This website is for the descendants of William Warner (1808–1845) and Sarah Leitch (about 1805–1893), and for anyone else interested in the history of the Warner family. It also tracks many of our more distant cousins, descendants of William’s paternal grandparents, William Warner (1753–1801) and Elizabeth White (1755–1807) of Howden, Yorkshire.

The mission is to research, preserve, and share our roots and our history, our documents, pictures, and stories, and to bring the family together.

If you’re new to the site, you may want to start with a look at our family tree. You can also search for a family member below.

William and Sarah were married on July 31, 1832 in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Quebec City, in the midst of a cholera epidemic.

He was about twenty-four, a farmhand who lived with his parents on their farm in Frampton. They had come to Lower Canada, from their home village of Howden, Yorkshire, in the late 1820s.

She was a few years older than he was. All we know about her family is that they had emigrated from Ireland in the late 1820s or early 1830s.

William and Sarah’s Marriage, in the Record Book of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (click to enlarge)

William and Sarah, my paternal great great great grandparents. have over a hundred and eighty descendants living in Canada and the United States. This website is for them.