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Hearts of Oak



The Warren Family of Hayle,

from Bristol


Three generations of shipbuilders.


Working with Harveys of Hayle, Cornwall.

1 Samuel Warren came to Hayle in 1833 ◄

and was Harvey's harbourmaster.

2 Henry John Warren, born 1831▼ .

3 And Henry John Warren, born 1858▲ .

There was also Thomas Samuel Warren, born 1859►,

who moved to London and was a Naval Architect in Greenwich.


21st February 1814

Samuel Warren ◄ married Mary Ann Evans at St James' Bristol

Children baptised at St Augustine the Less, Bristol

Mary Ann Ė (no details)

Elizabeth ( Eliza); born Rope Walk Bristol; baptised 17 Nov 1822

Sarah Frances; born March 1819, baptised 17 Nov 1822

Rebecca; born 9th January 1825 Lamb Street Bristol; baptised 27th May 1827


His second wife, in 1830, was Mary Norman (sisters Kezia Georgiana, Eliza and Jemima) born 1813, daughter of Thomas Norman Shipbuilder of Hotwells.


After Thomas Normanís death 1832, Samuel Warren took over possession of a large lodging house at Limekiln Dock, opposite the site of the Great Eastern Dock which was subsequently owned by Hill Hobhouse.


Will of Thomas Norman, 1832
Thomas Norman shipwright of Hotwell Road Clifton mentions son in law George Healey cooper of Bristol, son in law William Johnson cooper of Bristol, land adjoining public house called Crown and Anchor near Limekiln Dock Hotwell Road, neighbouring land let to Thomas Sims cordwainer, late daughter Jemima and her three daughters Mary Ann and Jemima all under 21, daughter Mary Norman, land in Hotwells Road let to James Harris and William Palmer, daughter Eliza wife of William Johnson, land let to Sarah Pincher William Hiscocks Somers and George Towgood, daughter Kezia Georgiana Norman, land let to John Copplestone Samuel Warren and William Johnson, well of Spring Water and pump,

witness George Strickland notorary public. W Pugh clerk.

Child baptised at Bridge Street Independent, Bristol

Henry John▼; born 29 Oct 1831 Bristol; baptised 28th Oct 1832 St Erth

Children baptised St Erth

William Thomas; born 9th Nov 1834

Thomas Samuel; 25 Jun 1837; 25 Oct 1840; died 25th Oct, 1840; 3yrs

Edward; 25 Mar 1839; 18 Apr 1839; died c1840


1841 Census for Foundry Square, Hayle
Samuel Warren ◄,45,Ship Builder, not born in Cornwall
Mary Warren,35, not born in Cornwall
Sarah Warren,20, not born in Cornwall
Eliza Warren,15, not born in Cornwall
Rebecca Warren,15, not born in Cornwall
Henry J Warren,10, not born in Cornwall b 1831▼
William Warren,7, born in Cornwall

Children baptised St Erth : Samuel Warren is shown as a Ship Builder

Thomas Samuel born 26 Oct 1841; baptised 22 Nov 1841; died 26 Dec 1842

Edwin George born 9th April 1844; baptised 6th May 1844; Died 12th June 1853


Marriage 5th Jan 1845, St Erth by License.

Thomas Grenfell, Mariner, s/o Thomas Grenfell

and Sarah Frances Warren, d/o Samuel Warren.


Marriage 26th Oct 1845, St Erth by License.

Humphrey Francis Fry s/o Humphrey Fry, Mariner of St Ives

and Eliza Warren d/o Samuel Warren Shipbuilder


Humphrey Fry


Marriage 23rd Dec 1845 By banns.

John Mann Williams, Moulder of Lesnewth s/o John Williams, Smith, St Annes Limehouse and Rebecca Warren d/o Samuel Warren ship builder.


1851 Census 15 Penpol Terrace, Hayle

Samuel Warren ◄ ( age 59 ) was a Shipwright Agent, born Bristol.
Mary was 48, born Bristol.
Henry John is now 19 and was a Shipwright's Apprentice, born Bristol▼
William was 16 and was a Pupil Teacher at School, born St Erth
George was a Scholar age 7, born St Erth

Samuel Warren died on 5th October 1866 in Bristol.


Burial (John) George Warren; 18th Jun 1853; 8 yrs


Marriage Phillack, Hayle Cornwall 13th September 1855
Henry John WARREN▼, Shipbuilder of Hayle s/o Samuel Warren, Shipbuilder

and Harriet SEARLE d/o Thomas Searle, Miller


BurialJ H Warren; 27th Jan 1857;8 months

First son of Henry John and Harriet Warren


1861 Census 19, Penpol Terrace, Hayle - Phillack

Henry John Warren; 29; Shipbuilder;b St Augustines Bristol▼

Harriet; 29

Henry J; 3 yrs▲

Thomas; 2yrs


Henry Johnís and Harrietís children.
Thomas Henry b 1856
Henry John b 8/7/57
Thomas Samuel b 1859

Millicent Harriett b 1861
Elizabeth Jane b 1863
George William b 1865
Herbert Charles b1867
Howard b 1869
Caroline Maude

1871 Census Hayle
Henry J Warren;▼; 39; Shipbuilder Foreman; Born Bristol, Somerset
Harriet Warren; Wife, 39
Henry J  Warren; 13▲
Thomas S Warren; 11►
Millicent H Warren; 9
Bessie J Warren; 7
George W Warren; 5
Herbert C Warren;4
Howard Warren; 1
Maud  Warren; 2 Months


Henry John Warren had Mellanear House built for his family.
1881 Census - Mellenear House, Hayle
Henry JWarren; 49; Ship Builder; born Bristol▼
Harriett Warren; wife; 49; born St Erth
Henry J Warren; 23; Marine Engineeer; born Phillack▲
Millicent H Warren; 19; Drapers Assistant; born Phillack
Bessie J Warren; 17;  born Phillack
George W Warren; 15; Ironmongers Assistant; born Phillack
Herbert C Warren; 14; Shipbuilders Apprentice; born Phillack
Howard Warren; 11; Scholar; born Phillack
Caroline M Warren; 10; Scholar; born Phillack


1881 Census12 Romney Terrace, Greenwich

Thomas S. Warren ►; 22; born Hayle, was a Boarder;

He was shown as a Ship Builders Draughtsman

The lodging house was run by Margaret King

Her son, George King, was a Marine Engineer Apprentice.

Retired Capt. Royal Navy, William Forbes; 69;

born Jersey, Channel Islands was also staying there.


Marriage 11th July 1883 St Erth

Thomas Samuel Warren; 24; Naval Architect of 232, Queens St,

West Hackney, London s/o Henry John Warren, Shipbuilder

and Margery Jago; 25; of Penpol Terrace, Hayle

d/o John Jago, Master Mariner


BurialHannah Warren; St Erth; 28th Dec 1883; age 49

BurialWilliam Warren; St Erth; 1st Dec 1886; age 18 months

Marriage 8th March 1887St Erth

Henry John Warren▲; 29; Engineer s/o Henry John Warren Shipbuilder

and Fannie Ellen Foot; 28; d/o Thomas Foot

1891 CensusGerrans (Truro) Portscatho, St Just in Roseland

Henry John Warren ▼; Lodger; 58; Shipbuilder†††††††

Harriet Warren; Lodger; 58


1891 CensusFish Street, St. Ives

Henry SWarren; 38; Shipwright; born St Ives†††††††

Jane Warren; wife; 33; born St Ives†††††††

Ada Warren; 3; born St Ives††††††


1891 CensusCamborne - Tehidy Road, St Martins

Henry JWarren▲; 32; born Hayle; Engineer/Shipbuilder††††

Fannie E Warren; 30; born Newport, Monmouth†††††††


Marriage 12th March 1902 St Erth

Henry William Masters; 28; Mine Manager born Bromley, Kent

s/o John Christian Masters, Cabinet Maker

and Caroline Maude Warren; 29; of St Erth,

d/o Henry John Warren▼, Ship Architect


1901 Census shows the Warrens still at St Erth.

Henry J Warren▼ 69 Bristol Cornwall St Erth Retired Ship Builder

HarrietWarren 69 Cornwall St Erth Cornwall St Erth††

HowardWarren 30 Cornwall Phillack Cornwall St Erth Mining Engineer

Bessie J Warren 34 Cornwall Phillack Cornwall St Erth††


Thomas Samuel and Fannie Warren had a daughter Violet Ethel

and they lived in Camberwell;

and he became a Lloyds Surveyor

Herbert Charles also became a Lloyds surveyor



Thanks to Roderic Warren for additional material




Raymond Forward