An American Family History

Warfield Family


Richard Warfield was born in London, Middlesex, England 1646. His parents were John Warfield and Rachell Clarke.

He married Elinor (Eleanor) Brown 1670 at Anne Arundel, Maryland. Elinor (Eleanor) Brown was born in Anne Arundel, Maryland about 1649. 

John Warfield (1674, married Ruth Gaither),
Richard Warfield (1676, married Ruth Crutchley), 
Alexander Warfield (1677, married Sarah Pierpoint),
Mary Warfield (1679, married John Howard), 
Benjamin Warfield (1680, married Elizabeth Duvall),
Rachel Warfield (1681, married George Yates), and
Elinor (Eleanor) Warfield (1683, married Caleb Dorsey).


Benjamin Warfield was born about 1680 in Anne Arundel, Maryland.

He married Elizabeth Duvall.

Joshua Warfield
Elizabeth Warfield.




from The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland by Joshua Dorsey Warfield

The youngest son of Richard and Elinor (Browne) Warfield, was Benjamin [Warfield], who joined his brother, Richard, in surveying Wincopin Neck, in the forks of Savage and Middle River, immediately at Savage Factory. This was willed to his daughter, Elizabeth Ridgely, by both himself and his brother Richard.

Benjamin Warfield's inheritance in Warfield's Range was never occupied by him. He surveyed Benjamin's Discovery, in Anne Arundel.

He married Elizabeth Duvall, daughter of Captain John and Elizabeth (Jones) Duvall. Her marriage dower was a tract of 780 acres, known as Lugg-Ox, in the forks of the Patuxent. This adjoined his own survey.

One son, Joshua, and a daughter, Elizabeth, were their issue.

Benjamin Warfield died in early manhood, in 1717, leaving his children minors. His widow married John Gaither, the second, who administered.

A Dower is a provision for a wife's support should her husband die before her. Her dower right was the use of ⅓ of her husband's estate. The dower was settled on the bride at the time of the wedding.