The baptism record of Richard Warren b. 15 Jan 1579/80 gives his father as John Warren, armorer; Richard with bap 24 Jan 1579/80 [see "A register of all the Christninges, Burials and Wedings, Parish of Saint Peter's upon Cornhill" (London, 1877) vol. 1 p. 21]. Cornhill in London is 3.1 miles walk to Rotherhithe, where master Christopher Jones lived after 1610.
There are 5 or 6 children of this John Warren in the parish records of St. Peter's of Cornhill in London:
Jasper bap. 18 Feb 1569/70;
John bap. 21 Jan 570/71
William bap. 5 March 1572/3
Susan b. 1 Feb 1575/6 bap. 2 Feb 1575/6
Richard b. 15 Jan 1579/80 bap. 24 Jan 1579/80
Elizabeth b. 23 March 1582/3 bap. 31 March 1583
The last five are all given as children of John Warren, armorer [St. Peter's Church, Vol. 1 pp. 14, 15, 17, 21, 25]....which harks back to a sword found in a midden ca 1981 at the Winslow House in Plymouth.
John Warren, armorer, d. 12 Sept 1585 aged 50 yr of Plague, buried in west yard of St. Peter's [Vol. 1 p. 133]. His widow Lettis Warren, widow of John, armorer, m. 19 June 1587 Lawrence Evannes, of London, cutler, son of Richard Evannes [St. Peter's Vol. 1 p. 236].
One Lettice Grave/Grove was bap. 12 July 1541 [St. Peter's Vol. 1 p. 2]. Lettis/Lettice is a relatively rare first name. This early death of Richard's father helps to explain his delayed m. record at age 30 in 1610 to Elizabeth Walker. As she was bap. Baldock in Sept 1583, she was slightly younger than Richard----as expected.
These records in London conform to the expectation that Richard Warren, Steven Hopkins and Edward Dotte/Doty were "from London."
As Jasper, John, Susan and Elizabeth appear to have died young , Richard's family was quite small.....with burial records in St. Peter's for John and Elizabeth, both being named children of John Warren, armorer [St. Peter's Vol. 1 pp. 14, 25].
Pending a marriage record for John Warren, armorer, and Lettice Grove ca 1578, the above appears to identify the parents of Richard Warren, who d. 1628 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony.
Comments are welcomed. Wasn't there a Grove/Grave relative in the extended Walker family [wife of "our" Richard Warren]???
Now, the next step in English research is to see if a digitized version of St. Peter's Church parish records exists, and to check all the above records found in the 1877 printed version. With any luck, a will by Lettice's father after 1585 will name grandson Richard Warren..... and does a will of Lawrence Evans after 1587 name step-son Richard Warren?