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Richard Warren

  • Birth 1578
  • Death 1628 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Memorial ID 6797309

Mayflower Passenger. He was one of the passengers on the Pilgrim ship Mayflower and a signer of the Mayflower Compact. Richard Warren married Elizabeth Walker, at Great Amwell, Hertfordshire, on April 14, 1610. Elizabeth Walker was the daughter of Augustine Walker of Great Amwell. Warren came from London and was called a “merchant” of that city. Richard Warren was one of those very few English merchants who signed on to make the Mayflower voyage as a member of the Leiden contingent. At the time of the Mayflower’s voyage in 1620, Richard and his wife had five daughters: Mary, Ann, Sarah, Elizabeth and Abigail. But Richard came on the Mayflower alone, deciding to wait until conditions in the New World were satisfactory before bringing over his family. On November 9/19, 1620, after about 3 months at sea, including a month of delays in England, they spotted land, which was the Cape Cod Hook, now called Provincetown Harbor. After several days of trying to get south to their planned destination of the Colony of Virginia, strong winter seas forced them to return to the harbor at Cape Cod hook, where they anchored on November 11/21. The Mayflower Compact was signed that day. Richard Warren's name appears 12th in the list. He participated in some of the early explorations of Cape Cod, when a suitable settlement location was being searched for.One such extensive exploration began on Wednesday, December 6, 1620 in freezing weather using the ship’s shallop, a light, shallow-water boat with oars and sails which was navigated by two pilots, with a master gunner and three sailors. In 1623 Warren felt that conditions were right to bring his family over from England, and they arrived that year on the Anne. He was a major landholder in the early colony. Richard Warren died of unknown causes, possibly sometime in 1628, exact date unknown. Because all seven of Richard Warren and Elizabeth nee Walker's children survived and had families, they have very many descendants today.

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  • Originally Created by: Terry C
  • Added: 23 Sep 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6797309
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Warren (1578–1628), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6797309, citing Coles Hill Burial Ground, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .