|Nicknames:||"Sir James /Ware/"|
|Place of Burial:||Mallow, Cork, County Cork, Ireland|
|Death:||Died in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland|
|Occupation:||Auditor General of Ireland, member of British Parliament, auditor general of Ireland and often resided in Dublin|
|Managed by:||Christian PERKS|
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About James Ware
1538-1632 Yorkshire England Dublin Ireland
Was the Auditor General of Ireland. Elected to Parliament in 1613 from County of Marlow in Ireland. He had gone to Ireland in 1588 as Secretary to Sir Willam FitzWilliam, the Lord Deputy.Extracted from "The General Armory," by Burke, 1884
WARE, James, Sir (Auditor of Revenue in Ireland)
His arms was certified by William Roberts of Ulster King of Arms, 1645.
Or, two lions passant azure, armed and langued gules, a bordure gules thereon eight escallops or. Crest: A dragon's head or. pierced through with the shiver of a lance ppr.
James attended the best schools in England and through his father's position in the Court of Queen Elizabeth I, he obtained a positionas Secretary tp the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
James Ware was the youngest of four sons of Christopher Ware, was very early sent to push his fortunes in the Court of Queen Elizabeth. In the year 1588 he acompanied Sir William Fitz-Willaim, lord deputy of Ireland, in the capacity of secretary. This was the first appearance of this family in the sister-kingdom. Owing to his great attention to the public affairs of Ireland, he was advanced, about six years after his arrival, to the office of clerk of the Common Pleas in the Exchequer, and shortly afterwards obtained the appointment of Auditor-General with a revisionary patent of the office in favour of his son. In the reign of James I,at the age of 42, he was knighted on 17 June 1610 and in 1613 wasreturned member of Parliament for the borough of Mallow, in the County of Cork. He appears to have acquired considerable property while thus employed in Ireland, as his will mentions estates in the county of Longford, at Cloughred in Tipperary, at Jamestown, Abbey of Derge, Macetown in the county Meath, &c. &c.
Sir James Ware married Mary, daughter of Ambrose Bryden, esq. of Saint Edmundsbury, Suffolk. (Walter Harris says she was the sister of Sir Ambrose Briden, of Maidstone, in Kent.) She was interred in the Church of St. Werberg, Dublin, Ireland, 5th December 1632.
After the death of his two daughters, Mary and Anne, he made a benevolence for a new Bible and Services book in 1621, to St. Werburghd's Church in Dublin, Ireland.
Sir James Ware died suddenly, 14th May 1632, in walking from Fishamble Street to his house on Castle Street, Dublin Ireland. He was interrred in the Church of St. Werberg, # 8 Castle Street, Dublin, Ireland. He was succeeded by his son, Sir James Ware, the Historian.
There are several members of his family buried in St Werbergs Church, # 8 Castle Street, Dublin, Ireland including his wife, son, and grandson.
Sources: 1.Title: McClendon, Brummett, Morgan, Henderson Author: Brummett Jerald McClendon; email@example.com Publication: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jerrymcc&id=I0059
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about James Ware
Name: James Ware
Birth Place: Yo
Birth Year: 1568
Spouse Name: Mary Briden
Spouse Birth Year: 1566
Number Pages: 1
Source Citation: Source number: 446.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: JHS
Sir James Ware, Auditor-General of Ireland
by Mark H. Welchley, August 2010
Sir James Ware; born 1568 possibly in Yorkshire, England. He died 14 May 1632, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. He was buried 14 May 1632 at St. or Werburghs Church, Castle, St., Dublin, Ireland. He married 1589 or 1590 in Dublin, Ireland, Mary Briden, the daughter of Ambrose and Anne Briden (Bryden) of St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, England. She was born 23 Dec 1566 at St. James, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. She died 3 Dec 1632 in Dublin, Dublin Ireland. She was buried 5 Dec 1632 at St. Werburgh’s Church, Dublin, Ireland.
Children: (The order and dates of birth vary considerably between various family trees and some children are added like Peter and Robert who are certainly not part of his family. Sir James Ware seems to have had 5 boys and 5 girls. Only 4 boys are listed below because there was a son named John born before the listed John who died young. The list below needs additional confirmation of birthyears.)
1. Ann Ware: born 1592 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. She died 16-17 Oct 1621 in Dublin, Ireland. She married 7 Jun 1614, Emanuel Downing. (See His Profile)
2. Sir James Ware: born 26 Nov 1594 at Castle Street, Dublin, Ireland. He died 1 Dec 1666 in Dublin and was buried at St. Warboroughes Church, Castle St., Dublin, Ireland. At the age of 16 he entered Trinity College, in Dublin and studied there for six years. He married (first) Elizabeth Newman 31 Dec 1620 in Dublin, Ireland. She was the daughter of Jacob Newman. He spent the years 1626-29 in England and was influenced to study history by the Usher, Bishop of Meath. He was knighted in 1629 and inherited his father’s estates in 1632. He was very interested in the history of Ireland and wrote in Latin in 1633, History and Antiquities of Ireland. He was also the author of History of the Bishops of Ireland.” As a fervent Protestant he also wrote “Hunting of the Romish Fox, and the "Quenching of Sectarian Firebrands." During the Parlimentary period he was arrested, held in the town of London, deprived of his office and exiled to France. His office was restored under the Restoration of the monarchy and he led a private life in Ireland until his death.
3. John Ware: born about 1596 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. He died in 1640, murdered by Holliwood (Hollywood) of Artaine. He married, about 1620 in Dublin, Ireland, Elizabeth Piers (Pierce) the daughter of Henry Pierce Esq. of Tresternaugh, Counth Westmeath, Ireland. There was a Holliwood family of Artaine near Dublin, but details of the murder are elusive.
4. Mary Ware: born about 1595 or about 1604 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. She died 6 Jul 1620. She married, about 1615 in Dublin, Ireland, Christopher Conway Esq. of Rathmines.
5. Russell Ware: born about 1596 or about 1609 probably in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. She married, before 1616 in Dublin, Ireland, Humphrey Reynolds, Esq. of Loughscurie, County Leitrim, Ireland
6. Cecilia Ware: born abt 1598 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, She died 20 Mar 1665/66 in Dublin, Ireland. She married Sir Dudley Loftus, Nov 1626 in Kilyan (Killian), Meath, Ireland.
7. Joseph Ware: born abt 1599 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. He died 26 Feb 1647/48. He married about 1622 in Dublin, Ireland, Katherine Crofton. He is also reported to have married Katherine (or Mary) Dunville, daughter of Gilbert Dunville, Gentleman of Dublin. Joseph Ware received a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Trinity College in Dublin. He was a clerk in Holy Orders.
8. Arthur Ware: born 1600 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. He died 26 Feb 1647/48. He received a Master of Arts Degree at Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland. Some family trees give his birth as 1509, which is impossible. The similarity of the date of death to that of his brother Joseph create some suspicion that the reported data may be in error.
9. Martha Ware: born about 1604 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. She married about 1632, in Dublin, Ireland, William Piers.
[Note: Robert Gene Ware: born 1589 in Yorkshire, England has been listed as a son of Sir James Ware. He died 1665 in Gloucester, VA. He married Jane Wade She was born 1589 in England, daughter of William W. Wade and Anne Waller. It is unlikely that his father was actually James Wade, because he is not listed on James Ware’s funeral certificate nor on the certificate of his wife.]
James Ware was reportedly born in Yorkshire, England, and attended the best schools in England. No source gives the names of any of these schools. His father is said to have had an influential position with the Queen Elizabeth I’s court, and thus able to gain a position for his son James. At the age of 20 James Ware moved to Ireland and became Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Sir William Fitzwilliam. Six years after his arrival in Ireland he became clerk of the Common Pleas in the Exchequer. He was, in 1588 appointed auditor-general for the Kingdom of Ireland. On 6 Jun 1640, at the age of 42, James Ware was knighted by King James I. He was given a family patent on the office of auditor general and his family held this post for almost a century. His coat of arms is described as “Gold two lions passant azure a bordure also azure charged with nine escallops gold”. No crest was allowed. Sir James Ware became wealthy and purchased considerable land in and around Dublin. On a list of members sent to the Irish Parliament by the constituencies of the County of Cork Ireland, May 1, 1613, was Sir James Ware, Knight, of Macestown, representing Mallow, incorporated 27 Feb 1612. It was at Woodford, near Mallow, where his brother John Ware and his family settled. In 1621, following the deaths of his daughters Mary and Anne, he made a benevolence for a new Bible and Services Book to St. Werburgh’s Church in Dublin. He died suddenly while walking home through Fishamble Street to his mansion on Castle Street. His will mentions estates in the county of Longford at Cloughred, in Tipperary, at Jamestown, at the Abby of Derge and at Macetown in County Meath. The Irish funeral certificate of Sir James Ware, Knight indicates that he was auditor to His Majesty’s Revenue and that he died 14 May 1632 and was buried at St. Werburghs Church, Dublin. This certificate also indicated that he married Mary, the daughter of Ambrose Brydon of Bury St. Edmunds, in the County of Suffolk, England, and by her had four sons and five daughters. St. Werburghs Church is located near Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland. It was built in the 12th century. A fire severely damaged the church in 1754 that left only the tower and façade intact. The original spire was removed in 1836 because British officials decided it would be a good location for snipers to shoot at soldiers or officials in nearby Dublin Castle.
Adams, Benjamin William D.D., Santry and Cloghran Parishes, County Dublin, Mitchell and Hughes, London, 1883, p. 30.
Boyne, William, Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales, and Ireland, E. Stock, 1889
Burke, Sir Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales: Comprising a Registry of Armoprial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time, Harrison & sons, 1864, pp. 115-116.
Burke, John, Burke’s Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Genry, volume 2, H. Colburn, 1847, p.1519
DeGidio, Wanda Ware, Ware Family History, www.warefamilyhistory.com/
DeGidio, Wanda Ware, "Robert s/o Sir James Ware," Ware Family Genealogy Forum, 8 July 1999.
Gibson, Charles Bernard, The History of the County and City of Cork, T.C. Newby, 1861, p. 255
Hawley, Thomas, et al, The Visitations of Essex by Hawley, 15552; Hervey, 1558; Cook, 1570, Raven, 1612; and Owen and Lilly, 1634. To Which are Added Miscellaneous Essex pedigrees from Various Harleian Manuscripts: and an Appendix Containing Berry’s Essex pedigrees, part 1, Mitchell and Hughes, 1878, p. 518.
Hugo, Thomas, The History of Hestercombe, in the Parish of Kingston, Hundred of Taunton Dean, and County of Somerset, J. R. Smith, 1874, pp. 19-25.
Long, George, “ Sir James Ware,” The Penny Cyclopedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, C. Knight, 1843
Martin, Barbara Carpenter, My Carpenter/Martin File, RootsWeb World Connect Project, id # 113213, 2006
Reagan, John, Ware Family Genealogy, www.bigbaloonmusic.com/Ware/WareLineage.htm, 2004
Reed, Frank Fremont, Ware Ancestors, Book 8, chapter 1, Chicago, 1987
Worburton, J. Rev. J. Whitelaw and Rev. Robert Walsh, , History of Dublin, Ireland from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time, W. Bulmer & Co. 1818.
Sir James Ware's Timeline
November 26, 1568
Yorkshire Co., England
Mallow, County Cork, Munster, Ireland
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
November 26, 1594
Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Dublin, Dublin City, Ireland
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland