Ware Family

of York County, Virginia,

county Kent, England,

and Jute Ancestry


Wanda Ware DeGidio



copyright @ 2003






Peter Ware I, b. ca. 1550 in Tenterden is the oldest member linked to this family.  In my book I show Peter Ware of York Co., VA connected to the Wares of co. Cork Ireland.  This was based on the 1969 book by William Murtha Wilder entitled, Wilder and some connecting families (especially Ware).  Wilder’s information was based on earlier work placed in the archives of the Virginia State library by an earlier researcher. Recent DNA results has eliminated this family link.  New information on Peter Ware came from the discovery of the 1628 Will of John Hatche of Tenterden, and from Tenterden Kent Marriages 1597-1894 by Peter Smith.  New information on Nicholas Ware I, II and III came from Grandma's Book by Eron M. Sharp, 1960, and the Ware-Tucker-Turnbull family Bible record, 1709-1930 (microform) and 28126 Misc. reel 445 found at the Virginia State Library.  Pictures of Peter Ware I, II, III and Nicholas Ware I, II and III are individuals who were living in the same time period.