John WARHAM - bap. Oct. 9, 1595, St. Bartholomew's Church, Crewkerne, Somerset, England; d. Apr. 1, 1670, Windsor, CT. Son of Richard WARHAM and Agnes COOK alias HOWPER. Graduated at St. Mary Hall, Oxford (BA Nov. 14, 1614; MA May 18, 1618), and ordained at Silverton, Devon on May 23, 1619. Rev. WARHAM was minister at Crewkerne, Somerset, until he was removed about 1627 for his Puritan views. Pastor at St. Sidwell's, Exeter, Devon, England 1630; arrived at Dorchester, MA May 30, 1630 in the 'Mary & John'; founder of Windsor, CT 1637. Rev. John WARHAM and Rev. John MAVERICK were both ministers at Windsor until the latter's death in 1637. Rev. Ephraim HUIT arrived at Windsor in 1639 to assist Rev. WARHAM. In his will of 1623, John's father implies that John was then single with the phrase "in case he should marry." The purported will of Rev. John WARHAM was rejected by the court Nov. 23, 1670, and administration of his estate was granted to his threee sons-in-law. The estate had been inventoried on Apr. 30, 1670 at £1239.10.00. John was married first Jun. 8, 1625 at Stoke Abbott, Dorset to Susanna GOLLOPPE, who could have been the daughter of Gybbes GALLOP who married John's aunt Magdalen as her second husband. Susanna, who died in 1634 at Dorchester, MA, was the mother of his first five children. Married second in 1637, probably at Windsor, CT; and third Oct. 9, 1662 Abigail SEARLE (d. May 18, 1684, Windsor, CT), widow of John BRANKER.
WARHAM, John, Dorchester, came in the Mary and John from Plymouth 1630, having been a min. at Exeter in Co. Devon, where capt. Roger Clap, wh. in his humble, but invalu. tract, gives the best acco. of him, had in his youth, heard his teaching; yet we kn. not, at wh. of the univ. he was bred, if at either, tho. so much may be presum. as he was episcop. ord. At Plymouth, bef. embrac. he with an elder br. in the gospel, Rev. John Maverick, and many of their fellow passeng. had formed a strictly congregatio. ch. He was sw. a freem. 18 May 1631, and the w. wh. he brot. d. 1634, without having any ch. as is believ. Ano. w. Abigail, m. a. OCt 1662, wid. of John Branker, outliv. him, and d. 18 May 1684, but she was not the mo. of his four ds. for her former h. did not d. bef. 1662. He was with the body of his ch. rem. 1635 to Windsor, and there officiat. till his d. 1 Apr 1670, tho. for near six yrs. preced. a dissatisf. party of the worshippers had desired the serv. of a younger preach. From the whole page of Magn. III. 121, it is found that he was afflict. with melancholy in his latter days, and earlier had deliv. sermons from notes; but betw. these two distinguish. traits of his life, no comnex. is pretended by the profound author. His d. Abigail, bapt. at W. 27 May 1638, m. Oct 1658, Thomas Allyn; Sarah, b. 28 Aug 1642, m. 11 May 1664, Return Strong, and d. 26 Dec 1678; and youngest d. Ester, bapt. 8 Dec 1644, m. Rev Eleazer Mather of Northampton, and next Solomon Stoddard, and bore ch. to ea. Of the sec. d. Hepzibah, bapt. 9 Aug 1640, rept. of her d. 1647 is furnish. The mo. Jane, wh. he m. at W. no doubt, tho. date is not found, nor parent, d. at Norwalk, 23 Apr 1645, says the Parson's transcr. of Windsor rec. in Geneal. Reg. V. 363, tho. we might be sure this is wrong, for the town of N. was not sett. for more than four yrs. later. She d. Apr. 1655.
-(GDONE, v 4 p 417-8; Savage)
Rev. John Warham - Bpt. 9 Oct. 1595, Crewkerne. D. 1 Apr. 1670, Windsor, Ct. He married (1) Susanna Gollopp, 8 June 1625, Stoke Abbott, Dorset. Susanna's baptism has not been found. She died either in England or soon after 1630. John m. (2) Jane (Dabinot?) Newberry, 1637, widow of Thomas Newberry. She died 23 Apr. 1.655, Windsor. He m. 3)Abigail (Searle) Branker, 9 Oct. 1662, widow of John Branker. She died 18 May 1684, Windsor.
John Warham graduated from St. Mary Hall, Oxford, B.A. , 14 Nov. 1614 and M.A., 18 May 1618. In 1627 he served in the church of Crewkerne, where he was born, but when he was rebuked for preaching Puritanism by Bishop William Laud, he left and the Bishop of Exeter gave him a living at St. Sidwell's parish in Exeter. In 1629, after he decided to come to New England he returned to preach one last, time in Crewkerne and he was rebuked again.
In March 1630 Rev. John Warham and Rev. John Maverick became the ministers of the "Mary & John" group, among whom were many families from Crewkerne. He and Maverick were the ministers at Dorchester, MA until 1636, when Maverick died and Warham moved to Windsor, CT with most of the "Mary & John" families, where he was their minister until his death.
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