Frederick Lawrence

#5601, b. circa 1749, d. after 9 June 1823
FatherHumphrey Lawrence b. c 1712, d. b Jun 1772
MotherAnn Ashley b. c 1715, d. c 1775
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence
Conflicting evidence states that Frederick Lawrence was born circa 1746 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.1,2

Major Life Events

     Frederick Lawrence was born circa 1749 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.3 Frederick married first Judith Fields, daughter of Phillip Walston and Charity Moore, circa 1768.4,5 Frederick married second Mary Rhodes, daughter of Joseph Kent and Rachel ?, in 1790.6,4 Frederick died after 9 June 1823 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.3

Children of Frederick and Judith:

Child of Frederick and Mary:

Narrative

     Conflicting evidence states that Frederick Lawrence was born circa 1746 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.1,2

     Abstracts of Land entries, May 14, 1778, Fredrick Lawrance enters 300 acres in Bertie Co., border: West, Horton, H. Nichols, Arshley or Arohley, and Meredith.7

     On 23 September 1785, State Grant No. 70 is issued to Frederick for 243 acres joining Bucklesberry, William Holden, Poplar, West, Ashly,and Humphry Nicholls.8

     The will of Joseph Kent dated 6 October 1787, leaves all of this possessions to his wife Rachel with the land to be given to Frederick Lawrence and his heirs after Rachel's death. He mentions no children. Could perhaps Frederick's wife be the daughter of this Joseph and perhaps she has predeceased him?9,10

     On 20 October 1792 Richard Dillon of Winton Co., South Carolina grants power of attorney to Frederick Lawrence of Bertie Co., witness John Watson, Amos Harris.11

U. S. Census Records

Census1790In the 1790 Census Frederick was listed as a head of household at Bertie Co., North Carolina. He is enumerated with 1 white male 16 or older, 2 white males under 16, 4 white females, and 3 slaves.12
Census1820Frederick was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Bertie Co., North Carolina. Enumerated were:
          1 white male 16-18, ?
          1 white male > 45, Frederick.13

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. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Humphrey Lawrence - Ann Ashley Family Group Sheet).
  4. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.
  5. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Frederick Lawrence - Judith Walston Family Group Sheet).
  6. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.
  7. [S648] Dr. A. B. Pruitt, Bertie Co. NC Land Entries, page 4.
  8. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 9.
  9. [S643] Sandra Lee Almasy, Bertie Co., NC Wills 1781-1797, page 83.
  10. [S654] Laura Willis, Bertie Co., NC Wills Vol. 1, page 63.
  11. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 101.
  12. [S923] 2 August 1790, 1790 U. S. Census, North Carolina, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 13.
  13. [S945] August 7, 1820, 1820 U. S. Census, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Chatham, Greene, Orange, Person, Pitt, Rockingham, Surry, and Warren Cos., North Carolina, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 86.

Reuben Lawrence1,2

#5602, b. circa 1756, d. before May 1827
FatherHumphrey Lawrence b. c 1712, d. b Jun 1772
MotherAnn Ashley b. c 1715, d. c 1775
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Reuben Lawrence was born circa 1756 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.3 He married first Elizabeth Rhodes.4 He married second Frances Yates.3 Reuben died before May 1827 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.3

Children of Reuben and Frances:

Narrative

     On 29 April 1787, Reuben Lawrence, Planter of Bertie County, sold Benjamin Cook for £44/10/0 a tract of land of 44 1/2 acres on Blackwalnut Swamp adjoining Thomas Baker, witnessed by William Ashburn, Alexander Hopkins, and Joseph Hopkins. In the Bertie County Census of 1790 he appeared with himself, three males under sixteen, four females, and four slaves. On 27 July 1793, in Captain John Burns' District, the Bertie County Tax List showed him with 200 acres, one white poll and three black polls. On 11 November 1799, Miles Shehan sold Reuben Lawrence for £50 the property from his deceased father, Miles Shehan, Sr., witnessed by Thomas Rhodes and Amos Harris. He was apparently the Reuben Lawrence, Sr., in Captain Robert Eden's District in 1821 with 61 acres worth $244 and two black polls.1

U. S. Census Records

Census1790In the 1790 Census Reuben was listed as a head of household at Bertie Co., North Carolina. He is enumerated with 1 white male 16 or older, 3 white males under 16, 4 white females, and 4 slaves.5
Census1820Reuben was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Bertie Co., North Carolina. Enumerated were:
          1 white male 26-45, ?
          1 white male >45, Reuben
          1 white female 16-26, ?
          1 white female >45, Frances.6

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. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Humphrey Lawrence - Ann Ashley Family Group Sheet).
  4. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Lawrence (Reuben Lawrence - Elizabeth Rhodes Family Group Sheet).
  5. [S923] 2 August 1790, 1790 U. S. Census, North Carolina, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 13.
  6. [S945] August 7, 1820, 1820 U. S. Census, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Chatham, Greene, Orange, Person, Pitt, Rockingham, Surry, and Warren Cos., North Carolina, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 86.
  7. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Reuben Lawrence - Frances Yates Family Group Sheet).
  8. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Lawrence (Reuben Lawrence - Frances Yates Family Group Sheet).

David Nathaniel Lawrence

#5603, b. circa 1752, d. circa 1828
FatherHumphrey Lawrence b. c 1712, d. b Jun 1772
MotherAnn Ashley b. c 1715, d. c 1775
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence
Conflicting evidence states that David Nathaniel Lawrence was born in 1750 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.1,2

Major Life Events

     David Nathaniel Lawrence was born circa 1752 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.3 He married Sarah Emelia Payne.4 David died circa 1828 at Chowan Co., North Carolina.5,3

Children of David and Sarah:

Narrative

     Conflicting evidence states that David Nathaniel Lawrence was born in 1750 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.1,2

     David Lawrence apparently moved away from Bertie County. In 1786 a Revolutionary War pay certificate for £0/12/0 plus £0/2/5 in interest was paid to D. Lawrence. The original certificate, No. 39, was issued on 16 February 1781, and indicates that the soldier was living in Burke County, North Carolina. His identification with the David Lawrence of Bertie County is not certain.

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. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Humphrey Lawrence - Ann Ashley Family Group Sheet).
  4. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.
  5. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Ann Lawrence1,2

#5604, b. circa 1760
FatherHumphrey Lawrence b. c 1712, d. b Jun 1772
MotherAnn Ashley b. c 1715, d. c 1775
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Ann Lawrence was born circa 1760 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.3 She married Richard Dillon circa 1776.4

Children of Ann and Richard:

Narrative

     At the Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions held at the town of Windsor in the County of Bertie the second Tuesday of November 1775, Thomas Ashly is appointed guardian for Ann Larrence the orphan of Humphrey Larrence deceased on his giving security in the sum of two hundred pounds which security is accordingly given by Aaron Boulton.5 Thomas is probably either Ann Ashly's father or perhaps a brother. Ann Ashly was the wife of the deceased Humphrey Lawrence.

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. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Humphrey Lawrence - Ann Ashley Family Group Sheet).
  4. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.
  5. [S646] Weynette Haun Haun, Bertie Co., NC Court Minutes Book IV, page 56.
  6. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Humphrey Lawrence ca 1726 - 1772 & Ann Ashley ca 1735 -1775 of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Jane Walston

#5606
FatherPhilip Walston
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Jane Walston married John Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Elizabeth Marshall, circa 1740.1,2,3

Narrative

     Jane was also known as Jean.

     Jane was also known as Jane.

     On 25 June 1791 Jane Lawrence of Bertie Co. sold to John Walston for 25£ a Negro girl Lucy, witnessed by Wilson Liscomb.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. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."
  4. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 84.
  5. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Obediah Lawrence

#5607, b. circa 1746
FatherJohn Lawrence b. c 1710, d. b May 1788
MotherJane Walston
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Obediah Lawrence was born circa 1746.1,2

Narrative

     On 21 May 1790, Obediah Lawrence of Bertie County sold William Lawrence for £40 a tract of 100 acres of land given by Philip Walston to his daughter Jean and her heirs, north of Bare Swamp Marsh, witnessed by Robert Lawrence and Andrew Smith. He apparently moved from North Carolina not long after this.3

     An Obidiah Lawrence married Rachel Fox on 12 October 1780, in Tyrrell Co., North Carolina. This could be this Obediah.4

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."
  3. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 70.
  4. [S495] Marriage Index 1691-1850, Marriages extracted from ealry U. S. Marriage Records.

John Lawrence Jr.

#5608, b. circa 1748
FatherJohn Lawrence b. c 1710, d. b May 1788
MotherJane Walston
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     John Lawrence Jr. was born circa 1748.1 He married Prudence Ashley.2

Child of John and Prudence:

Narrative

     In Bertie Countie Land Entries, June 20, 1778, Prudence Lawrences enters 200 acres in Bertie Co; border a place call Great Marsh, John Lawrence, Hardy Hill dec'd now Jennett Hill, and Jacob Lawrence.3

     17 April 1769, John Lawrence Jr. and wife, Prudence, of Bertie County, sold Abial Perry 50 acres south of Salmon Creek adjoining John Ashley and George Ryan, bequeathed to Prudence by the will of Thomas Ashley, deceased, witnessed by John Brogden, Barbre Brogdon, and Abraham Perry.4

     On 14 May 1771, John Redditt of Bertie Co. sold to John Lawrence Jr. of same for £10, 170 acres (messuage), joining Bare Swamp Marsh called Redditts Old Field, on Walstons former line and Cullen Polluck former line, witnessed by Joshiah Redditt, Charles Evans.5

     9 June 1773, Robert Lawrence planter of Bertie Co. sold to John Lawrence laborer of same for £20 proclamation, 100 acres (messuage) on the north side of Bucklesberry, joining Bucklesberry Run, Humphery Hardy, witnessed by Josiah Redditt, Constantine Redditt.6John Lawrence planter of Bertie Co. sold to James Yeates cooper of same on 26 July 1773, for £25 proclamation this same 100 acres, witnessed by Luke Collins, Mary Collins.7

     The Bertie County Census of 1790 listed a Prudence Lawrence with one male under sixteen, and two females. There is also a John Lawrence listed with only himself and another listed with himself and three females. On 19 June 1793, John Lawrence was No. 41 on the list of Pugh's District of Bertie County and had 100 acres and one white poll.

     On 27 December 1793, John Lawrence and Prudence Lawrence sold Luke Manning for £100 land north of Bear Swamp Marsh, called Reditt Old Field, joining Walston former line, Cullen Pollock former line, witnessed by David Yeates and Edward Yeates.8

U. S. Census Records

Census1790In the 1790 Census John Lawrence Jr. was listed as a head of household at Bertie Co., North Carolina. He is enumerated with 1 white male 16 or older and 3 white feamles.9

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 183.
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S648] Dr. A. B. Pruitt, Bertie Co. NC Land Entries, page 7.
  4. [S649] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1757-1772, page 80.
  5. [S649] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1757-1772, page 93.
  6. [S650] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1772-1785, page 6.
  7. [S650] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1772-1785, page 5.
  8. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 115.
  9. [S923] 2 August 1790, 1790 U. S. Census, North Carolina, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 13.
  10. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Prudence Ashley

#5609
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Prudence Ashley married John Lawrence Jr., son of John Lawrence and Jane Walston.1

Child of Prudence and John:

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Abner Lawrence

#5610, b. circa 1742, d. 1820
FatherJohn Lawrence b. c 1710, d. b May 1788
MotherJane Walston
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Abner Lawrence was born circa 1742 at North Carolina.1,2 He married Mary ?.3 Abner died in 1820.3

Children of Abner and Mary:

Narrative

     On 19 June 1793, Abner Lawrence was No. 50 on the list of Pugh's District of Bertie County and had 200 acres and one white poll. On 19 January 1804, he sold Jonathan Jacocks for $200 a tract of 200 acres on Marsh Swamp adjoining Luke Collins' Mill Pond, witnessed by William Lawrence. On 10 February 1810, Abner Lawrence, Sr., deeded to son Jeremiah Lawrence for love and five shillings 50 acres bought from Jonathan Jacocks, witnessed by Jonathan Jacocks and Elizabeth Robertson; also, to Abner Lawrence, Jr., for love and five shillings 50 acres adjoining Thomas Lawrence and the Elisha Ashburn heirs, witnessed by Jeremiah Lawrence and Jonathan Jacocks.

U. S. Census Records

Census1790In the 1790 Census Abner Lawrence was listed as a head of household at Bertie Co., North Carolina. He is either the Abner enumerated with 1 white male 16 or older, 2 white males under 16, and 4 white females, or the one enumerated with 1 white male 16 or older, 3 white males under 16, 4 white females, and 2 slaves.4
Census1790In the 1790 Census Abner was listed as a head of household at Bertie Co., North Carolina. Enumerated were:
          1 white male over 16
          3 white males under 16
          4 white females.4

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."
  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. [S923] 2 August 1790, 1790 U. S. Census, North Carolina, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 13.

Abner Lawrence Jr.1

#5611, b. before 1788, d. 1816
FatherAbner Lawrence b. c 1742, d. 1820
MotherMary ?
Relationship3rd cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Abner Lawrence Jr. was born before 1788.2 Abner died in 1816.2

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Jeremiah Lawrence1

#5612, b. before 1788, d. 1816
FatherAbner Lawrence b. c 1742, d. 1820
MotherMary ?
Relationship3rd cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Jeremiah Lawrence was born before 1788.2 He married Frances ?.2 Jeremiah died in 1816.2

Children of Jeremiah and Frances:

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Robert Lawrence

#5613, b. circa 1744, d. before May 1808
FatherJohn Lawrence b. c 1710, d. b May 1788
MotherJane Walston
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence was born circa 1744 at North Carolina.1,2,3 He married Nancy ?.4 Robert died before May 1808 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.4

Narrative

     9 June 1773, Robert Lawrence planter of Bertie Co. sold to John Lawrence laborer of same for £20 proclamation, 100 acres (messuage) on the north side of Bucklesberry, joining Bucklesberry Run, Humphery Hardy, witnessed by Josiah Redditt, Constantine Redditt.5

     2 September 1787, Melvin Demsey planter of Bertie Co. sold to Robert Lawrence cordwinder of same for 40£ proclamation 75 acres (messuage) joining said Lawrence, Whitmell Pugh, Solmomon Creek, Sams Pocoson, Sams Branch, witnessed by Hardy Lewis, Andrew South.6

     27 November 1788, Robert Lawrence of Bertie Co. sold to Bird Hubbard of same for 150£ a Negro man George.7

     On 20 August 1790 Robert Lawrence planter of Bertie Co. sold to Thomas Collins for 90£4s. a Negro boy Tom, witnessed by Thomas Whitmell Pugh.8

     23 July 1791 Melvin Dempsey of Bertie Co. sold to Robert Lawrence of same for 30£12s6p. 60 acres (messuage), excepting 1 acre for a burial ground, joining Thomas Whitmill Pugh (James Dempsey's former corner), Sams Branch, Horse Spring Branch, Sams Pocoson, Mary White's Hole, also signed by Elizabeth Dempsey and Susannah Dempsey, witnessed H. Hardy, Joseph Simons.9

     Robert made a will on 11 December 1806.      Robert's will:

Wife Nancy, the part of my lands reserved in a deed of gist and sale to my son David during his lifetime, also lend her my Negroes Violet and her daughter Gin for her lifetime, and at her death these Negroes shall fall to my daughters Celah and Winefred. Remaining of estate to be divided among my wife Nancy and children David, Nancy, Frances, Temperance, Celah, and Winifred Lawrence. My remaining Negroes are to be divided among my daughters Nancy, Frances and Temperance.4,10

U. S. Census Records

Census1790In the 1790 Census Robert was listed as a head of household at Bertie Co., North Carolina. He is enumerated with 1 white male 16 or older, 1 white male under 16, 4 white females, and 2 slaves.11

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. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."
  4. [S655] David B. Gammon, Bertie Co., NC Wills 1797-1816, page 42.
  5. [S650] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1772-1785, page 6.
  6. [S643] Sandra Lee Almasy, Bertie Co., NC Wills 1781-1797, page 41.
  7. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 52.
  8. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 77.
  9. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 86.
  10. [S1050] Sandra Lee Almasy, Bertie Co., NC Wills 1805-1816, pages 41-42.
  11. [S923] 2 August 1790, 1790 U. S. Census, North Carolina, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 13.

Elizabeth Williamson

#5614
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     She married first Thomas Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Elizabeth Marshall.1,2 She married second Edward Griffin on 10 October 1764 at Bertie Co., North Carolina. Elizabeth's marriage to Edward Giffin was bonded by Edward Rasor and John Yeats, and witnessed by John Lawrence and William Griffin.1

Children of Elizabeth and Thomas:

Child of Elizabeth and Edward:

Narrative

     Elizabeth's maiden name may have been Williamson according to Jesse M. Lawrence.

     On 26 August 1764, Elizabeth Lawrence spinster of Bertie Co. deed to her son Zebulon Lawrence a deed of gift of 1 negroe girl Penny, age 10 years, with reversion to "my other surviving children." Witnessed by Thomas Bell, and Penelope Winant.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. [S649] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1757-1772, page 55.
  4. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Thomas Lawrence Jr.

#5615, b. circa 1753, d. before February 1790
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1699, d. b Aug 1763
MotherElizabeth Williamson
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Thomas Lawrence Jr. was born circa 1753.1,2,3 He married Sarah Nichols on 3 February 1784.4,5 Thomas died before February 1790 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.4

Children of Thomas and Sarah:

Narrative

     4 Febuary 1783, John Hopkins of Bertie Co. sold to Thomas Lawrence of same for $30 in specie, 200 acres which I purchase the right of Robert Lawrence Sr. and his son John Lawrence, joining Asas Lawrence, Prudence Lawrence, Jasper Charlton, Luke Collins, witnessed by Cader Cooper, Edward Griffin, Mary Griffin.6

     on 7 June 1787, Thomas Lawrence, Asa Lawrence, Williamson Lawrence, and George Lawrence of Bertie Co. sold to Luke Collins of same for 175£ 298 acres where Thomas Lawrence dec'd formerly lived, joining John Hardy, Major Genl Thomas Pollock, David Ryan, Thomas Lawrence, George Lawrence, witnessed by Thomas Sutton, Edward Griffin.7

     Thomas made a will on 19 December 1789. He leaves all his land and chattles and two slaves to his wife Sarah to maintain his two sons Williamson Lawrence and Thomas Lawrence by giving them sufficient schooling and bringing them up in the Fear of God. If she should die before the sons become of age what is left of the estate at her death to be divided between the two sons. If the sons should die before Sarah, the estate to be disposed as she sees fit. If the sons survive to age 21 the estate to be divided equally among the two sons and Sarah. Sarah appointed Executor. Witnesses: William Griffin and Abner Lawrence.4,8

     His will was probated in February 1790 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.

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. [S643] Sandra Lee Almasy, Bertie Co., NC Wills 1781-1797, page 88.
  5. [S1046] Genealogical Society of Utah, Bertie County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, page 40.
  6. [S650] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1772-1785, page 62.
  7. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 43.
  8. [S654] Laura Willis, Bertie Co., NC Wills Vol. 1, page 69.

Elizabeth Lawrence1,2

#5616, b. circa 1759
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1699, d. b Aug 1763
MotherElizabeth Williamson
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Lawrence was born circa 1759.3 She married Unknown Bonner.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.

Williamson Lawrence1,2

#5617, b. circa 1763, d. 1796
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1699, d. b Aug 1763
MotherElizabeth Williamson
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Williamson Lawrence was born circa 1763.3 Williamson died in 1796 at Martin Co., North Carolina.4

Child of Williamson and an unknown spouse:

Narrative

     On 7 June 1787, Thomas Lawrence, Asa Lawrence, Williamson Lawrence, and George Lawrence of Bertie Co. sold to Luke Collins of same for 175£ 298 acres where Thomas Lawrence dec'd formerly lived, joining John Hardy, Major Genl Thomas Pollock, David Ryan, Thomas Lawrence, George Lawrence, witnessed by Thomas Sutton, Edward Griffin.5

     In the Martin County Census of 1790, Williamson Lawrence is listed with himself, 4 males under sixteen, 3 females, and 10 slaves.

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. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.
  5. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 43.

Asa Lawrence1,2

#5618, b. circa 1755, d. before 1 September 1799
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1699, d. b Aug 1763
MotherElizabeth Williamson
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Asa Lawrence was born circa 1755.3 Asa died before 1 September 1799. On 1 September 1799, George Lawrence reported the inventory of the property of Asa Lawrence, deceased, "that is in North Carolina", £66/18/0 from the death of his brother Zebulon Lawrence.1

Narrative

     On 7 June 1787, Thomas Lawrence, Asa Lawrence, Williamson Lawrence, and George Lawrence of Bertie Co. sold to Luke Collins of same for 175£ 298 acres where Thomas Lawrence dec'd formerly lived, joining John Hardy, Major Genl Thomas Pollock, David Ryan, Thomas Lawrence, George Lawrence, witnessed by Thomas Sutton, Edward Griffin.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. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 43.

George Lawrence

#5619, b. circa 1757, d. 24 October 1806
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1699, d. b Aug 1763
MotherElizabeth Williamson
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     George Lawrence was born circa 1757 at Martin Co., North Carolina.1,2 He married Elizabeth Byrd circa 1785 at Martin Co., North Carolina.3,4 George died on 24 October 1806 at Cape Girardeau, Missouri.4

Children of George and Elizabeth:

Narrative

     On 7 June 1787, Thomas Lawrence, Asa Lawrence, Williamson Lawrence, and George Lawrence of Bertie Co. sold to Luke Collins of same for 175£ 298 acres where Thomas Lawrence dec'd formerly lived, joining John Hardy, Major Genl Thomas Pollock, David Ryan, Thomas Lawrence, George Lawrence, witnessed by Thomas Sutton, Edward Griffin.5

     On 12 March 1789, George and Elizabeth Lawrence of Martin County sold Luke Collins for £90 specie 150 acres in Bertie County adjoining Martin Griffin, Bare Swamp, George Lawrence, and Thomas Lawrence, witnessed by Henry Hunter, Jr., and Thomas Rasco.6 In the Martin County Census of 1790 he is listed with himself and two females.

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 183.
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.
  3. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  4. [S503] Darla Sumners, "Info from Darla Sumners," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence, 1 January 2001.
  5. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 43.
  6. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 60.

Elizabeth Byrd

#5620
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Byrd married George Lawrence, son of Thomas Lawrence and Elizabeth Williamson, circa 1785 at Martin Co., North Carolina.1,2

Children of Elizabeth and George:

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S503] Darla Sumners, "Info from Darla Sumners," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence, 1 January 2001.

Zebulon Lawrence1,2

#5621, b. circa 1763, d. before 1 September 1799
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1699, d. b Aug 1763
MotherElizabeth Williamson
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Zebulon Lawrence was born circa 1763.3 Zebulon died without issue before 1 September 1799.1

Narrative

     On 26 August 1764, Elizabeth Lawrence spinster of Bertie Co. deed to her son Zebulon Lawrence a deed of gift of 1 negroe girl Penny, age 10 years, with reversion to "my other surviving children." Witnessed by Thomas Bell, and Penelope Winant.4

     Zebulon died without issue and his estate was divided among his siblings. Administration grtd. Williamson Lawrence, 178?. Inventory (undated) by the admr., including half the schooner industry. Division of estate Feb. 1788, into equal shares among (1) Thomas Lawrence, (2) Asa Lawrence, (3) Williamson Lawrence, (4) George Lawrence, (5) Elizabeth Bonner, and (6) William Griffin.5 William Griffin was a half-brother by the second marriage of Elizabeth, the mother of the above Lawrence siblings.

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. [S649] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1757-1772, page 55.
  5. [S1044] David B. Gammon, Bertie Co., NC Records of Estates 1734-1788, Vol. II, page 65.

Elizabeth ?

#5622
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth married first William Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Elizabeth Marshall, circa 1730.1 Elizabeth married second William Cobb.1

Children of Elizabeth and William:

Citations

  1. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Prudence Lawrence1

#5623
FatherWilliam Lawrence b. c 1756, d. 1816
MotherAnn Lawrence
Relationship3rd cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Prudence married first Unknown Bowen.2 Prudence married second Harmon Cobb on 20 January 1825.2

Citations

  1. Prudence mother may have been Ann.
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Unknown Bowen

#5624
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Unknown Bowen married Prudence Lawrence, daughter of William Lawrence and Ann Lawrence.1

Citations

  1. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Martha Lawrence1

#5625
FatherWilliam Lawrence b. c 1756, d. 1816
MotherAnn Lawrence
Relationship3rd cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Martha Lawrence married Unknown West before 1816.2

Narrative

     Martha was also known as Patsy.2

Citations

  1. Martha's mother may have been Ann.
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

William Lawrence Jr.

#5627, b. circa 1785, d. before May 1816
FatherWilliam Lawrence b. c 1756, d. 1816
MotherElizabeth Lawrence
Relationship3rd cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     William Lawrence Jr. was born circa 1785.1 He married Priscilla ?.2 William died before May 1816.2

Children of William and Priscilla:

Narrative

     On 21 May 1790, Obediah Lawrence of Bertie County sold William Lawrence for £40 a tract of 100 acres of land given by Philip Walston to his daughter Jean and her heirs, north of Bare Swamp Marsh, witnessed by Robert Lawrence and Andrew Smith. He apparently moved from North Carolina not long after this.3

     On 20 August 1790, William Lawrence of Bertie Co. sold to James Morris of same for 60£ 100 acres which was a deed of gift to Jane Walston as by a conveyance from John Lawrence to his son Obediah Lawrence, joining John Lawrence, Ben Bowen, Thomas W. Pugh, Reddick. Also signed by Ann Lawrence.4

     On 10 October 1792 William Lawrence of Bertie Co. sold to Henry Cobb of same for 50£ 100 acres (messuage) which was part of a 300 acre patent that had belonged to Arnal Hopkins and being the part excepted when the other part was sold to Moses Wood in 1756, on the south side of Bare Swamp Creek, witnessed by James Castellaw, John Sowell.5

     William made a will on 31 March 1816 at Bertie Co., North Carolina. William's will:

(1) son and executor Joseph Lawrence, the home plantation of 200 acres, 3 slaves, bed and its furnishings, 6 cattle, 5 sheep, mare, kitchen furniture, farming utensils, one-third of the beeves; (2) daughter Patsy 2 slaves, bed and furnishings, 6 cattle, young mare, 5 sheep, one-third of the beeves; (3) daughter Prudence, 2 slaves, 5 cattle, 5 sheep, 2 beds and furnishings, young mare, one-third of the beeves; (4) daughter-in-law Priscilla Lawrence, use of 200 acres of land where she lives, and one slave; (5) William Lawrence, deceased son who was Priscilla's husband; (6) Cornelius, Mary, and Elizabeth Lawrence all under age, to have reversional interest in the land left in the hands of their mother Priscilla Lawrence, also the cattle, mare and 5 sheep left in the hands of their late father; (7) executors son Joseph and friend Jonathan H. Jacocks. Witnessed: Dan Pierce, William P. Hardy Jun., Nimrod S. West.2

     His will was probated in May 1818 at Bertie Co., North Carolina. On 4 October 1816, certain Commissioners divided 434 acres east of Bear Swamp left in the will of William Lawrence, Sr., adjoining Bartholomew Castellow, Thomas Sutton, William Lawrence, Jr., Joseph Lawrence, and Henry Cobb.

Citations

  1. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.
  2. [S655] David B. Gammon, Bertie Co., NC Wills 1797-1816, page 67.
  3. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 70.
  4. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 76.
  5. [S651] Dr. Stephen E. Bradley Jr., Bertie Co., NC Deeds 1785-1894, page 109.

Samuel Browne

#5628

Child of Samuel and an unknown spouse:

Narrative

     Samuel was also known as [Dr.] Samuel Brown.1,2,3

Citations

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

Elisha Lawrence

#5631, b. circa 1751
FatherWilliam Lawrence b. c 1700, d. b 2 Jun 1757
MotherSarah Applewhaite d. b 2 Dec 1762
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of John Lawrence Jr.

Major Life Events

     Elisha Lawrence was born circa 1751.1,2 He married Elizabeth Drake.3

Children of Elisha and Elizabeth:

Narrative

     Kenan Lawrence in his manuscript, History of the Lawrence Family, places Elisha Lawrence, as a son of William. The following was submitted and published in Historic Virginia Families, volume VIII pages 84-86.

     "The wills of Elisha's father and mother in Isle of Wight Co., do not mention Elisha (William's will does not mention all of his children as listed in Sarah's will W.B.s 6-269, 7-207). Thus, to date, we haven't verified, by court records, that Elisha was their son. This failure to mention Elisha in either will is difficult to understand; however, in William's will he specified that if his son, Mills, could not get along with his mother, he was to live elsewhere. Perhaps there was even greater friction between Elisha and his mother, and could account for his going to Northampton County, N.C. The failure of Sarah's parents, Henry and Ann Applewhaite, to mention Elisha in their wills is more understandable. (W.B.s 4-329, 5-97).

     Never-the-less, other evidence almost conclusively proves that Elisha was, indeed, the son of Sarah and William Lawrence. Judge Benjamin Winborne's The Vaughan Family (of Hertford County, N.C. and a descendant of Elizabeth Vaughan and Arthur Lawrence) states that John, Mills and Elisha Lawrence lived in Isle of Wight County prior to the Revolution. My late Uncle Wallace Lawrence left a letter stating that Mr. Winborne (presumably Stan Winborne, a close friend and descendent of Judge Winborne) told him that it had been established that Elisha came from Isle of Wight County. My late Uncle Lloyd Lawrence, an attorney from Murfreesboro, Hertford County, N.C., in a letter also states that he had seen Elisha Lawrence's (1775-1832) Bible and that it contained much genealogical data. (This Elisha is believed to have been a son of Elisha from Isle of Wight County, and he married Polly Vaughan in 1805 in Hertford Co., N.C.) Efforts to locate this Bible are continuing.

     In another letter Uncle Wallace states, "It is a matter of Court record that Elias, Samuel, Robert and Elisha Lawrence and others moved to Northampton County, N. C., from Isle of Wight County, Va." Unfortunately, he did not annotate the court record, and it is probably in some obscure record in one of these counties. That Elisha Lawrence was in Northampton County in 1789 and 1790 is authenticated by a deed made in 1789 and recorded in 1790 whereby he purchased land from Samuel Lawrence, and by the census of 1790 which shows him, a widower, to have been living in Northampton County in that year with one son and two daughters, all under 16. The known birth date of Elisha, Jr., in 1775, fits in with this record. Elisha, Sr., also sold land to Jessee Johnson, et al, in Northampton County in 1805, and another Lawrence record of a Lawrence of that County refers to the sale of land to Jessee Johnson, et al, in 1805 by Elisha Lawrence of Pulaski Co., Kentucky. Obviously, it was the same sale, but there the trail ends.

     It is believed that Elisha Lawrence (1775-1832), who was born in Hertford County, was Elisha, Sr.'s son. The court house in Hertford County was burned during the Civil War, but Elisha, Jr.'s record was saved because the clerk had taken the containing it to his home the night of the fire. Since Elisha, Sr.'s sale of land in Northampton County (from which Hertford Co., was, in part, formed) in 1805 coincided with the date of Elisha Jr.'s marriage to Polly Vaughan, it seems probable that he purchased land in Hertford County which Elisha, Jr. inherited, and where the records were destroyed by fire. Elisha Sr.'s will was not filed in Northampton County.

     The names of Elisha Jr.'s children is a matter of incredible possibility unless he was indeed, the son of Elisha, Sr., and Elisha, Sr. was the son of Sarah and William Lawrence; otherwise, the odds in the names being a mere coincidence would be of astronomical proportions.

     By his first marriage, two of his three children were William and Sarah, the same as Elisha Sr.'s parents. The third was Arthur, the same as the ancestor who married Elizabeth Vaughan, ancestor of Judge Winborne.

     By his second marriage, his only two sons were named John and Mills, the names of Elisha' Sr.'s other two brothers. Mills is an unusual given name, and it appears to have come into the Lawrence family from the Darden family. Mills Darden was the great grandfather of ______ Lawrence who married Jacob Darden in 1737.

     The only other (and unlikely) explanation could be that Elisha Sr., was one of the son of William's brothers, John, but he had no son named Elisha.

     It seems almost incontrovertible that the genealogy is correct - and no doubt, diligent search of various court records will, some day, provide court proof.

     (The several Elisha Lawrences in New Jersey have been completely traced, and there is no connection between them and the Virginia-North Carolina Elisha Lawrences.)

     Isle of Wight County records researched by Mrs. Katherine Edwards, Deputy Clerk, Isle of Wight County Circuit Court.

     Notes and data from files of Wallace E. Lawrence, Norfolk, Va., taken from search of various county records, family Bibles, Colonial Records of North Carolina and The Vaughan Family by Judge Benjamin Brodie Winborne.

     County and Bible records researched by Eva. J. Lawrence, Murfreesboro, Hertford County, North Carolina."

     The above has been quoted as written from volume VIII, pages 84-86, of Historic Virginia Familes.

     There also are two females shown in the 1790 census of North Carolina which are presumed to be daughters but of whom there is no futher information.

     Information provided by Jesse M. Lawrence indicates that Elisha was a Lieutenant and married Elizabeth Drake. He also names one daughter. Could Elizabeth be the mother of Elisha Jr. also?

U. S. Census Records

Census1790In the 1790 Census Elisha Lawrence was listed as a head of household at Northampton Co., North Carolina. He is enumerated with 1 white male 16 or older, 1 white male under 16, and 2 white females.4

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.
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, John Lawrence ca 1668-1739 Margaret Murphy ca 1696-1750 of Nansemond County, Virginia.
  3. [S293] Jesse M. Lawrence, GEDCOM file.
  4. [S923] 2 August 1790, 1790 U. S. Census, North Carolina, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 75.

Mary Elizabeth Duke

#5632, d. 1817
FatherJohn Duke
MotherSarah ?
ChartsDescendants of John Lawrence Jr.

Major Life Events

     Mary Elizabeth Duke married John J. Lawrence, son of John Lawrence [III] and Martha Ricks, on 20 November 1768 at the Rich Square Meeting House.1 Mary died in 1817 at Northampton Co., North Carolina.2

Children of Mary and John:

Narrative

     Jesse M. Lawrence gives Mary's middle name as Elizabeth.

     Boddie in Historical Southern Families gives Mary's death as 1817. Jesse M. Lawrence gives her death date as 7 December 1797.

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 185.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 186.

John Lawrence [V]

#5633, b. 14 September 1771, d. 28 December 1816
FatherJohn J. Lawrence d. 23 Oct 1796
MotherMary Elizabeth Duke d. 1817
Relationship3rd cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of John Lawrence Jr.

Major Life Events

     John Lawrence [V] was born on 14 September 1771.1 He married Margaret Nixon, daughter of Zacharias Nixon and Mary White, on 22 January 1797 at Pasquotank Co., North Carolina.1 John died on 28 December 1816 at age 45.1

Children of John and Margaret:

Narrative

     John was disowned by the Society of Friends in 1814 for selling two of his black people.2

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 186.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, volume I, page 186.

Ricks Lawrence

#5634, b. 26 December 1774, d. 3 June 1824
FatherJohn J. Lawrence d. 23 Oct 1796
MotherMary Elizabeth Duke d. 1817
Relationship3rd cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of John Lawrence Jr.

Major Life Events

     Ricks Lawrence was born on 26 December 1774 at Northampton Co., North Carolina.1,2 He married Sabrina Toole Boddie, daughter of Willie Willis Boddie and Jane Toole, on 3 November 1803.1 Ricks died on 3 June 1824 at Northampton Co., North Carolina, at age 49.1

Children of Ricks and Sabrina:

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 186.
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, John Lawrence ca 1668-1739 Margaret Murphy ca 1696-1750 of Nansemond County, Virginia.

Exum Hollimon Lawrence

#5635, b. 5 November 1779, d. 21 January 1815
FatherJohn J. Lawrence d. 23 Oct 1796
MotherMary Elizabeth Duke d. 1817
Relationship3rd cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of John Lawrence Jr.

Major Life Events

     Exum Hollimon Lawrence was born on 5 November 1779.1 Exum died on 21 January 1815 at age 35.1

Narrative

     Jesse M. Lawrence gives Exum's middle name as Hollimon.

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 187.

David Lawrence

#5636, b. 10 June 1782, d. 16 December 1827
FatherJohn J. Lawrence d. 23 Oct 1796
MotherMary Elizabeth Duke d. 1817
Relationship3rd cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of John Lawrence Jr.

Major Life Events

     David Lawrence was born on 10 June 1782.1 He married Sophia Pretlow in June 1816.1 David died on 16 December 1827 at Nansemond Co., Virginia, at age 45.1

Narrative

     On December 26, 1812, David transferred his membership from Rich Square to Western Branch.2

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 187.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, volume I, page 187.

Jonathan Lawrence

#5637, b. 10 June 1782, d. 20 December 1814
FatherJohn J. Lawrence d. 23 Oct 1796
MotherMary Elizabeth Duke d. 1817
Relationship3rd cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of John Lawrence Jr.

Major Life Events

     Jonathan Lawrence was born on 10 June 1782.1 He married Mary ?.2 Jonathan died on 20 December 1814 at Virginia at age 32.1

Narrative

     Jonathan moved his membership from the Rich Square to the Western Branch Society of Friends on 28 May 1814.3

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 187.
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, John Lawrence ca 1668-1739 Margaret Murphy ca 1696-1750 of Nansemond County, Virginia.
  3. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, volume I, page 187.

Thomas Duke Lawrence

#5638, b. 21 January 1789, d. 3 July 1863
FatherJohn J. Lawrence d. 23 Oct 1796
MotherMary Elizabeth Duke d. 1817
Relationship3rd cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of John Lawrence Jr.

Major Life Events

     Thomas Duke Lawrence was born on 21 January 1789.1 He married Mary Bailey Powell, daughter of Jesse Powell and Charity Harrell, on 16 October 1817 at Northampton Co., North Carolina.2 Thomas died on 3 July 1863 at Scotland Neck, Halifax Co., North Carolina, at age 74.2

Children of Thomas and Mary:

Narrative

     Thomas was disowned by the Society of Friends on April 16, 1814, "for attending muster." He purchased his first tract of land in Halifax Co., North Carolina, from John H. Anthony on February 16, 18333.

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 187.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 188.
  3. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, volume I, page 188.

Josephus Duke William Lawrence

#5639, b. 1793, d. after 10 December 1834
FatherJohn J. Lawrence d. 23 Oct 1796
MotherMary Elizabeth Duke d. 1817
Relationship3rd cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of John Lawrence Jr.

Major Life Events

     Josephus Duke William Lawrence was born in 1793.1 He married Elizabeth R. Powell, daughter of Jesse Powell and Charity Harrell, on 6 January 1831.1 He died shortly after 10 December 1834.1

Child of Josephus and Elizabeth:

Narrative

     Josephus was disowned by the society of Friends in January 1818 "for lack of plainess and keeping a fiddle."2

     Josephus made a will on 10 December 1834 at Northampton Co., North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 187.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, volume I, page 187.

Nancy Ann Lawrence

#5640, b. 2 April 1777, d. before 21 May 1827
FatherJohn J. Lawrence d. 23 Oct 1796
MotherMary Elizabeth Duke d. 1817
Relationship3rd cousin 6 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of John Lawrence Jr.

Major Life Events

     Nancy Ann Lawrence was born on 2 April 1777.1 She married Exum Scott, son of William Scott and Elizabeth ?, on 25 June 1794 at the Rich Square Meeting House, Rich Square, Northampton Co., North Carolina.1 Nancy died before 21 May 1827 at Virginia.1

Narrative

     Nancy was also known as Ann.

     Reported at the Virginia Yearly Meeting, Society of Friends, May 21, 1827, "Ann Scott, deceased, of Nansemond Co., bequeathed to Yearly Meeting the sum of $1,000. The residuary legatees of this will were: Samuel Jones; Thomas, Mary, and David Lawrence; William I., Joseph M., Catherine and Margaret I. Lewis."2

Citations

  1. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 186.
  2. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, volume I, page 186.

John Duke

#5642

Major Life Events

     John Duke married Sarah ?.1

Child of John and Sarah:

Citations

  1. [S165] Margaret M. Hofmann, Northampton County, North Carolina 1759 - 1808 Genealogical Abstracts of Wills, p. 70, will of John Duke.

Thomas Lawrence

#5644, b. circa 1539, d. 28 October 1593
FatherThomas Lawrence b. s 1500
Relationship10th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence
Arms of Sir Thomas Lawrence of Chelsea

Major Life Events

     Thomas Lawrence was born circa 1539.1 He married Martha Cage of All Saints in Honey Land, London, daughter of Anthony Cage and Elizabeth Dale, on 22 July 1572 at All Hallows Honey Lane.2,3 Thomas died on 28 October 1593.4,1 He was interred on 7 November 1593 at Chelsea, Middlesex, England.4

Children of Thomas and Martha:

Narrative

     Thomas was also known as [Sir] Thomas Lawrence.

     Alfred Beaver wrote in 1892, that the oldest portions of Chelsea Old Church are the Chancel and the north chantry or chapel. The main fabric of the latter dates from the early part of the fourteenth century and is known as the Lawrence Chapel, from a family in whose possession is was for about a century and half (beginning with Sir Thomas Lawence.) It is generally supposed to have been the manor-chapel, built by one of the early lords of the manor, to have passed with the manor into the hands of Henry VIII, and to have been granted by him, with the old manor-house, to the Lawrences. No chapel, however, is mentioned in Lord Sandys' grant of the manor to Henry VIII in 1536, nor in a Particular of the Manor drawn up in 1544, nor in any of the manorial grants and assignments; and Alfred Beaver indicates the he can find no reason for supposing the Lawrence house to be identical with or on the site of the old manor-house other than the fact that it was near the Lordship Yard (originally the site of the manor-barns and stables) and a vacant piece of land (now occupied by Carlyle Mansions) called the Lord's Waste, and that these names were supposed to indicate the near neighborhood of the old manor-house. Alfred concludes that the chapel does not appear to have belonged to the manor or to have been used for burial in the time of the Brays (early owners of the manor). Had the chapel belonged to the manor, it is most probably that the Brays would have been buried there. No monuments, however, earlier than that of Thomas Lawrence, 1593, is to be found there. Alfred concludes the the chapel first became the private property when Thomas Lawrence purchased some property in Chelsea, and builid a house near the church in the late sixteenth century.5

     In Two Villages, Borer writes that during the later part of the sixteenth century the old manor-house was acquired by Sir Thomas Lawrence, goldsmith and merchant adventurer of the City of London. He too build a chapel in the parish church and his memorial there is dated 1593, but his family was to live on in the Chelsea until the end of the seventeenth century.6

     The Lawrence Monuments are placed in the chapel which bears their name. On the north wall is that of Thoams Lawrence (d. 1793), the earliest of this family to be found her. On the right are the effigies of his three sons, facing those of his wife and six daughters, all kneeling. On the cushion on which his wife kneels are the figures of two infants.7 This would indicate that there were possible three sons and six daughters plus perhaps two infants who died in infancy in the family. The names of only two sons and four daughters are known.

     Sir John Lawrence (d. 1638)--the second son represented in the previous monument--has an ornamental black tablet on the east wall. One of the daughters of Thomas Lawrence, Sarah, who married Richard Colvile, of Newton, in the Isle of Ely, has a monument on the same wall. On the floor is an inscription to Henry, Sir John Lawrences youngest son.

     Thomas was living in St. Michael Bassishaw Parish when he married Martha. He was a goldsmith in Chelsey in Middlesex and citizen of London. The London Goldsmiths 1200-1800 lists Thomas Lawrence, goldsmith, Parish of St. Mary Woolnoth, 1582-1624. This likely refers to both father and son.8 Thomas made a considerable fortune in his business as goldsmith, which in those days generally included banking, and in that of merchant adventurer.9

     Adjacent to Chelsea Old Church is one of the oldest thoroughfares in the parish, call Laurence or Lawrence Street, in memory of a family long connected with Chelsea. Lordship Place, leading from Lawrence Street into Cheyne Row (celebrated as the residence of Thomas Carlyle "the sage of Chelsea" was formally called Lordship Yard and marks the site of the manor barns and stables.10

     The Lawrence or Monmouth House stood to the north of Lordship Yard. The Lawrence Chapel, which belonged to this property was sometimes called the Manor Chapel.
11

     In 1583 Thomas Lawrence bought the old manor-house of Chelsea and the lord's chapel in Chelsea parish church attached to it, since known as the Lawrence Chapel, where on his death he was buried and where his son Sir John and his daughter are also commerated by monuments.12 The house, known as the Lawrence (or Monmouth) house was demolished in 1835.13 In 1714, Lady Lawrence let her Chelsea house to Ann, Duchess of Monmouth.14

     In 1590, he purchased Delaford Manor, Iver in Stoke Hundred, Buckinghamshire15 Deleford Manor is a typical example of the stately yet homelike Elizabethan mansion of red brick with its ample stone-mullioned windows and bays, it ranges of gables and grouped chimney stacks soaring above red tile roofs. The plan of Sir William Young's estate in Iver made in 1770 when the house was still standing shows that it was built around four sides of a courtyard with a larger courtyard surrounded by out-buildings in front of it. The interior must have contained many pleasant panelled rooms, including perhaps a long gallery, and carved chimneypieces and staircases. The gardens were douptless of the formal type usual at the period. A portion of such a lay-out subisted in 1770 to the west of the house, though it no longer, as it must have done formerly, extended to the eastern side where the oblong fishpond or "stews" still lies.16

     A History of the Manor and Parish of Iver states "In 1589, shortly before his death Sir Richard Blount, with his wife Mary and his son Richard, sold the Manor of Delaford and Edred's to Thomas Lawrence, citizen and goldsmith of London … till the time of the Commonwealth the Lawrence family was one of the most influential in the parish. There had been Lawrences in Iver at least as early as the first half of the fourteenth century, but there is no evidence of their kinship to this Thomas Lawrence who came of a yeoman's family of Chelmarsh in Glouchesterhire, though his descendants attempted to trace descent to a more distinguished Lancashire family of Lawrences … . He was succeeded at Chelsea and Delaford by his son John. There is neither trace or record of the manor house of Delaford such as it was in the days of the Fords and Blounts. Thomas Lawrence must have begun at once to rebuild it for in his will made on 20 August 1593 he sets aside a sume of 400£ for his executors to employ "in the best order in and abowte the finishing the buildings which are at hand at Iver." The new manor-house may have been structually almost complete by that date. That the family did not make it their principal residence at once appears from a letter written in 1621 by Sir John Lawrence to Sir Edward Cicil in reference to the latter's right to a pew in the Lawrence Chapel at Chelsea. "When I dwelt here," he says, "before I went to my house at Iver there stood a seat in which my parents in their life time sate, and I their heyre so long as I continued heere." Since Sir John was born in 1588 the move cannot have taken place much before the end of Elizabeth's reign. "Finishing" seems to have hung fire even then, for at his death in 1638 Sir John left 100 marks for this purpose."17

     In 1593 the College of Heralds granted Thomas the following coat of arms: Argent, a cross raguly gules, motto: "In Cruce Salus." In other words, a red cross of the "raguly" type is on a silver shield.8 The motto loosely translated is "In the Cross there is Salvation." Full description of the Arms: Argent, a cross ragulée gules, on a chief azure three leopard's heads or; an escucheon of Ulster. Crest: A demi-turbot, tail upwards, gules.

     The Lawrence Chapel at Chelsea is to the north of the chancel, and the monument of Thomas Laurence is affixed upon its north wall. It exhibits within two arched recesses kneeling effigies of the citizen and his wife, with three sons behind him, and behind her six daughters, besides two babes in swaddling-clothes laid on a cushion before their mother. Above the cornice are three shields of arms; the personal coat of the deceased in the centre, between those of the Merchant Adventurers and the Goldsmiths. This first is Argent, a cross raguly gules, on a chief azure three leopard's heads or. On another shield, placed behind the middle pillar on the monument, is the same coat impaling, 1 and 4. Per pale [az.] and [gu.] (tinctues gone), over all a saltire or, for Cage; 2 and 3 A swan flying for Dale. The inscription is as follows:

     The yeares wherin I livd ware fifty-fowre,
     October twenty-eyght did end my live,
     Children five of eleven God left in store,
     Sole confort of theyr mother & my wife.
     The world cn say what I have bin before,
     What I am now examples still are rife,
     Thus Thomas Larrance spekes to tymes ensving,
     Than Death is sure & Tyme is past renuing.18

     Abstract of will of Thomas Lawrence:

Thomas Laurence, citizen and goldsmith of London -- his wife Martha. To the poor of Chesey parish. To his executors 400£ to be employed by them in "the finishing of the buildings which are in hand at Iver, in the county of Bucks." To my sister-in-law Katherine Cage, wife of Mr. John Cage. To my sister Lowton's children. To my sister Heades children. Cousin Joice Jackson. Executors his wife and son Thomas. Overseers, brother-in-law Mr. John Cage of London, salter, and John Taylor of London, mercer. Real property in Bucks, Chelsea, and London. To his wife his house at Chelsey, with all the grounds, archardes, gardens, &c; over to his son Thomas in tail; over to his son John in tail. Daughters Blanch, Martha, and Sara. Proved at Hadleighe, co. Middx Nov. 1593.19

Citations

  1. [S274] G. E. C., Complete Baronetage, Volume II 1625-1649, page 60.
  2. [S408] The Harleian Society, London Marriages 1520-1610, page 53.
  3. [S2675] British Origins Web Site, online http://www.originsnetwork.com/BritishOrigins, Boyd's Inhabitants of London, Thomas Lawrence.
  4. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees, page 61.
  5. [S1019] Alfred Beaver, Memorials of Old Chelsea, pages 59-60.
  6. [S1042] Mary Cathcart Borer, Two Villages, page 16.
  7. [S1019] Alfred Beaver, Memorials of Old Chelsea, pages 76,77.
  8. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  9. [S1020] W. H. Ward and K. S. Block, History of Manor and Parish of Iver, page 109,110.
  10. [S1019] Alfred Beaver, Memorials of Old Chelsea, page 85.
  11. [S1019] Alfred Beaver, Memorials of Old Chelsea, page 86.
  12. [S1020] W. H. Ward and K. S. Block, History of Manor and Parish of Iver, page 110.
  13. [S1019] Alfred Beaver, Memorials of Old Chelsea, page 92.
  14. [S1019] Alfred Beaver, Memorials of Old Chelsea, page 89.
  15. [S174] Schuyler Lawrence, Lawrence of Chelsea.
  16. [S1020] W. H. Ward and K. S. Block, History of Manor and Parish of Iver, page 111.
  17. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Thomas Lawrence 1539-1593.
  18. [S291] John Gough Nichols F.S.A., The Herald and Genalogist, volume IV, pages 537-538.
  19. [S291] John Gough Nichols F.S.A., The Herald and Genalogist, volume IV page 537.

Martha Cage

#5645, b. 10 October 1553
FatherAnthony Cage d. 8 Jun 1583
MotherElizabeth Dale d. 25 Feb 1559
Relationship10th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Martha Cage was born on 10 October 1553.1 She married first Thomas Lawrence, son of Thomas Lawrence, on 22 July 1572 at All Hallows Honey Lane.2,1 She married second John Bromley after 1593.3

Children of Martha and Thomas:

Citations

  1. [S2675] British Origins Web Site, online http://www.originsnetwork.com/BritishOrigins, Boyd's Inhabitants of London, Thomas Lawrence.
  2. [S408] The Harleian Society, London Marriages 1520-1610, page 53.
  3. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees, page 61.

Thomas Lawrence

#5646, b. 5 September 1573, d. 1793
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1539, d. 28 Oct 1593
MotherMartha Cage b. 10 Oct 1553
Relationship9th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Thomas Lawrence was baptized on 5 September 1573.1,2,3 Sir Thomas, Knight of Chelsea, died without issue, probably before his father in 1793.4

Narrative

     Thomas was also known as [Sir] Thomas Lawrence.

Citations

  1. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees, page 61.
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Thomas Lawrence 1539-1593.
  3. [S2675] British Origins Web Site, online http://www.originsnetwork.com/BritishOrigins, Boyd's Inhabitants of London, Thomas Lawrence.
  4. [S1019] Alfred Beaver, Memorials of Old Chelsea, page 89.

John Lawrence

#5647, b. 1 December 1588, d. 12 November 1638
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1539, d. 28 Oct 1593
MotherMartha Cage b. 10 Oct 1553
Relationship9th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence
Arms for Sir John Lawrence

Major Life Events

     John Lawrence was baptized on 1 December 1588 at England.1,2 He married Grissell Gibbons, daughter of Gervas Gibbon and Grisilde Roberts, in 1609 at England.1,2 John died on 12 November 1638 at England at age 49.1 He was interred on 14 November 1638 at Chelsea Church at Chelsea, Middlesex, England.1

Children of John and Grissell:

Narrative

     John was also known as [Sir] John Lawrence Baronet.

     John Lawrence, Esq., was from Delaford in Iver, Buckinghamshire and Chesea, Middlesex.3 Hugh Buckner Johnston in his Lawrence Family manuscript relates the following concering Sir John Lawrence:

     "Sir John Lawrence, Knight and Baronet, was a wealthy merchant of London. He purchased on share of stock in the Virginia Company in Virginia on June 23, 1620, a fact that may entitle his descendants to membership in the Order of the First Families of Virginia. In June 1632, Sir John Lawrence, "Adventurer", and others, recorded their plans to transport three hundred colonists for agriculture, mining, etc., to Long Isle, about one hundred fifty miles north of Jamestown. On August 24, 1635, he was party to a suit in the High Court of Admiralty in London, and his kinsman and factor, Richard Bennett, testified concerning goods sent to Virginia on the ship Revenge."4

     He entered Oxford (St. John's College) 27 May 1603 at age 14. He received a B. A. from Oriel College on 29 October 1604 and a M. A. from St. Edm Hall on 7 July 1615. John was knighted at Royston 26 January 1609/10 and was made a baronet on 9 October 1628.5

     On a large tablet of black marble, affixed to the east wall:

     Sacred to the memory
     of Sr. John Lavrence late of Iver in ye covnty
     of Bvcks Knight and Baronet who married Grissill
     davghter & co-heire of Gervase Gibbon of Benenden
     in the county of Kent Esq. by whom he had issve
     seven sons and fovre daughters Hee deceased the
     xiith of Novembr. 1638. aged 50 years

     What bad men dy & tvrn to their last sleepe
     What stir the poets and engravers keepe
     By a fained skill, to pile them vp a name
     With termes of Good & Just ovt lasting fame.
     Alas poor men, svch most have neede of stone
     And Epitaphs, the Good ( indeed ) lack none
     Theire owne trve worth's enovgh to give a glory
     Vnto th' uncankerd record of theire story.
     Such wass the Man lyes heere yet doth pertake
     Of verse and stone bvt tis for fashion sake.

     Arms: Argent, a cross raguly gules, on a chief azure three leopard's heads or; on a scutcheion of pretence the arms of Ulster; impaling Sable, a lion ramp. between three escallops or. (Gibbon)6

     "In 1637, Margaret, Countess of Nottingham; Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire; Edward, Lord Gorges; sir John Danvers and Sir John Lawrence, with others protested against the amount levied on Chelsea (it being at a rate four times greater than that of other taxes), but took care to state their complaint was only against the amount, and not against the tax itself. The Sheriffs replied that the unusual rate was "in respect of persons of honour and quality who had summer houses there, but land and property elsewhere." In the following year (1638), Sir John Lawrence, Nicholas harman, and Sir John Abeale drew up another partition, stating that, by appointment of the High Constable, they had lately made a 'ratement' for ship-money, according to every man's estate. They had rated themselves and som few others at a higher proportion, in order to spare the minister and some of the weak estate. The Sheriffs, however, who were strangers to the place, at the instigation of some 'factious spirits,' had struck out the names of these abatements upon the petitioners, the Countess of Devon and Sir John Fearne. They prayed that the first rate might be confirmed, but with what sucess is not recorded."7

     John made a will on 19 October 1638. His will reads as follows:

I, Sir John Lawrence of Delefords and Iver, Bucks Kt. and Bt., desire to be buried in my Chapel at Chelsea. All my interest in the Parsonage of Dorking, Surrey, which I, with my brother-in-law Richard Colville, purchased of Richard Hollman, to my sister Martha Jackson, widow, and she be dead at my decease same to her daughter Martha. 300 pounds to my oldest daughter, Ann Lawrence; 200 pounds to my second daughter Frances Lawrence; bequests to servants; all my interest in 7010 pounds which long since I recovered my judgement of Anne Babington, executrix of Vry Babington, dec., in H. M. Court of Exchequer due me from the estate of Robert Bromley, dec. Of what can be recovered 1/2 to my eldest son John Lawrence and the other moiety to my younger children. 100 marks towards the finishing of my house at Iver. Rest of personal estate to my younger children, Anne, Robert, Frances, Grissell, and Henry, those age 21 to be paid soon as possible and the others to be paid at 21 or marriage. All portions of my younger children to amount to 900 pounds apiece and all my houses and land at Chelsea to provide this. * * * The settling of wife's estate has cost me more at this date than double the value of her inheritance, were it to be sold. The legacies of 5000 pounds which I have given her younger children is more than double the value of her estate after her decease. Wife Dame Grissell to sole extrx. provide she shall settle within 12 months after my death all her estate in lands and tenements on her eldest son John Lawrence and heirs male and in default of same to son Robert Lawrence, etc. Witnesses Pugh Flood, clarke; Samuel Forest, John Hynde, Martha Jackson, Rice Thomas.8

The reference "all my interest in 7010 pounds which long since I recovered my judgement of Anne Babington, executrix of Vry Babington, dec., in H. M. Court of Exchequer due me from the estate of Robert Bromley, dec." refers to the heirs of the estate of John Bromley whom Sir John Lawrence's mother, Martha Cage, married after the death of Sir John's father, Sir Thomas Lawrence.

     His will was probated on 21 January 1638/39.

Citations

  1. [S274] G. E. C., Complete Baronetage, Volume II 1625-1649, page 60.
  2. [S2675] British Origins Web Site, online http://www.originsnetwork.com/BritishOrigins, Boyd's Inhabitants of London, Thomas Lawrence.
  3. [S309] John Burke Esq. and John Bernard Burke Esq., Extinct & Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, & Scotland, page 300.
  4. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  5. [S274] G. E. C., Complete Baronetage, Volume II 1625-1649, page 60.
  6. [S291] John Gough Nichols F.S.A., The Herald and Genalogist, volume IV, page 539.
  7. [S1019] Alfred Beaver, Memorials of Old Chelsea, page 41.
  8. [S80] John Bennett Boddie III, Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County Virginia, Vol. 2, page 490.
  9. [S1109] Sally Koestler, "Lawrence family info," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence, 4 November 2002.

Elizabeth Lawrence

#5648, b. 14 December 1589
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1539, d. 28 Oct 1593
MotherMartha Cage b. 10 Oct 1553
Relationship9th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Lawrence was baptized on 14 December 1589.1

Citations

  1. [S2675] British Origins Web Site, online http://www.originsnetwork.com/BritishOrigins, Boyd's Inhabitants of London, Thomas Lawrence.

Martha Lawrence

#5649, b. 1 March 1583
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1539, d. 28 Oct 1593
MotherMartha Cage b. 10 Oct 1553
Relationship9th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Martha Lawrence was baptized on 1 March 1583.1 She married William Jackson [Esq.] in 1601.2,3,1

Citations

  1. [S2675] British Origins Web Site, online http://www.originsnetwork.com/BritishOrigins, Boyd's Inhabitants of London, Thomas Lawrence.
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees, page 61.

Henry Lawrence1

#5650, b. 5 January 1577
FatherThomas Lawrence1 b. c 1539, d. 28 Oct 1593
MotherMartha Cage1 b. 10 Oct 1553
Relationship9th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Henry Lawrence was baptized on 5 January 1577.1

Citations

  1. [S2675] British Origins Web Site, online http://www.originsnetwork.com/BritishOrigins, Boyd's Inhabitants of London, Thomas Lawrence.

Sarah Lawrence

#5651, b. 4 June 1592, d. 17 April 1631
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1539, d. 28 Oct 1593
MotherMartha Cage b. 10 Oct 1553
Relationship9th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Sarah Lawrence was baptized on 4 June 1592.1,2 She married Richard Colvile of Newton Hall, Isle of Ely, Cambridge.3 Sarah died on 17 April 1631 at age 38.1 She was interred at Chelsea, Middlesex, England.

Narrative

     On the same wall as the monument to Thomas Lawrence, her father, is the monument of Mrs. Sarah Colvile. It represents the deceased, in a winding-sheet, rising from her tomb, and bears the following inscription-- "And you shal know that I am the Lord when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your sepulchres." Ezeh. 37. vers. 13.

     Sacred
     to ye blessed memory of that
     vnstayned copy & rare example
     of all virtve
     Sara
     wife of Richard Colevile of Newton
     in ye Ile of Ely in ye covnty of
     Cambridge Esq. davghter to
     Thomas Lawrence
     of Iver in ye covnty of Bvckingha Esq.
     who in ye 40th yeare of her
     age received ye gloriovs reward
     of her constant piety
     being ye happy mother of 8 sons
     and 2 davghters

     Wonder not (Reader) how this stone
     Should be so smooth and pure: Theres one
     That lyes within't by whose fayer light
     It shines so cleere & looks so bright.
     The Cutter's art could only giue
     A forme vnto't: no power to liue
     Nor shall it euer loose this grace
     Till she arive and leaue the place
     For losse of whome ye mournfull Vrne
     Shall fire and to cynders tvrn.
     She dyed ye 17th of April
     1631

     Arms: Quarterly, 1 and 4. Azure, a lion rempant argent, a label of three points gules; 2 Argent, three chessrooks gules, Walshingham; 3. Argent, on a bend sa. a benzant, pinchbeck; impaling Laurence. Crest: 1. A lion rampant arg. 2. A chessrook.4

Citations

  1. [S291] John Gough Nichols F.S.A., The Herald and Genalogist, Volume IV, page 538.
  2. [S2675] British Origins Web Site, online http://www.originsnetwork.com/BritishOrigins, Boyd's Inhabitants of London, Thomas Lawrence.
  3. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees, page 61.
  4. [S291] John Gough Nichols F.S.A., The Herald and Genalogist, Volume IV, pages 538, 539.

William Jackson [Esq.]

#5652

Major Life Events

     William Jackson [Esq.] married Martha Lawrence, daughter of Thomas Lawrence and Martha Cage, in 1601.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees, page 61.
  3. [S2675] British Origins Web Site, online http://www.originsnetwork.com/BritishOrigins, Boyd's Inhabitants of London, Thomas Lawrence.

Blanch Lawrence1

#5653, b. 12 July 1579
FatherThomas Lawrence1 b. c 1539, d. 28 Oct 1593
MotherMartha Cage1 b. 10 Oct 1553
Relationship9th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Blanch Lawrence was born on 12 July 1579.1

Citations

  1. [S2675] British Origins Web Site, online http://www.originsnetwork.com/BritishOrigins, Boyd's Inhabitants of London, Thomas Lawrence.

Richard Colvile

#5654

Major Life Events

     Richard Colvile married Sarah Lawrence, daughter of Thomas Lawrence and Martha Cage.1

Citations

  1. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees, page 61.

Grissell Gibbons

#5655, d. 16 March 1675
FatherGervas Gibbon b. c 1574, d. bt 4 Jan 1595 - 10 Apr 1595
MotherGrisilde Roberts b. 14 Jun 1574
Relationship9th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Grissell Gibbons was born. She married John Lawrence, son of Thomas Lawrence and Martha Cage, in 1609 at England.1,2 Grissell died on 16 March 1675 at England.1 She was interred on 22 March 1675 at Chelsea, Middlesex, England.1

Children of Grissell and John:

Citations

  1. [S274] G. E. C., Complete Baronetage, Volume II 1625-1649, page 60.
  2. [S2675] British Origins Web Site, online http://www.originsnetwork.com/BritishOrigins, Boyd's Inhabitants of London, Thomas Lawrence.
  3. [S1109] Sally Koestler, "Lawrence family info," e-mail to Paul E. Lawrence, 4 November 2002.

John Lawrence

#5656, b. 11 May 1610, d. after 28 December 1680
FatherJohn Lawrence b. 1 Dec 1588, d. 12 Nov 1638
MotherGrissell Gibbons d. 16 Mar 1675
Relationship8th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     John Lawrence was baptized on 11 May 1610 at Chelsea, Middlesex, England.1,2 He married Mary (May) Hempson, daughter of Thomas Hempson and Anne Duncombe, before or about 1646 at England.1 John died after 28 December 1680.1

Children of John and Mary:

Narrative

     John was also known as [Sir] John Lawrence.

     Sir John was the second Baronet. He entered Oxford at age 17. In 1631 he was admitted to the Inner Temple. Sir John succeded to the Baronetcy 13 November 1638.3

     In 1650 he bought Bardwell Manor, Bucks. It was sold in 1666.4 (Note: According to Schuyler Lawrence, Sir John sold Bardwell Manor in 1666, yet says he died in 1664. From the information in G.E.C. Complete Baronetage it would appear that it was his wife who was buried 11 October 1664 in Chelsea, not Sir John and Schyler Lawrence had confused the two. G.E.C. states that Sir John was living 28 December 1680 but died before 19 February 1710/11.

     This Sir John Lawrence repaired the monument of Sir Thomas More in Chelsea Church and had this inscription recut upon a slab of black marble "After he was beheade, this trunke was interred in Chelsea church, near the middle of the south wall, where was some slight monument erected, which being worne by time, Sir [John] Laurence of Chelsea (no kinne to him) at his own proper costs and chardges erected to his memorie a handsome inscription of marble."5

Citations

  1. [S274] G. E. C., Complete Baronetage, Volume II 1625-1649, page 61.
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Sir John Lawrence 1589-1638.
  3. [S274] G. E. C., Complete Baronetage, Volume II 1625-1649, page 61.
  4. [S174] Schuyler Lawrence, Lawrence of Chelsea.
  5. [S291] John Gough Nichols F.S.A., The Herald and Genalogist, volume IV, page 540.

Thomas Lawrence

#5657, b. circa 1645, d. April 1714
FatherJohn Lawrence b. 11 May 1610, d. a 28 Dec 1680
MotherMary (May) Hempson d. Oct 1664
Relationship1st cousin 9 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Thomas Lawrence was born circa 1645 at England.1 Thomas married Anne English of St. Clement Danes, daughter of Unknown English and Elizabeth ?, circa 18 May 1674 at England. The marriage license was issued by the vicar general on 18 May 1674.1,2 Thomas died in April 1714.1 He was interred on 25 April 1714 at Chelsea, Middlesex, England.1

Children of Thomas and Anne:

Narrative

     Thomas was also known as [Sir] Thomas Lawrence.

     G.E.C. Complete Baronetage states that John was born about 1645 but also states that his father Sir John Lawrence, married Mary Hampson about or before 1646.

     Sir Thomas Lawrence was the third Baronet. He entered Oxford (St. John's College) 20 November 1661 at age 16. He received a B. A. 23 February 1664/1665 and a M.A. from Univeristy College in 1668. Sir Thomas was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1664.3

     The following two statements from Boddie and from G.E.C. ed. Complete Baronages (also found in Burke's Extinct and Dormat Baronages) may not be true.

     1. Sir Thomas Lawrence accompanied Lionel Copley to Maryland and was Secretary of the Colony. Lionel Copley died September 1693 and on the 7th May 1694, Sir Thomas Lawrence, as President of the Council, became Acting Governor of Maryland and served until Governor Nicholson arrived.

     2. Sir Thomas spent all of his estates and emigrated to Maryland where he was secretary to Governor Seymour in 1696.3

     Nichol's Herald and Genealogist,, states that in 1696 Sir Thomas Lawrence, Bart. of Iver., Co Bucks, was Secretary of Maryland under Governor Seymour, and he did not, as stated in Burke's Extinct and Dormat Baronages, "emigrate in 1700" in consequence of having "spent all his estate." This same authority states that "Sir Thomas Lawrence, Bart. who was buried at Chelsea in April 1714 is presumed to be this same gentleman." Nichols goes on to say that "Sir Thomas Lawrence, Bart. of Iver. and Secretary of Maryland, died in that colony in 1712, and it can scarcely be supposed that his remains were sent home for interment at Chelsea two years afterwards."4

     G.E.C. Complete Baronetage repeats that Sir Thomas Lawrence died in 1712 in Maryland, but raises the question as to whether this relates to his son and heir apparent, John.5

     It would appear that there were two different Thomas Lawrences, Bart., and they have been merged into one by some researchers.

     Burke's Extinct and Dormat Baronages also states that this Thomas Lawrence had no issue. However, Schuyler Lawrence identifies three children, John, Margaret and Cecilia. There also is an entry in the burial entries of St. Luke's, Chelsea, co. Middlesex for 28 December 1680, for a Giles, son of Mr. Thomas Laurance, esq. I believe this may have been another son of Thomas who died young.

     The noble baronet line ended with the death of Sir Thomas in 1714. His only son, John, is believed to have died in Maryland about 1712 leaving no heirs.3

Citations

  1. [S274] G. E. C., Complete Baronetage, Volume II 1625-1649, p. 61.
  2. [S409] The Harleian Society, Westminster Marriages 1558-1679, page 228.
  3. [S274] G. E. C., Complete Baronetage, Volume II 1625-1649, p. 61.
  4. [S291] John Gough Nichols F.S.A., The Herald and Genalogist, Volume IV, page 464.
  5. [S274] G. E. C., Complete Baronetage, Volume II 1625-1649, page 61.

Anne Lawrence

#5658, b. 24 June 1629
FatherJohn Lawrence b. 1 Dec 1588, d. 12 Nov 1638
MotherGrissell Gibbons d. 16 Mar 1675
Relationship8th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Anne Lawrence was baptized on 24 June 1629.1,2

Citations

  1. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees, page 61.
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Sir John Lawrence 1589-1638.

Frances Lawrence

#5660, b. 1615, d. 8 November 1685
FatherJohn Lawrence b. 1 Dec 1588, d. 12 Nov 1638
MotherGrissell Gibbons d. 16 Mar 1675
Relationship8th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Frances Lawrence was born in 1615.1 Frances died on 8 November 1685.2

Narrative

     In the Lawrence Chapel at Chelsea is an inscription commemorating Frances the second daughter of Sir John Lawrence. The inscription is partially covered.

     Resurrection
     lyeth whatsoever
     tall of the Excellant
     ances Lawrence
     for her truly Loyall
     iples to the Crown,
     stanc to the Church
     d in the worst of Times
     hreescore and ten years
     all wais a virgin; She was
     aughtr to Sr John Lawrence
     the County of Bucks
     Baronet by Dame Grissell
     his only wife
     ing worthy of such Parents
     ted this live at Chelsey
     8th day of Novembr
     no Domini 1685.

Citations

  1. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees, page 61.
  2. [S291] John Gough Nichols F.S.A., The Herald and Genalogist, Volume IV, pages 539-540.

Grissell Lawrence

#5661, b. circa 1622, d. before 1 April 1701
FatherJohn Lawrence b. 1 Dec 1588, d. 12 Nov 1638
MotherGrissell Gibbons d. 16 Mar 1675
Relationship8th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Grissell Lawrence was born circa 1622.1 She married Isaac Lawrence, son of William Lawrence and Margaret Higford.2,3 Grissell died before 1 April 1701.4

Children of Grissell and Isaac:

Narrative

     Grissell made a will in 1698.

     Her will was proved on 1 April 1701.

Citations

  1. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Sir John Lawrence 1589-1638.
  2. [S174] Schuyler Lawrence, Lawrence of Chelsea.
  3. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees, page 61.
  4. [S298] Charles A. H. Franklyn M.A. M.D., Families of Paulet (or Pawlett), Berewe (or Barrow), Lawrence, and Parker, page 123.

Henry Lawrence

#5662, b. 1631, d. 14 October 1661
FatherJohn Lawrence b. 1 Dec 1588, d. 12 Nov 1638
MotherGrissell Gibbons d. 16 Mar 1675
Relationship8th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Henry Lawrence was born in 1631.1,2 Henry died on 14 October 1661.2

Narrative

     On a black marble on the floor of the Lawrence Chapel at Chesea:--Sacred to the memory of Henry Laurence, Turkey merchant, youngest sonne of Sir John Laurence, Knt. & Baronet, who dyed in the 30th year of his age, the 14th of October 1661.

     Here rests ye weary Marchant, having tri'd
     And finding this world's trafflick vain delite
     That empty trifle, and hee's got to trad
     In th' other world for gaines which never fade;
     Thence you shall see when he acquits this urne
     Of everlasting crownes a brave returne;
     The stock of goodness he imbarkt before
     Ensures him there an hundred fold and more.3

Citations

  1. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees, page 61.
  2. [S291] John Gough Nichols F.S.A., The Herald and Genalogist, Volume IV, page 539.
  3. [S291] John Gough Nichols F.S.A., The Herald and Genalogist, volume IV, page 539.

Rebecca Page

#5663, b. 8 November 1682
FatherThomas Page Jr. b. c 1633, d. 20 Feb 1719
MotherAlice Hearn b. c 1642
Conflicting evidence states that Rebecca Page was born on 11 August 1682 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1

Major Life Events

     Rebecca Page was born on 8 November 1682 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.2,3 She married Thomas Gay, son of Henry Gay [I] and Joane (Jane) Sanders, on 11 January 1699/0 at Nansemond Co., Virginia. Thomas and Rebecca were married at Chuckatuck Quaker Meeting House.2

Narrative

     Conflicting evidence states that Rebecca Page was born on 11 August 1682 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Page Family Tree (Thomas Page, ID: I03078).
  2. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  3. [S815] Ancestry World Tree Project, online http://www.ancestry.com, Edwards/Hughes Family Ancestry (Rebecca Page, ID: I426).

Edward Griffin

#5666

Major Life Events

     Edward Griffin married Elizabeth Lawrence on 10 October 1764 at Bertie Co., North Carolina. Elizabeth's marriage to Edward Giffin was bonded by Edward Rasor and John Yeats, and witnessed by John Lawrence and William Griffin.1

Child of Edward and Elizabeth:

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

Unknown West

#5667
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Unknown West married Martha Lawrence, daughter of William Lawrence and Ann Lawrence, before 1816.1

Citations

  1. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Robert Lawrence ca 1690-1744 & Elizabeth of Bertie County, North Carolina.

James Bridger

#5668

Major Life Events

     James Bridger married Susanna ?.1,2,3

Child of James and Susanna:

Narrative

     James was also known as [Col.] James Bridger.

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [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.
  3. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 184.

Susanna ?

#5669

Major Life Events

     Susanna ? married James Bridger.1,2,3

Child of Susanna and James:

Citations

  1. [S78] Hugh Buckner Johnston, Manuscript, The Lawrence Family of England, Virginia, and North Carolina Virginia State Archives.
  2. [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.
  3. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 184.

Sarah ?

#5670

Major Life Events

     Sarah ? married John Duke.1

Child of Sarah and John:

Citations

  1. [S165] Margaret M. Hofmann, Northampton County, North Carolina 1759 - 1808 Genealogical Abstracts of Wills, p. 70, will of John Duke.

Nathaniel Lawrence

#5671, b. 27 July 1766, d. 24 December 1849
FatherHumphrey Lawrence b. c 1712, d. b Jun 1772
MotherAnn Ashley b. c 1715, d. c 1775
Relationship2nd cousin 7 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Nathaniel Lawrence was born on 27 July 1766 at Bertie Co., North Carolina.1,2,3 He married first Catherine (Ann?) Rumph circa 1786.2,4 He married second Mary A. Shuyler circa 1790 at South Carolina.5 He married second Mary A. Andrews circa 1811.2,6 Nathaniel died on 24 December 1849 at Billups, Lowndes Co., Mississippi, at age 83.1,2,3 He was interred at Lawrence-Randel Cemetery at Billups, Lowndes Co., Mississippi.1,2

Children of Nathaniel and Mary:

Children of Nathaniel and Mary:

Narrative

     Nathaniel was also known as [Rev.] Nathaniel Lawrence.

     Some researchers have stated that Lt. Nathaniel Lawrence of the Revolutionary war was the son of Humphrey and Ann and that Rev. Nathaniel Lawrence was his son. However, in the May Court 1776 of Bertie Co. North Carolina, it was "ordered that Thomas Ashley be appointed gardien to Nathaniel Larrence, orphan of Humphry Larrence deed on his giving security in the sum of Six hundred pounds which security is accordingly given by Frederick Lawrence Asah? Larrence."7 This would indicate that the Nathaniel Lawrence that was the son of Humphrey and Ann was a minor in 1776 and could not be the Lt. Nathaniel Lawrence of the Revolutionary War. Therefore, Rev. Nathaniel Lawrence, born in 1766, is most likely the son of Humphrey and Ann. Thomas Ashley is probably either Ann Ashly's father or perhaps a brother. Ann Ashly was the wife of the deceased Humphrey Lawrence.

Citations

  1. [S3111] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Rev. Nathaniel Lawrence.
  2. [S292] Mary Brothers Norr, GEDCOM file.
  3. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, jmljr (Humphrey Lawrence - Ann Ashley Family Group Sheet).
  4. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Parker Family of Virginia and Northampton County, North Carolina (Nathaniel Lawrence - Catherine Rumph Family Group Sheet).
  5. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Parker Family of Virginia and Northampton County, North Carolina (Nathaniel Lawrence - Mary A. Shuyler Family Group Sheet).
  6. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Parker Family of Virginia and Northampton County, North Carolina (Nathaniel Lawrence - Mary A. Andrews Family Group Sheet).
  7. [S646] Weynette Haun Haun, Bertie Co., NC Court Minutes Book IV, page 70.

Mary Murphy Lawrence

#5674, b. circa 1707
FatherJohn Lawrence Jr. b. c 1668, d. b 23 Apr 1739
MotherMargaret Murphy b. 1670, d. b 7 Feb 1750/51
Relationship1st cousin 8 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of John Lawrence Jr.
Conflicting evidence states that Mary Murphy Lawrence was born circa 1724 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2

Major Life Events

     Mary Murphy Lawrence was born circa 1707.3 She married Robert Carr Jr., son of Robert Carr [Sr.] and Mary ?.4

Children of Mary and Robert:

Narrative

     Conflicting evidence states that Mary Murphy Lawrence was born circa 1724 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1,2

Citations

  1. [S388] Descendants of Robert Lawrence Sr., online http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/vafdking/lawren.htm
  2. [S458] Louise Perkins, "Descendants of Lawrence de Lancaster."
  3. [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.
  4. [S285] John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Volume I, page 184.

Philip Walston

#5675

Child of Philip and an unknown spouse:

Thomas Lawrence

#5676, b. say 1500
FatherThomas Lawrence b. s 1470
Relationship11th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence
Chelmarsh Hall

Major Life Events

     Thomas Lawrence was born say 1500.

Child of Thomas and an unknown spouse:

Narrative

     Thomas Lawrence resided in Chelmarsh near Bridgnorth in the community of Sallop. The two most notable buildings in Chelmarsh are the church and Chelmarsh Hall. The church was first endowed by Hugh de Mortimer in 1345 and the main part of the church dates from this time with later additions and modifications. The screen and the lynchgate were carved by a local carving class at the end of the 19th century. Chelmarsh Hall was formerly a granary and was granted to monks in 1379 by Edmund Mortimer, the Earl of March. It was thought to once be connected to the church by an under ground passageway. The Hall is now mainly Victorian with some late medieval doors and windows and fragments of a timber roof.12

Citations

  1. [S897] Sally's Family Place - Rayner, online http://www.sallyfamilyplace.com/Rayner, Thomas Lawrence 1539-1593.
  2. [S630] Richard Mundy, Middlesex Pedigrees, page 61.

Arthur Lawrence1

#5677, b. say 1445
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1393
MotherMabel de Croft
Relationship13th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield
Descent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Arthur Lawrence was born say 1445.2,3

Children of Arthur and an unknown spouse:

Narrative

     Arthur was also known as Arthur Lawrence [Esq.].

     Arthur Lawrence, Esq., was seated at Priors Court, Olveston, Gloucestershire. In Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland, it states that the second son of Sir Robert Lawence and Margaret Holden of Lancashire was Thomas Lawrence who was the father of Arthur Lawrence and that Arthur was the ancestor of John Lawrence, esq., of Delaford in Iver, Bucks, and of Chelsea, Middlesex, who was created a Baronet in 1628.3

     In Miscellaneous Pedigrees for Gloucestshire 1623, Arthur was listed as the father of Savacre Lawrence and Savacre was indicated as Arthur's second son.4

     The ancestors of John Lawrence, esq. of Delaford in Iver, Bucks, and of Chelsea, Middlesex, are Thomas who married Martha Cage who was the son of Thomas of Chelsea who was the son of another Thomas. This last Thomas would appear then to have been a son of Arthur.

Citations

  1. (of Priors Court.)
  2. [S174] Schuyler Lawrence, Lawrence of Chelsea.
  3. [S309] John Burke Esq. and John Bernard Burke Esq., Extinct & Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, & Scotland, page 300.
  4. [S400] The Harleian Society, Visitation of Glouchester 1623.

Thomas Lawrence1

#5678, b. circa 1466, d. circa 1504
FatherJames Lawrence b. 1428, d. 1490
MotherCecily Boteler
Relationship2nd cousin 14 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Thomas Lawrence married Mabilla Redmain. This wife in this marriage may be incorrect.2 He was born circa 1466.3,4 Thomas died circa 1504. He was succeeded by a brother, John, after whose death ten years later the inheritance was divided among a number of families representives of his aunts Elizabeth, Margaret, Agnes, and Alice, daughters of Robert Lawrence.4

Children of Thomas and Mabilla:

Narrative

     Thomas was also known as [Sir] Thomas Lawrence.

     Schyler Lawrence gives Sir Thomas' birth date as 1470.2 The Victoria History of the county of Lancaster indicates that he was 24 in 1490 (b. 1466) at the death of his father, Sir James, and also indicates that in 1501 his age is given as 40 (b. 1461).4

     Sir Thomas Lawrence was the sixth squire of Ashton.2 In 1494 Robert Southworth sold the marriage of his son Robert to Thomas Lawrence.5 In 1498 John Middleton released to Thomas Lawrence all his lands and rights in Middleton.6

     In 1501, Thomas was knighted at the marriage of Prince Arthur in 1501. His arms show Lawrence and Washington quarterly.4

     In 1503 he purchased lands in Stalmine from Thomas Standish. (Victoria History of Lancashire says Thomas Standen and his wife Ellen.)7

     Upon his death, Ashton estates suceeded to his brother John since, apparently, his eldest son John had been outlawed to France for having killed an Usher of Henry VII and his second son Thomas, a Monk, died without issue.2 Upon the death of Sir Thomas Lawrence's brother John, without issue, the Lawrence line of Ashton came to an end and the estates passed to his aunts, the four sisters of his father, Sir James Lawrence, the fifth Squire of Ashton.4

     Schuyler Lawrence indicates that the wife of Sir Thomas was Mabilla Redmain.2 In Lawrence of Chelsea, Middlesex and of Delafore, Ivor, Bucks he indicates that Thomas Lawrence, second son of Sir Robert Lawrence and Margaret Holt, married Mabilla Redmain.8 Either one of these is incorrect or there were two Mabilla Redmain. Nichols in The Herald and Genealogist indicates that Thomas Lawrence, second son of Robert and Margaret married Mabilla Redmain, daughter of John Redmain.9 I believe that the marriage of Sir Thomas, 6th Squire of Ashton, to a Mabella Redmain may be incorrect. Schuyler gives Somerby as the source for that marriage and Somerby's pedigree is known to contain errors.

Citations

  1. 6th Squire of Ashton.
  2. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  3. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  4. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  5. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 37.
  6. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 73.
  7. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 254.
  8. [S174] Schuyler Lawrence, Lawrence of Chelsea.
  9. [S291] John Gough Nichols F.S.A., The Herald and Genalogist, Volume IV, page 532.

Mabilla Redmain

#5679, b. say 1465

Major Life Events

     Mabilla Redmain was born say 1465. She married Thomas Lawrence, son of James Lawrence and Cecily Boteler. This wife in this marriage may be incorrect.1

Children of Mabilla and Thomas:

Narrative

     Schuyler Lawrence in his Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs. indicates that this Sir Thomas Lawrence married Mabilla Redmain. In his Lawrence of Ashton Hall, Lancashire, A Communication to the Editor of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society states that Thomas Lawrence of Yealand Redmayne, Esq., the son of Robert Lawrence Jr., fourth Squire of Ashton, also married a Mabilla Redmain. He also indicates this marriage in volume IV of his manuscripts, Lawrence of Chelsea, Middlesex, and of Delafore, Ivor, Bucks. Whether one of these is in error or whether there may have been two different Mabilla Redmains is not cleared. For the purpose of this genealogy, two different Mabillas are assumed until the opportunity arises to check the sources used by Schuyler Lawrence.

Citations

  1. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.

John Lawrence

#5680, d. circa 1591
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1466, d. c 1504
MotherMabilla Redmain b. s 1465
Relationship3rd cousin 13 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     John died without issue in exile circa 1591 at France.1

Narrative

     John was also known as [Sir] John Lawrence.2

     Schuyler Lawrence, in his manuscripts, quotes a source from the New York Genalogical and Biographical Records, July 1871, p. 121, the "having killed a Gentleman Usher of Henry VII he was outlawed and died in France, when Ashton Hall and his other estates passed by royal degree to his relatives, Lord Monteagle and Lord Gerard." Schuyler follows this with a note that according to Victorian History, the estates passed to his nearest of kin, i.e. his aunts, the four daughters of Robert Lawrence, the fourth Squire of Ashton, sisters to Sir James, the fifth Squire of Ashton, the four daughters of Robert Lawrence.2

     A History of Lancaster Golf Club states that John, the son of Sir James Lawrence killed on of his own side, and since he was foolish enough to choose as his victim a member of King Henry VII's court, he was forced to make a hasty exit to France. With John the direct male succession ended. Through a lateral female line a new and altogether more prominent family, the Gerards, moved to Ashton Hall. I believe this is incorrect and that John, the son of Sir Thomas and grandson of Sir James was the one who slew a member of King Henry VII's court. Both Schulyer Lawrence in his manuscript and the Victoria History of Lancashire indicates that is was this John, the son of Sir Thomas.

Citations

  1. [S175] John Lawrence, Watertown, Memoir, page 7.
  2. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.

James Lawrence1

#5685, b. 1428, d. 1490
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450
MotherAmphilis Longford
Relationship1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     James Lawrence was born in 1428 at England.2 He married first Cecily Boteler.3 He married second Eleanor de Welles, daughter of Lionell de Welles and Joan de Waterton, and dowager baroness of Hoos and Hastings.4 James died in 1490 at England.2

Children of James and Cecily:

Children of James and Eleanor:

Narrative

     James was also known as [Sir] James Lawrence.

     Sir James Lawrence was the fifth Squire of Ashton and perhaps the wealthiest of the gentry of Lancashire. He owned the Manors of Ashton, Stodday, Heysham, Middleton, Carnforth, Scotforth, and Crag House along with other farms in Bolton, Forton, Sketon, and Overton and burgages in Lancaster. These properties were said to have yielded £6000 per annum.3

     James was 22 when his father died in 1450.2

     On 1454 there was received for the Earl of Richmond £13 6s. 8d. for two parts of the rents of Ashton and Carnforth. The farmer's name is not given, but it would be James Lawrence. James Lawrence of Ashton demised to William Patchet for eleven years the Ox Pasture in Carnforth, on which he was to erect a water mill, at a rent of 20s.5

     Sir James Lawrence was knighted by Lord Stanley at Haddonfield during the wars in Scotland in 1482.6 A History of Lancaster Golf Club states that James fought against the Scots at Hutton Field in 1482.

     In 1484, a dispute began between the Lawence and Lumley families as to the advowson of the church at Warton. Sir James asserted that the avowson of the Church of Warton was attached to the land called Saltacre and claimed the partonage of the Church. A fourth part of the advowson was included in the Clifton estates in 1532, no doubt in the right of Lawrence.7 On 6 March 1489/90 Robert Lawrence his son was instituted.8

     At his death in 1490, Sir James held burgages in Lancaster the rent being included in the 20 marks paid to the duchy by the community. This part of the inheritance was divided among several heirs. John Butler of Rawcliffe held of the king in socage in 1543; his heirs - Rishton and Standish of Duxbury held in free burgage; Henry Halsall held of the king in socage in 1574, but the Molyneux heirs in 1548 and 1623 were said to hold in free burgage. Richard Skillicorne was another Lawrence heir. His male ancestor, Adam, had held messuages, etc., in Lancaster in 1371.9

     Sir James also held land in Scotforth by knight's service,10 the manor of Middleton by rent of 1d.,11 the manor of Overton of the king as duke in socage by the rent of one rose,12 the manor of Forton of the king as duke by rendering a grain of pepper yearly,13 the manor of Heysham of the king as Duke of Lancaster by service of a grain of pepper yearly,14 and held lands in Bolton by rent of 2d.15 He also held a manor of Skerton by 2d. rent to which Thomas Rigmaiden and Richard Skillicorn seem to have suceeded.16 and three messuages, etc., in Warton which John Rigmaiden held afterwards.17

     He held the manor of Ellel with appurtenances, known as Crag House, of the king by rent of 1/2d. and through the Skillicornes, Evan Haughton seems to have been the responsible tenant in 1608. (Richard Skillecorne died in 1534 holding "Lawrence lands" in Ellel of the king in socage by 1/2d. rent.)18 Additionally James held the manor of Carnforth with messuages, lands, etc., of the king in socage paying 4d. yearly. Another inquiry also indicates he held lands by knight's service.5 He held a moiety of the manor of Carleton of the king as of his duchy of Lancaster in socage by 1d. rent.19

Citations

  1. 5th Squire of Ashton.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  3. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  4. [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.
  5. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 168.
  6. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  7. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 155.
  8. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 158.
  9. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 39.
  10. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 56.
  11. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 73.
  12. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 62.
  13. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 107.
  14. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 113.
  15. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 134.
  16. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 61.
  17. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 163.
  18. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 99.
  19. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 229.

Cecily Boteler

#5686
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Cecily Boteler married James Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Amphilis Longford.1

Children of Cecily and James:

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

John Lawrence1

#5687, d. 1514
FatherJames Lawrence b. 1428, d. 1490
MotherCecily Boteler
Relationship2nd cousin 14 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     John Lawrence was born. He married Alice ?.2 John died without issue. in 1514 at England.3

Narrative

     John Lawrence was the seventh and last Squire of Ashton Hall.

     In 1473 John Harrington of Lancaster and others set fire to the rectory-house at the church at Warton. Thomas Bolron, John Lawrence and others being within it, and being assulted so that their lives were in danger. Early in the beginning of the reign of Henry VIII John Lawrence sent about eighty men, armed, to the rectory, and they seized the corn and grain in the barns and took the revenues of all kinds; further, they used the church tower as a fortress, roasting their meat in the church itself, and would scarcely allow the curate to enter the building.4,5


     in 1505 John Lawrence, brother and heir of Sir Thomas had special license of entry.3

     John had no issue, and the estates passed to the four sisters of his father Sir James Lawrence, the fifth Squire of Ashton. The estate described as the manors of Hackinsall and Preeshall appeared to have gone to Alice, the widow of John Lawrence, and her second husband, Thomas Booth.

     Depositions were taken in 1534 as to the rights of the Lawrence family in Carnforth and other manors. Robert Pleasington knew that Bartherholme had belonged to John Lawrence, but it was not part of the manor; he did not know the king had any manor there, but only a rent of 20 marks. John Nicholson deposed that John Lawrence had set and let all the lands in Carnforth, but which were his own and which the king's witness could not say. Edmund Bank occupied a close called Highfield which was part of the manor; he had recently paid the rent to a bailiff. Thomas Escombe of Ellel did not know there was any manor at Carnforth. The witnesses generally agreed that no one but the Lawrences had had any lordship there; they had paid a rent to the king. Christopher Hadwen said Lawrence was owner of all the lands by taking to farm of the king, etc; there were only two freeholds, but 5s. was paid to the Abbey of Shap. Sir Thomas Lawrence (brother of John Lawrence) raised the king's rent, and after him, Thomas Booth who married John Lawrence's widow, raised it again.6

Citations

  1. 7th and last Squire of Ashton.
  2. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  4. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 151-152.
  5. [S2851] Lieut.-Colonel Henry Fishwick F.S.A., Pleadings and Depositions in the Duchy Court of Lancaster, Richard Dudley, Clerk, Parson of Warton versus John Lawrence and others re Trespass on the Tythes and Dues at Warton Church.
  6. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 168.

Robert Lawrence

#5688
FatherJames Lawrence b. 1428, d. 1490
MotherCecily Boteler
Relationship2nd cousin 14 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence was born. He married Unknown Tunstall, daughter of William Tunstall.1

Narrative

     Robert was also known as [Rev.] Robert Lawrence Parson of Warton.

     Robert was instituted as Parson of Warton Church on 6 March 1489.

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 158.

James Lawrence

#5689
FatherJames Lawrence b. 1428, d. 1490
MotherCecily Boteler
Relationship2nd cousin 14 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     James Lawrence was born.1 James died died young.

Citations

  1. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.

Agnes Lawrence

#5690
FatherJames Lawrence b. 1428, d. 1490
MotherCecily Boteler
Relationship2nd cousin 14 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Agnes Lawrence was born. She married William Tunstall.1

Narrative

     Agnes and William had no children.

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Unknown Tunstall

#5691
FatherWilliam Tunstall

Major Life Events

     Unknown Tunstall married Robert Lawrence, son of James Lawrence and Cecily Boteler.1

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 158.

William Tunstall1

#5692

Child of William and an unknown spouse:

Citations

  1. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.

William Tunstall

#5693

Major Life Events

     William Tunstall married Agnes Lawrence, daughter of James Lawrence and Cecily Boteler.1

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Alice ?

#5694

Major Life Events

     She married first John Lawrence, son of James Lawrence and Cecily Boteler.1 She married second Thomas Booth of Parrox Hall, son of Roger Booth and Agnes Acclamby, soon after the death of John.2

Narrative

     The estate described as 'the manors' of Hackinsall and Preesall was settled in 1515 on Alice wife of Thomas Booth and widow of John Lawrence. The service due to the king as duke was two crossbows or 2s. 8d.3

Citations

  1. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volulme VII, page 258.

Thomas Booth

#5695, d. 13 March 1527/28
FatherRoger Booth
MotherAgnes Acclamby

Major Life Events

     Thomas Booth married Alice Lawrence.1 Thomas died on 13 March 1527/28.2

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 258.

Eleanor de Welles

#5696
FatherLionell de Welles b. 1406, d. 29 Mar 1461
MotherJoan de Waterton b. c 1407, d. b 14 Apr 1447
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     She married first Thomas III de Hoo before 1447.1 She married second James Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Amphilis Longford.2

Children of Eleanor and Thomas:

Children of Eleanor and James:

Narrative

     Eleanor was also known as Alianor.

Citations

  1. [S422] Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, Genealogy Database.
  2. [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.

Jane Lawrence

#5697
FatherJames Lawrence b. 1428, d. 1490
MotherEleanor de Welles
Relationship2nd cousin 14 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Jane Lawrence was born. She married Roger Copeley.1 Jane died young without issue.

Citations

  1. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.

Alianor Lawrence

#5698
FatherJames Lawrence b. 1428, d. 1490
MotherEleanor de Welles
Relationship2nd cousin 14 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Alianor Lawrence was born. She married first Thomas Eilingham.1 She married second James Carew.1 Alianor died without issue.

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Roger Copeley

#5699

Major Life Events

     Roger Copeley married Jane Lawrence, daughter of James Lawrence and Eleanor de Welles.1

Narrative

     Roger was also known as [Sir] Roger Copeley.

Citations

  1. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.

Thomas Eilingham

#5700

Major Life Events

     Thomas Eilingham married Alianor Lawrence, daughter of James Lawrence and Eleanor de Welles.1

Narrative

     Thomas was also known as [Sir] Thomas Eilingham.

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.