Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Benjamin Lawrence

Male 1677 - 1721  (43 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Lawrence 
    Born 13 May 1677  West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Apr 1721  Baltimore County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I034619  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2019 

    Father Benjamin Lawrence,   b. Abt 1645, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1685, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Talbot,   b. 10 Aug 1656, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1689/90, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 1676  West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Mariarte,   b. 1678, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1728, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1701/02  West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Benj. Lawrence, son of Benj. & Eliza Lawrence, of A. A. Co. m. 11th month 6th
      day 1701/2 at Col. Thos. Tailor's Rachel Marriarte, dau. of Edward & Honer
      Marriarte of A. A. Co.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Lawrence,   b. 8 Dec 1702, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Benjamin Lawrence,   b. 27 Jan 1703/04, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1755, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. Sophia Lawrence,   b. 2 Jun 1707, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Lawrence,   b. 11 Nov 1709, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Levin Lawrence,   b. 6 Apr 1711, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1756, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. Margaret Lawrence,   b. 11 Jan 1716/17, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F20433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Benjamin Lawrence 6.197 BA 76.14.3 Apr 4 1721 Aug 26 1721
      Appraisers: Richard Shipley, Joshua Dorsey.
      Creditors: John Bell, John Howard.
      Next of kin: Nicholas Gassaway, John Dorsey, Jr.
      Administratrix: Mrs. Rachel Lawrence.
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      Name: Jo Anne Mackby
      Email: jamackby@qx dot net
      Note: Benjamin Lawrence b. 13 May 1677 [West River Friend's Meeting Record] declaration of intent to marry 5 Dec 1701, at West River Meeting [the record does not give the date of the ceremony] Rachel Mariarte. Benjamin Lawrence (above) inherited the homestead "Benjamin's Fortune" from his father; sold it to his step-father, Richard Galloway, and died bef. 1728, when his widow and her 2nd husband, Thomas Norwood, administered upon his estate. Issue of Benjamin and Rachel [West River Record]:

      1. Elizabeth Lawrence b. 8 Dec 1702.

      2. Benjamin Lawrence b. 27 Jan 1705 m. Ruth Dorsey, dau of John Dorsey and Honor Elder.

      3. Sophia Lawrence b. 2 Jun 1707.

      4. John Lawrence b. 11 Nov. 1709.

      5. Levin Lawrence b. 6 Mar 1711-12.

      6. Margaret Lawrence b. 11 Jan 1716-17.

      Descendants of Richard and Elizabeth (Ewen) Talbott of Poplar Knowle, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, p. 29, compiled by Ida Morrison (Murphy) Shirk.
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      Rigbie, John, A. A. Co., 26th Oct., 1700; 23rd Nov., 1700.
      To mother-in-law Eliza: Galloway, father-in-law Richard Galloway, brother-in-law Benjamin Lawrence, Leucey Lawrence, Eliza: Galloway, son-in-law (unnamed), brother James and Eliza: his wife and their 4 child. (unnamed) and to Balderfort Lambrest, personalty.
      To wife Eliza:, extx., and dau. Eliza:, residue of estate, real and personal. Dau. to be of age at 18 yrs. In event of death of either wife or dau. survivor to inherit deceased's portion.
      Test: Chas. Greenbury, Henry Pennington, Francis Todd. 11. 28.
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      Honor Mariarte 24.42 A AA 297.1.3 131.7.9 Aug 18 1703
      Payments to: Dr. Moore, William Elphingstone, Thomas Reynolds, James Person, Rachell Lawrence paid to Benjamin Lawrence, William Taylard.
      Legatees: Mrs. (Rachell) Lawrence.
      Executor: Daniell Marriarte.
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      Coape, George, planter, Prince George's Co.,
      5th Aug., 1727 ; 12th July, 1728.
      To dau. Sarah Cooke, extx., dwell, plan. during life;
      at her decease to granddau. Rachel Hill and hrs.; and personalty.
      To grandson-in-law William Barnsbee, grandson William Cook and granddau. Rachel Hill, personalty.
      Test: Benj. Lawrance, Richard Harrison, William Smith.
      Note: Above will proved at request of William Barnsbee, bro.-in-law to Rachel Hill. 19, 416.

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