Person:Francis Warner (2)

Francis Warner
  • HFrancis Warner1793 - 1844
  • WAnn WoodAbt 1802 - 1832
m. 6 Oct 1821
m. 19 Feb 1834
  1. Susan WarnerAbt 1835 - 1871
  2. Sarah Warner1838 - 1866
  3. Thomas Warner1842 - 1842
  4. Sophia Warner1842 - 1844
Facts and Events
Name Francis Warner
Gender Male
Christening[1] 26 Jun 1793 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, EnglandSt Peter
Marriage 6 Oct 1821 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, Englandto Ann Wood
Marriage 19 Feb 1834 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, Englandto Mary Swallow
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, EnglandColdharbour
Burial[4] 3 Feb 1844 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England

Francis Warner was baptised on 26th June 1793 at St Albans in Hertfordshire. He was the son of Moses Warner and his wife Elizabeth.

On 6th October 1821, aged 28, Francis married Ann Wood. They married at Harpenden, about five miles north of St Albans, and settled there after their marriage. They went on to have five children baptised at Harpenden together between 1822 and 1830, although at least two of their children died young. Ann herself died in 1832, when she was said to be only 29 years old.

In 1834, Francis married again. His second wife was Mary Hornet, formerly Swallow. They went on to have another four children together between about 1835 and 1842, with the youngest two children being twins, although both twins died young, one shortly after birth and the other at one year old.

The family appear in the 1841 census living in the Coldharbour area of Harpenden. Francis was working as an agricultural labourer, whilst Mary was a straw plaiter.

Francis died in 1844, aged 50. He was buried at Harpenden on 3rd February 1844. Mary survived him by thirteen years and remarried in 1851.

  1. Church of England. Parish registers of St Peter's Church, St Albans, 1558-1903. (Hertford: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies).

    1793 / June / Warner / Francis s[on] of Moses & Eliz[abe]th / 26

    This baptism has been linked to the Francis Warner who as an adult lived in Harpenden on the basis that he had children called both Moses and Elizabeth and in the 1841 census indicated that he was born in the early 1790s in Hertfordshire, and the age quoted when he died suggests he was born around 1793. One of the witnesses to Francis's first marriage in 1821 was an Elizabeth Warner, and it would appear that the Elizabeth who was mother of the child baptised in 1793 was still alive then - the only plausible burial found for her is in 1828.

  2. England. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA): 1841 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class HO107; Piece 441; Book 4; Folio 32; Page 17, 6 Jun 1841.

    Address: Cold Harbour, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    Francis Warner, male, 45 [1791-6], Ag Lab, b. Hertfordshire
    Mary Warner, female, 35 [1801-6], Pl[aiter], b. Hertfordshire
    Mary Warner jun., female, 15 [1821-6], Pl[aiter], b. Hertfordshire
    Elizabeth Warner, female, 15 [1821-6], Pl[aiter], b. Hertfordshire
    Susan Warner, female, 5 [1835/6], Pl[aiter], b. Hertfordshire
    Sarah Warner, female, 3 [1837/8], b. Hertfordshire
    William Hornet, male, 10 [1830/1], Pl[aiter], b. Hertfordshire
    Maria Hornet, female, 9 [1831/2], Pl[aiter], b. Hertfordshire

  3.   Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    d. Francis WARNER, March Quarter 1844, St Albans Registration District, Volume 6, page 366, aged 51 [1792/3]

  4. Burials register, in Church of England. Harpenden Parish Registers.
    BURIALS in the Parish of Harpenden in the County of Hertford in the Year 1844
    No.NameAbodeWhen buriedAgeBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    1140Francis WarnerHarpendenFeb[ruar]y 3rd51D. Packard, Curate