John Thomas

#5458, b. circa 1668

Major Life Event

     John Thomas was born circa 1668 in Nansemond Co., Virginia.1 He married first Unknown Rogers.2 He married second Mary Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence and Mary Power, circa 1703.2,3,4

Family of John and Unknown Rogers

Family of John and Mary Lawrence

Narrative

     John moved to Bertie County, North Carolina, where he made a deed to Colonel Thomas Pollock of 208 acres of land on the west side of the Chowan River, "right to said land by now wife, daughter of John Lawrence deceased." This was land patented by John Lawrence in 16635.

     Boddie states that the first wife of John Thomas may have been a daughter of Michael Rogers of Isle of Wight County.

Citations

  1. [S2980] WorldConnect, RootsWeb, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com, Ballard-Willis Family Tree (John Thomas, ID:I20403).
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 182.
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Thomas, John and Mary Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence, page 45.
  4. [S2980] WorldConnect, RootsWeb, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com, Ballard-Willis Family Tree (Mary Lawrence, ID:I20301).
  5. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, volume I, page 182.

Margaret Murphy

#5459, b. 1670, d. before 7 February 1750/51

Major Life Event

     Margaret Murphy was born in 1670.1 She married John Lawrence Jr., son of John Lawrence and Mary Power, in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3,4 Margaret died before 7 February 1750/51 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,5

Family of Margaret and John Lawrence Jr.

Narrative

     Margaret Lawrence was called daughter in the will of William Murphy (wife Sarah Holiday) on 14 November 1717.6

     Margaret made a will on 26 September 1746 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. Margaret's will:

(1) son and executor John Lawrence, feather bed and furniture, both curtains, valance, bolster, pair of sheets, rug, blanket, long table, 3 leather chairs, small trunk, great chest, case of bottles, stone jug, small pot, great dish, small dish, half the linen wheel, and one-fourth of the cattle; (2) son William great iron pot, iron potrack, spit, dripping pan, stone jug, half the linens wheel, and one-fourth of the cattle; (3) granddaughter Penelope, feather bed, bolster, rug, and a pair of sheets; (4) daughter Priscilla, great trunk, looking glass, horse, bridle, saddle, hogs, corn, iron pot, pot hook and half the tobacco crop; (5) daughter Elizabeth, bed, bolster, pair of sheets, rug, blanket, trundle bedstead, half of the cattle, and half the tobacco crop; (6) grandson Robert Carr, twenty shillings in cash; (7) daughter Margaret Daughtry, five shillings in cash; (8) daughter Sarah Moore, gold ring, "Sunset Hood". Witnesses William Driver, John Loyd, and Giles Smelly.2

     Her will was probated on 7 February 1750/51.

Citations

  1. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, John Lawrence ca 1641 - ca 1696 & Mary ca 1648 - aft 1700 of Nansemond County, Virginia.
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume VIII, page 84.
  4. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, John and Margaret Murfrey, daughter of William Murfrey, page 29.
  5. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, p. 165, will of Margaret Lawrence.
  6. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 86, will of William Murphy.

John Lawrence

#5467, b. circa 1719, d. after 2 March 1757

Relationship5th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherRobert Lawrence [III] b. c 1662, d. 1729
MotherSarah Exum b. c 1688, d. b 3 Feb 1726/27

Major Life Event

     John Lawrence was born circa 1719 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2 John died after 2 March 1757 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.3,4

Narrative

     On 25 February 1739/40, John Lawrence assisted John Bowin and William Fowler in appraising the estate of William Bradshaw. On 25 June 1744, John, John Johnson, and William Fowler appraised the estate of James Tullaugh. On 9 September 1749, John and William Lawrence and William Edmonds appraised Fowler's estate. On 6 August 1752, John Lawrence, Jacob Butler, and James Bryant appraised the estate of William Daughtry. On 5 June, 1755, John and William Lawrence and John Darden appraised the estate of John Daughtry.

     On 12 July 1770, Charles and wife Amey sold land to John Lawrence for £50. The land was described as "being in the County of Southampton on the south side of Black Water it being part of a pattein granted to John Lawrence the sixteenth day of December 1714 Bounded as follows: Beginning in the pattein line where George Lawrance's new line begins as bounds him and thence south __East along that new line to the Cattail Branch then along the said Branch to the Pattain line then along the said ____ distance to joyn the said John Lawrances one land and so along Lawrances Land to the Pattain line then along the Pattain on to the begining it is one hundred & fory acres … as was given the said Charles Lawrance by his uncle Jeremiah Lawrance."5 I believe this John is the John Lawrence in this transaction.

     John made a will on 2 March 1757 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. John's will:

(1) grandson Elisha Lawrence Ballard, the home plantation, the land in Southampton County received in his father's will, half a patent in Southampton County, 2 slaves, still, worm, featherbed, and furnishings; (2) nephew John Lawrence, half a patent in Southampton County; (3) granddaughter Honour Ballard, slave, feather bed and furnishings, and £20 in cash; (4) granddaughter Ann Ballard, ditto; (5) daughter Ann Ballard and her husband Elisha Ballard who is to act as executor, 2 slaves and the rest of the estate. Witnessed: Hardy Lawrence, Joseph Lawrence, William Moore.

     His will was probated on 5 January 1758.

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (John Lawrence - no spouse added Family Group Sheet).
  3. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  4. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, p. 186, will of John Lawrence.
  5. [S1601] Deed Charles Lawrence to John Lawrence, Copy in researcher's file.