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Christopher (Waring) Warren (abt. 1588 - abt. 1626)

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Christopher (Waring) Warren was born in , England.



Name: Haplogroup /R1B1/ (This information should be moved from here to the DNA Tests page of the Y-DNA test taker along with his YSearch ID.)


Christopher Warren, a clergyman, vicar of Ilsington, Devon, was born about 1588 (based on his marriage date), and died there in October, 1626. He married June 15, 1613, Alice, daughter of Thomas Webb, of Sydenham, Devon, and had issue.

He was the son of William Warren and Anne, daughter of Thomas Mable, of Calstock, in Cornwall. William was the son of another Christopher, who was a church warden in that parish in 1543-4, who was himself son of John Warren, of Headborough, parish of Ashburton, Devon., and "so runs back in a direct line to William de Warrene, first Earl of Warrene and Surry, etc., who married Gundredd, daughter of William the Conqueror." [1]

The CCEd[2] includes his career path:

  • Schoolmaster with BA 1606
  • Ordination as deacon 1607 priest and appointment to Ipplepen same year.
  • 1611 Master of Arts
  • 1621 appointed Vicar at Ilsington
  • 1626 death whilst still incumbent at Ilsington

Alumni Oxonienses[3] describes the gentleman as Warren (Warringe) matriculating at Exeter in 1602 aged 15 (gives dob of 1585 ) and agrees on other facts and includes a son Robert who matriculated in 1634.

Christopher died in late 1626 at Ilsington, Devon, England leaving an inventory valued at £227.[4]


The following are the known, documented children of Christopher Warren and Alice Webb, baptized at Ilsington:[5][6][7]

  1. Ann Warren [known sister of Sir William Warren, below], bpt 1 May 1614; m John Richards.
  2. Rev. Robert Warren, bpt 8 Oct 1615; d 7 Feb 1668 the day after being named Rector at Rame Cornwall; m Margaret Burgess (who d. 1690), daughter of Peter. Children included (may have been more?):[8]
    1. Rev. Robert Warren [Jr], d 10 Oct 1690, succeeded father as Rector at Rame; m. 27 Dec 1680 Priscilla Granger who d Oct 1690. Six children.
  3. John Warren, bpt 20 Jul 1617; m at St. Martin's, Exeter, 24 Feb 1638/9, Alice Burgess.
  4. Richard Warren, bpt 15 Aug 1619, a merchant at Greenwich; m abt 1648 Elizabeth, daughter of Oliver Ivatt and widow of Francis Marsh/March.[9] He died Tewin, Hertfordshire in about 1701[10] Children included (may have been more?)
    1. Richard Warren, b Greenwich 14 Apr 1649 with brother John, was pupil at Mr. Dugard's private school, parish at St. Stephens, Coleman St., London; and afterwards at Merchant Taylors School. Became doctor of Divinity, Vicar of Warnborough in Hampshire. [11] At Warnborough, instituted in 1681.[12] Dr Warren died at Warnborough in 1694[13] "He in turn had a two sons. The first, Richard who inherited Marden in Tewin in Hertfordshire from his grandfather, went to Christchurch Oxford and the Middle Temple and died in about 1768 [14]The second Vincent who also went to Christchurch and became a clergyman, vicar of Plymstock in Devon where he died in 1701[15] [16] Additional children: Thomas, died young, Ann d 1702 aged 15[17] and Catherine. (NB there were no living descendants of Catherine Vincent, the wife of Richard Warren, vicar of Warnborough still living in 1836. The evidence for this was submitted to the committee of Privileges of the House of Lords [18]
    2. John Warren, b Greenwich 8 Apr 1650
  5. Thomas Warren, bpt 2 Sep 1621; removed to Tring, Hertfordshire? Merchant of London. Identified as brother to Sir William Warren, knight, in 1667; m Frances ____.
  6. Christopher Warren bpt 8 Feb 1623, m1 abt 1657, Sarah Opie, daughter of Nicholas Opie. Five children. After Sarah died, he m2 Susan _____ by whom he had two more children. While a child, he lived in London, he later removed to Ermington, Devon, where the baptisms of his children are recorded. Described as "Gent., Captain of one of his Majesty's Companies at Plymouth." ALive as late as 1689.
  7. Sir William Warren, Knight, merchant and shipowner of Wapping, London, bpt 7 Jan 1626/7 at Ilsington, Devon where his father was vicar.[19] Note this baptism comes a month after his father's death. Wealthy, large contractor with Admiralty. He was knighted 12 Apr 1662. Great builder of ships for King Charles II. He married Mary, daughter of William Culling of Woodland, Devon. Children:
    1. Joanna Warren, m Henry Griffith
    2. Mary Warren, m John Upton

Disputed Children

Other children associated with Christopher:[citation needed]

Christopher and Alice's children all remained in England. NONE of their children emigrated to the New World. Therefore the following are NOT children of Christopher Warren and Alice Webb:

  • John Warren who settled in Boston and was supposedly ancestor of Gen. Joseph Warren, famous for Bunker Hill.[20][21] (That connection needs confirming.)
  • John Warren of Watertown (distinct from John of Boston).
  • Richard Warren who at about age 40 came over on the Mayflower (Christopher and Alice's son by the same name was born in 1619!)[22]
  • Richard Waring who settled in Brookhaven, NY (and his sister Catherine Doxie Lane).[23]

More Notes About Inaccurate Children

"In 1872 the Harleian Society published an edition of the Devonshire Visitation of 1620, and in this edition the much discussed Warren pedigree appeared, with the statement, 'Inserted by later hand.' That it was not the work of the visiting heralds of 1620, and that the John and Richard, named as sons of Christopher Warren of the pedigree, are not identical with Richard Warren of the Mayflower, and John Warren of Watertown, is clear from the following facts: Christopher Warren married Alice Webb, 15 Jun 1613. His second son, John, was born in 1617, hence not the John Warren, "aged about 45 years," who emigrated to Massachusetts in 1630, in the fleet with Saltonstall, and became the founder of the Warrens of Watertown. Richard, the third son of Christopher Warren was baptized at Sydenham Damrell, 15 August 1619, and was five years younger than his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth March, who was not licensed to marry her first husband until 1629... This first marriage of Elizabeth (Ivatt) March was one year after Richard Warren, the Mayflower pilgrim, had died at Plymouth, Massachusetts. -- J. Granville Leach"[24]


  1. Cuyler Reynolds, Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911), (Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45), vol I, pp 354-362: Warren. NOTE: This source incorrect associates Richard Waring of Brookhaven, Long Island as son of Christopher and Alice. Use with caution, and confirm with additional, independent sources.
  2. Clergy of the Church of England Data base CCEd Person ID: 76247.
  3. Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714: Their Parentage, Birthplace, and Year of Birth, With A Record of Their Degrees (Foster 1891) - Warren Christopher (Warringe)
  4. Devon Wills Project, CONSOLIDATED INDEX TO DEVON WILLS - Wa-We GENUKI accessed December 16, 2014
  5. Rev. Thomas Warren, A History and Genealogy of the Warren Family in [various locations], Private printing, 1902, starting on page 70
  6. See also IGI Batch #C051221
  7. See also Sir Bernard Burke C B LL D, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales..., Volume 3 First Published 1842: "Arms had been granted to 'Warren (Hedbury, co Devon, Rame, co Cornwall and London as the arms of Rev. Robert Warren, Rector of Rame, Cornwall, John Warren and Richard Warren of Greenwich, merchant. Christopher Warren of London and William Warren, of London, sons of Christopher Warren who was the great-grandson of John Warren of Hedbury in the parish of Ashburton, Devon.' "
  8. Arthur John Jewers, Heraldic church notes from Cornwall...,
  9. The Visitation of the County of Devon made in 1620, p 300.
  10. National Archives,PCC wills, Prob 11 piece no. 460 , Richard Warren, Tewin Hertfordshire probate 1701
  11. Merchant Taylor's register, p247
  12. CCED
  13. National Archives, PCC wills Prob 11, piece no.421, Richard Warren, South Warnboro viewed on Ancestry
  14. National Archives PCC wills Prob 11, piece no.939, Richard Warren Esq.Marden
  15. Oxienesis
  16. National Archives.PCC wills, Prob 11 piece no. 1207 The Rev. Vincent Warren Clerk 1791 Pymstock
  17. memorial to Ann Warren d of Dr Richard Warren and Catherine his wife, only d of Sir Anthony Vincent in Stoke D'Abernon church recorded P145 The Natural History and Antiquities of the County of Surrey, Aubrey,Rawlinson,1781,viewed Google books
  18. evidence printed in five papers relating to the claims of the barony of Bray, online Google books
  19. See also Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford 2004: "Warren, Sir William (bap. 1627, d. 1695), naval contractor, baptized at Ilsington, Devon, on 7 January 1627, was the sixth son of Christopher Warren (d. 1626), vicar of Ilsington, and his wife, Alice Webb. William was admitted to the Drapers' Company in 1650...
  20. This claim is made in J.S. Amery, "The Warrens of Headborough and their Descendants," in Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Report and Transactions - The Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature ..., Vol. 28, 1896, p 494 and also in John C. Warren, Genealogy of Warren with some Historical Sketches, (Boston: John Wilson & Son, 1854), pp 42-43, 53
  21. See also: "Warrens in America," a 1912 article in Genealogy: a weekly journal of American ancestry.
  22. This claim is made by John C. Warren, Genealogy of Warren with some Historical Sketches, (Boston: John Wilson & Son, 1854), pp 42-43, 53
  23. Donald Lines Jacobus, NYGBR 102(1971):1-5
  24. "Richard Warren of the Mayflower," in NEHGR, 55(1901):71, footnote.

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On 11 Nov 2015 at 13:40 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Technically, his LNAB should really be changed to WARREN. Profile managers?

On 11 Nov 2015 at 12:54 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

I rejected the merge with Warren-6634-- that Christopher is a generation or two earlier than this one. Might be this one's grandfather.

On 10 Nov 2015 at 16:47 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

I think the dates on this profile (b 1558; d 1587) refer to an earlier Christopher, NOT the one who married in 1613. I will correct.

Corrected, but now the parents' info is wrong.

On 5 Nov 2015 at 16:53 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Same man as (Warren-6634), but we have to resolve the LNAB first; also it would be great to find a lower-numbered Warren to merge Waring-228 into.

On 10 Dec 2014 at 23:26 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Warren-198 and Waring-228 appear to represent the same person because: Variant of same name with same name for son

On 10 Dec 2014 at 22:13 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Warren-1873 and Warren-198 appear to represent the same person because: same name, same wife

On 10 Dec 2014 at 22:08 GMT Bob Tonsmeire wrote:

Warren-198 and Warren-364 appear to represent the same person because: same name, same wife's name, estimated dates are relatively close

On 22 Nov 2014 at 22:27 GMT Darrell Parker wrote:

Warren-364 and Warren-4686 appear to represent the same person because: appears ro be the same person

Christopher is 28 degrees from Rosa Parks, 27 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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