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

Lawrence Smith

Male 1658 - 1739  (81 years)


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  • Name Lawrence Smith  [1
    Birth 1658  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 19 Mar 1739  Yorktown, York County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24440  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Lawrence Smith,   b. 29 Mar 1630, Stoneyhurst, Burnley Parish, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Aug 1700, Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Debnam,   b. Bef 1636, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 28 Sep 1651  Kingsdown, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mildred Chisman,   b. 19 Feb 1675, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1719, Yorktown, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 43 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1690  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Mildred Read,   b. Abt 1685, Yorktown, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Jan 1754, Yorktown, York County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1720  Yorktown, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/york/history/templefarm.txt
      URL title: Temple Farm - Some History of York County; William and Mary College Quarterly V.2, No.1
      Will of Lawr Smith, dated 11th March, 1736-7, and witnessed by John Buckner, John Ballard, William Nelson, Ishmael Moody.
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      From "Colonial Yorktown," by Clyde F. Trudell (Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, Pa), Page 111, has info on the Edmund Smith House, etc:

      Col Lawrence Smith married first Mildred Chisman, daughter of Capt Thomas Chisman & Elizabeth Read, daughter of Col George Read; Col Lawence and Mildred (Chisman) Smith had 3 children; When Mildred died Col Smith married second Mildred Read daughter of John Read, Col George Read's eldest son. By his second wife, Smith had 5 children.

      Edmund was the son of Col Lawrence Smith, son of Maj Lawrence Smith. Maj. Lawrence Smith, as surveyor, laid out the original 83 town lots in the Towne of York in 1691. For his services he was given Lot 72. Upon his death in 1700 Smith's son, Col Lawrence Smith, inherited the lot, and on 10 Feb 1706 added to his holdings by buying Lot 53 on the west side of Nelson Street. [The original grantee of Lot 53 in 1699 was William Simson had forfeited title by failing to build]. Col Smith must have erected some sort of building since he held title until Jan 1734 when he conveyed the property to his son and heir Edmund Smith. The property was described as "joining on one side upon Mr. Thomas Nelson (Lot 54) and on the other side upon Captain John Ballard (Lot 54) and known by the figures 53." Edmund's Will dated 18 Dec 1750 indicates that he had a new house under construction on Lot 53 at the time of his death in 1751. A later deed "devised Lot 53 to his daughter Mildred now the wife of David Jameson. Of Scottish descent, David was the son of James Jameson of Essex County, Virginia. In 1781 David became Thomas Nelson's Lt Governor, becoming acting governor briefly during Nelson's illness in Aug of that year. Upon the death of David Jameson in 1793 his nephew, John Jameson of Yorktown received Lot 53 and the house thereon.

      Sources:
      -Lewis, Merriwethers, and Their Kin, by Sarah Lewis Anderson, first published 1938, Page 214
      -William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, Jul 1893, Page 3-21
      -Genealogy of Virginia Families, 1991 by Genealogy Publishing, Baltimore County, Maryland, vol. V, Page 330
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      The Armistead Family 1635-1910, Page 100
      Note:
      Lawrence Smith's will, 11th day of (???), 1736, mentions son Lawrence, beloved wife Mildred; and then, to son Robert and his heirs forever: to son Edmund, all the remaining part of the land within the same patent formerly known as the Ludlow patent--to him and his heir forever--to Lawrence a Yorktown lot. The Mill property to my three sons and my wife, etc. To my son Edmund, all the negroes stock and goods, household stuff and all other personal estate, that I have formerly possessed him with. I give and bequeath to my loving wife and to my five children which I had by her, viz.:

      Margaret, Catherine, Robert,(*) Lucy and Lawrence. and all the remaining part of my estate of what kind or nature so ever within his Majestie's Dominions to be equally divided among them.

      That my loving wife should have the management of the whole estate during her widowhood without giving any security for the same * * * but if my wife should marry * * *

      I constitute and appoint my beloved friend William Nelson, son to Mr. Thomas Nelson of York-town, and my son Edmund Smith to be trustees of this my last will and testament * * *

      LAWRENCE SMITH. Sealed signed published and delivered in the presence of

      JOHN BUCKNER

      JOHN BALLARD

      WILLIAM NELSON

      ISHMAEL MOODY
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=444&last=&g_p=P6&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Smith, Lawrence.
      Publication 17 March 1672/1673.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Smyth.
      Note Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).
      Grantee(s): Smith, Lawrence and Buckner, Anthony.
      Description: 716 acres on the south side the river adjoining the land of Thomas Hawkins.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), Page 444 (Reel 6).
      === land mentioned
      1695-1706 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 89
      JAMES TAYLOR, THOMAS PETIT. JOHN BAYLOR, ROBERT POWELL & JOHN STONE, 4500 acs., K. & Q. Co., on N. side of Mattapony Riv., 20 Oct. 1704, Page 630. Adj. land of Col. Lawrance Smith on W. side of the Reedy Br. Granted Maj. Peter Beverley, 21 Apr. 1695, deserted, & now granted by order, &c. Trans. of 90 pers: Henry Sutton, John Butler, Elinor Buckler. David Thomas, John Chapman, Tho. Cox, Sara Hill, Charles Blake, Anne West, Tho. Anderson, John Davis, Tho. Ormond, Eliz. Pearl, John Peath-rid, Wm. Cressy, Fra. Lidden (?), Sara Feild, Joseph Hill, John Morgan, Richd. Berry, John Parr, John Hews, Wm. Bess, Tho. Ceaser, John Oxley, Peter Johnson, Sam11. Williamson, Richd. Blake, Richd. Wild, John Addeal, Peter Gardner, Dann. Robinson, Tho. Redstone, Tho. Emery, Margt. Crane, Anne Taylor, James Candry, Peter Wood, Edwd, Williams, Charles English, Tho. Lincolnshire, Mary Thomas, Antho. Cumming, Tho. Harton, Tho. Else, Mary Vickgins, Joshua Nason, Kath. Nason, Gwen Jones, Joseph Carian, Mary Foster, Charon Branon, John Bradley, David Ohern, Jacob Plumer, Alexr. Ligton, Eliz. Hart, Elinor Pinney, Edwd. Litchfeild, Wm. Dunbar, Eliz. an English woman, Flora a Welch woman, Wm. Redman, Christ. Deverall, Sara Cole, Wm. Hardisty, James Johns, Eliz. Bell, Math. Dixon, John Robinson, Edwd. Sisson, I.idia Harvey, Geo. Morris, Joseph Hicks, Saml. Smith, Robt. Waters, Wm. Fitchett, Robt. Jefferys, Anne Betson, David Cuming, Eliz. Beavis, James Ferguson, Geo. Lloyd. Johanna Lloyd, John Kelly, James Butler, Geo. Wickley, Robt. Morris, Abraham Long, Richd. Goodwin.
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      1710-1719 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 15
      CAPT. LAWRENCE SMITH, of York Co; 438 acs. & 60 perches, (N. L.) ; St. Anne's Par., in Essex Co; 5 Nov. 1712, Page 67. Beg. at 3075 acs. granted to Thomas Page, William Hudson, & Samuel Weilding, 3rd Apr. 1667; crossing a br. of Birching Sw; to patent of Robert Davies, dated 25 Sept. 1665, now called Robert Paine's land; to land of Jobb Spearman & Buckingham Brown, which was formerly Peter Cornwell's. Imp. of 9 per's: William Taylor, Edward Anscoe, Mary Anscoe, Darby Quin, David Magison, Thomas Downes, Lacie Hutcheson. Richard Sams & Richard Edwards.
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      1719-1724 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 11; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 9
      LAWRENCE SMITH, of Gloucester Co; 2025 acs. (N. L.), Essex Co., in St. Mary's Par; adj. patent granted
      Lawrence Smith & Robert Taliaferro; on br. of Nussaponock; upon the Ridge; to Robert Thomas; on line of patent of Prosser & Creton; 21 Feb. 1720, Page 58. 10 Lbs.; 5 Shill.

  • Sources 
    1. [S84] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. V, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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