were surrendered to the crown by John, 8th Earl Warren, who died without male issue in 1347. The King made grants of the lands thus surrendered but took no notice of the title. In fact it was not until more than a century later that the title was again used, being conferred upon the son of the Duke of Norfolk who was created Earl of Warren and Surrey by Henry VI. As he left no male issue the title reverted to the crown. It was not conferred again until 1476, when Richard, Duke of York, son-in-law of the previous holder, was created by Edward VI Duke of Norfolk and Earl of Warren. He also died without male issue and the earldom became once more unenjoyed. It has not been granted to anyone since and, therefore, is extinct, though the title Earl of Surrey is a possession of the noble family of Howard. Through marriage the Warren family was later allied with the houses of Wirmgay and Poynton. From this latter branch came the William Warren who settled in Caunton, Notts County, England, in the 15th century and was (probably) an ancestor of Arthur Warren who emigrated to America about 1635. Though this last statement is not established beyond question, yet Joch C. Warren, Esq,of Nottingham, Eng., who has made a study of this family, writes as follows: "One notable thing is that Arthur was not a common Warren name. Indeed I cannot find it used in old days among any branch of the family except the Leicester and Notts Warrens. The physiognomy of various descendants of Arthur Warren clearly showed traces of a French Ancestry. Arthur Warren undoubtedly emigrated from England to New England about 1635, though diligent and repeated efforts have failed to discover the date and place of his birth or the exact time when he came to this country. However, it is known that he settled in Weymouth, Massachusets Bay Colony, before 1638. In that year he married Mary _____. At the Quarter Court held in Boston December 7, 1641 he was a witness in the case against Walthian Richards. In the list of the real estate owned by the various proprietors of the plantation of Weymouth, made between October 26, 1642 and May 21, 1644 "the land of Arthure Warren" is described as follows: "Tenn acres of upland and swamp, first fiven to himselfe, bounded on the East with Mr. Gloveres marsh, on the west and south with Mr. Barnardes land, on the north by the sea. "Tenn acres in the Mill-field, given to himselfe, bounded on the east and south with Hingham line, on the north with the land of Walter Harris, the common on the west." In 1645, Arthur Waring joined with about 20 members of the church in Braintree in a petition to the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony "for a grant of the Narragansett lands supposed to have been rendered forfeit by the heresy of Gorton, Holden and the others, just proprietors. At a meeting of the Townsmen certain lands be divided. Arthur immigrated to (an unknown value) circa 1635. He married Mary NN---- before 1639 at Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.2,3 Arthur died on 6 July 1658.
Children of Arthur Warren and Mary NN----
Arthur Warren born 17 Nov 1639, died 25 April 1671
Abigail Warren born 27 October 1640
Jacob Warren+ born 26 October 1642, died 1722
Joseph Warren born circa 1645
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Arthur Warren short BioArthur Warren undoubtedly born in England and emigrated from England to New England about 1635. He is know to have settled in Weymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony before 1638. In that year he married Mary ---. In the list of real estate owned by the various proprietors of the plantation of Weymouth, had made between October 26, 1642 and May 21, 1644, “the land of Arthure Warren is described as follows: “Tenn acres of upland and swampe first given to himselfe, bounded on the East with Mr. Glovers marsh, and on the west and sout with Mr. Barnardes land, on the north by the sea.” “Tenn acres in the Mill-field, given to himselfe, bounded on the East and south with Hingham line, on the north with the land of Walter Harris, the common on the west.”
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