Mildred Warner  880
- Born: Bet 1670 and 1671, Warner Hall, Gloucester Co., Virginia
- Marriage: Capt. Laurence Washington  in 1688
- Died: Bef 30 Jan 1700/01
Mildred Gale (1671-1701), born Mildred Warner in the colony of Virginia , was the paternal grandmother of George Washington , the first president of the United States of America .
Mildred was born at Warner Hall , the family home in Gloucester County, VA. 
The men of Mildred's family were deeply involved in Virginia politics. Her paternal grandfather Colonel Augustine Warner was a justice, Burgess and a member of the council in Gloucester County. Her maternal grandfather Colonel George Reade was also a member of the council.  Her father Colonel Augustine Warner was Burgess and the Speaker of the House of Burgesses.
She married Lawrence Washington (also spelled Laurence Washington ) in 1685, a union that produced three children John, Augustine and Mildred. Augustine would become the father of George Washington . Lawrence died in 1698, bequeathing to Mildred and the children shares in his estate, the profits from which were to be spent on their education.
In 1700, she married George Gale of Whitehaven, England, a prominent merchant who helped forge trade links between Whitehaven , England and Virginia . She settled in Whitehaven and became pregnant. However, she contracted a fever and made her will before the baptism of her child. Mildred died on 30 January 1701. Her will placed care of the Washington children in the hands of George , although this was later challenged in the Virginia courts by Lawrence's cousin John Washington, and their custody passed to him. Her will left most of the property she had inherited from her late husband to George Gale. John Washington challenged this in court also.
Mildred lies buried in the grounds of St. Nicholas' Church in Whitehaven. The exact whereabouts of her grave is unknown, due to several graveyard re-arrangements and a subsequent fire in the church in 1970. There is a commemorative plaque installed in the gardens of the church.
1. ^ a b  <http://books.google.com/books?id=8QQ1AAAAIAAJ&dq=Mildred%20Reade%20warner%20hall&pg=PA423>The Virginia magazine of history and biography Page 423 by Virginia Historical Society Published by Virginia Historical Society., 1894 Original from the University of California; Digitized Jun 4, 2007
2. ^  <http://books.google.com/books?id=RL5YAAAAMAAJ&lpg=PA69&ots=ESIM0E8bvC&dq=william%20and%20mary%20quarterly%201894%20colonel%20warner&pg=PA70>Some notable families of America Page 70 by Annah Walker Robinson Watson Published by s.n., 1898 Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison; Digitized Feb 19, 2008
3. ^  <http://books.google.com/books?id=qtEGAAAAYAAJ&dq=George%20Gale&lr=&pg=PA97>Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmoreland Antiquarian & Archeological Society By Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, James Simpson, Richard Saul Ferguson, William Gershom Collingwood Published by The Society, 1888 Item notes: v.9 Original from the University of California Digitized Jul 24, 2007 pages 114-120
4. ^  <http://books.google.com/books?id=BI22SihvFJwC&lpg=PA23&dq=mildred%20warner&lr=&pg=PA24>The Raising of a President: The Mothers and Fathers of Our Nation's Leaders, by Doug Wead, Published by Simon and Schuster, 2005 ISBN 1416513078 , 9781416513070, page 24
Mildred married Capt. Laurence Washington  [MRIN: 4697], son of Colonel John Washington  and Anne Pope , in 1688. (Capt. Laurence Washington  was born in Sep 1659 in Bridges Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia. and died in Feb 1697/98 in Warner Hall, Gloucester County, Virginia..)