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Sir Thomas WARNER [33490]
(1580-1648)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Sarah SNELLING [33492]
2. Rebecca PAYNE [33491]

3. Anne RUSSELL [33493]

Sir Thomas WARNER [33490]

  • Born: 1580, Parham SFK
  • Marriage (1): Sarah SNELLING [33492]
  • Marriage (2): Rebecca PAYNE [33491] circa 1620
  • Marriage (3): Anne RUSSELL [33493]
  • Died: 10 Mar 1647/48, West Indies aged 68
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WEDNESDAY, 23 NOVEMBER 2011
The Warners
Sir Thomas Warner, the progenitor of one of the Caribbean's great colonial families, came out to the West Indies in the early years of the 17th century. He had been born in 1575 in Parham, Suffolk, England, and as a young man he had served as a captain in the bodyguard of King James I, which was a company of specially chosen soldiers, whose duty it was to guard the King's life. Later he was made Lieutenant, or keeper of the Tower of London.
During that period, many young men in England were eager to follow the great sea dogs like Raleigh, Drake & Morgan to the Caribbean so as to make their fortunes, and when his friend, Captain Roger North, thought of making a settlement in Guiana, Warner decided to go with him. The settlement did not work out as expected, and Warner instead settled at St. Christopher in the Leeward Islands on the 28th January, 1624.
Despite much initial hostility from the native Caribs of the island and the battles between would-be French and Spanish settlers, Thomas Warner persisted in his ambition to create a British settlement. Sir Thomas became the first Lieutenant Governor of the Caribbean islands. He died in March 1649 and was buried in St. Kitts' middle island.
Warner's sons and grandsons established themselves in the British West Indies: Sir Thomas Warner of Barbados, Col. Philip Warner, Governor of Antigua, William Warner of Dominica, who was known as "Indian Warner" on account of his Carib blood, and Col. Edward Warner, who arrived in Trinidad in 1807 and purchased lands.
Charles Warner, born in 1805, was the only son of Col. Edward Warner. Charles decided to settle in Trinidad after a visit with his cousin Ashton Warner, who was Chief Justice of Trinidad during the governorship of Sir Ralph Woodford (1813 - 1828). Charles became one of the most prominent Attorney Generals in the early history of Trinidad, serving from 1844 to 1870.
He so influenced this period while in office, that "Warnerism" became a synonym for the policy of local government. He married twice, once to Isabella Carmichael, with whom he had six children, and to his second wife Ellen Rose Cadiz, with whom he had twelve. He endowed St. Margarite's church Belmont. He possessed lands at Belmont, where in fact the land holdings there were described as "the lands of black Warner and white Warner".
The black Warners of Belmont were the descendants of Ashton Warner, born in Savannah, U.S.A., in 1750. His grandson William, who lived in Dominica and died in 1793, was reputed to have had four sons with Mildred Johns, a woman of African discent. One of their sons, Ashton, came to Trinidad around the time that his namesake and relative Ashton Warner was Chief Justice, and he purchased lands at Belmont, closeby his cousin Charles Warner. Ashton married into the Zampty family of Belmont, who were descendants of Sergeant Zampty of the 3rd West India Regiment, which had been raised in Sierra Leone to do service in the Caribbean.
In 1873, Charles Warner built his home which he called "The Hall". The building was a beautiful, two-storied property, where his children grew up. Amongst them were Aucher Warner, who also became an Attorney-General of Trinidad, and Sir Pelham Warner, who would later achieve international fame as a cricketer. Streets in Belmont were named for them, as well as for other members of the Warner family. Charles Warner died in 1887, and his grave can still be visited in the Botanical Gardens on the grounds of President's House.
The Hall at Chancery Lane comprised an entire city block. The house was situated in a splendid garden, and included a swimming pool for the children to learn to swim and a pond where they could sail their toy boats and where the morocoys could bathe. The gardener had been brought from Germany! The Hall also had what was perhaps the first tennis court in Trinidad.
Warner lived in The Hall in an extravagant style, and one informant told me long ago that his family was "very united".
In 1886, Charles sold The Hall to Don Carlos Siegert. It became the home of the Siegert family for the next 34 years. Don Carlos kept race horses there and as many as 11 carriages of various sizes in his stables. At that time, the main entrance was from Chancery Lane. The ground floor of the house held a large hall, hung with portraits of the Siegert family, who had come to Trinidad from the town of Angostura in Venezuela (now Ciudad Bolivar), bringing with them the secret of their now famous bitters.
In 1920, The Hall was brought by Charles Conrad Stollmeyer for $40,000. He and others thought to convert the premises into a club. This was, however, not to be, for a fire gutted the house. They were forced to sell the property to the Anglican Church through Bishop Anstey. The main building of The Hall became a guesthouse that was run by Mrs. Florence Rust. The buildings which opened on Abercromby Street were converted into classrooms.
In the 1950s, Trinidad witnessed many social and political changes. As historian Olga Mavrogordato states in her book "Voices in the Street":
"In 1952, the entire property was taken over by the junior school of St. Hilary's until 1966, when it moved to Monte Christo, St. Ann's, to make room for the High School. Since that time, St. Hilary's has occupied the entire premises and though many improvements and changes have been made, the family atmosphere of old still remains and this is a happy school."
By Paria Publishing Co Ltd.
Gerard A. Besson.
Ref: <http://caribbeanhistoryarchives.blogspot.com/2011/11/warners.html?m=1>

Basseterre.
Set against the irresistible backdrop of St. Kitts' emerald green hills and punctuated by elegant Georgian architecture, is one of the best of the Caribbean's small capitals.

Old Road Bay
It was here at Old Road Bay that Sir Thomas Warner, along with his family and 14 others, began the first permanent European settlement in the Leeward Islands. The settlers were at first on good terms with the island's Carib inhabitants, though such friendship lasted only a very few years. Rather than cultivating sugar, it was tobacco that had drawn Warner to the island, and it was the island's tobacco crop that first supported the settlement.

The Warner family estate served as the capital of St. Kitts until 1727, when it was moved to Basseterre. Outside of Old Road bay are found a number of interesting Carib petroglyphs.

Sandy Point
This second largest of St. Kitts' towns occupies the very spot on which Thomas Warner and his small party made landfall in 1623. During the 17th century Sandy Point was the center of the island's tobacco trade, and among Sandy Point's most fascinating sights are the large tobacco warehouses constructed during that time by the Dutch West India Company.
St. Thomas Church
In the yard of this modest church is the tomb of Sir Thomas Warner, the leading figure in the island's colonial history. The memorial itself is a fascinating object, replete with a finely engraved Elizabethan epitaph to the 'much lamented gent.' Warner, who earned his knighthood as a colonizer of St. Kitts and a number of other islands, died in 1648. St. Thomas is located in Middle Island, which followed upon the establishment of the island's plantations as St. Kitts' first European village.
The Rev William John Julius [765] was Vicar of St Thomas Sandy Point St Kitts C 1790 - 1803

Much of this family tree courtesy of Sewell Family Tree Ancestry, and has not been proved.
https://www.ancestry.com.au/family-tree/person/tree/49847257/person/28215532485/facts

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Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-22
WARNER, SIR THOMAS (d, 1649).
Coloniser of the first British West Indian Islands, was a younger son of William Warner, a gentle-yeoman of Framlingham and Parham, Suffolk, and Margaret, daughter of George Gernigan or Jerningham of Belsted in the same county. He entered the army at an early age, and became a captain in James I's bodyguard.
In the spring of 1620 he accompanied Captain Roger North on his expedition to Surinam. Here he made the acquaintance of a certain Captain Painton, a very experienced seaman, who suggested to him the advisability of a settlement on one of the small West Indian islands, such as St Christopher's, which were neglected by the Spaniards. At the end of the year he returned to England with the view of finding means to carry out his project. Having obtained the support of Ralph Merrifield, a London merchant, and his Suffolk neighbour, Charles Jeaffreson, Warner, with his wife and son Edward, and some thirteen others, chiefly from Suffolk, sailed for Virginia.
Having rejected Barbados, for the great want of water was then upon it naturally, the expedition landed in St. Kitts (St. Christopher's) on 28 Jan, 1623-4.
The misgovernment of the Amazon settlement and the suitability of St. Christopher's for a tobacco plantation were the motive causes of the expedition. They were welcomed by the Carib chief Tegramund, and allowed to make a settlement at Old Road, where water abounded. By September the colonists had raised their first tobacco crop, but it was destroyed by a hurricane immediately afterwards.
On 18 March 1624-5 Jeaffreson arrived from England in the Hopewell, bringing men and provisions, and soon afterwards Warner went home in the Black Bess of Flushing to beat up more recruits and to take over tobacco (cf. Cal. State Papers, Dom, 1625-6, p. 156). Warner was Commissioned on 13 Sept. 1625 king's lieutenant for the four islands of St. Christopher alias Merwar's Hope, Mevia [Nevis], Barbados, and Monserate, of which he is described as the discoverer. In case of his death Jeaffreson was to succeed him. This was the first patent relating to the West Indies which passed the great seal. On 23 Jan 1626 a letter of marque was issued to the Gift of Goa, forty tons, owner R. Merrifield, captain Thomas Warner, and during the year Warner and a Captain Smith made prizes of vessels from Middelburg, and Dunkirk (ib. 1625-6 pp.; 327,1628.-9 p, 286).
In the autumn of 1626 Warner returned to St. Kitts with neere a hundred people, having on his way made a bootless (Hopeless?), attempt upon the Spaniard's at Trinidada.' In the ensuing year the settlement underwent great privations, but on 26 Oct 1627 Captain William Smith brought foods and ammunition in the Hopewell, and, other ships came in later. In the same year the few Frenchmen under d'Esnambuc a protégé of Richelieu, who had arrived soon after Warner's first landing, had also been reinforced, and in May a treaty was concluded between Warner and. d'Esnambue for a division of territory and mutual defence against the Spaniards and Caribees. The Caribees were now driven completely off the island.
In 1629 Warner paid another visit to England, in the course of which he was knighted (27 Sept.) at Hampton Court James Hay, first earl of Carlisle, had received in June 1627 a grant of the Caribean Islands and Barbados, in spite of Warner's patent of 1625, but on 29 Sep Carlisle reappointed Warner sole governors of St. Christopher's for life (Cal. State Papers, Amer. and W. Indies, 1574-1660,• p. 101) On 4 Nov 1643 Warner received a third patent from the parliamentary commissioners of planta-tions under which he was constituted governor and lieutenant-general of the Caribee Islands under Robert [Rich], earl of Warwick governor in chief of all the plantations in America (lb. p. 324). The success of the plantation at St. Christopher's, which seemed now assured, excited the jealousy of the French. In August 1629 d'Esnambue, having returned from France with three hundred colonists and six sail of the line, summoned Warner to retire within the treaty limits, and to give up the land occupied since his departure. Soon after matters had been settled somewhat to the advantage of the French, a Spanish expedition under Don Frederick de Toledo appeared. The French deserted the English, who overpowered by superior force, seem to have made some sort of cession. The chief settlers however retired to the mountains and when in a few months the Spanish abandoned the island, both the English and French colonies in St. Kitts were reestablished. Henceforth they were always at open or secret enmity. In 1635 d'Esnainbue, who obtained the aid of the negroes by a promise of freedom wrung further concessions from Warner and four years later report that De Poincy, the French governor of. St. Kifts, had had a design of poisioning Warner nearly produced open war. September 1636 on his return from a voyage to England Warner complained to Secretary Windebank of being pestered with many controversies of the planters. During the voyage his crew had been decimated. He had Intended to send a colony to Metalina under his son-in-law, but having touched at Barbados to raise volunteers, had been opposed by the governor, Captain Henry Hawley (cf, ib. 1574-1660; p4. 240). In 1639 Warner estimated the amount of annual duties derived from the island at 12,000L. (lb. .p. 295). So rapid had been the growth of the colony at St. Chlistopher's that in 1628 Warner was able to send settlers to colonise the isle of Nevis. Four years later religious dissensions in St. Kitts induced him to despatch another body of planters to found a colony on the island of Antigua, and a second, chiefly composed of Irishmen and Roman Catholics, to settle Montserrat.
These undertakings were successful, but the settlers sent to St. Lucia about 1639 were almost exterminated by the natives two years later. Warner died on 10 March 1648-9, and was buried in the churchyard of St. Thomas, Middle Island, St. Kitts. On a broken tomb under a coat of arms is a barely legible rhymed epitaph in which he is described as one that bought

With loss of Noble blond Illustrious Name
Of a Commander Create in Acts of Fame.

It is printed in Captain Laurence-Archer's Monumental Inscriptions of the British West Indies and in Notes and Queries (3rd ser. ix. 450). He was a good soldier, and man of extraordinary agility of body and a good witt, and won the respect of all his subordinates. He was thrice married first, to Sarah, daughter of Walter Snelling of Dorchester; secondly to Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Payne, of Surrey; and, thirdly, to a lady who afterwards married Sir George March (Gal. State. Papers Airier. and IV. Indies, 1675-61 p. 321). By his second wife be had two sons, and a daughter who was buried at Putney on 29 Dec. 1635. The eldest son, EDWARD WARNER (1632 - 1640), was deputy-governor of St Kitts when Sir Thomas went to England. He was made by his father in 1632 the first English governor of Antigua. His wife and two children were carried off from the island in an incursion of the Caribs in 1640. A local tradition, embodied in the Legend of Ding a Dong Nook, said that the governor pursued the Caribs to Dominica and brought back his wife and one child, but afterwards, under the influence of jealousy, imprisoned her in a keep built for the purpose in a lonely nook. The date of Edward Warner's death is uncertain. Dutertre, in his Histoire des Antilles speaks highly of his personal qualities.

Thomas also had a long relationship with a Carib woman who bore him several children.

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1. Headstone on grave of Thomas Warner, 1648, St Thomas Graveyard Sandy Point St Kitts.
Inscription on Sir Thomas Warner's Headstone

An Epitaph upon Th…. Noble,
Much Lamented Gent Sir
Tho. Warner, K Lieutenant
General of ye Carribbee
Ieland &, Governor of y
Ieland of St Christ
Who Departed This
Life the 10th of
March 1648
First Read then weepe when thou art hereby taught,
That Warner lyes interr'd here, one that bought,
With losse of Noble bloud Ilustrious Name,
Of A Comander Greate in Acts of Fame.

Trayn'd from his youth in Armes, his Courage bold,
Attempted brave Exploites, and Uncotrold
By fortunes fiercest Frownes, hee still gave forth
Large Narratives of Military worth.

Written with his sword's poynt, but what is man
…the midst of his glory, and who can
…..this Life A moment, since that hee
….by Sea and Land, so longe kept free
…al, Mortal Strokes at lenth did yield
….ace) to conquering Death the field,
fini Coronat.

The Rev William John Julius was Vicar of St Thomas Sandy Point St Kitts C 1790 - 1803
Image of St Thomas & headstone courtesy of Sewell Family Tree Ancestry - 2020

2. A Genealogy of the Warner Family of Antigua: Vol II 1844.
Antigua and the Antiguans: a Full Account of the Colony and Its Inhabitants from the Time of the Caribs to the Present Day, Interspersed with Anecdotes and Legends, Also, an Impartial View of Slavery and the Free Labour Systems; the Statistics of the Island, and Biographical Notices of the Principal Families ...

January 1, 1844
Saunders and Otley London


APPENDIX.

No. 2.

GENEALOGY OF THE WARNER FAMILY.

William Warner, of Framlington, co. of Suffolk, Esq., the representative of an an ancient and distinguished family in that county, m. Margaret, dau. of Geo. Jermingham, co. Suffolk, Esq., by whom (among other issue) he left a son,
Sir Thomas Warner, first English governor, and colonizer of many of the West India Islands, and who, for his energetic exertions in extending his majesty's dominions in the American seas, was graciously complimented, and had the honours of knighthood conferred upon him by his sovereign, Charles I., at Hampton Court Palace, 21 Sept, 1629. Sir Thomas m. 1st, Sarah, dau. of Walter Snelling, of Dorchester, Esq. ; and 2ndly, Rebecca, dau. of Thomas Payne, co. Surrey, Esq. By his first marriage. Sir Thomas had issue,
1. Edward.
2. Mary, buried at Putney, co. Surrey, 29 Dee. 1635.
By his second wife Sir Thomas had
3. Philip.

Sir Thomas Warner, dying in 1648, was succeeded in his estates by his eldest son,
Edward, a captain in the army at the early age of thirteen. He was sent by his father, Sir Thomas Warner, in 1632, with a party under his command, to colonize Antigua, of which island he was the first English governor. His lady was made prisoner, and carried away, by the Caribs, in 1640, (vide p. 9, vol. i.,) and dying without issue, was succeeded by his brother,
Philip, colonel in the army, and governor of Antigua in 1674. He m. Henrietta Ashton, sole heiress of her brother, Col. Henry Ashton. Col. Philip Warner having acquired great wealth, d. 23 Oct 1689, and was buried at St. Paul's, Antigua, leaving issue, by Henrietta, his wife, two sons and four daus. His eldest son,
Thomas, inherited the family estates of the Folly and Savannah, m. Jane, dau. of - Walrond, of Antigua, Esq., by whom he had issue four sons and one dau. Col. Thomas Warner, dying in 1695, was buried at St Paul's, Antigua, 1 1 Nov. of that year, and was succeeded in his estates by his eldest son,
i.Edward, a colonel in the army, and member of the Council for the Island of Antigua ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of the Hon. Richard Scott, (one of King William III.'s counsellors for Barbados,) by whom he had (among other issue) a son and heir,
Richard-Scott, who dying a minor, at Eltham, in Kent, during the lifetime of his father, his three surviving sisters became co-heirs of the family property1.Grace, born at Cobb's Crop, Antigua, 13 Oct 1717, died 31 May, 1754; m. 1st, (in 1735,) Samuel Byam, Esq., the son of Major S. Byam, and grandson of Col. Willoughby Byam ; and 2ndly, William Fauquier, Esq., F.R.S. By her first husband (buried at St. George's, Antigua, 14 Jan. 1738) she had issue one son and one dau.,
1. Samuel, who died 19 Nov. 1761, three weeks before the day appointed for his marriage, when his sister,
2. Phillis, became his heir.
By her second husband (buried at Eltham, 21 Dec. 1788, aged 80) she had, among other issue,
3. Thomas Fauquier, who died in 1827.
4. Georgiana, m. 25 May, 1787, George Venables Lord Vernon.

2. Elizabeth- Anne, born in 1718, and m. in 1739, to Godschall Johnson, of Bloomsbury-square, Esq., (which family are now in possession of the Warner estates of Savannah and Folly,*) by whom she had issue.

3.Jane, born at Christ's Church, Barbados, in 1720, m. at St. John's, Antigua, 2 Jan. 1 738, to the Hon. and Rev. Francis Byam, rector of St. John's, and counsellor of that island, by whom she had a son, the Hon. Edward Byam, president of Antigua for nearly fifty years, born at St. John's, in 1 740, who, failing of male issue, is now represented by his four granddaughters, i. Adelaid ; n. Anne- Byam ; in. Jane-Elizabeth ; iV. Maria- Catherine, co-heirs of the barony of Lee de Spenser.

ii.Ashton, (second brother of Edward Warner, whose lineage is traced above,) speaker of the house of assembly, and attorney- general for Antigua, born in 1691, and m. 8 April, 1714, Eliza- Anne, (dau. of George Clarke, of Clark's Hill, Antigua, Esq., and relict of Major Samuel Byam,) who died 2 June, 1748. The Hon. Ashton Warner died in Feb. 1752, and was interred in the same vault with his deceased wife, leaving a numerous issue.

iii.Henry, (third son of Col. Thomas Warner,) clerk of the assembly, Antigua, in 1724, born in 1693, and buried at the family vault on the Savannah estate, in that island, in 1731, in the 39th year of his age. iv. Philip, baptized at St. Paul's, Antigua, and mentioned in his father's will, 27 Sept. 1695, as "my youngest son Philip."

Among the numerous children of the Hon. Ashton Warner, Speaker of the house of assembly, his youngest sons were,
i. Samuel-Henry, born 11 Dec. 1733, and appointed deputy provost- marshal of Antigua, who, marrying in 1762, was father of the Hon. Samuel Warner, late president of Antigua, and brigadier-general of the militia in that island, and who died in 1838.
ii. Daniel, treasurer of Antigua, born in 1724, m. 2 Feb. 1746, Re becca, dau. of Thomas Freeman, Esq.s He was killed on board H.M. sloop of war, " Virgin," 25 March, 1760, while defending that vessel from the attack of three French privateers, leaving, among other issue, a son,
Thomas, born 12 Feb. 1753, and m. in 1790, Dorothy, dau. of the Hon. Francis Ffrye, dying in 1825, at Sevenoaks, co. Kent, left, among other issue, three sons,
1. Daniel-Francis, rector of Hoo, co. of Kent, born 9 June, 1795, m. in 1818, Sylviana- Maria, dau. of Robert- Walter Vaughan, of the city of Bristol, by whom he has issue nine children.
2. Thomas-Shirley, stipendiary magistrate of Monserrat, born 24 May, 1797, and m. 9 May, 1825, Rebecca, dau. of the Hon. Henry Hamilton, of the island of Monserrat, by whom he has issue six children.
3. Samuel- Ashton, rector of St. George's, Antigua, in 1826, born 30 May, 1790, and m. 10 June, 1824, Mary, dau. of Stephen-Ross Willock, of Antigua, Esq., by whom he has six children.

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I cannot conclude this detail of the Warner family without relating an anecdote of the celebrated ring, mentioned in Hume's History of England, as given by Queen Elizabeth to the Earl of Essex, and which jewel is now in possession of a descendant of Sir Thomas Warner.

When Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex, the far-famed favourite of Queen Elizabeth, was in the hey-day of his power and her majesty's regard, the queen presented him with a diamond ring, which she ordered him to keep with the strictest care, so that should he at any time want to beg a boon, or be so unfortunate as to fall under her majesty's dis pleasure, and thus incur imminent danger from the malevolence of his enemies, he might return it to her as a talisman, when she pledged her word to accede to his request, or forgive him, and grant him her protec-tion.s It is unnecessary to enter into the various circumstances which led to the downfall of this accomplished young nobleman ; suffice it to .say, that, led astray by self-interested flatterers, and his own headstrong passions, which scorned reproof, the Earl of Essex engaged in a con spiracy against her majesty, and which being detected, he was tried by his compeers, and condemned to pay forfeit of his crimes, by suffering decollation. Queen Elizabeth, although deeply grieved at this defalca tion of her kinsman from his loyalty, as well as from his gratitude to wards her, still remembered with pity the unfortunate earl, then in the full bloom of manhood, and celebrated for every grace which can adorn a nobleman, and anxiously looked for the appearance of the ring she had given to him, in order that some excuse might be afforded her for grant ing him a pardon. Days, however, rolled by, and Essex made no appeal to her majesty's clemency ; until, at length, deeming him too haughty to return the talismanic jewel which might have saved his life, Elizabeth became incensed against him - the high blood of her father, " bluff old HaL" rose in her veins, and, signing his death-warrant, he was beheaded on Tower Hill, 25th Feb. 1601. About two years after this tragic event, Catharine, the first Duchess of Nottingham, (daughter of Henry Lord Hunsdon, and a relative of the unfortunate earl,) was seized with a mortal illness, and finding her life drawing to a close, she despatched a messenger to the queen, beseeching her majesty to visit her immediately, as she had tidings to communicate to her, which, without doing, she could not die in peace. Elizabeth, anxious to soothe her last moments, complied with her request, and, little deeming what those tidings were, presented herself at the bed-side of the dying countess, who, summoning up all her railing energies, related, in the hollow tones of death, the following circumstances:-
That during the period the Earl of Essex was confined in the Tower, under sentence of death, he was desirous of obtaining a faithful messenger who would convey to her majesty a ring, which he had, at a happier hour, received from her hand, on the sight of which he hoped the queen's mercy would be extended to him. Distrusting, however, those placed about him, he waited in vain for an opportunity ; until, one morning, as he was gaziug from his prison window, he perceived a boy, with whose open countenance he became so impressed, that he determined to trust him with his secret, and, making signals to him, (which were observed and answered by the lad,) the earl "engaged him by money and promises," to convey the ring, which he took from his finger, to taily Scroop, (a friend of his lordship's,) and beg her to present it to her majesty. The youth readily undertook the commission ; but, from some mistake, instead of conveying it to Lady Scroop, he carried it to her sister, the Countess of Nottingham. This lady shewed it to her husband, the admiral, the implacable foe to Essex, who commanded her, under pain of his heaviest displeasure, to conceal the jewel, and not to breathe a word of the event to mortal ears. The countess complying with her lord's command, the queen was kept in ignorance, and the Earl of Essex fell a victim to his supposed stubbornness, for, according to Camden, the chief reason that prevented Queen Elizabeth from granting him a pardon was his obstinacy in not supplicating for mercy.
As soon as the countess had concluded her relation, she earnestly begged her majesty's forgiveness ; but the queen, losing all command of herself at this harrowing statement, violently shook the dying woman, and exclaiming, " (**/ may have mercy upon you, but I never can !" left the apartment in an agony of grief. As soon as she gained her dress'mg- eloaet, she threw herself upon the floor, tearing her grey hair, and calling upon the uamc of Essex. She refused to sleep upon a bed, and, according to some authors, would never after receive any sustenance. This, however, must be a mistake, for the Countess of Nottingham died on the 23th February, 1608, and her majesty did not depart this life until the 84th of March following - a period of about twenty-seven days.

After the demise of Queen Elizabeth, this ring passed, with the other jewels, to her successor, James I., from whom it was handed down to his unfortunate son, Charles I., and who, at the instigation of his queen, Henrietta Maria, presented it to Sir Thomas Warner. From Sir Thomas Warner, it passed (in a direct line) to his great grandson, Col. Edward Warner, who bequeathed it by will (dated 27th Dec., 1732, proved in the P. C. of Canterbury, 21st Feb. following) to his brother, Ashton Warner, as " n diamond ring, in shape of a heart, given by Queen Eliza beth to the Earl of Essex."

From the Hon. Ashton Warner it descended, as an heirloom, to his son, Joseph Warner, and it is now in possession of Charles Warner, Esq., solicitor-general of Trinidad.


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Thomas married Sarah SNELLING [33492] [MRIN: 11967].


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Thomas next married Rebecca PAYNE [33491] [MRIN: 11966] circa 1620. (Rebecca PAYNE [33491] was born in 1574.)


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Thomas next married Anne RUSSELL [33493] [MRIN: 11968].


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