Mary Darden

#7355, b. circa 1700

Major Life Event

     Mary Darden was born circa 1700 in Virginia.1 She married Samuel Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence [III] and Sarah Exum.2

Family of Mary and Samuel Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Deborah Anne Lawrence Family Tree (Mary Darden).
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.

Robert Eley [III]

#7358, b. circa 1668, d. after 5 April 1738

Major Life Event

     Robert Eley [III] was born circa 1668 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2 He married Martha Daughtrey, daughter of James Daughtrey Jr. and Elizabeth ?, before 1703 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.3,2 Robert died after 5 April 1738 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1

Child of Robert and Martha Daughtrey

Citations

  1. [S382] Forrest King, GEDCOM, 10 August 1999 Copy in researcher's file.
  2. [S422] Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, Genealogy Database.
  3. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.

Robert Lawrence [V]

#7361, b. say 1722

Relationship4th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
FatherRobert Lawrence [IV] b. s 1702, d. b 28 Jan 1744/45
MotherAnne Council d. a 19 Apr 1756

Major Life Event

     Robert Lawrence [V] was born say 1722. He married Sarah Eley on 23 March 1786 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2,3

Family of Robert and Sarah Eley

Narrative

     There is a conflict about which Robert is the son of Robert Lawrence IV and Anne Council. Johnston in his manuscript names this Robert who married Priscilla and whose will is recorded in Southampton Co., Virginia as the son of Robert IV and Ann. Boddie in Historical Southern Families, Vol. I, names Robert who married Sarah Eley as does the Enfield-Bryant Genealogy. The correct one is probably Robert who married Sarah Eley. It's possible that the Robert who married Priscilla may have been a son of George and a first wife. George didn't marry Sarah Beale until 1791 at age approximately 66 so it is quite possible that he had been previously married.

     Robert was bequeathed land in his father will in 1743. His birth date is estimated as 1722.

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.
  2. [S422] Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, Genealogy Database.
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, Robert and Sarah Eley, daughter of Robert Eley, Sr., page 29.

Sarah Eley

#7362, d. before 1794

Major Life Event

     Sarah Eley married Robert Lawrence [V], son of Robert Lawrence [IV] and Anne Council, on 23 March 1786 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2,3 Sarah died before 1794.2

Family of Sarah and Robert Lawrence [V]

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.
  2. [S422] Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, Genealogy Database.
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, Robert and Sarah Eley, daughter of Robert Eley, Sr., page 29.

Sarah Beale

#7365, d. 26 September 1828

     According to conflicting evidence, she married first George Lawrence on 13 January 1792.1,2

Major Life Event

     She married first George Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence [IV] and Anne Council, on 8 January 1791.3 She married second William Perkins on 3 September 1809.3,4 Sarah died on 26 September 1828.3

Family of Sarah and George Lawrence

Family of Sarah and William Perkins

Narrative

     Sarah was also known as Sally.

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.
  2. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, George and Sally Beal, page 73.
  3. [S316] Family Bible, George Lawrence's Family.
  4. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Perkins, William and Mrs. Sarah Lawrence, relic of George Lawrence, page 36.

Thomas Gay

#7368, b. circa 1664, d. 6 December 1750

FatherHenry Gay [I] b. c 1640, d. c 1687
MotherJoane (Jane) Sanders b. 16 Jan 1641

     Conflicting evidence states that Thomas Gay was born circa 1675.1,2

Major Life Event

     Thomas Gay was born circa 1664 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.3 He married Rebecca Page on 11 January 1699/0 in Nansemond Co., Virginia. Thomas and Rebecca were married at Chuckatuck Quaker Meeting House.4 Thomas died on 6 December 1750 in New Kent Co., Virginia.5

Family of Thomas and Rebecca Page

Narrative

     The following is recorded in the Chuckatuck Meeting Minutes:6

"This is to Certifie the Truth to all People that Thomas Gay son of Joane Lawrence & Rebecca Page the daughter of Thomas Page both belonging to the County of the Isle of weight having published their intentions of Marriage according to gods ordinance & his Joyning thay did Propound their marriage before a meeting of men & women frends at out publick meeting house in Chucatuck the 14 day of the 10 mo last past to bee Considered of soe enquiry might bee made between the time weither they were Cleare from all others again and at our above sd Publick meeting house itt being on the 11 day of the 11 mo 1699 and they being found Cleare from all others they Tooke each other in marriage And in the presence of God and before Us his People according to the Law of God and the Pructice of the holy men of God in the scripture of truth And they have promised before God & Us his People to live faithfully together husband and wife untill death them seperate Unto wch wee have sett our hands this 11 day of the 11 mo in the year 1699."

     Among the witnesses were Thomas Gay's mother Joane Lawrence and his step-father Robt Lawrence Juner [sic].

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 182.
  2. [S311] Henry Gay Descendants, online URL http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/ehendric/…
  3. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Moore-Swan-George (Henry I (ATP) Gay, ID: I650320505).
  4. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  5. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Edwards/Hughes Family Ancestry (Thomas Gay, ID: I425).
  6. [S1598] Copy of the Minute Book of the Lower Virginia Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends, Isle of Wight and Nansemond Counties 1673-1756.

Unknown Rogers

#7369

Major Life Event

     Unknown Rogers married John Thomas.1

Family of Unknown and John Thomas

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 182.

Jacob Ricks

#7371, b. 17 March 1677, d. May 1703

Major Life Event

     Jacob Ricks was born on 17 March 1677.1,2 He married Mary Murphy, daughter of Jeremiah Exum and Ann Lawrence, on 14 October 1699.3,1 Jacob died in May 1703 at age 26.2

Family of Jacob and Mary Exum

Citations

  1. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.
  2. [S389] Descendancy Chart of Isaac Ricks Sr of Isle of Wight County, Virgina, online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/ricks.htm
  3. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 182.