Robert Lawrence 1680 – 1744

Robert Lawrence was the son of John & Mary Lawrence. He married Elizabeth Nicholls.

1 Robert Lawrence b: c 1680  Nansemond, VA, d: 1744 in Bertie, NC
… + Elizabeth Nicholls
……2 John Lawrence b: c 1721, d: c 1788 Bertie, NC
……2 George Lawrence b: c 1725, d: c 1756 Bertie, NC
……2 Humphrey Lawrence b: c 1726, d: 1772 Bertie, NC
…… + Ann Ashley b: c 1733
……2 Thomas Lawrence b: c 1733
……2 Robert Lawrence b: c 1735
……2 Elizabeth Lawrence
…… + Spruit
……2 Martha Lawrence
……2 William Lawrence

Robert Lawrence is mentioned in a Bertie Co., NC Deed when one of his sons gave land to another son.

9 Jan 1747. Humphrey Laurence, George Laurence, Robert Laurence, William Laurence “Humphrey Laurence to George Laurence. January 9, 1747. 7 pds. 10 sh. For 120 A. ‘…A Certain Piece of Land which was Willed to me by my father Robert Laurence…’ On SS Bear Swamp ‘…being part of the Land my Father Robert Laurence Lived on when he died…’ Wit: William Laurence, Alexander Haw, John Sallis. February Court 1747. Benjamin Wynns. Source: Bell, Mary Best. Colonial Bertie County North Carolina 1744 – 1753. Volume V; Abstracts of Deed Book G. Windsor, North Carolina: Colonial Bertie, 1965. From the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Charlotte, North Carolina. Page 283.

Selected Sources:

  • Bell, Mary Best. Colonial Bertie County North Carolina 1744 – 1753. Volume V; Abstracts of Deed Book G. Windsor, North Carolina: Colonial Bertie, 1965.
  • Creel, Bevin, A Patriot’s Legacy: The Family of Richard Dillon and Ann Lawrence from Bertie County, North Carolina to Southern Mississippi and Louisiana,Mildred Penton Richbourg, Publisher, 2002.
  • Whitley, Caroline B. North Carolina Headrights; A List of Names, 1663 – 1744. second Printing. Raleigh, North Carolina: Office of archives and History North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 2008.

 

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