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Robert Ware

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Mallow, County Cork, Munster, Ireland
Death: Died in Gloucester County, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir James Ware; James Warren and Mary Ware
Husband of Jane Ware; Humphrey Ware and Elizabeth Ware
Father of Robert Ware, Jr.; Peter Ware and Peter Ware, Sr.
Brother of Anne Downing; Sir James Ware, Kt.; Mary Conway; John Ware; Russell Reynolds and 4 others

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About Robert Ware

1589-1665 Mallow, Ireland Gloucester, Virgina USA

It is believed that he was the first Ware to immigrate to Virginia Colony. In 1644 Robert Ware became interested in immigrating to the Virginia Colony. This interest became more of an urgent need when civil war broke out in England between supporters of the king (his brother, Sir James, was among the most vocal supporters of the king), and those who favored the Parliament. His brother's Auditor-Generalship was revoked and he was placed under arrest in Tower of London, and later exiled to France. He was forced to leave England with his eldest son and one servant, leaving the rest of the family behind.

In 1646 Robert made his decision to immigrate to the Virginia Colony. The leader of the parlimentary army, Oliver Cromwell, now controlled the government , taking the title Lord Protector. He soon made it clear that supporters of the king were no longer welcome, forcing many to make decisions to immigrate to the colonies, or to live in exile

He was accompanied by his two sons: Robert Jr, aged 36,and Peter, aged 32, (with his wife Mary and five young children Nicholas 16, John 14, Elizabeth 12, Peter, Jr. 9, and Thomas 7). Eight other children remained in England.

The voyage took two months to complete under cramped and unsanitary conditions, with poor food; a great number of passengers died on the voyage and were buried at sea. After arriving they learned that the migrants had to survive the process colonists called "seasoning", a bout with disease, like malaria, that occurred during their first summer in the Chesapeake. Later they endured recurrences of malaria, along with dysentry, influenza, typhoid fever, and other diseases. Most who weathered their seasoning could expect to live only another twenty years.

He settled in Hampton Parish, York County near Jamestown. The area is now in Gloucester County, which was created out of King and Queen County.

Robert, Junior was soon forced to leave Virginia and resettle in Connecticut becuase his religious convictions clashed with the Anglican Church which was supported by the colonial government.

In Nugents " Cavaliers and Pioneers of Virginia," there is a reference to Robert and Elisha Ware who received land on the north side of the Mattapony River in Kent County, VA in about 1660.

From Limbs and Branches of the Smith Family, Terri Smith Source: Four Families; Winn, Thomas, Ware, Garrett of The Souther UnitedStates from 1600s to 1993 written and compiled by Frederick Ware Huff. p. 217"Settled in Hampton Parish of York County, Virginia Colony about 1630 with twosons, Robert and Peter."

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NOTE: It is believed that he was the first Ware to immigrate to Virginia Colony. In 1644 Robert Ware became interested in immigrating to the Virginia Colony. This interest became more of an urgent need when civil war broke out in England between supporters of the King (his brother, Sir James, was among the most vocal supporters of the King), and those who favored the Parliament. His brother's Auditor-Generalship was revoked and he was placed under arrest in Tower of London, and later exiled to France. He was forced to leave England with his eldest son and one servant, leaving the rest of the family behind.

In 1646 Robert made his decision to immigrate to the Virginia Colony. The leader of the parlimentary army, Oliver Cromwell, now controlled the government , taking the title Lord Protector. He soon made it clear that supporters of the King were no longer welcome, forcing many to make decisions to immigrate to the colonies, or to live in exile

He was accompanied by his two sons: Robert Jr, aged 36,and Peter, aged 32, (with his wife Mary and five Young children Nicholas 16, John 14, Elizabeth 12, Peter, Jr. 9, and Thomas 7). Eight other children remained in England

The voyage took two months to complete under cramped and unsanitary conditions, with poor food; a great number of passengers died on the voyage and were buried at sea. After arriving they learned that the migrants had to survive the process colonists called "seasoning", a bout with disease, like malaria, that occurred during their first summer in the Chesapeake. Later they endured recurrences of malaria, along with dysentry, influenza, typhoid fever, and other diseases. Most who weathered their seasoning could expect to live only another twenty years.

He settled in Hampton Parish, York County near Jamestown. The area is now in Gloucester County, which was created out of King and Queen County.

Robert, Junior was soon forced to leave Virginia and resettle in Connecticut becuase his religious convictions clashed with the Anglican Church which was supported by the colonial government.

In Nugents " Cavaliers and Pioneers of Virginia," there is a reference to Robert and Elisha Ware who received land on the north side of the Mattapony River in Kent Co., VA in about 1660. Was she a "wife" that he acquired in Virginia Colony? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Citing This Record "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/S56R-2N2 : accessed 2014-01-10), entry for Robert /Ware/.

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Robert Ware's Timeline

1589
1589
Mallow, County Cork, Munster, Ireland
1597
1597
Age 8
Yorkshire, England
1608
August 1608
Age 19
Dublin, Co Cork, Ireland
1611
1611
Age 22
Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
1614
1614
Age 25
Dedham, Suffolk, England
1665
1665
Age 76
Gloucester County, Virginia Colony
1947
January 10, 1947
Age 76
1948
July 28, 1948
Age 76
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