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The Family of William Warner and Sarah Leitch

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Finding our Yorkshire Cousins: Part 2 of 2

In my last post, I told you how I came up with the hypothesis that my great great great grandfather William Warner (1808-1845), the one who married Sarah Leitch in Quebec City in 1832, was the son of William Warner (born 1789), of the village of Howden in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and his wife, Sarah Benson.

.In this post, I’d like to tell you how I was able to use DNA testing to confirm that hypothesis and, going one generation further back, to show that I’m also descended from William Warner and Elizabeth White who were married in Howden in 1776.

Here’s what happened.

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A Cockroach Alive in a Lady’s Ear

To kick off what I hope will be a series of many family stories that I’ll share with you on this website, I’d like to start with a story about something that happened to my great great grandmother. Her maiden name was Margaret Ann Quinn (1837-1915) and she was married to James Warner (1837-1909), who was the son of William Warner and Sarah Leitch.

It’s part of a chapter in the Warner family history that I’ve been working on for the past nine years, but I thought it was good enough to share with you now rather than waiting until the book gets published.

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The Warners

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.

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