Fourth Generation: Lewis Warner or Norton < Robert Warner (Norton) < Martha Warner < William Warner

My 2nd cousin 4x removed

Lewis Warner or Norton was the son of Robert Warner (also known as Robert Norton) and his wife Elizabeth.* He was born in 1830 and baptized in Riccall, Yorkshire on June 27 of that year.1

He married Mary Gell in Wilberfoss, Yorkshire on February 22, 1851.2


Lewis’s baptismal record lists him as “Lewis Warner,” and lists his parents’ “Christian names” as “Robert Warner and Elizabeth” and their “surname” as “Norton alias Warner.”1

The dual last names occur because Lewis’s father, Robert, was born out of wedlock to Lewis’s grandmother, Martha Warner and an unknown father. Martha later married Miles Norton, bringing the six-year-old Robert with her to the marriage.

At the time of the 1851 census, Lewis and Mary were living in Sutton upon Derwent, Yorkshire, next door to Lewis’s parents and older brother.3 He was a fisherman. By this time, it seems that everyone in the family was known by “Norton” rather than “Warner.”

I have found no information about Lewis or Mary after that.


Baptismal Records, Riccall, Yorkshire, 18301 (click to enlarge)
Page from the 1851 Census, England, Sutton upon Derwent, Yorkshire3 (click to enlarge)


1 Borthwick Institute for Archives; York, Yorkshire, England; Parish Registers for the Archdeaconry of Yorkshire; Reference: PR/RIC/2. Ancestry.com. York, Yorkshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1920 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2022. Original data: Anglican Parish Registers. York, Yorkshire, England: Borthwick Institute for Archives.

2 Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Marriages, 1538–1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

3 Class: HO107; Piece: 2357; Folio: 162; Page: 6; GSU roll: 87623-87624. Ancestry.com. 1851 England Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1851. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England.