Thomas Lawrence1

#5501
FatherHenry Lawrence d. b 27 Sep 1739
MotherElizabeth Edey d. a 27 Sep 1739
Relationship1st cousin 8 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Thomas Lawrence was born.

Narrative

     On "the 15 day of this instant mo being the first mo of the year 1702" (15 April 1702) the marriage of Thomas Page and Isabell Lawrence was witnessed by brothers Michall Lawrence and Thomas Lawrence (brothers of Isabell), Elizabeth Lawrence (probably Isabell's mother), Joane Lawrence (wife of Robert Lawrence, and Mary Lawrence (wife of John Lawrence).2 Isabell was the daughter of Henry Lawrence, brother to the aforementioned Robert and John, and Elizabeth Edey.

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S542] Southern History Association, So. History Assn. Publications, Early Quaker Records in Virginia, page 312.

Joane (Jane) Sanders

#5509, b. 16 January 1641
According to conflicting evidence, she married Henry Gay [I] circa 1668 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2,3

Major Life Events

     Joane (Jane) Sanders was born on 16 January 1641 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3 According to conflicting evidence, she married Henry Gay [I] circa 1668 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2,3 She married second Robert Lawrence Jr., son of Robert Lawrence and Elizabeth Adkinson, after 1688.2,4

Children of Joane and Henry:

Narrative

     The given name of Robert's wife appears at various times as Jane or Joane. This is believed to be the second wife and widow of Henry Gay.

     Although no previous writer appears to have made any reliable conjecture concerning the maiden name of Joane Lawrence, Johnston in his manuscript The Lawrence Family indicates that the following two records seem to give the answer. On March 8, 1644/5, Mr. Hugh Sanders patented 400 acres in the Upper Parish of Nansemond County adjoining William Denson for the importation of himself, Sarah Norville, Elizabeth Sanders, John Roberts, Mary Sanders, Joane Rogers, Henry Sanders, and Ann Sanders. On January 2, 1704/5, Robert Larrance, Sr. and wife Jane Larrance, Jeremiah and Ann Exum, Henry Sanders, and Richard Taylor of Virginia, gave power of attorney to Richard Exum and Robert Larrance, Jr., of Isle of Wight County, to sell to Colonel Thomas Pollock of North Carolina a tract of 300 acres called "Black Rock" west of the Chowan River adjoining John Blount and John Lawrence's old patent line, witnessed by David Henderson and Nathaniel Chevin.1

     The above would suggest that Joane's maiden name was Rogers. However, Johnston in the narrative in his manuscript goes on to call her Joane Sanders. It appears most researchers indicate that her maiden name was sanders.

     Joone [sic] Lawrence and Robt Laurence Senior witnessed the wedding of John Mory and Elizabeth Hichins "this fifteenth day of the Second month in the yeare 16886" (15 April 1686.)5 A Jone [sic] Laurence witnessed the wedding of Robard Jordan and Christian Oudeland on "the ninth day of ye twelft month in ye yeare 1687" (9 February 1687/88.)6 A Johe [sic] Laurence witnessed the wedding of John Jordon and Margaret Burgh on "ye ninth day of ye twelfe month in ye year 1688" (9 February 1688/89.)7 The latter might be John Lawrence, brother of Robert Lawrence (Joan's husband) but I believe it refers to Joan as the name is listed among other women names.

     On 'the 14 day of the 10 mo 1699" (14 December 1699) Mary Lawrence, Joane Lawrence, and Elizabeth Lawrence" witnessed the marriage of Jacob Rickesis and Mary M. Exum.8 Mary is probably the wife of John Lawrence, brother of Robert Lawrence who is the husband of Joane Lawrence. Elizabeth is probably the wife of Henry Lawrence, bother to John and Robert.

     On "this 11 day of the 11 mo in the year 1699" (11 January 1699/1700) Joana Lawrence and Robt Lawrence Juner witnessed the wedding of Thomas Gay (son of Joana Lawrence) and Rebecca Page.5

     On "this 14 day of the 2 mo in yeare 1700" (14 May 1700) Mary Lawrence widdow and Joane Lawrence witnessed the wedding of Wm Powell and Mary Page.9

     On "the 15 day of this instant mo being the first mo of the year 1702" (15 April 1702) the marriage of Thomas Page and Isabell Lawrence was witnessed by brothers Michall Lawrence and Thomas Lawrence (brothers of Isabell), Elizabeth Lawrence (probably Isabell's mother), Joane Lawrence (wife of Robert Lawrence) and Mary Lawrence (wife of John Lawrence.)10 Isabell was the daughter of Henry Lawrence, brother to the aforementioned Robert and John, and Elizabeth Edey.

     On "the 16 day of the 3: mo In the year 1703" (16 June 1703) Joan Lawrence witnessed the marriage of Abraham Rickesis and Mary Bellson.5 Joane (Jane) Sanders married first Henry Gay [I], son of Robert Gay, circa 1660 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.11

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  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, Edwards/Hughes Family Ancestry (Henry Gay, ID: I433).
  4. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, Robert and _____ Gay, relic of Henry Gay, page 29.
  5. [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.
  6. [S542] Southern History Association, So. History Assn. Publications, Early Quaker Records in Virginia, page 227.
  7. [S542] Southern History Association, So. History Assn. Publications, Early Quaker Records in Virginia, page 226.
  8. [S542] Southern History Association, So. History Assn. Publications, Early Quaker Records in Virginia, page 310.
  9. [S542] Southern History Association, So. History Assn. Publications, Early Quaker Records in Virginia, page 311.
  10. [S542] Southern History Association, So. History Assn. Publications, Early Quaker Records in Virginia, page 312.
  11. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Moore-Swan-George (Henry I (ATP) Gay, ID: I650320505).

Robert Lawrence [III]

#5510, b. circa 1662, d. 1729
FatherRobert Lawrence Jr. b. c 1639, d. b 23 Jan 1720/21
MotherUnknown ?
Relationship6th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence [III] was born circa 1662 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 He married his cousin Sarah Exum, daughter of Jeremiah Exum and Ann Lawrence, say 1701 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3 Robert died in 1729.4

Children of Robert and Sarah:

Narrative

     On 28 September 1719, Robert and Sarah Lawrence, Barnaby and Mary Mackinne, Elizabeth Exum, William and Jane Outland, William and Mourning Scott, Christian Norsworthy, and Catherine Scott, heirs of their brother Richard Exum of Nansemond County, deceased, sold to George Norsworthy of Isle of Wight County, 200 acres at the head of Indian Creek on Western Branch in Nansemond County adjoining Mr. Jeremiah Exum and Henry Gay, witnessed by John Dunkley and John Watts.5

Citations

  1. [S311] Henry Gay Descendants, online URL http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/ehendric/…
  2. [S317] Letter, Lynn Kirk Rose to Paul E. Lawrence.
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, Robert and Sarah Exum, daughter of Jeremiah Exum, page 29.
  4. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Robert Lawrence - Sarah Exum Family Group Sheet).
  5. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.

Sarah Exum

#5511, b. circa 1688, d. before 3 February 1726/27
FatherJeremiah Exum b. c 1650, d. b 28 Mar 1720
MotherAnn Lawrence b. s 1660, d. b 27 Mar 1727
Relationship6th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror

Major Life Events

     Sarah Exum was born circa 1688 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 She married her cousin Robert Lawrence [III], son of Robert Lawrence Jr. and Unknown ?, say 1701 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3 Sarah died before 3 February 1726/27 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.4

Children of Sarah and Robert:

Narrative

     Deceased daughter Sarah is mentioned in the will of Ann Exum, Sarah's mother, dated 3 February 1726/27. That will also mentions grandson Jeremiah Lawrence.

Citations

  1. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.
  2. [S317] Letter, Lynn Kirk Rose to Paul E. Lawrence.
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, Robert and Sarah Exum, daughter of Jeremiah Exum, page 29.
  4. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 95, will of Ann Exum.

Jeremiah Exum

#5512, b. circa 1650, d. before 28 March 1720
FatherRichard Exum d. b 28 Oct 1668
MotherUnknown ?
Relationship7th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors

Major Life Events

     Jeremiah Exum was born circa 1650 at Virginia.1 He married Ann Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence and Mary Power, circa 1675.2 Jeremiah died before 28 March 1720.3

Children of Jeremiah and Ann:

Narrative

     Jeremiah was also known as [Judge] Jeremiah Exum.

     Jeremiah was one of the Justices of the County Court of Isle of Wight in 1693-944.

     The following is from Historical Southern Families by John Bennett Boddie:5

     Jeremiah appears to have settled in Isle of Wight County prior to 17 February 1675, for on that date he appears with Col. Thomas Godwin as sureties on the bond of Elizabeth Webb, executrix of James Webb's, deceased. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Godwin. On 10 March 1678, Jeremiah was one of the appraisers of the estate of Nathaniel Powell.

     15 April 1686, he witnessed the will of Michael McKinnie. On 23 October 1689, Jeremiah and Robert Lawrence and others presented an account of the estate of Thomas Cullen. George Green, husband of Jeremiah's daughter Anne, made Jeremiah and his son Richard Exum, executors of his will on 8 October 1705.

     Jeremiah and his wife Ann, of Isle of Wight County, sold 138 acres at the mouth of Mattacomack Creek bounded on the South East side by land of Nicholas Crisp and on the North West by land of Nathl. Chevin, on 6 January 1707/08 (conveyed by their attorney thomas Luton of North Carolina).

     The fact that Jeremiah married a daughter of John Lawrence is supported by a deed made by Richard Exum and Robert Lawrence under the power of attorney from Robert Lawrence Sr. and Jane, his wife, Jeremiah Exum and wife, Ann, Henry Sanders and Richard Taylor to give them authority as their agent to sell "Black Rock" containing 300 acres formerly possessed by John Lawrence Sr. Robert Lawrence Jr. and Richard Exum, under the power of attorney, conveyed this land to Col. Thomas Pollack. John Thomas of Nansemond County, in right of Mary his wife, daughter of John Lawrence, made a separate deed of his wife's share of the property given by his (John Lawrence) will dated 22 January 1696, to his daughter Elizabeth Lawrence who dying unmarried gave said property to her sister Priscilla. This is somewhat confusing and unresolved. How to Mary obtain rights to property Ellizabeth gave to her sister Priscilla?

     Jeremiah made a will on 3 September 1712. Will of Jeremiah Exum:
In the name of the Father, Son & Holy Ghost, one God, world Without end, Amen:

I, Jeremiah Exum of ye Isle of Wight County, being in good and perfect mind and memory, thanks be Almighty God, & calling to remembrance ye uncertain state of this life, do make, ordain & declare this to be my last will and testament, in manner and form following, first: being penitent and sorry for my sins past, humbly desiring forgiveness of the same, I give and commit my soul unto Almighty God, who gave it and my body to be buried in decent manner according to ye discretion of my Ececutx hereafter named, as for my temporal estate and such good and chattels it has pleased God to bestow upon me, I do order, give and dispose of in manner and form following,

First: I will that all such debts as I owe to any pson, whatsoever be well and truly payd within convenient time After my decease.

Item: I give to my daughter, Elizabeth, one negro girle called Patty, one feather bed, rug, blanket and sheets.

Item: I give to my daughter, Mounring, one negro boy, called Harry, one feather bed rug, blankett and sheets.

Item: I give to my daughter Christian, one negro girle, called Doll, one feather bed, rug, blankett and sheets.

Item: I give to my sd daughter Christian all of that pcell of land which I formerly bought of James Collins.

Item: I give to my Grandaughter Catherine Scott, one negro boy called Skipper.

Item: I give to my cousin, Jane Exum, one cow and calf.

Item: I give to my loving wife, the plantation whereon I now live during her naturall life & after her decease to be equally divided between my two daughters, Elizabeth and Mourning. I likewise give to my wife, one negro woman , called Bess, one negro girle called Sarah, one negro boy, called Jo, all ye ss three negroes to be at her own proper disposal. I likewise give all ye rest of my negroes, which I have not already disposed of, to my wife, during her naturall life, and all other my psonall estate, but it is my will that after my wives decease all those negroes which I have given her during her life, may be divided among my daughters, Sarah, Mary, Eliza, Jane, Mourning and Christian, it being ye full part of my estate which I give to my three daughters, (viz) Sarah, Mary and Jane, I having already given them their part, and lastly I do nominate, ordain and appoint my loving wife to be my whole and sole executx of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I hereunto sett my hand and fix my seal this third day of September one thousand seven hundred and twelve.

          Jeremiah Exum (SEAL)

Signed and sealed in the psents of John Gibbs, Thos. Godwin and Mary Godwin.


     His will was recorded on 28 March 1720.

     
At a court held for Isle of Wight County, the 28th day of March, 1720, the last will Jerh Exum was proved by the Ex who made the solem affirmation & proved by the oaths of Thos. Godwin & Jno. Gibbs, witnesses & ordered to be recd.

     Test H. Lightfoot C.Cur.

A copy,
     
     Teste: ? ? Johnson Clerk.

Citations

  1. [S2839] Trev Sherrod, "Exum Family Information," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence, 22 March 2007.
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 80, will of Jeremiah Exum.
  4. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, volume I, page 182.
  5. [S1573] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 322, 323.

Ann Lawrence

#5513, b. say 1660, d. before 27 March 1727
FatherJohn Lawrence b. c 1641, d. 2 Jan 1696/97
MotherMary Power b. c 1642/43, d. a 1700
Relationship7th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors

Major Life Events

     Ann Lawrence was born say 1660 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Jeremiah Exum, son of Richard Exum and Unknown ?, circa 1675.3 Ann died before 27 March 1727 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.4

Children of Ann and Jeremiah:

Narrative

     Ann made her will on 3 February 1726/27 and it was recorded in Isle of Wight Co. on 27 March 1727. In her will she mentions daughter Elizabeth, grandaughter Katoren Godwin, grandson Jeremiah Lawrence, grandson Exum Scott, grandaughter Ann Murfry, grandson Richard Exum Outland, daughter Mary Mackquinny, daughter Jane Outland, daughter Mourning Scott and her children, daughter Christian Norsworthy, my deceased daughter Sarah's children. Ex. son-in-law William Scott. Witnessed by Thomas Sikes, James Denson, and Henry Sanders.

     Ann made a will on 3 February 1726/27 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. In her will she mentions daughter Elizabeth, grandaughter Katoren Godwin, grandson Jeremiah Lawrence, grandson Exum Scott, grandaughter Ann Murfry, grandson Richard Exum Outland, daughter Mary Mackquinny, daughter Jane Outland, daughter Mourning Scott and her children, daughter Christian Norsworthy, my deceased daughter Sarah's children. Ex. son-in-law William Scott. Witnessed by Thomas Sikes, James Denson, and Henry Sanders.

     Her will was recorded on 27 March 1727 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S388] Descendants of Robert Lawrence Sr., online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/lawren.htm
  2. [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.
  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, page 95, will of Ann Exum.

Samuel Lawrence

#5514, b. circa 1700, d. before 25 October 1763
FatherRobert Lawrence [III] b. c 1662, d. 1729
MotherSarah Exum b. c 1688, d. b 3 Feb 1726/27
Relationship5th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Samuel Lawrence was born circa 1700 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Mary Darden.4 Samuel died before 25 October 1763.1

Narrative

     Samuel Lawrence was called brother-in-law and executor in the will of Jacob Darden on 25 March 1739/40, and was asked to care for Charles Darden and certain land in Nansemond County during Charles' minority, witnessed by George Lawrence and John Marshall. On 7 March 1752/3, Samuel Lawrence's land in Upper Parish of Nansemond County was processioned by Robert Lawrence and Thomas Pinner in the presence of John Lawrence and himself. He may have died without heirs as his land belonged to John Lawrence on 25 October 1763.1 However, it appears he did have at least one son, James, who probably moved to Kentucky and settled there before his father's death.

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.
  3. [S386] Descendancy Chart of Thomas/Richard Exum of Isle of Wight County, Virgina, online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/exum.htm
  4. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.

Ann Lawrence

#5515, d. 12 January 1786
FatherRobert Lawrence [III] b. c 1662, d. 1729
MotherSarah Exum b. c 1688, d. b 3 Feb 1726/27
Relationship5th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Ann Lawrence was born at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 She married first Eley Eley, son of Robert Eley [III] and Martha Daughtrey, in 1735 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3 She married second William Joyner Jr., son of William Joyner [Sr,] and Elinor Smelly, circa 1750 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.4,1 Ann died on 12 January 1786 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.5

Citations

  1. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.
  2. [S2980] WorldConnect, RootsWeb, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com, Copeland, Harris, Lawrence, Neville, Pittman, Turner, Wheller (Eli Eley, ID:I79404).
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Eley, Eley and Ann Lawrence, sister of Jeremiah Lawrence, page 17.
  4. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.
  5. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Robert Lawrence - Sarah Exum Family Group Sheet).

Elizabeth Lawrence

#5516, b. circa 1723
FatherRobert Lawrence [III] b. c 1662, d. 1729
MotherSarah Exum b. c 1688, d. b 3 Feb 1726/27
Relationship5th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Lawrence was born circa 1723.1 She married Jacob Darden [II] circa 1739 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Ancestry of Lewis Edward Story (Elizabeth Lawrence, ID:I1566).
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Darden, Jacob and ______ Lawrence (sister of Samuel Lawrence), page 13.

Robert Lawrence [IV]

#5517, b. say 1702, d. before 28 January 1744/45
FatherRobert Lawrence [III] b. c 1662, d. 1729
MotherSarah Exum b. c 1688, d. b 3 Feb 1726/27
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
Descent from Alfred the Great

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence [IV] was born say 1702 at Nansemond Co., Virginia.1 He married Anne Council, daughter of Hardy Council and Susannah Fulgham, say 1719.2,3,4 Robert died before 28 January 1744/45 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,5

Children of Robert and Anne:

Narrative

     Robert owned land adjoining that bequeathed in the will of John Barnes on 27 March 1736.6

     Robert made a will on 1 November 1743 at Newport Parish, Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.

     Robert's will:
(1) son Hardy, half of home plantation, horse, bridle, saddle, gun, sword, 2 sows with pigs, and a set of iron wedges;
(2) son Robert, half the home plantation, mare, cow and calf;
(3) son George, £6 when he comes of age, cow and calf, 2 leather chairs, and black walnut table;
(4) son Charles, £ when he comes of age, 4 leather chairs, and a small cedar table;
(5) daughter Sarah, feather bed, bolster, sheet, blanket, bedstead, 2 pewter dishes, and 6 pewter spoons;
(6) daughter Priscilla, feather bed, 2 pewter basis, 6 pewter spoons, iron pot;
(7) wife and executrix Ann, rest of the estate, the use of half the plantation in her lifetime;
(8) brother John Lawrence to look after George's estate;
(9) Charles Lawrence left in the care of his grandfather Hardy Council. Witnesses, William Lawrence, John Lawrence, and Hardy Councill.


     His will was probated on 28 January 1744/45.

Citations

  1. [S386] Descendancy Chart of Thomas/Richard Exum of Isle of Wight County, Virgina, online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/exum.htm
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S275] Dixie Hammonds, Southern Relatives, page 16.
  4. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, Robert and Anne Council, daughter of Hardy Council, page 29.
  5. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 148, will of Robert Lawrence.
  6. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 128, will of John Barnes.

Jeremiah Lawrence

#5519, d. before 2 December 1755
FatherRobert Lawrence [III] b. c 1662, d. 1729
MotherSarah Exum b. c 1688, d. b 3 Feb 1726/27
Relationship5th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Jeremiah Lawrence was born at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2 Jeremiah died unmarried before 2 December 1755 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.3

Narrative

     Jeremiah made a will on 30 November 1755. Jeremiah's will: leg. to George and Charles, the sons of my brother Robert Lawrence, land in Southampton County; to Sarah Lawrence, if she pays a bequest to her brothers, Hardy, Robert, George and Charles Lawrence; to Charles, the son of Jacob Darden; to brother Samuel; to sister Ann Joiner and her husband, William Joiner and her children; brother John; to Samuel, the son of brother John Lawrence. Ex. brother John Lawrence. Witnessed Joshiah Jordan, Joseph Scott, and Joseph Meredith.

     His will was recorded on 2 December 1756.

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.
  3. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 183, will of Jeremiah Lawrence.

William Joyner Jr.

#5520, d. after 31 December 1776
FatherWilliam Joyner [Sr,]
MotherElinor Smelly
Relationship1st cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     William Joyner Jr. was born at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 He married Ann Eley, daughter of Robert Lawrence [III] and Sarah Exum, circa 1750 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3 William died after 31 December 1776 at Southampton Co., Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S387] Descendancy Chart of Thomas Joyner of Isle of Wight County, Virgina, online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/joyner.htm
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.
  3. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.

Jacob Darden [II]

#5521, b. circa 1731

Major Life Events

     Jacob Darden [II] was born circa 1731.1 He married Elizabeth Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence [III] and Sarah Exum, circa 1739 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Ancestry of Lewis Edward Story (Elizabeth Lawrence, ID:I1566).
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Darden, Jacob and ______ Lawrence (sister of Samuel Lawrence), page 13.

Anne Council

#5522, d. after 19 April 1756
FatherHardy Council b. 1678, d. b 7 Mar 1750
MotherSusannah Fulgham b. 1684, d. b 6 Oct 1757
Relationship5th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Ancestors of Anne Council, wife of Robert Lawrence (IV)
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
Descent from Alfred the Great

Major Life Events

     Anne Council married Robert Lawrence [IV], son of Robert Lawrence [III] and Sarah Exum, say 1719.1,2,3 Anne died after 19 April 1756.4

Children of Anne and Robert:

Narrative

     Ann Lawrence was called daughter and Sarah granddaughter in the will of Susannah Council on 19 April 1756. On 7 March 1752/3, the land of Ann Lawrence in Nansemond County was processioned by Robert Lawrence and Thomas Pinner in the presence of John Lawrence and Samuel Lawrence.5

     Anne was still living when her mother, Susannah, made her will dated 19 April 1756.

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S275] Dixie Hammonds, Southern Relatives, page 16.
  3. [S81] Blanche Adams Chapman, Marriages of Isle of Wight County, Virginia 1628-1800, Lawrence, Robert and Anne Council, daughter of Hardy Council, page 29.
  4. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 185, will of Susannah Council.
  5. [S198] Wilmer L. Hall, The Vestry Book of the Upper Parish Nansemond County, Virginia, page 79.

Hardy Council

#5523, b. 1678, d. before 7 March 1750
FatherHodges Council Jr. b. 1643, d. a 10 Apr 1699
MotherLucy Hardy b. c 1641, d. b 1699
Relationship6th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Ancestors of Anne Council, wife of Robert Lawrence (IV)
Descent from Alfred the Great

Major Life Events

     Hardy Council was born in 1678 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 He married Susannah Fulgham, daughter of Michael Fulgham and Ann Izard, in 1705.2,3 Hardy died before 7 March 1750 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.4

Children of Hardy and Susannah:

Narrative

     Hardy Council was appointed Churchwarden in Newport Parish, Isle of Wight County circa 1737.5

     Hardy made a will on 22 February 1748/49 at Newport Parish, Virginia. Hardy Council's will names his wife Susannah, daughters Mary, Ann, Martha, Lucy, Susannah, and Christian; and sons Hardy, Charles, Michael, and Joshua. Wife Susannah and son Charles Council were named as executors. The will was witnessed by Jacob Dickinson, Robert Johnson, and Hardy Lawrence.

     His will was recorded on 7 March 1750 at Newport Parish, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S385] Descendancy Chart of Hodges Council Sr. of Isle of Wight County, Virgina, online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/councl.htm
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S433] D. M. Rose Jr., copied 5 March 2000.
  4. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 166, will of Hardy Council.
  5. [S199] William Lindsay Hopkins, Suffolk Parish & Newport Parish Vestry Books, page 92.

Susannah Fulgham

#5524, b. 1684, d. before 6 October 1757
FatherMichael Fulgham b. c 1647, d. b 9 Mar 1690/91
MotherAnn Izard b. c 1651, d. a 1691
Relationship6th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Ancestors of Anne Council, wife of Robert Lawrence (IV)
Descent from Alfred the Great

Major Life Events

     Susannah Fulgham was born in 1684 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 She married Hardy Council, son of Hodges Council Jr. and Lucy Hardy, in 1705.2,1 Susannah died before 6 October 1757 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.3

Children of Susannah and Hardy:

Narrative

     Susannah made a will on 19 April 1756. In the will she names daughters Susannah, Christian Daughtery, Mary Brantley, Martha Fowler, Lucy Johnson, and Ann Lawence; sons Charles, Michael, Hardy, and Joshua; grandson Willis Council; and grandaughters Selah Council and Sarah Lawrence. Sons Charles and Joshua were named executors. The will was witnessed by William Murphree and Robert Johnson.

     Her will was recorded on 6 October 1757.

Citations

  1. [S433] D. M. Rose Jr., copied 5 March 2000.
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 185, will of Susannah Council.

Hardy Lawrence

#5525, b. say 1720, d. before 2 October 1788
FatherRobert Lawrence [IV] b. s 1702, d. b 28 Jan 1744/45
MotherAnne Council d. a 19 Apr 1756
Relationship4th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Hardy Lawrence was born say 1720 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. He married first Amy Lloyd on 1 July 1762 at Southampton Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married second Martha Gay.4,1 Hardy married third Patty ? before 1788.1 Hardy died before 2 October 1788 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.4,5

Narrative

     Hardy was bequeth land in his father will in 1744 and therefore must have been of legal age at that time. His birth date is estimated to be 1720.

     Hardy Lawrence lived in Newport Parish of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. On 22 February 1748/9, Hardy Lawrence, Jacob Dickinson, and Robert Johnson witnessed the will of Hardy Council. By 5 June 1777, Hardy Lawrence had resigned as an Ensign in Captain Mill's Lawrence Company.

     Hardy made a will on 12 May 1788 at Newport Parish, Virginia. Hardy's will:

(1) son and executor Robert, half of 200 acre home plantation, reversional interest in the rest, feather bed, 2 slaves, all corn from crib that his family needs for this year; (2) wife and executrix Patsy, use of half the home plantation, 5 slaves, gift of mare, bridle, saddle, and residue of estate not bequeathed; (3) daughter Polly Pope, 2 slaves, feather bed and furnishings; (4) son Ishmael, 100 acres adjoining Jesse Lankford, 50 acres in Southampton County, 2 slaves, and half the grist mill in Southampton County; (5) son Hardy, rest of the land in Southampton County, half the grist mill, (all children to grind corn there toll-free if they will help keep the mill in repair); (6) daughter Permelia Lawrence, 2 slaves, use of the still (the other children may use it at will, also). Witnessed: Mills Lawrence, George Lawrence, and John Lawrence.

     His will was probated on 2 October 1788.

Citations

  1. [S422] Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, Genealogy Database.
  2. [S1080] Genealogical Society of Utah, Southampton Co., VA Marriage Bonds 1751-1853.
  3. [S4726] Catherine L. Knorb, Southampton Co., VA Marriages 1750-1810, page 70.
  4. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  5. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 274, will of Hardy Lawrence.

George Lawrence

#5527, b. say 1725, d. 12 January 1806
FatherRobert Lawrence [IV] b. s 1702, d. b 28 Jan 1744/45
MotherAnne Council d. a 19 Apr 1756
Relationship4th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
According to conflicting evidence, he married Sarah Beale on 13 January 1792.1,2

Major Life Events

     George Lawrence was born say 1725.1,3 He married Sarah Beale on 8 January 1791.4 George died on 12 January 1806.4

Narrative

     George, along with his brother Charles, was bequeath land in Southampton Co., Virginia, by his uncle, Jeremiah Lawrence, in his will made in 1755.

     On 3 May 1771, George sold this land to John Lawrence. I believe this to be the John Lawrence that bought the land from Charles, George's brother, and who is an uncle of George and Charles.5

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. [S317] Letter, Lynn Kirk Rose to Paul E. Lawrence.
  4. [S316] Family Bible, George Lawrence's Family.
  5. [S1602] Deed George Lawrence to John Lawrence, Copy in researcher's file.

Charles Lawrence

#5528, b. say 1728, d. after 1800
FatherRobert Lawrence [IV] b. s 1702, d. b 28 Jan 1744/45
MotherAnne Council d. a 19 Apr 1756
Relationship4th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
Descent from Alfred the Great

Major Life Events

     Charles Lawrence was born say 1728.1,2 He married Amey Joyner, daughter of Joseph Joyner and Elizabeth Smelly, circa 1760.3 Charles died after 1800.

Children of Charles and Amey:

Narrative

     Charles was under age when his father made his will in 1743. Therefore if he became of age the following year, the earliest he could have been born would be 1723. In the will of Jeremiah, Charles' uncle, Charles is bequeathed land so he was probably of legal age when that will was made in 1755. Therefore, the latest he could have been born would be 1734. He appears in the 1787 Northampton Co., North Carolina census and is probably in the age group of over 60 on that census which would indicated that he probably was born prior to 1728.

     Charles witnessed the will of Joseph Joyner, recorded 8 April 1760.4,5 In that will Joseph names daughter, Amey. This may be the Amey that is named as Charles' wife when he sells his property in Southampton County in 1770. If so, since Amey was not listed as Amey Lawrence in Joseph Joyner's will, they probably married after the death of Joseph Joyner.

     As stated above, Charles, in the will of his uncle Jeremiah Lawrence dated 30 November 1755, is bequeath land in Southampton Co., Virginia. On 12 July 1770, Charles and wife Amey sold that 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."6 I believe the John Lawrence to be Charle's uncle, a brother of Jeremiah who originally gave the land to Charles.

     Charles Lawrence next appears in Gates County, North Carolina in the period 1782 through 1785. Gates County was formed in 1779 from Chowan, Hertford, and Perquimans Counties. I believe that this is probably the Charles Lawrence that sold his land in Southampton Co., Virginia in 1770. I have found no other mention of a Charles Lawrence in these counties or surrounding area between 1770 and 1782.

     In June 1782, Peter Piland sells deeds land to Joshia Jurdon adjoining that of Charles Lawrence.7 In December 1784, Charles Lawrance deeds to Thomas Brickell for 30 pounds, 50 acres on Bennetts Creek, beginning at white oake, a corner tree adjoining Demsey Fulks land, running across pecosin SW to a Spanish oak on south side of shipyard, then straight to creek and up creek to a bushy top pine near causeway of Bennetts Creek Bridge and along road to corner of said Lawrence's orchard and up road to said Brickell's fence and along his line.8 It appears that at this time, Charles Lawrence may have moved to Northampton County, North Carolina. Recorded in Gates Co. 19 February 1794, is the sale on one negro woman named Sarah, one negro girl named Winney, one negro girl named Rozilla, and one negro girl named Venus to William Baker for 77 pounds, 10 shillings by Charles Lawrence of Northampton Co., NC.9

     In 1787 Charles Laurance appears as the head of household in the North Carolina state census in Capt. Horn's District with two white males between 21 and 60 years, three white males under 21 and above 60 years, and two white females all ages. I believe that this is probably the Charles Lawrence from Southampton Co., Virginia and Gates Co. and is probably the father of the Charles Lawrence that married Elizabeth Daughtrey, mentioned in the will of Jesse Daughtrey in 1796. No definitive records have been found to prove this relationship and may never be found due to lost and destroyed records. Likewise, no records contradicting this possibility have been found.

     If this relationship is true, the probable family members in that 1787 NC census10 are as follows:

     wm 21-60 -- the younger Charles that married Elizabeth Daughtrey
     wm 21-60 -- one of the younger Charles' brothers as mentioned in his will in Sumner County, Tennessee, made 8 December 1806, probably John
     wm under 21, over 60 -- over 60, the elder Charles whose estimated birth date is between 1723 and 1734, which would indicate that his birth date was probably before 1728
     wm under 21, over 60 -- under 21, the other brother of the younger Charles, probably Robert
     wm under 21, over 20 -- under 21, possibly the first born of the younger Charles, believed to be the Charles Lawrence that served in the War of 1812 under Capt. Geo. Sarver of Sumner Co., Tennessee, and died 20 February 1815
     wf -- Amey, wife of the elder Charles
     wf -- Elizabeth, wife of the younger Charles

     The marriage date of the younger Charles to Elizabeth Daughtrey is not known other than that they were married when Elizabeth's father made his will in 1796. A daughter of the younger Charles, Amah, married John Moss in 1809. Amah was probably was born by 1790 or earlier, therefore the younger Charles and Elizabeth probably were married by at least 1789 or earlier. If the above analysis of the 1787 NC census is accurate, and the Charles of the War of 1812 was their son, they probably were married at least by 1786.

     Charles Lawrence appears on the 1800 U. S. Census in Northampton Co., North Carolina with one female over 45, probably his wife Amey, and one female age 10 to 16, identity unknown. No further records for this Charles have been located.

U. S. Census Records

Census1800Charles Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Northampton Co., North Carolina. He is enumerated with 1 white male 45 or older, i white female 10-16, and 1 white female 45 or older.11

Citations

  1. [S163] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, 1647-1800, page 148, will of Robert Lawrence; & page 183, will of Jeremiah Lawrence.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.
  3. [S164] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Southampton County, Virginia 1749-1800, page 23, will of Joseph Joyner.
  4. [S164] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Southampton County, Virginia 1749-1800, page 23, will of Joseph Joyner.
  5. [S822] Joseph Joyner's Will.
  6. [S1601] Deed Charles Lawrence to John Lawrence, Copy in researcher's file.
  7. [S750] Mona Armstrong Taylor, Gates Co., NC Deeds 1776-1803, page 17.
  8. [S750] Mona Armstrong Taylor, Gates Co., NC Deeds 1776-1803, page 36.
  9. [S750] Mona Armstrong Taylor, Gates Co., NC Deeds 1776-1803, page 122.
  10. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, page 115.
  11. [S1412] 4 August 1800, 1800 U. S. Census, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Orange, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington Cos., North Carolina, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 457.

Sarah Lawrence

#5529
FatherRobert Lawrence [IV] b. s 1702, d. b 28 Jan 1744/45
MotherAnne Council d. a 19 Apr 1756
Relationship4th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Sarah Lawrence was born.1

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.

Priscilla Lawrence

#5530
FatherRobert Lawrence [IV] b. s 1702, d. b 28 Jan 1744/45
MotherAnne Council d. a 19 Apr 1756
Relationship4th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Priscilla Lawrence was born.1

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 181.

Martha Gay1

#5531, b. circa 1754

Major Life Events

     Martha Gay was born circa 1754 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Hardy Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence [IV] and Anne Council.3,4

Narrative

     Martha was also known as Patsy.

Citations

  1. [S311] Henry Gay Descendants, online URL http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/ehendric/…
  2. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Thomas Parker 1705 Virginia (Joshua Gay, ID: I07513).
  3. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  4. [S422] Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, Genealogy Database.

Amey Joyner

#5538
FatherJoseph Joyner b. b 1724, d. b 8 Apr 1762
MotherElizabeth Smelly
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors
Descent from Charlemagne
Descent from William the Conqueror
Descent from Alfred the Great

Major Life Events

     Amey Joyner was born at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 She married Charles Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence [IV] and Anne Council, circa 1760.2

Children of Amey and Charles:

Citations

  1. [S387] Descendancy Chart of Thomas Joyner of Isle of Wight County, Virgina, online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/joyner.htm
  2. [S164] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Southampton County, Virginia 1749-1800, page 23, will of Joseph Joyner.

Joseph Joyner

#5575, b. before 1724, d. before 8 April 1762
FatherWilliam Joyner [Sr.] b. c 1655, d. b 9 Dec 1698
MotherMary Boddie
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsPaternal Ancestors

Major Life Events

     Joseph Joyner was born before 1724 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 He married Elizabeth Smelly, daughter of Lewis Smelly and Elizabeth ?, at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2 Joseph died before 8 April 1762.3,4

Narrative

     Joseph made a will on 25 October 1760 at Southampton Co., Virginia. It was recorded 8 April 1762. Legatees were son Joseph, son John land purchased of Mary Clother, dau. Margaret Whitney, dau. Mary Mackey, grandson Joseph Mackey; daus. Elizabeth, Ann, and Amey Joyner. Witnesses William Haynes, Giles Joyner, Charles Lawrence.5

Citations

  1. [S422] Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, Genealogy Database.
  2. [S387] Descendancy Chart of Thomas Joyner of Isle of Wight County, Virgina, online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/joyner.htm
  3. [S164] Blanche Adams Chapman, Wills and Administrations of Southampton County, Virginia 1749-1800, p. 23, will of Joseph Joyner.
  4. [S822] Joseph Joyner's Will.
  5. [S1573] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume V, page 35.

Henry Gay [I]

#5576, b. circa 1640, d. circa 1687
FatherRobert Gay b. c 1600
Conflicting evidence states that Henry Gay [I] was born circa 1628 at England.1 According to conflicting evidence, he married Joane (Jane) Sanders circa 1668 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3,1

Major Life Events

     Henry Gay [I] was born circa 1640 at England.3 According to conflicting evidence, he married Joane (Jane) Sanders circa 1668 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3,1 Henry died circa 1687 at Nansemond Co., Virginia.3,1

Children of Henry and Joane:

Narrative

     Conflicting evidence states that Henry Gay [I] was born circa 1628 at England.1

     Henry Gay was imported to Nansemond County by James Long on February 8, 1663/4, and used as a headright for patenting land on the Western Branch of the Nansemond River. On February 1, 1688/89, Lewis Brian of Nansemond County, bought from Henry H. Gay (Jr.) of Isle of Wight County, for 10,000 pounds of tobacco, some land in Isle of Wight County, "whereon Robert Lawrence now lives" and "formally belonging to Henry Gay, deceased", from main river up to Burnt House Branch, and adjoining John Brian, Sr. John Gay, who owned 200 acres in Nansemond County in 1704, was probably another of the Gay children.2

     There are several conflicts among researchers surrounding the birth and marriage dates of Henry and Joane as well as conflicts among researchers in the birth dates of their children. I have recorded some of these conflicting dates. Also some researchers attribute a fourth son, Richard, to Henry and Joane. He married Joane (Jane) Sanders circa 1660 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.4

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Edwards/Hughes Family Ancestry (Henry Gay, ID: I433).
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S311] Henry Gay Descendants, online URL http://www.parsonstech.com/genealogy/trees/ehendric/…
  4. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Moore-Swan-George (Henry I (ATP) Gay, ID: I650320505).

Henry Gay [II]

#5577, b. circa 1660, d. 25 April 1737
FatherHenry Gay [I] b. c 1640, d. c 1687
MotherJoane (Jane) Sanders b. 16 Jan 1641
Conflicting evidence states that Henry Gay [II] was born circa 1664 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 Conflicting evidence states that Henry Gay [II] was born circa 1674.2

Major Life Events

     Henry Gay [II] was born circa 1660 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.3 He married Jane Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence Jr. and Unknown ?, circa 1683 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,4 Henry died on 25 April 1737 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.5,4

Narrative

     Conflicting evidence states that Henry Gay [II] was born circa 1664 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 Conflicting evidence states that Henry Gay [II] was born circa 1674.2

     Henry made a will on 3 February 1735 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.

     Will of Henry Gay:
I, Henry GAY of Isle of WIGHT county, being at present sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory, think fit to make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

First; I give unto my son Henry GAY five shillings Curr. money of VIRGINIA.

2nd; I give unto my son John GAY two shilings and six pence Curr. money of VIRGINIA.

3rd and 4th ; I give unto my three sons to wit, Thomas GAY, William GAY, Joshua GAY, all my land to be equally divided between them and their heirs and assigns forever, Excepting I give them all privilege to make use of timber in the swamp for their own use for ever but not to sell.

I give unto my son Joshua GAY the Manor plantation that is the house werein I live with his equal share of the lands adjoining to the houses.

5th; I give unto my daughter Ann LAWRENCE two shillings and six pence Curr. money of VIRGINIA.

6th; All the remaining part of my estate whatsoever and all the rest to be equally divided between my four children Thomas, William and Joshua and my daughter Sarah BABB.

7th; I nominate and appoint my son Thomas to be my whole and sole executor to this my Last Will and Testament which I do own and ratify, revoking all other WILLS and Testaments formerly made by me. In witness, I hereof I have herewith set my hand and fixed my seal this 3rd day of February 1735. Henry GAY, X his mark.

The bottom part listing the witnesses names is barely legible, appears to say James Denson, Joseph Denson but date of probate is not legible.6

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Edwards/Hughes Family Ancestry (Henry Gay, ID: I433).
  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. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Edwards/Hughes Family Ancestry (Henry Gay, ID: I437).
  5. [S3835] Joseph F. Gay, "Lineage of Gay Family," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence, 21 December 2010.
  6. [S3837] Will of Henry Gay, Isle of Wight Co., Virginia Will Book 4, page 156.

John Gay1

#5578, b. circa 1662
FatherHenry Gay [I] b. c 1640, d. c 1687
MotherJoane (Jane) Sanders b. 16 Jan 1641

Major Life Events

     John Gay was born circa 1662 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. He married Ann Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence Jr. and Unknown ?, circa 1738. This marriage date may be incorrect. She would have been about 68 years old if her birth date is near correct.2

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Edwards/Hughes Family Ancestry (John Gay, ID: I435).