John Warner, Hartford Founder

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Compiled by Timothy Lester Jacobs, SDFH Genealogist

JOHN1 WARNER, HARTFORD FOUNDER was born abt. 1615 in England, and died bef. 04 Dec 1679 in Farmington, CT (will proved). He married MARGARET ______ bef. 1642 in Hartford, CT. She was born in England, and died aft. 01 Mar 1679/80 in Farmington, CT.

John Warner, whose origin is unknown, emigrated to the American colonies aboard the ship “Increase”, aged 20, with the family of Founder Matthew Marvin in 1635. His first residence was in Hartford, serving in the Pequot War in 1637, for which service he received fifty acres from the Connecticut General Court acres on 12 October 1671. In the Hartford land inventory of February 1639/40 he held four parcels: two roods on which stood his dwelling house with yards or gardens lying on the east side of the road from Centinel Hill to the Cow Pasture; three acres in the Pine Field; two roods in the Soldiers Field; and four acres of swamp on the east side of the Great River.

He had removed to Farmington by 15 March 1656/7, when he was admitted to the church there, and was on the list of Farmington man who were freeman of Connecticut Colony 12 October 1669.

His will was dated 14 March 1678/9, and the probate of his will was on 4 December 1679.

Genealogy: “Descendants of John Warner of Farmington”, Davis P. Warner, Penobscot Press, 1997 (This genealogy gives data of birth, marriage, and death, with infrequent citation of source, a serious flaw in a genealogy of this era.)

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