Welcome to the Warburton Website

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-pages under the About menu item.

I hope you will find this site useful in your own studies of Warburton family history. You are invited to subscribe to receive notifications of future Posts about my research, future site updates, or anything else of interest.

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.

The site includes a Contact Me page. I welcome questions, comments, and anything you have which may enhance the site. There is also a Reach Out page for you to submit anything you would like to me to share with Subscribers via a Post.

Ray Warburton

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Charles Warburton Carr

My recent post on Warburton Places, mentioned that Warburton, Victoria was named after Charles Warburton Carr and this implied a link to Bishop Warburton of Cloyne. Elaine Hopper has contacted me with more details on the relationship.

To recap Terence Charles Mongon (or Mongan) was raised a Catholic, but converted and joined the Protestant Church of Ireland.

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Places Called Warburton

Following recent interest in places called Warburton, this post catalogues places around the world that I know of. I have divided it into two parts, towns, and Others. Towns covers all settlements of any size, presented in size order, except the Cheshire village that is the origin of the name is given pride of place. Others includes any other geographical feature or place of note. At this stage I will not attempt a catalogue of Warburton street names.


  1. Warburton, Greater Manchester Warburton was originally established as a Mercian fortified settlement

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Big Y Review of the Year

The following has just appeared on the R1b-U106 Group forum:

“2020 was an awful year in so many ways, but it was an unprecedented year for human paternal phylogenetic tree reconstruction. The FTDNA Haplotree or Great Tree of Mankind now includes:

– 37,534 branches with 12,696 added since 2019 – 51% growth!
defined by
– 349,097 SNPs with 131,820 added since 2019 – 61% growth!

In just one year, 207,536 SNPs were discovered and assigned FT SNP names. These SNPs will help define new branches and refine existing ones in the future.

The tree is constructed based on high coverage chromosome Y sequences from:
– More than 52,500 Big Y results
– Almost 4,000 NGS results from present-day anonymous men that participated in academic studies

Plus an additional 3,000 ancient DNA results from archaeological remains, of mixed quality and Y chromosome coverage.”

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Weaverham Clan Extension

Last April I wrote a Post about Ancestry Public Trees in which I discussed the questionable parentage of Peter Warburton who was baptised in Lymm in March 1803. Various Public Trees had different versions of his ancestry, including several which linked him in the families of my Partington Clan. The Lymm families tree provided by Cathy Warburton, that I was using to build the Partington Clan, also had this solution.

However on close inspection the only likely ancestry identified his grandparents as James Warburton and Sarah nee Allen. I therefore removed Peter and his descendants from the Partington Clan, with a plan to turn them into a new Lymm Clan…

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John Starkey Warburton – Organist

I’ve had a query from John Rose alerting me to a stain glass window in Florence, Oregon which bears an inscription ‘in memory of John S Warburton 51 years organist and choirmaster of this Church‘. It seems the window was actually made for a church in Lancashire, and John is searching for information on the church and the organist.

John has written an article of the window, complete with pictures, which you can see here

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Arley Rent Roll 1572

I have just added a new Page to the Warburton Artefacts section of the Gallery. It includes 5 images of a letter sent to me in 2016 by Charles Foster, Arley Hall archivist. It contains his transcription of sections of the Arley Hall Rent Roll of 1572 pertaining to the village of Warburton, and my comments on the various Warburton names included.

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A Cuddle of Cousins

There is no collective word for a group of cousins, but I did come across the above suggestion. I have recently had two examples (both from Australia) of growing cuddles and it is always satisfying to confirm new distant relatives.

Firstly I had an email from Alan Warburton which included the following: You’ve heard of long lost cousins, well after 68 year’s I’ve found one that I didn’t know I had. In the course of my ongoing research, I recently contacted a man who turned out to be my second cousin. Traveling to Tamworth New South Wales yesterday, my brother Bob (right) and I, met for the first time Bill Warburton (left) with whom we share a great grandfather being the late Charles George Warburton. Born in Abbeyleix, Queens County Ireland in 1834, Charles immigrated to Australia in 1857 and died at Manly New South Wales in 1915. 

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