NameRichard WARREN
BirthEngland23, p. 4.
Death1628, Plymouth Colony23, p. 4.
Birthabt 1580, England23, p. 4.
Death2 Oct 1673, Plymouth Colony23, p. 4. Age: 93
ChildrenMary (~1610-1683)
 Anna (~1612-~1676)
 Sarah (~1614-~1696)
 Elizabeth (~1616-~1669)
 Abigail (~1618-~1693)
 Nathaniel (~1625-1667)
 Joseph (~1626-1689)
Notes for Richard WARREN

Biographical Sketch (1969):6, p. 26. "Richard Warren came from London and was called a merchant of that city (by Mourt). Extensive research in every available source of information — registers, chancery, and probate, in the London courts, proved fruitless in an attempt to identify him. As he died in 1628, it is probable that he was considerably past middle life at the date of emigration.

Richard Warren was not of the Leyden Company, but joined the Pilgrims in London. He came alone on the Mayflower and was one of the nineteen signers of the Compact who survived the first winter. Under the land division of 1623, his apportionment, as one of the Mayflower passengers, fell in the north side of town, and under those who came in the Ann (arriving the latter part of July 1623), his wife and daughters having come on that ship, his lands were 'on the other side of the towne towards the Eele River,' where he made his home, in the sectional 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.

The date and place of his birth is unknown. He married in England before 1610, Elizabeth; born before 1583 and died 22 October 1673 at Plymouth aged above 90 years. In the early Plymouth Colony records she was usually spoken of as Mistress Elizabeth Warren, an uncommon designation, and she was one of the few widows of the Colony who did not remarry." From Families of The Pilgrims, compiled by Hubert Kinney Shaw (1956) and published by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Biographical Sketch (1985):37, v. 3, p. 618-619. "Richard Warren of the Mayflower, and Some of His Descendants, by Mrs. Washington A. Roebling, of Trenton, New Jersey. 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 (Arber’s Story of the Pilgrim Fathers, 355), 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 platform 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 (Goodwin’s Pilgrim Republic, 90), 18 December, 1620, at the spot since known as ‘The First Encounter’ (This was the first event in the Indian wars of new England, Bodge’s Soldier in King Philips War), and technically speaking, he was one of the first to land at Plymouth, 21 December, 1620, on what might be called the birthday 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 (Davis’ Landmarks of Plymouth, part I, 327).

He was one of the nineteen signers of the Compact who survived the first winter. A contemporaneous 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’ (Morton’s New England Memorial)."

Biographical Sketch (1991):23, p. 4. "Richard Warren b. prob. England; d. Plymouth 1628. He m. prob. England prior to 1610 Elizabeth -----, b. ca. 1580; d. Plymouth 2 Oct. 1673 aged above 90 years. The wife and 5 daughters came on the ‘Anne’ in 1623. In ‘Mourt’s Relation’ under date of ‘sixt of December' it is stated ‘and three of London, Richard Warren, Steeven Hopkins and Edward Dotte . . . ‘ This statement that he was from London is all we know about the origin of Richard Warren despite considerable research to learn more. (See Mayflower Quarterly 51:109-112.)

The 22 May 1627 Division of Cattle names Richard Warren, wife Elizabeth Warren, Nathaniell Warren, Joseph Warren, Mary Warren, Anna Warren, Sara Warren, Elizabeth Warren and Abigail Warren. In a deed dated 28 Sept. 1629 the land which Thomas Clarke sold to William Bradford was bounded on one side by land of ‘widow Warren.’ At the 7 March 1636/7 court it was agreed that Elizabeth Warren, widow, the relict of Mr. Richard Warren, deceased, was to be a ‘Purchaser’ as she had performed the bargain after her husband’s decease, and also for confirming the land formerly given by her to her sonnes in law Richard Church, Robert Bartlett and Thomas Little in marriage with their wives, her daughters.

In a codicil to his will dated 16 July 1667 Nathaniel Warren mentions his mother Elizabeth Warren, his brother Joseph Warren and his sisters Mary Bartlett Sr., Anna Little, Sarah Cooke, Elizabeth Church and Abigail Snow. On 4 March 1673/4 Mary Bartlett, the wife of Robert Bartlett ack. she had received full satisfaction for her share of the estate of Mistris Elizabeth Warren, deceased; and John Cooke in behalf of all her sisters testified to the same. The court settled the remainder of the estate on Joseph Warren."

Biographical Sketch (1998):845 "The only concrete things we know about Richard Warren’s ancestry are that he was a merchant of London — whether he was born there or not is an entirely different question — and that his wife was named Elizabeth. He had five daughters baptized in England somewhere, and perhaps the true records will some day be brought to light.

Richard Warren appears to have been a merchant, who resided in London, and became associated with the Pilgrims and the Mayflower through the Merchant Adventurers. Richard Warren participated in several of the early explorations made by the Pilgrims in 1620, while looking for a place to settle. He appears by land records to have been fairly well-to-do.

When he came over on the Mayflower, he left behind his wife and five daughters, planning to have them sent over after things were more settled on the Colony. His wife and daughters arrived in America in 1623, on the ship Anne."

1620 Mayflower Passenger:147, p. 5. Richard Warren listed as a Mayflower passenger, alone, with an indication that he left the group for a time in Holland or England.
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