Name: Joshua WARREN
Birth: 2 APR 1594 in Nayland, Essex, England
The LDS Ancestral File lists one Joshua Warren as son of John the Middle Warren of Nayland. The Colchester St. Mary Walls parish register includes an entry for the marriage of Joshua and Sarah. In his book, "Immigration of Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania 1682-1750", A.C. Myers mentions the three marriages of daughter Elizabeth.
The "History and Genealogy of the Warren Family" by Rev. Thomas Warren in 1902 includes the will of Joshua Warren in 1640. It states that Joshuah Warren, a merchant of Colchester, had brothers Amos and Isaac, and sisters Elizabeth (married. Lawrence) and Mary (married. Stone). The will also mentions wife Sarah and children Hester, Sarah, Elizabeth, Joseph and Mary. The family of John the Middle Warren included children Joshua, Amos, Isaac, Elizabeth and Mary. If Joshua indeed be the son of John the Middle Warren, then we can claim descent from his long and noble pedigree.
The will of Judith Morris of Dedham, Essex on January 25, 1645 mentions a brother (brother-in-law?) Josuah and his children; Josua, Sarah, Elizabeth and Hester. The will also mentions John Morris, William Morris and Thomas Morris.
The 1662 Hearth Tax List for Layer-De-La-Haye, just south of Colchester, lists one Joshua Warren, possibly the son. In the visitation of 1664-1668 by Bysshe, Joshua Warren of same parish, signed a disclaimer of his rights to arms.
Sarah MORRIS b: WFT Est 1583-1605
in Colchester, Essex, England
- Elizabeth WARREN b: 1627