Saturday, December 29, 2018


I have two lines of descent from Mayflower passenger Richard Warren; from his daughter Ann (Warren) Little he is my 10x great grandfather and from his daughter Mary (Warren)Bartlett he is my 11x great grandfather.

A fellow Warren descendant, Emily Warren Roebling, wrote a family history back in 1901 and this is what she wrote about our common ancestor:

Richard Warren, the first of the Warren name in America, sailed from Plymouth, Eng., in the historic "Mayflower," 6 September, 1620 (O. S.). He was not of the Leyden Company, but joined the Pilgrims from London,* and he was one of the signers of the Compact framed in the cabin of the " Mayflower" while in Cape Cod Harbor, which was the first plat, form of civil government in the new world, and which converted the band of unknown adventurers into an immortal Commonwealth. Morton, in his New England's Memorial, prints his name as twelfth in the list of signers, and Prince in his New England Chronology adds the honorable prefix of "Mr." from the Register at the end of Bradford's folio manuscript. He was one of the third exploring party which was surprised by the Indians,! 18 December, 1620, at the spot since known as "The First Encounter,"} and, technically speaking, he was one of the first to land at Plymouth, 21 December, 1620, on what might be called the birth-day of New England.

Under the land division of 1623, Richard Warren's apportionment, as one of the "Mayflower" passengers, fell in the north side of the town with William White, Edward Winslow, John Goodman, John Crackston, John Alden, Marie Chilton, Captain Myles Standish, Francis Eaton, Henry Sampson and Humilitie Cooper§; and under those who came in the "Ann," his lands were "on the other side of the towne towards Eele River," where he made his home, in the section later known as Wellingsley or Hobshole, and where he died in 1628. He also owned land along the shore of the present Warren's Cove.||

He was one of the nineteen signers of the Compact who survived the first winter. A cotemporaneous authority described him as "grave Richard Warren," "a man of integrity, justice and uprightness, of piety and serious religion," and as "a useful instrument during the short time he lived, bearing a deep share in the difficulties and troubles of the plantation."

He married in England, Elizabeth —,* who followed him to Plymouth in the "Ann" in 1623, accompanied by her daughters. Mrs. Warren was rated in the Plymouth tax list of 1632-3, and was one of the first purchasers of Dartmouth. A study of the early Plymouth records leads to the conclusion that she was a woman of force and social position in the community, and she is therein usually spoken of as "Mistress" Elizabeth Warren, a designation by no means common

Children of Richard and Elizabeth Warren:
2. i. Mart Warren,* m. Robert Bartlett.

3. ii. Ann Warren, m. Thomas Little.

4. iii. Sarah Warren, m. John Cooke, Jr.

5. iv. Elizabeth Warren, m. Richard Church.

6. v. Abigail Warren, m. Anthony Snow.

7. vi. Nathaniel Warren, b. in 1624; d. 1667.

S. vii. Joseph Warren, b. before 22 May, 1627; d. 1689.

-pp. 3-5

Richard Warren of the Mayflower and Some of His Descendants  David Clapp & Son,  Boston, Ma 1901

The second line of descent from daughter Mary (Warren) Bartlett is comes down to my 3x great grandmother Arvilla (Ames)West

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