1800–? (died between 1871 and 1881)
Third Generation: Robert Warner < Martha Warner < William Warner
My 1st cousin 5 times removed
Robert Warner was the son of Martha Warner and an unknown father. He was born on January 29, 1800 and baptized in Howden, Yorkshire on February 20, 1800.1 2
In 1806, when Robert was six, his mother married Miles Norton, who may (or may not) have been Robert’s father.
It appears that Robert was sometimes known as Robert Warner, but later in life he was known as Robert Norton. 3 4
He married a woman named Elizabeth and had at least two children:
We don’t know Robert’s date of death, but he appears in the 1871 census and does not seem to appear in the 1881 census. Presumably he died, probably in Yorkshire, sometime during that decade.
The baptismal record (1830) of Robert’s son Lewis lists him as “Lewis Warner,” and lists his parents’ “Christian names” as “Robert Warner and Elizabeth” and their “surname” as “Norton alias Warner.”5
The baptismal record of his older son William had listed him as “William, son of Robert and Elizabeth Warner,” with no mention of “Norton.”
At the time of the 1851 census, Robert and Elizabeth were living in Sutton upon Derwent, Yorkshire, with their 25-year-old son William. Their 21-year-old son Lewis lived next door with his wife, Mary.7 Robert was a gamekeeper; William was a blacksmith; Lewis was a fisherman. By this time, it seems that everyone in the family was known by “Norton” rather than “Warner.”
By 1861, Robert and Elizabeth were living alone in Dunnington, Yorkshire. He continued to be a gamekeeper.
By 1871, they were living in the Walmgate municipal ward of the city of York. No longer a gamekeeper, Robert was listed in the census as a labourer. He was 71, but his census entry that year said he was 67.
I don’t have any information about Robert and Elizabeth after that.
1 Ancestry.com. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
2 “England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:2:9CMW-P1K : 20 March 2020), Entry for Robert Warner, 1800.
3 “England, Yorkshire, Bishop’s Transcripts, 1547-1957”, database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:2:4B2V-3TML : 23 September 2021), Entry for Lewis Norton or Warner, 1830.
4 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.
5 6 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.
7 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.