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

John Dorsey Lawrence

Male 1743 - 1782  (38 years)


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  • Name John Dorsey Lawrence 
    Born 26 Oct 1743  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 May 1782  Linganore Hills, Frederick County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I111767  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Levin Lawrence,   b. 6 Apr 1711, West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1756, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Susannah Dorsey,   b. 12 Dec 1717, St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769, Dorsey's Grove, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 1733  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha West,   b. 13 Dec 1738, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1782, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1766  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Stephen Lawrence,   b. Aft 1767, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Upton Lawrence,   b. Aft 1767, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Anne West Lawrence,   b. Aft 1767, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Susannah Lawrence,   b. Abt 1769, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rachel Lawrence,   b. Aft 1767, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elizabeth Lawrence,   b. Aft 1767, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Martha Lawrence,   b. Aft 1767, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F27869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1744-1794 Frederick Co MD Wills-Russell
      John Lawrence of Frederick Co. Codicil dtd. 3 April 1782, weak.
      To son John Stephen Lawrence: tract Bite the Biter where I live and all of Mount Pleasant of 300a that lies on the north and northeast side of Linganore, where Col. Dorsey's mill stands called Beaver Dam Brartclt and the other small tracts adjoining, Poor Hill and Pretty Polly of 45a. Also the two patents not yet obtained, but the certificates are in the office and the fees paid.
      To son Upton: Cumstone's Place of 150a, the part of Mount Pleasant belonging to me
      on the south side of Murrey's/Dorsey's Branch of Linganore, and the south side of Beaver Dam Branch. This part lies distinct from the part willed to John. I may have sold a part between to Col. Dorsey. Also a tract adjoining, being part of Brandy Sprirlgs Enlarged and two other tracts, Pleasant Forest and Mullineux Chance of 223a.
      To four daughters, Ann West Lawrence, Susannah Lawrence, Rachel Lawrence and Elizabeth Lawrence equally: tract Cold Friday of 420a and 50 to each when of age or marry. If son John dies before he is of age and without heirs, his land to Upton, provided he gives up the land
      devised to him to my daughters. But if he chooses to keep it, then John's land to rcvcrt to my daughters. If Upton dies, land to daughters. Whereas I own a tract Slipe adjoining John Campbell of 14a not yet patented but the certificate returned, my executors are to sell it to him if he pays the caution money and other fees, interest, and assessment.
      Wife Martha and friend Upton Sheredine executors. /Jno. Lawrence/
      Wit.: Francis Daniel, Hezekiah Dean, John Campbell.
      Codicil: whereas 1 named my four daughters in my will and I have since had another born, their land to go to five daughters, including Peggy, and also f.5 to her.
      Wit.: Basil Wood, Thomas Owings, David Sutherland. (pp. 242-7 )
      Proved 6 May 1782 by wit. The same day came Martha, the widow, and elected to take her thirds
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      LAWRENCE, LEAVEN, Anne Arundel Co. 27 Feb, 1756; 9 Nov, 1756
      Wife: Susannah.
      Children: Benjamin, John, Leaven, Jr., Rachel, Ruth, Betsy, Peggey, Lawrence, and an unborn child mentioned.
      Tracts: "Poplar Spring Garden,' "Poplar Spring Branch."
      Extx: Susannah Lawrence.
      Wit: Henry Howard, Vachel Dorsey, John Dorsey, son of John. 30. 287

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