An American Family History

Daniel Warner and Elizabeth Dane

Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
The town of Ipswich was established on August 5, 1634, from common land called Agawam. On October 18, 1648, that portion called the "Village" at the New Meadows was set off as Topsfield. The boundary line between Ipswich and Topsfield was established, February 28, 1694.

Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts was first settled in 1639.

Daniel Warner and Elizabeth Dane married about 1639 in Massachusetts.

Their children were born in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts. Ensign Daniel Warner was born in 1640. John Warner was born in 1642. Captain William Warner was born in 1644. Nathaniel Warner was born about 1646. Elizabeth Warner Heard was born in 1648. Abigail Warner Dane about 1650. Susannah Warner Brewer was born about 1650. Simeon Warner was born and died in 1658.

Elizabeth died on November 1, 1659. Daniel married his second wife Faith Browne, the widow of Edward Browne on July 1, 1660.

In 1661, a road was allowed through his 6 acres by Saunders's Brook.

On September 26, 1661 he sold land in Ipswich on the South side of the river.

In 1665 a bridge was built by his house. On September 10, 1675 Daniel gave Edmund and Elizabeth Heard the use of the northeast end of his house and provided that after he died it would be theirs if they paid 10£ each to his son William and daughters Abigail and Susanna.

Faith died on June 10, 1679.

Daniel married his third wife, the widow Eleanor Pell Boynton Jewett of Rowley in June 1686. Her first husband was John Boynton and her second was Deacon Maximilian Jewett. Eleanor's daughter, Hannah Boynton married Daniel's son, Nathaniel Warner.

Two of Daniel's children, Daniel, Jr. and Abgail married children of John Dane author of the "Narrative."

Daniel died on September 9, 1688 in Ipswich. Ellen died on August 5, 1689.

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Dane is also spelled Dayne, Deane, Dene, Denne

Essex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643 by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, when it ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires."

In 1688, during the Glorious Revolution, the Protestant king and queen,William and Mary, took the English throne from Catholic King James II. The bloodless revolution profoundly impacted the American colonies.



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from New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1866

Daniel, b. in England about 1618, d. in Ipswich, 9 Sept., 1688; m.
1st w. Elizabeth Denne, who d. 1 Nov., 1659;
2d w. Faith Browne, widow of Edward Browne, m. 1 July, 1660, she d. 10 June, 1679 ;
3d w. widow Ellen Jewett, of Rowley, m. June, 1686, she d. 5 Ang., 1689.

Lived in Ipswich, and had 8 children, all by 1st w.,

(3) Daniel W. is always referred to as Senr. At the time of his death, his son and grandson, and brother John's son, making four of the same name, were living in Ipswich.

In 1661, a way was allowed through his 6 acres by Saunders's Brook, and in 1665 a bridge by his house.

Among several deeds on record, three may be noticed, viz.: 26 Sept., 1661, he sells for £74 10s. to Wallis, all that my farm or parcel of land, both upland and meadow, in Ipswich, on South side the river, having said river towards the N. W., land of J. Belcher towards the N. E., highway towards S. E., and of land of Thomas Safford on S. W." 3 July, 1662, Daniel W., "husbandman," sold to Thomas Lovell, 16 acres of west meadows, part of which was his father's, and part was Thomas Wells, adjoining John Warner on the N. W., and on the common all the other sides.

On 18 April, 1684, he records this,

my son Nathaniel W., being by God's providence upon a sick bed, and not knowing how the Lord may deal with him, and that there hath not been any settlement of any estate unto him, I have thought to do something for the comfort of his wife and child, &c.,

and after making provision for them he adds,

and if the child not visible be a daughter, she shall have £40 paid to her at the age of 18 years.

This was Hannah, who m. Ep. Fellows, and on 25 Feb., 1703, she acknowledged the receipt of £40 from her uncle John, Executor of her grandfather's estate.

In Faith Warner's Will, dated 25 June, 1669, she desires "my present husband Daniel W. to oversee its execution." The Inventory of her estate was taken 31 March, 1680. Her property went to her children by her first husband.

10 Nov., 1654, his aunt Sarah Stone, wife of Deacon Stone, of Watertown, made over to him

her house lot and housings, 2 acres, her 6 acre planting lot, and her Pine Swamp Farm, of 150 acres, to him and his heirs forever. In consideration he agrees forthwith to build a good and sufficient house upon the house lot, to pay her annuity of £4 in grain, and to her husband, if he survive her, £3, and that they shall dwell there at their pleasure, with a maid servant, &c. (Ipswich Record, Book 2, in Register Deeds Office, Salem.)

His Will, dated 7 Sept., 1688, gives to his sons Daniel and John each that part of his Pine Swamp Farm, of which they were already in possession, according to the division which they had made between them, Daniel to have in his part " the swamp we call Poplar Swamp."

He gives to Daniel

the most part of that house lot which was formerly Robert Grand's, next to Edm. Bridges, bounded by Edm. Hoard's land, on a straight line from a stump of a post within a pale fence at the street, to two posts that stand together in a corner next Mr. Norton's land, half- of which I intended to have given John, but understand that Daniel hath paid him for it.

[This is the house lot which his son Daniel in his will gave, half to Phil, and half to John, his sons; Phil, sold his part to Jon. Prince in 1710, when he removed to Gloucester, and John was living on his part in 1717, as marked on a plan now on record at Salem. It is on Market street, in Ipswich, between the Railroad Depot and Peabody's brook; the premises are now, 1865, occupied by the houses of Mrs. N. Rogers Farley, Gardner, Robert Kimball, blacksmith's shop, and widow Jos. Chapman.]

He divides the marsh and Plum Island land between Daniel and John. Also provides for his wife Ellen, son William, daughters Elisabeth, Abigail, and Susannah, and grandchild Nathaniel, and his son William's son Daniel. His grandchild Nathaniel, to whom he had given a lot of 20 acres, with dwelling house, &c., bounded on the N. W. by the town common, W. and S. W. by J. Whipple, S. E. by the River, N. E. by widow Appleton, and N. by Maj. Dennisbn, is to pay his Sister Hannah, and mother Hannah Batcheldor, certain sums of money. On the death of Nathl all the heirs of Daniel W. Sen. joined in conveying this property to Michael Farley, 28 Feb., 1698, viz.: John and William, his sons, John and Ab. Dane and I Mm. and Elizabeth Heard, his daughters, and the children of his son Daniel, viz. : Daniel, Phil., Sarah, John and Mercy.

In the Inventory of his Estate, amounting to £707 1 9, his "house, barn, orchard, and land about it 21 acres, is set down at £160. The farm Daniel and John dwell upon, £200," &c.


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