William Warner (My 14th Great Grandfather)on September 10th, 2011 at 9:28 AM
On the maternal side we find that William Warner was the father of James Kite’s wife, Mary.William emigrated to New England probably in 1635, with three children who were nearly or quite grown. Settled in Ipswich where he was first mentioned in 1636-7. At that time he received the grant of a house lot of about one acre extent situated o nthe Mill Street where he was named as an abuttor oto several of the early residents including Simon Stacy. He also reveived a six-acre planign lot abaout fourteen acres of meadow and a ninety-seven acre farm. The belief is that he died in or about 1648 for in that year his name was omitted from the tax list. On May 2, 1638, a man called William Warrener (who was probably our William_ was made free, which presupposes church membership. Willima Arner was called (of Boxted) co. Essex, England and he had married probably there about 1611 an Abigail Baker, who may have died in England. This Abigail had a sister, Sarah Baker who married first at Boxted on October 20, 1614, Richard Lumpkin (1582-1642) of Boxted, England and Ipswich, New Englnad. AFter the death of Lumpkin his widow Sarag married secondly at Ipswich about 1655 as his second wife, Simon Stone. Her will dated March 25, 1663, made bequest to her kinsmen" John Warner, Daniel Warner and Thomas Wells (husband of her niece Abigail) and named the three of them as her executors. The Warner and Wells families were called “people of consideration” among the first settlers.He was a captain in Cromwell’s army. But beyond this fact we have no history of his military career.After Cromwell’s death he came to America. The precise date of his coming to this country we have been unable to determine. But, as Cromwell died in 1658, and it is reputed that Warner left England soon after the death of Cromwell, it is reasonable tosuppose that he came to this country in 1658. ^’Watson Annals of Philadelphia, edition1845.”He settled on the west bank of the Schuylkill River, where he made extensive purchases of land from the native Indians. The titles to these lands were afterwards confirmed by the Upland Courts, and later by William Penn.In 1681, he was appointed a member of Deputy Governor Markliam’s council. Theoath of ofiice was administered and subscribed by him August 3, 1681. Upon the reorganization of the Upland Court, he was appointed by the Governor as one of the nine justices composing that court. He was a member of the first assembly of Pennsylvania, that convened at Philadelphia on the 10th of March, 1683.I WILLIAM WARNER of the Township of Blockley in the County of Philadelphia & province of Pensilvania Yeoman Being at this time in Reasonable Good Health of Body And of a Sound & well disposed Judgment & Understanding praised be the Name of the Lord for his Mercy and Goodness Towards me But considering the Frailty of this Transitory life & the uncertainty thereof I have thought good at this time to make my last Will & Testament And as to that Worldly Estate as it hath pleased Allmighty God to bestow upon my Will is thatthe Same be disposed on by my Executors after my Decease after all my just Debts that I owe are paid In manner & form Following that is to Say First I comitt my Soul into the Hands of Allmighty God my Saviour & Keeper And my Body to be decently buried by myExecutors hereby named. Secondly, I give & bequeath unto my Dear & loving wife[Ann]e Warner the full & equill halfe of my backward Meadow during [her?] Natural Life And after her decease to decend to My Son Isaac Warner as is herein after menconed As also I give unto my Said wife during her natural life the one half of my Plantation whereon I now Live and after her decease to my said Son Isaac as also I give unto my said Dear wife the one half of all my Cows Sheep & Cropp of Corn both within & without Doors As also all & Singular my Horses Mares & Colts And all the rest & residue of my personal Estate as Goods & Chattles not given or otherwise disposed of by this my last Will Thirdly I give & bequeath unto my Son John Warner one hundred acres of my Backward Land Together with the one half of the Meadow thereunto Belonging over & above the said one hundred acres of Land before given him as above To Hold unto him his Heirs & Assignes for ever With the use of my Iron Tow Hetchel & Iron Barr As also one of my Setts of Curtains after my wife’s Decease I also give unto my sd Son John Warner the Sum of Twenty pounds to be paid him by my Executors or Executor within Twelve months after my decease Fourthly I give & bequeath unto my Son Isaac Warner fifty acres of my Backward Land Excepting out of the Same the meadow wch I have otherwise disposed on Until after the decease of my said Dear wife And then I do ordain that the said one half Shall descend to my said Son Isaac Together with the one half of my plantation all which said Land Meadow & one half of my plantation with the other half of my plantation after the Decease of my Dear wife (or thus to make it plain) I give to my said Son Isaac Imeddeatly after my Decease the fifty acres of backward Land & half of my plantation with the other half plantacon & half ye Meadow after his mother’s decease To hold unto my said Son Isaac during his Natural Life And after his Decease to his Eldest Son then living And for want of Such Son to his Eldest Daughter & So to his or her Heirs & Assignes for ever & I Also give to my said Son Isaac the one half of all my Cowes Sheep & Cropp of Corne what: soever with the use of my Iron Tow Hetchel & Iron Barr Fifthly I give & bequeath unto my Son William Warner the Sum of Ten pounds to be paid him by my Executors within one year after my Decease As also Six bushels Corn each year for Eight Years together next after my Decease to wit three bushels of Wheat & three of Rye by my said Executors. Sixthly I give & bequeath unto my Son in Law James Kite fifty acres from off my Backward Land (Excepting the Meadow before given) All which said Backward Land I do desire may be divided in the most Equillest manner for the benefitt of all my said Children And I also give unto my said Son inLaw James Kite one hundred acres of Land where he now liveth To Hold the said one hundred & fifty acres of Land with All the Improvements & appurtenances during his Natural Life And then to one of his Son’s That is to say James Kite or to Abraham Kite or to whether of them two my sd Son in Law shall see fit to Nominate in & by his last Will or by word of Mouth To Hold my said Son in Law & after his Decease unto Such of his Sons as he Shall name his Heirs & Assigns for ever I also give unto my said Son in Law James Kite All my Interest in ? to that Meadow by Schuylkill side which I have upon Lease unto him his Heirs & Assigns As also the use of the Iron Tow Hetchel ? Iron Barr which my Will is Shall remain for the use & Benefit of my Son John’s Family, Isaac’s family & James Kite’s family for ever. Seventhly I give & bequeath unto my Son Robert Warner All & Singular my two Houses Scituate & being in Draycot in Worcester Shire in the Kingdom of England wch I bough of Joseph Woodward To Hold unto him his Heirs & Assigns for ever he paying there: fore unto my Brother Isaac Warner five pounds Sterling mony of Englandor to his Assigns And Lastly I do ordain my Dear & Loving wife Anne Warner & my said Son Isaac Warner Executors or Executor of this my last Will & Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made & this I do declare to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Let my Hand & Seal this Eighth day of September Ano Dom 1703 William Warner Seal Signed Sealed published and declared in “presence of us” Eph: Johnston Francis Cooke Elizabeth BinghurstPhilada October 18th 1706 Then psonally appeared the within named FrancisCook & Elizabeth Binghurst two of the Witnesses to the within written Will & on their Solemn Affirmacons according to Law did declare that they were present & Saw the within named William Warner Sign Seal publish & Declare the within writing as his last Will & Testament And that at the doing thereof he was of sound mind Memory & understanding to the best of their KnowledgeCoram Pet Evans D RegrBe it Remembered that the 18th 8ber 1707 The last Will & Testament of William Warnerwas proved in due form of law And probat & Letters of Adminon was granted to AnneWarner & Isaac Warner Execs therein named being first Attested well & freely to adminis::ter & to bring an Inventory of the Testators Estate into ye Regrs Office at Philada on or before the Eighteenth day of 9ber next ? also to render Accot when required. Given under the Seall of the said Office. [C] Pet Evans D RegrI. WILLIAM WARNER, son of JOHN and MARGARET WARNER, was baptised at Draycott,Parish of Blockley, Worcestershire, England on 8 July 1627. His wife was Ann Dide, she may have been his second wife. Although a family traditon stated that William Warner was in this country as early as 1658 no proof of this has been found. It seems probable that William Warner and his family arrived in the Delaware in 1675. (1)The eminent genealogist, Gilbert Cope, also mentions the tradition that William Warner arrived in 1658, but says no proof has been found. The records of Upland Court, in what is now Pennsylvania show that he applied for grants of land on the Schuylkil in 1678-1681. He was one of the Jusices to hold the first Court under the Charter of William Penn in 1681, and was also a member of Philadelphia County Assembly in 1682/3. (2)William Warner of Blockley, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania signed his Will 8 September 1703 and it was proved 18 October 1706. He left a life interest in half of Blockley Plantation and half of his “backward meadow” to his wife Ann. To his son John he left 100 acres “backward land” and half of meadow belonging to same. He names his sons Isaac, William and Robert and son-in-law James Kite. He left Robert two houses in Draycott, Worcestershire, England, he paying the testators brother Isaac 5 pounds. His Executors were his wife Ann and son Isaac Warner. (3)(1) Colonial Families of Philadelphia, John W. Jordan, New York 1911, Vol. austin homes . I. pp.226,227,228,233.(2) Gilbert Cope Collection, GSP Gen Co9:85, p.115. GSP(3) PhiladelphiaCounty Will Book C, p.61, 1706:#50WILLIAM WARNER, the fourth named appointee, was a son of John and Margaret Warner, and was baptized 8 July, 1627, at Blockley Parish Church, England. He came to Pennsylvania prior to 3 April, 1678, on which day he received a grant of land from the Upland Court. ford tulsa . On 10 March, 1680, and 14 June, 1681, he received additional grants, making seven hundred acres in all. Inman Park Chiropractor . The last, of four hundred acres, was made at the final sitting of the Upland Court under Markham’s administration. He also purchased land direct from the Indians, and on 23 February, 1701, he had from William Penn a patent for a plantation of three hundred acres, located in what is now West Philadelphia. To this plantation, Mr. Warner gave the name of “Blockley,” in honor of his native parish. In 1679, he was deputy or under sheriff to Captain Edmund Cantwell, Sheriff for Upland jurisdiction, and in 1681, he was made a member of Governor Markham’s Council, and one of the justices of the Upland Court, the only court in Penn’s Province. As councillor and justice, he served until the arrival of William Penn, when he was elected a member of the first Assembly that met in Philadelphia. He does not appear to have held public office after the expiration of his term as assemblyman. Possibly he remained a member of the Church of England, and for this reason did not receive from the Quaker interests, then in control, the consideration he would otherwise have enjoyed. His grandson, of the same name, inherited “Blockley,” upon which estate he resided, becoming a founder of the noted organization “The State in Schuyl- kill,” which had his permission to erect on his lands their first house. He received from the organization the title of Baron, and, as rental, the first perch caught at the opening of the fishing season. William Warner, the councillor, died at “Blockley,” in October, 1707, and his will, dated 1 September, 1703, proved 18 October, 1707, named wife Anne, sons Robert, Isaac, and William; son-in-law, James Kite, and grandsons, James and Abraham Kite. To his son Robert, he devised two houses in Dray cot, Worcestershire, England. He has had a numerous posterity.