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

Anthony Lawson

Male Bef 1643 - 1701  (> 58 years)


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  • Name Anthony Lawson 
    Born Bef 1643  Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Oct 1701  Princess Anne County, Virginia - Admin bond Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I067077  Tree1
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 

    Father Virginia Lawson 
    Family ID F16594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Lawson,   b. Abt 1671, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1703, Princess Anne, County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F21215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Gookin,   b. Abt 1643, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1697, Lynnhaven, Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Abt 15 Aug 1672  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Lawson,   b. 1673, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anthony Lawson,   b. Aft 1674, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Margaret Lawson,   b. 1675, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1754, Princess Anne County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F31219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth MNU Conner,   b. Bef 1669, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1742, Linhaven Parish, Norfolk County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years) 
    Married Bef 16 Jan 1700/01  Linhaven Parish, Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F31220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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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
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      KATHEREN FITSGARRALL . . .

      Book 4. f. 42. dated 9 Jan. 1678/9. proved 16 Jan. 1678/9.
      to Jane Snaile a serge petticoat . . .
      I doe give unto Richard founder my husbands Coasting Coat . . .
      unto Eliz. founder . . .
      unto my Servt. Richard Waterman all his time of service by the Request of my husband upon his death bed
      unto my Sonne in Law Henry fitegarrall my plantation . . .
      I doe desire that Capt. Anthony Lawson may take all the Estate into his Custody till my Sone In Law come to age of Eighteene yeares
      witnesses: Jacob Johnson. Mary grady.
      Katheren fitgarrall & Seale.

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      ROBT. BRAY of Lower Norfolk County in Virga being Sonne of Edward bray deed. Late of biglswade In bed-fordshere in England . . .

      Book 4 f 101. dated 24 Apr. 1681. proved 15 June 1681.

      . . . unto my two Couzens Edward & Jno. bray Sonnes of my Brother Jn° bray of Biglswade, aforesd fifty pounds Sterling money . . .

      . . . unto Mary Okeham my negro man named Guy . . . after ye decease of my wife Ann Bray . . .

      . . . unto Jno. Okeham negroes . . .

      . . . unto William Okeham my two negroes ... if Either ye sd. Mary, John or William Okeham should dye under age . . .

      . . . unto my Brother plomer bray and his heyrs ye plantation Lately bought of Richard Carver . . .

      . . . to Alexander Keeling ye whole debt hee Oweth mee

      . . . unto Jttell martin a large Silver tankerd wch was formerly his fathers, one good gun, and one horse . . .

      . . . unto my brother in Law Thomas Tomkings of bigles- wade . . . and to my kinsman Jno. Boodington of ye same place . . .

      . . . unto my frend Antho Lawson my gray horse watt, my plate hilted sword and belt . . . my large plate punch boule . . .

      . . . my aforesd. two Couzens Edward & Jn° bray . . . ye some of fifty pounds Sterling mone; to bee sent home for England Either by bills Exchange or In Ready money

      . . . Ann Bray my wife Exequetrix . . .

      . . . unto each of Antho Lawson Children two plate spoons

      . . . my loving brother plomer bray & my frend antho Law son to be overseers . . . witnesses: Wm Hunter.

      Jno. Corperhew.

      Robt Bray & Scale.
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      ROBERT HODGE . . . Book 4 f. 106. dated 10 Sept. 1681. proved 18 Oct. 1681, "by ye oaths of all ye Evidences."

      . . . buried with Christian burial according to ye discretion of my Executrix & my two friends Anthony Lawson & Bennoni Burroughs ... in ye southside of ye Chancell in Linhaven Church . , ,

      . . . unto my God son Anthony Lawson ye son of Anthony Lawson . . . when ye sd. Anthony is seaven years of age ....

      . . . . unto my God son Anthony Ivy . . .

      . . . & to each Godson & God Daughter I have in Virginia besides one bible & two Sermon Books . . .

      . . . unto my Eldest Brother Alex: Hodge & unto my Brothers Jno. & Thomas Hodge & to each of their wives one mourning Ring of twenty shillings sterl . . .

      . . . unto my Brother in law peter Shepheard & unto my Sister Mary his wife to each of them one Ring of twenty shilling Sterl price . . .

      . . . unto Jno. Tattle of Plymo one Ring of twenty shillings ster1 price, if he bee living at my Decease . . .

      . . . unto Malachi peale one ring . . .

      . . . unto Bennoni Burroughs one Ring . . .

      . . . unto Anthony Lawson one Ring . . .

      . . . unto each of my Bro: Jn° Hodges Children five pounds sterl: a peece . . .

      . . . unto my God son peter ye son of my Brother in Law peter Shepheard of Modbury ten pounds sterl . . .

      . . . unto Dorothy Rowell that was my servant two thousand pounds of tobacco & Caske . . .

      . . . unto my friend Bennoni Burroughs & his heirs for Ever all my halfe of ye Tract of Land, patten'd in ye name of Anthony Lawson & my Selfe, wch Land is Called by ye name of Chester—fforrest . . . my great Kearsey Coat lined with red serge & ten yards of Docoles Linnen out of my great Chest in ye Store . . .

      . . . unto my friend Anthony Lawson five pounds Sterl money . . .

      . . . unto my ffeather in Law Coll. Lemuel Mason, my plush Saddle & furniture . . . my ffeather in law Mason & his wife to Each of them one Ring of twenty shillings price.

      . . . my dear & loving wife Alice Hodge to be my law full Executrix, & whereas it is supposed y' she my said wife is with Child ....

      Remayning part of my Estate ... (if male) . . . equally diveded between ye mother & my sonne . . . & y' like wife he be possest of ye other halfe of my Land after ye decease of his mother my now wife. But if ... a female ... an equall half of all my Land. But if . . . neither . . . and comes to age, Then I doe make & ordayne Robert Hodge ye Son of my Brother Jno. Hodge of Dartsmouth, to be my lawfull heir to all my Lands; & in Case he dies in his minority, then peter ye son of my Brother in Law peter Shepheard of Modbury, to be my lawfull heir and if ye said peter Shepheard should die, then Jn° Hodge ye son of my Brother Jno. Hodge of Dartm0 to be my lawfull heir . . .

      . . . friends Anthony Lawson & Bennoni Borroughs to be overseers . . .

      . . . my Brother Jn° Hodge ... his son Robert . . .

      . . . my Eldest Brothers Children . . .

      . . . to my Sister Mary Shepheard in Molbury . . .

      . . . forty shillings to be paid to ye poore of ye pish of Molbury, & a Marble stone to be sent in heere to be laid upon my Grave.

      witnesses:

      David Whitford. Pat. Angus. Anthony Lawson. Ben Burrough.

      Rob Hodge & Seale
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      Lower Norfolk County, VA – Wills and Deeds, Book E 1666-1675, page 10L & R, recorded 4 October 1666 – Inventory of John Martin was completed 4 October 1666 and signed by Ann Okeham. Proved in Court 15 October 1666 by John Okeham. (Note – Ann Keeling married first John Martin, second John Okeham and third Anthony Lawson.)

      Lower Norfolk County, VA – Wills and Deeds, Book E 1666-1675, page 33, recorded 29 May 1668 – Be it known unto all men present that we Edward Pary and Anthony Lawson and either of them in the behalf of Thomas Moncroff and William Gardner of the City of Londonderry in The Kingdom of Ireland, Gentleman, constituted, appointed and ordain with ____ ____ John Baxter our true and lawful Attorney… signed and sealed this 29 May 1668. Signed Edward Pary and Anthony Lawson. Witnesses Will. Car___ and Frances Sayers.

      Lower Norfolk County, VA – Wills and Deeds, Book E 1666-1675, page 49R, recorded 15 June 1669 – To all Christian people to whom these present shall come, Thomas Moncroff of the City of Londonderry, Alexander Lankins and Henry Gardner officers Land City Merchants send greeting… have constituted, appointed, ordained and made and by these present do constitute, ordain and appoint, make their well beloved friend Anthony Lawson of the City of Londonderry, merchant, their true and lawful Attorney… and demand, recover and received and all and all manner of outstanding debts whatsoever due or owing unto them in Virginia or any other part of the West Indies by any… Signed Thomas Moncroff, Alexander Lankins and Henry Gardner. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents of William Cooke, Archibald Framing, Robert Houston and William George. Proved in Court 15 June 1669


      Lower Norfolk County, VA – Wills and Deeds, Book E 1666-1675, page 60, recorded 16 February 1670/71 – Whereas Plumb Bray cause Mrs. Ann Okeham to be ____ to ye Court for detaining a ____ of his from ye 5 October to the 23 December being 81 days and he having sufficient time plrovide that she has either ____ her thought not the full ____ and wherefore it is ye Judgment of the Court that she ought to pay according to act for ye full time of her _____ and therefore ordered that Anthony Lawson who married the said Okeham pay ye sum according to act here fore said.

      Lower Norfolk County, VA – Wills and Deeds, Book E 1666-1675, page 61, recorded 16 October 1671 – Mr. Sayer, Mr. Robinson and Mr. Fouler are by ye Court requested to meet at ye house of Mr. Anthony Lawson upon Monday next to audit ye act between ye said Lawson and ye orphans of Mr. John Okeham and Mr. John Martin, deceased and give in ye report to ye Orphan Court of what ye said orphans’ Estate may amout unto ye ____.

      Lower Norfolk, VA – Wills and Deeds, Book E, 1666-1675, pages 124-125 – 15 August Court – To all to whom these present shall come know ye that I Anthony Lawson of the County of Lower Norfolk in Virginia together with ye free and voluntary good will and consent of my loving wife Mary, late wife of Capt. Wm. Moseley, __ for and in consideration of a promise by me made unto my said wife before marriage and for my love and affection I have towards her and her children and especially for and towards a future benefit and sustenance of my two sons and daughter in law (viz.) Wm., John and Eliza. Moseley… the next part is difficult to read and understand but it seems to indicated that he assigned Col. Lemuel Mason and Mr. John Porter as administrators of this promise that the 640 acres of land in Linhaven, Lower Norfolk County that Mary received from her father Capt. John Gookin, deceased, he would take procession of until William Moseley reached the age of 21 years. Then it was to be divided between William and John Moseley and their heirs. However, if they died before the age of 21 years, then it would go to Mary’s daughter, Elizabeth Moseley and her heirs. It was signed by Anthony Lawson and Mary Lawson and acknowledge in Court 15 August 1672. Witness by George Fonton and John Hatton

      Lower Norfolk, VA – Wills and Deeds, Book E, 1666-1675, page 84– 16 August 1672 Court – On the side of the entry it had Mrs. Lawson. Whereas Mrs. Mary Moseley, Administratrix of Capt. Wm. Moseley, deceased did in December Court last make Oath to ye Inventory of said Capt. Moseley’s Estate, wherein there was some exceptions. The Court taking into consideration have ordered that she shall not be accountable for the exceptions.

      Lower Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 5, 1686-1695, page 89 – I Anthony Lawson of Lower Norfolk County together with the free and voluntary will and consent of Mary, my wife, do for a valuable consideration to me in hand paid and satisfied assign, sell and make over unto Lt. Col. Adam Thorowgood my rights, lists and interests in the wit in writ on Pttons by virtue of the assignment and record thereon made to me by Malacly Thruston and Florance, his wife to have and to hold the said land within mentioned to him the said Lt. Col. Adam Thorowgood, his heirs… Witness I and my said wife, Mary, have hereunto set our hands and seals this 12 November 1677. Signed Anthony Lawson. Witnesses Benjamin Burrough and Malacly Thruston. Acknowledged in Court 12 February 1687/88.

      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.

      On 15 August 1653, John Porter, Senior, of Lynn Haven Parish, married Mary Savill. Porter was a Justice of the County Court, a member of the House of Burgesses, Road Surveyor for the Eastern Branch Section, Justice of the Quorum and Commissioner of the Association of Nansemond River Fort. By his will, dated 16 September 1672, probated 15 February 1675, he bequeathed his property to Mary his wife whom he appointed executrix (Deed Book 4, Page 7). His widow married George Lawson in April 1676. He died the following fall. By his will dated 6 October 1676, probated 15 August 1678, he bequeathed his property to Mary his wife, formerly the widow of John Porter Sr. George Lawson’s widow married Thomas Fenwick in the interim of the date of Lawson’s will, 6 October 1676 and 16 February 1677, when it is recorded in the Court proceedings: "In the difference between Thomas Fenwick, who married the relict of Mr. George Lawson, deceased and executrix of Mr. John Porter, Sr., also deceased, plaintiff, and Dr. Smith, defendant, it is ordered the suit be dismissed for that the action was commenced in his wife’s name before marriage with the said Fenwick” (Court Docket). Her will was dated 28 January 1678/79 and recorded 16 August 1679 and probated granted to Thomas Fenwick 14 November 1679. She bequeathed to her husband Thomas Fenwick the fee simple of her lands for life with remainder at his death to John Porter, Jr. and his heirs (Deed Book 4, page 68).

      Lower Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 4, 1675-1686, page 216 – I, Anthony Lawson of Lower Norfolk County with the free and voluntary consent of Mary, my wife, for and in consideration of the sum of 10,000 pounds of tobacco and casts in hand do grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto Thomas Benson of the same county, 225 acres of land. The said Anthony Lawson and Mary, my wife have both of us here unto set our hands and seal the 10 February 1685/86. Signed Anthony Lawson. Witnesses Mala __onson, Thomas Hodges and Thomas Butts.

      Lower Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 5, 1686-1695, page 75 – I, Edward Moseley of Linhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk by and with the ___ voluntary confess a no good wife of Frances, my none wife have given, granted, assigned, enforced and confirmed forever to my father-in-law, Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson, 342 acres of the land which was the 342 acres according to the due bound thereof which was formerly granted unto my said father-in-law, Lt. Col Anthony Lawson in a patent of 762 acres of land granted 23 April 1681… whereof I the said Edward Moseley with my non wife Frances have here unto set our hand and seal this 20 February 1687/88. Signed Edward Moseley and Frances Moseley. Witnesses Charles Egarton, Lemuel Phillips and Patrick White. Acknowledged in Court 20 February 1687/88.

      Lower Norfolk County, VA Deed Book 5, 1686-1695, pages 113-114 – I Col. Anthony Lawson of Linhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County for and in consideration of ye sum of 25,000 pounds of pork and a plantation at the head of the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River do bargain, grant, sell unto Alexander Keeling of Linhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk a track of land containing 700 acres of land situated on the Eastern Shore of Linhaven near the head of the River being all that part of a Patent of 1,206 acres of land granted to me the said Anthony Lawson, dated 1 May 1684 which lies and is remaining on the Eastern side of Linhaven River and bed thereof excepting 40 acres made over to John Fulcher and 50 acres now I reference and keep for my son Thomas Lawson, which 50 acres is join upon the river for boats on the north and east side of the said John Fulcher’s land and for the length into the woods to have and hold the said 700 acres more or less as above said together with all houses, orchards, gardens, fences, woods, waters and rivers and all appurtenances to the land belonging… to the said Alexander Keeling… I the said Anthony Lawson and Mary Lawson, my now wife with her free and voluntary consent and good will set our hands and seals 17 September 1689. Signed Anthony Lawson. Witnesses George Sing, James Kemps and John Fulcher. Acknowledged in Court 18 September 1689.

      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://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=58&last=&g_p=P7&col lection=LO Patent
      Title Lawson, Anthony.
      Publication 27 September 1680.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: Northumberland County.
      Grantee(s): Lawson, Anthony and Hodge, Robert.
      Description: 1250 acres near the sea coast going by the name of Cheslet Forrest, adjoins land of Wm. Basnett, Edward Owld &c.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 58 (Reel 7).
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      Bk 4 pa 155 norfolk co
      Adam Keeling d 1682 and in his will names wf Ann, sons Thomas and John, the latter to receive 1400 a formerly belonging to John Martin, Keelings father in law. He also names daus Elizabeth, Ann, and his friend Malachi Thurston and Brother in Law Lt Col Anthony Lawson
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 5
      COL. ANTHONY LAWSON. 200 acs., Pr. Anne Co., in Little Creeke Precincts; on SW side of the new road, cot, of William Wishart; George Fowler; Hunter's; & Hatersby's lands; 25 Oct. 1695, p. 26. Imp, of 4 pers: Tho. Webb, Sarah Elam, Reba. Tankard, Jno. Royston.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 12
      ANTHONY LAWSON, GENT., 1356 acs., Pr. Anne Co., 28 Oct. 1697, p. 82 Escheated from Thomas Skevengton, dec'd., by inquisition under William Randolph, Esqr., Esch'r., & now granted, &c.

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