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John Warham (bef. 1595 - 1670)

Rev. John Warham aka Wareham
Born before in Crewkerne, Somerset, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 8 Jun 1625 in Stoke Abbot, Dorsetshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married 1637 in Windsor, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married 9 Oct 1662 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Sep 2012
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The Puritan Great Migration.
John Warham migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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John Warham was baptised on October 9, 1595, at Crewkerne, Somerset, England, 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 followed by an M.A. in 1618.[1]

He married first Susanna Gallop June 8, 1625.[2] Five children were born to the marriage but 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 [4] and [5] 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 [6]


John Warham[7]


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 Nantasket, Massachusetts


1 APR 1670 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut


  1. Great Migration Begins p 1925
  2. Great Migration Begins, citing TAG 65:122
  3. See internet source citations
  4. see Stiles' Windsor v2;517-518
  5. Great Migration Begins p.1926
  6. Mary and John which sailed on March 20, 1630.
  7. Demos: Page 8
Name: John Warham
Gender: Male
Birth: 1595 England
Spouse: Jane Dabinott
Spouse: 1615 England
Marriage: 1637 CT
  • Page 9: "mr John Warham and Abigail Branker Widow both of Windfor ware married . octo 9 . 1662 ."
  • Footnote: "John Warham, master of arts, was ordained by the bishop of Silferton, May 23, 1619. Silferton is near Cullompton; and we may naturally connect the following. Marriage license granted John Warham, of Witheridg, gen., and Cecilia Hatch, of Cullompton, gen., June 17, 1619."

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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.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers