Welcome to the Warburton Website, which includes my Warburton One-Name Study, and Warburton DNA Project. To learn more about this site please visit the various sub-page under the About menu item.
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The site also includes a Forum where anyone can initiate or participate in conversations with other interested parties on any subject related to Warburton family history. Anyone can view the Forum but you will need to register to participate.
The Warburton DNA Project enhances the knowledge gained from traditional genealogical research. For example about half of all Warburtons belong to one of two groups, one descended from a Norman knight, the other from a Saxon inhabitant of the village of Warburton. Several smaller groups have also been identified. My DNA Project has devised a low cost strategy to determine if you belong to one of these groups, so please contact me (click my picture to the right) if you are interested.
I also welcome questions, comments, and anything you have which may enhance the site.
Occasionally people join the Warburton Project to order the FamilyFinder test. I have no objection to this, though I’m not sure there is a financial advantage. Also I’m sure a lot of you will have taken the Ancestry DNA test,…
I wrote a Post recently with a photograph of the Potter’s seals, and mentioned David Holgate’s book on the New Hall pottery. This mentions four generations of Warburton Potters beginning with Joseph Warburton (1694-1752). I have failed to find Joseph’s…
A new FTDNA sale began today, and runs until April 28th. If you are thinking of taking a test please check it out here. FamilyFinder looks particularly cheap at $49. FTDNA also announced a new BigY-500 test. This combines the old…
I was recently sent this photograph by Lorna Bowden. It has been added to the Misc. Photos section of the Gallery, and a note has been added to the Tilston Clan tree.
This photo of Richard Warburton (1831-1913) of the Tilston clan, with his daughters Celia and Margaret, was provided by Lorna Bowdon, Margaret’s great great granddaughter. Margaret married a Danish Sea Captain named Rasmus Madsen.
I have recently published the Warburton entries in the Bury, St Mary parish registers up to 1700. This came out of my continuing study of the Peters in the Edenfield area and their relationship to the Edenfield clan. This has also included listing the entries at Edenfield, Holcombe, and Newchurch in Rossendale. These will be published shortly along with a paper on my findings. Please note my comments below on the amount of guesswork in the Families list.
The entries can be accessed from the Parishes page, and the sidebar. The text below also appears on the Parishes page.
Last November I said I had submitted an article to the Journal of One-Name Studies entitled New Approaches to Y-DNA Testing in the Warburton One Name Study. The article was published in the April-June Issue (Vol 13 Issue 2). A link to…
I have just updated the Cheshire Group Haplotree following the identification of testable recent SNPs found in BigY tests. Clive, my closest genetic cousin, has tested the four from my own test. He matches 2 of them which can therefore…
Above is a photo of three Warburton signatures and seals on a 1751 vellum agreement betwixt a consortium of iconic Staffordshire potters who were sourcing Devon ball clay. It was sent to me by Audrey Fussell. The Clay was shipped from Devon to Liverpool, and then, via the River Weaver and packhorse, to Burslem. Other signatories include famous potters such as Thomas Wheildon.
Martin Warburton sent me the following cutting from the The Connecticut Courant dated Monday, April 27, 1801.
John Warburton is a Machine Builder and Cotton Manufacturer from Manchester, England who had established an extensive Cotton Manufactory at North-Bolton, near Hartford, Connecticut to produce Knitting Cotton that no other manufacturer can furnish at better quality, or lower price.
I am familiar with a couple of families that emigrated to Massachusetts, and one even set up a factory. But this is an earlier emigration, and I’m not familiar with any families in Connecticut. Quite possibly John didn’t have children, or the line died out later.
If anyone does have anymore information of John I would like to hear it.
I was recently contacted by Alison Brison with information about a branch of the New South Wales Clan who emigrated to the Reno, Nevada. Alison herself lives in California. It is only a small update as most of the US…