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Robert Ware, Jr.

Birthplace: Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Ware and Jane Ware
Husband of Margaret Hunting and Hannah Ware
Father of Capt. John Ware; Nathaniel Ware; Margaret Metcalf; Robert Ware, Jr.; Esther Mann and 6 others
Brother of Peter Ware, Sr.
Half brother of Peter Ware, Sr.

Occupation: Weaver
Managed by: Christian Aaron PERKS
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NOTE: See booklet, "The Descendants of Robert Ware of Dedham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts" for this line of the Ware Family. A copy is on file Maine State Library, LMA Bldg, Augusta, Maine. I also have a copy in my files.

Robert Ware had lands granted to hum in Dedham 6. 12. 1642 (Feb. 6, 1642-3). He was made a Freeman on May 26, 1647; was a member of the Artillery Company in 1644. He lived and died in Dedham, though three of his sons -- John, Nathaniel, and Robert -- removed to Wollomonopoag, incorporated as Wentham in 1673. His name stands second in point of wealth on the tax list. His will, made February 25, 1698, was proved May 11, 1699. The inventory taken May 3, was L250 2 10. (Copy of his will is in the booklet referenced above.) Was born in England and immigrated to Virginia Colony with his father and brother, Peter.


Citing This Record "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2014-01-10), entry for Robert /Ware/, Jr..


John /Ware/ birth: 6 October 1646 death: 7 April 1718

Nathaniel /Ware/ birth: 7 October 1648 death: 10 July 1724

Margaret /Ware/ birth: 14 February 1651 death: 22 July 1664

Robert /Ware/ birth: 1 August 1653 death: 16 September 1724

Esther /Ware/ birth: 28 September 1655 death: 3 September 1734

Samuel /Ware/ birth: 30 September 1657 death:

Ephraim /Ware/ birth: 5 November 1659 death: 26 March 1753

Elizabeth /Ware/ birth: 19 November 1661 death:

Joseph /Ware/ birth: 8 September 1663 death: 22 September 1663

Ebenezer /Ware/ birth: 28 October 1667 death: 1765

Robert Ware, the immigrant ancestor of the Ware family of Dedham, Needham and Wrentham, Mass., is presumed to have been b. in England. Where and when he was b. and who were his parents remain unknown to this descendant. He d. Apr. 19, 1699 at Dedham, Mass., his then age not of record.

He m. 1) Mar. 24, 1644/5 at Dedham, Margaret Hunting, dau. of John Hunting, the first elder of the Dedham church, and his wife Esther Seaborn, b. or bapt. Sept. 21, 1628 at Hoxne in Suffolk, England. She d. Aug. 26, 1670 at Dedham, Mass.

Robert m. 2) May 3, 1676 at Dedham as her only husband, Hannah Jones, dau. of Thomas and Ellen Jones, b. Mar 28, 1636 at Dorchester, Mass. where she d. Apr. 20, 1721 (g.s.). There were no children of this marriage.

The children of Robert Ware and Margaret Hunting, all b. of record at Dedham, Mass., are:

• i. Capt. John Ware, b. Oct 11, 1646, d. Apr. 7, 1718 at Wrentham, Mass.; m. 1) Dec. 10, 1668 at Dedham, Mary Metcalf, dau. of Michael Metcalf, Jr. and Mary Fairbanks, b. Aug. 15, 1646 at Dedham. She d. Mar. 22, 1676/7 at Dedham. He m. 2) Mar. 24, 1678/9 at Dedham, the wid. Joanna (Gay) Kingsley, who d. Oct. 26, 1708 at Wrentham. He m. 3) Dec. 21, 1709 at Sherborn, Mass., the widow Dorothy Wood, who d. Dec. 10, 1728 at Sherborn.

• ii. Nathaniel Ware, b. Oct. 7, 1648, d. July 10, 1724 at Wrentham, Mass.; m. Oct. 12, 1696 at Wrentham, Mary Wheelock, who subsequently had two additional husbands and d. Mar. 25, 1750 at Wrentham.

• iii. Margaret Ware, b. Feb. 14, 1650/1, d. in her youth at Dedham, July 22, 1664.

• iv. Mary Ware, b. in Mar. 1651/52; no further record available.

• v. Robert Ware, Jr., b. Aug. 1, 1653, d. Sept. 16, 1724 at Wrenthan, Mass.; m. 1) June 4, 1677 at Dedham, Sarah Metcalf, dau. of Michael Metcalf, Jr. and Mary Fairbanks, b. Dec. 7, 1648 at Dedham. She was the mother of all of Robert's children, and d. Apr. 13, 1717 at Wrentham, Mass. He m. 2) Feb. 26, 1719/20 at Wrentham, Elizabeth Holbrook, who d. July 28, 1723 at Wrentham.

• vi. Esther Ware, b. Sept. 28, 1655, d. Sept. 3, 1734 at Wrentham, Mass.; m. May 13, 1673 at Dedham, Rev. Samuel Man, first minister of the Wrentham, Mass. church, s. of William Mann and Mary Jarred, b. July 6, 1647 at Cambridge, Mass. He d. May 22, 1719 at Wrentham, Mass.

• vii. Samuel Ware, b. Sept. 30, 1657, d. betw. Mar. 6 and Mar. 22, 1730/1 at Dedham; m. 1) July 21, 1690 at Dedham, Elizabeth Rice, who d. Nov. 18, 1719 at Dedham. He m. 2) July 27, 1721 at Dedham, Sarah (Fuller)(Day) Carpenter, dau. of Lieut. Thomas Fuller and Hannah Flower, b. May 7, 1659 at Dedham where she d. Mar. 31, 1736. She was the successive widow of Ralph Day, Jr. of Dedham and Capt. John Carpenter of Rehoboth, Mass., Woodstock, Conn. and lastly Dedham, Mass.

• viii. Ephraim Ware, b. Nov. 5, 1659, d. Mar. 26, 1753 at Needham, Mass.; m. July 13, 1685 at Needham, Mass., Hannah Herring, who d. July 10, 1738 at Needham.

• ix. Elizabeth Ware, b. Nov. 19, 1661.

• x. Joseph Ware, b. Sept. 13, 1663, d. in infancy Sept. 22, 1663.

• xi. Ebenezer Ware, b. Oct. 28, 1667, d. in Jan. 1765 at Needham, Mass.; m. Mar. 18, 1689/90 at Dedham, Martha Herring, who d. Jan. 30, 1709/10.

Robert Ware was born in 1611 in Glouchestershire, England. His parents were Robert WARE (1595 – 1659) and Jane WADE (1595 – ). He came from his English home to the colony of Massachusetts Bay some time before the autumn of 1642. The earliest date at which the name in any form occurs on the Dedham Records, is 25 Nov 1642, when “Robert Weares is admitted to the purchase of Thomas Eames his house lott and three acres of land. He married Margaret HUNTING 24 Mar 1645 in Dedham Mass. Six years after Margaret’s death, Robert, then about 51 years of age, married Hannah Jones 3 May 1676. Robert and Hannah lived long lives for their time. He became known as Robert Ware “the Aged.” He died in Dedham on 19 Apr 1699, at 74 years of age, leaving an estate of more than 250 pounds.

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Robert Ware, Jr.'s Timeline

May 1611
Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Age 8
Wrentham, Suffolk, Engalnd
October 6, 1646
Age 35
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
October 16, 1648
Age 37
Dedham, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
February 14, 1650
Age 38
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
August 1, 1653
Age 42
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
September 28, 1655
Age 44
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
September 30, 1657
Age 46
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts
November 5, 1659
Age 48
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts