The family of William Robert Warren, Surgeon of Bow: his children

Only the first three of William and Emma Warren's children survived to adulthood.


Their eldest, Frances Hicks, married Mottram Fellowes Andrew. Link


John Warren was born in Bow in 1843. He attended boarding school in Crediton, but after the death of his mother was educated at the Royal Medical Benevolent College in Epsom. From there he went to St John's College Oxford (BA 1868). He was Domestic Chaplain to the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos before being appointed Vicar of Stowe in Buckinghamshire in 1875. In about 1900 he resigned that post and went to Oregon in USA where he worked in the Episcopal Church for about six years. He then returned to Scotland and was Chaplain in charge of Altyre (near Gordonstoun) until 1912. Altyre was the estate of the Gordon-Cumming family. (In 1890 Sir William Gordon Cumming was disgraced after alledgedly cheating at a baccarat game involving the Prince of Wales.)


He married Ann Broom (whose parents farmed at Uffculme) in 1869. They had six children. Two of his sons emigrated to Oregon where they farmed.


Ann and John Warren died in Redhill, Surrey, in 1908 and 1916 respectively.