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Peter Ware, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Dublin, Co Cork, Ireland
Death: Died in Hampton Parish, York, Virginia
Place of Burial: York River, VA
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Ware and Elizabeth Ware
Husband of Mary Ware
Father of Peter Ware, Jr; Thomas Ware; John Ware; Elizabeth Hickes Garrett; Nicholas Ware, I and 3 others
Half brother of Robert Ware, Jr.

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About Peter Ware, Sr.

PETER WARE SR. (1608 - 1650)

  • Married: Mary Hickes (1599 - 1659)
  • Had: Thomas, Nicholas, John, Elizabeth, 2 children who died young, Edward, and descending son Peter Jr.
Links: http://www.warefamilyhistory.com/

In 1636, Peter sold his Munster leases (probably obtained through his father, John) in County Cork, Ireland and left for England and then Virginia. [** Interesting point - "In 1641, just 5 years after Peter and his family left Ireland, the Irish were intent on the murder of the whole Protestant population and up to 10,000 English Protestant plantation holders were massacred."] [ref. 379] Between 1646 and 1648, Peter Ware is mentioned as an attorney appraising estates in York Co., Hampton Parish. In 1651, Gloucester County was formed from York County and divided into 4 parishes: Abington, Kingston, Petsworth, and Ware. The King decreed that all newly settled land be divided into districts headed by a rector. The Wares were Vestrymen in Abington and Ware Parish before the formation of the county. [ref.388] There still exists today the Ware Episcopal Church which was originally built in 1690. Regular services are still held there. [ref. 70] "Documents show that Peter Ware Sr. owned and lived on 300 acres at Queen's Creek, York Co. Hampton Parish in the Virginia colony by September 4, 1646." [ref. 4] Peter Ware Sr. was obviously well educated; based on the fact that he served as an attorney in 1647 for Robert Lewis. He & Mary lived in an area that is near Ware Creek.

Source: Complete Lineage of the Ware Name to the Present Generation (through descending males) courtesy of Judy Ware © Judy C. Ware http://www.waregenealogy.com/WareLineage.htm

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Early Ware Records

The county seat of Tappanhannock is located in Essex County, VA. This is the area of Dragon Swamp (present-day Dragon Run). The Ware’s original holdings straddled the county line dividing Essex and King & Queen Counties, which were formed from (old) Rappahannock County in 1692.

1636 - Peter Ware sold his Munster Leases (Co. Cork, Ireland) to Richard Boyle, later First Earl of Cork. (O'Kief, Coshe Mang, Slieve Lougher and the Upper Blackwater in Ireland by Albert E. Casey, MD, Vol. 5, Page. 498). In 1636 Peter left Ireland for England and then on to Virginia

                 

1641 - Nov 17 - John Garrett owned land which later joined William Storey in Upper Norfolk Co., VA lying upon an arm of a branch of the Western Branch of Nansemond Co. Called Indian Creek.

1642, May 22 - John Garrett - Upper Norfolk Co., VA 400 acres of land in the upper Norfolk upon the heads of a creek or branch called the Indian Creeke which issueath from a westerne branch of Nansemond River below William Hatfield's. The said 400 acres being due unto...by and for the transportation of eight persons into the colony. The fee rent of one shilling which payment is to bee made seven years after the date of this patent and not before provided and given this two and twentieth day of May Anno Domino 1642. Mr. John Roger, Tho. ___ , John ___ , Richard ____, ___ Wayhes, Richard Eastwood, ___Nsem Bird. (Patent Book 1, Page 774)

1642, May 23 - John Garrett owned land which later joined Hugh Smithwick. Smithwick likely arrived in VA in early 1642, being one of 15 men brought over by William Eyres, who received "750 acs. Upper Norfolk Co., upon an arm of the Western Branch of the Nansemond River, adj. John Garrett." Upper Norfolk Co. was later Nansemond Co. (Gracy, Thomas Hinds Duggan p. 151) In 1644, John Pigg came from MA to VA and by 1653 they were in Lower Norfolk, Co, VA, in 1658 he was listed as a planter in New Kent Co., VA. (The Trail Blazers by Alice Homat Haley and Related Families By Eva L. Haley). Note: John Pigg named his second son Garrett Pigg.

1646 - 4 Sep - Peter Ware and Thomas Gibson inventory estate of John Davis, Sr. of Queen's Creek, York Co., VA, estate totaled 3066 lbs. Tobacco. (Beverly Fleet, VA. Colonial Abstract 25, York Co. Page. 19)

1647 - 24 Sep - Peter Ware, James Besouth, Philip Walker, William Coxe appraised estate of Robert Jackson, deceased. Appraisal of other property of Robert Jackson, signed by Peter Ware. (Beverly Fleet, VA. Colonial. Abstract 25, York Co. Page 37, 53) Note: James Besouth was the brother of Elizabeth Besouth who married Richard Harrison (1620-1664) of Colchester, Essex, England. James Besouth later married Joanne Jackson, widow of Robert Jackson.

1646 - 26 Nov - Whereas there was due to Robert Lewis from Edward Shelendine, William Todd, John Hartwell and William Hunt six days work for the soulder which was presst for Rappahannock, it is therefore ordered that ye said Shellendine, Hartwell, Todd and Hunt pay ye said Lewis 100 tob. per day for the said work according to former order ye counsel of war. (Beverly Fleet, VA Colonial Abstract, York Co., Vol. 25, Page 57)

1647 - 26 Oct - Peter Ware is attorney for Robert Lewis who is awarded 380 lbs. tobacco from Edward Shelurdine, York Co., VA. Richard Lee is assignee of Robert Besouth for 357 lbs. tobacco. (Beverly Fleet, VA Colonial Abstract, York Co., Vol. 25, Page 57)

1648 - 10 Jun - Peter Ware signed with Francis Flood, William Coxe and Philip Walker to inventory the estate of Henry Pantry late of Parish of York, dec'd. (Beverly Fleet, VA Colonial Abstract., York Co., Vol. 25, Page 96)

1655 - Jun 6, John Hodson and John Garrett patented 300 acres in New Kent Co. on the northeast of the Mattaponi River. Beg. G&C on the southern most corner of Thomas Saunders land with a south southeast line unto --- Creek. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 3, Page. 355)

1657 - 16 Sep -Gervase Dodson patented 5200 acres in the county of Westmoreland on the upper Machoatick River near Indian Towne, 2200 of these acres was granted for transporting 44 persons to this area, two of them who received headrights were Mary Hix and Peter Ware. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 4).

1658 - 9 Aug - Thomas Ware among 26 persons transported by Mr. Martin Palmer for 1300 acres in New Kent Co. on the north side of the Mattapony River and both sides of Whorecock Swamp. (Nugent, Nell, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. I, Page. 377; Patent Book 4, Page 218)

1659 - 10 Sep - At Orphans Court held for York Co. the following is written, "this court doe adindge Charles Nally servant to Mary Hickes, widdow, at thirteen years of age and to serve accordingly till he is 21 according to act of assembly." (Virginia State Library Archives, York Co. Virginia Records 1659-1662)

1659 - 10 Sep - At Orphans Court held for York Co., Mary Hickes appeared as widow of Peter Ware. Michael Roe and George Gill were ordered to divide cattle belonging to the deceased children of Mary Hickes, left to them by her late husband Peter Ware, equally between ye survivors. (It appears that at least two or more of their children died young.) (Virginia State Library Archives, York Co. Virginia Records 1659-1662)

1660 - Peter Ware (Jr.) was appointed assistant constable to William Baker of the Upper Precinct of Hampton Parish (Virginia State Library Archives, York Co. VA Records 1659-1662)

1660 - Peter Ware (Jr.) and Nicholas Ware signed as witnesses of a deposition given by Francis Carpenter, for Thomas Bucke's estate. (Virginia State Library Archives, York Co. VA Records 1659-1662)

1660 - 24 Jul - William Ware and his child was mentioned in a disposition given by Edward Dodson. (Virginia State Library Archives, York Co., VA Records 1659-1662)

1662 - 30 Dec - Peter Ware, Jr. was appointed surveyor of highways lower Hampton Parish. (Dow 3 182, & 4 37, Williamsburg Historical Research Center)

1663/4- 16 Mar - Peter Ware (Jr.) and John Garrett were listed as headrights (among sixty) by George Bryar and Richard Lawrence or Lawson who received 3,000 acres in Rappahannock Co. adj. to Col. More Fauntleroy. (Cavaliers and Pioneers 1623 - 1666 Patent Book 5)

1665 - 1 Nov - Peter Ware, Jr. was appointed constable in room of Henry Jackson, Lower Hampton Parish. (Dow 3 182, & 4 37, Williamsburg Historical Research Center)

1665 - 21 Aug - John Garrett and Nicholas Ware acquired 386 acres of land in New Kent Co. (later King & Queen) which lay along Heartquake Creek and the meanders of Wolfe and Cattail Branches on the north side of the Mattaponi River for transporting eight persons to the colony. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1666, Nell Marion Nugent, Volume 1, Page 476) Note: Nicholas Ware, spouse of Ann Vassall, was deceased by 1662, three years prior to this patent. The eldest child of Nicholas Ware and Ann Vassall would have been under the age of 21 in 1665, as Ann was age 6 in 1635 per the ship's log book. For this Nicholas to be her son, Ann would need to have married by age 14, and become his mother by age 15. This becomes increasingly unlikely knowing that all of her sisters are known to have married after the age of 21. Another unlikely situation was that John Garrett would have been in his thirties, while Nicholas, Jr. was a teenager, making it odd that these two jointly transported eight persons to the colony and patented land together in New Kent Co., not to mention colonial law required an individual be 21 years of age to purchase land.

1668/9 - 10 Mar - Peter Ware, Jr., William Cole, service age 15. (Dow 4 226 Williamsburg Historical Research Center)

1668 - 8 Dec - Peter Ware, Jr. was living there when Elizabeth Lockey and John Such went to Queen's Creek to collect three headhogs of tobacco at Mr. Gills, and one each at Mr. Stannups and Peter Ware's. (Dow 4 217, Williamsburg Historical Research Center)

1671 - 16 Jun - John Darwood and Nicholas Ware patented 536 acres in New Kent Co., Stratton Major Parish, between the branches of Piankatank Swamp and the Mattaponi. 300 acres for Darwood (probably 321) and 200 (probably 215) for Ware for transporting 11 persons. (Williamsburg Historical Research Center)

1673 - 8 Sep - Edward Ware was listed as an appraiser of estate, Hampton Parish, York Co., VA (Dow 6 215 - 216, Williamsburg Historical Research Center)

1675 - 26 Mar - Peter Ware, Jr. in a deed on record in York Co., Hampton Parish to Nathaniel Bacon, land devised Ware by his father Peter Ware 'long since deceased'. This land was 300 acres adjoining Michael Roe and Capt. Stannup's land located on Queen's Creek. This Nathaniel Bacon was the cousin of the famous rebel of the same name who led the rebellion of 1676. (Dow 4 217, Williamsburg Historical Research Center)

1675 - Peter Ware (Jr.) purchased land in New Kent Co., Stratton Major Parish, adjacent Col. William Claybourne (which Claybourne purchased 2/22/1666 and recorded 4/23/1681 VA Book 7) to lands of Edward Cardingbrook to (John) Ware and Matthew Jennings and William Henderson.

1680 - Nov 29 - John Garrett patented 204 acres beginning adj. the land of Mr. Cardingbrook near the head of a little branch of Heartquake Swamp. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 7, Page. 33)

1680 - 29 Nov - Henry Madison sold Nicholas Ware 415 Acres in New Kent Co., Stratton Major Parish, on the south side of Dragon Swamp at the mouth of Timber Branch. Note: Edward, son of Nicholas Ware, received this land in a patent dated 22 Jun 1722, included in a patent of 815 acres in Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen Co.

1681, 23 Apr - Nicholas Ware patented 536 acres in New Kent Co., Stratton Major Parish upon Assatiams branches, according to bounds formerly made by Col. William Cleyborne (sic); beg. in Michell's line; adj. John Durwood (sic); Griffin Lewis &c. Trans. of 11 pers. "eleven rights recorded under Jno. Dorwoods (sic) and Nico. Wards (sic) old pattent is good to Richd. Ward and used for this pattent.". Note: This was exactly 10 years after the 1671 patent for 536 acres. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7, Page 218)

1681, 23 Apr - Mr. Mathew Jennings, Chirurion, 760 acres in New Kent Co., in the freshes of Yorke Riv., adj. land Peter Ware bought of Col. William Cleyborne, dec'd; land of Mr. Edward Cardingbrooke; the eastward branch. of Heartquake Swamp; running to head of Hawkesneast Br; land of John James, dec'd, 500 acres whereof granted him by William Berkeley, late Gov, 9 June 1666; and 100 acres being the free gift of Col. William Clayborne, Senr. out of his devdt. purchased of Mr. Frederick Fortson, dec'd; 160 acres purchased of William Henderson, 22 Feb. 1666, for trans. of pers. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 7, Page 218)

1682 - 26 Feb - Thomas Ware inventoried and appraised the estate of Tom Reynolds, Hampton Parish, York Co., (Dow 6 464-5, 488 Williamsburg Historical Research Center).

1682 - 22 Sep - Nicholas Ware 300 acres in New Kent Co., on the north side of the Mattaponi River, adj. land of Jeremiah Rawlins; dec'd, Mr. Edward Cardingbrook; over the Indian Cabin Meadow; by br. of Tassatians Creek by John Ware and Griffin Lewis; &c. Trans. of 6 pers. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 7, Page 242)

1682 Nov 22 - Thomas Spencer 220 acres, New Kent Co., beginning at Will Rogers; to Mr. Biggs to the Silk Grass Meadow; to Mr. Nicholas Ware. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 7, Pg. 250).

1683 - 16 Apr - Mr. William Sayer (Sawyer) 550 acres, New Kent Co. on the north side of the Mattaponi River beginning at Mr. Nicholas Ware's path; by John Taylor; to Meade's Corner; adj. Mr. Hall; Mr. Robert Hill and Mr. Henry Biggs; by Chiscake Path, to Mr. Light; Crossing Bridge Br. to Mr. Nicholas Ware. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Pat. Book 7, Pg. 262).

1683 - 29 May - Richard Threddor (Threader) 105 acres in New Kent Co., Stratton Major Parish on the north side of the Mattaponi River, beginning at a branch of Indian Cabin dividing this and land of Nicholas Ware to Jeremiah Rawlins, over Tassasion Swamp; to John Garrett; and Mr. (Edward) Cardinbrooke; on the Iron Rock Bridge for transportation of three persons: Jon. Fowler, Tho. Hay, James Frier. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 7, Page 264)

1687 - 20 Apr - William Mallory renewed his fathers patent Capt. Roger Mallory of 3,740 acres in King William Co. (old New Kent Co.) at the Pamunkey Neck beginning at the Acquinton Swamp and bounded by the following plantations....and Henry Ware's plantation. (Old New Kent Co., Vol. 2 King William Co. (59) Acquinton Quarter).

1691 - 20 Oct - William Cardwell and William Fenne, 499 acres in New Kent Co. on the north side of the Mattaponi River, but now in King and Queen Co. beg. by Powlcatt Bridge.; by Thomas Meade, by Thomas Browne's just over the bridge by Thomas Maconees; along Eaphraim Rove's to Mr. Henry Biggs; by Mr. Bird's Road; down Ingram's Meadow; to George light to Nicholas Ware. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 8, Page 369).

1692 - 28 Apr - Edward Ware was granted 2,015 acres of land in King and Queen Co. (Source: William Murtha Wilder).

1693 - 23 May - Valentine Ware of King and Queen Co., Stratton Major Parish by deed of sale states that he is the son and heir to Peter Ware, Jr. and Jane his mother confirming the deed of 1675. (York Co. Deeds, Orders and Wills Book 1, 1633-57 1691-94). Valentine Ware of age on 24 May 1693 when his literate mother Jane Ware of King and Queen Co. testified about the estate of Peter Ware, deceased, in Hampton Parish, York Co. (Beverly Fleet, Abstracts, King and Queen Co., VA, Page 210). Valentine Ware testified on behalf of his mother Jane, who wrote a letter to the courts stating, "I Jane Ware of King and Queen Co., empower my son Valentine Ware to acknowledge for me sale by Peter Ware, later of York Co., dec'd, land in Hampton Parish, York Co., 26 May 1675 to Honorable Nathaniel Bacon," Signed Jane Ware 24 May 1693. (VA Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 6)

1693 - 23 May - Valentine Ware of King and Queen Co. Stratton Major Parish is appointed executor of the last will and testament of Nathaniel Bacon, Esq. dec'd, and is bound unto Major Lewis Burwell of Gloucester Co. for 14,000 Lbs. of sweet scented tobacco and cash.

1700 - 12 Nov - James Martin sold Edward Ware 20 Acres New Kent Co., Stratton Major Parish (son of Nicholas) by deed. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 11, Page 106)

1702 - Nicholas Ware - Vestryman, Letter to Ed Protlock for minister. (Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen Co., Vestry Records 1729-1783 by C. G. Chamberlayne 1702)

1702 - 1 Apr - Elizabeth Ware patented 240 acres on the north side of Queens Swamp in Pamunkey Neck, King William Co. (Old New Kent Co.). (Patents 9, Page 430)..

1702 - 1 Apr - Thomas Ware 620 acres on the north side of Queens Swamp in Pamunkey Neck, King William Co. (Old New Kent Co.) (Virginia Genealogies)

1703 - 16 Oct - William Lea, King and Queen Co., VA, warrant directed to Matthew Page, Esq. for said county of King and Queen, 100 acres of land from Thomas Ware, dec'd, adj. John Madison's mill being on the north side of the Mattaponi River in St. Stephen's Parish, corner of John Tayor's landing to Anne Wiltshire's line, to Thomas Camp. Recorded Dec. 4, 1714. (Land Patent Book 10, Page 214, Virginia State Library)

1703 - 23 Oct - Edward Ware was granted 116 acres which lay next to Gabriel Hill and Cole's branch in King and Queen Co. (Virginia Genealogies)

1704 - Edward Ware charged with 735 acres, Valentine Ware with 478 acres and Nicholas Ware with 718 acres. (King and Queen Quit Rent Rolls, Virginia Genealogies)

1705 - Mar 13 - Stratton Major Parish vestry book states Nicholas Ware was a church warden.

1705 - 2 May - Madam Mary Leigh, Valentine Ware, and William Haines purchased 600 acres on the north side of the Mattaponi River beginning with Frederick Fortson's Corner his line near a branch of Heartquake Creek, adj. Thomas Hickman to back side of Hartson and William Henderson and back to Henderson and Harris to land of Peter Ford, original patent to Ralph Marey and the late Matthew James, Oct. 1, 1661 of New Kent Co., escheated 21 Aug 1703 and recorded 2 May 1705. (Land Patent Book 9, Page 657, Virginia State Library)

1705 - 2 May - Madam Mary Leigh, Valentine Ware, and William Haines, purchased 260 acres of escheat lands of Ralph Wasey (Marey) and the late Matthew James, King and Queen Co., adj. Peter Ware which he bought of Col. William Claybourne east northeast to lands of Edward Cardingbrook to John Ware, to Matthew Jennings and William Henderson dated 22 Feb 1666 and recorded 23 Apr 1681 Virginia Patent Book 7. (Land Patent Book 9, Pg. 657, Virginia State Library)

1711 - 15 Aug - Henry Ware of King and Queen Co., married Margaret Daniel. (Christ Church Parish Records, Middlesex Co)

1713 - May 6 - Indenture between Richard Long of St. Mary's Parish in Essex Co. and Nicholas Ware, Jr. of Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen Co. for consideration of five shillings lawful money from Nicholas Ware to Richard Long for 171 acres in the parish of St. Mary's in Essex Co., bounding Samuel Elliott, John Buckner, John Long and William Harrison's land. Witnesses: William Corrington, Jr., Joseph Edmundson, and James Anderson. Teste: Richard Buckner. (Essex Co. Deeds and Wills No. 14, 1711-1716, Reel 6, Pg. 118).

1715 - 25 Mar - Thomas Ware's daughter Eleanor died York Co. (Williamsburg Historical Research Center)

1716 - 14 Jun - "We the subscribers being summoned and this day to lay of and possession the land of Richard Johnson, pursuant to an order of the Essex Co. court, dated 16 May 1716 and we demanded of the said Richard Johnson to show us the bounds of his lands and to also produce what writing he held his land by and made, the said Richard, did answer us and said that his land was already bounded and that there was no occasion to show us his writings, or bounds of his lands for that Henry Hill and he had agreed to their bounds for which reason we did not further proceed to perform the said order. Given our hands and seals, the day and year above written. John Elliott, Foreman, Thomas Griffin, Robert Kay, Jr., John Long, Samuel Prosser, William Harrison, George Robinson, John Sanders, Nicholas Ware, Robert Kay, Henry Brice, Andrew Harrison, Jr. (Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 9, Essex Co. Wills and Deeds, 1714-1717, Page 60.8)

1722 - 22 Jun - Edward Ware, received a land patent of 815 acres in Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen Co. on the south side of Dragon Swamp at the mouth of the Timber Branch, adjacent to Dennis McCarty, Arthur Lett, John Lewis' line and Richard Todd, 415 acres sold by Henry Madison to Nicholas Ware, father of Edward Ware in New Kent Co., Virginia by deed dated 29 Nov 1680, 20 acres was sold by James Martin to Edward Ware by deed dated 12 Nov 1700, and the remainder of 380 acres is surplus land in the patent to John Pigg and John Madison, father of Henry Madison, dated 4 Jul 1664. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 11, Page 106)

1722 - 18 Aug - Larkin Chew of Spotsylvania Co., VA, Gent., to John Spicer of King George Co, VA, 20 lbs. currency for 400 acres land in St. Stephen's Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA on the north side of the Mattaponi River. Witnesses: Thomas Chew, Francis Hay, Nicholas Ware. (Virginia Co., Records Spotsylvania Co. (1721-1800, Deed Book A, 1722-1729, Page 88)

1723 - 28 Oct - Richard Buckner of Essex Co., 4500 acres of land in King and Queen Co. in Drysdale Parish, beginning on a ridge below Mr. (Nicholas) Ware's mill in sight of the main road, corner to Prosser and Pannel, to land of John Hay, deceased on the east side of Deep Run (later Ware Creek). (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. III, Page 256)

1723 - 5 Sep - Valentine Ware patented 262 acres in Henrico Co., in the fork of Tuckahoe Creek on the north side of the James River. (Henrico Co., VA Patent Book 11, Page 203)

1723, 5 Sep - Francis Chumley owns property adj. Valentine Ware. (Early Virginia Families Along The James River, Vol. I, Page 59)

1724 - 10 Dec - Valentine Ware, patented 167 acres in Henrico Co. on the north of the James River in a great fork of Tuckahoe Creek. (Henrico Co., VA, Patent Book 12, Page 122) Note: This 429 acres was divided equally and willed to his sons Henry and Peter Ware, per will of Peter Ware in 1741. Peter held additional land in Goochland Co. located near the Seven Island which he willed to sons John and Henry.

1724 - 9 Feb - Thomas Ware 150 acres in King William Co. (Virginia Genealogies)

1727 – 20 Feb - John Buckner of St. Mary's Parish in Essex Co. conveys unto Nicholas Ware of the same Parish 310-1/2 acres in St. Mary's Parish near Ware's bridge adj. John Holloway and Persimmon Branch, Golden Vaile Swamp, for a consideration of 47 lbs., 7 shilling, 4 pence and 1031 lbs. tobacco. Signed John Buckner. Witnesses John Rodgers, John Robinson and Francis Hay. (Essex Co., VA Deed Book 18, Page 322)

1727 - 16 Jun - Thomas Carey, Jr. of Warwick Co. 398 acres in King and Queen Co. adj. to Daniel King on the west side of the Dragon Swamp, Mr. Chicheley, Corbin Tracker and Edward Ware's line. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. 3)

1728 - 28 Sep - Nicholas Ware was granted 1000 acres in the folk of the Rappadan River beginning at the white oak standing in the head of Maple Run in St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania Co. VA. (Virginia Patent Book 13, Page 436)

1729/31 - Edward and Valentine Ware were vestrymen of Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen Co., from 1729-1731, and John Ware was from 1735-1737. (Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen Co., Vestry Records 1729-1783 by C. G. Chamberlayne 1702)

1729 - John Ware was a processioner of land in the precinct between the Tastine Swamp and the Western Branches of Arracaico Creek, Strattion Major Parish. (Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen Co., Vestry Records 1729-1783 by C. G. Chamberlayne 1702)

1732 Oct 10 - Edward Ware died, Stratton Major Parish records show the vestry appointed Capt. Robert Gaines to fill the place on the vestry of Mr. Edward Ware who had died during the year. (Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen Co., Vestry Records 1729-1783 by C. G. Chamberlayne 1702)

1732) -11 May - Action on the case of Nicholas Ware against Edwin Hichman, gentleman. By assent of the justices, the parties waiver the issue to be tried by jury and submitted the matter to the judgment of the court. It is considered the plaintiff recover. (Caroline Co. Court Records, Vol. 16, Page 5)

1732 - 13 Jul - Bristol, a negro boy belonging to Nicholas Ware, Jr. is adjudged to be 10 years old. (Caroline County Order Book 1732-46)

1733 - Nicholas Ware was appointed surveyor in Caroline Co., VA (Tyler Abstracts, Caroline Co. Order Book 1732-46, Page 538)

1733 – 1 May - Nicholas Ware of Caroline Co., and St. Mary's Parish conveying 500 acres to Robert Andress in St. Mark's Parish in Spotsylyvania Co., part of a patent granted said Nicholas Ware. Signed Nicholas Ware, witnesses, William Phillips, Thomas Sanders. (Spotsylvania Co. Virginia Deed Book B, 1729-1734, Page 125)

1734 - 11 Apr - It is ordered that there be a road cleared from this court house to Peter Lantor's. Nicholas Ware to be overseer of the road. Robert Taliaferro, William Allcock, and Ware to view the road. (Caroline County Order Book 1732-46, Page 129)

1734 – 8 Aug - At court present William Wassford, John Morton, Thomas Catlett and John Taliaferro, gentlemen, Justices. It is ordered a road be cleared from the court house to Peter Lantor's according to the directions of John Taliaferro and Thomas Buckner, Gentlemen, and it is ordered Nicholas Ware be overseer of the road and that he begin to clear the same the last of October next. (Caroline County Order Book 1732-46, Page 156)

1734 – 12 Sep - At a court, it is ordered Nicholas Ware be surveyor of the new road from Deep Run to Bee Tree and that he have Gabriel Long's, John Halloway's, Nicholas Ware, Jr.'s, John Sorrell's Leonard Young's, John Garrett's, William Allcock's, John Taylor's, Richard Taliaferro's, and Richard Long, Jr.'s people assist him in clearing the road. (Caroline County Order Book, 1732-46, Page 157)

1735 - 10 Sep - Henry Downs of Orange Co. 600 acres in the fork of the Rappidan River called Newcastle adj. William Cropwith and Nicholas Ware. (Orange Co. Patent Book 16, Page 456)

1736 - 1 Jan - George Anderson 350 acres in Orange Co. in the fork of the Robinson River beginning at Elk Run adjacent Nicholas Ware. (Orange Co. Patent Book 16, Page 407)

1736 – 14 May - It is ordered that John Boutwell, Nicholas Ware, Robert Kay, Richard Buckner, William Lawson, Joseph Reynolds, Oliver Towles, Charles Halloway, John Halloway, Benjamin Grubs and John Miller, Jr. be fined, each man 100 lbs. of tobacco for not appearing for grand jury duty unless they show cause otherwise. (Caroline Co. Order Book 1732-46, Page 314)

1736/37 - Mar - At a vestry, Mr. William Lyne was elected in the room of Mr. John Ware. Robert Ware was named a Processioner for the upper precinct of the parish in 1739. (Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia, Article XXXIII Stratton Major Parish)

1739 - The following list of vestrymen, commencing in 1739, will show who were the leading men in all the civil and ecclesiastical matters of the parish and county: Richard Roy, Richard Johnson, Henry Hickman, Edward Ware, Thomas Foster, Thomas Dudley, John Collier, Gawin Corbin, Valentine Ware, Roger Gregory, Richard Anderson, John Robinson, Benjamin Needler, Robert Dudley, John Livingston, Robert Gaines, Philip Roots, John Ware, Richard Shackleford, William Taliafero, John Strakey, William Lyne, Charles Collier, Thomas Thorpe, Thomas Langford, John Shackleford, John Foster, Philip Roots, Francis Gaines, John Whiting, Thomas Reade Roots, John Whiting, James Prior, Thomas Dillard, Lyne Shackleford, Hon. Richard Corbin, William Hall, John Taylor Corbin, Benjamin Robinson, Humphrey Garrett, Richard Bray, James Didlake, Philip Taliafero, Lyne Shackleford, Jr., Thomas Dillard, John Kidd. (Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia, Page 376)

1739 - 8 Jun - The last will and testament of Thomas Powell was presented in court by Mary Powell, executrix and proved by the oaths of Samuel Coleman and Thomas Samuel. William Harrison, Nicholas War, Gabriel Long and Robert Taliaferro, or any three of them were appointed to appraise the estate. (Caroline Co., Virginia Order Book 1732-1740, Page 538). Note: William Harrison was the son of Andrew Harrison and Eleanor Long (or possibly Elliott), and Nicholas Ware, III, proved William Harrison's will in 1741, along with John Dillard (who was also the writer of Nicholas III's will). Gabriel Long, son of Richard Long, married Margaret Harrison, daughter of Andrew Harrison and Eleanor Long, and it is believed Nicholas Ware, III married Ms. Long daughter of Richard Long and unknown. Nicholas Ware was the brother-in-law of Gabriel Long and Gabriel Long was the brother-in-law of William Harrison. Robert Taliaferro provided security for William Harrison's will in 1741.

1740 – 1 Mar - At a court held on petition of Richard Hampton to turn the road leading through his plantation and also in consideration of a petition preferred by Robert Young and others to prevent the turning, it is ordered that James Taylor, Nicholas Ware and William Lawson view the road as it goes now and also the way Hampton proposed to turn the same and report their opinion which is the most convenient. (Caroline Co., Court Order Book, Page 348)

1740 - 8 Aug - On petition of Edward Ware, it is considered that he have a license to keep and ordinary at his house. He had Nicholas Ware, Jr. as his security as acknowledge in his bond. (Caroline Co. Order Book 1732-40, Page 631)

1740 – 24 Jul - Nicholas Ware of St. Mary's Parish Caroline Co. to Jeremiah Rollins (Rawlings) of Drissdale Parish, King and Queen Co., 500 acres in St. Mark's Parish being half of a patent granted to Nicholas Ware 28 Sep 1728, which was sold for consideration of 60 lbs. current money of Virginia. Signed, Nicholas Ware. Note: This land was later sold on 12 Mar 1776 by Jeremiah Rawlins of St. Margaret's Parish, Caroline Co. to William Plumer Thruston of Fredericksville Parish, Louisa Co. 500 acres in Bromfield Parish, being the land which Jeremiah Rawlins purchased of Nicholas Ware, late of Caroline Co. and adjoining the land of John Powell, Cornelius Rucker, George Thompson, all deceased, also the land of James Finney and Michael Rice and a tract of land now in the possession of Nathan Underwood.

1741 - 16 Mar - Will of Peter Ware of Henrico Co., (son of Valentine Ware) was probated in Goochland Co., VA 18 Feb 1744. He leaves 214+ acres in Tuckahoe Creek, Goochland Co. to brother Henry Ware, "left to me by my father". There are two land patents by Valentine Ware totaling 429 acres in Tuckahoe Creek, one for 262 acres and one for 167 acres. (Virginia State Library Archives)

1741 - 10 Apr - The last will and testament of Hopkins Muse was presented in court by Henry Rains Executor therein named and proved by Thomas Walker, Marshall Grasty, witnesses thereto. Henry Rains having given sufficient security to wit. Archibald McPherson, Gent. and Kemp Taliaferro ordered that William Lawson, Charles Holloway, Nicho. Ware and Robert Taliaferro appraise the estate of Hopkins Muse. (Caroline Co. Order Book 1732-1746)

1741 – 10 Jul - On the petition of Edward Ware, it is ordered that his license for keeping ordinary be renewed, he having entered into bond with Nicholas Ware his security. (Caroline County, VA Order Book, 1740-1746, p 63) Note: 13 Aug 1742 - On the petition of Edward Ware it's ordered that he have a license to keep an ordinary for a year from the fourteenth instant, he having entered into bond with Nicholas Ware his security. (Caroline County, VA Order Book, 1740-1746, p 126). In "Colonial Caroline, A History of Caroline County, Virginia" by T. E . Campbell, The Dietz Press Inc., Richmond, VA, page 411 indicates that Edward Ware maintained his tavern from 1740-1744 near Conway's warehouse.

1741 - Nicholas Ware was appointed Constable in Caroline Co, Virginia. (Early Ware's in Virginia, dated 1 Jul 1958 from the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA)

1741 - William Harrison, son of Andrew Harrison of St. Mary's Parish, died. He lived in Caroline Co., Virginia, his wife was Hannah, mother was Eleanor. Securities of his will were Richard Hampton and Robert Taliaferro. Will proved by Nicholas Ware and John Dillard. John Dillard was the writer of the will of Nicholas Ware in 1744.

1741 - 17 Nov - James Wade of St. James Parish, Goochland Co. sold to Giles Letcher of Henrico Parish land on the north side of the James River bounded by Hazel Branch and Henry Ward (Ware). (Goochland Co. Deed Book 3, Page 104) Note: When James Wade sold the remainder of his land in Goochland to Strangeman Hutchins of Goochland, it was described as being in the folk of Tuckahoe Creek adj. Leonard Henly, Jr., John Barnet, Jr, Giles Letcher and Henry Ware. (Goochland Co. Deed Book 6, Page 60)

1742 - Jeremy Long vs. Nicholas Ware in slander case. (Early Ware's in Virginia, 1 Jul 1958 - Virginia State Library Archives)

1742 - 2 Nov - Edward Ware purchased 300 acres in St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania Co. from Henry Elley of King William Parish, which was part of a patent granted Thomas Allen and George Musick 20 Sep 1728 for 21 lbs. currency. (Spotsylvania Co. Deed Book D, Page 161)

1743 - 23 Feb - Orange County, VA - Deed Richard Mauldin 900 acres purchase of Edward Watts - land on both sides of the Black Walnut Run. (Black Walnut Run is between Rhoadesville, Bledsoe Corner, and Burr Hill in present day Orange Co. VA)

1743 - Nov - John Ware and Thomas Stubs Processioners in the 4th precinct. (Petsworth Parish Vestry Book 1677-1793, Gloucester, VA, C. G. Chamberlayne)

1744 - 8 Mar - The last will and testament of Nicholas Ware, dec'd, was presented in court by Nicholas Ware and others therein named who made oath thereto according to law and being further proved by the oaths of John Dillard, Benjamin Harrison and Nathan Hall, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded by John Dillard, the writer of the will of Nicholas Ware (who) made oath that the intention of the testator was to leave the Negro women he had lent to his wife during her widowhood to his son Edward during his life, and also the other two Negroes, Ben and Sarah. (Caroline Co. Order Book 1740-46, Page 349)

1744 - 25 Apr - Orange County VA - Richard Mauldin and Jane his wife of Caroline Co. to Edward Ware of Spotsylvania Co. Land on both sides of the Black Walnut Run. (Black Walnut Run is between Rhoadesville, Bledsoe Corner, and Burr Hill in present day Orange Co. VA).

1744 - 5 Jun - Edward Ware of St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co. and Lucy, his wife, to Erasmus Wethers Allen of St. Ann's Parish, Essex Co., for 55 lbs. currency, 300 acres in St. George's Parish being part of a patent granted Thomas Allen and George Musick 28 Sep 1728. Witnessed by Benjamin Winslow, Hugh Sanders, and Richard Phillips. (Spotsylvania Co. Records 1721-1800, Deed Book D, 1742-1751, Page 165)

1745 - 10 Sep - Nicholas Weir (Ware) and Caleb Lindsay included as purchasers at the estate sales of James Atkins. (Essex County Wills 1743-47).

1747 - First Grand Jury for 1747, John Griffin, Nicholas Ware, Charles Holloway, John Satterwhite, John Sneed, Peyton Smith, Edward Ware, William Hampton, Robert Stuart, Richard Long, Jr., Robert Coleman, John Bradley. (Caroline County Order Book 1746-1754 Page 375.

1748 – 13 Jan - Upon petition of Lucy Ware, it is ordered she have administration of the estate of her late husband Edward Ware, who with James Powell and Silvanus Sanders, her securities, ack. bond. It is ordered that Thomas Dudley, John Moses and George Penn appraise the estate of Edward. (Caroline County Order Book 1746-1754, Part II, Page 8)

1748/9 - 11 Mar - Upon the petition of Rachel Holloway, it is ordered she have administration of the estate of Robert Hollaway. She with Charles Hollaway, William Lawson and John Persone, her securities ack. their bond. It is ordered John Stevens, Joseph Alston, Richard Young, and Nicholas Ware appraise the estate of Robert Hollaway. (Caroline County Order Book, Part II, Page 135).

1750 - Henry Ware of Hanover Parish, King George Co. bought land on Tuckahoe Creek, Goochland Co., about 170 acres.

1750 - Jun - John Ware of St. Stephen's Parish, King and Queen Co., Planter sells to Richard Jones, Jr. of S. Farnham, Essex Co., 30 acres of land in Essex Co. adj. Ridge Road, the dividing line of said Ware and Jones. (Beverly Fleet, Volume 27 Essex Co. Virginia Colonial Abstracts)

1750 - 7 Oct - Will of Henry Ware of King George Co., VA mentions son Markham and leaves his lands in Goochland Co. He mentions children, but they are not named, his brother John Ware to be one of the executors. (Pamunkey Neighbors by Sam Sparacio)

1753 - George Anderson sold 100 acres to George Thompson, and 100 acres to Nathan Underwood in Elk Run Spotsylvania Co., Virginia.

1753 - 8 Feb - On petition of John Garrett, Thomas Buckner, and Richard Buckner, Robert Gilchrist, Gent. and Nicholas Ware were appointed to view the way Garrett petitioned for a road from his house to the main road. (Caroline County Order Book 1746-54, Page 375)

1753 - 9 Aug - William Taliaferro is appointed to settle the account of the orphan (Mary Ware) of Edward Ware with James Lindsay, her guardian. (Caroline County Order Book, Page 420) Note: James Lindsay married Lucy, widow of Edward Ware.

1753 – 23 Aug - Justices of the Peace for the court of Orange Co., VA Thomas Chew, Zachary Taylor, Benjamin Cave, Charles Curtis, Joseph Thomas, Taverner Beale, William Taliaferro, Erasmus Taylor, James Madison, Alexander Waugh, and Francis Moore.

1754- Feb 15 - John Miller, against. John Reterford, Trespass on the case. All matters being referred to Nicholas Ware and John Gillison, they returned the award that John Retherford pay pounds 12.6.9 current money on 14 Dec 1754. (Caroline County VA Order Book)

1754 - Nicholas Ware, Jr. listed as a blacksmith in Caroline Co, Virginia with Henry Ware. (Colonial Caroline)

1754 – 11 Apr - Mary Powell's will presented by Edward Ware and Millicent Powell, executors. Proved by John Regan, Catherine Regan, Morning Barksdale. (Caroline Co. Index of Wills, Inventories and Admin. 1732-1800 Page 36)

1755 - Edward Ware in French and Indian war from Old Albemarle (later Amherst Co.). (Hayden, Page 40)

1756 - George Anderson of Orange Co. sold to John Powell 150 acres in Elk Run. (Orange Co. Deed Book)

1756 - Edward Ware and Millicent Powell against Edward Hunt and Thomas Jones. Judgment granted plaintiff for 1 lb., 17 shillings. (Caroline County, Virginia, Order Book 1756-58, Part I, Page 29)

1756 – 19 Nov - By petition of Robert Dudley, it is agreed by this vestry that Sambo, a Negro fellow belonging to the orphans of Robert Dudley, dec'd be exempted from paying any more levies in this parish. (Stratton Major Parish Vestry Books)

1762 - 13 Mar - Nicholas Ware, Jr. (Lt), Robert Garrett (Commissioned Officer) and Henry Ware, Sr. (Lt. and later Capt.) were sworn into military duty in the Caroline Co. Militia.

1762 - In Caroline Co., mention is made of the estate of Robert Dudley being settled with Henry Ware, John Garrett and Robert Garrett as executors of his will. (Caroline Co. Wills and Deeds)

1770 - Nicholas Ware refused to serve on Grand Jury because of laws governing worship and taxes, fined 350 lbs. of tobacco. (Baptist Movement)

1770 - James Taylor, Henry Ware, Robert Garrett, James Ware, and Thomas Daniel were appointed executors of the estate of John Emerson.

1771 - Nicholas Ware build a grist mill in St. Mary's Parish.

1772 - Nicholas Ware Junr against John Meacham. In petition. Deft. failed to appear; summary judgment granted to Plt. For five pounds. (Colonia Caroline, Order Book)

1776 - Abraham Mitchell of Orange Co. conveys by deed to William Allcock of Caroline Co. 400 acres in Spotsylvania Co. and partly in Caroline Co., witnessed by Nicholas Ware, Reuben Ware and Reuben Samuel. (Spotsylvania Co. Deed Book)

1777 - 29 Dec - Married, William Ware and Patty Davis, Spinster. Thomas Waugh surety, consent of Patty. (Marriage Records Amherst Co. 1763-1800, Sweeny, Page 70)

1782 – 3 Jun - Thomas Waugh, James Ware, William Ware, Philip Thurmond and Charles Burks to view Road from Thomas' road to Camerton's Ferry. Note: These were sons of Edward Ware and Lettice Powell; Philip Thurmond was probably a brother of Sarah Thurmond who married Edward Ware, Jr. (Amherst Co. Order Books)

1782 – 19 Oct - Married, James Ware and Mary Veale, Spinster. Thomas Waugh surety, consent of her father Carneby Veal. Consent of Mary. (Marriage Records Amherst Co. 1763-1800, Sweeny, Page 70)

1785 - 5 Dec - Sally (Sarah) Ware, spinster, and John Smith, Bachelor, John Taliaferro, Surety. Consent of her father Edward Ware. (Marriage Records Amherst Co. 1763-1800, Sweeny, Page 70)

1822 - 10 Dec - James Ware, son of Edward Ware and Lettice Powell wrote the following letter to his sister Sarah Smith, "I have thought for several years that I would come to see you but old age has so much affected me that I hardly ever expect to see you in this world except you was to come to Georgia. I now have to conclude for Mr. Honley Dummond is now awaiting on me so please to excuse me for the shortness of this letter nothing more but remains your affectionate Brother until Death. Signed James Ware N.B. I wish you inform me when you write where our Cousin Thomas Waugh is and how himself and family are." ( Virginia Historical Society, MSS 2 SM 616b, pages 7 - 8) Note: Thomas Waugh married Frances Ware, daughter of Henry Ware, Sr. and Martha Garrett.

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See page 689 of Wilder & Ware Families. Immigrated to Virginia Colony
   with his father, Robert and brother, Robert. Eight other childern of
   the family remained in England.
   An immigrant, with his father, Robert Ware, and brother, Robert Ware,
   Jr., Peter Ware came to the Virginia Colony sometime prior to 1646 with
   his wife Mary and children: Nicholas 16; John 14; Elizabeth 12; Peter Jr 9;
   and Thomas 7. He settled with them in Hampton Parish of York County,
   what is now known as Gloucester county. This county was created out of
   King and Queen County that was cut from Kent County, that had been
   created out of York County, Virginia. There is a Ware Church in Ware
   Parish on the Ware River and his old homesite and family cemetery can
   be pointed out, but houses and tombstones have long since disappeared.
   While many of the county and church records have been destroyed during
   the wars, some land records exists that shows Peter owned land in that
   area when it was known as York County.
   Peter Ware was a lawyer who lived in York County between Queens and
   Mars Creeks where the later estate of Ringfiled was located. York
   County, Deeds, Orders, and Will 3 (transcript) Reel 2a, page 164 shows on 10
   Sep 1659, a court ordered Michael Row and George Gill to divide the cattle
   belonging to the desendant childrennof Mary Hickes, left to them by her late
   husband Peter Ware. A second order was given which said, "This court doe adindge
   Charles Nally servant to Mary Hickes widdow at thirteen years of age and to
   serve accordingly till he is 21according to Act of Assembly."
   Here is located the tomb of Nathaniel Bacon, cousin of the famous rebel of the
   same name who led the rebellion in 1676. In a deed dated 26 May 1675 in the York County records Peter Ware's son Peter Ware, Jr. sold land devised to him by his father, "long since deceased" to Nathaniel Bacon. This same source states that the deed of sale was confirmed in 1693 by Valentine Ware of King and Queen County, son and heir of Peter Ware, Jr. of York County.
   There are several references to Peter Ware. Some of them spell his name as: Peeter. Among them are:
   1. Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol XXV, York County, 1646-1648.
   Abstracted by Beverly Fleet, Baltimore, 1961
   York County, VA, Court Orders 1646-1648, Record Book # 2.
   (Page 178.) Inventory of the estate of Jno Davis, Senior, of Queens
   Creek, dec'd taken 4 Sep 1646. Includes "bill of Wm Smote, 0798.
   lb. tobo totals 3066 lb of tobo."
   Signed: Peeter Ware Thomas Gibson Exhibited in Court by oath of
   Ashwell Batlin Ano, 1646
   (Page 205) The estate of Robert Jackson to be appraised by Peeter
   Ware, James Besouth, Phillip Walker, and Willam Coxe. Oaths to be
   admr by Mr. Robert Vaus. Also Capt Richard Bamhouse is desired to
   approve what estate the said Jackson has in Martins Hundred.
   (Page 280) Inv of est of Robt Jackson, late deceased, presented by
   Jane Jackson, sworn before Cpt Richard Barnhouse, 9 Feb1646/47.
   Includes: One bill of John Radish of 3000 lbs of tobo. Inventory of
   personal effects to 579 lbs tobo.
   "By Order of the Court James Cittie Signed: Henry Jackson Mark Gillie
   M Ralph LeVez Roger Parke
   Then follows additional list totaled at 2505 lb tobo, which includes
   "The Plantation with the housing 1500 lb tobo. Following the list are
   these items: 3 cows bound to Ed Adcock and an Indian girle. 2 cows to
   Arthur Price (These last two are not valued.) Signed: Peter Ware
   Phillip Walker James Besouth William Cox
   Exhibited in York Court by Jane Jackson, 24 Sept 1647.
   Ro. Bouth, Clerk of Court
   (Page 287) Judgement confessed in Court, 26 Oct 1647 , v12. ...Edward
   Shelurdine to Peeter Ware, atty of Robert Lewis, 380 lbs of tobo ...
   (Page 379) Inventory of the estat of Henry Pantry, late of the Parish
   of York, dec'd, taken 10 June 1648. In this inventory the household
   goods are better than usual. It includes: "One bill of 500 lbs tobo,
   due to the estate from Francis Jeanes of Malbury Island." Signed: Fran
   Floyd Peter Ware William Cox Phillip Walker
   The following was extracted from "The Virginia Magazine of History and
   Biography," published quarterly by the Virginia Historical Society for
   the year ending 31 Decmeber 1920, VOL XXVIII, pp. 239-240. (Reprinted
   with per- mission of the original publisher by Kraus Reprint
   Corporation, New York, 1968)
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   Johan Foote of Tedbourne, St. Mary, county Devon, widow. Will 27
   December 1647; proved 2 September 1653. I bequeath unto Agnis
   Westcott, daughter of Anthony Westcott, 20 pounds. To Anthony, son of
   Anthony Westcott of Tedbourne aforesaid, 1 pound. To Peter Ware, my
   son-in-law, 1 shilling. To Mary Ware, daughter of said Peter, 1o s. To
   Jane Ware, her sister, 1s. To Margaret Foote daughter of Humpfrey
   Foote, my son, 1s. All the residue of my goods not bequested, I give
   unto Anthony Westcott, my son-in-law, whom I make my executor; I
   desire Robert Poope of Holcombe Bornell and Giles Westcott to be my
   overseers, to who I give 1s apiece for theeir pains. The mark of John
   Foote. Witnesses: The mark of Thomas Ponsford; Will Squier. Proved by
   the executor named. Brent, 181.
   According to George T. Ware, 5794 E. Camino Celador, Tuscon, AZ 85715-1825, date of birth of Peter Ware may have been about 1614.

Peter Ware and his family possibly arrived in the Plymouth Colony prior to 1646, although no record has been found. This time period in New England was also quite volatile due to religious disagreement, causing many to leave and establish their home in other colonies. Nicholas Ware (c1627-1662) who married Ann Vassall (1629-aft. 1662), daughter of William Vassall and Ann King Vassall, settled in Virginia during this same time period. William Vassall and his family were originally settled in the Plymouth Colony for a number of years, but were asked to leave due to a dispute with the church over his sympathy toward the Quakers. This Nicholas was at one time believed to be the son of Peter Ware, Sr., but a patent dated 1665 proves this to be incorrect (see Early Ware Patents).

Between 1646 and 1648, Peter Ware is mentioned as an attorney appraising estates in York Co., Hampton Parish according to York Co. Abstracts, Vol. 25. In Vol. 6 of Colonial Abstracts, page 281, judgment confessed in court on 26 Oct 1647 Viz: Edward Shelurdine to Stephen Gill for a steer Edward Shelurdine to Peter Ware, attorney for Robert Lewis, 380 lbs. tobo. (tobacco).

Peter's wife, Mary Hickes, is presumed to be distantly related to the family of Sir Baptist Hickes born about 1650 and Sir Michael Hickes. The family of Baptist Hickes came from Taunton, Somersetshire, England, the same location as many of the settlers of Ireland. Robert Hickes, whose father James was a first cousin to Sir Baptist Hickes, was born in 1583 in London, Middlesex Co., England. He immigrated in 1621 to the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, aboard the Fortune.

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See page 689 of Wilder & Ware Families. Immigrated to Virginia Colony with his father, Robert and brother, Robert. Eight other childern of the family remained in England.

An immigrant, with his father, Robert Ware, and brother, Robert Ware, Jr., Peter Ware came to the Virginia Colony sometime prior to 1646 with his wife Mary and children: Nicholas 16; John 14; Elizabeth 12; Peter Jr 9; and Thomas 7. He settled with them in Hampton Parish of York County, what is now known as Gloucester county. This county was created out of King and Queen County that was cut from Kent County, that had been created out of York County, Virginia. There is a Ware Church in Ware Parish on the Ware River and his old homesite and family cemetery can be pointed out, but houses and tombstones have long since disappeared.

While many of the county and church records have been destroyed during the wars, some land records exists that shows Peter owned land in that area when it was known as York County.

Peter Ware was a lawyer who lived in York County between Queens and Mars Creeks where the later estate of Ringfiled was located. York County, Deeds, Orders, and Will 3 (transcript) Reel 2a, page 164 shows on 10 Sep 1659, a court ordered Michael Row and George Gill to divide the cattle belonging to the desendant childrennof Mary Hickes, left to them by her late husband Peter Ware. A second order was given which said, "This court doe adindge Charles Nally servant to Mary Hickes widdow at thirteen years of age and to serve accordingly till he is 21according to Act of Assembly."

Here is located the tomb of Nathaniel Bacon, cousin of the famous rebel of the same name who led the rebellion in 1676. In a deed dated 26 May 1675 in the York County records Peter Ware's son Peter Ware, Jr. sold land devised to him by his father, "long since deceased" to Nathaniel Bacon. This same source states that the deed of sale was confirmed in 1693 by Valentine Ware of King and Queen County, son and heir of Peter Ware, Jr. of York County.

There are several references to Peter Ware. Some of them spell his name as: Peeter. Among them are:

1. Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol XXV, York County, 1646-1648. Abstracted by Beverly Fleet, Baltimore, 1961

York County, VA, Court Orders 1646-1648, Record Book # 2.

(Page 178.) Inventory of the estate of Jno Davis, Senior, of Queens Creek, dec'd taken 4 Sep 1646. Includes "bill of Wm Smote, 0798. lb. tobo totals 3066 lb of tobo."

Signed: Peeter Ware Thomas Gibson Exhibited in Court by oath of Ashwell Batlin Ano, 1646

(Page 205) The estate of Robert Jackson to be appraised by Peeter Ware, James Besouth, Phillip Walker, and Willam Coxe. Oaths to be admr by Mr. Robert Vaus. Also Capt Richard Bamhouse is desired to approve what estate the said Jackson has in Martins Hundred.

(Page 280) Inv of est of Robt Jackson, late deceased, presented by Jane Jackson, sworn before Cpt Richard Barnhouse, 9 Feb1646/47. Includes: One bill of John Radish of 3000 lbs of tobo. Inventory of personal effects to 579 lbs tobo.

"By Order of the Court James Cittie Signed: Henry Jackson Mark Gillie M Ralph LeVez Roger Parke

Then follows additional list totaled at 2505 lb tobo, which includes "The Plantation with the housing 1500 lb tobo. Following the list are these items: 3 cows bound to Ed Adcock and an Indian girle. 2 cows to Arthur Price (These last two are not valued.) Signed: Peter Ware Phillip Walker James Besouth William Cox

Exhibited in York Court by Jane Jackson, 24 Sept 1647.

Ro. Bouth, Clerk of Court

(Page 287) Judgement confessed in Court, 26 Oct 1647 , v12. ...Edward Shelurdine to Peeter Ware, atty of Robert Lewis, 380 lbs of tobo ...

(Page 379) Inventory of the estat of Henry Pantry, late of the Parish of York, dec'd, taken 10 June 1648. In this inventory the household goods are better than usual. It includes: "One bill of 500 lbs tobo, due to the estate from Francis Jeanes of Malbury Island." Signed: Fran Floyd Peter Ware William Cox Phillip Walker

The following was extracted from "The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography," published quarterly by the Virginia Historical Society for the year ending 31 Decmeber 1920, VOL XXVIII, pp. 239-240. (Reprinted with per- mission of the original publisher by Kraus Reprint Corporation, New York, 1968) -------------------------------------------

Johan Foote of Tedbourne, St. Mary, county Devon, widow. Will 27 December 1647; proved 2 September 1653. I bequeath unto Agnis Westcott, daughter of Anthony Westcott, 20 pounds. To Anthony, son of Anthony Westcott of Tedbourne aforesaid, 1 pound. To Peter Ware, my son-in-law, 1 shilling. To Mary Ware, daughter of said Peter, 1o s. To Jane Ware, her sister, 1s. To Margaret Foote daughter of Humpfrey Foote, my son, 1s. All the residue of my goods not bequested, I give unto Anthony Westcott, my son-in-law, whom I make my executor; I desire Robert Poope of Holcombe Bornell and Giles Westcott to be my overseers, to who I give 1s apiece for theeir pains. The mark of John Foote. Witnesses: The mark of Thomas Ponsford; Will Squier. Proved by the executor named. Brent, 181.

According to George T. Ware, 5794 E. Camino Celador, Tuscon, AZ 85715-1825, date of birth of Peter Ware may have been about 1614.

Sources: 1.Title: McClendon, Brummett, Morgan, Henderson Author: Brummett Jerald McClendon; mcclendon@nfis.com Publication: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jerrymcc&id=I0059

PETER WARE SR. (1608 - 1650) CHART Married: Mary Hickes (1599 - 1659) Had: Thomas, Nicholas, John, Elizabeth, 2 children who died young, Edward, and descending son Peter Jr. In 1636, Peter sold his Munster leases (probably obtained through his father, John) in County Cork, Ireland and left for England and then Virgini [** Interesting point - "In 1641, just 5 years after Peter and his family left Ireland, the Irish were intent on the murder of the whole Protestant population and up to 10,000 English Protestant plantation holders were massacred."] [ref. 379] Between 1646 and 1648, Peter Ware is mentioned as an attorney appraising estates in York Co., Hampton Parish. In 1651, Gloucester County was formed from York County and divided into 4 parishes: Abington, Kingston, Petsworth, and Ware. The King decreed that all newly settled land be divided into districts headed by a rector. The Wares were Vestrymen in Abington and Ware Parish before the formation of the county. [ref.388] There still exists today the Ware Episcopal Church which was originally built in 1690. Regular services are still held there. [ref. 70] "Documents show that Peter Ware Sr. owned and lived on 300 acres at Queen's Creek, York Co. Hampton Parish in the Virginia colony by September 4, 1646." [ref. 4] Peter Ware Sr. was obviously well educated; based on the fact that he served as an attorney in 1647 for Robert Lewis. He & Mary lived in an area that is near Ware Creek.

Trace the Wares back to a Sir Knight James Ware in 1564 after which the Wares spent two generations in Dublin, Ireland. Elizabeth Ware’s father, Peter Ware and at least a part of his family probably immigrated first in the Plymouth Colony, but due to religious disagreement moved by 1646 to the Hampton Parish in Virginia. We find Peter Ware in Ireland in 1636 selling his property before coming to America by way of England. Some records have all of Peter Ware’s children immigrating with him in 1646 -- if so Elizabeth Ware would have been 11 years old. Other records report that Elizabeth Ware “wanted to join her father and brother in Virginia” thus suggesting that she did not immigrate in 1646 but stayed in England until she came over with John GARRETT II in 1664. Peter Ware settled his family in Hampton Parish of York County, VA in what is now known as Gloucester county.. There is a Ware Church in Ware Parish on the Ware River. His old home site and family cemetery can be found, but houses and tombstones have long since disappeared. While many of the county and church records have been destroyed during the wars, some land records exists that shows Peter owned land in that area when it was known as York County. Peter Ware’s ancestors were named De La Warre and according the Ware Family History, Lord De La Warre commanded the supply ships that saved the Jamestown Colony in 1610 and the state of Delaware is named after him.

Peter Ware was a lawyer who was probably born in Ireland. He married Mary Hicks in Ireland in about 1610 in Dublin, Ireland. They had nine children, the 3rd of which was the Elizabeth Ware who married John GARRETT II in 1664. The Garretts and the Wares apparently became acquainted in England as evidenced by the facts that (1) John GARRETT II married Elizabeth Ware either shortly before or after immigrating to Virginia and (2) there is a record of Nicholas Ware (Elizabeth’s brother) and John GARRETT II jointly patenting land in New Kent County on the north side of the Mattapony River.

Sources:

   Title: Virginia Genealogies (under Glassell Family excursus) 

From http://www.bigballoonmusic.com/Ware/WareLineage.htm:

PETER WARE SR. (1608 - 1650)Map Showing the Ware Parish CHART

     Married: Mary Hickes (1599 - 1659)
     Had: Thomas, Nicholas, John, Elizabeth, 2 children who died young, Edward, and descending son Peter Jr.

In 1636, Peter sold his Munster leases (probably obtained through his father, John) in County Cork, Ireland and left for England and then Virginia. [** Interesting point - "In 1641, just 5 years after Peter and his family left Ireland, the Irish were intent on the murder of the whole Protestant population and up to 10,000 English Protestant plantation holders were massacred."] [ref. 379] Between 1646 and 1648, Peter Ware is mentioned as an attorney appraising estates in York Co., Hampton Parish. In 1651, Gloucester County was formed from York County and divided into 4 parishes: Abington, Kingston, Petsworth, and WareEpiscopalChurchBulletin.jpg (40803 bytes)Ware. The King decreed that all newly settled land be divided into districts headed by a rector. The Wares were Vestrymen in Abington and Ware Parish before the formation of the county. [ref.388] There still exists today the Ware Episcopal Church which was originally built in 1690. Regular services are still held there. [ref. 70] "Documents show that Peter Ware Sr. owned and lived on 300 acres at Queen's Creek, York Co. Hampton Parish in the Virginia colony by September 4, 1646." [ref. 4] Peter Ware Sr. was obviously well educated; based on the fact that he served as an attorney in 1647 for Robert Lewis. He & Mary lived in an area that is near Ware Creek. Peter Ware III (c1613 co. Kent, England-Bet 16 Sep 1657-10 Sep 1659 Hampton Parish, York Co. VA). In 1647 Peter was an attorney for Robert LewiPeter Ware III (c1613 co. Kent, England-Bet 16 Sep 1657-10 Sep 1659 Hampton Parish, York Co. VA). In 1647 Peter was an attorney for Robert Lewis in York Co., VA. In 1675, Peter Ware IV sells land in Queen’s Creek, Hampton Parish, York Co., VA to Nathaniel Bacon in which he identified the land as having belonged to his father, "Peter Ware". Mary Hickes was identified in a 1659 Orphan’s Court document as the widow of Peter Ware, from this document it appears Mary Hickes maintained her maiden name, which was an old Welsh custom, and was likely of Welsh descent. s in Peter Ware III (c1613 co. Kent, England-Bet 16 Sep 1657-10 Sep 1659 Hampton Parish, York Co. VA).

Peter Ware III (c1613 co. Kent, England-Bet 16 Sep 1657-10 Sep 1659 Hampton Parish, York Co. VA).  In 1647 Peter was an attorney for Robert LewiPeter Ware III (c1613 co. Kent, England-Bet 16 Sep 1657-10 Sep 1659 Hampton Parish, York Co. VA).  In 1647 Peter was an attorney for Robert Lewis in York Co., VA.  In 1675, Peter Ware IV sells land in Queen’s Creek, Hampton Parish, York Co., VA to Nathaniel Bacon in which he identified the land as having belonged to his father, "Peter Ware". Mary Hickes was identified in a 1659 Orphan’s Court document as the widow of Peter Ware, from this document it appears Mary Hickes maintained her maiden name, which was an old Welsh custom, and was likely of Welsh descent. s in Peter Ware III (c1613 co. Kent, England-Bet 16 Sep 1657-10 Sep 1659 Hampton Parish, York Co. VA).  

-------------------- •Residence: 1636 Peter left Ireland for England and then on to Virginia •Occupation: 1647 Attorney for Robert Lewis

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NOTE: See Page 689 of Wilder & Ware Families. Immigrated to Virginia Colony with his father, Robert and brother, Robert. Eight other childern of the family remained in England

An immigrant, with his father, Robert Ware, and brother, Robert Ware, Jr., Peter Ware came to the Virginia Colony sometime prior to 1646 with his wife Mary and children: Nicholas 16; John 14; Elizabeth 12; Peter Jr 9; and Thomas 7. He settled with them in Hampton Parish of York County, what is now known as Gloucester county. This county was created out of King and Queen County that was cut from Kent County, that had been created out of York Co., VA There is a Ware Church in Ware Parish on the Ware River and his old homesite and family cemetery can be pointed out, but houses and tombstones have Long since disappeared.

While many of the county and church records have been destroyed during the wars, some land records exists that shows Peter owned land in that area when it was known as York County.

Peter Ware was a lawyer who lived in York County between Queens and Mars Creeks where the later estate of Ringfiled was located. York County, Deeds, Orders, and Will 3 (transcript) Reel 2a, Page 164 shows on 10 Sep 1659, a court ordered Michael Row and George Gill to divide the cattle belonging to the desendant childrennof Mary Hickes, left to them by her late husband Peter Ware. A second order was given which said, "This court doe adindge Charles Nally servant to Mary Hickes widdow at thirteen years of age and to serve accordingly till he is 21according to Act of Assembly."

Here is located the tomb of Nathaniel Bacon, cousin of the famous rebel of the same name who led the rebellion in 1676. In a deed dated 26 May 1675 in the York County records Peter Ware's son Peter Ware, Jr. sold land devised to him by his father, "Long since deceased" to Nathaniel Bacon. This same source states that the deed of sale was confirmed in 1693 by Valentine Ware of King and Queen County, son and heir of Peter Ware, Jr. of York County.

There are several references to Peter Ware. Some of them spell his name as: Peeter. Among them are:

1. Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol XXV, York County, 1646-1648. Abstracted by Beverly Fleet, Baltimore, 1961

York Co., VA, Court Orders 1646-1648, Record Book # 2.

(Page 178.) Inventory of the estate of Jno Davis, Senior, of Queens Creek, dec'd taken 4 Sep 1646. Includes "bill of Wm Smote, 0798. lb. tobo totals 3066 lb of tobo."

Signed: Peeter Ware Thomas Gibson Exhibited in Court by oath of Ashwell Batlin Ano, 1646

(Page 205) The estate of Robert Jackson to be appraised by Peeter Ware, James Besouth, Phillip Walker, and Willam Coxe. Oaths to be admr by Mr. Robert Vaus. Also Capt Richard Bamhouse is desired to approve what estate the said Jackson has in Martins Hundred.

(Page 280) Inv of est of Robt Jackson, late deceased, presented by Jane Jackson, sworn before Cpt Richard Barnhouse, 9 Feb1646/47. Includes: One bill of John Radish of 3000 lbs of tobo. Inventory of personal effects to 579 lbs tobo.

"By Order of the Court James Cittie Signed: Henry Jackson Mark Gillie M Ralph LeVez Roger Parke

Then follows additional list totaled at 2505 lb tobo, which includes "The Plantation with the housing 1500 lb tobo. Following the list are these items: 3 cows bound to Ed Adcock and an Indian girle. 2 cows to Arthur Price (These last two are not valued.) Signed: Peter Ware Phillip Walker James Besouth William Cox

Exhibited in York Court by Jane Jackson, 24 Sept 1647.

Ro. Bouth, Clerk of Court

(Page 287) Judgement confessed in Court, 26 Oct 1647 , v12. ...Edward Shelurdine to Peeter Ware, atty of Robert Lewis, 380 lbs of tobo ...

(Page 379) Inventory of the estat of Henry Pantry, late of the Parish of York, dec'd, taken 10 June 1648. In this inventory the household goods are better than usual. It includes: "One bill of 500 lbs tobo, due to the estate from Francis Jeanes of Malbury Island." Signed: Fran Floyd Peter Ware William Cox Phillip Walker

The following was extracted from "The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography," published quarterly by the Virginia Historical Society for the year ending 31 Decmeber 1920, VOL XXVIII, pp. 239-240. (Reprinted with per- mission of the original publisher by Kraus Reprint Corporation, New York, 1968) _________----

Johan Foote of Tedbourne, St. Mary, county Devon, widow. Will 27 December 1647; proved 2 September 1653. I bequeath unto Agnis Westcott, daughter of Anthony Westcott, 20 Pounds. To Anthony, son of Anthony Westcott of Tedbourne aforesaid, 1 pound. To Peter Ware, my son-in-law, 1 shilling. To Mary Ware, daughter of said Peter, 1o s. To Jane Ware, her sister, 1s. To Margaret Foote daughter of Humpfrey Foote, my son, 1s. All the residue of my goods not bequested, I give unto Anthony Westcott, my son-in-law, whom I make my executor; I desire Robert Poope of Holcombe Bornell and Giles Westcott to be my overseers, to who I give 1s apiece for theeir pains. The mark of John Foote. Witnesses: The mark of Thomas Ponsford; Will Squier. Proved by the executor named. Brent, 181. According to George T. Ware, 5794 E. Camino Celador, Tuscon, AZ 85715-1825, date of birth of Peter Ware may have been about 1614. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Citing This Record "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/S56R-2XQ : accessed 2014-01-10), entry for Peter /Ware/.

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Peter Ware, Sr.'s Timeline

1608
August 1608
Dublin, Co Cork, Ireland
1629
1629
Age 20
Hampton Parish, York, VA
1632
1632
Age 23
Dublin, Co Cork, Ireland
1634
1634
Age 25
Cork, Ireland
1634
Age 25
Kent, England
1635
February 13, 1635
Age 26
Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
1636
1636
Age 27
Dublin, Cork, Ireland
1642
1642
Age 33
1644
1644
Age 35
1646
1646
Age 37
Virginia, United States