James Warren, #108 on ‘The Dunbar Prisoners’ List

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Published on: 15 Dec 2014
Updated: 1 Feb 2017

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First Generation in the New World

1. JAMES WARREN, was born possibly in North Berwick, Scotland about 1621 and died at Kittery, York, Maine in 1702. He married, at Kittery, York County, Maine by 1654, MARGARET (_____). Margaret was born in Ireland.

Biographical Notes:
1650 – James Warren is in the town of South Berwick.
Clayton, W. Woodford. The History of York County, Maine (Philadelphia: Philadelphia, Everts & Peck, 1880) page 315.

The History of York County, Maine, c1880. Page 315.

The History of York County, Maine, c1880. Page 315.

“Berwick, Maine, Probate 24 Dec 1702,” From: Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785, page 36, by David Dobson, c 1994, paperback version c 2004. SEE: Appalachian Aristocracy.com.



Children of James and Margaret (_____) Warren:
2.   i. GILBERT WARREN*, b. about 1656; d. 1733; m. at Kittery by 1698, SARAH (EMERY) THOMPSON*.
2.  ii. MARGARET WARREN*, m., JAMES STACPOLE*. (Later Stackpole)
2. iii. JANE WARREN*, m. on 4 Aug 1690, WILLIAM GRANT*.
2. iv. JAMES WARREN*, b. about 1667; m. at Kittery about 1692, MARY FOST*.
2. v. GRIZEL WARREN*, b. 6 Mar 1662*; m., RICHARD OTIS*.

Second Generation

2.   i. GILBERT² WARREN*, (James¹), was born about 1656 and died in 1733. He married at Kittery by 1698, SARAH (EMERY) THOMPSON*, Widow of John Thompson. (possible SPOW child)

Biographical Notes:



2.  ii. MARGARET² WARREN*, (James¹), She married, JAMES STACPOLE*. (Later Stackpole)

2. iii. JANE² WARREN*, (James¹), She married on 4 Aug 1690, WILLIAM GRANT*.

2. iv. JAMES² WARREN*, (James¹), was born about 1667. He married at Kittery about 1692, MARY FOST*.

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Children of James and Mary (Fost) Warren:

Children of James and Mary (Goodwin) Warren:

2. v. GRIZEL² WARREN*, (James¹), was born on 6 Mar 1662*. She married, RICHARD OTIS*.
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FROM: Appalachian Aristocracy.com:

“James’ will is recorded in Berwick, Massachusetts Province, (now Berwick, York Co. Maine), proved December 24, 1702. In it he names heirs, sons Gilbert, and James and daughters, Margaret, GRIZEL, and granddaughter, Jane Grant and grandson James Stagpole, wife Margaret and son James, Jr., executors.

“In the name of god Amen: James Warren Snr of the parish of Barwick in the town of Kittrey… Do make & ordain this my last will & testement as foloweth being sick & week of bodey but in good & perfect memory Viz…

1- I do give unto my son Gilbert Warren all yt tract of land which I bought of John Davis living in ye town ship of York to him & to his haires forever

2- I do give unto my son James warren all my other Lands marshes medoes buldings of all sorts Liing in ye town shep of Kettrey or elce whare to him & his haires for ever

3- I do Give to my Daughter Margrat Stagpole five Shiling

4- I do Give to by Daughter Grizel five Shilings-

5- I do Give to my Granddaughter Jane Grant five Shilings

6- I do Give to my Grandson James Stacpole- one hefer & one Ewe & a young fold-

7- I do Give unto Margrat waren my loveing wife all ye rest of my of my Estate it being moveabels for her Comfertabel mantainance and no legusi before mentioned to be demanded til her decse

8- I do Constitute & Appoint My liveing wife Margrat & my son James Waren to bee Executrix and Executor to this my will & testement made this ninth day of December one thousand seven hundred as wittness my hand-

James X Waren

his mark-

Robert: X : Gray
his mark
James: A : Stacpole
his mark
Nicolas Gowen

History of York, Maine- Banks, Vol.I, pp.206-9.
York Co. Court Records- Vol.II, p.205; Vol.III, p.42,p.54; Vol.IV, p.61.
Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- p.721
York Deeds- Vol.4, p.159.
Mass. Archives- Vol.3, pp.385-6; Vol.11, pp.125-125a, p.127a;
Vol.3, p.394a.
York Co. Probate- I, 85; II, 66.
History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family- pp.61-2.
Adriel Warren of Berwick, ME: His Forebears and Descendants- Vanetta Hosford Warren, Boston, 1969.
Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society- Vol.LXI, pp.16-29.

16 Responses to James Warren, #108 on ‘The Dunbar Prisoners’ List

  1. Jean Hayter says:

    My ancestor…. love this post!

  2. Wayne Adams says:

    I’m a descendant also.
    Good research.

  3. Craig Stinson says:

    The map on p 133 of Stackpole’s Old Kittery and Her Families shows the location of James Warren’s land in relation to the other landowners of the time.

  4. barbara phillips says:

    My 8th Great Grandfather! Good article. I already had done this research, plus more, for an article I wrote for a local genealogy magazine. It was good to have additional verification of my research! My mother’s maiden name was Warren so we are in the direct line! However, her one brother had only one son who had no children.

    • Cassandra Warren says:

      I am a descendent of James Warren as well and would love to read the article you wrote for the local genealogy magazine. So interesting!


  5. Heidi Thibodeau says:

    This is wonderful, thanks so much! I am also a descendant.

  6. Caroline Jones says:

    Good article. I am a direct descendant who still lives on part of the Warren grant in South Berwick, Maine. Interesting to note how long James Warren lived after all the things he suffered though. Many of his descendants are equally long-lived.

  7. Pam Warren Brooks says:

    Happy to have all of this information

  8. Elizabeth Warren Carroll says:

    This is such interesting information and I so appreciate the sharing of it all. I am also a direct descendant of James Warren and my maiden name is Warren. This is very exciting for me because I haven’t known about this lineage until a few months ago. Plus I also live in South Berwick, Maine and never realized any of these connections! Thank you so much for this website that I learned about at the OBHS presentation by Dr. Gerard at the beginning of this month!

    • William Carleton Warren says:

      Hello Elizabeth,

      I, also, am a descendant of James Warren at the 12th level. I have had the Warren Genealogy since 1959 when I discovered the family lineage written by Orin Warren from Boston. We also have visited Vaughn Woods where James Warren’s cabin was located. This material is so interesting and adds immensely to what I have known.

      Bill Warren

  9. Marcia Armstrong says:

    I am descendant from James Warren daughter Margaret and her marriage to James Stackpole. The Stackpoles were descendant from the Provost of Limmerick. The descendants married into the Young, Adams and Stover lines of Maine.

  10. Elizabeth Sanford says:

    I’m proud to be a descendant of James Warren (and his daughter Margaret) too. Just starting to explore the ancestors. Great research!

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