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John Warner

Born c.1680 - Died 1742

John Warner (c.1680-1742) is believed to have been born in Pennsylvania.  He married Margaret (maiden name unknown).  They daughter, Elizabeth “Lettice” Warner (1720:25-1795) married in Stafford Brereton Jones (1716-1795).  John was considered the one of the best surveyors in Stafford County, Virginia and in 1736 was appointed one of a group of surveyors charged with determining the bounds of Lord Fairfax’s Northern Neck Proprietary.  In his will, John Warner asked to be buried outside the old frame chapel that used to stand to the immediate south of the present Aquia Episcopal Church.  John was surveyor of Stafford County from at least 1727 to 1741.