~ James Warner ~
James was the elected Warden of Sewells Point Puritan Church, Elizabeth River Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia to August 15, 1649. One source notes that "James Warner was a church warden of the liberal variety." In late 1651, he moved to the Severn River area in Anne Arundel County, MD. The first Colonial settlement on the Severn, and in Anne Arundel County, was settled in 1649 and called Providence (also called Towne Neck). It was abandoned in about 1670 because Annapolis had a better harbor. This "lost town" was in the Carr Creek watershed near Greenbury Point, across the river from Annapolis. It was on what are now grounds of the US Naval Station Annapolis
At some time around 1651, possibly the reason for his leaving Virginia, James Warner and his wife, Ann (Unk.) Warner, converted to the Quaker religion. Apparently Ann's convictions were not as strong as her husband's, as witnessed by a 1657 letter:
Letter, 14 Nov 1657, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland:
Robert Clarkson, 14 Nov 1657, wrote of other members of the [Quaker] faith, then stated; "...Ann Warner haith been unsetled in her convinsment by hearckning to Ann Covell. In soe much that, at a private mmeteing at my house, shee denyed the light in us, to be Christ, to the greefe of our spirits, which greefe brake forth into teares from Milcah..."
Soon after this meeting, he said that she was against meetings. However, she did not deny the faith, but had wanted to be convinced "before she fell into practise"... I hope shee doth abide in her convinsment."
In 1661 Henry Ridgely and James Warner, a neighbor in South River Hundred, received jointly a warrant of 600 acres of land which they called "Waldridge" on the north side of South River which bordered the plantation "Broome".
Sometime between 1658 and 1670, James Warner's first wife, Ann (Unknown) Warner, passed away, leaving him a widower. In about 1671 he remarried to a Quaker widow, Elizabeth (Lee) Harris. She was about his age and the widow of plantation-owner, William Harris. They had no children together. Elizabeth survived James' passing in 1673.
James Warner's will was written and signed just before his death on 13 Feb. 1673 and it was proven 25 May 1673 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. In it he gave to "Wife Elizabeth, Exec," his estate, real and personal during her life. To dau., Johanna Sewell and heirs., said estate at death of wife. To sons [sons-in-law] Samuel Howard, and Philip Warner and Henry Sewell, personality. Witnesses: Abraham Child, John Jacob
Birth: Mar. 14, 1580 Holverston
Death: 4 APR 1657 in Hoveton,Thorpe-By-Norwich,,England
Birth: 1582 St Mary,Hellesdon,Norfolk, England
Death:1629 Norwich, Norfolk, England
(1) Ann Warner
(2) Elizabeth (Lee) Harris
Birthdate: 1605 England
Died: about 1675 in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA
* Johanna (Warner Sewell 1648 1675
* Catherine ( Warner ) Howard
* Sarah ( Warner ) Howard
Birth: 1670 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
Death: 15 JUNE 1712 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA...Spouse:Phillip Howard 1663-1705