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 in England.1 According to conflicting evidence, he married Joane (Jane) Sanders circa 1668 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3,1

Major Life Events

     Henry Gay [I] was born circa 1640 in England.3 He married Joane (Jane) Sanders circa 1660 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.4 Henry died circa 1687 in Nansemond Co., Virginia.3,1

Children of Henry and Joane (Jane) Sanders

Narrative

     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.

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

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Robert Lawrence Descendants
Descendants of Jane Lawrence, married Henry Gay II
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 in 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 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.3 He married Jane Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence Jr. and Unknown ?, circa 1683 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,4 Henry died on 25 April 1737 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.5,4

Children of Henry and Jane Lawrence

Narrative

     Henry made a will on 3 February 1735 in 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

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Robert Lawrence Descendants
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 in 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

Family of John and Ann Lawrence

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).

Catherine Murphy

#5587

FatherWilliam Murphy Jr. d. b 26 Jun 1721
MotherSarah Holladay

Major Life Events

     Catherine Murphy married Unknown Bryan.1

Family of Catherine and Unknown Bryan

Citations

  1. [S79] Kenan Lawrence, Manuscript, History of The Lawrence Family in England, Virginia, and North Carolina with Historical Sketches and Genealogical Outlines of The Lawrence Family in Connecticut, Maryland and South Carolina, 9 July 1964 Virginia State Archives.

Unknown Bryan

#5588

Major Life Events

     Unknown Bryan married Catherine Murphy, daughter of William Murphy Jr. and Sarah Holladay.1

Family of Unknown and Catherine Murphy

Citations

  1. [S79] Kenan Lawrence, Manuscript, History of The Lawrence Family in England, Virginia, and North Carolina with Historical Sketches and Genealogical Outlines of The Lawrence Family in Connecticut, Maryland and South Carolina, 9 July 1964 Virginia State Archives.

Eleanor Murphy

#5589

FatherWilliam Murphy Jr. d. b 26 Jun 1721
MotherSarah Holladay

Major Life Events

     Eleanor Murphy married William Kirle.1

Family of Eleanor and William Kirle

Citations

  1. [S79] Kenan Lawrence, Manuscript, History of The Lawrence Family in England, Virginia, and North Carolina with Historical Sketches and Genealogical Outlines of The Lawrence Family in Connecticut, Maryland and South Carolina, 9 July 1964 Virginia State Archives.

William Kirle

#5590, d. circa 1722

Major Life Events

     William Kirle married Eleanor Murphy, daughter of William Murphy Jr. and Sarah Holladay.1 William died circa 1722.1

Family of William and Eleanor Murphy

Citations

  1. [S79] Kenan Lawrence, Manuscript, History of The Lawrence Family in England, Virginia, and North Carolina with Historical Sketches and Genealogical Outlines of The Lawrence Family in Connecticut, Maryland and South Carolina, 9 July 1964 Virginia State Archives.

Robert Carr [III]

#5591

Relationships2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
16th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
2nd great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of John Lawrence Jr.
FatherRobert Carr Jr. d. b 26 May 1735
MotherMary Murphy Lawrence b. c 1707

Major Life Events

     Robert Carr [III] married Elizabeth Vasser, daughter of Nathan Vasser.1

Family of Robert and Elizabeth Vasser

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 184.

Mary Bellson

#5592, b. 24 November 1685

Major Life Events

     Mary Bellson was born on 24 November 1685.1 She married Abraham Ricks, son of Isaac Ricks [Sr.] and Catherin ?, on 16 June 1703 in Virginia.1,2

Children of Mary and Abraham Ricks

Citations

  1. [S80] John Bennett Boddie III, Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County Virginia, p. 262.
  2. [S389] Descendancy Chart of Isaac Ricks Sr of Isle of Wight County, Virgina, online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/ricks.htm

Samuel Sprewell

#5593

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Samuel Sprewell married Elizabeth Speller, daughter of Robert Lawrence and Elizabeth Marshall, before 1759.1,2

Family of Samuel and Elizabeth Lawrence

Narrative

     Samuel was from an old eastern North Carolina family.

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 183.

Sarah Jordon

#5594

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Sarah married first George Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Elizabeth Marshall, circa 1745.1,2,3 Sarah married second Thomas Sutton circa 1757.3

Children of Sarah and George Lawrence

Child of Sarah and Thomas Sutton

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 183.
  3. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Ann Lawrence

#5595, b. circa 1750

Relationships2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
16th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
2nd great-granddaughter of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence
FatherGeorge Lawrence b. c 1694, d. b Jan 1756
MotherSarah Jordon

Major Life Events

     Ann Lawrence was born circa 1750.1,2,3 She married Unknown Cullifer.3

Family of Ann and Unknown Cullifer

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 183.
  3. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Sarah Lawrence

#5596, b. circa 1752

Relationships2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
16th great-granddaughter of Roger FitzReinfrid
2nd great-granddaughter of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence
FatherGeorge Lawrence b. c 1694, d. b Jan 1756
MotherSarah Jordon

Major Life Events

     Sarah Lawrence was born circa 1752.1,2,3 She married Unknown Morriss.3

Family of Sarah and Unknown Morriss

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 183.
  3. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Joshua Lawrence

#5597, b. circa 1748

Relationships2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
16th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
2nd great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence
FatherGeorge Lawrence b. c 1694, d. b Jan 1756
MotherSarah Jordon

Major Life Events

     Joshua Lawrence was born circa 1748.1,2,3

Narrative

     On 24 March 1775, Joshua Lawrence sold William Bonner for £60 proclamation money 239 acres, in the right of his father and also by purchase adjoining John Hardis, where George Lawrence lived, and joining the land Thomas Lawrence purchased from David Ryan, witnessed by William Matthews, John Smith, and James Johnson.4

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 183.
  3. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.
  4. [S650] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1772-1785, page 17.

George Lawrence Jr.

#5598, b. circa 1746

Relationships2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
16th great-grandson of Roger FitzReinfrid
2nd great-grandson of Robert Lawrence
ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence
FatherGeorge Lawrence b. c 1694, d. b Jan 1756
MotherSarah Jordon

Major Life Events

     George Lawrence Jr. was born circa 1746.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 183.
  3. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Ann Ashley

#5599, b. circa 1715, d. circa 1775

ChartsRoger FitzReinfield Descendants
Descendants of Robert Lawrence
FatherThomas Ashley b. c 1690

Major Life Events

     Ann Ashley was born circa 1715 in Bertie Co., North Carolina.1 She married Humphrey Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Elizabeth Marshall, in July 1747 in Bertie Co., North Carolina.2,3,1 Ann died circa 1775 in Bertie Co., North Carolina.1

Children of Ann and Humphrey Lawrence

Citations

  1. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Humphrey Lawrence - Ann Ashley Family Group Sheet).
  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 I, page 183.

Thomas Ashley1

#5600, b. circa 1690

Major Life Events

     Thomas Ashley was born circa 1690.2

Child of Thomas

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Humphrey Lawrence - Ann Ashley Family Group Sheet).