WARNER

Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith 1998.

William Warner

William Warner , m. Mary Nln .  William & Mary (Nln) Warner  had:

Thomas Warner, Gent.  

Thomas Warner , Gent.  of Hoveton and Norwich, son of William & Mary (Nln) Warner , b. 1580; m. 15 (or 20) Oct 1602, St. Mary, Hellesdon, England to Elizabeth Sotherton , daughter Augustine & Ann (Peck) Sotherton , b. ca. 1582-84; d. living in 1629.  Thomas & Elizabeth (Sotherton) Warner , Gent. had:

1.    Ann , bapt. 4 Mar 1602/3; d. before 1610.
2.   
Mary , d. living in 1610
3.   Augustine , b. ca. 28 Sept 1611; d. 24 Dec 1674, VA

Capt. Augustine Warner , Gentleman

3.  Capt. Augustine Warner , I, son of Thomas & Elizabeth (Sotherton) Warner, Gent., b. 28 Sept 1610[i], near Norwich, Norfolk, England; d. 24 Dec 1674, Warner Hall, VA; bur. Warner Hall Plantation, Gloucester Co., VA; m. 1635 Norfolk, England to Mary Townley , daughter of Lawrence & Jennet (Halstead) Towneley , b. 13 May 1614; d. 11 Aug 1662[ii]; bur. Warner Hall Plantation, Gloucester Co., VA.

The title Gentleman in his name, fixes his status as one of the English gentry, legally entitled to use a Coat-of-Arms; and the Arms themselves identify him as a member of the Welsh family of Warner.

Augustine Warner  settled in Virginia about 1628.  He patented the land on which Warner Hall stands.  He served as the Justice of York in 1650 and the Justice of Gloucester in 1656.  He served as a Captain in the Virginia militia until 1657 or 1658, afterward holding the rank of Colonel.

Augustine Warner , Gentleman, held a considerable amount of land.  It is said that he had a grant of land in Gloucester as early as 1632[iii].  He is without a doubt the builder of Warner Hall.

Augustine & Mary (Townley)  Warner  had two (2) children:

3.1.      Sarah Warner , m. Lawrence Townley
3.2.      Col.  Augustine Warner , Jr. ,  b. 3 Jun 1642, Glouchester, VA; d. 19 Jun 1681; m. Mildred Reade .

Sarah Warner

3.1.  Sarah Warner , daughter of Augustine & Mary (Townley)  Warner, m. Lawrence Townley .  Lawrence & Sarah (Warner) Townley had a daughter:

3.1.1.  Alice , m. John  Grymes .

Colonel "Speaker" Augustine Warner , II

3.2.  Colonel Augustine Warner , II, of Warner Hall, son of Augustine & Mary (Townley) Warner , b. 3 Jun 1642, Glouchester, VA or 20 Oct 1643[iv]; d. 19 Jun 1681, Gloucester Co., VA; bur. Warner Hall Plantation, Gloucester Co., VA; m 1st 1655 to Mildred Reade , daughter of Col. George Reade  {founder of Yorktown}; m 2nd Elizabeth Martian .

In 1658, he was sent to England by his father to be educated at Marchant Taylor's School in London, England.

Augustine Warner  is frequently referred to in documents as Speaker Warner.

Augustine Warner  II , served as a Burgess for York Co., VA in Apr 1652; as Burgess for Gloucester Co., VA Mar 1658-59. He served as Burgess for the Council of State Marc 1659-60.  In Mar 1675-6 and Feb 1676-7, he ws the Speaker of the House of Burgesses during Bacon's Rebellion.  He was a member to the Council of Virginia, 1677.  During Bacon's Rebellion Warner Hall was used by Bacon, as his headquarters, after the burning of Jamestown.

Col. Augustine  & Mildred (Reade) Warner  had four (4) children:

3.2.1.  Mildred Warner , d. 1701.
3.2.2.  Mary Warner ,  m.  17 Feb 1680 to Speaker John Smith  of Purton, Jr. of the Virginia House of Burgesses.  She is the "Common-denominator" to the ancestry with the British Royalty of the Cowne Family.
3.2.3.  Elizabeth Warner , b. 24 Nov 1672 at "Chesake" , m. "Councilor" John Lewis
3.2.4.  Robert Warner , never married.

Alice Townley

3.1.1.  Alice Townley, daughter of Lawrence & Sarah (Warner) Townley, m. John Grymes  of Grimesby on the Piankatank River, Virginia, d. 1709.  John & Alice (Townley) Grymes  had:

3.1.1.1.  Charles Grymes  of Morattico, b. ca. 1697; d. ca. 1753.

Mildred Warner

3.2.1.  Mildred Warner , daughter of Col. Augustine & Mildred  (Reade) Warner , d. 1701; m. Lawrence Washington , b. 1659; d. 1698; m 2nd George Gale . 

Lawrence & Mildred (Warner)  Washington  were the grandparents of George Washington , President of the United Sates of America.

Lawrence & Mildred (Warner)  Washington  had three (3) children:

3.2.1.1.  John Washington , built Highgate.
3.2.1.2.  Augustine Washington , b. 1694; d. 1743; m. Mary Ball , daughter of Joseph Ball .
3.2.1.3.  Mildred Washington

Mary Warner

3.2.2.  Mary Warner , daughter of Col. Augustine & Mildred  (Reade) Warner , d. 12 Nov 1700; m. 17 Feb 1680 to Speaker John Smith  of Purton, Jr. of the Virginia House of Burgesses, son of Major John & Anne  (Bernard) Smith , b. 1662; d. 14 Apr 1698.

She is the "Common-denominator" to the ancestry with the British Royalty of the Cowne Family.  In a deed recorded we find the full extent of the family relationships among a number of prominent people of Colonial Virginia.  

Whereby, "John Smith , of Purton, in the county of Gloucester, in Virginia, gentleman" sells to William Buckner  of York County twenty-nine acres, "my share of a parcel of land my grandmother, Madam Mildred Warner , bought of Mr. Thomas Read , according to the division made between Mr. John Lewis , Esq., Mr. John Washington  and myself, coheirs to my uncle, Mr. Robert Warner , deceased, to whom the said land was given by the said Madam Mildred Warner"; this instrument was recorded February 24, 17 08, and witnessed by John Lewis, Robert Porteous , and Paul Watlington .  In 1715 John Washington sold to Philip Lightfoot  a tract of land "descended to him as son and heir of Lawrence Washington  and Mildred his wife, as by one deed of partition made between John Lewis and Elizabeth his wife, surviving daughter of said Augustine Warner  and  Mildred his wife, deceased, of the one part, and John Smith, son and heir of John Smith and Mary his wife, deceased, another of Warner's daughters and coheirs, and John Washington, party to these presents, of the other part,"

John & Mary (Warner) Smith  had:

3.2.2.1.  Mildred Smith , b. 1682; m. Robert Porteus  of Newbottle, VA, b. ca. 1679; d. 1758.
3.2.2.2.  Augustine Smith , one of the Knights of the Golden Horseshoe who rode with Governor Spotswood  on his expedition across the Blue Ridge in 1716.

For Further Information See Smith

Elizabeth Warner

3.2.3.  Elizabeth Warner , daughter of Col. Augustine & Mildred  (Reade) Warner , b. 24 Nov 1672 at "Chesake" ; m. "Councillor" John Lewis .

Elizabeth Warner  Lewis inherited Warner Hall from her father, Col. Augustine Warner .

John & Elizabeth (Warner) Lewis  had:

3.2.3.1.  John Lewis  II , b. 1702; d. 1754.  He was a member of His Majesty's Council and prominent in the county.

Charles Grymes

3.1.1.1.  Charles Grymes  of "Morattico Hall' Richmond Co., VA, son of John & Alice (Townley) Grymes , m. Frances Jennings, daughter of Edmond Jennings .  Charles & Frances (Jennings) Grymes  had two (2) daughters:

3.1.1.1.1.  Frances Grymes , m. Philip Ludwell  of Green Spring.
3.1.1.1.2.  Lucy Grymes , m. Henry Lee  of Leesylvania.  For Further Information See Lee

Augustine Washington

3.2.1.2.  Augustine Washington , son of Lawrence & Mildred (Warner)  Washington , b. 1694; d. 1743; m. Mary Ball , daughter of Joseph Ball .  Augustine & Mary (Ball) Washington  had:

3.2.1.2.1.  George Washington , b. 1732; d. 1799.  1st  President of the United States of America.

 For Further Information See Washington.

Mildred Smith

3.2.2.1.  Mildred Smith , daughter of John & Mary (Warner) Smith ,  b. 20 Feb 1682, at 8:45 a.m.; m. 17 Aug 1700 to Robert Porteus  of Newbottle, near the York River, Virginia; b. ca. 1679; d. 1758.

For Further Information See Porteus & English Royal Family


[i] Tombstone record at Warner Hall, Virginia.
[ii]
The Virginia Cowne Family:  From its Origin in the Isle of Man to England and America" by Jonathan Augustine Cowne  and Janna Lee  Gough  Cowne, June 1981, pp. 1-51
[iii]
The Virginia Cowne Family:  From its Origin in the Isle of Man to England and America" by Jonathan Augustine Cowne  and Janna Lee  Gough  Cowne, June 1981, pp. 1-51
[iv]
This date according to the Merchant Taylor's School of London, England, which he attended.