Augustine Warner, Sr. was the great-great-grandfather of President George Washington and the last common ancestor of both George Washington and the present Queen Elizabeth II. Warner arrived in Virginia sometime between 1628 and 1642, one of a group of settlers brought in by Adam Thoroughgood. His land acquisitions included Warner Hall located in Gloucester County, which would become his residence by 1657. In 1676, the Hall became the headquarters of Nathaniel Bacon during Bacon’s Rebellion. The Hall was in the possession of George Washington’s cousins at the time of the American Revolution and the Battle of Yorktown, fought only 20 miles from the Hall, just across the York River. The Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. As the ancestor of George Washington, the Gloucester County Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) was proudly named in honor of Augustine Warner, Sr.
Warner Hall by Olivia Tautkus, DAR, 11 November 2017