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

24 thoughts on “Welcome to the Warburton Website”

  1. I had a chum called Tom Warburton, he worked for Tesco and then Shell he moved to Pedlicote Farm, Peak Forest, Buxton and then I lost touch with him. Is he on your tree?

    1. Hi Barry,

      As I don’t normally include living people on my trees Tom is unlikely to be there. If you are trying to find him then the on-line phone books, or 192.com, or even Facebook might be your best bet. If you know his place and date of birth I might be able to find out something about his ancestry.

  2. Hi Ray,
    I am writing to you to ask if you are interested in adding any relatives to my Warburton family tree. My dad was Frederick James Warburton. My mom was Cecilia Rose Seliga. There are four living children, not just one. If you are at all interested in making the “tree” more complete you may contact me. Thanks.

  3. Hi my name is nathian warburton from goulburn nsw australia. My father is Raymond warburton. Would love to chat about weather this is my family tree. Cheers nathIan warburton 0450009690

    1. Hi Nath, I emailed you on 8 Jan 2017 after receiving information from Ray. I didn’t hear back from you, but obviously, we are both related. As I said in my email, my Warburton connection is through Thomas and Sarah (who were Bounty Immigrants, arriving in Sydney in 1840) and their daughter Mary who was born in NSW in 1849. Mary was my great great grandmother and she married John Fenning. Originally the Warburtons and Fennings lived in the Camden area where they worked for the landowners who had paid for their fares to NSW. They had 9 children, Joseph, Sarah who died the same year she was born, Benjamin, Isaac, Thomas, Sarah, Mary, John & James. Would like to communicate with you.

  4. Do you have a help line as I’m researching family tree and I have ancestor Jane warburton born 1805 gwersyllt parents William and Mary warburton too soon for census any help would be gratefully received

  5. You have the marriage of John Warburton and Elizabeth Walmsley on 25th October 1753 in Bowdon, Cheshire. Are you able to tell me which JW this was?

    1. Hi Arthur,

      I have not determined where John and Elizabeth fit so far, but your query has prompted me to take another look. It is difficult to be conclusive and I am away from home and a lot of my info at the moment. However a couple of clues emerge.

      Firstly there are two sons, George and William, born to John and Elizabeth of Dunham who would seem to belong to this couple, though the first is 8 years after their marriage which is a little unusual.

      We then have a William buried in 1769 the son of John and Elizabeth of Dunham, but he is only aged 3 when he should be 6. There is also,a grave reference I need to check when I get home.

      Next Elizabeth, wife of John of Sinderland was buried in 1778. Sinderland is part of Dunham. Finally John of Sinderland within Dunham Massey was buried in 1809 aged 83. He shares no grave with family and his will lead me to believe he had no family, but again I need to check this. Nevertheless he systems a candidate for the John who married Elizabeth Warmsley. In this case I believe he would be the son of Thomas and Pheobe Dixon who was born in 1725. Thomas was the nephew of my 6x great grandfather Josiah. I will review this after Wednesday when I get home.

  6. Hi I am a Great Grand daughter of a James Brandwood Warburton who immigrated to USA born 09 Dec 1868 Bolton Le Moors, Lancashire, England I am interested in how he ties in with your ancestors?

    1. James can be found in the Bolton (ex Turton)clan which has an earliest born ancestor, Samuel born around 1790. There is no DNA result from the clan so I don’t know it it links to other clans.

  7. Ray, would you have any info on George ( COOK ) Warburton he was born in Woodhouses Dunham in 1823 died 1884. I think he was illegitimate mother Martha. I know if illegitimate he is technically not a Warburton but his mother will be. He married Hannah Whittiker from a farming family who I remember in the 60’s

    Many thanks Rosemary Treasure

    1. Hi Rosemary,

      It’s the name that counts. I have whole clans who didn’t take the Warburton name from their earliest ancestor’s father. That said I’m struggling with George, though I’m away from home at the moment, and can’t give it full attention before tomorrow. Where does the Coook fit in?

  8. Hi I the George Cook Warburton, mentioned above is my Great Great Great Great Grandfather, and I dont believe from the tree that I have been working on that he was illegitimate, not as far as my research has led me. I dont know the lady who has mentioned him above. Would be interested to know though if we linked up in anyway.

  9. Lisa, I am Rosemary Treasure who asked about George Cook Warburton. He was the father of my sister’s husband’s mother Louie Warburton. In the census I have viewed his mother was born a Warburton and no marriage can be found. I would be happy to know the info you have on him. Regards Rosemary

  10. Used to do the ‘Peak Stroll’ , an annual event , that commenced at Peak Forest village.
    It was 25 miles of very gruelling walking, Mam Tor. Hope, Derwent Valley, Edale, Castleton, and up Cavedale back to Peak Forest. My base was Pedlicote Farm, which was the home of Tom, and Kath Warburton. They did bed, and breakfast, and Tom did the cooking. They were a lovely couple, and in the evenings I used to walk with Tom to the Devonshire Arms where we would have a pint or two of Bank’s Bitter. At the end of the walk you got a certificate to prove you had done it, and my last one was dated 1995. Its still in a frame on my study wall.

    1. Thanks Douglas. Are you still in touch with Tom and Kath by any chance? They might be interested in checking out their ancestry. Many, many years ago I trekked from Ladybower reservoir to Edale and back over Win and Lose Hills as a training walk before going on a trekking holiday in Nepal.

  11. Hi Ray,

    What a fantastic website. Congratulations on assembling such a fantastic set of resources – looks like a real labour of love!

    I stumbled across your site after an afternoon spent at St Wilfrid’s in Mobberley, with my wife and son, looking for graves of my ancestors, the local Cherry family. (I suspect you have also spent some time there… hope you treated yourself to a pint in the Church Inn, as we did!) Whilst there, I noticed just how many Warburtons there were in the churchyard, which struck a chord because Mary Warburton (1707-76, who married James Cherry) is my 6 x Great Grandmother. I notice that she is in your PDF document, so that’s very helpful with my own research.

    Thanks again for making all of this resource available. I’ve signed up for the newsletter and look forward to further exploring the Warburton branch of my family tree!

    All the best,


    1. Hi Jason,

      Thanks for your kind comments. I was only briefly in Mobberley churchyard, and missed the pint. Our common ancestors are John Warburton (1608-91), and Margaret Hardy, my 7x great grand parents, and your 8th it would seem. Makes us 8th cousins once removed I think.

      1. Thanks for working that out – the cousins thing makes my head hurt! Great info on John and Margaret too. Thanks again for this resource – it’s brilliant!

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