James  Warren Sr.

James Warren Sr. (1620 - 1702)

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James Warren Sr.
Born in Berwick, Scotlandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Berwick, York, Maine, United Statesmap
Warren-2045 created 30 Jul 2011 | Last modified
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Categories: Maine, Warren Name Study | Kittery, Maine.


There is no evidence or source material posted for the marriage to Margaret Richards. There is also no evidence that Margaret Richards was the daughter of Thomas Richards as she does not appear in Anderson's The Great Migration Begins.

In addition, we lack evidence and source material to support the theory that his James Warren's father is James Cavalier.


James Warren was born in England or Scotland and tradition says he was among the prisoners that Oliver Cromwell sent to New England after his victory over the royal troops at Dunbar in the north.

Before 1656, James had settled in the upper part of Kittery, Maine which is now the town of South Berwick.

James Warren had several grants of land and held various town offices. His will was dated 9 December 1700 and proved 24 December 1702. His wife Margaret was born in Ireland and her will was dated 13 December 1712 and proved 15 October 1713. They had five children: Gilbert, James, Margaret, Grisel, and Jane. [1]

In Vaughan Woods Memorial State park there is a plaque marking the home site of James and Margaret Warren. In the 1630's, much of this property was bought by Europeans and often given to indentured servants upon completion of their service. James Warren, a Scot loyal to the King of England during the civil war, was one of these indentured servants. At the end of his indentures, he settled on a 50 acre lot within the current park[2]


  1. Warren Orin. Warren; a genealogy of the descendants of James Warren who was in Kittery, Maine, 1652-1656; Haverhill, Mass., The Chase press, 1902. Archive.org
  2. Maine Trail Finder. Vaughan Memorial State Park Maine Trail Finder

See also:

  • Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Ancestry.com, Source number: 755.001; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 5. Record for James Warren.
  • William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams. Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts, Volume 4. Lewis historical publishing Company, 1910 - Massachusetts, p 2637.
  • William Richard Cutter. Genealogical and Family History of Western New York: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation, Volume 1. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912 - New York. p. 136

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No known carriers of James's Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA have taken yDNA or mtDNA tests.

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On 10 Feb 2016 at 18:52 GMT Elizabeth (Hart) Godwin wrote:

I posted disclaimers about spouse Margaret Richards and father of James Warren as there is no supporting evidence posted.

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