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Near Gloucester Point in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Warner Hall

 
 
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Photographed By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
1. Warner Hall Marker
Inscription.  Three miles east is Warner Hall. The estate was patented about 1650 by Augustine Warner, who built the first house in 1674. Bacon, the rebel, was here for a time in 1676. The later house, built about 1740 and burned in 1849, has been beautifully restored.
 
Erected 1928 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number NA-4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1650.
 
Location. 37° 20.068′ N, 76° 30.896′ W. Marker is near Gloucester Point, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on George Washington Memorial Highway (U.S. 17) north of Mid County Lane, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6983 Mid County Ln, Hayes VA 23072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abingdon Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodville School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rosewell (approx.
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0.8 miles away); Fairfield (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rosewell and Werowocomoco (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dr. Walter Reed’s Birthplace (approx. 0.9 miles away); Robert Russa Moton (approx. 0.9 miles away); United Negro College Fund (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester Point.
 
Regarding Warner Hall. Warner Hall was built in 1674 on the land granted to Augustine Warner thirty plus years before. It was the first brick home built North of the York River, which included a brick stable with three chimneys, the only one in the history of Gloucester County.

Augustine Warner I was born on November 28, 1610 in Norwich, England. He was one of the first Virginia Immigrants to sail to the New World under Captain Adam Thouroughgood in 1628.

The Warner family settled along the Piankatank River. As some of the Warners moved into Maryland, Augustine Warner I, who received the earliest known land grant in Gloucester in 1635, was most influential in establishing a Gloucester settlement, later to become Gloucester County by 1651. Augustine's wife Mary Townley immigrated to Virginia
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2. Warner Hall
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in 1638 by The Charles River Company.

By the 1650's, Augustine Warner had acquired over one thousand acres through land grants spanning Virginia, it has been rumored that he was granted nearly 33,333 acres total throughout Gloucester County. This may have included land covering the entire North side of the Severn River, out to the Mobjack Bay.

Captain Warner was a member of the King's Council of the Royal Governor of Virginia until his death. This included being Justice and Burgess of York and Gloucester Counties between 1652 and 1658. This enabled him to advise the Governor on many important matters. He was named Speaker of the House and known as Speaker Warner at this time. He became Captain of the Virginia Militia and received commission from the Governor "Gentlemen." He aided the Dutch with the attacks on the Virginia Fleet of Hampton Roads. Augustine Warner was also famous for giving handsome service of communion plate to Abingdon Parish as well.

Augustine Warner I is the great grandfather of George Washington, as well as ancestor to Robert E. Lee, Capt. Meriwether Lewis and the Queen of England.

Colonel Augustine Warner II succeeded his father and became political friends with Nathaniel Bacon, who was educated at Oxford and a Barrister in London. Bacon staged the first actual American Revolution in 1676, as he organized an army of three
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Photographed By Laura Troy, October 13, 2007
3. Warner Hall Marker
hundred to four hundred pioneers to cope with the Indians North of the York River. He was involved in a private fur deal spanning the entire Virginia frontier. By the end of the decade, Bacon's troops had taken care of all the Indian tribes. They marched on Jamestown as Governor William Burkeley fled, and sailed to the Eastern Shore. Nathaniel Bacon and his troops soon set up their headquarters at Warner Hall after the burning of Jamestown in 1676.
Paraphrased from http://home1.gte.net/mimieric/Augustine.html

Warner Hall is now called the Inn at Warner Hall and is a Bed and Breakfast.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,501 times since then and 108 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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