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

Lawrence Butler

Male Bef 1777 - 1811  (> 34 years)


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  • Name Lawrence Butler  [1
    Born Bef 1777  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jun 1811  Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I087366  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2020 

    Father Lawrence Butler,   b. Bef 1725, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1777, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 52 years) 
    Mother Eleanor MNU Butler,   d. Aft 1777, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F32984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, page 295
      LAWRENCE BUTLER'S WILL.
      Communicated by Lucy Ashton Lewis, Gulfport, Miss.
      In the name of God Amen. I, Lawrence Butler of the County of Frederick in the State of Virginia, being in sound mind and memory do constitute this my last will and Testament, as follows to-wit. In the first place all my just debts are to be paid, my farm on which I now reside with the negroes, excepting Tom and Betty; the stock and farming utensils, I give and bequeath to Richard M. Beckwith son of Jennings Beckwith. I give and bequeath to Jonathan W. B. Beckwith the house and lot in the Town of Winchester and County aforesaid which he now occupies. I also give and bequeath to Jennings Beckwith two hundred dollars. I bequeath to Edmund Beckwith son of Jennings Beckwith one hundred pounds at the expiration his apprenticeship. I bequeath to Jonathan Beckwith senr. one hundred pounds. I also bequeath to Richard Beckwith Senr. one hundred pounds. I also give and bequeath to Barns Beckwith brother of the two last mentioned (Jonathan and Richard) one hundred pounds. I likewise bequeath to Mrs. Rebecca Beckwith wife of Brokenbrough Beckwith ninety pounds. I give and bequeath to the heirs of John Ashton Senr. decd one hundred pounds. I also bequeath to Lawrence Ashton Senr. brother to John one hundred pounds. I likewise bequeath to Major Burdett Ashton Senr. one hundred pounds. The Bridge over Mattocks creek in Westmoreland County and State of Virginia and my Western lands in the state of Kentucky I wish to be sold and the money arising from the sales thereof together with the stocks I hold in the different banks and in the Washington bridge and Turnpikes as well as all bonds to be sold also, and collected, and to be divided in the manner aforesaid, among the above mentioned legatees in proportion to their legacies. The aforesaid negroes Tom and Betty being faithful servants, I wish them to remain on the lands bequeathed to Richard M. Beckwith, Tom to be paid by him annually thirty dollars and Betty also to be paid by him fifty dollars annually. I do nominate and appoint to this my last Will and Testament as Executors Joseph Fauntleroy Senr, Colonel Thomas Parker and Leroy Daingerfield Senr.
      NB. I have three hundred and fifty acres of land on the Seroto river in Ohio State which is now in dispute in the Superior Court of this State which if I recover I bequeath to Lawrence Fry, which being my last will and Testament I hereunto subscribe my name this 4th day of May in the year of our Lord 1811.
      Teste. L. BUTLER (SEAL)
      Robert Stribling
      Samuel Kerfoot
      Wm. M. Fauntleroy
      At a Court held for Frederick County the 3rd day of June 1811 THIS LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of Lawrence Butler dec'd was proved by the oaths of Robert Stribling and William M. Fauntleray two of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Thomas Parker Joseph Fauntleroy, and Leroy Daingerfield the Executors therein named in open court refused taking upon themselves the burden of the execution therof which is ordered to be certified.
      AND at a Court held for the County aforesaid the 1st day of July in the year aforesaid upon the motion of Robert Page who made oath according to law certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of Administrator upon the said decedents estate with the will annexed on his giving security whereupon he with Thomas Parker and James Singleton his securities entered into the acknowledged bond in the •penalty of thirty thousand dollars conditioned for his due and faithful administration of the said decedents estate.
      By the Court
      J. A. Keith, C. F. C.
      I, C. C. Brannon, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Frederick County, Virginia, do certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the Will of Lawrence Butler, deceased as recorded in Will Book #9, Page 44 of this office.
      Given under my hand and seal of the Court this 22nd day of March, 1929.
      C. C. Brannon Clerk.
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      BUTLER, LAWRENCE, 18 Nov. 1773; 29 July 1777. Daus. Joice, Sarah, Elizabeth and Jane 1 negro each; sons Christopher, John, Griffin and Lawrence; wife Eleanor 1 negro. Lands to be sold and money to all children.
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      WILLS OF Westmoreland County, Virginia 1654-1800 BY AUGUSTA B. FOTHERGILL: Pg 181
      BUTLER, SARAH, 4 Nov. 1784; 26 Apr. 1785.
      Bro. Lawrence Butler 1 negro; niece Elcey Butler 1 negro boy; sister Jane Butler a negro woman for life then to children of bro. Christopher Butler ; sister Joice 1 mare.

  • Sources 
    1. [S814050] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 295.

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