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

Lawrence Butler

Male Bef 1680 - 1733  (> 53 years)


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  • Name Lawrence Butler 
    Born Bef 1680  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Mar 1733  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I114975  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father John Butler,   b. 1638, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1684, Pope Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Sarah Veale,   b. Bef 1654, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1700, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years) 
    Married Bef 1674  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Lawrence Butler,   b. Abt 1713, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1738, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     2. Sarah Butler,   b. 9 Jul 1715, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1772, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret MNU Bernard,   d. Bef 1733, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef May 1713  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F17737  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      BUTLER, LAWRENCE, (CAPT.) 9 March 1732; 27 March 1733.
      Dau. in law Corderoy Sanford; grandson William Bernard 1 negro girl; neice Joyce Butler 1 mare and saddle; son in law Richard Bernard; nephew Lawrence Butler; son Lawrence all my silver spoons and all of my land; to dau. Sarah 1 horse. Friend Capt. Anthony Thornton a mourning ring; Richard Bernard exrs.
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 2; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 16
      iN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. the Ninth day of March one thousand seven hundred and thirty two or thirty three, I LAW: BUTLER of Washington Parish in the County of Westmorland, Gent., being sick & weak but of perfect memmory thanks be given to Almighty God for the same, and calling to mind that it is appointed for all men once to dy do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament in the following manner & forme (vizt.) Imprimis. I give & bequeath my Soul to Almighty God that gave it nothing doubting but at the General. Resurrection to receive the same through the merritts of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, my body to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the descrestion of my Executors hereafter named.
      Item. I give & bequeath to my Daughter in Law, CORDEROY SANDFORD, four thousand weight of tobacco, two feather beds and furniture thereunto belonging commonly called her bed, and four head of neat Cattle to her & her heirs for ever;
      Item. I give & bequeath to my Grand Son, WILLIAM BERNARD, one Negro girl commonly cald. Frank to him & his heirs for ever;
      Item. I give & bequeath to my Neice, JOYCE BUTLER, a young Mare & side sadle (the sadle to be of fifty shillings price),
      Item. I give unto my Son in Law, RICHD. BERNARD, my Sword & my Mourning Ring.
      Item. I give unto my Nephew, LAW: BUTLER, my new suit of broad cloth;
      Item. I give unto my Son, LAW. BUTLER, all my Silver Spoons;
      Item. I give unto my Daughter, SARAH,my Riding Horse & the side sadle that was her Mothers & the furniture;
      Item. I give unto my Son, LAW., a young Horse that my Chesnut Mare brought & my new sadle & furniture;
      Item. I give unto my trusty and well beloved Friend, Capt. ANTHONY THORNTON, one Mourning Ring of twenty shills, price.
      Item. I give all my Lands to my Son, LAW., & all the rest of my Estate to be equally devided between my two Children, LAW: and SARAH.
      Item. It is my desire that my Negroe fellow commonly cald. ( ) may take his choyce which of my two Children he will live with and they shall Hive with, they taking him in their part of the devision of my Estate,
      And I do hereby constitute ordain & apoint my Trusty & well beloved Friends, Capt. ANTHONY THORNTON and RICHARD BERNARD to be the Executors of this my Last Will & Testament, revokeing disannulling all other heretofore by me made and this only to be my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written
      Sign,d & Sealed in presence of us
      JOHN DISHMAN, LAUR: BUTLER
      DANIEL BOURNE.
      EDWARD his mark NOWLES
      A Codicil to the above Will
      II. is my desire that my Estate may be paid to my Children in specia and not sold by way of Out Cry notwithstanding any Law to the contrary. Witness my hand this Eleventh day of March 1732/3.
      Testes JOHN DISHMAN, LAW: BUTLER
      CHARLES ASHTON
      EDWARD his mark NOWLES
      Westmorld. ss. At. a Court held for the sd. County the 27th day of March 1733
      This Iast Will &Testament of LAWRENCE BUTLER, Gent., deced., was presented into Court by Capt. ANTHONY THORNTON & RICHARD BERNARD, his Executors, who made Oath thereto and being proved by the Oaths of JOHN DISHMAN & EDWARD NOWLES, two of the witnesses thereto, which with the Codicil thereto being also sworn to by the sd. Exers. and proved by the Oaths of JOHN DISHMAN, CHARLES ASHTON & EDWARD NOWLES, the witnesses thereto, are admitted to Record
      Test. G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W. Recorded the Twentieth day of April 1733, pr. G. T. C. C. W.
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      1701-1703 Westmoreland Co VA Order Book
      Lawrence Butler by Nathll. Pope his attorney acknowledges a conveyance of land from him to Christopher Butler. Ordered the same together with the patent whereon the same is grounded bee recorded
      Christopher Butler acknowledges a conveyance of land from him to Lawrence Butler. Ordered the same together with the patent whereon it is grounded bee recorded

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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1709-1712 {Antient Press}: pg 8
      Westmoreland County Court 22d day of February 1709/10
      - FLINN v CHANCELLOR &c It is ordered the Sheriff of this County doe summon THOMAS CHANCELLOR, JORDON WEEDON and LAWRENCE BUTLER that they and every ofthem be and appeare at next Court to be held for this County to answer the Petition ofWILLIAM FLINN, relateing to three Children which as marrying the Widdow ofJOHN MANNOR deced., he conveives ofright belonging to him said WILLIAM, by vertue of the marriage
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1712-1714 {Antient Press}: pg 54
      Westmoreland County Court 1st June 1713
      - ESKRIDGE v BERNARD's Exrx. Exo issued v Estate 1st June 1713
      Judgment is granted GEORGE ESKRIDGE, Gent., against LAWRENCE BUTLER and MARGURITT his Wife, Exrx. ofthe Last Will and Testament of JOHN BERNARD, late ofthis County, deced., for eleven pounds, fifteen shillings and nine pence sterling due from JOHN BERNARD on protested Bill ofExchange endorsed by JOHN BERNARD; ordered LAWRENCE BUTLER doe pay the same out of JOHN BERNARD's Estate with costs als execution
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1712-1714 {Antient Press}: pg 71
      Westmoreland County Court 27th of August 1713
      - WILLIS &c, v BERNARD's Exrx. In the action of Debt brought by FRANCIS WILLIS of London, Merchant, KATHERINE BRISTOW, Widdow, ROBERT BRISTOW Esqr., Executrix and Executors of the Last Will and Testament ofROBERT BRISTOW, JUNR., late of London, Esqr., deceased, Pltfs. against LAWRENCE BUTLER and MARGURITT his Wife, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament ofJOHN BERNARD, late of this County, deced., Defendt., it is ordered ANDREW MUNROE, JOSEPH BAYLY, RICHARD WATTS and JOSEPHWEEKES, Gent., or any two ofthem doe some tyme before the next Court to be held for this County meet at the house ofLAWRENCE BUTLER and inspect settle and adjust the Accounts of the Defendants relateing to or which any way concerns the Estate ofJOHN BERNARD and that they make return of their proceedings thereinto the next Court under their hands

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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 78
      THIS INDENTURE made this twenty third day of February in the thirteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Britain &c., and in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and twenty six; Between AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON, Gent,. and JANE his Wife of the Parish of Washington and County of Westmoreland of one part and LAWRENCE BUTLER of the aforesaid Parish and GEORGE ESKRIDGE of the Parish of Cople and County aforesaid, Gent., of the other part; Whereas AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON is seized in fee simple of one parcell of land being the land where he now lives, which land said AUGUSTINE purchased of one JOSEPH ABINGTON and said AUGUSTINE is also seized in fee of one other parcell of Land that he hath lately purchased of DANIEL HIGDON, JOHN POPE and JANE POPE, both which tracts of land are comprized within the bounds of a Patent first granted to one HENRY BROOKES. and are scituate in Parish of Washington and County aforesaid between POPES CREEK and a Creek commonly called BRIDGE CREEK; And Whereas AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON and JANE his Wife are possessed of two other Plantations and tracts of land which are the proper inheritance of the said JANE, the one Plantation and tract of land scituate in APPOMATTOX NECK, being part of a Patent granted to one JOHN COOKE and containing by estimation Two hundred acres of land and now in the seizure and occupation of JOHN PRICE and of one other tract of land in the Parish of Washington commonly called the RIDGE which was first granted to THOMAS JOHNSON and THOMAS TYNEHITT and contains by estimation One hundred and seventy acres and is now in the seizen and occuaption of SAMUEL JOHNSON and JOHN BINKS.
      NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON and JANE his Wife as well in consideration of the sum of five shillings of lawful money of Great Britain to them in hand paid by LAWRENCE BUTLER and GEORGE ESKRIDGE, the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, path and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto LAWRENCE BUTLER and GEORGE ESKRIDGE and their heirs all the before mentioned plantation and tracts of land and premises with every of their rights members and appurtenances: To have and to hold the plantations and tracts of land unto LAWRENCE BUTLER and GEORGE ESKRIDGE and their heirs for the intents and purposes hereafter mentioned in these presents expressed sett down and declared and to no other purpose, that is to say, that the plantation and tract of land whereon AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON now lives which he purchased of JOSEPH ABINGTON and the plantation and tract of land said POPE now lives which AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON purchased of JANE POPE, DANIEL HIGDON and JOHN POPE to be for the proper use of AUGUSTINE and JANE WASHINGTON dureing their naturall lives and the longest liver of them and after their decease to the use of AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON, JUNR., Son of aforesaid AUGUSTINE and JANE. and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and in default of such heires to LAWRENCE WASHINGTON. the Son of said AUGUSTINE and JANE WASHINGTON and the heires of his body lawfully to be begotten and in default of such heires to the heires of the bodies of them said AUGUSTINE and JANE. WASHINGTON, and in default of such heires to be and remain to AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON and his heires for ever; And that Plantation and tract of Land in APPAMATTOX NECK now in occupation of JOHN PRICE and the other land called the RIDGE in the possession of SAMUEL JOHNSON and JOHN BINKS which plantation and tract of land to be to the use of AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON and JANE his Wife dureing their naturall lives and the longest liver of them and after their decease to LAWRENCE, Eldest Son of AUGUSTINE and JANE WASHINGTON his heires lawfully to be begotten and in default of such heires to the use of AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON, JUNR and the heires of his body to be lawfully begotten and in default of such heires then to the use of the heires of the bodies of AUGUSTINE and JANE WASHINGTON or the Survi-- vor of them and in default of such heires then to be and remain unto AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON and his heires for ever, And to no other intent or purpose whatsoever; In Wittness whereof the parties to these presents their hands and seales have interchangeably set and affixed the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
      JOHN COOPER. AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON
      NICHOS MINOR JANE WASHINGTON
      Westmoreland ss. At a Court held for the said County the 23th day of February 1726
      AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON. Gent.. and JANE his Wife personally acknowledged this Deed of Conveyance of Land to uses by them passed to LAWRENCE BUTLER and GEORGE ESKRIDGE. Gent.. to be their prover act and deed (she the said JANE being first private-
      ly examined the inheritance of part of the land thereby conveyed being in her), which at the instance of the sd. AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, CI Co. W.
      Recorded Eleventh day of March 1726 pr, G. T., C.C. W
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      WESTMORELAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS & WILLS. No. 8. Part 1; 1723-1738 {Antient Press}: pp 126
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen. I CHRISTOPHER BUTLER of ye County of Westmorland do hear make this my Last Will and Testament as for my p:sonall Estate I will and dispose in manner and form following; I will that my Son, NATHANELL BUTLER have one parsel of Land joyning on the Land of WILLIAM QUISENBERY and on the Land of my Brother, LAWRENCE BUTLER, Begining att the mouth of a Branch, thence up the Branch to a red Oke standing on ye South West and thence to a Red Oke by the Road side, thence along ye Road to a Horse Paththat gose to the House of LAWRENCE BUTLER to a marked to a marked white Oke standing in the sd. line, thence down the line to the land of WILL: QUISENBERY dowse to ye first begining; and that my Son, WILLIAM BUTLER, have a parsell of Land joyning to his Brother NATHANELL Begining at ye aforsd. red Oak stand on the aforesd. Branch runing on his Brother, NATHANELL BUTLERs line to ye sd. red Oke by the Rode side thence to the white Oke by the Horse Path, thence up the line to ye head of Rapahanock, thence up ye Branch to a Oke and a Gum marked in a Branch of ye Swampe, thence to the red Oke by the Rode side and to a marked Chesnutt standing at ye head of the aforesd, Branch, and to ye first begining. I will that my Son, LAWRENCE BUTLER, have all the rest of the Land on that side of ye Rode up ye mane Swampe to ye Land of Mr. LORD and to ye Oke and Gum which divides WILLIAMs Lands from LAWRENCE, he haveing the liberty of a Spring on ye North side of the Rode, I will that my Son, JOHN BUTLER, have ye reste of ye land from his Brothers to Mr. LORDs and I will that my Son, CALEB, have that peice of land which I bought of HENERY WILLIAMS to them & to their Children. I will that my Wife and my two Eldes Sons, JOHN and NATHANELL, be Executors of this my Will and Testament whereunto I have set my hand and seal October this Second day and year of our Lord 1729
      Testes CHARLES GODDARD CHRISTPHR: his mark BUTLER
      JOHN BARTLET
      Westmorld, ss, At a Court held for the sd, County the 26th day of November 1729 This Last Will and Testament of CHRISTOPHER BUTLER, deced., was presented into Court by the Executors therein named who make Oath thereto, and being proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto, is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the Nineteenth day of December 1729 G. T., C. C. W.
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      Butler, Lawrence. grantee. 7 August 1719. Westmoreland County.
      Description: 597 acres lying in the County of Richmond and Westmoreland. Beg.g &c. corner tree of sd. John Butlers former land. Chesnutt near the main swamp of Rappahannock Creek.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p.375 (Reel 289).
      Re-grant by Proprietor of land of FATHER, JOHN, in 1670
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=215&last=&g_p=G5&co llection=NN Grant
      Title Butler, Lawrence.
      Publication 7 August 1719.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Westmoreland County.
      Description: 597 acres lying in the County of Richmond and Westmoreland. Beg.g &c. corner tree of sd. John Butlers former land. Chesnutt near the main swamp of Rappahannock Creek.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 215 (Reel 289).

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