From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
Warham Ancestry in England
Most of the information on the English ancestry of John and
Jane WARHAM is based on research published in the various volumes
of Search for the Passengers of the Mary & John 1630,
by Burton W. Spear (1985-9). The Cogan family data is from the
Richard Warham John Miller Robert Cockeram William Cogan
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John Warham --- Kathryn Soper John Miller --- Jane Cockeram Nicholas Cogan
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Thomas Warham ------- Margaret Miller John Cooke---Elizabeth Cogan
Richard Warham ----------- Agnes Cooke alias Howper
Rev. John Warham
John and Kathryn (Soper) Warham
John WARHAM - d. 1572. Resided at Compton Vallence,
Dorset. His will, dated Jul. 9, 1572 and proved the same year,
states that "Richard WARHAM, my father" was buried
at Compton Vallence, and names his wife, children, and some grandchildren.
John had a farm named Frome Billett. He and Kathryn were married
Kathryn SOPER - Formerly of Somerset. Executor of John's
will, she was living in 1572, and may have been related to John
SOPER of Pitminster, Somerset.
- Thomas - b. about 1535-40, Compton Vallence, Dorset;
d. 1612, Maiden Newton, Dorset.
- Mary - Received bequest from father in 1572. Probably married
William STRANGMAN. Children: William married Anne; George, Sr.;
George, Jr.; Henry; and John.
- George - d. 1584. Resided at Compton Abbas, Dorset. His will,
proved in 1584, names his father, brothers Thomas and Edward,
and a number of other relatives. Married Joanne, who was named
executrix of his will. No children mentioned in will.
- Robert - Received bequest from father, and named a niece
in his own will. Unmarried.
- Edward - d. 1601. Resided at Osmygton, Dorset. Married Phillipa
Upham (d. after 1601) of Somerset. His will, dated Jun. 6, 1601
and proved Nov. 1601, names his children and a number of relatives.
Children: John married Ann MONPERSON; Robert; Rev. Edward married;
Thomas; Katherine married Robert NAPPER; and Jane.
- Katheryn - Named in her father's will. Perhaps the first
wife of Sir Robert NAPER of Moore Crichell, Dorset (will proved
Nov. 15, 1615). Robert was a sheriff of Dorset in 1606, and founded
Napper's Mite almshouse in 1615.
- Agnes - Named in father's will. Married Mr. THURMAN.
- Dorothie - Married John HENNYNGE (b. about 1536; d. 1611).
John was High Sheriff of Dorset in 1610, and resided at Poxwell.
His will was proved Jul. 16, 1611. Children: Margaret married
Thomas LYMINSTER alias FOXWELL; Alice married William TALBOT;
Robert married; Richard married Jane SMITH; Thomazine married
Edmond DASHWOOD; Joane married John JAMES; Dorothie married William
FILLYOLL; Elizabeth married Mr. JOLLIFFE; Anne possibly married
William GOLSEY; and Jane married Mr. STRODE.
- Thomazine - d. by 1572. Married John Browne, Esq. of Frampton,
Dorset. Children: Sir John; Sir Robert married Frances MARTIN.
Thomas and Margaret (Miller) Warham
Thomas WARHAM - b. about 1535-40, Compton Vallence,
Dorset; d. 1612, Maiden Newton, Dorset. Son of John WARHAM
and Kathryn SOPER. Will dated Mar. 27, 1606, and proved
Nov. 12, 1612. Living at Maiden Newton, Dorset in 1561. Thomas
was married first by 1560, and second to Alice, who was married
second on Oct. 5, 1613 to Briant LEGG. Alice was probably the
mother of Thomas' two youngest children.
Margaret MILLER - bur. Dec. 5, 1578, Maiden Newton,
Dorset. Daughter of John MILLER and Jane COCKERAM,
granddaughter of John MILLER and Robert COCKERAM,
and perhaps great-granddaughter of George COCKERAM of Devonshire.
In his will dated Mar. 14, 1578/9 and proved Jun. 22, 1579, Margaret's
father John MILLER names his son-in-law Thomas WARHAM.
- Magdalene - b. about 1560. Married first on Oct. 6, 1578
at Maiden Newton, Dorset to John PARTRIDGE, and second on Apr.
30, 1601 to Gybbes GOLLOPP (bap. Jul. 2, 1566, Stoke Abbott,
Dorset), the son of William GOLLOPP. Children of Magdalene and
John: Thomas; John; Francis; Ann perhaps married Robert FORD;
Edward probably married Jane ROSSITER; Elizabeth married Mr.
SLADE; WIlliam; and Margaret married William DONNE.
- John - bap. Oct. 27, 1561, Maiden Newton, Dorset. Will dated
Nov. 10, 1599, and proved 1599. Married Elizabeth. Child, born
posthumously: perhaps John married Cecila HATCH.
- A child - Margaret's father stated in his will that she had
4 children in 1578/9.
- Richard - bap. Dec. 8, 1565, Maiden Newton, Dorset;
d. about 1623.
- Thomas - Named in father's will as under age 21 in 1606.
- Johane - Named in father's will as under age 16 in 1606.
Richard and Agnes (Cook alias Howper) Warham
Richard WARHAM - bap. Dec. 8, 1565, Maiden Newton, Dorset;
d. late 1623, Crewkerne, Somerset. Son of Thomas WARHAM
and Margaret MILLER. A landowner of Crewkerne, Somerset,
his will (dated Sep.
16, 1623 and proved Jan. 3, 1624) names his wife Agnes, son John,
daughters Magdalen GIBBS and Johane COSSINS, and Marie JEANES
(relationship unstated). On Jan. 27, 1614, Richard was elected
Warden of the Free School at Crewkerne, and presumably served
until the next election on Dec. 27, 1619. Married Dec. 14, 1588,
Agnes COOKE alias HOWPER - bap. Oct. 5, 1562, Crewkerne,
Somerset. Daughter of John COOKE alias HOWPER and
- Isabel - bap. Mar. 6, 1589/0, Crewkerne, Somerset; bur. there
Mar. 6, 1589/0.
- Johane - bap. Oct. 10, 1592, Crewkerne, Somerset. Resided
at Crewkerne. Married Nov. 9, 1614, Crewkerne, Somerset, Roger
COSSINS (bap. Feb. 18, 1576/7), son of Thomas and Wilmot COSSENS
of Comb, Somerset. Children: Agnes; Edith; John; William; Joseph;
Roger; Ann; and Joan.
- Magdalen - bap. Aug. 25, 1591, Crewkerne, Somerset; bur.
Feb. 21, 1660/1, Crewkerne, Somerset. Married Sep. 18, 1616,
Crewkerne, Somerset, George GIBBS (bap. Aug. 6, 1588, Crewkerne,
Somerset), son of Alexander GIBBS. Children: Rachel; Thomas perhaps
married Mary BEERE; George perhaps died young; Susanna; John;
- Richard - bap. May 12, 1594, Crewkerne, Somerset; bur. there
Feb. 12, 1616/7. Not named in father Richard's will of 1623.
- John - bap. Oct. 9, 1595, St. Bartholomew's
Church, Crewkerne, Somerset, England; d. Apr. 1, 1670, Windsor,
The Cogan and Cooke families in England
William and Joan Cogan
William COGAN - Possible father of Nicholas COGAN and
William COGAN of Somerset. Evidence is very scarce, but there
was a William COGAN residing in Somerset in 1503/4, and William
and Joan COGAN were named in the 1494 will of Nicholas SELLWOOD.
Son of Thomas COGAN and grandson of John COGAN III.
Joan SELLWOOD - Probably the daughter or granddaughter
of Nicholas SELLWOOD, who left Joan the same amount as
he left to his named children, which included Johanna, wife of
John DEANE and mother of Walter DEANE.
It may be that Joan was the only child of an unnamed, deceased
son of Nicholas SELLWOOD. Refer to the STRONG family for information
on the suggested connecting link between the ancestor of Margery
(DEANE) STRONG, first wife of Elder
John STRONG, and Elizabeth (COGAN) COOKE, the maternal grandmother
of Rev. John WARHAM.
- Nicholas - Possible son of William
COGAN and Joan.
- William - Possible son of William COGAN and Joan. Since there
are connections by marriage between descendants of William COGAN
and both the John STRONG family of MA and the Peter PITTS family
of MA, the direct line follows.
- Robert - Married Bridget.
- Barnard - Married Margaret.
Nicholas Cogan - Paid land rents for Moremeade in 1520/1
and 1527/8, and for le Breche in 1527/8, located at Chard, Somerset.
Nicholas may have been the son of William COGAN
- Robert - d. before May 1584. On May 1, 1584, administration
of his estate was granted to his married daughter of Crewkerne,
Somerset. Married. Daughter: Elizabeth married John COSENS.
- Thomas - bur. Nov. 8, 1580, St. Martin in the Fields, London.
Records in the 1550s identify Thomas as a clothier and mercer,
with interests at Chard and Crewkerne, Somerset. His will, dated
Oct. 31, 1580 and proved Nov. 16, 1580, names, among others,
sons Robert, Thomas and Philobert, daughter Margaret, wife of
Philobart SELLWOOD. Married Elizabeth FISHER.
- Thomas - b. about 1554. In 1597, Thomas (age 43), his wife
Elizabeth (age 36), and sons William and Richard became the assignees
of lands granted to Pholobert COGAN calle Mylhurst and Middleparcke
Meade at Chard, Somerset. The Mar. 7, 1607/8 survey of Chard
Manor names the sons of Thomas COGAN, with marginal inscriptions
indicating son Thomas was deceased, son William was age 22, and
son Richard was age 21. The will of Thomas COGANS, clothier of
Chard, dated Mar. 18, 1612/3 and proved Oct. 28, 1613 names wife
Elizabeth, elder son William, son Richard, daughters Elizabeth
HART, Mary, Sarah, Rebecca, Margaret and Elizabeth the Younger.
He also names relatives as brothers Philobert COGAN and John
DALE, uncle John COGAN of Ilminster, and cousin John COGAN. Without
giving kinship he also names his aunt Margaret, wife of James
TRASKE. The will of Elizabeth COGAN names granddaughter
Elizabeth, under age 21, daughter of son Richard COGAN, son William
COGAN and his daughter Mary, and Thomas COGAN, son of William
COGAN. Thomas married Elizabeth (b. about 1560), who was possibly
surnamed DALE. Children: Thomas; Elizabeth married Mr. HART;
William married; Sarah married Mr. WYTE; Mary; Margaret; Richard
married; Rebecca; and Elizabeth.
- Philobert - b. about 1557, Chard, Somerset. On Nov. 15, 1595,
Philobert COGAN held 7 acres called Stoyellalias Stowell in Tatworth
Manor "for 99 years, or the lives of said Philibert, Robert
son of Robert Cogan of Chard, and William son of Thomas Cogan
of Chard." A Jan. 27, 1596/7 survey of Chard, Somerset includes
Philobert COGAN, aged 40, his wife, and Robert, son of Robert
COGAN. He was a witness on Jun. 20, 1609 in a Church seating
case, at which time he gave his age as being 50 or more. He held
by free deed 12 acres in a survey of Tatworth Manor about 1612.
His will, dated Feb. 10, 1640/1 and proved Apr. 12, 1641, names
his wife Ann, all his living children (Margaret was deceased),
and cousin William COGAN, with overseers being "Mr. John
Hody gent. and my son-in-law Mr. Peter Holway." Married
Anne MARSHALL of Downton, Wiltshire. Daughters Mary and Elizabeth
and their families removed to New England. Children: Mary married
Roger LUDLOW; Elizabeth married Gov. John ENDICOTT; Thomas; Martha
married Peter HOLWAY; Margaret did not marry; Ann married Mr.
ROBINSON; and Susan.
- Robert - b. about 1556. Robert COGAN of Chard is named in
the Sep. 1589 Diocesan Act Book as absenting himself from church
and Communion due to fear of persecution. Child: Robert.
- Margaret - Married Philobert SELLWOOD.
- Richard - d. about 1547. Possible son of Nicholas COGAN.
Will dated Aug. 8, 1545 and proved Nov. 14, 1547. Married Agnes/Annys
MORRISHE (d. 1549/0), whose will was dated Oct. 28, 1549 and
proved Oct. 31, 1550. Both Richard and his widow named minor
son John in their wills, leaving him property at Chard. Son:
- Margaret - Married James TRASKE. Nicholas COGAN's grandson
Robert COOKE names (in his 1597 will) his uncle James TRASKE.
- Elizabeth - Married John
COOKE alias HOWPER.
- John - Nicholas COGAN's grandson Thomas COGAN, Jr. names
(in his 1612/3 will) his uncle John COGAN of Ilminster.
John and Elizabeth (Cogan) Cooke
John COOKE alias HOWPER -
Elizabeth COGAN - Daughter of Nicholas
- Thomas - Married. Children: John; Rose; Isobel; and two children
- George Cooke - bap. Mar. 6, 1561/2, Crewkerne, Somerset.
Married second Feb. 21, 1595/6 Alice COSSEN (bur. 2 July 1597),
and third Nov. 11, 1597 Edith CLARKE. Child of George and Alice:
Dorothy. Children of George and Edith: George; Mary; and Elizabeth.
- Robert - d. 1597. In his will, Robert called James TRASKE
his "uncle." Married. Son: Samuel.
- John Cooke - d. 1600. Married Mary.
- Agnes - bap. Oct. 5, 1562, Crewkerne,
Somerset. Married Rev. Richard WARHAM.
- Rose - bap. Dec. 5, 1566, Crewkerne, Somerset; bur. 13 Jan.
1600/1, Crewkerne, Somerset. Married on Jan., 15, 1589/0 at Crewkerne,
Somerset to John JEANES. Daughter: Mary.
- Elizabeth Cooke -
- Alice Cooke - bap. 13 Dec. 1575, Crewkerne, Somerset; bur.
21 Oct. 1619, Crewkerne, Somerset. Married on Jan. 14, 1596/7
at Crewkerne, Somerset to Walter KNEWSTUBB. Children: Elizabeth
married Simon WAY; Edward; John; and Joseph.
- John - bap. 27 Oct. 1572, Crewkerne, Somerset.
- Richard - bap. July 25, 1574, Crewkerne, Somerset; bur. Aug.
3, 1574, Crewkerne, Somerset.
Dabinott Ancestry in England
Thomas and Rawlin Dabinott
Thomas DABINOTT - b. about 1520; d. by 1593, Chardstock,
Dorset. A yeoman at Yarcombe, he moved to Chardstock in 1565.
Married about 1544.
Rawlin - bur. Chardstock, Dorset. Her will was dated
Jan. 21, 1607/8, and proved Apr. 16, 1612.
- Joane - bap. Jun. 3, 1545, Yarcombe, Devon. She received
bequest of £16 from her father. Married Mr. SMITH.
- Thomas - bap. Feb. 4, 1547/8, Yarcombe, Devon; d. after 1607.
He received bequest of £20 from his father.
- John - bap. Jan. 29, 1553/4, Yarcombe, Devon; bur.
1624, Chardstock, Dorset.
- Rawlin - bap. Dec. 11, 1557, Yarcombe, Devon. She received
bequest of £0.40 from her father. Married Mr. FORD: Daughter:
Rawlin married Mr. SMITH.
- Bridget - bap. Mar. 31, 1560, Yarcombe, Devon. Died young
- Christopher - bap. Feb. 3, 1563/4, Yarcombe Devon; d. Jul.
1637, Upway, Dorset; bur. there beside wife. Will dated Jul.
1, 1637 included an estate of several thousand pounds, including
a 99 year lease of "Coweleyes" in Marshwood which was
occupied by Thomas NEWBERRY for 9 years before he went to America
in 1634. Children: Anne married Anthony GIBBS; Rawlin married
Morgan HAYNE; and Jane (1600-1629) married Thomas NEWBERRY as
his first wife.
John and Johane Dabinott
John DABINOTT - bap. Jan. 29, 1553/4, Yarcombe, Devon;
bur. 1624 Chardstock, Dorset. Son of Thomas DABINOTT and
Rawlin. His will was dated Nov. 1, 1624 and proved Mar.
5, 1624/5. He received a bequest of furniture from his father.
- Thomas - b. about 1602, Chardstock, Dorset. Received £0.40
bequest from his father.
- Rawlin - b. about 1604, Chardstock, Dorset. She had a daughter,
Sarah. Rawlin received £0.40 bequest from her father, and
Sarah received £5.
- Johane - b. about 1606, Chardstock, Dorset. Married Jun.
26, 1625, Yarcombe, Devon, to Edward SMITH. Received bequest
from father of £150 at her marriage.
- John - b. about 1608, Chardstock, Devon. Received bequest
from father of £150 at age 21.
- Jane - bap. Jun. 11, 1611, Chardstock,
Devon; d. Apr. 23, 1645, Norwalk, CT (if she was, indeed the
widow of Thomas NEWBERRY and second wife of John WARHAM).
The Warham Family in America
For information on the immigrant family, refer to The Great
Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vols.
I-III, by Robert Charles Anderson (Boston, 1995).
Rev. John and Jane (Dabinott) Warham
John WARHAM - bap. Oct. 9, 1595, St. Bartholomew's Church,
Crewkerne, Somerset, England; d. Apr. 1, 1670, Windsor, CT. Son
of Richard WARHAM and Agnes COOK alias HOWPER.
Graduated at St. Mary Hall, Oxford (BA Nov. 14, 1614; MA May 18,
1618), and ordained at Silverton, Devon on May 23, 1619. Rev.
WARHAM was minister at Crewkerne, Somerset, until he was removed
about 1627 for his Puritan views. Pastor at St. Sidwell's, Exeter,
Devon, England 1630; arrived at Dorchester, MA May 30, 1630 in
the 'Mary & John'; founder of Windsor, CT 1637. Rev. John
WARHAM and Rev. John MAVERICK were both ministers at Windsor until
the latter's death in 1637. Rev. Ephraim HUIT arrived at Windsor
in 1639 to assist Rev. WARHAM. In his will of 1623, John's father
implies that John was then single with the phrase "in case
he should marry." The purported will of Rev. John WARHAM
was rejected by the court Nov. 23, 1670, and administration of
his estate was granted to his threee sons-in-law. The estate had
been inventoried on Apr. 30, 1670 at £1239.10.00. John was
married first Jun. 8, 1625 at Stoke Abbott, Dorset to Susanna
GOLLOPPE, who could have been the daughter of Gybbes GALLOP who
married John's aunt Magdalen as her second husband. Susanna, who
died in 1634 at Dorchester, MA, was the mother of his first five
children. Married second in 1637, probably at Windsor, CT; and
third Oct. 9, 1662 Abigail SEARLE (d. May 18, 1684, Windsor, CT),
widow of John BRANKER.
Jane DABINOTT - b. about 1610, probably at Chardstock,
Dorset, England; d. Apr. 23, 1645, Norwalk, CT. Widow of Thomas
NEWBERRY (his second wife) and believed to be the daughter of
John DABINOTT and Johane of Chardstock
- if so, she was bap. Jun. 12, 1611. The first daughter of Jane
and Thomas, Rebecca NEWBERRY (b. 1633; d. Nov. 21, 1688), married in
1652 Rev. John RUSSELL, Jr., as his second wife. The second daughter of
Jane and Thomas, Hannah NEWBERRY (b. about 1634), married Thomas
HANFORD. Jane became mother
of the four youngest daughters of Rev. WARHAM.
Children of John and Susanna Warham
- John - bap. Mar. 7, 1626/7, Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England;
bur. there Mar. 17, 1626/7.
- A child - bur. Feb. 23, 1627/8, St. Sidwell's, Exeter, Devon,
- Mary - bap. Dec. 26, 1628, St. Sidwell's, Exeter, Devon,
England. Probably died in infancy.
- Susanna - bap. Nov. 14, 1629, St. Sidwell's, Exeter, Devon,
England; bur. there Nov. 16, 1629. Named for her mother.
- Samuel - b. about 1633, England; d. 1647, Windsor, CT. Youngest
child of John and Susanna.
Children of John and Jane Warham
- Abigail - bap. May 27, 1638, Windsor, CT. Married Oct. 21,
1658 Capt. Thomas ALLYN (b. 1635, Brauton, Devonshire, England;
d. Feb. 14, 1695/6, Windsor, CT), son of Matthew ALLYN and Margaret
WYOTT. Children: John died young; Col. Mathew married Elizabeth
WOLCOTT; Thomas married; John; Samuel married; Jane married Henry
WOLCOTT; Abigail married Mr. BISSELL; Sarah; Hester married Ebenezer
GILBERT; and Benjamin married Ann WATSON.
- Hepzibah - bap. Aug. 9, 1640, Windsor, CT; d. there 1647.
- Sarah - b. Aug. 28, 1642,
Windsor, CT; d. Dec. 26, 1678, Windsor, CT. Married Return
- Hester - bap. Dec. 8, 1644, Windsor, CT; d. Feb. 10, 1736.
Married first Sep. 29, 1659 Rev. Eleazer MATHER (b. May 13, 1637;
d. Jul. 24, 1669), son of Rev. Richard MATHER and Catharine HOULT,
and brother of Rev. Increase, Rev. Samuel, Rev. Nathaniel and
Dr. Timothy MATHER; and second Mar. 8, 1670 Rev. Solomon STODDARD
(b. Oct. 4, 1643; d. Feb. 11, 1729), son of Anthony and Mary
(DOWNING) STODDARD. Children of Hester and Rev. Eleazer MATHER:
Eunice married Rev. John WILLIAMS of Deerfield (parents of Rev.
Eleazer, Rev. Stephen, and Rev. Warham WILLIAMS), Rev. Warham
married Elizabeth DAVENPORT, and Eliakim died young. Children
of Hester and Rev. Solomon STODDARD: Mary married Rev. Stephen
MIX; Esther married Rev. Timothy EDWARDS (parents of Rev. Jonathan
EDWARDS, and grandparents of Rev. Jonathan EDWARDS, the Younger);
Samuel died in infancy; Anthony died in infancy; Aaron married
Eliza COTTON (parents of Rev. William STODDARD); Christian married
Rev. William WILLIAMS, father of Rev. William and Rev. Elisha
(parents of Rev. Solomon WILLIAMS); Rev. Anthony married first
Prudence WELLS, second Mary SHERMAN, and third Hannah; Sarah
married Rev. Samuel WHITMAN; Col. John married Prudence CHESTER;
Israel died young; Rebekah married Lt. Joseph HAWLEY, brother
of Rev. Thomas; and Hannah married Rev. William WILLIAMS, Jr.
(daughters married Rev. John SECOMB and Rev. Joseph BUCKMINSTER).