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Mildred Warner

Also Known As: "Mildred; Washington; Mildred; Gale;Washington;"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Gloucester, Virginia
Death: Died in Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
Place of Burial: St. Nicholas Churchyard, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Col. Augustine Warner II and Mildred Reade
Wife of Capt. Lawrence Washington and Colonel George Gale
Mother of John Washington; Capt. Augustine Washington, Sr.; Mildred Willis / Gregory and Mildred Washington
Sister of Margaret Butler; Mary Ann Smith; Augustine Warner, III; Robert Warner and Elizabeth Isabelle Warner

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About Mildred Warner

Mildred Warner, Grandmother of George Washington the first President of the United States, was born in Virginia about 1671. She was also born into a very prestigious Virginian family. Her grandfather had been acting governor of Virginia and her father Speaker of its House of Burgesses. She married into another important family in 1686 with the marriage to Lawrence Washington with whom she had three children John, Augustine and Mildred. Upon his death Lawrence gave Mildred and his children shares of his estate with the profits from their lands to be administered by Mildred for their education and upbringing.

In 1700 Mildred Washington then married George Gale who was part of a family of Whitehaven merchants trading with Virginia. The Gales were Irish dissenters who had fled Tralee and after suffering in Newcastle had set up in Whitehaven about 1665 under the more sympathetic wing of John Lowther. In fact John Gale appears to have lived on land originally occupied by the Wyberghs known as the Old Hall which probably became Christopher Lowther's first residence in Whitehaven.

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Mildred Gale

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Mildred Gale (1671-1701), born Mildred Warner in the colony of Virginia, was the paternal grandmother of George Washington, the first president of the United States of America.

Biography

Early life

She was born into an influential Virginia family. Her grandfather had been an acting Governor of Virginia, and her father was a speaker of the House of Burgesses.

First Marriage

She married Lawrence Washington in 1685, a union that produced three children John, Augustine and Mildred. Augustine would become the father of George Washington. Lawrence died in 1698, bequeathing to Mildred and the children shares in his estate, the profits from which were to be spent on their education.

Second Marriage

In 1700, she married George Gale, a prominent merchant who helped forge trade links between Whitehaven, Great Britain and Virginia. She settled in Whitehaven and fell pregnant. However, she contracted a fever and made her will before the baptism of her child. Mildred died on 30 January 1701. Her will placed care of the Washington children in the hands of George, although this was later challenged and overturned by John Washington in the Virginian courts and their custody passed to him.

[edit]Death

Mildred lies buried in the grounds of St. Nicholas' Church in Whitehaven. The exact whereabouts of her grave is unknown, due to several graveyard re-arrangements and a subsequent fire in the church in 1970. There is a commemorative plaque installed in the gardens of the church.

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Mildred Warner is the grandmother of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Mildred married Lawrence Washington. It was from this marriage in which Augustine Washington, the father of George Washington, was born. After the death of Lawrence Washington, she married George Gale and is buried in St. Nicholas Church Cem., Whitehaven, England.

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Birth: 1671 Death: Mar. 26, 1701 Whitehaven Cumbria, England

Mildred Warner is the grandmother of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Mildred married Lawrence Washington. It was from this marriage in which Augustine Washington, the father of George Washington, was born. After the death of Lawrence Washington, she married George Gale and is buried in St. Nicholas Church Cem., Whitehaven, England.


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Parents:
 Augustine Warner (1642 - 1681)
 Mildred Reade Warner (1643 - 1686)

Spouses:
 Lawrence Washington (1659 - 1697)
 George Gale (1672 - 1712)

Children:
 John Washington (1692 - 1746)*
 Augustine Washington (1694 - 1743)*
 Mildred Washington Gregory Willis (1696 - 1747)*
 Lewis Willis (1734 - 1813)*
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Burial: George Washington Birthplace National Monument * Colonial Beach Westmoreland County Virginia, USA Plot: Popes Creek Plantation



            
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Mildred Warner's Timeline

1670
1670
Gloucester, Virginia
1686
January 1686
Age 16
1690
January 1, 1690
Age 20
Warner Hall, Gloucester County, Virginia
1692
November 12, 1692
Age 22
Bridges Creek, King George, Virginia, USA
1694
November 12, 1694
Age 24
Westmoreland, Virginia
1696
1696
Age 26
Bridge's Creek, Westmoreland, VA
1700
May 16, 1700
Age 30
Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
1701
January 30, 1701
Age 31
Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
January 30, 1701
Age 31
St. Nicholas Churchyard, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
March 26, 1701
Age 31
Buried Whitehave, Cumberland, Virginia