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

Thomas Lawson

Male Abt 1671 - 1703  (~ 32 years)


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  • Name Thomas Lawson 
    Born Abt 1671  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Nov 1703  Princess Anne, County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I036753  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 

    Father Anthony Lawson,   b. Bef 1643, Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1701, Princess Anne County, Virginia - Admin bond Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Mother Anne Keeling,   b. Bef 1633,   d. Aft 1672, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Married Bef 16 Feb 1670/71  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rose Thorowgood,   b. 1672, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1709, Princess Anne County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 4 Jan 1692/93  Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Lawson,   b. Bef 1695, Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anthony Lawson,   b. Abt 1696, Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Anne Lawson,   b. Bef 1698, Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. George Lawson,   b. Abt 1700, Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Thomas Lawson,   b. 27 Oct 1703, Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 7 May 1735, Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 31 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F10958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Norfolk.html

      Lower Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 4, 1675-1686, page 34 – 6 October 1676 – In the name of God, Amen, I George Lawson Jr. of ye Eastern Branch of Elizabeth River in ye County of Lower Norfolk being in reasonable health and of sound mind… Make, Confirm and ordained ye my Last Will and Testament, revoking all former Wills... I give unto Mary, my wife, all my Estate both of land, goods and chattel and all rights, claims or judgments to me belonging or in whose hand or custody to have, hold and enjoy ye same as long as she lives and upon ye death, Estate to be divided between ___ ___ ___ , one half of my Estate to Mary, my wife, to her legal Executors and Administrator forever. I do give unto Thomas Lawson, Mary Lawson and Margaret Lawson, son and daughters, unto Mr. Anthony Lawson ye one half of my Estate I do live upon after ye death of my wife. Unto Thomas Lawson, one quarter and unto Mary Lawson one quarter and unto Margaret Lawson ye one half, also I do give unto Edward Moseley one mare. Also I do appoint Mary, my wife to be ye sole Executrix of this my Last Will and hereby require her to pay all my just debts, paid and discharged in confirmation of all and every ye promises, I have hereunto set my hand and seal. Signed George Lawson. Witnesses Richard Hays and John Breath. Presented in Court by Richard Hays 15 August 1678.

      Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 6, 1695-1703, page 229, Court dated 17 February 1701/02 – Be it known and manifest unto all men that I Thomas Lawson of Princess Anne County, Gentleman and heir of Col. Anthony Lawson, late of the aforesaid County, deceased, for diverse good and valuable and especially in consideration of 10 pounds of good current money received from Bartholomew Clarke of the aforesaid County, Blacksmith do sell one half acre of land (Note: - this was one of the two lots that Col. Anthony Lawson own in the Town of Norfolk County.) The last part of the page is torn and missing. Witnessed, signed and sealed 17 February 1701/02. Thomas Lawson. Witnesses Daniel Sullivan and George Newton. Recorded __ February 1701/02.

      Executive Journals, Council of Colonial Virginia, 3 August 1699 – 27 April 1705. Upon the Petition of George Marable Order is granted him for a Supersedeas to stop the Execution of a Judgment obtained against him in James City County Court 7 January 1703/04 upon a Scire facias brought against him ye said Marable as Executor of William Ellett by Elizabeth Lawson, Thomas Lawson and Lewis Conner surviving Administrators of Anthony Lawson, deceased Assignee of Frederick Jones, Assignee of Anthony Lawson and William Moseley Executors of Thomas Walke against him the said Marable as Executor aforesaid; the said Marable the Petitioner giving Security according to Law.
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      http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Princess_Anne.html

      Princess Anne County, VA, Order Book 1, 1691-1709, page 289, Court dated 1 October 1701 – Upon Petition of Elizabeth Lawson, Thomas Lawson, John Thorowgood and Lewis Conner, an order for a Commission of Administration is granted unto ye Estate of Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson, he dying intestate, they having done according to Law in such cases

      Princess Anne County, VA, Deeds and Wills, Book 1, 1691-1708, page 374 – Will of Thomas Lawson dated 27 October 1703 and probated 4 November 1703. Mentions wife Rose, son Anthony (punchbowl which was grandfather Robert Bray’s), child wife goes with, son George, daughters Frances and Anne. Executrix, wife Rose Lawson. Witnesses Edward Moseley, Richard Bolton and C. Cocke.

      Princess Anne County, VA, Order Book 1, 1691-1709, page 366, Court dated 4 November 1703 – Whereas Mrs. Rose Lawson, Relict of Mr. Thomas Lawson, deceased having by her Attorney, Mr. Lewis Conner present ye Last Will and Testament of ye said Mr. Thomas Lawson and upon ye Attorney’s petition a probate of ye said Will is granted her she being appointed Executrix thereof and having performed what ye Law requires.

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