Richard Warren

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Richard Warren, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born, probably at England, say 1578.1,2,3 He died at Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, 1628.1,3

Richard married Elizabeth Walker, daughter of Augustine Walker, at Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, England, 14 April 1610.1,4,5

In the 1623 land division, Richard received two unidentified acres as a passenger on the Mayflower; and five acres as a passenger on the Anne which is presumably for his wife and children. In the 1627 division of cattle, Richard, wife Elizabeth, and Nathaniel, Joseph, Mary, Anna, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Abigail Warren were the first nine persons in the ninth company. Richard was also one of the purchasers who joined together to buy out the Adventurers.

Richard Warren appears in several of the narratives of the pilgrims:

In Mourt's Relation, George Morton describes the exploration of the outer cape, before the pilgrims moved on to Plymouth:
"Wednesday, the sixt of December, it was resolved our discoverers should set forth for the day before was too fowle weather, and so they did, though it was well ore the day ere all things could be readie; so ten of our men were appointed who were of themselves willing to undertake it, to wit, Captaine Standish, Maister Carver, Wiliam Bradford, Edward Winsloe, John Tilley, Edward Tilley, John Houland, and three of London, Richard Warren, Steeuen Hopkins, and Edward Dotte." With these ten passengers went two mates, the master gunner, and three sailors from the crew. They set out in bitterly cold and rought weather and spent many hours before they could pass a projecting point of land. Their clothes froze and several became sick before morning when they rounded the point. As they at last approached shore they saw Indians, who ran from them. They landed and made a temporary shelter, a "baricado" as they called it, for the first night. That night there was an alarm of an Indian attack but the small band was not troubled. The following morning came the cry: "They are men, Indians, Indians, and withall their arrowes cam flying amongst us . . . The cry of our enemies was dreadfull." The Pilgrims were then divided but rallied and replied with fire, a fortunate shot wounding the leader of the Indians, upon which the savages retired. The Pilgrims gave a few parting shots and then gladly "tooke our Shallop and went on our Journey, and called this place 'the first Encounter.'"

Bradford noted that Warren was one of the passengers, "Mr. Richrd Warren, but his wife and children were left behind and came afterwards."

In 1651, Bradford reported that "Mr. Richard warren lived some four or five years and had his wife come over to him, by whom he had two sons before [he] died, and one of them is married and hath two children, so his increase is four. But he had five daughters more come over with his wife, who are all married and living, and have many children."

In 1628, George Morton related, "This year died Mr. Richard Warren, who hath been mentioned before in this book, and was a useful instrument; and during his life bore a deep share in the difficulties and troubles of the first settlement of the plantation of New-Plymouth."3

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Elizabeth Walker b. Sep 1583, d. 2 Oct 1673
  • Mary Warren6 b. abt. 1611, d. 27 Mar 1683
  • Anna Warren6 b. abt. 1612, d. aft. 19 Feb 1675/76
  • Sarah Warren+1 b. 1613, d. aft. 15 Jul 1696
  • Elizabeth Warren6 b. abt. 1616, d. 9 Mar 1669/70
  • Abigail Warren6 b. abt. 1618, d. aft. 3 Jan 1692/93
  • Nathaniel Warren6 b. abt. 1624, d. bt Jul 1667 - Oct 1667
  • Joseph Warren6 b. abt. 1626, d. 4 May 1689
This person was last edited on25 Sep 2016


  1. [S473] Robert S. Wakefield, John Bradley Arthaud, Jane Fletcher Fiske, and Judith Haddock Swan, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620: Volume Eighteen, Family of Richard Warren, three parts , (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999-2011), 1-2, further cited as Wakefield, et al., MF 18.
  2. [S2476] Carl Boyer 3rd, Ancestral Lines: 232 Families in England, Wales, The Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 4th ed. (Santa Clarita, California: s.p., 2015), 611, further cited as Boyer, Ancestral Lines.
  3. [S676] Robert Charles Anderson, The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony: 1620-1633 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004), 477-480, further cited as Anderson, The Pilgrim Migration.
  4. [S754] Edward J. Davies, "The Marriage of Richard1 Warren of the Mayflower," The American Genealogist 78 (April 2003): 81-86, further cited as Davies, "Marriage of Richard Warren."
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1601, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  6. [S473] Wakefield, et al., MF 18, 1-2, 3-10.