John Lawrence of Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts



Subject: John LAWRENCE * see below for Y-DNA Project Participants who descend from John:
Birth: ca. 1607 England ?
Will: 24 Apr 1667 Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Death: 11 Jul 1667 Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Probate: 1 Oct 1667 Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Parents: unknown
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Marriage #1: ca. 1629 England ?
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Spouse: Elizabeth (--?--)
Birth: ca. 1611 England ?
Death: 29 Aug 1663 Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Parents: unknown
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Thirteen Known Children
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1/M John LAWRENCE
Birth: 14 Mar 1636 Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Marriage #1: 30 Sep 1657 Sarah BUCKMASTER (b. ?, d. 1690); Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Son: __ ___ ____ Daniel LAWRENCE
Son: __ ___ ____ Ebenezer LAWRENCE
Son: __ ___ ____ Jonathan LAWRENCE
Son: __ ___ 1673 David LAWRENCE
Marriage #2: say ___ 1692 Susanna (--?--); Massachusetts
Will: 23 Oct 1703 Natick, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Probate: 21 Jul 1712 Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
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2/M Nathaniel LAWRENCE *
Birth: 15 Oct 1639 Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Marriage: 13 Mar 1661 Sarah MORSE (1643-1683), dau. of Joseph MORSE and Hannah PHILLIPS; Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Son: 4 Apr 1661 Nathaniel LAWRENCE; Sudbury, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Daughter: 1 Jan 1663 Sarah LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Daughter: 12 Jul 1664 Hannah LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Son: 29 Jul 1667 John LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts *Ancestor of Y-DNA Project participants # 50453 and 397030
Daughter: 3 Mar 1670 Mary LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Daughter: 16 May 1672 Sarah LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Daughter: 6 Sep 1674 Elizabeth LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Daughter: circa __ 1679 Elizabeth LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Daughter: 24 Mar 1683 Deborah LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Marriage: bef 31 Oct 1695 Sarah (--?--) ( ?-1717)
Marriage: after 10 Dec 1717 Sarah SMITH ( ?-1737), daughter of Michael SMITH
Death: 14 Apr 1724 Lexington, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Probate: 8 May 1724
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3/M Joseph LAWRENCE
Birth: __ Mar 1642 Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Death: 30 May 1642 Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
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4/M Joseph LAWRENCE
Birth: 30 May 1643 Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Marriage: 13 Mar 1670 Rebecca DAVIS (1650-1731); Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Daughter: 1 Feb 1680 Rebecca LAWRENCE; 1st Church, Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Death: 14 Nov 1685
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5/M Jonathan LAWRENCE
Birth: 30 May 1643 Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Burial: 6 Apr 1648 Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
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6/M Samuel LAWRENCE
Birth: __ ___ ____ Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Marriage: 14 Sep 1682 Rebecca LUEN; Charlestown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Rebecca LAWRENCE
Note: __ ___ ____ (Removed to Connecticut)
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7/F Mary LAWRENCE
Birth: 16 Jul 1645 Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Marriage: 25 Aug 1663 Inego POTTER; Charlestown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Son: __ ___ ____ John POTTER; Charlestown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Note: In her father's will she is given only a half share "to teach her a remembrance of her disobedience and unfaithfulness to me in my distress."
[She had married two days before the decease of her mother]
Son: __ ___ ____ Richard POTTER; Charlestown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Son: 5 Jul 1682 Robert POTTER; Charlestown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Son: 24 Apr 1683 Inego POTTER; Charlestown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Death: 10 Feb 1687 Charlestown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
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8/M Peleg LAWRENCE **
Birth: 10 Jan 1647 Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Marriage: 22 Dec 1668 Elisabeth MORSE (1647-1715), daughter of Joseph MORSE and Hannah PHILLIPS; Medfield, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts
Daughter: 9 Jan 1669 Elizabeth LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Son: 16 Oct 1671 Samuel LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Son: 28 Feb 1675 Eleazer LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts *Ancestor of Y-DNA Project participant #97374
Son: 29 Mar 1679 Jonathan LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts *Ancestor of Y-DNA Project participant #96773
Daughter: 6 Oct 1681 Abigail LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Son: __ ___ ____ Daniel LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Daughter: __ ___ ____ Susanna LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Son: 3 Jan 1687 Jeremiah LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Son: 12 Jun 1688 Joseph LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Death: 14 Feb 1692 Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
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9/M Enoch LAWRENCE **
Birth: 5 Mar 1649 Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Note:Father's will states Enoch and Samuel to be trusted to Samuel Willard and William Lakin, till of age
Marriage: 6 Mar 1677 Ruth WHITNEY (b. 15 Apr 1645,?), daughter of John WHITNEY and Ruth REYNOLDS; Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Son: 21 Feb 1678 Nathaniel LAWRENCE; Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts *Ancestor of Y-DNA Project participants #19388, 30153, 52107,B325330
Son: 7 Mar 1681 Daniel LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts *Ancestor of Y-DNA Project participants #88875, #91200
Son: 16 Jul 1683 Zechariah LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Son: 1 May 1686 Jeremiah LAWRENCE; Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Death: 28 Sep 1744 Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
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10/F Elizabeth LAWRENCE
Birth: 9 May 1655 Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Note: 24 Apr 1667 (Her father's will stated [for her] 'to live with Mr. Ensign Buss, of Concord, till of age')
Marriage: 29 Jan 1679 Thomas WHITNEY
Death: 2 Feb 1742 Bolton, Worcestor Co., Massachusetts
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11/M Jonathan LAWRENCE
Birth: __ ___ ____ Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Marriage: 5 Nov 1677 Rebecca RUTTER; Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Death: 27 Aug 1725 Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Probate: 29 Oct 1729
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12/M Zechariah LAWRENCE
Birth: 9 Mar 1659 Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Note: Father's will states Enoch and Samuel to be trusted to Samuel Willard and William Lakin, till of age
Occupation: __ ___ ____ Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts (Mariner)
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13/M Isaac LAWRENCE *
Birth: circa __ 1660 Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Marriage: 19 Apr 1682 Abigail BELLOWS (1661-1726), d/o John BELLOWS and Mary WOODS
Daughter: circa __ 1683 Abigail LAWRENCE; Preston, New London Co., Connecticut
Son: circa __ 1685 Isaac LAWRENCE; Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut *Ancestor of Y-DNA Project participant #47864
Note: __ ___ 1700 Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut (owned the church covenant)
Note: 10 Dec 1723 Isaac and his son Isaac were original members of the church when Rev. Daniel Kirtland was ordained its minister in Norwich.
Death: 19 Apr 1731 Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut
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Marriage: 2 Nov 1664 Charlestown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
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Spouse: Susanna BATCHELDER
Birth: __ ___ 1642 Charlestown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Death: 8 Jul 1668 Charlestown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Father: William BATCHELDER
Mother: Jane COWPER
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Two Known Children
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1/F Abigail LAWRENCE
Birth: 9 Jan 1666 Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
Death: before Feb 1670
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2/F Susanna LAWRENCE
Birth: 3 Jul 1667 Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts



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