William LAWRENCE

Baptism: 27 Jul 1622 St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England *Ancestor of Y-DNA Project participants #3927, #72580, #92460, #197404
Note: 10 Oct 1645 (was one of the original incorporators of Vlissingen, or Flushing, Long Island)
Note: __ ___ 1655 Flushing, Queens Co., New York (was of the Board of Magistrates, and the following year was elected residing magistrate)
Note: __ ___ 1665 (commissioned a Captain of the Flushing Foot Company)
Note: 31 Aug 1673 (was appointed Sheriff of the North Riding, Yorkshire, Long Island)
Note: 14 Sep 1675 (appointed a Justice of the North Riding of Yorkshire, Long Island)
Death: 14 Mar 1679/80 Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Probate: 25 Mar 1680 (Inventory of estate of WM. LAWRENCE, Flushing. The neck of land called Tews Neck, with housing, orchards and meadows, 1,250. Two 50 acre lots at Whitestone, 60. 50 acre lot, No. 13, 20. The 50 acre lot in Newtons eck 15. 10 4 acre lots lying at the Town, with all housing, orchards, etc., 60. 640 acres lying adjoining to Sunk meadows, eastward, and also running west to the Fresh Pond, and north to the Sound, and south to the path that goes to John Goldin's house, 150. 1/2 share of salt meadow at Towns end, and 2 shares of fresh meadow, one at Grays, and the other in the middle meadow, 10, 1 share of salt meadow at Terrys Point, 30, 6 shares of meadow at Westchester. 3 shares of meadow in the New Found Passage, 3. 3 shares of meadow in Hunt's cove, 16. 1 share of salt meadow at Head of the bay, 16, one negro, John, 50, negro Andrew, 40. 10 negroes in all. One English boy called by the name of Bishop, for a year and some months service, 5. 32 oxen, 160. 46 cows. 17 Horses. The inventory is very lengthy, showing great wealth and high social station. Total, 4,032. Taken by Richard Cornell, John Bowne, John Lawrence, Abm. Whearly. Elizabeth Lawrence and Wm. Lawrence, administrators, made oath to the same in presence of Governor and Council, November 18, 1680)
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Spouse: first wife (--?--)
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Three Known Children
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1/M William LAWRENCE
Birth: say __ 1655 Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Marriage: 1 Jun 1680 Deborah SMITH (b. circa 1658, d. 28 Mar 1743), daughter of Richard SMITH; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ William LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ Richard LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ Obadiah LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ Daniel LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ 1685 Sarah LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ Joshua LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: 15 Apr 1690 Samuel LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ Adam LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Deborah LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ Caleb LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ 1700 Stephen LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ 1706 Elizabeth LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Will: 28 Jul 1719 Flushing, Queens Co., New York (To all Christian People, Greeting. I, William Lawrence, of Flushing in Queen's County, on the Island of Nassau, being conscious of the mortality of life in this world. I leave to my wife Deborah Lawrence, one-half of my household stuff, during her widowhood, and the other half to my daughter Elizabeth, also two negroes. I leave to my son, Joshua Lawrence, a bond of 57.10s. I leave to my son, Caleb Lawrence, all the farm I now live on, in Tews Neck, with all the housing and orchards, and a negro boy and two horses. I leave to my son Stephen, 500 acres of land I bought of the Underhills, at a place called Spring Hill, in East and West Jersey, and one negro boy and two horses. I leave to my sons, Obadiah, Daniel, Joshua, and Adam, and my son-in-law, Joseph Rodman, all my right of land in Smithtown Patent, which father Smith gave me in his will, and all my right in Smithtown. I make my sons, Daniel and Obadiah, and my son-in-law, Joseph Rodman, executors. I give all the rest of my estate, and two lots of land in New York, which I bought of Carster Learsen, as by bill of sale from him, lying in William street, above the Smiths Vly, to all my children. Witnesses, Joseph Thorn, Sr., Benjamin Thorn, Jacob Thorn.
Proved before John Jackson, Judge of Common Pleas, March 16, 1719/20)
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2/M John LAWRENCE *Ancestor of Y-DNA Project participants #3927, #197404
Birth: say __ 1657 Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Marriage: before 1679 Elizabeth CORNELL (b. 1662,?), daughter of Richard CORNELL; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ William LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York * 3927
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Mary LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ 1692 John LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Elizabeth LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Deborah LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Sarah LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Charity LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ Benjamin LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York (Not of age in father's will dated 1712)
Son: __ ___ ____ Richard LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York (Not of age in father's will dated 1712) * 197404
Will: 27 Sep 1712 Flushing, Queens Co., New York (In the name of God, Amen, I, John Lawrence, of Flushing, in Queens County, being in health. I leave to my wife Elizabeth Lawrence, all my houses, lands, orchards, and meadows that I now live upon, until my son, Richard Lawrence, is of age, and then he is to enter into possession of one half; and I leave the other half to my son Benjamin when he is of age, And my sons are to pay to my wife 20 per annum. I leave to my wife all household goods and certain negroes; I leave to my son, William Lawrence, two cows; To my daughters, Charity and Sarah, each a negro girl. I leave all the rest of my movable estate to my daughters, Elizabeth Ford, Mary Briggs, Charity, and Sarah. I make Colonel Thomas Willetts and John Stevenson, executors. Witnesses, Deborah Lawrence, Daniel Lawrence, Jacob Doughty.
Probate: 7 Feb 1715 Flushing, Queens Co., New York
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3/F Elizabeth LAWRENCE
Birth: say __ 1652 Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Marriage: 1 Feb 1672 Thomas STEVENSON (b. circa 1648, d. 6 Apr 1725); Newtown, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Elizabeth STEVENSON; Newtown, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ Thomas STEVENSON; Newtown, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ William STEVENSON; Newtown, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ John STEVENSON; Newtown, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Susannah STEVENSON; Newtown, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Ann STEVENSON; Newtown, Queens Co., New York
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Marriage #2: 4 Mar 1664 New York
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Spouse: Elizabeth SMITH
Birth: __ ___ 1643 Southhampton, Suffolk Co., New York
Marriage: 26 Mar 1681 Philip CARTERETT (b. 1639, pro. 10 Dec 1682); New York
Marriage: __ ___ 1685 Richard TOWNLEY ( ? , d. Apr 1711)
Will: 8 Mar 1712 Elizabethtown, Union Co., New Jersey
Death: __ ___ 1712
Father: Richard SMITH (b. 1613, d. 7 Mar 1692)
Mother: Sarah (--?--) ( ?, d. 1708)
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Seven Known Children
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1/F Mary LAWRENCE
Birth: say __ 1665 Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Marriage: __ ___ 1683 James EMOTT ( ?, pro. 30 Apr 1713); Elizabethtown, Union Co., New Jersey
Son: __ ___ ____ George EMOTT; New York City, New York
Son: __ ___ ____ William EMOTT; New York City, New York
Son: __ ___ ____ James EMOTT; New York City, New York
Son: __ ___ ____ John EMOTT; New York City, New York
Marriage: __ ___ 1714 Edward VAUGHN ( ?, d. 1747); New York City, New York
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2/M Thomas LAWRENCE
Birth: say __ 1667 Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Death: 26 Oct 1687 Elizabethtown, Union Co., New Jersey (Age 19)
Note: Buried with brother Samuel 1st Presbyterian Churchyard, Elizabeth, New Jersey
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3/M Joseph LAWRENCE *#72580, #92460
Birth: say __ 1668 Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Marriage: __ ___ 1690 Mary (--?--) ( ?, d. between 1755 and 1759)
Son: __ ___ 1691 Richard LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ 1693 Thomas LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ 1694 Elizabeth LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ 1696 Sarah LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ 1700 Hannah LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ 1701 Abigail LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ 1703 John LAWRENCE ; Flushing, Queens Co., New York *#72580, #92460
Will: 8 Dec 1754 Flushing, Queens Co., New York (I, JOSEPH LAWRENCE, of Flushing in Queens County, being in good health, in order to settle my affairs in this World." I leave to my wife the use and profits of my farm which I now possess, and the west room in my house, "and household goods enough to furnish it, and the kitchen for to use as she pleaseth." I leave to my grandson, Richard Lawrence, 5 shillings, he having had his full portion already. To my son, John Lawrence 5 shillings, having received his full portion. To my daughter, Elizabeth Bowne, 5 and a negro wench named "Nell." I leave to my daughters, Sarah Lawrence, Hannah Mollynex, and Abigail Forbes, all the rest of my estate, household goods and movables. I make my daughter, Sarah Lawrence, and Stephen Lawrence, executors. Witnesses, David Roe, Jr., John Embree, Jacob Lawrence.
Probate2: 18 Apr 1759 Flushing, Queens Co., New York
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4/M Richard LAWRENCE
Birth: say __ 1671 Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Marriage: 24 Sep 1699 Charity CLARKE, daughter of Thomas CLARKE; Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Charity LAWRENCE; Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ Jun 1706 Richard LAWRENCE; New York City, New York (Mentioned in father's will as being not 4 months old)
Will: 16 Sep 1706 New York City, New York (RICHARD LAWRENCE. City of New York
In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard Lawrence, of this city, mariner, being of sound and perfect health, but calling to mind the mortality of this life, I leave to my daughter, Charity Lawrence, all that part of my estate which I have left in the hands of my father in law, Thomas Clarke, with whom she now dwells, viz., a lot of land as by bill of sale doth plain appear, and all my plate and household goods. I leave to my son Richard, who is a child not four months old and now at nurse, 300, which I have left in the hands of my brother in law, William Glencross. I leave to my two children all that part of my estate which I now take with me to sea, with all the profits that shall accrue from the voyage. I make my father in law, Thomas Clarke, and my brother in law, William Glencross, executors. Witnesses, William Vesey, William Huddlestone, Gabriel Ludlow.
Probate: 31 Jan 1711 New York City, New York (Thomas Clarke continued as executor. William Glencross having died).
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5/M Samuel LAWRENCE
Birth: say __ 1673 Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Death: 9 Aug 1687 Elizabethtown, Union Co., New Jersey (Age 15)
Note: Buried with brother Thomas in First Presbyterian Churchyard, Elizabeth, New Jersey
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6/F Sarah LAWRENCE
Birth: say __ 1675 Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Marriage: 12 Jan 1705 James TILLOTT ( ?, pro. 30 May 1760); Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ James TILLOTT; Oyster Bay, Queens Co., New York
Son: __ ___ ____ Joseph TILLOTT; Oyster Bay, Queens Co., New York
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Sarah TILLOTT; Oyster Bay, Queens Co., New York (Married a Duryea)
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Priscilla TILLOTT; Oyster Bay, Queens Co., New York (Married [1] Duryea, [2] Whipple)
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Hannah TILLOTT; Oyster Bay, Queens Co., New York (Married a Colville)
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7/M James LAWRENCE
Birth: say __ 1677 Flushing, Queens Co., New York



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