HISTORY OF THE WARNE NAME (Source www.surnamedb.com)

This interesting surname is of English locational origin from either Wearne in Somerset or Warne in Marytavy, Devonshire. Wearne is recorded as "Warne" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and was originally the name of the stream of the place. The name means "alder stream" and is derived from the British (the extinct Celtic language of the ancient Britons) "verno" or the Welsh "gwern" meaning alders. Warne is recorded as "Wagefen" in the 1194 Pipe Rolls of Devonshire and is composed of the Old English pre 7th Century elements "wagen" meaning quaking plus "fen" a fen marsh; hence "quaking fen". The surname is first found in the latter half of the 13th Century, (see below). One, John Warne, appears in the Subsidy Rolls of Wiltshire (1524). In the modern idiom the surname hasmany variant spellings including Wearn, Warn, Warnes, Wearne, etc.

On February 21st 1609, Elizabeth Warne and Edward hoare were married at St James Clerkenwell, London. John, son of Stephen Warne, was christened on September 29th 1612, at St Martin in the fields, Westminster. The marriage of Katheryne Warne and John Toplyn took place at St Katherine by the Tower, London, on April 27th 1615. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John de Werne, which was dated 1273, Hundred Rolls of Somerset, during the reign of King Edward I, "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 to 1307.

Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Our Warne family including Batten

Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg ANN 2 WARNE ~ see 2


1.     ~ ~ ~ DIGORY WARNE was baptized on 12 April 1761 in Calstock, Cornwall, England. Digory was the eldest son of JOHN WARNE and ELIZABETH (surname unknown)

Digory married (1) AGNESS BARTLETT on 18 October 1791 in Calstock. Agness was the daughter of RICHARD BARTLETT and ANN DOIDGE.


*                DIGORY WARNE, born 3 June 1792 in Calstock, Cornwall. Digory was a Carpenter. He married MARIE WEARING on 9 January 1816. Digory died on 17 August 1866 in Calstock.

*                ANN 2 WARNE, born 1795.

*                RICHARD BARTLETT WARNE, born 9 March 1800; died October 1804 in Calstock, Cornwall.

Digory married (2) GRACE LAUNDER on 19 November 1801 in Calstock. Grace was born in 1772; died 1862.

Digory died 1862 and was buried in Calstock on 2 May 1836.


2. ~ ~ ~ ANN WARNE (DIGORY) was born in 1795 in Millbrook, Maker, Cornwall and was baptized on 28 June 1795 in Maker. Ann was the daughter of DIGORY WARNE and AGNESS BARTLETT.

Ann married RICHARD BATTEN on 24 May 1824 in St Germans, Cornwall. Richard was born on 1 November 1803 in Menheniot, Cornwall and was the son of ROBERT BATTEN and SARAH ESTERBROOK.

> Refer to the BATTEN family for information about the family of Robert and the children of Robert and Ann.

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