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Mary Warne (Lord)

Birthplace: Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, Province of New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Lord and Rebecca Lord
Wife of Thomas Carhart and Thomas Warne
Mother of John Carhart; Robert James Carhart; William Lord Carhart; Stephen Warne; Joshua Warne and 4 others

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About Mary Warne

Mary and the Colonel had the following children:

Stephen Warne b. About 1700 (our line)

Thomas Warne b. 1702

Samuel Warne b. 1703/4

Joshua Warne b. 23 Dec 1706

Sarah Warne b. 27 Aug 1711

George Warne b. 23 Apr 1713

Her first marriage was to Thomas Carhart on 22 Nov 1691 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. One site claims that this marriage took place in Rye, New York, subsequent home of her fellow Quaker and descendant Amy Barton. Their children were:

John Carhart b. 1692 in Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York

Robert Carhart b. 1693 in Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York

William Carhart b. About 1695 in Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York

Daniel Carhart (missing from some)

So she was the mother of 10! I wonder if her second husband was a good stepfather to her first 4.

The Weiler-Ebersole Family Tree has her birth in Cambridge, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts. I once thought she had emigrated from Englnd, but apparently not.

There are several Lords who could have been her father. Many sites claim her parents were Robert Lord and Rebecca Stanley. But the chronology is tight. Their 2nd child was born in 1653, if Mary is theirs she was the 4th and born 15 years later. Possible.

Thomas Carhart was born about 1650 in Cornwall, England and died on 16 Mar 1696 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey.

Not our line, but interesting, possibly Mary's son Samuel:

Run away from Samuel WARNE, of the Township of Middle-Town, in the County of Monmouth, in the Province of New-Jersey; an Irish Servant Man nam'd Thomas LOWRY, a Shoe-maker by Trade, of

 a Short stature, Black Hair, dark Complection, Cloath-ed with a Gray Coat, a Black Vest, a Brown Pair of  Breeches, Two Pair of Stockings, the one Yarn, the other Worsted, a Round Toe'd Pair of double Sole'd Shoes, a Felt Hat, and commonly wears it all Round,
 without Cocking; he is Aged about Twenty three Years; Whosoever takes up the said Servant, or secures him, so that the said Samuel WARNE may have him again, shall have Thirty Shillings Reward, and Reasonable Charges, Paid by,         Samuel WARNE.
    --- The American Weekly Mercury, March 20--27, 1729.

Here is something about the place where Mary and Thomas are buried:

The Ancient History of Topanemus

By Mary Evans

Topanemus is not only the name of the Lake but the name of an Indian village that existed prior to 1684 and a Quaker church and burial ground that existed in the late 18th century.

The name Topanemus is an Indian name meaning "An elk drinking from a brook that flows from a spring." Today, the only remaining identification with the name is in the name of the Lake, the name of the road in Marlboro about a mile up Robertsville Road and the name of the ancient burial ground hidden behind a housing development off Topanemus Road.

But what was the village like. It was a place with clear spring water and a little hill which would have attracted the Indians because of the accessibility of water and the probable excellent hunting.

In Scotland and England the Quakers had been abused by the Stuart kings and the Church of England and migrated to the New World in hopes of attaining religious freedom. New Amsterdam (New York) where they arrived was definitely no better and they were forced to leave there. Their second move brought these persecuted people to Perth Amboy in East Jersey about 1682. Again, these people headed by George Scott were not greeted well. An early Quaker John Reid, the first Surveyor-General of East Jersey who was living in Perth Amboy advised the Quaker group to go a few miles inland where there was a settlement to which Reid had sent others, that would welcome them. To the Scotch and English Quakers who were persecuted wherever they went it, was a place where they could live in peace.

From this settlement came a number of influential and powerful men. George Keith of Aberdeen, Scotland who joined the Quakers as a young man arrived in America in 1684 after being appointed a Surveyor-General for East Jersey. He surveyed the line between East and West Jersey, the famous "Keith line." The line ran from Little Egg Harbor in the southeast to the Delaware Water Gap and the New York line. This survey line divided the jurisdiction of Jersey into 2 entities: East Jersey and West Jersey, each of which had its own governmental structure known as the Board of Proprietors.

For Keith's work, the Proprietors gave him a grant of 700 acres in Monmouth County in the vicinity of the village of Topanemus where he helped building a meeting house in which he preached to the people. Over time he converted to the Anglican Church of England and converted the Topanemus Quakers to the Anglican Church, which today is St. Peter’s Church on Throckmorton Street, Freehold. In Keith's time the meetinghouse at Topanemus was the church on land donated by Thomas Boels.

In the cemetery next to the site of the meeting house are buried families whose names are indelibly links to Topanemus and later Freehold.

Here lies:

Colonel John Anderson, President of His Majesty’s Council for the Province of East Jersey

Thomas Warne, East Jersey Proprietor

John Reid, Surveyor-General of East Jersey

John Baird and family

Baricclo (Barkalow) family

Bowne family

Holmes family

Throckmorton Family

Tice family

Warne family

And many, many more.

The Lake which was very important to both the Indians and the Quakers is a freshwater lake on McGellaird's Brook which flows in a westerly direction to the Matchaponix Brook through Manalapan. It is part of the South River watershed in the Raritan River drainage basin. It is generally believed that the Lake was originally formed by beaver activity.

The early settlers of the area were quick to take advantage of this resource, and a mill was in place by the 1700's. The Lake served as the site of Forman's Mill during the Battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778. A modern bridge was installed in 1919. During the mid-1900's the lake was a popular local recreation destination that offered swimming on lifeguarded beaches, boating, fishing and ice skating.

The impact of increased development in the late 1900s caused Lake Topanemus to be filled with silt, soil, and nutrient runoff. This resulted in a shallower lake that was becoming choked with weeds and vegetation, a process called eutrophication. Concurrent with the recent restoration of the dam and bridge on Pond Road, Freehold Borough and Freehold Township completed dredging and maintenance work, ensuring that Lake Topanemus will be here for future generations to enjoy.

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Mary Warne's Timeline

July 13, 1668
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Age 23
Staten Island, New York
Age 24
Staten Island, Richmond County, Province of New York
Age 26
Staten Island, NY, USA
Age 31
Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
December 23, 1706
Age 38
South Amboy, NJ, USA
April 23, 1713
Age 44
Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, Province of New Jersey
April 23, 1713
Age 44
Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, Province of New Jersey