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John Warham (bef. 1595 - 1670)

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Rev. John Warham aka Wareham
Born before in Exeter, Devonshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Stoke Abbot, Dorsetshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Connecticutmap
Husband of — married in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Warham-16 created 7 Sep 2012 | Last modified | Last edit: 6 May 2017
06:38: Rick Pierpont edited the Biography and Death Place for John Warham. (Add source, links, cleanup.) [Thank Rick for this]
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Categories: Puritan Great Migration | Hartford County, Connecticut | Founders of Windsor | Puritans, in America | 17th Century American Immigration | Mary and John sailed March 20 1630.

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John Warham migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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John Warham was baptised on October 9, 1695, the son of Richard Warham and Agnes Cooke Howper Warham. he was educated at St. Mary's Hall, Oxford, with a B.A. degree in 1614 and followed by a M.A. in 1618]][1]. He was a minister with the title of "Rev."

He married first Susanna Gallop June 8, 1625[2]Five children were born to the marriage. None survived to adulthood. Susanna Gallop Warham died in December, 1634.

John Warham married again, about 1637 to Jane, the widow of Thomas Newbury. A Newbury Genealogy states that Thomas Newberry's first wife was Joan Dobinette and that his second wife was her cousin Jane Dobinette.[3]. Other sources <see Stiles' Windsor v2;517-518</ref> and [4] leave the surname of John Warham's second wife as unknown. Three of the four daughters born to this marriage survived, married and left children. By this time the family had moved from England to Dorchester, Massachusetts to Windsor, Connecticut.

A few years before his death, Rev. Warham married a third time on October 9, 1662 to Abigail Searle Brancker.

Historical significance:

He was a founder of Windsor, Connecticut. He was a religious dissident clergy in his native England. Given a choice of immigrating to New England or going to jail, he chose New England. Most of his congregation came with him. They arrived at Dorchester, Massachusetts and soon settled at Windsor, Connecticut.

John immigrated on the ship Mary & John, sailed March 20, 1630.


John Warham[5]


BEF 9 DEC 1595 Exeter, Devonshire, England


Oxford, Oxfordshire, England


08 JUN 1625 Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England
09 OCT 1662 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Wife: Abigail Searle
Child: Abigail Warham


Arrival 1630 Massachusetts
Arrival 1630 Nantasket, Massachusetts


1 APR 1670 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut


  • Changing the date of birth - If his daughter Esther (Hester) was born in 1635, John must have been born about 1600.
  • Title: Reverend[5]


Name: John Warham
Gender: Male
Birth: 1595 England
Spouse: Jane Dabinott
Spouse: 1615 England
Marriage: 1637 CT


  1. Great Migration Begins p 1925
  2. Great Migration Begins, citing TAG 65:122
  3. See internet source citations
  4. Great Migration Begins p.1926
  5. 5.0 5.1 Demos: Page 8

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On 15 Jul 2014 at 09:15 GMT Becky (Nally) Syphers wrote:

The Great Migration Begins has the first wife of Rev. John Warham as Susanna Gollop. It does not mention Cecelia Hatche as one of his wives with most of the same children as Susanna and about the same death date. This is contradictory data.

John is 14 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 17 degrees from Cindy Lesure, 16 degrees from Bonnie Thornton and 15 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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