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

Rowland Lawson

Male Bef 1642 - 1706  (> 64 years)


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  • Name Rowland Lawson 
    Born Bef 1642  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Sep 1706  Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I035629  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2019 

    Father Rowland Lawson,   b. 1609, Brough Hall, Catterick, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 15 Nov 1660, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Lettice MNU Lawson,   b. 1626,   d. Aft 1689, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married Bef 1642  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14069  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Rowland Lawson,   b. Abt 1665, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1716/17, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     2. Henry Lawson,   b. Abt 1678, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 25 Nov 1752 and 17 Jan 1755, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F20873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      LAWSON, Rowland. 24 Mar. 1704/5. Rec. 11 Sept. 1706.
      Wife: Jain (?). Sons: Henry and Rowland. Wits: Jno. Turberville, Jno. Robertson, Jno. Inman. Es: Son, Rowland Lawson.
      W.B. 8, p. 137.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      CHAPLIN, James. Will. 18 Sept. 1682. Rec. 12 Jany. 1682/3.
      All left to Rowland Lawson except a heifer to John Lawson
      Wits. Fortunatus Sydnor. Signed. Jo. Lawson, Ann. Bonison. W.B. 5, p. 83.
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      Richmond County, VA, Order Book 2, 1694-1699, page 401, Court dated 7 June 1699 – Morgan Morsey, Servant to Rowland Lawson, being presented to this Court to have inspection into his age is adjudged 17 years old and ordered to serve his said Master or his assignees according to Act.

      Richmond County, VA, Order Book 3, 1699-1704, page 56, Court held 7 August 1700 – This day Mary Pew, Servant to Rowland Lawson, did agree to serve her said Master or his assignees one whole year after her time by Indenture Custom or otherwise be fully expired, he paying her fine due for committing the sin of fornication.

      This day Mr. Rowland Lawson confessed Judgment to the Church Wardens of Farnham Parish for the use of the Parish for 500 pounds of good tobacco in cask, to be paid als Exo. being the fine paid for Mary Pew for committing the sin of fornication.

      Ordered that Mary Pew, Servant to Rowland Lawson, do serve her said Master or his assignees the full term of one year after her time by Indenture custom or otherwise be fully expired being in satisfaction for her loss of time and trouble in child birth of a bastard child.

      Richmond County, VA Deed Book 7, 1714-1720, pages 123-125 – Indenture made 1 May 1716 between Charles Barber of ye Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond and Rowland Lawson of ye Parish of Christ Church and County of Lancaster of the one party and Anthony Sydner (Sydnor) of ye Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond the other party. In consideration of 12,400 pounds of tobacco, they bargain and sold to Anthony Sydner 300 acres; beginning at a re Oak corner to a Patent formerly granted to Henry Corbin Esquire and running the course of ye said Patent, being south 377 perches to a small Oak sapling by Capt. Tarpley’s tobacco ground, then south... In witness whereof ye parties first above mentioned hath interchangeably set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written. Signed Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson. Witnesses John Taylor and Richard Bramham. At a Court 2 May 1716, Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson came in and acknowledged their Deed.

      Same book and pages. Indenture made the 2 may 1716 (this release is a repeat of the foregoing lease), to have and hold the parcel of land unto Anthony Sydner, his heirs free and clear from all encumbrances and Charles Barber and Rowland Thornton, their heirs shall warrant and forever defend ye said parcel of land unto Anthony Sydner his heirs against all persons: In witness whereof the parties first above mentioned hereunto have interchangeably set their hands and affixed their seals. Signed Charles Barber and Rowland Thornton. (Note: In the two place above, should this have been Lawson instead of Thornton?) Witnesses John Taylor and Richard Bramham. Recorded 2 May 1716. At a Court 2 May 1716, Order Book 6, pages 471-472, Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson came in and acknowledged their Deed and Release for land unto Anthony Sydner, which was admitted to Record.

      Richmond County, VA, Order Book 6, 1711-1716, pages 491-492, Court held 3 May 1716 – The suit in Chancery between John Tarpley and Ann his wife, one of the Daughters of Thomas Glascock, late of Richmond County, Gentleman, deceased, Complainants and Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Ann Glascock, deceased, Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Glascock, deceased, Respondents is dismissed, the Complainants not prosecuting.
      The suit in Chancery between John Tarpley and Ann his wife, one of the Daughters of Thomas and Ann Glascock, deceased, Complainants and Charles Barber and Rowland Lawson, Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Ann Glascock, deceased, Respondents is dismissed, the Complainants not prosecutinghttp://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Lancaster.html

      Lancaster County, VA, Deeds, Wills and etc., Book 1, 1652-1657, page 25, Lancaster County Court 10th January 1652/53 - Whereas there hath been oath made by Mr. Row. Lawson and William Jonson that Epaphro. Lawson, deceased, did receive of and from ye Estate of Elizabeth Dundridge, deceased 700 lbs. of tobacco for ye use of Rowland, ye son of ye above said Rowland Lawson, ye Court hath therefore ordered ye said Admistr. Of ye said Epaph. Lawson's Estate shall pay ye said sum of 700 lbs. of tobacco to ye above said Row. Lawson for use of his Son within 20 days.

      Whereas that ye Estate of Epa. Lawson, deceased, is indebted to Mr. Rowl. Lawson in ye sum of 800 lbs. of tobacco, the Court hath therefore ordered that ye said Amistr. Of ye said decease's Estate shall pay ye said sum of tobacco to ye said Lawson or his assignees within 20 days.

      Lancaster County, VA, Order Book 1655-1666, page 165 - Court 13 November 1661. Upon the petition of Rowland Lawson one of the orphans of Mr. Rowland Lawson, deceased. It is ordered that the said Rowland Lawson do dispose of so many of his cattle as shall procure him a servant he having a very considerable quantity of cattle.

      Virginia Patent Book 4, page 132 (639), 18 March 1662/63 - Rowland Lawson, 1000 acres on north side of Rappahannock River. Beginning on the east side of Cherry Point Creek, north, northeast &c. to south side of a branch of a Creek issuing into the bay behind Capt. Fleets land, thence south east by east &c. to land of Bonyson &c. Being part of patent of 1300 acres, the rest being cut off by paten of said Bonyson, first granted to Rice Jones. Trans. of 20 persons

      Lancaster County, VA, Orders and etc., Book 1655-1666, page 353 - Orphans Court held for the County of Lancaster, 14 September 1665. Rowland Lawson one of Mr. Rowland Lawson, deceased orphans, being of age upon his petition it is ordered that the whole estate belonging to him in the possession of Jo. Davenport be forthwith delivered him als execution.

      Lancaster County, VA, Deed Book 1666-1682, page 60 - Know all men by thee present that I Rowland Lawson of ye parish of Christchurch in the County of Lancaster doe hereby firmly and freely give and bequeath unto my younger brother Henry Lawson ye plantation which Mr. John Davenport is now possess with woodland, ground... is express by ye patent thereof ye which I am now possess withal the said Henry Lawson to begin for his moyetie or half as ye patent doth begin so for his bredth on ye river side that is to say Rappahannock River side on ye north side thereof and his length into ye woods the said Henry Lawson to be possess with the above said land when he shall arrive to ye age of twenty one years but if in case ye said Henry Lawson shall die before ye above term of twenty one years be fully expired that is to say before he shall arrive to ye said age that then ye said lands to return to me or my heirs again. I ye said Rowland Lawson as above mentioned from me my heirs... I have set my hand and seal to confirm this my deed of gift this 13 February 1668/69. Rowland Lawson, ye seal. Test: Fortunatus Sydnor and Edward Carter. Recorded 15 February 1668/69.

      Lancaster County, VA, Order Book 1, 1666-1680, page 396 - December Court 1677 had a list of tithes. John Lawson is listed with 2 tithes.
      Rowland Lawson is listed with 4 tithes

      Lancaster County, VA, Deed Book 1666-1682, page 322 - To all to whom this present writing shall come, Greetings, in Our Lord God Everlasting. Know ye that I Rowland Lawson of Lancaster County in Rappahannock River in Virginia, planter, as well for the natural love and affection, which I bear unto John Lawson my brother of the said County of Lancaster, planter, as also for Divers other good causes and consideration me.... Do give grant and confirm unto the said John Lawson all that piece of parcel of lands set, situate, lying and being in the said County of Lancaster between the Creek commonly called or known by the name of Cherry Point Creek down the said river of Rappahannock together with all houses, edifices, orchards, guardians fences and enclosures thereunto belonging.... Which said premises now are or late were in the tenanted or possession of John Davenport or of his assignees. To have and to hold... In witness where of I the said Rowland Lawson have hereunto put my hand and seal this 13th day of November 1678. Rowland Lawson ye seal. Sealed and delivered after the word (mee) interlined in ye present of John Davenport and John Stretchley. Recorded May 1679.

      Lancaster County, VA, Order Book 2, 1680-1686, pages 62 and 63 - December Court 1681 had a list of tithes for Christ Church Parish.
      John Lawson is listed with 3 tithes.
      Rowland Lawson is listed with 5 tithes

      Lancaster County, VA, Order Book 3, 1686-1696, page 29 - November Court 1687 had a list of tithes for Christ Church Parish.
      Henry Lawson is listed with 2 tithes.
      Mr. Rowland Lawson is listed with 5 tithes.
      At Lawson's a Negro named Peter Dunkinson is listed with 1 tithe

      Lancaster County, VA, Order Book 3, 1686-1696, page 123 - December Court 1692 had a list of tithes for Christ Church Parish.
      Jno. Lawson is listed with 3 tithes.
      Mr. Row. Lawson is listed with 5 tithes

      Lancaster County, VA, Order Book 3, 1686-1696, page 140 - December Court 1693 had a list of tithes for Christ Church Parish.
      Mr. J. Lawson is listed with 1 tithe.
      Mr. Ro. Lawson is listed with 6 tithes.

      Lancaster County, VA, Order Book 4, 1696-1702, page 8 - December Court 1696 had a list of tithes for Christ Church Parish.
      Rowd. Lawson Junr. is listed with 3 tithes.
      Mr. Rowd. Lawson Senr. Is listed with 8 tithes

      Lancaster County, VA, Order Book 4, 1696-1702, page 51 - December Court 1698 had a list of tithes for Christ Church Parish.
      Rowd. Lawson Junr. is listed with 3 tithes.
      Mr. Rowd. Lawson Senr. Is listed with 8 tithes

      Lancaster County, VA, Deeds & Wills and etc., Book 2, 1654-1702, page 438 - Here are to whom it may concern that I do appoint Mr. Roland Lawson Sr. to answer the suit depending between John Kelly and me concerning the foreseeing and what the said Lawson, my Attorney do for me in that said I do allow as if I did it myself and witness my hand and seal. Signed and seal Daniel Howell. Witnesses Jno. Jerman and Robt. Mason. Recorded 28 July 1701

      Lancaster County, VA, Deed Book 1701/02-1715, page 146, Bills of Exchange drawn on Merchants in England, 20 April 1706 - Exchange of 28 pounds. 30 days sight.... Pay to Mr. Robert Hall. To Mr. Jno. Goodwin of London Merchant. Signed Rowland Lawson Jr

      Lancaster County, VA, Will Book 8, page 137, will dated 24 March 1704/05 - Will of Rowland Lawson. Bequeath to his son Henry Lawson one parcel of land in Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County beginning at the foot of Creeple Hill. Henry or his heirs could not sale or least the land for more than one year at a time, if he did not comply with this then the land went to his brother Rowland Lawson or his heirs. Rowland Lawson was appointed executor and to have sole management of Rowland Sr. affairs in England. His personal estate to be equally divided according to Law of the Country and his wife to have first choice and his children to have their choice as they are of age. Signed Rowland Lawson and seal. Wit: John Turberville, John Robertson and John Inman. Recorded 11 September 1706.

      Coats-of-Arms in Virginia: - Rowland Lawson's will, Lancaster, 11 September 1706: a chevron between three martlets. Burke ascribes these arms to Lawson of Burgh Hall, Co. York, Bart; of Cramlington, Northumberland; and of Longhirst, Northumberland.

      Lancaster County, VA, Order Book 5, 1702-1713, page 154 - 11 September 1706 Court. Probate of the last will and testament of Rowland Lawson Sr. of this county, deceased is granted unto Rowland Lawson his son and executor in the said will mentioned and it is ordered that said Jno. Purberville and Capt. Henry Fleet do inventory and divide ye estate of ye said deceased according as by the said will is prescribed at some convenient time between this and the next Court and it is further ordered that a person if any there have any of ye estate of ye said deceased in their possession of what nature as quality doe ever they be do surrender the same to ye said executor and upon cash according to ye purpose of this order
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      Records of Indentured Servants and of Certificates for Land, Northumberland County, VA, 1650-1795, compiled by W. Preston Haynie – Document 565, 28 March 1671/72 – Florence Driscoll sworn and examined, said that when your deponent was servant to Capt. Daniel Neale, heard John Wood say that he was willing to give a man servant named Rowland Lawson for a maid servant that Capt. Daniel Neale had if that said maid was willing to serve ye said John Wood ye time that ye said Rowland Lawson had to serve; further your deponent head ye said maid say that she had rather serve John Wood ye time ye said Lawson had to serve and a year longer rather than to server her own time to her aforesaid master, further your deponent heard John Wood and his wife say that they would and willing change because they could not understand what the said Lawson said, being an outlandish man and he would do nothing for them… Record Book 1666-1672, page 185.
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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS PATENT BOOK No. 4; Pg 438
      ROWLAND LAWSON, 1000 acs. on N. side of Rappa. Riv., I8 Mar. I662, p. I32, (639). Beg. on the E. side of Cherry poynt Cr., N.N.E. &c. to S. side of a br. of a Cr. issuing into the bay behind Capt. Fleets land, thence S.E. by E. &c. to land of Bonyson &c. Being part of pattent of I300 acs., the rest being cut off by pattent of sd. Bony- son, first granted to Rice Jones. Trans. of 20 pers.*

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