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

Margaret Lawson

Female 1675 - 1754  (79 years)


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  • Name Margaret Lawson 
    Born 1675  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Nov 1754  Princess Anne County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I069810  Tree1
    Last Modified 27 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 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 
    Family ID F31195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John Thorowgood,   b. 1661, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1701/02, Princess Anne County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married Bef 1689  Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Thorowgood,   b. Bef 1699, Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1719, Princess Anne County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F21208  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charles Sayer,   b. Abt 1675,   d. 5 Nov 1740, Princess Anne County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married Abt 1704  Princess Anne County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F32062  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 5, 1686-1695, page 213 – Will of Thomas Walke, dated 5 January 1693/94 and probated 15 January 1693/94. I Thomas Walke being at this present sick and weak in body but sound and perfect memory do make this to be my Last Will and Testament –
      Imp. I bequeath my soul to Almighty God…
      I give and bequeath the Plantation I now live upon unto my son Thomas Walke and his heirs forever; I likewise give unto my son Thomas half that tract of land I bought of William Hilliard lying at Corituck Bay to him and his heirs forever.
      I give and bequeath unto my son Anthony Walke my Plantation lying at the head of the Southern Branch called Possum Nick, adjoining the land of John Dixson. Empower my Executors to add unto 100 pounds Sterling of my personal estate.
      I give and bequeath unto my sister Ann Chambers of Barbados, and unto each of her children she now has, 5 pounds Sterling.
      I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Walke, my young Negro woman called Piggy with all her increase.
      I give and bequeath unto my brother Robert , my sister Margaret and my sister Mary of Barbados, unto each of them 20 shillings to buy them a ring apiece.
      I give and bequeath unto my loving friends Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson, Mrs. Mary Lawson, Margaret, Elizabeth and Anthony Lawson Jr. unto each of them 20 shillings to buy them a ring apiece.
      I give and bequeath unto my loving friends Edwards, William and John Moseley unto each of them 20 shilling to buy them a ring.
      I give and bequeath unto William Moseley Sr. 40 shillings to be paid him out of my own wearing clothes.
      I give and bequeath unto Margaret Moseley the wife of the said William Moseley 40 shillings to be paid her out of my wife’s wearing clothes.
      I give and bequeath unto the widow Elder 40 shillings to be paid in goods
      All the remaining part of my personal estate whatsoever, I give and bequeath unto my 3 children Thomas, Anthony and Mary Walke or the survivors.
      Request all his goods whole or personal be shipped to Barbados and sold.
      I nominate and appoint my loving friends Lt. Col. Anthony Lawson, Edward Moseley Sr. and William Moseley to be my Executors.
      I have hereunto set my hand and seal 5 January 1693/94. Signed Thomas Walke. Witnesses George Moseley, John Smith, Morgan Bryan and Anthony Lawson Jr. Probed in Court 15 January 1693/94.

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      http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Princess_Anne.html

      Princess Anne County, VA, Deeds and Wills, Book 1, 1691-1708, page 313, dated 6 May 1702 - Deed from Thomas Lawson, co-administrator of Col. Anthony Lawson, to his cousins John, Anthony and Margaret Thoroughgood, children of Lt. Col. John Thoroughgood. Refers to their mother, Margaret Thoroughgood. Witnesses William Moseley Sr. and C. Cocke.

      Receipt of Margaret Thoroughgood, widow and executrix of Lt. Col. John Thoroughgood, to Thomas Lawson, "executor of my father Col. Anthony Lawson, deceased."

      Princess Anne County, VA, Deeds and Wills, Book 1, 1691-1708, page 502, Deeds dated 7 May 1707 - Margaret Thorowgood deed of gift to children John, Anthony, Margaret and Mary children of Col. John Thorowgood, deceased. Witnesses Elizabeth Thorowgood and William Moseley

      http://lawsondna.org/Media/virginiacounties/Princess_Anne.html

      Princess Anne County, VA, Deeds and Wills, Book 3, 1714-1724, page 258, Will of John Thorowgood dated 16 May 1718 and probated 3 June 1719 - Mentions son John, wife Pembrook, daughter Margaret, sister Mary, mother Margaret Sayer, father-in-law Charles Sayer, brother Arthur. Executors, wife, Thomas Walke and Charles Sayer. Witnesses Thomas Thorowgood, Francis Thorowgood and Charles Sayer

      Princess Anne County, VA, Deeds and Wills, Book 4, 1724-1735, page 541, Depositions dated 5 June 1734 - Depositions of Edward Moseley, age 73 years, John Moseley, age 64 years and Margaret Sayer, age 59 years, that Thomas Walke, merchant who came from Barbados married Mary, daughter of Anthony Lawson and had three children - Thomas, Anthony and Mary.

      Princess Anne County, VA, Deeds and Wills, Book 5, 1735-1740, page 504, Will of Charles Sayer dated 18 August 1740 and probated 5 November 1740 - Mentions wife, Margaret, son Arthur, daughter Frances Boush, daughter Elizabeth Newton, grandchildren Mary Boush, Thomas Lawson, Charles Lawson, Anne Newton, Anthony Lawson, Arthur Boush and Frances Sayer, son-in-law Nathaniel Newton. Executor, son Arthur Sayer. Witnesses Thomas Hunter, Patience Burrought and Mary Saunders.

      Princess Anne County, VA, Deeds and Wills, Book 7, 1747-1755, page 661, Will of Margaret Sayer dated 18 May 1754 and probated 19 November 1754 - Will of Margaret Sayer mentions son Arthur Sayer, daughter Frances Boush, grandchildren Jonathan Saunders, Margaret Malbone, Anne and Margaret Newton, children of daughter Elizabeth, deceased, Anthony Lawson, Margaret Walke, Frances Sayer and Margaret Boush. Executor Arthur Sayer. Witness Anthony Walke, Elizabeth Parsley and Ann Moseley.

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