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Mary Mrs. John Lawson[1, 2]

Female Est 1700 - Bef 1758  (~ 58 years)

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  • Name Mary Mrs. John Lawson 
    Born Est 1700 
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 1758  Richmond Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10641  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2015 

    Family John Lawson,   b. Est 1700, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2 Feb 1761, Richmond Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Bef 1721 
    +1. Joanna Lawson,   b. 17 Mar 1721, North Farnham Parish, Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Cumberland Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2015 
    Family ID F4460  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S80] Google Books,
      Will Book 6 Abstracts from Records of Richmond County, Virginia
      John Lawson's Will: 15 Jan 1758-2 Feb 1761 Children viz: Christopher, Elizabeth Barber, Joanna Hobson, Catherine White and Lucy Lawson; son Christopher and son-in-law Adcock Lawson Executors.

    2. [S3] Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston,
      Adcock Hobson is supposed to have been a grandson of Thomas Hobson, who was clerk of Northumberland for the long period of fifty-two years--1664 to 1716. July 30, 1741, Adcock Hobson married in Richmond County, Joana, eldest daughter of John and Mary Lawson, born March 17, 1721, and had issue: John, born Oct. 31, 1742; Winifred, born July 15, 1745; Thomas, born Jan. 11, 1746; William, b. Sept. 7, 1748; Caleb, born

      July 15, 1751--all born in Northumberland; and Lawson, Lucy, Edward and Elizabeth, born in Richmond and Cumberland counties. Joana Lawson Hobson's mother, Mary Lawson, died July 16, 1740, and her father's will was prob. in Richmond County, Feb. 2, 1761. They had issue: Christopher Lawson, whose will, prob. in Sept., 1772, names wife Sarah, and children John, Betty Digges, Epaphroditus, Joana, Katy and Lucy; Elizabeth, born Feb. 17, 1719, wife of a Mr. Barber in 1758; Joana, wife of Adcock Hobson, and Catharine, wife of Isaac White, twins, born March 17, 1721; Lucy, born March 3, 1732, married George Booker after 1758.

      The parentage of John Lawson of Richmond County, but the names of his children and grandchildren show positively that he was a member of the Lawson family of Lancaster County, which is descended from Rowland Lawson, the elder of three brothers--Rowland, Richard, and Epaphroditus--who came to Virginia prior to 1637, when Epaphroditus Lawson had a grant of 1,400 acres of land for their transportation. Between 1649-1656 they had large grants of land in Lancaster and Gloucester counties. Richard settled in Gloucester, and died prior to 1662. He was probably the ancestor of the Middlesex Lawsons. Epaphroditus and Rowland settled in Lancaster; the former died in Lancaster in 1652, and seems to have left but one child, a daughter, who married Robert Davis. Rowland Lawson was a justice of the Lancaster court, 1652-1656. His will, probated May 8, 1661, names wife Letitia (named in the head rights in 1637) and children: Rowland, Jr., a justice of Lancaster, 1684, died in 1706, leaving sons Rowland 3rd. (died 1717), Henry and John; Elizabeth; Henry; and John, who died prior to 1703, leaving sons John, Jr., and Epaphroditus, and daughter Elizabeth. Rowland Lawson II.'s will in 1706 bears a seal showing a chevron between three martlets. Burke gives the arms of the Lawsons of Brough Hall, Yorkshire, and of Cramington, Northumberland, as--Arg. a chevron, between three martlets sable. See Mr. W. G. Stanard's interesting notes of the Lawsons in Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol. IV.

      After their marriage Thomas and Winifred Hobson Carter lived in Cumberland county until 1783, when he purchased 467 acres of land in Pittsylvania known as "Green Rock." Here he built a log house, and in 1787 a frame house, which was considered very fine at that time, part of which is yet standing. In 1797-1798 and 1802 Thomas Carter, Sr., had grants for 1,193 acres of land in Pittsylvania. In the census of 1782 there were ten white members of his family and seven servants.