An American Family History

Mary Prince Warner

Children of John Warner
and Hannah Batchelder
  • Elizabeth Warner Gott
  • John Warner
  • William Warner
  • William Warner
  • Hannah Warner
  • Susannah Warner Fiske
  • and Mrs. Mary Prince
  • Nathaniel Warner
  • Mary Warner Adams
  • Abigail Warner
  • Mary Prince Warner's first husband was Jonathan Prince. He was a cordwinder.

    Mary became a widow when Jonathan died about 1685. She was the administratrix of his estate and sold his house, shop and lot.

    She married John Warner in 1691. Their children and life together are described in detail in the section on John and Mary Warner.

    She became a widow again when John died in 1712. Mary, according to his will, was provided support and allowed to enjoy the parlor, and chamber over the parlor.
    Old Style Calendar
    Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.

    A cordwainer (or cordwinder) made shoes from fine, soft leather. There was a distinction between a cordwainer, who made shoes, and a cobbler who repaired them.



    American colonists continued to use British monetary units, namely the pound, shilling and pence for which £1 (or li) equalled 20s and 1s equalled 12d. In 1792 the dollar was established as the basic unit of currency.

    The Essex Antiquarian, Volume 9 edited by Sidney Perley

    Samuel Lambert House. . . .Mr. Cash was a mariner, and conveyed the house and land to Philip Cromwell of Salem Oct. 12, 1677. Mr. Cromwell was a slaughterer, and, for thirty-five pounds, conveyed the estate to Jonathan Prince of Salem, cordwinder, Aug. 15, 1683.

    Mr. Prince died about 1685; his widow Mary, having married John Warner of Ipswich, was appointed administratrix of the estate; and she, for thirty-five pounds and ten shillings, conveyed the house, shop and lot to Samuel Lambert of Salem, mariner, Jan. 23, 1694. . .

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    Merchant sailors were vital to the economy of the American Colonies. They could become wealthy, but suffered very high mortality rates.
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