James Carew

#5701

Major Life Events

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

Narrative

     James was also known as [Sir] James Carew.

Citations

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

Robert Lawrence1

#5702, b. circa 1391, d. 3 April 1450
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1371, d. 8 Sep 1439
MotherMargaret Holden
Relationship14th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence was born circa 1391 at Ashton Hall, Lancashire, England.2,3 He married first Amphilis Longford, daughter of Edward Longford [Esq.].2 He married second Agnes Croft of Dalton, daughter of Nicholas Croft, in 1429.4 Robert died on 3 April 1450 at England.5,3

Children of Robert and Amphilis:

Children of Robert and Agnes:

Narrative

     Robert was also known as [Sir] Robert Lawrence.

     Robert was the fourth Squire of Ashton. In 1426 he purchased one-fourth part of the manor of Bolton.6

     It has been stated that Robert married Amphibilis daughter of Edward Longford, Esq. However, in 1429, he married Agnes daughter of Nicholas Croft. Upon his marriage to Agnes Croft he received lands in Middleton, Heysham, and Lancaster. Also in 1429 he was Knight of the Shire and in Parliament complained of trespasses at Carnforth.6

     Schuyler Lawrence also indicates that Robert's son and heir to Ashton, James, was age 22 when his father died in 14506 which would indicated that his birth date was 1428, a year before Robert married Agnes Croft. From this, since James was the heir and therefore the oldest son, one might speculate that James was a son by his first wife Amphibilis and the rest of the children were by his second wife. Perhaps Amphibilis died in child birth. However, this is not a known fact.

     Schuyler also indicates in his manuscript, The Lawrences, Squires of Ashton, Lancs. that there was a fouth son, Thomas, who died without issue. However, in his Communication to the Editor of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society he names only three sons as do other sources.

     Robert Lawrence who had (or claimed) the advowson of Warton Church held three messuages, etc. of the king in socage by 1d. rent in Warton.7

     In 1429 he complained that the men of Bolton had trespassed on his closes at Carnforth. Also in 1429 he was knight of the shire.6

     There is some confusion as to how many male children Robert had. Sir James and Robert are known for certain. Somerby also inicates that there was Nicholas who was the Nicholas of Agercroft who had a seven sons. Schuyler Lawrence indicates that this Nicholas could not have been the Nicholas of Agercroft as his descendants would have inherited the vast Lawrence estates. Schulyer also indicates that the children of Robert could not have had issue for the same reason. Also, Schulyer indiates another male child, Thomas, who had no issue.

     At his death in 1450, Robert held the manor of Carnforth of the king as duke in scoage paying 4d. yearly,8 moities of the manors of Scotforth of the king as duke in socage by 1d. rent9 and Middleton by rent of 2d.,10 four messuages etc. of Richard Molyneux and Henry Pleasington in Ellel in socage,11 lands in Bolton by rent of 2d.,12 burgages in Lancaster, lands in Skerton,6 and four messuages in Ashton of the king as duke in socage by a rent of 4d.5 He also held a moiety of the manor of Carleton of the king as his duchy of Lancaster in socage by 1d. rent13 and a moiety of the manor of Stavely in Westmorland which was formerly the sixth part of the manor of Kirkby in Kendal.14

Citations

  1. 4th Squire of Ashton.
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  3. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-XYB : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Sir Robert Lawrence.
  4. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, volime VIII, page 52.
  5. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  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 163.
  8. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 168.
  9. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 61.
  10. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 73.
  11. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 99.
  12. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 134.
  13. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volune VII, page 229.
  14. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 169.
  15. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/S15N-CQT : acccessed 2014-07-07, entry for Thomas /Lawrence/.

Amphilis Longford

#5703
FatherEdward Longford [Esq.]
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Amphilis Longford married Robert Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Margaret Holden.1

Children of Amphilis and Robert:

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  2. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/S15N-CQT : acccessed 2014-07-07, entry for Thomas /Lawrence/.

Robert Lawrence

#5704, b. say 1435
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450
MotherAgnes Croft
Relationship1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield (#1)
Descendamts of Roger FitzReinfield (#2)

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence was born say 1435. He married Margaret Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence and Mary de Welles.1

Children of Robert and Margaret:

Narrative

     It is said that Robert and Margaret had three sons, Robert, John, and William. John and William are claimed to have left descendants by the Visitations heralds. Schuyler Lawrence claims that this is impossible as they would have inherited the whole of the Lawrence estates. Since these estates passed into the hands of femaile heirs, the children of Robert or his brother Nicholas could not had left direct heirs. This also is why Schulyer claims that this Nicholas could not be the Nicholas of Agercroft.

     Charles Franklyn, however, in his History of the Families of Paulet (or Pawlett), Berewe )or Barrow), Lawrence, and Parker indicates that there were only two children of Robert and Margaret, Robert and John, and that William was actually the son of John and has many descendants, including Isaac Lawrence who married Grisell Lawrence, daughter of Sir John Lawrence, Baronet, and sister of Robert Lawrence, the immigrant to Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. If this is so, then why didn't the Lawrence estates pass to this family? I have included the line here as indicated by Charles Franklyn in order in document this line from William. Nichols in The Herald and Genealogist also lists descendants of William.

Citations

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

Nicholas Lawrence1

#5705
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450
MotherAgnes Croft
Relationship1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Nicholas Lawrence was born. Nicholas died without issue.

Citations

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

Margaret Lawrence

#5706, d. before 19 June 1516
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450
MotherAgnes Croft
Relationship1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Margaret Lawrence was born. She married Nicholas Rigmaiden of Wedacre, son of John Rigmaiden.1 Margaret died before 19 June 1516.2,3

Children of Margaret and Nicholas:

Narrative

     Margaret and Nicholas had seven sons including John the heir, and two daughters besides Isabell who married Robert Lawrence, the last of the Ribbleton Lawrences. Other than John and Isabell, the names of the other children are not known.4

     Margaret died in 1516 holding forty messuages, etc., in Garstang of the inheritance of Thomas Rigmaiden, being a parcel of the manor of Wedacre. It is here stated that Margaret is the mother of John father of Thomas.3

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  2. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 317.
  4. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Agnes Lawrence

#5708
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450
MotherAgnes Croft
Relationship1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Agnes Lawrence was born. She married William Skillicorne [Esq.] (of Prees), son of John Skillicorne.1

Narrative

     The great-grandson of Agnes and William Skillecorne died in 1534 leaving four daughters; Johan wife of Thomas Chaydock, Elizabeth wife of George Linsage (Liversage?), Anne wife of Henry Marsh, and Eleanor wife of ____ Haughton.1

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 177.

Alice Lawrence

#5709, d. 14 August 1512
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450
MotherAgnes Croft
Relationship1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Alice Lawrence was born. She married James Clifton.1 Alice died on 14 August 1512.2,3

Children of Alice and James:

Narrative

     Alice, widow of James Clifton, in conjunction with Cuthbert Clifton, next of kin and heir of James Clifton, granted to Henry Clifton, son of James, a moss called Westgrims in Clifton for his life.4 Schulyer Lawrence in his manuscripts indicates that Alice married Cuthbert Clifton.3,5

     The Victoria History also indicates that Alice's and James' great-granddaughter married Sir William Molyneux of Sefton. Schuyler Lawrence indicates that Elizabeth, daughter of Alice and James married Sir William Molyneux. Nichols in The Herald and Genealogist indicates that Elizabeth Clifton who married Sir William Molyneux was the granddaughter and co-heir of Robert Lawrence which would make her the daughter of Alice and James. So with all of these discrepancies, I will leave her as the daughter of Alice and James.

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  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. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  4. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 162.
  5. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Elizabeth Lawrence

#5710
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1391, d. 3 Apr 1450
MotherAgnes Croft
Relationship1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Lawrence was born. She married John Boteler of Rawcliffe, son of Nicholas Boteler and Alice Radcliffe.1,2

Child of Elizabeth and John:

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pare 52.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 274.

Nicholas Rigmaiden1

#5711, b. 1448, d. circa 1496
FatherJohn Rigmaiden d. 1478
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Nicholas Rigmaiden married Margaret Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence and Agnes Croft.2 He was born in 1448.3 Nicholas died circa 1496.3

Children of Nicholas and Margaret:

Narrative

     Nicholas was also known as Nicholas Rigmaiden [Esq.].

Citations

  1. (of Wedacre.)
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 317.

William Skillicorne [Esq.] (of Prees)

#5712, b. circa 1430, d. before 20 February 1495/96
FatherJohn Skillicorne d. 1478
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     William Skillicorne [Esq.] (of Prees) was born circa 1430.1 He married Agnes Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence and Agnes Croft.2 William died before 20 February 1495/96.1

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 177.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.

James Clifton

#5713
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     James Clifton married Alice Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence and Agnes Croft.1

Children of James and Alice:

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.

John Boteler1

#5714
FatherNicholas Boteler d. 1453
MotherAlice Radcliffe
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     John Boteler married Elizabeth Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence and Agnes Croft.2,3

Child of John and Elizabeth:

Narrative

     John was also known as John Boteler [Esq.].

Citations

  1. (of Out Rawcliffe.)
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pare 52.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 274.

Edward Longford [Esq.]1

#5715

Child of Edward and an unknown spouse:

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.

Agnes Croft

#5716
FatherNicholas Croft
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Agnes Croft married Robert Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Margaret Holden, in 1429.1

Children of Agnes and Robert:

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, volime VIII, page 52.

Robert Lawrence1

#5717, b. circa 1371, d. 8 September 1439
FatherEdmund Lawrence b. s 1310, d. 1381
MotherAgnes de Washington d. a 1406
Relationship15th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield
Descent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence was born circa 1371 at England.2 He married Margaret Holden circa 1390.3,4 Robert died on 8 September 1439 at England.3,4

Children of Robert and Margaret:

Narrative

     Robert was also known as [Sir] Robert Lawrence.

     Sir Robert was the third Squire of Ashton. He was Knight of the Shire in 1403, 1406, and 1414. In 1402 he was a commissioner to arrest sedition mongers. In 1403 he assembled knights and yeomen in Lancashire and brought them to the king to fight against the Earl of Northumbland in Scotland.3

     Robert Lawrence was escheator of the county in 1404 and later complained of disseisin in 1407, and it was alleged against him that Edmund had left no heir. He was made a knight and had a son and heir of the same name.5

     He not only inherited his father's lands and manors, but added to those estates in Ireland and the manors of Southworth and Dillicar in Co. Westmoreland.

     A considerable contingent from Lancaster accompanied Henry V in 1415 on a campaign that ended at Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. John Lord Harcourt, bannert, took two knights, twenty-seven men-at-arms, and ninety archers; seven knights, James de Harrington, Richard de Kighley, Ralph de Stavely, Nicholas de Longford, William Botiller, John Southworth, and Richard de Radcliffe, and two esquires, John Stanley and Robert Laurence each served with fifty archers.6 A History of Lancaste Golf Club also states that Robert Lawrence fought against the French at Agincourt in 1415.

     In 1419 he was a commissioner to raise a loan for the King and in 1421 commissioner to bring 400 archers to France during the Hundred Years' War.

     He was knighted in 1417 or 1437 according to Schuyler Lawrence.3 I believe it probably was 1417 as he is referred to as Sir Robert Lawrence in 1426.

     Nicholas Hesketh died in 1416 leaving a son and heir Thomas who was ten years old. Later it appears that Sir Robert Lawrence was guardian. Thomas Hesketh died in 1458 and it is usually said that he married Sir Robert's daughter, Sibyl.7

     In 1426 Sir Robert agreed to pay Maud Wyresdale of Bolton 10s a year for her life for the fourth part of the lordship of Bolton with lands, etc.8 In 1429, Robert complained that the men of Bolton had trespassed on his closes at Carnforth.9

     Walter Strickland, receiver of the lordship of Kendal in 1439 accounted for £6 13s. 4d. of the arrears of Sir Robert Lawrence, late farmer of Ashton and Carnforth.9

     1440, Inquest taken at Burton … 18 Henry VI, before Walter de Strikland, esquire, escheator, by the oath of John Berwyk etc., who say that :Robert Laurence, knight, was seised of the manors of of Rauthesworth and Dilacre; by his charter dated Thursday next before St. Thomas the Apostle, 17 Henry VI (18 December, 1438), he granted certain messuages and lands in the vill and hamlet of Nateland to his son Thomas Laurence to hold for his life, with remainder to Robert's right heirs by virtue whereof Thomas became and stil is seised thereof. The premises in Nateland worth 10 marks yearly clear, are held of Thomas Strickland "chivaler" by service unknown. By another charter dated Friday next before St. Thomas the Apostle, 17 Henry VI (19 December 1438), he granted the manor of Dulacre to his son William Laurence to hold for his life, with the remainder to Robert's right heirs, by virtue whereof William became and is still seised of the said manor, which is worth 10 marks yearly clear, and is held of Thomas del Parre, knight, in socage, by service unknown. By another charter of the laste date (19 December) he granted the manor of Rauthesworth to his son Edmund Lawrence for life, with remainder to Robert's right heir, by virtue whereof Edmund became and still is seised of the said manor, which is worth 10 marks yearly and is held of Roger Petwardyn, esquire, in socage, by services unknown. Robert Laurence, esquire, his son, is his next heir, aged 40 years; Excheq.Inq. p.m., ser. i, file 167, n. 9.10

Citations

  1. 3rd Squire of Ashton.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 39.
  3. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  4. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-XYB : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Sir Robert Lawrence.
  5. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  6. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume II, page 212.
  7. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VI, page 121.
  8. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 134.
  9. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 168.
  10. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Underbarrow, Bradley Field and Cunswick', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 1 (1923) pp. 355-76.

Margaret Holden

#5718
Relationship15th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield
Descent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Margaret Holden married Robert Lawrence, son of Edmund Lawrence and Agnes de Washington, circa 1390.1,2

Children of Margaret and Robert:

Citations

  1. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  2. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-XYB : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Sir Robert Lawrence.

Thomas Lawrence1

#5719, b. circa 1393
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1371, d. 8 Sep 1439
MotherMargaret Holden
Relationship14th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield
Descent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Thomas Lawrence was born circa 1393 at Ashton Hall, Lancashire, England.2 He married Mabel de Croft, daughter of John de Croft.3

Children of Thomas and Mabel:

Narrative

     Thomas Lawrence was a Member of Parliament in 1435.3 In 1439, in addition to the estate in Yealand, he received lands in Natland, Westmoreland, from his father.4,5 In 1443 Thomas Lawrence complained of various outrages, Thomas Beetham and others came to kill him and they set his house on fire.6

     He was sheriff of Lancashire from 11th to 23rd Henry VI (1433-1445).7

     There is a contradiction in Schuyler Lawrences manuscripts concerning Mabilla Redmain. In Part IV of The Lawrence Family Record Series, Lawrence of Chelsea, Middlesex he indicates that this Thomas married Mabilla Redmain. In Part II The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs. he indicates that Mabilla Redmain was the wife of Sir Thomas Lawrence, 6th Squire of Ashton. I believe the latter may be incorrect. Schuyler cites Somerby as the source for this marriage and Somerby's pedigree is know to contain errors.

     Nichols in Herald and Genealogist indicates that this Thomas married Mabilla Redmain, daughter and heir of John Redmain of Yealand-Redmain, whose pedigree is in the Bodlien Library, Dodsworth, vol. 120.7

     Upon further examination of the history of Yealand Redmayne in the Victoria History of Lancashire I believe that Mabilla Redmain is actually Mabel de Croft also known as Mabella (possibly 'my beautiful one'), daughter of John de Croft of Yealand Redmain. A scrap of pedigree in Kuerden gives the descent thus: Adam (de Redmayne), daughter Elizabeth (who married Roger de Croft), son John (de Croft), son John (de Croft), daughter Mabel (de Croft).6 The history of manor of Yealand Redmayne extracted from the Victoria History of Lancashire8 follows.
Manor of Yealand Redmayne
The manor of Yealand Redmayne was the result of a partition of Yealand made probably by William de Lancaster I in the time of Henry II. The moietry of Silverdale granted to Cartmel Priorty by Henry de Redmayne was probably included in it at first. To Norman de Yealand the same William granted Levens in Westmorland, and his son Henry adopted the surname Redman or Redmayne. The family is mainly connected with Westmoreland. Henry gave land near Hilderston to Cockersand Abbey about 1200 and was succeeded by a son Matthew who in 1242 held part of Yealand of Wiliam de Lancaster III, and in 1246-8 acted as Sheriff of Lancashire. On the partition of the Lancaster inheritance about that time Yealand Redmayne was assigned to Lindsay, and so in the end reverted to the duchy. Sir Matthew was followed by son Henry, who in 1267 obtained a grant of free warren in his demense lands of Levens, Yealand and Trenterne. He had a son Matthew, whose son Adam received Yealand and in 1327 obtained a grant of free warren in his demesne of Yealand Redmayne.

Adam de Redmayne had a son John, who died without issue, and daughters Elizabeth and Margaret, between whom the manor was divided. The former married Roger de Croft of Durslet in Dalton, and her share descended to the Lawrences of Yealand as shown below; Margaret married John Boteler of Marton in the Fylde and her daughter Ellen carried this part of the manor to Nicholas de Croft of Dalton on her marriage to him in 1388-9. On the partition of the Croft manors it was included in the Middleton share. From that time there appear to have been two manors called Yealand Redmayne.

Edmund brother of John Lawrence died in 1510 holding the manor of Yealand Redmayne of the king as duke as of his manor of Warton by the sixth part of a knights fee. Joan his daughter and heir, then thirtytwo years of age, married Thomas Lathom, and at her death in 1509 was followed by her son Thomas, who did not long survive. Thomas Lathom, the husband, retained possession til his death in 1515. Joan's next heir was a niece Agnes wife of William Preston, as daughter of her sister Elizabeth; but the heir male was a cousin Lancelot Lawrence, son of Edmund's brother Robert, and he was thirty years old in 1515.

Lancelot Lawrence died in 1534 holding the manor of Yealand Redmayne by the sixth part of a knight's fee and various other messuages and lands in Warton, Silverdale and other places. His heir was a son Thomas, aged thirteen, whose wardship was in 1538 given to Thomas Haydock. The heir died in 1541, and was succeeded by his brother Robert, also a minor. Robert died in 1555, and was followed by a daughter Anne, then ten years old. She married Walter Sydenham, and in 1566 they sold the manor, with messuages, windmill, dovecote, &c., and lands in various townships, to George Middleton, who thus became lord of the whole manor, as well as Yealand Conyers and Leighton. Nevertheless the Lawrence and Croft portions continued to be regarded as separate manors, and were name Yealand Redmayne and Yealand Storrs. The Yealand Hall estate, perhaps representing the Storrs demense, appears to have been purchased from the Towneleys by Thomas Rawlinson, who died in 1802. It was afterwards sold to John Bond of Lancaster, whose representatives in or about 1851 sold it to the late R. T. Gillow of Leighton.

Citations

  1. (of Yealand Redmayne.)
  2. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-XYB : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Sir Robert Lawrence.
  3. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  4. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  5. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Underbarrow, Bradley Field and Cunswick', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 1 (1923) pp. 355-76.
  6. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 176.
  7. [S291] John Gough Nichols F.S.A., The Herald and Genalogist, Volume IV, page 532.
  8. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 175, 176.

William Lawrence

#5720, b. circa 1395, d. circa 1455
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1371, d. 8 Sep 1439
MotherMargaret Holden
Relationship14th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     William Lawrence was born circa 1395 at Ashton Hall, Lancashire, England.1,2 William died without issue while fighting under the Lancastrian banner circa 1455 at St. Albans.3,2 He was interred at the Abbey at St. Albans.3

Narrative

     William received through a grant from his father on 19 December 1438, the manor of Dilacre.4

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  2. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-XYB : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Sir Robert Lawrence.
  3. [S175] John Lawrence, Watertown, Memoir, page 8.
  4. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Underbarrow, Bradley Field and Cunswick', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 1 (1923) pp. 355-76.

Edmund Lawrence

#5721, b. circa 1394
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1371, d. 8 Sep 1439
MotherMargaret Holden
Relationship14th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Edmund Lawrence was born circa 1394 at Ashton Hall, Lancashire, England.1 He married Unknown de Stapleton, daughter of Miles de Stapleton, circa 1409.2

Narrative

     Edmund received from his father on 19 December 1438, a grant of the manor or Rauthesworth.3

Citations

  1. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-FMT : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Edmund Lawrence.
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  3. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Underbarrow, Bradley Field and Cunswick', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 1 (1923) pp. 355-76.

Sibyl Lawrence

#5722, b. circa 1399, d. 1459/60
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1371, d. 8 Sep 1439
MotherMargaret Holden
Relationship14th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Sibyl Lawrence was born circa 1399 at Ashton Hall, Lancashire, England.1 She married Thomas Hesketh.2 Sibyl died in 1459/60.2

Child of Sibyl and Thomas:

Narrative

     Sibyl was well-dowered and left her son, Thomas Hesketh Jr. a considerable estate.

Citations

  1. [S4734] "Pedigree Resource File", database, online http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9M8G-XYB : accessed 2013-07-22, entry for Sir Robert Lawrence.
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Ann Lawrence

#5723
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1371, d. 8 Sep 1439
MotherMargaret Holden
Relationship14th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Ann Lawrence was born. She married Richard Ratcliffe of Wimbersley, Essex .1

Citations

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

Unknown de Stapleton

#5724
FatherMiles de Stapleton
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Unknown de Stapleton married Edmund Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Margaret Holden, circa 1409.1

Citations

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

Miles de Stapleton1

#5725

Child of Miles and an unknown spouse:

Citations

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

Thomas Hesketh

#5726, b. 1406, d. 1458
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Thomas Hesketh was born in 1406.1 He married Sibyl Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence and Margaret Holden.2 Thomas died in 1458.2,1

Child of Thomas and Sibyl:

Narrative

     Thomas was also known as [Sir] Thomas Hesketh.

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VI, page 121.
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Richard Ratcliffe1

#5727
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Richard Ratcliffe married Ann Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence and Margaret Holden.2

Children of Richard and Ann:

Citations

  1. (of Wimbersley and Essex), Lord of the manors of Routhworth and Dillicar, co. Westmoreland.
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Edmund Lawrence1

#5728, b. say 1310, d. 1381
FatherJohn Lawrence b. s 1275, d. a 1348
MotherElizabeth Holt
Relationship16th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield
Descent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence
Ashton Hall
Probably built by Edmund Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Edmund Lawrence was born say 1310. He married first Alice de Cuerdale, daughter of John de Cuerdale and Dionisia ?.2 He married second Agnes de Washington, daughter of Robert de Washington and Margaret ?, circa 1369.3,4 Edmund died in 1381.5

Children of Edmund and Agnes:

Narrative

     In 1534, John Brockholes of Claughton said he heard John Lawrence, a blind man, say that Edmund, his great grandfather married Robert's Washington's daughter and heir. He had married Alice daughter of John de Cuerdale. She died in 1353 and it does not appear that there was any issue.6

     Edmund's second wife, Agnes, daughter and heiress of Robert de Washington, Lord of the manor of Scotforth, brought him other lands and also, notably, moities of the manors of Carnforth and Carleton. Edmund had no issue by his first wife, Alice, and the marriage terminated in a divorce.7

     Edmund was the second Squire of Ashton. In 1338 he held, with his parents, the Stapleton part of the manor of Ashton for life.8

     In 1345, he had been commissioned with his uncle William to investigate wastes in the manor of Wyresdale.7 In 1348, John Franceys dismised certain of this lands, etc., to Edmund for life at the rent of a rose for six years and then 100s. Agnes, the daughter of John Franceys married Lambert de Wyresdale and they quit-claimed to Edmund in 1366.9

     In 1350 Edmund held burgages in Pennystreet, Lancaster.8

     In 1357 he made a feoffment of lands in Lancaster, Skerton, Ellel, Ashton, and Preeshall10 and in 1373 it was found that he held for life three plough-lands of Thomas de Stapleton by a rent of 20 marks.11 In 1358 he was pardoned, after paying 100 shillings, for acquiring a life interest in the Irish Manors of Baliogary, Lough and Casterling without license.8 Also in 1358 he held land in Preesall.12 In 1361 he was pardoned, for service in France, of taking 200 in silver from John Darcy's house.8

     He was Knight of the Shire in 1362 when he and Matthew de Rixton being deputies of the sheriff, concealed the election writ and returned themselves as knights of the shire. This return was later quashed.13

     In 1363 was receiver of Queen Philippa's monies in Ireland. In 1367 he was attorney in England for the Prior of St. Mary's, Lancaster. In 1368 he was commissioner of Array to choose 100 archers in Lancashire.8

     In 1373 he held for life three plough-lands of Thomas de Stapleton by a rent of 20 marks.13 He was the Stapleton tenant as Scotforth as in Ashton in 1793.14 In 1375 he released his life interest in the Irish Manors and in that of Dunmow.8

     In 1376, he held for life fisheries and ridings in Ashton together with a fourth part of the manor, of the heirs of Thomas de Thweng, deceased, by rent of 13s. 4d.13

     In 1378 he purchased all the rights of Thomas de Molyneux in the marriage of Richard, son of Sir William de Moylneux of Sefton.15

     In 1381/2, evidently shortly before Edmund's death, John de Oxcliffe granted an estate in Overton to Edmund. John de Oxcliffe had held the estate as trustee, given him in 1374, from Adam, son of William de Lancaster, that William held in the right of his wife Blanche.16

     Edmund held ten burgages, two messuages, 30 acres of land, etc., by a rent of 6s. 8d. of the duke in free burgage at his death in 1381.17 His son Robert was 10 years old. His will names Agnes his wife, Robert his son and heir, and other children. What holding was retained in Ashton is not clear, but in the reigns of Henry IV and Henry VI certain lands, in later times called 'Lawrence lands,' were demised to the family by the Methams.13 The trustees of Edmund granted to his son John, lands in Skerton and Heysham.18

     The Manor of Ashton figures in the Doomsday Book of 1086. However, it is three more centuries beore the first physical evidence of its long history is revealed in the shape of the Pele tower that forms the southern flank of the mondern Lancaster Golf Club Clubhouse. The tower certainly dates from the fourteenth century and was possibly build by Edmund Lawrence who died in 1381. He was a descendant of the first recorded owners of the Manor of Ashton, the family of de Lancastre, barons of Kendal. His wife, Agnes is even more interesting.19

     Pele towers were fortified dwellings virtually unique to the Border region with Scotland, intended to protect their occupants against raiding parties moving south in search of booty. They were constructed in a manner to deprive their assailants of any easy means of entry. Their windows were of minimal size, small, rectangular apertures. The original Hall was built according to a standard design, one that was popular with wealthy landowners seeking a secure dwelling place in an insecure world. There were three stories. The ground floor is vaulted to provide stability. It was usually windowless and was used for storage purposes and to shelter the animals. The first floor contained the main hall and kitchen, and the top floor the living and sleeping quarters. The battlemented roof was flat in order to provide a stable lookout form which to launch missiles and fire arrows upon attackers. The four turrets were set diagonally to maximise the chances of scoring direct hits.20

Citations

  1. 2nd Squire of Ashton.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VI, page 301.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 168.
  4. [S2379] "Parentage of William de Lancaster."
  5. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 39.
  6. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 51.
  7. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  8. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  9. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 134.
  10. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 61.
  11. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 51, 52.
  12. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 260.
  13. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 52.
  14. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 56.
  15. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume III, page 69.
  16. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 62.
  17. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volumen VIII, pages 39, 61.
  18. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 60.
  19. [S871] J. H. Shennan, A History of Lancaster Golf Club, pages 41, 42.
  20. [S871] J. H. Shennan, A History of Lancaster Golf Club, page 42.

Agnes de Washington

#5729, d. after 1406
FatherRobert de Washington
MotherMargaret ?
Relationship16th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield
Descent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Agnes de Washington was born. She married Edmund Lawrence, son of John Lawrence and Elizabeth Holt, circa 1369.1,2 Agnes died after 1406.3

Children of Agnes and Edmund:

Narrative

     In 1406 Simon, formerly a servant of Robert de Washington, released all his claims to lands in Bolton to Agnes.3

     Agnes de Washington was a member of a family originally from Durham, which established itself in north Lancashire during the fourteenth century. In the sixteenth century they moved south to Northampton, and later westward to Virginia. In 1789 George Washington was elected the first President of the United States of America. Agnes de Washington, once the mistress of Ashton Hall, was unquestionably a kinswoman of the great founding father.4

     The parentage of William de Lancaster, lord of Kendal, by George Washington, states that Agnes was the granddaughter and ultimately the sole heiress of Robert de Washington, M. P. for Westmorland in 1300, and his wife, Joan de Strickland.2 However, I believe she was the great-granddaughter of Robert Washington and Joan de Strickland. A lineage chart in the club house at the Lancaster Golf Course which is built onto the original Ashton Hall, shows Agnes as a daughter of Robert de Washington and Margaret. This Robert de Washington was probably the son of Robert de Washington (son of Robert de Washington and Joan de Strickland) and his wife Agnes.

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 168.
  2. [S2379] "Parentage of William de Lancaster."
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 134.
  4. [S871] J. H. Shennan, A History of Lancaster Golf Club, page 42.

James Lawrence

#5731
FatherEdmund Lawrence b. s 1310, d. 1381
MotherAgnes de Washington d. a 1406
Relationship15th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     James Lawrence was born.1 James died without issue.

Citations

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

William Lawrence

#5732
FatherEdmund Lawrence b. s 1310, d. 1381
MotherAgnes de Washington d. a 1406
Relationship15th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     William Lawrence was born.1 William died without issue.

Citations

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

John Lawrence1

#5733, d. after 1432
FatherEdmund Lawrence b. s 1310, d. 1381
MotherAgnes de Washington d. a 1406
Relationship15th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     John Lawrence was born.2 He married Marjery ?.3 John died after 1432.

Child of John and Marjery:

Narrative

     The trustees of Edmund granted to his son John, lands in Skerton and Heysham. In 1420, the archdeacon of Richmond licensed the oratories of John Lawrence and Margery his wife at Lancaster, Poulton, and Scales.2

     John was a Member of Parliament in 1419. In 1413 and 1432 he was bailiff of Bucklow Hundred in Cheshire.

Citations

  1. (of Skerton and Heysham.)
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 60.
  3. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

John Lawrence1

#5734, b. say 1275, d. after 1348
FatherLawrence de Lancaster b. s 1250, d. a 1317
Relationship17th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield
Descent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence
Lawrence Arms

Major Life Events

     John Lawrence married Elizabeth Holt.2,3 He was born say 1275. John died after 1348.

Children of John and Elizabeth:

Narrative

     John Lawrence was the first Squire of Ashton and the first to use the surname Lawrence. John was a Member of Parliment in 1301 for Lancaster.4

     Richard, son of William the Cook, gave lands to Thomas, son of Richard de Stainall in 1315-16. This same Richard also gave land to John Lawrence and his wife Elizabeth.5 In 1323 John Lawrence held 30 acres in Skerton by a rent of 6s. 8d.6

     In 1331, John made a complaint of trespass on his fishery at Ashton. John in conjunction with Elizabeth his wife and Edmund their son held the Stapleton part of Ashton manor in 1338 for life. The family then or a little later obtained, apparently by marriage, the estate of the Gentyl and Washington families in Carleton, Scotforth, and elsewhere.7

     Also in 1331, he was holding lands in Lancaster and Lentworth from Robert de Holland.4

     Between 1318 and 1325 he was a juror in at least eight inquests.2

     In 1337, John Lawrence of Ashton obtained land in Stodday on Netherbaiske Brook from Robert son of Thomas son of Roger de Stodagh.7

     In 1338, John Lawrence in conjunction with Elizabeth his wife and Edmund their son held the Stableton part of Ashton for life. The family then or a little later obtained, apparently by marriage, the estate of Gentyl and Washington families in Carleton, Scotforth and elsewhere.7

     In 1346 he was a partner in a farm belonging to the Cockersand Abbey Estate4 and at an inquest was holding additional lands in Lancaster from the Earl.2 In 1346 he was paying the Earl 10d. annually for the harrowing, reaping, etc., due from 32 acres in Skerton.6

     Also in 1346, he held a half plough-land in Amounderness Hundred by the service of two crossbows. John de Hackinsall held a plough-land and a half and the Abbot of Cockersand held half a plough-land.8

     In 1347 John gave to John the Frereson and Joan his wife (who had sons John and Edmund) a burgage in St. Mary-gate upon Caldkeld Bank9 and was master of the manor of Ashton by a yearly fee of £22.4 In 1348 he was holding 5 acres in Skerton and Hackensall from the Duke4 and was a partner with his nephew, John Lawrence of Lancaster, in the milnfield in Lancaster.2

     In 1347 John Lawrence held the Coucy moieties of Ashton and Scotforth at a rent of £22.7

     In 1348-50, William de Heaton made a claim for messuages, etc., in Lonsdale against Thomas son of Marmaduke de Thweng, John Lawrence of Ashton, William de Washington, and Robert de Haldleghes.10

Ashton Hall

     Ashton Hall, the ancient seat of the Lawrences, is located about three miles to the south of the town of Lancaster, in northern Lancashire. It is picturesquely situated, commanding fine views of the estuary of the River Lune, and of Morecambe Bay, an extensive inlet of the Irish Sea. Ashton Hall is noted for the sylvan beauty of its spacious park, which is well diversified with hill and vale. The mansion is a large edifice, with many of the characteristics of an ancient baronial castle, having a square tower at one end, and numerous battlements, turrets, and machiocolations. Successive alterations and additions have been made at different epochs, in harmony with the medieval type of architecture. The oldest portion is probably from the fourteenth century. The interior contains a fine baronial hall.11

     In 1066 Ashton was one of three manors of Cliber, Machern and Gillemicheld and appears to have been accessed of two plough-lands. (The other two manors, Ellel and Scotforth, retained their connection to Ashton being held by the Lancaster family.) Afterwards, it was granted to Count Rogers of Poitori and a little later formed part of the lordship held by the Lancaster family, being held by knight's service. In the time of Henry II (1154-1189) William de Lancaster I granted half a plough-land to Gilbert de Ashton to hold by service of half a mark yearly. The second moiety wash shared or inherited by the families of Stableton and Metham, Thweng and Pedwarding, and appears to have been acquired by the Lawrence family of Lancaster.12

     In 1226, the Millfield at Ashton rendered 5s. a year to the king. in 1323 it was held by many free tenants, who in all paid 5s. to the earl. This Millfield contained 20 acres. Tenants were William and Randle le Gentyl and John and Alice Lawrence.13

     The free tenants in 1301 were Roger de Slene; another who had a messuage and 5 acres for a rent of 20d; Lawrence son of Thomas who rendered 6s. 8d. yearly; John de Ashton who held a messuage and 4 oxgangs of land and paid 6s.8d. rent; and Randle who paid 7d. In 1292 Gervase de Ashton claimed land against a Lawrence de Ashton. In a list of free tenants some 40 years later are recorded: William son of Lawrence, 2s. 6d; the same William, for Brantbreck, 1d; Alan de Ashton, 17 1/2d; John Ward, 2s. 6d; John, son of William the Clerk, 20d; Gervase del Green, 20d; Henry Alcok 5 1/2d; in all 14s. 6d.14

     Traces of the Lawrence estate in Ashton appear in inquisitions of some of the heirs, though the tenures are not always recorded. By some agreement, the manor descended through Boteler of Rawcliffe to Radcliff of Winmarleigh, and so my marriage to Gilbert Gerard woh purchase the other moiety from the Crown. Thus the whole became united in him and his descendants, the Gerards of Bromley and the Dukes of Hamilton. (Richard Skillecorne held part of it of the king in cocage in 1534. Thomas Regmaiden in 1520 held the reversion of the fourth part of the manor. John Boteler in 1534 held the manor of the king as duke in socage.) Sir Gilbert died in 1593 holding the manors of Ashton, Stodday, and Scotforth of the queen as of her crown of England in a fee farm by the hundredth part of a knight's fee and a rent of £16.11s. 4d.15

     King James I on his way from Scotland to London by Carlisle in 1617 arrived at Hornby, and thence went to Ashton Hall, where he knighted two gentlement on 11 Augus.16 In August 1648, the Duke of Hamilton stayed a night at Ashton Hall which was, in later years, to become inheritance of this family.17

     Ashton Hall was probably built by John's son Edmund. See Edmund Lawrence for additonal information.

Citations

  1. 1st Squire of Ashton.
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 38 & 51.
  4. [S173] Schuyler Lawrence, The Lawrences: Squires of Ashton, Lancs.
  5. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 189.
  6. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 61.
  7. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 51.
  8. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 257.
  9. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 11.
  10. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 70.
  11. [S176] Robert Means Lawrence M. D., Descendants of Major Samuel Lawrence.
  12. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, volume VIII, page 51.
  13. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, volume VIII, page 38.
  14. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, volime VIII, page 53.
  15. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, volume VII, page 52.
  16. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, volume VIII, page 16.
  17. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, volume VIII, page 17.

Elizabeth Holt1

#5735
Relationship17th great-grandmother of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield
Descent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Holt married John Lawrence, son of Lawrence de Lancaster.2,3

Children of Elizabeth and John:

Narrative

     Elizabeth is believed to have been surnamed Holt of the Stabley family.

Citations

  1. (of Stabley, Lancs.)
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 38 & 51.

William Lawrence1

#5736, d. before 1356
FatherLawrence de Lancaster b. s 1250, d. a 1317
Relationship17th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     William Lawrence was born. He married the widow of Geoffrey de Curedale, Alice de Haydock, daughter of John de Haydock, circa 1314.2 William died before 1356.3

Child of William and Alice:

Narrative

     In 1324 an agreement was made between Sir Richard de Hoghton, William Lawrence and Alice his wife on one side and Lawrence Travers and his wife Aline on the other. Another agreement was made in 1330 between Sir Richard de Hoghton on the one side and Lawrence Travers and William Lawrence on the other as to the partition of certain meadows held by Avice de Howick. In 1324 Richard de Hoghton held a moiety of Ashton by the service of 5s. while Lawrence Travers and William Lawrence (in right of their wifes) held the other moiety by 5s. also.3

     In 1338 Adam son of Richard de Hoghton claimed a third part of the manor of Ashton as heir of Henry son of William de Lea. The holders were William Lawrence, Alice his wife, Lawrence Travers and Aline his wife. Alice and Aline being daughters of John brother of Robert de Haydock, whose rights, it was alleged was derived from a grant by William de Lea. Two years later Alan de Marhalgh, in right of his wife Isabel, claimed a fourth part of the manor of Ashton against Lawrence and Travers. The suit continued in 1345, Isabel being described as daughter of Adam son of Robert de Ashton. An agreement of 1339 represents Sir Richard and Sir Adam de Hoghton as recovering three parts of the manor from Alan de Marhalgh and Isabel his wife, while claims were put in by Lawrence, Travers, and Haydock.3

     In 1346, however, some readjustments had taken place, and while Sir Adam de Hoghton held a moiety of the manor (by the twelfth part of a knight's fee) he paid only 3s. 9d; Edmund de Haydock, Thomas Travers, and William Lawrence held a plough-land in socage by rents of 2s. 6d., 3s. 4d., and 5d., respectively. Thus the 10s. rent was contributed by four partners, three of whom held the 'plough-land' in socage while the other held a 'moiety of the manor' by knight's service.3

     In 1354, William and his wife made a settlement of their estate in Thornton, Great and Little Layton, a moiety of the manor of Ribbleton, and a fourth part of the manor of Ashton. The remainder, after their children John and others, as far as Ashton was concerned went to the right heirs of Alice; and Ribbleton to Joan, daughter of Geoffrey de Cuerdale for life. Joan was then the wife of Thomas de Molyneux and much of her estate went to the Osbaldeston family. This indicates that William had held Ribbleton in the right of his wife, Alice.4

     William was a member of Parliment and Steward to the Earl of Lancaster. He founded a family line seated at Ribbleton and Calughton.

     In 1356 Sir Adam de Hoghton claimed his part of the manor, alleging that John son of Thomas Travers, Alice widow of William Lawrence and Thomas son of Geoffrey de Hackinsall had occupied parts of it.3

Citations

  1. (of Ribbleton.)
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 53 abd 270.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 133.
  4. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VII, page 106.

Alice Lawrence1,2,3

#5737
FatherLawrence de Lancaster b. s 1250, d. a 1317
Relationship17th great-grandaunt of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Alice Lawrence was born.

Narrative

     Alice never married and lived at Ashton Hall. She held two acres of land in 1332 obtained from Robert de Holland.

Citations

  1. (of Lancaster.)
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 38.

Lawrence de Lancaster1

#5738, b. say 1250, d. after 1317
FatherThomas de Lancaster b. s 1225, d. c 1292
Relationship18th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield
Descent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Lawrence de Lancaster was born say 1250. Lawrence died after 1317.1

Children of Lawrence and an unknown spouse:

Narrative

     The first mention of the family is in a suit in 1292 and 1302 where Lawrence de Lancaster sets forth his claim to 30 acres of land in Skerton. He was the brother and heir of John, son of Thomas, son of Roger de Lancaster.2 Lawrence complained that John le Gentyl and Agnes his wife were making waste in lands of his held as Agnes' dower. In 1323 the Millfield contained 20 acres and was held by tenants William and Randle le Gentyl, John and Alice Lawrence, and others.3

     In 1297 he held 30 acres in Skerton by a rent of 6s. 8d. which he had obtained from Nicholas Gentyl in 1292 who had held the land as trustee for Lawrence's brother John who had enfeoffed Nicholas.4 Also in 1297 there were three free tenants of Lune Mill, Lawrence son of Thomas de Lancaster, the Abbot of Furness, and Alan de Parles.5

     In 1301, Lawrence son of Thomas was one of the free tenants of the manors of Ashton and Scotforth. Some forty years later William son of Lawrence was listed as a free tenant.6

     In 1317 Lawrence son of Thomas de Lancaster granted lands in Skerton, Ashton, Brantbreck, Grisehead, &c. to his son John Lawrence and Elizabeth his wife. From this time on Lawrence was used as the family name.7

     Lawrence de Lancaster's three children, John, William, and Alice definitely were using the surname Lawrence. At various times in early records it was spelled Laurens, Laurenz, or Laurence.

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 38 & 51.
  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 38.
  4. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 61.
  5. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 59.
  6. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 53.
  7. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 51.

Thomas de Lancaster1

#5739, b. say 1225, d. circa 1292
FatherRoger de Lancaster b. s 1200, d. b 22 Feb 1290/91
Relationship19th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield
Descent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Thomas de Lancaster was born say 1225. Thomas died circa 1292.

Children of Thomas and an unknown spouse:

Narrative

     About 1247 the abbot and convent of Furness granted a toft to Thomas son of Roger de Lancaster in perpetual farm at 5s. rent; there was an oven on it.2 The estimated birth date of Thomas de Lancaster is based on this transaction. It would appear that Thomas may have been the eldest son of Roger de Lancaster, not a younger son as stated in The parentage of William de Lancaster, lord of Kendal by Washington.3 Thomas appears to have died circa 1292, about the same time as Roger de Lancaster or perhaps even before his father which may account for the lack of mention of Thomas as a heir of Roger. Also, was Thomas perhaps an illegitimate son of Roger, born before his marriage to Philippa de Bolebec?

     1274, Nicholas de la Quisine arraigns an assize against William de Stirkeland touching land in Sithereshergh; Dep. Keeper's Rep. 42, app. 653. Inquest taken at Kyrkeby in Kendale on Monday after the quindene of Holy Trinity, 2 Edward I (11 June, 1274) by the oath of Thomas de Lancaster, Richard Gilpin, John de Kenetemer, Roger de Bronolvesheved, Ralph de Patton, Thomas Collan, Benedice Gernet, Roger Kayrus, Robert de Stirkland, John de Midelton, Roger , son of William, William de Friysbank, and William son of Lexander, jurors, to make an extent of lands of Robert de Ros of Werk, who say that the castle of Kyrkeby in Kendale with the parks, vivaries, herbage and "cista" therein is worth one year with another ten marks; there are in Kirkeby in demesne 160 a. arable land, each worth yearly with meadow 6d. sum 66s. 7 d. (sic); the vill of Kirkeby with enclosure is worth 10 marks yearly; a water-mill, the moiety thereof pertaining to this part, with the moiety of the mills of Rispeton and Appeltweht, is worth 28 marks yearly, where of Alan de Sutton receives 50s. yearly and Adam de Lancastre 20s. for their lives; the moiety of the fulling-mill of Kirkeby, formerly extended at 10 marks, is now 8 marks, as the tenants of John de Bellewe ('de Bella Agua") in Kenetemere, who married Laderina, one of the sisters and heirs of Peter de Brus, do not suit at the said mill as of old in Peter's time; the moiety of the mill of Patton, formerly extended at 10 marks, is now 9 marks, as William de Wyndesores has set up a mill at Grarig to its injury in 1 mark yearly; the mill of the hospital is worth yearly 60s; the moiety of the mill at Dylaker is worth 10s yearly; the fishery of Fors is worth 6 marks; in the demesne of Helsinton there are 210 a. land with meadow, each worth 6d. yearly worth with the emendation of the grange, herbage of the hay with the forest and dead wood felled, £4 13. 4d; farm of the tenants in Helsinton, 64s. 10d; from geld ("goldor") of sheep there, 3s; farm of Henry the reeve of helsinton, 20s; the farm of Grenerig, 54s., and from "gold" there, 6s. 8d; farm of Adam de Riboyers, 6d; farm of Hagayl, £6 3s. and from "gold" there, 5s; from a meadow called Rispetun-henge, containing 9 a., 12 d. an acre yearly; from the herbage of Adam Brun, 16s. yearly; from the farm of William [le] Sauser, 3s 6d yearly; from that of Beauconquayte, 7s. yearly; from that of Stavley, 70s yearly and from the demesne there 46s. and from "goldis" there 6s. yearly; from a close at Hoon (?), 12d. yearly; from the farm of the vill of Stirkeland, 60s., and from "Golds" there, 3s; the meadow of Leythild, 6s. yearly; the farm of the vill of Schalquatrig, 50s. yearly; the farm of the tenants of the underwoods, 48s. the farm of Hotun, 110s. and from "golds" there, 6s; from the mill there, 100s; farm of the tenants in the forest with Schewreschale and Oxinhoime, £11 6s. 9d., herbage there 5 marks; from Adam son of Henry for a shieling and a 2 a. land, 3s; there are free tenants [in Kendale] who pay yearly £7 4s. 3d.' two year-old hawks, 2s; 2 pairs of gilt spurs, 13d; gloves, 1d; 6 cross bows 10d; 12 arrows 2d; 4 lbs. pepper, 40d; 4 lbs. cummin 4d;and 1 lb. wax, 6d; the forests of Ridale with Satsondoff and Becmelbrid and Carkerdale are worth £14 13s. 4d. yearly; the farm of Gresmere with a moiety of the mill and the fulling-mill, "goldarr" of sheep, moors, fishings and a brew-house, is worth £7 17s. 3d; the farm of Langedon with a moiety of the mill and herbage of the forest are worth £3 18s. 8½d; in Crostweyt there is land in demense worth 22s. 11d; the farm of Crostweyt with the herbage, "goldis," a brew-house and the mill are worth £11 15s. 11d. yearly; from the moiety of Aynerholm, 3s. 4d. yearly; from the farm of Adam Chefdor, 3s. yearly; Roger's island in Wynendemere is worth 12d. yearly; from small fishings above Kirkeby ½ mark; free tenants in Westmerland under 104s. 4d. yearly; the court of Kendale, worth one year with another and formerly extended at £20, is now worth £18, being reduced in value 40s by the purparty of John de Bellewe; from stallage, small herbages, pannage, honey and squirrels, 102s. Total £197 17s. 3½d. The said manor [of Kirkeby in Kendale] has fallen to the pourparty of Margaret de Ros, the last-born daughter and one of the heirs of Peter de Brus, and is held of the king in chief; Inq., p.m. 2 Edw. 1, n. 26.4

     Thomas de Lancaster had two sons, John de Lancaster, the heir, who had no issue, and Lawrence de Lancaster, the eventual heir.

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 38 & 51.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, volume VIII, page 41.
  3. [S2379] "Parentage of William de Lancaster."
  4. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Helsington and Sizergh', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 1 (1923) pp. 130-66.

Alice de Cuerdale

#5741, d. before 1353
FatherJohn de Cuerdale
MotherDionisia ?
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Alice de Cuerdale married Edmund Lawrence, son of John Lawrence and Elizabeth Holt.1 Alice died before 1353.2

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VI, page 301.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 51.

John de Lancaster1

#5742, d. before 1292
FatherThomas de Lancaster b. s 1225, d. c 1292
Relationship18th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     John de Lancaster was born. John died without issue before 1292.1

Narrative

     In 1292, Lawrence de Lancaster claimed claimed the tenement of 30 acres in Skerton as heir of his brother John. It had evidently been held in trustee by Nicholas Gentyl.

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 38 & 51.

Priscilla ?

#5743
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Priscilla ? married William Lawrence Jr., son of William Lawrence and Elizabeth Lawrence.1

Children of Priscilla and William:

Citations

  1. [S655] David B. Gammon, Bertie Co., NC Wills 1797-1816, page 67.

Robert Lawrence

#5744, b. circa 1794, d. before 1870
FatherCharles Lawrence b. s 1761, d. a 8 Dec 1806
MotherElizabeth Daughtrey b. s 1765, d. c 1836
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence was born circa 1794 at North Carolina.1,2 He married Lydia Tatum, daughter of Dabney Tatum and Mary Whitson, on 30 July 1834 at Wilson Co., Tennessee.3,4 Robert probably died before 1870. I have been unable to locate either Robert or his wife Lydia on the 1870 U. S. Census.

Children of Robert and Lydia:

Narrative

     When, in 1849, Robert Lawrence, the Kirkpatricks, and the Johnsons sold their portion of the land purchased as an inheritance from Charles Lawrence to his children, to Lemuel Lawrence the transaction was attested to in Wilson County Court. In the 1850 U. S. Census, Robert Lawrence, with wife Lydia and family, Joseph Johnson with wife Mary Ann and family, and Emaline Kirkpatrick and children appear in Wilson Co. This Robert Lawrence in all likelyhood is the brother of Lemuel. Additionally, the bondsman for the marriage of Robert and Lydia in 1834 was Anderson Kirkpatrick, husband of Emmaliza (Emaline) Moss, daughter of Amah Lawrence and John Moss.

     On 17 September 1834, William Wilkerson and his wife Margaret, Alfred Kirkpatrick, Littleberry Wright and his wife Elizabeth, Jesse Crocker and his wife Jane, the heirs of Alexander Kirkpatrick deceased deeded to Robert Lawrence 53 acres on the south side of the Cumberland River.5 On 5 March 1836 Alford Bay deeded to Robert Lawrence, one sixth part of a tract of land that belonged to David Kirkpatrick deceased.6 On 8 December 1836, John D. Kirkpatrick of Sumner County Tennessee deeded to Robert Lawrence a tract of land on Barton's Creek, it being the one sixth part of a tract of land that David Kirkpatrick died seized and possessed.7

     It is possible that Robert was previously married before he married Lydia. On the 1840 U. S. Census for Wilson County he is shown with 2 white males 15-20 (born 1820-25) and 1 white female 10-15 (born 1825-30) which are unidentified and if his children would have been born prior to his marriage to Lydia.

U. S. Census Records

Census1840Robert Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at Wilson Co., Tennessee. Enumerated were:
          2 white males under 5 (James F. and Leander)
          1 white male 5-10 (William)
          2 white males 15-20 (unknowns)
          1 white male 40-50 (Robert)
          1 white female 10-15 (unknown)
          1 white female 40-50 (Lydia?, age range looks wrong).8
Census1850In the Census of 1850 enumerated 9 September 1850, Robert Lawrence was listed as a head of household at Wilson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 56, occupation as a farmer with property value of $1300, born in North Carolina. Also enumerated in the household: Lydia Lawrence, William Lawrence, Leander Lawrence, James Franklin Lawrence, Mary E. Lawrence, Robert C. Lawrence, Joseph M. Lawrence, Henry S. Lawrence and Faithy Ann Lawrence.1
Census1860In the Census of 1860 enumerated 5 July 1860, Robert Lawrence was listed as a head of household at Wilson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 66, occupation as a farmer with real estate value of $3750 and personal property value of $10,015, born in North Carolina. Also enumerated in the household: Lydia Lawrence, William Lawrence, Leander Lawrence, James Franklin Lawrence, Robert C. Lawrence, Joseph M. Lawrence, Henry S. Lawrence, Faithy Ann Lawrence and Dabney Jackson Lawrence.2

Citations

  1. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 13, dwelling 431, family 431.
  2. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 17, dwelling 452, family 433.
  3. [S34] Lucas & Sheffield, 35,000 Tennessee Marriages, p. 284.
  4. [S1952] Wilson Co. Tennessee Marriages 1802-1840, page 207.
  5. [S1089] Thomas E. Partlow, Wilson County, TN Deed Books N-Z 1829-1853, page 126.
  6. [S1089] Thomas E. Partlow, Wilson County, TN Deed Books N-Z 1829-1853, page 133.
  7. [S1089] Thomas E. Partlow, Wilson County, TN Deed Books N-Z 1829-1853, page 123.
  8. [S1415] June 1, 1840, 1840 U. S. Census, Williamson, Wilson, and Warren Counties, Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 289.

Charles Lawrence

#5745, b. say 1787, d. 20 February 1815
FatherCharles Lawrence b. s 1761, d. a 8 Dec 1806
MotherElizabeth Daughtrey b. s 1765, d. c 1836
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     Charles Lawrence was born say 1787. Charles died I am uncertain about this death date that is from Tennesseans in War of 1812. When looking at the original muster rolls it appears the death date may be referring to the person listed above or below Charles. on 20 February 1815.1

Narrative

     The birth date is estimated based on the analysis of the 1787 North Carolina Census for Charles Lawrence, father of the Charles that married Elizabeth Daughtrey who in turn may be the father of this Charles.

     Additionally, I have found a power of attorney from Charles Lawrence to Abram Trigg dated 12 August 1815, which is after the supposed death date, for receiving his wages due upon his discharge from service. Additonally, there is a discharge dated 10 April 1815, for Charles Lawrence, again after the supposed death date.2

Citations

  1. [S168] Sistler & Associates, Tennesseans in War of 1812, p. 305.
  2. [S1177] "Charles Lawrence, War 1812 Service Records."

Lydia Tatum

#5746, b. circa 1808, d. before 1870
FatherDabney Tatum b. c 1780, d. c 1860
MotherMary Whitson b. c 1794, d. c 1860
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     Lydia Tatum was born circa 1808 at Sumner Co., Tennessee.1,2,3 She married Robert Lawrence, son of Charles Lawrence and Elizabeth Daughtrey, on 30 July 1834 at Wilson Co., Tennessee.4,5 She died probably before 1870.

Children of Lydia and Robert:

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Lydia Lawrence was listed at age 42, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 9 September 1850.6
Census1860Lydia Lawrence was listed at age 52, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 5 July 1860.7

Citations

  1. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Breighner Family Tree (Dabney Tatum - Mary Polly Whitson Family Group Sheet).
  2. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 14, dwelling 431, family 431.
  3. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 18, dwelling 452, family 433.
  4. [S34] Lucas & Sheffield, 35,000 Tennessee Marriages, p. 284.
  5. [S1952] Wilson Co. Tennessee Marriages 1802-1840, page 207.
  6. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 13, dwelling 431, family 431.
  7. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 17, dwelling 452, family 433.

William Lawrence

#5747, b. circa 1834
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1794, d. b 1870
MotherLydia Tatum b. c 1808, d. b 1870
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     William Lawrence was born circa 1834 at Tennessee.1,2,3 He married Eliza ?.4

Child of William and Eliza:

U. S. Census Records

Census1850William Lawrence was listed at age 17, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 9 September 1850.5
Census1860William Lawrence was listed at age 26, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 5 July 1860.6
Census1870In the Census of 1870 enumerated 18 June 1870, William Lawrence was listed as a head of household at Monroe, Mississippi Co., Arkansas. He was listed at age 36, occupaiton as a farmer with no real estate value listed and personal estate value of $350, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Eliza Lawrence, Thomas A. Lawrence, J. W. Barnham and George West.3

Citations

  1. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 15, dwelling 431, family 431.
  2. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 19, dwelling 452, family 433.
  3. [S1619] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Lawrence, Little River, Madison, Marion and Mississippi Cos., Arkansas, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 548, line 25, dwelling 90, family 90.
  4. [S1619] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Lawrence, Little River, Madison, Marion and Mississippi Cos., Arkansas, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 548, line 26, dwelling 90, family 90.
  5. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 13, dwelling 431, family 431.
  6. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 17, dwelling 452, family 433.
  7. [S1619] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Lawrence, Little River, Madison, Marion and Mississippi Cos., Arkansas, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 548, line 27, dwelling 90, family 90.

Leander Lawrence

#5748, b. circa 1836
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1794, d. b 1870
MotherLydia Tatum b. c 1808, d. b 1870
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     Leander Lawrence was born circa 1836 at Tennessee.1,2,3

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Leander Lawrence was listed at age 14, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 9 September 1850.4
Census1860Leander Lawrence was listed at age 23, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 5 July 1860.5

Citations

  1. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 16, dwelling 431, family 431.
  2. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 20, dwelling 452, family 433.
  3. [S1674] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Decatur, DeKalb, and Dickson Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 224, line 35, dwelling 36, family 33.
  4. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 13, dwelling 431, family 431.
  5. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 17, dwelling 452, family 433.

James Franklin Lawrence

#5749, b. circa 1839
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1794, d. b 1870
MotherLydia Tatum b. c 1808, d. b 1870
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     James Franklin Lawrence was born circa 1839 at Tennessee.1,2,3

U. S. Census Records

Census1850James Franklin Lawrence was listed at age 11, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 9 September 1850.4
Census1860James Franklin Lawrence was listed at age 21, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 5 July 1860.5
Census1870James Franklin Lawrence was listed at age 28, born in Tennessee, occupation as a farmer with real estate value of $500 and personal estate value of $350, as a member of the household of Joseph M. Lawrence at Farmington, Graves Co., Kentucky, in the Census of 1870 enumerated 12 August 1870.6

Citations

  1. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 17, dwelling 431, family 431.
  2. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 21, dwelling 452, family 433.
  3. [S4085] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 71A, line 22, dwelling 241, family 243.
  4. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 13, dwelling 431, family 431.
  5. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 17, dwelling 452, family 433.
  6. [S4085] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 71A, line 17, dwelling 241, family 243.

Mary E. Lawrence

#5750, b. circa 1841
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1794, d. b 1870
MotherLydia Tatum b. c 1808, d. b 1870
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     Mary E. Lawrence was born circa 1841 at Tennessee.1

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Mary E. Lawrence was listed at age 9, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 9 September 1850.2

Citations

  1. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 18, dwelling 431, family 431.
  2. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 13, dwelling 431, family 431.

Robert C. Lawrence

#5751, b. December 1843, d. before 1930
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1794, d. b 1870
MotherLydia Tatum b. c 1808, d. b 1870
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     Robert C. Lawrence was born in December 1843 at Wilson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 He married Mary Elizabeth ? circa 1864.9,10 He died probably before 1930.

Children of Robert and Mary:

Narrative

     Based on analysis of census records it is believed that this Robert C. Lawrence on the 1880 U. S. Census is the son of Robert Lawrence and Lydia Tatum of Wilson County, Tennessee.

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Robert C. Lawrence was listed at age 7, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 9 September 1850.11
Census1860Robert C. Lawrence was listed at age 17, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 5 July 1860.12
Census1870In the Census of 1870 enumerated 2 July 1870, R. C. Lawrence was listed as a head of household at Wilson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 26, occupation as a farmer with no real estate value listed and pesonal estate value of $400, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Bettie Lawrence, Laura L. Lawrence and Willie Lawrence.4
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 2 June 1880, Robert C. Lawrence was listed as head of household at Wilson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 36, occupation as a farmer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Mary E. Lawrence, Laura L. Lawrence and William L. Lawrence.1
Census1900Robert C. Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census enumerated 5 June 1900, at Wilson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 56, occupation as a farmer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Mary E. Lawrence.5
Census1910Robert C. Lawrence was listed as father-in-law at age 65, born in Tennessee, in the household of James W. Davis at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1910 enumerated 2 May 1910.13
Census1920Robert C. Lawrence was listed as father-in-law at age 76, born in Tennessee, in the household of James W. Davis at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1920 enumerated 28 January 1920.14

Citations

  1. [S916] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Williamson (last part), and Wilson (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 321A, line 17, dwelling 4, family 4.
  2. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 19, dwelling 431, family 431.
  3. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 22, dwelling 452, family 433.
  4. [S1202] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 394, line 10, dwelling 135, family 135.
  5. [S1631] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 2A, ED136, line 27, dwelling 25, family 28.
  6. [S1639] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 188B, ED158, line 69, dwelling 194, family 196.
  7. [S1653] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 10B, ED141, line 86, dwelling 218, family 222.
  8. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Breighner Family Tree (Robert C. Lawrence - Mary Eliz. Lawrence Family Group Sheet).
  9. [S916] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Williamson (last part), and Wilson (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 321A, line 18, dwelling 4, family 4.
  10. [S1631] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 2A, ED136, line 22, dwelling 25, family 28.
  11. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 13, dwelling 431, family 431.
  12. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 17, dwelling 452, family 433.
  13. [S1639] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 188B, ED158, line 63, dwelling 194, family 196.
  14. [S1653] 1 January 1920, 1920 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 10B, ED141, line 84, dwelling 218, family 222.
  15. [S916] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Williamson (last part), and Wilson (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 321A, line 19, dwelling 4, family 4.
  16. [S916] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Williamson (last part), and Wilson (first part) Cos., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 321A, line 20, dwelling 4, family 4.

Joseph M. Lawrence

#5752, b. circa 1845, d. before 1900
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1794, d. b 1870
MotherLydia Tatum b. c 1808, d. b 1870
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     Joseph M. Lawrence was born circa 1845 at Wilson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5 He married Sarah B. King.1 Joseph died before 1900.

Children of Joseph and Sarah:

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Joseph M. Lawrence was listed at age 5, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 9 September 1850.6
Census1860Joseph M. Lawrence was listed at age 16, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 5 July 1860.7
Census1870In the Census of 1870 enumerated 12 August 1870, Joseph M. Lawrence was listed as a head of household at Farmington, Graves Co., Kentucky. He was listed at age 24, occupation as a workman with no real estate value listed and personal estate value of $200, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Sarah B. Lawrence, Robert Lawrence, William Lawrence, Franklin M. Tatum and James Franklin Lawrence.4
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 1 June 1880, Joseph M. Lawrence was listed as head of household at Mayfield, Graves Co., Kentucky. He was listed at age 35, occupation as a farmer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Sallie Lawrence, Robert Lawrence, William Lawrence, Mary Novella Lawrence, Josephine Lawrence, Alice Lawrence and Cora Lawrence.5

Citations

  1. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Lawrence/Rowe Family Tree (Joseph M. Lawrence - Sarah B. Sallie King Family Group Sheet).
  2. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 20, dwelling 431, family 431.
  3. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 23, dwelling 452, family 433.
  4. [S4085] 1 June 1870, 1870 U. S. Census, Graves Co., Kentucky, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 71A, line 17, dwelling 241, family 243.
  5. [S607] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Garrard (last part), Grant, and Graves (first part) Cos., Kentucky, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 164B, ED86, line 5, dwelling 10, family 10.
  6. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 13, dwelling 431, family 431.
  7. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 17, dwelling 452, family 433.

Henry S. Lawrence

#5753, b. March 1847
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1794, d. b 1870
MotherLydia Tatum b. c 1808, d. b 1870
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence III (#1)
Descendants of Robert Lawrence III (#2)

Major Life Events

     Henry S. Lawrence was born in March 1847 at Lebanon, Wilson Co., Tennessee.1,2,3,4,5,6 He married Emma Elizabeth Patton, daughter of Robert W. Patton and Mary F. Kirkpatrick, circa 1870.7,8

Children of Henry and Emma:

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Henry S. Lawrence was listed at age 3, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 9 September 1850.9
Census1860Henry S. Lawrence was listed at age 14, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 5 July 1860.10
Census1880In the Census of 1880 enumerated 4 June 1880, Henry S. Lawrence was listed as head of household at District 9, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 33, occupation as a farmer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Emma Elizabeth Patton, Robert Lawrence, Mary A. Lawrence, Danbury Lawrence and Lula M. Lawrence.4
Census1900Henry S. Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census enumerated 7 June 1900, at Ward 2, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 53, occupation as a laborer, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Emma Elizabeth Patton, Robert Lawrence, Mary A. Lawrence, Dabney Jackson Lawrence, Lula M. Lawrence, Katie Lawrence, Daisy Lawrence, Henry Sterling Lawrence and John Dillard Lawrence.5
Census1910Henry S. Lawrence was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census enumerated 19 April 1910, at Ward 2, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee. He was listed at age 63, no occupation listed, born in Tennessee. Also enumerated in the household: Emma Elizabeth Patton, Minnie Lawrence, Lula M. Lawrence, Henry Sterling Lawrence, John Dillard Lawrence and Ernestine Reeser.6

Citations

  1. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Odon/Staggs Family Tree (Henry S. Lawrence - Emma E. Lawrence Family Group Sheet).
  2. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 21, dwelling 431, family 431.
  3. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 24, dwelling 452, family 433.
  4. [S602] 1 June 1880, 1880 U. S. Census, Davidson Co. (third part), Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 118D, ED69, line 40, dwelling 214, family 214.
  5. [S1626] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 8A, ED72, line 22, dwelling 134, family 147.
  6. [S1014] 15 April 1910, 1910 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 5A, ED19, line 50, dwelling 98, family 99.
  7. [S2322] Ancestry Family Trees, online http://www.ancestry.com, Breighner Family Tree (Henry S. Lawrence - Emma E. Lawrence Family Group Sheet).
  8. [S1626] 1 June 1900, 1900 U. S. Census, Nashville, Davidson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 8A, ED72, line 23, dwelling 134, family 147.
  9. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 13, dwelling 431, family 431.
  10. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 17, dwelling 452, family 433.

Faithy Ann Lawrence

#5754, b. circa 1849
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1794, d. b 1870
MotherLydia Tatum b. c 1808, d. b 1870
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendants of Robert Lawrence III

Major Life Events

     Faithy Ann Lawrence was born circa 1849 at Tennessee.1,2

U. S. Census Records

Census1850Faithy Ann Lawrence was listed at age 1, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1850 enumerated 9 September 1850.3
Census1860Faithy Ann Lawrence was listed at age 11, born in Tennessee, as a member of the household of Robert Lawrence at Wilson Co., Tennessee, in the Census of 1860 enumerated 5 July 1860.4

Citations

  1. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 22, dwelling 431, family 431.
  2. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 25, dwelling 452, family 433.
  3. [S795] 1 June 1850, 1850 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 341, line 13, dwelling 431, family 431.
  4. [S796] 1 June 1860, 1860 U. S. Census, Wilson Co., Tennessee, Washington, DC, National Archives and Records Administration, U. S. Population Schedule, page 282, line 17, dwelling 452, family 433.

Roger de Lancaster1,2

#5759, b. say 1200, d. before 22 February 1290/91
FatherGilbert FitzReinfrid b. c 1162, d. b 5 May 1220
Relationship20th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield
Descent from Roger Reinfield to Robert Lawrence
Lancaster Arms

Major Life Events

     Roger de Lancaster was born say 1200. He married Philippa de Bolebec, daughter of Hugh de Bolebec and Margaret de Montfichet, before 23 October 1262.3 Roger died before 22 February 1290/91.

Child of Roger and an unknown spouse:

Narrative

     Roger was also known as [Sir] Roger de Lancaster.

     Early genealogists have claimed that the Lawrences of Ashton Hall were descendant from a Robert Lawrence or de Lancaster knighted in 1191 by Richard Coeur de Lion for distinguishing himself in the siege of Acre during the Crusades in the Holy Land.4 This appears to be disproved by later researchers as stated by Schuyler Lawrence in his Lawrence Family Record Series.

     According to Schuyler Lawrence the Lawrences did not occupy Ashton Hall to about 100 years later in 1292. The first mention of the family is in a suit in 1292 where Lawrence de Lancaster of Ashton sets forth his claim to 30 acres of land in Skerton. This suit mentions the first three generations of the family beginning with this Roger de Lancaster and it appears that they were of a family long settled in the nearby town of Lancaster.

     From what records I have been able to research, including the Victoria History of Lancaster which was one of the sources used by Schuyler Lawrence, I feel the evidence strongly suggests that the Lawrences of Ashton Hall descend from Roger de Lancaster. The question remains whether this Roger de Lancaster was is some way related to the Sir Robert Lawrence of the Crusades. There appears to be evidence that this Sir Robert existed. What is confusing it that he is referred to as Robert Lawrence and surnames generally did not come into use until the late 1200s or early 1300s and John Lawrence, the first Squire of Ashton Hall is indicated as being the first to use the Lawrence surname having taken it from the given name of his father Lawrence de Lancaster.

     The de Lancasters were barons of Kendal. Roger was the illegitmate son of Gilbert FitzReinfrid de Lancaster. As such he was not in line to inherit the Barony but he did, however, wear the same arms as his father. This line of the de Lancaster family held, at various times, the manors of Deepdale, Glencoyne, Withirslak and Knoksalcok.3

     From The Old Manorial Halls of Westmorland & Cumberland by Michael Waistell Taylor: "William the third died towards the end of Henry III's reign without issue, leaving two sisters Helwise and Alice, between whom were divided the inheritance and dignities…There was however a half or illegitmate brother named Roger, to whom William made sundry gifts. To this Roger thus came the succession of Holgill or Howgill, and the manor adjoining, also various lands in Barton and Patterdale; and in the 3rd of Edward I, he obtained confirmation of the grant made to him of the forest of Rydal, as well as Amelside and Loughriggge."3

     In 1196, Witherslack was probably a member of the demense lands of the barony of Kendale for by a fine that year in the king's court between Gilbert son of Roger Fitz-Reinfrid and "Aylewise" his wife, plaintiffs, and Henry de Redeman, tenants, respecting "Witeberge," this is Whitbarrow with the appurtenances, the said Henry quit-claimed to them the right which he had held in Witeberge, for which they gave him Selesat by the right bounds by which Cospatric de Selesat held it with other privileges and granted to Henry and his men of Levenes common of pasture of the moss between Witeberge and Levenes, to be held by Henry and his heirs by the free service of 5s. yearly. Gilbert Fitz-Reinfrid probably enfeoffed his natural son, Roger de Lancaster, of Witherslack shortly before 1220. It descended to John, son of Roger de Lancaster and was held by Annora, relict of John, at the time of her death in 1338. It had been granted in 1328 to John de Cancefield, as trustee, for settlement upon Roger de Lancaster, brother of John, for life, with remainder to Michael son of Robert de Haverington.5

     1210-20, Ralph de Eincurt grants to Gilbert de Hasunderlau 5 a. in Lefnes which the grantor had from Roger de Lancaster of the fee of Orm de Niandsherg, to hold for 12d. yearly. Witnesses: Nicholas parson of Kirkebie, Benedict writer of the charter, Robert de Eincurt, Matthew de Sithrith[ergh], Philip de Likeberh, Thomas de Linaker; Orig. at Sizergh Dodsworth's MS., 149, f. 135.6

     1227-37, Ralph de Aencurt gives to Roger Abot and his heirs 5 a. land which he had from Roger de Lancaster in the vill of Levenes, namely of the fee of Orm de Niendershergh, to hold by rendering 12d. yearly. Witnesses: Sir John de Kirkeby then official of Richmond, Sir Philip de Burgh, Sir Richard de Preston, Thomas de Levenes, Robert [de] Brigestre, John de Derham, MIcholas son of Robert de Kirkeby; Dodsworth;s MS., 149, f. 135.6

     The chapel of St. Martin's, Martindale, standing in Howe Grain is mentioned in a charter dated between 1220 and 1247, in which William de Lancaster granted to his half brother Roger, son of Gilbert Fitz Roger Fitz Reinfrid, the forest of Martindale by these bounds:--'then descending by the Grenerig as far as Staynraise by the chapel of Martindale.' In another charter, date 1266, settling a dispute between Roger de Lancaster and Henry de Tirril about rights of common a boundry line is defined as following 'a stream to the chapel of St. Martin.'7

     1249, Roger de Lancastre appeared against (1) Alexander le Waleys, (2) Richard son of Adam del Gate, (3) Richard son of Adam le Fevere, (4) Robert Tailor (sutor), (5) Robert the Chaplain's son, (6) Gregory son of Adam, (7) Henry de Ketelestal, (8) William de Croppehuby, (9) Thomas son of Robert, (10) Hugh de Pikering and (11) Robert Le Fraunceys of a plea that by force and arms they came to the said Roger's water of Whytherslak, which is his free fishery, and fished there without his licence.8

     1251, John de Heselslak was attorney for Henry de Bethum in a plea against Roger de Lancaster. Roger demanded against Henry de Bethum 100 a. land in Witherslack as his right. Henry prays for a view. In 1256 Roger was attached to answer Henry de Bethum of a plea the he with Hugh le Esquier, Simon de la Croye, Adam son of Osbert, William son of Osbert, Adam Ballard, Adam son of Samuel, Thomas Schefdor and Thoams son of Willilam, by force and arms came to Henry's wood in Hale Cat and cut down his trees and carried them away, and on Monday after Mid-lent, 37 Henry III, came by force and arms with bows and arrows, swords and hatchets and cut down about 200 trees and carried them away to his loss in £20. Roger denies and puts himself on the country; Henry offers one mark for an inquiry. On the morrow of Holy Trinity the jury at Kyrkeby say that Roger and the others did not come by force etc., nor fell trees, nor carry them away. Henry is in mercy.5

     1251, Roger de Lancastre demands against Henry de Bethum 100 a. land in Witherslack as his right. Henry prays for a view. Ajourned to Hilary term; Assize R. 1046, m. 75.8

     1256, Roger de Lancastre was attached to answer Henry de Dethum of a plea that he with Hugh Le Esquier, Simon de la Croye, Adam son of Osbert, William son of osbert, Adam Ballard, Adam son of Samuel, Thomas Schefdor and Thomas son of William, by force and arms came to Henry's wood in Hale Cat and cut down his trees and carried them away, and on Monday after Mid-Lent, 37 Henry III, came by force and arms with bows and arrows, swords and hatchets and cut down about 200 trees and carried them away to his loss in £20. Roger denies and puts himself on the country; Henry offers one mark for an inquiry. On the morrow of Holy Trinity the jury at Kyrkeby say that Roger and the others did not come by force etc., nor fell trees, nor carry them away. Henry is in mercy; Assize R. 979, m. 8d.8

     1256, Roger de Lancaster acknowledged that 30 acres of land in Wytherslak were the right of Henry de Midhop, saving to Roger common of Pastor. For this Henry released to Roger 100 acres in the same vill which he recovered against the said Henry by default in the last eyre at Nottingham, and nine acres there, namely in Halekat, about which teh said Henry arraigned an assize of novel siseisin against Roger at the last eyre in Westmorland.9

     1256, Roger de Lancaster released to Peter de Brus and Walter de Lindeseye his right in the forestry of the forests of Peter and Walter in Kendale, Lonesdale, and Furneys, granted to him by William de Lancaster, uncle of Peter and Walter.10

     In 1266-7 Roger obtained a charter of free warren, and in 1280 he further procured a charter for a Thursday market at Ulverston and a yearly fair on 7-9 September, but the abbot objected to the market, as it was to the injury of his own market at Dalton, and the market is stated to have remained in abeyance tull the overthrow of the abbey, when it was revived as more conveniently placed at Ulverston than at Dalton.11

     In 1269 there was a dispute over the wardship of Roger son and heir of Henry de Croft of Dalton, which the king had given to Roger de Lancster.12

     1275, Margaret de Brus, late the wife of Robert de Ros of Werk, granted to Roger de Lancaster her part of Rydale by bounds (described), he part of Amelsate and Loghrygg with common of pasture within the bounds of Gressemere, to hold as Peter de Brus, her brother, and William de Lancaster, her uncle, formerly held the same, to hold for the 4th part of one fee. This was followed by an order to permit Roger de Lancaster to hold in peace, lands in Rydale, Amelstate and Loucrigg, lately seized by the escheator, as Margaret de Ros granted the same to Roger by the King's licence.13

     1275, Order to permit Roger de Lancastre to hold in peace, lands in Rydale, Amelstate and Loucrigg, lately siezed by the escheator, as Margaret de Ros granted the same to Roger by the King's licence; Cal. Close r., 1275, p. 183.14

     Newland, which is joined with Egton in the title of manor and township, was at least in part in possession of Roger de Lancaster in 1276.15 Also in 1276 the forest of Blawith was held by Roger.16

     In 1277, an agreement was made between Roger de Lancaster and William de Lyndesey respecting the said William's men and their beasts taken in Roger's forest of Rydal.13 Also in 1277 the Prior of Cartmel claimed a free fishery in the water of Broughton against Roger de Lancaster.17

     In a settlement of dispute between Roger de Lancaster, the mense lord, and Christiana, widow of Gilbert de Lancaster, underlord of Sockbridge, made in the year 1279, Roger granted to Christiana common of pasture for herself and her heirs dwelling in Sokebred for stock of every kind the whole year through. He grandson, another Gilbert, gave to his son Christopher, "a house and land" in Sockbridge.7

     William de Lyndesey died in 1282 seised of the manors of Barton and Witherslak which Roger de Lancaster held of him by the service of a sor sparrow-hawk (for Barton) and 1d. yearly (for Witherslak).5

     In 1282 Roger de Lancaster obtained a grant in fee of the moiety of Ulverston from the Brus heirs and a life-grant from the Lindsays, as appears from an agreement between Roger and the Abbot of Furness by which Roger was recognized as holding immediately of the abbot, and did homage in Carmel Church.11

     1283, Roger de Lancaster held the moiety of Banandisdale of William de Lindeseye for 2s. rent; Roger the marshall held le Holmes for 2d. rent.18

     1291, Roger de Lancaster held at his death the dale of Rydale of the king in chief for a 4th part of a fee. The manor of Wythirslake, extended at £15 19s. 10d. yearly, the valley of Ridale, extended at £20, and other lands were assigned in dower to Philippa, wife of Roger de Lancaster, although the king took homage of John de Lancaster, Roger's son and heir, for the lands which his father held in chief and caused him to have seisin thereof, it was not his intention to omit assigning dower of the lands to Philippa.13

     1291, Roger de Lancaster held at his death the manor of Werrslak of the heirs of William de Lyndesey for 2d. yearly rent. The manor of Wythirslak, extended to £15 19s. 10d yearly, and other lands are assigned in dower to Phillippa, late wife of Roger de Lancaster.9

Citations

  1. Of Rydal, illegitimate son of Gilbert Fitz Reinfrid de Lancaster, Sheriff of Lancaster.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 38 & 51.
  3. [S2378] The de Lancaster Family, online http://balder.prohosting.com/shissem/Hissem_Lancaster.html, (7) Sir Roger de Lancaster.
  4. [S175] John Lawrence, Watertown, Memoir.
  5. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, "Witheslack, Meathop and Ulpha", Records relating to the Barony of Kendale; volume 2, pp 247-64.
  6. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Levens', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 2 (1924) pp. 113-40.
  7. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, "Parishes (West Ward): St. Michael, Barton", The Later Records relating to North Westmorland: or the Barony of Appleby, (1932) pp 256-77.
  8. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Witherslack, Meathop and Ulpha"', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 2 (1924) pp. 247-65.
  9. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, "Witheslack, Meathop and Ulpha", Records relating to the Barony of Kendale; volume 2, pp 247-65.
  10. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Kirkby in Kendale: c. 1100-1350', Records relating to the Barony of Kendal: volume I (1923), pp. 1-22.
  11. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 350.
  12. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 184.
  13. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, "Rydal and Loughrigg", Records relating to the Barony of Kendale; volume 2, pp 20-9.
  14. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Rydal and Loughrigg', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 2 (1924) pp. 20-9.
  15. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 359.
  16. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 363.
  17. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 280.
  18. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Bannisdale and Fawcet Forest',, Records relating to the Barony of Kendale; volume 1, (1923), pp 231-38.
  19. [S2380] Stirnet Genealogy, online http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/genfam.htm, Lancaster1.
  20. [S2383] Lancaster Family Remarks, online http://users.skynet.be/lancaster/Lancaster%20surnames.htm

John Lawrence1

#5760
FatherJohn Lawrence b. s 1275, d. a 1348
MotherElizabeth Holt
Relationship16th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     John Lawrence was born. He married Emma ?.2

Narrative

     John and his wife, Emma, received lands in Lancaster in 1329.

Citations

  1. (of Lancaster.)
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Emma ?

#5761
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Emma ? married John Lawrence, son of John Lawrence and Elizabeth Holt.1

Citations

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

Marjery ?

#5762, d. after 1420
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Marjery ? married John Lawrence, son of Edmund Lawrence and Agnes de Washington.1 Marjery died after 1420.1

Child of Marjery and John:

Citations

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

John Lawrence1

#5763
FatherJohn Lawrence d. a 1432
MotherMarjery ? d. a 1420
Relationship1st cousin 16 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     John Lawrence married Mary de Welles, daughter of Eudo de Welles and Maud de Greystoke.2

Child of John and Mary:

Narrative

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

Citations

  1. (of Rixton/Rissheton.)
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Margaret Lawrence

#5764
FatherJohn Lawrence
MotherMary de Welles
Relationship2nd cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield (#1)
Descendamts of Roger FitzReinfield (#2)

Major Life Events

     Margaret Lawrence married Robert Lawrence, son of Robert Lawrence and Agnes Croft.1

Children of Margaret and Robert:

Citations

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

Edmund Lawrence

#5766, b. 1439, d. 20 January 1485/86
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1393
MotherMabel de Croft
Relationship13th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield
Conflicting evidence states that he died on 20 January 1510.1 Conflicting evidence states that he died in 1515.2

Major Life Events

     Edmund Lawrence was born in 1439.1 Edmund died on 20 January 1485/86.1

Children of Edmund and an unknown spouse:

Narrative

     Schuyler Lawrence indicates that Edmund died in 1515.2 According to The Victoria History of Lancashire three inquisitions were taken in 1510, 1513, and 1514 all give Edmund's death as 20 Jan. 1 Henry VIII (1509/10) and state that his daugher Joan afterward married Thomas Lathom, bore him a son Thomas and died 10 June 1509. The Victoria History indicates that perhaps the death date should have been 20 Jan. 1 Henry VII (1485/86). At his death he was holding the manor of Yealand Redmayne of the king as duke as of his manor of Warton by the sixth part of a knight's fee. His daughter Joan was his heir and after her death in 1509, the manor was held by Thomas Lathom until his death in 1515.1

     Schyler Lawrence's death date of 1515 is probably incorrect and was confused with the death of Thomas Lathom. Also, since Joan was Edmund's heir and she died in 1509, the correct date of death of Edmund is probably 20 January 1485/85 (1 Henry VII not 1 Henry VIII). Conflicting evidence states that he died on 20 January 1510.1 Conflicting evidence states that he died in 1515.2

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 176.
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

John Lawrence

#5767, d. 1479
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1393
MotherMabel de Croft
Relationship13th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     John Lawrence was born.1 John died without issue in 1479.1

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 176.

William Lawrence

#5768
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1393
MotherMabel de Croft
Relationship13th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     William Lawrence was born.1 William died without issue.

Citations

  1. [S174] Schuyler Lawrence, Lawrence of Chelsea.

Richard Lawrence

#5769
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1393
MotherMabel de Croft
Relationship13th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Richard Lawrence was born.1

Citations

  1. [S174] Schuyler Lawrence, Lawrence of Chelsea.

James Lawrence

#5770
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1393
MotherMabel de Croft
Relationship13th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     James Lawrence was born.1 James died without issue.

Citations

  1. [S174] Schuyler Lawrence, Lawrence of Chelsea.

Robert Lawrence

#5771
FatherThomas Lawrence b. c 1393
MotherMabel de Croft
Relationship13th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence was born.1

Child of Robert and an unknown spouse:

Citations

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

Joan Lawrence

#5772, b. 1454 or 1478, d. 10 June 1509
FatherEdmund Lawrence b. 1439, d. 20 Jan 1485/86
Relationship1st cousin 14 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Joan Lawrence was born in 1454 or 1478. Depending on whether the death date of Edmund her father is taken to be 1510 or 1486, and the statement that Joan was age 36 at that time then her birth date would be circa 1454 or circa 1478.1 She married Thomas Lathom.1 Joan died on 10 June 1509.1

Child of Joan and Thomas:

Narrative

     Joan died in 1509 and was followed by her son Thomas who did not long survive. Thomas Lathom the husband, retained possession of Yealand Redmayne until his death in 1515. Joan's next heir was a niece Agnes wife of William Preston, as daughter of her sister Elizabeth, but the heir male was a cousin Lancelot Lawrence, son of Edmund's brother Robert.1

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 176.

Elizabeth Lawrence

#5773
FatherEdmund Lawrence b. 1439, d. 20 Jan 1485/86
Relationship1st cousin 14 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Lawrence was born. She married John Nansier [Esq.].1,2

Child of Elizabeth and John:

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 176.

Thomas Lathom

#5774, d. 1515

Major Life Events

     Thomas Lathom married Joan Lawrence, daughter of Edmund Lawrence.1 Thomas died in 1515.1

Child of Thomas and Joan:

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 176.

Thomas Lathom Jr.1

#5775
FatherThomas Lathom d. 1515
MotherJoan Lawrence b. 1454 or 1478, d. 10 Jun 1509
Relationship2nd cousin 13 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Thomas Lathom Jr. was born. Thomas died young.

Citations

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

John Nansier [Esq.]

#5776

Major Life Events

     John Nansier [Esq.] married Elizabeth Lawrence, daughter of Edmund Lawrence.1,2

Child of John and Elizabeth:

Citations

  1. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 176.

Agnes Nansier

#5777
FatherJohn Nansier [Esq.]
MotherElizabeth Lawrence
Relationship2nd cousin 13 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Agnes Nansier married William Preston [Gent.].1

Citations

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

William Preston [Gent.]

#5778

Major Life Events

     William Preston [Gent.] married Agnes Nansier, daughter of John Nansier [Esq.] and Elizabeth Lawrence.1

Citations

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

Lancelot Lawrence1

#5779, b. 1485, d. 1534
FatherRobert Lawrence
Relationship1st cousin 14 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Lancelot Lawrence was born in 1485.2 Lancelot died in 1534.3

Children of Lancelot and an unknown spouse:

Narrative

     In 1515, at 30 years of age, Launcelot Lawrence inherited Yealand.2

     At his death, Lancelot held two messuages, etc., in Skerton of the king by knight's service and a rent of 6s 8d.,4 two messuages, etc., in Middleton of Lord Monteagle by services unknown,5 messuages in Heysham of the king by knight's service and a rent of 12 1/2d. yearly,6 six messuages, etc., in Bolton of the king by knight's service,7 the manor of Yealand Redmayne by the sixth part of a knight's fee, and various other messuages and lands in Warton, Silverdale, and other places.2 He held lands in Silverdale by services unknown. The estate appears to have gone to the Middletons.8

     1543, Lancelot Laurence of Yealand Redmayne held at his death 8 messuages and land in Rowthworth, of whom is not known, worth £8 18s. 6d. yearly; Thomas his son, age 13, wash is heir; D. of Lanc. Inq. p.m., 26 Henry VIII, n. 41.9

Citations

  1. (of Yealand Redmayne.)
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 176.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 74, 134, 176.
  4. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 61.
  5. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 74.
  6. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 114.
  7. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 134.
  8. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 181.
  9. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Underbarrow, Bradley Field and Cunswick', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 1 (1923) pp. 355-76.

Thomas Lawrence1

#5780, b. 1521, d. 1541
FatherLancelot Lawrence b. 1485, d. 1534
Relationship2nd cousin 13 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Thomas Lawrence was born in 1521 at England.2 Thomas died in 1541 at England.3

Narrative

     Thomas inherited the estates of his father in 1534 at age 13. In 1538 he became the ward of Thomas Maybook.2 At his death he held ten messuages in the Duchy of Lancastershire.4 His heir was his brother Robert, also a minor.2

     1541, Grant to Thomas Haidoke inter alia of lands in Rotherworth in Kendalle, late of Lancelot Laurence, deceased, during the minority of Thomas Laurence, son and heir of said Launcelot with ward and marriage of the heir; Letters and Papers Dom., XVI, 605, n. 43.5

     1543, Thomas Laurence held the same tenements at his death; Robert his brother, aged 20 was his heir; Duchy of Lanc. Inq. p.m., 35 Henry VIII.5

Citations

  1. Of Yeland.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 176.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII page 39.
  4. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 39.
  5. [S2382] British History Online, online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/, 'Underbarrow, Bradley Field and Cunswick', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 1 (1923) pp. 355-76.

Robert Lawrence

#5781, b. circa 1523, d. 1555
FatherLancelot Lawrence b. 1485, d. 1534
Relationship2nd cousin 13 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Robert Lawrence married Anne Bradley, daughter of Thomas Bradley [Esq.].1 He was born circa 1523. Robert died in 1555.2

Child of Robert and Anne:

Narrative

     At his death, Robert held two messuages in Middleton of the Crown by knight's service and 12 1/2d. rent.3

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 74 & 176.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 176.
  3. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 74.

Anne Bradley

#5782
FatherThomas Bradley [Esq.]

Major Life Events

     Anne Bradley married Robert Lawrence, son of Lancelot Lawrence.1

Child of Anne and Robert:

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, pages 74 & 176.

Anne Lawrence

#5783, b. 1545
FatherRobert Lawrence b. c 1523, d. 1555
MotherAnne Bradley
Relationship3rd cousin 12 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Anne Lawrence was born in 1545 at England.1,2 She married Walter Sydenham [Gent.], son of John Sydenham.2

Narrative

     Anne and Walter sold the manor of Yealand Redmayne with messuages, windmill, dovecote, etc. to George Middleton, who thus became lord of the whole manor as well as of Yealand Conyers and Leighton. The Lawrence and Croft portions continued to be regarded as separate manors, and were named Yealand Redmayne and Yealand Storrs.2

Citations

  1. [S174] Schuyler Lawrence, Lawrence of Chelsea.
  2. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 176.

Walter Sydenham [Gent.]

#5784
FatherJohn Sydenham

Major Life Events

     Walter Sydenham [Gent.] married Anne Lawrence, daughter of Robert Lawrence and Anne Bradley.1

Citations

  1. [S272] William Farrer and J. Brownbill editors Victoria History of Lancastershire, Volume VIII, page 176.

Savacre Lawrence

#5785
FatherArthur Lawrence b. s 1445
Relationship12th great-granduncle of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Savacre Lawrence was born.1

Children of Savacre and an unknown spouse:

Citations

  1. [S400] The Harleian Society, Visitation of Glouchester 1623, page 255.

Thomas Hesketh [Jr.]

#5786
FatherThomas Hesketh b. 1406, d. 1458
MotherSibyl Lawrence b. c 1399, d. 1459/60
Relationship1st cousin 15 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Thomas Hesketh [Jr.] was born. He married Margaret Massey.1

Child of Thomas and Margaret:

Citations

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

Margaret Massey

#5787
ChartsDescendamts of Roger FitzReinfield

Major Life Events

     Margaret Massey married Thomas Hesketh [Jr.], son of Thomas Hesketh and Sibyl Lawrence.1

Child of Margaret and Thomas:

Citations

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

Robert Hesketh

#5788, d. 1490
FatherThomas Hesketh [Jr.]
MotherMargaret Massey
Relationship2nd cousin 14 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Robert Hesketh was born. He married Alice Booth, daughter of Robert Booth.1 Robert died in 1490.1

Child of Robert and Alice:

Citations

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

Alice Booth

#5789
FatherRobert Booth

Major Life Events

     Alice Booth married Robert Hesketh, son of Thomas Hesketh [Jr.] and Margaret Massey.1

Child of Alice and Robert:

Citations

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

Robert Booth

#5790

Child of Robert and an unknown spouse:

Narrative

     Robert was also known as [Sir] Robert Booth.1

Citations

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

Thomas Hesketh

#5791, d. 1523
FatherRobert Hesketh d. 1490
MotherAlice Booth
Relationship3rd cousin 13 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Thomas Hesketh was born. He married Elizabeth Fleming, daughter of William Fleming.1 Thomas died in 1523.1

Child of Thomas and Elizabeth:

Citations

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

Elizabeth Fleming

#5792
FatherWilliam Fleming

Major Life Events

     Elizabeth Fleming married Thomas Hesketh, son of Robert Hesketh and Alice Booth.1

Child of Elizabeth and Thomas:

Narrative

     Elizabeth was the daughter and heiress of William, Baron Fleming of Wath.

Citations

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

Robert Hesketh

#5793
FatherThomas Hesketh d. 1523
MotherElizabeth Fleming
Relationship4th cousin 12 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Robert Hesketh was born. He married Grace Towneley, daughter of John Towneley.1

Child of Robert and Grace:

Narrative

     Robert was also known as [Sir] Robert Hesketh.

Citations

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

Grace Towneley

#5794
FatherJohn Towneley

Major Life Events

     Grace Towneley married Robert Hesketh, son of Thomas Hesketh and Elizabeth Fleming.1

Child of Grace and Robert:

Citations

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

John Towneley

#5795

Child of John and an unknown spouse:

Narrative

     John was also known as [Sir] John Towneley.1

Citations

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

Robert Hesketh Jr.1

#5796
FatherRobert Hesketh
MotherGrace Towneley
Relationship5th cousin 11 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Robert Hesketh Jr. was born. He married Alice Holcroft, daughter of John Holcroft.2

Child of Robert and Alice:

Narrative

     Robert was also known as [Sir] Robert Hesketh Jr.

Citations

  1. High Sheriff of Lancashire.
  2. [S172] Schuyler Lawrence, Communication to NEHGS.

Alice Holcroft

#5797
FatherJohn Holcroft

Major Life Events

     Alice Holcroft married Robert Hesketh Jr., son of Robert Hesketh and Grace Towneley.1

Child of Alice and Robert:

Citations

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

John Holcroft

#5798

Child of John and an unknown spouse:

Narrative

     John was also known as [Sir] John Holcroft.1

Citations

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

Robert Hesketh

#5799
FatherRobert Hesketh Jr.
MotherAlice Holcroft
Relationship6th cousin 10 times removed of Paul Edward Lawrence

Major Life Events

     Robert Hesketh was born. He married Mary Stanley, daughter of George Stanley.1

Narrative

     This line not only possessed great estates but were connected by marriage with the noblest families of Lancashire.1

Citations

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

Mary Stanley

#5800
FatherGeorge Stanley

Major Life Events

     Mary Stanley married Robert Hesketh, son of Robert Hesketh Jr. and Alice Holcroft.1

Citations

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